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Issues with passing a Dell Perc H800 to a VM

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Hi

I am having a strange issue, I am trying to pass a Dell Perc H800 through to a VM

The ESX Host is ESX 4.1 and the VM is Server 2008 r2.

The adapter is passing through fine and windows detects and installs it, but it fails to start, as per the attached screenshot.

I get "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Is the server certified for use with ESX 4.1 e.g. it's on the HCL?

The H800 is not hosting a datastore on the ESX 4.1 host?

Some devices are not compatible with VMware Direct Path I/O.

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Yes the server is DELL R710

The H800 is also certified in VMware version i am using

No it is not hosting any datastores for ESX.
2 steps

1)install vmware tools
2)try to passthrough for Linux Box

and update me with your findings
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I would recommend using a standard HBA, non RAID card.
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That was pretty much the solution, thanks!
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