Dell R740 does not see local storage in ESXI

So you just got your brand new R740 and you bought the latest and greatest server.  I mean this is the machine you have been waiting for it is specced out and decked out with the best hardware.

  • You got the correct and fast SAS SSD drives that are type “n” so no issues with 4K drive format.
  • You got the new H740P Raid Controller Card
  • You got all the hardware level firmware updated
  • You configured the local SSD drives into RAID 6
  • You have a new slick looking iDrac HTML5 interface
  • You installed the ESXi software onto the SD Cards

But… when your logged into ESXi and you go to add a datastore and try to select the virtual RAID disk you created earlier it is not showing up.


Download the Dell Customized ESXi 6.0 Update 3 A10 disc which includes the latest Dell Drivers.  Once installed you will be able to view and add the datastore to the server.

Dell Customized ESXi 6.x Latest Discs


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