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    N40L ESXI 6.0 U2 - Upgraded to DSM 6 - BROKE VOLUMES

    They are using the onboard raid in the HP N40L. I have now setup a 2nd VM on the same server using a OVF template someone posted, this VM doesn't update to version 845, I get error 21 when it gets to 20%. I was able to create a volume on the 16GB vmdk that it installed which I think was using IDE. I have now formatted a disk and created a new SCSI vmdk but it is now showing up in storage manager so I am a bit further on with disks but not able to update, I might try a new vmdk in workstation instead of vSphere and choose SATA or IDE.
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    Working DSM 6

    Can anyone help me with the latest working steps? Took the advice of a post saying just update and that's worked but the volumes won't mount and I can't format them as a new disk. ESXI 6.0 U2 HP Microserver
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    N40L ESXI 6.0 U2 - Upgraded to DSM 6 - BROKE VOLUMES

    When I try creating a group I get "failed to apply settings" and when I boot I get a notification saying "Abnormality detected on NAS2. All volumes have been unmounted."
  4. I have been holding off upgrading to DSM 6 since seeing the main thread started months ago hoping that eventually there would be an "official" release of XPEnolougy DSM 6 by now. This hasn't happened yet but I can see a lot of people have successfully got it running so since. I had a spare ESXI host I thought I would give it a go. I saw a couple of posts where people claimed just clicking update and going to find.synology.com allowed them to get it working. This actually worked for me as well which I was surprised about but none of my volumes are working, the data isn't important so I have even tried to format them but they still unmount during the reboot. Does anyone know if I can fix this issue? I am happy to reinstall again or delete the disks in esxi to start fresh but not sure what will even work so looking for suggestions I have read a lot of threads/posts and I think a sticky thread would be nice with the latest install methods and any bugs with fixes/workarounds
  5. I have seen this "XPEnoboot 5.2-5544.5 RELEASED !" posted recently, I have updated my box to DSM 5.2-5644 Update 5 so do I ignore that there is a new version of XPEnoboot? I am going to ignore the "DSM 6.0-7321 is available" but I hope this new version (when available) makes my life a lot easier. How do I remove a RDM? I have deleted the disk from the VM and detached the disk but I can't add it back now? Do I need to run some commands via SSH?
  6. I have a lubuntu VM on the same host, currently copying a 20GB file @ constant/stable 80MB/s Could this be a xpenology thing then?
  7. I have enable caching in the bios, still not got stable speeds
  8. Thanks, I think I was already on 5.2.5592. I've just upgraded it yesterday but I will see if that could be a fix. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Back to trying to get this running... tempted to upgrade the N40L to 8/16GB ram to see if that helps. Disks are currently set as RDM and still got the same issues with speeds plummeting.
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    HomeLab - Setup Advice

    Think the LaCie is just good looking, doesn't perform well but picked it up cheap cause they have released a Thunderbolt 2 version now. Would it be even possible to hack the Lacie? I would put XPE on it in a flash if I could. The DS6100 is a bit of an odd ball, it is licensed for Server 2012 R2 Essentials so don't think it likes joining a domain? Think it has to be top of the tree so but spec wise it is the best of the bunch which 32GB ECC Ram, Xeon chip & WD SE drives so I am trying to save it for important work stuff and not need it on 24/7. Don't really fancy putting £600 HDDs in a £100 MicroServer. Had a little think about what I want to achieve and here is a plan (need couple more data drives + maybe more memory for the N40L) Domain #1 N40L - 2 x 2TB + 2 x XTB VMs - DSM (Plex + Apple TimeMachine + HomeDoc Storage), KALI + Lubuntu N54L - 2 X 1TB + 2 XTB VMs - 2/3 X 2012R2 + DSM + Other VMs LaCie 5TB - iSCI 3/4 TB to the N40L + 1TB for Critical data (RAID 5) DS6100 - Domain #2 Hyper-V - 2 x 2012R2 Dev Environment Access to Domain #1 data I think I have too much kit I think the N40L + LaCie will be the main storage for Media if possible and speed won't be an issue between the 2. I am thinking now with 3 servers + the NAS that I should move them to my garage and run a cable + switch in there. If the above is possible then that is my plan, once everything is stable I might invest in more drives and then maybe get some consistency with the disks, keep some hot spares and maybe look to build a custom 8/12 bay NAS with a large SHR1 volume with any spares. Thanks very much again and apologies for the confusion, think I basically just need suggestions for how more experienced/knowledgeable people would use this kit if it were their own.
  11. still not getting stable speeds. Fresh install on the N40L. I am getting stuff transferred now but it is awfully slow. Currently moving 4K Jessica Jones and it goes from 3 to 40MB/S. I am going to have to put it down to the disks, will have some replacements soon and will just try 1 of them on its own. Can you do any sort of scans/test from within DSM or do I need to remove the disks?
  12. Not at all, at this stage I am willing to try anything. I am just installing ESXI on my N40L so hopefully the problem disappears on that.
  13. USER ERROR. Didn't type .vmdk correctly so it didn't pick them up. Fixed that now so booting and will transfer speeds using RDM. I have just noticed an error though, probably nothing to worry about but any one know if I can ignore? Loading module usbnet FAILED Loading module ax88179_178a FAILED Loading module asix FAILED Loading module r8152 FAILED Just done some transfers, still has a little pause at the end but seems to be a lot more stable now I am using RDM. The drive is still going through optimization on DSM so it could be that, will wait until that is done and run some more tests.
  14. I am trying the RDM setting now but having a problem? Guides say create a folder/datastore for the RDM. I have a datastore called OS_SSD which is where I store the VMs. I created a folder called RDM in there and ran through the RDM guide. Have 2 X 2 lots of files in there to show my drives but when I try to add the drive to the VM selecting existing disk they're not showing up Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. different drivers ; [root@ESXI:~] esxcli software vib remove -n Hewlett-Packard:scsi-hpvsa [NoMatchError] No VIB matching VIB search specification 'Hewlett-Packard:scsi-hpvsa'. Please refer to the log file for more details.