Hostilian Posted August 12, 2018 Share #1 Posted August 12, 2018 (edited) Hi all I just spent 20 minutes testing this in VMWare Workstation 14. Worked fine! Process probably isn't that different from ESXi - and you can always move the box into ESXi if you wanted to.. Step by step.. Sorry, didn't do any pictures, but if you know your way around Vmware, it won't be an issue.. Process! Download Jun's DS3617 .img file - 1.03b. Convert the img file to VMDK (vmware disk) using Starwind v2v image converter (free program). Create the new Synology VM.. note.. Move the vmdk file, created earlier, into the new VM's folder. - Create the new VM you want to use for Synology.. Hardware compatibility ESXi 6.5 (so you can move it around). - Guest OS = Linux. Version = Other linux 4.x or later - 64bit. - Add a new SATA hard disk and opt to use an existing virtual disk. Use the VMDK created above as it's source. - Create 2x SCSI disks (your main Syno disks) of whichever size you need. - Remove soundcard, USB drives and add serial port. You probably won't need a CDRom drive either. Edit the VM's settings! - Ensure that 'BIOS' is the boot method (not UEFI) - see Advanced section on Options tab. *UEFI might work - didn't test it.. Start the VM and open the BIOS settings - or else you'll find it will try to boot to the network.. - Edit the VM's BIOS - by hitting escape when starting it - and change the boot order to ensure the SATA drive is first in the boot order. Not SCSI.. Not network. Only the SATA drive first! That's it configured, now to install DSM.. You can follow the standard procedure for this.. - Boot the machine and scan the network for the allocated IP.. - Install the PAT file for DSM 6.2.. - Reboot, set a static IP address, update to U2 etc. Job done.. Hopefully this is of some use! #H Edited August 12, 2018 by Hostilian 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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