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any help on how to build a rack server? [closed]

i have no experience with servers at all, but i would like to know how to build a rack server in my freezing garage, i have done some research and bought a cabinet, an Ethernet switch and loads of ...
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Choosing a Server Chassis based on Server Board's Requirements [closed]

I'm a newcomer in the world of assembling servers from ground up. First of all, I can choose a server board based on my needs. Then, the getting the following components are pretty much ...
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How to get VmList from CiscoUCS?

We are using XML API to connect CiscoUCS Manager and get all the hardware components. We are in the requirement of getting all the VM deployed in the bladeServer. But not able to find these ...
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Difference between SAS multilane, direct-attached HDD and expander backplane?

What's the difference between multilane, direct-attached HDD and expander for SAS backplanes? Supermicro chassis description page Direct attached HDD backplane (TQ version), multilane ...
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A backup system alone: tower or rack chasis?

We'll install a backup system in following possible configurations: two servers in cluster with a SAS JBOD attached to them one server with the same JBOD in back However I'm thinking if really is ...
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High density disk bay rack chassis - why such a big difference in price?

We're looking for a chassis with 45-60 bays for SAS/SATA disks and we found some 60-bay enclosures at ~ $11000 (see here and here for example - there are others as well). However we found this one ...
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What's the difference between a Cisco 7613 Router and a Cisco 7613 Chassis?

I see both names referred to in the manufacturer's literature. Is one part of the other? Are they both the same thing? My reason for asking is that I'm trying to standardize an organization's ...
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Demystifying HP VC-FC 4Gb Module on c7000 Chassis

has anyone used the HP VC-FC 4Gb Modules before in a c7000? If so could you help me understand the "Connect To" column? It shows a WWPN, but when looking at our FC switch it is connected to I don't ...
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Selection of chassis/ cabinet/ case and PSU when assembling a custom server [closed]

I am planning to assemble servers with primary objective of virtualization. Currently the first machine I wish to set up is tower server with following configuration: Processor Intel® Xeon® ...
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HPe5406zl switch - stops routing after 2-4 days of uptime

I'm kind of at a loss for ideas on this one so any suggestions would be great. We have an HPe5406zl switch that stops responding after about 2-4 days of uptime. When I mean stops routing it starts to ...
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Can I safely use a 1U server with an actively cooled Nvidia GTX 680 video card?

I'm about to configure some new GPU capable nodes for our needs and I was wondering if someone has any experience with using simple video cards like Nvidia GTX 680 (actively cooled with a fan) in a 1U ...
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Pizza box and lunch box in SMBIOS: What are they?

The SMBIOS spec lists Pizza Box (05h) and Lunch Box (10h) as the meaning for System Enclosure or Chassis Types. The other stuff makes sense but these do not. Are there really chassis types that ...
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Ideal way to deploy SSL to blades/chassis

I have about 14 Dell M1000e chassis and corresponding 224 blades. I just received a wildcard SSL cert, but don't want to manually visit each administrative page to upload the cert/key. I understand ...
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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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Best orientation for CPU blower/cooler in 1U chassis

I'm putting together a 1U rackmounted PC. I have a blower cooler for the CPU, but the chassis has no fans at all. What would be the correct way to orientate the CPU cooler? With the air blowing in ...
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Can I simply replace old rackmount motherboard with another motherboard?

I have a 1U rackmount server lying around with an old Pentium 4 motherboard (Super Micro P8SCi). To upgrade this server (on a small budget), can I keep the case/chassis and simply replace the ...
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how many blade enclosures can you fit in a rack?

Considering the power and cooling requirements of HP's or IBM's newest blade (10U) chassis fully stacked, how many of them can you fit in a standard size rack (42 U) ?
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Storage Chassis Rack Location

There are so many configurations of racks, it's not even funny. Where do you guys keep your storage located? I think the problem I'm having is that they're currently set too high in the rack and ...
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Super high density disk chassis

Certain companies (LSI, DDN) have enclosures that hold 60 hard drives in 4U of space. Why is it that these kinds enclosures aren't available unless you get them as a part of a "solution"? A 24 bay ...
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Rackmount chassis for Alix2d3

What rackmount chassis are available for the Alix2d3? Can the Alix2d3, which is described as a 6"x6" board, fit in an enclosure designed for miniITX boards, which is the form factor of the Alix1d?
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How to open R410 chassis

I just got a brand new R410 server with a single SATA disc, and want to add two 2TB dics to it. But.. a rather silly problem is preventing me: I cannot open the chassis. How is the chassis opened? ...
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Source for custom rackmount chassis to build bulk storage server?

I need to build a couple of really large bulk storage servers for a project I am working on. I don't need fast response, just big, dumb storage. lots of it to hold statistical data going back to the ...
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What does 'Swap Chassis' mean?

I often hear from our remote system administrators that they will 'swap the chassis' on our Linux boxes. But I'm not familiar with this phrase. Anyone has a clue on what it means? We have a Raid array ...