12-04-2010 10:15 AM
Is anyone using a TS200 with ESXi4.1?
I have made a few attempts at it and it seems to sort-of work?
I've tried using it on USB and also on the hard disk.
The various problems I've had are hanging at boot (at various point), disappearing datastores and other seeming random issues/errors.
that, apparently, the TS200 is supported with ESXi, but I've checked on the VMware website and it's not listed!
The IBM ServeRAID M1015 card seems to be recognised OK, I can even see the status of the RAID array via the VMware client.
It just doesn't seem to be "running right".
Any thoughts, comments, appreciated.
12-08-2010 11:45 PM
Hm, I have installed Vmware ESXi 4.1 version on a TS200 model and it went without any issues. Few Virtual machines are already running on it , RAID mode is mirroring (only two disks). For the actual support on the problem, it's probably a good idea to wait if someone with a biger knowledge can solve your problem. All I can confirm that the specific situation is running OK.
03-07-2011 09:07 AM
I am unable to install ESXi 4.1 on TS200v. It fails with this:
File "/lib/python2.5/vmkctl.py", line 11328, in Load
def Load(*args): return _vmkctl.ModuleImpl_Load(*args)
vmkctl.HostCtlException: Unable to load module /usr/lib/vmware/vmkmod/vmfs3: Failure
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 beta seems to work without issues, but plain 6 did not recognize the onboard Ethernet (they had the drivers that knew the chip, but apparently the BIOS some MSI-X routing tables screwed up). So, I'm wondering if anyone knows of any BIOS updates or perhaps has a rebuilt ESXi 4.1 ISO.
03-09-2011 07:41 PM
I bought Ethenet card from here:
With that card installed in TS200v, installation continues to partitioning.
03-30-2011 03:11 PM
If you don't mind going unsupported, you can inject drivers into the esxi install iso. Go to www.vm-help.com for more info. I was able to inject drivers for the built-in intel ethernet. Works great. Intel ICH10r is supported, but not in "raid" mode. I needed raid, so picked up a cheap Perc 6i (LSI)+ battery off ebay for ~$100. So far everything works great!