1. I know HDS supports Linux. Does that mean it supports ESXi/VMWare? I didn’t find any tutorials for ESXi here.
2. HDS supports NAS. I have a Synology NAS VM on an ESXi 6.7 host. The HDDs are mapped to NAS as RDM (Raw Device Mapping), so Synology cannot see SMART of the HDDs because ESXi sits in between. I know I can buy a RAID card and pass through the card to NAS in order to get SMART in Synology, but that’s a bit too much for me. So, I guess the only way left is to get the NAS HDDs’ SMART from ESXi host?