How install xpenology on dell R540


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Hello everyone, I am wondering if it is possible to install XPEnology DSM on my dell. I have a DELL PowerEdge R540 1xXeon Silver 4210R 10C 1x16GB H750 1x480GB SSD 495W and the mentioned system would be installed on it. Can there be any help on how to do this and some experiences? Thanks

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you give no details what you problem is or what loader you used

server seems to be a recent model as its cpu is  Cascade Lake, q1/2020, no gpu, 10 core, 20 thread (max usable on baremetal is 16 threads with 3617)

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/13333-tutorialreference-6x-loaders-and-platforms/

 

of the nic is the default onbard then ist broadcom 5720 and thats covered by the tg3.ko driver we already have

 

storage controller is Dell H750, Broadcom SAS3916 Tri-Mode =  MegaRAID 9562-16i, megaraid_sas.ko
Device 1000:10e2 -> Subsystem 1000:10e2:1028 2176
1028:2176  PERC H750 Adapter (http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.ids)

100% sure not working as its way to new for the drivers we can use

if you search for tri-mode in the forum there are some hits
https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/12952-dsm-62-loader/page/77/?tab=comments#comment-203653

 

either use a older lsi sas controller or a hypervisor (esxi, proxmox, ...) and dsm as vm, the later one also makes batter use of the cpu as it can use the resources for other vm's

if it has to be baremetal you will have to use 3617 and one of the supported controllers (as you are bound to sas because of the backplane)

these are the pci id's in the mpt3sas driver of dsm 6.2.3 (directly taken from the mpt3sas.ko)

1000:0064
1000:0065
1000:006E
1000:0070
1000:0072
1000:0074
1000:0076
1000:0077
1000:007E
1000:0080
1000:0081
1000:0082
1000:0083
1000:0084
1000:0085
1000:0086
1000:0087
1000:0090
1000:0091
1000:0094
1000:0095
1000:0096
1000:0097
1000:00AA
1000:00AB
1000:00AC
1000:00AD
1000:00AE
1000:00AF
1000:00C0
1000:00C1
1000:00C2
1000:00C3
1000:00C4
1000:00C5
1000:00C6
1000:00C7
1000:00C8
1000:00C9
1000:00D0
1000:00D1
1000:00D2
1000:02B0

 

there are sites that list devices for vendors nicely like this one
https://pci-ids.ucw.cz/read/PC/1000

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