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 ESXi 4.1 with HP SmartArray p212 
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Hi all!

Need help with subj.
ESXi 4.1 can't see any RAID array made by SA P212 controller.
How to makes it work?

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Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:49 am
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Are you starting with a new install?

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Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:57 am
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Yes, using ESXi installation disk.
It's possible to install ESXi to a stand-alone HDD connected to that RAID controller but any logical raid partition created by p212 is invisible for esxi.


Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:25 pm
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Could you post the PCI id for the controller? How large is the array that you're creating.

During the install press ALT+F1
Login with root (no password)
Use the command lspci to get the PCI id. You can use these command variants:
lspci
lspci | less
lspci -p
lspci -v | less.

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Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:01 pm
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PCI ID 103C Device ID 323A

Tried to install at raid5 4x160 Gb SATA HDD


Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:02 am
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Any ideas?


Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:32 am
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If you run lspci -p do you see the hpsa module listed for the device?

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