Managing RAID arrays on an MegaRAID 9260-8i

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Does anyone know it it is possible to manage RAID arrays on an LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i that is used to house datastore on an ESXi host, from a Windows Guest?


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There is one other way. Don't do this outside of a testing environment, and only if your system supports IOMMU / vT-D. If you have a Windows (Pro or Server) guest VM, and no other running VMs using storage attached to the LSI, then you could enable PCI pass-through on the ESXi host and pass the LSI controller on to your Windows VM. Then normal LSI Windows utiltities will work - sometimes this is much faster than trying to get into the LSI card BIOS during reboots to set up arrays. In ESXi, it's under Configuration - > Hardware -> Advanced Setiings - > Configure Passthrough.

While perfectly fine in testing, please don't do this outside a testing environment.

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