Tutorial: Install DSM 6.2 on ESXi 6.7


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Hi guys, sorry if this has been asked before or in the wrong place but I was hoping you could help please? It's not directly related to XPen but I want to install on ESXi and cannot get my box to recognise the arrays.

 

At my home I got a Supermicro server X9SRL-F (is an old but still good 2014) with an Adaptec ASR7805 RAID SAS connector on 8 hard drives. The computer itself has an Intel Xeon E5-2630LV2 CPU / 50GB RAM. I have tried many things with the box but I can't get VMware installed. I have already tried 5.1 and 6.2 but somehow the VMware does not see the arrays - do you have an idea what this could be? I have created arrays in the control tool but when I boot the box from the CD it does not see the drives where it has to install. With Windows 10 I have managed without problem, it sees the arrays immediately only with VMware it does not see the arrays??? 😞

 

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From VMware HCL, the driver looks not included in the installer since listed are all async,  thus you need to download it and make it into installer.

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=io&productid=34053&deviceCategory=io&details=1&keyword=7805&page=1&display_interval=10&sortColumn=Partner&sortOrder=Asc

 

Ask google how to put async driver to installer.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

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Hi guys, sorry but I'm unable to add the 4th hdd to my working xpenology 6.22 on esxi 6.7.

Then, I stop the virtual machine, then I edit the configuration, then I do add hdd, new hdd standard and here is an error.
Yellow popup that says: "The disk size specified is greater than the amount available in the datastore. You cannot overcommit disk space when using a thick provisioned disk. You must increase the datastore capacity, or reduce the disk size before proceeding." Ok, in fact location is wrong. I set the right location to my new hdd previously prepared on the esxi 6.7 storage. I set the capacity of the hdd to maximum and the errors disappear and the window turns green, then I set on sata controller 1 in order to have sata (1: 2), because the third disk is on sata (1: 1) but I can not save, the save button is gray, I cannot click.

How do i fix? Thanks. For installation I follow this perfect guide locate here.

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right, perfect!

I use this guide to edit the .vmx file and now it works.

https://serverfault.com/questions/1017054/can-i-change-vm-settings-from-local-shell-in-esxi-6-7

 

I add these lines:

 

sata1:2.fileName = "/vmfs/volumes/606c624f-afde1541-9eb4-70106f3ed70c/DSM_622/DSM_622_1.vmdk"

sched.sata1:2.shares = "normal"

sched.sata1:2.throughputCap = "off"

sata1:2.present = "TRUE"

 

sata0:0.redo = ""

sata1:2.redo = ""

sata1:1.redo = ""

sata1:0.redo = ""

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Ok so i have tried this on an new machine now and i get an Pink Screen. It seems i need to Disable VD-T in the BIOS or ESXI will not boot. I have tried 6.7 & 7.0.... So it seems i will stick to what i know...... unless some has an solution. 

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19 hours ago, DimChik2903 said:

Please tell me, I want to install DSM according to the instructions, but the OSF Mount does not give a choice of which partition to mount, mounts all 50 megabytes. What can be wrong? Thanks in advance!

Everything was fixed by installing the latest version of OSF Mount.

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Great guide, all worked for me.. i got DSM 6.23739 no problems.  However if i update the DSM version, Synology cannot be found on the network again.. soo i guess i'll have to search for a trick to update.

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Hi,

 

I have followed the steps but I am trying to move from baremetal to esxi 6.7 install, I get as far as manually installing the pat file but now I am stuck in a loop where it just says the system is recoverable, each time I go through the recovery process I end up back at the same point. Has anybody had a similar experience or any ideas on what I could try to resolve the problem?

 

Thanks

 

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Yeah I found out, that VM wont receive an IP form DHCP altough everything is working correct. Sometimes it receives an IP but when I reboot the VM, it wont receive any again. Very strange and I dont even use any VLANs or so.

Even when I set a manual IP directly to the interface via CLI, I'm not able to connect. But just 918+, 3615/17 are working without a problem.

Edit: It works now, it was something with my vSwitches :-(

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