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  1. Hi, at the moment I've got working XPEnology system with 3 HDs on ESXI: Volume1: 16GB (virtual ESXI disk on SSD) Volume2: 3TB RDM HD Volume3: 4TB RDM HD Now I wonder if I can resize the virtual HD up to e.g. 32GB (I thought about putting the cloud station with 70000+ files on the SSD). I don't want to break my working server ... best regards, Christian
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    Asrock Q1900-ITX/Q1900DC-ITX

    What is the power consumption (bare metal / ESXI) using the Asrock Q1900? I'm going to build a second 24/7 XPENology server. Currently I'm wondering, wether a Celeron J1900 will save some money comparing against a Celeron Haswell or not.
  3. Could I resize my virtual Disk (Volume1)? Hi, at the moment I've got working XPEnology system with 3 HDs on ESXI: Volume1: 16GB (virtual ESXI disk on SSD) [i used some SSD Datastore space for volume1 as suggested by LeeBear.] Volume2: 3TB RDM HD Volume3: 4TB RDM HD Now I wonder if I can resize the virtual HD up to e.g. 32GB (I thought about putting the cloud station with 70000+ files on the SSD). I don't want to break my working server ... best regards, Christian
  4. Thx @Saoclyph for sharing his knowledge! Unfortunately I don't know much about Linux, but I hope that one of these ideas could work (enabling Smart Data on DSM Desktop): 1. rename 'smartctl' -> 'smartctl2', create a batch file named 'smartctl' which calls 'smartctl2' with all given parameters but fixed '-d sat' 2. rename 'smartctl' -> 'smartctl2', create a bin file named 'smartctl' which does exactly the same as the batch of #1 (and compile it for x86) 3. (if sourcecode of smartctl is available) alter the code of smartctl for only supporting '-d sat' no matter which '-d' parameter is used (and compile it for x86) best regards, Christian
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    hardware good enough?

    I'm pretty sure (though i'm just a newbie as well). Synology needs 1-2GB Ram, Windows likes 4GB (or more). I've a simlar setup (Celeron 2x 2,7GHz), Synology takes between 200MHz (of 5400MHz = 2*2,7GHz) IDLE and ~2000MHz (file transaction). Using Windows 7 while copying files has no noticeable impact on Win7 perfomance (I must admit, I do not work with the Win7 VM, it's just about running some prgrammms all the time). best reards, Christian
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    XPEnology ESXI Installation follow up

    Perfect! For the others, who might don't speak French like me, it's super simple: - just download the the SPK File from the link in the first post - install it via pakacke center / manual install That it. Thanx shteve for this, are you involved in the development?
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    XPEnology ESXI Installation follow up

    OK, one 'problem' solved: Got a WD40EFRX (WD RED 4GB) and passed it as RDM. The previous transfer rates seems to be limited not by the nic but the other HD. Now I got: ~ 105 MB/s reading ~ 85 MB/s writing which is (from my point of view) perfect. My current DS214+ only tranfers 90MB/s reading and 65MB/s wrtiting. best regards, Christian
  8. @goldmind: Danke für Deine Hilfe. Unglücklicherweise habe ich in Deinem Anfangsposting übersehen, dass Du die HD mit PCIe SATA Controller druchreichst. Mein Setup sieht keinen separaten SATA Controller vor, deshalb kann ich Deine Lösung doch nicht nutzen. beste Grüße Christian
  9. Intel DQ77KB works perfectly (my impression as dummy) under ESXI / Nanoboot 5032. It has g2 LAN Ports, to use both you have to inject a driver for the Intel 82579LM in the Image before istalling. In IDLE under ESXI with 16GB Ram + 3,5" HD + 2,5" HD it needs just ~23W.
  10. Please check the user/rights of the files taken by mobile phone (can be done in Filestation). I had once a problem, that these files (fotos in my case) were not accessible for the converting user/process (syncon...), so they coundln't be converted.
  11. Danke @goldmind für diese Lösung. Ich selbst suche gerade nach einem Weg, Hibernation unter ESXI hinzubekommen. Wenn ich Deinen Weg richtig verstanden habe: 1.) Live CD mit Plop Boot Manager erstellen und diese in ein virtuelles Laufwerk per iso legen 2.) Nanobootstick in einen realen USB Port und diesen mit der VM verbinden ... richtig? (beschäftige mich erst seit ca. 3 Tagen mit ESXI) Kannst Du mir sagen, ob durch Deine Lösung ebenfalls die Smartdaten über Synology DSM einsehen kannst? beste Grüße Christian
  12. Hi all, after two days of reading different topis and 'idiot guides' of this forum I finally managed to do a XPEnology ESXI Install on my small server and was able to use my 2GB HD as RDM. Environment: Intel DQ77KB (2x LAN), Celeron G1620 (2x 2.7GHz) 8GB RAM ESXI 5.5 Datastrorage 250GB HD ( 128MB mSata planed) DSM 5.0 (4493) / Update5 NIC: VMXNET 3 HD1: 16GB on Datastorage HD2: WD RED 2GB, physically RDM'ed (-z switch) Transfer Speed: I tested the transfer speed of the virtual DSM with a Windows7 client. So far i get 75-80 MB/s reading 60-70 MB/s writing which is quite good i think . Nevertheless I wonder if could increase speed: The CPU load is about 30% max, so that wouldn't be the bottleneck. The Harddisk is able to do higher speeds as well. So I suppose it is related to the network (which is virtulised and have to handle other transfers as well). As I have two LAN Ports on my board (both working in ESXI), could I possibly 'dedicate' one for XPEnology? Or could I change something else which may result in higher tranfer speed? Migration from DS214+/RAID: Actually I'm running a DS214+ (DSM 4.3) with two 3GB HD's with Synoloyg Hybrid RAID (SHR). Is there any way, to plug one of these Harddisks in my Server, RDM it and use it instead of my current HD2, without losing all data on that hd? VMWare Tools: I read something about a synology app that would install vmware tools. Does it already exist? Is there a guide to install vmware tools manually, if no app is existing? HD Hibernation: I'm using my server over the whole day (and night), but sumed up not more than one hour a day, so hibernation (sleep) is important for me. Is it possible in an ESXI environment, that a RMDed HD could hibernate (i understand that a virtualised hd at datastore could not hibernate)? I tried to 'force' hibernation at XPEnology in - using a clean install (just doing Update 5 and two volumes at two hds) - logging of at the browser gui - deconnecting! (via ESXI) the network but it does not hibernate. Does Hibernation works @ anyone who have a comparable setup? ESXI Backup: This isn't a genuine XPEnology topic but I - ESXI newbie - wonder how to backup my datastore. As far as I know, VMWare is using a 'special' filesystem for the datastore, which backup solution is advisable (SOHO)? Thanks for reading all the stuff, I would appreciate if could help me at any topic. best regards, Christian BTW: I do really like that this forum allows non-members to access attachments. Most other forums forcing people to register just for reading one link.