This is going to mostly depend on your processors - Support for the Xeon 55xx series was dropped in ESXi 6.5 (The last version that supported it was 6.0 U3), if you have a 56xx processor you should be able to run 6.5 (don't confuse this with it being 'supported' by VMware).Has anyone run ESXi past 6.0 ? I'm pretty sure I've got the dell customized vmware for 6.0, but is there any way to go past 6?
I’m running a pair of E5645 Xeon so I suppose I should give it a go. Has anyone tried it on a C2100 specifically?This is going to mostly depend on your processors - Support for the Xeon 55xx series was dropped in ESXi 6.5 (The last version that supported it was 6.0 U3), if you have a 56xx processor you should be able to run 6.5 (don't confuse this with it being 'supported' by VMware).
Depending on exact hardware and BMC version, the system may get hung up on boot loading the IPMI drivers (I've had this happen with a lot of Dell's servers from this era with ESXi ver. 6+). If this happens hit the Shift + O during boot up and add the parameter noipmienabled and it should boot. Once you get it up and running you can edit this option in advanced settings for the host to prevent it from trying to load the driver on future startups.
Did you initialize the disk as GPT or MBR? MBR will limit you to a 2TB system drive.I have dell fs12-ty formerly running esxi no issues. now I formatted the machine, made raid 5, and installed server 2012. it sees all the drives, but will not make the OS partition bigger than 2TB. in diskmgmt there is 5TB of other space available separated and I cannot combine those into one drive letter for some reason. I have 12 500GB drives installed.
There is no UEFI option in the BIOS for some reason. I have h700 raid controller. what am I doing wrong...…….
1. Plex doesn't really do GPU-assisted encoding. Whatever the feature list says, the footnotes take away. Check the Plex forums for details and disappointment.So, here are some questions I have,
Thanks for your answers Matt. I'm curious about the first one, I've read the plex and reddit forums regarding hw transcoding and GPU acceleration is significant and definitely supported, what makes you state otherwise? Are you referring to transcoding in a VM which Plex doesn't officialy support? I've read this is bypassed through PCI passthrough of GPU, and this is best run on ESXI. Perhaps because you're running your Windows VM through freeNas thats why you're not able to take advantage?n
1. Plex doesn't really do GPU-assisted encoding. Whatever the feature list says, the footnotes take away. Check the Plex forums for details and disappointment.
1) The PERC H200 will work, but you'll need to crossflash it to IT mode - there are tons of posts on here about how to do this. You could also use any other LSI SAS2008 based card (IBM M1015 for example) that's been crossflashed to IT mode - these can be had for as low as $45 on eBay (less if you're willing to buy from China).Interesting topic I'm thining about buing the C2100 but have some questions
1. Which RAID cotroller do you recomend PERC H200 PERC H700 or anything else? Should I flash fw?
2. How large SATA 3.5" disk does it service?
In spec i found: 3.5” SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
only 2 TB???
The M1015 (and all other LSI SAS2008 controllers) is an 8 channel controller; however, the backplane in the C2100 is what's referred to as a SAS Expander which allows the connection of more drives....Thank you for answer. Does the IBM 1015 support 12 drives?