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 OEM.TGZ for the Sil3132 
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Can someone do something with these redhat drivers this is the R version of the 3132 this is what is needed to make enclosures with multipliers work


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Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:56 pm
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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
ESXi doesn't support software RAID so you'll want to reconfigure the drives to be individual disks.


If you want to use a RAID 5 software card (Highpoint 2310) as a data drive within the guest OS (windows) will this work? I.e. the 4 disks are recognised by ESXi and passed through to windows, if the software / drivers are installed will windows then be able to see them as a single RAID disk?

I understand why ESXi won't be able to see the RAID drive itself, but as I'm not going to use that drive for running any of the images I'm trying to find a way around so I can still use this RAID drive.

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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
ESXi doesn't support software RAID so you'll want to reconfigure the drives to be individual disks.


If you want to use a RAID 5 software card (Highpoint 2310) as a data drive within the guest OS (windows) will this work? I.e. the 4 disks are recognised by ESXi and passed through to windows, if the software / drivers are installed will windows then be able to see them as a single RAID disk?

I understand why ESXi won't be able to see the RAID drive itself, but as I'm not going to use that drive for running any of the images I'm trying to find a way around so I can still use this RAID drive.

Thanks

FBT


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FatBoyTim wrote:
Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
ESXi doesn't support software RAID so you'll want to reconfigure the drives to be individual disks.


If you want to use a RAID 5 software card (Highpoint 2310) as a data drive within the guest OS (windows) will this work? I.e. the 4 disks are recognised by ESXi and passed through to windows, if the software / drivers are installed will windows then be able to see them as a single RAID disk?

I understand why ESXi won't be able to see the RAID drive itself, but as I'm not going to use that drive for running any of the images I'm trying to find a way around so I can still use this RAID drive.

Thanks

FBT


If the system supported Intel VT-d (directed I/O) or AMD IOMMU then you could use VMdirectpath to pass the controller (and all attached disks) directly to the VM.

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Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:19 am
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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
If the system supported Intel VT-d (directed I/O) or AMD IOMMU then you could use VMdirectpath to pass the controller (and all attached disks) directly to the VM.


That's not quite what I was meaning... I figured that would be the case but that means you can only have one guest OS, right? Which rather defeats the point of virtualisation :-)

If the VM host is presenting 4 individual disks to the guest OS, is there any reason why, with the software RAID installed on that virtual machine, the guest OS could not be configured to see 1 RAID drive even if the underlying host sees all the disks individually?

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If the VM host is presenting 4 individual disks to the guest OS, is there any reason why, with the software RAID installed on that virtual machine, the guest OS could not be configured to see 1 RAID drive even if the underlying host sees all the disks individually?


You can present two virtual disks to a guest OS and create a RAID x array, but you can't create an array with a software RAID controller and past just the array into the VM, as part of the RAID functionality is deployed within the driver.

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Anyone in this thread successfully created ESX 5 drivers for SIL3132 chips?
(I'm asking you because you might have the needs as well :) )


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I need it too for Esxi5


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the file doeasn't works for silicom image 3124 RAID


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the oen.tgz file doeasn't work with my config :

tyan s7002
silicon image 3124 RAID 10 (4x1tb)

help me plz


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