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  1. Hi, Sorry if this has been asked before, I think my situation is a bit different and I need some advice. Currently running DSM 5.2-5565 Update 2 on ESXi 6 on HP Microserver Gen8. I think my XPEnoboot version is 5.1-5022, but I'm not sure (is there an easy way to check without a reboot?) My EPEnology storage is on 2 x 3TB in RAID1 (hardware array controller in the Microserver) and is mapped with RDM. I'd like to upgrade because I like having the latest and the greatest. (but not at all costs...) So: Should I upgraded to the latest 5.2? or Should I upgrade to DSM 6? and: is the upgrade simple? or do I need to jump through hoops? do I also need to upgrade XPEnoboot in either case? should I keep RDM? or just wipe it and go with a standard VM storage? If the recommendation is to upgrade I will appreciate a link to a simple guide. Thanks. Y.
  2. Thanks again. Performed all the upgrades on the weekend, had a hell of a hard time but all is done. Running DSM 5.1 and will upgrade to 5.2 during the week.
  3. Thank you! So I should upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1 first, is this correct? Is this a simple process? Isn't it a case of also changing from Nanoboot to XPEnoboot? Can you recommend a step by step guide for upgrading from 5.0 to 5.1?
  4. need some advice please. Currently running DSM 5.0-4528 on Microserver N54L with ESXi 5.1 U2 The N54L has a P410 array controller (+512M+BBWC), with 2 x RAID1 1 arrays. The XPEnology storage is on one of the RAID1 arrays mapped with RDM. ESXi is booting from a USB flash drive. Just bought a Microserver Gen8 and am planning a major upgrade. The plan is: 1. Migrate everything "as is" to the Gen8 (i.e. P410 + HDD's + ESXi boot, etc) once everything is working: 2. Replace the P410 with P222 array controller once everything is working: 3. Upgrade DSM to 5.2-xxxx ...and once everything is working... 4. (maybe) upgrade ESXi to ver 6.0 If steps 1 and 2 go smoothly, how should I upgrade XPEnology to DSM 5.2-xxxx ? Should I still use RDM? Or should I install XPEnology from scratch and restore my data from backup? If the recommendation is fresh install: is there a way to backup my DSM 5.0 settings, shares, permissions, Plex, etc, and restore into the new 5.2 installation? (I dread the thought of configuring XPEnology from scratch...) again, if the recommendation is for a fresh install: is there an updated step by step guide for DSM 5.2? I used the guide here to do the 5.0 install: http://cyanlabs.net/Thread-Install-ESXi ... gy-on-ESXi Will appreciate any advise. THANKS! Y.
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    Better using N54L

    I'm running Xpenology in a VM on ESXi on my N54L. Also running FreePBX, Ubuntu Server 14 and an occasional use of a Win 7 test machine. The Xpenology is running PMS, straeming nicely. All running happily, no issues.
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    Thermal status?

    I used this guide: http://www.cosonok.com/2012/02/installi ... mware.html I think I had to play with it a bit before I managed to get it working (sorry, don't remember...), but now it's working beautifully.
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    Thermal status?

    Not sure if this helps but I'm running ESXi (HP) on the MicroServer N54L. I installed the HP SIM pack and can see this in the vSphere Client:
  8. Thanks! I will stick to my current version for now...
  9. I am totally new to Synology/Xpenology so please be gentle on me... Currently I'm on 5.0-4493 Update 7 Given all the reported problems from some people here should I upgrade to 5.1? If so - what is the method of upgrading (given that it's a major version)? Sorry, I only know how to update a minor version... A link to a step by step guide will be highly appreciated!
  10. An update: Replaced the Adaptec 2405 with HP P410 (with 512MB+BBWC). Created RDM using the same command. No errors, no issues, Xpenology is up and running on my N54L. So the issue is definetely with the Adaptec card under this setup (MicroServer+Adaptec RAID cards+ESXi) Hope it helps someone in the future.
  11. Hi, I'm completely new to XPEnology and am asking for some assistance. Trying to install XPEnology on Proliant MicroServer N54L and following the guids here http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2147 and here http://cyanlabs.net/tutorials/how-to-install-esxi-on-n54l-and-xpenology-on-esxi. When I try to attach the disks to Synology (step 11 in this guide http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2147) I get the error: "Failed to create virtual disk: Invalid argument (1441801)" I searched the error and found it is common with Adaptec RAID cards. Unfortunately all the troubleshooting steps suggested in the posts were way over my head (I'm new to all this...) My Setup: * Proliant MicroServer N54L * 8 GB ECC RAM * Adaptec 2405 RAID card * 2 x Seagate 1TB HDD's (ST31000524AS) in RAID1 for VM's * 2 x Seagate 3TB HDD's (ST3000DM001) in RAID 1 for XPEnology storage * ESXi 5.5 (1746974-HP-5.72A.3-Jun2014) booting from USB stick ESXi is configured and working. I have 2 x datastores: 1 for VM's and the other is destined for the XPEnology storage. I have other VM's running with no issues. The command I issued to add the storage to XPEnology is as follows: vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba2:C0:T1:L0 /vmfs/volumes/VM_Datastore/RDM/NAS_Drive1.vmdk (I copied the path in bold from the vSphere client) It resulted in the error: "Failed to create virtual disk: Invalid argument (1441801)" Is there anything I can do to resolve this? Will appreciate any help but please be gentle on me as I'm new... Thanks! Y.