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  1. @Polanskiman I finally managed to get it to work :) I got my new Dell R510 up and running and used this opportunity to upgrade to ESXi 6.7. This enabled me to use this guide: https://advanxer.com/blog/2018/12/install-xpenology-dsm-6-2-1-on-esxi-6-7-ready-made-ova-file/ It worked very nicely and now I am able to edit SN and MAC address. So I made a couple of new Xpenologies and this time they remain on the same SN and MAC after a power cycle. And editing with the "c" during boot works as well. Thanks for your help along and support during these somewhat challenging weeks :)
  2. @Polanskiman Thanks for your input. My primary ESXi server is currently crashed so I am running on my (very weak) backup server. New parts will arrive next week so I will continue work on this once everything is up and running. I’ll get back to you at that time [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. @Polanskiman I wouldn’t know where to start So - the answer is no Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. @Polanskiman I believe it's 1.02b. I haven't gotten around to updating it yet. I have the very same GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta as in your screen dump. And I agree that the commands should work. But as you can see from my screen dump ... they don't
  5. @bearcat Thanks for following up on this ... actually I tried pretty much all combinations; with the ":" in the address, without, with ":" after "mac1". You name it - I tried it. The darn grub just won't recognize the "mac1" command. Which in a way makes sense - if I list all grub commands with the "TAB" key, mac1 definitely isn't one of them. Anyway - as you also mention ... it's sorted out now If you are curious why I am spending so much time on this issue, it's because I want to have a number of XPe's running on my ESXi. This way I can do some tests without messing up my main XPe. My primary ESXi (and the entire XPe data VMDK) crashed the other day ... that hurt. So moving forward caution and backups are going to be my main focus
  6. @Olegin Thank you so much for your reply. I am a noob in Linux so it took me way too long to figure things out. But when I figured out that the line with the three dots indicated when I should edit the grub.cfg things started to work (mind you - the VIM editor and me are not good friends) So I have now successfully changed the MAC address .. and this time the XPe keeps it after a reboot Thanks again
  7. I also tried to modify in the other menu ... this does actually change SN and MAC, but it doesn't retain the changes after a reboot. I might add that I have XPenology running on a ESXi 6.0 server.
  8. Thanks for your swift reply @siulman and yes - it does sound obvious. But as my screenshot shows ... I can't get it to accept my entry Any hints?
  9. @siulman wrote in this old thread ... "by pressing C in grub menu, enter "mac1 your_mac" in command line, then ESC and boot." I simply cannot make this work. I have no problems getting into the grub menu pressing c. Then I get the command line. If I finish the mac1 command with <enter> it will say unknown command; if I go into the e menu/screen I can move the cursor to the MAC position and modify the mac address. This will work for one boot, but it won't keep the changed after a reboot. Could you or somebody else shed some light on what I am doing wrong, please Thanks