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VDSM appears to be easier to run virtualized than DSM


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there is a website of some handy guy who managed to overcome Synology's counter measures to run VDSM under third party hypervisor.

It appears that VDSM is easier to run than the actual DSM and you don't need loader.


Link: https://jxcn.org/2022/04/vdsm-first-try/


Apparently VDSM communicates with the hypervisor via serial interface and that hypervisor provides the information to that virtual machine about the license. And it seems to be all there is to it.

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i managed with libvirt and it's easy
I'm thinking how to do with proxmox
a container to run vdsm-serial
I need to understand how to connect a serial to an ip like i do with virsh


If some proxmox expert reads this, i don't find a way to add a device like this in proxmox, a virtio vchannel

<channel type="tcp">
  <source mode="connect" host="" service="12345" tls="no">
    <reconnect enabled="yes" timeout="10"/>
  <protocol type="raw"/>
  <target type="virtio" name="vchannel"/>
  <address type="virtio-serial" controller="0" bus="0" port="1"/>


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