This step assumes that you have a new SSD with the operating systems (ESXi + SynetoOS) already installed.

For the hardware, the replacement part is pretty straightforward. 

Just unscrew the 4 screws and remove the cover.

Pay attention to the data stripe between motherboard and SSD.

You have a one-minute video here:
Once the SSD has been replaced and the EDGE has been closed, go ahead and power on the system. Wait for it to boot. The IPs received by ESXi and SynetoOS via DHCP will appear on the screen/monitor. 

You need a DHCP server for this. Without it, you will have to configure the IP manually.


The next step is to access the Hypervisor at the indicated IP address. Once logged in, you will need to check two things:

  1. The fact that NVME is active in passthrough. Which it should be. Otherwise, it will have to activate it.



  2. The VMware license has been added.


If the two checks above are OK, go to the next step. Access SynetoOS to the obtained IP.
You will be greeted by the SynetoOS setup screen. 

Complete the guide by following the steps, and at the end, SynetoOS will be accessible.

The next step is Pool Import. For this, you need to access the Pool menu. 

 

Select Import Existing 

and select the desired pool from the list and complete the action.

Once the pool is imported, you will have that access to datastores that you will be able to mount in ESXi.

Information on how to import a pool or how to mount a datastore can be found in the SynetoOS manual also.

In any case, we also have a video for that: