Re: Asus P8P67 AHCI Cougar Point 82P67 Driver
TC1 - weired
If You have a hw raid controller, You dont need the SAN/NAS VM.
Why You want to add another layer ?
Let ESXi use the Raid Controller exclusively (that is direct anyway) - and ESXi will provide the storage to the Vms.
KISS (Keep it Simple and Stupid)
every extra Layer will degrade performance.
if you want to play around with the Nas Software You can still do it - inside another VM.
My suggestion was :
VM1 -<fast>-I-> Esxi -<fast>-> Controller -<fast>-> Hdd
You want to do like that (add another NAS VM Layer) :
the NAS VM will consume Memory and CPU Performance.
VM1 -<?>-I-> NAS VM -<fast>-> Esxi -<fast>-> Controller -<fast>-> Hdd
or with VT-d :
the NAS VM will consume memory and CPU Performance
You need a second Controller and HDD to boot the NAS-VM
VM1 -<?>-I-> Nas VM -<vt-d-fast>-I-> Controller(exclusively for NAS-vm)
note that in that configuration VM2 and VM3 needs to boot from the second controller and after that can connect to the Nas VM, because probably the Nas Volumes can not be accessed from ESXi (not sure on that)
Robert / Vienna