ESXi and D2700 on P411 controller

Posted on 2013-06-01
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Last Modified: 2013-06-03
I have a HP server DL360 with a P410 controller inside the server.

on a USB stick i have ESXi 4.1.0 installed. This system is in production for 3 years now and working well.

last week i buyed a DAS D2700 with P411 controller. The server is recognizing the hardware and the raid config has been build.

but in ESXi 4.1.0 i see the controller but when i go to storage adapters he says that the P411 controller has a capacity of 0GB.

what am i missing of doing wrong?
Question by:Rik Van Lier
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You probably have made a logical disk larger than ESX can cope with, you can create multiple logical disks of a smaller size on the same array if needed.

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by:Rik Van Lier
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ok and what is the max logical drive in esx4?
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2TB - 512 bytes, but it depends on the block size, see http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_config_max.pdf. MAy just have to run vmkfstools -L lunreset or just reboot though.
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Maximum size of LUN on VMware vSpher 4.x is 2TB-512bytes as defined in the Maximums Document here!

Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 4.1

Why not split the Logical Disk into two equal portions less than 2TB.

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by:Rik Van Lier
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ok then maybe i better upgrade to version 5. i have a license for version 5.

my ESXi install is installed on a SD card inside the server.

can i easy use a new SD card. make a fresh install of version 5 and add my existing datastore with installed virtual machines?

so that all my servers are running without reinstalling.
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Yes, when you install ESXi 5.0, it will detect the existing VMFS datastore, and ask you if you wish to preserve it, select yes.

Then later add the VMs back to the Inventory, Browse the datastore and Right Click the VMX file and select Add to Inventory see my EE Articles

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

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