Reviews and Problems with Synology RackStation RS812RP+
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Rodney S., Newegg
1 June 2013
Pros: iSCSI works great with vSphere 4.1
Cons: Installation didn't go so well. I popped in all my 4 TB drives and went through the install. It choked and told me to open up port 23 (telnet) on my router and call support. I didn't like that option, so I google'd it. It turns out, you should do the initial install with one hard drive in the system. Once you go through installation and have it up and running. Add the other drives and build your raid.
Pros: unboxed and added four 4-tb hd's configured in a RAID 5. connected both LAN's in 802.3ad to a Netgear switch. Configured for iSCSI and connected to a VMWare Esxi5 host. Works perfect. Sold. Redundant LANs, power supplies and HD's. Very nice.
Cons: Installing Synology DSM is a little weird. You will need to find the correct model number on the CD. Not entirely user friendly. You need to update the DSM immediately from the Synology website.