andymiller6891

10GB nic support on 1.03b

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AFAIK there's no list in the forum, but most Intel cards or branded cards with Intel chips run with 1.03b. I use a x520-DA2 and a x710-DA2 for SFP and a x540-T1 for 10GB copper.

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yeah I thought the intels were a safe bet, can I get away with using 1gb DAC cables while I sort a switch out as I have a few lying around??

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Yes, the card(s) detect the speed automatically. One thing to mention: depending on the switch you use I would do some research on the SFP modules. I had a HP 10GB NIC (Intel chip) with SFP+ and DSM failed to initialize a connection. The reason was the original HP SFP module. When I changed it to a compatible Intel SFP module it worked fine.

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hi,

 

the only thing that comes close would be

"NETWORK DRIVERS LIST"

what card did you have in mind?

 

i'd suggest to use dsm 6.1 with loader 1.02b, if using 1.03/dsm6.2 and 3615/3617 you will be stuck with 6.2(.0) atm, 6.2.1 is only working with 1.04 loader and thats only available for 918+ and i have'nt done a extra lzma package for this yet

only if hardware transcoding and nvme is a thing then 918+ might be of interest atm

 

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Synology's OEM cards are Mellanox Connect X-3

 

Connect X-2 and Connect X- 3 work with the DS3615/17 images and are directly supported.  The drivers are not present in DS916/918 images.

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7 hours ago, IG-88 said:

6.2.1 is only working with 1.04

 

Not quite correct. 1.03b for the DS3615XS works well with DSM 6.2.1 U2 on several bare-metal systems. But - as always - it depends on the hardware.

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I have a poweredge r510 with an LSI 9211-8i flashed and im currently running 6.2.1-23824 on juns loader 1.03b for 3615, runs fine updates fine.

 

I ordered 2 connect-x2 single ports cards last night for my clients and have my eye on an intel x520-da2 for my xpenology box although I have been reading also that Mellanox cards are also working in xpenology.

 

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13 hours ago, jensmander said:

 

Not quite correct. 1.03b for the DS3615XS works well with DSM 6.2.1 U2 on several bare-metal systems. But - as always - it depends on the hardware.

 

ok i did not read here for a a few weeks but the problem with 1.03 and 6.2.1 was that it was only reading the original synology drivers, so it only works of nic and storage are close to the original hardware, even jun's driver that came with 1.03 were not working

not sure if that was because driver signing protection kicked in or different kernel compiling options with dsm 6.2.1

depends of how you define working, maybe call it semi broken?

 

6 hours ago, andymiller6891 said:

I have a poweredge r510 with an LSI 9211-8i flashed and im currently running 6.2.1-23824 on juns loader 1.03b for 3615, runs fine updates fine.

 

thats because mpt2sas is part of what synology delivers with dsm

 

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I ordered 2 connect-x2 single ports cards last night for my clients and have my eye on an intel x520-da2 for my xpenology box although I have been reading also that Mellanox cards are also working in xpenology.

 

dsm comes with mlx_core, mlx4_core, mlx5_core and in theory that would support MT264xx aka ConnectX-2

the intel nic you mention is driver "ixgbe", synology delivers that driver as version 5.1.3 with dsm 6.2.1, if you look into the revision history of that driver you can find out if your version is supported (most of the cheaper card on ebay will be older so it very likely to work)

also if you look into the HCL from synology then there is a x530-da2 so that one should work (the ConnectX-2 is not in the list but the ConnectX-3/4 is)

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

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I've tested out that the 1.03b firmware (DS3615xs) works natively with latest DSM 6.2.1-23824 Update 4 with a Mellanox ConnectX-3 (single port SFP+) MCX311A-XCAT on a J3455 Intel Celeron.

 

As IG-88 says, doesn't require extra.lzma drivers.

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