cyberspectre

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  1. Very, very cool. I love the desk PC idea. Sadly, it wouldn't work for me. I like to sit really close to the desk.
  2. Here's something I discovered recently that may help you decide what not to do. Steam Link (both the physical device and the app) somehow ties to the NIC itself. So, if you're running multiple VMs with a bridge, it won't be able to tell them apart. I have to exit Steam on one VM in order to use Steam Link with the other.
  3. Mine always starts in the wrong time zone, and I have a task scheduler entry to sync with NTP to fix this. But I've never heard of the clock actually losing time.
  4. I'm almost finished with my newest PC build, a 2-gamers-1-pc + NAS powered by UnRaid. As a nice touch, I had wanted to put two Raspberry Pi displays inside the case to monitor the system metrics — mainly the GPU temps, but also memory usage and more — of each Windows VM. Two softwares exist for this purpose: ModBros MoBro Monitor and Trigone System Monitor. But after a few minutes running either one, my entire server crashes hard. I suspect they're probing for some sensor or device that isn't emulated by KVM. Not sure if this is specific to my hardware or common to all KVM virtual machines. Does anyone have a possible solution? Thanks!
  5. You guys, this is the weirdest thing. My UnRaid server has a 6800 and a 6800XT. Both have been working perfectly since February. Yesterday, I installed water blocks on both cards. Since I did that, now, reset doesn't work anymore. If I reboot the VM, the display doesn't come back, and one CPU thread assigned to the VM gets stuck at around 87%. Changing the cooler on these cards couldn't possibly cause this, right? The only other thing I did was install an NVME SSD in the M.2 slot. Do you think that could cause reset to fail for both cards? Edit: False alarm. It was because the new SSD changed the IOMMU groups and for some reason, UnRaid stopped stubbing the serial bus controller for each card. This was causing reset to not work. Just in case anyone needs to know, or in case I forget this again (lol), these are the devices that need to be passed through for an AMD reference card. Obviously, your PCIe IDs will be different. AMD Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT (0a:00.0) AMD Device (0a:00.1) <--- sound card AMD Device | USB controller (0a:00.2) AMD Device | Serial bus controller (0a:00.3)
  6. Looks like a good plan. You know, I've got a 970 and two matching water blocks for it. If you decide to water-cool your build, DM me. I'd gladly give you these things for cheap so you could have two 970s in there.
  7. Awesome rig, man! Now that you're on UnRaid, I can promise you'll never go back to not using it. It makes so much sense to put your machine's extra muscle to work for you instead of letting it go unused in Windows. Your build actually looks similar to my last one, though with much better hardware. That 5950X is making me feel kinda jelly, I passed on that and did a 3900X in my new rig. Mine's got soft black tubing, too, not to mention purple lighting. We have similar tastes. Which flow meter is that?
  8. Months after replacing the Crucial drive with a Samsung 970 Evo, I'm pleased to say this issue has not happened since. Not even once. The Samsung doesn't miss a beat.
  9. Nevermind, got it working on Q35 5.0. Very pleased so far. For posterity, let me say this. It required all of the things the OP mentioned + an extra kernel argument to make my GTX-970 work again after switching to UEFI mode. That kernel argument is... video=efifb:off
  10. Which version of Q35 let you successfully install the Radeon software? I'm getting incompatibility messages from the installer on Q35 5.1.
  11. Thanks for this. I happen to be doing the same thing right now, so your post has great timing. I'll try the things you suggested and see if I get anywhere. Should have known it wouldn't be easy... but the card came highly recommended by Level 1 Techs, so I was hopeful.
  12. I just get "Whoops, looks like something went wrong."
  13. Unfortunately, this doesn't work for me. In case anyone's interested, I found a different free invoice software that can be used in a Docker container. It's called Crater. There isn't a pre-made image for it on DockerHub, though, so, despite messing with it for an hour or two, I have no idea how to install it... They provide instructions but I'm nervous about following them instead of using the UnRaid UI.
  14. Very cool! Now, if only we could have auto checkout. 🤩
  15. Unfortunately, the issue has resurfaced. It is certainly connected to the temperature of the controller. Moving the SSD away from the graphics cards and installing a heat sink did help, but ultimately did not eliminate the problem. Certain activities can cause the temperature of the controller to spike suddenly, and when it does, it's lights out. To anyone who reads this in the future, do not buy a Crucial P1 NVME SSD for UnRaid, or for a gaming PC for that matter. It cannot tolerate even moderate heat.
  16. For posterity, I'd like to report that I solved the problem. Using the smartctl / nvme, I discovered that even though the disk's main temperature was within the acceptable range, one of the disk's secondary temperature sensors (labeled Temperature Sensor 5) was reading 60-64c at idle and 70c or higher under load. This is most likely the temperature of the controller. Apparently, most nvme controllers begin throttling at 70c, so the I/O errors make sense. I moved the disk from the M.2 slot to a PCI-e adapter and installed a metal heatsink. The controller now runs 20 degrees cooler on average, and I haven't experienced any more issues. When it's right behind a graphics card, an M.2 slot is apparently not an ideal thermal environment for an SSD.
  17. Thanks johnnie.black. Updating the firmware seemed promising at first, but ultimately made no difference. Since it's clear to me now that this is an issue with the disk itself, I'm going to make a new thread in hardware to get some more opinions.
  18. Did you ever discover what was wrong? I'm having the same issue as we speak.
  19. Nope, it's still happening. Seems to be that whenever it seems stable with a VM running, all I need to do is start a few docker containers and that will cause it to fail. Basically, heavier I/O causes it.
  20. Thanks, I've done so. Seems to be working normally now. I'll report back if I have more issues.
  21. Not to revive an old thread, but is there no option to have a share operate strictly from the cache, but be backed up on the array? In case of cache drive failure, having the system, appdata, domains shares backed up on the array would be convenient. This needs to be done manually?
  22. I've suddenly started having problems whenever I try to launch a VM. My server was rock solid for well over a year until now. When I launch a VM, shortly after the guest OS boots, the web UI shows 6 or 7 CPU threads (random ones, not necessarily the ones pinned to the VM) spiking and staying at redline. Seconds later, the web UI becomes unresponsive, the entire system locks up, and you've got no choice but to power-cycle. I've attached my diagnostic file and a couple of persistent log files that may be helpful. I have noticed these worrying messages: May 26 16:04:41 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: I/O 9 QID 7 timeout, aborting May 26 16:04:41 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: I/O 10 QID 7 timeout, aborting May 26 16:04:41 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: I/O 192 QID 10 timeout, aborting May 26 16:04:41 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: I/O 193 QID 10 timeout, aborting May 26 16:05:11 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: I/O 9 QID 7 timeout, reset controller May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: Device not ready; aborting reset May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: print_req_error: I/O error, dev nvme0n1, sector 558795512 May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: print_req_error: I/O error, dev nvme0n1, sector 588290920 May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: print_req_error: I/O error, dev nvme0n1, sector 586574048 May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: Abort status: 0x7 May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: print_req_error: I/O error, dev nvme0n1, sector 573818160 May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: Abort status: 0x7 May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: Abort status: 0x7 May 26 16:07:15 ANDRAS4 kernel: nvme nvme0: Abort status: 0x7 Do these messages indicate my cache SSD is failing? The VM domains are on the cache, set to "prefer." Thanks for the assistance! andras4-diagnostics-20200526-2048.zip syslog-1589603478 syslog-1590534581 syslog-1590535014 syslog-1590541990 syslog-1590542150 syslog-1590546809
  23. Hey guys, Currently running a Ryzen 1600x (full system specs in my signature). Thinking about an upgrade to a 3900x and 64GB memory. Yet, I'm cautious because my current setup is so freaking stable. Mainly, I'm concerned about updating my motherboard's firmware. Before my board was on AGESA F10, there were issues. Since F10, no problems whatsoever. Stepping up to Ryzen 2 requires a much newer BIOS version, so I wonder how it will behave. Anyone experiencing problems with VMs, GPU and SSD passthrough, etc. with the latest AMD hardware and firmware?
  24. Yikes. I must be grandfathered into the original price. I've been using it since 2014.
  25. Oh, the emails aren't even a feature I use. I manually send invoices to my clients. But as I start to take on more, I can see how that would come in handy. You can count me as one person who would get use from a working docker image. Like I said, I'm paying InvoiceNinja $50 a year to use their online service. I'd love to host it on my own server instead and cross off that expense.