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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.

Dell 2950 lost it's RAID configuration.  It has a Perc 6 i controller and an eight drive array.  The operator cleared a foreign configuration so that option is off the board.
 It was originally in a RAID 10 configuration.  All drives are showing as operational.  
I've already chastised the local IT guy for thinking a server would run for 11 years :(
What are the chances of putting all the drives into a RAID 10 configuration and having it operational? Other options?
 This was a domain controller in addition to several other programs.  The data for the other programs was backed up, however the IT guy didn't make a mirror backup of the server :(

Thanks in advance
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My old AD server running 2012 r2 finally bit the dust. While I'm ordering new server hardware, I am also questioning the need for Windows server OS. Originally, I set up a domain as a training and test bed, but gradually I find less need for either. I know originally the server OS was more robust than the client OS's and I wonder if that is still true. However, some of the programs and hardware I have tried in the past to add are not supported by server OS's. So, on balance is there any reason for me to install a server OS on the new server box i have ordered?
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I have a 2018 Dell T430 server. It has two redundant power supplies. One is plugged into a Cyberpower AVR1500. The other is plugged into a different Cyberpower AVR1500. Both are plugged into the back of the server with these white plastic U-shaped things, which are glowing yellow.

All of a sudden when I was using my computer, it stopped working, and I checked the server, and it was not working. The monitor and mouse, both plugged into the server via USB work. When I pressed the start button and hold it down for about three seconds, it will make a low-pitched whirring noise and then stop. There is a small rectangular window on the front which is yellow that keeps saying "an overcurrent fault defect on PSU1 I have tried it with just one cord plugged into the back at a time and both plugged into the wall outlet temporarily. They are now plugged back into the Cyberpowers. I have tried disconnecting everything except the monitor, and it will not start. The office did not seem to experience any type of surge and my other server did not turn off.

This is a doctor's office, and it is hard to see patients without the central server. I am able to log into the backup server and run Veeam and see everything, but I don't want to enter data if I am able to fix this one. I did order a PSU for the Dell overnight, but I find it weird that both power supplies would die at the same time.
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Hi,

I have a Supermicro Mini-Tower case (CSE-721TQ-250B2) with 4 hot-swappable bays in the front.  I currently have spinning drives but want to start swapping them out for SSD drives.

Anyone know what carrier I could buy that will align the SSD properly in the bay?  Or is this standardized and any of them will work?

Thanks!

--Ben
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I wondering what's the best way to setup a server for up to 12 people that might need to securely remote into it and share a Multi-User setup of Quickbooks Desktop?
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I would like to get some professional feed back on Vertiv - PSI5 as an alternative solution to APC or standard battery units.   Has anyone used this product or replaced APC with them in your field?  Any help would be appreciated.   I am looking for specifics what you have seen feature wise along with any good articles or links that can show me some of the advantages/ disadvantages.  

I am looking at this as a potential replacement for a lot of our SLA clients especially in their current infrastructure.   The more detail I can get the better.  

Thanks again in advance.
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I'm about to order a DL380 gen 10 server based on the 12 LFF chassis along with the optional 2 SFF rear disk box which I will use for a pair of 2.5" SSDs . With this combination, can I also I also fit two NVMes internally?

My requirement is for a server with 12 x 3.5" LFF HDDs and either 4 x SSDs or two SSDs plus two NVMes at the rear or internally. I would be grateful for any advice,

Andy
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For my home lab I'm curious as to the strengths and weaknesses of different Server Manufacturers that I'm contemplating buying off-lease.  HPE/HP for updates requires a service plan.. and paying $1500+ for the minimum service plan for a $500 server seems a bit excessive.
HP ProLiant DL380 G8
IBM/Lenovo X3650 M4
DELL PowerEdge R720

IBM/Dell's seem to be using LSI Raid controllers that I can use the Megaraid software on. Advanced ILO/IMM/IDRAC is something I'm looking at adding

I realize that this will be almost completely subjective but I'm looking for peers to share with their experiences so I can build out this lab making intelligent decisions. I've heard some bad news re: HP Proliants

I've had no issues with HP DL380G6 and IBM x3650M2 (had to upgrade the raid card to a 5015 for >2TB Support
Awaiting any and all recommendations/horror stories.
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Hello,

I have a Thinksystem 570 with a fan that is going full speed after an uncontrolled shutdown over the weekend. I tried to get access to the lenovo controller via web interface but it wasnt showing up at all for me to confirm what the issue is. I'm suspecting it is a power supply gone bad but I wanted to get input.

Fan running full blast, why?
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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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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.