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    Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

    Im not sure that is the case as i can see 8 cores total, 4 cores from each of the CPU's. Though i should be seeing double the total threads. It may be something along the lines of a config file somewhere as i believe the most powerful appliance that Synology do is the RS18016xs+ that has the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 CPU which is a quad core with hyper-threading to give it 8 threads total. Though i may be wrong! Hence why i thought i would see if anyone else knows.
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    Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

    Hello all! My system has 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2418L processors that are 4 cores each with hyper threading to give each CPU a total of 8 threads per CPU. Now, while these seem to work brilliantly, I wanted to ask if anyone out there can tell me why it appears that Xpenology doesn't seem to "see" the hyper threaded cores? If i open up HTOP in an SSH window, it shows 8 cores total which im assuming at this point are the 2 x 4 cores of each CPU. Running "more /proc/cpuinfo" outputs what you see below showing the correct CPU, but only showing 4 cores. processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 45 model name : Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2418L 0 @ 2.00GHz stepping : 7 microcode : 0x710 cpu MHz : 1200.000 cache size : 10240 KB physical id : 0 siblings : 4 core id : 0 cpu cores : 4 apicid : 0 initial apicid : 0 fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 13 wp : yes flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid dca sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid bogomips : 4000.31 clflush size : 64 cache_alignment : 64 address sizes : 46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual power management: Any help would be appreciated. Kind Regards, Josh
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    Virtualbox and phpVirtualbox on XPEnology

    Ah okay, so if i have the latest VirtualBox package installed and downgrade my current USB drive from xpenoboot 5.2-5644.4 to xpenoboot 5.2-5592.2, it works okay? There have to be some drawbacks to running an older bootloader though surely? Many thanks for the clarification, i will give it a go! Posted via MyXpenology
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    Virtualbox and phpVirtualbox on XPEnology

    I am very very much hoping that it will be working again soon! I really love Xpenology so far and was thrilled that it existed after i outgrew my real Synology so that i could build the box i needed to match my requirements! The only thing that is missing is VirtualBox! I shall wait excitedly!
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    What hardware are you using?

    With such power i hope you installed Xpenology in a VM. I've added some of your hardware to the list (thanks!). However, i can't find the Dell H200 HBA, you do got a link? (Ebay would be great). Posted via MyXpenology Hey Brantje, I had thought about installing VMware ESXi 5.5 as this is what i have done in the past years with my previous servers, however this time round, i wanted to see if DSM would run straight on the bare metal which it does wonderfully! The only thing i am now waiting on is for the VirtualBox package to work as that would then allow me to share the hardware with a couple of VMs. Many thanks for adding the hardware to the list, i can go ahead and add in the rest when i have a moment so hopefully people can benefit from it if they are building a similar system. As for the Dell H200, they sell it as a RAID card, however i wouldnt ever use it as such. As an HBA though, it works great! Here is a link to a current listing on ebay Kind Regards, Josh
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    What hardware are you using?

    Hello all! I am a new Xpenology user who has just moved from a real Synology DS1812+ to a custom build and thought that I would share my experiences with the hardware I purchased for the project. Type Supported hardware types for now: - CPU = 2 X Intel Xeon E5-2418L - Motherboard = Supermicro X9DBL-iF - RAM = 6 X 8GB Samsung PC3-12800R - SATA Card = Onboard SATA disabled, but does natively work - SAS Card = 3 X Dell H200 HBA's flashed with LSI 9211-8i IT firmware - SCSI Card = None - Network card = 2 X onboard Intel 82574L + 1 X HP NC364T PCI-E quad port nic - Harddrive = 5 X 2TB WD RED + 2 X 4TB WD RED + 2 X 2TB Seagate Barracuda + 1 X 750GB Seagate Barracuda + 2 X Samsung 850 PRO SSD's + 3 X HP branded 500GB SATA Seagete Enterprise drives - USB Wifi = None I basically stuck it all together in a 4U rackmount case with hot swap drive bays, plugged in a USB stick with Xpenoboot 5.2-5644.4 and it has basically all worked natively an absolute treat! We have made a couple of tweaks here and there in order to make it align to our requirements such as remove the 12 hard drive limitation of the original Synology model the image is made from, but other than that, it's pretty much all just worked! The only other thing to note is that I did flash the HBA's to LSI's native HBA firmware, however I do believe that you could just stick with the Dell firmware too. I use this device for a whole heap of services such as file sharing locally, cloud station syncing internally and externally, downloads, Plex for use internally by ourselves and externally shared with around 5 people, etc. My primary objective was to ensure that it could handle a number of simultaneous HD streams with Plex being transcoded and it seems to handle around 6 spfully transcoded streams without a hitch! I hope that helps everyone! Kind Regards, Josh