Manage/create/change RAID running VMware host without rebooting.

Hello

I want to know if it is possible to manage the (changing) configuration of Dell RAID controller on the host running VMware.

For example if I add a few discs for DAS shelves storage connected to the H800 controller, I need to set up the RAID on these new disks and add the new data store in vCenter without rebooting the machine.

Is this possible?

My config:

Dell PowerEdge R710 server with iDRAC 6 Enterprise
Storage controller internal Dell PERC H700
External storage Dell PERC H800 controller with two tablets of disc DAS
VMware 5.5 booting from SD card
vCenter 5.5 with Dell OpenManage integration Plugin 2

Thanks to the open tab Integratilon manage in vCenter, I see both controllers and all discs but cannot perform any operation.

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I checked and OMIWV can monitor. You can use Openmanage Server Administrator to create new arrays from a distance. If the installation requires a reboot. http://www.Dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=YCYN1&FILEID=3365343039&osCode=XI55&ProductCode=PowerEdge-T320&LanguageCode=en&CategoryID=SM

Page 37 http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/dell-opnmang-srvr-admin-v7.4_Deployment%20Guide_en-us.pdf

Alternatively, you can try using the megacli for LSI controllers to create the new Raid array without rebooting. http://en.community.Dell.com/TechCenter/virtualization/w/wiki/7438.storage-management-of-VMware-ESXi-using-megacli

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