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Issues with passing a Dell Perc H800 to a VM

Posted on 2014-01-08
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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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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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by:wsc-it
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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.
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by:ILOVEENTERPRISEDESKTOP
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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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compdigit44 earned 1500 total points
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Have you tried to install the PERC device drivers in the guest OS???
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by:wsc-it
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That was pretty much the solution, thanks!
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