How to find the serial number of your Synology NAS

You will need the serial number of the NAS to contact technical support.   It should be located on the unit but if you’d like to validate that or find it remotely.

1. Login to the NAS http://NASipaddress:5000 (the default username is admin with no password).

2. Click on the icon in the top right corner


3.  Click on System Information nasscreenshot

4. You should see the serial number listed under the “General” Tab


Heartbleed and Eclipse FAQ

Q: Is Eclipse affected by Heartbleed?
A. The short answer is no.

Q: What Eclipse products use SSL?
A. Eclipse uses SSL in its application server, JBoss, and its external web server, IIS.

Q: Is the JBoss application server used by Eclipse affected by Heartbleed?
A: No. JBoss is a Java application, and it uses Java’s own SSL implementation. For more details, see this statement by the lead security architect for JBoss:

Q: Is the IIS web server used by Eclipse affected by Heartbleed?
A: No. IIS uses Microsoft’s own SSL implementation. For more details, see Microsoft’s official statement:

Q: Have you tested the Eclipse software to make sure that it’s not vulnerable?
A: Yes, we have tested both JBoss (Solar, Job Management) and IIS (Web Order Entry) using the open-source heartbleeder tool, and all of the Eclipse software passed the tests.

Q: How can I test my own servers for the vulnerability?
A: The easiest way to test an external, Internet-accessible web server is through a website like this one. If you need to test an internal server, you can download the heartbleeder tool, which is a simple, command-line utility that runs on multiple platforms.

Q: I know it doesn’t run on my Eclipse server, but is the Element credit card payment processing service vulnerable?
A: As far as we can tell, no, but we have yet to receive an official statement from Element. We have tested all of the web services used by Eclipse for Element payment processing (,,, and none of them are vulnerable.

Q: I run Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and OpenSSL is installed by default. Is my server affected?
A: Maybe. If you are running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or above, you may be running an affected version of the openssl software. RHEL versions 6.4 an below, and all version of RHEL 5 are not affected. If you are running RHEL 6.5 or above, we recommend that you run “yum update openssl” and rebooting your server as soon as possible to install the patched version of openssl. For more information, see this article from Red Hat:

Q: What is Heartbleed?
A: There are many resources available on the Internet, but we suggest starting with the “official” homepage ( or watching this video.

Q: How do you recommend that I keep my servers secure in the future?
A: Please review our list of best practices, which includes the recommendation to update your server’s software and firmware on a regular basis.

Q: You didn’t answer all of my questions!
A: Please feel free to leave a public comment below, or open a support request with our systems team.

Transfer Dell Ownership

Congratulations on your new Dell Server! We at Epicor would like to thank you for your business and want to make sure you have no issues getting your Dell product serviced should the need ever arise. This guide provides step by step instructions to transfer ownership of your new Dell system from Epicor to you, the new owner. Service tag ownership of personal computers may also apply if you have purchased our Dell-branded point of sale, or workstation.

Go to

At the bottom, enter the service tag number for the system, and click Continue.

Transfer 1

On Previous Owner information screen, enter Epicor as Company Name and zip code 78744. You can also find this information on the server box shipping label. No other information is required. At the bottom, click continue to be taken to the new owner page.

Transfer 2

Only red asterisk information is required, the more details you can provide here the easier it is for Dell to complete the transfer. Once the continue button is clicked, this will initiate the change of ownership process after a final review is performed.

Transfer 3

Dell currently has a 10-15 day period for transferring the information. However, if you need assistance before this is completed, you will only need to provide the service technician with the Previous Owner Company name and zip code and let them know a transfer of ownership has already been entered.

Synology NAS Technical Support

If the problem is with the NAS itself (e.g. unit will not power on, inaccessible web interface), you should contact Synology technical support:

If the problem is with one or more of the hard drives (e.g. drive failure), you should contact the drive’s manufacturer:

How to set ip an IP address on my ESXi VMware server?

1. Setup the Physical Server

  • Power server on, take it out of box, rack it, etc.
  • Plug monitor into the server
  • Plug network cables into your local switch
  • If you purchased the server from Epicor the default username is root, password is abcd1234 – please do not change this until after implementation

2. Configuring static IP settings from the console

  1. Press F2 to examine the default configuration.
  2. Press the down-arrow key to choose Configure Management Network and press Enter.
  3. Press the down-arrow key to choose IP Configuration and press Enter.
  4. Press the down-arrow key to choose Set static IP address and network configuration and press the spacebar.
  5. Press the down-arrow key to choose IP Address.
  6. Press the backspace key to clear the current IP address, then enter a new IP address.
  7. Press the down-arrow key to choose Subnet Mask.
  8. Press the backspace key to delete the current Subnet Mask, then enter a new Subnet Mask.
  9. Press the down-arrow key to choose Default Gateway.
  10. Delete the existing Default Gateway and enter a new Default Gateway.