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  1. If I understand this correct: If using ESXI 6.7 and and a CPU with intel v-d ( Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 ) we could pass through smart info to xpenology? @IG-88 Or must you 100% have a HBA card and passthrough to the VM etc..?
  2. Ok I understand.. So I have to forget about 918+ for a while.. Or maybe forever? Do you think there will be some kind of fix for this in the future? Im thinking when DSM 7 comes are we doomed with this microserver? Im in a tough spot here since this server only has 1 PCI slot. So I have to go either HBA card to easily passthrough my drives to ESXi but then I cant have the newest version because no intel NIC. Or I use RDM and buy the intel network card and get the latest DSM with 3615xs.. Which feels bad because you get no SMART data etc with RDM. and Im not sure how it works when a drive fails etc.. The reason I really want the latest DSM is because Im planning to put nextcloud in a docker container on synology and make it availible on the internet so I can reach it from outside my home. For this I guess I really want the latest DSM for security reasons. However I think there might be 2 alternatives for this as Ive read some.. 1, use a NGINX reverse proxy on a seperate linux VM so I only open the ports to this VM instead, and have it forward the requests to nextcloud on synology. 2, use a VPN server at home and connect only to it for the nextcloud application. What do you think? Should I go with forget latest versions of DSM and get a HBA card instead and one of the 2 above options to reach nextcloud instead? Do you think there will ever be a "fix" for none intel network cards to be able to get latest DSM versions? Or is it the best way to future proof to get intel NIC..?
  3. Hey guys @flyrideyou seem like an expert here.. Also @WiteWulf Could you, or anyone else, please help in my question.. I have a HP Microserver gen 8 with the intel E3-1265L v2 CPU. Running Xpenology on ESXi 6.5 U3 - HP custom, at the moment. Im looking to upgrade it a little so I can run latest DSM version. First of all Im going to buy a HP H222 HBA card so I can passthrough my HDDs to xpenology to get smart data and temps etc.. 2nd Im looking to buy a network card as I understand it it is required and Ive read either the HP 360T or HP 364T (Guess not the 365T?) card. If I do this and disable the onboard NIC I should be able to have the latest DSM version right? Now question is, I saw in the other post that hardware transcoding is only possible with 918+ ? But I see everyone is using 3615xs on this machine? Why not 918+? Is that not working even if you buy the correct network card? Also mini question, this machine requires half height PCI cards right? thanks!
  4. Hi, I have a microserver gen 8 but Im tired of using rdm. I want to get all smart data etc.. So now Im thinking of buying a HBA card to passthrough to esxi. Should I use the HP H222 card for this or is there another card recommended? Also does anyone know if this HP NC365T network will work to get latest version and 918+ 1.04 loader working?
  5. Thanks I know about this guide already.. I have couple xpenology VMs running. But they are all with physical drives, thats myproblem. I dont know how to create it with virtual drives, and that guide does not say.. I have tried creating new disks with SATA controller multiple times.. I tried setting "dependend" and "persistant" but still every time I boot it says no disks found... I dont know what Im doing wrong.. The only way I get it to actually detect disks are with SCSI controller..
  6. Hi, I just want to create a VM in ESXi 6.7 to test something. I dont have any spare physical harddrives. But I have space on my datastore. How do I set up harddrives for this? I tried using SCSI controller in addition to the SATA 0:0 disk for synoboot. I added a 2 SCSI harddrives and load up synology. I come to the installation page and choose my .pat file. It installs DSM and then reboots. But after a minute it tells me No hard drives can be found... Someone please tell me how to set this up..
  7. I finally got it! I started video station on a 1080p movie and then choose to lower quality to medium, forcing transcoding. Then it created the activation file. And its success. However I cant play a 4k video because it tells me it cant play the DTS-HD. Please try another option.. Anyone know what the problem is ? Could it be because my CPU is old? Its a E5-2690 v2 I found a post about FFmpeg package from synocommunity. Got it running but still not playing DTS. Tried rebooting also..
  8. I finally got it! I started video station on a 1080p movie and then choose to lower quality to medium, forcing transcoding. Then it created the activation file. And its success. However I cant play a 4k video because it tells me it cant play the DTS-HD. Please try another option.. Anyone know what the problem is ?
  9. Hi, Im running DSM 6.2.2-24922 Update 3 on a DS3617xs with a genuine serial and genuine mac. I get file/path not availible when I try cat /usr/syno/etc/codec/activation.conf to see if its activated for hardware transcoding etc.. When I try to CD manually to the file I notice in /etc there is no "codec" folder even. I have tried reinstalling DSM and factory resetting it totally several times. Something to note is that when I reinstall it in the installation wizard it tells me that it cant contact synology servers when I reach the quickconnect window. Dont know if this is normal? Im not trying to initiate quick connect obviously but I cant even hit the "skip this step". It just gives me the error message and moves on to next step. Maybe this is where the activation file is created with synology servers? Also Im running the DSM in a ESXi VM. I did not change anything in DSM in the reinstallation process as I dont think its needed? What you guys think..?
  10. Hi, I had a invalid serial and mac at first. Then I got a valid and genuine serial/mac. I have completly factoryreset DSM and reinstalled it from scratch. BUT.. I get no file for the activation key to check.. I dont even have the "codec" folder at all... Is there something I need to trigger for this file to be created? Im running latest DSM on a DS3617xs with loader 1.03b on a ESXi VM. Please help me get this working.. I have reinstalled 4 times but same result.. What to try? SOmething to note is that when I reinstall it in the installation wizard it tells me that it cant contact synology servers when I reach the quickconnect window. Dont know if this is normal? Im not trying to initiate quick connect obviously but I cant even hit the "skip this step". It just gives me the error message and moves on to next step. Maybe this is where the activation file is created with synology servers?
  11. GREAT tutorial m8. Very well done in explaining! I got everything working today based on the updates you posted on the youtube video. I just have one question I never really found out.. Why create the 32 (or something) GB volume from the datastore disk as a harddisk inside the VM? You never showed what it should be used for.. So now I have my 2 HDD's plus this unused space in synology that I dont really know what to do with. I understand I can just remove it from the VM and put it back to the esxi datastore space but I was hoping for something useful to do with it.. I first thought of installing DSM on it as a own volume and have entire DSM + packages I run go to that space that is faster SSD space compared to a HDD. However I got a bit scared since its not mirrored and have no redundancy, so if my SSD crash (it's very old now) Im thinking I will get some problems with my machine.. Thoughts? Also one last question: Can we get temps on the HDD's in synology some way? Like you can with other systems going in to "info" and "storage" or simply clicking the HDD's in the volume manager? Thanks again! Edit: Ohh and last question! I have total 8 GB ram in my system. But only managed to put 4gb RAM in the VM. Do you know if I can increase this? I couldnt hit 6GB for some reason. Not sure how much esxi forces me to reserve for it but Im not really planning on doing anything else then xpenology on this device for now.. Its my offsite backup server.
  12. Jamzor

    NVMe cache support

    I have now tried everything I can I belivie. On baremetal. my motherboard: MSI B250i Pro , has the latest BIOS. NVMe drive is recognized in the BIOS but nowhere to be seen in DSM. Not even when trying to add cache drives. So I belivie my only option is to use ESXi to get the m2 disk in use. I have no own knowledge in ESXi. Right now I just run baremetal on my own built hardware. How long is the learning curve to get started with ESXi and what exactly will the difference be for me compared to running a baremetal. Will I notice and difference at all once its setup? Is there any limitations compared to baremetal, or any disadvantages? Will my storagepool follow or do I need to start everything from scratch? Thank you!
  13. Jamzor

    NVMe cache support

    Hi. It is compatible for sure as Ive read many on reddit that use it. I dont know with driver issue.. Im pretty sure I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard: MSI B250I pro. What else could I do? It shows up in BIOS so its read by the motherboard at least.. Except for this I have no idea what to do...?
  14. Jamzor

    NVMe cache support

    Thank you mate! IIm not that knowledgeable about these things so Im not 100% sure what it means to run ESXi tbh.. Maybe I can find out more about this option if the barebone doesnt work. But about this barebone setup. It is detected by my BIOS that I have the NVMe cache drive connected to the motherboard. But when I go in to DSM and go in to cache drive and click "ADD", it only shows me the regular SATA SSD and not the NVMe SSD. This is my problem at the moment as my plan was to use the NVMe disk as cache and the SATA SSD as a storage disk.