GaryM

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  1. You read my findings, have your test results been the same as mine?
  2. DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 4

    AMD Opteron ESXi 6.0 M1015 HBA Synoboot 1.02b DS3617 from DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 3 to Update 4 Updated very well via Synology Control Panel menu. Took 2 minutes of the 10. Rebooted itself back to a running system only needing a regular log in.
  3. well super member, if you were to read the threads you would have found your answer without making a new thread. This is the biggest problem with this forum, people want to get quick answers without reading. As a result there are thousands of threads that are useless and a waste of time for people who do read to wade through. It!s time the moderators delete all but a dozen threads of value, so the information people want can be found. I do see why you don!t want to waste your time reading this mostly outdated garbage. sorry.
  4. Set the motherboard nic up for access to DSM as a maintenance only IP. Use all other ports for play or data. If you mess us the data config you can fix things by access via your normal DSM IP.
  5. You are right on this one. I have a cisco SG200-08 and I won't bother using it for this because with a simple 2 nic bond in DSM3617xs I upload at 105 Mbytes/s and download at 115 Mbytes/s, fast enough for what I want to do. But, if time is money, then one has to spend money in the right place.
  6. You must have one of these HP cards to know it's an 82571EB chipset. Thanks for taking the time to tell me. I use the Intel version of this 4 port board in my Sophos firewall and have no problems with throughput at all. Looks like someone should verify that the nic card works in another system, unless you know he's done that too.
  7. So you really are at 100 mega bits/s and not just careless with your upper case? sorry. I have learned long ago that if you have a choice, only use Intel or Intel chipset network cards.
  8. Yes 100 mb (mega bits) is very slow. You should be getting about 100 MB/s (mega bytes) write and higher reads. You should try a GB nic. and get about 8 times better throughput.
  9. Something else to think about, a lagg from the xpenology box to cisco is great, but have you thought about the lagg from your computer to the cisco switch? If you want throughput all lanes need to be fast and wide or your NAS will have throughput capacity from multiple machines but not from only one.
  10. Make sure you have a backup of your data. Then anything is fine, even a full install.
  11. Should I go for bare metal or ESXi?

    Are you willing to learn to use ESXi, does your CPU and motherboard support Vt-d, will your SAS/SATA controller pass through to a VM the way you expect. Google is your friend, see if what you have will work. Intel, AMD, VMware and your hardware makers all have what you need to know. Remember to do it right, unlike many who are to lazy.
  12. Why, because that is the proper way of doing it, pass it through so the software has full control. If you are going to use ESXi, learn about it as well. When you have to replace a HD you will be happy you did it right. Your motherboard and cpu both have to support Vt-d. Check at ark.intel.com for your cpu and check your BIOS for a Vt-d switch or support.
  13. DSM 6.1.2-15132

    This method worked for me with ESXi 6.0. Upgrading in ESXi doesn't work as has been said. This is the easiest way to get a running DSM 6.1.2 xpenology system in ESXi and move your data over safely.
  14. DSM 6.1.1-15101 Update 4

    Update to U4 is safe. Works for me!
  15. DSM 6.1 Final release, and now?

    Why not do both, Xpenology with BTRFS+ SHR for the various sizes of odd disks and Freenas for the top security of data via ZFS. That is the benefit of using ESXi and VMs. Run any number of apps well and safely.