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How to view progress in ESXi of RAID recovery

We have a RAID configuration. After a failure when a new hard drive is being written to, is there a way to use ESXi to view the progress so we know how much longer until completion?
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2answers
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Unable to create datastore extent on VMware ESXi 5.5 - HP Smart Array P800

I have a HP P800 array controller connected to a HP MSA60 with 12x 1TB SATA drives installed. I provisioned a single array with 1 spare in ACU. I have followed this KB and created 4x 1.9TB logical ...
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1answer
857 views

How to check HP Smart array status on ESXi 5

I've been reading How to run the HP Online ACU CLI for Linux in ESXi 4.x & trying to figure out a way to see the RAID status of the server without having to restart it. This is because, I've ...
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1answer
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HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i ESXi performance issue

One of our small offices was in need of a small server to perform certain tasks. Because the noise and size an of a regular server i went with the HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8 G1610T. Witch i expected ...
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2answers
708 views

ESXi - What could be the cause of high write latency on a local datastore?

I have a ESXi 5.5 server and I'm experiencing high write latency on a local datastore. This datastore is on a virtual disk provided by a RAID card (two SATA disks on RAID 1). When I copy large ...
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0answers
85 views

Boot disk with VMFS read/write driver

I want to rule out the ESXi kernel being the cause for my terrible 15MB/s write speed on the local VMFS datastore. I am using a Dell PERC H710 RAID controller, and would like to boot from a boot disk ...
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1answer
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Poor Disk Performance on VMs; Host using PERC H310 RAID 5

I have a Dell R620 running 5 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drives in a PERC H310 controller (which I am beginning to regret buying). I am getting awful read/write speeds on Linux ...
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2answers
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S.M.A.R.T data from disks behind LSI MegaRAID Controller in ESXi 5.1

I was looking at ways to get S.M.A.R.T info and R/W stats from drives behind LSI MegaRAID controller (9260-4i) in ESXi 5.1. ESXi has a command "esxcli storage core device smart get" to get S.M.A.R.T ...
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3answers
545 views

IBM SR-BR10i RAID Controller too slow with VMware ESXi

I'm transferring a virtual machine from one ESXi host to another using SSH on both ESXi Servers. But it's painful slow, it's a massive 750GB .vmdk disk image, the VM is stopped (with downtime) and ...
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2answers
511 views

Intel RAID Web Console 2 and ESXi 5

I have two ESXi servers with Intel SRCSASBB8I RAID controller. When those server have installed ESXi 4.1 I was able to manage RAID configuration of those server using Intel RAID Web Console 2 running ...
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3answers
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Software RAID underneath ESXi datastore

I'm building an virtual environment for a small business. It is based around a single ESXi 5.1 host, which will host half a dozen or so VMs. I'm having some doubts regarding how to implement the ...
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1answer
673 views

Are RAID disks really universally unsupported for VMWare converter

I am preparing to virtualize our DC, which runs on SBS2008. We have eliminated the >2TB GPT disks and prepared some disk level backups with Acronis to use for the conversion. I plan to use the VMWare ...
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1answer
2k views

VMware ESXi 5.1 can be installed RAID1 Software?

I am close to get a dedicated server in some data center and in the shopping cart there is no option to RAID1 Hardware only RAID1 by Software, since they will install ESXi it's possible that ESXi can ...
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2answers
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VMware ESXi 5 Slow performance, hundreds of I/O latency errors. [closed]

We have a standalone ESXi5 Server with the follow hardware specs: - Supermicro X8DTL - Intel Xeon(R) CPU E5506 2.13GHz - 25G Ram - 1TB HD (mirrored RAID, local SATA) We have around 17 VM's running, ...
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3answers
567 views

Why is the 9650SE RAID1 not showing the full size of the disks?

This is a follow-on to How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0? I've successively replaced 1TB drives in my RAID1 with 2TB drives hoping that I can grow the datastore I've got in ESXi 5.0. ...
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1answer
587 views

How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0?

Thanks to this question I've now got my ESXi 5.0.0 (Build 623860) running/booting off a physically enlarged 9650SE controlled RAID1 array. The 1TB drives had been replaced with 2TBs; I'd like to ...
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1answer
351 views

How can I migrate a RAID1 setup to larger drives on an LSI 3ware 9650SE?

I've got VMWare ESXi (the free version) machine that is booting off a 9650SE RAID-1 drive setup (two 1TB mirrored drives). I'd like to replace the 1TBs with 2TBs. Is there a safe way to do this? ...
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1answer
447 views

Expand Raid 5 Array on a HP ML350 G6 with ESXi 4.0 and P410i Controller

I have to increas an Raid 5 Array 270GB (3x 146GB SAS) with an additional 146GB SAS hard disk. On the Server runs a Vmware ESXI 4.0 with two Win 2008 Virtual Machines. The Server (HP Proliant ML350 ...
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2answers
941 views

Bypass perc s300 on R210 II

Trying to install esxi on a Dell R210 II. This is an older machine and as such has Perc S300 controller. Apparently, this controller is only compatible with windows systems and there is no way to ...
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0answers
291 views

ESXi 5.1 local datastore no longer accessable

I'm running ESXi and just recently rebuilt a raid array, and now an existing local datastore is no longer accessable in ESXi. The details: Original Configuration: 1x usb drive (on the backplane) ...
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1answer
721 views

VMWare Setup with 2 Servers and a DAS (DELL MD3220)

I am planning to use a VMWare based setup consisting of two VMWare servers (2 CPU, 256GB Memory) and a DAS (DELL MD3220 with 24x900GB disks). The virtual machines will be half running MS SQL databases ...
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1answer
743 views

Windows 8 x64 with VMWare Workstation or inside ESXi [closed]

I need to run several virtual machines on a core i7-920 box with 12GB or RAM and a 256GB SSD to host the VMs. It also has a Highpoint RocketRaid 2720SGL RAID controller with a 12TB RAID 5 array. I ...
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1answer
609 views

Dell PowerEdge R210 running VMware ESX 4.1 losing access to local disks

Every month of so, one of my server running VMware 4.1 became unresponsive. The only way to get it back up was to do a hard reboot. When this happened I could connect to VMware but was not able to do ...
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1answer
5k views

Why has ESXi 5.0 not used the software RAID configuration on my test server?

I've got a test server which was running WS 2008 Enterprise on the bare metal. It was correctly using the software RAID 1 configuration (2x250 GB disks which appeared as one disk), setup on the Dell ...
0
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1answer
901 views

Advice: Configuring Old PowerEdge 2950 For Virtualization [closed]

I'm picking up the following old server from geeks for a satellite office: Two (2) Intel Xeon E5430 2.66 GHz quad-core processors 16 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 Fully Buffered (FB DIMM) SDRAM 12 MB L2 cache, ...
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1answer
162 views

Fujitsu BX600 S3 with 10 x BX620 S4 Blade Servers + QNAP TS-EC1279U-RP — SETUP

I have the following hardware: Fujitsu BX600 S3 Chassis 10 x BX620 S4 Blade Servers QNAP TS-EC1279U-RP APC Symmetra RM 6kVA 6000VA SYH2K6RMI HP PROCURVE 2510G (J9280A) What I would like to do: ...
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5answers
14k views

Getting VMWare ESXi 5.0.0 with RAID using the Intel X79 chipset to work

I have bought a new server where I use the motherboard ASUS P9X79 WS X79 S-2011 ATX. It will be used for virtualization, preferably using VMware vSphere Hypervisor™ (ESXi) if I can get the RAID on my ...
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1answer
492 views

Remote RAID Control in ESXi on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 Using OpenManage

I was wondering how one can add a drive into an existing RAID array while ESXi is still running. I have read that you are able to use Dell OpenManage to do this. I have installed OMSA 7.0 on the ...
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2answers
422 views

What is the performance impact of sw RAID in vmware ESXi VM?

There is a part of the infrastructure, where I have to do a sw raid on vmware esxi, because the SmartArray controller cannot be added and connection to the storage is not possible as well. So what I ...
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2answers
2k views

Monitor LSI 3ware raid controller on ESXi

This concerns a server that runs ESXi (v. 4.x or 5.x) installed on drives that are configured into a raid10 using an LSI 3ware 97050 raid controller. I would like to know if there is a way to monitor ...
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1answer
1k views

How to setup guest-os raid 1 with vmware esxi?

In my last questions I didn't make myself clear, so I will do my best to explain it. I have a server with esxi 5 installed on it. I am not able to setup hardware raid atm, and need a workaround. ...
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2answers
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How to setup fake raid for vmware virtual machines?

I have a vmware esxi 5 running on a server with ssd and two hard drives. The server comes with software lsi megaraid and intel rapid storage raid. Neither of them work with esxi. I need to somehow ...
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2answers
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VMWare ESXi 5 - Expanded RAID 5 array - cannot access datastore

I'm using VMWare ESXi 5 and had a 2 TB RAID 5 setup on an HP DL360 with a P400i RAID card. I added two more 1 TB drives and using the SmartStart ACU, added the drives and expanded the logical disk. ...
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1answer
507 views

What are some tips for cheap and solid hw raid controller card for running ESXi? [closed]

ESXi is great product, however little bit picky about hardware. Can you please reccommend me some hardware raid controllers which work 100% out of the box and are also price-efficient ? I know about ...
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1answer
368 views

Problems with RAID1 array being recognised

I have put a new RAID card (UCS-51) into my Dell Precision T5400. I have connected this to 2 x 1TB SATA disks. I have configured a mirror array in the RAID bios. The array shows when I boot ...
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1answer
839 views

ESXi from SD card to hard disk on raid system?

My currrent ESXi 4.0.0 system runs from an SD card and has some VMs set up on two 1 TB drives running in a Raid level 1 configuration on a Dell PowerEdge R710. I've been asked to make the system use ...
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3answers
12k views

ESXi RAID on Intel ICH10R

I have an Asuse P8P67 motherboard with onboard intel RAID controller, I'v configured a RAID 0 in "intel rapid storage - option rom" but ESXi installation wizard shows the physical disks only not RIAD ...
0
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1answer
742 views

Would FreeNAS with RAID-6/10/50 work well with VMWare ESXi?

I am considering expanding my single ESXi server set-up with a SAN and another ESXi server, because I am planning to update the Windows Server 2003 virtual machines to Windows Server 2008. The servers ...
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1answer
894 views

ProLiant DL380 G4 ESXi host - How to check RAID status of local storage

In a data center we have a few ESXi hosts. We're migrating all the data off the machines, but first we would like to check the RAID/SMART status of the local drives. Is there any way to do this via ...
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2answers
1k views

VMware ESXi4.1Update1 and Raid6 Raw drive (>2TB) for VM

I´ve an raid6 array with data and would like to migrate the server to ESXi 4.1Update1 So the system partition is already a vmdk and the OS is running on an esxi guest already fine - but without the ...
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2answers
1k views

Damaged Disk with ESXi Data Store needs Recovery

We have a server which has a single 2TB drive in it (it was part way through an upgrade). During this upgrade, the engineer had moved all the Virtual Machines from the main drive set on to this 2TB ...
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4answers
1k views

ESXi 4.1 on separate RAID 10 logical drive or RAID 10 single logical drive

Looked through numerous answers around the varying RAID configurations and the best approach when dealing with ESXi. I still however have some outstanding questions. There are 8x 300GB 10K SAS ...
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2answers
813 views

cheap storage server: Linux support for RAID on SOHO motherboard chipsets

looking to build a hardware RAID-5 using SATA disks... this will be exposed to a Hypervisor: VMware ESX or Xen but none of the below seem to have driver support on Linux / ESX except AMD SP5100 ...
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1answer
2k views

Setup options for an HP Storageworks D2600 Array

I have a shiny, new D2600 storage array with 6 x 2TB disks fitted, together with the licence pack that allows me to configure this all as a RAID 6 array. A few questions for you: 1) The array has two ...
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5answers
9k views

Dell Server Running Vmware. How do I know when mirrored RAID fails?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T710 w/ an integrated PERC H700 RAID controller. I am running two 500 gig hard drives off the machine in a mirrored raid. The entire machine is running VMWare ESXI 4 and I ...
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3answers
507 views

SAS Drives on VMWare ESXi Installable 4.0 u2 Too Slow?

We are running a Dell PowerEdge T710 with a PERC H200 RAID controller and two mirrored SAS drives. We just patched to Update 2 because our SAS drives were extremely slow and it mentioned somewhere ...
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1answer
1k views

ESXi 4 Expanding VMFS partition, does order matter?

I'm trying to get ESXi4.0.0 to increase the VMFS partition to match my newly increased RAID 5. I went from ~850GB to 1250GB on the RAID virtual disk, and VMWare is showing the correct amount of space. ...
0
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3answers
1k views

VMWare, virtual disks, windows software raid

On a guest Windows OS under VMWare ESXi, is configuring software raid 1 between 2 virtual disks, residing on 2 seperate physical disks, a good idea? Performance, scalability, managability and ...
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1answer
583 views

ESXi 4.0 install not reading drives through SATA controller card

installing ESXi 4.0 on a Dell PowerEdge SC1420 w/ a Syba SATA PCI-X 4x card. installs fine w/out controller card, but i added 2 more drives. getting error, not reading any drives. tried different ...
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1answer
243 views

Multiple RAID arrays in x346

I have an x346 server with 3 x RAID 5 73GB U320 HDD's running ESXi with 2 VM's on it. 1 VM is an exchange server running IIS and SQL2008. The other is an applications VM running IIS. I have another ...