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  1. There's been lots of responses since I started this post and I thought I'd provide the group an update. After changing my CPU Scaling Governor to "On Demand" the stability of my system improved dramatically. I could install the Ubuntu Desktop VM and its performance is acceptable. Also, the CPU use in the dashboard isn't spiking like it was previously. Sounds like the CPU Scaling Governor setting hasn't fixed this for everyone, but it seems to be working for me.
  2. Um, so this is embarrassing. I have "Tips and Tweaks" installed but I don't remember ever changing any settings listed there. I changed "CPU Scaling Governor" to "On Demand" as you suggested. I also changed "Enable Intel Turbo/AMD Performance Boost" to "Yes". I rebooted the server for good measure. Performance inside the VMs seems much better and CPU usage on the dashboard has gone down as well. I'll keep an eye on this for and see if it remains stable. Thanks to @stor44 for the suggestion, hopefully it helps others too.
  3. Just upgraded to 6.9 yesterday and noticed that the CPUs pinned to my Windows 10 VMs are pegged at 100%. Also, performance inside the Windows VM is horrible (slow spinning logon animation, 30 seconds to open Windows explorer, generally sluggish). Performance on these VMs was excellent in version 6.8.3, it was difficult to tell I was even using a VM through RDP. The two VMs in question are called "hcp" and "media". I created "media2" after the 6.9 upgrade to see if I could find any differences in the xml. Installation of Windows 10 was slow on "media2" and its performance is bad
  4. I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 VM. Eventually, the VM locks up and I notice its assigned CPU in UNRAID is pegged at 100%. I've tried several times and sometimes I can get the OS installed, and sometimes it locks up during installation. Wondering if it's the same issue as this? I've attached my XML and diagnostic info. Any ideas? Quite a lot of information for Windows guests here, but I'm having trouble finding equivalent information for Ubuntu guests. I have 3 Windows VM's running perfectly. BTW, I saw @jonp's advice to set UEFI boot mode, i440fx, an
  5. Wow Jon, thanks for the in depth reply. I plan on leaving this machine in the basement and headless. What I think I read in your reply is that unless I plan on physically plugging a monitor into the unraid machine, it really won't matter if I add a GPU, right? One thing I didn't make clear in my first post is that there is no graphics card in the machine at all, just the simple ASPEED on board adapter on the motherboard. When you use RDP to a windows client, you select VNC when making the virtual machine, right? You have to VNC into it long enough to enable remote access inside
  6. I have a headless Unraid 6.1.3 instance running on a SuperMicro X10SLH-F-O with a E3-1231 v3 processor. I have successfully set up several Ubuntu Server VMs and now would like to move on to something with a GUI. I'd like to try either Ubuntu Desktop or Windows. My first attempt at Ubuntu Desktop (15.04) was less than successful. I got it to install but performance was pretty poor using the built in noVNC: the mouse response was sluggish, unity was slow etc. When I initially configured the VM I chose the VNC option for Graphics Card. The motherboard does have onboard graphics (an ASPE
  7. Ah, I didn't realize that help was context sensitive. Thanks!
  8. Your question about size of the disk prompted me to reconsider that. I had been creating 2 GB disks. Just out of curiosity I tried 10 GB. It worked with no issues! With 2 GB the installer defaulted to creating a separate /home partition, and with 10 GB it didn't, don't know if that's related minimum requirement for disk space on Ubuntu server is 1 GB, wonder why 2 GB failed? Anyway I included the screenshot for reference. The only templates I see are "Custom" and "XML Expert". It does change the icon to Ubuntu's when I pick "Ubuntu" for the OS though. I thought it was strange tha
  9. Just got my first unraid (6.0-rc3) box up and running and I'm now ready to try out vitalization. I thought I would start out simple and install an instance of Ubuntu server 14.04.2 but I'm having some trouble. I'm happy to do some reading and figure this out for myself, but I can't find anything that addresses my specific issues. Generally I can make it though most of the setup but it finally errors with a red screen that says "An installation step failed" at the step "Install the GRUB bootloader on a hard disk". I know the VM manager has been evolving through the betas and is a work i
  10. Just a note. I determined that the DNS-323 was the issue. Since it is RAID 1 I just took out one of the drives and connected it directly to the unraid box. I then mounted it (outside the array) and copied the data over.
  11. Interesting, when I did do a copy from my windows laptop and as I mentioned, the speeds were about 2.5 MB/s. What I didn't mention was that was via wifi. I knew wifi would be slower, but I thought it would be better than 2.5 MB/s. Your post prompted me to plug my laptop into the gigabit network directly. When I started the same transfer, the speed was right around 100 MB/s! So, you may be on to something, it may be the DNS-323. Two questions: Is 2.5 MB/s on a 54 Mbps wifi connection reasonable? Is there anyting I can do to make the DNS-323 read faster? It's RAID 1. Can I just take
  12. I'm hoping someone has some advise for my issues with my new unraid server. I just got the server stood up and my first task is to copy all my media off my previous nas (an ancient Dlink DNS-323). I was able to successfully copy some files but my speeds were horrible, less than 1MB/s write speeds. First my setup: SuperMicro X10SLH-F, Bios 3.0, 2x Intel i210AT LAN ports Xeon E3-1231 v3 2x8GB Hynix HMT41GU7MFR8C-PB (supported) 2x Toshiba 5TB 7,200 RPM PH3500U-1I72 (1 for data, 1 for partiy). Both drives passed preclear successfully, no SMART errors 1x Samsung 250GB 850 EVO MZ-75
  13. Thanks for all the replies. Any opinions about the processor? Should I be considering anything other than the Xeons? What about PSUs?
  14. After many months of research I'm ready to start my first build. Goals: Stable NAS environment. Will be accessed from a variety of clients mainly via SMB. I've never used Plex but I see some potential in the future. Central place to run SABnzbd, Sick Beard, CouchPotato, Headphones, Torrents Headless and as compact of form factor as possible Ability to create a variety of VMs. Proposed equipment: Motherboard - SuperMicro MBD-X10SLH-F-O CPU - Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Memory - 16GB Samsung M391B1G73BH0-CK0 Case - Fractal 804 PSU - undecided. SSD - 256GB Samsung 850 Pro Ser
  15. I am ready to start my first unRAID build after many months of research. I still have some of the same questions I had in this embarrassingly old post but I think I'm leaning towards server grade hardware. It seems that SuperMicro is one of the more respected manufacturers on this forum. Any advice on which Xeon, Haswell, X10 board to choose? I’m looking for a microATX board that supports both IPMI and VT-d. Is chipset an appropriate way to pick? Is it as simple as C226 > C224 > C222? According to this, the only microATX C226 board is the X10SLH-F. That seems like a good choice t