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About PzrrL

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  1. I am having issue with pfSense (VM). This is the only VM I am having. It works fine after starting up server and array. I mean the pfSense works normally, but after restart, it is not able to give out DHCP IP to my device, and I am only getting self-assigned IP, this is what I mean by fail. It fails when I tried to restart the pfSense VM. Restarting the VM alone, power off and restart the VM, turn on and off VM in VM setting, restarting the server, all does not work. It doesn't work until I completely shutdown the server then restart. A side note: When I was using q35-4.2, my 4-port NIC is not discoverable by the pfSense, but on q35-3.1, it is a valid interface. The above link was my problem, but after reading this post, I found that I might went to the wrong direction. When I was reading the pfSense log, there is a line similiar to this: error : qemuMonitorIO:718 : internal error: End of file from qemu monitor But now I am not able to reproduce it. When I was having the above line, I cannot start the VM as the system says: Libvirt Service failed to start My VM setting: Now, it seems that I am not able to reproduce the above lines error, but I am still having the issue of not able to get an IP from the pfSense DHCP Server after restarting the pfSense VM, only a complete shutdown of unraid would solve it. Any advice would help thanks!!! Attached please find my diagnostics. uncrate-diagnostics-20200223-1748.zip
  2. @testdasi Thanks so much for all your answer!!! Since I have a combination of different drives (WD Green, Black and white labels), my original thought is to put heavy I/O work (such as parity) to white labels and black (for appdata), and to use Green as archive/BT drive(since they are old already). That's why I am having the concept of achieving 1 task by using particular disk. Thanks for all the clarification!!! @trurl Thanks for your info on cache!!!
  3. So when exactly will the overflowed writes write back to cache? By invoking mover? Is this auto or manual?
  4. That would make sense. Therefore it is right for me to put Bittorrent disk in Unassigned, right? Yes I will be running in mirror for SSD. That means I am going to backup the VM vdisk from time to time from my cache disk to my data array, is that correct? I haven't tried plex yet, may you briefing describe how do you "set things up"? Is it sth related to the setting in plex or what? Sorry for asking so many questions, many thanks!!!
  5. @testdasi Thanks for your detailed answer! Or maybe put it into another way, I am going to use a group of disks to achieve a task. Will this make more sense to you? Can you please give some examples for things that need to be on a single drive? I don't understand that why VM should be cache: only. Let's say I am shutting down the Unraid, where is the VM going to be saved? If it still persist on the cache drive, then I assume that it loses the protection by parity drive on data array. Please correct me if I am wrong. Moreover, I read some posts suggesting that I should use cache: prefer for VMs and Dockers, so what's the difference between cache:only and cache: prefer for this kind of tasks? I know I am so confused on the cache drive part although I read a lot of info about it already so please forgive me..
  6. I have the 12 disks(10 HDD+2SSD) which can be used for different tasks. What I mean task is what I would like to achieve. Tasks as below: - VM - bittorrent - Docker - appdata (I guess this is the Docker's appdata) - Personal Windows 10 backup - Unraid USB backup - Time Machine for Mac - Movies - Photos - Documents - Minecraft Server (or any other server eg Garry's Mod, L4D2...) So I am trying to assign different disks for different tasks (and shares), so that different task are using different disks to avoid scratching the disk too much. I would like to ask if this assignment is appropriate or any recommendations? 0. 2 SSDs for cache drives 1. 2 largest disks for parity 2. 1 disk for BitTorrenting (as scratch disk, will use unassigned devices plugin and not putting this disk in the array) (Cache: No) 3. 1 disk for Windows backup, USB backup, appdata backup, Time Machine (Cache: No) 4. 1 disk for Minecraft Server (Cache: Yes?Prefer?) 5. 1 disk for VM (Cache: Not sure) 6. 1 disk for Movies (Cache: Yes, for faster read?) 7. 1 disk for Photos 8. 1 disk for Home document sharing across people And I guess 6-8 can actually combine as 1 share? I am not sure if this is the appropriate way to balance the load of my tasks, and please advise on which share should I use cache, thanks! Sorry if I am not asking my question in a organized way lol
  7. Then I will stick with SATA until I really get it runs lol
  8. um.... Life is so hard🤦‍♂️ So basically I followed all the steps from Spaceinvader One, more or less the same, I have gone through the whole process at least 5 times, I do get it runs before, I mean at least I can change some settings, then suddenly don't know where did I screw it up. I am super new to pfsense, and just want to explore it, but somehow it doesn't like me ☹️
  9. I thought so too when I get into the Web GUI so quick for the first time, then all the nightmare... Okay I will delete the VM and reinstall again. Do I actually have to delete the interface mentioned here (11:30)? And just another curious question: For the primary vDisk, he said you should select SATA for installation, but can choose virtio afterwards here (10:43), after changing to virtio, all things crash. I know this is not sth I should worry about, I should get the pfSense setup first lol I deleted the reservation already. And there is no switch between my mac and the pfsense. My mac is connected to the router via WiFI on the router, and the server (Unraid GUI) is connected to one of the LAN port on router. So I will directly connect my mac to the pfsense LAN port first. I guess probably every first time it should work, and then somehow screwed up without knowing the reason lol And btw, I also passthrough one of the onboard port as the WAN port for pfsense, that's why u see em0 in post my last post.
  10. No, I didnt. I thought it is ok not to do so as it didn't ask me to do so. Now I shut down the unraid and started again. Connecting my mac directly from the pfsense's LAN, I still cannot get an IP, and cannot ping the pfsense when setting a manual ip. but the console suddenly has the following "re3: watchdog timeout". I also get this message when rebooting and at the line: Starting DNS Resolver...re3 watchdog timeout
  11. I did tried your method, but still cannot ping nor connect to pfsense. How do I make sure that the NIC is actually correctly passing through and behaving normally without any hidden issue first?
  12. I do get an IP for my WAN. I understand this part, so I tried both enabled DHCP and disabled DHCP on the LAN side from the pfSense, still not working. I actually tried this setup at the very beginning. And now is forgotten LOL. But still, after following your setup, it doesn't work. Then the range is After plugging in a cable from pfSense's LAN cable to my macbook, I still get a self-assigned IP.
  13. @bastl Sorry for this mess. Or maybe let me tell you the current situation. My main router has a network of I am configuring pfSense and will eventually replace the main router with my pfSense. Therefore, I am giving to my pfSense by plugging in a cable to the LAN port of both my router to the pfSense's LAN port, and want to connect to my pfSense from my Macbook (, which is connected to the WiFi of the router. No matter if I connect to the pfSense via the router or directly from my Macbook, the Web GUI doesn't show up. I am kind of lost now🤦‍♂️
  14. I connected the LAN port (configured in pfSense) of the NIC to my main router's LAN port (which as DHCP), and I am accessing the Web GUI from the WiFi on that router. My computer's ip is I have set up a static DHCP to the pfSense's LAN port's MAC Address. I haven't connect and cable to the wan port yet because I am just doing the config on the pfSense (not sure if this is the problem) I am not sure if you are saying this is not the same subnet🤔Sorry I am a bit dumb. Even when I connect the pfSense's LAN port directly to my computer and enable the DHCP on this LAN port, I still cannot access the Web GUI. (Mine is a macbook and it said "Thunderbolt Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the Internet." It is having a self-assigned IP of
  15. The problem is worsen now...After shutting down the server and restart, I can't even connect to the web gui without any restart of pfSense.