Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My knowledge on Dell server is growing daily, however there are many areas where I still require assistance. For example,

Our institution recently purchased a LT2000 tape library system. This also came with a SAS controller card for porting to one of our power edge 2950 servers running ESXI 4.1. I have installed the card on the power edge, rebooted, however how do I verify that the card was installed correctly?

Also, do I have to do any other configurations to set up this card correctly.

Thanks for any insight


share|improve this question

In VMWare vCenter or from the VMWare client, browse to the Server -> Configuration -> Storage Adapters and look for the adapter in the listing. In the example below, you'll see a SCSI card listed as "vmhba1". The numbering may be different in your case, but you'll see something similar.

You will also need to attach this SCSI/SAS card to the virtual machine running the backup software. VMWare has a knowledge base article describing this process.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.