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Motherboard M10JNP2SB / Intel® RSTe (Intel VROC SATA) / ESXI VMware / Raid Controller?

ZW
Beginner
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Have a nice day
I am interested in your M10JNP2SB motherboard as the motherboard is VMWare / ESXI 7.0 compatible. I want to use Intel RSTe (Intel ® VROC SATA). I saw the following video.

How to Configure Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) SATA / Intel® Rapid Storage Technology ent... 

If I created one or two RAID volumes, will they show up under VMWare? Can I add the volumes under VMWare as data storage? Or do I need a hardware RAID controller for this?

Many thanks

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JoseH_Intel
Moderator
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Hello ZW,


Thank you for joining the community


Unfortunately VMware is not a supported OS for this board M10JNP2SB. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000055761/server-products/server-boards.htm...

For this reason there are no available RAID drivers released by Intel


Besides that VMWare does not offer software RAID options. So the most probable is that the OS will see individual drives during installation.


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


ZW
Beginner
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Good morning Jose
many thanks for your response.

See here it says something else:

VMWare - Serv0er Device and Model Information 

VMware Compatibility Guide 

What is now correct?

Thank you, I look forward to your reply.

 

 

JoseH_Intel
Moderator
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Hello ZW,


Thank you for sharing this info. The fact that VMware has this motherboard supported, makes me think they should have the drivers for it.


Finally I want to share with the following information related to software RAID:


https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000037947.html


Hope this helps



Best regards,


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


ZW
Beginner
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Hello Jose,

Thank you for confirming that the board is VMware / ESXI compatible.

I understand VMWare does not support software RAID.

7 Compatible RAID controllers are listed in the configuration manual Rev. 1.8 September 2020.

Only one of them supports Raid 5. This is the Intel Raid Controller RS3DC080. The Intel Raid Controller costs € 500. Is there another cheaper Raid 5-compatible Raid controller for the mainboard?

Many thanks

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