HP SmartArray P400/P400i HPSA driver with 2Tb and more LUN support for ESXi 5.1/5.5/6.0/???
This is post copied from the old blog that seems to be relevant even now. Basically, those using P400/P400i on ESXi usually hit the major issue: cciss driver provided by ESXi does not support LUNs >2Tb in size while controller itself (with newer firmwares) does. Alas, it's not only driver problem but essentially the ESXi SCSI emulation layer issue is involved and so directly patching cciss driver was impossible.
What's provided there is pair of drivers for ESXi 5.1 (both VIBs must be installed for support to work) that make hpsa driver claim the P400(i) controller and cciss driver to ignore it. Of course, you should have driver support level set to 'third-party' for this to work, effectively making your ESXi system unsupported.
These VIBs were tested for years by multiple people with ESXi 5.5 and even 6.0, and found working. Nevertheless, they are obsolete AF now and always should be used at your own risk only. I hereby propose they come without any warranties and I cannot be made liable for any data loss, broken extremities, major traffic accidents or whatever resulting from your use of this driver set. It is provided only because people still search for it and find it useful.
Thank you very much!
i have HP StorageWorks SB40c and need drivers for it’s P400 raid
You saved my job!
Glad to hear it still works, it’s over 4 years old already )
I’am getting issues with this hpsa driver, it’s sporadically unloads after esxi 6.0u3 reboot.
Could you be so kind to keep in touch with me.
I need new (customised) version to run my sb40c storage with p400 raid
As it’s very important to me, we can talk about some compensation for the help.
Surely, other option is to update it, test and make public.
Thank you in advanced.
Comment from: Mobistek [Visitor]
It realy works on esxi 6.0 but on esxi 6.5 doesn’t. Is there any possibility to make it work on esxi 6.5?
6.5 changes driver model quite a bit (they are actually moving to fully closed source quite fast), and full sources / SDK seem now available to partners only, so alas… :(
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