Solved

VMWare ESXi 5.5 and RAID controller

Posted on 2014-04-28
2
3,634 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-28
I have a simple question. We are looking to build a server to run ESXi 5.5 and was wanting to know if the Adaptec 6805Q is supported by ESXi 5.5 out of the box, or if it will need drivers installed?
0
Comment
Question by:jvillareal78
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 121

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 100 total points
ID: 40028176
It does not appear to be on the HCL

But reports have it, if you use this driver....

http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/downloads/vmware/vmware_esxi_5/productid=sas-7805q&dn=adaptec+raid+7805q.html

ESXi 5.5 will recognise your Storage Controller. So you may also want to use this:-

http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer.html

Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
0
 

Author Comment

by:jvillareal78
ID: 40028398
Downloaded the driver file listed, will use the esxi-customizer to create an install ISO with the correct driver. This seems to be the best solution. Thank you
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question