Odd ESXi passthrough issue

TType85

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I am having a bit of an issue on ESXi 5.5.

Hardware is:
Supermicro X9SCL (latest bios)
E3-1230v2
32GB ECC Ram
Perc5i w/1 256GB SSD (Datastore)
m1015 w/5 3TB Drives (Passed through to OmniOS/Napp-it)
Onboard Cougar Point SATA w/4 2TB drives (passed through)

There is no issue with the m1015 or the Perc5i.

With the onboard SATA it works fine when passed through to a windows 7 host. I can see all 4 drives. I remove the device from the windows 7 host and add it to a windows 2008 R2 or 2012 R2 host and they do not show up. The standard SATA AHCI controller says it can't start.

Any way to fix this?
 

cw823

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have you tried ESX 5.1? I know 5.5 brought along alot of decreased features imho. I have seen others complaining about nic/sb drivers not working now with 5.5
 

TType85

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I have not tried on 5.1 yet. I moved the 4 2TB drives to a separate windows 2012 R2 box (non-virtualized) for now. I am thinking blowing out the 5.5 setup and trying the 6.2 version of the Citrix XenServer,
 

cw823

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I have not tried on 5.1 yet. I moved the 4 2TB drives to a separate windows 2012 R2 box (non-virtualized) for now. I am thinking blowing out the 5.5 setup and trying the 6.2 version of the Citrix XenServer,

I have only used esxi, and I have gone back to 5.1 No issues with 5.1
 
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