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I looked into the unofficial drivers, but they seem to be for earlier versions of ESXi. You may only distribute the Software to your customers pursuant to a written license agreement. I changed the question to focus on the core of the problem.

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I guess I could just stick raiv dedicated disks and load up the HDDS as individual datastores, then use software RAID through a virtual machines – but I am worried about how redudnancy will behave when one disk eventually fails could I just swap them out like a hardware raid? You may copy the Software onto your organization’s computers for your organization’s use, and you may make a reasonable number of raic copies of the Software, subject to these conditions: This should be able to let you know if a disk has failed via a popup and email.

You may not sublicense or permit simultaneous use of the Software by more than one user. Green drives normally have a slower speed rpm and are set to spin down during periods of inactivity, regardless of whether the OS has told it to.

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Right off the bat, you need to check whether the hardware is on the Hardware compatibility list for ESXi. Please go pat each others backs somewhere else. Even if you do get ti working, there is no guarantee on stability. Have something to contribute to this discussion?

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How to Enable RAID Monitoring and Configuration Under ESXi 5.x

If you have an ESXi 5. If you read the intel esxj you provided, you will see from page 41 onwards the guide describes setting up a 2k8 server, installing RAID Web Console 2 on the server, then setting up the ESXi host.


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I hate to state the obvious, but you’re wasting a lot of time and effort on a system that will never be supportable or substantially reliable. We recommend that you t est your exact system configuration outside of your production network first to prevent problems or unexpected downtime.

OK, the previous answers have talked about why it’s a bad idea to use fakeraid, why VMware doesn’t support it, and to some extent why using a desktop motherboard isn’t such a good idea. I was forced to create a software RAID set on my Windows Server and the performance is no where near as good and I lack any kind of redundancy. Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled.

For instance Virtualbox running on Ubuntu Server would work.