Usings an Asus Z8NA-D6, Xeon 5200... I believe they're on the HCL.
Attempting something similar to this: http://www.napp-it.org/doc/downloads/all-in-one.pdf
- ESXi 4.1 U1 as hypervisor
- Hypervisor & 1st Guest OS(Solaris Express 11) installed onto h/w RAID 1
- Passthrough onboard SATA to 1st Guest OS
- Create ZFS stripe/mirror array shared via NFS to ESXi
During the VMWare install it can see all the drives attached to onboard SATA.
Have followed instructions to enable passthrough - enabled VT/d for CPU and motherboard, assigned the PCI card to the Solaris guest, etc.
The Solaris guest cannot see any of the drives, if I run the Device Driver Utility it detects both controllers (2 port and 4 port) Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family). pci-ide is the driver. I don't know how to test functionality beyond that. I can't find any trace of disks with format or in /dev/dsk
Not an expert with Solaris, so I am unsure whether this is a Solaris config issue or a VMWare issue. I'd appreciate any expertise someone could offer.