According to the ESXi 7.0 hardware compatibility list, the LSI 9240-8i RAID controller is supported natively.
However, when installing with the standard ESXi 7.0 ISO, the installer fails to detect the controller and reports unsupported hardware found.
The server is a Lenovo TS140, with onboard SATA disabled.
I am able to access the 9240’s web bios to configure the virtual drives, etc.
Windows 10 will install on the same box and detect the controller with no issues.
Am I missing something obvious?