Unboxing the Synology DS1512+
First I had to install the Synology Assistant, a simple tool to detect and configure Synology devices on your network.
I selected the new Synology DS1512+ and started the installation. The installation first wants to install the Synology DSM operating system and wants the location of the DSM files which are on the included CD-Rom.
Next up is the necessary setup information like name, IP address and password.
After this the installation starts and in 5 minutes you have a working Synology DS1512+
The only additional work I had to do, was upgrading the firmware because Synology had just released a new version which wasn’t on the CD-Rom.
All in all, a great NAS which is very easy to set-up but with great specifications, plugins and possibilities.
In next few weeks I will be speed- and stress testing this device and I will report the results within 2-3 weeks.
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– Setup –
– Specifications –
Only VMWare vSphere 4 is on the specification list, what about vSphere 5 ?
(Great article by the way :-) )
I’ve asked Edwin to search for the Synology booth at VMworld and drop your question. If he can’t find them or they don’t have an answer we will contact our Synology contact. So we will get back on that.
I stopped by at the Synology booth at VMworld today, their answer is that they are working hard on it and hope to have it ready for the end of the year or at last January 2013
Your wish is Synology’s command ;-) Yesterday Synology released version 4.1 of their DSM operating system which include vSphere 5 support for the DS1512+.