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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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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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Hi all,

Picked up a client where the customer had installed a new DELL Poweredge T330 and someone had started configuration and performed setup with the 4 disks in PERC H330 controller as individual disks (non-RAID).  Is this the default configuration when these servers are delivered with the OS pre-installed.

The domain controller role is already up and running with about 30 machines joined.

They are are now asking to have their primary vertical market software system loaded asking where on the server it should be located.  Right now we have this:

Disk Mgmt
 do not want to install their production operation software on a non-RAID volume, so I am wondering if it would make sense to go into the PERC controller BIOS and allocate two of the 3 remaining disks to a RAID 0 mirror. Or should I just use the Win2012 Disk Mgmt to build a mirror array in software?
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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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People,

Ive got Production ESXi v5.5 servers on HPE DL 380 G7, I wonder how to reset and configure the iLO access from the ESXi server without rebooting it ?

Thanks.
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Hello all,

Recently a Windows 2008 server is displaying the following message  

"please wait for the system Event Notification service"

This issues occurs this morning, A user will go and log off and he will get "Please wait for the System Event Notification Service..." on his screen.

I try and manually log the user out from task manager and even tried to reset the connection from Remote Desktop Services Manager .

Please kindly advise........
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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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I just got a general question :
 
If there is a company with 2 Managed switches(Dlink) and all computers and servers are connected to the switches. And has a dlink router.
If a user complains, accessing files to the server is slow from my computer .
How do i troubleshoot? from where do i start? is there any specific tools/softwares to troubleshoot.
I AM just new in networking career. so sorry guys if its a simple question.
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Hello,
I have a failed disk on an IBM V3700.  a new disk was provided under warranty but we tried the "fix me" procedure which has marked the problem as fixed.  the disk has now been "excluded by system" and the new disk isn't being detected.

How can i resolve this?

thanks in advance
Jack
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I am fighting a virtual cloud host. They are not in the office for another 8 hours. I have a VM which can't make up its mind whether it is failing from inaccessible boot device 0x7B or HAL incompatibility 0x5C. I assume disk detection comes first, then it loads the HAL from the OS disk. Can anyone add to that? I know in the bad old days, windows loaded the HAL from the boot block on the HDD. This is Server 2008R2, which was backed up under XEN and reinstated on KVM. They have said that they have an upgrade process, but lets see if we can beat the 8 hours.
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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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This is using MS Windows 2008 AD domain. Most of the member servers are MS Windows 2008 R2 enterprise edition. However, since we started implementing network drive mapping  on GPO - User config > Preferences > Windows Settings > Drive Maps, we found that server may take more than 10 minutes to reboot. We saw the message - shutting down group policy client services, stayed there for quite long.

It looks like the problem is related to the gpo, what should we do to make the server reboot in the normal pace?

Thanks in advance.
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I recently replaced a bad disk on a PERC 5 in a PE 840.

The system has been running very slow over the past couple of months and after I ran a chkdsk ,it took over an hour to run on a raid 5 4 X 250 GB disk array.

The company I bought the disks from sent me Dell branded Seagate SATA to replace the Dell WD RE 2's that went bad.
So it looks like I've got 2 WD and 2 Seagate drives(both Dell branded).
The performance seems to be sucking.
My gut feeling is there is a firmware issue with these drives and the controller.

The leds are on all the time on the disks even when it's not busy.

My question is would mixing different Dell OEM drives cause this issue?
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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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Virtual-disk-0-components.JPG
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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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Guys,

I have a server that is used for RDP. It has started having 100% CPU usage at totally random times. When this happens the server is basically locked up and all the RDP sessions freeze. This only last about 5-10 minutes. Problem is I also cannot use the server to see what process is causing the high CPU load. Can someone please suggest how I can go about determining what process is causing this. All suggestions are appreciated.
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I 'm stuck in this problem and have no Ideas.
Can somebody help me, please?
Thank you
Uli
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Dear Experts
I am we are using SugarCRM for sales force automation though the server hardware is with good config still the performance is low, slow loading while login and as well listing the leads and fetching reports takes more time, we have around 150 users and we are using sugar enterprise. not really sure should I have to host database server i,e mysql in a separate instance , this application is running on redhat enterprise linux with httpd2.4, mysql5.6 and php56,
PHP modules and settings were able to install all but could not mange mcrypt as it was not supported by redhat, also could not install libsodium extension however without these two i,e mcrypt and libsodium still instance is found to be working not sure if the performance issue that is load time is consuimg more is due to this , the perfromance is slow within the same network in my lan where sugarcrm is hosted . please suggest how to resolve this. thanks


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Hi expert

How to wite a powershell script  to monitor file server for those users , who remove files
larger than 1 GB will send an email notification to IT admin?

Kind Regards
Alan lam
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Is there a simple to follow roadmap to upgrade the firmware levels on the IBM Bladecentre.

I have downloaded a number of firmware upgrade files from IBMs Fix Central but just need to know:
(1)      If I have them all, and
(2)      What order to apply them in
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Server Hardware

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Solutions

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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.