ESXi server not detecting drives

Amy A
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Hi

I am building a test lab and need some help.
Installed ESXi on a usb on a server.

Than added Harddrives.
The HDs are not being detected.
I do not know what on them.

How would you go about this??
is there any way i can have ESXi detect the HDs? i did rescan and it did not detect anything.

Any feedback is appreciated, I dont know where to start


thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
Okay, what is the server ?

What is the storage controller ?

if you select Storage Controller, does it show any devices ?

One of the biggest issues with ESXi is storage and network interface devices because ESXi does not have drivers for them.
Add the fact that many raid controllers with backplanes will only use specific models of drives made for that controller and I'm not surprised, at all.
What is the server (make and model) and what is the storage controller?
Amy ATechnical Consultat

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Commented:
Thank you
the Server is DELL Poweredge T620

the raid is not configured.
the esxi is on a USB
i am using the hard drives for storage.

How and where do i configure the RAID??
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The RAID is configured by selecting CTRL-R at server BOOT, or using OSMA (if installed on ESXi).

If this is a DELL server, please ensure you use the OEM DELL ESXi version from their website, and not the Vanilla ESXi version downloaded from VMware.
Amy ATechnical Consultat

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Commented:
Thank you :) its configured. Just finishing up and will see if ESXi will see it

I found this and it is step by step which helps :)


https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln155274/how-to-configure-raid-on-a-dell-desktop-pc?lang=en

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