Installing with VMware ESX 4.1

Note: To install the Adaptec RAID controller driver with VMware ESX 4.1, you must burn the driver iso image to a writeable CD (see Creating a Driver Disk). You will need your VMware Installation CD to complete this task. You must have root privileges to install the driver image.

To install the Adaptec RAID controller driver while installing VMware ESX 4.1:

  1. Insert the VMware Installation CD.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin the VMware installation.
  4. Select Yes to install a custom driver, then click Add.
  5. Insert the CD containing the driver, then click OK.
  6. Select the driver from the displayed list, click OK, then follow the on-screen instructions to load the driver.
  7. Complete the VMware installation, following the on-screen instructions.
  8. Reboot your computer, then remove the VMware Installation CD.

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