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Yes, you usually can connect more disks than the number of ports in your controller (see the other answer's link for information on what an 'expander' is). Of course, the performance will be limited to what those 4/8 ports can support. For instance, check the Supermicro SC418 chassis. The backplane does not have 24 ports but a complex backplane that will ...


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This depends on your server, the backplane and whether an expander is involved. If you are connecting to the disks without a backplane or expander solution, you will need the 8i card and SAS breakout cables. Edit: You don't have an expander backplane, so you'll need an 8i (2 x SFF-8087 ports) controller and two SAS breakout cables. Please see: How ...


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You'll want to run BIOS upgrades before attempting this transition. Were you upgrading from an Intel 5500-series CPU? Did you previously have two CPUs? When the fan are running loudly, are there any messages on the screen? What do the server's health LEDs display on the front panel? Intel 5600-series CPUs are compatible with this platform with several ...


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There are a couple ways you could do this. One would be to get, as you suggested, a mini-GBIC transceiver module and fibre cable. You would need to be sure that the module is compatible with the switch (I'm afraid I can't be more specific than that, as my experience with mini-GBIC is somewhat limited) and the fibre card (make sure it supports at least one ...


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According to RFC2182 you need to have at least 3 nameservers that are not in the same subnet and preferably geographically diverse. Like Chopper3 I wouldn't recommend consumer gear for nameservers. But then I really wouldn't recommend running your own servers anyway. I would recommend that with these numbers of queries that you rely on a managed DNS service ...


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We went ahead and ordered the parts, and could get an eve closer look at them once they arrived. The pin-outs on the card edge were the same (allowing for different features on the different media converter cards). So, we decided to chance it. (I know, not the most prudent thing to do. In fact, it might have been down right dumb). Anyway, it turns out the ...


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You're expecting a JBOD, but it appears that this might be set up as a SAN, and you're seeing LUNs. You should check the 6140s themselves.


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I am not sure if you have already purchased your new computer, but the following is what I have for my VMWare pc. I am able to run 2 or 3 VMs at 2GB each without any issues so far. Memory 16GB - I would have liked 32GB but that was a bit expensive OS Drive is a Samsung Evo 250GB SSD VM Data Drives are 1TB Western Digital drives CPU is an i7 4771 Mobo is an ...


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When upgrading the memory of an existing server you should probably start by confirming what memory modules you have installed now and what extra/new/replacement modules are actually supported by the (main board) vendor and BIOS. To comply with warranty and your hardware support contracts you may be required to buy genuine spare-parts from the vendor, ...


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RAM for servers comes with a few common metrics to specify it's capacity and ability to work in a particular configuration. To help confuse this there are different names for what is essentially the same thing, and the "standard" name changes depending on which type of RAM you're using. Capacity (1GB, 4GB, 32GB, etc) This is easy enough; everyone should ...


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It may not matter, depending on what your goals are... there are gray areas between both definitions - RAID controller and Host-Bus Adapter (HBA). Understand that most high-quality servers have embedded RAID controllers today, so the need to select and shop for a separate RAID card has diminished as systems become more integrated... RAID controller cards ...


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HBA: Device that plugs into your computer's bus and allows it to talk to hard drives. It may or may not provide RAID, acceleration, or other such features. RAID controller: Device that provides RAID support, usually with hardware acceleration. It may or may not connect to your computer's bus. It may, for example, connect to a SATA port.


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HBA just means 'host bus adapter', so it's anything that lets you connect to an external bus (although usually the term is applied to a something that lets you connect storage). You might put one in to fit an external tape drive, or a SAN storage array. Usually, as in this case, it means the card isn't that intelligent. It supports only the simple types of ...



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