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VM for game servers, steamCMD, alt?

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I will be building my e5-2679 system later this week and want to start the journey into VMs. I am interested is hosting servers for a few games but am not finding much info here. Does anyone have any guides, suggestions or best practices to get me started?

 

I have read a little about steamCMD but don't see much from an unRaid point of view.

 

Also interested in modded Minecraft servers.

 

Thanks!

Andro

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What games are you looking to host. Many game servers are not multithreaded at all, so single core CPU speed is king.

 

I run a couple of Minecraft servers off of my e5-2670 system, but mostly keep low demanding MC servers there. I have an e3-1275 running my two high population/demanding MC servers. The e5's just could not keep up.

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What games are you looking to host. Many game servers are not multithreaded at all, so single core CPU speed is king.

 

I run a couple of Minecraft servers off of my e5-2670 system, but mostly keep low demanding MC servers there. I have an e3-1275 running my two high population/demanding MC servers. The e5's just could not keep up.

 

Doubtful this would be for more than any 2 running at the same time, however would running multiple VMs help get more CPUs working?

 

Minecraft for 2-4 people. Most likely FTB Infinity Evolved

 

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If you're only talking 2-4 people, then you are fine with e5-2670. Way overkill actually. Multiple VM's would not help the MC instances. I run 1 VM of MineOS and host 4-5 active servers off it alone, giving it 6 cores and a ton of RAM.

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If you're only talking 2-4 people, then you are fine with e5-2670. Way overkill actually. Multiple VM's would not help the MC instances. I run 1 VM of MineOS and host 4-5 active servers off it alone, giving it 6 cores and a ton of RAM.

 

What ISO are you running for VM? I had got a MineOS docker running a few months back and now I have having troubles with it. I figured I can wait until I get the new system up, but I am really unsure where to start with VMs.

 

Assuming I run a VM for MineOS, any suggestions for a separate VM that would host other game servers?

 

Thanks for the help!

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Running whatever latest mineos x64 from the MineOS webpage, minecraft.codeemo.com. I don't run mineos as a docker, just a VM.

 

What game servers you want to run on another VM will determine what OS you can use. I typically run Windows Server 2008R2 because i am familiar with it and have an old copy from technet days.

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