It could be pretty tricky to install Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 on IBM x346 with Adaptec controller. If didn’t want to throw away my old server so I decided to install Hyper-V on it to create testing environment.
I do this with colleague of mine, and we faced with problem. Hyper-V wont install on IBM x346. Why? Server asked for driver….
I think that driver is so old that Hyper-V don’t have it in its drivers database, and You can’t install it using ServerGuide CD.
What were we do.
After spending hours trying to install Hyper-V on IBM x346 with Adaptec u320 SCSI controller, finally we have solution.
My colleague Luka Gros spend finds x64 driver for Adaptec SCSI controller. He found it on this link.
After downloading, you must extract this driver and burn it on CD
Steps what we are do after that is:
booting from Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 and starting installation
when asked for driver change CD to one with driver and click Browse
find driver on CD and click Next
change CD to installation CD again and finish your installation
Hyper-V is installed and running fine now
If You need to manipulate with physical HDD on your Hyper-V, MMC console will return error “RPC server unavailable”.
To avoid this run this command with elevated privileges:
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Volume Management” new enable=yes
Thanks to Luka Gros