VSphere 6.0 and 3ware Raid card

New to VSphere - Have been using workstation for 3 years.  I noticed no comparability for my LSI/3Ware 9650SE-8LPML in version 6.0

Question - Has any attempted to install ESXi 6.0 with a 3ware card?  Am I stuck with using workstation or relegated to using ESXi 5.1 only?  Not budgeted for buying new 12 and 24 channel RAID cards

Any Suggestions  -  Thank  You
eanmdAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you know what driver it uses, and have to checked the HCL ?

you can modify ESXi 6.0 to use older hardware if you have drivers availalbe for it.
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gheistCommented:
Last driver is partnersupported in HCL
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eanmdAuthor Commented:
Yes I do have the latest driver made for my 3ware cards - 8, 12 and 16 channels;   Could you explain to me how to modify VSphere 6.0 to work with  older hardware effectively ?   Any detailed directions would be helpful  -  Thank You
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eanmdAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the input.  I think I can figure out the proper install with old drivers directly - thank you - case closed ok :-)
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