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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 curious about finding the cost to a big bank to process something like a bank transfer from one account to another...

I am thinking about my bank, where I have two accounts, where I may move a few hundred dollars from one account to another.

Is the cost less than a penny for such a transaction for a website or an iPhone app to make such a transfer? I assume there are overhead costs where auditors review blocks of transactions, but I am not asking about that. Just the marginal cost for a hosted and highly secure website to process a transaction.

Does anyone have an idea about this?
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Building an interactive eFuture classroom
Building an interactive eFuture classroom

Watch and learn how ATEN provided a total control system solution including seamless switching matrix switch, HDBaseT extenders, PDU, lighting control to build an interactive eFuture classroom.

Hi

We deployed an IBM System X 3550 Server some years ago.  The server has 3 SAS disks in a RAID 5.  One of the disks has now failed so I began the process of finding a replacement drive.  I intend to buy 2 so as to have one as a spare. The Disk I need is A System X 300GB 10k rpm 2.5" SAS Part No 42D0637.
HOWEVER!  The distributor just informed me the the cost of each disk will be €413.00 plus VAT@23% plus Delivery - circa €500each!.

Can any Server hardware specialists tell me if I need to replace the disk with the original or is there any alternative?
Now I need this server as it runs some critical applications so I need to act quickly.  Thank you
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Hello, I want to buy a new Win2012 backup server that around 20 servers will backup system images and folders to this on daily scheduled tasks, and also a few times a day via DPM.

It will need approximately the following HDD capacity.
- 5TB to be set as a DPM target
- 5TB to just used for files/folders backup target

I will need to RAID 5/6 the disks, do I need 2 distinct RAID arrays, one for DPM, and the other for files?
Is DPM processor/RAM intensive, what do you see as reasonable processor and RAM options?

Thanks
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When I apply power all that happens is the fans run on both power supplies and the series of led's on the center of the motherboard turn on for a while and then cycle off one at a time. There is absolutely nothing else that will start. I can't even push the power switch on the front and get anything.
I have reset the riser card, the memory, the processors and installed a blank hard disk in bay"0". Nothing works. Ideas for troubleshooting would be appreciated.
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Can someone recommend a good free disk partition software to increase the volume size on my C Partition in server 2012
I cannot use diskpart / disk management as the free space created by shrinking an existing volume would not produce a contiguous sector for the C partition to expand into
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Any ideas why the below Test #1 fails since
both WD MyBooks are the same make/model/size/etc ?
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Test #1
 1. plug WD MyBook #1 into Dell server #1
 2. open Windows 2012 R2 "Disk Management"
 3. wait about 5 minutes
 4. disk never appears
 5. reboot server
 6. still cannot get it to appear
 7. formatted WD MyBook #1 via another computer
 8. retested above #1-#7, still fails
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Test #2
 1. plug WD MyBook #2 into Dell server #1
    using same power & USB cords as above Test #1
 2. open Windows 2012 R2 "Disk Management"
 3. wait about 5 minutes
 4. disk appears correctly
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Test #3
 1. plug WD MyBook #1 into Dell server #2
    using same power & USB cords as above Test #1
 2. open Windows 2012 R2 "Disk Management"
 3. wait about 5 minutes
 4. disk appears correctly
 5. retested above Test #1, still fails
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What training sources are available so I can better learn how to use  Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) & OpenManage to manage and monitor Dell servers?

Are there any videos or CBT's available?
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       Dim cmd As New MySqlCommand
        Dim myDA As New MySqlDataAdapter(cmd)
        Dim myDT As New DataTable
        cmd.Connection = conn
        cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM esd_user;"
        myDA.Fill(myDT)
        DataGridView2.DataSource = myDT

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That's how I put data from server to Datagridview, how can I set the specific size for each column to fit it into the form ?

Thank you for the Help
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People,

I'm running on 3PAR Array for all of my Tier-1 production VMs (SSD - 10 GB ethernet iSCSI), So I wonder if I need to isntall any .VIB or HPE ESXi VMware .SIO image to utilize the best practice in the 3PAR multipathing ?

As at the moment I can only set it into Round Robin (VMware) as opposed to the current setting Fixed (VMware) .
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Hi,

What are the latest specifications for  a server (running windows server software) and workstation (running windows 10 pro).
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The Ideal Solution for Multi-Display Applications
The Ideal Solution for Multi-Display Applications

Check out ATEN’s VS1912 12-Port DP Video Wall Media Player at InfoComm 2017. Kerri describes how easy it is to design creative video walls in asymmetric layouts and schedule detailed playlists ahead of time with its advanced scheduling feature.

What are the options for Teaming NICs on HP Server?  And would it work if they are on separate switches and different VLANs?
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Team Team, we got this error. Can you please help? Many thanks!
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Dear guys, we have multiple free, old servers and are thinking of utilizing them for business, but not sure what and how. Can anyone who have experience give us some ideas please? Many thanks as always.
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Hi,
I got problem, to put all 4 files (as attached) into one FTP site, that not all files can be successfully processed. But there is no problem at all, if I one by one, put the file, there is no problem to process all files. What can be the reasons to this?
a.txt
b.txt
c.txt
d.txt
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Hi we P2V'd an SBS 2003 server. everything works fine but the server crashes a few times a day. Attached is dump files.

At first I got this error at login

0x000000c2 (0x00000007, 0x0000121a, 0x02130005, 0x8abe0db8)

Today I got this error at login
 
0x000000c2 (0x00000007, 0x0000121a, 0x0213000a, 0x883e2870)


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
DumpFiles.zip
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So I didn't select a Desktop Experience while installing Server Standard 2016.   And looks like it installed a Core Edition.  Just a CMD command line.  
Does is mean no Desktop Experience is a Core Experience?
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Hello - I have a Security Device Scope set on my DHCP server.

10.201.192.20
10.201.207.254

255.255.240.0 /20

What I want to do is assign another scope within my Security Device Scope for 10 Camera, 10 Card Readers and 2 Media Servers. How would I break that scope up into other scopes for the following devices, however using the Security Device Scope?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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Hello - I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I built recently, and in the first week of use, it has lost it's trust relationship with AD twice.  What causes this?
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Hello - I have a server PER710 that I will use for a FTP server. I have c drive set on a RAID 1 and I'd like to have my FTP dir on my DELL Compellent SC220. How would I create a volume on Compellent and have it recognized on PER710 Server?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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I am looking for a comparison chart for the latest DELL and HP servers.  Where can I find it
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We are about to upgrade to a new server.  It is going to be 2016 Standard Domain Controller.  We have about 40 users, 30 PC's, and 5 printers shared off this.  It is also used for file storage for about 300GB's worth of data.

My question is, do I need to worry so much about Core count, cache, or hyperthreading if it's just doing those tasks with no extra software installed except Antivirus?  Of course I want it to be fast and not just optimal but I don't want to overkill it.

The specs I'm looking at are:
Mix use solid state drives (raid 10)
Intel E5-2620 v4 2.1GHZ, 20M Cache, 6.40GT/s QPI, Turbo, HT, 8C/16T
32GB RAM
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Please see attached sample, need compatible stencils that will work with the rack stencil, like switches, patch panels, UPS, etc

Thank you
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What does that mean?  >> solid state drive - 480 GB - SATA 6Gb/s >>
SSD’s use sata protocol?  compared to fibre channel, sas, etc
HP DL360 gen9 have these in spec quotes
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Need another pair of eyes to check my DC specs.  Mostly for AD purposes box.  DC, DHCP, DNS.  Maybe Print server as additional.  I will dial another DC on VM.  

Win2016 DC
FT-E5-2603V4, Intel Xeon E5-2603V4 1.7GHz 1U
Including:
* (1) Intel Xeon Processor E5-2603V4 Haswell (6 Cores)
* (1) Supermicro Motherboard X10SRW-F
* On Board Dual 1GB NIC Ports
* On Board VGA
* On Board IPMI 2.0
* 16GB DDR4 2400 RAM ECC/REG Installed, Lifetime
Warranty
* (1) Riser Card w/ 2x PCIe x16 GEN 3.0 FHFL
* (1) Riser Card w/ 1x PCIe x8 GEN 3.0 LPHL
* (1) LSI 9271-4i RAID Controller
* (2) 1TB Enterprise SATA 7200RPM 3.5" HDD
* (4) Hard drive Bays for 3.5" or 2.5" as an option
* (2) PCI-e 16X GEN 3 Slots available
* (2) 500W Hotswap redundant PSU
* (1) Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Operating System
64-bit English (16 Core), OEM
* 3 Years Full Warranty w/ advance ship replacement
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Where would I look on the physical host of VMWare ESXi if the main host server keeps freezing for logs to give me an idea as to what is causing the freezing?
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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.