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Tutorial - Install DSM 6.2 on ESXi 6.7

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Download:

1. synoboot vmdk
https://mega.nz/#!fdBWBJYB!P3MbGY2v_X_udUhaSgVBQZ74KNRf7vtjMCO39u1I91Y

 

2. juns loader for DSM 6.2
https://mega.nz/#F!ZlkHQTTb!keje3RK017OjTp3vuWb-Cw

 

3. synology DSM.pat for synology 3615xs
https://www.synology.com
https://archive.synology.com/download/DSM/beta/6.2/23648/

 

4. open vm tools spk
http://spk.4sag.ru/?fulllist=true

 

5. XPEnology Tool for Windows x64
https://mega.nz/#!V480zKjC!ktZ2irGALS9EkX3XJHxkKIb2NedWMGIliTdcczSGt8A

 

 

PREPARATIONS

unzip synoboot.vmdk from DS3615xs 6.0.2 Jun's Mod V1.01

unzip synoboot.img from synoboot_3615

 

mount synoboot.img partition 0 with osf mount

 

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Make sure to uncheck Read-only drive

 

Go to the mounted drive, Grub folder and edit grub.cfg with notepad++



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set SN and mac1 fro example 0011322CA785

 

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mark boot option lines you dont need in esxi

 

#menuentry "DS3615xs 6.2 Baremetal $VERSION" --class os {
#        set img=
#        savedefault
#        loadlinux 3615 usb
#        loadinitrd
#        showtips
#}
#
#menuentry "DS3615xs 6.2 Baremetal $VERSION Reinstall" --class os {
#        set img=
#        loadlinux 3615 usb mfg
#        loadinitrd
#        showtips
#}
#
#menuentry "DS3615xs 6.2 Baremetal AMD $VERSION" --class os {
#        set img=
#        set zImage=bzImage
#        savedefault
#        loadlinux 3615 usb
#        loadinitrd
#        showtips
#}

menuentry "DS3615xs 6.2 VMWare/ESXI $VERSION" --class os {
        set img=
        savedefault
        loadlinux 3615 sata
        loadinitrd
        showtips
}

 

save file, dismount all and exit.

 

ESXi part:

 

Upload synoboot.vmdk and synoboot.img to esxi (in one folder)

 

Create new VM

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name the xpenology vm as you want and select linux and for example ubuntu x64

 

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select your storage (no pic needed) and you should see customize settings

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now remove default disk

remove scsi controller

remove cd/dvd drive

 

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now set cpu at 2

set memory 2GB

set network adapter 1 mac addres you have in the grub.cfg for exapmple 00:11:32:2C:A7:85

 

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now add existing hard disk and point to the vmdk uploaded before.

Make sure its on SATA 0:0

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now add another sata device

and add vm disks to it (sata 1:0, 1:1 etc)

 

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and now, the vm is done

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and finish

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now start your VM and wait to see

 

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after few minutes open in new tab browser find.synology.com

 

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click connect and configure

 

and manual install

 

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point to DSM 3615xs.pat file downloaded earlier

 

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after you confirm instalation you should see 

 

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after 10 minutes reboot 

 

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enter user password and name for dsm

 

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unmark autoupdate and SMART test

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skip configure quickconnect

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dont share location with synology (find.synology.com will not find virtual dsm)

 

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now DSM is redy :)

 

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DSM 6.2-23739 Update 2 - works fine

DSM 6.2.1-23824 - DSM_DS3615xs_23824.pat is not working yet so be carefull

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First of all I cant mount synoboot.img with osf, It say that no partitions found, I could read it only with poweriso, ok i change mac on virtual machine match it in grub.cfg but I cant find it with find.synology.com or synology assistant, what I could do wrong?

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Vm machine in bios mode?

What hardware do you have?

 

Give some screens of vm and grub.cfg

 

Synoboot vmdk Has to be sata 0.0

 

Maybe files where corrupted while transfer or download.

 

Wysłane z mojego SM-G930F przy użyciu Tapatalka

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On 8/29/2018 at 12:11 PM, luchuma said:

DSM 6.2-23739 Update 2 - works fine

DSM 6.2.1-23824 - DSM_DS3615xs_23824.pat is not working yet so be carefull

 

DSM 6.2.1-23824 - DSM_DS3615xs_23824.pat is working on VM

change vm network settings vm adapter to e1000e (default is vmxnet3)

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DSM 6.2.1-23824 - DSM_DS3615xs_23824.pat is working on VM
change vm network settings vm adapter to e1000e (default is vmxnet3)
Nice finding. :-)
i hope there will be some time an update for the vmxnet3 driver as it has much advantages over the pure intel driver.

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Folowed this tuturial to update my installation from dsm 6.1 on ESXi 6.7, and almost everything went well.

The only problem i want to share is that my disks are RDM, and on esxi RDM cannot be maped to sata controler.

Just added scsi controler, add RDM disks to scsi and set in vm bios boot  to sata controler, otherwise dsm wont boot(predefined boot will be scsi).

 

 

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DSM 6.2.1 with ESXI 6.7 Work very well with loader 1.03b, network E1000e & 2 sata controler & Microprogram = Bios (Not EFI)

On a Dell Optiplex 3020 I3-4160 & 8Go Ram

Thanks

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Do you all think I could use this to upgrade my 5.2? Really need 6+ lots of apps are requiring it now. :(

 

I'm on ESXI 6.7, DSM 5.2

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had 6.1.7 working great then like  =a dummy tried to go to 6.2.1...  cant get my raid to mount anywhere

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Downgrade to 6.2
There is warning about 6.2.1.
In 6.2.1 synology changed kernel for pc i and many drivers stopped working.

Wysłane z mojego SM-G930F przy użyciu Tapatalka

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after i install the PAT file it reboots and says that it has to recover and due to the drives have been moved ... i have 2 drives added on SATA 1 under 1:0 & 1:1

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9 minutes ago, doughnet said:

after i install the PAT file it reboots and says that it has to recover and due to the drives have been moved ... i have 2 drives added on SATA 1 under 1:0 & 1:1

 

Your 1st drive, Synoboot.vmdk, should be attached to SATA 0.  If you attach it to SATA 1, DSM will try to wipe it during install.

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11 minutes ago, berwhale said:

 

Your 1st drive, Synoboot.vmdk, should be attached to SATA 0.  If you attach it to SATA 1, DSM will try to wipe it during install.

Thank you.  synoboot.vmdk is attached to SATA 0:0

 

I have 2 seperate drives attached to SATA1:0 & SATA 1:1

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Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, doughnet said:

Thank you.  synoboot.vmdk is attached to SATA 0:0

 

I have 2 seperate drives attached to SATA1:0 & SATA 1:1

 

What type of drives are attached to SATA 1?   What is the Compatibility and Disk Mode set to?  Does the install work if you just attach one of the drives?

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7 hours ago, berwhale said:

 

What type of drives are attached to SATA 1?   What is the Compatibility and Disk Mode set to?  Does the install work if you just attach one of the drives?

 

Thank you again for your help.

 

Both SATA1 drives are setup as:

TYPE: Thick provisioned, lazily zeroed

DISK MODE: DEPENDENT

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45 minutes ago, doughnet said:

 

Thank you again for your help.

 

Both SATA1 drives are setup as:

TYPE: Thick provisioned, lazily zeroed

DISK MODE: DEPENDENT

 

What's the reason to attach 2 drives rather than one bigger one?  Are they on different data stores?

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what loader you use?

what pat file?

what vm type?

 

is it update or fresh install?

 

do you use esxi option from loader?

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Hi, did everything as in the tutorial but the IP is not assigined from DHCP to VM and I can't access it...

MAC is set correctly in grub.cfg and VM settings.

ESXi 6.7.

 

Any ideas?

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