VMWare Esxi 6 Unable to Find Controller Adaptec 5805

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Hi All,


I have a PC installed VMWare 6.0.0 build 2494585

Adaptec ASR-5805 512 MB with latest firmware No BBU.


Below are VIB that I have installed to the machine.


esxcli software vib list | grep aacraid

scsi-aacraid           Adaptec_Inc  VMwareCertified     2018-05-01


esxcli software vib list | grep arcconf

arcconf                        1.00-1                                Adaptec      unknown             2018-04-30


I run ARCCONF on a guest OS Windows 2008 R2 x64.

Installed the ARCCONF from the software download for 5805.


C:Program Files (x86)AdaptecRemoteArcconf>arcconf setvmcredential 5989 root password


Command completed successfully.


C:Program Files (x86)AdaptecRemoteArcconf>arcconf getstatus 1

Controllers found: 0

Invalid controller number.


C:Program Files (x86)AdaptecRemoteArcconf>


Why it couldn’t find the controller? Is the ARCCONF not compatible on Esxi 6?

Do I have to install CLI and CIM from Adaptec 6805 msm_vmware_v1_08_21375 ?


Thank you.


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