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Tutorial/Reference: 6.x Loaders and Platforms

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Also to report, Mellanox ConnectX-3 MCX311A-XCAT Single Port SFP+ also works OOB for 1.03B DS3615xs (It's not a ConnectX-3 Pro, but the same driver works)

 

To be accurate, there is a compliant list from Synology themselves which works just fine.

 

https://www.synology.com/en-global/compatibility?search_by=category&category=network_interface_cards&p=1

 

Also, it seems like it's hardcoded to not able to add more than 2 NICs for the device, unless you disable PCIe NIC devices (in a physical baremetal environment), it is impossible (for now) to add a third NIC (i.e. you have two onboard 1Gbe and wishes to add a 10Gbe base T or SFP+)

 

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On 1/25/2019 at 8:36 AM, Vodka2014 said:

Hi All

 

Intel I350T2V2 Dual work with DS3615xs Loader 1.03b On DSM 6.2.1

 

Thanks

 

I was asking does it work not that is does work. Sorry about that.

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These compatibility comments and questions probably belong in either the loader thread or the "user-reported compatibility" thread.

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All this divergence is getting confusing.

 

I’m running a 3615, bare metal, 6.1.7, with i3 6300t Skylake, EFI boot.

 

Am I better waiting until everything sorts itself out into one loader?  Or maybe Change my system from 3615 to 918?

 

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Hi. Is the Intel EXPI9301CTBLK NIC supported by the 1.03b 3615x loader in order to perform the update from 6.1.7 to 6.2.1on a baremetal? I'm asking because according to the Synology compatibility list this model is not supported. With 2 x 1GB ports only E1G42ET / E1G42ETBLK is there.
Thanks

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With 1.03b bootloader I'm able to boot only UEFI. But that way I do not see computer (I have Intel NIC).

However I'm not able to boot in Legacy BIOS. It finds no boot info on USB key. Should I prepare USB key somewhat differently to be able to boot in Legacy mode?

The table at the beginning of this thread says DSM 6.2 it should work only in Legacy. But how to boot that way? I already lost many hours and no progress ...

Help appreciated.

I have HP Elite 8200, and trying 3615x loader. 1.02b 3615x loader works fine, but initially boots in UEFI. Even those version I'm not able to boot in Legacy.

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Create the USB using rufus and make sure you have Partition Scheme at MBR and Target System is BIOS

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very useful I have amd opteron 6272 that works with DSM 6.2  3615 but not 3617 dont know why i have tried a lot of stuff but cant get it to work, any thoughts

Supermicro H8SGL-F  c1E disable 

 

the reason i wanted 3617 DSM 6.2 is i know it supports 16 cores ( i have tested it the an intel cpu)

cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "cpu cores" | sort -u | awk '{print $NF}'

 

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AFAIK all supported DSM versions support 8 threads total regardless of the processor type.  So 4 hyperthreaded cores, or 8 non-HT cores.

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Intel Core i5-4590T works with 1.04 and DS918+

 

(it does NOT work with 1.03b / DS3617xs / 6.2.1 needed to switch to DS918+ to get it working again)

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On 10/19/2018 at 8:36 AM, flyride said:

In addition to bricked boxes due to inattentive upgrades, there seems to be a surge of questions regarding how to select a DSM platform, version and loader.

This table should help navigate the options and current state of the loaders.  While situations rapidly change, it should be correct as of the listed date.

 

6.x Loaders and Platforms as of 12/Jan/2019

Loader DSM Platform DSM Version Kernel DSM /dev/dri DSM NVMe cache Boot method CPU Needed Notes
1.04b DS918 6.2 to 6.2.1 4.4.x Supported Supported EFI or Legacy BIOS Haswell or later recommended
1.03b DS3615 6.2 to 6.2.1 3.10.x Not Supported Not Supported Legacy BIOS only Nehalem or later 6.2.1 requires Intel NIC

 

  Change log (Reveal hidden contents)

[12/Jan/2019] No known DS3617 6.2.1 installs running

[22/Dec/2018] Added information for Genesys loader build

[20/Oct/2018] Updated for 1.04b loader

[22/Nov/2018] Corrected E1000 vNIC dialect to e1000e for 1.03b on ESXi

[10/Dec/2018] Updated earliest processor capability to reflect Nehalem report

@flyride Thank-you this table is very helpful!  Successfully upgraded to 6.1.7 with old hw and it is running very stable.  Just curious, this table says the kernel for ds3615 even on 6.2.1 is still 3.10.x - is that right?  Is only ds918 on kernel 4.4.x?  Is it likely at some point kernel 4.4.x will be on ds3615 or is kernel 3.10.x the end of the road?

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36 minutes ago, rl77 said:

Just curious, this table says the kernel for ds3615 even on 6.2.1 is still 3.10.x - is that right?  Is only ds918 on kernel 4.4.x?  Is it likely at some point kernel 4.4.x will be on ds3615 or is kernel 3.10.x the end of the road? 

 

Yes, DS918 is the only loader-supported DSM release that is on the 4.4 kernel tree.  I'm sure that Synology is using 4.4 for all their newly released product lines.

 

I'm not sure how anyone outside of Synology development would know if they intend to update the kernel on older products. They publicly state that they backport security updates to older kernels.  If they were going to arbitrarily upgrade the kernel (or if they were compelled to do so for DSM functionality dependencies), the DSM 7.0 release would seem to be a likely opportunity.

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