VMWare ESXi 5.1 Raid installation into Vmware ESXi 5.1
Posted on 2013-06-11
I have got a question regarding installing a Adaptec RAIDOk 7805 driver.
Ok what I wanted to find out is if I can add the RAID later.
So here are the steps I am thinking of doing.
1. Slipstream the Adaptec Raid 7805 driver into the Vmware ESXi 5.1 disk.
2. Install ESXi 5.1
At a later stage after the inital ESXi install.
1. Put an Adaptec 7805 Raid controller into the sytem.
2. Vmware ESXI will detect the driver (plug and play? kind off)
3. Create the RAID datastores for ESXi to use.
So is Vmware ESXi "smart" enough to do that or do I really need to
have the RAID card in there before the install?