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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 Expert Friends,

I have a ProLiant ML350 G6 server that was put into services on 5/24/2011. Natually the warranty is out and my customer is dragging their feet on purchasing a new server. At any rate the server is rebooting nearly every morning at the same time and throwing POST errors. After some research I found that the HDDs need their firmware updated. I've lived my entire tech carrer in the Dell world and on top of that I've never had to update firmware on HDDs that are in a RAID configurations. Would someone out there be so kind as to provide me with the proceedure to update the firmware on the HDDs with out destroying the RAID configuration or loosing any data. This server belongs to a medical clinic and is very crucial to their practice. I have very little opportunity for down time so I have to have my game plan down cold. Can someone help with the steps and any management software that might help with this task? I've searched and searched but cannot find anythng that provides me step by step instructions and provides me with reassurance that I will not loose data. See below for specs. Also is there any order in which I should do updates. For example, update BIOS, RAID firmware, then HDD firmware? Have you ever seen anyone loose data doing any of these tasks?

Reason for needing upgrade is the HP Proliant Integrated Management Log Viewer is giving POST error: 1770-Slot X Drive Array -Disk Drive Firmware Update Recommended. When researched I found this
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Hi Everyone.

I get the following error when I boot a brand new Lenovo System x 3635 M5(operating systen not installed yet).
A RAID Card together with a ServerRAID M5200 Series 1GB Flash upgrade also have been installed on the server.

Error is as follows:

F/W in fault state - MFI register state 0xFFFFFFFF

Any resolution for the above?
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Hello Experts,

Can someone please take a look at my Task Manager and let me know if its normal for Bitdefender and Google to be taking up so much memory. At the moment, I'm only running one instance of Google and yet it shows 11 instances running.



Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
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we have our main database server i.e. windows server 2008 r2 with sql etc. I had created a bare metal backup . now i want to restore this image to another server as part of disaster recovery process. let me know as how can i restore the bare metal system image to a another dissimilar hardware (server)
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I have 2 disks in my Proliant DL380 which are mirroring each other.  I need to add another disk for storage.  I do not want it part of the RAID just a disk for storage.  I installed the disk but the Server running Windows Server 2016 Data Center does not recognize it.

Thanks for the help please!
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Hi  dears,
I have a RAID Card with 128 disk support and 2 GB RAM, I want use 7200 disk drives 12Gb/s with it,
do you know how to calculate reality (in practically)  max drives that i can use without decrease performance ?
do exist formula or relation between 12GB/s in raid card with number of 7200 disk 12GB/s for get max disks?

very  thanks
The Best Regards,
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HP BLC7000 is housing HP ProLiant BL460C Gen8 with 2 HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D modules. iSCSI MSA 2040 is connected directly to VC 10/10D via 10GB fiber.  This set up is working very well.
I am trying to add more storage by using iSCSI Buffalo 5410RN. BL460C is equipped with HP 534FLB (Broadcom).  HP 534FLC has total of 4 connections.  2 Network (LAN) and 2 iSCSI (accelerated iSCSI).  First one is connected to LAN via first VC 10/10D, 2nd is connected to MSA 2040 via first VC 10/10D.  3rd and 4th one is mapped to 2nd VC 10/10D.  I can connect Buffalo 5410RN to BL 460C though 2nd VC 10/10D just fine as long as I go though LAN, but it does not connect directly or go though dedicated iSCSI LAN (switch).
Buffalo tool can ping the static IP of the 4th connection on 534FLB via 2nd VC 10/10D and Broadcom iSCSI ping tool can ping Buffalo’s static IP, Windows 2012R2 iSCSI initiator finds the Buffalo, but will not connect.
Any ideas?
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Hi

I'm connecting a D3700 to an ML350p Gen9

I/O Modle A (DP-1 and DP-2) and I/O Module B( DP-1 and DP-2)

can someone please confirm the connections to the server, please.
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Volume (00:001) Is currently in state degraded
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I have a problem my server suddenly shut down yesterday and today. I turned on and I went to the event log and I saw a event #41 about Microsoft Windows Kernel Power  and I do not have an idea if the problem is with the Server itself or with a power surge.

My server is a Lenovo and has two power cord connections.

If somebody can give me a hand with this I will really appreciate also if somebody can access my server and see what could be the problem I can pay for that.

The thing is today is Saturday and I do not want to start on Monday with this issue. Without that server we can work.

Thank you very much for your help and I wait for your comments.

Aggieto
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Hi All, how are you?

I have a motherboard with megaraid 3108 Hardware RIAD (on board),
I use storcli for management it in Linux ,
anyone know how to create a RAID5 with a SSD as write  or read cache for it(RAID Group) ?

very thanks for your helps,
The Best Regards,
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I am installing a new HP ML350 gen 9 server with vm server which is running 2 servers (server 2016)

One is an sql/file server and the other is a new DC

I want to do a DC promo as I thinks it’s the easiest way to migrate but previously I have done this and it linked the GPO’s of the old server so when it was turned off everything stopped working.

Whats the best way to migrate?

Files are not a problem as they can easily be moved and re-shared.

Thanks
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Hi friends,
I have a problem about IOPS, can you help ms,Please?

I want know when say IOPS a SAS or SATA 7200 rpm is 70,
with what work load is measure ?
is it Full Random with 4k block size, or etc workload?

generally for present IOPS of disk which workload type used?

very thanks for your help ,
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I am working on Master Reference Terminal MRT,
 I cannot even log into the SunFireV210 server and there is an amber light on (the one with the wrench next to it), all physical connections are verified good and we have power.
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We have a cloud based RDP server (2012) and a client who connects from their office. They keep getting kicked off and losing pings. If we ping the office from the server, same thing. We lose NO pings to any other IP address from the server OR from the office. Its strictly between that one location and the server. I can ping the server from my house and never lose a ping. No firewalls on anything, not on the router at the office or the RDP server (I know, I'll turn them back on, just testing), nothing in the event logs.
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Does the Dell r710 support the Spectre and MeltDown BIOS patches?  Is it specific to the proc release?
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Hello ,

We have a serious issue here . We are unable to access vcenter with cac authentication but able to access vsphere web client with user name and password only. Can you please assist how to get the cac Authentication to log into vcenter vsphere 6.0.
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Hello,
I installed window 7 on hp proliant ml110 g6, but when its about to boot into window it restart or display launch repair. I'm using sata disk .
I will be grateful for urgent reply
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I need to setup a new server for a veterinary hospital wth 10 users on Windows 10 workstations. They currently use a workgroup with a workstation running server 2018 for shared data and printers. I want to setup an AD domain because managing user permissions and workstation setup and configuration is getting too time consuming in the workgroup environment. Their database size and shared file storage needs are very low so we don't need enterprise level power. I just want the minimal server hardware and os necessary for AD management, some remote access, group policy changes and to standardize workstation UI and software configuration, plus physical space for server hardware is very limited. Extra capacity for future growth is not necessary because they are at the maximum physical size that is possible for their location.

Thank you
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I have an IBM IMM that has gone unresponsive in the aspect of SNMP and remote access. Ping is fine however the web GUI no longer loads and the SNMP service has stopped. I can CLI to the command line however issuing the resetsp command goes nowhere and using ASU hangs after connecting.

CLI:

system>resetsp
Submitting reset request..

ASU:

c:\IBM-ASU>asu64.exe rebootimm --user admin --password xxxx
IBM Advanced Settings Utility version 9.63.86D
Licensed Materials - Property of IBM
(C) Copyright IBM Corp. 2007-2014 All Rights Reserved

Connect to imm to reboot.
Successfully discovered the IMM via SLP.
Discovered IMM at IP address 169.254.95.118
Connected to IMM at IP address 169.254.95.118

It appears I am unable to initiate a reboot without going to site at this stage and physically removing power. Has anyone seen this before? Randomly stopped around this time yesterday and was working fine up until this point.
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Bugcheck Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard.
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x000000ab...   Event ID 1001

This has just started happening pretty frequently about 7 days ago.  It usually happens between 2pm CST - 5pm CST.

So far I have run a Windows Memory Diagnostic, and chkdsk, and in both cases no error or bad sectors were found.

Does anyone have any ideas?  I have attached my latest Minidump to this issue.
032118-25880-01.dmp
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we have hp bladesystem c7000 enclosure, each blade BL460C G8 has 2 drives, one HDD has failure I have replaced the drive & Raid battery ,now the HDD turns from amber to green, now the issues is the Blade is flashing red .  I looked on HP Insight Manager as well as Onboard Administrator and could not find any sign of failure, I wonder what that could be. Any idea?
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Hi experts

I have old server HP Proliant ML150 G5, 32 GB RAM, 2 hot plug cages, each with 4 drives. I would like to create UNRAID server, but I know that limiation of SmartArray controller E200 is  inability to work in HBA (JBOD/IT) mode. I.e. I would have to create for each drive Array0 - this is stupid in case of recovery, SMART indication not being transferred into UNRAID, need to reboot computer in case of failure. Also this card is able only to handle 2 TB disks at max.

Is there RAID card which I can buy for that server which can use with current cages? there are some prehistorical cablings used there, I will make a photo.

Many thanks for your advices

Vladimir
Inside server 1Inside server 2Inside server 3
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I just got a brand new DL380 G10. How do I install a 2nd CPU in it? I didn't find these instructions in the manual, and I wanted to make sure I did it correctly. For example, it came with the heatsink already attached. Do I need to apply thermal paste? Is there a torx screwdriver that should have been supplied, or should I use my own?  It looks like I would just pop it in and tighten screws in order, but I'd want to make sure that's all there is to it...

Thanks.
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Hello every 1.

To finish a cost analysis for a concept, i want to make an list for an IT server Infrastructure / Architecture for a e-commerce website. For days now I am surfing the internet to find a small pieces of information.

Hyper Converged Infrastructure / hardware for server
Below a list of what I have found so far on the internet for the composition of a hyperscale computing environment setup on which everything should run.
This server system must function with open source technologies and support open innovation.

Usable Servers
Fileserver (FTP) -
Mailserver (Microsoft exchange) -
Printserver -
Log In server Printserver -
Back up Server -
Media |Server (videos + Photographs),
Application server (software developed locally)
Webserver / Virtualisation server  (Nginx)
Webserver
Webserver
Economic server
Test server
Databaseserver (Microsoft SQL and Mongo DB)
Collaboration Server (Microsoft Sharepoint)
Host connectivity


Local Area Network in company
- VPN server
- DNS server
- DHCP server
- Virus scan  / Wsus server
- Wide Air Networks (WAN) SD-WAN+VPN+L2 encryption
- Network SLAs -
- Extranet - External Acces Portals
- Intranet - Internal Acces Portals
- Switches, -
- Acces points,
- modems, routers,
- firewalls  NextGen FW + Inet DDos subscription
- Router
- Fiber optic cabels
- UPS powersupplies

The system must be able to process around 8 million visitors a month, and 2 …
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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.