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How do I make SAS disks recognizable on a HP Proliant DL160?

I have a customer with an HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 (4LFF) with 2 SAS disks (2TB each one). We figured he needed a SAS controller to make these disks work (the lights go amber, meaning the disks are ...
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What is the difference between pvc and plenum cabling?

I'm looking into buying a few rolls of bulk Cat6 cable to wire up a few cubicles to a test rack we have. One of the choices is PVC cable versus Plenum cable. What is the difference? Will this make ...
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Organizing cabling from patch panel to switches

The cabling between our patch panel and switches isn't a complete nightmare (like this), but is far from well organized. As we add new wall jacks, or office moves happen, cables get moved on the patch ...
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Is there a difference between RJ-45 plugs for Cat-5e and Cat-6?

While looking around for some plugs to use for running and crimping some bulk Cat-6 cable, I noticed the online sites show RJ-45 plugs for Cat-5e and separate ones for Cat-6. Is there actually any ...
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How to connect a Juniper EX4500 to netapp X1107A

What is the best and not expensive way to connect a Juniper EX4500 to a X1107A Chelsio PCI Netapp card? Will these do (10GBASE-SR) for both end? and then connect with fiber cable? How important is it ...
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How to Connect a Core Switch with an Edge/Client Switch using SFP+ Ports

I am not sure if this is the correct site to post this question and I am more a software type of guy that needs to get started with Networking, so please bear with me if this sounds stupid... Having ...
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Dell T7500 PERC Raid

I am looking to buy a Raid card as I can not use the motherboard Raid to achieve Raid 5 or 10 with my 4 SAS drives. I am a bit confused on how I would connect the drives to card. Do I need to ...
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Why would cat6 connectors not work with cat5e patch cable?

I had a naff batch of cat5 connectors (the latching mechanism didn't work) so decided to order in some cat6 connectors in preparation for the inevitable upgrade. My existing reel of for making patch ...
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How to use a Tone Generator to trace a network cable

We have a tone generator kit for tracing network cables, but I am having trouble using it correctly. The tone generator end plugs into the network cable I am trying to trace, and then I assume I ...
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What is th difference between F/UTP , F/FTP and FTP?

I am in the following situation :the IT department asked for a wire of type FTP. The company that is cabling the building is using F/UTP. Is it FTP? Or they need another type of cable kind of F/FTP??
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Flat 8-conductor cables for a serial console. What are they called?

I'm looking for a specific kind of Ethernet 8-conductor data cable. I am having trouble finding them online (at CDW, Newegg) because I can't always come up with the right search terms. A search for "...
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gigabit cat6 cable connecting 100Mbps only (Electrical interference?)

I have a gigabit switch and I am connecting my laptop to it using a cat6 ethernet cable. The problem is it is connecting to 100Mbps only instead of 1Gbps. This is what i found : The is a zone in ...
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Is it possible to detect rx+ rx- tx+ tx- wires with multimeter?

Is it possible to detect rx+ rx- tx+ tx- wires of an ethernet cable having only a part of cable with multimeter or somehow else? I mean the situation when you have just one side of the ethernet cable....
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Are all console cables pinned the same?

My workplace is getting new HP A5500 Series switches, and they include a console cable - a DB-9 Female to RJ-45 Male. I know we talked about them in college, but never actually seen one. I've heard of ...
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Can unjacketed cable handle gigabit speeds?

Looking at taking over management of an old network that was done in 2004. Surprisingly, for the time, it is category 6 cable. About 200 ports in each of 5 IDFs, all running PoE. But I'm worried the ...
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Dell cable M246M vs generic mini sas cable

Is there any difference beyond brand between a Dell M246M cable and a generic mini sas-8087 cable? Is it just branding, quality control? Or is there some difference in the actual cables or connectors? ...
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How to test cat5/cat6 cable runs, using software-only, or simple tools?

Are there any utilities or simple tools or techniques to easily test a CAT5 cable, to see how well was it installed? Cat5 is often installed by amateurs, but has been installed and "working" for ...
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What am I doing wrong with this cat 6 patch panel wiring?

top number is transmitter bottom number is remote terminator 12345678 36145278 is this because I could be mixing T568A and T568B wiring? how do I know if my patch cord is A or B? Do I just look at ...
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HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 modding/cabling [closed]

I bought a HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 server in 12LFF drives configuration. Now I'd like to put two additional 2.5" SATA drives inside the case to serve as system drives. As there isn't a default spot ...
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How to test/debug bad network wiring?

I recently bought a place already wired with Cat 5E (8 ports, leading to a central closet). However attempting to get link, nothing works. On closer examination, it was obvious that the ends in the ...
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Can Cat6A connector fit to normal gigabit network switch?

Cat 6A cable is thicker than Cat6 cable. For a Cat6 cable and connector, we can plug into any network switch that has RJ45 connector even a 100Mbps network switch. Just wonder if I use Cat6A cable ...
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What kind of breakout cables do I need for this rackmount setup? [closed]

I am going to be building out a rack and I would like to re-use all the existing hardware for my NAS device and just put it in a rackmount case. I currently am running FreeNAS inside a Silverstone ...
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Best cat6 patch panels? Is price really a factor?

I can go down to my local graybar right now and purchase some AllenTel 48 Port Cat 6 Patch panels I need (part number AT66-PNL-48). They are $275 each. That seems a bit high considering I've seen ...
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Cat 6e vs Cat 6a

From what I can understand, Cat 6e does not actually exist but a number of manufacturers are selling some cable labeled as Cat 6e. Some sources say that Cat 6e is just Cat 6a but the manufacturers ...
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Ethernet cable only works in laptop, not switch

I have installed a new ethernet cable and for some reason it works just fine when connecting a laptop to it, but when plugging it into the switch at that end, no connection is established. Tried with ...
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Why is CAT rating not applied to switches?

I see patch panels all come rated as CAT5e, or CAT6 (and so on). I understand the difference between CAT5e and CAT6 cables, more stringent interference shielding, etc. What I don't understand is why ...
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BT socket Device over Structured Cabling

Essentially I have a Credit Card machine which is connected to a phone line via standard BT Socket. So basically, the port of the wall has a balun plugged in which takes the RJ45 outlet on the wall ...
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Structured cabling, MDF to clients

Hi i am having trouble finding a standard on structured cabling I'm currently managing a school with two building having 3 floors each, the thing is currently there are switches scattered around the ...
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Is SAS 2.1 compliance really required to use an active SFF8088-SFF8088 cable?

RAID card: LSI MegaRAID 9286CV-8e RAID chasis: Norco DS-12E using an LSISAS2x36/28 expander. Currently the chasis and card are very close together but I need to move them pretty far apart. I have ...
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Do you really need cable management for a cabinet with just switches and patch panels?

We are about to start wiring out a building expansion and our vendor has laid out the racks in the following configuration: Option 1 1U Fiber patch panel 2U Cable Manager 2U 48 port Patch Panel 2U ...
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Using Stranded vs. Solid CAT5 in a cable tray

I'm going to be installing a switch and 40 workstations/printers in a building. All the rooms have raised floors with cable trays running in various grids and there are cable trays going between the ...
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Connecting two Domain controller [closed]

SIr/madam, I am with learner license in networking 2008 window server,.what type of cable should i use to connect two domain controllers through a hub or a switch. Thank you.
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What is the most proper way of wiring RJ45 for Cat6/LAN?

I currently know of three different wiring patterns for RJ45: T568A, T568B, and USOC. Simply put: Which is the best method for creating a Cat6 cable? From my research, it seems like I should use ...
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Converting an Ethernet Coupler to a Crossover Adapter

I want to add a crossover to my network toolbox. Aside from an actual an actual crossover cable, I like the idea of an adapter (figure 1). There are crossover adapters available online, but I’m ...
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10GbE sfp+ cross over cable required? Is there such a thing?

To preface, this is my first experience with 10GbE networking and I have encountered an issue which my research does not seem to locate a solution for... I have two servers (older DL580G5 and DL380G5)...
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Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall [closed]

In a previous question, I had planned a Cat6 (Ethernet) cable run outside a home, adjacent to a coax run. I was advised against it, and I'm interested in taking that advice. Now I'm considering ...
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Physical stats of cable modems

I am interested in what physical stats are available for cable modems and what they say about that modem. I can think of the that sound important to me: The ability to cope with strong or weak ...
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Long cat5e cable

Cabling contractors put wires according to plan however I think the distance is longer than 100 meters as I cannot see devices connected on another end. When the cat5e cable is longer than 100 meters, ...
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Proper method for connecting multiple non-stackable network switches?

I deal with many clients in warehousing and industrial applications who have IT staff or local consultants. Many of these sites are still using a 10/100 Megabit switching backbone... I've managed to ...
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SFF-8087 cable and connector variations causing fault?

I recently bought a set of 6 cables to connect my LSI MegaRAID card to my Norco-4224 backplane. The connector on both ends is SFF-8087. However, when they arrived, the disks would not be detected. ...
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NVIDIA Tesla K20C in Dell PowerEdge R720xd — power cables

I am trying to put an NVIDIA Tesla K20C into a Dell PowerEdge R720xd. I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the power requirements of the card. First, here is a picture of two pages of the ...
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Stripping cat5 cable which doesn't have a ripcord

I need to patch a couple of cables. Normally I'd work with cat5 cable which contains a ripcord. The ripcord is used to pull outer insulation off without accidentally cutting the individual strands of ...
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Tracing a network cable that is already connected to the network

Some remodeling was done while I was away from work, and I'm left with several unlabeled cat5 cables that are terminated with RJ45 keystone modules. On the other end, all of the cables are terminated ...
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Odd Network Cable Color Coding Sequence

I just got hired into a new company where no IT has been before. My first task was to identify the possible problems. This is what I first saw, when checking on the cables connected to the switch, I ...
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Infiniband cable

What is the difference between an active and a passive cable? What is the difference between QSFP and QSFP+? Given the choice between copper and fiber, for a very short distance like 3 feet max, is ...
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Send network signal over a very long distance of copper

I have an issue were I need to interconnect 2 switches together. We've estimated that they are 1400 meters away (cabling distance). I wanted to use a media converter to extend the signal on OS1 fiber,...
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Cabling for SAS drives in a Dell T420 with Perc H710

After having purchased a Dell T420 with SATA drives and without RAID, and discovering this was a mistake for performance reasons, I'm obtaining a Perc H710 PCI card and SAS drives. Now I'm stuck with ...
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Cisco 2516 Console access via RJ45 port?

I have just taken delivery of a basic Cisco lab and I would like to check the routers and switches etc. are in 'working' condition before I start playing around with them. The first hurdle is ...
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Tips for managing storage of computer cables? [closed]

I live in a college dorm during the school year, and I have tons of cables. USB cables, printer, power, headphones, everything. And, because of my college-ness, I am often packing these cables up in ...
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The best cable organizing solution for the servers on the rails? [closed]

I'm looking for the best cable organizing solution for the servers installed on the rails inside a rack as well as for the equipment on the rollout carts. I believe there should be some foldable ...