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ESXi PCI passthrough SmartArray P812 with 12TB MSA60

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http://serverfault.com – I have an HP Proliant DL 360 G6. ESXi is installed on the array controlled by the on board RAID controller (P420 I think) ESXi recognizes the P812 RAID controller but when I put PCI passthrough on it I get a purple screen of death. My goal is to virtualize an FTP/SAMBA server and give the P812 RAID controller (all 12TB of the MSA60) solely to the FTP/SAMBA VM and nothing else. I have tried ESXi 5.1 (known to have broken PCI passthrough) and 5.0 (shouldn't have broken passthrough). How do I get this working? (HowTos)