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    DSM 6.2.1-23824 - Update 2

    - Outcome of the installation/update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: None, clean "online" install (automatic download of .pat) - Loader version and model: JUN'S LOADER v1.04b - DS918+ - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: BAREMETAL - MSI B85M-E45, CPU: i3-4130
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    Can ESXi/DSM handle VROC?

    @JJJL After reading up on VROC here I doubt it will work. What HW are you planning to use?
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    Am I a fool? XPEnology and VMware question

    @klutch14u Good Let's see if I can explain it, based on my memory... ( as in: I might make an error..) The VM comes with a SCSI based disk, used only for the bootloader. This allows you to get it going (or should I say booting?). (this equals the USB boot drive used on baremetal systems). For you to install any packages (apps), you will need to add 1 or more "disks" to be used for your storage. This could be virtual drives, RDM or passthrough, depending on your needs. On this disk (disks), you will have to create your first volume, this is where you will install any add-on apps, like vmtools. Next, you can make some shares, like your NFS storage for Esxi. In regards to my nick, it's a long story. boiled down to this:
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    How to clean Install in VM using 1.02b

    @klutch14u in partition 0 of the synoboot.img, see my other reply.
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    DSM 6.2.1-23824 - Update 2

    - Outcome of the installation/update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.2.1-23824 - Update 1 (clean-install) - Loader version and model: JUN'S LOADER v1.04b - DS918+ - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: BAREMETAL - AsRock Q1900-ITX
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    Am I a fool? XPEnology and VMware question

    @klutch14u Inside the zip file, there is 2 files, 1 of them is "synoboot.img", use OSFMount to mount partition 0 (as writable), your will the folder \grub where "grub.cfg" is located. (default setting is "set mac1=0011322CA785")
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    Am I a fool? XPEnology and VMware question

    @klutch14u I fully understand what you want, and I have been doing some of the same thinking In the end, (at least for the time beeing) I ended up with a baremetal DSM install on a N54L, providing NFS datastorage to my G8 running as esxi host. If you would like to give DSM another go, there is a clean and easy way to get you going with 6.1.7 (DS3615xs based), supporting VXMNET3. I used that to install some testVM's on Esxi 5.5, with no problems, You might be able to upgrade it to use DS3617xs, that with DSM 6.2, supports NFS 4.1 multipathing for load balancing and network redundancy to fully support VMware vSphere 6.5. Due to my 5.5 setup, I have not yet had time to to find an upgrade path... Another thing you might have a look at, is StarVind VSAN if you can use the free version.
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    No bootable device

    What happend to your USB bootstick? Make sure your BIOS use USB as Primary (or only) bootmedia. Try the USB stick in another computer, to make sure it's still bootable.
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    Is there any getting around a Double NAT?

    Ok, to me your question seems a bit "unspecific" so I have to ask: what is you want to do, that your are not beeing able to do? Are you looking for a way to connect to your NAS and it services from the "outside"? That will be hard to do, as your "external" IP is actually a "internal" IP and you have no access to manually forward ports in your ISP's router (if I get you right). Will it be of any help if you are able to have a "Remote Desktop" way into your DSM ? There is a TeamViewer App for Synology that might work for you.
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    @flo89 Cool When you say updated, I take it as you flashed a new BIOS, what version did you install? (and what version did you have?) The 1.04b loader has so far been built to be used with the DS918+ "clones", the microserver G7 is not compatible for now, due to restricsions on hardware/drivers working with it. AMD vs. Intel CPU is 1 of the problems. I can see that @Lestat tried, with no luck.
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Oops, my mistake, there is no physical serial port on the G7
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    @flo89 Most users of the Microserver G7 are using a "hacked" version of the BIOS, to be able to set all drives, including the 1 designed for ODD as AHCI, 3GB/s. Personally I'm using the one released by "TheBay", it's old but proven to work. btw: 1 change you must make in your BIOS, is to disable "C1" edit: if disabled, also enable the serial port in BIOS. you should be able to see more output by using a serial cable connected to the server and a terminal program.
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    @roadx 🔫 Bang 🔫 Bang just kidding, that's true AMD could have been an issue but it should not be it in this case. In my home, I have 4 running G7 Microservers (and 1 G8), 1 N40L like flo89, and 3 N54L, basicly the same computers, with the 54 using a slightly faster AMD CPU. And I'm not the only one, as can bee seen ie. here where Lestat have been successfully updating to DSM 6.2-23739 Update 2 from DSM 6.1.7 15284, based on Jun's loader v1.03b - DS3615xs, baremetal, no extra.lzma used. So with 1.03b as a base, flo89 should be able to find his N40L on the network after the first boot, then manually provide the .pat and install DSM 6.x @flo89 : Are you using the original or modified BIOS?
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    @flo89 That's very strange... are you sure your cable is working, and your grub.cfg is correct?
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    Am I a fool? XPEnology and VMware question

    @klutch14u : I might be "swearing in the church", but have you considered using anyting else as a Virtual NFS server? "Back in the days", when I attended an ESXi course, we used Openfiler as an application to host NFS and iSCSI storage to be used for Vmotion. They have a VMware appliance download available here. I know, it's getting old and looks like its abandoned, but it worked great at the time we used it.If you have time to "play around", I guess most Linux based servers can be set up as a Virtual NFS server. edit: BTW: I think I remember I had better NFS performance on my HP N54L (baremetal) while using DSM 5.2 than after I updated to DSM 6.2, so if you make a new VM, with DSM 6.x, you should compare with your current one.