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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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So I didn't select a Desktop Experience while installing Server Standard 2016.   And looks like it installed a Core Edition.  Just a CMD command line.  
Does is mean no Desktop Experience is a Core Experience?
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era
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On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Hello - I have a Security Device Scope set on my DHCP server.

10.201.192.20
10.201.207.254

255.255.240.0 /20

What I want to do is assign another scope within my Security Device Scope for 10 Camera, 10 Card Readers and 2 Media Servers. How would I break that scope up into other scopes for the following devices, however using the Security Device Scope?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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Hello - I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I built recently, and in the first week of use, it has lost it's trust relationship with AD twice.  What causes this?
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Hello - I have a server PER710 that I will use for a FTP server. I have c drive set on a RAID 1 and I'd like to have my FTP dir on my DELL Compellent SC220. How would I create a volume on Compellent and have it recognized on PER710 Server?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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This is virtual disk in Raid 5, where Disk 7 is hotspare.
When Disk 11 removed (failure disk), Disk 7 is Rebuilding.
Should I wait for Disk 7 rebuild completely, or I can insert new Disk 11 now?
Dell PowerEdge R510 with PERC H800 Adapter
Many thanks!
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Both the C: (OS) partition and D: (Data} are RAID5, the C: has three failed drives, actual error is "foreign." I have a backup but would rather install the OS again and reconnect to data, I don't believe this will be an issue, if so please advise.

It's a PowerEdge Server, having a hard time getting the CD to boot to configure the new drives and install the OS on the C: partition, any help here is greatly appreciated.
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Have a server that doesn't boot, attached is a Synology NAS device, is it possible to connect another server using the IQN?

Very possible more info is needed, if so please don't hesitate to ask.
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I am looking for a comparison chart for the latest DELL and HP servers.  Where can I find it
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We are about to upgrade to a new server.  It is going to be 2016 Standard Domain Controller.  We have about 40 users, 30 PC's, and 5 printers shared off this.  It is also used for file storage for about 300GB's worth of data.

My question is, do I need to worry so much about Core count, cache, or hyperthreading if it's just doing those tasks with no extra software installed except Antivirus?  Of course I want it to be fast and not just optimal but I don't want to overkill it.

The specs I'm looking at are:
Mix use solid state drives (raid 10)
Intel E5-2620 v4 2.1GHZ, 20M Cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, Turbo, HT, 8C/16T
32GB RAM
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Please see attached sample, need compatible stencils that will work with the rack stencil, like switches, patch panels, UPS, etc

Thank you
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Optimize your web performance
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Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

What does that mean?  >> solid state drive - 480 GB - SATA 6Gb/s >>
SSD’s use sata protocol?  compared to fibre channel, sas, etc
HP DL360 gen9 have these in spec quotes
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Need another pair of eyes to check my DC specs.  Mostly for AD purposes box.  DC, DHCP, DNS.  Maybe Print server as additional.  I will dial another DC on VM.  

Win2016 DC
FT-E5-2603V4, Intel Xeon E5-2603V4 1.7GHz 1U
Including:
* (1) Intel Xeon Processor E5-2603V4 Haswell (6 Cores)
* (1) Supermicro Motherboard X10SRW-F
* On Board Dual 1GB NIC Ports
* On Board VGA
* On Board IPMI 2.0
* 16GB DDR4 2400 RAM ECC/REG Installed, Lifetime
Warranty
* (1) Riser Card w/ 2x PCIe x16 GEN 3.0 FHFL
* (1) Riser Card w/ 1x PCIe x8 GEN 3.0 LPHL
* (1) LSI 9271-4i RAID Controller
* (2) 1TB Enterprise SATA 7200RPM 3.5" HDD
* (4) Hard drive Bays for 3.5" or 2.5" as an option
* (2) PCI-e 16X GEN 3 Slots available
* (2) 500W Hotswap redundant PSU
* (1) Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Operating System
64-bit English (16 Core), OEM
* 3 Years Full Warranty w/ advance ship replacement
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Where would I look on the physical host of VMWare ESXi if the main host server keeps freezing for logs to give me an idea as to what is causing the freezing?
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i am in the process of getting entry level server to move my endpoint  and one internal application to 2 entry level 2 servers . price are more 40 % with the 2 power supply configuration .what is your opinion  on this
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I live in the dorms and am looking to start learning server administration. The only problem is it's all wifi and we don't have ethernet.

I bought a $30 wifi to ethernet adapter but it doesn't connect to the school's network and it only sometimes connects to a mobile phone.

I was thinking I could buy one of those USB adapters and install the driver (obviously it would be installed already on Ubuntu Desktop).

Would this work?

Also the device needs a Mac Address for the wifi network to accept it. Do these USB devices have Mac Addresses?
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Hello -

I have swapped out bays 0 and 1 with SSD Drives (850 EVO) and using existing drives 2, 3 4, and 5. I am in the process of setting up RAID on the server. I selected Ctrl + R, got into RAID config screen, selected disk group/controller and pressed F2. I was able to create new VD. I selected RAID 1 and selected all availiable disk I want into RAID 1 (0 &1). All looks like it accepted the change, however I have Disk 2, 3, 4, 5 that I'd like to put into a RAID 10. I cannot select F2 on those drives. It is not letting me configure a new device group. I do not wan to proceed in installing my OS Server 2012 and not have the remainder of disk setup in a RAID. ANy reason why this is not allowing me to setup?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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PROBLEM: I recently began volunteering at a small non-profit organization with less than (20) users and am at a point where I need to replace their old server running Windows 2008.

Currently, the organization does not use the server for user or workstation management and have only used it to provide a single drive share that users manually map to. All users have the same permissions on this share.  Their files are typical excel, word, pdf, along with some minimal photoshop and video files.

OPTIONS AS I SEE THEM:
1) Windows Server 2016 Essentials running on a server w/ a RAID array
2) NAS
3) Open to other solutions, but they've got to be easy to administer

GOALS:
1) Keep it somewhat cheap
    a) I can get a Dell T330 server w/ RAID 5 for approx $1800 and Windows Server 2016 Essentials through Tech Soup an extremely reduced rate
    b) NAS for under that same $2k mark
2) I'd like to keep the environment relatively simple so that when it isn't me volunteering any longer, the next volunteer with minimal IT experience can come along and take over without a lot of heartache. Easy could mean:
    a) manage users, devices, patching, drive mapping, and printers through Active Directory
    b) could mean a NAS and just have users and devices not centrally managed like they are now

3)  Need a way to back it all up, preferably to a cheap cloud type provider; possibly Azure backup or idrive.com, or something like that.

   
Appreciate any and all suggestions!
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i have an Hp proliant DL360 G7,when turn on,it gives amber power light,red Health light blinking, amber Over Temp light and DIMM 1 and 4 gives amber light on the Systems Insight Display. The Server restarts every 9 seconds. anyone in the house to help?
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Hi,
I don't understand how to populate the memory DIMMS on my HP Proliant DL380p Gen 8 server which has 2 processors.
Please can someone explain it in simple terms?

I have installed 8GB in 8 slots ( should be 64GB) but the server only sees 32GB (see attachment)
How do I fix this?
I am aware the slots need to be populated in a specific sequence but I don't understand it.

So 8 memory modules. Which slots do I insert them in?
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I got 2 new HP servers. I ordered Advanced iLO licenses for both, but only received 1 key.

On the email from HP it does say "Activated Qty: 2"

I'm guessing that means that that license key can be used twice? Does that sound correct?
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Dear Team, we are purchasing some devices but not sure how to build it. Do you have any guide? or can you please suggest the network diagram?
- 4 x Server HPE Gen9
- 2 x SAN switch
- 1 x SAN storage
- 20 x Patch cord LC-LC
- 1 x HDD Storage

Many thanks as always!
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I have here seven Hitachi 500 GB SATA drives purchased used.  The drives are definitely SATA and not SAS or Fibre Channel; see the image below.  They appear to be standard SATA drives, that's what the label says they are and that's what I expected.

The drives are mounted in server-style sleds.  There's no manufacturer name on the sled; there's a logo I don't recognize on an oval release button on the front, perhaps someone will know from the picture.  The drives are absolutely clean and dust-free.

As I tested them for function, every last one failed to present to the host system BIOS.  I've tried them on two different systems and the BIOS does not see the drive at all.  Each drive makes a brief "peep", clicks in what would seem to be a recal, pauses about half a second and then cycles through this again.

The seller claims that the drives worked before shipment.  When I pressed further on this, asking specifically whether the drives were individually tested, the response was "They worked in the server."  From this I assume that they were not individually tested for function and the seller equated "works in the server" to "works as an individual drive."

Now I can believe one, two or possibly even three drives DOA but not the whole lot, and I find it hard to believe that anyone would knowingly sell dead drives as working on fleabay.  (Side note:  The seller issued a refund, that's not an issue.)

Possibilities as I see it:

  • The drives were DOA when
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Some Basic Differences Between MySQL and MongoDB
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB.

To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/webinars/mongodb-administration-mysql-dba
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Percona Server for MongoDB
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB.


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RAdware LinkProof Bandwidth

We currently have Radware Linkproof for load balancing of two IPS limited to 100mgbit by Radware license purchased 7 years and currently on maintenance.
Now when we upgraded ISP bandwidth Ethernet from 100mg (use to pay $1.2k per month to 300 mgbit (for $900 per month) and getting 500/500 mgbit FIOS and paying less as bandwidth    
Our Linkproof device can handle 4gb just need to get a license for 1008.
  Radware is asking for $8000!!!!!! to go from 108 mgbit to 1008 mgbit + additional 1500 maintenance on the top of current 1500
That is totally out of reason as 7 to 10 years ago 100mg was a lot of bandwidth and small companies were using T1 with 1.5mgbit in now days 500/500 is basic for many companies and Radware pricing is still scaled based on 14.4kb modem pricing
For now, I just configured policy based routing on my checkpoint FW for one VLAN to go directly to my primary Ethernet IPS with 300mg
The only reason I am using Radware is for ISP redundancy as in the past T1 use to go down a lot
MY current fiber Ethernet connection is rock solid for a couple of years. I still like to have ISP redundancy on Linkproof even though It could be done Checkpoint but don’t want to pay $8K
I am paying less for CP with 11 blades than Radware is asking for just load balancing
I can probably buy 1008 on the eBay for 1k or 2k and copy my configuration.
I am looking for an Expert (key word expert with experience in both Radware and checkpoint)
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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.