That card was fully tested on VMWare ESX 3i - which version are you running?
Also, when you say you loaded the latest LSI firmware on the card - did you mean the firmware from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19008&ProdId=2501&lang=eng? Or did you actually load unmodified LSI firmware onto this?
Hi thanks for your effort
I got it loaded with a straight LSI firmware. Actually for years now.
This evening I got a perfect workaround without my ESX datastore getting lost... The solution is: booting ESXi from an USB stick. VT-d can now be used.... Have it running for a few hours now.
By the way, a lot of people fail to start ESX when having some Intel Matrix Storage devices enabled. They get the "VFAT loaded successfully" and then just hangs.
After i disabled the s/p ata interfaces of the 6321ESB, i got past this error.
Thanks a lot,