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Intel S1200BTL RAID

idata
Community Manager
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Hello guys,

 

 

I have an Intel S1200BTL server board, ESXI 5 installed on usb stick, CPU E3-1240.

 

 

My problem is: I would like to have a RAID 1 with the onboard raid controllers. There are two methods to activate that in the bios.

 

1. is The ESRT2 (*LSI) based on the LSI Megaraiddriver

 

2. is the RST

 

 

I used the LSI based ROM.

 

On Intel's site i found SAS Hardware RAID Driver for ESXi 5 for my board here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20814&ProdId=3326&lang=eng&OSVersion=... http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20814&ProdId=3326&lang=eng&OSVersion=...

 

 

I installed the driver in esxi but in vsphere i can see all my drivers, but no volume(i created a raid1 volume in LSI rom).

 

 

Can anybody help ?
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Edward_Z_Intel
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This not the correct driver. It's for add-in RAID cards or modules, not for onboard ESRT2. I don't think Vmware supports ESRT2 or RST. You may want to check the vmware HCL for a compatible RAID controller: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=io http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=io.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Edward and thank you for your answer.

So if the driver posted on Intel's site does not apply to the product that I am using(S1200BTL) why is it posted there? It made me belive that this board has drivers for esrt2(lsi based) in vmware. Maybe Intel should post those drivers with the add-in RAID cards or modules, because when I bought S1200BTL, the board came with none of that cards.

Sorry for my bad english.

Edward_Z_Intel
Employee
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It's posted there because it applies for the integrated RAID modules like RMS2AF040/080. The driver is linked to all boards that support those modules. Sorry for the confusion it caused.

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