Article ID: 000037947 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 07/29/2021

Does Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC)/Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe) and Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 (Intel® ESRT2) Support VMware*?

Environment

vmware

RAID arrays created with: Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU

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Summary

Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU/Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise and Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 do not support VMware*.

Description

Cannot install VMware ESXi* on RAID array created with software RAID solutions such as the Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 (Intel® ESRT2), Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe), and Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC).

Resolution

VMware ESXi* requires a compatible hardware Intel® RAID Controller for its installation.

RAID volumes created using Intel® ESRT2, Intel® RSTe, or Intel® VROC aren't supported either as boot device or data store.

Additional information

Verify the compatible Intel® RAID Controllers on the Intel® Server Configurator Tool.

 

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