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Blade server backplane wiring [closed]

Are there any blade server enclosures which have hard wired network lines on the backplane? I want be able to have separate female ethernet connectors for the NIC on every blade server in the ...
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Will ESXi 5.5 in standalone mode (free) support fibre channel SAN?

I have a HP blade in a C7000 enclosure and a new 3PAR StoreServ 7200 over Fibre Channel. Today we use DAS and have not virtualized our SQL servers. My goal is: SQL Server 2008 -> WS2012R2 -> ESXi 5.5 ...
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Strangeness during Windows Server Install (drive duplication) [SAN]

I have recently taken over as an administrator for an IBM chassis and associated blades, along with accompanying IBM SAN. One of the blades is running VMWare ESXi 5, and we don't need it anymore, so ...
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IBM Blade Center - Power Consumption with SNMP & IPMI

We have the need to follow and manage the power consumption of each blade, one by one, from our IBM Blade Center system. Is there a way to do this ? Anyhow it’s a licensing upgrade or ...
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Cannot install Windows 2012 R2 on HP Blades

I have several HP ProLiant BL460c G1 blade servers where I am trying to install Windows 2012 R2. I was able to get it installed on one but can't get it installed on the rest. They all fail with the ...
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Graphics cards in a 1U server?

Is it possible to place a graphics card like the AMD HD6970 in a 1U blade server? I’m looking at either an HP or a Dell, including these two models: ...
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Using Rack servers and Blade servers in the same lab?

I'm working on pulling together a comprehensive performance testing lab. Part of this is the question of the physical lab hardware, so I'm learning about rack and blade servers and the positives and ...
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Problems with IBM BladeCenter E type 8677

We have an IBM BladeCenter E server with three blades, today I've tried to manage it through telnet, after logout it does not respond on its default "Management Module" address (it was set to ...
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BL460c G7 blade OS install

I have an HP c7000 enclosure with a BL460c G7 blade. I need to install Windows server OS on it. I have a problem with iLO, so it will not mount the ISO in the remote console. Tried using both Active-X ...
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intel MFSYS25 blade server- trunk port configuration

Can any one help me configure the Intel blade MFSYS25 switch module to communicate to Cisco devices through trunk? I tried for many hours, seems it doesn't work! There seems to be no documentation on ...
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What is the specific advantage of a blade server for virtualisation?

We are planning to implement a VDI Solution. We had some discussions about Blade vs Rack. As we are only planning to implement 75-100 Clients, we calculated, that we would need 2 Servers with Dual 8C ...
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Bladecenter-E Power Module fault [closed]

We have problem on IBM Bladecenter-E Critical Events Power module 2 is off. DC fault. Power module 4 is off. DC fault. Warnings and System Events Insufficient chassis power to ...
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Match logical and physical network interface names

Our company planned to move their hundreds of servers (virtual and physical) to a brand new datacenter infrastructure. First, we have created a spreadsheet which lists the configuration of all the ...
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HP blade server: How many connection can be made between HP new gen 8 blades and an interconnect

I am building a virtualized network on an HP C3000 with 460c Gen 8 blades and 2 HP L3 switch interconnects. I was advised to by a 1Gb 4-port 366M Mezzanine Adapter. That provides me 6 ethernet ...
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How to flash - Management Blade MMB S3 - Fujitsu

I have a BX600 and I need to know how to flash the MMB S3. I have no IP access to the device and I think that there has been an issue with the transfer using TFTPD32 to upgrade the MMB S3. I have ...
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Dell Blades or C-Series Rack servers for datacenter virtualization project [closed]

We have customers infrastructure hosted on physical HP boxes across several racks and finally we are planning to migrate them to Vsphere.Data is stored on NFS SAN.It was suggested to use c-Series Dell ...
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IBM HS22 Blade loses connectivity intermittently

My IBM HS22 Blade loses connectivity intermittently. It happens randomly every few hours and lasts just a few minutes. The connection is restored without any action taken. Problem is very similar to ...
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How to route, using Linux, from nested private subnets to internet [closed]

In our departement we have a blade system with one master node and four slave nodes that are connected to the master node. The system uses its own subnet (192.168.1.x) and only the master node is ...
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linux + Backup & Restore tool for Blade IBM/HP machines [closed]

target - Backup & restore tool that can be put on a PXE server so that a client can be booted via network and support IBM/HP blade machines I hope that I ask the right question, there are allot ...
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Remote RIB iLO on Proliant via RIBCL

I'm trying to automate a process for our Ops. The process requires that some windows servers running on blades are shut down, left down for a few hours, the restarted when some other processes ...
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Can I setup static routes through ILO card?

I am setting up a network and I have an HP Blade 380 G7 server with its own ILO module. I am going to be giving users access to this box and have segmented the ILO card off. I am wondering 2 things. ...
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IBM BladeCenter E with 3000W step up transformer from 120v to 240v

OK so Im looking to run a IBM BladeCenter E chassis. It requires 240v at 12amp running 1800w. I want to know if i can run it off one or two 3000W step up transformers like: ...
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Blade servers in small office server room (90db)?

We have small server room with 15 rack servers ATM, and we are planning to add 7U 10 blade enclosure. One can hear the servers from the outside now (the doors are not too thick) but it is not bad, ...
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How reliable is CentOS 5.x RAID 1? I'm considering the SuperMicro MicroCloud product which has everything i need except for hardware RAID

The SuperMicro 3U blade server looks very promising - MicroCloud! If i configure RAID 1 on the 2 SATA drives in each of the blades, how would that work out in terms of reliability? Compared to 8 1U ...
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Can I reset an HP p-class enhanced blade chassis iLO to defaults manually?

I just came into possession of a p-class HP BladeSystem enhanced chassis with eight BL25p blades and two CGESM interconnects. I didn't get a SUVI cable so I can't interact wit the blades directly. I ...
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Linux - IBM Blade Center + Identify MM Name from the Linux OS

I have a Linux machine (RedHat version release 5.6) installed in IBM BLADE Hardware I am trying to find a solution to identify the management Module name --> (MM Name) from the OS (Linux) Remark - ...
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linux - HP BLADE machines - identify the Server name from my Linux OS

I have a Linux machine (RedHat version release 5.6) in HP BLADE Hardware I am trying to find a solution to identify the server name from my Linux OS (Linux installed in the HP Blade HW), (Server ...
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Planning to buy a server with at least 48GB Ram, are the blades way to go?

We're planning to host our website for the first time for ourselves. We have currently have a linode of 8 gigs and the memory is going up to 90% most of the time. So I want to move my website to my ...
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Blade vs RackMount [closed]

In which cases do you think that a Blade is better than a rackmount, in a virtualization environment? If you think that blades are much better than Rack, then why facebook prefers rackmount?
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Multiple blades in one chassis, some in DMZ, some in internal network

This question is similar to: Blade Enclosure, Multiple Blade Servers, Whats the closest approximation to a DMZ? In my case, I don't have virtualization so I cannot use vLANs as suggested in answers ...
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Can I place HS22 and LS22 blades in the same BladeCenter?

Is it possible to place HS22 and LS22 blades in the same IBM BladeCenter without compatability issues?
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monitor directly into a blade?

I have an iLO blade enclosure with a few blades in it. Is there anyway to plug a monitor directly into a blade? keyboard and mouse would also be required. thanks
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Blade server in a nutshell?

Can anyone give a real description of a blade server and what it's advantages are besides space? Are there any disadvantages? And also, do you think smaller companies (think around maybe 4-5 actual ...
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losing connectivity in Linux with Dell blades and such

So we have some dell blades and chassis (blades are M600's, chassis M1000's) and other systems (R710 with MD3000 array). The R710 exports a source tree via nfs for the blades to build and test with. ...
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Automatic VM capacity planning

Situation: I've got a bunch of blades, all with same amount of memory and cores in each. Some have local storage, some do not and rely on the SAN. I've also got a ton of VMs that I need to build ...
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configuring c7000 10gb switch for load balancing

We are building a system using HP's c7000 blades. Cisco catalyst switches support etherchannel load balancing. However, it appears that Cisco switches are only available for 1gb backplane, and not ...
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configuring high density storage pools

I am looking to build a very high density storage pool: a rack containing a c7000 chassis with 6 MDS600 arrays with the newly announced Seagate 3TB SAS drives will give me 1260TB with sufficient CPU ...
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Buying new IBM Blade. Considering SSDs for heavy IOPS configuration

I am in market for a new server and I require heavy disk iops. Our retailer is offering an IBM BLADE HS22 with dual Xeons, but limited to RAID0/1. For some reason the only SSDs he can offer me are ...
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Installing esx 3.5 on hpblade 460c G7

I was trying to install ESX 3.5 on hp blade 460c but it fails with error no 'network adapter is detected'. Anybody has work around for this. I also tried to install ESX 4.1, it also had the same ...
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Default password for hp c7000 blade servers

Has anybody worked on hp c7000 blade servers before. I have just ordered them and brought them on network. I tried logging in from web browser but I do not have the default password to log in. User ...
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Citrix Xenserver 5.6 vs HP BL460c G7 Networkadapter

We have a brand new HP BL460c G7 Blade. We want to install Citrix Xenserver on it. The installer prompts for Networkdrivers since it can´t locate any supported hardware. According to HPs QuickSpecs ...
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SAN for virtual envirnment

I will be ordering a c7000 server enclosure by HP and adding some BL460c G7 servers. This will be for a completely virtual environment. The G7's have the FlexFabric adapters built in and a pair of BLC ...
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Crucial C300 256GB SSDs in Dell M605 (or similar) Blade with Perc H700

Does anyone have any experience with 3rd party SSD drives in any of the Dell Blade range? I'm not prepared to pay dell £1000 for a 100GB SSD drive, when I can pick up 2x 256GB drives for £800! I've ...
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Resource Pool sharing in Hyper-V Virtual Machines

I understand that we can install Hyper-V on one server and run a number of Virtual Machines on it, upto the limit of resources of that server. I want to know if it is possible to install Hyper-V ...
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Enable VMware EVC IBM Blades

What changes do I need to do in UEFI settings for HS22 to support EVC
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upgrading to blades from regular server

I wanted to know what do company do to their old tower or rack server when they upgrade to a blade server?
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what is 1u server?

what is actually meant by an 1u server? How can I check how many blade server does a chassis support?
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Setting up a used Dell PowerEdge 1655mc

I recently acquired a used Dell PowerEdge 1655mc blade server with 6 functioning blade units. I need to wipe each of the blade units, reinstall them with fresh copies of Linux, and otherwise get this ...
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Change Default Gateway on HP Enclosure C-Class Virtual Connect

How do I change management default gateway on HP Enclosure C-Class Virtual Connect modules? Thank you all for help
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How do I resolve certificate errors on HP blade center

I'm trying to sort out the ssl certificate errors that we get when trying to manage our HP c7000 blade enclosures. To that end I have created a signing certificate and imported it into the browser. In ...