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Install XPEnoboot in a PowerEdge R710

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I would install XPEnoboot, in a PowerEdge R710 with boot from USB, but I get errors that are not capable of understanding.

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thanks

Beppe

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I might see if this occurs on one of my R410s as I am interested in using Xpenology on a used Dell R510 12 bay unit...

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I might see if this occurs on one of my R410s as I am interested in using Xpenology on a used Dell R510 12 bay unit...

If you can do this test would be very useful to see if the hardware is compatible with xpenology

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I do not know linux , but I understand that the system is not able to run the network card driver bnx2. Perhaps because it is not on the USB drive.

How do I know if this driver is available .

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Looks like you might need to find the right module for the firmware/driver to load up... you could see if someone else has already compiled this in the drivers section and ask there?

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Ok so this issue is present on both my R410s and R310s that I have in my homelab. It does appear to be the Broadcom network driver not loading or being understood.

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So the obvious way to get around this is to run vSphere Hypervisor 6 (ESXi) and RDM the SAS controller; not ideal as its cumbersome and every time you add a drive you have to then drop in to the manager to assign the hard drive to the Xpenology VM.

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Ciao Benoire,

thanks for asking.

The solution of virtualization is one I have used so far and is good advice, but now I want to switch to native installation .

It found that the problem is the network card will try to post in the " Drivers requests"

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Yeah I've asked there too. Do you have access to a second NIC card? I was going to try my dual intel one but then realised it was PCI not PCIe as that might be the most suitable workaround, unless you need the PCIe slots for something else. From what I've read the NICs worked fine in 5.1 but have been lost from the boot image in 5.2.

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I do not have another network card pci -e to do the test .

5709 network cards worked when XPEnoboot was installed as a virtual machine esxi

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Awesome thanks, I will try this in my R410 as is has the same NICs as the R510 and 710. If this works fine I can finally look towards moving to the R510 12 bay 2u chassis!

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help !! How can I put the firmware in "/ lib / firmware / bnx2 / " if I do not have network access to the server ?

The promt does not respond to the keyboard

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I think 7zip might be able to help, I haven't tried yet to extract the image, was planning on doing so over the weekend.

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I 've tried but it does not work because if you open the file : XPEnoboot_DS3615xs_5.2-5592.2.img find some files in between which there is zImage , which I think is the kernel , which I could not open in any way .

 

Perhaps the firmware must be inserted in the file DSM_DS3615xs_5592.pat .

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Nope, the drivers are in the bootimage, otherwise you won't be able to install the PAT file as it won't have anyway to download / install it as you won't have an NIC available.

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