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  1. Hi user2352, Thanks for your input..... I have now got it working using that xml..... I don't believe that it was necesary/possible to break up the IOMMU up any more than unraid had already done. That seemed to be the way in the video too........ I was convinced I'd already tried that xml config many times before with no success, so I don't know what I did differently this time.........??? I suspect it may have been to do with restart/reboots.... I wasn't very scientific in taking note of what I tried and in what order. I thought it was enough to stop the VM, edit the xml and then restart it... But, for me, that didn't work........... However, some combination of editing and rebooting the entire machine seems to have done the trick....... but I can't prove it...... Anyway, all is well now! ATB, Paul
  2. Sorted now thanks! I tried all sorts.... including re-seating card and cables and your suggestion above with a few re-boots. In my very non-scientific way of not taking it one logical step at a time, I can't say what sorted it! But I will change it to SOLVED..... Thank you.......
  3. Thanks Johnnie, I got it back to "normal" by stubbing it through to a VM, rebooting it, and then removing it . It reverted back to just the two entries on reboot............ I can't address it for the life of me though........... it appears absolutely normal....... but refuses to be addressed by a ping from the other server or networking a drive from my windows pc. The ping times out....... The windows "map network drive" looks forever and eventually times out..... Any obvious errors here? Any other debugging tips welcome!
  4. For the life of me I cant get OpenVPN working within my pfSense VM........... I've tried several online tutorials to no avail............... I do, however, have OpenVPN working fine as a seperate docker container. Just looking for any pros/cons of such an arrangement? Or maybe someone has some tips to get the pfSense bolt on working? Thanks
  5. Hi, I have two identical Mellanox 10G cards in my servers (Xeon & Tower)......... The problem is that one server (Tower) seems to have created a "phantom 10G NIC" using the same MAC address twice......... This has worked previously. I dont know at what point this has happened. The card appears to be installed ok but I can't connect to it either across SMB or a ping.... This is compared to my happily working Xeon server............ Any ideas as to what's happening here please?
  6. Hi David, thanks for the reply.............. I was sure I'd already tried that combo.... but gave it another shot, with the same outcome, unfortunately.
  7. I too am thoroughly frustrated with this!! Folks..... Can I ask you to have a look at my details and see what I have missed please? Like others, I have the 4 Nic Intel card, which pfSense only passes the first NIC through when left to its normal setup.... Following lots of editing tips from this thread, and others, I've arrived here with two NICs in play..... but for the life of me, I cant get the second pair up....... So, I stubbed the NICs... Succesfully arrived in the VM; Edited the XML; End result; I've also tried various combinations of bus/slot/function for that second pair..... all to no avail.......... If I was charging myself by the hour for the time spent on this...... I'd be very, very broke!
  8. Hi 1812, Thanks for the reply.... Yes, I followed the guides I found on the internet in conjunction with the supplied wizards..... Also, I followed SpaceinvaderOne's tutorial, but he didn't go on to show the OpenVPN bit.... I've given up with trying to get the integrated OpenVPN working for now.... I'll try again with the docker.... I'm convinced the problem is the port forwarding but I can't see it....... Thanks for the heads up with the ip address!
  9. Is there anybody out there running pfsense in a VM and openVPN willing to share their setup with me please? Paul
  10. Help please Unraiders.... ! I have a query relating to making OpenVPN work again through a newly installed pfsense VM. The short story.... Is that OpenVPN worked fine through my Netgear router.... and now it doesn’t when using pfsense in a VM and I think it's a port issue. The long story....... Before, I had a perfectly functioning network of two unraid boxes in my loft and a variety of windows pcs around the house. Unraid1 is my NAS with various dockers including OpenVPN. Unraid2 is a recent acquisition to experiment with, and learn about, VM’s. LAN duties and Internet access was through a conventional Netgear router. All was well..... access locally and remotely was flawless. External access was using OpenVPN and DuckDNS and worked a treat. External client access worked fine across all OS..... windows.... iPad.... and android phone..... happy days.... Until...... I decided to give pfsense a try on my new VM server and relieve the Netgear machine of all duties bar wireless access. The Netgear was successfully relieved of DHCP duties and reconfigured as a wireless AP. Pfsense was duly installed as a VM on box 2 and works beautifully on the LAN. The WAN also works fine with regards to internet access and the old Netgear box on WiFi duty, so all is well inside the house. With the original OpenVPN docker still on box 1, I thought it would be a simple case of port forwarding 1194 on pfsense....... well, that didn’t work..... I then removed OpenVPN from box 1 and installed it on box2 (which has the pfsense VM on it). That didn’t work either...... So, I removed that docker and tried the built in version of OpenVPN in pfsense. And that doesn’t work either.... On the pfsense dashboard, all is “green”... the dynamic DNS is reporting my WAN address as it always has. The services tab is showing that OpenVPN is also running fine. The common problem from all the client log files is a “TLS timeout” comment... So, my thought was that port 1194 wasn’t opening correctly...... But, I can’t see anything wrong with what I’ve done. I’ve run out of ideas, so I’d welcome fresh eyes and any ideas please. Just as an aside, I can’t get ( and have never been able to get) any of the web based Port Checkers to work on my machines. Not only do they tell me that 1194 is closed, but they tell me that EVERY port I try is closed (even when AVG and firewall is turned off) Yet the machine happily works away on the internet, does emails, Remote Desktop etc etc...... Many thanks, Paul
  11. Ah, I thought I had to stay outside of disks/cache etc in order to stay of spinning disks and stay in RAM............ Okey dokey, I'll give the /tmp route a go.....
  12. Thanks Squid, I'd be grateful if peeps could look at this and comment on whether it will acheive my aim of setting up a folder "ramdisk" that I can map to from my other computer So, my "go" file.... #!/bin/bash # Start the Management Utility /usr/local/sbin/emhttp & /mnt/ramdisk And my "smb-extra.conf" #unassigned_devices_start #Unassigned devices share includes include = /tmp/unassigned.devices/smb-settings.conf #unassigned_devices_end [ramdisk] path=/mnt/ramdisk valid users = paul write list = paul
  13. Hi, I'm trying to get my head round RAM disks and making it persist through reboots..... And I'm getting confused......... I can't find it using MC........ Is the "go" file in the config directory the unraid equivalent? Thanks, Paul
  14. Thanks johnnie, Spot on again............ upgrade has sorted it.......... booted straight through with the Mellanox card sitting nicely in it's own IOMMU group.