Have an HP ML110 Gen9 that recently got it's VMware root password lost during a remote session password change.
Knowing the official password reset process is to reinstall VMware, I went local to the server, pulled out it's existing USB drive with the VMware host and put in a new blank one to install to. I matched the EXSI build version with the custom HPE image and was presented with two individual drives, not the single RAID that was somehow working.
I say somehow, because this machine, the ML110 Gen9 only has the B140i software RAID controller that VMware can't see.
But somehow this system had a VMware host that DID see it.
I've tried the most recent version of EXSI, the original matched build version, and gone back to 6.0 and as per the documentation VMware behaves as advertised and will not see the software RAID controller
I am completely confused as to how this host got setup with the B140i RAID controller, but now I can't get my client back operational.
Any ideas on how I might fool VMware back into seeing that RAID?