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

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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 ...
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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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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; ...
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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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IBM System x3850 M2 Ubuntu Server Install

I just purchased two second-hand IBM System x3850 M2 rack servers, and I am a real noob to the subject. As such, I cannot tell if there is a major difference between x3850 M2 and x3850 X5. If there ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Defunct Disk Drive (DDD) in IBM ServeRAID 6i, RAID5 array

My RAID 5 array is "Critical (CRT)" Status, since one of its six 146GB 10k rpm is marked as defunct. Is it possible to replace the defective disk (FRU part number 32P0731) with a similar HP disk ...
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IBM X3650 M3 How to correct errors communicating with IMM?

I've inherited a IBM x3650 M3 server that posts errors communicating with the IMM. IBM's recommendation is to place IMM jumper into recovery mode, then re-flash the IMM. The problem is that after ...
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IBM server System X3550 M4 force CPU C1 state on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to adjust IBM System X to run 100% at C1 state due to business need even on idle state, after spent half hour trying to adjust everything on BIOS, CPU still stick on C6 on idle which is ...