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I have a problem creating a datastore in my Vmware enviroment. I have installed ESXi 5.5. on a Intel NUC D54250WYK with a mSata from Intel 530 series with 230GB. But somehow I am not able to see the local disk when I try to create a datastore from the local disk (I have ESX installed on a USB drive).

Does anyone have any suggestion on what the problem could be?
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Question by:ac1402
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by:rindi
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Probably your server isn't on VMware's HCL and so it won't work.
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by:ac1402
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VMware has install fine onto the USB, but it is the msata disk that it won't recognize
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by:rindi
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That doesn't matter. The RAID controller of the PC is the important part. It needs to be included in the HCL.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Often the issue with ESXi, is the storage controller in the "server".

You may need to add drivers which support it.

A NUC is a common platform at present to use for an ESXi lab
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Start with 5.5U2
If NUC offers such option try different SATA modes in BIOS. Most likely one named AHCI will work, if not still the much slower IDE emulation is possible.
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