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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,

I have inherited a site with a HP MSA2040 and a two vmware hypervisors. Currently one of these (HP DL360 G9) is connected to the MSA via 10GB iSCSI DAC. I would like to attach the other which is a Dell Power edge R620. So far my attempts have failed anyone any ideas what I might be doing wrong? Is it purely that I'm trying to connect Dell to HP?

Thanks in advance.
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Good Day,

I am struggling with my ML310 Gen8. After MS update and restart i get an error-

Attempting to boot from  CD-RM

Attempting to boot from Hard Drive C:

 

I have checked no USB attached to the server. Changed boot order in Bios to boot from Hard Disk first. No luck

Please help. Thanks allot
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I have Server 2008 on a poweredge 320. The server would hang on the loading screen but I left it on all night and it finally booted. In the event manager Im seeing "the driver detected a controller error on device harddisk2 dr2. I opened open manage and im not showing any errors in the raid. What else can I do? It takes way to long to boot.
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My mate bought one of these

https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD3001FYYG-Datacenter-Enterprise/dp/B0090UH2Y8

The connector isn’t your normal connector to SATA 3

Is there an adapter or should he just Ebay the hdd as it OOW now

He wants it to work in a pc
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I have a customer that I just installed a new server for.  The system is setup with RAID 1 and he understands that the drives are mirrored but he wants me to show him that there is actually data on both drives.  Is there anyway to do that?  The server is a Dell T330 with 2 x 2TB 3.5" drives.
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Dear Experts

Would like to understand why online ups is recommended for server what happens if offline ups is used, please help me to understand
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HP Proliant DL380 G8 with Server 2016 installed - started to crash with Blue Screen

Your PC ran into the problem and needs to restart.
Stop code: NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE

Server is in remote location. I do not have physical access to it at the moment.
I think it started after Automatic Updates decided to restart the server.
Not sure 100% what exactly happened - I was working through Teamviewer on the server, just moving some files - I went for lunch and when I came back the server teamviewer session was disconnected - it was off for a while and that I noticed that the Teamviewer host came on - when reconnected the server was displaying screen that it is installing updates.

The HP diagnostics do not show any issues.

Server boots in to the safe mode - but I can not access the update settings under the safe mode to see what exactly was installed.
Disabled the Antivirus services, but this did not help.

Any ideas?
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I have installed an Intel rs2wc080 RAID controller card in a server.

There are two 6 TB SAS drives connected to this controller card.

It takes a long time for the controller card to initialize during the POST.

Then after around 10 minutes, a message appears that says "No Mega RAID adapter installed."

I have pressed CTRL-G  in an attempt to enter the configuration utility for this RAID controller card but I am not able to enter the configuration utility.

What can I do to further troubleshoot and fix this issue?
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Dear Experts

We have mounted 2 nos of Dell Poweredge R730 with dual hot plug, redundant power supply (1+1) 750W and one L3 switch and one router to expect 4 hours power backup how much capacity UPS is required i,e 750W * 4 = 3000W and other network equipment's Router, L3 swtich auraba in total 3500W not sure if this how to calculate please suggest how much capacity of UPS required and for the backup of 4 hours and also how much capacity of power socket 15Amps or 20Amps for the power chords to connect.
please suggest
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Before I discovered about the lack of 120V wall outlets, I was just going to use an APC SmartUPS 750. Is there some way to just adapt from its NEMA 5-20 plug to the 208V outlet on the wall? Existing wiring in the server room has a 208V circular outlet. At the moment I don't know if it is 20A or 30A so please include both scenarios.

In order to stick with the current environment, we have to use APC. However everything the APC seems to offer in 208V input seems to be very expensive, plus I would have to step it down for the devices which are all NEMA 5-15 120V.
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Hello All,

How does one go about purchasing MS RDS CALs?

I've called several numbers and all I ever get is on hold.

Is there a website where I can purchase or start a support ticket to get this monumental feat accomplished?

Thanks,
~AJ
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Would someone have an explanation for this?

Both times I have run this script.

vmkfstools -i "/vmfs/volumes/Date-2016/00 - DNS Server/00 - DNS Server.vmdk" -d thin "/vmfs/volumes/DES Lessons/00-DNS-Serve
r/00 - DNS Server.vmdk"

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It gets to around 45%, and then jumps to 100%


Destination disk format: VMFS thin-provisioned
Cloning disk '/vmfs/volumes/Date-2016/00 - DNS Server/00 - DNS Server.vmdk'...
Clone: 100% done.

However, the actual size is 50GB
But the file transferred is only 16GB


00 - DNS Server.vmdk
16.53 GB
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12:48:59 -0400

This is the actual size


00 - DNS Server.vmdk
50 GB
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 08:23:53 -0400

I have 7 VMs that need to be moved to a new drive, and this is causing some major slowing down issues.
Any ideas?

Also, if using the vmkfstools GUI is a better route to go, that would complete this without this issue.
Then please, tell me how to use the GUI, as I cannot find any information on using it.

Carrzkiss
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Hello All;

I have a 1TB drive of which has 11 VMs on it.
Taking up about 95% of the space.
I purchased some 500GB driver, I am in the process of moving the VMs over.

What I have done.
#1:
Using the datastore, I chose the VMs and I "Moved" them.
It is going to take a few days to move the ones I selected over, about 426GB.

#2: I tried the OpenSSH
Just to move one of the VMs over that is 60GB, will take over 24-hours.

Code for the SSH

[root@localhost:/vmfs/volumes/5b005dd5-2ce20e85-e704-001517fcd2e8] scp -r "00 - DNS Server" root@192.168.2.101:/vmfs/volumes/Date-2016/"00\\-\\DNS\\Server"

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How can I make this go faster?
It is only going from one drive to another drive, on the same server.

Thanks
Carrzkiss
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For latest PC or servers, does it normally configured with UEFI boot ? What's the main difference between UEFI / BIOS Boot ?

Thx
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Has anyone successfully installed and run esxi 6.0 U3 on a Dell R410? It is not on the HCL because is was not tested, but they say it might still work.
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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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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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Hi

We a have a Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX200S7  ESX servers and one of the server shutdown by it self all of suddenly and there is orange light on the power button.
I tried to power on and it stays in the same orange light
Please let me know what could be the problem and how to trouble shoot

Any help will be great

Thanks
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In the ESXi web interface, a slight problem is  indicated.. but not on vSphere Client.
What could it mean?

It is not because of this:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1009555   

I can see no other suspect logs.

Pls see pics.

 
Web Interface
vSphere Client
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adding more disk to qnap nas TS01635

i have 4 disks on Raid 10, i added 3 more disk and made one a hot spare, i would like to add the additional 2 to the storage pool on raid 10 but i don't get that option
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I have to create SOP document on configuring, maintaining and supporting servers, network, firewall, router devices for my company. Is there any good samples or templates that I can refer to?
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After successfully installing a SAN about 2.5 months ago, I needed to enable E.V.C. Mode (Westmere Processor).  Everything was working and then I added a new ESXI host to the environment that allowed me to upgrade the EVC. mode to "Sandy Bridge".

I currently have about 25 Virtual Servers in our VMware environment and all of them changed their processor status from "Westmere" to "Sandy Bridge" except for 3 Virtual Servers.  All I did to try and change the processors status was to:

  • Properly change the Status in the VCenter settings.
  • Power off the Virtual Servers and then power them back on.

My questions are the following:

1.  What does this mean for the 2 virtual servers that have not changed over to the "Sandy Bridge Processor"?  Will I not be able to use VMotion on them?

2.  Do I need to try to chang ethe EVC mode settings on these 2 'rouge' virtuaql servers a different way?  I mean besides powering them off and then powering them back on?

The 3 virtual machines that still have the "Westmere" processor are currently using 2 different ESXi hosts (we have 3 total).  The Operating System Breakdown of the 3 virtual servers are as follows:

1.  Windows 2008 R2 - HP ProLiant Gen9
2.  WIndows 2008 R2 - HP ProLiant Gen8
3.  Linux ??                   - HP ProLiant Gen9

We do have other Windows 2008 R2 servers that reside on the HP ProLiant Gen8 server that were able to successfully upgrade their processor…
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Hi Experts,
one of our clients is asking for us to allow an independent review of the network, by a 3rd party ..they are reviewing costs, performance  etc. This may or may not lead to them moving on however, I just wanted some advice please.
The client has approx 20 workstations, an onsite server (that is due to be phased out) they have office 365 and rds to the azure cloud.
They have asked for the following, we can supply it but I was going to add a disclaimer and also tell them that we need to know when the 3rd party is off the server.
Should we create a restricted user in the first instance.  

Admin access: Please provide the admin username and password to be able to review the Windows Server set up.
Firewalls and routers: Please provide the unique username and password to allow review of remote connectivity.

Thanks in advance.
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Hello Experts,

I am getting the following error on a Dell R720 running Linux-64.  

PC1360 fatal error on slot 4. reseat PCI CARD.
pc1320 bus fatal error bus 64 device 2 function 0  power cycle system.
Sending email to UNIX team.
 
any ideas?

GTS
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700 VA  - 240 Watts
Up to 75 minutes
6 outlets
IMG_0402.jpg

What's VA?  What's master and controlled master do for the outlets on a UPS. Also, how do I spec out usable (battery backup) outlets?  Does the USB safely power down the server?  Does the safe shutdown feature work for NAS equipment too or other IT items?  Is their third party software?  I was specing out the UPS below too...  how do I spec out usable (battery backup) outlets?

CyberPower PFC Sinewave Series OR1000PFCRT2U
UPS (rack-mountable / external) - AC 120 V - 700 Watt - 1000 VA 9 Ah - USB, serial -
output connectors: 8 - 2U
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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.