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Tutorial/Reference: 6.x Loaders and Platforms

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The purpose of this thread is to help with the selection of a loader (based on its supported DSM versions) and a DSM platform (based on its feature and hardware support).

 

Can you give an explanation or example of what could be communicated by your request?  I'm not sure what to report.

 

ESXi is just a hardware spec like the many bare metal choices. All the 6.x loaders support baremetal or ESXi boot menu option. AFAIK the only difference between selecting a baremetal or ESXi option is to affect how the loader tries to hide the VID/PID of the boot device, which is cosmetic only.

 

 

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On 1/30/2020 at 7:40 AM, Akhlan said:

Thanks ;)

 

where have you find this information ??? I have passed one hour without find :D

 

So, this adpater is compatible with the loader v1.04 and my mother board (ASRock FM2A85X-ITX) without modification of the loader ?

 

 

Boot Your nas with linux bootable (ubuntu or whatever) and get the vid and pid and match it in the excel sheet with the dsm you want to use.

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Hi. I tried my new test configuration with xpenology as WM in Proxmox. For my needs I got double socket mainboard and xeons for use: 2x e5 2640v3 and 1x e5 2673v3 + 6x6tb drives and I would like to connect around 2 more to it. Soon I will install it to use it as stable virtual machine. Which loader and platform would You recommend to create as a xpenology VM? I tried luckily with Loader 1.03b and DS3617/DS3615 but what about 1.04b + DS918- does it support more than 4 drives and is possible to use NVme cache if it will be VM by pcie adapter?

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Hi everyone, I've been trying to get the bootloader (1.03b) from Jun to boot on my pc but it doesn't get past the "wait one minute while this loads" screen.

I have tried a couple of bootloaders and the same result.

Bios settings have been changed to compatibility and back to defaults but still no joy.

I have also watched a few youtube videos but they all get past the screen that I don't.

Should I try a vmware installation on this box?

intel i3 

8Gb ram

Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted (edited)

Waiting for an example of DS3617xs upgrade success on baremetal... (confirmed)

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So you can not run 918+ even in ESXi if your CPU is not haswell+ ? Im on HP Microserver G8 with E3-1265L with ESXi 6.7U3 .
Maybe with some extra drivers or something? Anyone know? Because I would like to use /dev/dri since this CPU has video acceleration.

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https://n40l.fandom.com/wiki/Cpu_gen8

max. ivy bridge cpu's aka 3rd gen cpus and 4th in min. for 918+

i do have a working nvidia driver in testing but not enough time to compile and test a new ffmpeg supporting this or try docker jellyfin with nvidia support (i have no plex pass license)

maybe in a few day's/weeks there might be hardware transcoding support for 3615/17 with nvidia gpu's

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/30132-hp-microserver-gen8-hardware-and-software-acceleration-help/?do=findComment&comment=150482

 

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With a Haswell CPU (i5 4670K that might upgrade to i7 later) and H97 chipset (latter Z97) and a LSI 9207  HBA would there be any issues to do my build for the 1.04/918+ over 1.03/3617? Would I actually benefit anything from the 4.4 or just buy myself potential issues?
Note I will not be using any video encoding, just wants the most up to date DSM and performance for the hardware.

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If you want NVMe cache capability (or hardware transcoding), you need 1.04b/DS918+

If you want 16-thread capability or RAID F1 you need 1.03b/DS3617xs.  It also has better base support for HBA's but extra.lzma updates extend that capability to DS918+.

 

This information is prominently featured in post #1 of this thread.

 

FWIW, DSM is otherwise the same version, the underlying kernel version is functionally irrelevant.

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5 minutes ago, flyride said:

If you want NVMe cache capability (or hardware transcoding), you need 1.04b/DS918+

If you want 16-thread capability or RAID F1 you need 1.03b/DS3617xs.  It also has better base support for HBA's but extra.lzma updates extend that capability to DS918+.

 

This information is prominently featured in post #1 of this thread.

 

FWIW, DSM is otherwise the same version, the underlying kernel version is functionally irrelevant.

 

I think you just answered all I wanted/needed to know with one short message there ;)
1.03b/DS3617xs it is!

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Hi All

 

loader:v1.03b

motherboard: asrock H370M-ITX

CPU: G5500T

system: esxi 6.5 U2

network adapter: VM network

dsm version: 3617xs

version update: 6.2 ->6.2.3.25426

result:success!!

 

Thanks a lot

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