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Drive help - No Serial or SMART information - ESXi Raw Devic

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So I have an ESXi setup where I am passing the individual drives mapped via RDM and while my drives are being recognized just fine, they are a TON of things not working right. Here are the problems.

 

  • SMART Status is not accurate
    SMART Tests will not run
    Drive does not pass serial number
    All drives show as SSD's even though none of them are

 

I would really like these things so I can stay on top of drive health. Is there something I can do to get this, or am I just out of luck?

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If you're running under ESXi none of these things work or show correctly, it's a known problem & can't be fixed. If they're important to you need to run bare metal. I'd also suggest that you do a bit of reading on the forums to familiarise yourself a bit more with Xpenology.

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Concerning SMART data not available in ESXi,

I was facing the same issue and as none of existing solutions did the trick, I decided to set-up my own SMART workaround. I'm using SMART tools from ESXi directly (not xpenology) to get accurate information.

 

See thread:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4475

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