It's actually not nearly as bad as the instructions make it out to be. There is a pic for nearly every step and it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought. Just make sure to use the proper xpenology versions.
The DL links appear to work but I've personally not used it. I'm still on 5.2-5967 and surprisingly still have the files as well. I'm not sure if jlbenedict shared the files but if you need, let me know. I put them up on google and can send you the link.
Also going through installer now with the files I have to see if I can create an OVA.
And FYI... if you are watching console to boot and only seeing 169.254.. address, check your DHCP for the MAC assigned to the VM to get the real IP.
Thank you guys. HF is the best forum ever .
DSM 6.x version is said to have no support for virtual environment, at least thats what I have read. Outlaw85, if you can assembly OVA template, that would be perfect. Do you use 5.2-5967 as a VM in ESXi ?
@jibenedict if above is not possible ato achieve, I will ask fot the files you have.
It should have everything you need to deploy (all necessary files and/or OVA). NOTE- OVA is untested but the VM was functional before converting. That is good to know about 6.0. Last I read about it was several months back when they got it working. I didn't see on what platform.
Yes. I run 5.2-5967 as a VM in ESXi. It's been really stable since I started it several months back. I only have it running plex though so not much load from it. There does appear to be a lot of functionality in the package manager I just haven't had the time to play around with yet.
Any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'll be happy to answer anything I can.
lol. c'mon! I have faith in you!. If the OVA doesn't work, it really isn't bad to configure from scratch. If first time running through VMs, sure, I'll give you that. It does seem overwhelming. Once you get through the end of the doc though... you'll be "oh, that was it?"
Let me know if I can help. I won't be able to jump into esxi or anything but should be able to try answering questions if needed.
I have tried vSphere client today. I totally forgot its still available for 6.0.
I receive an error stating: "unexpected end of OVA file while looking...  " Outlaw85 I have did a clean install from the scratch, so do not waste your time creating an OVA template. Thanks a lot for your help.