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I pronounce it bi-Ohs (bī'ōs)


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I would use an industrial IDE SSD...(another option). It doesn't sound like you need much space, and there are SSDs made specifically for this purpose. I would NOT bother with IDE adapters and consumer-level SSDs for this application. If you do go for compact flash, again, try something that's purpose-built for the application.


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Does it have to be a SATA SSD? CompactFlash cards are pin-for-pin compatible with the ATA standard 1. Which means you can use a passive electrical adapter to connect one to an IDE cable (or two!). Would this give you enough space (I've seen some mahoosive CF cards...), I wonder. It'd give you the reliability of solid state memory, and the oldness of ...


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It does make a difference, it will only make sense if you require the RAS (Reliability, Availability, and Service) features on x4 or x8 devices and understand the trade-offs for your needs. More details can be explained in the Dell white paper Dell™ PowerEdge™ Servers 2009 - Memory. Also, configuration and layout with details specific to the R710 are ...


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The Blue Pill was a proof of concept, that this could be potentially used by malware, making that malware completely invisible to the OS.


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Interesting question... In general, I base the system performance profile on the application and intended use of the server. I typically work with: Low-latency transaction-heavy systems. Virtualization hosts (VMware). Linux-based ERP servers. The systems that require deterministic performance and low-latency are typically set to a high-performance ...


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The M610 (and all Dell 11G or later servers) has a built in UEFI based utility called the Unified Server Configurator (USC) that you can boot into (by hitting F10 at startup) that includes the ability to download and upgrade the BIOS. There are full instructions on how to use it in this Dell support document. The appropriate OMSA Live CD will do the trick ...


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This is outlined in the document you linked under the "Tuning Procedures" heading. In order to enter the Advanced system options menu for modifying a G6 or newer HP ProLiant for a low-latency application, you need to get to the main BIOS screen by pressing F9 during POST. Once there, type Ctrl-A. This will present an additional menu named "Service ...


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There's no option here. Since the advent of the Nehalem and newer CPU's, the POST time on HP systems has grown tremendously. I see that you're using this as a workstation. Is there any option to leave the system running and take advantage of some of the BIOS power management options?


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That above, or place a sticker between the laptop and its hard disk holder case. You cheap bastards.


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Are you sure that you bought it with a PERC? It's optional, it might not be in there. Crack open the box and see what you've got. If you hit F2 to go into the BIOS, you can also see what's configured there. I suppose it could be physically present but disabled in the BIOS. As you found - the BIOS was configured to not use the RAID adapter. Once you enabled ...


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You will have to access the information available on your managed switches. If you have an unmanaged network, I dont see a way to do that. This is assuming the target computers are capable of Wake On LAN. In this case, link to the server is established (look for the flashy link LED), and the network card is listening to WOL broadcasts. AFAIK, the card ...


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If the machines are not powered up, this is impossible. If they are powered up, I would guess this is impossible as well, as you need a minimal network stack to at least answer things like ARP queries etc, which isn't working without an OS installed. What might work (I don't know and can't test right now) is that the NIC and the switch communicate when ...


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You won't be able to disable the VGA graphics in the bios unless you have a secondary card pci/agp graphics card installed. You might see the option, but it won't let you do it unless there is some other output. If your bios is fancy it might have a serial output in which case you might be able to disable the VGA, just be ready with a serial console if you ...


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use dell omsa live cd from dell.. it works very well for me [ although i use only poweredge rack servers, not blades ], is based on cent-os and lets you apply all regular firmware/bios updates meant to be run redhat.


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Please see: Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do? This is a harmless message. HP and Red Hat insist that you can safely ignore the error. But in general, the most current firmware is available here. You may also want to download the HP Firmware DVD to update all of the components in the system.


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Use the HP Service Pack for ProLiant. It's a bootable DVD image, which will upgrade all the firmware on your server, including the BIOS. If you don't have a DVD drive, or don't want to use one, you can use the HP USB Key Utility on a windows computer to create a bootable USB key from the image. A third choice is to use the iLO console, and mount the image ...


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Nothing. HP's proliant servers simply are very slow at booting. G7 is even worse and G8 (just testing them now) hasn't improved things either. It looks shinier, but is slower still to boot.


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The Dell Precision T5500 has jumpers specifically for clearing passwords. From the Dell Precision™ T5500 Service Manual: Jumpers (#3) PSWD and RTCRST_PSWD. Also from the service manual the Clearing Forgotten Passwords section details how to perform the reset: Remove the computer cover. Locate the 4-pin password connector (PSWD) on the system ...


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Two things show that the disks are damaged Disk 1: I/O errors Disk 2: S.M.A.R.T detected faulty sectors You should check them with the Seagate SeaTools diagnosis tool. First with this computer and then with another computer. If it also tells you that the drive is damaged, then throw them away or let them change by Seagate.


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Sounds like a corrupted ISO. There is no NTLDR in Win2008 and newer OSes. They use BCD and winload.exe. Try verifying the checksum of the ISO with the download source, probably don't match.


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In German (my native language) I pronounce it BEE-os, in English I pronounce it By-os. In any case, with an O-sound.


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There is this thing called gpxe (read about it here), which allows you to load the PXE stuff from a floppy, for example.


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http://rom-o-matic.net/ is a site where you can generate bootable images for performing pxe boot. Another alternative is to stick another network card in the machine that does have a boot ROM. You can just use it for network booting, and then use the other network interface for all other network activities. BTW, there is a pretty good (geeky) Google Tech ...


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Make sure to unplug any USB/external drives. They can cause the server to hang at boot in many instances.


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It may not matter. You want the virtualization extensions enabled in your BIOS if you intend to use the server as a hypervisor. Perhaps the "Hyper-V support" is displaying a capability that's not available under those settings. It's probably linked to the "Virtualization" flag. But since you need the virtualization BIOS extensions to be enabled in to ...


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So, typically any file with the string "readme" in the name is a strong suggestion that you read the complete contents of that file. Here it is, from X7SPA3_719.zip for that model of motherboard. FOR < filename>.zip 1. Save this file to your computer. 2. extract the files to a DOS bootable device (such as a bootable USB stick, or CD). 2. Boot to a ...


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I have a RAID option. As a result, the SATA drives are connected to the RAID card and not the motherboard. The first thing it complains about at boot time, immediately after the Dell splash screen but before the rest of the POST, is: SATA Device 1: device not found SATA Device 2: device not found Going into the BIOS and changing the SATA devices from ...


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First off, it sounds like you're leaning towards premature optimization with your question here. Machines are pretty fast. You need very significant load on any reasonably designed, normal-ish website (in the many hits per second range) before you're going to hit the limits of your dual Opteron system. (1) No, or at least not noticeably so. It may free up ...


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Which Core 2 Duo? Not all Core 2s have the VT extensions. JR PS See http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/chart/core2duo.htm for a list of which Core 2's support VT.



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