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Slow browsing through IE on Windows Server 2012

We've run into strange issue on the freshly installed servers. H/W: IBM server X3550 M4 7914; OS: Windows Server 2012 Std. Then we try to browse on the servers thru IE, not all sites are opened or it ...
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Is there a Informix command to repair database?

We have a Sun Solaris system running Avaya CMS software. The software uses an Informix database. We have a single drive in the server. The drive began to go bad, corrupting files. We sourced a new ...
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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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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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IBM server x3400-7976KGJ support for VMWare ESXi 5

I searched over internet but I haven't been able to find if an IBM server x3400-7976KGJ is compatible with VMWare ESXi 5.0/5.5; I need to install a Windows Server 2012 OS on this machine and with the ...
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How to boot to BIOS - IBM System X3400 M3

I need help to boot to BIOS for my IBM System X3400 M3. What I know is pressing F12 to boot to BIOS. But every time I presses F12 it never go to BIOS. Instead it boots to my ESXi. UEFI is very slow. ...
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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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Intel VT enable but not found in xenserver

I have an IBM 206M with this CPU --> Intel Presler Pentium D 950 Socket LGA 775 P4D 3.4 Ghz 800Mhz FSB 4M Cache EM64T. It has Intel Virtualisation tecnology. But when i want to install xen server, the ...
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DS3300 Out-of-Band Managment through IBM Storage Manager

I started using an IBM Ds3300. At first we used 3TB SATA disks, then switched to 2TB SAS. Before, I could see the managment ports with scan and ping, also I was able to connect to them using the IBM ...
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Power Control Compartment?

I recently purchased an IBM enclosed, rolling rack that had a 6 drive server, huge battery backup, and this strange item called a "Power Control Compartment" I cannot find any good documentation ...
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IBM Blade Center - Power Consumption with SNMP & IPMI

We have the need to follow and manage the power consumption of each blade, one by one, from our IBM Blade Center system. Is there a way to do this ? Anyhow it’s a licensing upgrade or ...
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how to access LPD data from the OS

We have several IBM System x servers, each of which has a "Light Path Diagnostic" (LPD) panel of LEDs. I want to be able to monitor the status of the LPD alerts from Nagios, but can't find where they ...
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Configuring LACP across a IBM B50G switch stack

Is it possible to configure LACP (Link aggregation control protocol) that spans across two IBM B50G stacked switches. Below is an illustration of what I am trying to accomplish. I have currently ...
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Simulating AS400 iSeries for ADO.NET

I' have to write an import procedure in c# for a customer. The procedure needs to read data from an AS400 iSeries, so my first Question is: what's "better" (pro/cons) between direct connection (using ...
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Windows DB2 9.7 FP8 - The request failed because private virtual memory could not be allocated. SQLSTATE=57011

I have a Windows DB2 9.7 FP8 server running on Windows 2003 x86 that for some reason every time I launch Center Administrator or the CLI and try to connect to a database, I get the error "[IBM][CLI ...
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IBM IPMI power supply

I need to work on a customer cluster setup. I'll go with corosync/pacemaker. I need to setup fencing but all "I" (read: the customer) can offer is IPMI. I am worried about not being able to fence ...
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Java 6 updates on SLES 11 [duplicate]

Since mid 2013 there are no public updates for Java 6, but only paid support ones. Is this policy enforced for all JVM implementations? Does this include SLES 11 IBM JVM implementation too or IBM ...
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Ctrl + Alt + F1 blank screen in IBM server model x3650

I have 3 IBM sever, model x3650. I have installed the Debian squeeze OS. After successful OS installation , if I press Ctrl + Alt + F1 I am getting blank screen only. But If I gives username and ...
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Hard disk is detecting as read only

I am installing Debian Squeeze 2.6.32 64 bit OS in IBM System x3250 M4. This system is already having built in RAID. After enable the RAID, I have started to install the Debian Squeeze 2.6.32 64 bit ...
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Why wont my Dell server use IBM ram?

I stumbled upon four pieces of 4GB PC2 5300F RAM from IBM (Part Number 43X5061). In my Dell Poweredge 1950 Rev 2 server there currently are two 512MB sticks, which appear to have the same ...
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Can you install windows 7 on an IBM x3250 M4 server?

We are running an experiment on our available x3250 M4 Server for the purpose of trying to reach a client's requirement. Basically they want Windows 7 running on the server. I want to know if this ...
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IBM Xseries 3400 only working while power button holding pressed

I have an IBM xSeries x3400 Intel Xeon server which only works while someone holds in the power button. My server stopped working and I sent it to IBM Service. After a few hours they told me I could ...
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M1015 pass-through and hot-swap in Linux with md raid (IBM x3620)

I'm setting up a small, but hopefully durable server for a student community, and the hardware is an IBM x3620 M3 with a builtin M1015 RAID card. To make the setup future proof and avoid vendor ...
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IBM SAS RAID Controller: POST results not complete

I have two IBM SAS RAID Controllers (17P9277/43W3630). One of them will not POST and fails with the error: POST results not complete: FF What can I do to fix this?
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How does one reboot an IBM ds3300?

We have an IBM System Storage DS3300 Express SCSI Dual Enclosure Controller Mfr P/N 172632E that needs to be rebooted. How does one accomplish this?
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Communicating via Command Mode with IBM HS22 IMM via AMM

On previous model blades that contained a BMC, I was able to communicate from our external management station via pass-through commands to the BMC to do things such as power blades on/off, set VPD ...
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“Firmware progress error” reported by blade in IBM BladeCenter S

I have a BladeCenter S with three blades installed. Two of my LS21 blades are reporting the following error in the web-based Advanced Management Module: (12/20/13 10:49:19) (LS21 2 Core 2K8) ...
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What technical issues should I be aware of when re-mapping a LUN from one host to another?

I inherited an IBM System Storage DS4000 SAN with an AIX environment running Oracle RAC (3 nodes). One of the nodes crashed, so I got the system up and running with 2 nodes; however, the node that ...
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How to manual config hot spare coverage for diskarray IBM DS and Dell MD series?

I have disk array with many expansion enclosure with mixed disk type (SAS 7.2k and SAS 15k for example). I want to have one hot spare per one enclosure. -Enclosure 0 with SAS 15k will have one ...
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How to Verify if the Websphere Fix Pack was Properly Applied

I installed websphere 7.0.0.0 and it is my first time to apply a fix pack (25) but the web console is not showing 7.0.0.25 instead its showing the following. I tried checking it on command line and ...
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IBM Server sees half of the original RAM

We have a IBM XSeries 206M server. There are 2 2GB IBM RAM's which are suitable with the server. Normally we expect that server should see 4GB of RAM. But It works with 2 GB only. So we thought that ...
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Consistency check process

I have a question we having some issues with IBM Read Patrol and consistency check running at the same time. My question is if I dsiable consistency check how can i see that this process is running or ...
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IBM Storage DS3400 flashed firmware from 6.x to 7.x, now storage is unresponsive

I actually missed to flash the ESM firmware prior to the controller and NVSRAM firmwares. Current stage is, SMClient GUI cannot detect the storage. I can ping and telnet in one of the controller ...
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IBM chassis management module LDAP setup

Looking at the CMM running the August 2013 firmware (just updated firmware to latest release), it looks like the LDAP setup fields are the same (though in a different order) as the system X IMM2. I've ...
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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 Tivoli Reclaim vs Update

What is the difference between TSM reclaim vs update? I have accidentally run the reclaim command on my offsite pool? Is it fine to run the reclaim command on offsite pool or is there a bad impact by ...
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IBM Remote Supervisor Adapters(RSA ii) boot ISO

My company recently bought some add in IBM Remote Supervisor Adapters for our older x3550 servers. We got them installed and working, and left for the weekend. The idea was to get them to mount and ...
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IBM TS 3310 upgrade firmware

Am I allowed to upgrade firmware (by self) for tape library IBM TS 3310 which service support contract has been finished?
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IBM System i Permissions on Database views

We have an IBM System i running IBM i OS v6r1. On this system, I have created some database views. What I want to do is give a particular user group access to ONLY these views and nothing else ...
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Failed to allocate an SSH connection Error on DataPower When Transferring Files Between SFTP Servers

When I am trying to automatically move files from one SFTP server to another using IBM Data Power, I am receiving "Failed to allocate an SSH connection Error on DataPower (no connection)" errors. ...
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S.M.A.R.T - Predictive Failure Count

I'm monitoring my IBM ServeRAID M5015 controller for RAID status with MegaCLI, I have this on one of the disk : Enclosure Device ID: 252 Slot Number: 6 Enclosure position: 0 Device Id: 14 Sequence ...
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Server memory configuration after upgrade

I have an IBM 346 server that can support up to 16GB of memory. It previously had 8GB installed (8x 1GB slots) and was working fine. I have upgraded it to 16GB using 8x 2GB slots. However now when the ...
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IBM P5 570 - Scrolling Dots

IBM p5 570 server shows dots that move across the screen from left to right, top to bottom upon powering on. It has been doing this for about 20 minutes. What does this mean? EDIT: I should ...
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IBM x3550 BIOS not installed?

Whenever I boot to the Configuration/Setup Utility it always shows "BIOS not installed!", even though my startup screen shows that I'm running the latest 3550 bios (1.17)... Is this something to ...
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Solaris iSCSI read speeds increase when we start writing

Here's one I haven't seen before. We have an IBM Storwize V3700 storage array, 24 TB, RAID 5 connected to a Solaris 10 file server via an iSCSI link over Gigabit Ethernet (no MPIO at present). We ...
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Linux - IBM Blade Center + Identify MM Name from the Linux OS

I have a Linux machine (RedHat version release 5.6) installed in IBM BLADE Hardware I am trying to find a solution to identify the management Module name --> (MM Name) from the OS (Linux) Remark - ...
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IBM rack server memory configuration for mixing 1R and 2R RAM

I am currently documenting the specifications to purchase IBM x3650 M4 server. I am going for two Quad core Intel Xeon E5-2609, 2.4 GHz, 10 MB cache and 16GB PC3L-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM. ...
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authentication methods for ESSO

I know that user can authenticate in Oracle ESSO via RFID,finger print recognition, smart cards and mobile phones. Does IBM Tivoli ESSO have support for authentication from NFC(android) and voice ...
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IBM x3650 M3 - RSA (IMM) drops out during OS installation and is not useable

I am having issues regarding IBM x3650 M3{7945} RSA (IMM). After racking the server and configuring the network I can log into the server RSA and configure paramaters with no issues. NB: The RSA is ...
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Error in AIX : 0516-040 : Unable to read the specified physical volume

Please provide me your valuable suggestions on the error beow in AIX. When I'm running the following command on the AIX server lsvg -l rootvg I'm getting this error: 0516-040 : Unable to read the ...