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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.

I am needing extra server ports to my Cisco UCS 6248UP fabric interconnect. I already have the
expansion module but I need still more ports. The Cisco config limits doc notes

There is a limit of twenty FEX for each UCS domain. For example, you can either have ten 2232 FEX for each FI or a combination of ten chassis and ten FEX.
Does that refer to the 2232PP FEX in the second URL below? So long as I purchase the license would that allow me to add more chassis?

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/ucs-manager/Reference-Docs/Configuration-Limits/4-0/b_UCS_Configuration_Limits_4_0.html

https://www.serversupply.com/products/part_search/pid_lookup.asp?pid=176024&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-
bjyBRCcARIsAFboWg35eKbXronC3785BVy0zhu4LuvZV2y_ljRAfulzqlypF2FGVcAD0mQaAm1vEALw_wcB
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HP DL380 Gen8 has got flashing green light when power button is pressed but not booting up and stays forever as flashing green.

iLO comes up, at least pingable. iLO has another issue though, web interface stops responding after 20 sec so I have more or less 20sec in web interface to check.

What should I check? I had tried to make a reset by removing the battery and before that it was fine. can it be because of battery??
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Hello Experts,

Another question I have , I have a usb drive and it has all the iso files that downloaded and the drive is plugged into the server. I want to COPY all the ISO files to the datastores in the vmware esxi.

Can you please tell me how to do that?
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Dear Expert
I have a small protect, and I want to introduce to my organization concerning saving energy. I want to have the ability to be able to control the light system and air-condition with an app and a central system via a Wi-Fi connection.
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Hi, I would like to know we have an APC Smart-UPS X 3000 installed and running and I want to add an extra battery pack  (fully compatible) to connect to the APC Smart-UPS X 3000 I need to turn off?  or I can connect my battery pack while my APC Smart-UPS X 3000 is on?
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Windows storage server 2008 failed to boot with hal.dll missed or corrupted
this happens after maybe a windows update failed to rollback
tried all... ram, bios cmos battery, hard drive diagnostic.
tried starting with 2008 dvd anche chek for repair, installation is recognized but no automatic repair option available.
So from command line dos tried bootrec fixmbr and fixboot. rebuildbcd found 0 installation, so made command attrib to make visible then repeat rebuildbcd. nothing.
Sfc /scannow hangs starting, stopped on "start analysis..."
DISM in supported from 2008 r2, not 2008
Reading manually CBS log result failed installation of package 3 f KB2862335, then rollback and shutdown on 24 december, when server died.
file are accessible, a lot of boot file seems updated on 24 december.
Please help, now i'm remotely connected with Ilo2 and an installation dvd of windows 2008 r2 inserted
Ask me for details, i cannot format that server!
Thanks
M
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Dear Gurus
We are planning to have a 10 TB capacity Oracle 12 C Database hosted on a Virtual BL660 servers.
Typically the number of users/apps who will connect is around 200 max at any given time.
Was looking to find out how much vCPU and vRAM should I request for the same.

IS there any simple thumb rule to follow for this.?

Thankyou.
Flex
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I have a Nexus 6k connecting to UCS Fabric Interconnect. What's puzzling to me is that there are are "jumbo packet" - millions of them counted in the sho interface commands. But the MTU on the Nexus side is 1500. And the same thing is true if I log onto the FI - I see jumbo packet counters highly incremented and yet the interfaces are all set to 1500 MTU. Any thought as to how I could be seeing these big counts of jumbo "packets" (Frames would have been a better term no?) when I don't think I have jumbo framing configured on either side of these links?

RTR01# sho int Eth 1/3
Ethernet1/3 is up
Dedicated Interface
  Belongs to Po2
  Hardware: 1000/10000 Ethernet, address: 002a.5cc2.4aca (bia 002a.5cc2.4aca)
  Description: TO-MY-UCS01-A
  MTU 1500 bytes, BW 10000000 Kbit, DLY 10 usec
  reliability 255/255, txload 89/255, rxload 4/255
  Encapsulation ARPA
  Port mode is trunk
  full-duplex, 10 Gb/s, media type is 10G
  Beacon is turned off
  Input flow-control is off, output flow-control is off
  Rate mode is dedicated
  Switchport monitor is off
  EtherType is 0x8100
  Last link flapped 4d02h
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters 17w1d
  1 interface resets
  30 seconds input rate 109418408 bits/sec, 19662 packets/sec
  30 seconds output rate 3958742016 bits/sec, 346160 packets/sec
  Load-Interval #2: 5 minute (300 seconds)
    input rate 166.25 Mbps, 24.08 Kpps; output rate 3.51 Gbps, 309.55 Kpps
  RX
    411181255573 unicast packets  8610632 …
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Hi Guys,
I'm thinking to buy a Fujitsu Workstation R290 for install Vmware 6.7U2 but i can't find if it's compatible.
Cpu on this workstation is Xeon E5-2660 V1

If yes, do you think next releases will support this Workstation?

Thanks
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What are the ways to Reduce Electric Consumption in Data Centers?
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I have a client where it appears every few days their server creates an exact copy of it's drive on the office computers. So, for example, the server's drive everybody uses is S:  then after a few days the server will make a copy of it and the users will see an S: and an F:. Both are exact copies of each other. Both drives have all the files and the files have no issues opening. When saving in the usual S: the file instantly is also copied to the F:. Deleting the F: has no impact on the S: and the main drive continues to operate as normal until a few days later then we'll see a G: that is a copy of the S: again.

Any thoughts?
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Hi Experts

Could you give me an in general overall topics on what would be your recommendation for publishing / hosting a portal (similar that) to go into production?

A similar site


Thanks in advance.
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What's the function\ reason of adding external battery pack to existing uninterruptible power supply (UPS)?
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how to know if I can install the windows server 2012 R2 or Windows 2016 in this server

Supermicro SuperChassis 826BA-R1K28WB 2U 12 Bay LFF Rackmount Server With X9DRW-3F Motherboard
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I have a small site running all windows 10 PCs inside of a windows Domain architecture.
Everything is very very clean Domain.  The site is managed via Solar Winds which is a mature product.
 The  Domain Server being used is a 2012 R2 Server product without virtualization.

The rest of the software apps are simply Accounting and Patient Dats.  Its as I have said, a very clean environment.      
About 2 weeks ago suddenly each PC started logging off of the network, and going back to lock screen from before logging ive checked everything I can think.  The GPOs are not configured to do any sort of locking out, or logging off.

Ive been racking my head trying to discover what could be the problem.  I know that Microsoft laid out a bad update about 2 weeks ago.  I wondered if maybe this had anything to do with it.    Anyway,  all the PCs are affected, and the issue just came about starting 2 weeks ago.

Any clarity of thought would be appreciated.
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Hey Experts!  Running into a rather odd issue and figured I'd ask the community of experts.

I'm using the Intelligent Provisioning > Express OS Install on a DL160 G10 server and the options available to install from is:
  • DVD Media
  • SMB/CIFS (Windows Share)
  • An anonymous FTP Server
  • Install ClearOS from internet

I don't have a DVD drive and the ClearOS isn't the OS I need.  I thought there would be a USB option but I don't see it.  Is there a way to add that option?  Is there an updated provisioning version I need?  I haven't run into this situation before and I'd like to get Windows Server 2016 on this server.

I appreciate everyone's help with this.
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Greetings,

This question is for product recommendations for LSI MegaRaid cards.  I have been using the Megaraid LSI 9260-4i SATA RAID card with BBU for c. 5 years with great success and, knock on wood, 0 card failures or issues.  Unfortunately, the card has been out of production and EOL for c. 5 or 6 years now, so I figure for future setups I need to move on to another card that is in production, being supported by Broadcom, and getting ongoing firmware updates.  I called into Broadcom storage support and was advised to look into using the 9361-4i RAID card with CacheVault daughtercard for future setups.

Street pricing for the 9260-4i was typically $260 for the card and $160 for the BBU.
I'm seeing pricing for the 9361-4i at c. $350 and c. $120 for the CacheVault daughtercard.

Note that I use the MegaRAID cards for mostly in-house operations, or for secondary and peripheral client servers.  For primary client operations - SQL, Exchange etc. - I always use Dell servers.

My typical server setup when using MegaRAID is a simple one - SATA drives, either RAID-1 or RAID-5, though RAID-6 is possible where justified.  Add an additional drive as a hot spare and ensure email notifications for status updates and it's a reliable setup.

I'd appreciate any feedback and recommendations from pros who have experience with these cards as to whether the 9361-4i / 8i is the way to go, or if you recommend I standardize on a different adapter, and which one you've had good …
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Hi I have this new poweredge server but I wanted to put my own perc controller in it, and ran into a problem.  So the power supply dosen't have regular power to hard drive connectors, it just has the power and ssd cable in one thing.  There is one hd power cable, but I need four for my configuration.

Question, is there a cable i can get that converts this?

Thanks all.  I'll try to post pix.
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Hello everyone,

We are interested in upgrading specific Dell servers in our infrastructure to 10 gig over Ethernet.  The models in question are listed below.  We have a card in mind which was the Intel X540-T2 card, but it isn't listed as being compatible with the R410 servers which we really need it to be.  Does anyone know if it will work?  If not does anyone know of a single card that will work for all the servers listed below?  We don't want to do gbic cards, we want straight 10 gig ethernet and we will use Cat6A cables to connect them.  Any insights are appreciated.  

Server Models:
Poweredge R410              
Poweredge R510              
Poweredge R610              
Poweredge R720xd        
Poweredge R730
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Hi, 

I'm not that familiar with Dell servers and their error codes. I have a client with a PowerEdge T420. The front LED indicators are showing a flash amber heartbeat indicator. Can someone tell me what this indicates and how to troubleshoot this (i.e. are there any logs generated, etc.)

Thanks in advance for the assistance with this. 

Regards, 

Bill
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Hi Experts,

I am trying to update the UCS standalone server UCS C220M3 and I downloaded the ISO file from cisco. I mapped it through the KVM but when I try to boot the server I do not see the option to boot this iso or the mapped image.
This is the boot order and I went to make it work but not sure how to.
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Hi All,

We have just received a few new HP servers which we have paid for the ILO Licence and 3 yr support. I may be going crazy here, but I am certain that the last time we bought some kit from HP (gen10 servers) our reseller sent me through the serve certificates that I had to register with HP for the Care Packs and the ILO licence codes.

Do I need to chase our reseller for this info, do I ring HP or do I need to complete something online to get this info?

Sorry for the basic question
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the office had a power failure. I have a PowerEdge T320 that will POST, but displays No boot device once it attempts to load.
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Dear Experts
Servers having two PDU's and each power units connected to separate UPS if one UPS goes down server hardware will continue to work with other UPS, have following doubts
Does server hardware consumes power from both the PDU’s all the time equally OR  is there a concept that one PDU will be primary and if this goes down only then secondary PDU becomes active and this will keep the server running. please help me understand. Thanks in advance.
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I'm in the process of recommending a new server for a small office and would like some recommendations on storage.  Cost is rather critical here, so I'm wondering about cost-effective drive arrangements.

There are about 7 users in the office, basic file and print sharing, and an SQL server.  The SQL server is a primary application for them now, but that is getting moved to the cloud and will have very light use in the future.  The data and log file for the SQL application take up about 2G of disk space.

The server will be configured with Server 2019 as a host, with a VM for the DC (with DHCP and DNS), and a VM for file/print/SQL.

Their present disk use (single, non-VM Server 2012) is less than 250G total.

I'm looking at Dell, HP, and Lenovo servers.  Probably 16G of RAM, 8-core CPU, and 900G-1T of storage.

I'm trying to keep the cost down and storage is the issue.  I'm expecting to use RAID1, but am debating using a non-cached "FRAID" controller, using Windows to do the mirroring, or purchasing a PCIe RAID controller with RAM and battery backup.  In most cases, I'd always go with the last choice, but I'm wondering if the cost could be avoided here.

I've not decided between SATA, SAS. and SSD for the storage either.  Whatever I recommend will be enterprise-grade devices.

I don't have hard numbers at the moment, but the cost differences between the two different sets of choices are substantial, both in actual cost and in percentage of overall cost.

The …
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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.