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Is there a way to get Dell's lifecycle controller status from commandline?

Is there a way to get Dell's LifeCycle Controller status from command line? For instance, there's a way to schedule BIOS configuration, but there's no way to check afterwards whether those tasks have ...
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hdparm: Hard drive spin down logs

I've been using hdparm successfully to spin down hard drives on some systems, however I'm curious, is there anyway I can make hdparm generate some kind of spin down log, so I can further optimize the ...
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SSD life span depends on rewrite [closed]

I want to know the life span of a SSD. Some where i read that If there is more write on the SSD then it will have less life. Is it true? What are the factors mainly effecting SSD life span. Please ...
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Should I turn off hybrid server with GPU on IDLE?

There is a server with 2 CPUs (Intel Xeon E5-2670, Sandy Bridge) and 1 AMD GPU (Tahiti XT Radeon HD 7970). There are also SSD (system and executable files) and HDD (heavy data) that connected to this ...
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About Sonicwall lifecycle [closed]

I'm imvestigating about a Sonicwall UMT appliance, I'm intersted in the TZ215 Wireless but I just read that model is in LTB (Last Time Buy) phase. Does anybody knows how many years could this mean ...
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Replacing Hard Drives [closed]

I was wondering if it is a good idea to replace a hard drive in a (fairly) system-critical database server after a certain number of years of use, before it dies. For example, I was thinking of ...
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Active Directory New User Workflow

I work in a small organization that uses a single file & print server with an Active Directory domain for user management. The office admin who inducts new people is non-technical and generally ...
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Account management tools supporting self-service registration and email verification?

I work in a university environment that has in the past offered services almost exclusively to university affiliates who already have "formal" accounts in central user database. We are increasingly ...
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What is the life expectency of Dell Poweredge R200? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long do servers usually last? I know there are many factors involved to determine the life expectancy of a server. As far as I know it is guaranteed for 3 years but ...
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Should servers be turned off at night?

There is a server that is used from 4:30 am in the morning until ~ 22:00. Should it be turned off? I think that it is a server and that it won't have a problem to stay on, but serious professors are ...
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Fastest time to get an EC2 instance running

I am considering moving from a VPS to EC2. EC2 is elastic and so is its pricing; I could boot my instance on demand, then let it shut down if it isn't active by the end of some hourly period. How ...
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Explanation of WCF application life cycle in IIS 6 hosting environment

Hi all and thanks for reading, I have a delay issue where my application takes a long time to start up when first called after an determinate period since the last call. The web application is a WCF ...
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Dell PE R710 Lifecycle Controller

How would one use the dell lifecycle controller on the new R710 Servers ? I have seen demos on youtube and it can install linux, windows from there without inserting the installation discs ? I am on ...
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Life Cycle Navigator?

In many environments the file system directory structure and naming conventions attempt to allow one to use a file manager to navigate the life cycle of a document. This overloading of functions makes ...
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Lifespan of hard disk when using power saving

I am considering getting a small NAS as a file server for my home network. For saving energy I thought it would be a good idea to have a system that shuts down its drives when they aren't used. But I ...
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how to determine depreciation on server equipment

I have been torn over one of the epoch questions: buy your server equipment, or enter a 3 year lease? It appears that the 3 year leases end up costing close to the same amount as a straight up ...
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How do SSD fail near end of life?

Let's say a MLC SSD has lasted a very long time and the first cell has hit its last erase cycle and refuses to erase. What happens after that? Does the controller detect that as a bad block and ...