4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2011 1:39 AM by Fellipe RSS

DX58SO2 VMWare ESXi compatibiliti

federicoaaguirre Community Member
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Hi all...

 

does anybody know if DX58SO2 and VMWare ESXi are compatible?

 

thanks a lot

 

best regards.!

 

Fede

  • 1. Re: DX58SO2 VMWare ESXi compatibiliti
    lambusser Community Member
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    Hi Fede,

     

    I'm using the DX58SO2 with an i7-970 and 24GB of memory running ESXi v5.0 (RC).

     

    Prior to that I was using ESXi v4.1u1.

     

    The reason I chose the DX58SO2 (and the DX58SO prior to that) is that it supports PCI/PCIe Passthru perfectly!

     

    Thanks,

    Lam

  • 2. Re: DX58SO2 VMWare ESXi compatibiliti
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    Hi Lam,

     

    Thanks a lot for your reply.!!

     

    regards.

    Federico

  • 3. Re: DX58SO2 VMWare ESXi compatibiliti
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    Hi Lam,

    I've been running ESXi 4.1u1 on a DX58SO motherboard and recently upgraded to the new DX58SO2,

    mainly for the addition of the 2 x 6G SATA ports.  In doing my research, I saw your posting, which gave me confidence

    everything would go fine.  ESXi 4.1u1 came up on the new board, but it doesn't recognize any storage devices

    on the blue 6G SATA ports.  Any of the six black 3G SATA ports are fine.  It seems ESXi 4.1u1 does not

    recognize the Marvell 88SE91xx chip handling the blue 6G ports.

     

    I have two WDCFAEX 6G drives, which I wanted to RAID0 to get close to 12G speeds.  Sadly, I not only

    don't get the RAID0, I don't even get individual drives working on the 6G SATA ports, so I'm getting 3G at best

    on all that fancy hardware!

     

    The Marvell chip & BIOS give me the impression they do not require OS-level support (?).  The drives show

    up in BIOS and I can set up (or not) the Marvell Virtual Disk RAID drive.

     

    It seems to me you might be able help.  Should I expect the blue 6G SATA ports to work with ESXi 4.1u1?

    Can I expect the Marvell chip to be supported in the ESXi 5.0 release?

     

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated, especially before I give up on the project and turn it into a Windows7

    machine that can actually use the hardware...

     

    Thanks,

    Kurt

  • 4. Re: DX58SO2 VMWare ESXi compatibiliti
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    I´ll buy a DX58SO2 - core i7 970 - 2 NIC INTEL 10/100/1000 and Four Disks to put Raid5.

     

    Ask: Works?

     

    I´ll use Esxi 4.1u1

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