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Hello Experts,
I have a quick question(s), i have a client with an HP DL380 G6 running ESXi 5.1 and I need to upgrade the system to ESXi 6.7. The question is:

1) Is the hardware compatible with v6.x
if so, would the version u6.x be able to run the 5.1 vms?

My plan is to run the newer version from a usb key.

Many Thanks,

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The below is a result of running Gparted on an external hard drive. I wonder what the best course is to repair it?
fwiw there's an ntfs partition on the disk too which i can read fine.

GParted 0.25.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize

Libparted 3.2
Check and repair file system (ext2) on /dev/sdc1  00:00:01    ( ERROR )
           
calibrate /dev/sdc1  00:00:01    ( SUCCESS )
           
path: /dev/sdc1 (partition)
start: 2048
end: 1757812500
size: 1757810453 (838.19 GiB)
check file system on /dev/sdc1 for errors and (if possible) fix them  00:00:00    ( ERROR )
           
e2fsck -f -y -v -C 0 /dev/sdc1  00:00:00    ( ERROR )
           
The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 244190208 blocks
The physical size of the device is 219726306 blocks
Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt!
Abort? yes

e2fsck 1.43.4 (31-Jan-2017)

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I am evaluating Nutanix for client. I have a couple of questions regarding Nutanix:
- What do you consider when evaluating Nutanix? From Strategy, Architecture, use cases prospective?
- What are the pros vs cons for Nutanix?

Your help is appreciated.

Regards,
J
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Does anyone know how to display the current temperature for an IBM i server?
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When purchasing a cable modem, I know that the Number 1 X Number 2 (i.e. 16x4) is the downstream and upstream channels that it is capable of handling.

However, is it possible to correlate those numbers to the speed package that we are receiving?  I don't want to over or under buy a device for the current tier we are on, which is 200/20.

Also, what are the opinions on DOCSIS 3.0 vs. DOCSIS 3.1?  Do we really need 3.1 to future proof ourselves?
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I have SC-LC orange from carrier's DMARC to the patch panel.  How to know for sure is it a single-mode or a multi-mode?
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Hello

I was just wondering if there is a specific title for someone that plans/designs a web application/development System Architecture? What are they called in the industry and how would you go about hiring one? I need someone to help guide us in the right direction when it comes to both the hardware and software architecture in a consultancy capacity but what is that job title, is it the simple the web developer or engineer that does that or is it an entirely different role?

Thanks
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I used to be able to make my Thinkpad x270's  LED screen dimmer or  brighter by pressing the F5/F6
buttons on the keyboard.

However, for the last 3 days, pressing this buttons don't result in any change to the screen anymore
though a little bar on the screen pops up showing the bar moving (to lower or higher) : see attached
for this bar.

I don't recall any change that I've done other than there's Win 10 patches being deployed.  I have no
privilege to undo the patch.

What can I do pending getting help from our corporate end-user support.

I did not plug into external monitors/screens : I'm referring to the X270's built-in screen;  For sure
when I plug its HDMI to an external screen, F5/F6 wont brighten the external screen : will need to
press the external screen's Brightness buttons to adjust it
BrightnessTpad.png
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We now have a 23 inch Acer monitor and a Samsung 17 inch monitor. A Lenovo desktop ThinkCentre M Series which is about 8 years old.
It has a VGA port and a display board.
How do we utilize two monitors with this one system. Both the hookup and getting content of webpages on the two monitors. If looking inside the tower any way to know of the computer can support both monitors. Thanks.
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Have an APC RT 8000 that will not come on.  There are no tripped circuit breakers, there is current at the wall outlet, all of the power switches are in the "On" position.  
Where do I begin to troubleshoot this problem
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Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking
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Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.

I have a customer on a Synology 916+ with Cloud station Sync.  Laptop isn't getting ALL of the files.  So, customer gets frustrated when he goes on the road to find that the files he posts on the server aren't showing up on the laptop.  The agent doesn't continue syncing and believes that it's finished syncronizing.  I've seen complaints on the Synology forum with no specific answers.

Anyone have experience with this problem?
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Hi All,

I had a question from a client today relating to hardware and I am really not a hardware guy, so I figured I would just see what others think.

They have a server that has two SAS 600GB 15K drives mirrored for the OS / Apps, and three SAS 600GB 15K drives in RAID5 for Data.

One of the drives is failing, and they have a spare drive sitting around, totally new, but some years old.

The failing drive is a:

Dell Cheetah 15K 7 (Part Number:  9FN066-150)

The new spare drive is a:

Seagate ST600MM0208 600 GB Internal Hard Drive - SAS - 10000rpm - 128 MB Buffer


I said I thought that the only implication was that the array would run at the speed of the slower (10K) drive, but then realised that the old drive is rated 6GB/s and the new one 12GB/s.

Even if it ran slower, that would not be any real issue anyway.


Can they do that replacement?  If so, would there be any likely implications?

Thanks,

Alan.
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Hi - I have a Dell XPS 15 9530 laptop, that I attempted to update the BIOS last night from A2 to A11, it started and about 2/3 of the way through, the computer froze up, and the fan was loud. It also wouldnt allow me to press and hold the power button to shut it down. So about 45 minutes later, it turned off  by itself (I thought the battery may have died). When I went to turn it back on, it wouldnt. No lights, nothing. Dead. Anyone have any experience with this?
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I have a DJI Spark Drone. It was working perfectly. It then notified me that it needed to update the firmware. I have spent several hours trying to follow HORRIBLE instructions that might have been translated from Chinese to Mongoloid to pig latin then to English. There seem to be several different interpretations of the procedure. Does any Expert own a Spark that can give me the WORKING instructions on how to accomplish the update? I am requesting only a Spark owner rather than simply providing internet instructions. I have tried several and none seem to work. This might be out of the scope of Experts Exchange, but it does not hurt to ask. It just takes the right combination of knowing where to hook up interconnect cables to and from what. I DO have the remote controller. I use a Mini Ipad for the viewing and connection to my wifi. I have high speed internet so that should not be any problem.
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Dear Experts,

My customer's spiceworks is able to detect Lenovo's Warranty Start and End Date but not for Hp.

Is there something that needs to be config
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Hi all!

I have a small business with one host local storage running Vmware essentials 5.5, the server is end of life, moving to new hardware running essentials 6.7, again, single host.
Don't have shared storage, but was thinking if I bring down the guests, I should be able to copy them over to the new VMFS partition on the new hosts and bring them up in 6.7 will that work?
Current CPUs are Xeon e5649x2 moving to Xeon Silver 4110 8/c x2 physical CPUs.

Does anyone see an issue with being able to bring down the guests, and bring them over cold and rebooting them on the new host, then adding them to the new Vcenter vm?  I was thinking of creating most likely one 6TB array can do either 1 or 2 VMFS partitions RAID 5 with hotspare. Thanks guys!!
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Hello All,

I have a user that has a random black rectangle that shows up at the top of the monitor.  It happens regardless of what monitor is hooked up - a few were tried to make sure it was not the monitor.  The graphics card drivers have been updated so I know that is not the issue.  This is an HP Envy laptop with both Intel and NVidia cards .  Below you will see a picture showing what it is doing.  Is the graphics card failing?  FYI - I blanked out the information on the screen that showed the persons' email address and confidential information in the email.  This also does not occur all the time.

Black rectangle on screen
Regards,

Rob
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I have a chip/drive that was supplied w/vacation photos from the vacation co.

Problem is that the drive does not fit any of the slots on my universal adapter.
Can someone take a look at the attached pic(s) and let me know what type of adapter I need ?

Thanks
Any help is appreciated.
ChipDrive pic
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I am looking for hardware recommendations on a laptop that will proficiently run Autocad Civil 3D. Price range under $3000.00.
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Answering your cyber security questions
Answering your cyber security questions

It’s in the news. It’s the job title of the main character on every other tech thriller on TV and in the movies. It’s the hot topic in business boardrooms, university classrooms, and just about everywhere else. But what is cyber security, and how do you get a job in it?

What are some good programs that can tell you the health of a hard drive and that is accurate? Free and or paid software.
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When starting my Fujitsu Lifebook E754 only the NumLock LED flashes,
screen stays black , nothing is displayed

Entering BIOS with F2 is not possible

What can be the reason ?

Thx
Guenter
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I previously used a Logitech headset with microphone combination for recording voiceover narrations for training videos.  The one I have been using broke (USB dongle broke).  Does anyone have suggestions for a new one? (reasonably priced of course).
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When I am a while on YouTube the video's become unsharp (which sometimes improves) and choppy and the mouse becomes sluggisch. After 5 minutes or so my second monitor shows a BSOD. Tells me that it is collecting data and then completely shuts the system down. If I restart immediately this problem manifests itself earlier (again in YT) and even earlier the next time. But if after shutdown I really disconnect from the mains for 20 secs, than it comes back normally and it takes sometimes a day before the problem occurs again.

The event viewer says that it was unable to create a dmp file. I get no error codes.  Some time agao I had Dcom problems, but I got away with those and the log doesnt mention anything special further.

Any suggestions?
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Are there any inexpensive usb 3.0 webcams out there with motor control?
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LED light panel. 3V output for dimmer. Instead of a regular potentiometer I would like a push button switch similar to attached image.
push button switch for LED light panel dimmer
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