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First Time Setting Up RAID Array

I have never set up a RAID array before. I just purchased an HP Proliant DL580 G2 server that has a Smart Array 5i RAID controller on it. Do I need any special utility CD to configure the RAID ...
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HP universal print driver on Samsung SCX5935FN

Recently we've been faced with a very odd issue; our Samsung SCX5935FN skips the numbers "6" and "8" whenever it is asked to print a document. Everything else within the document is printed correctly, ...
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HP MSM410 WAP Wireless security mode: restrict to default gateway or off?

I have an HP MSM410 wireless access point and when I first configured it I couldn't access any other devices on the network, but I could access the internet fine. I figured out that this was because ...
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HP ProCurve 5412zl Modular switch or Netgear GSM7352s-200 stackable switches?

My company is moving into a much larger space and I need to find a solution for our switching needs. The server room is centrally located so I am able to having all switching in the main server room. ...
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LefHand p4000 cluster - volume

what is the best practice to create volumes to manage sql servers, file servers and web servers - all are in VM ? i am also planing a remote site with replication on selected volumes. Please give ...
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vMotion Public Servers

hi we are in a process to purchase a virtualized solution from HP (c-3000,HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module, HP BL 460 G6, SB-40 with PVA ). my concern is the following: assume i have ...
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Getting hp-snmp-agents on HP ProLiant DL360 on Lenny working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: System load by HP-SNMP-Agents is high After receiving our HP ProLiant DL360 I'd like to integrate the machine into our Munin system and thus enable ProLiant specific ...
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Should I use SW RAID / setting up RAID on HP Proliant server with Ubuntu

I have looked at a number of messages regarding software vs. hardware RAID here on SF but can't figure out which one I should use. The server I'm installing is HP Proliant ML330 G6 and the RAID ...
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solaris performances on comparable Sun / Dell / HP boxes

I understand this might be a little vague, but has anyone conducted some study of the performances of Solaris OS running on comparable (same CPU / RAM) boxes made by Sun, Dell, and HP ? we're all Sun ...
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Is this normal behavior of the fans in an HP Proliant DL160G5?

We had an HP Proliant DL160G5 racked in a datacenter that after an year of good work started to show instabilities that we couldn't trace down to specific hardware elements. When doing an hardware ...
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Create a VLAN on HP Procurve switches

New to this site, but it's pretty darn great, so I won't be a stranger here! Still a n00b though :-) Need a walkthrough on howto create a VLAN. I have the ipadress space for the VLAN I have the ...
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How do I get HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6 printer working with Win7 x64?

I have a Debian server with cups installed to serve up my HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6 to all machines connected to the network. I can print test pages from cups, but cannot seem to find the correct driver ...
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Installing HP P4000 VSA seperatly from ESX server

we are planning to install an ESX v4.0 server. we will have a iSCSI SAN. my question is is it ok to install the HP P4000 as a virtual machine inside an esx server or it's better to install it in ...
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Moving a RAID-5 array from a dead HP ML350 G5 to an HP DL380

We have an HP ML350 G5 with a 3x72GB RAID5 array that we were in the process of decommissioning. After shutting down the server and moving it, but prior to moving the data elsewhere, the server ...
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Renting server usage - Solaris (SPARC), AIX and HP-UX (PA-RISC)

We do some builds using AIX, Solaris and HP-UX that take about 4 hours per month and we are wondering if there is a service out there that would allow us to do this by renting the usage instead of ...
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Is it possible to change the voltage on a single port on an HP ProCurve 2910al POE switch and how?

I have a couple of HP ProCurve 2910al POE+ switches at my company that we are primarily using to power our VOIP phones that run on 48V DC. However, I have one wireless access point that I need to run ...
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HP DL380 RAID5 Mistake

I had drives fail in both logical drives on a server. When I replaced failed 146GB drive in Raid 5 array with four (4) 146GB drives. On reboot the Smart Array controller asked if I wanted to accept ...
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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 ...
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HP Rapid Deployment - Change Data Store Path

I am running HP Rapid Deployment (Altiris eXpress Deployment Server 6.9 - Build 164) on an inherited Windows Server 2003 SP2. I need to change the Data Store Path as the default is pointing to the C: ...
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Creating a vm using Hyper-V causes the host of BSOD

Problem description: When I try to create a virtual machine, the host bsod part way through the process. From the logs in lookes to fail/hang on the "Creating new VirtualDisckDriver with new VHD" ...
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HP DL180 and External SAS Tape Backup Drive

Is is possible to use the following PCI-E card with a HP DL180 server (specifically the 487507-371 model) - HP 4x Internal/4x External SAS PCI-E Adapter (416096-B2). If not what are the options for ...
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Issues with non-HP harddisk in HP ML 350 server?

I'm looking to buy some extra disk space for a HP ML 350 G5 server. It is for simple file-serving - not OS/system stuff. HP harddisks are insanely expensive, so I'm tempted to buy some other brand ...
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Can I mix drive types in an HP server?

I currently have the following setup: HP DL380 G4 Server 6 x 73GB, Ultra160, 10k, SCSI 80 Pin Drives Smart Array 6i Controller RAID 5 One of the drives is failing and needs to be replaced. I have ...
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Unable to print on a HP 2600n on SBS2003 over Windows 7 Pro

I have a SBS2003 with a HP 2600n installed on it. I am able to print from the server, the test page prints. From my computer, Windows 7 Pro, I am unable to print any document... What would be your ...
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HP/IBM alternative to Buffalo iSCSI TerraStation?

I'm looking at virtualising some of our infrastructure in order to allow for more resiliance and future expandability. We have successfully virtualised on single servers with Direct Attached Storage ...
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HP DL360 G6 NC328i Dual Port Gigabit - Windows Server 2003 R2 Driver Problem

I recently installed Windows Server 2003 R2 (64) on a DL360 G6 without using the SmartStart CD (it didn't like the MSDN media). But when I attempted to install the network drivers post-install using ...
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Proliant Support Pack and Ubuntu on older HP Proliants

We have a couple of oldish HP Proliant servers -- one DL385 G1 and one DL360 G5, to be exact -- that we'd like to upgrade from CentOS 5 to Ubuntu LucidLynx. The problem is that HP doesn't offer Ubuntu ...
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Misbehaving Network Printers - options?

We are having some issue with printers on our network. We have 3 floors, 2 printers per floor (A3 & A4) all connected to the same Print Server. The issue is that the same printer may not behave ...
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Troubleshooting wireless connection problem / site survey?

I just started in the IT department of a small company (200 users) and it's clear that one of the main problems that is driving everyone crazy is the spotty nature of the wireless connectivity ...
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HP DL160 vs DL360 for virtualization

We're planning to consolidate our infrastructure (a dozen servers). We'll buy two or three identical new servers who will be setup as a XenServer pool. Load balancing and HA tools will monitor the ...
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HP DL580 G5 Hyper-V networking problem

I have installed the hyper-v role on a DL580 G5 cluster. The host operating system is a server 2008 x64 patched to the maximum. Everything has gone fine, but if I install a guest operating system, ...
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HP Blade ILO not responding in chassis ILO

I have just started at a new company and I am inspecting their current server config. The HP 480c blades in a c7000 chassis aren't responding to ILO, although the chassis ILO is working fine. I have a ...
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Proliant ML350 Won't Load Windows

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G4 running Windows 2003 Server Std Edition that will not load Windows on boot. It gave me a BSOD while running a recent Windows update and has not been able to boot since. ...
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HP Server bios boot delay

I'm just going to throw this out there in case anyone else has run accross this... I have an HP DL320 G5p that had the motherboard replaced due to a faulty NIC port. After several calls to HP, two ...
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HP DL185 - very slow disk read speed

I have a HP DL185 G6 Server (12 disk model) with the following spec: Quad Core Xeon 2.27GHz 6GB RAM HP P212 RAID controller with battery backup 2 x 128GB 15K SAS 3.5" (RAID-1 for the operating ...
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What printer driver should I use? [closed]

I am nstalling drivers for a printer, and I have a choice of either PCL (5 or 6), or PostScript drivers? Which one would you recommend and why? The printer is HP LaserJet 2605dn, the OS is Windows 7 ...
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HP ProCurve Port Mode Configuration Question Mark 2

We have a ProCurve Switch 2810-48G (J9022A). We need to disable auto negotiation on two ports and manually configure them to be full duplex gige ports. From the web GUI, Configuration Tab, Port ...
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HP ProCurve Port Mode Configuration Question

We have a ProCurve Switch 2810-48G (J9022A). We need to disable auto negotiation on two ports and manually configure them to be full duplex gige ports. From the web GUI, Configuration Tab, Port ...
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choosing the right RAID level [duplicate]

Recently, we bought a "HP-DL380 G6 Server" with 6 146GB (SCSI)HDD for our colleague course management application and website with 10000 daily visitors. we want to choose the best RAID level. how can ...
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Installing OEM branded media of Windows Server 2008 under KVM

Issue I have an HP server that came with an OEM copy of Windows Server 2008. I have installed CentOS 5.4 on the hardware and am trying to install Windows Server 2008 as a KVM guest. When I attempt ...
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FATA disk performance for VMware

We are moving to the dataceneter and planning to have tiered storage on EVA4400 - FC RAID 10 for SQL databases and RAID5 across 24 FATA 1TB disks form VMware ESX guests.HP is describing FATA disks ...
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Custom setting on a network printer

I´m setting up a HP Color Laserjet 4730mfp printer on our network and I was wondering if I could someow set it up with a custom configuration for each user. We want to set it up so that every jobs ...
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Virtualization deployment for datacenter

my company is going to deploy an IT Infrastructure on a virtual platform, can you please help me with the following: 1- which one do you recommend, Cisco Unified computing system ( cisco + emc + ...
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HP DAT72x6 autoloader

Hoping someone here has seen this similar issue and can offer soem advise... I have an HP DAT72x6 auto loader tape backup unit. The external kind, here is a link to an owner's manual I found of it. ...
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Having more than 2 logical drives in a HP ML350 G6

I've begun setup of a HP ML350 G6 and I've hit a wall. I've got 2 RAID drives (each having 2 HDDs in a mirror). I've now come to put a couple of extra disks into the server and it won't let me create ...
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esx 4 - c7000 - cisco 3020

I have 4 blades with esx 4 installed in a HP c7000 enclosure. They have 6 cisco 3020 for hp switches in the backend. The plan was to use 2 switches for iSCSI traffic and the other 4 for data traffic. ...
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Does HP's iLO support SNMP polling?

I use Nagios for monitoring my servers and network hardware. Can I poll hardware stats (temp, fan speed, etc) via the iLO 2 management port? How about iLO 100i via the dedicated management port ...
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Differences between HP Proliant D100 and D300 series servers?

I've spoken with HP representatives a little bit, but I would like to get some real-world feedback. I need a few servers and have pretty much settled on HP. I'm curious about the differences between ...
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One user always unsuccessfull in logging into the MFP via DSS

We use HP M4345 MFP's here with the HP DSS software. All the users can log into the MFP except for one particular user. I haven't been able to find out why. We are leaning towards her active ...
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Does vPro require an Intel NIC?

I'm looking at some HP Elite 7000 desktops. The web page for these machines imply that they have vPro support. However, the ones I'm looking at buying have Realtek NICs. I'm assuming that they're ...