Peripheral Component Interconnect

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How Many Ethernet Ports Can I Plug into a Single Computer

Given the fact there are Quad ports PCI/PCI express cards out there, I wonder how many of them (x4) can I plug into a single server? Perhaps the capacity bottleneck is the PCI bus, but I am not ...
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finding PCIe lanes in linux

I have a PCIe (ver 2) linux system. I want to find out how many PCIe lanes were negotiated and are being used between my device and the host controller . (I do not know how many lanes my device ...
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PSTools psexec and PCI

I am just wondering if anyone knows of any reason why using psexec would cause the failure of a PCI DSS audit. I have never been able to find information, though have always been told that it can't ...
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How to find out PCI version information in linux

How can I find out which PCI version (2.0 , 2.3) are supported by the motherboard - even for slots which do not have any cards connected to them. lspci -vvv does not seem to show information for PCI ...
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Problems with my poweredge 2970

The company I work for just bought 3 PowerEdge 2970 servers and they all have the same problem. Is this server worth buying or are the problems that come with it make it not worth it? Are there alot ...
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Does PCI for IA64 architecture require a different kind of PCI card or just a different kind of a driver?

I have a machine that is IA64 and it has a spot for PCI cards in it. I was wondering if the PCI cards in it can be just regular PCI cards, or if they have to be PCI cards that were built specifically ...
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Testing software on lots of PCI cards

I am developing software that needs to work across the largest possible array of PCI adapter cards. Consider PCI ethernet cards. I can collect dozens of different cards, and I have a Windows XP ...
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Raid controller for an old server [closed]

I'm trying to find a PCI Raid controller for an old machine that only has 64bit/33MHz PCI slots. It's now being used as a file server and uses a couple of old PATA drives with Windows Server ...
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Bracket to convert half-height to full- height PCI card?

I would like to convert a half-height PCI card to full-height card, so some sort of metal bracket is needed. Does anyone know what such a converter is called?
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Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?

One of our less-critical servers seems to have lost the use of its onboard SATA controller -- which was managing the software-mirrored boot volume. The simplest and cheapest fix was to buy a 2-port ...
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PCI configuration

I would need an help to solve a problem. I work on a system based on CompactPCI platform. The system is composed by: 3U CompactPCI CPU Blades (based on Pentium M processor) 3U CompactPCI ...
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5v PCI to PCI-X or PCIe adapter?

We unfortunately have a very expensive ($10K) full-length 5 volt PCI card that we would like to use in the same system as another expensive PCI-X card. As luck would have it, it seems that PCI-X is ...
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Is it better to enable or disable SSL_OP_DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS?

Title summarizes my question best. I am trying to make my ubuntu 10.0.4 server PCI compliant, and to do so, the last bullet on the list is to make sure it isn't vulnerable to the BEAST attack. To do ...
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Can FCLGA2011-based motherboards support PCI 3.0 on Ivy Bridge and quad channel memory?

This is not a shopping question. I want to know if my basis for technical dependencies is correct. In other words, I should investigate CPU support for certain features before getting lost in a ...
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PCI Extender and 1GB Ethernet Performance

One of my server has 2 PCI slots which has already plugged with 1GB Ethernet cards. I want to add two more 1GB NIC to this server. I've found on ebay this pci extender. I want to ask, because I ...
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Need advice on which PCI SATA Controller Card to Purchase [closed]

I have a major issue with the build of a machine I am trying to get up and running. My goal is to create a file server that will service the needs of my software development, personal media storage ...
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Manually assign a PCI card to an interrupt

I have a server with two telephony cards (digium) and both are sharing the same IRQ. I'm getting a lot of interrupt misses on both cards and is affecting the quality. This wasn't like this before ...
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Untrusted SSL certificates on CentOS VPS

I'm currently in the process of becoming PCI compliant and I have 6 warnings remaining. The one I'm particularly struggling with is "SSL Certificate Cannot Be Trusted IMAP (143/TCP)". I'm using ...
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Dell Perc5/E and Poweredge 1950 PCI-X

Today I have been to my datacenter and could not put Perc5/E into PCI-X card, there is like 0,5mm difference in card length, so physically it does not fit. Do I need PCIe for this Perc? Btw. when ...
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RAID 1, mixed size drives?

Hi I have a couple of windows systems that I wanted to install RAID 1 onto, I have purchased PCI express controller cards and extra drives, but here I made a mistake, one PC has an existing 3.5" 160Gb ...
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Will this PCI card fit into my server? [closed]

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I wanted to be sure before I purchased this PCI card. I have the server HP ProLiant DL380 G4 and I wanted to know if this card would fit. I have purchased a 3TB ...
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PCI SATA Controller Card Locking Up at Boot

So I have the following setup - ASUS M2N4-SLI Motherboard with AMD Chip of some kind with 4 GB Dims 2 CD/DVD ROM Drives 1 320 GB SATA Drive containing the CentOS Operating System and 2 250 GB SATA ...
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PCI-e to PCI with flex cable

Need a PCI-Express to PCI adapter for a 1U server. Preferably with a flex cable like this, but only need the one PCI slot: Either that or maybe something like a 45-degree adapter, but I've never ...
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Configuring a SonicWall TZ100 to protect VM (virtual machines) for PCI compliance

I'm currently running VMWare ESX 4 with several virtual machines. One of these VMs needs to be PCI-DSS compliant, and more may need compliance in the future. In other words, I don't want to allow any ...
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Available space for pci cards on an IBM xseries 345

The research lab where I work has been offered a bunch of IBM rack-mountable servers for very little money. The hardware is a bit outdated but it would suit our needs perfectly -- If we can fit one of ...
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Rackmountable box that has 5v PCI + PCI-X and supports Windows XP?

We have two 3rd party cards that we would like to install into a Rackmountable box. One card is a full-height & full-length 5volt PCI card, so we cannot put this into a PCI-X slot. The other ...
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Video card for a Dell 2900?

I want better graphics on a Dell 2900 server, to replace onboard 16M vga. The machine has PCI-E 4X and 8X sockets but no 16X socket (so most graphics cards are excluded immediately). However it does ...
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PCI-X RAID controllers compatible with Intel X25 SSDs

Is there any compatibility list published for Intel X25-E/M SSDs and various RAID controllers? In particular, I am looking to retrofit some Intel X25s to an XW9300, so I need to find a PCI-X SAS/SATA ...
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What cheap PCI modems can be used to open two serial ports at the same time?

I have three PCI fax modems: USR 56K PCI Faxmodem Hiro 56K V.92 Data PCI Fax Modem Conexant PCI Faxmodem With any combination of of these modems ( two USR, one USR one Hiro ) Windows XP only ...
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KVM - Graphics card passthrough

I am trying to passthrough a graphics card to a KVM guest but have been unsuccessful. The graphics cards has been attached and it does appear that the guest is aware of the card, I can see the kernel ...
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Latency line in LSPCI

Does anybody know what is the Latency line stands for in the output of lspci: Latency: 32 (500ns min, 500ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes Why do I have this on machine A but not on machine B with ...
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Change “boot VGA” device on Linux

I have two graphics cards (Radeon HD 5750 and Radeon X800 GT/SE), 5750 is in the first PCI-Ex slot, so it's used as the primary graphics card by BIOS and subsequently by grub2, Linux and X server. ...
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Why won't mutliple identical 56k fax modems work in Windows?

I've just installed two identical fax modems into a Windows Server 2003 Standard server and for whatever reason, the first one works fine and the other doesn't. They both create virtual COM ports and ...
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How to interpret the contents of /proc/bus/pci/devices?

The first few fields of 'cat /proc/bus/pci/devices' are understandable. Field 1 - BusDevFunc Field 2 - Vendor Id + Device Id Field 3 - Interrupt Line Field 4 - BAR 0 and the rest of the BAR ...
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How to mask(alter) the apache version info

I am running a Apache Server version 2.22, which is upto date, but the PCI compliance report shows an error message, saying the apache version is obsolete and must upgrade it to latest version. I am ...
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DVR capture card with 4 BNC ports [closed]

Hi I have a capture card and only things I can read from it is: 10104 on the board and 'Techwell TW6802" on the main chip I can't find a working driver anywhere. I can accept any sollution (Even a ...
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IBM X3650 New Raid Card [duplicate]

I have a quick question for you pro's of the hardware storage world. We have a few IBM x3650's with 6 hard drives, sadly the IBM 8k inbuilt card doesn't support 3tb and 4tb drives. I would like to ...
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How to increase acpiphp slots?

Oh RHEL 5.5, there are 31 ACPI PCI hotplug slots by default: acpiphp: Slot [1] registered ... acpiphp: Slot [31] registered Is there a way to increase this number? I haven't been able to find an ...
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Service to help with PCI compliance?

We received an alert that we need to correct some issues with PCI compliance. Is there a service we can use to quickly resolve these issues? The auditing firm issuing the alert provides ...