I double checked and verified it is a MegaRaid controller, but I am having the same issue you posted in the screenshot. Feel free to network via Twitter vladan. The specific post is titled:. Then log back in to the ESXi host using the vSphere Client, in this case logged into the ESXi host no vCenter , and you’ll now “see” the health of the i, over on the Configuration tab. You will need to have the following items: The logic of my RAID controller choice is documented at: Also, make sure you are in Maintenance Mode.

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LSI SMI-S CIM Provider Overview for ESXi 6.x ()

You can do this for each time you boot, not leaving it enabled at start time security consideration. Ideally, this would be with full health monitoring and alerting from within this vSphere lab in a box, since knowing when a drive fails is, of course, important.

The exi post is titled:. My opinions here, not my employer ‘s. This guide was awesome thanks so much. Hopefully this will help someone.

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I will update the link on the post. How to make ESXi 5. I’m sure that many users already does figured this out as well.

Anyone got it working with 6. Even works on Windows 8 64 bit. The hardware is old and we have some plans for a site refresh in the near future, so until then we will continue to limp along.


With the i’s dual cores, it should also be better able to keep up with latest 6Gbps SSDs, and more 8 drives, should I buy a drive expander some day. Well, turns out that once you’ve done a driver install on ESXi once, and figure out all the little steps, it’s not hard really. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

The host had been restarted several times and never before did CIM not start, I feel like changing the ports must be someone related, but I have no idea how. I have been through this on Two Servers the past week trying to figure it out. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. My take-away, if you see a Lenovo server on your horizon, run away! So, I thought I would put together a quick, easy, clear guide to save others the hassle of going through what I went through.

,si RAID card in this particular server is an LSI i, however this guide is the same for all of the 92xx series cards, like the i, or i. ESX Virtualization site has started as a simple bookmarking 51., but quickly found a large following of readers and subscribers.

Once you login, you are good to go. But here we go. I have have walked through the instructions several times with multiple hosts and can never get the anything to come up. Can anyone contact me?


Once you know it’s simple. While diagnosing the issues, I realized there is no out-of-the-box way to be notified of a drive failure within ESXi. I take his script, make the appropriate simple edit to it, and add it to my startup folder, running from a directory where Alex’s included php.

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How to Enable RAID Monitoring and Configuration Under ESXi 5.x

Alternatively, only attempt this ezxi if your network can run with one VMWare ESXi host system missing for the time that it takes you to test this procedure, and revert or reinstall if necessary if things go wrong. For more information on installing software using the esxcli software vib install command, see Installing patches on an ESXi 5.

If you have an ESXi 5.

Optionally, you can now set up triggers and alarms for RAID health events detailed in video. VMware includes drivers for these cards, starting in ESXi 5.