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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 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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I have a Perc 6/i integrated raid controller. Its a raid 5 with about 2tb of storage. There are 4 disk and I replaced each drive one at a time with 4tb drives. I thought the volume was supposed to expand, but im obviously wrong. Am I going to have to copy all the data to a separate drive and reconfigure this thing?

I see in Open Manage there is a reconfigure option for that Virtual Disk.

Here is the physical disk information.
Physical Disks
ID      0:0:2
Status      OK
Name      Physical Disk 0:0:2
State      Online
Bus Protocol      SATA
Media      HDD
Revision      00.0NS05
T10 PI Capable      No
Capacity      2,047.38GB
Used RAID Disk Space      931.00GB
Available RAID Disk Space      1,116.38GB
Hot Spare      No
Vendor ID      
Product ID      WDC WD4000FYYZ-05UL1B0
Serial No.      WD-WMC130E7MAVD
Sector Size      512B
SAS Address      1221000002000000
Non-RAID HDD Disk Cache Policy      Not Applicable
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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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I have an HP DL380p Gen8 server that has 2 Smary Array 420 controllers. Because of space issues I needed to move a pair of drives that were in a RAID1 set from slots 7 & 8 on the left side which was controlled by the 1st RAID card to slots 7 & 8 on the other drive cage that is controlled by the 2nd RAID card. However, after the drives were moved they showed as unassigned so, I shutdown the server moved the drives back to there original location of slots 7 & 8 which is on the 1st Array card now they are showing as unassigned there as well. Is there a way to recover the RAID set on those drives or is the RAID configuration gone?
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I have got a r710 with a H700. Never had an OS on it.
Trying to put in to service now.

Got some very odd messages when trying to load windows 2012 r2 and 2016 regarding unable to create or locate a partition to install.

Can see drives. Can create an array.
Tried different RAID cards. Tried different drives. Tried different USB installers.
Different drives and installers work in other Dell PE that I have.
Tried loading RAID drivers manually even though they are on 2012 r2 and in other servers with H700 they work fine!

So I figure the firmware may be bad as both RAID cards (both H700) report the same issue.

I wanted to update the firmware, however, all updates require an OS.

https://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=9FVJ2

I have extracted the files. However, the EXE's are still Windows and will not run if I boot with a bootable USB.

Please advise on how I can replace/update the firmware on the H700 via USB without an OS

Thanks

R
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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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DELL-R715-Win10-on-SATA-RAID10.jpg
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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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How do I setup a LUN drive type for a single logical disk using a Raid 1, 1+0 on a HPE ProLiant DL360e Gen8?

I don't see the option in the ACU.   The server comes with 2 sas drives, and 6 sata drives.  I would like to add them all to the same logical disk.  Other servers in our organization are setup with 8 disks/Lun drive type Raid 1, 1+0 (ProLiant DL360P Gen8)

Is this possible on the ProLiant DL360e Gen8?  Is ORCA still available on this model?
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Hi All,
We need to migrate our file server hardware from old to new,
However, the "file server" is actually just a windows server E drive, a share folder name "fileserver",
inside contained multiple share folder and various security/permission assigned by Active Directory.
Our environment have approximate 80 clients, unfortunately the setup from previous IT for their PC is all local workgroup without join domain,
the AD server is only prepare for exchange server requirement.
Therefore although their computer is not joined the domain, but we still managed to map share drive for them via input fileserver address and use their AD login credential.

if now we attempt change the server, means we need to help all clients remap the share drive according their various requirement,
if out new hardware computer name, and IP address modify as same with old server (replace old fileserver name), is it possible to lead user access the share drive without remap?
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I have a Proliant DL360 G7 server. I added an optional drive expansion back plane to accommodate more drives. I removed the CD ROM. When I boot up on the smart start cd to configure my drives, I only see 4 x drives which are in the primary back plane. I have a P410i controller. Why can I not see my other drives. When I hold down the power button, all drives flash. I have 146GB SAS drives.
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Hi All,

We have a storage and compute migration requirement but stuck with the storage migration, can anyone please suggest how to perform the storage migration without downtime. The existing setup details are,
Storage - 3PAR 7200 2N with M6720 disk enclosure
Compute - HPE C7000 blade enclosure with HP VC Flex-10 Enet module and Brocade 8Gb SAN switch(VC). There is no external SAN switch in the existing setup.
The above setup is directly connected between 3PAR and C7000-Brocade SAN with 4 no of FC cables (2 from each SAN switch connected to 3PAR N0 and N1)

And coming to the new setup(yet to implement),
Storage - 3PAR 8200 2N
Compute - HPE Synergy 12000 with HPE VC SE 40GB F8 module and Brocade 16GB/12 FC switch
External SAN Switch - HP SN3000B 16GB 24-port FC Switch.
Can anyone suggest how to migrate the VMs without downtime which are in 3PAR 7200 to 3PAR 8200?

We thought of removing 2 FC cables out of 4 between C7000 and 3PAR 7200 and connect those 2 cables via new external SAN switch. And connect new 3PAR 8200 and HPE Synergy to SAN switch, so that all devices communication will happen via external SAN switch.
I'm not sure if this solution works.

Thank you,
Karthik
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t610 power green light no power on
Hello, I have a t610 (7z5bjq1) and the probelema is, with the green lights on the 2 power supplies and one on the maderbord, the light display but no letters at all, I charge the power button and nothing does nothing, does not start
PF help
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Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit was "reserving" half the memory (when observed under system properties). We subsequently added the max amount of recommended (according to crucial.com scan) and the issue persists. It currently has 16GB installed (with 6.99 usable). Any help greatly appreciated.
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I have an older server Dell Power Vault NF 500.  It was running Windows 2003 storage server.  A week back the drive holding the OS failed.  There are two drives on one controller (C: drive)  and 3 drives on another controller.  The data is held on an array (Raid5) with three drives.  I simply want to get the data off the array (Raid 5) drive and onto a backup disk. I am guessing the two drives holding the OS were a RAID 0. How do I go about getting the server back up and not risk the drive with the data?  I can stick another drive in there and install an OS on the drive but will it see the data drive after?   Will the install leave the RAID 5 alone?

I have never had to do this in the past and I cannot afford to make a mistake.  I would love to get some advice and queue up a conversation with someone who has experienced this before.

Reggie
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Data Protection Manager 1801 fails to create a replica for VMware 6.5 virtual machines
I'm using a disk as my storage pool.
The virtual machines are running Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
I have reset the cbt files for individual virtual machines already.



It fails with an error; DPM encountered error from VMware Disk Subsystem  Server x.x.x.x Error code 14009 (ID 33620 Details internal error code: 0x80990EF1)
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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.