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N54L - upgrade from DSM 6.1.7 to 6.2.1?

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@sebelec The HP NC360T is a guaranteed winner :-) and you can buy it with the low-profile adapter for a easy install. There are many used, for "close to nothing" on Ebay.

 

 

Edit:

It's a PCIe-x4 card, so unless you need the x16 slot to something else, you could install it there, no need to modify the card :-)

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@sebelec The only reason to cut it, is to install the X4 card in an PCIe-X1 slot (with a "closed" slot), if you look at this pic of the main, you can see the X16 slot at the bottom, 

with the standard X1 slot just over it, just to the left of the X1, is a non-standard positioned X4 slot, for a RemoteAccessCard (RAC).

If you look at the HP N360T, parts of it connector will "crash" if you place it in the X1 slot., so it will have to be cut to fit there. Without the extra slot behind, you could just cut the plastic

of the slot, making it an "open-ended slot", that allows you to place longer cards inside a smnaller slot.

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@sebelec If you place your USB3 card (X1) in the top slot of the pic I pointed to above, and the new nic (X4) in the bottom, there will be no need to cut anything:91_thumbsup:

To compare the different slots (and cards), look at this pic.

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But pls notice: You will be able to install DSM 6.2.1 with your new Intel NC. But your N54L won´t shutdown or restart anymore. Instead u have to use the hardware button.

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On 12/30/2018 at 3:15 PM, bearcat said:

@sebelec The only reason to cut it, is to install the X4 card in an PCIe-X1 slot (with a "closed" slot), if you look at this pic of the main, you can see the X16 slot at the bottom, 

with the standard X1 slot just over it, just to the left of the X1, is a non-standard positioned X4 slot, for a RemoteAccessCard (RAC).

@bearcat Could I use the X4 in addition to the X1 and X16, for a third card? 

Thanks for the hints here 

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13 hours ago, Hannes2k said:

But pls notice: You will be able to install DSM 6.2.1 with your new Intel NC. But your N54L won´t shutdown or restart anymore. Instead u have to use the hardware button.

I use the dsm 6.2.1 on my n54l and got no problems with restarting or shutdowns, maybe we could compare bios settings. 

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On 10/26/2018 at 12:27 AM, Olegin said:

Try to migrate to 918 with 1.04b loader.

 

Hi Olegin, may I ask if N54L can boot with v1.04b for 918+ and load DSM 6.2.1? I thought it was Intel newer CPU only.

 

Thanks!

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@d0nIf you study the layout of the slots, you will see that it's physically impossible to use both slots at the same time, with 2 cards, unless you use a flexible riser solution.

Even then, I'm not sure if it can be done. Actually the RAC are using both at once, but that's a propritary card, so non-standard.

 

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9 hours ago, d0n said:

I use the dsm 6.2.1 on my n54l and got no problems with restarting or shutdowns, maybe we could compare bios settings.  

Could you share your power settings of your bios, please? 

Like Hannes2k says with N54L and DSM 6.2.1 the server never physically shutdown. I'm using the customized bios to get the 6 SATA ports available.

Thank you

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5 hours ago, jarugut said:

Could you share your power settings of your bios, please? 

Like Hannes2k says with N54L and DSM 6.2.1 the server never physically shutdown. I'm using the customized bios to get the 6 SATA ports available.

Thank you

I´ve put the Intel NIC (X4) into the X16 slot (so no hardware mod needed).

I´m also using the the customized bios to get the 6 SATA ports. I got it from here: https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-HP-Proliant-Microserver-AMI-BIOS-MOD. I Think i use the 2011 version. To my knowledge there are only 2 Bios Versions: 29/07/2011 and 01/10/13 originaly released by HP and then used for modding (simply activating all settings, no other modifications on code!).

 

Is this constellation the same for both of you? Maybe the old bios version is the cuprit?

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5 hours ago, Hannes2k said:

I´ve put the Intel NIC (X4) into the X16 slot (so no hardware mod needed).

I´m also using the the customized bios to get the 6 SATA ports. I got it from here: https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-HP-Proliant-Microserver-AMI-BIOS-MOD. I Think i use the 2011 version. To my knowledge there are only 2 Bios Versions: 29/07/2011 and 01/10/13 originaly released by HP and then used for modding (simply activating all settings, no other modifications on code!).

 

Is this constellation the same for both of you? Maybe the old bios version is the cuprit?

but you are in the same situation like me,  your N54L not shutdown or reboot. Why is the reason because I've requested what configuration have @d0n

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at the end!!! 😁😁, my N54L with DSM 6.2.1U4 it shutdown correctly from the DSM OS  and reboot perfectly.  After differents test I'm not sure what is exactly the real solution:   or it's  the U4 or the ACPI version 1.0.

 

With 2.0 and 3.0 not works.

 

My bios version is from 2011 too.

 

I hope this help to other people.

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I've disabled the embedded NIC Port 1 control, too.

 

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11 hours ago, jarugut said:

at the end!!! 😁😁, my N54L with DSM 6.2.1U4 it shutdown correctly from the DSM OS  and reboot perfectly.  After differents test I'm not sure what is exactly the real solution:   or it's  the U4 or the ACPI version 1.0.

 

With 2.0 and 3.0 not works.

 

My bios version is from 2011 too.

 

I hope this help to other people.

 

 

 

I can confirm: Switching to ACPI 1.0 AND disabling onboard NIC does the trick!

Thank your very much!

 

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Hi

I tried to use the bios mode from Kamzata ( 2014 ). I downloaded the version of the DSM 6.1 bootloader and I changed everything so I did (extra3617_v4.8) so I can´t see the N57L in the network. I wanted to ask if I changed the network card for this type of AXAGON PCEE-GR (https://www.axagon.eu/en/products/pcee-gr) will this work?

Thanks a lot for the answer

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Posted (edited)

 

I also confirm that using a HP NC360T Dual-Port PCI-E Ethernet card and V1.03b bootloader plus disabling CE1 and the internal NIC in the BIOS does work with V6.2.1 running baremetal on a N54L with the 2013 modified BIOS.

 

That includes shutting down correctly. The upgrade wiped my power button mods and probably broke the wake on LAN but they were working with V6.2 and I suspect I can get them to work again by re-applying the normal patches.

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1 hour ago, disneysw said:

 

I also confirm that using a HP NC360T Dual-Port PCI-E Ethernet card and V1.03b bootloader plus disabling CE1 and the internal NIC in the BIOS does work with V6.2.1 running baremetal on a N54L with the 2013 modified BIOS.

 

That includes shutting down correctly. The upgrade wiped my power button mods and probably broke the wake on LAN but they were working with V6.2 and I suspect I can get them to work again by re-applying the normal patches.

Reinstalling the Power button mod you will have running again that option, but I don't know the WOL.

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I can also confirm that installing the Power button app will allow the machine to shutdown using the front panel button.

 

And WOL is working on 6.2.1 using the instructions from CtrlAltDel. This works using the dummy MAC address as defined in the bootloader, for details check his post in ths link:

 


 

 

Just in case the link changes here is my quick summary for enabling WOL:
 

Edit /etc/synoinfo.conf as root.

 

Search for wol_options for the lan connection required for WOL (personally I would do this for all of the LAN interfaces). You should fine something like 'eth0_wol_options="d"'. Now change the "d" to "g"  i.e.  'eth0_wol_options="g"'. This will set a tick in the WOL for eth0 in the control panel power settings, repeat for eth1, eth2 etc. Also make sure  'wol_enabled_options="g"' is set to "g" not "d" and make sure 'support_wol="yes"'. Make sure WOL is also enabled in the control panel power settings.

 

Copy file or create a file called  /usr/local/etc/rc.d/S99ZZZ_Shutdown.sh as root using the attached script. Set execute permission: "chmod   +x   /usr/local/etc/rc.d/S99ZZZ_Shutdown.sh".

 

 

S99ZZZ_Shutdown.sh

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