Tutorial: DSM 6.x on Proxmox

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On 3/12/2019 at 8:15 PM, wenlez said:

anyone with this Proxmox setup can update to DSM6.2.1-23824 Update 6? 

From what i know it's not possible for now. Ther's no working lan card model  for DSM6.2.1. I tried to insert Virtio drivers to 1.03b loader but with no luck so far. Quicknick maybe you tried it?

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8 hours ago, dodo-dk said:

DSM6.2.1-23824 Update 6 works with proxmox - e1000e driver and 1.03b loader


Ok maybe I'm blind or just stupid but i don't know how to add e1000e card to proxmox VM. Can you tell me how You dit it?

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sorry, my english is not so good to describe good.

You need to add the network card in the bootargs, not in the proxmox webif.


You need the output from your ID with qm showcmd Your-VM-ID.

Than you need to extract the lines with the network card and add it to the bootargs in the Your-VM-ID.conf without the scripts. And you need to change the e1000 to e1000e in the lines.


If you send me your output, I can help you:

qm showcmd YOUR-VM-ID and qm config YOUR-VM-ID

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Hi everyone. After a grate help from 'dodo-dk' (You're the best man) and a lot of try and errors i managed to run DSM 6.2.1u6 on Proxmox 5.3-11. I'll share my insights and maybe it'll be useful for someone. Proxmox does have 4 LAN cards model to chose from the list, but as we all know Synology dropped drivers for some devices (e1000, vmware3...) so new version of DSM stopped working on Proxmox. But Proxmox allows you to chose different models (not shown in choosing list) , we just have to add it to 'args:' parameters, just like we did with usb boot key. For this to work you need to know few things:

1) This won't work on OVS bridge/bond - it has to be Linux bridge/bond

2) The Linux bridge/bond has to have gateway set

When we are adding LAN card from 'args:'  it looks like the  LAN card chooses bridge/bond on which the gateway is set, so that's why it's needed to be set.


First thing you may check it's if e1000e LAN card is available in your kvm. So in Proxmox shell write command:

kvm -device help


Under 'Network devices' you should see line:
name "e1000e", bus PCI, desc "Intel 82574L GbE Controller"


The next step is to find your 'args:' parameters. To do this we need to use another command:

qm showcmd YOUR-VM-ID


YOUR-VM-ID - is ID of your Xpenology machine with added e1000 LAN card. From the output you need to copy two arguments: netdev and device. In my case it looks like this:

-netdev 'type=tap,id=net0,ifname=tap100i0,script=/var/lib/qemu-server/pve-bridge,downscript=/var/lib/qemu-server/pve-bridgedown'

-device 'e1000,mac=00:11:32:2c:a7:85,netdev=net0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x12,id=net0'


For this to work you have to remove the 'script' parts from 'netdev'' and change model from 'e1000' to 'e1000e' in device argument. you can also remove the " ' " signs. After changes it should look like this:

-netdev type=tap,id=net0,ifname=tap100i0

-device e1000e,mac=00:11:32:2c:a7:85,netdev=net0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x12,id=net0


Next you need to add changed arguments in to the VM config file (/etc/pve/qemu-server/YOUR-VM-ID.conf). In my case 'args:' line looks like this:

args: -device ich9-usb-ehci1,id=usb,multifunction=on,bus=pci.0,addr=0xa -drive file=/var/lib/vz/images/103/vm-103-USB103b.raw,format=raw,if=none,id=drive-usb-disk2,cache=writeback -device usb-storage,bus=usb.0,port=2,drive=drive-usb-disk2,id=usb-disk2,bootindex=1,removable=off -netdev type=tap,id=net0,ifname=tap103i0 -device e1000e,mac=BA:E2:8A:3B:AC:3E,netdev=net0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x12,id=net0


The last thing is to remove the 'net' device from config file, so just comment or remove the line with 'net' device. In Proxmox web interface the LAN device wont be visible, but it will work.

So, summing things up, I'm not Proxmox specialist so i didn't knew all of that. One more time thank you 'dodo-dk' for your knowledge and time. God bless all Xpenology enthusiasts, Xpenology devs and Proxmox for being best free virtualization tool i know.

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Oh, you're still on the 1.03b loader?  


I'm using the 1.04b loader for DS918+. We have a different setup then. 

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