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1 - What motherboard/PC/CPU can I use?


Most Intel based motherboards/PC's will work with the current boot loader for DSM 6.1.x but many community members are running AMD with DSM 6.1.x. If your motherboards BIOS has a C1E function (mostly HP machines) make sure to disable that before upgrading to DSM 6.1.x

 

Intel/AMD boards are supported with XPE/DSM 6.0.2.
 

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2 - What about other components like add on disk controllers and network cards?


Many popular add-on cards are supported by the current loader or community developers compiling and sharing additional modules/drivers.

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3 - Can I use a Hypervisor/Virtualisation?


VMWare ESXi and Workstation/Player are the most popular and community supported virtualisation platforms. Proxmox can also be used, Hyper-V is little used and has little support.
 

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4 - Is there an HCL I can check for compatibility?


Not really, but community members are working on publishing a list of included/additional modules and drivers and devices they support. This said you can check the modules contained in the loader and ramdisk published by community members, and from there, see if your hardware is supported.

 

For additional modules compiled by community members look here:

https://xpenology.com/forum/forum/91-additional-compiled-modules/

 

For a user reported compatibility list look here:

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/8373-user-reported-compatibility-thread-for-dsm-61

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5 - Why is my HP P410 disk controller (or other Disk/RAID controller) on my bare metal installation is not showing any drives connected?


The HP410 (or other hardware) is unsupported in the XPE 6 boot loader and missing necessary drivers. You can try installation under ESXi to use that controller.

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6 - Why is my 8 port SATA controller only showing 4 disks attached on DSM ?

 

It is likely that the controller is based on a SATA Port Multiplier. Port multipliers are not supported by DSM.

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