shteve

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  1. I'm using an HP N54L with ESXi and RDM. I've got one 500GB drive in there for the host, to 3TB drives and one 4TB drive as RDM. Works a treat. http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/SATA_RDMs.php
  2. Go into the BIOS and look at the disc caching options. HD write cache (can't remember the exact name) needs to be enabled, which it isn't by default. You're seeing the hard drive buffers filling up, and ESXi being a server level VM manager will wait until it receives the all clear that everything has been written before sending more data. Enabling the cache will make this *much* quicker. Only downside is that if there's a power cut when writing, you'll lose data. I found this issue myself, bought new network card and the like and then stumbled upon the BIOS setting and it flew afterwards!
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    XPEnology is not detecting my HDDs

    Are they visible in the BIOS? What version of Xpenology? Is it bare metal or virtualised?
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    Vsphere 5.5 DSM 5.1-5022 Update 4 file copy slow

    Have a look in the BIOS for hard drive caching options. ESXi waits for the drive to confirm the data has been written before writing the next. If that is your issue, you'll see the file copy start quickly and then drop to a few MB/sec. With the cache enabled it confirms writing straight away.
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    Storage annoyance for OCD user

    They're folder names. If you log into your box via Putty you can see them, and rename them using the "mv" command. Whether the system will play nice after you do that is anybody's guess so I'd backup before trying it.
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    Update 5.1 5004 error

    Why are we helping this guy to install an update that won't work? OP, don't go to 5.1 yet, stick with 5.0. We need an update nanoboot to get the latest version to work.
  7. Mine wouldn't start after the upgrade due to permissions errors. Uninstalled and reinstalled and it's all good now.
  8. Update 1 out now to fix the hard drive comptatibility issues. Applies with now probs, no need to edit the autoupd@te file either.
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    Login Incorrect

    Leave the USB stick in the internal USB slot.
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    N54L + VM Xpenology = very slow

    Enable the hard drive write cache in the BIOS.
  11. Nice. The N54 is apparently 70% faster than the N36, and the Gen 8 about 70% faster than the N54. I'm able to watch 1080p shows on my LG G2 with my N54 as the server as there's no recoding required. Maybe worth a new phone rather than a new server if you need to transcode?
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    SED update command

    I just vi it and edit
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    XPEnology ESXI Installation follow up

    It's the open source version of vmware tools. Vmware only make them for Windows IIRC, and this gives some enhanced functionality to VMs. This is the Linux one packaged for install onto an Xpenology box. You need to have installed ESXi and then Xpenology before you can use it. ESXI is the base OS, just existing to allow VMs to be installed on top.
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    XPEnology ESXI Installation follow up

    Nope, I just virtualised my Xpenology box recently and had the link saved as a favourite. The worst part for me was that damned write cache setting in the BIOS. I ended up buying an Intel network card, different memory and a different hard disk in getting to the bottom of that (and was the reason I was trying to install the VM-tools)! Probably a good thing tbh as my initial installs were using VHDs, and I moved into RDM set ups instead which feels a lot better to me.
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    WOL in DSM 5.0 (N54L)

    Either stick that command in an init script, or add it to the scheduled tasks under xpenology to run at startup.