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ESXi 4.1 on separate RAID 10 logical drive or RAID 10 single logical drive

Looked through numerous answers around the varying RAID configurations and the best approach when dealing with ESXi. I still however have some outstanding questions. There are 8x 300GB 10K SAS ...
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Configure HP Lights-Out LO100i from the host operating system?

I have a system situated in a co-location facility running Windows Server 2008. The hardware is an HP DL165 G7 and features four NIC interfaces. NIC1 is also a shared management port for the ILO 100i. ...
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HP ProLiant server - multiple raid controllers?

We just got a brand new HP DL370 G6 server with 14 X 146 gb and 2 X 300 gb sas drives. Inside we got 3 raid controllers (one HP DL370, one HP P410 and one HP P812). It has 2 disk bays and each of them ...
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proliant dl360 G7 + debian squeeze

has anyone installed debian squeeze on an HP proliant dl360 G7 ? my concerns are about hardware raid, does it works? on http://wiki.debian.org/HP/ProLiant i see that DL360 G6 is not working. thank ...
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Proliant RAID 1 Rebuild Questions

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G5 server that experienced a power supply failure overnight. The power supply was replaced but unfortunately it got restarted with only 1 disk in the RAID 1 set plugged in. ...
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How to automatically collect HP server service tag from datacenter?

I wonder if there is any automated tool to get HP serial number from my datacenter, because I'd like to do server refresh and there are more than hundreds of it that I need to identify its base ...
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HP Proliant DL380 G4 - Can this server still perform in 2011?

Can the HP Proliant DL380 G4 series server still perform at high a quality in the 2011 IT world? This may sound like a weird question but we are a very small company whose primary business is NOT IT ...
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Can Cisco MCS 7845 I2 K9 server be repurposed for Ubuntu Cloud?

This may be a stupid question but you never know with proprietary equipment. We trying to build an internal development Ubuntu Cloud and looking for cheap hardware to use. It looks like there are ...
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Is it possible to shrink the size of an HP Smart Array logical drive?

I know extension is quite possible using the hpacucli utility, but is there an easy way to reduce the size of an existing logical drive (not array)? The controller is a P410i in a ProLiant DL360 G6 ...
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HP DL370 G6 expansion

we are running a HP DL370 server with 6 x 300 gb disks on RAID 5. Due to a Windows update causing our server to fail recently, we couldn't access the data. I now want to separate the data from the OS ...
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CentOS Installation on a Cisco MCS 7800

I'm having some problems installing CentOS 5.5 Final (i386) onto my server, a Cisco MCS 7800. The problem comes very early into the installation. When the welcome screen comes up and gives you the ...
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Cloning a linux system from sdx to cciss

I have an HP ML 310 server running CentOS Linux 5.5. I'm buying a RAID card (LSI 9260-8i) to set up a mirrored OS drive. Right now, the boot drive is set up with GRUB installed on the MBR of ...
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Disable hyperthreading from within Linux (no access to BIOS)

I have a system running a financial trading application at a remote facility. I do not have access to the ILO/DRAC, but need to disable hyperthreading. The system runs Intel Nehalem 3.33GHz X5680 ...
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2008 Sever Randomly reboots

I'm out of ideas here. We have a 2008 Server that keeps rebooting 2-3 times a day at completely random times with an "Unexpected Shutdown" event. There are no Dumps, no events leading to it just like ...
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HP ProLiant Shared ILO port disadvantages?

The last few generations of HP ProLiant systems have featured an option to share the ILO functionality with the first network interface. I'm in a situation where per-port costs on the switch I'm using ...
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Logical Partition on Two Drives Already in RAID 1+0

I am setting up a new server from scratch. It has two 160gb HDs that are set up in a RAID 1+0 for fault tolerance. This server, and two others like it, will be used for terminal services and IIS. My ...
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HP Smart Array; How to safely remove a physcial drive with SMART predictive failure from array so it can be replaced?

hpacucli controller slot=1 ld 1 show detail Smart Array P400 in Slot 1 array A Logical Drive: 1 Size: 273.3 GB Fault Tolerance: RAID 1+0 Heads: 255 ...
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How can I force HP Smart Array RAID controller to re-recognize drives?

I have an HP ProLiant DL180 G5 server with a Smart Array E200 RAID controller. The RAID controller is refusing to recognize inserted drives as an array. The story so far... This server (our file ...
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Red Hat 5.4 slow processing

I'm running Red Hat Linux 5.4 on HP DL580 server with 16 processors and 64 GB of RAM. I'm connecting to the server remotely through SSH. after entering the password, it takes time to return the ...
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How to find which HD controller module a running Linux system is using?

I have a problem with an HP ProLiant Microserver that won't boot with a Slackware 12 system using Linux 2.6.21.5 If I boot a recent version of System Rescue CD, the disk is recognized. So my ...
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VmWare Esxi on a ml350 g6: need to run Windows Server Standard R2 2008

Will it run well, without any compatibility problems? Maybe I should stick with normal Windows Server Standard 2008? Thanks! ps details added: I already have an esxi 4.1 running great... I was ...
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Proliant ML350 G3 System board failure

My ProLiant ML350 G3 Tower server's system board has gone bad after it had an inch of its lower edge in rain water. I have a SCSI controller Smart Array 532 with six (36GBx3 and 146GBx3) under RAID5 ...
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Configuring ASR and Oracle Clusterware

I have a four server cluster with Oracle Clusterware managing 4 MySQL instances on them. On failure Clusterware will move the MySQL instance to another server. I am on Proliant servers and also have ...
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System load by HP-SNMP-Agents is high

After installing the hp-snmp-agents on my proliant server, I noticed the system load never goes below 1. Is this normal behavior, or is it possible to reduce the load of the HP tools? Update: the ...
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Server configuration + Memory + VMWare question

I'd like to buy this guy: DL 380 G7, http://www.pcconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=11578414&cac=Result it's coming with 24 GB q1) what should be the best way to upgrade the memory ...
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RAID Configuration

Is it possible with the HP Smart Array P410i to create 4 arrays from 6 disks in the following way: 2 of them in a RAID 10 4 of them used as single disks
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HP DL160 G6 memory PC3-10600R vs PC3-10600E

I am using a HP DL 160 G6 server that according to specs takes PC3 Registered or Unbuffered. When I combine the two types of memory below the system will not POST. When I use just the first type of ...
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Incredible low disk performance on HP DL385 G7

As a test of the Opteron processor family, I bought a HP DL385 G7 6128 with HP Smart Array P410i Controller - no memory. The machine has 20GB ram 2x146GB 15k rpm SAS + 2x250GB SATA2, both in Raid 1 ...
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Four disks - RAID 10 or two mirrored pairs?

I have this discussion with developers quite often. The context is an application running in Linux that has a medium amount of disk I/O. The servers are HP ProLiant DL3x0 G6 with four disks of equal ...
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Possible to replace HP320G5p harddrive with OEM part?

Can any of you tell me whether it is possible to replace the HP 250GB SATA drive named GB0250EAFJF (the drive has HP branded firmware) with a standard 250 GB SATA drive from the computer parts dealer? ...
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Software to measure power draw of HP Server

I'm after some software to measure the power draw of a HP Server, namely a DL360 series. I know Nagios is used for logging and monitering but I'm not sure if it logs power usage as well. I've also ...
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RAID P410i and P812 performance issues [closed]

I'm having much trouble with I/O performance of HP DL360 server with two RAID controllers - P410i and P812, Windows Server 2008, 36 GiB RAM and 16 x Intel Xeon x5550. The server runs a bunch of tasks ...
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Sudden reboot of HP ProLiant DL 320 G5

I recently suffer a sudden reboot of this server. I like to know why that happens. The only thing i see that happened just before reboot in the system.log is something about iLO. iLO is not connected, ...
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hpasmcli documentation or manual

I use the HP health suite for a Proliant server and i get following output: # hpasmcli -s "show fans;" Fan Location Present Speed of max Redundant Partner Hot-pluggable --- -------- ...
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HP ML150 server and RAID

Our HP Proliant ML150 is configured as RAID in the BIOS, and created a "Logical drive" (using two 250GB HD) as RAID 1+0. The procedure seems to be Ok. However, when installing the OS (Ubuntu 10.10) ...
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Monitoring HP and Dell hardware in Gentoo

I'm working in an environment that features a large number of Gentoo servers running on HP ProLiant and Dell PowerEdge equipment. While I've moved some of these systems to RedHat or CentOS for ...
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CentOS 5.5 APIC issue on ESX 4.1 & ML115

I've just installed vSphere 4.1 on an HP ProLiant ML115 G5 Quad-core and am trying to install CentOS 5.5 as a guest system. However, when the guest boots up I get a calibrate_APIC_clock warning and a ...
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Red Hat 5.3 on HP Proliant DL380 G5 and failed drive on RAID controller

I have a development ERP server here in my office that I assist with support on, and originally the DBA requested a single drive setup for some of the drives on the server. Thus the hardware RAID ...
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UPS with a HP Proliant server

We placed a EATON Ellipse Max 1500 (900W) as the UPS for our HP Proliant ML350 G6. Upon first power failure (actually we only moved the UPS' input plug to a different socket), server immediatelly ...
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Maximum single SATA disk size in Proliant ML350 G6

I have a freshly configured HP Proliant ML350 G6 (initially diskless) server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. Is it possible to use four 1.5Tb disks in an internal RAID10 array in Proliant ...
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how to query the firmware version (using a script) off a HP smart array backplane/enclosure?

I would like to keep a list of the firmware installed in a database, and I can the data I want in the output of hpacucli, but I can't find a reliable way to parse that file; # hpacucli ctrl slot=2 ...
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hp smart array lock up code 0x15, what is that? (or where can I get a list of descriptions of HP smart array controller lock up codes)

I've had a couple of Dl180 6g boxes hung over the last week, each have a P410 smart array controller. upon reboot the server has indicated that a controller failure event occurred and the previous ...
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hp sim Firmware And Software Revision (how does it get that data)

I have installed all the insight agents, and I have sim showing the Firmware And Software Revision information on the System status screen. Can anyone explain how sim is getting that information from ...
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Installing HP Agents on OpenFiler

We're hoping to solve a need for a low-cost SAN at one of our sites by deploying an OpenFiler on a DL360 strapped to an MSA70. We've been running a similar setup for 18 months at our locel site, so ...
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Debian GNU/Linux on a HP Proliant ML 370 G4

I'm going to setup last Debian on a HP Proliant ML 370 G4. Do you know if Debian minimal netinstall will work ? Should i prepare any specific drivers ?
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HP Proliant DL320 G5 Raid Advice

So I just acquired this HP Proliant DL320 G5 Server with two 160GB drives setup in a Raid 1 array. I'm planning sticking this in a colo and installing Proxmox (openvz server) and running two ...
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Memory “initialization” on HP ProLiant servers

I noticed recently that when I am looking at the iLO Console for my HP ProLiant servers that when they start up there is a report of total memory installed (say 32768 MB), and then there is a process ...
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DL380 G4 - How to properly configure raid arrays

All, I have a DL380 G4 server with the following drives: 2x 36.4GB - 15K 2x 36.4GB - 10K 2x 300GB - 10K I'm trying to figure out how best to configure these drives. This is the first time I'm ...
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How do I populate my ProLiant DL320 G6 server with memory?

I have problem with a new HP ProLiant DL320 G6 server. From the beginning it had to less memory, and now I have ordered more memory two times. Now I am struggling to populate the server with these ...
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HP Proliant Server Smart Array Controller Configuration

For a server we have spec'd - HP Proliant DL370 G6 with a total of 3 SFF drive cages (up to 24 SFF drives total) - where would we use the SAS Expander vs. adding one or possibly two separate P410 ...