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What are the procedures for upgrading a ProLiant ML370 G5 firmware REMOTELY? I'm thinking via its iLO, and if so, where do I access to do the upgrade

What are the procedures for upgrading a ProLiant ML370 G5 firmware REMOTELY? I'm thinking via its iLO, and if so, where do I access to do the upgrade. Firmware files are already on the server's C: ...
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Where to buy a 48VDC power supply for a server? [closed]

Where can one buy a power supply for a server that has -48VDC power input (like this one, for example)? Which power supplies would you recommend? EDIT: I am looking into integrating a server like the ...
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Questions about single point of failure for small operations

If you can't afford or don't need a cluster or spare server waiting to come online in the event of a failure, it seems like you might split the services provided by one beefy server onto two less ...
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Building a new server?

I dont know if this is the right place to ask the question. A friend of mine assigned me to create a web application for the company(warehouse) he works in order clients place orders etc. The ...
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Building a compact, affordable SOHO server?

I'd like to know if someone was able to build a compact server for SOHO users (ie. to handle email, light CRM, file server) for a total price of €150/$200, and have enough room to host a regular size ...
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Debian Server Keeps Restarting Unexpectedly

My laboratory' server with Debian-Wheezy-7.8-Stable keeps restarting few times after some hours of uptime without any notification. This server is set up for considerably high load numerical ...
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Test server is too noisy

I just bought a 19" rack server for testing-purpose. Everything is fine except it's really noisy and i was planning to keep it in my office. I've to find a cheap solution to keep it in my office ...
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Recommend between workstation and tower server? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a computer for my office. What i want is a computer that strong, stability, can run 24/7 for hosting my website with tens of thousand people visit per day. Because it's placed in ...
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Is there any reason I shouldn't use a “workstation” as a server?

I've been looking to buy a tower-style server for our small office's network. It will be running installing Windows 2008 SBS, and its main functions will be Exchange, VPN, file sharing, and printer ...
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Need opinions on an organizational computer replacement policy

Back story - I was hired by my current employer out of college as a web developer roughly 2 years ago. In that two years, I have taken on some of the roles of a system administrator as this position ...
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ESXi local storage recommendation

We are going to buy HP Proliant Server DL380p Gen8, and we want to run vmware esxi 5.1. but I have problem with choosing the correct storage with the lack of budget. we have choice to buy 4x2TB SATA ...
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Using off-the-shelf hardware for brand-name servers; Possible? Good idea?

Is it possible or advisable to use 'regular' not-sanctioned-by-the-server-manufacturer hardware in high end servers? Often these manufacturer-supplied parts have a very high price markup, and I ...
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Using a JBOD for redundant NFS

I have a Xyratex sp-2224 JBOD enclosure (dual controller) and a pair of Dell servers with SAS HBAs installed that I'm looking to utilize in a redundant NFS cluster. The hardware isn't what I'm ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G6 won't boot

I have an hp proliant DL360 G6 server that was 1 year stopped.. I turned it on last week and it was working just fine. So i left it working during the weekend. On Monday when i returned i notice ...
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Uncorrectable Machine Check Exception on HP DL360 G7

i have about every hour in IML (hplog) from HP DL360 G7 record: CRITICAL: CPU - Uncorrectable Machine Check Exception (Board 0, Processor 1, APIC ID 0x00000003, Bank 0x00000005, Status ...
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HP DL180 G6 - Are 6G/s speeds obtainable?

I have a DL180 G6 server with 12x 2Tb 6G/s SAS drives. I was only getting 3G/s reported. I then went and purchased a P410 controller with 512 Meg cache and battery. I loaded up the drives with Server ...
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Why would wireless routers become less reliable over time?

I've been curious about this for awhile now. I don't know if I'm seeing a real pattern or not, but having worked with many home office/small office wireless routers for a few years now, I've noticed ...
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HP Proliant DL320 G5 Memory Registered or Unregistered?

I have an old HP Proliant DL320 G5 with 2x 1GB of RAM. I would like to swap out the old ram and install 4x 2GB of RAM to bring it to the max capacity. The manual calls for PC2-5300 unbuffered modules. ...
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SSD hard drive compatibility with Dell 1U and Supermicro 1U [closed]

I have a Dell Poweredge 1850 1U and also a custom 1U Supermicro, both hot swappable drive bays. For some reason, it seems the hdd to ssd drive tray is not working with snapping in. I've used this ...
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HP Proliant DL380 G5 won't power on

I am trying to repurpose one of our DL 380 G5 servers. Originally we had two of these, put into production the same day and purchased from the same PO, that had their VGA ports go bad on their system ...
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I have a firewall that supports 1Gbit ethernet ports but 1.4Gbit of traffic, can I make use of a 10Gbit pipe from the router in this case?

We're putting up a rack of servers in a datacenter which provides us either a 1Gbit pipe or 10Gbit pipe from the router (our choice, our package includes 10Gbit). But if we have a firewall which ...
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Upgrade VM hardware

We have a ESXi environment with hosts in 5.0 and 5.1 versions. We would like to upgrade our VM hardware versions (currently in version 4) to the version 8, which is the maximum supported by 5.0. ...
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How many power circuits do I have in a rack?

I'm planning to get some colocation space from someone in my area, and like most companies that offer colocation, ask about power supplies (of course) in the quote form. I'll need a power of 1000W ...
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Can't execute any command

I can't execute any command on my Debian server, for exammple if I try to execute "reboot" command I have this : root@server002:~# reboot -bash: /sbin/reboot: Input/output erro Or if I want to ...
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Survey of actual hardware and software setups for websites, along with site usage information? [closed]

I'm looking for blog posts / articles by various site owners that give exact specifications of their hardware, software and network setups, along with the site usage information. I'm working on a ...
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turn server hardware configuration [duplicate]

I want to deploy TURN server on CentOS 6.0 which can handle 5000 audio video connections at a time. Can any buddy give me minimum hardware requirement for it? Specifically number of CPU, RAM and ...
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How does a server main board measure watt usage?

We just got a new Server. In the sensors panel there are not only temperatures and fan speeds but also "watt usage"... Is this value somehow calculated or is it a real sensor on the supermicro main ...
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What are the best / recommended video cards for WPF [closed]

I am looking to get a "recommended video card" for working with reasonably intensive graphics in WPF. I know a lot of cards with enough onboard memory will handle it but is there a particlar set which ...
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Dell error code 0141 - No drive detected

Has anyone seen the error code 0141 and it isn't a failed hard drive? I'm guessing the motor or board failed on the drive, but I'd prefer if there is a chance the motherboard or controller failed ...
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Hotplug area too small error

I have VM running under RHEL6, which is running under HyperV. It has a lot of important soft installed, but does not have suffocating workload (~10% CPU is used). It's been really unstable recently ...
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Are keys for HP ML 150 G6 chassis all the same?

Recently we dragged a heavy box next to the HP ML150 G6 Server which had a chassis bezel key sticking out of it. So the bezel key broke in half. Is it possible to buy just a replacement key or they ...
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Dell PowerEdge C1100 Memory Configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge C1100 server with 48GB of DRAM (12x4GB modules, two modules per channel). Now I'd like to add some memory. I do not want to buy more 4GB modules, because it will give me a ...
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Power Usage via IPMI or BIOS or?

Is it possible to check the power usage of an entire machine via IPMI, BIOS, or any other option? I have done some searching but no results have came up yet. PDUs only show the total usage, so this ...
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Remote hard reboot using APC Smart-UPS 1500

I have a situation where every now and then a server crashes (so Powerchute software won't help) and needs a "hard reboot" - someone needs to switch it off and on again manually. It would be great to ...
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Sun X4170 squealing after disk eject. How do I fix this?

I just ejected one of the "hot swappable" hard drives from a Sun X4170 running RAID 10 and it is making quite a loud noise. It's like a system beep that's one long continuous note. I'm wondering what ...
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Oracle: 1 Large Server vs. 2 Smaller Servers?

We are in the planning stages of setting up our production Oracle 10gR2 environment. Our budget gives us the ability to buy 2 processor licenses of Oracle DB Standard Edition. We have minimal ...
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Will msa2324sa work with MSA60?

We have an HP msa2324sa (HP MSA 2000 g2 sas) and need to expand storage. Will the MSA60 work with the msa2324sa? Will the MSA60 support 6TB drives? We're looking at WD Red drives. Why do ...
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Same hardware/software, significant difference in performance

Introduction I have two sets of machines, set A and set B, with apparently the same hardware/software configuration, but with a significant difference in performance. Machines in set B are up to x4 ...
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Quick method to determine SSD drive health?

I have an Intel X-25M drive that was marked "failed" twice in a ZFS storage array, as noted here. However, after removing the drive, it seems to to mount, read and write in other computers (Mac, PC, ...
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Extremely fast booting server

I'm changing the way that our DHCP/DNS stuff works at work. Currently we've got 3 DNS servers, and a DHCP box. All of them are VMs. There's a circular dependency where stuff booting requires NFS, ...
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Network Card with builtin VPN functionality? [closed]

I am looking for a PCI or PCI Express based Network card with builtin VPN possibilities or a network card which allows to flash its firmware vyatta, ipcop , routeros or any similar os. The idea is to ...
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S.M.A.R.T long self test. Does the test continue after finding bad blocks?

I've been watching a SMART enabled HDD closely recently (connected to an OSX Server, which is not very helpful with SMART output out of the box). The drive is definitely failing- the heads click, ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard - 0x00000091 on boot

I've been attempting to install Windows Server 2012 Standard on some relatively (circa 2007) old hardware. The machine itself is an Intel SE7320EP2 based system running 2x Dual-Core Xeon (64bit) ...
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Systems freezes + Memory issues

I have a Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and increased its RAM to 32GB from 16GB. (for a small business). 1-2 months after the upgrade the system started to freeze seemingly randomly. Whether it was posting ...
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Coose server hardware for private server [closed]

I am planning to run a Linux server for hosting a java spring application with Tomcat. I need some help to choose the right server hardware to buy. NOTE: I am a student and cannot afford any really ...
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Hard Drive Disposal

We have 100+ hard drives we need to dispose of, the CEO had requested they be pulled from all decommissioned PCs before giving away. What is the best environmentally safe way to dispose of these that ...
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Proliant DL160SE G6 motherboard - does it need a 6 pin fan to be connected in order to POST?

I wanted to setup a 2 CPU server, but was not able to even POST with 1 CPU (x5550) and 4gb of ram (unbuffered). I have only the following hardware connected: 1) VGA monitor (checked cables, it ...
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PowerEdge 2950: Can E2118 result in E1422

The past few days I've been setting up a used Dell PowerEdge 2950 server. It's been running fine until just now, when it suddenly stopped while running a fairly heavy task (svnadmin verify). The LCD ...
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New server causing weird noise in headphones and speakers; Is this electromagnetic interference? What's causing it?

I work for a small radio station that recently acquired a refurbished Dell PowerEdge 1950 server. After placing it in the server room along with several other servers and sound processing hardware ...
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hp DL380 G4 won't boot with disk plugged into front USB

We outgrew a few older external USB backup drives, and purchased WD My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 drives to replace them. When they are plugged into the front of our G4, it will blink forever after the ...