Tutorial: Install DSM 6.2 on ESXi 6.7


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Hi

 

I've recently done an install with bootloader 1.04 DSM3615xs_25426. ESXi 6.7 with passthrough 8 port SATA controller. System is mostly working great and I found the tutorial easy to follow. I've applied the FixSynoboot.sh patch.

 

However I don't see any information under 'Info Centre - > General' the page is blank. Anyone have any ideas for a fix?

 

 

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13 hours ago, markbxp said:

Hi

 

I've recently done an install with bootloader 1.04 DSM3615xs_25426. ESXi 6.7 with passthrough 8 port SATA controller. System is mostly working great and I found the tutorial easy to follow. I've applied the FixSynoboot.sh patch.

 

However I don't see any information under 'Info Centre - > General' the page is blank. Anyone have any ideas for a fix?

 

I had a similar problem, no real rhyme or reason for it.  I found a post with another fellow who found it working mysteriously later.  I finally just did a migration install to reinstall DSM and that fixed it.  Sort of a sledgehammer to pound a nail; I'm sure it was something simple but I couldn't figure it out.

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I gather that the OP is not updated regularly But from what I've read it still works with ESXI 7 (free).

I am unclear on what the lasted version of DSM I can use is. 

 

I am new to ESXI and Xpenology so I hope you don't mind newbie questions. 

Thank you. 

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Hi guys,

 

I'm successfully running several Xpenology VMs very stable since years in a productive environment. Never had any issues so far.

But now I'm biting my teeth out trying to install a new VM on ESXI 6.7. Everything is working fine - up to the "DSM-6.2.3-25426 update 2".

FixSynoboot.sh is of course installed.

There is nothing fancy on this new vm:

  • 3516xs with 1.03b loader.
  • 2 SATA Controllers, one for synoboot.vmdk, and one for the system volume.

The update fails every time telling me the file might be damaged.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Edit: well.. I found the solution: The provided script was formatted wrong. You had to run

sed -i -e 's/\r$//' FixSynoboot.sh 

under /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ to fix the script.

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In the tutorial i feel there is missing something between here:
 

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save file, dismount all and exit.

???????

ESXi part:

 

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

 



I have NO experience with ESXI.
I have followed the tut untill here, but now confused. I have done this several times with my other server that runs 6.2.2, just not with ESXI
What to do. Where do I install ESXI and run it? How do I include the 2 files? Wich folder.

Sorry to be a complete noob :D 

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anyone who is able to take snapshot with this install might share some system information.

I created 3 xpes now with this settings but none of them let me take snaphots under esx (enterprise version)

 

thanks and thanks for the tutorial :)

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i installed on my intel nuc esxi 6.7 before summer, using DSM_DS3617xs_23739.pat and OP steps without problems, added only one storage disk.

now i needed to move the storage drive in another location and finally i messed up, so removed the storage drive and made another one (i did not touch the VM or the synoboot drive).

Now i have to install dsm again but i am forced to install DSM_DS3617xs_25426 (says 23739 is too old) when i do the setup, but it always fails at 60% saying the file is broken (which is not).

I have the pat downloaded on pc, and i did not modify grub or lan settings since first installation.

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On 10/29/2020 at 5:19 PM, beren said:

i installed on my intel nuc esxi 6.7 before summer, using DSM_DS3617xs_23739.pat and OP steps without problems, added only one storage disk.

now i needed to move the storage drive in another location and finally i messed up, so removed the storage drive and made another one (i did not touch the VM or the synoboot drive).

 

the loader is just that, in the original unit its a usb dom that just holds the kernel to start the system loading (like the boot partition in old linux times)

the system (dsm) gets installed to every disk (raid1 over all disks), that way as long as one disk ist still working dsm boots up

so if you had just one disk and removed it you als removed your system partitons (or root file system if you translate it in old linux terms)

so the thing left is just the loader and the kernel on it (zImage and rd.gz)

 

On 10/29/2020 at 5:19 PM, beren said:

Now i have to install dsm again but i am forced to install DSM_DS3617xs_25426 (says 23739 is too old) when i do the setup, but it always fails at 60% saying the file is broken (which is not).

 

that it forces you to use a newer version indicates the loader (synoboot.img) has a newer kernel on it (the original comes with kernel 6.2.0 aka 23739) so you must have installed a update later and the version on the loader and in the *.pat file (23739) does not match anymore

you could replace the two kernel files on you loader with the old file (osfmount can be used) or you replace the synoboot.img with the old original one but you would still need to change the grub.cfg for the mac that is use in the vm ( i guess)

 

i''m no expert with esxi and xpenology but i do remember a boot fix about it lately with 6.2.3

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/28183-running-623-on-esxi-synoboot-is-broken-fix-available

so check if that applys

 

On 10/29/2020 at 11:53 PM, beren said:

i am using the one included in the zip DS3615xs 6.0.2 Jun's Mod V1.01 on OP

is there newer version?

 

thats kind of impossible, dsm 23739 is dsm 6.2 and thats only working with loader 1.03b

 

 

 

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Hi guys. I got an issue with installing DSM 6.2 in ESXI 6.5. DSM starts normaly, but when I try to upload "DSM_DS3615xs_23739.pat" it says:

 

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patching file etc/synoinfo.conf
patching file linuxrc.syno
patching file usr/sbin/init.post
START /linuxrc.syno
Insert basic USB modules...
:: Loading module usb-common ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module usbcore ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module ehci-hcd ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module ehci-pci ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module ohci-hcd ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module uhci-hcd ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module xhci-hcd ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module usb-storage ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module BusLogic ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module vmw_pvscsi ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module megaraid_mm ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module megaraid_mbox ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module megaraid ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module scsi_transport_spi ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mptbase ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mptscsih ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mptspi ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mptsas ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mptctl ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module megaraid_sas ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mpt2sas ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mpt3sas ... [  OK  ]
Insert net driver(Mindspeed only)...
Starting /usr/syno/bin/synocfgen...
/usr/syno/bin/synocfgen returns 0
All disk ready or timeout execeed
Partition Version=0
Partition layout is not DiskStation style.
NOT EXECUTE /sbin/e2fsck.
Mounting /dev/md0 /tmpRoot
mount: lseek failed, msg:Invalid argument
mount: mounting /dev/md0 on /tmpRoot failed: No such device
mount /dev/md0 fail, returns 
Exit on error [3] no init exists...
Sat Nov 21 15:06:01 UTC 2020
none /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw,relatime 0 0
sys /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
none /dev devtmpfs rw,relatime,size=1014200k,nr_inodes=253550,mode=755 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,relatime 0 0
linuxrc.syno failed on 3
starting pid 5427, tty '': '/etc/rc'
:: Starting /etc/rc
:: Mounting procfs ... [  OK  ]
:: Mounting tmpfs ... [  OK  ]
:: Mounting devtmpfs ... [  OK  ]
:: Mounting devpts ... [  OK  ]
:: Mounting sysfs ... [  OK  ]
mdadm: error opening /dev/md1: No such file or directory
rc: Use all internal disk as swap.
rc: No assigned swap disk (sda2) can be assembled, use all instead.
rc: Use all internal disk as swap.
rc: No disk (sda2) can be assembled.
swapon: can't stat '/dev/md1': No such file or directory
:: Loading module sg ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mdio ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module fat ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module vfat ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module ip_tunnel ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module vxlan ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module dca ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module e1000e ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module i2c-algo-bit ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module igb ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module ixgbe ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module r8168 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module libcrc32c ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module mii ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module libphy ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module atl1 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module atl1e ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module atl1c ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module alx ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module uio ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module ipg ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module jme ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module skge ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module sky2 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module ptp_pch ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module pch_gbe ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module qla3xxx ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module qlcnic ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module qlge ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module netxen_nic ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module sfc ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module e1000 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module pcnet32 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module vmxnet3 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module bnx2 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module bnx2x ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module cnic ... [FAILED]
:: Loading module r8169 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module tg3 ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module usbnet ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module ax88179_178a ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module button ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module synobios ... [  OK  ]
udhcpc (v1.16.1) started
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:32:52:E8:2D  
          inet addr:192.168.2.22  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1140 (1.1 KiB)  TX bytes:1480 (1.4 KiB)
          Interrupt:18 Memory:fd4a0000-fd4c0000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

:: Starting syslogd ... [  OK  ]
:: Starting scemd
:: Starting services in background
Starting findhostd in flash_rd...
Starting services in flash_rd...
Running /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/J01httpd.sh...
Starting httpd:80 in flash_rd...
Starting httpd:5000 in flash_rd...
Running /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/J03ssdpd.sh...
/usr/bin/minissdpd -i eth0
(15): upnp:rootdevice
(51): uuid:upnp_SynologyNAS-00113252e82d::upnp:rootdevice
(56): Synology/synology_bromolow_3615xs/6.2-23739/192.168.2.22
(45): http://192.168.2.22:5000/description-eth0.xml
Connected.
done.
/usr/syno/bin/reg_ssdp_service 192.168.2.22 00113252e82d 6.2-23739 synology_bromolow_3615xs eth0
Running /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/J04synoagentregisterd.sh...
Starting synoagentregisterd...
Running /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/J30DisableNCQ.sh...
Running /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/J80ADTFanControl.sh...
Running /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/J98nbnsd.sh...
Starting nbnsd...
Running /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/J99avahi.sh...
Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Daemon
cname_load_conf failed:/var/tmp/nginx/avahi-aliases.conf
:: Loading module hid ... [  OK  ]
:: Loading module usbhid ... [  OK  ]
============ Date ============
Sat Nov 21 15:06:18 UTC 2020
==============================
starting pid 7215, tty '': '/sbin/getty 115200 console'

Sat Nov 21 15:06:19 2020

DiskStation login: 

 

As I see, this issue happens when second disk is too small. I use 100GB vdisk. So I still can't find the answer, what am I doing wrong.

 

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