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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 ...
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Old xSeries 8827 with SLES11, upgrade path suggestions

First time poster... I have three, five year old, IBM 336 servers sitting in a rack behind a hardware firewall. No load balancing. They run a web based PHP app on top of Mysql. Our tech guy ...
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how i can scan file in unix?

group of person will upload file to IBM-AIX server (OS = UNIX) and we want to scan this files .... and we have another server (OS = WINDOWS) and we install in this server kaspersky ... now :- 1. how i ...
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S.M.A.R.T Status of ServeRAID M5015 on Lenny?

any experience with checking smart status of a ServeRAID M5015 under debian 5 lenny? thanks!
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What is the most probable cause for two memory modules to fail simultaneously on a rack mounted server?

Having spent some time on a rack mounted server yesterday afternoon we are now trying to determine the most probable cause of two DDR2 modules failing on an IBM server simultaneously. The server ...
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IBM AS400 ISeries Partitions

Can I have in one IBM ISeries partitions of HDD with diferent operating systems, example: 1 partition i5/os 2 partition AIX Regards, Pedro
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Raid backup replacement for IBM x3250 M2 (4194 K1G)

I have an x3250 M2 4194 K1G with an LSI Logic 1064e SAS/SATA controller on board. System setup with RAID 1 and going good. In case it going bad and controller will destroy itself to liberate planet ...
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Guest OS Support for VMWare ESXi 4 on an IBM xSeries 366 Server

I was able to install Windows Server 2008 R2 without a problem (which requires 64 bit) on an IBM xSeries 366 server. But I also found out the x366 doesn't support HAV so adding the Hyper-V role is ...
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List of all IBM motherboard models with a certain socket?

I just got a really good deal on two Intel Quad Core Xeon L5420 processors and I have access to other deals on bare IBM servers (case+motherboard, no processor/ram/hdd). How can I easily find out what ...
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Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration

I am trying to install Windows Web Server 2008 x64 (have tried 32-bit, too) onto an IBM eServer 326m and am getting the following error message some time after the unpacking files section: Windows ...
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Very poor SCSI hd performance on IBM x336 with LSI 1030 RAID1

I'm experiencing very poor performance on an IBM x336 server with dual 73GB 15k hard drives on a U320 controller, LSI 1030. We're getting maybe 3.5MB/sec max (per HD Tune utility). It should be over ...
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HP/IBM alternative to Buffalo iSCSI TerraStation?

I'm looking at virtualising some of our infrastructure in order to allow for more resiliance and future expandability. We have successfully virtualised on single servers with Direct Attached Storage ...
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IBM x260m won't boot from PCI SATA card

We ghosted our old Windows 2003 drive to a new 1TB one, and connected through new PCI SATA card. The x260m server fails to boot with error 1962: "Boot sector not found." When we connect the drive ...
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I flashed my DS4700 with a 7 series firmware, now my DS4300 cannot read the disks I moved to that location. Can I low-level format these disk to restore the DAC?

In preparation for adding a number of 1Tb SATA disks to our DS4700 I flashed the controller firmware from a 6 series (which only supports up to 2Tb logical drives) to a 7 series (which supports larger ...
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What is better to have more LUNs or more Storages

what is better to have - more LUNs or more Storages. Actually i have 1 storage ESXi per 1 LUN so there are about 15 LUNs and 15 storages. Now there is a kind of problem because the LUNs have different ...
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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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Which Storage administration course will be better?

I am working as a Linux admin. I would like to do a course in storage administration. Which should be the better certification path for me IBM tivoli or netapp ?
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Can't Configure IBM 8275-416 Switch Via Serial

I am attempting to configure an IBM 8275-416 switch (I found a manual here) via serial connection. However, when I connect with HyperTerminal, the output contains a lot of garbage characters. It's ...
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Can ECC Chipkill be used in non-IBM servers?

Can IBM specific ram, such as 41Y2770 with ECC Chipkill, be used in non-IBM servers?
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New virtualization project and old SAN

We'll start shortly a partial virtualization of our infrastructure and consolidate a dozen servers into virtuals instances. We'll also add some client application virtualization into the mix for good ...
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Restart Fibre channel controller after blade bootup IBM HS bladecentre

I have a remote system that needs to resume on startup. If the system is simply powered on then the blades boot before the SAN is online and then the only thing you can do is restart the systems. Is ...
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IBM Bladecentre H Bootup Sequence Control

I have a bladecentre with blades, network and a SAN in a single rack. What I'd like to do is control the startup of the bladecentre so that when the rack is powered on that the blades will delay ...
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What is the correct PCI-X riser card for the IBM 3650 M2?

I bought a IBM 3650 M2, and a riser card for that, Part Number 46M1074. This is the PCI-X riser card. Now, my admin team says that the card isn't fitting?? I'm not personally at the scene, but I've ...
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SAN cache memory upgrade

We currently have an IBM DS4300 Dual Controller Fibre SAN. It is a good box, but getting pretty old. It came with 256MB of cache per controller. Recently we replaced the batteries in one of the ...
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DS3400 - Getting exact operation progress

Ended up adding a disk to a DS3400 array. Unfortunately it's been going for nearly 3 days now. Is there a way through CLI or otherwise that I can actually see what the completed percentage is? Thank ...
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Is all PC2100 memory compatible?

I want to put 2 more 1GB DIMM's into a server to bring its memory up to 4GB. But I'm wondering whether I can do this. The sticker on the memory currently in it shows PC2100 2.5v. It's an IBM eServer ...
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how to recover a .c file in AIX unix which has removed (rm -f) by accidentally

how to recover a .c file in AIX unix which has removed (rm -f) by accidentally
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Are HP Nonstop servers becoming less common in the Enterprise?

I'm a system admin for a HP Nonstop server. Recently, the vendors (ACI) of the main application we use (Base24) announced a partnership with IBM to move future releases of the application to the z/OS ...
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How can I find out the URL of EJBs on WebSphere Application Server

I've just deployed an Enterprise Application to WAS. How can I find out which ports it is listening on?
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IBM x345 raid-1 with 2 defunct drive, how do I get it back?

I have an IBM x345 server running raid-1 with 2 drives that went defunct after a reboot. ServeRaid has an x by both drives (36g scsi) marked defunct. The option to rebuild the defunct drives under ...
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fedora halt - not sure why

Got a brand new server (IBM x3500) yesterday, installed Fedora 12 on it and thought we'd run some code to see how it performs. After around 7 hours of running, the system seems to have halted. The ...
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Rackmount Server Reliability by Brand Name and Form Factor

Our company runs e-commerce web sites (thousands) on two clusters in two separate data centers. Basically, all we require to operate is rack mountable server nodes. Each node needs: 1.) 4 or 8 ...
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IBM ServerRaid 8K and Sata1 issue

I have a X3400 with 8 x (43w7598 250GB SATA 3GB/S HDD) set in the frontal bay and connected to ServeRaid 8K controller. The raid array works well but, even if I set the controller PHY to 3.0 (rather ...
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Differences between IBM Express and not-Express hdd drives

I'm buying some additional hdd for an IBM server: in the supplier website I see, for ex: 39M4526 IBM 250GB S-ATA HOT-SWAP 3GB/S HDD 43w7598 EXPRESS 250GB SATA HOT-SWAP 3GB/S HDD The prices are ...
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What size screw to use with IBM NetBay clip nuts or cage nuts?

What is the correct size screw to use with the clip nuts or cage nuts that come with an IBM NetBay 19" rack?
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X345 and ServeRaid 5i - Defunct Drives

I have an old IBM X345 server with a ServeRaid 5i card that I was running as a fileserver/test-server. It was running VMWare ESXi 3.5, with a virtualised OpenSolaris machine inside of this this (as ...
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Approximate pricing for IBM Z? [closed]

I am bidding on a small- to medium-sized job for developing a Java application to eventually be deployed on IBM's System Z. I'm very excited about it and though quite frankly I've had very little if ...
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Server is extremely slow

I came back from the weekend and this old IBM Netfinity 5100 server is extremely slow. It's running Windows 2003 standard, has been working great for years. Today it took about 4 hours to boot up. ...
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QLogic FC HBA + IBM DS5100 on RHEL 5.4 LUNs not detected as SCSI disks

Hey Guys! I've got a brand new DS5100 SAN connected to multiple hosts (HS22 Blade in BladeCenter H) via two independent fabrics. Switch (Brocade 20p for BladeCenter) is zoned properly, ie every host ...
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IBM DS3200: some general questions

I'm thinking to buy an IBM DS3200 p/n 1726-21X with sata hard drives attached on a IBM sas hba controller and to configure it as "single server, single path" like IBM says in its configuration ...
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FLATFILECONSUMER Cron task not picking up files. MAXIMO

I have an instance of a the FLATFILECONSUMER cron task that is not picking up files. I can manually import the files but that's not fun. Cron Task: FLATFILECONSUMER Class: ...