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Questions tagged [hardware]

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

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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 refuses to boot

My HP ProLiant DL180 G6 died on me during the night. Sadly during an raid-5 to raid-6 rebuild so my data may or may not be lost. That's next but first, the server won't boot. Problem details: Front ...
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poweredge t610, control panel assembly failure after PCIe Training error

I recently experienced 'PCIe training error - Embedded NIC 1, system halted' after powering on and after power-cycling, nothing happened when I hit the power switch, no display on control panel LED, ...
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How to make a reverse proxy server fail-safe and stable?

I'm planning to put a reverse proxy before our web servers, mainly for high availability, load balancing and SSL tunneling. Probably nginx or HAProxy. I understand that the proxy becomes the SPOF of ...
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Replacing failed hardware in a hyper-converged cluster node [closed]

Is it possible to replace failed physical components (such as disk, RAM, or power supply) in a hyper-converged node (such as VXrail or Nutanix) without taking the node offline?
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Intel Xeon processors: Difference between 2S/4S and S2S/S4S scalability

While comparing Intel Xeon E5 and E7 processors, I've noticed that E5 processors are specified for 2S or 4S scalability, while E7 processors are specified for S2S, S4S, or S8S scalability. I ...
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How to determine to determine the server type from inside a server on LW (LiquidWeb)?

Exist a way to match the hardware characteristics of a server that is hosted in LW(LiquidWeb) with the "plans" that those guy offer? With plans I refer to what they have here On a EC2 instance you ...
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Ubuntu Server 16 LTS no usb 2.0

After installation Ubuntu Server 16 LTS, there is no usb 2.0. I can not connect mouse, keyboard, disc, pendrive e.t.c. On usb 3.0 it works. Motherboard - new Gigabyte - GA-970A-DS3P
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not responding HP dl360 g7, Blinking RED health, Green Power, 1 Fan degraded

I recently toke over a role and handled this server dl360 g7. It has 2 power supplies all are ok. 1 degraded fan and others are all green. Installed with VMware esxi and and 3 vm installed. The server ...
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hdparm unlock ssd with correct password encoding

I have an old password protected SSD connected via USB to my Linux System. I'm trying to unlock it with hdparm. Problem is my password was ./perspective (it doesn't matter now because I only used it ...
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HP Proliant Microserver appears totally dead

I have an HP Proliant Microserver (N54L G7) that has been sitting around fully disconnected and turned off for about 2 years (but was happily running back then). I wanted to repurpose it and today ...
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Can any standard rack server or enclosure be mounted on sliding rails?

I'm looking to buy an empty rack-mounted enclosure (2U to 4U) to fill with some custom equipment. One of the requirements is that we can easily open the enclosure top and access the contents ...
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Netgear ProSafe Switch Mounting Screw Size

I bought a JGS524 switch from netgear and have not looked to rack mount it until recently. The problem is, they do not list the screw size on their documentation and I would prefer not to buy a pack ...
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DL160 gen9 P440 SAS cable

We recently bought a new HP Smart Array P440 RAID controller from the local HP reseller store for our HP DL160 gen9 server. (P/N: 783361-425) We want to run ESXi on the server, with three virtual ...
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VMware ESXI cpu and memory addition

I am looking to install the free version of ESXI on my server but am possibly upgrading it in the future. I currently have 1 CPU and 48GB of RAM. I would be looking to add another CPU and memory for ...
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JBOD server for ZFS without dedicated boot drive

I am looking at buying a cost-effective machine for using openAttic, which is simply Ubuntu 14.04 64bit with ZFS. The server I am looking at gives me 8 bays of 3.5", where I plan to put SAS 7.2k ...
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how to install ubuntu 10.04 on latest hp 9th Gen server with 64 GB Ram?

How to install Ubuntu 10.04 on latest HP 9th Gen. Xeon Servers with 64 GB RAM? We are able to install Ubuntu 12.04 but below that we are not able to do? Our software (erp) runs safe and sound only ...
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Can I use an external 3G SAS device with a 12G card?

I want to connect an old 3G SAS DAS (Dell MD1000) to a new 12G RAID controller (PERC H830 or something LSI 3108-based). I assumed it would be backwards-compatible like SATA1/2/3 is, but after closer ...
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HP DL380 G6 Won't Power On

I've got an HP DL 380 G6 that has been having strange intermittent issues. It all started around a year ago when it was in production. I got the 10 PM call that something was wrong, stumbled to the ...
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Monitoring IBM server hardware without IMM port connection

We have a lot of IBM x86 servers that we need to monitor for hardware issues(disk failure/temperature/fans). Around 50% of them have IMM ports hooked up and we are able to monitor for SNMP traps using ...
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If a server is headless (CentOS 7) is there a way to make the GPU used as an extra CPU core?

I've got a server with centOS that has no graphical interface. I only connect to it via ssh. As a result, the GPU is probably not used for much. I'd like to make the server use it as an extra CPU core....
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Disk IO Errors when writing / Linux + Windows / HDD is OK

The problem: I have a lot of Disk IO errors on my server, these are causing multiple server failures. VMs are rebooting because of IO errors "task xyz/sdaX blocked for more than 120 seconds" Backup ...
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Four lane SFF-8088 to SFF-8470 cable, 6G/12G

I need a couple of SFF-8088 to SFF-8470 cables and the HP manual says the HP 408771-001 is the right one for me. My hardware dealer has them in stock for about 100$. I browsed a bit and found the HP ...
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Weird smartctl output. Is my disk in danger?

I have a disk, that gets me kinda weird smartctl output. I have never seen such large nubmbers on other disks. Does anyone now how to interpret these ? Is the disk likely to be faulty ? SMART ...
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MGE UPS Switched PDU

I have an old MGE Switched PDU unit. The one described in this manual: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/102923/Mge-Ups-Systems-Switched-Pdu.html I didn't use it in years and couldn't remember the ...
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Will a H310 Mini or a H200 support Samsung SSDs (840/850 Pros)?

I've been searching around and struggling to find out of a H310 Mini or a H200 will run Samsung 840/850 Pros. I know Dell have their officially branded SSDs, but unfortunately cost is a major issue ...
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Is a PERC310 Mini compatible with an R610?

I'm going to purchase an R610 soon which is sans RAID card. The spec sheet lists 2x PCIe x8 + 1 "storage x4" slot. However none of the X10 series cards are listed on the spec sheet. I presume that's ...
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Purpose of vent holes on the top of rackmount servers?

Edit: Because of the high number of downvotes on this question, I would appreciate if you could comment on why you think the question deserves so. I believe the question is clearly asking for the ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd outputs a typical fan noise

I've recently bought an R720xd and set it up with Win2012/Hyper-V. Well, the server was running without any issues for two weeks until a disk a failure. I have already requested for a replacement of ...
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What are these black plastic things

I just bought my first server case (Yay me). With it came a box full of these plastic things that I have no idea what they are for or what they are called. There are twenty of these things in total.
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Get LCD To Work With pfSense

I got a hold of a new firewall and got pfSense installed on it and setup, but after trying for a day I could not get the LCD to show anything after trying multiple drivers and settings. Hope someone ...
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ProLiant DL580 G7 E7 Upgrade Issue

I'm an administrator IT and also repair desktop computers & servers for many years. We have an DL580 G7 whose warranty expired 12/31/2015. Originally supplied with Xeon E7530 and standard memory ...
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C602 Chipset and PCIe Gen3

I've been working recently on a Supermicro X9QR7-TF+/X9QRi-F+ server. I took the user's manual and saw two things: the chipset is Intel C602, and the expansion slots are PCIe 3.0. According to Intel'...
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Server 2008 R2 does not boot and won't restore

A Server 2008R2 machine was found restarted, asking to insert a bootable disk. I booted from a DVD and tried to restore from a backup image made a day before to a separate HDD (with repartitioning and ...
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Hardware/BIOS - IBM x3200 m2

When I turn on my machine, the display is not throwing any output to it. The fans are running fine. The LED lights indicate no error, ' Only two LED's are blinking "Mini-BMCheartbeat LED" and "...
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Foreign cards in a HP server, do they cause the server to operate outside of specs?

I have a Proliant DL380 G7 I am going to be staging as lab server. As part of the server I plan to run ZFS as the base filesystem and installed 2 LSI 9211-8i cards for the disk controllers since the ...
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PowerEdge T410 with GeForce GTX 970 - Independent power source needed?

I am attempting to install a GeForce GTX 970 graphics card in our Dell PowerEdge T410 server for the purpose of rendering 3D graphics. After inserting the graphics card into the PCI-E slot it became ...
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Mongodb, we can't go over 100 insert/sec on 200iops HDD

Thanks in advance for your help, we get a strange behaviour in mongodb. So we have a cluster of 20 shards, each composed of 1 master and 2 slaves. This database has a heavy load of write only. However ...
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No screen on boot, server is very noisy

I am able to use an outdated server from my work to do some testing at home as I'm pretty new to the hardware part. When booting the server remains very noisy, even after 15 mins. I'm also unable to ...
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SQL server 2008 R2 - Hardware Requirement

I have to give SQL server hardware requirement for the below specifications Number of instances <= 5 Number of databases per instance > 50 Number of concurrent users per instance <= 2000 Daily ...
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Incorrect Disk space usage in Linux server [duplicate]

I can see the used disk quota on server is 81G for partition /dev/sda3 mounted to '/' as follows. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 106G 81G 20G 81% / tmpfs ...
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Install CentOS 7 on N54L

currently Im using Scientific Linux 7.2 on my HP Microserver N54L. To get more "mainstream" and out of curiosity (and to try out my ansible-playbooks), I wanted to install CentOS 7 on it. So I ...
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HP P4500 G2 system board replacement

Initially, I had such a problem: HP P4500 G2 does not turn on. So we buy new system board (spare 583736-001) and when i replace it storage start to power on, but with error code 1611 - Fan Solution ...
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DL380 Gen9 which processor and what impact on NUMA

We are about to build a new server and I was wondering what would the impact on NUMA with the options available. The system will be built using a Proliant DL380 Gen9 8SFF which has 2 sockets, and 12 ...
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HP MICROSERVER GEN8 819185-421hard drives not recognized in the front bay

I bought that server and a SEAGATE ST1000DM003 1TB Hard drive. I've installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a SD card on the server. It seems that the server doesn't recognise the 1TB hard drive in the front ...
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How to hook up a Supermicro JBOD expander to an HP DL380

I'm totally new to the subject of high-availability / distributed storage, and have to figure out a solution for a particular project. I am looking at using Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces to ...
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Installing 2x16GB + 2x8GB ram in Dell R410?

In Dell's memory guide for the R410, they only give examples when using 16GB modules. So my question is, how do I install 2x16GB + 2x8GB modules when having 2 CPU's?
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Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?

When specifying servers, like (I would assume) many engineers who aren't experts in storage, I'll generally play it safe (and perhaps be a slave to marketing) by standardising on a minimum of 10k SAS ...
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How to Power on Remote System Remotely?

Lot's of time I have received call form Developers/QA to Power on their office machine. And I am trying to do R&D on this, Searched over the internet and trying to use the suggested tool in LAN ...
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HP ProLiant DL365 G5 fan noise

I have an HP Proliant DL365, I know it is an old thing. But it works fine for what we have here. But the last time this thing makes a lot of noise and a few lights glow up: When I search in the ...
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ZFS 100TB hardware setup

We received a quote for the following server setup : Intel Xeon E5-2609V2 2 x WD RE 2TB SATA III 34 x WD RE 4TB SAS II 32 GB memory (ECC) LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i bulk, 8 x SATA III/SAS II internal ...