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  1. Thanks, for your help! How can I prevent the VM from sleeping?
  2. I've watched @SpaceInvaderOne's Youtube videos (thanks btw) for installing a Windows 10 VM and I don't see the multi-tick boxes for the 'Logical CPUs'. What am I doing wrong? - The VM is for an Office/gaming machine. - I will another 8GB Windows 10 VM after to test software at a later date. Screenshot below/attached: Thank you for your help
  3. Hi, I have been running a small UnRAID setup for a couple of years to hold everything; business backups, computer backups, media etc. But the time has come to separate the content over two boxes, I cannot afford to lose some of the data storage. This is my current setup: 12Tb File Server: Case: Fractal Design Array R2, CPU & Motherboard: Intel D510MO / D510 Intel MN10, RAM: 4 GB DDR2 800Mhz. I have a lot of spare hard drives laying around my flat, so I will not be upgrading the drives at this present time, I will however use or sell what I have to effectively reduce the total cost of my new home server. The drives I currently have are: Parity Drive: 2TB Data Drives: 17x either 1TB, 1.5TB or 2TB Cache Drive: 1x 500GB 2.5" Total Drive Capacity: Unknown at present. Due to not knowing the state of the hard drives I have and if I can sell them, to help pay for required upgrades. I love my current setup due as it is extremely low powered system and virtual silent! My plan is to swap all of my hard drives that are not in use in my computer, media server and my networked attached storage (NAS for short) for a dozen for 4 or 5TB WD Red drives if the reviews of these drives prove to be positive. I am aiming to purchase WD Red drives purely for their ultralow power draw. This server project will enable me to downsize all of my IT equipment throughout my flat into one single machine. I might look into integrating my computer and/or my media centre into the server. My concern with this train of thought is reliability. If my server goes down, I cannot do any work. I will have to think long and hard about this before I make any purchases. I am upgrading my current setup, with the view of not needing to upgrade for at least 5 or 6 years, hopefully longer. The aim is to run a couple of virtual machines on my new server using either Hyper-V, UnRAID 6 or ESXi. This will enable me to combine as many systems as possible into one machine. Although I have my concerns, the main one being power hungry systems. There are two reasons for this, the first one; environment. I try to make my flat and my business as efficient as possible. The second reason is electric is not cheap in the UK. The primary uses of the new server will be: Computer backups using rsync or similar Virtual machines (Defiantly one that I can run Windows while at university as the campus is all Macs) - VM: Home security; IP Cameras - VM: Home Automation, maybe? - Blu-Ray Film/TV Episodes, Music etc Storage - Plex streaming/content provider - Backup server Update I’ve moved away from virtual machines at the moment and concentrated on Docker [https://www.docker.com/] which has been a steep learning curve which has been frustrating at times and has caused a lot of late nights! New Parts Ordered 16/06/2014 Case: Silverstone DS380 - £107.04 PURCHASED CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1230 v3 - £181.86 PURCHASED MOBO: ASRock E3C226D2I LGA 1150 Mini-ITX [iPMI] - £130.99 PURCHASED RAM: 16GB Kingston 8GB ECC KVR16E11/8 - £119.56 - PURCHASED PSU: 450W Silverstone SST-ST45SF-G - £76.14 - PURCHASED UPS: APC BR900GI 540 Watts /900 VA - £139.98 PURCHASED Total Price: £755.57 – £102 Cashback Let me know what you think? Any comments, suggestions or questions are most welcome
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    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    VM etc is all working now but when it rebooted it went to 'Automatic Repair' and Windows 10 doesn't want to start. The only difference is the increased RAM - from 8GB to 16GB. The server has 32GB now. All working! All I need to do is create a backup ISO.
  5. Thanks, for responding! I'm following SpaceInvader One's guide to setup my Windows 10 VM but I cannot figure out how to display Windows 10 on the connected screen without a graphics card.  Is it possible? If so, how, what am I missing??
  6. Rick Sanchez

    Unraid OS version 6.6.7 available

    I've noticed a huge issue appear: Any idea how to find out whats going on?
  7. Rick Sanchez

    Unraid OS version 6.6.7 available

    Yes I can't ping in or out. Almost as if there is no IP/etc? Update The log states
  8. Rick Sanchez

    Unraid OS version 6.6.7 available

    Since the upgrade, I can no longer access unraid via web GUI, nor via any other machine.
  9. This is exactly my issue at the moment. I've downloaded multiple copies of the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft and none boot? The log doesn't really provide any help either. Any ideas? Thanks.
  10. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    I''m receiving errors: All disks are missing... How can I check that the hard drives are connected properly, or should I use 'New Config'?
  11. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    So, just boot then?
  12. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    Network cable was in the IPMI port 🙄 How do I check if all of the drives are in their correct locations? My Brother took the machine apart to fast and neither of us photographed the drive locations, doh! They have stickers on them with drive serials etc.
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    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    You're gonna need a monitor or configure your router to use the new mac address of the server and old ip address. Could try IPMI console too by connecting to the ip address of the bmc. Luckily, it's all plugged into a monitor etc
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    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    The server is up and running but I can't access it via folders or the GUI. Any ideas?
  15. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    I have purchased the X10SLH-F motherboard as advised - £196.94 Thanks for your help! Now to sell everything that I no longer require.
  16. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    I have 8x 3.5" drives and 1x SSD. I need the graphics card for a VM/Gaming.
  17. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    Why did you upgrade to the X11?
  18. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    Is the X10SLH-F the best board for my requirements as I don't want to upgrade anything that I don't have too
  19. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    I have bought the CS380 case, hence my problems lol I hope that is the case! Thank you I will investigate this
  20. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    I will try this tomorrow and I'll build upwards. I think this is the issue. I put the PSU in an old media center and everything started up, whereas, it wouldn't in my new case. - Do you have any suggestions for a new motherboard as I require two PCI slots now. 1 for the RAID card 1 for the Graphics card Thanks
  21. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    The part transfer has been completed and now it doesn't start lol. The motherboard's LED lights are flashing and the fans turn on, but they all turn off within ten seconds. Any ideas?
  22. My case has arrived Are there any other mods that I should do?
  23. Rick Sanchez

    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    I've bought the Sapphire Nitro+ 580 for £132.05 and the CS380 for £121.49
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    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    Thank you! === Doh, the card I wanted is too long http://sapphirenitro.sapphiretech.com/en/vega64le.html#specifications
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    Silent Build: Silverstone DS380 Build [DAEDALUS]

    Do you know the max length of the graphics card that can fit? As your answer does tick every box!