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How can I get my ESXi 5.0 host to recognize the HP Smart Array P222 controller with external Storageworks array?

Posted on 2015-01-23
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I built a new vm host from a HP DL380 G7, added a 2nd P222 controller and attached an external storageworks array. The server finds the controller without issue and I am able to configure the array and the volume. I loaded ESXi 5.0 on the host and it sees the onboard storage without issue but does not recognize the P222 storage controller. I updated the firmware but it is still not recognized. How can I make this host recognize this controller?
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Are you using the HP OEM version of ESXi 5.0, a drivers is included on the HP OEM version for this Smart Array Controller.

Download drivers here

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5194889&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4115
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No, this is a standard VMware build, but the controller is on the list of supported devices.
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Download and add the driver manually.
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I'll give it a shot, I was thinking there may be a configuration I'm missing since the driver should be bundled if it's supported.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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But it's only bundled if you use the OEM HP ESXi 5.0 version, which includes ALL the drivers for HP servers and devices.
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Gotcha.
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That was the fix, thanks for the clarity.
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