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

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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?
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How to disable the built-in RAID in x3650 M3?

We have an IBM server x3650 M3, and I'm trying to install Linux without using HW RAID (ServeRAID), as per cluster storage software vendor requirements. The problem is that the server exposes the ...
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Server error after restart “memory or battery problem”

Our IBM server gives an error saying "memory or battery problem has been detected adapter has recovered but cached data was lost" Please press any key to continue." and to press the key we have to ...
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Upgrade CPU for IBM xSeries 346 with VT-X?

Are there any socket Xeon 603 or 604 CPU's that support VT-X that I can replace the stock one with?
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Problems booting an IBM Server with ServerRaid 4Lx

I have an IBM server xSeries 205 with a ServeRaid 4Lx on it that after a power faliure refused to boot. it presented a error message during ServerRaid BIOS boot phase stating: ServeRAID? ,Slot1, ...
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which free linux distribution is supported on IBM X3200 M3

can anyone let me know which free linux distribution is supported on IBM X3200 M3 server? UPDATE: The issue was with mounting 2 hard disks. So I removed one hard disk and installed Cent OS 5.6 which ...
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IBM xSeries 335 General Questions (power usage and installation)

I just received a 2nd hand IBM xSeries 335 1U rack mountable server, and I have a few questions about it: How do I install it? Is there an Installation Utility disk like for the HP Proliant servers ...
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Email alerts when RAID fails on IBM server?

Have two RAID controllers on an IBM server (X3500 M3) running Windows 2008R2: ServeRAID M5014SAS/SATA Controller LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064E Can anyone explain how to get email ...
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Installing Windows XP on an IBM x335 server

Is there a way to install Windows XP on an IBM x335 server? When I boot from CD-ROM with the Windows XP installation disk, the screen is just blank. Initial research indicates this may be due to the ...
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IBM System x3500 M3 refuses to boot from LSI SAS card if blank SATA drive is connected on mainboard

Have an IBM System x3500 M3 that refuses to boot from the IBM branded LSI SAS card if any SATA drive is also connected to the mainboard. The system restarts itself over and over. No error messages. ...
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Need help finding a SAS HBA controller for an IBM LTO 4 Tape Drive

I've got an older IBM x3200 M2 Server (MT: 4368) and I recently acquired a used internal IBM LTO 4 tape drive (FRU: 45E1125). The back of the tape drive requires an Internal SAS 29 pin connector ...
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System x3650 Hard Drive Upgrade

I have a IBM System x3650 Server with 6 Storage Bays (6 Drives). I am planning / have to change 2 hard drives. Do they have to be some sort of specific drives or can I just order 10K SAS 750 or ...
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My IBM Xseries 305 Server won't boot from DVD, why?

I switched the boot order via to the IBM bios so it's first thing to try is booting from a CD. This doesn't work... it contniues to boot via to the hard drive. I've tried messing with it for about two ...
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RAID Manager on Windows for IBM Server x-345

Good Morning, I have a IBM x-series 345 server with Windows Server 2003, I have a defunct drive which I would like to replace and rebuild the RAID while the server is up. I have been up and down in ...
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Available space for pci cards on an IBM xseries 345

The research lab where I work has been offered a bunch of IBM rack-mountable servers for very little money. The hardware is a bit outdated but it would suit our needs perfectly -- If we can fit one of ...
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Can't get an IBM xSeries 345 server to load Windows Server 2003 using ServerGuide utility

I have a client that has an IBM xSeries 345 eServer. Per the IBM support website, I have downloaded the ServerGuide Setup 7.4.17 installation ISO and burned a bootable CD. The CD boots fine and ...