Getting PMS set up on the SHIELD has been a total nightmare for me. Hours of set-up required and I'm still not quite there. After countless times disabling/re-enabling the server, signing in and out, un-installing/re-installing updates, I have finally been able to find the server on my network long enough to get my library imported and set up. After disconnecting and re-mounting my network storage several times, my video files finally no longer say "unavailable" in my client apps. After manually setting static IP addresses, and setting up port forwarding on my router, I'm finally able to see the server outside of my network. (P.S. I have servers also set up on a WD MyCloud and a Windows 10 PC. They were both plug-and-play and I've never had any issues.) I like the idea of the SHIELD because it's a happy medium. The MyCloud can't transcode, and the PC is very power-hungry so I don't leave it on. I like that the SHIELD should be able to handle transcoding and be always available, which leads to my final issue/question.
The issue that I'm having now is that the server seems to become unavailable when the SHIELD sleeps. Isn't it supposed to run even during sleep? Otherwise, what's the point? Is anyone else running into this?
This seems like a very buggy release. Very uncharacteristic of Plex.