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  1. How about Mikrotik and their CAPsMAN feature? https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:CAPsMAN general idea: you place many AP to you house connected by ethernet. one of the Mikrotik devices is used as central point for WIFI management too(CAPsMAN Node). and when you move over the house, your computer finds best AP, as they acts as one(or two if you use 5Ghz too) Wifi network. you can even tell management to drop wifi if signal reaches very low level, and then device will try to find nearest AP again.. their devices are cheep, but performs very well. https://routerboard.com/products/group/20
  2. i'm on Ubuntu, so you can install Ubuntu 16.04 for example and then update it to kernel 4.9. Instructions here: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2016/12/install-linux-kernel-4-9-ubuntu-linux-mint/ i did it in my test environment many times to compare hardware compatibility to unRAID..
  3. Look there for example about H.265/HEVC: http://www.techspot.com/article/1131-hevc-h256-enconding-playback/page2.html even with 4 year old Celeron you can play H.265/HEVC file at about half processor usage.. but i agree, it all depends on your usage patterns
  4. i'm on SuperMicro X8DTH-6F | CPU: Intel Xeon X5680 3.3Ghz. Look at my sig for more details. i'm with single CPU now, but was with both too - built some offsite backup server with similar mobo, and reused 2nd CPU from main server. and i'm very happy with this old build, i'm on ESXi with five total VMs - two Windows, two Linux and unRAID, but overall activity is not so high so i can live with one CPU. my board have 7PCIe slots and if i need more than 3, then i must have both CPU installed. and according to electricity - calculate number of months/years how fast you will pay this small more amount of electricity according to price you will pay for new hardware.. for me, new hardware costs much more than difference of electricity you will pay.
  5. This is because you have multiple NICs in your system. If you wanna let all ESXi VM's are able to use 10Gbit card, you have to create new Virtual Switch on ESXi side and assign 10Gbit card to this switch(you need to disable this card pass-trough to became it available under ESXi again). and then edit your VM settings and choose new VM Network for VM Nic you just created. According to link, you should install VMWare Tools as a plugin. Go to Plugins tab/Install plugin and enter this value for URL, and hit Install button: http://unraid.zeron.ca/plugins/open-vm-tools/openVMTools.plg No problems, you are welcome
  6. that's true for me too - i have Intel 4 port Gigabit Ethernet adapter and trunked it on ESXi side plus on my main HP switch. And a single benefit from that is only for multiple clients who connect to server at once - since inside ESXi there are 10 Gbit, then if up to four clients is connected to unRAID, then every one get 1Gbit.
  7. Really? i'm on ESXi, and network speed is 10Gbit inside a host between VMs with VMXNet3 driver(available on both Linux and Windows VMs) i'm wondering if KVM have not something similar..
  8. and about your PCI devices - why you are passing so many devices? for unRAID you just need LSI 2008 to pass-trough. if you pass-trough a device, it's not visible to ESXi host, and then you need to add it to particular VM and then this device is used only for this VM. Virtual network from ESXi works just fine, so does USB attaching to VM too.
  9. Congrats to you to get this up and running, a few more tips from me: - use VMXNET3 as your network adapter, this enables 10Gbit networking inside ESXi between VMs - use plopKExec to speed up boot times - https://www.plop.at/en/plopkexec/full.html - are you booting GUI version of unRAID? i think no need of that. just boot non-gui version and then connect to your unRAID from LAN from another device by http://<your-unRAID-ip>/ - every ESXi VM, including unRAID needs VMWare tools installed inside it. for unRAID use this one: https://forums.lime-technology.com/topic/36603-open-vm-tools-for-unraid-6/ good luck, if you have more questions, just ask
  10. Please, post a picture of unRAID VM Settings.
  11. in theory, there is no need for fresh install when you going from Esxi to bare-metal or vice versa. just choose which USB to boot and you are on ESXi or bare-metal
  12. First, congrats you on able to build up your ESXi and setup unRAID VM! are you sure, you need this ? you wrote you have LSI 9211-8i card, but this hack is needed for supermicro cards.. when you boot up your unRAID, are you able to see your drives in drive slots choose under Array Devices?
  13. You can do this way, but this depends on your hardware.. for example, mine every 4 bays slots are connected with one SFF cable to HBA card. so, then i need breakout cables to split SFF connection to SATA. how is connect your gays to HBA, which data cable?
  14. This is ok drive for esxi Datastore. i think you can start with with your 4TB WD black. but of course, SSD for datastore will be much faster. And according to garbage collection - I've been reading about many SSDs and about they garbage collections and didn't find one answer how to choose. yes, ESXi does not have Trim, and then SSD need to have some builtin garbage collection. i have and Plextor M5Pro and Samsung Evo as my datastore sdd's, and they perform both very well. i would recommend to go with Esxi 6.5 to avoid potential USB pass-trough problem, but maybe on your hardware this will be OK with version 6 too. if you created bootable instalation flash, then you need another flash on which to Install. you can install without any other HDDs/SSDs connected. just boot your Install flash and follow onscreen instructions. connect to Motherboard ports only SSDs/HDDs for datastore, cos you cant pass-through MB sata ports.
  15. Your Specs looks very well. and about drives - if you go ESXi route, then you install ESXi host on addition USB. and you will need some additional hdd/ssd(connect them to MB ports in ESXi Case) for your VMs in either case. to create unRAID VM, you don't need additional hdd, just use plopKExec (google is your friend) to boot from unRAID USB stick. and pass-trough your HBA to unRAID VM and you are done
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