Shadowmoon | The server

A blog / notepad for updates and statuses on a home server I own called... Shadowmoon

Shadowmoon has Ryzen

Shadowmoon Ryzen

    Recently my AMD FX black cpu wasn't cutting it for Plex and other home LAN services. I was finally able to 'upgrade'. The best part is the fact that the liquid cooler from the FX series bolts right up to a AM4 chipset. I researched this build for approximately 1 month in advance.

    After a hour of fidd'lin around I was able to dial in my overclock to maximize the memory speed. For some reason when I build a pc, 7/10 times, a monitor ends up on the floor 'test bench'.

    Shadowmoon Ryzen

    Room temperatures are noticibly lower considering not much was swapped (cpu,mobo,ram).

    Shadowmoon Ryzen

    I'm extremely grateful to be able to continue learning through personal experience. Financially and physically.

    Shadowmoon Ryzen

    ltdOkay, so I couldn't just let this 8 core cpu and motherboard just sit on the shelf. I, for the most part, finished assembling the box. I was able to use the Ryzen AM4 stock cooler from the Ryzen 5 on the FX8. I am going to use this as my 'web dev' env server and VM playground host. Named 'Bolt' by my son.

    Shadowmoon Ryzen

  • A. Buford
  • Sept 1st, 2021

Plex updated to 1.24.1.4931

    Installed via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.24.1.4931-1a38e63c6/debian/plexmediaserver_1.24.1.4931-1a38e63c6_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.24.1.4931-1a38e63c6_amd64.deb

  • -A. Buford
  • August 17th, 2021

Plex updated to 1.24.0.4930

    Installed via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.24.0.4930-ab6e1a058/debian/plexmediaserver_1.24.0.4930-ab6e1a058_amd64.deb.

    The last update was a little wonky so I waited a little bit before detailing here.

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.24.0.4930-ab6e1a058_amd64.deb

  • -A. Buford
  • August 12th, 2021

When a Kubernetes Rasbperry Pi cluster > rackmount.

    Debating on piecing together a cluster for the plex server. Only thing I need to figure out if how to hw offload transcoding (if even possible).

  • -A. Buford
  • July 23rd, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.6.4810

    Via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.6.4810-15ce0e21a/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.6.4810-15ce0e21a_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.6.4810-15ce0e21a_amd64.deb

  • -A. Buford
  • July 5th, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.4.4712

    Via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.4.4775-b7e0c30f2/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.4.4775-b7e0c30f2_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.4.4775-b7e0c30f2_amd64.deb

  • -A. Buford
  • July 5th, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.4.4712

    Via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.4.4712-1f0ed4aea/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.4.4712-1f0ed4aea_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.4.4712-1f0ed4aea_amd64.deb

  • -Chris T.
  • June 14th, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.3.4692

    Via wwget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.3.4692-c86c6f454/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.3.4692-c86c6f454_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.3.4692-c86c6f454_amd64.deb

  • -Chris T.
  • June 14th, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.2.4600

    Via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.2.4600-f06057b33/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.2.4600-f06057b33_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.2.4600-f06057b33_amd64.deb

  • -Chris T.
  • May 30th, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.1.4571

    Via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.1.4571-6119e8eed/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.1.4571-6119e8eed_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.1.4571-6119e8eed_amd64.deb

  • -Chris T.
  • May 25th, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.1.4528

    Via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.1.4528-c0513eb4c/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.1.4528-c0513eb4c_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.1.4528-c0513eb4c_amd64.deb

  • -A. Buford
  • May 17th ๐Ÿค“, 2021

Umm that was quick... Plex updated to 1.23.0.4497

    Via $ wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.0.4497-a1b1f3c10/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.0.4497-a1b1f3c10_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.0.4497-a1b1f3c10_amd64.deb

  • -A. Buford
  • May 6th ๐Ÿค”, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.0.4482

    Via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.0.4482-62106842a/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.0.4482-62106842a_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.0.4482-62106842a_amd64.deb

  • -A. Buford
  • May 5th ๐Ÿค“, 2021

I Ignored all the signs

Plex Live TV DVR

    Last night I decided to tackle a small issue I have been having with PLEX Live TV and DVR. I figured it was becuse of poor antenna signal, cable routing, and scanning of channels. An upgraded $20 antenna from Amazon and the Hauppage usb unit were used to rescan. 62 channels found. Wow! Signal on each was at max!

    Request received from the LG tv to start playing NBC5 Live TV DVR... and audio/video were distorted. Short version; I'm now at a point where streaming to 2 tablets (at 4k), 1 WAN 1080p, and transcoding LIVE TV is too much for the 8 core and GPU. We knew this day will come. Skipping on Live TV for now when multiple streams are being utilized.

  • -Shadowmoon the computer
  • May 2nd, 2021

Plex updated to 1.23.0.4459

    Via wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.0.4459-20536d6fc/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.0.4459-20536d6fc_amd64.deb --2021-04-30 11:43:16-- https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.23.0.4459-20536d6fc/debian/plexmediaserver_1.23.0.4459-20536d6fc_amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.23.0.4459-20536d6fc_amd64.deb

  • -A. Buford
  • April 30th ๐Ÿค“, 2021

PlexMediaServer-1.22.2.4282-a97b03fad installed

    wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server-new/1.22.2.4282-a97b03fad/debian/plexmediaserver_1.22.2.4282-a97b03fad_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_1.22.2.4282-a97b03fad_amd64.deb 
    

  • Notepad
  • April 3rd, 2021

PLEX only?

Shadowmoon rack-ish

0600: I need to beef this box up while remembering this is a fun homelab OR build a new 4U. Not a money pit. Re๐Ÿ‘Spon๐Ÿ‘sib๐Ÿ‘il๐Ÿ‘it๐Ÿ‘ies๐Ÿ‘!

I love AMD but FX is too old for me. Time to research motherboards. Most likely a refurb x550 will be doable. I'll check what FreeGeek Chicago has

Oh yeah. The family and I moved. Therefore, the office moved. Internal peace. Here I come.๐Ÿคฃ

Shadowmoon

Heat be gone.

2399; The closet is extremely cooler now and smells better. I guess this will be the new way to go on client builds. Liquid cooled servers as default? I also have the option of housing the radiator INSIDE of the case but did not want to deal with cable management much.

1539; Ended up purchasing a Cooler Master ML240L V2 RGB liquid cpu cooler because what can go wrong does go wrong. This morning I woke to the faint smell of hot metal coming from the server. More expenses. My oldest son said "I can't survive without the server". As expected I had to modify the case and use some custom hardware to make it work...but I got it done.

Shadowmoon

Processor temperatures stay under 38.5 degrees celsius under what is considered full load.

Shadowmoon

I do not like the idea of fluids in my server but no other air cooler would achieve the same results within the space limitations.

Shadowmoon

Shadowmoon

Some heat, some time to think

1400; I started to notice some heat accumulating behind my server and next to my mini rack. It was bound to happen given its current configuration houses 2xSSDs, 6xHDDs, a Nvidia Quadro K5000, and an FX8350. Hopefully I can find a super dirt cheap liquid cooling option given the FX8350 is old-af. For dust-maintenance I typically take the server outdoors and hit it with some compressed air.