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What will be the ill effects of turning off and on server daily

I have IBM server x 3850 M2 with remote system adapter. It has 128GB RAM and 4 SAS drives Its basically for my home labs , developmenet and testing I think that if i make it on 24 x 7 then i will ...
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Does ESXi server power down hard drives when no disk activity is detected?

Does ESXi server power down physical hard disks in ESXi server when no disk activity is detected? Or, when very little disk activity is happening it might get cached instead of spinning up the hard ...
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ESXi hard drive power saving [closed]

I currently have a Windows Server running beneath my desk and was considering replacing it with a ESXi layer to run both a Windows and Unix virtual machine. The ESXi is going to give me some nice ...
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automatically shutting down an ESXi host nightly

We just picked up a new development server that I've loaded ESXi on. The room it's in is well ventilated during the day but at night the door is closed and it gets quite toasty in there. I've been ...
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How do I inform my ESXi 5 host(s) of a power outage?

My APC UPSs all have the APC SNMP card so they are able to communicate over the network. From what I've been able to find the PowerChute program alerts the guest OS that a power outage has occurred ...
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How can I shut down all my Virtual Machines when my UPS kicks in?

I have a Dell T610 running ESXi4, an APC Smart UPS 1000VA and a local "console" machine running Vista and the vSphere 4 Essentials pack. A dedicated management network is in place between the T610 and ...