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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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Hello,

I've arrived at a scenario where I want (need) to add more space to my HP Proliant DL380 G7 running Windows SBS 2017 R2 server and I read a lot about the MSA range and managed to pick up a cheap(ish ex demo-no drives) HPE MSA 1040 SFF Dual Controller Storage Array... but this is my first 'Storage Array rodeo', so before I purchase / configure any drives... I was going to ask the community here about some pros and cons and best practices.

Please let me know your thoughts about how I could achieve a best performing throughput and data integrity connection between my server and this storage array, whether or not that's a good idea to connect directly via iSCSI,  or should I access the MSA via a swtich?!  because I was thinking iSCSI looks more robust, but is that actually the theory?!

I was hoping to get some performance, so was hoping to achieve a RAID1+0 to achieve 2.4TBs in this storage array via 8 x 600GB 15k SAS 12G DP 2.5" drives.

So, any do's and dont's would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you very much,



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hello everyone,

I have dell m1000e, I tried to configure the CMC but I missed with the vlans configuration. and now it stuck at CMC IP VLAN 1 acquiring IP but not getting one. I also tried to connect to the serial port but I can't also do this. I tried teraterminal, putty and Hyperterminal but still no luck. any help?
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I am investing in another server to take some of the load off another older server that is running 2 Hyper-V machines.  One of the Virtual machines is a SQL server and the other is my exchange server.  Which of these 2 will benefit more from a machine with more available RAM?
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I'm getting intermittently high CPU usage on Win2k8r2 Standard server.  just a little while ago I wasn't even able to rdp in.  my main issue is that we have Symantec Backup Exec on this server and the jobs are failing or going really slow most likely due to this high CPU usage.  At times it would be at 90 - 100%.  

About this physical server:
Dell PowerEdge 6950
The C: drive is in a Raid-1 configuration and is either SAS or SATA drives.  
Dual-Core AMD Opteron Processor 8218 2.59 GHz (2 processors)
12 GB RAM, 64-bit OS
Raid controllers: two Perc 5/1 Adapters and two Perc H800 Adapters (all attached to 4 Quantum tape drives)

I'm thinking that this may be a hard drive issue.  Or it could be a driver issue with the RAID controllers.  What is the best way I can go about diagnosing the hard drives on a server?  I've already contacted Symantec and Quantum and I don't believe it is their issue. Quantum firmware and drivers are completely updated to latest version.  Any other feedback would be helpful?
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Hi
Since I've updated my Proliant ML350p G8 with SPP 20170401 I'm having problems with the memory. Sometimes it does not recognize the memory correctly and then if I reboot it goes back correct until the next reboot. Sometimes I have to remove one memory stick and put it back in to have it work correctly.

Is it possible to roll back this kind of updates?

Thanks
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I have an ESXi host that is running VMware version 6.0 Update 2 and I wish to update it to version 3.0 while performing a new installation that overwrites the existing host settings.

I have a config bundle .tgz file downloaded (see attached instructions).  After practicing on an older ESXI host, I was not able to restore the config bundle with the recommended command.  My objective is to overwrite the existing installation of VMware and then restore the previous configuration settings. See attached Microsoft Word document.  I put htat together myself, it is not an official VMware document.

I am having "invalid argument" errors meesages come up with I tigger the following command from an SSH connection.

vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/restore_config /tmp/configBundle-MOGLVMHOST01.tgz

I was able to successfully install the new version on the Test ESXI host while overwrite the network settings and IP address in the process.  During the VMware installation I set the password.  I then changed the IP address of the ESXi host to what it was before.  I then FTP'd the config to the <root>/tmp/ - folder (as the instructions stated); but, I received an invalid command error when trying to execute: vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/restore_config /tmp/configBundle-MOGLVMHOST01.tgz

Question1:  Can someone explain to me why I cannot restore the config?  
Question2:  Is the config not supposed to be restored this way?  Is it supposed to be restored another way?
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I have a Dell T605 with SAS 6/iR controller with 2 drives (RAID 1) that failed a drive. I shut the server down and replaced the drive with the same model of disk.  Server booted back up and opened Dell Open Manage and saw drive was rebuilding.  It has been stuck at 1% for 24hours.  Any ideas?

Open manage screen
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I am currently backing up about 7TB of data, file, SQL and Exchange, with the bulk of the storage coming from files.
I am backing up about 5 different Windows servers.  We are currently using veritas backup exec and are backing up to 2 superloader 3 devices, one with LTO7 and one with LTO6.
The backup jobs are taking longer than the entire night and I'm thinking it time to upgrade to backup directly to disk.
So I'm thinking to go to disk to disk to disk, and I would like the disks to be hot swap-able, so I can remove them every day and store them in our fireproof safe until I have to reuse it, which would be once a month, as I'll have like 20 disks, one for each day the backup runs.

Any idea's what's the best way to proceed?  I've been doing some research and there's so many companies out there, that I wanted to know if anyone has had good success with any particular solution?
I would want something that supports at least 8TB drives, so I can do a full backup every night to a single drive.
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hi,

I am going through below link

https://maven.apache.org/settings.html


what is importance of below entries and their sub entries

1. proxies
2. servers
3. mirrors
4. profiles has repositories and has internal and snapshot there

if i have say 4 projects in 4 workspaces with 4 settings.xmls how do i refer all of them in eclipse ?
say
workspace_1 should point to project_1 with settigs1.xml
similary
workspace_2 should point to project_2 with settigs2.xml
workspace_3 should point to project_3 with settigs3.xml
workspace_4 should point to project_4 with settigs4.xml

please advise
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Hi Guys,
We are just implementing a Dell EMC VRTX failover cluster. Each VRTX has 4 M630 blades. Failover is setup VRTX1B1 fail to VRTX1B2, VRTX1B2 fail to VRTX1B3, VRTX1B3 fail to VRTX1B4 & VRTX1B4 fail to VRTX1B1, replication for VRTX1 to VRTX2.

We wish to test the failover and are using the supplied tools within Hyper-V, however half our team want to pull a blade from the live running VRTX and verify what will happen.

Has anyone got any experience of this?
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Ok i'm stumped and google/youtube are no help in this case

how exactly do i remove the processor heat sink on this server?
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Hi

I have several Qnaps at different locations, and I want to do some backups using RTRR.

Can I use cloudlink for the destination server, or do I have to use fixed IP and open the port on destination server?

Or is there another way.  Both servers are on Cloudlink.

Thanks Terry
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I am currently battling with getting an SSTP VPN setup on my test network and wondered if I am missing something.

I had a 2008 Server which ran SSTP however this was on a single a server which also had Exchange and AD installed. An SSL cert was purchased for Exchange and the same cert was used for SSTP.

I have a new server which now has Hyper-V installed and I am running a DC and Exchange server both on Server 2016. I have installed the certificate for the exchange server and that is working fine however I am trying to use the same certificate on the DC for setting up SSTP. I have imported the cerfiticate as it says on various pages however the drop down menu with RRAS (see image below)

I don't do that much with certificates that often and it might be that I am missing something however I managed to set this up on server 2008R2 with no problems however I am wondering if that was because everything was on 1 server which simplified things?

Any help or tips regarding this or certificates would be much appreciated.
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Hi all,

i have some issues with iDRAC on our 13th Gen Dell PowerEdge Server.
the issue started after updating the iDRAC from older version (1.2.0) to latest version 2.41.40.40 or 2.50.50.50

issues faced:
1) Server hung at iDRAC initialization
2) or Server frequent reboot

the above symptoms are mostly seen in 13th and 12th generation PowerEdge and PowerVault server models of Dell
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I have a client, running Windows 8 Pro who needs to logon to our hosted server.  So far, everyone who has logged onto our server has been running Win10, using the "Remote Desktop Connection".  I'm sure RDC used to be on Windows 8, but I couldn't remember where it was (if it is even installed).  I know there is a version called "Remote Desktop" that can be downloaded from the MS store, but this doesn't have all of the features I need.

Can someone let me know how to run RDC on Windows 8.  Thank you
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We're running vSphere 6 on nine servers, each with their own copy of vSphere installed.  Several of the servers' CPU are overloaded, while the others are idle.  I've read that a single copy of vSphere can gang together the servers into one, big processing unit and can automatically allocated CPU load from one server to another.  I believe the process was called Distributed Resource Management (DRM) in v.5.5.  How can this configuration be done in v.6?

Your help is greatly appreciated!
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We have an HP ProLiant DL385 G7 server with an AMD Opteron 6128 processor.  Based on this chart, I believe it's a G34 socket.  What's the highest CPU I can install?  Based on the socket type and top wattage, I'm considering the AMD Opteron 6176.  Will it work?

Based on these specs from HP, it looks as though the server can handle Opteron 6282SE with a whopping 16 cores, but the power requirements are higher (120 watts vs. 80 w. for my 6128).  Can I simply upgrade the power supply as well, or do you think it would require a different motherboard?

I'm not sure what BIOS version we're using.  Does HP normally update the BIOS so the CPU can be significantly upgraded?

Thank you in advance for your feedback.
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I have proliant DL380P GEN8 , I'm going to deploy sage 300 ERP system ,and use the sever to host the company's website..

I have 8 SAS HDD (2TP 10K SAS),

my questions plz:

1- what's the best RAID configuration for my HDDs?

2- Is it better to use HDDs in bay 1 & 2 as RAID 1 logical drive and install Windows server 2012R2 on each of them??.

3- Is there any way to protect my HDDs from damaging ,as 4HDDs suddenly stopped working and during powering the server on asked to replace them

 

any advice would be appreciated

thanks in advance

waiting your reply
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Hi, although I enable Intel virtualisation and update BIOS to newest possible version I cannot turn on hypervisor (or created virtual machines will not power-on because hypervisor not running).  

I seek some info on Google but they always referencing to Intel VT function on BIOS.

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Anxiously looking forward to hearing back.

Very best regards and thanks in advance.
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Trying to install 2012 R2 on a PowerEdge R320 RAID1 SSD
Installing for USB I installs and then after a reboot during the in stall I get the screen
"Administrator's password must be changed" after I change it, it asks for my password so it can boot in
what I get is a black screen and a c:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe window

it's curser is blinking on c:\Users\Administrator
If I close this CMD all I get is a curser and black screen. I can do a "CNTRL-ALT-DEL"
it brings up Windows Server 2012 R2 screen with options: Lock, Switch user, Sign off, change a password and task manager"
maybe I have a graphics setting issue????

Any advise is appreciated
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Hi there,
I have a dell server service tag 2CMX6S1 running Windows 2012 R2 which is not returning it's IdentifyingNumber, Name, UUID or other csproduct information.
I am using :
wmic csproduct get name,indentifyingnumber,uuid
however I get 'No instance(s) available'.
I have tried bios updating to the most recent and version prior and reset the bios and re-installing windows server all to no avail.
I would appreciate comment on how I might resolve this or if indeed it is unresolvable.
Thanks,
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I just put a 1TB (Official/expensive) Dell disk in as an additional disk, and when clicking 'Manage Unassigned Disks'
I get this message:


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We have two Dell Rx730 PowerEdge servers (256 GB Ram and 14 X 8 TB drives for database and logs) for Exchange 2016. We are going to make a DAG of these two Exchange servers. Is there any specific requirements such as RAM, CPU and Hard Drive for Witness server?
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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.