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How to correctly export Lotus Contact using CSV convertion?

I've a little problem (Once again XD). I currently switching my Mail server from Lotus Domino to Google APPS for business. Everythings worked fine during the mail migration, but now, I've got to ...
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Websphere Application Server CE V7 server not starting

I just installed the Websphere Application Server - Community edition V7 and everthing was fine during installation. Just after the installation First Step screen appeared and every functioning was ...
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IBM server RAM vs other server RAM [closed]

We're looking to upgrade the RAM in one of our IBM System X servers. I received a quote of $560 from IBM for 2x 4GB chips of RAM. I've looked at the exact same type of RAM (ECC PC2-5600 server RAM) ...
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IBM raid configuration utility for checking disks health in windows server

I know there is a great and simple tool for monitoring hp disks health: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/software-management/acumatrix/ Is there something similar for IBM ...
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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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IBM storage ds3400 Cant connect to management using fiber

i have a problem with a DS3400 IBM storage system we bought a few years back. when i try to manage the storage using its IBM storage management i cant find it using automatic detection even though its ...
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Cognos Contributor 8.3 — importing rights fails without error

Under Development -> Rights we are trying to import a rights file and it will not take. The result is that the file loads, the table on the screen blinks and then whatever rights were there persist. ...
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IBM System p5 9133-55A LCD display error code / alert - what does it mean?

On the front of my IBM System p5 9133-55A there is an orange exclamation/alert light that is lit, and a green LCD display that shows: 01 N V=F T I tried finding something in the ...
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IBM server x 3850 (4X8core Xeon 7560), RedHat 5.6, free -mt on terminal shown only 32 GB?

I'm remotely SSH-ing an IBM server-x running RedHat 5.6. The server has 4 CPUs with 8 cores each, which is verified by cat /proc/cpuinfo But free -mt show only the 32 G-RAM (which is correct for one ...
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Hard Drive (Failure) IBM x336, Diagnose and Fix RAID-1 & Configure IBM Software

A year ago I was given an old IBM x336 server to run some personal projects on, now I knew nothing about servers at all so just put some more RAM in, wiped and disks and installed Ubuntu Server on it ...
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IBM Server takes a long time to boot past UEFI to OS

I have a pair of IBM System x3620 servers. These servers do fine once they finally reach the point where the operating system takes over, but it takes them forever to get past the new-fangled UEFI ...
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How to get IBM machine type from operating system level

I have spare IBM HS20, and HS40 Blade servers to use in my project, and I have to choose as modern as possible RHEL release to install on it. My problem is that I don't know exact machine type of this ...
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How to verify mirror configuration

I have an IBM blade server and we've installed RedHat Linux on the machine. How can we check if we have both disks running as a mirror, or if everything is only running on a single disk? What ...
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Ubuntu Server 11.04 on IBM Ultra320 SCSI 15K RPM

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 11.04 on an IBM HDD (namely Ultra320 SCSI 15KRPM). The problem is the installer won't detect any drives until I load the correct drivers. However, I'm not able to ...
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AIX 6.1 Subscription

I have few questions regarding AIX subscription, I know its not programming but I really need to get an answer from someone with experience. AIX subscription means: we would be able to update our ...
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check inventory of IBM software on *nix machines

We have a bunch of *nix machines some of which probably have IBM software installed on them. Is there a way to identify the machines and the type of IBM software that is installed?
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Query IBM domino server linux package

I have used rpm -qa to export the list of package installed on the linux machine. After which, I didn't see any IBM domino server related packages in the exported file. May I know what is the ...
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IBM Tivoli dsm.sys

I am currently using TSM 5.5 ServerOnly for clients in DMZ. When I run the backup with a test schedule it connects fine sending files to server in LAN however, the files/folders sent arent defined in ...
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ServeRAID 8i setup

I purchased a second hand IBM eServer x345 with ServeRAID 8i and 3x 36GB SCSI hard drives. I'm having difficulty setting up an operating system as the drives don't appear in either Arch or Ubuntu ...
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Finding IBM SAS 15k HDD specifications

We've ordered set of 15k 300G IBM HDDs to build RAID. On a question about which HDD model we will have, hw vendor provided following data: P/N 43X0802 300Gb 15K HS SAS HDD This label tell me nothing ...
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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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IBM ServeRAID M5015 how do I view info from Ubuntu?

I have an IBM x3620 M3 server that has root@web26:~# lshw -short /0/100/9/0 scsi4 storage LSI MegaSAS 9260 /0/100/9/0/2.0.0 /dev/sda disk 1990GB ServeRAID M5015 hardware raid controller. How do I ...
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Buying new IBM Blade. Considering SSDs for heavy IOPS configuration

I am in market for a new server and I require heavy disk iops. Our retailer is offering an IBM BLADE HS22 with dual Xeons, but limited to RAID0/1. For some reason the only SSDs he can offer me are ...
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IBM BladeCenter S: Disk Configuration

Have just the one storage bay right now (SAS 15K 600GB x 6) and have configured one storage pool in RAID 10 with 4 disks (and two global spares). For each blade, I've created a volume and mapped ...
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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 ServerGuide: bootable USB key?

Have a couple of IBM xSeries x3250s that did not come with a CD/DVD drive. Searching around, not seeing anything tangible as far as for as a USB bootable version of ServerGuide. Any ideas?
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IBM eServer 326m hard disk(s)

pretty new one on this website (for asking questions at least :) ) I have a problem with an IBM eServer 326m series, regarding the hard-disks. In the datasheet it says that it supports up to 600GB ...
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What does Quick Initialized RAID status mean?

We have re-created RAID1 on our IBM X3400, with the 8K-l RAID card, and now the RAID1 is in status of Quick Initialized. I've read online that the performance of this status is might not be optimal, ...
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Will disk cloning resolve bad stripes on RAID?

We have a logical RAID1 drive in bad stripes state, which kept that status even after replacement and rebuilding of both drives, and gives errors in Windows logs about failure of writing to disk. IBM ...
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How hazardaous is leaving IBM RAID in bad stripes mode?

One of disks in our RAID 1 configuration gone bad, and caused the whole logical disk to become in bad stripes mode. We replaced the bad disk with a new one and complete the rebuild, but the logical ...
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IBM ServeRAID bad stripes and synchronize

After one of the drives in our IBM RAID gone, we bought a new one and replaced it. The rebuilding went fine, but now we see "Bad stripes" reported for the logical disk. Moreover, some data can not be ...
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Re-Configuring TCP IP of an AIX system ( LPAR P770/AIX 5.3)

I have serverA and serverB (AIX LPARS on SystemP) I want to switch hostname and IP configurations between serverA and serverB. Is it enough to perform the changes via smitty mktcpip or do I have to ...
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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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Enable VMware EVC IBM Blades

What changes do I need to do in UEFI settings for HS22 to support EVC
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OS2/Warp - Remotely Stop and Restart a Program

Our current phone system runs off of a legacy OS2/Warp box. Periodically we have to log into the machine and restart OS2RSD.exe and then start it again and the phone system starts working again. The ...
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System Seller Firmware Update Policy IBM

I've heard that IBM expects from their sellers/partners to update machines before shipping to customers to the most recent firmware (uEFI/AMM/IMM/RSA etc.) releases. Can anyone comment on that one?
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How do I replace a 'serverName' parameter in a log. xml file

How do I replace a 'serverName' parameter in a log. xml file of a .war application with the Ibm websphere server name on deployment time (by command ile on linux env). I mean what is the syntax for it ...
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Well…a ghost lives in my server

Hello to every body and greetings from Greece I have a rather unusual situation and i am running out of ideas. I have this old server (IBM x205 - P4 2.4Ghz,3xSCSI 36gb) and about a year ago I decided ...
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Is it possible to use a blade server without the chassis?

Call me stupid, but is it possible to use an IBM BladeCenter HS20 server as a standalone unit without the BladeCenter?
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System x3550 M2 stuck on system initializing after firmware upgrades

Hey guys so i have been having this major issue for the last few hours now. I have a system x 3550M2 server and i ran the UEFI and IMM firmware upgrades within windows server 2008 R2 x64. All upgrades ...
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IBM x3200 M2 and chaning the CPU

As my server IBM x3200 M2 and CPU (E4600) does not have VT-x for virtualization (I would like to virtualize Windows in XenServer), may I substitute this CPU for some core2duo or core2quad that ...
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Restarting an IBM BMC without restarting the server itself

I have a few servers with IBM BMC (Baseboard Management Controller). I'd like to power cycle the BMC without restarting the server. Is this possible? How? Note: On one of them, the web interface is ...
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IBM BladeCenter HS12 upgrade?

I am about to buy a HS12 to replace a PE6950. Is this possible or comparable? It will be used for email service, visio, and MS Project. Currently it uses a lot of bandwidth and it's slow. Which HS12 ...
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San Performance - Number of servers connected

Does anyone have any experience of the Ibm DS3400 san. Have found a system with about 30 servers connected to it (mostly virtual machines including all the operating system drives) including 2 sql ...
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What is the difference between NHS, HS and Slim-HS SAS Drives?

I am curious to what is the practical difference, if any to the following: IBM 300 GB 10K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF Slim-HS HDD 42D0637 IBM 300 GB 10K 6 Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD 42D0612 ...
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IBM X3650 with Red Hat Enterprise 4.8 kernel panics with error on empty memory bank

I have 3 IBM X3650 load balanced (round robin) with Red Hat Enterprise 4.8. One of them has intermittent kernel panics and reports an error on 2 particular memory banks (3 and 5) which are empty. I ...
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IBM 8245 How to Manage?

I am wondering how to manage an IBM 8245 (25L4879) hub? I have a feeling there are some filters set on this switch that I can't find, but I'm not able to find the IP address to connect to it via ...
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Installing WebSphere Process Server, Enterprise Service Bus, Message Broker, Service Registry and Repository

I have got a Lab with 4 systems, each with 4 GB of RAM and I want to setup the following tools on the same. What is the best way to do the same? IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 IBM WebSphere ...