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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 ...
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Generally what type of server config do you suggest for a front-end web server and db server?

Generally speaking, when setting up a #1 front-end web server (nginx/phusion for RoR) and a #2 db server (mysql) and #3 caching server (redis/memcached), what type of server do you recommend for each? ...
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IIS Intel Hex Core X64 Windows 2003

Have windows 2003 r2 x64 running on dual intel hex core processors. right now its an app/web box, and it runs an asp.net site from a vendor. my questions is, should i question the vendor why the it ...
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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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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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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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Unsure of the use for 2 spare servers, help us decide

My colleague asked me to cross-post this here to receive input from professionals: We have access to 2 unused servers RX300 S3: Disks: 2x73GB, 2x146GB & 2x300GB CPU: 2x 1,994Ghz (intel ...
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What is the correct PCI-X riser card for the IBM 3650 M2?

I bought a IBM 3650 M2, and a riser card for that, Part Number 46M1074. This is the PCI-X riser card. Now, my admin team says that the card isn't fitting?? I'm not personally at the scene, but I've ...
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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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Save the Dell PowerEdge blue indicators

I'm staring at several racks of Dell Poweredge servers, which have behaved very well for us, but... The blue power indicators (LCD backlight on newer machines) fade out over time. I think I could ...
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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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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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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 / ...