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  1. Is it the newer kernel that contains changes to (most) drivers what breaks the USB support?
  2. Hi R0bb0, I have almost exact same setup as you apart from the HP RAID card. How did you work out the DiskIdxMap=0C0005 and SataPortMap=152 ? Also if you a passing through the "onboard" controller Cougar Point AHCI, just like I do, what do you use for the ESXi datastore to store the VM files for Xpenology? Fyi, I passthrough the the "onboard" controller Cougar Point AHCI for the 4 x 3.5" Drives and 1 x SSD Cache on the SATA port onboard and have a PCIe SATA card for SSD datastore for ESXi Thanks
  3. Would this fix the numbering of the hard disks even though I'm not running 6.2.3 ?
  4. Amazing that this fixes it, I've also had mine for years and years, can these other very old folders be removed? .
  5. Is there a detailed list of all the settings/lines in grub.cfg what they do and what the options are? In particular these lines: Thanks
  6. I've actually looked at Server 2016 before as a replacement for SHR etc but didn't think it could the same job, as in thought it needed a whole bunch more drives and also SSDs??
  7. I have tried this, added SCSI Controller as LSI Logic SAS, setup the RDMs as pRDM in ESXi 6.5 but DSM doesn't then see the drives at all. It only seems to see them when they are on the SATA Controller which SMART obviously doesn't work for. What disk mode did you use? And which version of DSM?
  8. How do I find the var/messages log? Is that an ESXi log or DSM?
  9. Yeah I think I had a SCSI controller there before which I didn't need and wasn't doing anything but removed it, I bet DSM needs to do a reinstall to redetect the drives somehow? any ideas how to get it to do that? Although it doesn't really matter i suppose? Thanks
  10. Does your HDs start on Disk 2 (no Disk 1 because thats the boot loader and therefore hidden) with it running on ESXi ? This is same for me on 2 separate machines - passthrough and using RDMs.
  11. Thanks so if I clone the 2.4G partition I have a rollback if things go wrong? Would I also need to clone the swap 2G partition?
  12. I was looking at this because I had the thought of using clonezilla to clone the system partition before a DSM update then I have an easy way to rollback in the case of a failure or bricked installation. So looking at all the partitions, I assume sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 etc is the system partition in my system here? The 2.4G partition on each drive basically? I've only got 1 volume across 4 x 5TB drives so why do I have a 1.8TB and 931GB partition on every drive? Whats the 2GB partition for? Thanks
  13. But how does creating another VM to test DSM updates give you a backout because the VM only has the loader in it really, the actual changes are in a partition on the physical drives with the data in other partitions? unless you are using VMDKs on the physical disks?