How to install Synology NAS in VMWARE.

 The following information is not accurate and is only used as a guide to create FAQ's

NAS Diagram

fig 1.0

Download Jun's DS3617 .img file - 1.03b.
Convert the img file to VMDK (vmware disk) using Starwind v2v image converter (free program).

 Create the new Synology VM..

    - Create the new VM you want to use for Synology. Hardware compatibility ESXi 6.5 (so you can move it around).
    - Guest OS = Linux. Version = Other Linux 4.x or later - 64bit.
    - Add a new SATA hard disk and opt to use an existing virtual disk. Use the VMDK created above as it's source.
    - Create 2x SCSI disks (your main Syno disks) of whichever size you need.
    - Remove soundcard, USB drives and add serial port. You probably will not need a CD-ROM drive either.

Edit the VM's settings!
    - Ensure that 'BIOS' is the boot method (not UEFI) - see Advanced section on Options tab.

 Start the VM and open the BIOS settings - or else you'll find it will try to boot to the network..
    - Edit the VM's BIOS - by hitting escape when starting it - and change the boot order to ensure the SATA drive is first in the boot order. Not SCSI.. Not network. Only the SATA drive first!

 That's it configured, now to install DSM.. You can follow the standard procedure for this..
- Boot the machine and scan the network for the allocated IP..
- Install the PAT file for DSM 6.2..
- Reboot, set a static IP address, update to U2 etc.

 NAS 2

Fig 2.0

Some videos to watch:

Vid 1

Vid 2


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