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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 am aware that Exchange is not to be integrated with an AD Controller.  I am also aware that installing a 2nd Windows server (2016) as a domain member with Exchange (2016) installed is the preferred method.  However, when I created the primary Win 2016 DC in a virtual environment, I was unable to add a member domain using a different NIC on the hosting Hyper-V 2016 server as, there was a LAN IP conflict using (ie... 192.168.0.5 on NIC1 and 192.168.0.6 on NIC4).  Windows Server 2016 on the hosting Hyper-V server will not permit two different IPs on the Same LAN using two different NICs on the hosting server.  What am I doing incorrectly?
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I had this question after viewing Dell server memory configuration on R410.

I have a PowerEdge R410, I recently purchased additional memory for the server.  I have 16Gb originally, 4 sticks of 4GB each.  I purchased 2 16GB sticks hoping I could bump it up to 48Gb total.  What I am finding similar to the article above is that no matter the configuration, it disables specific dim slots.  Is there any configuration I can use that would allow me to have all 48 gigs usable?   It is very frustrating as I thought

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Purchasing new server. We have to options, Dell Poweredge R6415 and HPE Proliant DL325 Gen10.  I am familiar with HPE Proliant servers. We have used them for many years. The Dell Poweredge R6415 looks good and it's a good bit cheaper. I'm wondering if any of you have used these. Have you used them as VM host?  Limitations?
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Hello Experts,

We are having a issue with our storage enclosure's.  attached are the errors we are getting.
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I have a problem with server HP DL380 G4. My server does not show anything in display/monitor.
I removed memory/RAM and started the server I am not getting the beep sound. So I arranged another motherboard and I still didnt see anything in the screen/monitor.
What could the issue I changed power supply as well. I just want  to start the server and run P2V and convert to virtual.
Appreciate your guidance.
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Please help me to fix the frequent reboot/unexpected outage for My Server [WIN2016-STD 64BIT]running @UCS B230 M2] is frequently rebooting and below  is event i am getting from system logs ...

BugCheck      Event ID-1001
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0xffffc1002cbf5000, 0x0000000000000002, 0xfffff8094ad928b0, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: bd277cf4-0684-40c6-b948-d94e7f4d3426

Also found system logs like
Event Id -41
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly
The previous system shutdown at 3:20:56 AM on ‎2019/‎03/‎03 was unexpected

Memory dump file is of approx. 7 GB , so how I can check if required
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Hello folks, need another pair of eyes to check my DC Win2016 hardware specs.  Only for AD purposes box.  DC, DHCP, DNS.  It'll be sitting separately from VM environment and crunching only AD specific purposes.  

HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Performance - rack-mountable -Xeon Silver 4110 2. - x1
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 / 2.1 GHz processor- x1
HPE SmartMemory - DDR4 - 16 GB - DIMM 288-pin -registered - x1
HPE Read Intensive - solid state drive - 480 GB - SATA 6Gb/s - x2
HPE Foundation Care 24x7 Service - extended service agreement - 3 years - o - x1
Hardware Option(s) Install into a Server (CDW ConfigurationServices) - x1
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Hi guys,

would be happy to get a clarification about backplane and midplane in terms of blade systems. What do these components usually do in such systems ?

Thanks in advance.
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I have some older servers that only have USB2.0 ports and I need/want to add some usb3.0 ports the limitation is that I don't need USB3.0 power capabilities and don't have any available Molex/SATA power connectors to plug into the card.. I need a card 2-4 port that doesn't require external power. I haven't been able to find one on fleabay or amazon.
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My server crashed yesterday. My drives and green not red lights no errors. I saw a bunch of errors regarding dns. DHCP gpos etc and users were not able to surf the web. I bunch the server and it came back to the login page but when I press control alt delete nothing happens. Move the physical mouse cursor doesn’t move. Rebooted pressed F8 and selected last known good configuration and issue persists. It’s not the keyboard and mouse because I’m able to select options prior to getting into the login page. Any ideas what’s going on and how to get into the OS
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I've bought one of these

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Now this is from New Zealand's equivalent of eBay -- TradeMe - and I was working under the mistaken belief that someone, someone would overbid my paltry NZ$5 bid.  Well someone was absent.

I'll pick it up in the next few days.  It's only a couple of miles down the road.

But what do I do with it?  I can retry selling it in a week or two.   Or turn it into a storage compartment of some type out in the garage.  (Doesn't appear to come with shelves but I'll check).

Any more ideas?
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I have 6 (16GB) memory modules and 3 dell server R710 that I would like to use. I would like to  spread these 6 sticks to 2 sticks each to each server. Is there a supported memory configuration that would allow me to do this. I also have 8GB sticks each to fill the rest of the slots.
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We're trying to setup a two-node active/active cluster on CentOS 7 using Pacemaker/Corosync/DLM/CLVMD/Fencing with a shared LUN over multipath iSCSI connections. The trouble i'm having is when I add the GFS2 filesystems as a resource to the cluster but I get an error. When I do pcs resource debug-start <resource-id> on both nodes, it was able to mount the filesystem. I was able to write file from one node and see it on the other and vice versa. Here's the pcs status. I have a deadline on this project to get it working by early next week!

[root@ddc-testwp1 /]# pcs status --full
Cluster name: WPCluster

WARNINGS:
Following stonith devices have the 'action' option set, it is recommended to set 'pcmk_off_action', 'pcmk_reboot_action' instead: vmfence1

Stack: corosync
Current DC: ddc-testwp2 (2) (version 1.1.19-8.el7_6.4-c3c624ea3d) - partition with quorum
Last updated: Thu Feb  7 19:58:37 2019
Last change: Thu Feb  7 18:30:25 2019 by root via cibadmin on ddc-testwp1

2 nodes configured
8 resources configured

Online: [ ddc-testwp1 (1) ddc-testwp2 (2) ]
Full list of resources:

vmfence1       (stonith:fence_vmware_soap):    Started ddc-testwp2
vmfence2       (stonith:fence_vmware_soap):    Started ddc-testwp1
Clone Set: dlm-clone [dlm]
     dlm        (ocf::pacemaker:controld):      Started ddc-testwp1
     dlm        (ocf::pacemaker:controld):      Started ddc-testwp2
     Started: [ ddc-testwp1 ddc-testwp2 ]
Clone Set:
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We recently moved from an in-house Exchange 2010 to Office 365 and I'm wondering if there is anything special I need to do with the exchange server before shutting it completely down? All the mail flow is now being routed to office 365 and I had a small auto discover process but I have corrected that issue. I have had the mail server shut down for about 3 weeks now and have not noticed any issues, but wasn't sure if I needed to go anything before wiping and repurposing that server?
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Had a glitch this morning with our raid 5 array.  I resynced the array and said all was good but now there are two exact array using the same drive.  I fear if I delete one it will delete both.  Its an adaptec drive array controller.  I have vmware on the server and its not seeing the config to boot correctly because of the ghosted array.  Any ideas.
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Hi,

System is a PowerEdge R710.with PERC H700 integrated controller.  The virtual drive in question is RAID 5 with 3 drives. I have been monitoring controller logs weekly, and running consistency check for the past 3 months with 0 issues.  Suddenly yesterday, OMSA is showing 1 drive as predictive failure.  I went through logs and see a bunch of unexpected sense logs many of them stating "corrected medium error", but I do not see any unrecoverable errors.  I went onsite, offlined drive, then inserted new Dell branded drive.  Rebuild completed, but the new drive is also reporting as predictive failure.  I went through logs again, and notice many more unexpected sense logs during rebuild process.  I then ran consistency check, which again had many unexpected sense logs.  Drive is still in predicted failure state, so I replaced drive again with a new drive.  This time, after rebuild drive was not showing predictive failure.  Just to be sure, I ran another consistency check, which put same drive in predictive failure state again.  There are again a bunch of unexpected sense logs many of them stating "corrected medium error".  I am unsure how to proceed.

The firmware for controller, drives, & BIOS are all up to date, but IDRAC6 & Lifecycle are out of date.  IDRAC6 is at 1.92.00 (build 5) and Lifecycle is at 1.4.0.445

Please let me know your thoughts.  If you recommend updating IDRAC6 & Lifecycle, please let me know where to find updates and steps for updating.  I am a …
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I am ordering a new server.  It will be Win 2016 and only be used as a DC.  It will have three drives.

My question is should it be Raid 0 or Raid 1?
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Hyper V Server 2016 that i need to connect to via thin clients on a terminal service session, i need to run 3 concurrent sessions, do i need a terminal service licence cals for this?
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hello

i'm trying to figure out the origin of the attached vmware crash

the crash occured while updating an ILO



i understand the no heartbeat message. what i'm trying to figure out is the meaning of the stack, what the ESX was doing at that time, and why the ILO update would trigger a crash. from my own understanding i'm wondering whether the esx was already shutting down at the time of the crash.


background information :

this esx is part of a cluster. all DRS features disabled so no machine was migrating at that time.

the vcenter was running on that same host but the crash is apparently related to a different host : front3 as visible on line 4

the server is a old gen8. the ILo previously displayed a warning related to the internal SDCard. i do not think an SD card was ever actually inserted in the slot, though. i'll have a chance to check or get someone to check most likely next week.

i'm unsure this is related but the machine won't boot any more. it displays an NMI error during the POST and i cannot even access the bios settings in order to disable the sdcard entirely. pressing F9 to access the BIOS settings works and the machine shows it received the keystroke but crashes shortly after before actually reaching the BIOS. both the latest bios updated by the operator and the backup one from 2014 fail in the same way. i have no idea what operation the server performs during that short moment, and i do not know whether this is related with …
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Hi,

I need to replace a six year old Dell Poweredge T620 server.  I was thinking about replacing it with another Poweredge T630, with this CPU:  Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v4 2.2GHz,25M Cache,8.0 GT/s QPI,Turbo,HT,10C/20T (85W) Max Mem 2133MHz.  I want to use Hyper-V but I'm not sure if I should use RAID or if there really is a big enough performance advantage for the extra cost.  I was thinking about going RAID10 using the PERC H730 RAID Controller with 1GB NV Cache but is that a good idea to have the VHDX and host all on the same RAID10?

Would there be performance problems if I just had two stand alone SSDs?  One would have the host Windows Server 2019 and the VMs would be on the second SSD.  I understand that the speed difference between stand along drives and RAID10 (with 4 drives) is 4 times faster the read and 2 times the write.  But with the SSDs being so fast now, is it necessary to go with RAID10 for a small office?  I will be running an Active Directory/Application VM and a Remote Desktop VM.  There are a total of 15 users and 5 of them will occasional work on the Remote Desktop VM.  Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions, recommendations and criticisms!
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What's the difference between a Data Center Internal Hard Drive vs a Network Attached Storage Internal Hard Drive? Can a Data Center Internal Hard Drive(s) be used in RAID? Out of curiosity, what brand hard drive(s) does Google in use their Data Center?
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Going to set up a server for a small company...6 employees...
Poweredge T130....two 4Tb HD's in RAID 1...
Server 2016 Essentials...
This will be my first time on a server with RAID1...

Whenever I have set up RAID1 in the past on a working PC....I've done a software RAID with the OS...

But on a small server...do you suggest a hardware RAID...???

Is there any real difference...???

Recommend a RAID card...???

Thanks in advance...
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I want to expand the C: partition to 500G but "Extend Volume" is greyed out. I tested shrinking the E: partition and this works fine and where I plan to get the extra space from. Any ideas why Extend Volume is not an option?
expandpartitions
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Comparing a Synology NAS device to a 2016 server standard with PDC, no exchange (moving to 365), with business apps like quick books and other time entry applications, and as a file server.

Thanks to member(s) of EE bringing to light Western Digital drives I thought were decent for the NAS they are not as high quality as the drives I'm quoting in the Server.

Question, what NAS device drives do EEr's recommend that are equivalent to 600GB 15K RPM SAS 12Gbps 512n 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive?
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I have an issue with a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server running SBS 2008 where Dell OpenManage application fails to open (see below).

Any ideas how i can troubleshoot as i am receiving monitoring info via 3rd party application using SNMP however it would be good to access the GUI via OpenManage

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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.