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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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Hi

Info on server :
DL 385 G8
Server is running VMware ESXi 6.0
Controller card P420i

We rebuilt 2x600GB SAS drives in a raid 1 to 2x1200GB without any issue.
When trying to expand the disk space on the logical volume it prevents us of doing this or there is no option as it complains there is a 600 GB Hot-spare drive configured to the same array (Array A).
I do not have any option in ACU on removing of Hot-Spare drive, i have the option to erase the drive.
Will an erase of the drive tell it that it is no longer a hot spare drive ?

How can i remove the Hot-Spare drive ? I would like to repurpose it to another Array B as a hot-spare.

Update, i tried to do this from ESX console using hpacucli using command ./hpacucli ctrl slot=0 array A remove spares=2I:2:8
but got Assignable spares not available (see attached screenshot).

Hot-spare-issue.png
Show command on Array A

hot-spare2.png
Regards
Roger
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We were getting a replace battery pulsating beep and have since purchased a Tripp-Lite Smart1500LCD.  However, there's some UPS curiosities that have come up and I hope to have answered here.  

    Does everyone always replace the UPS unit or do they ever simply replace the battery in the unit?
      The servers were shutting down as if there was a power outage on the APC Smart-UPS SC 1500 but there was no outage.  Why would this happen?
        Tripp-Lite Smart1500LCD has a USB cable for initiating safe shutdown of my ESX Host.  How do I ensure that process works?
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        Hello All

        I have one tape drove using HPE Data Protector, I am trying to find the correct section to identify what tape is currently in the drive.  Can someone point me in the right direction?
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        Hi Experts,

        I am just researching how easy it is to retrieve data from any Micro Server. Are there any tools out there?

        Kind Regards,

        Mike
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        Guys,

        I have a server that is used for RDP. It has started having 100% CPU usage at totally random times. When this happens the server is basically locked up and all the RDP sessions freeze. This only last about 5-10 minutes. Problem is I also cannot use the server to see what process is causing the high CPU load. Can someone please suggest how I can go about determining what process is causing this. All suggestions are appreciated.
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        I had this question after viewing Mixing new ESXi server of HPE DL gen 7 and 9 servers ?.

        Hi all,

        CPU Question:
        The current ESXi cluster PROD-DRS01 is running:
        5x HPE DL 380 G7 - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660  @ 2.80GHz - [ESXi 5.5 Update 3a]

        While the new ESXi host that I will be adding to the above PROD-DRS01 DRS cluster is:
        1x HPE DL 360 G9 - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v3 @ 2.30GHz - [ESXi 6.0 Update 2] taken from PROD-DRS06 cluster

        Would this be working or do I need to enable this option below by clicking OK ?EVC Mode


        Network Question:
        There is dvSwitch running on the PROD-DRS01 and PROD-DRS06, so I assume when I drag n drop the ESXi host to the new DRS cluster, there is no outage on the existing VM running on the PROD-DRS01 cluster?

        The new dvSwitch configuration will also be downloaded to the newer but smaller DL 360 G9 server?
        This is the situation now:
        dvSwitch
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        I 'm stuck in this problem and have no Ideas.
        Can somebody help me, please?
        Thank you
        Uli
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        I have a Supermicro X9DR3-LN4F+ board with on onboard Intel i350 NIC adapter. No matter what OS (W10, Ubuntu, CentOS) or BIOS settings I try I cannot recognize the NICs. What is extremely odd is the LINK LEDs blink orange randomly, and the activity LEDs never light up.

        Any ideas or input would be appreciated.

        PS - The PCI-e slots and everything else works fine as I have 2 Adaptec RAID cards and 2 Intel Quad Port NIC cards that work fine on my install of XenServer, so I am baffled by this one.
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        Dear Experts
        I am we are using SugarCRM for sales force automation though the server hardware is with good config still the performance is low, slow loading while login and as well listing the leads and fetching reports takes more time, we have around 150 users and we are using sugar enterprise. not really sure should I have to host database server i,e mysql in a separate instance , this application is running on redhat enterprise linux with httpd2.4, mysql5.6 and php56,
        PHP modules and settings were able to install all but could not mange mcrypt as it was not supported by redhat, also could not install libsodium extension however without these two i,e mcrypt and libsodium still instance is found to be working not sure if the performance issue that is load time is consuimg more is due to this , the perfromance is slow within the same network in my lan where sugarcrm is hosted . please suggest how to resolve this. thanks


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        Hi expert

        How to wite a powershell script  to monitor file server for those users , who remove files
        larger than 1 GB will send an email notification to IT admin?

        Kind Regards
        Alan lam
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        Hi,

        We are looking at upgrading are SAN to a MSA2040 SAS with 12x 6Tb SAS 7.2k 12G disks, the servers we have are DL380 G7 Servers.

        Looking at the HBA Cards this one seems to fit the best: HP H241 12Gb 2-ports Ext Smart Host Bus Adapter

        However does the PCI-Express slot on the DL380 G7 support the 12G speeds?
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        Hey Guys,

        I have 250 new TS cals i need to install on a server, and our vendor sent them in stacks of 25. In the past i had to call Microsoft to have them 'join' it so i can add it to my Terminal Server.

        Would anyone happen to know the number for Microsoft to do this?
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        I have a LSI SAS 3000 1068E SAS PCI Card... It's used for our tape changer... Recently it started to get an error "The device cannot start code 10" on the device's general tab.  We even tried a new card and same thing...  We are running Windows 2008 R2.  I searched for a new new driver but no luck.  What should we try?
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        Is there a simple to follow roadmap to upgrade the firmware levels on the IBM Bladecentre.

        I have downloaded a number of firmware upgrade files from IBMs Fix Central but just need to know:
        (1)      If I have them all, and
        (2)      What order to apply them in
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        I have this server with 1 tb x 4. Inside I have 4 cables in one
        I also have another 1 tb

        How to raid all five in one?

        In F2, three is option to select raid with 4 drives by a click
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        Hello,
        We are looking for ceph admin or consultant who can guide us. Maybe someone here can tell us us if we can mix SSD and SATA in the same stroage and if there is any GUI.

         3 nodes of Supermicro 12bay server with raid card and 4x1Gig nic
        6x 1tb ssd  + 6 x 3tb sata
        Is there any GUI for CEPH to manage & monitor the volumes and disks?
        Maybe some CEPH appliance available?
        Thanks in advance.
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        I have a Dell PowerEdge 1750 server, and I replaced the motherboard and one of the three hard drives.  It was working fine for 3 days and then I get a "STOP: 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" error.

        I used the Windows 2000 Advanced Server CD to repair Windows and it automatically ran CHKDSK.  I can boot into Windows now, but it's very slow to open files or folders, and it doesn't open a tiny text file sometimes.

        Would there be a record of this in the dmp files?  

        Please help!
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        When you do a MemTest86 to test RAM on some old Dell PowerEdge Dell 1750 production servers ...

        1) Which MemTest86 type of test do you do?

        2) How many MemTest86 errors (bits in error and max contiguous errors) do you allow?
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        Pls need assist for reset operator password for IBM storage DS400
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        I have a Dell PowerEdge 1750 and it had an amber light last week.  I am guessing this error is caused by a low CMOS battery, but I'm not sure.  I didn't add any new hardware or software.

        "A device driver has corrupted the executive memory pool.  If this is the first time you've this Stop error screen, restart your computer.  If this screen appears again, follow these steps ..."

        Please see attached message.

        After restarting the computer, Windows boots up again, but it keeps freezing.  Is this a low CMOS battery issue, or something else?
        WIndows Server 2000 Error
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        I have a hp ML350 g9 server which is configured with RAiD 5.  It has 4 SSD hard disks.  recently we had a power outage and our master boot record is damaged, and I can only get to "the drive where windows is installed is locked.  Unlock the drive and try again.  I cant fix this, so wanted to restore the whole windows backup I have.  

        When I launch from the CD, I go into the option to restore, but when I select the target destination, there is no drive showing.  I went into the HP untility and can see the array there, but not when I launch from CD and try to run the backup.  

        i did a fresh install just to another single disk, and still when I launch off the CD, i cant see the disk when I try and run the recovery.  I think im having the same issue where the drive cant be seen because I don't have the drivers for the smart controller.  I tried those links you provided, but they are just executables.
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        We have 4 physical servers which all have 192GB RAM each leaving a combined total of 48 GB spare & dual AMD Opteron 6174 12-core processors 2.2GHz.

        We are looking to upgrade and are unsure what the best option for upgrading would be.

        Would it be better to upgrade the specs and reduce the amount of physical servers to 3 or would it be better to up the amount of servers of similar specs and share it across 8 instead.
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        Good morning experts...
        I'm in urgent need for a BIOS update for my server... We use it for Virtual Machine hosting and I want to upgrade it to a pair of six cores with hyperthreading... thing is I need the new bios to that... which requires me to have a support contract with HP... thing that I don't have and don't want to make... The server is so old and bashed it's not worth the splurge of money if I brick it it's no big deal...
        Is there someone who could tell me how to get a hold of a bios update for my server? Someone already has it and could share it with me?
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        Have a Dell PE T310 with a Perc 6/i Raid Controller configured as a (3) Disk Raid (5).  Raid has been configured and disks are recognized.  The disk presently has two partitions.    The system has no OS,  I am attempting to load Windows 2008 R2 from original install DVD's.  The install process reaches the point where it realizes there are no Perc 6/i drivers, the install halts and prompts to load drivers.  I am having a problem finding the correct drivers and/or method to load the drivers during the install.  I have located, on the Dell website, under the Service Tag of the T310 Server, several versions of what it refers to as firmware updates to the 6/i controller.  I have navigated deeper into the Dell download pages and found file or files that are referred to as 6/i Adapter drivers, which is what I think I need.

        I have down loaded, extracted the adapter drivers to a flash drive and then inserted the flash drive in the server at the appropriate time (when being prompted for drivers), browsed to the flash drive and executed an install only to have the system search the media for the compatible drivers and reports that it finds no compatible drivers.  I have tried this same approach using the firmware updates with the same results.  

        Can I assume I am not finding the correct drivers or,  is my method of loading them during the install incorrect?    I should also point out that the server is out of Dell warranty so they are not anxious to assist, but I did in a chat, …
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        Hi ,

        We requested our client to upgrade the Head Office server for better performance on the following points. But they are asking us to suggest the server configuration. So can you please suggest best server configuration for the same.

        1. Server should be capable to handle the Multiple request at a time (Nearly 20 +  Stores will going to connect the Server every 1 min period)

        2. Should be able to maintain the large number of data and database handling
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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.