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DSM on ESXi 8.0, can't get IP


Po-temkin

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Hello to everyone!
I have some problems with DSM installation on ESXi 8.0.
To install DSM on ESXi, I used this and this tutorial.
In my own mind, everything was fine, and I successfully built the loader.
But after rebooting from TinyCore, DSM can't get an IP (can't find DSM via Synology Assistant or on my home router).
It looks like the network (VMXNET 3) card doesn't work in the loader.
How can I fix it?

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44 минуты назад, Po-temkin сказал:

After a couple of tries, I found out that the problem is actually with DS918+  7.2.0-64570
Everything is fine with the DS3622xs+

You need to use the module vmxnet3 in bootloader build for any model of DSM. 

And you can use simpler/more automated loaders:

in which there are ready-made images for ESXi (use the file xxx.vmdk-flat.zip)
 

 

 

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In both cases, I used vmxnet3 and tried different ways to build the loader: with and without "manual" and "realmac" options.
I know that I need the vmxner3 module, and I saw that this module was used while building
Nevertheless, I was "lucky" only with DS3622xs+
P.S: Thank you for the links

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15 часов назад, Po-temkin сказал:

In both cases, I used vmxnet3 and tried different ways to build the loader: with and without "manual" and "realmac" options.
I know that I need the vmxner3 module, and I saw that this module was used while building
Nevertheless, I was "lucky" only with DS3622xs+
P.S: Thank you for the links

what mac address did you specify in the settings of the virtual machine's network adapter?

In order for Xpenology bootloaders to be able to change the MAC addresses of virtual network cards - set in ESXi:  Networking - vSwitch - Edit - Security - MAC address changes - ACCEPT

 

[UPD]: or always specify the MAC address manually in the VM settings - the same one that is specified in the bootloader

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On 6/19/2023 at 9:31 AM, dj_nsk said:

what mac address did you specify in the settings of the virtual machine's network adapter?

In order for Xpenology bootloaders to be able to change the MAC addresses of virtual network cards - set in ESXi:  Networking - vSwitch - Edit - Security - MAC address changes - ACCEPT

 

[UPD]: or always specify the MAC address manually in the VM settings - the same one that is specified in the bootloader

I'm sorry, but you're answering questions I didn't ask.
I know how to set MAC address in ESXi and what MAC address do I need
The problem was that doing the same steps according the main guide led to different results on different platforms

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50 минут назад, Po-temkin сказал:

I'm sorry, but you're answering questions I didn't ask.
I know how to set MAC address in ESXi and what MAC address do I need
The problem was that doing the same steps according the main guide led to different results on different platforms

different platforms use different MACs. If, for example, you manually specified a MAC for DS3622 in the VM settings and did not change it when using other models, this could affect the result.

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58 minutes ago, dj_nsk said:

different platforms use different MACs. If, for example, you manually specified a MAC for DS3622 in the VM settings and did not change it when using other models, this could affect the result.

But I used "realmac" option too

With realmac setting mac manually isn't required 

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28 минут назад, Po-temkin сказал:

But I used "realmac" option too

With realmac setting mac manually isn't required 

Well, I don't know... try other bootloaders (ARPL, ARC). I used them for DS918+ and DS920+ - everything works

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3 hours ago, dj_nsk said:

Well, I don't know... try other bootloaders (ARPL, ARC). I used them for DS918+ and DS920+ - everything works

I know that many people are using DS918+ on ESXi, and my issue is really strange
It's why I created this question 😃

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9 часов назад, Po-temkin сказал:

I know that many people are using DS918+ on ESXi, and my issue is really strange
It's why I created this question 😃

Specify your hardware (CPU. m/b...) and VM configuration (it is very difficult to guess something with a lack of information).

Have you installed "MAC address changes - ACCEPT"?

Have you tried other bootloaders?

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55 minutes ago, dj_nsk said:

Specify your hardware (CPU. m/b...) and VM configuration (it is very difficult to guess something with a lack of information).

Have you installed "MAC address changes - ACCEPT"?

Have you tried other bootloaders?

No, I didn't use this option. I think this is not required with "realmac". Or maybe I'm wrong?
I didn't try other bootloaders, but I will when I find some time to test them.

 

You can see my hardware in the attachments.

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1 час назад, Po-temkin сказал:

No, I didn't use this option. I think this is not required with "realmac". Or maybe I'm wrong?
I didn't try other bootloaders, but I will when I find some time to test them.

 

You can see my hardware in the attachments.

 

  1. yes, set "MAC address changes - ACCEPT" - it'll be usefull
  2. VM - OK, but just in case:
    • try increasing the number of vCPUs to 2 or more
    • try Guest OS "Other 4.x Linux (64-bit)"
  3. Hardware - which processor and motherboard are used?
  4. ESXi - which version is installed? (Help/ About/ ESXi build number)

Try Arc bootloader - it took me 5 minutes to create and launch a test VM:

  • Create: ESXi8, Other 4x Linux 64, 2xCPU, 2Gb Memory
  • Delete: Hard disk1, SCSI, USB, CD
  • VM Options - Boot options - Firmware - BIOS
  • NEXT, FINISH (it's more convenient for me because I upload the bootloader image to the VM folder)
  • Edit:
    • Add Existing hard disk - Upload two files from arcXXX.vmdk-flat.zip (arc.vmdk and arc-flat.vmdk), select one
    • Add other device - SATA controller
    • Add New standart disk - 30Gb, SATA 1:0
    • SAVE
  • Power On
  • Configure loader: DS918+, OK, build 64570, Yes, OK, OK, OK... OK (Boot Arc Loader now)
  • Check in Synology Assistant - find our new DiskStation. Success!

:)

 

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