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R720 PERC H310 Mini Raw Device Mapping

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Hello all, I am trying to configure raw device mapping for a local storage SSD on a Dell R720 with a PERC H310 Mini Embedded.  This would be passed through to the ESXi hypervisor I have running on top of that.  What I need to know is if the PERC controller passes the SSD serial and/or other SCSI VPD.  I have been reading documents for the last couple days and cant find any information that confirms or denies this ability.  

 

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Re: R720 PERC H310 Mini Raw Device Mapping

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I doubt it is fully supported, but I think it will work. The H310 and H710 should have similar functionality. I followed this KB article with an H710, and I was able to map a single drive RAID 0 and assign it to a virtual machine. Once I added it to the VM I went into disk management, onlined the drive, initialized, formatted, and assigned a drive letter. I then tested copying a 200MB file to the new drive, it worked.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1017530

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Daniel Mysinger
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

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Re: R720 PERC H310 Mini Raw Device Mapping

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Hello

I doubt it is fully supported, but I think it will work. The H310 and H710 should have similar functionality. I followed this KB article with an H710, and I was able to map a single drive RAID 0 and assign it to a virtual machine. Once I added it to the VM I went into disk management, onlined the drive, initialized, formatted, and assigned a drive letter. I then tested copying a 200MB file to the new drive, it worked.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1017530

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Daniel Mysinger
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

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drwatson128
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Re: R720 PERC H310 Mini Raw Device Mapping

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If this is the route we decide to take, I will give it a go and see what the results are. Thanks!

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For anyone viewing this after the fact, we can confirm this does work with the H310 controller using RDM with Intel SSDSC2KB03 3.84TB TLC SATA SSD 2.5" SSDs.  Thanks again!