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I got the oem.tgz from here viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1269

Past that im clueless on what to do. i have the iso image for esxi4 from vmware's site but how do I get it to see my raid controller with that oem.tgz?


Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:26 pm
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Do you need it for the install process? If so check out the script here to create a custom install image - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4.

If you can get ESXi installed, then you could copy the file to a datastore,
access the console and copy the file to /bootbank/. Then reboot and the file will be active.

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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
Do you need it for the install process? If so check out the script here to create a custom install image - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4.

If you can get ESXi installed, then you could copy the file to a datastore,
access the console and copy the file to /bootbank/. Then reboot and the file will be active.


So help me to understand this a little better...If I can get esxi installed on another storage array then copy that LSI_MegaRAID_SAS_9260-8i.oem.tgz to /bootbank/ and reboot my other array will load up and be seen?


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That's basically it.
1) Once you have the initial install done you can copy the file to a datastore with the vSphere client.
2) Access the console (first few steps here - http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/ESXi_enable_SSH.php) or enable SSH.
3) Use the cp command to copy the file (it should be renamed to oem.tgz)
4) Reboot and the hardware should be recognized.

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Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:46 am
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I found driver on lsi's website thats says its for vmware and it has an Installation CD image located in the package. Im curious how to put the driver into the install cd. There is also a tgz file in the driver package i downloaded.


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Do you have a link to it? In some cases there will be an update zip you can use with the vCLI to update your host but in other cases the download is an ISO image which can only be used with ESX.

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http://www.lsi.com/lookup/License.aspx? ... &locale=EN just hit accept and it will download. when i opened up the tgz file there is an iso in it and if you open up the offline-bundle folder in the iso there is a bunch of zip files you can open up and go through offline-bundle.zip --> metadata.zip inside metadata.zip there is a folder that says ESXi and there is a packages.gz file in there with what looks to be the actual driver.

thank you so much for your help.


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You can take the offline-bundle ZIP and try to patch the host. Here's a sample for another controller but the syntax will be the same.

http://www.righteoushack.net/?tag=offline-bundle-zip

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dave is there a way for me to make a install disk so i can actually load esxi onto the raid array? the guy that made that other oem.tgz file in the forum here told me is hasnt worked for anyone else when i pm'ed him.


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You'll want to create an oem.tgz file containing the driver and simple.map. The file pci.ids would be optional.

Then you can use the Linux script here to create an install image - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4.

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