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  1. I am having the same symptoms, though don't know how to view the cpu usage. I had 2 cores 4 threads assigned to the vm. If I reduce to a single core it boots into windows but operates slooooooowwwww. More cores than that and it displays that error message.
  2. No response to your question. I'm going to stay general. I bought a taichi X470 and a 2600 with 32gb ram on two sticks about 3 years ago, with an eye to upgrading to a 3900x or 3950x when they released. I did two VMs, Linux mint and windows 10 pro, really just to learn the ropes. Added an rx 580 graphics card and learned how to do iommu splitting, passing in the graphics and sound to the VMs. Went back out and bought a 1700 and did the same. It all worked so well I waited to do the 3900x upgrade which I just last week finally did. Understand however I am not a gamer. I can't really give advice on the X570 boards except to say expect issues until Linux / unraid / bios catch up. And you may want to move up to the 3900x. It has had a price drop and this is a long term investment. Once you get a 3700 it will be harder to pay for the incremental upgrade to the 3900. 8c16t is good, 12c24t is probably better for your use case. I am thrilled with mine. Sorry I can't be more help but I think you will be jazzed with the capability of the server you are building.
  3. I run a taichi X470 mb. I previously used a 2600 processor. Passing hardware through to the VMs works but is a process. I set up a Linux mint vm and a windows 10 pro vm. I passed through an rx 580 with sound, USB keyboard and mouse to one vm and a 1700 with sound, USB keyboard and mouse to the other. Once I learned about mmu groups and how to split things out it did work. I make no claims to be an unraid expert and it definitely took some time figuring it all out. Also not a strong Linux guy. I would suggest spending a little time studying it before punting. Unraid can do docker and VMs, and the ability to parcel out resources as needed was a draw for me.
  4. I went with the 3900x as well. It turns out we get all the cache of the 3950X, so more cache per core, plus we get higher clocks than the 3950X. I just got it running today.
  5. AFAIK Unraid can run headless. However it is a bit hard to get set up initially "flying blind". If it were me I'd put a graphics card in, get the system up and running to the point where you can remote in through your browser on another system (that's the way I manage it normally), then you can pull the video card back out. I initially had two video cards in my system, an AMD RX570 and an NVidia 1700. I managed to get each of them and their respective sound components passed through to VMs. I passed one into a windows 10 vm and the other into a linux mint vm. I eventually gave the 1700 to my son for his gaming rig and now only have the AMD graphics card in my unraid rig.
  6. Taichi x470 MB, bios version 1.50 with 32gb ram. I gave my son my old 2600 and replaced it with a 3900x. Here is how I did it. 1) I downloaded all the bios upgrades to my laptop. 2) One by one I extracted the bios upgrades and got them into the root of the flash. BTW the flash upgrade in the bios does search through directories so that step is likely unnecessary. But I did it that way. 3) I booted into the bios and did the flash upgrade, one by one in order. I only had one bios file on the flash at a time. No idea whether that is necessary but it seemed prudent. 4) The final bios level was UEFI P3.90 I did not attempt to boot after each bios upgrade. That would have been prudent but I did not. After the final bios flash I tried to boot into UnRaid and it failed to boot. My son was building a brand new computer using my 2600 processor, so we just got his new computer working. This morning I put my 3900x in and it still failed to boot. It turned out that the new bios had set a boot order which tried to boot to the usb drive through: Uefi: Sandisk (my usb stick) some other disk some other disk usb: Sandisk (my usb stick) Knowing that the unraid would only boot off the usb stick, I removed the "other disks" entries entirely from the boot order, then I moved the USB: Sandisk to the top boot position and the system booted right up. I have only had it up for a few hours but it is stable so far. BTW My 16GB GSkill TridentZ memory sticks that I could only get stable at 2800 with the 2600 processor now runs at 3200. Yaaa. I haven't tried to see if I can get them running even higher. 3200 is one of the entries in the table though so getting it higher might still not work.
  7. I have a complex system which currently runs on a pair of Windows 2008 servers which are old (circa 2008 ish) and I would like to retire one of them. One server is a Windows 2008 R2 with 16 AMD cores and 80 gb of ram running SQL Server. This server will stay put. The second server is an AMD Phenom II 1100T hex core single thread with 32 gigs RAM running Windows 2008 standard edition. This one I am looking to retire because... It runs a bunch of virtual machines under Hyper-V. Anywhere from 5 to 8 VMs each with 3.5 gb RAM and assigned two "logical" cores. Obviously if you count them up that is way more virtual cores than there are physical cores. This actually works OK, and that is all the VM Server physical server does but... I have built a modern Unraid server system with an AMD 6 core 12 thread "place holder" and 32 gigs RAM. The place holder is to be replaced with the new 12 core 24 thread processor due out in June. Once I have that new processor I will have a powerhouse server. The plan, assuming it is possible, is to move the VMs running on the VM Server over to the Uraid server, assign a real core and associated hyper thread to each VM, as well as 3.5 gb of the ram. The new AMD processor is almost 3 times more powerful than the older Phenom II "core for core" so the virtual machines should breath a lot better. The VMs are simple in that they run the old Windows Home Server which is actually a variant of Windows 2008 (called Windows 2011). All they do is run a 3rd party software package. So the question is, can a VM running WHS (Windows server 2011) running UNDER Hyper-V be migrated to run under Unraid? I would likely go out and buy one or more 7200 RPM drives to place all the VMs on and bring that up on Unraid as an "unassigned device" I.e. not inside an unraid array. Just as an aside, the VMs have to be visible to the SQL Server and each other. Currently under Hyper-v I use a software switch that they all talk on and can see each other on. Simple eh? Time to move onto new hardware.
  8. I figured it out. TS files are not recognized by Plex. Thus I have to use Handbrake to convert them. I did the first few (69 apparently) when I figured this out months ago when I got Plex working. Since forgotten! Sigh. Anyway, Handbrake. Which is a PITA but hey, it works anyway. If I could just get it to scan all of the high level directories and automatically convert the movies (all 500 of them) that would be RAD.
  9. I have the latest Unraid pro version. Plex docker installed and up to date. Movies, music, photos pointed to in the plex docker. I have 593 movie folders found by plex but only 69 movies. These are old discs ripped long ago. All were found and played by various Windows media apps. The actual files are in a Movies directory on Unraid, under that are the directories for each movie, for example movies \50 first dates. Under that is a directory always called Video_TS (Movies\50 first dates\Video_TS\ Under that are various files with the extensions BUP, IFO, VOB for example VTS_01_1.VOB. All this stuff is just the way the rip program pulled the files off of the dvd many long years ago. Under the first level directory are mkv, jpg and xml files. This is the first time I have attempted to run Plex. IIRC I watched the setup youtube video to get it working. The movies that show under All / Movies all stream just fine, even out to my vehicle (tablet) outside of my home. The problem is simply that only 69 directories show as movies. The directories can be seen for the rest of the movies but they just don't show under the Movies section. I have read a lot of stuff about Plex "naming conventions", but again I did not manually do any of these things, it was the ripping software that did it all. And manually changing some nefarious naming problem on 500 directories containing thousands of files is not possible. Any words of wisdom on this? Thanks.
  10. I have that norco case (or similar). I am not currently using it but I was using it for my Unraid server. It serves well for stuffing a ton of older smaller drives into a case! I inherit drives from a server as I update the drives in it. At one time I had about 20 drives from 320gb up to 1 tb, for a total of around 14 tb unraid. Now I have a newer newegg brand case with 4 total drives, a 5tb for the parity and three 3tb drives for storage. A bit lower powered! I really didn't make any changes, including c state. What is that and why do we change it? Edit: It seems that the c state thing is a gen 1 Ryzen issue only? AFAICT with the 2600 and the latest Unraid that issue goes away. BTW are those WD drives the 5400 drives shucked from desktop backup boxes? How does that work speed wise in Unraid?
  11. I am using the 2600. It works fine. BTW I intentionally used a 2600 because it was cheap while I wait for the 16 core / 32 thread ryzen 3xxx to drop. Asrock X470 Taichi w/ Ryzen 2600 32GB RAM 500gb Samsung SSD assigned to cache 1 TB NVME in the socket unassigned. VM machines running off of that. 250 gb SSD unassigned to pass through to Windows VM Windows 10 Pro VM with 8 gigs RAM 3 cores and associated threads passed through to Windows 10 VM. "cores" 6/7, 8/9, 10/11 250 gb SATA SSD passed through to the Windows 10 VM AMD RX580 passed through but drivers not driving it. See above post. Linux Mint VM with 4 gigs RAM GTX1070 passed through to Linux Mint VM 2 cores and associated threads passed through to Linux Mint VM. "Cores" 2/3, 4/5.
  12. I have the same problem. My AMD RX580 passes through without complaint, and I am able to see the vm on the monitor attached to that card, use the passed through keyboard / mouse while sitting in front of it. However Windows is using the generic windows driver for video. Device manager is not showing the RX580 anywhere in the device tree. I tried uninstalling the generic video device and rescanning but the generic device did not uninstall and the rescan did not find the AMD GPU. I tried installing the drivers from AMD and it did just as described above, a long period of unpacking stuff, then when I actually selected the device and said go, it started the install with only a simple progress bar in the bottom of the install window, then about halfway in it blinked the screen a couple of times then went black and never comes back. In order to get the VM back I have to stop passing the graphics card in, then go in with the VCN and run DDU. I can then reboot the vm and pass through the graphics card again and I am back to ground zero, graphics card working (kinda) but the generic windows driver driving it. The objective is to have the card passed through AND have windows acknowledge that the card is there in device manager AND use an AMD driver to drive it. Any help getting this working will be most appreciated.
  13. LOL, well you know what they say about pressing send... I was looking at the system devices stuff again and discovered the motherboard audio in MMU group 23. I stopped the VM and found that I could pass that through. Voila, sound!!! You guys are absolutely amazing!
  14. I have been struggling to get my RX580 and associated sound to pass through. I would try to run the radeon software that installs the graphics driver and the display would go black. I used RDD to uninstall the borked graphics driver install and suddenly the next time I rebooted, the Microsoft display driver was magically replaced with the RX580 device in device manager. Not an unraid issue of course, but not sure why it was doing that. At any rate, I now have the RX580 device for video. However the sound shows a red x in the task bar. "No audio output device is installed". I am passing that through as well. The sound device shows as AMD High Definition Audio Device in device manager. The trouble shooter claims I have not installed an output device, which I assume means a speaker or headphone(?). Prior to installing Unraid I ran a windows 10 pro install and I used to plug my headphones in the front panel and they worked. The front panel connector is still plugged into my motherboard - an Asrock X470 Taichi. I am trying to make this a "gaming" rig, or more precisely a developer system for working on the OpenMW (Open Morrowind) software . And play Morrowind, which really requires sound. This VM now has 3 cores 6 threads, 8 gb ram and the RX580 video and associated "ellesmere" audio. Both of those are on MMU group 17 with nothing else on group 17. Other than the audio being disabled, it seems to be working well. Can anyone help me discover what may be going wrong here?
  15. Have you ever used Virtualbox? Or Windows server Hyper-V? In 2009 or so I built a server from parts. I installed Windows 2008-R2. I clicked a button to slide Hyper-V under the install. I started up the app that Windows provides to build virtual machines. I created 6 virtual machines. The entire thing was GUI. The entire process of creating a VM was intuitive. Yes, I had to read how to do it, then I did it. In a matter of hours I had a whole set of VMs running, which run to this day. So how am I supposed to make suggestions about improving this mess? It is a mess. Nothing whatsoever is intuitive. It is a ton of properties that I have no clue what they are doing. How do I suggest improving an entire page of mess that I have no clue what it is doing? How about somebody that knows what this mess is doing clean up the mess and make it point and click? I know, I know, Linux is not windows. I get it. But getting my self worth from a thousand hours of figuring out mess is not my idea of a way to spend my life. I have kids to play with, meat to BBQ, places to go, people to see. I have a very powerful 6 core 12 thread machine (that I built) that I handed over to Unraid. I like what Unraid does, but I hate the mess it makes me figure out to get anything done. Unraid doesn't need those 6 cores / 12 threads so I want to put them to use running VMs, docker containers etc. Holy CRAP batman, hours and hours of reading threads clear back a half dozen years and I STILL don't have a clue what this mess does. So I watch a video where this very nice man guides me step by step through the mess. He doesn't explain the mess, he just says "click here, do this". If ANYTHING goes wrong (and it did, multiple times) I am back out in dozens of threads trying to figure out what the part that went wrong does. Eventually I did get a VM working. After HOURS and HOURS of struggle. And NO, my self worth was not increased by the struggle. And NO, if I wanted to do another I absolutely could not do so without watching the nice man guide me through it again. Now I am dead sure that there are hundreds of Linux Gurus who are going to read this thread and scoff at me. Oh well. I have built computers clear back in the 70s with soldering iron, chips bought from the ads in Popular Electronics and schematics. I have installed CPM on the systems I have built. I have learned Turbo Pascal, Turbo C, Fortran, C++, C# and I keep learning. I have made a good living building SQL Server databases automated with C# which I wrote. I am neither a nubee nor am I incompetent. And this stuff is a friggin MESS!!! And No, I can't recommend how to clean it up since I haven't a clue how it works, nor am I willing to spend hundreds of hours learning it. Unraid is supposed to be a tool to allow me to get on with more important things (to me). Sorry for the rant.