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As per the heading 

what dsm can i put on the R710

 

do i need new hardware etc to make it work.

no experience on server related stuff before.

I also want to use plex on it, but i can add a GTA 660 card for it, not bothered about that at the moment. 

just need guidance guys

 

2 x Intel Xeon L5630@2.13Ghz
LFF 6x3.5inch bays
24Gb DDR3 ECC memory
Dell Perc 6/i integrated raid controller
2 x 870W 80plus silver
iDRAC6
4 onboard nic 1gb cards

 

Got win 10 installed on it at the moment.

Cheers guys

 

PS would prefer to install BareMetal if i can.

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The R710 is such a beast to only use it as a NAS. But you will probably have issues with the disks being recognized with the Perc 6i.

I don't believe there are drivers for that card and I'm unsure if can even be flashed to IT mode.

Have a look at this thread where members have had some success with Jun's Loader (DS3615xs and DS3617xs) and DSM 5 and 6  on a the R710:

Give the DS3622xs+ a try if you want DSM 7 using a test disk in one of the bays to see if the 6i would pass through and give access to the disks.

 

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Thanks bud, I have ordered a perc h700 card to flash in IT mode.

 

Will look into the  DS3622xs and give it a go.

 

I don't know anything virtualization of any kind, but willing to try.

 

Cheers 

11 hours ago, rojoone2 said:

The R710 is such a beast to only use it as a NAS. But you will probably have issues with the disks being recognized with the Perc 6i.

I don't believe there are drivers for that card and I'm unsure if can even be flashed to IT mode.

Have a look at this thread where members have had some success with Jun's Loader (DS3615xs and DS3617xs) and DSM 5 and 6  on a the R710:

Give the DS3622xs+ a try if you want DSM 7 using a test disk in one of the bays to see if the 6i would pass through and give access to the disks.

 

Would like to try to get DSM 7 on it.

 

Does this server support 12tb drives, need to test it.

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14 hours ago, Spats said:

Thanks bud, I have ordered a perc h700 card to flash in IT mode.

 

Will look into the  DS3622xs and give it a go.

 

I don't know anything virtualization of any kind, but willing to try.

 

Cheers 

Would like to try to get DSM 7 on it.

 

Does this server support 12tb drives, need to test it.

 

I don't think the R710 will support 12tb drives. According to this document, the max 3.5" hard drive capacity is 4tb.

 

https://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/business/solutions/engineering-docs/en/Documents/server-poweredge-r710-tech-guidebook.pdf

 

 

 

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Thanks mate,

 

I have now ordered an Perc H200 card to flash to IT mode.

 

I tried to get the DS3622xs setup but it wouldn't give me an ip from any of the ports, so i disabled them.

I have a 2.5gbe card for my pc put it into the server and that gave me an IP address, used the real mac and port for that card.

 

loaded up the broadwellnk on the flash drive for DSM 7 but i get no ip, nothing from the router, so cannot boot from that to install DSM. 

 

Will dig a bit deeper into trying to get this work.

 

cheers for your help mate 

 

 

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What commands did you use to build the loader?

Did you save a copy of the output of your build?

Did you get ANY errors?

Did you get the correct driver for the NIC? I believe the R710 has a Broadcom NIC? You can try this one:

 

./rploader.sh ext broadwellnk-7.1.0-42661 add https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pocopico/rp-ext/master/tg3/rpext-index.json

 

And you can check to see what drivers you need:

 

./rploader.sh listmods broadwellnk-7.1.0-42661

 

Servers can be a bit finicky with all the enterprise grade hardware.

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Thanks mate

 

these are the commands, and the list off what i done mate

 

much appreciated

 

./rploader.sh update now
./rploader.sh fullupgrade now
./rploader.sh identifyusb now
./rploader.sh serialgen DS3622xs+ realmac now

./rploader.sh satamap
./rploader.sh build broadwellnk-7.1.0-42661

Spats_R710.txt

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tc@box:~$ ./rploader.sh serialgen DS3622xs+ 008E25711489
Serial Number for Model : 2150SQRDJGWLA
Mac Address for Model DS3622xs+ : 00:11:32:92:3E:9F
Should i update the user_config.json with these values ? [Yy/Nn]
y
tc@box:~$ ./rploader.sh serialgen DS3622xs+ realmac
Serial Number for Model : 2040SQRFN4HHX
Mac Address for Model DS3622xs+ : 00:11:32:46:CD:45
Real Mac Address : A4:BA:DB:33:4B:D1
Notice : realmac option is requested, real mac will be used
Should i update the user_config.json with these values ? [Yy/Nn]

n
OK remember to update manually by editing user_config.json file
tc@box:~$ ./rploader.sh serialgen DS3622xs+ realmac now 008E25711489
Serial Number for Model : 2030SQRLTZQAQ
Mac Address for Model DS3622xs+ : 00:11:32:37:D8:9E
Real Mac Address : A4:BA:DB:33:4B:D1
Notice : realmac option is requested, real mac will be used
Should i update the user_config.json with these values ? [Yy/Nn]

 

Looks like the loader found your onboard NIC as well as the the 2.5gb NIC.

 

[#] ========================================== pocopico.tg3 ==========================================
[#] Extension name: tg3
[#] Description: Adds Broadcom Tigon3 ethernet driver Support
[#] To get help visit: <todo>
[#] Extension preparer/packer:
https://github.com/pocopico/rp-ext/tree/main/tg3

 

and:

 

[#] ========================================== pocopico.bnx2 ==========================================
[#] Extension name: bnx2
[#] Description: Adds QLogic BCM5706/5708/5709/5716 Driver Support
[#] To get help visit: <todo>
[#] Extension preparer/packer: https://github.com/pocopico/rp-ext/tree/main/bnx2

 

Is  008E25711489 the real MAC for the 2.5gb card? If so you only need this command:

./rploader.sh serialgen DS3622xs+ realmac

You need to edit your user_config.json and change the MAC address there. You can add both for the 2.5gb NIC if you will be using that.

   

"sn": "XXXXXXXXXXX33", - Your serial number generated by TCRP

  "mac1":"XXXXXXXXXXF0", - Your real MAC 1

  "mac2":"XXXXXXXXXXF1",  - Your real MAC 2

 

I use WinSCP for that

 

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Cheers mate, yes 008E25711489  is the real nic for the 2.5 gb card but I cannot access SA or find.synology.com.

 

Winscp cannot find my ip, and I only get an ip when configuring the TCRP loader after reboot nothing.

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30 minutes ago, rojoone2 said:

tc@box:~$ ./rploader.sh serialgen DS3622xs+ realmac now 008E25711489

 

FWIW the script doesn't recognize "now" anymore and you cannot specify the mac address with realmac.  It just takes the actual MAC from the hardware.  Same result though, as long as you were typing in the hardware MAC.

 

./rploader.sh serialgen DS3622xs+ realmac

 

The only way to specify your own MAC address that is not the hardware MAC is to edit user_config.json yourself.

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cheers mate

18 minutes ago, flyride said:

 

FWIW the script doesn't recognize "now" anymore and you cannot specify the mac address with realmac.  It just takes the actual MAC from the hardware.  Same result though, as long as you were typing in the hardware MAC.

 

./rploader.sh serialgen DS3622xs+ realmac

 

The only way to specify your own MAC address that is not the hardware MAC is to edit user_config.json yourself.

still not getting an IP from the 2.5gb card, albeit i am getting an IP when installing the TCRP loader tho.

 

Put the my own mac in still nothing.

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Guys got two Intel Xeon L5630 @2.13 GHz Processors 8 cores, 24 Gb memory.

BCM5709C 4 1 Gb ports plus 2.5Gb Realtek nic card installed. 

 

what is the lowest BareMetal DSM i can go, then i can go from there.

 

cheers guys  

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Finally got it only with Jun's Loader 1.01, v6.0.2 DS3615xs_8451 pat file.

Got the 4 internal  macs in the grub.cfg 

I have a Perc H200I flashed in IT mode

 

So it looks as if i cannot take this anywhere else, as i have spent a lot of time reading the forum.

 

If anyone can shed a light in taking this up to 6.2 i would be happy with that.

 

Cheers 

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1 hour ago, cyberphoy said:

I installed a temporary cheap pci-e card in mine that RedPill Tiny core recognized and the setup was easy from there for DSM 7

Got one installed as well mate, but still doesn't give me an ip after I build the loader.

What version of dsm are you using.

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