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 OEM.TGZ for LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i 
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I made this to get my server up and running with a card that ESXi didn't support out of the box.

While LSI has a VMWare package for this card, I could not get it to install. It gave me Vib signature missing messages.

So I carved out my own OEM.TGZ. I can only say this works for me and for this card. I'm not sure if it would work for the 9260-4i or not.


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Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:54 am
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A few remarks:

I renamed megaraid_sas.o to megaraidsas.o to prevent any conflicts with the oem.tgz overwriting the original binary blob. Not sure if this is required, but its what I felt safest doing.

As per any unsupported modifications. I provide no warranties or guarantees this will work for YOU. It worked for me and wanted to hopefully get some other folks experiencing these issues going.

Enjoy.


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Cool thanks

I hope you didn't me edit the post a bit ;)

Rgd Daniel

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I also have this same raid card and when I boot off the esxi cd I created from the iso I cant see my storage.
How do I go about creating an image I can burn to cd to boot off of and see my storage array?


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Artieman wrote:
I also have this same raid card and when I boot off the esxi cd I created from the iso I cant see my storage.
How do I go about creating an image I can burn to cd to boot off of and see my storage array?


See this thread - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2080.

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Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:29 pm
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New to ESXI ...I have the LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i CD that has the drivers for the VMware but how do I install them. After the installtion starts at what point will it ask me for 3rd party drivers....I have ESXi running off of a 1GB tumb drive now is there a way to install drivers after you have esxi running


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Mindflux wrote:
A few remarks:

I renamed megaraid_sas.o to megaraidsas.o to prevent any conflicts with the oem.tgz overwriting the original binary blob. Not sure if this is required, but its what I felt safest doing.

As per any unsupported modifications. I provide no warranties or guarantees this will work for YOU. It worked for me and wanted to hopefully get some other folks experiencing these issues going.

Enjoy.


Do you have an ISO file that I can put to CD and re-install my ESXi with the raid drivers in the installation? I can't seem to get my esxi to see my raid. I am new to all of this so that could be the first problem.. Any help greatly apprecitated


Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:25 am
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Nope sorry I didn't trouble myself to make an ISO (looked too bothersome). Good luck.


Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:33 am
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Well I just copied the MegaRAID to the /bootbank did the tar comman and restarted the host computer but I still only see one datastore is there something you can think of that I'm missing


Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:51 am
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I'm not really sure. it's been a while.


You don't uncompress the oem.tgz in bootbank, you let the boot process do it.

20) cp oem.tgz /bootbank/oem.tgz
21) cd /bootbank/
22) chmod 755 oem.tgz
23) reboot the host


http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/customize_oem_tgz.php


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