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Can I use a Dell R710 PowerEdge server to run XPEnology?

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I am attempting to install Xpenology on one of my R710s as a baremetal install.  I had it installed on VMWare with no problems, but this is being a little more problematic.  Everything appears to boot okay, but I don't believe it has the NIC drivers.  I am also seeing that the extra RAM disk is currently removed.  I am using Juns 1.02b loader for the 3617xs.  What options do I have to get this up and running?

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I was able to track down the 3.2 driver package and loaded it.  When I try to install Xpenology, I keep getting error 13 no matter what I try.  I have tried a couple USB drives and still no luck.  It is always saying that it is trying to migrate.  I am not sure why it thinks it can migrate when I complete redo the USB.  I am thinking it is trying to install on the raid controller possibly or maybe the SATA SSD that I had in the system.  Anyone that has a R710 and bare bones working, please let me know.

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Note 3: Please check you have the right VID/PID prior proceeding. If you get the following error ”Failed to install the file. The file is probably corrupted. (13)" it most certainly means your VID and/or PID is/are wrong. If you still have the same error message after verifying the VID/PID then try another USB drive. 

so check vid/pid of usb stick used, tra another (and mach vid/pid)

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On 10/27/2017 at 6:27 PM, Ikyo said:

I ended up going to 3615 over 3617.  I also used your version 3.2 file.


Did you get the 3615 working on bare metal on the r710? Including the onboard NIC?

 

Thanks!

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So has anyone been able to run bare metal DSM on the R710? Thinking about buying two and running a high availability setup for Virtual Machine Manager. Definitely want to be able to use all 4 built in NICs and the storage slots...

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So has anyone been able to run bare metal DSM on the R710? Thinking about buying two and running a high availability setup for Virtual Machine Manager. Definitely want to be able to use all 4 built in NICs and the storage slots...
I have a Dell R710 coming in next Monday. I will test a bare metal install for you.


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2 hours ago, MGD9000 said:

I have a Dell R710 coming in next Monday. I will test a bare metal install for you.


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Thanks that would be great! I am considering buying 2 and running it in Synology HA cluster. But I found out that while running HA you can't install and use Virtual Machine Manager, even if you don't want to use the HA features of that. You simply cannot backup your VMs through HyperBackup or regular HA cluster unless you have VMM Pro. But it's in beta and Synology says after Beta it will cost money... So on Xpenology it won't work because you need Synology account linked to buy a license. So that plane went out the door.

 

Figured if the R710 works bare metal anyway I can just use it HA and forget VMM.

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Thanks that would be great! I am considering buying 2 and running it in Synology HA cluster. But I found out that while running HA you can't install and use Virtual Machine Manager, even if you don't want to use the HA features of that. You simply cannot backup your VMs through HyperBackup or regular HA cluster unless you have VMM Pro. But it's in beta and Synology says after Beta it will cost money... So on Xpenology it won't work because you need Synology account linked to buy a license. So that plane went out the door.
 
Figured if the R710 works bare metal anyway I can just use it HA and forget VMM.
I think you would be a lot better off running ESXI 6.7 you can run all the vms you want. But I'll still do the test for you.


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19 minutes ago, MGD9000 said:

I think you would be a lot better off running ESXI 6.7 you can run all the vms you want. But I'll still do the test for you.


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Haha, I had guessed you might say that. I am scared to admit, I know not much at ESXi. Never had a use for it, maybe up until now. Not that this is the exact proper place to ask, but I am assuming I can take two R710s and run them in some sort of HA with ESXi? So if one fails it switches over to the other and has everything backed up and stored on there?

 

I guess I'm lazy because I wish I could just do this with Synology HA and still use VMM. So easy just to slap it all together and keep running. But I'm willing to learn ESXi.

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