Hopefully it arrives quickly. I'd really like to move my lab from work to home, and that will require small devices with low noise and low heat. I also want a reasonable amount of cores and ram.
Latest posts made by Greg_E
RE: Windows 11 Guest Support
I just tried with the win11 VDA ISO and it failed, it does not seem to have any VDA just the regular installers. I'll have to look into ways to get this going, still working my way through MDT to create an image and PEboot that I can use with WDS on my production system.
RE: Windows 11 Guest Support
I'm still waiting for an official ISO to test it thoroughly but first test seems to be working.
Do you now have access to the ISO's for testing? I see them on my volume license download and it is available from the evaluation center (Enterprise ISO). The volume license has VDA listed, but it downloads as a normal ISO, not a VDA as previous versions. Maybe it still works but is configured for VM's which might negate the TPM issue. I'll have to try and see what it does, my hosts definitely don't have TPM2, not even sure they have a TPM module on them at all because they are old Xeon X5650 processors and not sure TPM was a big thing way back then. Dell C1100 servers.
RE: Set GPU Placement Policy using XOA
Off topic, but you have GT730 running? I have a pile of those sitting here that I thought were basically scrap. Maybe they can live on for a bit. Been playing with a few Quadro 2000 cards and didn't realize that more than 1 VM could use them. I haven't looked at Center in a while.
RE: Upgrade from 7.6 to 8.2 went wrong
I had to use this when I didn't follow directions on my XCP-NG lab system.
Also a note to Freenas/Truenas users, make sure you "keep" a few old versions when you are upgrading things on your NAS, for exactly the same reasons. Yup, had to roll back on one of my production NAS this summer, nearly had a heart attack when stuff booted back up and none of the shares were accessible.
RE: GPU passthrough - Windows VM doesn't boot correctly
The only GPU I've tried to pass through has been an old Quadro 2000 card, and it seemed to work fine (though the old driver is a bit difficult on Win Server 2022). But the host also has a cheapo server GPU for XCP-NG to use for boot.
I mention Quadro because those didn't have the crippled firmware blocking them from pass through like the Geforce cards have/had. Kind of a dirty trick from nVidia!
Sorry I don't have any newer cards that I can test with, and I also only have Quadro cards here at all, "required" for some of our software.
What I did find out is that if you pass through a GPU, you can not migrate that VM to another host, even if that other host has the same model GPU installed. And with that my GPU pass though testing is complete.
RE: XO on Raspberry Pi 3B+ ?
I've been spending some time on it for the last few nights, and my skills are improving little by little.
I think Ubuntu desktop was the closest I got to functional, there is a custom image for the Rpi3b+ that I found and it was one of the attempts that got to trying to start the XO-server service and failed. I was never able to get the xo-server to start manually either and the log files didn't give me anything I understood.
One of the versions that worked the least was CentOS 7 for RPi, node.js is not available for it in the normal repos. I have more experience with CentOS from a few years ago and more comfortable with it, may have to look into compiling all the dependencies from source to see if I can make it work.
I think an RPi 4b with 2gb or 4gb of RAM might be a better choice, but I have the 3b+.
XO on Raspberry Pi 3B+ ?
Anyone have any tips on building XO from source on a Raspberry Pi 3B+? The closest I can get fails with an error in systemd from not being able to start xo-server. I'm using the installer script from https://github.com/ronivay/XenOrchestraInstallerUpdater which I used on a more powerful computer and CentOS 7.7 just fine. Just can't get the RasPi working with CentOS, or several versions of Ubuntu for arm. Most don't support node.js
The big issue is that my Linux skills are extremely lacking, having trouble figuring out how to even understand what I can try to fix this. A RasPi would just be very convenient to run XO on for me right now, at least long enough to get a Linux VM running to take over.
Everything I'm doing with this low power and decade old servers is just for a test lab to learn about XCP-NG and XO.