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Servers are computing devices that are similar to desktop computers in that they have the same basic components, but are significantly different in size, configuration and purpose. Servers are usually accessed over a network, and many run unattended, without a computer monitor, input device, audio hardware or USB interfaces. Many servers do not have a graphical user interface (GUI), and are configured and managed remotely. Servers typically include hardware redundancy such as dual power supplies, RAID disk systems, and ECC memory, along with extensive pre-boot memory testing and verification. Critical components might be hot swappable, and to guard against overheating, servers might have more powerful fans or use water cooling.

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HI everyone, sine about 10 days ago a server 2012 I manage suddenly became very slow, virus scans have come back clean and i cant seem to figure out what the problem is.

Memory is running at about 30%, CPU between 35% to 65%

The only thing i see under resource monitor is "system" PID 4 seems to have a very high disk I/O

System obviously has many processes under it, can anyone point me in direction to determine the problem

Thanks
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I'm currently at school studying i-t and got this assignment to make a proposition on how to replace the outdated servers, where i need to increase the number of servers and improve the cooling without physically expanding the server room. My question is if you guys have any good information on where to look for server hardware as well as cooling. the idea is to virtualize it to save room. Any virtualization tools? There is a need for future upgrading as well, so what would be a good suggestion? I've surfed the web for a bit but haven't really had any luck to find sites i don't have to register a business to be able to see the hardware. Any good websites with information on servers as well? unfortunetly i'm a bit of a slow fellow and i'm a bit behind, so my information when it comes to hardware is a bit simple. Any tips on how to do this assignment properly? Thanks. Excuse my lack of knowledge.
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What is the best way to update a Proliant DL380G9 server with ILO? I mean all the firmwares.

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I run a coaching and personal development business, and I have staff helping to run the coaching programs. All the coaching programs we run are videoed (so that we can keep records). We currently keep all the videos on many portable external hard disks. However the number of external hard disks has grown to an unmanageable number now and I would like to centralize the solution.

Requirements:
- Have at least 10 TB of storage space
- Backup capabilities available
- Restrict user access - configure user access for certain users to upload files to the storage but is unable to access/read/write to the storage
- Accessible remotely
- Less than $1000 cost over 3 years

I am currently thinking of setting up a dedicated desktop with owncloud.org. Does anybody know if this will work?  Or of a better solution that I can adopt?

Thanks
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1- How to set a server that is in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11?

2- What audit trail can be used?
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I am curious about finding the cost to a big bank to process something like a bank transfer from one account to another...

I am thinking about my bank, where I have two accounts, where I may move a few hundred dollars from one account to another.

Is the cost less than a penny for such a transaction for a website or an iPhone app to make such a transfer? I assume there are overhead costs where auditors review blocks of transactions, but I am not asking about that. Just the marginal cost for a hosted and highly secure website to process a transaction.

Does anyone have an idea about this?
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Hello!
 Have a client that had 2 drives fail on a HP 212 Smart Array which caused a rebuild.  Upon opening the U1 rack HP server (DL120 G6) I see the raid controlled circuit board looks a little brown, like its beginning to burn up.  The system with the replaced drives is operational and the server reinstall is completed.  For the extra $50 for the controller I don't mind replacing it, however, my concern is will replacing the controller wipe out the array config (3x1tb raid 5).  I don't want to go through the install again. The cables will stay in the same spot, and the array controller only has 1 connection which then branches out to the hard drives.
 Anyone know for certain if replacing the raid controller will be a safe and non-destructive swap?
 Thanks in advance.
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I need to PM and or phone/skype with someone using hyper-converged solutions who likes them and understands them.

We are in Houston and our data center flooded and we lost all.  We are now considering going to hyper-converged but my boss is asking if we "know" anyone using it who can talk to us about pros, cons, etc.  We don't want a sales person.  We want the real world usage people.

Is there anyone who is using hyper-converged who is willing to PM and or Skype call and discuss?

I'm sure I can make it worth your while.

Thanks

Cliff
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Hi

We deployed an IBM System X 3550 Server some years ago.  The server has 3 SAS disks in a RAID 5.  One of the disks has now failed so I began the process of finding a replacement drive.  I intend to buy 2 so as to have one as a spare. The Disk I need is A System X 300GB 10k rpm 2.5" SAS Part No 42D0637.
HOWEVER!  The distributor just informed me the the cost of each disk will be €413.00 plus VAT@23% plus Delivery - circa €500each!.

Can any Server hardware specialists tell me if I need to replace the disk with the original or is there any alternative?
Now I need this server as it runs some critical applications so I need to act quickly.  Thank you
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Hi All,

I have a Dell R710 server. I have populated all 18 slots with 4Gb RAM modules. The BIOS is showing 72GB if RAM at 800Mhz.
During Boot I get  the following Error/Warning

Unsupported memory config. DIMM mismatch across slots detected.
The following DIMMS should match in geometry DIMM A4, A5, A6
The following DIMMS should match in geometry DIMM B4, B5, B6

I'm not sure why I am getting the error.
I have read this:

Taken from here: ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_poweredge/poweredge-r710_User's%20Guide7_en-us.pdf

The memory speed of each channel depends on the memory configuration:
• For single or dual-rank memory modules:
– One and two memory modules per channel support up to 1333 MHz.
– Three memory modules per channel support up to 800 MHz.
• For quad-rank memory modules:
– One memory module per channel supports up to 1067 MHz.
– Two memory modules per channel are limited to 800 MHz, regardless of
memory module speed.

is this error because I am using 3 modules per channel and the speed has dropped to 800Mhz.
The bios is also running in optimizer mode and I cant change this mode (it is fixed)

Thanks in advance.
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A red light has appeared on our UPS.

One of my colleagues said he also heard an alarm.

It probably needs a batter replacement, it has been running for donkeys years.

Its an APC SU2200 I NET UPS.

1. Anyone know definitively what the light  means.
2. If it is a battery, where can I source same in the UK or Ireland?
3. IS there more than one battery in it?
4. If there is more than one battery, how will I know which one to replace?
5. It is currently supporting our office file server, I don't want to shut it down and restart it to see if the light will at least temporarily go away, in case it doesn't come back up. However, as it make take over a week to get a replacement, it would probably be astute to power it down at the end of each business day until a battery comes in, any thoughts?

Thank you for you help
Robbie.
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Hello, I want to buy a new Win2012 backup server that around 20 servers will backup system images and folders to this on daily scheduled tasks, and also a few times a day via DPM.

It will need approximately the following HDD capacity.
- 5TB to be set as a DPM target
- 5TB to just used for files/folders backup target

I will need to RAID 5/6 the disks, do I need 2 distinct RAID arrays, one for DPM, and the other for files?
Is DPM processor/RAM intensive, what do you see as reasonable processor and RAM options?

Thanks
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When I try to boot to the thumb drive it doesnt let me

only when I choose legacy BIOS one time boot menu

then I install windows and still doesn't let me boot regular I have to choose again the legacy BIOS....

and suggestions?
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When I apply power all that happens is the fans run on both power supplies and the series of led's on the center of the motherboard turn on for a while and then cycle off one at a time. There is absolutely nothing else that will start. I can't even push the power switch on the front and get anything.
I have reset the riser card, the memory, the processors and installed a blank hard disk in bay"0". Nothing works. Ideas for troubleshooting would be appreciated.
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Can someone recommend a good free disk partition software to increase the volume size on my C Partition in server 2012
I cannot use diskpart / disk management as the free space created by shrinking an existing volume would not produce a contiguous sector for the C partition to expand into
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We had 2 identical R620's both using K09CJ PercH310 Controller. Our main server went down with error "R620  A bus fatal error was detected on a component at bus 0 device 2 function 2" which turned out to be the K09CJ controller.  We took this controller out of our secondary server and our main R620 started working again.

However, we purchased a good K09CJ controller and put it in our secondary sever and it wont come up ?? What gives ??
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Hello guys,

I´m trying to setup monitoring for LSI Megaraid controller...I´ve already found a really nice template for it but unfortunately it´s for a newer version of Zabbix. I run Zabbix 3.0. Any ideas how to easily monitor LSI controller?

Thanks for any ideas

Jiri
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Any ideas why the below Test #1 fails since
both WD MyBooks are the same make/model/size/etc ?
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Test #1
 1. plug WD MyBook #1 into Dell server #1
 2. open Windows 2012 R2 "Disk Management"
 3. wait about 5 minutes
 4. disk never appears
 5. reboot server
 6. still cannot get it to appear
 7. formatted WD MyBook #1 via another computer
 8. retested above #1-#7, still fails
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Test #2
 1. plug WD MyBook #2 into Dell server #1
    using same power & USB cords as above Test #1
 2. open Windows 2012 R2 "Disk Management"
 3. wait about 5 minutes
 4. disk appears correctly
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Test #3
 1. plug WD MyBook #1 into Dell server #2
    using same power & USB cords as above Test #1
 2. open Windows 2012 R2 "Disk Management"
 3. wait about 5 minutes
 4. disk appears correctly
 5. retested above Test #1, still fails
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What training sources are available so I can better learn how to use  Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) & OpenManage to manage and monitor Dell servers?

Are there any videos or CBT's available?
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       Dim cmd As New MySqlCommand
        Dim myDA As New MySqlDataAdapter(cmd)
        Dim myDT As New DataTable
        cmd.Connection = conn
        cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM esd_user;"
        myDA.Fill(myDT)
        DataGridView2.DataSource = myDT

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That's how I put data from server to Datagridview, how can I set the specific size for each column to fit it into the form ?

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People,

I'm running on 3PAR Array for all of my Tier-1 production VMs (SSD - 10 GB ethernet iSCSI), So I wonder if I need to isntall any .VIB or HPE ESXi VMware .SIO image to utilize the best practice in the 3PAR multipathing ?

As at the moment I can only set it into Round Robin (VMware) as opposed to the current setting Fixed (VMware) .
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Hi,

What are the latest specifications for  a server (running windows server software) and workstation (running windows 10 pro).
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getting the following error when im trying to set my DNS hostname::

Invalid DNS hostname. DNS hostnames must not begin or end with a dash (-); they must only consist of letters, numbers, and dashes; and they cannot be entirely numeric. (2SN72406Z4 (Standby))

I've tried alot of different things; any ideas are welcomed Untitled.png
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What are the options for Teaming NICs on HP Server?  And would it work if they are on separate switches and different VLANs?
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I had this question after viewing IBM Server - 2003, Set up did not find any hard disk drives installed.

I have the same server and the same issue, however IbM have since (unsuprisingly) removed the drivers i require and wondererd if there is any other way of sourcing these files.

Thanks
Sam
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Servers are computing devices that are similar to desktop computers in that they have the same basic components, but are significantly different in size, configuration and purpose. Servers are usually accessed over a network, and many run unattended, without a computer monitor, input device, audio hardware or USB interfaces. Many servers do not have a graphical user interface (GUI), and are configured and managed remotely. Servers typically include hardware redundancy such as dual power supplies, RAID disk systems, and ECC memory, along with extensive pre-boot memory testing and verification. Critical components might be hot swappable, and to guard against overheating, servers might have more powerful fans or use water cooling.