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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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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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Two different LAN in one BladeCenter?

How to Configure Two different LAN in one BladeCenter Chassis? Topology: Modem --> Monowall --> BladeCenter Chassis --> BC Switch Module 1 (10.1.10.1) and BC Switch Module 2 (192.168.1.1) What I ...
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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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Zero-channel RAID for High Performance MySQL Server (IBM ServeRAID 8k) : Any Experience/Recommendation?

We are getting this IBM rack mount server and it has this IBM ServeRAID8k storage controller with Zero-Channel RAID and 256MB battery backed cache. It can support RAID 10 which we need for our high ...
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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 ...