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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 Experts
this customer has installed himself a win server 2016 in a HP Proliant ML10 GEN9   inten XEON 8 gb RAM  
I find it slow in general compared with other servers and when turning it of takes too long

What can I do here ?
Regards
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We have an old 2850 we are going to setup for a small client of ours, but this morning we noticed there is some kind of black goop on the motherboard (picture attached), its sticky and takes a good scrubbing to get it off your fingers.  I did some searching online and compared the area where the black substance is to pictures of 2850 motherboards online and I it looks like this little black pyramid/tower thing in front of the RAM slots turned to goop (I circled the black thing i'm talking about in the second picture attached).  Can anyone tell me what that thing is for, what its made out of, why it might turn to goop all of the sudden, and if it poses any threat to continued reliable operation of the server?  Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hi All,

My (new) company is looking at redoing our infrastructure.  
Our current setup consists of
1 SQL Server (2008 R2) / File Server
1 Terminal Server - Used for external sales people (figure 10 max concurrent, 31 external people total)
1 Watchguard appliance - url scanning and what not (also old).

We have no active directory server, no VPN.  The terminal server is mapped to an exposed port which is then forwarded to 3389.

I know the setup is less than ideal but I'm dealing with what's here.

The idea was to buy a new server to replace our failing TS Server but I've been pitching a VMfarm as we're dealing with multiple single point of failures.  

I'm currently thinking 2 Physical servers, that would need to be attached to a SAN to replace all of the above.  Our company in total is maybe 50-60 people with low CPU utilization currently.  Ideally I'm thinking for 4 or 5 VMs:

1)  Windows Gateway for Routing / VPN (or is it better to run a hardware appliance for this?)
2)  Active Directory Server
3)  Terminal Server
4)  File Server
5)  Sql Server

I would ideally like to split the VMs utilizing both machines, and enable vMotion(?) to allow the VMs to failover in case of a physical hardware failure.  

So Questions:

1)  What kind of licensing is needed for the physical servers?  (Vmware? If so what edition to enable failover)
2)  What kind of licensing do we need for the servers besides the OS (Always get confused about user CALs and what not)
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hi,

i have supermicro server x7dva-8.
when i try to install windows server 2012, there is an error "we couldnt find any drives.to get a storage driver, click load driver"

i install sata driver from the super micro cd...
but the error still remains...

how can i config hard drive or bios.

thanks
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HPE gen 9 server boot normally when the hdd is selected as first boot device. when we select pxe as first boot device and on exit of pxe  the disk is not getting detected and getting illegal opcode redscreen error.  Ethernet 1Gb 2-Port 361i Adapter is installed. does anyone seen  this issue before ?
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Hi

Previously I manage my email using Cpanel's webmail. I have then switched to Gsuite.
Is it possible to temporary add a second MX Record so that I can use my personal gmail account to access cpanel's webmail through pop3 to backup the emails?
Thank you
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I have a software that is graphic intense .

I want a server that I can run tests on , that multi session can run the software and have the server do the work for the stations.
either remote desktop or VM , or hyper V .

I have two quadro graphic cards. what server would you recommend me getting I would need two slots for the graphic cards , the software uses 16-32 gb in a desktop environment. fast hard drive are not required.

budget: $7k- $15k.
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Can someone help me understand smart values?

I use crystaldiskinfo (are there better ones that are free?  Better ones that run all the time?)

I just go with the color at the top of the page because I don't understand the values.

If you look at their page:

https://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/manual-en/SmartInfo.html

current  - that's what it is on this hard drive now, right?
worst - worst value for that drive?

Threshold - higher than that is a problem? And higher, not lower since it's counting numbers of bad things - the more bad things the worse it is?

So if you look at that page above, it should be failing on most all the values?

Read error rate is 253 and threshold is 51?  And worse is 100, lower than the current rate of 253?  error rate of 1 sounds not as bad as error rate of 1000, right?  Errors / read?  Am I backwards?

thanks!
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Experts:

Please advise. I have a Dell PowerEdge T420 where the hardware is fine but SNMP for Solarwinds MSP Remote Monitoring is reporting a battery issue  for:
DELL PERC H310 SCSI - "Dell - RAID - Storage Management" and "Dell - Battery State - State of battery" is reporting "Unsupported SNMP variable. Everything matches the other working servers. However I want to compare the OIDs from the Dell Server vs. the Reporting Software. For the monitoring software it is reporting (battery) OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10893.1.20.130.15.1.4.1
Controller: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10893.1.20.110.13.0
Please advise
FYI: Could not find matching hardware when I ran the SNMP Walk on the problem server unless I am looking for the wrong thing? Searched for "battery" and "RAID"
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Hello,

We have Dell server poweredge 610T and one of the disk is failed.  We need to replace the disk and rebuild the raid 5.
What are the steps I need to do after I put the new disk.  Can someone explain step by step? Thanks in advance.
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hi all

stumbled recently on the following problem. think you might have some insight.

my current company is working on a gameserver project.
they stuck 2 NVIDIA M10 cards on a sever class supermicro computer ( i'll provide the reference of the case ASAP if requested or at some point anyway. )
the machine has 5 PCI-x buses. the cards are plugged on 2 independent ones, apparently both adressed by the same CPU
on each of the bus is a separate additional network card ( references coming )
the os is windows 7
the server is not used for virtualisation

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windows would not install more than 6 GPUs. other 2 are stuck with a code 43 error in the device manager and no explanation

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disabling/enabling them makes the error disappear but the GPUs actually still don't work ( the device manager does not show a screen attached to them when viewing devices by connexion. GPU-Z can list them but does not show them as cuda-enabled nor shows any information such as the GPU speed ). and rebooting produces the initial code 43 errors again.

disabling other devices does not help

disabling other GPUs including on the other M10 card plugged on the other bus will let me activate the non-working GPUs properly

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i have little knowlege of PCI-x specs/limitations ( insight welcome ) and windows is not my field.

any idea what would be the limitation ? PCI-x lanes ? driver ? PCI-x memory adressing ?
how to actually confirm what the problem is ? circumvent ?

thanks …
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What is the replacement of  HP Blade Enclosure 7000c.  
Also, what exactly is HPE Synergy.
Is there a comparative list of similar 7000c/ latest  list of enclosures  by other main vendors.

Thank you.
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Hi Guys,

I have rebooted by server and its giving an error about accelerator battery/cache module its on a p400 controller. Do i need to replace the battery? its getting to the windows splash screen and then not getting past that.

Any ideas?
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I have a few automated testers that have a windows 7 machine that controls and processes all the other test equipment in a rack.  We have a revision controls placed form the client and due to no AV being installed putting them on the network is not an option.  I am looking for a IP KVM at least one port that we can view and interface with the tester and use the mouse and keyboard if intervention is needed.  I know that they have ones but I am looking for an interface that goes over HTML 5 ones we have used in the past that require JAVA or ActiveX have been nothing but problems.  Any suggestions?
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In the specs saying :
APC Smart-UPS SRT 5000VA RM 208V to 120V 2U Step-Down Transformer

Does that mean it has 208V input and 120V output.  Or I can plug it in either into 120V or 208V?  
Do I need to have 208V 30Amp plug for this?
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I just started a new job and already 2 issues have happened involving Dell servers. Both times the hardware was found to not be under warranty when Dell was called. We have a huge list of servers with tag numbers. I have heard there is a tool or website where I can enter my tag numbers and get a list of what is covered and what is not, expiration dates, etc. Does something like that exist? At this point it looks like the alternative is to paste in every tag number and check the results on the Dell site.
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we have two UPS and getting one connection to Server Room  and connected to Servers . but it did not give us the real redundant power due to one single connection to Serevr room  . what is the recommended practice  ? do we need 4 UPS for that ?
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We are looking to replace our  existing  Blade 7000c - HP Gen 6 BL Proliant Servers.  May I know who are the top vendors in the Enterprise Server Market today and their pros and cons.  Thanks.
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hi experts,

 looking for a UPS that can be configured to send email notifications when power goes out and UPS kicks in or for it to send command to server to power down correctly.
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We have an new LSI mega raid 9341-8i. This card comes with 2x internal ports. 8643 SAS ports. We need to connect 24 Drives to the card. However we are connecting theses drives through a backplane.

The card says it can connect up to 32 drives in a RAID configuration. How can we connect more than 2 banks of drives using this card. Can we use a SAS Expander and how do we go about doing that?

Thanks,
Robert
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Hello dear Experts!

I have ML110 G5 Server that I have pulled out of retirement, to try a pilot project.
Latest BIOS on it is dated 10/25/2010, installed via SP51267.exe which I was able to get from HP website without goign into support contract.
I have also installed HP ILO 100c Card for that server.
This little guy, powers on, flashes the BIOS Prompt screen and shuts off.
As soon as I take the card out, all is well. To make sure the card is not defective, I have actually tried two 100c cards with same result.

BIOS is in default state, settings wise.

Hoping, someone else had this issue and could shed some light on the resolution.

Thank you as always and best regards,
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We recently started getting a bunch of fatal errors listed on our main server's RAID.  checking the status it shows as no errors and system is optimal, but these errors keep showing up and once I started a consistency check it started listing a bunch more.

not sure what to do next as these errors don't tell me much....

and am I at any risk of losing data at this point?

Thanks

Denten
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Hello Friends,

i have Buffalo TeraStation 7000 device. configured 3 of 12 disks Arrays each 4 disk drives

Arry 1 and 2 are RAID5 = copying speed over network is and within drives is 10-12 Mbps Only.
Arry 3 is configured as RAID0 but speed is same 10Mbps

copying speed on other network devices reaches up to 200Mbps but very slow on this even within the gigabit NIC

could you please help.
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Hi

Currently I am using this motherboard which has 5 sata port.
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/790GXG65.html

What's the best way to get extra sata port?
a) buy sata and power multiplier cable?
b) buy pci card that give extra sata port
c) buy esata to sata converter? (my mother has one unuse esata port)

Thx
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Where i can find the proliant dl380p gen8 firmware upgrade dvd?
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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.