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IBM System X family: IBM System x rack, BladeCenter and tower servers

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IBM x3550 Unrecognised progress code

I have an x3550 M4 in our lab that will not boot past the 'System Initializing...' message. This happened after a power loss. I unplugged for an extended period and have removed/reseated the two ...
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Adding sata disk w/o controller to IBM X3400 M3

We have IBM X3400 M3 with SAS controller and and two disk with raid 1. We need extra space without protection. I try to add standart SATA disk to server. It has two SATA port on mainboard. When I ...
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IBM X3630m4 wont bootup with Vmware Esxi : New installation

We have an IBM server model X3630m4 and we are trying to install VMware ESXi 5.5 and above version but its not booting up after installation. The installation gets completed and asks us to reboot the ...
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How to enable/use x3550 m4 onboard sata connector?

I have a X3550 M4 with a faulty M1115 raid card (tested faulty on a different machine), so I removed it. I noticed there is a mini-sas port on the motherboard with letters SATA 0-3 underneath. Also I ...
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windows 2008 r2 - unexpected reboot

We have 3 servers which have rebooted unexpectedly all within 3 days of each other (each one approximately 24 hrs after the last one). In each case what we are seeing is absolutely no memory dump, ...
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ESXi 6.5 - RAID - Lenovo System x3650 - CIM Provider

Background: We have a new Lenovo System x3650 Type 8871 server. Specs below: Lenovo System x x3650 M5 8871EMG 2U Rack Server 1 x Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 Dodeca-core (12 Core) 2.20 GHz - 2 Processor ...
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“Unsupported PCI device” errors during IBM System x3550 POST

I installed a non-IBM NIC to IBM System x3550 server and during POST it displays following error messages: 00180801 19A20700 Unsupported PCI device 00180801 19A20700 Unsupported PCI device 00180801 ...
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Cloning SAS RAID1 array with OS partition to a new SATA array?

I have two RAID1 arrays, first one is made of SAS disks and that's where the OS (Win Server 2k8 r2) is, the second RAID1 array contains SATA SSDs (and hold the database). Server is IBM's System x3650 ...
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POST event error with IBM x3550 ServeRAID setup

I lean toward software RAID instead of the hardware RAID for recovery concerns. I've read about disasters when a RAID card fails and heard many with success stories restoring with Linux RAID on ...
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Move raid hard drive to a different server

I have a RAID 1 system for my IBM x3550 m4 that had suddenly failed. (system board problem). While waiting for the technical support from IBM, I really need to get the data from that server so I can ...
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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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IBM System x3850 M2 Ubuntu Server Install

I just purchased two second-hand IBM System x3850 M2 rack servers, and I am a real noob to the subject. As such, I cannot tell if there is a major difference between x3850 M2 and x3850 X5. If there ...
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Integrated raid exception detected. Volume (00: 009) is currently in state degraged

I have IBM x3200 M2 Server. Currently there are 2*500 GB hard drive installed in it. Raid 1 is configured in this server. I have hosted an windows application in this server. Currently this server is ...
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Create Embedded Hypervisor from pendrive for IBM System X (x3850 M2)

I have an IBM x3850 M2 (7233). There is an USB port on the inside of it which - according to its manual - is for an embedded hypervisor. I plugged the an empty pendrive into the internal socket and ...
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Why is ESXi 5.5 slower than 4.1?

I am trying to installing a server which will contain my virtual servers. Initially I installed the ESXi 5.5 U2 with IBM Customization (it is a System x 3250 M4 server) I have to move some virtual ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Keyboard isn't recognized on login screen, but mouse does

Problem Backgroud: Our company has an IBM System X3200 M3 server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with two WS Caviar Black 1TB HD in RAID 1. Recently we had a power failure that corrupted ...
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TP-Link TG-3468 on an IBM x3850 M2

I got a networks card from TP-Link. It is the TG-3468. I wanna place it into my IBM server x3850 M2. It has PCIe x8 slots. The slot is a little bit longer than the lenght of the card, but it fits. ...
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IBM - Kernel problems [closed]

I bought an IBM x3850 and wanted to install Ubuntu on it. Then it said, that it can not find hard drives... After some time i figured out that I need to type in the kernel parameter iommu=soft. The ...
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IBM server x3550 M Hard Disk Issue

Recently, I've bought this used system. I've purchased two HDD 74 GB and 146GB. When the system loads, in the BIOS it shows both hard disk detected. While CENTos 6.6 installation it is showing ...
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Lost Partition on x3650

I have a RAID6 array with 1 logical drive. 3.7TB. The partition has been lost. I've tried several program to recover the partition. The most promising of the bunch was MiniTool Partition Wizard. It ...
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Server disk failure predicted in raid1 array

I have a IBM 3650X M3 with 2 disks in a raid1 array. One of them is in "failure predicted" state. I have two question about this case: Should I trust it and change a working disk? How the system can ...
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IBM x3690 x5 Light Path Diagnostic Circle of Death Mainboard Failure?

I have serious trouble with a x3690. After moving it to a new server rack it won't startup. After connecting the server to power supply the Light Path Diagnostic LEDs turn wheels. The normal ...
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Replacing a Self encrypting Hard Drive in an IBM xseries server raid

I have a failed drive in a RAID 5 array in an IBM x3650, Machine Type 7945. The RAID is composed entirely of original IBM SED SAS drives, 300GB ea. Unfortunately I am the purchasing Tech, not the ...
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IBM X3850 does not boot from internal USB by default unless startup boot menu is visited

I'm running Vmware ESXI from the internal USB. No matter how many times I persist the boot order so that the server boots from the internal USB, the server starts up with a blinking line cursor and ...
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RAID-5 how can I guess how many disks was member?

We have a server which we inherited from previous sysadmin. Now the RAID-5 (H/W based on IBM ServeRAID) now unusable, saying not enough disks to operate. On ServeRAID Manager I can see three physical ...
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IBM X3850 M2 (7233) server hard drives - Novice help needed

We have just bought a used IBM X3850 M2 (7233) server. The plan being to use it for CFD analysis calculations, taking the workload off our workstations. Not being an expert on these matters... Can I ...
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Getting an LSI SAS1064e to recognise new drives

I have an IBM x3200 M3 server running SBS2011. This server has an LSI SAS1063e controller (the basic BR10il RAID controller that comes with that system). Already existing was a RAID1 array of two ...
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IBM x3650 M3: can an installed vanilla vSphere 5.1u1 be replaced with “vSphere enhanced for IBM”?

Some 4 years ago we got the free vSphere Hypervison 5.0 (ESXi) directly from the VMWare for installation on a donated IBM x3650 M3 server. Basically, we are novices in both IBM server management as ...
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CentOS only detecting 50% of ram on IBM Server

I have IBM server with 16 GB RAM installed. Initially it showed 16 GB with free | grep Mem | awk '{print $2}' but now it shows only 8116136 but it must show 16439208 When I do dmidecode -t ...
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Using a NAS as a vSphere datastore [closed]

I have an IBM server x3850 M2. It has SAS drives that are too small for all of my Virtual Machines. I also have an entry level Netgear ReadyNAS unit. Can I use this as a datastore, and what kind of ...
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Which will have more faster for backups between usb drive on vm or NAS drive

I have IBM server with SAS drives and ESXi Server with many VM (not production). Now for backups of VM i have two options But NAS drive and use that on network Get USB drive , attach to FreeNAS VM ...
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What will be the ill effects of turning off and on server daily

I have IBM server x 3850 M2 with remote system adapter. It has 128GB RAM and 4 SAS drives Its basically for my home labs , developmenet and testing I think that if i make it on 24 x 7 then i will ...
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IBM Server sees half of the original RAM

We have a IBM XSeries 206M server. There are 2 2GB IBM RAM's which are suitable with the server. Normally we expect that server should see 4GB of RAM. But It works with 2 GB only. So we thought that ...
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Resert IBM system x3650 fault led

I got OVERSPEC, PS1 and PS2 fault led on my x3650. I tried to replace one PS but nothing changes. The power supplyp seems to work properly and it is very strange to broke both PS at the same time. I ...
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IBM x360 DVD drive?

My x360 server has only a CD drive in it. I wish to upgrade and install a DVD drive, so it is easier for me to install software without sharing my workstation DVD drive all the time. According to ...
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IBM ServeRAID 2 channels SCSI controller compatible with IBM x366 server which use SAS onboard?

I own an IBM x360 server in which I have an IBM ServeRAID 2 channels SCSI controller for which I use the two channels. Channel 1: the server's HDD. Channel 2: IBM EXP300 HDD Enclosure. Will this IBM ...
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IBM xSeries 306 CPU Speed

I have an IBM xSeries 306. The system has been flawless until a week ago. It's a Pentium 4 Dual Core CPU. The CPU speed is 3.20 gHz. Now, it shows 4.26 gHz or 2.16 gHz when the POST screen comes ...
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Server memory configuration after upgrade

I have an IBM 346 server that can support up to 16GB of memory. It previously had 8GB installed (8x 1GB slots) and was working fine. I have upgraded it to 16GB using 8x 2GB slots. However now when the ...
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IBM System X M4 Series Servers Oracle Linux Support

Is Oracle Linux runnable/compatible with the M4 Series of the IBM System X Servers? In their compatibility website, most compatible machines listed are those from Dell and HP..there are IBM system x.....
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M1015 pass-through and hot-swap in Linux with md raid (IBM x3620)

I'm setting up a small, but hopefully durable server for a student community, and the hardware is an IBM x3620 M3 with a builtin M1015 RAID card. To make the setup future proof and avoid vendor lock-...
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IBM x3200 M3 - RAM compatibility

I've got my hands on a IBM x3200 M3 server. ESXi 5.1 is installed on it and more RAM would be much needed since there's only 2 GB installed for the moment. Does anyone know how it's working with RAM ...
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Replace ServeRAID-5i with ServeRAID-6i+ in IBM x345 server

We have an IBM xSeries 345 server with a ServeRAID-5i controller which is starting to report problems. We also have a couple of "retired" x345s with ServeRAID-6i or 6i+ controllers in them. Is it ...
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x3250 M4 reboots when you remove a usb device like keyboard or mouse

Following the installation of Windows 7 in our test server IBM x3250 m4,(Can you install windows 7 on an IBM x3250 M4 server?), the server reboots everytime a usb device is removed..if it is attached ...
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power monitoring capabilities of ibm x3550 m4

I don't understand how monitoring of power consumption of x series servers is done with IBM AEM - I'm specifically interested in x3550 m4. The documentation on the servers does not really highlight ...
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Can you install windows 7 on an IBM x3250 M4 server? [closed]

We are running an experiment on our available x3250 M4 Server for the purpose of trying to reach a client's requirement. Basically they want Windows 7 running on the server. I want to know if this ...
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Enabling Ethernet X3530 M4

I have IBM X3530 M4, and it appears to have 4 ethernet ports, but under Ubuntu just 2 ethernet ports are enabled. How can I enable the other two ethernet ports?
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Error messages in x3550 related to hard drives not detected at bios level

I have an IBM x3550 when I start it I get the following messages: no logical drives found no int 13 drives to support bios not installed I go into diagnostics and I noticed that SCSI is ...
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my ibm x3550 server can't find the hard drives

I recently purchased a used ibm x3550 server with two 2.5" SAS hard drives included. When I boot the server it doesn't recognise them. I get into the bios and I can't see them there. I try to install ...
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Clear the fault LED on an IBM x3650 M4 after accidental disk insertion and removal?

The server had a disk added, and then the operator realized they put the disk in the wrong server, so they pulled it out again. No harm done, the server is running and the disk was never actually ...
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What do these IPMI System Event Logs mean?

I'm currently trying to troubleshoot what seem to be hardware issues with a x3650 m3 machine. Using IPMItools, I'm reading recurring assertion events from sensor type: 0F, sensor no: B5 that repeat ...