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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 Experts, we purchased Disk enclosure HPE 2050 yesterday to expand the storage capacity of SAN storage controller HPE MSA 2040.

We connected 1 SAS cable from OUT port of 2040 to IN port of 2050. After that, we turned on the 2050 device and add disk group, built RAID6 but it seems like take longer time than expected. Moreover, we got the "Degraded" status on Disks information, so is it normal? Can you suggest please? Should we connect the other SAS cable between 2 devices?

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VMware displayed fan hardware error message but HP Proliant never ever shows any diagnostics errors when running the full hardware diagnostic at boot.  We have had periodic issues of server shutdowns a couple times a year w/ again no diagnostics errors but this particular one caused a couple virtual machine to get really corrupt to the point we had to perform a Veeam restore.  Anyway, here's the message below from VMWARE about a hardware fan issue but I don't understand why I can't any event logs or diagnostics to reveal a fan error too.  I ripped out the chassis panel and all four fans are blowing hard, no signs of slowing down.  I really don't this type of corruption to happen again causing catastrophic to their most application in the environment.  Any ideas of what needs replacing?  Is this masking a motherboard issue?   I am purchasing 4 fans that are not HP as a start. HP stopped selling for this particular Proliant unit.


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I have Proliant DL360 Gen 9 with Smart Array P440ar.  I installed a 4th 300gb hard drive into an existing Raid 5 array.  I don't know how or why but my array switched to Raid 6 (ADG).  At least i think it did because I believe I originally set it with Raid 5. My question is can i downgrade it back to Raid 5 without losing data in the array??
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Hi,

We have a HP Workstation xw4200 with Windows 2003 server installed on it.

This unit is usually left on all day every day.

This unit has worked fine for years with no problems.

Yesterday, I noticed that the server had turned off.

When I pressed the power button this this unit, the following occurred in sequence:

1. Green power LED appeared for 6 seconds
2. 1 second with power LED not lit
3. Power LED blinked RED 6 times, once per second, then 2 second pause (Beeping sound heard for every time power LED blinked RED)
4. The 3rd step repeated 4 times after each 2 second pause (total 5 times)
5. The 3rd step repeated but with no sound heard

I pressed on the power button on this unit and the power LED was no longer lit.

Any time I try to turn on this unit, the same 5 steps as above occurs.

1. What could be the reason for these beeps?

2. How can we solve our problem and get this server to boot?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Which configuration is good for SQL Server in Windows 2012 server?

Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168  -24C at 2.7GHz and one CPU

Or

Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 -  2 CPUs with 12C each
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Hi

I'm upgrading 3 x ESXi hosts from 5.5. to  6.5, The hosts are Gen9 HP servers,

I'm going to be using the latest version of Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) to upgrade all the firmware.

Is there anything to be aware of or is it ok to just run the ISO from boot and automatically install the updates/upgrades

Thanks
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I have a Dell DMPU2016 KVM and I'm not able to find what dongles I would use to connect to the servers. Just need the RJ45 to USB/VGA dongle part #.

I was told this is just a rebranded Avocent KVM but I don't know which one. But are these dongles product specific or can I use 3rd party?

Thanks in advance.
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I'm going for network engineer/security engineer position with a local company and part of the job is creating secure architecture diagrams, which I don't any experience with and need much information regarding this topic.  

I'd like to know what tools are available, both paid and non-paid, utilities.  Also, where can I get a crash course on this subject and maybe some type of hands-on soonest?  The meat of the position is identifying threats and mitigations, but I would like the position and again, I'm weak on documention skills.
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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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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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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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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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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,

I have a problem  with a server P780 with HMC,  when i launch a save of anything LPAR profile the process go in hanging.

Do you have an idea about what the problem is? On other servers seen from the same console I have no problems
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I need to set settings on ILO card on multiple servers, change the idle timeout period to 15 minutes and to configure alert mail to send email to specific mailbox.
Because I have really a lot of HP servers and I don't want to do it manually server by server, I found that HP has some powershell cmdlets that can be used to automate some ILO tasks. Could you tell me some script that I can use to set up this settings on multiple HP ILO servers.
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I have a server (Windows 2008 SP1) that is not showing the data drive in explorer. However, the drive (E:) shows up in disk management and if i right click on the drive in disk management and click open or explore I can browse all my files. They files are still available and in use by the clients on the network but oddly the drive cant be seen in explorer. I have rebooted the machine and that didnt resolve. Also, I have tried to change the drive letter in disk management and that doesnt work.
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Hello,

Question on HP C3000 server-chassis:
- Just to be clear: I know only a C7000 has automatic failover for the interconnect modules in the back.
- But I have a C3000 chassis (partnr 437504-B21) currently 1 Gb connected with 3 HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 v1 blade-servers (partnr 655492-004) in it. They used to be sitting in a C7000 chassis with a 10 Gbps FlexFabric module in the back. So they have the onboard 10 Gbps FlexLOM (if I remember the terminology correctly).

The question is: I want to repurpose these servers and the chassis. Is there a way I can connect them in this C3000 chassis over 10 Gbps with a backup/failover at the hypervisor level to a 1 Gbps connection? I just want to be sure whether that is possible and what I need in terms of mezzanine cards etc.

Thanks
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Hi All
Looking for your opinion, I have just upgraded a HP DL360 G7 with 2 x Intel SSD 2TB drives RAID1 also there are 2 x 1TB Sata WD Red RAID1 on the same controller. Using Proxmox hypervisor. I moved 4 VM's from a Dell PE R715 across to my HP, all working fine except I am not seeing the speed gain that I expected. Ran some drive test with HDTunePro_570 attached the results. Can see big gains only in the Access time.

Many Thanks for your Reply

Drives used
Intel SSDSC2KG019T801 SSD D3-S4610 Series 1.92TB
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Hi,

Anyone can advice how to retrieve accurate information to determine the overhead and size the hardware requirement (CPU, RAM, Storage, Network) by calculation for docker container APPs like elastic LB, fault tolerance which running on Kuberbnetes orchestration layer to design 500000 live video feed coming to share the load on the bare-metal design?

Tks
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Unable Seize Infrastructure Master Role on Server 2016 Sever.      I receive the error in the screenshot.   Pleas help .
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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.