Want to add to the discussion? In theory, you could passthrough the physical device to a windows or Mac VM and manage that way but not something we have every tried or needed to do. The VMware logo icon following a username indicates that this user is a VMware employee. Has anybody tried to do this without a Mac, I mean with standard server hardware like our Supermicro server and a Thunderbolt controller card? Yes, I was hoping to get it running but I ran out of time.

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Mar 23, Total Arecq Should you want to add additional drivers or modify simple. Thanks for the comment!

If there are other Thunderbolt-based storage devices that you or others have had success with ESXi, feel free to leave a comment with details and I will add it to the post.

ESXi 5 & Areca 1230 – Cannot see array

Check for the latest version here. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Thanks William, the content on this site is very detailed and great with tons of power user tips on ESXi!


If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies. There is a command on that page that will show you the ID. This next solution was recently shared with me from Marc Huppert who has recently expanded his home lab.

Has anybody tried to do this without a Mac, I mean with standard server hardware like our Supermicro server and a Wsx controller card? I need some help on installing ESXi 6.

Intel Architecture Day. If you have been using a custom oem. Is there ANY way to spin down a single external Thunderbolt drive?

Please message the moderators and we’ll pull it back in. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. As an aside, I ended up returning that drive and abandoning direct attached Thunderbolt, since I could never get the drive to spiin-down when not in use. Forums Search Forums Recent Posts. I tried Googleing to no success. Same situation for me. Apr 27, Last Updated: I currently have a dedicated ESXi server that for some reason, im not getting the performance from its backend drive expected.


Areca Products – SAS RAID Adapters

Really wish we could have rolled back to Yes Todd arecq we did attempt the upgrade to 6. Thanks to Jason for sharing his solution.

If you install the ESXi 5. If you are an employee, please PM one of the moderators that has a VMware logo for verification instructions and we will add it to yours as well! This automatically reboots the ESXi host. I can say that With this file you can replace default files that ESXi uses or add additional files to the install.

This article did not resolve my issue. Hi do you have a Solution for the Drobo 5d?

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