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  1. I don't think I did anything special with my ESXi host. Passed the LSI controller to XPenology and it "just works"
  2. Not a reassuring sign when blows up with a PHP error.
  3. Hello folks. I'm setting up a new XPenology instance in ESXi using SuperMicro X10SL7-F motherboard with an 8-channel LSI 2308 SAS adapter. Which of the existing loaders/DS models is best suited for this purpose? Just as an experiment I used 1.04b/918+, which appears to have installed without a hitch. However, SAS drives don't report serial/firmware/temp in Storage Manager. From cmdline I can find their basic stats with smartctl -all. EDIT: After poking around the forum it seems that 3617XS might have better support for SAS. Trying that out and so far seems good - n
  4. - Outcome of the installation/update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.2.3-25426 - Loader version and model: JUN'S LOADER v1.04b - DS918+ - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: VM - ESXi 6.7 - Additional comments: Reboot required
  5. - Outcome of the installation/update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.2.3-25426 - Loader version and model: JUN'S LOADER v1.04b - DS918+ - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: BAREMETAL - HP Z230 (Xeon E3-1245 v3 - 8GB) - Additional comments: Reboot required
  6. Thank you. That settles it, I’ll boot from USB and dedicate SSD to scratch.
  7. Right now I have ESXi installed on the SSD connected to C224 controller. Should I bother using USB drive to boot from (motherboard has USB-A connector on the board, for conveniently hiding pen drives)?
  8. Would you mind educating me on the concept of scratch disks for ESXi? I have a ton of reading to do on ESXi, but as I understand things so far, I would use a SSD attached to C224 SATA for VM storage (my Linux VMs, synoboot, etc). I would pass through LSI to Xpenology and let DSM own the 8 drives attached to it. The chassis has room for 1 2.5" drive, which ought to be plenty for VM partitions.
  9. @flyride, at the moment I’m running HP Z230 with E3-1245v3. 1.04b loader and no custom lzma. Latest DSM version. New (to me) hardware is SuperMicro X10SLM-F, E3-1265L v3, LSI 9211-8i HBA in a U-NAS 810A chassis so I can have 8 drives and option of SAS.
  10. Thank you @flyride. I was reading your ESXi fix thread. I don't plan to use NVME cache or transcoding via DSM (Plex Server is on nVidia Shield at the moment). Could you recommend a guide for migrating from baremetal to hypervisor? I've been scouring the forum and it seems like that's possible to do with drive migration.
  11. Good morning, everyone. I'm in the process of upgrading my XPenology hardware and I wanted to understand pros/cons of using ESXi vs bare metal. Right now I have a bare metal installation and I use VM Manager to run several VMs. The main pro of moving to ESXi would be decoupling those VMs from XPenology and have them available independent of NAS state. The con I found so far is the different boot process and synoboot fix-up that's needed for ESXi. Are there any other considerations I should be aware of? The hardware in the new box isn't significantly different from t
  12. @SteinerKD One more question if I may. Do you have any experience with mixing SATA and SAS drives on the LSI controllers? Specifically, running 4xSATA on one cable (channel? Not sure of terminology) and 4xSAS on the other.
  13. What kind of fan did you attach? The UNAS 810A enclosure I'm using is pretty restrictive. There's a pair of 120mm fans blowing over the drives. CPU will have Noctua NH-L9i on it and there's a 60mm fan venting the motherboard compartment. 9211 appears to have 40mm heatsink on it, so I'll do some measurements to see if I can fit 40mm Noctua fan on top of the heatsink.
  14. Thank you for the reply. Was there anything special you needed to do for XPE to support 9702, or did it work out of the box? I haven't gotten mine up and running yet as I'm waiting on some hardware to come in.
  15. @IG-88 are there other low-power options with a little more grunt than J5005 but not as much power as Haswell Xeon or i7