I recently purchased 2 HP Proliant DL380 G6 servers for the purpose of virtulization; each will be a new host in our VMware environment. I know that I will get heat for this, but I do not want to use any RAID. We have our own method of redundancy, so I am not looking for a lecture on why I need RAID. I just need to know if it is possible for the servers to see each disk individually.
The units shipped with the HP Smart Array P410i/Zero Memory Controller and I am assuming this is what is causing the new SAS drives to have poor performance.
So is this possible to disable in the BIOS? Or will I need to purchase an HP Smart Array that has memory?