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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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Hello All;

I have an Intel SR2500ALBRP Server Chassis with an S5000PAL Board.
The fans are LOUD as all get out.
I have updated the BIOS, and have read there should be a setting inside the BIOS for the fan speed.
However, there is not.

I updated the following from dos prompt
BIOS101.bat
BMC68.bat
FAL48.bat

I looked inside the FAL48.txt file (Inside the BIOS folder)
And I found this.

3. Fan Speed Control: See FSC SDR Intel(R) Server Board S5000PAL/S5000XAL (BR).xls, Rev 04

I'm unable to find the file reference in the text file.
FSC SDR Intel(R) Server Board S5000PAL/S5000XAL (BR).xls, Rev 04

Any clues on where to get this file at?
And, rather it will have details about how to set the fan speed?

The FANS connect to the Mid-Plane.
The picture below shows fan connectors in a red circle.
Intel SR2500ALBRP Server Chassis mid-plane
Thanks
Wayne
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I have a Dell R810 I with Dual Xeon X7542 CPUs.

I'm getting "Invalid Memory Configuration" and it won't boot.

Here is what I have installed:
> All 16 "white" slots:  16GB 2Rx4 PC3L-10600R 09-11-E2-D3  (Samsung M393B2G70BH0-YH9)
> All 16 "black" slots:  8GB1Rx4 PC3L-10600R 9-12-M1  (Kingston KVR13LR9S4L/8)

Any ideas what I have wrong and why it is complaining?

Thanks.
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If core box hosts some virtual server,  the OS for the Core Box should have the same or higher OS version than that of the virtuals. Is it right?

Thank you!
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Hi,

We have a HP Compaq dx2400 Microtower PC.

1. Which is the best power supply to buy for this PC?
2. Where would be the best place to get this power supply?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi I have two VNX5500,

I have created a storage pool "pool 0" and expanded it to 10TB.

There is no data on it but it has 3TB used by 18 Virtual Disks which I can see under private luns.

I want to delete the pool but cannot delete it directly or delete the 18 virtual disks.

Any idea how I can do this?

I have checked and I cannot see and mirrors, san copies or snapshots associated with it.
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Hi,

We have a PC that we use as our server with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server (Service Pack 2) installed.

Our Server PC has the following specs:

Operating system: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Version:                   5.2.3790 Service Pack 2
Processor:               Intel(R) Core 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz
RAM:                        3.99 GB
System Type:          32-bit operating system

This PC turns off by itself about once a week and it is hard to get it turned back on after it turns off.

Using "Event Viewer" on the PC, an error message says that the PC shutdown was unexpected. (Event ID: 6008)

To get the PC turned back on we usually have to;

1. Take all cables and plugs out from the PC, which includes:
   - Power cord, mouse, keyboard, ethernet cable, VGA cable going to PC from display, external hard drive.
2. Take out CMOS battery from PC
3. Hold power button on PC for 30 seconds
4. Plug in power cord only to PC
5. Wait for 30 seconds then press power button on PC

The PC starts turning on. We then do the following:
6. Put CMOS battery back into PC
7. Plug in other cables to PC

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks,
Robbie
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We have a PowerEdge R410 with a PERC S300 Raid Controller.  We had an issue with one of the drives not being recognized by the Raid controller, so we decided to rebuild the RAID and reinstall Windows.  The RAID appears to be set up fine in the card, but no OS installation is able to detect it.  We've tried Windows 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 and Linux, but none can see the virtual drive.  Any suggestions??
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I am looking for procedure to change machine ID of HP C8000 server . Machine ID is part of the system board.
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I have a Proliant ML350 G4P with redundant power supplies. One of the power supplies is failing intermittently. I purchased two new power supplies from a vendor that had new in box stock.

One issue, the new power supplies have a different colored label and a slightly different part number.
PS-3701-1C on the old supplies and PS-3701-1 on the new units. Specifications, output voltages, output amperage and connector pin-outs are the same. Are these two part numbers interchangeable?
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we would like to setup email alerts for things such as CPU temperature, disk failures etc, does anyone know how to set this up in Dell OMSA if possible?
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Is there a tool I can use that will track excessive log on attempts that work with server 2012 r2. I tried teh .dll tracker. Basically what im trying to do is see a written log of these attempts. So that I can narrow down where they are coming from. For example, if I need to delete credentials from the manager or it is something deeper. Just curious if anybody has any tools to track that.
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I have 2 networks at different locations. They both run active directory with different domain names.

Site A is the main site  (192.168.1.1 subnet)
Site B is the network I want to migrate. (10.10.3.1 subnet)

I want to move all server hardware from site B to Site A. What is the best way to accomplish this?  I know I will need to create a site to site vpn, and a vlan. What is the best way to go about doing this?

1) The router at Site B will need to become the DHCP server
2) How do I keep all devices that are part of Site B domain on the 10.10.3.1 subnet. They may take a laptop that belongs to Site B and logon to wifi at Site A with Site B policies.
3) When I move Site B server to Site A how will two domains on the same network effect each other? They are both DNS servers... I will need to disable site B dns server and do what with Site A dns server?

Any pointers I can get would help.
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snap nas drive is asking for credential when user try to access shares. cause. how to change. impacting company wide. please help me asap.
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Hi,
got a 2011 sbs server.  acts as AD,DNS,DHCP,FILE server
had a sudden restart over the weekday during working hours.  investigated and found event id:41 has occurred which says, system could be restarted without shutting down properly.

no one shut down it manually. and no updates happened on that day.

error bugcheck code is 0

is there any way  to find what triggered or what caused the server to restart ?  ?
got a pic of the error codes
error-bug.PNG
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Can anyone suggest an exact model of raid controller card (along with web purchasing link) that I do not have to reflash and is ready to use with my HP z800 workstation/server:

http://www.hp.com/canada/products/landing/workstations/files/13278_na.pdf
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01709726
https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-z800-workstation/3718645/model/3718646/manuals?sku=FL929UT

It needs to:

be compatible with vmware ESXi 6.7?
support at least 4 sata/sas drives with 6.0Gb/s transfer speeds
meet my budget of 200$ or lower

I am looking to use sata drives with the controller card to configure 2 or 3 - 2 TB drives in a raid configuration - considering this drive potentially:

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16822179102?item=N82E16822179102&ignorebbr=1&source=region&nm_mc=knc-googleadwords-pc&cm_mmc=knc-googleadwords-pc-_-pla-_-hard+drives-_-N82E16822179102&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI--yW_bmy4wIVnrfACh23nQvzEAQYAyABEgI-7fD_BwE

However i am not sure on which raid level to choose - i know it will have to be raid 1 or 5 but am not sure which one to choose. I would like the option to potentially start with 2 or 3 - 2 TB drives in some raid configuration but then add more disks as i could afford them. What raid level number would be best to achieve this functionality? Or is adding drives after the raid is built not even an option with raid?

Thank you for all your time and effort to answer my questions. I really appreciate it!
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I am looking for any online (or not) application which i will put part of server/workstation/pc there and it will return to me its price.
Can i find something like this?
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We have a huge file structure of network drives in our enterprise environment. These hosting file servers are Server 2012 and Server 2016. I am looking to find any efficient tool that we can use to get list of duplicate files on some of these network drivers that have grown quite large. I am hoping some sort of report that will tell us how many files have duplicates and how many duplicates there are or something like that.

I am not sure if it can be done natively using any windows tool / powershell Or is their an efficient paid tool that I can purchase for this.

If anyone knows of such tool or way to accomplish this, please let me know if any ideas.

Thanks in advance !
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Hello!  

Appreciate any info or insight that is provided

My company has about 50 users and we feel it is the time for a sever and NAS system for our office. Large file editing and running adobe software for media team, quickbooks and other financials, a VPN for our security cameras with the NAS system for store.

I have been looking into https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/DS1819+ For a NAS system. Looking at HP or Cisco for servers. Does any one have any experience with these amount of users and this hardware. Also, will need a server that scales into the future. Is a huge rack server the solution? Please let me know if anyone has thoughts. Thank you.
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I have a HP Proliant DL320e Gen8 v2 that i have lost the ability to log int othe iLO.  We can ping the iLO but unable to connect to the web console - displays "site cant be reached".  When we try to access the iLO from the configuration Utility installed on the OS we get "ERROR: Error fetching iLO security state."

I have tried the following;

 - Removing the power from the server and booting up - still not able to access.  
 - I have tried powering off the server flipping the iLO security override switch on the mainboard, powering back on (then putting it back in the correct position)
 - Firmware updates on the iLO and board in general.
 - Forcing a reset / format of the NAND via the HPQLOCFG command line interface

Is there anything else that we can try or are we looking at replacing the mainboard to resolve the issue?

Any help / guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Jason
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Client needs server for 7-15 RDS sessions running Office and Quickbooks. File storage and CAD filestorage (CAD running on local PCs)
Separate domain from local desktops so I'll need a DC.
Thoughts are:
a) Hyperv host with 2 VMs, One is DC and the other is RDP session host and file server. I can do this with SErver 2019 Standard
b) Hyper V host with 3 VMs. One DC, one RDP Session host, One file server. this would require Datacenter version which substantially increases the cost.

Assistance with hardware specs is appreciated.
 Thanks in advance
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We are replacing our aging file server which we use for file and print in a small business with 25 staff.

I like HP servers quality (and Compaq before that.)

All though we are a small business, we would be heavy and very demanding users in a fairly mission critical environment.
 
I am looking to get something that is:

Windows 16 Server OS
HP server
Very expandable as we may well grow very fast in the future, or we may store client data on the server.
Very robust/fault tolerant setup. (RAID, dual power supplies, dual NICs, etc.

( I would have liked to have a set of external disks that I could have shared with other servers in a cluster arrangement in the future,  but maybe overkill),

Anyway, this is what my local IT support company quoted me, as this is a critical piece of equipment to the business, I want to do that right thing that will carry us for 5+ years:

A. Server:

Item 1. Qty 1. HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Intel Xeon-B 3106 8-Core (1.70GHz 11MB) 16GB (1 x 16GB) PC4-2666V-R DDR4 2666MHz RDIMM 8 x Hot Plug 2.5in Small Form Factor Smart Carrier
Dynamic Smart Array S100i SATA No Optical 500W 3yr Next Business Day Warranty

Item 2. Qty 5 Hard Disk Drives
HPE 600GB 12G 15k rpm HPL SAS SFF (2.5in) Smart Carrier ENT 3yr Wty Digitally Signed Firmware HDD


B. Software:

Item 3. Qty 1. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (16-Core) Standard ROK English Software

Item 4. Qty 1. Microsoft Windows Server 2016  (x number of User CAL EMEA LTU - Need to …
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Massive Issue with domain server2012

we currently have users who can get an ip address how ever the dns  server is giving the following error users can not login and work now.



The DNS server is waiting for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to signal that the initial synchronization of the directory has been completed. The DNS server service cannot start until the initial synchronization is complete because critical DNS data might not yet be replicated onto this domain controller. If events in the AD DS event log indicate that there is a problem with DNS name resolution, consider adding the IP address of another DNS server for this domain to the DNS server list in the Internet Protocol properties of this computer. This event will be logged every two minutes until AD DS has signaled that the initial synchronization has successfully completed.
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i add additional DC to samba 4  (using https://www.tecmint.com/join-additional-ubuntu-dc-to-samba4-ad-dc-failover-replication/      article )
all is working fine. wbinfo -u and wbinfo -g show correct and. som extern user can i login to server. but some domin user not allow to login.
/var/log/auth.log :
pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost="ip"  user="user"
pam_winbind(sshd:auth): getting password (0x00000388)
pam_winbind(sshd:auth): pam_get_item returned a password
pam_winbind(sshd:auth): request wbcLogonUser failed: WBC_ERR_AUTH_ERROR, PAM error: PAM_SYSTEM_ERR (4), NTSTATUS: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_DISCONNECTED, Error message was: The transport connection is now disconnected.
pam_winbind(sshd:auth): internal module error (retval = PAM_SYSTEM_ERR(4), user = 'user'
debug1: PAM: password authentication failed for "user": Authentication failure
debug3: mm_answer_authpassword: sending result 0
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 13

Can you see what is wrong here?
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I have a HP Blade C3000 enclosure and the fans are increditibly loud, especially when I add a 2nd or 3r Server. How can I quiet down the fans
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I run a job on a linux box to download a file off a server based on a trigger.  The job can not run twice simultaneously so if the trigger happens twice before the first one completes, the second doesn't run.  How can I queue these processes in the event that the first is running, any subsequent waits until the prior(s) complete?
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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.