Category Archives: Hardware

The ultimate SATA controller list for ESx 3.x

Dave.Mishchenko  has “reversed enginered” the RPM’s shipped on the ESX CD and created a list of all the SATA controller drivers that is shipped with ESX 3.x. You can see the entire list in the discussion A. Mikkelsen

Create your own updated ESX 3i – bootable USB stick….

VCPaul has been so nice to share how he was able to create a bootable USB stick with the latest ESX 3i. You can read his post in the VMware Community at Or read it here: ——————————————————————————- Requirements: 1 GB USB flash drive WinImage IZArc Of course you can use your favourite tools and… Read More »

Upgrading my test hardware.

After running my ESX test enviroment with a single core CPU and one harddrive, for about two months, I desided that it was time to upgrade it. It was running a bit slow. Since my motherboard supported dualcore CPU’s I bought a Athlon 64 X2 4200+ for about $200,00. Also wanting to boost the disk IO… Read More »

SATA controllers that work with ESX 3.0.1

Here is a short list of SATA controleres that will work with ESX 3.01 LSI MegaRAID 150-4 LSI MegaRAID 150-6 Intel SRCS16 Adaptec 2610SA Adaptec 2410SA For more info take a look at VMwares system guide.