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Hi this is how I managed to get DSM 6.2 running on the free VMWare Workstation Player 15. I know there are other tutorials for VMWare Workstation Pro and the procedure is quite similar. Following on of these tutorials (https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/13006-tutorial-vmware-workstation-dsm-62-install-esxi-compatible) brought me very close to my goal but still I had to do some try and error, therefore I am sharing my piece of the cake here. Please note: This is how I made it work, dont blame me if this is not working for you. 1. Loader Download Jun's Loader v1.03b DS3617xs Synoboot_3617.zip | 19.5 MB | MD5 = 94d18efbc349da2bd45d6e57adabc54f 2. Convert Loader img to vmdk with Starwind V2V Image Converter (free) 3. Run the "new vm wizzard" on VMWare Workstation Player The wizzard always creates a data hd, you can use this as your first data hd or delete it later. Finish the wizard Now edit the virtual machine settings This is what I do usually - Change cpu and ram to 4/4 - remove cd, soundcard, printer - change LAN to bridged - add x more scsi hds (same settings as when using the wizard) Copy the two vmdk files from the conversion above and add as a SATA hd (select the 1k file) and select keep existing format This is how my setup looks after that Power up the vm and you will realize it doesnt boot – change bios boot order and after saving select VMWare while booting (you need to be real quick this is only showing for some secs). Find your ds via find.synology.com and run installation as usual (I downloaded latest 6.2. using the link on xpenology to be sure to use a supported version). When the HD erase notification appears it should show you all your data hds you added – I added 1 boot hd and 3 data hds so 3 hds should be shown. Takeaways: - I was using an old version of Starwind V2V converter, this converted the image but apparently sth was different and it didnt really boot up correctly (no LAN). - When configuring the synoboot as scsi I was not able to connect to my nas (didnt get an IP from DHCP) - I had to select VMWare/ESXi on boot otherwise no data hd was shown during installation and dsm installation failed - I tried the same with DS918+, but this got me into a installation loop - Tested upgrade to 6.2.1. after that ds was broken – I guess the loader is not ready for it yet – so make sure auto update is disabled Again, this is just my thoughts and how I managed it. Maybe things in this are wrong or understood wrong by me - but at least this is how I managed to get it running. Cheers
Apologies if this is asked before, searched forum and couldn't get answer... I am upgrading my DSM 6.0.2 on baremetal to 6.1.x. In following @Polanskima's advice here, he posts the links to the DL for PAT files, I am assuming I should take the latest - ie 6.1.5 , and this thread suggests at least one person got it working - can anyone confirm this or recommend a lower number version? I'm using a (finicky) GIADA MB with Intel Celeron 1037U CPU - Thanks! Regards, Ryan