- Driver Treiber Windows (Microsoft Certified) details AACRAID driver files v184.108.40.206013 for 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2012/R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows Small Business Server 2011 (Standard and Essentials), Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, WinPE 8.1.
- Adaptec RAID 6405 Storage Manager Downloads The ZIP files provided there also contain the remote-arcconf files for Windows and Linux (32- & 64-bit) in addition to the CIM provider files. VMware vSphere 5 VMware vSphere 5 is only available with ESXi.
How to Manually Download and Update:
Insert the Adaptec Installation DVD, navigate to the linux driver folder, then copy the Adaptec AACRAID driver binary, aacraid-esxi5.0-220.127.116.11400.zip to a temporary location on the Windows build machine. Note: the version string in the file name may differ from the one above. After you copy the file, remove the Adaptec Installation DVD.This built-in Adaptec RAID 6405 driver should be included with your Windows® Operating System or is available through Windows® update. The built-in driver supports the basic functions of your Adaptec RAID 6405 hardware. Click here to see how to install the built-in drivers.
How to Automatically Download and Update:
Recommendation: If you are inexperienced with updating Adaptec SATA device drivers, we highly recommend downloading the DriverDoc driver update tool [Download DriverDoc - Product by Solvusoft]. DriverDoc takes away all of the hassle and headaches of updating your RAID 6405 drivers by downloading and updating them automatically.
When you use DriverDoc to update your SATA drivers, you can also use it to keep all of your other PC's drivers updated automatically. Providing access to a database of over 2,150,000 device drivers (with more added daily), you'll be sure to get the right drivers every time.
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Adaptec Update FAQ
What do Adaptec SATA Device Drivers do?
Device drivers, such as those created specifically by Adaptec for the RAID 6405, facilitate clear communication between the SATA and the operating system.
What Operating Systems are Compatible with RAID 6405 Drivers?
How do I Update RAID 6405 Drivers?
RAID 6405 driver updates can be carried out manually with the Windows Device Manager, or automatically by downloading a driver update software utility.
What are Benefits and Risks Associated with Updating RAID 6405 Drivers?
Better hardware comptibility, increased features, and increased performance can be experienced from RAID 6405 driver updates. Conversely, installing the wrong SATA drivers can lead to software crashes, slower performance, and general computer instability.
Some time ago, we changed the hardware of our VM server. We replaced the RAID controller with an Adaptec 6805 because the old controller had some problems. The server run with ESXi 5.1.
The problem with our Adaptec controller was that ESXi didn't support it out-of-the-box. It was supported in general but the driver was not included. We thought that the new ESXi 6 could contain the driver, but it didn't. So we had to create our own ESXi image with the Adaptec driver.
We thought it shouldn't be a problem because there was much documentation about custom images:
(DE) https://www.thomas- krenn.com/de/wiki/Individuelles_ESXi_5....
- We tried to create an image for version 6
- We used the free version of ESXi with all its limitations
A problem was that the documentation references an 'offline software depot'. You can download the offline depot for the paid version but it's not available for the free version - not as simple download. No offline deplot means no custom image - right? Not right, because it's also possible to use an online depot.
The problem was that the documentation didn't contain a full description. We found some hints in different blogs but no complete description.
Here are the steps how we created our custom ESXi 6 image with Adaptec 6805 driver:
- PowerCLI 6
- Adaptec driver
Useful PowerCLI Documentation:
Adaptec Raid 6405 Driver Download Windows 7
Adaptec RAID 6405 Driver Download
- Install PowerCLI 6 (and all required dependencies)
- Unzip the Adaptec driver to e.g. C:tempVMServer6
- Run PowerCLI as Administrator (sometimes, first launch of PowerCLI isn't working - simply close/run again)
- Execute following commands# Preconfigure
# Use online depot
# Add offline bundle for adaptec driver
# Check added depots
# Lists all ESXi-6.* profiles
# Sets the base profile
New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile'ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard'-name'ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard-Adaptec'-Vendor'[email protected]'-AcceptanceLevel'CommunitySupported'
# Lists all included drivers
# Adds adaptec driver from offline bundle
Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile'ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard-Adaptec'-SoftwarePackage scsi-aacraid
# Creates boot image
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile'ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard-Adaptec'-ExportToISO-filepath C:tempVMServer6buildESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard-Adaptec.iso
# Creates Bundle
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile'ESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard-Adaptec'-ExportToBundle-filepath C:tempVMServer6buildESXi-6.0.0-20160104001-standard-Adaptec.zip
Version numbers may be different, but the procedure should work for you as well. The online depot:
was the most important thing. All other steps can be found in the standard documentation.