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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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Dear guys, we have multiple free, old servers and are thinking of utilizing them for business, but not sure what and how. Can anyone who have experience give us some ideas please? Many thanks as always.
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Hi Friends,
I have a motherboard with Hardware RAID (Megaraid) in my server,
I installed StorCli for management it in Centos 7 ,
so, when i get disk properties from Storcli, it show wwn for disk,
next, i create disk as JBOD for Show in centos,
when i list my disk as:
ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/

it dont show same WWN in Output StorCli,

can you help me for relation between WWN in output StorCli and in output OS , please?

Thanks for your helps,
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Hi,
I got problem, to put all 4 files (as attached) into one FTP site, that not all files can be successfully processed. But there is no problem at all, if I one by one, put the file, there is no problem to process all files. What can be the reasons to this?
a.txt
b.txt
c.txt
d.txt
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Hi we P2V'd an SBS 2003 server. everything works fine but the server crashes a few times a day. Attached is dump files.

At first I got this error at login

0x000000c2 (0x00000007, 0x0000121a, 0x02130005, 0x8abe0db8)

Today I got this error at login
 
0x000000c2 (0x00000007, 0x0000121a, 0x0213000a, 0x883e2870)


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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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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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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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 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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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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My bosses have recently asked me to reassess our current server environment.

We currently have a DC, exchange, file server, SQL server and archive server. The servers are approaching 7 years in age so the possibility of a possible refresh is very much welcome.

Our environment is rather basic, but a system failure would result in weeks of downtime due to waiting periods for server hardware. So my task is simple, I need to reduce downtime and maintain production even during a failure.

Now I'm thinking this shouldn't be too much of a head ache to achieve and given how hardware performance has improved since installing the current servers I'm thinking that we could do more with less. Dual CPU servers or servers with 64GB+ memory shouldn't be required, but then again I haven't played around with any new server hardware in years so I could be very wrong.

So here's what I'm thinking, the PDC can run on an entry level 1U server, I can add another as BDC. File server can also be entry level; I say entry level in the sense of CPU and RAM requirements, I will always run RAID arrays on my servers. SQL and Exchange; here I need some guidance.  The SQL server is a joke, it's an i7, 32GB RAM with 6 SSDs in RAID; it runs ok but has recently shown signs of wanting to kick the bucket, this will have to change to proper hardware.

Our Exchange is a dual Xeon with 80GB RAM, 10 SAS drives in various RAID arrays; I'm thinking this can be reduced to a single CPU system with 64GB RAM,…
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Current situation: 16 users/computers in a workgroup, NAS drive to store standard company data including Sage Line 50 data, Sage manufacturing data stored and shared from one of the PC's and another LOB application running on one of the PC's which is just used by a machine on the factory floor for weighing ingredients in production.
Managing the machines, and users access etc is becoming a pain so I think it's about time they invested in a server and this is where I'd like some recommendations from experts. They don't think they're likely to go above 25 users or 50 devices in the next 5-7 years so keen to use Essentials as there's a significant cost benefit due to the fact that no CALs are required, however I want to make sure that the hardware is capable of giving them the best experience and also allow for stepping up to Standard Server should the need arise.

So essentially we are looking for a recommended specification for say 20 users, running as a DC, file server, running Sage Line 50, and a couple of LOB applications. Also how do most experts tend to configure the drives these days? I know RAID10 is a must but I see some people suggesting RAID1 for the OS, and then running RAID10 for everything else. Would there be any benefit in having 2 processors and using SAS drives over a single decent processor and SATA drives considering the fact that it's only around 20 users?
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Hi,
I got a question, how to add an additional language pack in terminal server. default is English. but, there is just one user who needs Chinese language. How do I add extra language pack in office, so when that particular user logs to terminal server, he can switch to Chinese from English?

Thank you
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Proliant ML350 G5 with Smart Array 200i embedded.
Firstly the cache battery failed and was replaced with no problem.
The Raid is set up as 2 logical drives with 2 drives in each - mirrored. Logical drive 1 is composed of 2 SAS drives with Windows Server 2012 R2 on it. Logical drive 2 has 2 SATA drives mainly with data.
One of the drives failed in Logical drive 2 with a warning in Smart Storage Administrator and an amber light on the drive. 2 SATA drives identical to the remaining one were purchased and one was inserted with the server off. F1 was pressed on re-starting the server in order to rebuild the array and all seemed to go well, however when it finished Smart Storage Administrator reports 'Logical drive 2 is queued for rebuilding' and on rebooting I am asked to press F1 again to rebuild which it tries to do again.
The second purchased SATA drive was thoroughly tested using WD software and a full delete was carried out. This was then inserted to see if the fault was with the first replacement drive but exactly the same has happened. The rebuild seemed to finish at around 87% complete.
I have looked at what is on the first replacement drive and it looks as though it did mirror successfully. There are no errors in the Smart Storage Administrator reports other than the drive queued for rebuild and the lights on the drive seem to be acting normally.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Building a new vcenter environment with the below components

1x UCS 5108 chassis with embedded 2x 6324 Fabric Interconnects (each interconnect has 1x 40G QSFP, 4x 10G SFP+, 1x 1G)
8x B200M4 blades (dual 10C CPU) . Each blade has a VIC 1340  (dual 4x 10Gbps ethernet)
1x Nimble CS1000 with 10GbaseT ports (dual controller)
2x Brocade VDX6740T-1G (48x 1G/10G ports + 4x 40G QSFP ports)

What would be the recommended design for performance and high availability?

The main difference with most designs is that we are using the Brocade VDX switches instead of Nexus.
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Hello,

Can you please tell me how to factory reset the UCS CIMC 220 Server
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Hi,
At the time of starting of my ibm server it stuck on uEFI starting error. I have waited for 1 hour still it was the same. at the same time it is unable to detect the usb devices (like keyboard and mouse) . so that i cant able to enter into BIOS set up .i have tried all the possibilities like disconnect all HDD , remove DVD drive but it does not work. please give me further suggestion.
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Hi, recently I've been looking into blade servers.

What I want to ask here is what are the mezzanine card slots in blade servers? Seen here: http://imgur.com/a/2lMcU

What I've gotten after looking around abit is that they are like expansion slots where I can insert types of cards like network cards to further enhance or compensate for my blade functions?

For example this post answered that they are just an expansion possibility like extra PCI slots: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28179068/Mezzanine-cards-in-Blades.html

So am I actually able to use a blade without inserting any cards in these slots, leaving them empty?

Also, concerning network interface cards, blades themselves do have these right? So I wouldn't need extra ones in the mezzanine slots if the one on my blade itself is sufficient.

Thanks alot!
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MY HPE PROLIANT GL 380 G9 SERVER IS AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN ON EVERY 10 MIN & GETTING SO MUCH NOISE FROM SERVER ONCE STARY.

PLEASE SUGGEST WITH SOLUTION.

BEST REGARDS,
ASAD
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I receive this message when trying to power on one of my VMs on HP hardware.  
VMWare ESXi v5.5.0 build 1746018
VSphere Client v5.5.0 build 1618071
Hp Proliant DL360p Gen8

Seems I need to upgrade my host to ESXi 5.5 Update 3 and upgrade AMS to version 10.0.1 or later but a bit nervous I will take the wrong turns.
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Have SBS 2011 w / 1TB drive this morning it shows maybe 30 MB on drive . Not sure what's eating up the disk space since Users Files and Exchange database is on separate drive showing plenty of room ...
Could this be log files doing this ? best way to find out what's taking up the space and if it can be deleted ASAP to put the Server back in operation ..
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we have dell power edge R420 % R720 severs up to how much input power handel capacity of the servers
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Hello,

I have the following situation for Dell Server 2950 with Perc 6/i Raid Controller, the server has 3 Disks Configured as Raid 5 with SAS 300 GB  each and one SATA Hard Disk configured as Raid 0 .
When Clicking Virtual Disk using open manage it shows the following :
Physical Disk 0:0:0 - Online
Physical Disk 0:0:1 - Online
Physical Disk 0:0:2 - Online

Physical Disk 0:0:1 down , we tried to replace it with 600 GB but it did not rebuild but it shows like this in Physical Disks : 0:33 (check attached) Online
We assign it as as "Global Hot Spare" (which is Wrong) and new hard drive has been built as hot spare.

Today we received new 300 GB, so we replace the 600 and it has been built without issues, the Led blinking Amber instead of Green and Virtual Showing like this :

Physical Disk 0:0:0 - Online
Physical Disk 0:0:1 - Removed
Physical Disk 0:0:2 - Online
Physical Disk 0:33 - Online

And status of Virtual Disk is Green, I am attaching some images for more info.

Is this OK ? Can we restart the server ?

Thank You
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Hello All

I have one tape drove using HPE Data Protector, I am trying to find the correct section to identify what tape is currently in the drive.  Can someone point me in the right direction?
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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.