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    Boot Error ML115 esxi and xenserver

    Hello,

    Having problems installing hyper visor on ML115 with 4 raid 5 sata drives

    I get 2 words "Boot error"

    Same result with exsi 4.0 and xenserver 5.5.0

    Anyone help?

    Thanks

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    They don't support the drives in a RAID array, they will only see individual drives on the controller as it's only the basic ICH10R which is not proper RAID.

    You need to turn RAID off or get a compatible RAID card (like the E200)
    Last edited by DMcCoy; 22nd March 2010 at 02:40 PM. Reason: P -> E

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    Would booting from usb circumvent this issue?

    Or do i need the raid card

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by duxbuz View Post
    Would booting from usb circumvent this issue?

    Or do i need the raid card

    Thanks
    You could certainly boot from USB, but you will still only see it as 4 individual drives. The RAID needs driver support that is not included in ESXi 4 (and seemingly also Xen).

    As I wanted RAID with the ML115 I used a E200 (128MB battery version) along with the 4 SATA connector.
    Last edited by DMcCoy; 22nd March 2010 at 02:36 PM. Reason: P200 -> E200

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    Thats an expensive card.

    Wish I had know that before we bought the server

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    Would a HP Dl380 G5 raid card be supported? P400 Smart Array controller

    How does hyper v work, is that the same as esxi and xenserver in regards to supported raid do you know?

    Thanks a lot.

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