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comment Hp Proliant DL380 G4 Power on without Backplane
@user290693 The very first line of the help pages we expect every new user to read before posting states "Server Fault is for questions about managing information technology systems in a business environment" - ask yourself if you adhered to this.
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answered VMware infiniband configuration
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answered How to install VMware 5.5 and higher on HP BL460c G6
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comment Most powerful intel based X86-64 server you can buy / make?
Terrible question - you really should read what this site is for and what it's not but there's a new version of the HP DL980 coming out in the next few months that will be pretty much what you need - the current one is out of date though.
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comment VMWare ESXi configuration corrupted on every boot
Are you using 100% HCL-compliant hardware? if not then you're in the wrong place, read our help pages.
May
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comment Multiple DSLs connected to single HP server
@MichaelLewis - whilst all great technologies none of those are benefits over a normal 10Gbps NIC in a non-shared-storage scenario. Sorry just to make it clear - while I love CNAs I don't understand why you'd recommend a CNA, or even a 10Gbps NIC, in this situation as all of the traffic could easily be managed over a regular 1Gbps NIC - that's my concern, that your recommendation could be way over the top for this use case, even though it's all great tech. To be honest I don't think this user would get the difference either and almost certainly couldn't configure it anyway :)
May
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comment Multiple DSLs connected to single HP server
@MichaelLewis in a non-shared-storage scenario how does a CNA "simplify management, allow for easy expansion and growth, open up lots of possibles without hindering anything else" compared to a normal 1/10Gbps NIC?
May
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comment Multiple DSLs connected to single HP server
@MichaelLewis - over normal 10Gbps NICs in a non-shared-storage scenario? How? Bear in mind I extensively use CNAs
May
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comment Multiple DSLs connected to single HP server
@MichaelLewis - erm...overdoing it a bit don't you think? why converged networking, the OP hasn't even mentioned any form of shared storage?? and are you assuming that each of these DSL lines are ~1Gb?
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answered Multiple DSLs connected to single HP server
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comment SATA Raid 10 vs SAS Raid 1
Because you've not got hundreds of thousands, and you're not thrashing them 24x7 like many servers do,if you did you'd see an unacceptable failure rate. It's almost like there are professional storage experts to hand!
May
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comment How can I run docker on windows server 2008 r2 running in vmware?
Looks like you're either not using a CPU that support VT-x or that feature is disabled in the BIOS/UEFI, that's why I asked about CPU make/model earlier.
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comment How can I run docker on windows server 2008 r2 running in vmware?
It may not be supported but I've ran three levels of nesting with ESXi 5.5u2d - @pgreen2 - that is the actual wall you're hitting? have you tried this or are you just guessing?
May
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comment How can I run docker on windows server 2008 r2 running in vmware?
What wall are you hitting, ESXi is perfectly capable of running nested virtualisation - what version of ESXi are you using and what are your CPU/s make and model?
May
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comment 3 x 146 GB scsi hdd data recovery
Ok, thanks for coming back to us - the disks should just work fine so long as you plug them into another HP SmartArray controller of the same or new model spec as the one they came out of - you don't even need to put them in the same slot - the disks themselves carry a bunch of data on a special part of the disk that allows the controller to know what they used to do and it will try to make them do the same.
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comment 3 x 146 GB scsi hdd data recovery
Your statement could be clearer - have the disks failed at all or just the server? it's not clear - if the disks have failed I don't understand the 'I think the hard discs themselves are fine' bit - if they aren't failed then just fix the server or put them into another similar/identical one. By the way, the DL385 never came with the 8212, that was a DL585 processor, and that didn't support SFF disks - can you confirm what you actually have please
May
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comment Copy Linux host to new hardware
Don't try to fit the G7 disks inside the Gen8 server - there's more changed than just the physical tray.
May
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comment HTTPS processing: will adding a GPU or two to the server be utilized?
That has no bearing on your question though surely?
May
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comment Can I stripe 2 volumes on the operating system drive?
Nils - we try really hard around here to not recommend R5 any more due to the maths behind the whole 'guaranteed unrecoverable error on rebuild' thing - preferring R1/10 or R6/10 instead.