Core connected with Ethernet
Bluesound Node 2i connected ethernet
iPad/iPhone as remotes
Number of Tracks in Library
131,899 tracks In library
Description of Issue
Roon core is constantly shutting down. Roon remote is constantly waiting for Roon core. This happens all day and night. Sometimes it connects and plays a few minutes, then stops and say waiting for Roon core.
This is so ridiculous.
I have tried everything I have read and the suggestions by the community, nothing works.
Also, how do I attach screenshots?
@CoochDigsMusic, what are you using for your Roon Core? This looks like a network issue but not sure yet. Are these screenshots from your iPad? If you run music directly from your Core do experience see similar behavior?
What is your Surface Pro 7 configuration (Windows OS, RAM, storage, CPU)? Have you confirmed that your Windows firewall has been updated to allow exceptions for roon.exe and raatserver.exe? Sometimes there may be multiple exceptions and they conflict with each other.
Oh, I did notice do not disturb was on on surface pro. Would that cause problem? I turned it off and checking everything now.
Ok, still says waiting for Roon core. Played a little then stopped. So that was not the problem. Neither was the firewall
I believe the configuration is the reason for the behavior. The RAM is low for the size of your library and the CPU is not recommended due to it being underpowered. Have you seen this list of recommended configurations from Roon for a Core:
For large libraries over 100k tracks and/or if you plan on using heavy DSP and multiroom functionality, the specifications of your Core will need to increase to meet the demand. Ultimately the specifications will vary depending on the size of your library, but here are some key points to consider:
For large libraries, we definitely recommend using Nucleus+, a similarly powerful RoonOS device, or a powerful Windows machine.
You’ll want plenty of RAM and a powerful CPU to handle large libraries.
So, exactly what do I need on a windows machine? Can you advise?
For me personally, I would look at recent vintage Intel i5 or i7 PC with at least 16 GB of RAM and a solid state drive for your hard drive. Beyond that I can’t say much more as I don’t know your budget or what other purposes you may need for the PC.
You also may want to look at Roon’s Nucleus Plus or if you are technical build a Roon ROCK.