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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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I ordered a new Dell R530 and it was supposed to have 3 Raid 5 drives and 1 hot spare.  However, they did not configure the 4th drive as a hot spare.
I can call them tomorrow, but was hoping someone can tell how to to make the 4th drive the hot spare?
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recently an HP Proliant /w Server 2016 Essentials reboots 2-5 times a day. I am getting a Event 41 error. I have changed out the Memory hoping that was the issue. It was not the problem. No new hardware has been installed prior to the issue.  Any help on where to start looking would be great.
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Do Dell have software that updates all the firmware on servers? HP    have HP Service Pack for Proliant.. do Dell have an equivalent
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Hello, I took over management of a HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 hypervisor running VMWare. One of the hot-swappable hard drive lights gave an error so we purchased a new one, and swapped it out. After doing that, the system locked up, so we had to re-boot the hypervisor.

Then, the new hard drive would not sync, and continues to give a flashing amber light. Just to make sure it was not a bad hard drive we tried a 2nd one, with the same results.

How do I go about troubleshooting what is the problem with this hard drive not syncing?

Thank you,
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Domain controller, Raid10, 2HDD, out of warranty.
Blinking amber lights in front & back of the server.
Black screen and 0xC4 error on boot.

Thank you.
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Hi, guess i been posting multiple questions lately regarding roaming profiles. got one more to it.

 i got roaming profiles deployed using the profile path in AD in server 2008R2

just for one user, the logoff takes 15mins and logoff takes another 15mins.

i did some work, found her profile is about 15GB. issue might be , every time when she tries to login, its taking time to set up profile. and when logoff its trying to sync to server.

how do i solve this time issue? is it something should i ask her to move files to different location or any other way to make  logon/off faster ?
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A collegue is asking me for help working with a server that has sensitive data on the Raid 5 array.  It will not boot for whatever reason (bad boot sector).  Tech onsite is attimate that we can't just swap one of the disks to see if that will enable the server to boot.

He is suggesting we make a bootable usb, then somehow transfer the data from the logical drive to the usb (it will be at least 1 tb) then we can migrate the data to another newer server.

Is this possible?  If so can you tell me how to do this?
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I have an file server IBM eServer x3400 quite old now anad plan to migrate it to new server hardware which isnt IBM.
IBM eServer x3400 has files shared / folders for all users.
What is the best possible way for me to get those folder permissions & restore to new hardware.
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I had this question after viewing IBM Server 1780 Fixed disk 0 failure.

I didn't see a clear answer to this issue in any of the comments...
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We need to replace our 10 year old HP server. We are currently looking into the option of using SSD's. We run everything in VMWare Esxi and have the following virtual machines:

- DC server 2012R2
- File/IIS/DNS/Print/Exchange server 2012R2
- 1 SQL server 2008R2
- 2 linux CentOS servers
- 3x Windows 7
- 1x Windows 10

We have about 15 users on the server. We think putting everything on SSD's would be overkill. We are wondering if using SSD's for caching is an option (like snapshots for backups).
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Hi Guys,

Last week I tried to upgrade our edge 3750X switch (two switches in a stack), from c3750e-universalk9-mz.152-2.E.bin to c3750e-universalk9-mz.152-4.E5.bin.

Previously I copied the new IOS to both flash: and flash2: from TFTP, ran command 'boot system switch all flash:c3750e-universalk9-mz.152-4.E5.bin, and then 'wr mem'.

Later I consoled into the master switch and reloaded. The master switch booted into the new image successfully, but the member switch got stuck in a booting loop. The new IOS was loading, and went nearly to the end, and the master switch could see the member at some point. Then the process started all over again, and it was endless!

I tried powering the member switch off, and then on again - still the same. Tried removing stacking cables, and restarting - still no joy. Then booted the member into SWITCH: prompt, and then into the previous IOS - still a loop! I didn't know what else I could try, so at the end I powered the offending switch off and left it as it was (as the master switch was providing all the services).

Please could you advise how to resolve this issue? Any advice would be appreciated.

Regards,

Lucia
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The server is continuously giving health alarm although I have replaced the system board too.

Kindly note that Prime collect logs show that there is Self Test failure on this server.

Kindly advise as I need to clear the health indication on this server.
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Does anyone have the front panel header pinout for a Primergy Econel 200 s2?

I'm a Fujitsu Certified Engineer and I can't find one anywhere.

I'm recasing an old Econel motherboard and non of the documentation details the pinout.
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Hi,
 
 If you have several USB 3 ports on your Hyper-V server hardware and like to tie some of external USB hard drives to one or more virtual machines to run daily backup from the virtual machine, is that recommended?
 What are the pitfalls?
 I have been running Windows Server Backup from the virtual machine to an external USB 3 hard drive connected to Hyper-V server USB port (so that I can do incremental backup) and I have not had any issues so far.
 But I like to know if there are known issues in this kind of setup.

Thanks.
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Hi Guys,
We are just implementing a Dell EMC VRTX failover cluster. Each VRTX has 4 M630 blades. Failover is setup VRTX1B1 fail to VRTX1B2, VRTX1B2 fail to VRTX1B3, VRTX1B3 fail to VRTX1B4 & VRTX1B4 fail to VRTX1B1, replication for VRTX1 to VRTX2.

We wish to test the failover and are using the supplied tools within Hyper-V, however half our team want to pull a blade from the live running VRTX and verify what will happen.

Has anyone got any experience of this?
Cheers
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I have proliant DL380P GEN8 , I'm going to deploy sage 300 ERP system ,and use the sever to host the company's website..

I have 8 SAS HDD (2TP 10K SAS),

my questions plz:

1- what's the best RAID configuration for my HDDs?

2- Is it better to use HDDs in bay 1 & 2 as RAID 1 logical drive and install Windows server 2012R2 on each of them??.

3- Is there any way to protect my HDDs from damaging ,as 4HDDs suddenly stopped working and during powering the server on asked to replace them

 

any advice would be appreciated

thanks in advance

waiting your reply
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Hi, although I enable Intel virtualisation and update BIOS to newest possible version I cannot turn on hypervisor (or created virtual machines will not power-on because hypervisor not running).  

I seek some info on Google but they always referencing to Intel VT function on BIOS.

Thank you
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Hi there guys,

is there any way to boot from a NVMe SSD on a SuperMicro X9DRi-LN4F+? Super Micro states that this cannot be done but several people around forums claim to have succeeded doing it.

Your advices would be so much appreciated.

Best Regards,
NC
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Hello,

I want to create an online gambling site with slot machines and other casino games that will use flash. I want to buy a VPS for this purposes that will run CentOS. I need some help selecting the proper VPS. How much RAM do I need, what CPU and stuff?

Thank you!
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Like the title says I need to upgrade the drive capacity of the SAN. I'll be taking the 8x450GB SAS (currently in RAID6) drives out and replacing them with larger drives. I am unfamiliar with this process (and SANS for the most part) and wondering what all it entails. I know how to physically replace drives I'm just talking about within the configuration of the SAN what I need to do.

The SAN is running the StoreVirtual OS  w/ HP StoreVirtual Centralized Management Console version 11.0. The data is all backed up on the companies BCS appliance so no worries there. I'd just like to know hopefully in a step by step manner what I need to do. Are there services and other things that need to be stopped prior to shutting it down and exchanging the drives etc? When I setup the new volumes how do I configure it so that my production server can see them (again I'm a SAN novice).

Thanks for any help here.
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HPE gen 9 server boot normally when the hdd is selected as first boot device. when we select pxe as first boot device and on exit of pxe  the disk is not getting detected and getting illegal opcode redscreen error.  Ethernet 1Gb 2-Port 361i Adapter is installed. does anyone seen  this issue before ?
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Experts:

Please advise. I have a Dell PowerEdge T420 where the hardware is fine but SNMP for Solarwinds MSP Remote Monitoring is reporting a battery issue  for:
DELL PERC H310 SCSI - "Dell - RAID - Storage Management" and "Dell - Battery State - State of battery" is reporting "Unsupported SNMP variable. Everything matches the other working servers. However I want to compare the OIDs from the Dell Server vs. the Reporting Software. For the monitoring software it is reporting (battery) OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10893.1.20.130.15.1.4.1
Controller: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10893.1.20.110.13.0
Please advise
FYI: Could not find matching hardware when I ran the SNMP Walk on the problem server unless I am looking for the wrong thing? Searched for "battery" and "RAID"
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We have an new LSI mega raid 9341-8i. This card comes with 2x internal ports. 8643 SAS ports. We need to connect 24 Drives to the card. However we are connecting theses drives through a backplane.

The card says it can connect up to 32 drives in a RAID configuration. How can we connect more than 2 banks of drives using this card. Can we use a SAS Expander and how do we go about doing that?

Thanks,
Robert
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Hello dear Experts!

I have ML110 G5 Server that I have pulled out of retirement, to try a pilot project.
Latest BIOS on it is dated 10/25/2010, installed via SP51267.exe which I was able to get from HP website without goign into support contract.
I have also installed HP ILO 100c Card for that server.
This little guy, powers on, flashes the BIOS Prompt screen and shuts off.
As soon as I take the card out, all is well. To make sure the card is not defective, I have actually tried two 100c cards with same result.

BIOS is in default state, settings wise.

Hoping, someone else had this issue and could shed some light on the resolution.

Thank you as always and best regards,
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We recently started getting a bunch of fatal errors listed on our main server's RAID.  checking the status it shows as no errors and system is optimal, but these errors keep showing up and once I started a consistency check it started listing a bunch more.

not sure what to do next as these errors don't tell me much....

and am I at any risk of losing data at this point?

Thanks

Denten
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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.