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

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RAID-5 how can I guess how many disks was member?

We have a server which we inherited from previous sysadmin. Now the RAID-5 (H/W based on IBM ServeRAID) now unusable, saying not enough disks to operate. On ServeRAID Manager I can see three physical ...
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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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Hardware/BIOS - IBM x3200 m2

When I turn on my machine, the display is not throwing any output to it. The fans are running fine. The LED lights indicate no error, ' Only two LED's are blinking "Mini-BMCheartbeat LED" and "...
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Integrated raid exception detected. Volume (00: 009) is currently in state degraged

I have IBM x3200 M2 Server. Currently there are 2*500 GB hard drive installed in it. Raid 1 is configured in this server. I have hosted an windows application in this server. Currently this server is ...
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ServeRAID M5110e SAS/SATA Controller missing in UEFI after system restart - System x3650 M4

I updated the UEFI on my xSeries 3650M4 and when the server came back up the storage controller was missing. I searched the web and found the following from IBM; https://www-947.ibm.com/support/...
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TP-Link TG-3468 on an IBM x3850 M2

I got a networks card from TP-Link. It is the TG-3468. I wanna place it into my IBM server x3850 M2. It has PCIe x8 slots. The slot is a little bit longer than the lenght of the card, but it fits. ...
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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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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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Create Embedded Hypervisor from pendrive for IBM System X (x3850 M2)

I have an IBM x3850 M2 (7233). There is an USB port on the inside of it which - according to its manual - is for an embedded hypervisor. I plugged the an empty pendrive into the internal socket and ...
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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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IBM x3650 M3 Rackserver - What configuration for VMHost

I need a Server for hosting several virtual machines. I want to run 3-5 Linux systems (mostly Debian) VMs for webserver, database, GitLab, ldap and also a fileserver. I can choose between these two ...
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Primary and Backup Firmware corrupted on IBM x3100 M4

Both of my uefi firmwares on IBM x3100 M4 server are corrupted and I am unable to access setup or boot the server. Is there a way to access the IMM interface in this situation for updating the ...
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IBM server x3550 M Hard Disk Issue

Recently, I've bought this used system. I've purchased two HDD 74 GB and 146GB. When the system loads, in the BIOS it shows both hard disk detected. While CENTos 6.6 installation it is showing ...
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IBM x3690 x5 Light Path Diagnostic Circle of Death Mainboard Failure?

I have serious trouble with a x3690. After moving it to a new server rack it won't startup. After connecting the server to power supply the Light Path Diagnostic LEDs turn wheels. The normal ...