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This topic is for OVF version (VBOX export, VBOX->Convert to VMWARE export) based on XPEnology DS3612xs DSM 4.1 build 2668++ (more hardware)

 

it's a fresh install, no password, DHCP ethernet and 2 disks :

-disk 1 200mb for synoboot (keep version to restore boot if grub loading error)

-disk 2 thin provisioning up to 20Go for system (373Mo used)

 

Links for VBOX_OVF 4.1 Version VirtualBox 4.2.6 :

http://depositfiles.com/files/5uw4ldgtv

 

Links for VMWARE_OVF 4.1 Version Workstation 9 :

http://depositfiles.com/files/1l16hcpji

 

Links for VMWARE_OVF 4.1 Version Workstation 8 :

http://depositfiles.com/files/vszlfuwbb

 

Links for Hyper-V Version : need to build this version

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Works On VMware Player 5.1

. Opened the OVF template, saved the VM were it belongs.

. Changed bridge mode to host only since my Alienware M11x use mainly wifi and don't have wifi at work nor wired connection.

. Used Synology assistant to connect, configured password, ip, gateway

. Refreshed synology assistant, connected ok

. created volume, good to use...

 

Thanks a lot for the template, it makes it easier to test, Gigabit NIC e1000 is on by default.

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thx, i can build esx 5.0 if needed

 

 

Yeesss please :smile:

 

 

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Works On VMware Player 5.1

. Opened the OVF template, saved the VM were it belongs.

. Changed bridge mode to host only since my Alienware M11x use mainly wifi and don't have wifi at work nor wired connection.

. Used Synology assistant to connect, configured password, ip, gateway

. Refreshed synology assistant, connected ok

. created volume, good to use...

 

Thanks a lot for the template, it makes it easier to test, Gigabit NIC e1000 is on by default.

 

I make a version with 4.2 rs3412xs from other post

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1 qeustion

you try to reboot the vm

i try but i stay with error 20

 

i have never try reboot the vm from vm neither synology.

 

i use shutdown from synology and power on from vm.

 

replace the original first disk to repair boot error 20

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thank I work on esxi 5.1.

How to resize the disk 2 ?

 

expand disk in vmware before create volume in synology.

 

if you want to expand after, you need to recreate volume to get the correct size

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(worked on my esxi 5.1)

Make RDM link:

# ls -l /dev/disks

# cd /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/

for pRDM (Physical RDM):

# vmkfstools -z /vmfs/devices/disks/ rdm_anydisk.vmdk

for vRDM (Virtual RDM):

# vmkfstools -r /vmfs/devices/disks/ rdm_anydisk.vmdk

Add one more IDE disk

Edit .vmdk of new IDE disk:

# Disk DescriptorFile

version=1

encoding="UTF-8"

CID=907f50af

parentCID=ffffffff

isNativeSnapshot="no"

createType="vmfsRawDeviceMap"

 

# Extent description

RW 976773168 VMFSRDM "rdm_anydisk.vmdk"

 

# The Disk Data Base

#DDB

 

ddb.adapterType = "ide"

ddb.geometry.sectors = "63" - your HDD value

ddb.geometry.heads = "255" - your HDD value

ddb.geometry.cylinders = "60801" - your HDD value

ddb.uuid = "60 00 C2 9b 97 a8 bd d9-93 09 9e 49 05 59 4a be"

ddb.longContentID = "ed52f62d56900538fd0971af907f50af"

ddb.virtualHWVersion = "9"

now your RDM attached as IDE to XPEnology

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i managed to install it on my esxi server, but when i reboot after the volume is made, i get an grub loading error 22..:

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first time same problem as you, what i have donne is to import the VM, don't start it create another disk with the space you want (IDE3) and now start for the first time the VM.

For me its ran great like that

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Thank you very much for the VMware img. I have it running on ESXi 5.1. Is PVSCSI supported? I can only add 2 more RDM drives as IDE. I have 3 other drives to add. Is this possible?

 

Thanks!

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Is there any chance to hide the two discs from DSM?

Mine complains about a crashed volume (it is pointing on the 0,2 GB disc)

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i managed to install it on my esxi server, but when i reboot after the volume is made, i get an grub loading error 22..:

 

 

replace first volume, i test on workstation with no problem.

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Is there any chance to hide the two discs from DSM?

Mine complains about a crashed volume (it is pointing on the 0,2 GB disc)

 

the first disk is just to boot system.

 

at the first connection, you need to configure the 20Go disk or more, you can change it before launch the first

 

i don't see the 02gb in hdd management from DSM with vBOX :smile:

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Thank you very much for the VMware img. I have it running on ESXi 5.1. Is PVSCSI supported? I can only add 2 more RDM drives as IDE. I have 3 other drives to add. Is this possible?

 

Thanks!

 

 

i make OVF package from andy release so yes PVSCSI is supported, add SCSI adaptater in Hardware.

 

you can delete or resize the 20G drive if you don't need it, it's just a drive to start to work with package.

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I managed to add a 200GB harddisk, but when i try to use packages i get this:

Syn.png

 

I have connectivity to internet when i ping to eg http://www.synology.com

PING wrpx.service.mirror-image.net (81.22.37.106): 56 data bytes

64 bytes from 81.22.37.106: icmp_seq=0 ttl=246 time=19.803 ms

Or is it not possible to use packages with XPEnology?

 

 

EDIT:

When i use the ovf file in ESXi5.1 it does not work..., when i use the virtualbox howto http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3 i works...

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Thank you very much for the VMware img. I have it running on ESXi 5.1. Is PVSCSI supported? I can only add 2 more RDM drives as IDE. I have 3 other drives to add. Is this possible?

 

Thanks!

 

 

i make OVF package from andy release so yes PVSCSI is supported, add SCSI adaptater in Hardware.

 

you can delete or resize the 20G drive if you don't need it, it's just a drive to start to work with package.

 

I'm running esxi 5.1. I added a new SCSI disk along with a VMware Paravirtual SCSI controller in my VM. After booting up it gets to a certain point and then begins shutting itself back down. Removing the SCSI drive and controller fixes this. Are you sure PVSCSI is working correctly in this ++ build? Can anyone else test to confirm the same issue?

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I'm running esxi 5.1. I added a new SCSI disk along with a VMware Paravirtual SCSI controller in my VM. After booting up it gets to a certain point and then begins shutting itself back down. Removing the SCSI drive and controller fixes this. Are you sure PVSCSI is working correctly in this ++ build? Can anyone else test to confirm the same issue?

 

Looks like you are the 3rd person to report the same shutdown issue. I hope it can get fixed.

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