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XPEnology 6.1 ESXi 6.5 LSI-SAS9201-16i passthrough no disks vissable

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Hi ya all,

 

I'm new to ESXi and XPEnology and mabe someone here can help me out with my problem.

 

I have the problem that none of my harddisks are vissable in XPEnology Storage Manager.

The SATA controller is setup as passthrough in ESXi 6.5

 

This is my setup:

2x Xeon L5640 @ 2.27GHz 64GB 1333MHz RAM  2x 250GB SanDisk NGFF SSD

LSI SAS9201-16i 16-Port SAS/SATA controller (the card is set passthrough in ESXi)

Software = ESXi 6.1 Update-1

XPEnology 6.1 DS3615xs 6.1 Jun's Mod V1.02-alpha

 

Is there something I have to do to make XPEnology recognise all de harddisks that are connected to the SATA controller?

 

Could it be that it is driver related, however I have read that my SATA controller 9201-16i is compatible http://xpenology.me/compatible/

 

Any help on this is greatly appriciated.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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In the 1.02a-loader is a bug where you have to copy drivers manually after an upgrade of DSM. I would suggest to try the actual loader 1.02b.

For debugging purposes it is also good to have access via putty over a serial connection. With this way you be able to see the whole boot process. I made a thread here in the forum with a manual how to do this.

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Do you now how to replace the loader from 1.02a to 1.02b on ESXi ?

Or do you recommend a new install?

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You can exchange the loader 1.02a with 1.02b. You just have to make the same changes of the mac-address and sn in the config file as usal. Have a look into the "how to-threads" here. There will be explained the process.

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after exchanging the loader system will not boot, you will have to use the synology assistant to fix it, only takes a few seconds

main reason imho is that the fresh loader 1.02b comes with the kernel of dsm 6.1.0 (15047) and you usualy have a newer dsm/kernel installed like 6.1.3 (15152)

its the same as if you get your real synology hardware exchanged, you take out all disks, get a new diskstation delivered and there will be a difference between the internal synology usb loader and your disks, that has to be fixed

 

i've not tested it but it may work ootb if you copy the "recent" (latest installed) zImage and rd.gz to the boot media

thats not always inside the big 200 GB "first" pat file, you have to check the last update pat file, if there is a flashupdate package inside (open pat files with 7zip) like "flashupdate_6.1-15152-s7_all.deb" the this contains the newer files (can also be opend with 7zip) you need to copy the two files to the 2nd partition of the image (if windows 10 is used that can use the 2nd partion easily as it gives it a drive letter when connected)

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Thank you for your suggestion but would it not be more quicker to install a new XPEnology?

 

 

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no, you dont have to reinstall for bootloader change 1.02a->1.02b

as i wrote, if you remake the usb flash drive with 1.02b (inser vid/pid, mac, and serial) and try to boot you can repair it with the synology assistant (windows software), right click on the system found and there should be a option to repair (or whatever its named)

thats the way i did it when 1.02b came out (if you use the search you will find more people that have done it)

 

the untested is just a option to get it booting in the first try without anything else, prepare the usb flash drive put it in and boot up (and hopefully it boots without any visible change on the 1st try)

 

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If you clean install a new hdd with 1.02b loader on some spare hardware, then update DSM to 6.1.3, that will also 'write back' to update the loader so everythings at the same version. You can then use that loader the production box with less steps to 

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Hi , I have a esxi6.7 with a old 3ware 3650 passed to xpenology vm , perfectly working , have you load the extra drivers image ?

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