Hi I got a problem even i've intel support documentation... I would like to setup a onbroad RAID on my 5520HC server broad, I have attached 4 1TB SATA disks om the broad by SATA0, SATA1 and so on... The problem is that even I have enable the RAID from the BIOs instead on Using SATA drives, there is no option/menu for me to setup/build the RAID before the Vmware ESX4i setup. I have tried Ctrl-E, Ctrl .... but still cannot not enter the RAID setup utiliyu, any idea? Thx, CAD
Disable Quiet Boot in BIOS, and you should see the Ctrl-E prompt during POST.
However, I don't think onboard ESRT2 supports Vmware ESXi. You may need a hardware RAID module/controller.