IBM System X family: IBM System x rack, BladeCenter and tower servers

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IBM X3850 M2 (7233) server hard drives - Novice help needed

We have just bought a used IBM X3850 M2 (7233) server. The plan being to use it for CFD analysis calculations, taking the workload off our workstations. Not being an expert on these matters... Can I ...
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Getting an LSI SAS1064e to recognise new drives

I have an IBM x3200 M3 server running SBS2011. This server has an LSI SAS1063e controller (the basic BR10il RAID controller that comes with that system). Already existing was a RAID1 array of two ...
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IBM Ipmitool shared lan on eth0

On Dell machines, I can use the following command to make ipmitool work on eth0 $ ipmitool delloem lan set shared with lom1 On IBM machines, is there some method using ipmitool command to work ...
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IBM x3650 M3: can an installed vanilla vSphere 5.1u1 be replaced with “vSphere enhanced for IBM”?

Some 4 years ago we got the free vSphere Hypervison 5.0 (ESXi) directly from the VMWare for installation on a donated IBM x3650 M3 server. Basically, we are novices in both IBM server management as ...
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CentOS only detecting 50% of ram on IBM Server

I have IBM server with 16 GB RAM installed. Initially it showed 16 GB with free | grep Mem | awk '{print $2}' but now it shows only 8116136 but it must show 16439208 When I do dmidecode ...
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Using a NAS as a vSphere datastore [closed]

I have an IBM server x3850 M2. It has SAS drives that are too small for all of my Virtual Machines. I also have an entry level Netgear ReadyNAS unit. Can I use this as a datastore, and what kind of ...
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Which will have more faster for backups between usb drive on vm or NAS drive

I have IBM server with SAS drives and ESXi Server with many VM (not production). Now for backups of VM i have two options But NAS drive and use that on network Get USB drive , attach to FreeNAS VM ...
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What will be the ill effects of turning off and on server daily

I have IBM server x 3850 M2 with remote system adapter. It has 128GB RAM and 4 SAS drives Its basically for my home labs , developmenet and testing I think that if i make it on 24 x 7 then i will ...
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IBM Server sees half of the original RAM

We have a IBM XSeries 206M server. There are 2 2GB IBM RAM's which are suitable with the server. Normally we expect that server should see 4GB of RAM. But It works with 2 GB only. So we thought that ...
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Resert IBM system x3650 fault led

I got OVERSPEC, PS1 and PS2 fault led on my x3650. I tried to replace one PS but nothing changes. The power supplyp seems to work properly and it is very strange to broke both PS at the same time. I ...
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IBM x360 DVD drive?

My x360 server has only a CD drive in it. I wish to upgrade and install a DVD drive, so it is easier for me to install software without sharing my workstation DVD drive all the time. According to ...
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IBM ServeRAID 2 channels SCSI controller compatible with IBM x366 server which use SAS onboard?

I own an IBM x360 server in which I have an IBM ServeRAID 2 channels SCSI controller for which I use the two channels. Channel 1: the server's HDD. Channel 2: IBM EXP300 HDD Enclosure. Will this ...
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IBM xSeries 306 CPU Speed

I have an IBM xSeries 306. The system has been flawless until a week ago. It's a Pentium 4 Dual Core CPU. The CPU speed is 3.20 gHz. Now, it shows 4.26 gHz or 2.16 gHz when the POST screen comes ...
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Server memory configuration after upgrade

I have an IBM 346 server that can support up to 16GB of memory. It previously had 8GB installed (8x 1GB slots) and was working fine. I have upgraded it to 16GB using 8x 2GB slots. However now when the ...
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IBM System X M4 Series Servers Oracle Linux Support

Is Oracle Linux runnable/compatible with the M4 Series of the IBM System X Servers? In their compatibility website, most compatible machines listed are those from Dell and HP..there are IBM system ...
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M1015 pass-through and hot-swap in Linux with md raid (IBM x3620)

I'm setting up a small, but hopefully durable server for a student community, and the hardware is an IBM x3620 M3 with a builtin M1015 RAID card. To make the setup future proof and avoid vendor ...
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IBM x3200 M3 - RAM compatibility

I've got my hands on a IBM x3200 M3 server. ESXi 5.1 is installed on it and more RAM would be much needed since there's only 2 GB installed for the moment. Does anyone know how it's working with RAM ...
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Replace ServeRAID-5i with ServeRAID-6i+ in IBM x345 server

We have an IBM xSeries 345 server with a ServeRAID-5i controller which is starting to report problems. We also have a couple of "retired" x345s with ServeRAID-6i or 6i+ controllers in them. Is it ...
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x3250 M4 reboots when you remove a usb device like keyboard or mouse

Following the installation of Windows 7 in our test server IBM x3250 m4,(Can you install windows 7 on an IBM x3250 M4 server?), the server reboots everytime a usb device is removed..if it is attached ...
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power monitoring capabilities of ibm x3550 m4

I don't understand how monitoring of power consumption of x series servers is done with IBM AEM - I'm specifically interested in x3550 m4. The documentation on the servers does not really highlight ...
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Can you install windows 7 on an IBM x3250 M4 server?

We are running an experiment on our available x3250 M4 Server for the purpose of trying to reach a client's requirement. Basically they want Windows 7 running on the server. I want to know if this ...
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Enabling Ethernet X3530 M4

I have IBM X3530 M4, and it appears to have 4 ethernet ports, but under Ubuntu just 2 ethernet ports are enabled. How can I enable the other two ethernet ports?
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Error messages in x3550 related to hard drives not detected at bios level

I have an IBM x3550 when I start it I get the following messages: no logical drives found no int 13 drives to support bios not installed I go into diagnostics and I noticed that SCSI ...
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my ibm x3550 server can't find the hard drives

I recently purchased a used ibm x3550 server with two 2.5" SAS hard drives included. When I boot the server it doesn't recognise them. I get into the bios and I can't see them there. I try to install ...
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Clear the fault LED on an IBM x3650 M4 after accidental disk insertion and removal?

The server had a disk added, and then the operator realized they put the disk in the wrong server, so they pulled it out again. No harm done, the server is running and the disk was never actually ...
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What do these IPMI System Event Logs mean?

I'm currently trying to troubleshoot what seem to be hardware issues with a x3650 m3 machine. Using IPMItools, I'm reading recurring assertion events from sensor type: 0F, sensor no: B5 that repeat ...
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Installing CentOS 6.3 via USB, cannot partition hard disk drives

I'm currently attempting to install CentOS 6.3 on an IBM System x3650 M3 server using a 8GB USB boot drive that has been created using iso2usb for CentOS/RedHat. During the installation process, when ...
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IBM IMM2: Which level to control power and have remote terminal access

We're looking to purchase an entry level System X server, specifically the x3100 M4. What I've been unable to figure out is what the lowest level of IMM2 we need is in order to remote the system ...
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Diskette animation booting IBM x3550 7978CBG

I have to manage / reinstall an ibm x3550 model 7978CBG server but it can't boot from cd. I have put in the cd some bootable cd's such Centos 6 ( some flavors ) and Proxmox ve but the server does not ...
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Can IBM System x3650 passthrough SAS?

I am looking at the specs and manual for the IBM System x3650. According to the specs a ServeRAID-8k-l hardware RAID comes standard, but there's an option to upgrade to ServeRAID-8k. If I understand ...
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IBM Xseries 3400 only working while power button holding pressed

I have an IBM xSeries x3400 Intel Xeon server which only works while someone holds in the power button. My server stopped working and I sent it to IBM Service. After a few hours they told me I could ...
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What is “Data Protection” option in WebBIOS 6.1-45-Rel of ServeRAID M5110e controller?

What is "Data Protection"`option in WebBIOS 6.1-45-Rel during creation of new Drive Group? Server is IBM x3650 M4 with ServeRAID M5110e controller. User's Guide (here ...
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Straight-forward to Virtualise with XEN or KVM on IBM Server System x3650 M4 791562G?

I want to built a virtualised Server Environment using XEN or KVM. The virtual machines should be purely debian systems - so XEN or KVM should be a sane choice. Now while buying servers, I am ...
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IBM x3400 upgrading to 2 x CPU Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5430

I'm trying to install two Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5430 CPUs in an IBM x3400 with an IBM M97IP motherboard. When I turn the power on, it takes approx. 3 sec. then the fan stops and nothing happens. ...
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Access RAID configuration in x3550M2

I'm trying to configure RAID in a IBM x3550 M2 server. I can't find any messages on boot about any hotkey to access the configuration utility. I wasn't able either in BIOS. The card is a on board LSI ...
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IBM xSeries 226 RAID and windows server 2003 setup

I have an IBM xSeries 226 server and I am trying to set up windows 2003 from its original cd. servers specifications are 1 cpu 4 Gb ram 72X3 scsi disks. I dont know anything about servers this is my ...
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ESXi 5 Guests will not boot

I have a problem with Guests not booting under VMWare ESXi 5.0 on my IBM x3550M3 server. Note: Investigation eventually determined that problem was with the VMware client on a Lenovo Edge laptop, the ...
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Installing windows server standard 2008 32bit in IBM System X-3620

Can anyone explain me how to install windows server standard 2008 32bit with sata/sas 6gb/s hdd in IBM System X-3620. During the installation, the os cannot detect the drive. I had even tried with IBM ...
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“Invalid product key” for Windows SBS 2011 on IBM x3200 M3?

We are trying to install Windows SBS 2011 (Czech) on the new IBM x3200 M3 machine. The ServerGuide v9.0 finished correctly and asked for the Windows SBS instalation DVD (OEM). After asking the usual ...
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Does the order of SAS drive matter when installing old drives?

I have an old IBM server with 12 hard drive bays, 4 of which are used (SAS 72GB drives), and configured in a RAID 1 array. The server will be sent away for repairs, when it comes back, do I need to ...
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IBM x3650 M3 - RSA (IMM) drops out during OS installation and is not useable

I am having issues regarding IBM x3650 M3{7945} RSA (IMM). After racking the server and configuring the network I can log into the server RSA and configure paramaters with no issues. NB: The RSA is ...
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Read SMART status on Windows Server 2008 R2

How can I read my hard drives SMART status on Windows Server 2008 R2? I'm using IBM X3630 X3 server with IBM ServeRAID M5015 disk drives
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Configure RAID for IBM X3630 X3

How can I setup a RAID for IBM X3630 X3 server with IBM ServeRAID M5015 disk drives? Is there a tool to configure disk drives? I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2
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What use is a dummy heat sink assembly?

Cleaning out our server room, we found two of these: IBM eServer xSeries dummy heatsink assembly I can't find any documentation on what they were used for (presumably during shipping or for a ...
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Memory DIMM slot install order

Building my first server and have a small question that I'm unsure of! We've purchased an X3650 M3 server, with 2 processors and 8 DIMMS of memory. Now I am unsure of the memory installation for 2 ...
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SATA RAID or SCSI RAID Old IBM Server

Need your help on this one. One of my SCSI HD failed in RAID 1, thinking about replacing it, but can no longer find 73gb drive on the market (only used available). Option 1: Clone remaining SCSI HD ...
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Converter to use Sata HDD with IBM eserver x236

We have an old x236 machine with 2 70-GB SCSI disks installed on Ultra320 SCSI connector (check out the hardware manual). Now, we are planning to buy a new server in future and x326 would act as a ...
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IBM x3500 Server managament/monitoring tool

I took over monitoring an older IBM x3500 7977 server and i don't have much knowledge of IBM servers. I'm looking for the equivalent of Dell Server Administrator from IBM, just to monitor and alert on ...
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Installing Windows Server 2008 on IBM x3250 M3 Server with EFI

I'm hoping this question hasn't been asked before and I've spent the last 3 hours trying to find a solution to this but to no avail. Also feel free to edit the tags, I'm fairly new to this site. I ...
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IBM X3200 M2 Fan running at full speed? Noisy

One of the FANs (the one cooling the hard drives I think) in our IBM X3200 M2 started running at full speed and make a loud noise. Anyone encountered this problem and know how to fix this?