ESXi 7.0 installer not detecting LSI 9240-8i RAID controller

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Hi All

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?

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