I have an IBM x3950M2 (72236MU) server that was running Server 2012.
I decided to swap some drives around and reinstall from scratch with Server 2012r2. However I am unable to get the windows installer to recognize that there's any drives in the system.
I have downloaded the latest RAID driver from here: http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=migr-5092020
The system originally had two drives in it, and they do not appear to have been in any sort of raid array. I have tried using a RAID 1 setup, but also tried with the two original disks.
I'm installing the OS and driver from a USB key. It loads windows setup and detects no disks. No biggie, I point it to where I saved the RAID drivers on the USB key, but then still no luck, it's not detecting any disks. The RAID webbios sees the disks just fine.
It's friday, and my brain is fried. My google-fu is failing me, and I'm out of solutions. Help!
edit: I am extracting drivers from the downloaded driver EXE file and putting them on the thumb drive. I'm certain it's the correct driver- when I boot into webbios for the raid controller it lists itself as "IBM ServeRAID-MR10k SAS/SATA Controller", and the driver shows up in windows as the exact same.