Did you install DSM, and the timeout is in the manager?
Or are you timing out pre-install of the pat file?
What ESXi hardware are you running this on? Intel / AMD, memory, disk, motherboard, etc.
Are there any other VMs on the same machine?
Are you using a VMFS Disk or a RDM Disk? You may have faulty hardware (fails to virtualise).
Follow the guide, use a VMFS Disk first to test that it installs and works, then delete/disconnect the disk and redo it properly with the desired Drive. All else being the same, the guide setup will work, since it is purely virtual.
Same thing here...
Followed the guide to the letter, but when connecting to the Synology, it says it can not find any hard drive ...
Any thoughts about this ?
I'm using a VMFS disk.