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9650SE-4LPML RAID Controller BIOs not showing HDDs

I've got a fresh server put together with a 9650SE-4LPML controller card in it with the intention of setting up RAID 1 with two 2TB HDDS. When I boot up and go into the RAID controller BIOs, the ...
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Need to demote a DC with DNS and AD. [closed]

I have only three users on it but is filesharing for many others. Security was not a major concern. Using one account for shared folder. Need to install software that doesn't like AD or DC. No users ...
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Issue rebuilding raid5 with 3ware controller

I have a degraded array with 8 disks. Unit UnitType Status %RCmpl %V/I/M Stripe Size(GB) Cache AVrfy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ u0 ...
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Configuring Cisco AIR-CAP-2602i as the only WLAN AP on the network

I apologise in advance I'm about half way through CCNA so I may be using incorrect terminology. I've been tasked with putting in a new network at work, topology as follows: Router Cisco 887VA-M-K9 | ...
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What difference between HP and Intel network adapter, both using an Intel controller?

For example, the network adapter HP NC360T PCI card uses the Intel 82571EB controller. So, what exactly is the difference between an Intel "fully" branded card, and a HP branded card having an Intel ...
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How to use SAS expanders with Adaptec 2405 Raid Card

I have a server with Adaptec 2405 RAID card. I have 4 hard drives attached to it. I want to add 4 more. Adaptec site says 2405 can handle up to 128 hard drives with SAS expanders. It's not clear to me ...
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HP DL380 G7 RAID controller detecting bays incorrectly - port or mobo?

I've been passed a DL380 G7 which appears to work fine (all usual checks come back OK, Linux boots OK, LV creation is OK and disk access is OK) -- except the left hand four bays connected to port 1 of ...
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RHEL 6.0 enterprise intallation probelm on hp gen8 server [closed]

i am unable to install rhel 6 enterprise edition on hp dl380p gen8 server. with a p420i raid controller with 512 mb cache. whenever i boot from my media.. after asking for language and keyboard type.. ...
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When do domain and forestprep

I have a simple domain with a single Win2003 server. I just upgraded the funcitonal level to Win2003. I am now trying to add a Win2012 DC, but it warns me that the functional level is still at w2000 ...
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Windows: 2 sites, 2 dc's. How setup roles?

I have 2 sites (HO + Branch), both with Win Servers 2003, connected by a tunnel. I want to have a DC in each location to allow for local login/authentication. Can someone tell me what roles I should ...
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SATA port multiplier : what do I need? [closed]

I'd like to set up a machine with 10 or 12 discs, but SATA controllers which supports that amount of drives are hard to get for a "reasonable" price. However, I've recently learned about port ...
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SCSI controller vs RAID controller

I have a Poweredge server which has a Ultra 160 SCSI controller, I was wondering if this has the ability to set the drives as RAID1 or 5? Is a SCSI & RAID controller generally the same thing?
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Domain controller malfunction

We have one domain and two domain controllers (on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise). For about a week, we have enormous problems: some users can't log in to Windows (domain could not be contacted). ...
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Computer browsing not working [closed]

We have multiple computers joined in domain. We also have domain controller (Windows server 2008 Enterprise). The problem is, that sometimes computer browsing (Windows Explorer: My Network ...
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Smart Array P400 battery failure

The P400 Smart Array controller in my HP DL380G5 is indicating: Battery Status: Failed, Replace Battery 1 in the System Management Homepage. Also the IML indicates: POST Error: 1794-Drive Array - ...
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HP p410i array controller - what happens if i add memory?

I have a p410i array controller that only has 256ram. We want to create a raid 5 so we have procured a 512 write back cache module. If we install the write back cache, will this erase the ...
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ssd firmware, linux: updating large batch of drives

I was recently hit with a fatal firmware bug that affected dozens of Crucial SSDs deployed in my datacenter. Many of the affected machines use LSI or other proprietary SAS controllers, which Crucial's ...
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Best way to introduce a new 2008R2 Domain Controller into a Domain to replace an existing 2003 DC

This should be an easy one for some of you guys with DC and AD experience. I am introducing a new DC running 2008R2 to replace a DC I have running 2003. I have run through all the set up and I have ...
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Smart Array P212 Raid controller on SBS 2008 ProLiant G6

I had a mirrored array with 2 * 1TB drives. I have replaced both drives (one at a time and allowed it to rebuid) with 2 * 2TB drive. So I now have a capacity of 2TB rather than 1TB. However, the array ...
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Re-adding users profile into new DC/AD server

Need some advice. It is related with my question last week. "Could I create new DC/AD from fresh installation in new machine then I do adding all users information (username and password) based on ...
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Difference between FBWC capacities?

When buying a FBWC storage controller such as HP's P420, you can choose either a 512MB, 1G, or 2G capacity. What differences do these capacity sizes provide? Is there a metric I can use to choose ...
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Read only active directory option is greyd out

I want to deploy a RODC sever in an existing domain.I fulfilled all pre-requisite for RODC.There are two DCs in the domain both 2008 r2.When i try to install third DC in same forest,the Read only ...
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Drive stopped working on windows server 2003 and I receive a “controller error”

I have a Proliant 360 Hp server with Windows server 2003 R2. I can only access the server in safe mode. The event viewer is completely filled up with this error: The driver detected a controller ...
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Does any USB controller card exist that fully offloads I/O from the host CPU?

In the hard drive controller card market - the higher-end (LSI, 3Ware) cards have their own on-board CPU and RAM, and take care of interacting with the hard drive, only notifying the system's CPU ...
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TFS 2010 - does the administration console on the build controller supposed to see all the agents?

We've recently migrated our TFS 2008 to TFS2010 and we wanted to have more than one build agent. Disclaimer: lame geek naming comming... So, the new server is the build controller (let's call him ...
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How does a SAN architecture work and more importantly scale?

I'm trying to understand some SAN infrastructure and I was hoping some of you with more experience than me could help me understand scaling with a SAN. Imagine that you have some computer servers ...
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Verifying if a DC is a RODC

I'm in a situation where I'm trying to help out a friend who has little knowledge of his system. He is trying to install a program onto his domain controller and it gives an error stating that it ...
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kernel: scsi 0:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device

Yesterday, OSSEC sent me an alerting email: Jul 29 21:25:16 SVR4149 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 334634969 Jul 29 21:25:16 SVR4149 kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = ...
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Win2003 Domain Controller Cable Modem setup

I'm a programmer a little rusty on my networking / server skills. Our company decided to move so I've had to put aside C# and Java for a bit in order to get them up and running. So at our new location ...
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Nearline SAS on SATA controllers

I know that SAS drives cannot operate on a SATA controller. I know that SATA drives can operate on a SAS controller. But can Near-Line SAS drives, being SATA drives with a SAS controller, be used on ...
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Adaptec 1405 or HP SmartArray P212 SAS controller supported in the stock RH 5.5 kernel?

I am ordering a custom server and looking at either an Adaptec 1405 SAS controller, or an HP SmartArray P212 to use for the internal SAS Ultrium drive (HP Ultrium LTO-4 1760). The server will be ...
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Bad motherboard / controller / HDs?

On a leased server, I am running into some timing issues with an application that requires precise timing. Server is a Dual Xeon E5410 running on a Supermicro X7DVL-3 motherboard under CentOs 5.5 ...
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The lost Root domain

I recently took over the network of a mid size company. The problem I'm running into now is that the company's servers/users/everything is setup in the child domain, and there is no root DC to be ...
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Cheapest way to connect 20-24 Sata II HDDs in a budget storage server? [closed]

I need to assemble a high density storage server for as cheap as possible. It's been a while for me and the last systems I integrated didn't even have Sata yet... During my Research I of course ...
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Proliant ML350 G3 System board failure

My ProLiant ML350 G3 Tower server's system board has gone bad after it had an inch of its lower edge in rain water. I have a SCSI controller Smart Array 532 with six (36GBx3 and 146GBx3) under RAID5 ...
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How to remove raid 5 array of 5 SAS and use only use one SAS at a time without writing any thing to disc for recovery

I have HP server ML370 g5 with 8 SAS, c drive 1 72 gb raid 0, d drive 2 72 gb raid 0, f drive 5 146 gb raid 5. 2 of 5 sas drive has got bad sectors and raid 5 is showing status failed. now i want ...
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Moving Raid 5 ISA controller card + 4 Drives to another server while keeping data (not boot)

Due to server failure i would like to move a scsi ISA raid controler + 4 hard drives to another pc to recover the data inside them(raid 5). This raid isn´t a boot raid, there´s another raid holding ...
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How to automatically use second DC when the primary one is temporarily offline?

Assume the following situation: A domain with one Windows 2008 DC (DC1), having on it DNS, DHCP, some file shares and some printers installed. The question is the following: How can i setup a second ...
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Which user takes precedence domain controller administrator or local PC user created using user account for Windows 2003

I need to know which user takes precedence, domain administrator or local PC user created using user account for Windows 2003. Basically, what I want to know is if there is a service running using a ...
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Linux Domain to new WinServer03 Domain without affect users?

I have to rebuild 2 Linux domain controllers to windows as they're not working and have lots of issues. Also, the company has changed hands and requires a new domain name anyway. I've rebuilt one ...
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How can I see everyone that is logged on to a Domain Controller?

We have 2 DCs, one main and one backup at another site. we had some issues with our main DC and i believe a lot of people were pushed over to the backup DC. is there a way to see everyone who is using ...
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Replacing Domain Controller with a new box, same name/IP?

We have a 2003 DC that I want to virtualize as the lease on the hardware is expiring. It's a DC, GC, FSMO master, DNS, DHCP and TS License Server. I want/need to keep the same name and IP on the new ...
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ESXi doesn't show up my hard drive

I have an issue here with my ESXi server from VMware. I added a Dawicontrol "DC4320" Sata Controller to spend my ESXi more space for VMs. I also put some Sata hard drives on it and they are also shown ...
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Dell SAS 5/ir - secondary disk update “data will be lost!” - will all data, or just secondary disk?

On a Dell SAS 5/ir RAID controller, I have a RAID 1 array which is Degraded. One drive has failed. Upon replacing this drive the controller doesn't automatically resync the array. There's an ...
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What is the SCSI RAID channels?

What is the SCSI RAID channels? I.e. what is the difference between, say, 1-channel RAID controller and 2-channel RAID controller? Is it for data throughput, number of RAID arrays I can create on ...
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Problem adding second domain controller to SBS 2008

Have an SBS 2008 server in one location, and want to add a backup domain controller at a different site. The two sites are linked by a VPN. New server is running Server 2008 R2, fully patched. At ...
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Dell PE R710 Lifecycle Controller

How would one use the dell lifecycle controller on the new R710 Servers ? I have seen demos on youtube and it can install linux, windows from there without inserting the installation discs ? I am on ...
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Setting up linux based small office network

I like to setup a Server and Workstation sort of network in linux (like we have Domain Controller in windows) where all the desktops login where authenicated with server, how this can be done. I ...
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Software Based RAID? Via OS or Controller?

So, I just discovered that the RAID controller within my Dell Precision 470 is software based. I never recognized until now that Adaptec CERC stood for "Cost Effective Raid Controller"... amazing. ...
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Computer authenticating with incorrect DC…sort of

I have a login script that uses the LOGONSERVER environment variable. I have several remote offices. There is one file server/DC in each office and each office is their own site. So when a user logs ...