Upload the new boot images to your datastore. Add new harddrive en select boot image (IDE), remove the old boot image harddrive.
Boot your VM select install/upgrade and at login prompt open Synology Assistant. Use the web gui to migrate.
Use this guide for VMware: http://www.xpenology.nl/vmware-installatie/
And basic install guide for DSM: http://www.xpenology.nl/standaard-installatie-dsm/
Hi, noob here with question:
I tried to follow that procedure for updating from DSM 4.2 under Esxi 5.1 running on a N54L, my configuration being otherwise same. The first screen of the web gui displays the status as "migratable" but also a red warning says that the content of disk 1 will be erased .. little confused here. I went further on selecting the migration but got a popup requesting me to check "I understand that content of disk 1 will be lost". Is this disk 1 only the boot image or the physical drive hosting my data (I have 2 RAW mapped drives)? Help much appreciated here
Many thanks in advance!
I'm answering myself - went further and though the gui claims disk will be erased it's not: I could access all of my files afterwards, great