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  1. JonathanM – I loved the Joke (and the history lesson). Squid – 1st, great books. 2nd, I was going to make a poor taste cat joke back to JonathanM, however this pretty much takes care of it. 3rd, pretty certain I need to get a hold of those dvds for a watch through. Nomisco – that’s really cool, hadn’t come across one of those before.
  2. binhex, thank you for this wonderful docker
  3. And today the above referenced disk has began throwing 197 & 198 smart errors. .
  4. Power on hours: 73799 (8y, 4m, 29d, 23h) ST4000DM000 usb pull 2012? Any drive that has reallocate sectors gets swapped. So far that is 1. I've had a few drives that didn't make it into my array as they failed within 3 preclear passes.
  5. Back in 2015 it worked with XEN pass-through - - - this is when limetech was just beginning to to allow VMs. I never tested it with KVM. . Tower2 has always been my 1x/month backup of Tower1. I update it before Tower1 and try new concepts on it first to minimize disruptions to Tower1. . Alas, I updated to faster/cooler cpu/mobo/ram a couple years ago and no longer have this to test.
  6. I have an 860 pro 1 Tb. 2 always on windows 10 VMs with numerous pass through devices. 1 workstation and 1 Steam stream for all gaming. I also have 1 always on docker. In addition to this I have 2 VM and 2 dockers that are turned on as needed. . I have zero issue with stability or speed. . This is all on a single cache drive. . Seperatly I store all the games on a user share in the array. This share is mounted within the VM. Unraid lets vms access shares within the server, not across the network. Games load at the speed of the mechanical hard drive.
  7. Thanks, didn't realize the script and gui was only triggered when the password was typed into the users change password interface. Makes sense though.
  8. Thanks for the heads up. I've updated to a stronger password and reviewed my share securities (these are already OK). Also installed 'Dynamix Password Validator.' and while I see it in the plugins page I seem unable to sus out its location in the gui to actually use it. Some help would be appreciated!
  9. As always, much obliged Squid! 2 more question then. 1, will the new Sysconfig look like: kernel /bzimage append iommu=pt initrd=/bzroot 2, is it ok to NOT stub the 2 GPUs (which are not currently stubbed) and leave directly assigned within the VM settings like they are now? Sometimes I shutdown a VM and startup a seldom used one or a docker that makes use of a GPU
  10. Good day Unraid, I’ve been using 2 VMs for my daily drivers for years now, rock solid. Update to 6.9.1 and now ‘FixProblems’ is throwing ‘vfio-pci.ids or xen-pciback.hide found within syslinux.cfg.’ Jumping over to Syslinux Config (unRAID OS) I see: kernel /bzimage append iommu=pt vfio-pci.ids=1b21:0612,1b21:1242 isolcpus=2-4,8-10 initrd=/bzroot 1 – Will this actually cause stability issues to leave as is? 2 – Currently IOMMU Group 34 (GeForce 1080) is assigned directly to 1 VM at VM launch, IOMMU Group 36 (GeForce 1060) is assigned directly to a 2nd VM ad VM launch, IOMMU Group 35 1b21:1242 is stubbed for a VM (USB Controller), and IOMMU Group 43 1b21:0612 is stubbed for a VM (Sata Controller). If I remove the stubs from Syslinux, is it OK to just directly stub only the 2 vfio-pci.ids under Tools/SysDevs? 3 – Should isolcpus be moved out of the syslinux config? I show it as stubbed under Settings/CPUSet (2/8, 3/9, 4/10, 5/11) for the VMs and separately (1/7) a Docker app 4 – Should iommu=pt be moved? If so… where? Thanks folks! (its been years since I've touched this config and would hate to mess it up)
  11. Latest stable & gt710. Started up a Windows 10 container. I first updated the Dell bios. I also trimmed the bottom 4 pcie slot so I could fit the longer gpu card in after ensuring I wasn't going to short any pins in doing so. I follow Space-Invaders YouTube videos for the config advice & did not need to jump through many hoops to get it working. Alas, I built this for a local business that wanted some help and as such it is not now accessible for accessing the config settings. (note gpu selection is picky on what works.... And I believe Dell reserves the x16 slot for a SAS card but I could be wrong)
  12. $550 Server Grade Budget Build Specs (including storage) Good day folks, shared here is my latest budget build. Hopefully it helps some of you. Amazon: $066 (x2) HDD: (HGST 4 TB renewed, passed preclear) B0863FS37V $135 (x1) UPS: APC Pure-Sine unit B06VY12HW4 $008 Flash: Sandisk Cruzer Flash Drive B005FYNSZA $013 (x2) Cables: Mini-SAS to Mini-SAS Cables B011W2F626 Ebay: $130 (x1) PC: Dell T410 184283026350 $005 (x4) Hot Swap Trays: HDD Drive Tray Caddy For Dell PowerEdge T320 T410 164200180124 $040 (x1) Data Card: Dell Perc H310 IT mode 143326638593 $060 (x1) Unraid OS PC Includes HVM & IOMMU 2 2 GB of DDR3 ECC ram (in 4 slots) 8 thread E5620 @ 2.40GHz 6 hot-swap 3.5 slots 2 Hot Swap Trays 2 5.25” adjoined slots 2 unused SATA power cables 6 unused SATA data ports 1 16x PCIe slot 4 4x PCIe open CPU slot with matching 4 ram slots 2 250 GB HDDs (passed preclear fine) Note that while passthrough works great, any video card will need to either be powered off of the only 2 SATA power cables, or be powered solely by the PCIe slot.
  13. I would not assign a USB drive to the array long term as the risks to the data integrity are higher than my comfort level. You can shuck the drive and use sata connector (which many here have done). . Alternatively you can use the USB device outside of the array (unassigned devices is the easiest). This can then be used for transferring data, backing up data on the array, etc. User scripts plug helps. . Unraid provides parity protected data. This is not the same as a backup.