Checkpoint: Gaia on ESX – “No Hard Drives Have Been Found” Error


This article describes how to fix the error “No Hard Drives Have Been Found” when installing Checkpoint Gaia on ESX.

This is a simple one – I used to work round it by implementing an IDE drive instead of SCSI but actually it’s just due to the SCSI controller type. It happens when you choose a Red Hat machine which in turn sets the SCSI controller type to VMware Paravirtual as shown here below:


Gaia - Change SCSI Controller Type

All you need to do is go into the VM Settings, SCSI Controller, and change the SCSI controller type from “VMware Paravirtual” to “LSI Logic Parallel” or to “LSI Logic SAS.”

Job done! Screenshots available in SecureKnowledge here.


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