JackTheRyder

Installing Synology on ESXi or using Virtual Machine Manager?

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I have a ASRock C2550d4i.

 

Is it better to install Synology baremetal and run VMs inside Synology or install ESXi and install Synology as a VM?

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Is that mobo new? I had mine for two years and it just died because of the faulty Intel chip fiasco. I am currently putting in for a claim with Asrock, looks like they'll replace it.

 

For your question. I run mine on Bare Metal and it works fine for me...

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14 hours ago, Bhakta said:

Is that mobo new? I had mine for two years and it just died because of the faulty Intel chip fiasco. I am currently putting in for a claim with Asrock, looks like they'll replace it.

 

For your question. I run mine on Bare Metal and it works fine for me...

 

Is it free shipping both ways?

 

I got it mid 2016, didn't use it till now.

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I'm in the same boat.  Right now, I like the idea of running the Synology on baremetal and use VMM for the VMs.  I only have 8GB or RAM to play with, so actually running ESXi, a Windows VM and a Synology VM don't leave me much room to do anything else.  Though, running Synology baremetal with a 4GB Windows VM doesn't allow another VM with only 2GB of RAM to boot up because of not enough RAM available to Synology I suppose.

 

With ESX, you do get the ability to take snapshots of your Synology disk before running an upgrade though.   So, there has to be some merit to that.

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Is it free shipping both ways?
 
I got it mid 2016, didn't use it till now.


I haven't got that far. If I pay one way, so be it. We'll see over the next few days.

I'd be researching the board if I was to - to see if you're susceptible to this issue. The boards become bricked after ~18months.


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On 8/24/2017 at 2:31 PM, Bhakta said:

 


I haven't got that far. If I pay one way, so be it. We'll see over the next few days.

I'd be researching the board if I was to - to see if you're susceptible to this issue. The boards become bricked after ~18months.
 

No, I paid one way. They paid the other....

 

It came back today.... They sent a brand new board, with the upgraded BMC and BIOS... I'm happy to say the least.

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1 hour ago, Bhakta said:

No, I paid one way. They paid the other....

 

It came back today.... They sent a brand new board, with the upgraded BMC and BIOS... I'm happy to say the least.

 

So it's actually a new stepping that fixes the component degradation issue?

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Yes, intel's product sheet for these chips says their revision has fixed the issue...


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