bluepr0 Posted May 15, 2016 Share Posted May 15, 2016 Hello guys, I can't wait to get my new PC components and finally be able to put together my first unRAID build (in my signature). I've been reading a lot about unRAID, virtualisation, dockers, plugins and much more so I can get a clear picture of what is, how to use it and what I can expect from it. Specially I've been reading a lot about the virtualisation side because I feel like having many devices for different things doesn't make too much sense anymore. For example, I currently have a QNAP NAS, a Mac mini with pfSense acting as a router, an iMac 27 to do work (graphic design), a raspberry with some home automation things, etc. My plan is to build an unRAID build with all this in one, hence such a powerful CPU. The Windows VMs will be only for testing, not for "real" usage. My idea was to create an El Capitan's VM and work with it (I know I will need to get an external GPU as well, but that will come). Considering I can share a lot of cores with it plus I could passthrough a PCIe SSD only with it I think I can get almost bare-metal performance, or at least I will get waaaaay more performance than with my current iMac 27 late 2013 This won't be an immediate change, instead I will just start testing and finding out what things I will be able to get working perfectly, which ones won't and so on. My intention for this post was to just ask... 1. Is there anyone doing real work with a VM? 2. How's the stability of unRAID and the VM? 3. Any original OS X feature/capability/other that it won't be possible to use in a VM? 4. I'm not clear on how the array will work with the VM. If I passthrough a SSD disk to the VM... if I have to stop the array (or if it gets stop for some reason?) will my VM stop working too? I will be very happy to read any other info/advice/suggestion you want to provide to learn more about this matter. Thanks a lot! Quote Link to comment
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