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  1. @miicar You don't say which ESXI version you are on. if possible, I highly recommend trying to upgrade to the latest 7.x ESXI. It allows you to direct boot the vm from the Unraid usb. I am also not seeing any of the usb reset problems I had with 6.x. if you are staying with 6.x ESXI, you can try adding a 2nd usb(ups unit?) or what i did which was to add a pci usb card and added the usb port from that.
  2. Yes, Flemming's how-to is showing how to do just that. ESXI 7 allows you to add the USB Drive to the VM and boot the VM direct from the USB. No more playing with PLOP or VMDK's like prior ESXI versions. Works great.
  3. UnRaid 6.9 is working for me under ESXI 7.0b booting( EFI ) directly from USB Flash drive my setup: Norco 4224 / SeaSonic X750 / SM X9SRL-F / Xeon E5-2640 v2 / 32GB U-ECC / M1015 / RES2SV240 / ESXI 7.0B / UnRaid 6.9
  4. @Flemming Thanks for the write-up for ESXI 7.0 install, the EFI boot part really helped me I know you were doing a conversion to ESXI, I was doing a clean re-install of both. Just wanted to add a note for anyone installing with an clean Unraid flash drive. I used the "Unraid.USB.Creator" for my flash drive and choose the "Allow UEFI Boot" under "customize". By doing it that way I can skip the "Add Boot Option" and go directly to "Change boot order". FYI, I am now running ESXI 7.0b and UnRaid 6.9 on a Supermicro X9SRL-F motherboard.
  5. None of the fixes had really worked well for me. I ended up adding a 4 port usb pcie card: but I am still using a VMDK for booting ( I think I tried usb boot and never got it working right.) This setup works well for what I need. It was a bit expensive, but i can pass each port to a different vm if needed. They list a 2 port which is cheaper and shld still work fine.
  6. @uldise - I'm not sure why yours works and mine doesnt. do you have the UPS passes thru to the vm also. I know that workaround was working for some. Have you checked your ESXI logs to verify no warnings/errors? just an update: When I clean install or upgrade to ESXI 6.5 I was seeing a bunch of errors on my datastors: I got this fixed by disabling the new sata driver -"vmw-ahci". Once i found it, it was easy to fix following this guide: So ESXI 6.5 is running ok, but i still see trouble with adding the UnRaid usb: sample of ESXI log errors: Any
  7. Thanks Uldise, good to know. Did you upgrade or clean install to 6.5? I'm going to try to upgrade from 6.0 to 6.5 (instead of clean install) to see if that fixes my issues. will let you know how i make out.
  8. You had me excited that this was finally fixed. Unfortunately, clean installed ESXI 6.5 and its giving me all sorts of odd issues (using X9SCM-IIF MB). cant get unraid to boot-the usb device disappears from the vm(any VM). The esxi logs (dont think its isolated to unraid) -"dev = usb0105, cmd = 0x8004550f, err = -2: Failure" and my datastors all get "state in doubt; requested fast path state update" in /host/vmkwarning.log. oddly my oldest datastor drive doesnt show this error. Seems like a problem with the sata and usb controllers. So for now I'm going back to esxi 6.0 , bu
  9. When i was trying to setup the usb card I tried Plop + Plopkexec and it could never find the usb. The card is PEXUSB3S44V - Startech Renesas_uPD72020x chip. It just seemed like there was no driver there for it. Does anyone have this card/chip working with Plopkexec? I guess i can give it another try when I update to 6.2.3
  10. I have been using : in my ESXI box. its a little pricey but it lets each usb port to be assigned separately to different vm's. you can get the cheaper version, but all the ports get passed to 1 vm. I'm still on 6.1.9, hope to test the latest versions in the next week or two. I cant usb boot with this setup(guessing a driver could be added) so I am using VMDK and just put the "UNRAID" usb in the port that i passed thru.
  11. Been a long time for me too. I think the bios for the cards is "ctrl-H" (maybe "cntr-C"? - it should pop up on the screen during boot) Check to see if ESXI still has them available for passthru ->"configure ->Advanced Settings" Also check the VM settings still shows the 3 cards passed thru?
  12. Its mounting RW now. When I ran fsck from UD before posting it returned "appears to be OK". but in the system log: kernel: hfsplus: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted, running fsck.hfsplus is recommended. mounting read-only. running fsck with -f fixed it. Is there a way to show the "not cleanly unmounted" msg from the syslog in the UD log? Thanks for the help dlandon. and Thanks (+gfjardim) for UD - it is very useful.
  13. I am trying to Mount a hfsplus drive with UD. It wil only mount as read only. I dont know if this is by design or if I'm having a problem. It is a friends drive and I think journaling is enabled, but don't know if that is causing the Read Only. Is there anyway to make this writeable? Also, how can i verify hfsprogs is installed? Unraid version: 6.1.9 Unassinged devices: 2016.05.03 Log info: May 21 01:50:59 Adding disk '/dev/sdf2'... May 21 01:50:59 Mount drive command: /sbin/mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw,users,async,umask=000 '/dev/sdf2' '/mnt/disks/WDC_1250' May 21 01:50:5
  14. I just tested the latest stable-6.1.9 and 6.2b21 without either workaround and still see the errors. I can use 6.1.9 (via Plop) if i have my usb UPS plugged in or if I use my card reader. 6.2b21 did not work with the 2 usb workaround (PLOP). (haven't tested with card-reader yet.) If I boot either version with just Unraid usb i see the errors and ESXI stops seeing the flash drive until i physically remove the flash drive and plug back in. I am currently running ESXI 6.0.0 3380124. If anyone that had this problem and is now running error free without either workaround(2 USB/card
  15. I tested adding my (APC)UPS to UnRaid(6.1.3) and booted from usb flash and continue to get the resets/excessive reads. Not sure what I'm doing different from the people that have this working. Do I need to enable the UPS setting in UnRaid before rebooting? I couldn't even complete the boot process with this setup and had to re-plug in the flash drive to see it in ESXI again. Could anyone that has the (2) usb setup working verify there are no errors in :{ESXI IP}/host/vmkernel.log ? I kept seeing "ALERT: URB timed out - USB device may not respond" Going Back to the card reader for