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CISCO C220 M5 Hypervisor Installation?

Hey All,

 

I just need to confirm that the Cisco C220 M5SX blades have embedded LSI controller, which hypervisor hides the drives from the ESXi installer? ESXi 5.5.0 (yes i know, environment limited)

 

I have configured the drives in RAID 1, as a bootable and still doesn't find the drives. Tried in Legacy and UFEI mode and still unable to find. When I have tired to do some research I came across that it is recommended that you use one of the PCI or Mezzanine base controllers?

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/hw/C220/install/C220/raid.html#wp1028426

 

I am failing to understand if its driver or firmware or actual controller? It just doesn't make any sense.. I don't have any experience with CISCO products...

 

I guess I am asking where do I go from here?


Thanks in advance.

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Re: CISCO C220 M5 Hypervisor Installation?

Greetings.

If you are referring to the embedded 'software raid/MegaRaid_SR', then no, ESXi does not support it, and you won't be able to make it work.  You can leave the drives in jbod/AHCI mode, and then esxi will see the individual drives, albeit in a non-redundant config.

I would also suspect you would have issues with CPU support when trying to use the newer CPUs with the old OS.

 

Kirk...

 

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Re: CISCO C220 M5 Hypervisor Installation?

Thanks Kirk,

 

Yeah, i have set it up as jbod/AHCI and ESXi still doesn't see the individual drives!

 

Everything i have seen, a minimum of 6.5 for these blades.

 

As I suspected thank you!

 

Regards,

Scott

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