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  1. captainfred

    DSM on ESXi 6.5 and using RDMs

    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
  2. captainfred

    DSM on ESXi 6.5 and using RDMs

    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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. captainfred

    DSM on ESXi 6.5 and using RDMs

    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?
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    Loader and RDM

    I would like this as well - the Celeron CPU in the Gen8 MicroServer along with many other CPUs I guess don't support a VM using I/O passthrough so the only options are RDMs or replace the CPU!
  7. captainfred

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    1.03c?? Thought we were only on 1.03b?
  8. captainfred

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Is the vid and pid in the grub.cfg important or used when running DSM on ESXi? If so what do you set it as? Thanks Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. captainfred

    DSM on ESXi 6.5 and using RDMs

    Hello, Those of you who are running DSM on ESXi 6.5 and using RDMs, which mode did you use for your disks (Dependent, Independent - persistent or Independent - non persistent) and which disk compatibility (physical or virtual)? and why? I'd like to use Dependent so I can create a snapshot before an update for rollback, but does this work when they are large RDM drives? Anyone tried? Thanks
  10. captainfred

    DSM running on ESXi shows loader HD in Disks

  11. Hi, I recently changed my baremetal DSM 6.1.3 to a VM running on ESXi 6.5 U2 on HP Gen8 MicroServer. All working fine, except I see the 50MB loader HD in the Disks in Storage Manager. Why is this? How can I hide/remove it without breaking anything? Thanks
  12. captainfred

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    what does this actually do? what does MTRR Trim stand for/mean?
  13. captainfred

    SSH to 1.02b loader not DSM?

    Oh, very odd. Yeah I did a reboot, still works but disabled in the GUI. How do you see more about what the loader is doing/reporting then? I saw something about serial port but can I use the HP Gen8 MicroServer's ILO virtual serial port to see it somehow?
  14. captainfred

    SSH to 1.02b loader not DSM?

    Hi, I'm using Jun loader 1.02b - DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 8 on HP Gen8 MicroServer baremetal. Telnet and SSH are definitely not enabled in Control Panel > Terminal & SNMP tab. But when I try to SSH to the IP, it responds with login as prompt! So is it possible to SSH to the loader itself? I have searched and searched forum and can't find clear answer to this or way to get in. Thanks
  15. I am also still wondering why they don't allow SHR by default on some models since DSM 6. I thought it was their main selling point of DSM! As far as I know not many other products can do the same thing if at all.