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Sharing RDM drives between VMs on the same host is purely software. You just need to configure it and use an appropriate cluster filesystem.

Can you point me to a good guide to achieve this ? I've followed two, and none works.

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As more information becomes available I thought I would create a list of links that may prove to be helpful to anyone interested in the Gen8 Microserver.     The Schoon Store – Schoondo

Delivered.   (original table from Joe_Miner)

I must say this is a life-saving source of useful information about the Gen8 MicroServer!  And speaking as someone resurrecting their Gen8 with a rebuild, it has proven to be extremely useful. My than

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morgan06

Good afternoon, i just bought a brand new Gen8, 2 WD Red 3To and i got an i3-3240 (55TDP), my goal is to install Xpenology without any VM, only Xpenology.

 

I don't really understand where the system will be installed.

 

As far as i know, i need an USB flash drive with the synonoot on it that must stay plugged on the Proliant at every boot and i've read somewhere that the system would be installed on the data HDD ? It seems strange to me as long as we are supposed to be able to swap the data drives as we wish...

 

If someone could explain to me the different options (and which one is the best when using XPenology only) about the system storage it would be great.

 

Thanks a lot and sorry for my bad english, i'm from baguette country =)

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Good afternoon, i just bought a brand new Gen8, 2 WD Red 3To and i got an i3-3240 (55TDP), my goal is to install Xpenology without any VM, only Xpenology.

 

I don't really understand where the system will be installed.

 

As far as i know, i need an USB flash drive with the synonoot on it that must stay plugged on the Proliant at every boot and i've read somewhere that the system would be installed on the data HDD ? It seems strange to me as long as we are supposed to be able to swap the data drives as we wish...

 

If someone could explain to me the different options (and which one is the best when using XPenology only) about the system storage it would be great.

 

Thanks a lot and sorry for my bad english, i'm from baguette country =)

 

you install the bootloader on a USB or Micro SD card.

 

then boot the server, and use the Synology Assistant, to upload DSM to the disks! (it than stripes DSM OS across your disks). If you look at a disk, it creates a system and swap partition on every disk in the chassis, for resilience, the remaining space is then for you to create a volume, to use for data storage etc

 

The bootloader on USB or MicroSD card "emulates" - that's in quotes, what Synology has in hardcoded embedded flash.

 

Please note XPEnology is a hack, and not officially from Synology, and some users would suggest there is an element of risk, using a hacked system, e.g. updates from Synology could break your hacked XPEnology box, and you've got to wait for a hacked update.

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morgan06

Thanks for the info.

Now i have some issue,the Proliant can't see my HDD if the Raid Controler is selected in the bios and so i can't create any array in the F5 Menu.

But the HDD are listed on boot if another Sata controler is selected instead of the Raid controler.

Maybe i forgot to set something in the Bios to make it work ?

 

Ps : coucou Repulse :)

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schoondoggy

Thanks for the info.

Now i have some issue,the Proliant can't see my HDD if the Raid Controler is selected in the bios and so i can't create any array in the F5 Menu.

But the HDD are listed on boot if another Sata controler is selected instead of the Raid controler.

Maybe i forgot to set something in the Bios to make it work ?

 

Ps : coucou Repulse :)

Did you create a xpenology USB boot device?

Here is the process I have used:

http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17

 

Most users of XPenology run their drives AHCI and let XPenology setup RAID. If you want to run AHCI, go into setup and change B120i to AHCI.

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Hi thanks for your help, i did create an XPenoboot flash drive, so i tried now with Legacy Sata and AHCI sata controler, they can list my two HDD but when i'm trying the install the DSM with the Synology Assistant it's saying there is no hard drive during the second step "format system partition"...

 

I don't know what to do now =/

 

PS: every time i reboot the server the date change back to 07/16/2015 even after setting it many times in the Bios Menu and the SATA controller options is going back to Dynamic HP Smart Array B120i support   :wacko:

 

i've checked and changed the motherboard CR232 battery, it was working good and still the same issue with another battery

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Hi thanks for your help, i did create an XPenoboot flash drive, so i tried now with Legacy Sata and AHCI sata controler, they can list my two HDD but when i'm trying the install the DSM with the Synology Assistant it's saying there is no hard drive during the second step "format system partition"...

 

I don't know what to do now =/

 

PS: every time i reboot the server the date change back to 07/16/2015 even after setting it many times in the Bios Menu and the SATA controller options is going back to Dynamic HP Smart Array B120i support   :wacko:

 

i've checked and changed the motherboard CR232 battery, it was working good and still the same issue with another battery

XPenology resets your BIOS. I think the fix is here:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8660-how-to-prevent-bios-rbsu-reset-to-default/page-2

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