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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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Moore's Law and IBM's Summit

Does anybody have a recent chart  that would confirm or refute Moore's Law which says that "the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years."

Is it faster? Has that rate increased? Held steady? Or is it in decline?

And I wonder about is there were some similar measure of processing power from a super-computer that would help us see the growth in processing power over time?

Thanks.
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Hi,

I have Dell Power Edge R 510
I have the enterprise IDRAC card installed.
I can launch the virtual console; but confused with the function keys:
How to do “F10”?
How to do “CTRL – E”?
Etc

tjie
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Trying to install Windows 2012 on an HP Proliant G8.  Server has an HP Array 420i and 8 1.2tb sas drives.  I create a partition and use both the intelligent provisioning and just a boot DVD.  Get to the Windows portion, select the partition and get the error message "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in computer's BIOS menu".  I have changed to AHCI and are still experiencing an issue.  Any suggestions?
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I have a PERC H330 card and would like to build an 18TB raid 5 array out of four HGST 6TB SAS disks. Two disks are 512b, 6Gb/s and the other two 4KB, 12Gb/s.

For some reason though I cannot add them into the same array. They work in separate raid 1 arrays but that isn't what I want.

Is it perhaps the case of an old firmware version on the PERC card (4.290.01-8335) or I simply cannot combine the two types of disks together?
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Hi,

I need to know the difference between
-  HPE 128GB (1x128GB) Octal Rank x4 DDR4-2933 CAS-24-21-21 Load Reduced 3DS Smart Memory Kit
And
- HPE 128GB (1x128GB) Octal Rank x4 DDR4-2666 CAS-22-19-19 3DS Load Reduced Memory Kit

I mean which one has better performance

Thanks
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On 9/21/19 the computer shut by itself. It reboots fine but shuts off again at some point. Along the right side of the motherboard LEDs 5 and 7 are green when the system is on. All other LEDs along the upper-right are off. There is an LED in the bottom middle that solid green.

After the system shuts itself off, LEDs 7 and 8 flash back and forth green while all others are off.
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Hello, All.

On my S5000PAL Server Board, it has the

Intel® RMM NIC Connector

My question is...
What is the name/model number of the WHITE Ribbon that connects to this card and to the board?
So I can attempt to find it on eBay or another site.

All I need is the white ribbon and I will be good to go.
Any help on this would be great.

RMM-NIC.jpg

This shows the connector closer up. J2A1
RMM-J2A1.png
Thanks.
Wayne
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Dear Experts,
 Application is running on my server and using Admin Domains account credentials. Because I changed the password of that admin account and that application still using the old password. That is why this domain admin account gets locked. Can you tell me how can i figure it out, which particular application using the credentials.

Many thanks in advance.
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Hello everyone.

For starters, I do not make a lot of money in my self-business.
So, I have to get what I can get, in order to grow.
With that said.

I have just purchased an Intel SR2500ALBRP
The motherboard: S5000PAL

In the following image, you will see a BLUE set of SATA cables with a single PLUG at the end.
Intel SR2500ALBRP RAID SATA Connector
Now, The PCI riser assembly has only a NIC Card on it with DUAL 1G nics.
My question is simple.
WHAT RAID Card do I need to get, to connect this with?

Thanks.
Wayne
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hello expert.
The server is connected to the computer with the remote desktop.
I restarted the server computer.
Such an image appeared on the screen.
I waited a long time but the server did not start again.
How can I solve this error?
'symantec' is installed on the server.
server hangs.
should I physically shut down the server?
thanks
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I have an HP Proliant ML110 Gen 10 Sever and he customer wants Windows 10 Pro on the server.   I know that this is not the best thing to do, but that is what they want.   I cannot locate the driver for the "HP Smart Array S100i sr Gen 10" for Windows 10 Pro.   I downloaded and extracted the driver for Server 2012, 2016 and 2019, but the driver doesn't seem to be in those.   Any idea where I can locate it?
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VM Host CPU over subscription, if a VM host has 24 logical processors and has say 40 vcpu configured would you consider that oversubscribed? I'm not sure anyone does 1-1 right? this host is in a cluster and DRS enabled.

CPU Cores : 12 CPUs x 2.00 GHz
Sockets : 2
Cores per Socket : 6
Logical Processors : 24
Hyperthreading : Active
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Hi,
I have Dell PowerEdge R510 server.

The Goal: To reset the iDRAC

The things that I do:

I find the “I” switch (It is at the front panel of the machine)> I press that “I” switch around 30 sec> then,  I release it.

The outcome: I saw the DISPLAY blinking  blinking  continuously (Not Stop).

My question:

1) How can I know that  the “reset” has been successful?
2) Is there any other way to reset this iDRAC? Which ones?

Thanks,
Tjie
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Hi,

All the Servers are in Data Center (Colo).
I want to go remotely to all the Controllers (including IDRAG) which are in Colo.

Question: What command would I use to get the above IP addresses?

Thanks,
tjie
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Dell R730 disk upgrade

Looking for some best buy disk upgrade combo
i have 6x bays empty so was thinking of RAD10 cappable controller + 6x SSD disks
which controller and disks should do the job ?

Samsung sm863a disks ?
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Hi, I was wondering the difrence between SAS and regular SATA drives.  Is the only difrence the fact that they can be on a hot swappable back plane?  Or is there more to it?

Thanks all.
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Hi,

I am thinking of buying ProLiant ML30 G10 with 2.5 SSD (two, RAID1) but this comes with SATA 3.5 LFF drives.

Is there any way to use 2.5 SSD for this server?
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Are Xeon processors better than an i7 for a small server with just one CPU?

I use a site Ill put below, and frequently wonder why Xeon's are so expensive.  I'm assuming its a reliability factor.  

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
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Having a nightmare with a server which has a failing hard sisk and is dragging the server down completely to a halt. The worst thing is we added 3 drives to the array and started the expansion just before the drive started alerting. This expansion is going to take weeks, is it possible to remove th failing drive (its not failed yet or I would just tak e it out) mid expansion?
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I have a DELL R520 service tag CTTMV12 that came with 495w power supplies and I'm looking to upgrade the power supplies with 1100w YT39Y or GDPF3, can someone tell me if I need to buy anything else or just plug in the 2 new power supplies?
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High Point has a SSD7103 RAID controller that supports 4 NVMe drives in RAID 0, 1. 1/). Don't NVMe drives have the sames issues with TRIM that others SSD drives have where if you put them behind a RAID controller TRIM just won't happen?

   Are SSD and NVMe drives so reliable that RAID 1 is all the fault tolerance you'll ever need?

   Are there any NVMe RAID controllers that anyone has tried in a small server environment or is that still pushing it?
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Dear Experts
Would like to understand how many cores license we require for 20 users for SQL enterprise edition, below posted server hardware details.  At present we are 10 users and next 5 years’ maximum another 8 to 10 users not more than that. Would like to size the proper core packs of SQL enterprise edition please help me on this, thank you very much in advance.

PowerEdge R730- 2 physical CPU’s
16 CPUs x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz
Logical processors      32
Processor type      Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz
Sockets      2
Cores per socket      8
Hyperthreading      Yes, enabled
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What is the minimum requirement for a server CPU  in terms of cores and Hertz.
I speak about a windows 2016 server which it will work only as file server without any virtualization

I think a 10 cores cpu at 2GHz it will be ok. Isn't it?
If not what are the minimum requirement?

In another case for a server with 2 VM what are the minimum requirement for the CPU?
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Short description: Dell PowerEdge T300 logical drives keep disappearing about an hour or two after boot!

I've got a Dell Poweredge T300 server with 20GB RAM, 1.50TB storage, and running Small Business Server SBS 2011. The main function of this server is handling Exchange 2010. Roughly 1 to 2 hours after boot the server slowly begins to crash.

At first it looked like the SQL server database was full and something was possibly swamping the processes causing the server to freeze. While watching the disk accesses in the Resource Monitor I saw that the logical drives (C: and E:) would suddenly disappear . Once that happened all functions on the server would slowly crash and I would have to do a hard reboot. The reboot would take about 20 minutes before I could get to the actual desktop to view the event logs, task manager and resource monitor. Everything would run like normal then after about an hour or two the crash process would happen all over again (e.g. - logical drives would disappear, explorer freeze, need to do hard reboot, etc.).

This led me to check the RAID controller (Dell SAS 6IR). At times it froze while I was trying to go through the menu options. Having dealt with this before with another Dell server I suspected that the RAID battery might be failing. Looking at Array SAS1068E it shows a status of Degraded and and 0% Syncd. As I type this I'm about to return to the office to confirm which physical drive has failed.

On Friday afternoon I got in touch …
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You guys ever use a movie service like 'AppleTv'? To me it's frustrating...

First of all, you don't own any of the movies you supposedly buy. Instead you have 'unlimited watch rights'. If you spend $20 on a new movie and Apple removes it from the list you just wasted $20.

Second you can only watch movies when it is 'available'. Want to watch a popular movie Saturday night? Be prepared to wait or not watch at all.

Therefore, I want to build my own movie server where my family can access it within our house. What steps would I need to do this? Can I buy a DVD and copy it to the server? If so how and is it legal? What equipment would you recommend? etc.,
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Server Hardware

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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.