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  1. Thank you. Yes, I always try to find the simplest solution that gives long-term security. I have two machines, but have had some hairy moments (was it 6.0 that worked for a few days and then failed - I did one and figured it was ok and did the other). Hopefully version 7.0 will be manageable going forward.
  2. Thank you for confirming this. I moved over to the external NIC some time ago now. Wonder if I should move back to this, though know nothing about adding custom izma's. Probably won't risk it now.
  3. I have the identical hardware EXCEPT for the ethernet card. I can personally vouch for the NC360L and NC364L on the (Gen7) N54L's and an Intel EXPI9402P on the Gen8. I believe they all use the same driver. I would make a new usb stick and insert a spare hard drive (if you have one) and see if that works. If it doesn't, you can always swop your system back. Failing that, have a look back over the thread and see what driver is being used. If it tallies with mine or is on the confirmed list, you're probably ok. Sorry I can't be more help, but I don't have that network card.
  4. My understanding is the Gen8 doesn't have a modern enough processor to use DS918+ (even with a Xeon). Therefore it will tie us to DS3615XS for as long as it stays operational. Synology made a change to mean it needed an Intel network card. Hopefully nothing else will change and we can at least get security updates going forward.
  5. Please see my follow up thread. But to summarise, yes it should work (I've only done on Gen7's so far). You can only use DS3615XS and must disable the on-board NIC. I've been creating a new usb stick and removing the drives (marking order carefully) and using a spare disk to get it up and running first. Realise this is risky and any update may brick the nas from now on. I will probably try with a spare box first.
  6. And the four port version (HP NC364T) confirmed as working under DSM3615xs. Can't get 3617 to work at all. You do need the shorter bracket if you're looking to buy either one. I've also got an Intel version of the two port one coming (with longer bracket sadly). Intel EXPI9402PT. Just to see if this gives any benefit for my main server. Bit of a minefield, but hope that helps microserver owners. Although, who can say how long this will 'fix' the updates for.
  7. I've done a ton of research and from my findings, the four port HP NC364T also uses the 82571 chipset like the 360T, so should also work. I've got a couple coming to test and will update the thread. It's so good not to see the system update nag!
  8. Well, that was on a gen7, but I can't see why it wouldn't work on a gen8. I can only say it worked on mine. I was able to update to the latest DSM. I'd suggest making another usb stick and removing your hard drives (and marking to keep the order). Then add a spare one and test the hardware first.
  9. - Outcome of the installation/update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.2-23729 (fresh install) - Loader version and model: Jun's Loader v1.03b - DS3615xs - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: BAREMETAL - N54L DS3615XS with HP NC360T card - Additional comments: Built-in NIC disabled. I couldn't get DS3617SX to work.
  10. Well, what do you know! Baremetal N54L DS3615XS with HP NC360T card. Built-in NIC disabled. Shuts down successfully. So, I can deduce that DS3617SX doesn't work.
  11. Indeed. But it was a minimal investment and was worth the attempt. I am running the DS3617XS, so that might make a difference, but was unable to switch for some reason. Maybe I should have removed the card and activated the onboard nic, but it's all further work for little real gain. I suppose the next big push with be for DSM 7, so will be resigned to sticking to 6.2. If it goes beyond, it will be a bonus anyway.
  12. I actually did buy the HP NC360T nic on the strength of this post... (his signature shows...) Config 1 BAREMETAL: HP G7 N54L Amd Turion Néo II + 4 Go + 1x HD 1,8To (OS + packages) + 3x HD 2,7 To (DATA) + HP NC360T PCI Express Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter - Internal NIC disabled - xpenology 1.03b DS 3615 XS DSM 6.2.1-23824 Update 4 - EATON USB 650 with server NUT on Raspberry 3 (stretch)
  13. Of course, DSM 7 may change everything and that's likely to be out quite soon from what I've read. Think it's time to sit tight for now.
  14. Thank you once again. I have only really been looking at the Microserver updates, but maybe I should broaden my reading to include any. Is there a resource that shows what cards are based on 82574L?
  15. I had to use the command lspci -tv to see. I have a 105E, which is not on the list for the 918+, but I'm not using that. This is an HP NC360T card. I've had no luck installing DS3615XS. It shows as migrate, but gives a 169 IP address and won't have anything to do with it. I've rather given up for now. Cost me at least a day's work too.