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dittohead

Bought gen8 few weeks ago, install esxi, but can't plug hard drive into VM. What I shoud to buy next: new CPU with vt-d support or HDD controller like LSI 9211/hp p410/p222 or similar?

 

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schoondoggy
4 minutes ago, dittohead said:

Bought gen8 few weeks ago, install esxi, but can't plug hard drive into VM. What I shoud to buy next: new CPU with vt-d support or HDD controller like LSI 9211/hp p410/p222 or similar?

 

What is your current hardware configuration? Are you using B120i or AHCI? What version of ESXi are you running? Was it installed from the HP ISO? What is running in the VM? What did you try to 'plug hard drive into VM"?

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celeron g1610, 8gb ram (yet, will upgrade to 16) , using b120. ESXI 6.5+hp driver 5.5

Running vm: FreeNAS, win server.

 

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What did you try to 'plug hard drive into VM"?

When I try to connect HDD to VM, I can only connect ESXI datastorage only

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celeron g1610, 8gb ram (yet, will upgrade to 16) , using b120. ESXI 6.5+hp driver 5.5
Running vm: FreeNAS, win server.
 
What did you try to 'plug hard drive into VM"?
When I try to connect HDD to VM, I can only connect ESXI datastorage only
With FreeNAS running in a VM I have found it best to passthrough the storage controller to the FreeNAS VM. An LSI based controller running as an HBA works well.

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dittohead
16 hours ago, schoondoggy said:

With FreeNAS running in a VM I have found it best to passthrough the storage controller to the FreeNAS VM. An LSI based controller running as an HBA works well.

So question is with controller better? LSI (which one? 9211?), hp 410/420, hp p222?

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So question is with controller better? LSI (which one? 9211?), hp 410/420, hp p222?
The HP P410-P420-P222 are RAID controllers and they would not be good choices. Choose any LSI based controller that supports JBOD or IT mode. Here is a list detailing the options: https://www.broadcom.com/support/knowledgebase/1211161496893/megaraid-3ware-and-hba-support-for-various-raid-levels-and-jbod-

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1 hour ago, schoondoggy said:

The HP P410-P420-P222 are RAID controllers and they would not be good choices. Choose any LSI based controller that supports JBOD or IT mode. Here is a list detailing the options: https://www.broadcom.com/support/knowledgebase/1211161496893/megaraid-3ware-and-hba-support-for-various-raid-levels-and-jbod-

Thinx a lot!

And what about VT-d support? Should update to CPU, which support it?

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Thinx a lot!
And what about VT-d support? Should update to CPU, which support it?
I believe VT-d is required for pass pcie through.

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