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Do RAID controllers commonly have SATA drive brand compatibility issues?

We've struggled with the RAID controller in our database server, a Lenovo ThinkServer RD120. It is a rebranded Adaptec that Lenovo / IBM dubs the ServeRAID 8k. We have patched this ServeRAID 8k up to ...
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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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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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What is the added value of installing Dell / HP / IBM / etc. supplied drivers?

I manage a couple of hundred Linux servers, most of which are HP, if they are not virtualized. Historically, we have installed the HP ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) since before I started working here. ...
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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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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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OS/2 grep had a great feature where it would show you n lines BEFORE the search item was found. Is there an equivalent in unix anywhere?

Solaris would be preferable, but I'll take linux or something I can compile. Does such a beast exist?
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Why has VMWare ESXi 5 slow access to IBM M1015 / LSI 9240-8i RAID?

I am building server for virtualization and wanted to go with VMWare ESXi 5. I configured RAID10 on 4 disks connected to internal RAID controller IBM M1015 (identical to LSI 9240-8i) and installed ...
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How do you install ClearCase 7.1 on a Unix-based server with no GUI and no internet?

The challenges set by the ClearCase 7.1 installation process are multiple: The installation for Unix has been changed (no more './install_server' script): a unified GUI-based Java tool is used, both ...
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iis 7 application pools not starting after installing ibm client access

I have a windows 2008 dev/testing server setup for testing web apps. I just installed ibm client access (v6r1m0) and after my reboot my sites now get a 503 service unavailable error. My application ...
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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 Cognos for BI Reporting [closed]

I would like to setup a business intelligence dashboard that reports on current system health. How difficult is Cognos in terms of setup, and when it comes to developing the dashboard does it use its ...
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IBM x3650 will not boot from USB

Hello serverfault community, and thank you in advance for your time. Summary: I have an IBM x3650, which I bought secondhand (eBay). I am trying to install and run VMWare ESXi 5.5 on it via a USB ...
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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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“runas” or “sudo” equivalent on AS400 IBM iSeries

I'm trying to invoke a program to run as another user (by getting input user/pwd) in AS400 OS using Java. Like runas in Windows or sudo in Unix — what can we do in AS400 OS? I am able to invoke basic ...
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Using SFTP on AS400 Non Linux Based OS

I am trying to establish an SFTP connection on an AS400, which is on an OS that is not running a Linux based kernel. Any idea where I can start with this?
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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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PXE architecture: “BC EFI”

RFC 4578 defines various machine architectures for PXE as follows: Type Architecture Name ---- ----------------- 0 Intel x86PC 1 NEC/PC98 2 EFI Itanium 3 DEC Alpha 4 Arc ...
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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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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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UID/username lookup on IBM z/os USS

How can I associate a UID to a specific username on IBM z/OS Unix System Services? Within USS, I see content created in my user space which I do not own. File ownership lists a three digit ...
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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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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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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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BladeCenter basics

Every manufacturer seems to have different standards for what ships with their hardware; mounting rails, cable arms, power cables etc. I've got used to that for standard rack-mounted gear, but now ...
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Is it possible to connect a FC HBA 8 Gb through 10 Gb Ethernet SFP+?

I have to connect an IBM Server with a QLogic EP2532 to an IBM DS3512 with a PMC PM8032. I need two 8 Gb FC LX 1310 nm SFP+ modules and since they seem to be hard to get, I thought would it be ...
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QSECOFR password reset

I just bought a second hand IBM iSeries 9406-250 for educational use, but I can't find the QSECOFR password. Which ways are available to recover it if you don't have any details, except the device ...
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IBM Server searching for secondary server

I just bought the following server IBM System x3950 Server, 4 x 3.0GHz Dual Core, 32GB, 6 x 73.4GB 10K SAS RAID, 256MB BBWC, 2x Power, CD-RW/DVD When i boot it up, it says "Searching for secondary ...
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Server 2008 R2 installer fails on reboot

I have an IBM IntelliStation Z Pro (except model unknown) with a Rosewill RC-201 RAID controller. When trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 the installation begins, I select the drivers, and ...
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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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Faulty data occuring on a brand new raid array

We're having a problem with data inconsistencies on an IBM server we've set up, containing 6 1TB SAS drives running of an IBM raid controller in RAID 6. I would subscribe it to faulty drive(s), only ...
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IBM M1115 and LSI 9211-8i IT mode

I have an IBM M1115 RAID Controller. It has 8 Seagate SATA drives connected to it using what I assume is a forward breakout cable (SFF-8087 to 4x SATA). When I power it up without flashing to LSI ...
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IBM XIV (Storage Array) - Anyone?

Is anyone here using the IBM XIV storage array? Anything you would like to share of your experience so far? We're evaluating an HP EVA along with the XIV which is very different (using commodity ...
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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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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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Installing windows server standard 2008 32bit in IBM System X-3620

Can anyone explain me how to install windows server standard 2008 32bit with sata/sas 6gb/s hdd in IBM System X-3620. During the installation, the os cannot detect the drive. I had even tried with IBM ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I programatically check the depth of a WebSphere MQ queue

The IBM RedBook instructions didn't help. I need to give a script a queue manager and a queue/topic name, and have it return the number of messages queued up.
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Reverse Proxies and AJAX

A client of ours is using IBM/Tivoli WebSEAL, a reverse-proxy server for some of their internal users. Our web application (ASP.NET 2.0) and is a fairly straightforward web/database application. ...
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“Invalid product key” for Windows SBS 2011 on IBM x3200 M3?

We are trying to install Windows SBS 2011 (Czech) on the new IBM x3200 M3 machine. The ServerGuide v9.0 finished correctly and asked for the Windows SBS instalation DVD (OEM). After asking the usual ...
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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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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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How to connect InfoWindow II to IBM 9406-250?

I received an old InfoWindow II (don't know the exact model number yet) from somebody, and want to connect it as a console for my IBM 9406-250 so I can do a manual IPL. I am totally new to this, and ...
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Problems booting an IBM Server with ServerRaid 4Lx

I have an IBM server xSeries 205 with a ServeRaid 4Lx on it that after a power faliure refused to boot. it presented a error message during ServerRaid BIOS boot phase stating: ServeRAID? ,Slot1, ...
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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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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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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 ...