[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x

Server Hardware

26K

Solutions

23K

Contributors

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.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

Morning all,

Really really easy one, does the HP SPP include the iLO updates or do I need to get those separately?

Thanks

Alex
0
Become a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer
LVL 12
Become a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer

This CPTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer course covers everything you need to know about becoming a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer. Career Path: Professional roles include Ethical Hackers, Security Consultants, System Administrators, and Chief Security Officers.

I'm blowing up power supplies like mad.

Working with a SuperMicro X9DRD-iF motherboard and a Thermaltake 240-pin 1275w power supply.  I'm mostly playing here...not mission critical.

So, I put the board into a case, connected the power supply and some drives and booted and it was great.  I put an OS on the thing and was golden.

The next day, I asked another tech to add an additional icy dock and some more SSD drives and he did.

I booted it up the third day and immediately the UPS faulted.  Thinking the initial boot was too much for the 1500W UPS, I reset it and booted again and the UPS faulted again.

On the third attempt, I popped the power supply and it's dead.  Two more power supplies and they are dead too.

I'm thinking the board is grounded or something, as this machine worked fine two days ago.

So, now, I have a new PS AND a new MB, but I need to find out why it's faulting.  

Any ideas on what's up?

I stripped it down to just the MB and five plugs.  The 24 pin, the two 8 pin connectors from the PS to the MB and the power and reset switches are connected.  Of course, two processors and RAM (probably blown too) but still no joy.

What can I check to see what's blowing the power supply?  Is the BM grounded?  What can I check?

Thanks

Cliff
0
Does any know what the maximum size HDD supported by a Dell PowerEdge T310?  I want to move my current drives out of old server (currently a desktop case) into a Dell PowerEdge T310 I'm looking at buying.  I am currently Running Windows Server 2012 OS on it and id setup for a RAID 5 array (currently 4-2TB HDD's and 1-4TB HDD in use on my RAID array), and want to know if the T310 is compatible with running this OS and RAID setup I currently have before I purchase it.  I'm sure that the T310 has reached it's EOL but I'm sure that it still performs well.  

Thanks for any information anyone may provide
0
I have netbackup software version 8.0. I need to upgrade to the latest version 8.1.2.
I have one master server and two media servers. All of them runs windows server OS.
Could you tell me how to upgrade this backup software, or point me to step by step article that explain the process.
0
Hello
I am trying to configure a KMS Server Installation on Server 2016 Data center.
Server is an AWS Image
Goal Configure KMS  Licensing for Windows 10 Clients
I received a KMS key based off of a Windows 10 Volume License Key

Upon installing the KMS license Microsoft provided, I receive this message attached.     I believe I need to receive a Server 2016 KMS license Key to license down level clients.  Is this correct per URL below?
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/server-2016-activation

If I use slmgr /ipk <xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx>   entering the Widnows 10 KMS key, I receive the error in KMS-Error
KMS-License-Error.PNG
KMS-Error.PNG
0
We have a DELL PE R630 server with PERC H730P RAID controller. It has a RAID 1 VD containing Server 2012 R2 Standard. It has 2 more RAID 5 Virtual Drives containing data. Can an additional Virtual Drive be added with a group of new physical hard drives?
0
Greetings,

I have recently taken over an account that has a branch office with 3 older HP ProLiant servers and c. 12 PC's.  One of the servers is an older ProLiant ML110 G6 server running Windows Server Standard 2012 R2 with 12 GB RAM.   It is a Domain Controller with no principal applications on it.  It uses an HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID controller with 2 arrays of SATA drives in RAID-1 config.  The 1st SATA array has 2 X 250 GB drives in Box 1 / Bays (Ports) 1 and 2 , and the 2nd SATA array has 2 X 1 TB drives in Box 1 / Bays (Ports) 3 and 4.

We are seeing a warning message when the server is rebooting, warning of an Imminent Failure of one of the hard drives.  I have attached a screen shot of the screen warnings.  Boot time warning from B110i SATA RAID controller - imminent drive failure.  The failing drive is in Box 1 Bay 2, so it's 1 of the 250 GB drives.  Specifically it is a model ATA VB0250EAVER, F/W version HPG0.

My question on this is whether this is truly a hot-swappable drive + controller.  The message in the attached screen shot says to make sure to only change out the failing drive when all drives are on.    I'm hoping someone who has worked with this controller is familiar with the proper way to swap out the failing drive.  I've worked with Dell servers for c. 25 years and the process there is beyond simple.  With Dell servers, a hot-swap chassis, and a PERC RAID controller, all I have needed to do is a) offline the failing drive, b) pull the drive, and c) put in the new / replacement drive.  Once …
0
How can we use the secondary Citrix NetScaler Server, in an H.A. pair to safely test out new configurations before the same changes are propagated to the other NetScaler?

We have 2 x version 12.0 Citrix NetScaler Servers in our environment.  They both are setup for auto-sync and propagation by default; but according to websites:

- https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX124439 
- https://docs.citrix.com/zh-cn/netscaler/11/system/high-availability-introduction/configuring-command-propagation-high-availability.html

There are commands to that can be executed to turn the HA Sync and HA Propagation off and then back on later.  At my company we would like to test out a 2 factor authentication option (during a planned maintenance window) and see how that works before it is available for all of the users.  I am thinking of doing the following:

1.  Enable the 2 factor authentication settings on the Authentication server.
       a.  Whatever it may be, that is a separate topic from this question.

2.  Then after the Authentication server is ready, disable auto-sync and auto-propagation on the NetScaler HA-Pair.

3.  Then configure the secondary NetScaler to work with the 2nd factor Authentication server.
        a.  Then plan a maintenance window to temporarily make the secondary NetScaler Server into the new primary NetScaler Server.
        b.  When I fail over the primary server, the secondary server will then become the new 'primary' server …
0
I have a HP blade chassies with two interconnect modules in it. There are some VLANs created and some system profile for blades located in the chassis.Six  Network Logical cards are created.
I am trying to understand how the whole thing is configured and I am looking for any good explanation or article how blades and interconnect modules are configured. We do not use SAN, so only network part, plans, logical nic card, how logical cards are mapped to physical card. Blades have vmware installed on them. How to know which logical NIC is connected to which physical NIC and interconnect so I can create proper configuration in VMWare ESXi servers.
0
Hi Team,

Getting error as "connection with iLO cannot be established, If you recnetly made changes to the network configurations, you may need to refresh this page to re-negotiate an SSL connection" on HP DL380p Gen8 8-SFF CTO Server
0
Exploring SharePoint 2016
LVL 12
Exploring SharePoint 2016

Explore SharePoint 2016, the web-based, collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office to provide intranets, secure document management, and collaboration so you can develop your online and offline capabilities.

What device do you recommend that can email me when my server room's SOUND get above a certain decibel level ?
  ** Maybe something like https://serverscheck.com/sensors/sensor_sound.asp, etc ?
0
Hi,
I've got 20+ Dell servers at remote locations for clients and I'd like to figure out a way how to monitor hardware events remotely. All the servers are Dell PowerEdge Gen 9 and newer and all have an iDRAC card. Most are running esxi 5.5+ with server 2012 on the VM's. I've got OMSA installed and Support Assistant Enterprise on the servers that are still under warranty. Basically I'd like something like Support Assistant Enterprise that will run on the out of warranty and older hardware. At this point I pretty much just need to know the status of the hard drives, firmware versions of everything and get some alert when something changes. Ideally I'd like a single window where I can monitor everything from. Any advice would be helpful or at least a direction to start looking into.

Thanks in advance
Perry
0
Does anyone know of any places to buy a "0.5m SFF-8484 to SFF-8482 x 4 Fanout SAS Cable" where it doesn't cost as much as it costs here:

 https://www.pc-pitstop.com/sas_cables_adapters/I3229-05M.asp

This cable must have the Molex power adapters.
0
I purchased a "YK838 - RAID Controller PCI-E SAS 2-Channel SAS6/IR PowerEdge R510 by Dell."

The Amazon URL of where I purchased this adapter from is here.

What kind of cable adapters will I need that will allow me to connect two Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives to this PCI controller card?
0
This is a strange one.  I have a desktop pool with 30 linked clone desktops.  When I look at the parent VM, the VMware Persona Management service is set to auto and is started. I recompose my desktop pool with a fresh snapshot of the parent VM,  After they complete many of the VDI desktops the VMware Persona Management service is not running and is set to disable.  Mind you not all 30, but a random amount.  I can recompose the pool again and again several (maybe more or maybe less) desktops the service is not running.  BTW, this is not a problem with the one desktop pool.  It is doing the same thing with another pool as well.  This pool only has 15 desktops.  Sometimes after a recompose half of the desktops the service fails to start and sometimes after a recompose may 3 of the 15 fail.  There just isn't any pattern I can find.  

I modified a power shell script that scans all my VDI desktops to see which ones the service is running on and which ones it is not.  Here is the results from me recomposing both pools just 30 minutes ago.  As you can see 20 of the 45 desktops the persona service is not started.

vm-dept-01       VMWVvpsvc       Running
vm-dept-02       VMWVvpsvc       Stopped
vm-dept-03       VMWVvpsvc       Stopped
vm-dept-04       VMWVvpsvc       Running
vm-dept-06       VMWVvpsvc       Running
vm-dept-07       VMWVvpsvc       Stopped
vm-dept-08       VMWVvpsvc       Stopped
vm-dept-09       VMWVvpsvc       Running
vm-dept-10       VMWVvpsvc       …
0
I have an APC SMT1500RM2U battery backup at my house that will intermittently beep for one minute every 12 hours.

I have checked the health of this Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) and know what the problem is but won't be able to purchase replacement batteries for a little bit.

In the meantime is there any way I can disable or turn off this UPS's beeping sound so that it will stop waking me up in the middle of the night?
0
How to balance with best config in DRS
What if DRS is manual/Off
best prectice to balance the resources
How to calculate if h/w needs to be upgrades or if resources to be added?
0
Are there any adapters I can purchase that will allow me to connect the front USB connector plug on a "CORSAIR VENGEANCE C70 Mid-Tower Case - Black" computer case to an Intel S2600cp server board?

The plug for connecting the two front USB connectors on this case is different than the connector on the Intel S2600cp server board.

I have attaches pictures below of both the plug for this case as well as the connector on the server board where the front USB connectors should plugin. I have also attached the S2600cp server board manual and the S2600cp server board tech specs guide.

The URL from where I purchased the case from is here.

Please let me know if there are any adapters or converters I can buy that will allow me to connect these two front USB connector cable to this server board.

Sys board USB connectorFront USB plug connectorManual-g26942005_s2600cp_p4000cp_tps.pdf
Specs-g54899001-s2600cp-p4000cp-sg-r.pdf
0
I have two Dell R410's, that first Fans seem to run loud.  Is that normal? Second, both of them are giving me temperature errors.  The Server room is cool as there are other servers that are not triggering any alarms.  Google results are saying that BIOS and Firmware upgrades dont resolve this.  Any suggestions?

Capture2.PNG
0
Amazon Web Services
LVL 12
Amazon Web Services

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

I own a lot of servers, Virtual Private Servers in specific. Those resources are being wasted. How do I put them to good use to earn a substantial amount of money?
By the way, I didn't buy any of them. Just got them as a free credit.
Please give me detailed ideas and suggestions.

P.S.: I'm a techie. To be more specific, a Python Developer, and a Linux Systems Admin.
0
I have HP DL360G7 server on which windows server 2016 has been installed.
I tried to find any HP management agent on the server but it seems that they are missing.
Could you tell me how to install HP system management home page and event notifier and also HP array configuration utility on this server.
0
Does anyone know what's the regular humidity should be in the server room?  Server room in North California it goes up to 70-75%.  I had to bump it up otherwise getting slammed with alerts.

Does it have to do anything with temperature.  Temps keeps normal 68F.  Would it help with humidity if I lower the temperature?
1
how to upgrade firmware of the HP blade chassis C7000- onboard administrator, interconnect modules, blade servers?
Blade servers are BL460c Gen8.
Could you give me some links or step-by step procedures how to do this. I have never done this before.
0
Does anyone has any data for acceptable acoustic decibel inside the server room, and in the regular office?
0
Technical support for a small office in Roseville California
0

Server Hardware

26K

Solutions

23K

Contributors

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.