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Are the i40e and ixgbe drivers really used by our Intel NICs?

We recently got two QCT 2U4Node high-density servers. Each node is equipped with a XL710 dual 40G NIC with two QSPF+ ports and two QCT mezz cards that sport Intel 82599 and dual 10G SPF+ ports for a ...
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Intel RAID controller cannot open BIOS and doesn't recognize hard drives

I recently bought a second-hand Intel RAID controller (SRCSASLS4I) for my Ubuntu server setup (YunoHost actually). I connected 3 hard drives that had previously been used for a software RAID (I did ...
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Harpertown vs Sandy Bridge [duplicate]

I planning to upgrade one of my old harpertown based server to a new alternative but when I look at the comparison, this new one doesn't seem to be better at all, matter of fact if I look at the clock ...
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Intel server SC5300LX+SE7520BD2 won't boot after removing a second PSU

I have an intel server SC5300LX+SE7520BD2 with 1+1 redundant PSU (Delta electronics C46098-005). As one of the PSU had an amber led lightning, I decide to check the part-number and I did this by, ...
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how to read Intel Flow Director entries on the card in Linux

Is it possible to get active Intel Flow Director entries from a network card in Linux? The card uses i40e driver.
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Disabling bypass mode on Intel NICs

I'm trying to install PFSense on some decommissioned firewall gear. I've installed PFSense just fine, except for the two NICs are stuck in bypass mode. I don't see any options in the BIOS to edit ...
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ProLiant SE316M1 + Intel S3500 SSD + Smart Array P410 512MB. Battery (BBWC) needed? [duplicate]

I'm looking to replace our SQL Server: HP Proliant DL360 G4 2x 64-bit Intel Xeon 3.60 GHz, 1M Cache, 800 MHz FSB 4GB RAM DDR2 HP Smart Array 6i 2x 146GB SCSI 15K (RAID 1) With this: ...
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XenServer has two processor, but only one is visible

I have a pool of two identical HP DL 360 G7 (dual processor Intel Xeon X5650), with two processors installed (the BIOS show both), running XenServer 6.5. Intel says that this processor has six cores ...
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Bloomfield CPU without Intel VT-x

According to my research an Intel Bloomfield CPU (more specific: a i7-920) should support Intel VT-x technology ...
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Intel Core i7-950, Supermicro X8STi not using intel_pstate driver

In my server I am using an Intel Core i7-950 on a Supermicro X8STi motherboard. While the processor is working fine it, is not using the special Intel CPU driver called intel_pstate. Even though I set ...
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Installing GPU drivers on Intel S1200V3RPM - “Microsoft Basic Display Adapter (Low resolution)”

My new server has an Intel S1200V3RPM motherboard and a Xeon E3-1265L processor. I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. I downloaded and installed the latest drivers for the S1200V3RPM from ...
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Does Intel's FlowDirector work for multicast traffic?

FlowDirector works by sampling outgoing packets, and establishing a core<->flow association so that when packets come in, it can lookup which core to send it by way of the usual RSS 3 or 5-tuple. ...
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Super Micro Model 827-16 -> CentOS 6 RAID Controller driver

I have a Super Micro model 827-16 (part no: 6027TR-HTRF+) and need to get CentOS 6 installed. The problem is that I haven't been able to confirm if there are CentOS specific/supported RAID drivers ...
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Are 2Rx4 DDR2 ECC memories compatible with Intel Xeon on socket LGA771?

For my Intel Xeon L5420 (LGA771) I bought 24GB of DDR2 ECC Reg, 2Rx8, knowing that 2Rx4 are specific to AMD chipsets or, at least, the non-ECC ones are. However, this slick seller instead sent me ...
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Should I defrag RAID Array with SSD caching(Intel SRT)? [closed]

I have an SSD in system and a RAID 0 array with SSD caching turned on(Intel SRT or Intel Smart Response Tech.). Should i defrag it? Also have a problems with windows defragmentator. It detects my ...
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X5690 compatibility + HP DL360 G6

Does anybody know if the X5690 is compatible with the HP Proliant DL 360 G6? I got a pair of X5690s and a DL 360 G6 but i am unable to get any video signal. The fans spin up like crazy and that is ...
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Graphics drivers not working on Ubuntu 12.x or 14.x for Intel Server motherboard S1200v3RPS

I have installed Ubuntu 12.x on Intel S1200v3RPS server board with a Intel Xeon E3 1231 v3 processor. I cannot change the display resolution. Stuck on 1280x1024. xrandr displays "Failed to get size of ...
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What options are there to get a front panel for a 24-pin Front Panel header on a Intel Server Motherboard [closed]

How do I use third-party front panels to go with the 24-pin SSI-compliant front-panel connectors for Intel servers? I am trying to use some refurbished server chassis. The front control panel (one ...
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Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - Exceeded Number of Supported Devices?

I am working on a project which utilises 18 high-end DSLR cameras, connected to a PC via USB. During development the system was running USB2 will no problems whatsover but when we moved to a system ...
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Intel AMT KVM: Accessing Multiple Servers Behind One Public IP Address

I have to host multiple servers in a collocation center which is distant over 250 km. I need to have as good remote control over the servers as possible. In other words, I need to be able to access ...
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IBM server System X3550 M4 force CPU C1 state on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to adjust IBM System X to run 100% at C1 state due to business need even on idle state, after spent half hour trying to adjust everything on BIOS, CPU still stick on C6 on idle which is ...
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Is an ECC ram enabled GPU necessary for a server, or will a normal gpu work fine in a server?

Is it a requirement for a server to use ECC ram on a GPU while the normal CPU ram is ECC? Im thinking that instead of using a Quadro k6000 or AMD Firepro, we could use a GTX 980 or AMD r9 290...if ...
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Poor memory performance on intel avoton?

I have 12 of these supermicro A1SA2-2750F boards that I'm playing around with in order to compare them to Dell's C5220s but I'm seeing consistent poor memory performance. Just curious if anyone's ...
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Physical processor to virtual processor scaling

If I have a Windows Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V role installed, and the configuration is: 4 processors, Intel Xeon E5-4620v2 and each one is 8 cores/16 threads, can I utilize enough power for ...
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know if PCIe supports extended tags

As I know PCIe can support Extended Tags capability. However on Fedora 20 with kernel 3.17.7: % ls -la /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:02:00.0/extended_tag ls: cannot access ...
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Best practice to disable SpeedStep for Hyper-V hosts?

I'm analyzing a problem where performance of CPU-bound workloads inside virtual machines often (not always) is way below what we would expect based on the underlying hardware. We're using Hyper-V on ...
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Dell R410 and X5690 wont boot

I have an R410 that we opened up to upgrade from 2 x E5520 to 2 x X5690. However after the upgrade network didnt work and we could not even get a monitor output. We tried swapping CPU positions and ...
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intel xeon e3 1231 v3 server load

I'm running a server with a single Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 processor which is used as a virtual machine host (host OS is CentOS 7 and I'm using the KVM hypervisor via virt-manager). I created 4 virtual ...
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NUMA enabled but can't detect node

I have a Centos 6.4 (kernel 2.6.32) machine with 2x Intel X5670 (Westmere) in a SuperMicro X8DTG-D motherboard with 2.0a BIOS version. BIOS Settings for ACPI are: ACPI Aware O/S: Enabled APCI ...
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What does “disti 5 pack” mean in the context of Intel's server boards? [closed]

I've just ordered a motherboard for a new server I'm building. It's description says "INTEL DBS2600CP4 BOARD S2600CP4 DISTI 5 PACK BOARD". However, since I had previous issues with Amazon's ...
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Experience with LITEON IT ECT 480 N9S SSDs in high load server? [closed]

Dell is selling servers with LITEON IT ECT 480 N9S SSDs. I have no experience with LITEON SSDs and can only find very limited information about the LITEONs online. I have seen the brief fact sheet on ...
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Supermicro NICs gone after BIOS update

Just updated the BIOS of two Supermicro 1022G-URFs to R3.5. They've both the mainboard H8DGU-F with two onboard Intel 82576 NICs. One of the two Supermicros doesn't have any visible NICs at all after ...
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MDT Deployment Issue-Driver not loading (i217-LM on MDT)

I have been testing a replacement imaging system to replace our limited Ghost deployment system for a good portion of the last year. We bought a new batch of machines (HP Workstation Z230) which have ...
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Oops in syslog and freeze the server with docker

I've got following exceptions after my server freezes and reboot for 2 times I cannot tell the relevant with docker, but it happends every time I started some containers and I cannot find any useful ...
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Can I safely mix RAM (ECC) sizes in a server board?

I have a server (actually used as workstation) with a Supermicro X8DA6 motherboard, with 2 installed Intel X5650 processors. It uses ECC RAM. It currently has 6 Kingston KVR1333D3D8R9S/4GHB dimms ...
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Do I have to somehow enable AES-NI on Nginx?

I've got CPU With AES-NI, I would like to use this function with nginx. ssl_engine aesni; - this parameter was used before openssl 1.0.0, but now, openssl is bundled with aesni support. And this ...
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Intel RAID 1 states changes during install FreeBSD 10

I working on my all servers with FreeBSD 7.x / 8.x on mainboards with Intel RAID 1. I tied to install FreeBSD 10 on machine with Intel Z97 chipset and RAID 1 (mirror). During install process, all RAID ...
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2 x mSata Raid0 seems fine, Intel rapid storage doesn't show, reports error

I've searched but couldn't find anything related. I've got a MSI GT60 2oc, Win7 x64 laptop that supports a twin mSata raid0, which after a bunch of hijinks, inc replacing the twin mSata caddy, I seem ...
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Can I trust windows 2012 regarding the amount of installed memory?

I am running Windows 2012 on a Intel Core i5-2467M with supposedly 12GB of RAM. I say supposedly because Intel website says this processor supports a maximum of 8 GB. Microsoft System window recognize ...
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New XEN Server, Intel i7, Errors were encountered while processing: xen-linux-system-amd64

I have just got a new machine to run XEN VM's on, it has an Intel i7 processor: - Intel Haswell Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 Update [Screencast of what I am doing - ...
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What happens to a random bit error in the cache on an Intel CPU?

I have a system with ECC RAM and a Xeon E3 CPU. My understanding is that ECC circuits on the RAM will detect corruption from random bit errors in the RAM chips. But what happens to random bit errors ...
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CentOS not detecting Intel 10G (ixgbe) interface

I have a server with CentOS 6.5 installed with 2x 1Gbps Ethernet Cards, I have added a new interface (Intel(R) 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network) but the problem. is the system is not detecting the ...
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Repair or recreate virtual drive on raid array

I have raid array intel srcsas18e. Today I saw that OS was shutdown and status two hdds is "foreign unconf bad". Both hdds were in one virtual drive. But I do not find this virtual drive in a config. ...
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McAfee ePolicy-Orchestrator (ePO) - policy ownership by groups?

Is there a way to grant ownership of an ePO policy to a group? Alternatively, is there a permission that can be set that would allow owners of an ePO policy to add other owners to that policy without ...
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Intel processor has 8 threads but only showing 4 in task manager

I have a server with an Intel Xeon E3-1240 3.3Ghz processor. According to intel's website this processor has 4 cores and 8 threads, however in Windows Task Manager there are only 4 showing. The ...
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Migrate unix-system to hardware RAID-5 possible?

At the moment, I have a Intel SR2500 with 5 disks running at home. 4 of the disks aren't used at the moment due to maintenance-reasons. Because it's an expeiment-laboratory-machine where I can try ...
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How does intel RAID Keys work on intel server motherboard and how do we set up hardware RAID?

We are looking to purchase an intel S2600GZ with two Xeons for a new server. We would like to run a setup of 12 disks, as the barebones we are looking at support up to 12. The idea is to run the ...
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Getting IPMI SMB (I2C SMBus SSIF) to work on kernel 3.2

I've got one old server into my hands, and I'm trying to get IPMI to work. Server board is SE7520JR2 (SE7520JR22S, SE7520JR22.86B.P.08.10.0081.051820051126) $ dmidecode -t 38 # dmidecode 2.11 SMBIOS ...
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ESXi 5.5, slow network speed when writing to guests

This is an issue that has been bugging me for a lot time with ESXi. I had the issue with my old Dell server (ESXi 5.0 and 5.5) and even with my new Dell T20 (ESXi 5.5). For the current issue at hand I ...
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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 ...