Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [hardware]

Computer hardware is the collection of physical elements that comprise a computer system.

5
votes
2answers
866 views

Are Dell PERC H200 H700 RAID cards supported by “.deb” based Linux distros?

For a Dell PowerEdge T310 that I haven't yet, I was wondering if its RAID cards are supported by distributions using ".deb" packages like Debian or Ubuntu. On Dell's web site, I could only find ...
1
vote
3answers
111 views

What if I don't replace failing disk in Raid1

I have a home server on Synology DS716+ running Raid1. Currently Disk1 S.M.A.R.T. status is Failing and also Bad Sector Count displays 2. So obviously I should replace this hard drive, but I am ...
0
votes
0answers
129 views

IBM System x3550 Server -7978 Keeps turning off when on idle

I have an IBM X3550 7978 installed it few days ago/upgated but i have an issue it keeps shutting down when on idle. I cant identify any issues why this is happening. I went through the event logs and ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

What is the correct engineering name for HDD screw thread?

Everyone who deal with PC and servers assembling knows how does the screw to connect HDD with chassis (tray) looks like. But how to name it correctly? Is it M3.5 screw or what?
8
votes
2answers
780 views

What type of hardware is required for a Gigabit connection?

Just in case the question I am asking is unclear or hard to understand, I am basically asking whether or not the type of hardware in a machine (such as a router or server) matters when using a gigabit ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

third party drives connected to h330 controller in a dell r730xd

We have a bunch of Dell R730xd systems with H330 controllers in them in our data center, and would like to stock some spares to allow us to replace broken disks quickly. (We do have warranty on these ...
1
vote
1answer
363 views

What is wrong with that Dell PowerEdge?

Here is the photo of BIOS splash screen when powered on: Did you ever see anything like this? It continues printing garbage instead of usual messages while booting but it does not boot any medium ...
3
votes
1answer
315 views

read disk from raid-1 hardware controller

No useful answer found into similar questions. In my case I have a disk from a Dell server (dead). It was in RAID-1 configuration. I need to recover data into a new different server. I can see the ...
0
votes
2answers
365 views

Combining Resources of Multiple Servers [duplicate]

Can we combine resources of multiple servers into 1 and then create multiple vps's from the combined resources? For Example: Lets assume i have multiple servers with different HDD, RAM and Processor ...
9
votes
7answers
407 views

Server corrosion, air conditioning and climate control

We made the unfortunate discovery that our servers in our in-office server room are rusting away. This came to light after the first one had failed. One obvious candidate is the AC unit, that ...
2
votes
0answers
47 views

Testing Hard Drives [closed]

First off, I hope this is the right location for this question, if not, any guidance on where to go would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for some equipment to test multiple hard drives. In the ...
-1
votes
1answer
739 views

Many slow sectors on HDD

After 7 years of using my Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 1Gb HDD looks like this: https://i.stack.imgur.com/5Bcpq.jpg I did this Victoria test after experiencing some glitches while ...
-1
votes
1answer
44 views

How can I plan server hardware capacity for a project [duplicate]

I want to learn that how How can I plan server hardware capacity by a project. But I need scientifically and provable solution for this planning. For example I have a project. That has 1000 ...
3
votes
1answer
78 views

Is part number a crucial factor when purchasing server hard-drive

I'm doing some research on HP HDD SAS 900G 6G/s 10K-RPM 2.5" hard-drives for a purchase order. On Amazon or Ebay there are all kinds of part numbers and/or spare numbers for example 619291-B21 619463-...
1
vote
1answer
284 views

ProLiant DL580 G7 E7 Upgrade Issue version 2

I am responsible for ProLiant DL580 upgrade to four E7-4870 processors. We are running Windows Server 2012 R2. The situation is very similar to what has already been discussed here: ProLiant DL580 G7 ...
3
votes
3answers
553 views

What to do in response to repeat DRAM ECC error notifications for the same memory location?

I woke up this morning to what's a first for me; one of my systems had logged DRAM ECC error notifications. Three of them, in fact, for as far as I can tell the exact same memory location (obviously, ...
-2
votes
1answer
19 views

How LAN Switch differentiate a PC/router/anotherSwitch when all its port are the same? [closed]

I've been using switch of ages but have no idea how it can recognize which of its port connected to the internet source. I used to think it recognizes the first cable connected to it as the router, ...
6
votes
4answers
3k views

If a RAID controller fails, does it disrupt service until it's replaced?

If I have 2 drives in a RAID 1, and the Raid Controller fails, does that mean the websites on the server will have downtime until the controller is replaced? Or does everything still carry on as ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

getting hardware information of all devices on the network

I was wondering if i can get a full hardware information about each device on the network? (preferred linux commands) with the nmap command I found the devices in my net, but only name, ip addresses ...
0
votes
1answer
327 views

Where to plug in the power switch on a HP proliant ml330 g6 systemboard?

The cable of the Powerswitch in the case needs 2 Pins, but there are 20 Pins at the front panel connector of the Mainbaord. Where I have to plug in this Cable?
0
votes
1answer
225 views

Hadoop Cluster Hardware: Few large vs many small

we are looking for some help deciding what hardware to buy to support an internal Hadoop cluster. My company currently uses 1 dedicated server for Hadoop which has 196GB ram and 24cores and 6 1TB SATA ...
3
votes
2answers
535 views

How do I prepare for swapping a NIC using network teaming on a Windows cluster host?

Update: I have now performed the upgrade. I used the half-ninja, half-hack solution of plugging in USB-to-Ethernet adapters that I could add to the teams to hold the fort. I plugged in one per team, ...
-1
votes
1answer
241 views

Buying used Xeons from China or South Korea [closed]

I'm not sure why so many of the Xeons selling on Ebay are coming from China and South Korea. Prices are extremely reasonable (delivery especially given the distance) and I'm wondering if these are ...
0
votes
1answer
355 views

Rackmount server is beeping

I walked in today to hear that a Cisco rackmount server was beeping in the server room. It is beeping constantly on and off (one second on, one second off) continuously. I am just an intern working ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

SAS connector = 4x SATA automatically?

So I've been looking at server board and I often see some of them having a SAS connector. Base on my previous experience with SAS (Dell Perc6i), I can connect a SAS-to-4xSATA cable so I can use normal ...
-1
votes
1answer
499 views

Dell Precision T5600 SAS issue

I'm currently having some issues with my Dell Precision T5600 Workstation (more specifically the Intel C600 SAS Controller). My problem is that my 2x2TB SAS harddisks are completely unreadable for my ...
-3
votes
1answer
69 views

Server Rack setup, correct? [closed]

I plan to build my server inside a rack. It is pretty simple but not cheap so I wanted to know if everything fits? Parts: -https://www.amazon.de/Serverschrank-stehende-Schrank-Traglast-RAL7035/dp/...
1
vote
1answer
587 views

HP ProLiant DL360 G6 RAID rebuild fan noise

I needed to expand the size of the shared drive on my HP ProLiant DL360 G6. I purchased two hard drives, replaced the first one and expected the computer to rebuild the RAID. The fans kicked in to ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

spontaneous reboot, machine check events, AMD ryzen [closed]

I've been running a brand new system on arch linux for about 3 weeks, and last night it spontaneously rebooted. There's no shutdown/halt in journalctl at the time of the reboot, so I'm pretty sure ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

How to prove a drive isn't in use?

I have a drive that I'm working to replace. I believe it's no longer in use by any system or user and that it can be removed. I've copied everything off of it that I think is relevant. Is there a ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

HP ProLiant Gen9 - Mellanox ConnectX-2

We have bought a cheap Mellanox ConnectX-2 NIC for 10G SFP+. Our server is a HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9. I've read that HP is very strict with the build in hardware. For example that iLO makes the fans to ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Ideal configuration for a head node? [duplicate]

Which hardware should I concentrate on, when assembling a head node for an HPC cluster? The main task for the head node is to relay instructions to the compute nodes which will be running artificial ...
0
votes
1answer
406 views

Need help diagnosing dell c6100 - No POST

Hi Server Fault Community, I have 2 nodes in my dell c6100 that are not POSTing, it's the top two nodes (1 & 3). The bottom 2 DO turn on (2 & 4). I need some help identifying which part I ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Two identical servers, one performing much worse (even during BIOS POST)

I have two identical machines (Supermicro X8DTU-F motherboard with 2 Xeon E5520's, DDR3 ECC RAM, and no hard drives and no extra PCIe devices). However, one of these machines is extremely slow -- it ...
0
votes
1answer
165 views

BYOD to Dell R230 Rack Server

Our last Lenovo server failed recently. At this point, we're thinking of buying a more reliable rack mounted server under a 1000 USD. The system we have zeroed in on is a Rack Server by Dell (Model ...
0
votes
1answer
320 views

Power Led Error in IBM/Lenovo M5 X3100 Server

I have a x3100 M5 Lenovo/IBM machine that is being used as file server. As of yesterday it had two 2.5" Samsung SSD's plugged in. Today I tried plugging in 2 x 3.5in 4TB hard drives, and when I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Where to ask about SNOM870 administrator access?

I updated one of our SNOM870 VOIP handsets to FW 8.7.5.35 and now cannot access the phone's administrative interface. The web access works and the phone finds the SIP proxy but many of the visible ...
0
votes
1answer
345 views

Can I connect a PCIe 2.5" SSD to a regular PCIe 3 slot?

I'm looking to upgrade my server's storage. It currently has SATA SSD storage but I would like to add to it an even faster PCIe3 SSD. It's a full tower with a few empty PCIe3 slots but no PCIe3 ...
-1
votes
1answer
504 views

Is this RAM M393B2G70EB0-CMA compatible with SAMSUNG M393B1G70QH0-CMA already installed on IBM X3650 M4 server?

I have a server (IBM X3650 M4 E5-2650 v2) with 16GB RAM (8GBx2) using this RAM part code: (SAMSUNG M393B1G70QH0-CMA) and i want to extend it. However, is it possible to add different size of new RAM ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

ASUS server power troubles, not turning out, on and off. Etc

So, I live in a country where power isn't exactly reliable (210vac usually, with almost constant changes) and I am working with a school that doesn't exactly have a large budget (yet, still growing ...
1
vote
0answers
146 views

IBM X3550 M4 no video

I have an IBM X3550 M4 which does not output any video, not even sure if it POST. After turning the power on, the IMM fires up and a bit later the server. After about 20-30 sec the diagnostics error ...
-4
votes
1answer
218 views

Possible to have registered or unregistered RAM on same host?

When looking for refurbished HP ram for a DL360p with an Intel Xeon 2603v2 the following comes up. There is already a registered Samsung and registered HP ram in the server, but it passes memtest86. ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

Supposed to have 256GB RAM, but system only shows 220GB

Have just added an extra Xeon quad core E5-2603v2 CPU to my HP DL360p Gen 8 and 16*16GB of ram. free -g however only shows 220GB: # free -g total used free shared ...
2
votes
0answers
272 views

Can't start a Windows Service after installation

So I installed a brand new service that helps hardware (like a barcode scanner) send data it receives into a Microsoft SQL database. Normally I am able to install this hardware service with little to ...
4
votes
1answer
9k views

S-SATA Vs I-SATA (PCH, SCU)

My mother board contains SATA-3 ports however some are listed as S-SATA and I-SATA as shown in the manual: I have plugged some harddrives in each of these ports and they both work fine. However I ...
1
vote
1answer
145 views

Xeon 5649 doesn't POST in Supermicro X8DTE-F motherboard

I have a Supermicro board running dual Xeon chips for different little projects. When I originally put it together, I used l5520 chips that are still working in it. With the price drop of 1366 chips, ...
0
votes
2answers
231 views

Rack server with NVidia or ATI GPU

For testing our software product we need to generate raster images on a machine with a ATI or NVidia Workstation graphics adapter. Currently we keep a external desktop machine connected to the rack ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Best Practice for hardware upgrade - reinstall Ubuntu?

I am preparing for hardware upgrades for PowerEdge 1950 Gen II, PowerEdge 2950 Gen II servers and PowerEdge r710 within our DC. They all run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The upgrades involve upgrades of RAM and ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Rubber rectangle with one adhesive side + server mount

I bought a new 2.5" hard drive that i put into a 1u server. I first screwed it into the hot swappable mount with screws then plugged it in. The hot swappable mount (image attached) came with a little ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

HP ProLiant server - PSU error despite replacing PSUs

We have a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server causing us a few problems. The main symptom was that every so often we would find the server simply powered off. We turned the machine back on and investigated ...