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Additional hard drive not detected in BIOS

So I'm working on a server which has a Tyan S2937 motherboard, and 2 CPUs. I have a drive bay capable of supporting 6 drives, and the motherboard has 6 SATA connectors. I want to setup the system ...
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Which port is the High-speed USB 2.0 port on a PowerEdge R900

I want to connect a relatively low-speed SSD to a PowerEdge R900 because I need something with a decent read/write speed (nothing over 35-40MB/s) and I was having trouble identifying which USB 2.0 ...
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Recommended server that support around 15 - 30 computers [duplicate]

My friend's office planning to setup server/client network. She got around 15 staffs which mostly doing accounting (UBS) tasks. What she requirement is everything control by the server including daily ...
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“Core Charge” on defective server HDDs

I have collected a pretty decent amount of SAS and SCSI disks over the years that have a predictive failure warning. I was just about to throw them all out, but wondered if any of the manufacturers ...
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Is it safe to put non-standard units inside racks?

Is it unsafe or might the request be denied by some companies that offer colocation to put non-standard units inside a full rack? This is my case and, speaking of dimensions, it fits. Also, as you ...
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Is Dell Poweredge 2950 faster than Dell Poweredge R820? [closed]

I have a 10 year old Dell Poweredge 2950 that will be replaced with a Dell Poweredge R820. Both of these machines are set up as a Virtual Machine Host Running Hyper-V. Both Operating Systems are ...
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ECC CE (Correctable Error) occuring every 5 minutes exactly

On one of our computing nodes I am getting ECC CE (correctable errors). What is a little bit peculiar about is is that errors are not massive, just a single occurrence exactly every 5 minutes. ...
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If I connect an interface which is not set up in operation system to a switch, should the link LED light up?

Patch-cords are checked with a tester and they are OK. LEDs are not burning neither on switch ports, nor on the blades' interfaces. Interfaces on blades are NOT set up, so the question is: should they ...
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HP ML150 G6 upgrading RAM/CPU beyond specs?

I am being told that some limits on some HP servers can be crossed. Do any of you have any experience with that? A ML150/G6 is limited to 48GB RAM but I have been talking to a German company that ...
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Adaptec pm80xx Driver Drops Drives Randomly

I'm building a ZFS NAS using an Adaptec ASA-71605H HBA on Ubuntu 12.04.4. Modern Linux kernels ship with the open-source version of the required pm80xx kernel module. Adaptec provides a driver for ...
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Difference between SAS multilane, direct-attached HDD and expander backplane?

What's the difference between multilane, direct-attached HDD and expander for SAS backplanes? Supermicro chassis description page Direct attached HDD backplane (TQ version), multilane ...
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Where can one find good documentation describing memory-rank “sparing”?

Where can I find good documentation describing memory-rank "sparing" (for computer-hardware memory-protection configurations)? I'm seeking to clarify what benefits it provides and how it's typically ...
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Determining speed of PCI Express [closed]

I am trying to use a new NIC in my server however I am getting this message, "This Solarflare Network Adapter requires the equivalent of 8 lanes at PCI Express 2 speed for full throughput" I have ...
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file server hard disks for 20 concurrent users and 2 TB of data. Do i need SAS or SATA disks? [closed]

I plan a new fileserver with 20 concurrent users and 2 TB of online storage. I plan to divide this data volume over 3-4 separate disks. I plan to buy 10k rpm disks. Implementing RAID-1, this would ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G7 servers will not POST

We have just received 2 HP DL380 G7's from our DR site. They have been running fine at the site for some time but we have tried to power them up in our DC and they will not post. We get a very brief ...
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What is a maximum useful length of SATA/SAS cable

The server in question is DELL PowerEDGE SC1435. I am thinking about buying a LSI 1068e based card with two internal SFF-8087 ports. I intend to use the machine with external multiple hard disk ...
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Server Sizing Methodology [duplicate]

Our development environment consist of JBoss 5.0.1 DB Server, SQL Server 2008, Oracle IDM. Hardware is Win 2008 32 bit, 4GB RAM. We have reached stage where our environment can not handle application ...
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System does not boot with a six-core Opteron 2435

I took a chance, and it seems that I might have struck out. I own a pair of Altus 1640SA 1U servers from Penguin Computing. They have dual socket F Motherboards from a manufacturer that went out of ...
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Netra X4270: How do I enable the locator LED from command line (without iLOM)?

Title says it all really - I have a bunch of servers in our lab that I want to set the locator LED on (so they can be identified and serviced). However the iLOM IP addresses are not accessible (the ...
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ZFS best practices with hardware RAID

If one happens to have some server-grade hardware at ones disposal, is it ever advisable to run ZFS on top of a hardware-based RAID1 or some such? Should one turn off the hardware-based RAID, and run ...
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Switching from Windows Server to NAS

so I recently started my new job as an IT specialist in a small media agency (~6-8 people). We currently struggle with the server crashing occasionally (within 4h - 48h) probably due to a hdd / ...
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BBWC Parts for Proliant DL380 G5 / HP Smart Array P400

I have a Proliant DL380 G5 server with HP Smart Array P400 controller, the performance of the disk I/O is bad lately and I found out that during my research that I can improve it by enabling the write ...
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Sever configuration for 100 users [duplicate]

I have an issue related to what server to approximate for the following scenario (a real situation): I have a server where will be stored some videos that can be accessed through a web application ...
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IBM x3200 M3 - RAM compatibility

I've got my hands on a IBM x3200 M3 server. ESXi 5.1 is installed on it and more RAM would be much needed since there's only 2 GB installed for the moment. Does anyone know how it's working with RAM ...
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What hard drives does a HP Proliant BL20p G3 Blade Server take?

Full name: HP Proliant BL20p G3 Blade Server 380634-B21 I'm currently a student and got a Proliant with no hard drives for £19.99. Could anyone point me to the right hard drives to get for it, I'm ...
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How to pull hardware and software health monitoring information out of ESXi hosts in to my company's webpage?

I know the vSphere Client when connected to a host or vCenter provides the health monitoring parameters of the installed servers. But I want this information on my company's website. So the back ...
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Reasons to Replace Exchange Server

A little background info first. The company I work for is being put under pressure by their IT consultancy contractors to replace their current dedicated Exchange server. The machine is working ...
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Why /dev/disk/by-id/ change after a suddenly server power-off?

I'm management a server that in /etc/fstab have references to some partitions using /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN. The server suddenly power-off and DISK_ID part of /dev/disk/by-id/DISK_ID-partN ...
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Which hardware I need for building up a backup server, which is able to store 100TB+? [closed]

we are managing a pool of 40 PCs with an attached storage of up to 3 TB each. Every weekend we copy this data to 3 other PCs with several RAID5-systems inside to have some kind of backup. We chose 3 ...
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HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 early system initialization hangs on 90%

just unboxed a brand new HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 Server. I can reach the iLO webinterface but the Server hangs on the early system initialization on 90 % with the status code 0114. I did not find any ...
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Is it always a bad idea to build your own business server? [duplicate]

A friend of mine needs to replace his old servers and has a pretty limited budget. His IT staffs has suggested building their own servers instead of buying branded ones and he sought my opinion. ...
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Error messages in x3550 related to hard drives not detected at bios level

I have an IBM x3550 when I start it I get the following messages: no logical drives found no int 13 drives to support bios not installed I go into diagnostics and I noticed that SCSI ...
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my ibm x3550 server can't find the hard drives

I recently purchased a used ibm x3550 server with two 2.5" SAS hard drives included. When I boot the server it doesn't recognise them. I get into the bios and I can't see them there. I try to install ...
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Hyper-V Server 2012 Hardware [closed]

I have an HP ProLiant ML350 G6 that I want to use with Hyper-V Server 2012 to host up to 9 VM's. The server has this specs: 1 x Intel Xeon E5606 2.13GHz LGA1366 (the motherboard supports 2 CPU's, ...
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IBM DS3512 Connection to IBM HS22 BladeCenter

I have a BladeCenter HS22 with 14 bladeservers. Attached to the BladeCenter I have a DS3512 storage array. I'm trying to access the DS3512 to configure it but can't manage to do it. I have connected ...
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Local disk recomendations for Hyper-V 2012 nodes? [closed]

Are there any local hard drive recommendations for Hyper-V 2012 nodes, running in cluster using SAN for VM's? Are the local hard drive only used for running the Hypervisor or is it used for ...
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Can I remove and test hard drive from Raid5 controller without rebuilding?

I have a new PowerEdge T320: Intel Xeon E5-1410 @ 2.8 GHz 16GB Windows Server 2008 r2 configured as Domain Controller Dell PERC S110 Software Raid 4x 7200 rpm 1TB drives configured in Raid5 I have ...
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Powervault MD circular console cable

We have two Powervault MD SAS devices, the specific model eludes me as these are remote and not accessible to me and anyone on-site doesn't have the capability to locate a service tag/serial or model ...
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Is there a complete reference for HP's diagnostic port 84 and/or port 85 codes?

The HP ProLiant DL580 systems (G5 is the one I'm interested in at the moment) have a two-digit 7-segment display on the system board (visible only inside the chassis) which displays various diagnostic ...
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Intel server board S1200BTL: KVMoverIP?

Do I need to buy AXXRMM4LITE module in addition to server board S1200BTL to get KVM over IP functionallity, or is it already built in?
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ReadyNAS 1100 Disk 3 keeps getting bad sectors

I am using a ReadyNAS 1100 and have had to replace the disk in slot 3 4 times over the past 1.5 years. The other disks have been perfect. Disk 1 Power on hours: 26538 Disk 2 Power on hours: 26538 ...
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Configure raid for IBM x3200 M2

I have a x3200 server and I have planing to use raid 1 for mirroring Sata Hardisk . I am searching on google to find raid server manager for x3200 , but no luck . Is there another way to configure ...
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Difference between DL380 rails for different generations?

I just got an HP Proliant DL380 G5 server (it's actually Cisco branded, but I don't think that matters), without the rack rails. I'm trying to learn some server architecture and use it as a basic ...
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Non-ECC memory on Proliant DL385 g5

Is it possible to use non-ECC memory in the HP Proliant DL385 g5, the server is a test system so error checking is less important
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Maxed out disk space on RAID10. Thoughts on moving forward?

I have (4) 146GB HDD set to a RAID10 on one server. I have now run out of disk space and I would like to increase it, however, I do not have any available slots to install more HDD's and no available ...
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Why can not use 'Engineering sample' cpus? [closed]

I've seen some used CPU offers on ebay, with very attractive price tags. However we are being told that the cpu is an 'Engineering sample' and can not be used on servers in Europe and North America. ...
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Which version of SmartStart supports HP DL120 G6?

Version 8.70 for example does not support it - minimum 120G7. So cannot reinstall Windows Server on the old G6 here...
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What type of SAS/SATA cables do Dell SAS6/iR and SAS5/iR controller cards use?

I'm considering buying a bunch of these to upgrade our servers at work (with SATA drives, not true SAS). We are out of ports to plug disks into, and these cards are decently supported and cheap. The ...
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Network Server Cabinets - How does the ventilation work?

Recently I've been looking at a range of network server cabinets with a mesh door at the rear. At the top of the cabinet are ceiling mounted fans with dust filters attached. These fans suck air out of ...
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intel server motherboard S5520HC not booting

This server was working fine when we took it out the rack, now it seems lifeless. I have tried all the normal checks, booted off one cpu, changed memory. When you put power to the board, it turns on ...