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Buenas noches.


Colrojo, has probado lo que comenta este Post?? Se que no es VirtualBox, pero VMWare también es otra solución alternativa.


Steps to install and config VMware player with DSM 6 running in a virtual machine.


First all credit goes to member oktisme for providing the patched DSM files that allow this

to work. I'm only writing this because the 20 page thread started by oktisme for "Working DSM 6"

gets confusing at times, plus a member asked me to provide a tutorial on how I did this.

Thus documenting my experience would possibly help other members that wished to venture into it.


My configuration is a Windows 7 Professional PC 64-bit with a Intel i5-4590S CPU @ 3.00GHz 4 Core(s)

16G memory, 2 NIC interfaces Realtek PCIe GBE, 1 SSD main drive for Windows and 1 secondary SATA 1TB

HDD. External HDD's are two WD My Book 6TB USB 3.0 drives re-formated to wipe away all partitions and

data that originally came with the drives. The reason for the re-format is, the drives filesystem is

cloned from a master image. This results in both drives having the same volume signature, causing a

signature collision that prevents mounting both disk.


1. Install VMware Player. Link: https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/fre ... layer/12_0

2. Download the patched DSM 6 at Link: https://mega.nz/#!Rc9kDC4R!jd3zcwFE1w2x ... eAmqgUFhOk

3. Extract the 7zip DSM 6 to the freshly formatted WD My Book drive, in my case drive G

4. Start VMware Player and select open a virtual machine

5. Now to cinfigure the VM

. double click network adapter and change it from NAT to Bridged and select configure adapters

button. In my case I selected Realtek PCIe GBE #2 because I have two NIC's.

The purpose of Bridged is to allow the VM guest to share the host's network allowing

the VM guest to come up in the same subnet so other hosts on your network can find it.

I originally tried the NAT option but my VM guest came up in another subnet which as

a somewhat newbie to this found difficult at best to come up with the port forwarding

and iptables solution to resolve it.

. If using USB 3.0 double click USB Controller and change it to USB 3.0.

. Now click Hard Disk (SATA) and then add button select Hard disk then SATA for Virtual disk type

then Create new virtual disk now specify disk size in GB (in my case I used 2040 for 2TB) with

the split virtual disk into multiple files radio button selected then hit next. Repeat to add

another drive.

6. Now your done configuring so hit OK to go back then hit "Play virtual machine" and a window will pop

up indicating "The virtual machine might have been moved or copied so just hit the "I Copied It"


7. Now a list of devices that can be connected to the VM pops up, just hit OK.

8. Now you should see messages with the last being "Booting the Kernal", this is normal.

9. Now start "Synology Assistant" available for the Synology web site under software other.

I'm using the windows based install of Synology Assistant as it's easy to use and has

the search option, plus allows you to map drives from the diskstation to Windows.

You should find the new DiskStation with the assistant so click the server name and

the Connect button.

10. Your browser should now be present with the "Create your administrator account" heading,

for a DS3615xs type diskstation. Fill in the details for server name, admin ID and passowrd

and web assistant find.synology.com preference then hit next.

11. Now you have the Congratulations screen confirming you admin account was created. Hit next

12. Now the selection for DSM update & maintenance for which I only have "Download DSM updates and

install manually" checked. Those of us that run XPenology boot loader know why updates should

be manual. Hit Next

13. Now the "Your all set" screen comes up so hit next and your DSM 6 VM is now up and running.


Additional notes I did install the latest DSM from Synology 6.0.1-7393 update 1 after the first boot

to DSM, it did not cause a re-boot, just a refresh and worked just fine. Also when opening Storage manager

to configure the raid drives you should see 3 unused drives if you followed the documented steps. So to

define the disks to DSM you must first create a raid group (I chose raid group for single volume) and

keeping it simple I selected JBOD over the other raid types. Then next creating the volume as type btrfs or

ext4 as both worked for me. I then modified my router to reserve a IP address to the connected mac address

of the VM and shut it down then powered it back up and now the address is always the same, in my case and can be accessed from other hosts in my network.


When you shutdown the diskstation I have observed it also shuts down the VMware Player guest.

When you boot up after shutting down it takes some 3 minutes before the diskstation comes ready for use.


Again this tutorial is just the step by step process I used for my VM Guest with the hardware I have so it may

or may not work for you. A nice side affect is you can remove the VM and start over if you find you want to try

some other approach. (been there a few times)


Just my 2 cents



Un saludo.

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Buenas noches.


Colrojo, has probado lo que comenta este Post?? Se que no es VirtualBox, pero VMWare también es otra solución alternativa.


Steps to install and config VMware player with DSM 6 running in a virtual machine.



Un saludo.


Dame el enlace al hilo original que no lo encuentro.

Muchas gracias

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