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  1. I saw a significant increase in network performance when I did this. Let us know what the impact for you is.
  2. I have a similar need for one of my VMs that occasionally locks up. The screen and keyboard/mouse is some distance from my unRaid server so I need to find a way to force reset the vm that’s easy for the family. Fortunately, I’m into home automation and have a Node-Red docker running on my server. In there, I’ll be able to set up a flow to call virsh reset and power on commands to the unRaid server. Once that’s set up, I’ll just need to trigger them. One idea is to use an amazon echo so it can be done via voice eg “Alexa, turn on the computer”. another is to use a physical button such as this z-wave remote to get the job done: https://amzn.to/2ZX1MF9 it's a high priority project for me so will be done soon. I’ll report back on success, or otherwise.
  3. Great that Tom took the time to respond. I enjoyed reading that, and it brought back a few memories. <pedantry> It's 'without further adoo', or 'ado', not 'adieu', (which is old French for 'Goodbye') </pedantry>
  4. Last call before I part this out on fleabay. Open to reasonable offers.
  5. Did you copy the disk ID directly from the /dev/disk/by-id/ directory? I was caught out once by copy/pasting the ID from the unRaid UI, but it's different to the actual ID (which has some additional characters)
  6. What troubleshooting have you done? Have you tried assigning gpu 3 to computer a and gpu to computer b? Have you tried staring computer b first, then computer a? Have you indtalled drivers for the gpus in both vms? Have you tried swapping gpus in slots, maybe assigning gpu 1 to a vm to rules out faulty hardware. Theres a bunch of troubleshooting you need to do. As in all issues, get the simple case working first. Make sure all gpus work with both vms with only one vm running. When you've done all the above, report back with results of your testing, and maybe some screenshot of your vm configuration or xml files. Then perhaps someone can hp.
  7. Brilliant! Good luck with the rest of the project!
  8. So I see where your question arises. In the video, they use the laptop to prepare the USB key. They then transfer it to the desktop PC and boot off it. However, the continue to use the laptop to access the unRaid UI and configure the system. What they are doing here is connecting to the unRaid system over LAN. This is a standard way of going about things, as unRaid can be managed over the network and can run 'headless', but there is another option. They have a display connected to the old GPU in the top slot. This is the 'system' gpu and the one unRaid will use as it's own display. When unRaid boots, it will display all the boot steps here. Normal operation is to boot to a linux command line (just a prompt). However, there is an option at boot to choose GUI mode. In this mode, the full unRaid GUI will be loaded on that system GPU and the system can be administered that way. (it's possible that this video was made before unRaid GUI boot mode existed, I'm not sure) In any case, you have options. You can boot up unRaid in GUI mode and administer the system directly, or you can boot in CLI or GUI mode, and administer the system remotely. If you really want to get fancy, and you have the right graphics card, you can even dispense with the cheap GPU and boot on one of your gaming GPUs, then pass that GPU through to one of your gaming VMs. This is a little more complex, doesn't work with some GPUs and you can't get back to your system GUI when you shut down your VM. YMMV. Check out SpaceInvader1's you tube videos - he covers all of this stuff, and more!
  9. This would be very useful! As a workaround, you can use VIRT-Manager docker to make edits. It's non-destructive on edit. It's not as tailored to unRaid though, but does provide more options via UI - which allows you to easily break stuff.
  10. Hi @Ali Mohsen If you link to the video you reference, it would be helpful. LTT has many videos about unRaid! But in summary.... unRaid must boot from a USB drive (your licence is tied to the UUID of the drive). Therefore, you would indeed keep the USB plugged in to your unRaid system all the time (or as long as you want the system to be an Unraid machine - you could unplug it and boot another OS from a different system drive). It's unclear where the laptop fits into this. Maybe they just used this to prepare the USB dive (format it and load the unRaid system files?) If that's the case then, no, the laptop is not needed. You'd prepare the USB drive on a laptop (or any other system) and then transfer it to your unRaid server. If you can link to the video, I might be able to provide a clearer answer.
  11. Try with only one stick of RAM. If it doesn’t post, swap that for another one. This will rule out one bad stick holding up things. Also ensure memory is in the correct slots / bank for the number of sticks you are using. beyond that, it may be a poorly seated cpu, insufficient power or any number of other problems. does the MB support boot with a single cPU? If so, try each one in turn to rule out a bad processor. I’m sure you have already but RTFM to ensure there are no hardware switches or headers you need to configure. Do you have a different PSU in another machine you can substitute in? disassemble everything and rebuild absolutely bare bare bones components outside the case to troubleshoot some more. good luck!
  12. On number 1, two things; In the past, Ive found that Windows updates work better if I reduce the number of CPU cores assigned to the VM to 1. I've never had this impact an initial setup, and not recently, but you never know. Secondly, in his recent 5700XT passthrough video, SpaceInvader1 encountered the same stall at 40% on AMD drivers. His solution was to use the Q35 machine type (rather than ifx440). That might be your problem as well. On number 2, how are you connecting the wireless devices. Just passing through the individual devices from the VM setup page, or passing through the whole USB adapter? I've found full adapter passthrough to be much much much more relaivle with a wide variety of USB devices (sound devices, in particular). Worth a try.
  13. Thanks. I plan on posting in the builds section of the forums here in the next few days. In the meantime, check out the blog post linked in my post above. Feel free to pm me if you have specific questions rather than derail this birthday thread!
  14. Hi. Yes, am in Ireland. ive been thinking about repurposing this into my backup server so do let me know if wanted soon enough before I start that project! Ive also listed this on adverts and have a bunch of actual system photos there.
  15. Happy birthday unRaid! I've been a user since at least v4. I did have an affair with Storage Spaces when they came out in Windows 8, but came back to unRaid when VMs were added. (I'm one of the soldiers that bought in to Xen, all the manual configs and all the pain, only to find KVM became king!) I've been blogging about everything unRaid enables me to do for over 7 years now. In that time (and still) the platform allows me run; Whole house network attached storage (!) Whole house audio system (squeezebox based) Whole house PVR & media (Emby + Kodi) Home Automation & IoT (Thanks Docker!) Multiple Hackintosh/Windows 10 VMs Multiple headless utility VMs Virtual HTPCs LAMP architecture to support automation as well as occasional web dev projects Lots of other bits & bobs I've likely forgotten And the bit I love - I can run all this on a single box. It's allowed me decommission any number of devices and systems. One Box To rule Them All.! I've just rebuilt my unRaid server with a Threadripper CPU to act as a foundation for the next number of years. A limited edition case badge would be the crowning glory.;