DSM 6.1.x iLO in DSM 6.x Posted September 15, 2017 I know it can be done as Quicknick did it in his loader configuration tool. Maybe he made entry that loads the Linux kernel and run a script by passing init=/path/script or he pass custom argument on the kernel command line. I've never tried so I can't pin down the specific. You may want to contact him to see how he did it. It's best to get a DNS server up and running on your ESXi host. Then you can SSH onto the ESXi host to see the IP address of your xpenology (or any VM for that matter). If you don't have physical access to the hardware then how are you going to get the hard drives for your NAS installed? For best/most stable config, you'll need to PCI-pass thru the entire HBA controller.