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FAQ Feedback - for VM FAQ

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This is the feedback thread for the forum VM FAQ, as we don't want anyone cluttering the FAQ up.  Anything that's added to the FAQ that's not a Q with A will be moved to this thread.  This is the place for suggestions, complaints, requests for FAQ entries, and any discussion about current FAQ entries.

 

This VM FAQ for unRAID was designed strictly for all virtualization related questions, for any one of our community helpers to add a Frequently Asked Question, with answer.  It is based on the existing Docker FAQ and its Docker FAQ Feedback thread.

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Some FAQ entries I can think of are:

- the cirrus tip (here)

- the 'set CPU's to 1' tip for updating Windows

- 'if it's not visible click the Advanced button' tip

- 192.168.122.x vs 192.168.1.x  (here)

- probably a whole section on Windows issues

- another section on pass-through issues

- a reference type FAQ entry - how to get started, pointers to videos and guides, etc

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- Seabios effectively disabling the local console

 

- Explanation of the memory overhead required to run VMs

 

- Explanation of ballooning, when to use, when not to

 

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- Seabios effectively disabling the local console

 

Only when passing through a GPU, but yes, this should be noted.

 

- Explanation of ballooning, when to use, when not to

 

Also add that ballooning is not available whenever you pass through a PCI device to a virtual machine.  Those VMs will always fully allocate the max amount of memory assigned.

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- another section on pass-through issues

-Setting MSI Interrupt can likely be added to this section, if not list this somewhere.

 

-Information on not being able to assign the same USB device ID if multiple same devices are present.

May be useful to give direction that a passed USB card can alleviate this issue.

 

-Information/recommendation for assigning thread pairs (dlandon's performance improvement sticky presents this info currently).

 

Can't recall, do we currently give good direction for stubbing to use the VM editor to assign stubbed devices?

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- Seabios effectively disabling the local console

 

Only when passing through a GPU, but yes, this should be noted.

 

- Explanation of ballooning, when to use, when not to

 

Also add that ballooning is not available whenever you pass through a PCI device to a virtual machine.  Those VMs will always fully allocate the max amount of memory assigned.

As the LT expert, hop to it.  ????

 

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