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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,

We have Dell R610 servers in our network, last few days i am getting unexpected server reboot issue, i try to find issue but unable to find out.
please help me out i am attaching 2 servers log files.

OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Stranded SP1
121418-13478-01.dmp
121418-16426-01.dmp
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Greetings,

I am running several VMware 5.5 hosts on OEM servers, with each using a MegaRAID LSI 9260-4i SATA RAID controller card with accompanying battery backup unit.   Hosts are managed by a VCenter 5.5  virtual server.  Drive configurations on each host are SATA drives paired in RAID-1 configurations.  I recently got an alarm sounding on one of the servers that 1 of the SATA drives had failed.  I installed the Avago StorCLI utility, and using a  SHOW HEALTH command saw that the state of the virtual drive was degraded, and that the failed drive was on the LSI controller's connector P1.  I shut the system down, pulled out the failed SATA drive, and replaced it with a same-size SATA drive.  On startup the controller card began to beep again, as it was still detecting the degraded virtual drive.  I hit CTRL-H to enter the LSI controller's WEB BIOS and went to add the replacement drive to the degraded virtual drive.  Unfortunately, I could not remove the failed drive from the original RAID-1 Drive Group 0, as it still showed the failed drive in the original mirror setup, as a MISSING PD.  As such I could not add the replacement drive into the original Drive Group 0.  When I tried to add the replacement drive into the Logical Drive setups, the interface created a new Drive Group 1 and wanted to add the new drive to that.  Ultimately I had to declare the new drive as a Global Hot Spare, and I then saw the system start  to rebuild the Drive Group 0 using the new hot spare …
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So I have no ability to boot from UEFI on a Proliant ML350 Gen8 which makes my 8 2tb drives useless in a raid 10... The 2tb limit comes into effect. I tried ESXI but could not get that to work either.. Any ideas?
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Recently dell r720 has been power off, when I boot the server, the server hang at scanning for device dell message. the is in the server is windows server 2008r2

thanks
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I am having problems moving a virtual drive from one storage location to another on one of my VM Machines but can't understand why. The VM I am trying to move the drive on is our Production SQL server that serves up data for our ERP system. The data and all drives currently sits on a SAN we purchased but the 10K drives cannot handle the requests so I thought I could move that drive that contains the SQL database to a HOST that has a bank of SSD drives. That datastore is 735GB and the drive I want to move is 400GB so it should fit however when I go to Migrate the drive it says that there is not enough room. What am I doing wrong? Can I move a drive off a SAN to a local Datastore on a host? Do I need to move the whole VM drive structure to a new datastore? I was under the impression I could move just one drive which it looks like can be done but I don't completely understand the process.

When I am in the advanced settings of the migration process do I need to tell the application where all the drives need to stay and where to move? I mean In the Advanced window do I need to tell the system to keep all the drives on the current datastore (SAN) and change the one drive to the new location? I was just telling it to move just the drive but each time I would click next it would tell me that there isn't enough space.
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We are cleaning up a server room and have a bunch of 6-10 foot power cables where we really only need 2-3 foot cables. What I am wondering is if it OK to use regular PC power cables or do we need the more heavily shielded cables like the extra long ones that come with the servers?

We need to order @ 40 3-foot cables if you know of any good places for bulk rate deals. We are using standard type plugs with female ends for the back of the servers and male ends to plug into large power strips mounted along the back of the rack.
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I have a system that is running rwdhat Linux and a hard drive went bad on the raid controller.  Disk0.

When I replace the hard drive it should rebuild itself after I swap the drive correct?

I do not know the raid type.

I assume I can hot swap or should I power down.  The system is operational at the moment
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iLO 4 on a Proliant ML 350 G8 server. I upgraded the firmware from 1.4 to 2.61 and now i get an error for the iLO Health stating Controller firmware revision 2.10.00 Embedded media initialization failed due to media write-verify test failure . I read that some suggest formatting the Embedded Flash but I see this message WARNING: Formatting the Embedded Flash erases all data on the iLO partition and cannot be undone. External providers (like BIOS, Intelligent Provisioning, OneView and FLM) will need to be re-configured. Im not sure if this is going to mess the server up.
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Hi,
Our healthcare application needs to be implemented in a hospital, the application is very critical in nature.  The entire application is basically writing images and reading it back and forth for multiple editing.  Yearly atleast 1.5TB of  images will be generated. At any point of time there will be 300 concurrent users. manipulating the images .  Per Image size will be approximately 250 KB.

So my questions is ,
1. How to determine the best server configuration for the above specs
2.  Should we go for on premise server or on cloud
3. We have looked at the Amazon S3 and Digital Ocean Spaces option , which is the better based on cost and performance
4. Need to desice keeping in mind the solution should work for atleast 6 years.

Regards
Bharat
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Looking for GPU upgrade options for a Dell PowerEdge R510 Rack-mount server.  We are integrating a security surveillance system and the client that we intend to run on the server will require a higher definition output than the standard built-in VGA that the PowerEdge R510 Server offers.  Are there any solutions for upgrading or adding an internal/external Hi-Def GPU card?
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What 24" Quad Computer Monitor -- Mount Free Standing hardware do you recommend that I do NOT need to screw into a hole on the desk surface ?

  ** Example
          ** https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V004/dp/B00DGSI5WS?th=1
          ** FREE STANDING edition, not DESK MOUNT
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Hi All,

I'm getting the following error message when trying to configure the idrac on a R420 Dell server running Windows 2008 R2:

"Operation has failed because configuration is disabled for in-band users"

Any idea what is causing this message

Regards
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What power outage TRACKING systems do you recommend that would do what my
https://www.lacrossetechnology.com/temperature-and-humidity-monitor-and-alert-system-with-dry-temperature-probe/
currently does, but every 1 minutes instead of every 15 minutes ?

My UPS is plugged into a natural gas "always on" generator, therefore the UPS would show a 5 hour
power outage only lasting about 30 seconds, just enough time for it to switch over to natural gas

  ** Maybe something like
              ** https://www.isocketworld.com/en/isocket-smart-sockets/
              ** https://www.absoluteautomation.com/alerts-monitoring/
              ** https://www.pumpalarm.com/power-failure-alarm/
=================================================================================
1.      Plug into an outlet by my desk that is NOT on battery backup
2.      Setup to email me anytime
            •      TEMP is > 200 = NEVER happens
            •      DEVICE cannot access the LaCrosse $12/yr web portal to report current TEMP = happens every time power is out since WIFI will NOT be on
3.       Get below in TEXT form + an automatic email when power is out, then back on

•         10/15/18, 2:45pm, STARTED
•         10/15/18, 3:15pm, STOPPED

•         10/17/18, 1:25pm, STARTED
•         10/17/18, 2:37pm, STOPPED
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I have a Perc 6/i integrated raid controller. Its a raid 5 with about 2tb of storage. There are 4 disk and I replaced each drive one at a time with 4tb drives. I thought the volume was supposed to expand, but im obviously wrong. Am I going to have to copy all the data to a separate drive and reconfigure this thing?

I see in Open Manage there is a reconfigure option for that Virtual Disk.

Here is the physical disk information.
Physical Disks
ID      0:0:2
Status      OK
Name      Physical Disk 0:0:2
State      Online
Bus Protocol      SATA
Media      HDD
Revision      00.0NS05
T10 PI Capable      No
Capacity      2,047.38GB
Used RAID Disk Space      931.00GB
Available RAID Disk Space      1,116.38GB
Hot Spare      No
Vendor ID      
Product ID      WDC WD4000FYYZ-05UL1B0
Serial No.      WD-WMC130E7MAVD
Sector Size      512B
SAS Address      1221000002000000
Non-RAID HDD Disk Cache Policy      Not Applicable
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Hardware: Dell Poweredge R630 - running latest BIOS and firmware.  SD card boot;   Accessories: CD drive;  USB port;  [NO Hard Drive]

Operating System: VMWare 6.5.0    5310538


Problem with sticky boot up when restarting a Dell Poweredge R630 VMWare ESXi host which has no hard drive. [i.e. boots up from onboard SD card] It can take 3 attempts to restart the server which appears to successfully boot through all the hardware configurations but stalls when loading the VMWare environment.  I have spoken with Dell who say that this is a VMWare problem. I am not an expert on this but since the server is running at the moment I was hoping that I might be able to copy the current configuration onto another medium and boot up from it in order to eliminate the SD cards.   Does anybody know how to do this?

If the problem is with VMWare how do I diagnose the likely cause? Does anybody know the best course of action?

Thanks to anybody for taking the time to look at this.
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A client is building a new facility. Should the voltage in server room be 110v or 220v? Or, this does not matter? I saw 220 was better, i forgot the reasoning.
The voltage in their current server room is 110. I don't see a problem.  
Thanks!
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When dealing with MTU in a networking environment, how do you verify what MTU size is being used/generated from within two systems?  Also, can you explain or share the size of MTU of the default or best practice MTU size for communication on different networks and or devices?
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What is is legacy boot mode in windows 2016 std server?  Do I need to normal UEFI?  
Any issues if I don't?
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What is the difference between a pallet rack and a shock rack?

I am comparing two models with the same dimensions and capacity, with the only difference being one is described as a pallet rack and the other a shock rack, which is @ $450 more.

When I check the boxes to compare models, the shock rack seems to have larger dimensions though the interior capacity is the same.

Just had an online chat with an "HPE Representative" who told me there was no major difference. Totally useless!

Here's the product page - https://www.hpe.com/us/en/product-catalog/servers/server-racks/pip.models.hpe-g2-advanced-series-racks.1009694916.html
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Hi,
I am thinking about buying a new HP ML110 G10 with iLO 5 activated and like to know how to go about buying iLO 5.
Is this a piece of chip (or hardware) that I need to purchase separately or it is intergrated inside the server?
Do I have to buy license initially and renew it annually or it is one time purchase?
I saw the demo on youtube and like the fact that you can Manage and monitor servers from anywhere.
HP Part number is 512485-B21, but the price is all over the place and don't know what/where I need to buy.
AMASON: $70.00
NewEgg: $99.00
Provantage  $257.92
CDW  $303.99
serversupply: $310
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Obviously the EMC AX4-5i is an ancient SAN but it still serves a purpose in our organization hosting non-production VM's. Anyway, I thought I knew enough about the SAN to fix the issue when I noticed the amber battery light on the SPS-B. This SAN has dual controllers and batteries. SPS-A was green and good so I ordered a refurbed SPS, plugged it in and charged it over night. I came in this morning and as soon as I flipped the switch on SPS-B, the whole SAN went down. I scrambled and got the SPS-B in there, plugged in and turned on but no joy. I flipped the switch on both SPS's and turned them back on and the SAN came back online but now I have a green light on the new SPS-B and an amber light on SPS-A and Navisphere is showing both SPS's in fault disabling the write caching on the SAN.

1. Even if SPS-A was showing green but was "really" bad, the fact that it was plugged in should have kept the SAN up and running when I shutdown SPS-B correct?
2. Why would SPS-B be showing green on the back but faulted in Navisphere? Is there some kind of reset?
3. It worries me that SPS-A was showing green and now it's showing amber. Surely it didnt just die when I shutdown SPS-B?

I am just looking for some help as what i thought was a simple fix now is worse than before I replaced the bad part. I'm hoping some of this is due to when it went down, I was shutting things tings down making new connections and turning them back on as fast as possible without thought of any kind of order.…
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Hi

Has anyone used riello UPS?
http://www.riello-ups.co.uk/
Used APC and Eaton before..

Thanks
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Hi,

Please, how can I reset the password for HP storage Works P2000/MSA2000

Thank you in advance
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Please provide me with guides on where to download and how to configure HP ProLiant DL360 Generation 10 servers so I can view and configure their RAID settings within Server 2016.
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Dell PowerEdge T620 Failed Disk. The server boots up to a foreign configuration. Asking to select "C" or "F". The system will boot up after selecting F to import foreign config. Server 2012r2 boots up then blue screens critical process died. The system config shows that the virtual disk is offline and 1 disk is ready and 1 is foreign. I am attaching pics of the config page. I have a new drive to install for the one that has the amber light  flashing on it. Any help on getting the RAID fixed and server started would be awesome. IMG_3141.JPGIMG_3142.JPGIMG_3143.JPGIMG_3144.JPG
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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.