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  1. ????? What....🤦‍♂️why would you go through all that, use Linux to create Linux... I don’t get it... help me understand why Limetech and Unraid engineers came up with a simple and end user friendly way to download create and write to a usb. I don’t know about you but I like get rid of a headache in a few minutes than spend all day with the headache. listen, unraid UEFI cannot be done on the Dell T/R X20’s. That’s it, accept your server fate and use BIOS only. Problem solved. Or build a “newer” server, because for something that is over 9 years old almost 10 is past its prime, deprecated, obsolete and retired. The Dell T/R x20’s servers serve its purpose, nothing more nothing less and are not “fancy”. Keep it simple. these servers once supported windows server 2012,a UEFI OS and Dell has a list of Linux distros RHEL/Debian based that are UEFI compatible. Just For some reason Syslinux is not an enterprise distro that Dell will recognize as UEFI. It’s not a Unraid problem, it’s a Dell problem the OS was not meant for this server. I challenge anyone to prove me wrong using a non unraid syslinux install and let me know how it goes and if it works submit the results to Limetech. don’t do this suggested long and crazy usb install using PopOS. there is a free and Open source solution using the Unraid Flash Creator utility —————————————- Using this program, you can easily convert almost any USB flash device into an Unraid boot device. In addition, the flash creator will give you the option to toggle some advanced settings such as loading a beta release, renaming your server hostname, setting a static IP address for your server pre-boot, and even toggling support for UEFI booting. Plug the USB flash device into your Mac or PC 1. Go to the downloads page. 2. Download the USB Flash Creator to your Mac or PC and run it. This tool is an open source program digitally signed by Lime Technology, Inc. 3. Customize any options you desire and select the flash device you wish to use from the drop-down. 4. Click Write to create the bootable flash.
  2. I have a thought as I am looking for a solution as well. R-pi as a Remote Desktop “thin client” I’m sure Xrdp in Debian can do the job of remotely connect to your windows KVM host or something like WTware (gotta pay if you can’t program a UI to do something as end user friendly as possible as this with automated start up. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-windows-thin-client/ hdmi connection from the pi to any TV/monitor input for visual astronomy. now for the gaming part. R-pi has usb connections can handle HID devices and if this xrdp or WTware is anything like MS RDP then it should pass through usb HID devices. I’m actually looking to get into iRacing and a Logitech steering wheel. I have no idea how the force feedback will work, any lag, or if any of this will work. but the wife would love my company in our bedroom suite and not spend any more hours in the home office. So I thought, let’s bring the server and VM’s to the bedroom with RDP displayed on the 60in 4K tv and work on my hobby’s in here. just a thought. Reply with any feedback/suggestions
  3. I fixed this issue by turning off wireguard VPN.. how weird.. wtf... cant have VPN then... so stupid
  4. when using an encrypted Volume, Does the array have to be mounted first ( Key File/Passphrase entered ) before Wireguard starts its services and ready to use?
  5. definition: OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard. In a server farm of 2 or more server you would feel that if you wanted to add additional resources, cpus, ram, disk storage space when one server is utilizing 100% of it, to expand in elasticity, OpenStack is the option. additionally in my case I just decommissioned a cpu crypto rig on 2 rack servers, I’m having a hard time reconditioning them for another purpose, I was thinking why can I not add theses servers to Unraid and add to the pooled resources, probably because it does not exist, why not? If it’s about money and licensing I’ll pay , but it would be silly to pay for 2 or more separate licenses and have separate Unraid servers when it could be just one UI. example: 1 Unraid server 24cores 64gb ram, 9 TB storage server 2. & 3, 24cores 64gb ram 2 TB storage w/Unraid OpenStack 72 cores, 192gb ram, 13tb storage
  6. Legacy auto boots on the dell t420, and I’ve given up on uefi boot mode. I’m sure there missing impi stuff the Unraid could work on. It be nice to control the fan speeds and other area on PowerEdge servers. I’m not sure where you have the unraid usb plugged into but mine is inserted internal. You could use The front USB ports as they are on same usb hub controller, either one is fine. The rear usb ports are on a different usb hub controller that do not communicate to the bootable USB ports and I can see where you may have to select manually ever time. Also another possibility is that you do not have lifecycle controller configured correctly/ maybe you do or maybe you forgot to remove the uefi flag on the usb. https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln292433/dell-poweredge-no-boot-device-available-is-displayed-during-startup?lang=en Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I recently moved my server to a new home along with me. Everything connected minus the Verizon Fios internet. As I wait for the service technician to come out. I wanted to utilize my local network, enjoy Plex etc.. I can ping unraid host ip. I can ssh unraid host ip. I can use a monitor and a keyboard on the Server to interact directly in the cli. what I cannot do or get working is to access the WebUI to enter in the encrypted pass key and start the array. entering in my local http://Tower or http://IP.IP.IP.ip redirects to this example https://367viciciskfidy36@yjdryd.unraid.net I do not have a local DNS server and my juniper SRX gateway still has the previous DNS IP’s entered. i can remove them which I have and made no difference. I am am assuming I cannot access the webUI because 1) I do not have internet and a dns server 2) https is enabled which needs a DNS host. skipping the WebUI mess what are the exact CLI commands to enter to 1) unlock my encrypted array 2) start the array or 3) remove https to access with IP:80 only either directly or through SSH CLI? [edit] https://ip.ip.ip.ip for the WebUI worked however I still want to know other workarounds
  8. Most common residential ISP's in the past millennium turn and even at this present time participate in banning outgoing port 25 with absolutely no support to accommodate your request to open it. Make sure you thank the people who spam and send out 10's of thousands of news letters a day promoting bed bath and beyond coupons. If you are lucky and have a registered business in a residential area paying for Business Class service in a residential area Then this should not be an issue.. Q: What about using a SMTP relay, i.e sendgrid, sending 100 emails p/day for free possible with Poste.io Free version? FQ: Does Poste.io Free version provide support [in its GUI for an SMTP relay? [EDIT] A: yes! A: Q: MX records, Pointing to DuckDNS, achieve Static results? [EDIT] A: yes! FQ: what would you put for a SPF record? Q: How much Ram are we talking about when using Poste.io? MS Exchange 2019 Memory Varies depending on Exchange roles that are installed: • Mailbox: 128GB • Edge Transport: 64GB minimum recommended. MS Exchange 2016 requires 8 GB of RAM for the mailbox role and 4 GB for the Edge Transport role minimum recommended. A: Using the Poste.io demo is showing "Used memory 6GB" I am assuming that can go higher!
  9. I honestly have to say, @SpaceInvaderOne, is on another level. Hats off to you, brilliant sir. I was able to passthrough an integrated on-board USB host controller, I didn't have to buy one, and the Focusrite Scarlet solo equipment freaking works.. I am (mind blown) .
  10. interesting suggestion. instead of using the on-board usb controller (even though the server has 8 usb 2.0 ports) just pass through a pcie card just for the kvm. I am willing to try it. Maybe I'll get 2, one for the hackintosh build. Might be a few days for the part to come in to test it out. Will adding a pcie usb card, resolve, the inability to hot swap usb devices to the KVM? currently, if anything gets unplugged from the KVM, while running, the device plugged in no longer works and either 1) reboot unraid 2) remove and add back the KVM.
  11. For Christmas and the new year, My wife has an Idea and wants to get into podcasting. Awesome, Lets Build a KVM, I got this. lol.. so 2 Choices Hackintosh, or Windows 10. ( rubs hands together) This is a great opportunity to upgrade Unraid from basic to Plus, because I was at 97% full, added a few 4TB hard drives moved a drive around to get 37%, a Mac Keyboard, Nvidia GPU, extra ram, and the Podcasting equipment, which is just a Focusrite Scarlett Solo studio pack 2nd gen on a boom arm with a shock mount and pop-filter. I had a previous setup with Windows 10KVM, Radeon HD5450, Dual Monitors, usb passthrough'd an Akai Mini MPK, because sometimes I just like to mash on a Piano keyboard thinking I am Deadmau5. I just want to build a Media Creation Center KVM to just be creative. And now, (drum roll please) the problems begin. So The whole Idea was to build a High Sierra Hackintosh, The Nvidia card I bought Q4000 is too old based on the info in the unraid forums and need the K4000, had no idea there was a difference and was going off of what Dell recommended for this 2012 server. so that's getting returned and i'll look for a K4000 in the near future. So now I am just thinking lets stick to my current set up with Windows, protools(first) and audacity and lets get something working better than nothing because The wife is threatening to use her laptop and buy another computer desk next to mine. with pink fuzzy carpet and a pink velvet chair, IN MY SPACE, the only corner of the house that is mine. So I am Determined to get this working. Dell Poweredge T420 - 8 HDD, 2x 6core 24 threads Xeon 2400v2 processors, 24gb ECC ram, (usb 2.0) Unraid - 4tb p - 9tb array (1tb,1tb,1tb,4tb,2tb) .5tb cache (.5tb, .5tb) KVM - Windows 10 Enterprise | Version 1809 | OS Build 17763.195 CPU Passthrough - Xeon last 8 threads assigned 8192mb Ram OVMF Hyper-v= no i440fx-3.0 USB controler 2.0 (EHCI) toggle to 3.0 (Quem) Primary GPU Radeon HD 5450 with a vBIOS rom file from techpowerup Sound Card - Radeon HD 5450 HDMI passthrough usb devices mouse keyboard akai Mini MPK Focusrite novation inc Following Focusrite instructions to install the FOCUSRITE USB ASIO DRIVER 4.36.5 (!!!FIRST!!!!) then plug in/passthrough the usb device.... BSOD nightmares and PTSD until I learned to read!! . I also removed the akai mini mpk from the usb passthgrough devices because no matter what I did I got a BSOD: Stopcode: BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER forcing a reboot after 100%. after this reboot the Focusrite USB ASIO DRIVER would get corrupted, headphones would sound tin 'ie' and Matrix 'ie'. So, Now what happens is when I passthrough Focusrite novation inc , it just locks up software (not responding) audacity and.. protools and task kill don't work for nothin forcing me to "force stop " the KVM everytime. Overall its just been a frustrating experience and benched the Idea. I sent a ticket to Focusrite however the product works on my wifes' Dell Latitude (5440) with Win 10 pro and my Latitude (7404) with Win 10 ENT LTSR 2016. Because it works on native hardware, I cannot blame the FOCUSRITE USB ASIO DRIVER. Even though that driver is the primary issue and root of problem with the unraid Windows 10 KVM. Anyone with a similar experience, have something to try, an idea I am all ears. I am sure there is some XLM code to use or something to try that is above my expertise.
  12. Interesting, after my motherboard replacement , I have not bothered to update the bios from its original version v1 or lifecycle controllers iDrac, I’ve succumbed to the fact to just leave shit the way it is using legacy BIOS boot for unraid. It’s unfortunate that at the time of setting up that I was not able to boot UEFi and struggled with my setup. Everything been up and running 24/7 and at the end of the day that’s all that matters even though this was not my initial set up plan. Good looks and when time comes to make a change I’ll take a look at that settings once more. I’ve had some serious ptsd Over this and I’m good now.
  13. Thanks for the Guide.. I went to Micro Center to pick up an "open box" 2Tb WD Red for $70, and by the time I got back the 2nd attempt to rebuild the drive was successful. I had a hard time with the instructions though. When following the steps I accidentally unassigned the parity drive instead of Drive 2 and rebooted. By the time I realized that I was supposed to un-assign the suspected faulty drive, now showing with a green dot, due to confusion with steps 9-10-11 the only option was to resync the parity drive and didn't make sense to start all over, but to just follow through upgrading the parity drive. just hopping nothing goes wrong in the next hour and a half. [UPDATE] Well that did not go smoothly as I had thought So after the parity drive completed The array would not start, showed in red "Wrong" and Even though its a 2TB drive unraid picked up the drive as 1TB so the drive was "wrong" SMH... So I removed the old 1TB parity drive from the array and now Parity sync/Data Rebuild with the 2TB. The process is now doubled as before it completed in 3 hours now its going to take 6 hours. I have not written anything new to the array and I am not taking my chances with Plex so its down ATM. I am defiantly praying. I would feel much better and more confident when the Western Digital drive is in. nail biting suspense of the evening.
  14. I tried to look into this my self and read the Smart report and SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED on one of my disks. If someone would be so kind and help me out with a 2nd pair of eyes. I have rebuilt the disk once so far and this morning the X came back. I am rebuilding again. Pre history Parity = 1tb WD Black - brand new Drive 1 = 1tb WD Black - brand new Drive 2 = 1tb Seagate Barracuda - unknown Drive 3 = 1tb WD Green - shucked And its no surprise to me that yet another Seagate is showing signs of failing in my life. There seems to be a pile of dead seagates on my desk and WD in my gear. go figure. Also I have another question and I guess I know the answer. however is it possible to; - Build a 2nd Parity Drive with a 2TB WD RED, - Remove the 1TB WD Black parity drive. - Rebuild the array with the 1tb WD Black drive in Drive 2. Or should I get everything back up and running with 1TB's and then upgrade the parity drive later? tower-smart-20180414-0735.zip
  15. So New (previously owned) Motherboard Came in, Yesterday, All is working Took me a bit to set up the BIOS legacy boot... Had to Diskpart the USB and copy the backup over to the same USB drive Diskpart list Disk select disk 1 clean create partition primary select partition 1 active format fs=fat32 quick label="UNRAID" exit And then I had to run the makebootable.bat file Server Back up and running and I am defiantly afraid to do any updates to the system board now.. I don't think ill find another T420 Mobo for $50 again. I did test UEFI, See it boots to the EFI just fine. Just the unRAID menu for bzroot is not good..I have no Idea how to fix that. But Legacy it is.. And I am not moving away from Unraid.