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Is it possible to update HP/Intel NIC firmware?

Is it possible / how to update the firmware (EEPROM image) of Intel Gigabit ethernet cards? I have multiple HP NC365T NICs based on the Intel Corporation 82580 Gigabit Network Connection. Some of them ...
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Server not booting up with Intel S2600CP4 server board, No Motherboard Error beeps either

We have a Intel S2600CP4 Server board fitted inside a brand new Chenbro server Chassis. One CPU slot on the Motherboard is populated with Intel E5-2695V2. Other slot is left empty, but both CPU power ...
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Network interface not working on CentOS: e1000 reset adapter

I have a physical computer running CentOS 7 kernel 3.10.0 with an Intel e1000 PCIe network card and a weird problem. 3 times out of 4, when i boot the machine the network interface isn't available and ...
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ubuntu 20.04.1 hyperthreading is disabled in system

I encountered a strange problem. It was 32 threads. But, suddenly I noticed that it changed to 16 threads. I checked BOIS setteings. Hyperthreading is enabled. And, I use a live cd to check lscpu. I ...
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Bad designed fan sensor sometimes reports 0 rpm during some milliseconds. How to configure ipmi to ignore such non lasting problems?

I got what appear cpu fans with a faulty tachometer which reports very low or 0 rpm during very short timespan once or 2 times per hour (but where the actual fans speed don t change). As a second ...
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What is real difference between old Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 @ 2.60GHz and new Intel Xeon Gold 5218 @ 2.30GHz

We are hosting file processing SAAS on Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 @ 2.60GHz and recently the Intel Xeon Gold 5218 @ 2.30GHz (Cascade Lake/Gold) is introduced in our data center. While comparing them at ...
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How to find the IPMI raw codes for Intel fan speed control?

I would like to implement a more intelligent fan speed management for my test-server at home. There are numerous articles, how to control the fan speed on Dell servers via IPMI raw commands ([...
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Intel Skylake Gold 6154 CPU genuine or Engineering Sample? Intel Diagnostic tool passes but CPU-Z and HWInfo shows “ES”

I am testing a GPU Compute Server (ASUS ESC8000 G4) with 2 Intel Xeon Gold 6154 CPUs and I ran the newest version of the Intel Diagnostic Tool (IPDT, Version 4.1.4.36.W.MP) and the tool passes all ...
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Intel DH895XCC Series QAT and ZFS (2.0.0) - custom initramfs with dracut

We would like to run ZFS with QAT offloading for compressions and checksums. The distribution is Centos 8.2 with the stock kernel: [root@dellqat ~]# uname -a Linux dellqat 4.18.0-193.19.1.el8_2.x86_64 ...
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ESXi 6.7 does not show all nics

We bought a used Dell R730 server and installed the customized ESXi ISO. VMs are running, everything is displayed correctly. There are 2 network cards in the server, one Intel X520 1G and one Intel ...
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Debian 10 and Intel I350 - Interfaces disabled after boot

I have a server with an Intel i350 quad nic on the motherboard (SuperMicro X9DRi-LN4F+). This server ran in production for many years no problems (Debian 9). Recently, I moved the server to a new ...
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“Error occurred starting IDE-R” using Intel Manageability Commander

I'm attempting to mount an .ISO file to a remote server using Intel Manageability Commander on a Lenovo TS440 ThinkServer. I've got the system configured to use Intel AMT, and I've enabled everything ...
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No output on screen when using a Supermicro board with Intel CPU with integrated graphics

Ahoi, I got a Supermicro X11SSH-LN4F here with a Xeon E3-1275v6 which has an integrated graphics adapter. I know that only the integrated Aspeed grafics on the supermicro board is connected to the ...
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Intel Xeon E5-2630L Vs E-2124

I have a dedicated web server with a web hosting company and am looking to move to a cheaper (saving about 35%) offering, but am concerned about possible performance issues. It's running FreeBSD/...
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linux 10gbe ixgbe (intel X550T) slow at 420mbyte/s max, p2p lan cat8 1m, tried ethtool and ifconfig options to no avail

first time dealing with 10gbe. I have two boxes, one is older with i7 2.8ghz from 2009 generation, pcie 2.0 and I just put the Intel X550T there to make use of absolutely similar but builtin adapter ...
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LUKS hangs on CentOS running on Atom C3758 CPU

Whenever I try to setup LUKS on my CentOS install on a Supermicro A2SDi-8C-HLN4F motherboard (Intel ATOM CPU C3758), everything seems to work fine until the process completely freezes when creating ...
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Will an E5-2660 be a major improvement over a Q9550 for a webserver?

I have an old production server that runs Debian on a Q9550 CPU. I want to upgrade the server but I am on a very tight budget. I can't spend more than around $600. I can get a refurbished HP ProLiant ...
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2020: Why do people use expensive rack servers when desktop/mini pcs are way cheaper? [closed]

First of all, it's 2020... not 2010. A DELL R240 (The lowest end server) costs about $1500. A small/mini desktop pc which is at least 3x faster costs only $500 (Example the Intel NUC) Also to note:...
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Unable to enable cache disk in Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Okay, this is driving nuts: I have a Dell XPS 8910SE that was originally running Windows 10 Pro 1809. The OS disk was using Intel Rapid Storage Technology for a RAID1 array, and an m.2 SATA SSD as a ...
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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690 vs Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690v2 [closed]

I have a Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S7 . I've already checked the "official" documents , and called the "official" support to ask if I can install a E5-2690v2 . I was told that Fujitsu only tested their ...
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Intel RST Raid 5 with 6 HDDs incredible slow

maybe someone can help. Since I upgrade our Raid5 from 4 to 6 HDDs the write-performance is VERY poor. Read is more than 700 MB/s but write is less than 30 MB/s Cache-Modus is Write-Back System ...
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Intel microcode not updating, where do I look to see what's failing?

I've rebooted the server multiple times for kernel updates, but the microcode doesn't update. I've tried manually initiating it with echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/microcode/reload, etc. steps. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS detects there is an MDS CPU bug present and SMT on, data leak possible. what do I do about it?

On examining my system log I found the following entry: Oct 23 10:38:00 kernel: [0.xxxx] MDS CPU bug present and SMT on, data leak possible. See https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/...
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What does orange light on power supply mean?

I have an Intel® Server System P4000CP Family. Today I've discovered that one of power supply has green light, second power supply has orange light. What does it mean?
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Lenovo T495/Intel Wireless-AC 9260

We just switched to the T495 from the A485 as our laptop of choice. We are imaging them to Win10x64 1903 using SCCM, with the drivers provided by Lenovo. The wifi (Intel Wireless-AC 9260) is not ...
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Where to find list of possible arguments for ethtool -K?

When I want to disable/enable interface features with the ethtool -K command, how can I list all available options? When I run ethtool -k I see a list of options, but I don't know the equivalent ...
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Intel XEON 9th generation on socket LGA 1151 (“H4”) and Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm about to buy a INTEL Xeon E-2246G (if I'm lucky to get one here) and put it into MSI MB Sc LGA1151 Z370-A PRO (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z370-A-PRO) and I have two uncertainties: Does "1151"...
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Information about Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8151 CPU @ 3.40GHz used in some AWS EC2 instances?

I started zd1.metal AWS instance and got this output from lscpu commmand: ... Model name: Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8151 CPU @ 3.40GHz ... but when I google this processor I can not find ...
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VAAPI on headless system

We run a hosted box with Intel Corporation HD Graphics 630. We have there Debian Buster with i965-va-driver-shaders and intel-media-va-driver-non-free installed. We are able to do hardware-accelerated ...
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I have code compiled for Intel i7: how can I know which Xeon processors it could run on?

I have code compiled for Intel i7: how can I know which Xeon processors it could run on? There seems to be no clear way to know. I developed these rules-of-thumb, but am unsure if they suffice. The ...
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How can I determine whether I'm vulnerable to SPECTRE/Meltdown/L1TF on Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, and I have the following linux-image and intel-microcode packages: ii linux-image-4.18.0-17-generic 4.18.0-17.18~18.04.1 amd64 Signed ...
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cpu clock drops under load

So I have this Dual Intel Silver 4116 CPU server that will set the MHz to 132 randomly, the server becomes unusable after that point. Even reboots don't restore the MHz, only driving to the data ...
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Connecting Intel X722 SFP+ to Mellanox SX1012 QSFP via 4-split breakout cable using ubuntu

I have two servers running Ubuntu 18.04, each equipped with two SFP+ interfaces, each showing up in lshw like the following. *-network:1 description: Ethernet interface product: ...
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VLAN support for Intel Desktop MT1000?

I have set up a VLAN DHCP server using Linux which works fine without a VLAN so now I'm trying to create VLAN then tagging to my windows client VM(Windows 10). I have an Education version of Windows ...
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Can I replace one Intel Xeon e5-2603v3 with dual E5-2690v4 on HPE server?

I've got an entry level HPE SRV 778640R-B21 which supports dual CPU but comes with an E5-2603v3 (LGA2011-3 / DDR4). It has also 550W power supply. I want to remove the current cpu and add a pair of ...
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Error in enbling SR-IOV with Ubuntu 18.04 on Intel ixgbe - Intel X550 - Dell R640

I'm having issues on creating VF with ubuntu 18.04. SR-IOV is enabled from BIOS, the NIC are Intel X550, I added intel_iommu=on to /etc/default/grub and also tried using modprobe.d by adding options ...
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Proxmox 5.2 Gemini Lake and IGD (graphics) pass through for Ubuntu 18

I’m trying to set up a fresh install of Proxmox 5.2 on Gemini Lake and I would like to configure a VM with IGD (graphics) passthrough for Ubuntu 18 Computer-based on ASRock J4105-ITX asrock.com/mb/...
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CPU temp - Dell vs Intel

I'm troubleshooting a DELL PowerEdge M630 (VRTX). I see CPU temp reaching at least as high as 74C. Dell says it is good until 85C. I looked up the CPU specs on Intel's site, and they say 74C is the ...
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mixing Intel CPU of same FCLGA socket type and scalability?

I have a 4 socket server, calling for FCLGA 2011-3. It was built using four Intel E5-4667v3 (16 cores). If one cpu fails, can it be replaced with one E5-4667v4 (18 cores) and still work with the 3 ...
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weird windows 7 update Intel Display

I have this weird update in windows update on windows 7. Full details from windows update: Intel Corporation - Display - 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - 10.18.14.4889 Download size: 86.7 MB ...
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Intel Driver & Support Assistant installs Root CA into Trusted Root CAs

The Intel Driver & Support Assistant (DSA) appears to install a Root CA certificate into the Trusted Root CAs of Windows 10 Pro. DSA was installed in 2018. Sysinternals sigcheck reports: Listing ...
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Memcpy bandwidth ~1.6x faster on 1 vs 2 socket Intel Scalable (Skylake)?

I'm in the process of porting a complex performance oriented application to run on a new dual socket machine. I encountered some performance anomalies while doing so and, after much experimentation, ...
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Unexpected and unexplained slow (and unusual) memory performance with Xeon Skylake SMP

We've been testing a server using 2x Xeon Gold 6154 CPUs with a Supermicro X11DPH-I motherboard, and 96GB RAM, and found some very strange performance issues surrounding memory when compared to ...
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Core ids are not consecutive

I encountered a weird situation on a 28-core Intel Skylake system (kernel: 4.4.0-121-generic #145-Ubuntu SMP, hyperthreading is disabled): cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep "core id" core id : 0 core id ...
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Redhat vs Oracle Linux benchmarks

I have two servers, both have Intel 8160 processor, 768 GB memory, same hardware specs, same software/package versions. The only difference being that one is running RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 and the ...
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Intel Xeon 6134 + One DIMM per channel or two DIMMs per channel for maximum memory bandwidth?

I'm unable to find this critical piece of information in spec sheets. Appreciate any insight. We're purchasing servers for HPC work with intel Xeon Gold 6134 (Skylake) cpus I want maximum memory ...
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Linux boot stuck on a server running Xeon L5420

I have this relatively old Supermicro server with m/b X7DBR-3, it has dual Xeon L5420 cpu and 32G ECC memory. I am trying to install Linux on it, tried both Ubuntu 16.04.4 and CentOS 7 (the ...
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Understanding Intel HTT

System 1: Notebook Detect the installed CPU: $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "model name" | head -1 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz The data sheet says: no. of Cores 2 no. of ...
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Intel Scalable Processors

this should be a pretty straight forward question but might come out as ambiguous (might also be the wrong place to ask). I've been researching the newest and bluest Dell Poweredge and HPE server ...
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How many cores are in Amazon's m4.16xlarge node?

Amazon's marketing materials claim that the m4.16xlarge node has 64 vCPU. When I look at /proc/cpuinfo on the system, however, I get the following information: 64 CPUs (CPU 0 .. 63) cpu cores: 16 ...

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