Another "upgrade from 5.2-5565" question...


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Hi,

 

Sorry if this has been asked before, I think my situation is a bit different and I need some advice.

 

Currently running DSM 5.2-5565 Update 2 on ESXi 6 on HP Microserver Gen8.

I think my XPEnoboot version is 5.1-5022, but I'm not sure (is there an easy way to check without a reboot?)

 

My EPEnology storage is on 2 x 3TB in RAID1 (hardware array controller in the Microserver) and is mapped with RDM.

 

I'd like to upgrade because I like having the latest and the greatest. (but not at all costs...)

 

So:

Should I upgraded to the latest 5.2?

or

Should I upgrade to DSM 6?

 

and:

is the upgrade simple? or do I need to jump through hoops?

do I also need to upgrade XPEnoboot in either case?

should I keep RDM? or just wipe it and go with a standard VM storage?

 

If the recommendation is to upgrade I will appreciate a link to a simple guide.

 

Thanks.

 

Y.

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DSM 6 NO! its not working yet with XPE boot

 

If you are already on a DSM 5.2 version then your upgrade of the XPE boot should be simple. Just create a 5.2.5644 boot drive and reboot.

 

Its always good practice to backup data before any 'major surgery' anyway

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