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  1. +1! I moved my UnRAID into a VM on ESXi a while ago, before SK provided such excellent insight as to why you get SCSI errors etc. I'm yet to give his custom ISOs a go, and I'd like to wait until there is one which included UnRAID 4.7 with VMWare Tools for ESXi 4.1 U1. SK - thanks for all your hard work on this. I've added to your other post re: getting better vmware support in the official release. Cheers, Bryan
  2. Sorry, actually, that was a total lie - I don't get drive model / serial numbers or temperature readings. Smartctl did seem to occassionaly be able to read the temperature, but its intermitant. My guess is that spin up/down will also be effected. There's errors in the logs about this, but I'm not too bothered about any of that to be honest - minimal effect on power consumption for me as I only have 4 disks. Cheers, Bryan
  3. Hi all, Sorry I haven't been in here in a while. So far, my ESXi set up has been perfectly stable. The physical box is a Dell PE840 with 4GB RAM. I've got a 'stock' UnRAID installation in one VM, a CentOS 5.x VM that provides 'core' networking services for my home LAN (dhcp, dns, mail, etc), and a Fedora 13 server that has Sabnzbd, Sickbeard and Couch Potato installed. I'm using NFS to mount my UnRAID shares on my other VMs. The only downside I've found so far is that the UnRAID VM doesn't have vmwaretools installed, so when I power down my ESXi server, UnRAID doesn't get cleanly s
  4. I'm using SATA disks, but found I had to change the type of the virtual SCSI Contoller to LSI Logic SAS, rather than parallel. Hope that helps! Cheers, Bryan
  5. Hi, I managed to get UnRAID running in a virtual machine on my VMWare ESXi server with fairly minimal tinkering, so I thought I'd document the process incase anyone else might find this useful. It uses both Raw Device Mapping and USB Pass Through, so it should be reasonably performant and easy to migrate to/from a physical/virtualised platform... and your USB license key will work too! I haven't done any real testing yet, but on an array format, I was getting ~60MB/sec, which seems reasonable for the three SATA disks I was testing with. Comments/improvements welcome - particularly
  6. Hi, Has anyone had any luck with unraid 4.5.1 and vmware server 2.0.2? I started by creating a vmware guest on my existing ESXi server and installed Slackware 12.2. I downloaded the updated kernel ( from to match unraid 4.5.1. After a bit of fiddling with the .config file, I eventually got Slackware 12.2 to boot using the kernel. Unfortunately, the install of vmware server 2.0.2[-203138] didn't go according to plan and there were a few compiler errors (sorry, I didn't record them). However, a bit of web searching turned up a potential fix at htt