Is it possible to find a driver / modify ESXi to utilize an Intel Rapid Store Technology raid on an MSI x99a Raider motherboard? (Says it is an Intel X99 raid controller)
Posted on 2016-10-03
I have a decent machine I came across for a great price with a Xeon e5-2603, 32gb ram and a few hard drives on a MSI X99A Raider mobo and was hoping to install ESXi on it. Obviously, it can install, but will not recognize the raid controller / raid 5 array as it is Intel Rapid Store Technology. I know sometimes there are ways to inject / modify the installer with drivers that might allow it to work, does anyone know if there is anything that might work for trying this out? If not, is there any other sort of solution that might work to have some redundancy in the event of a failure, but still give good usable drive space?