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  1. Big grin and BIG THANKS to the author of this plug! I am using it successfully on 4 different Unraid systems and I have absolutely nothing negative to report after some months of just does what it is supposed to do. Bravo!
  2. Yes, I'm setting up a brand new unraid box and the nerdtools plugin I just installed will not actually install perl. It also has "lost" netcatBSD from the list after I tried to install that. I've used nerd tools for a long time and have never had any issue---but something weird happening with the latest one. I tried deinstalling, rebooting and reinstalling nerd tools. Did not change the problem. I did not try to install anything else.
  3. Virt-Manager docker install worked fine for me---running well. The main reason I wanted to run Virt-Manager is for ***snapshots***. I do a lot of development on my VM's that are sometimes risky and the only way to protect myself from my risky moves is frequent, manual snapshots---which I cannot do easily with the UNRAID supplied system. The snapshot feature works as I would like---except that the snapshots are all gone if I have to reboot the UNRAID host. I kinda-sorta understand why.....(probably unsuported VM data which lives in the ram file system) .....but I really don't understand how to prevent this from happening. Anyone figure out how to make Virt-Manager snapshots persist between UNRAID host reboots? Thanks so much in advance for any help!! ........later.... Found this and got it to work--sorry I didn't find this earlier: I am noticing though that the script creates a seemingly infinite nesting of /mnt/cache/domains/save/save/save/save/save -- and the same for the same for the "snapshot" folder. I'm not a scripting expert. Anyone see why this might be happening and how to stop it? The script does what it is supposed to do---my snapshots are persistent now. Hurray and thank you!
  4. I've had very good luck running vm's in the unRAID xen system so far. I had not tried Ubuntu 14.04 yet but I have installed Debian and CentOS and didn't have any issues. So I just now installed Ubuntu 14.04 server, updated it and played with it for a few hours. It seems rock solid to me--no networking issues on my install. My basic .cfg for Linux has a few differences from yours--here is mine, pre-installation: name = 'ubuntu1404' builder = 'hvm' memory = 2048 vcpus = 1 disk = ['qcow2:/mnt/cache/VMs/ubuntu1404/ubuntu1404.qcow2,hda,w' , 'file:/mnt/cache/VMs/iso_store/ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64.iso,hdc:cdrom,r'] boot = 'dc' vif = ['mac=00:16:3e:00:00:05,bridge=br0'] vnc = 1 vnclisten = '' stdvga = '1' on_poweroff = 'destroy' on_reboot = 'restart' on_crash = 'restart' This is the config which I installed from; I comment out the cdrom iso mount after installation is complete. I think you have some items in your config which are probably only useful to run a Windows OS: acpi = '1' apic = '1' viridian = '1' xen_platform_pci='1' sdl = '0' stdvga = '0' usb = '1' usbdevice = 'tablet' I personally include these settings for Windows VM's but not for Linux. I have two Windows server 2008R2 VM's, Asterisk (CentOS), Debian and now Ubuntu installed in my home unRAID xen system and they all run very predictably, flawlessly and fast. I'm not sure about the vif setting you use of "model=e1000"---I've never used any setting there and I'm not sure what the outcome intended is. Unless you're trying some kind of hardware pass-through or something like that, you might try putting nothing there after "bridge=br0". I have to say that I'm very pleased and impressed with how the xen integration is working out with unRAID. I've very grateful to those who have worked to make this happen. It fits a very real need that I was wishing for and it wasn't all that hard to figure out. It would be nice at some point to have a definitive guide put together here for how to install all the major OS's in the unRAID xen host. I had to look in several places to get all the pieces of info I needed.