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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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We are cleaning up a server room and have a bunch of 6-10 foot power cables where we really only need 2-3 foot cables. What I am wondering is if it OK to use regular PC power cables or do we need the more heavily shielded cables like the extra long ones that come with the servers?

We need to order @ 40 3-foot cables if you know of any good places for bulk rate deals. We are using standard type plugs with female ends for the back of the servers and male ends to plug into large power strips mounted along the back of the rack.
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What 24" Quad Computer Monitor -- Mount Free Standing hardware do you recommend that I do NOT need to screw into a hole on the desk surface ?

  ** Example
          ** https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V004/dp/B00DGSI5WS?th=1
          ** FREE STANDING edition, not DESK MOUNT
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What power outage TRACKING systems do you recommend that would do what my
https://www.lacrossetechnology.com/temperature-and-humidity-monitor-and-alert-system-with-dry-temperature-probe/
currently does, but every 1 minutes instead of every 15 minutes ?

My UPS is plugged into a natural gas "always on" generator, therefore the UPS would show a 5 hour
power outage only lasting about 30 seconds, just enough time for it to switch over to natural gas

  ** Maybe something like
              ** https://www.isocketworld.com/en/isocket-smart-sockets/
              ** https://www.absoluteautomation.com/alerts-monitoring/
              ** https://www.pumpalarm.com/power-failure-alarm/
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1.      Plug into an outlet by my desk that is NOT on battery backup
2.      Setup to email me anytime
            •      TEMP is > 200 = NEVER happens
            •      DEVICE cannot access the LaCrosse $12/yr web portal to report current TEMP = happens every time power is out since WIFI will NOT be on
3.       Get below in TEXT form + an automatic email when power is out, then back on

•         10/15/18, 2:45pm, STARTED
•         10/15/18, 3:15pm, STOPPED

•         10/17/18, 1:25pm, STARTED
•         10/17/18, 2:37pm, STOPPED
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Hardware: Dell Poweredge R630 - running latest BIOS and firmware.  SD card boot;   Accessories: CD drive;  USB port;  [NO Hard Drive]

Operating System: VMWare 6.5.0    5310538


Problem with sticky boot up when restarting a Dell Poweredge R630 VMWare ESXi host which has no hard drive. [i.e. boots up from onboard SD card] It can take 3 attempts to restart the server which appears to successfully boot through all the hardware configurations but stalls when loading the VMWare environment.  I have spoken with Dell who say that this is a VMWare problem. I am not an expert on this but since the server is running at the moment I was hoping that I might be able to copy the current configuration onto another medium and boot up from it in order to eliminate the SD cards.   Does anybody know how to do this?

If the problem is with VMWare how do I diagnose the likely cause? Does anybody know the best course of action?

Thanks to anybody for taking the time to look at this.
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A client is building a new facility. Should the voltage in server room be 110v or 220v? Or, this does not matter? I saw 220 was better, i forgot the reasoning.
The voltage in their current server room is 110. I don't see a problem.  
Thanks!
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What is is legacy boot mode in windows 2016 std server?  Do I need to normal UEFI?  
Any issues if I don't?
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What is the difference between a pallet rack and a shock rack?

I am comparing two models with the same dimensions and capacity, with the only difference being one is described as a pallet rack and the other a shock rack, which is @ $450 more.

When I check the boxes to compare models, the shock rack seems to have larger dimensions though the interior capacity is the same.

Just had an online chat with an "HPE Representative" who told me there was no major difference. Totally useless!

Here's the product page - https://www.hpe.com/us/en/product-catalog/servers/server-racks/pip.models.hpe-g2-advanced-series-racks.1009694916.html
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Hi,
I am thinking about buying a new HP ML110 G10 with iLO 5 activated and like to know how to go about buying iLO 5.
Is this a piece of chip (or hardware) that I need to purchase separately or it is intergrated inside the server?
Do I have to buy license initially and renew it annually or it is one time purchase?
I saw the demo on youtube and like the fact that you can Manage and monitor servers from anywhere.
HP Part number is 512485-B21, but the price is all over the place and don't know what/where I need to buy.
AMASON: $70.00
NewEgg: $99.00
Provantage  $257.92
CDW  $303.99
serversupply: $310
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Hi

Has anyone used riello UPS?
http://www.riello-ups.co.uk/
Used APC and Eaton before..

Thanks
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Hi,

Please, how can I reset the password for HP storage Works P2000/MSA2000

Thank you in advance
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Please provide me with guides on where to download and how to configure HP ProLiant DL360 Generation 10 servers so I can view and configure their RAID settings within Server 2016.
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Dell PowerEdge T620 Failed Disk. The server boots up to a foreign configuration. Asking to select "C" or "F". The system will boot up after selecting F to import foreign config. Server 2012r2 boots up then blue screens critical process died. The system config shows that the virtual disk is offline and 1 disk is ready and 1 is foreign. I am attaching pics of the config page. I have a new drive to install for the one that has the amber light  flashing on it. Any help on getting the RAID fixed and server started would be awesome. IMG_3141.JPGIMG_3142.JPGIMG_3143.JPGIMG_3144.JPG
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I have a small 2 host HyperV cluster with about 4 VMs on each host.    When we go in to do our monthly updates, we dont want the machines to move.   We do them very hands-on.   We patch all 8 VMs.   Then we shut down or suspend the VMs and do the hosts.     No matter what we try including shutting all VMs down, HyperV moves the VMs to the host that is up.   How can we temporarily suspend the automated movement of these VMs?  

~Jon
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I have a server 2012 with a Raid 1 hosting a virtual machine. Total allocated disk is 460 gb and the virtual machine disk space was filled up somehow very fast. Hyper.v machine wont boot as a result. Can I pop another hard drive in that server to reallocate a larger raid disk size to increase the space? If I put a 2tb in there can I somehow fix this?
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I recently bought this server cabinet for the office. First time using a server cabinet. Wondering if anyone had fans they recommend that would fit this server cabinet. The less noise the better. I just have no idea what kind of fans to get or what brands are good. Any ideas would be great and very helpful!

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=354-000V-00005
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Hi,
Need some suggestions on migrating from a DELL R710 host cluster to a UCS B200M4 chassis.
I'm all set and ready to go with the UCS cluster in vCenter. The question is, is it always best practice to enable EVC on clusters incase vMotion is needed if the UCS has a failure or later migration away from UCS? Set EVC all the way back to Merom...? Ha
The answer might be obvious but I'm a one man shop and it's been a long couple of days.
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I have a physical server - an older Dell running Server 2012 R2 - and it's my backup server AND my share for my marketing department.

I've been asked to P2V the physical and I don't want to.  :)  Here's why and I'd like discussion on pros and cons.  I know, it's difficult to give points to one person for a discussion because so much is subjective, but I do like feedback from others before making such a decision.

1.  I think all backups servers "should" be physical if possible.  I'm old school like that.  Veeam feels that way too.  See item 4 below.
2.  There is a direct connection from the physical box to a QNAP via iSCSI and the QNAP is my primary storage.  I know ESX will do a pass thru, but man, that seems messy.  
3.  There is an HBA (6gig SAS connection) to an iScaler tape library with two LTO drives and 25 tapes in it that is used for offloading the backups to tape.
4.  Veeam BU and Replication is on the marketing server and it's configured perfectly.  All servers (24 in all) replicate to other ESX hosts, then they get a backup to the QNAP and THEN, all of that is off loaded to the tape library via and HBA (6gig SAS) connection to the tape library.  Soon, I'll be offloading everything to an AWS Snowball for storage in an AWS bucket.
5.  There are other things that I can't think of but I'm sure there's more.

So, let's talk...should I try to make that physical server into a VM and move\passthru all of those connections or should I just move the marketing …
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What are the most commonly used Server 2016 hardware load balancers used in Windows server 2016 environments?
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Morning all,

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

Thanks

Alex
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Is Nutanix very similar VMWare?  I am performing a network scan that works pretty well over AD credentials and if WMI is enabled.   The environment contains like 20 physical server, like 200 or 400 virtual servers, and all the local workstations authenticate to AD and Citrix environments load from there.  While the scan tool works with VWware and covers all physical, virtual servers, and workstations.  The scan tool does not cover Nutanix.  I am concerned with some fancy variables like Nuntanix that I never dealt with before and I will be unable to complete a successful scan.

How Nutanix Works - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKdzcwMY950

I also watched the video on it and I'm like wow, pretty!   It's obvious pretty heavy nerdy enterprise stuff.  Are they just the hardware or is Nuntanix trying migrate organizations off of Hyper V and VWware?
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How do I setup a LUN drive type for a single logical disk using a Raid 1, 1+0 on a HPE ProLiant DL360e Gen8?

I don't see the option in the ACU.   The server comes with 2 sas drives, and 6 sata drives.  I would like to add them all to the same logical disk.  Other servers in our organization are setup with 8 disks/Lun drive type Raid 1, 1+0 (ProLiant DL360P Gen8)

Is this possible on the ProLiant DL360e Gen8?  Is ORCA still available on this model?
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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
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After 6 years, we replaced the battery on an APC SmartUPS SMT1500 that is 6 years old, running a SBS server that is also 6 years old.  The system says there was no battery connected.  The battery was pretty warm and bulging.

I guess it died completely, but 6 years is pretty good? Yes, should have replaced it sooner.  It wasn't set up so we installed APC PowerChute business app and set up email notificiations.

We are getting loads of AVR Trim on / off messages.  Is that normal? Just ignore them? Is the software set too stringent? (there's an upper and lower voltage and a sensitivity.  Seems that's the only settings.

This is in central NJ / Metro NY area so not in the sticks.  Power doesn't go out in the office.  And the battery lasted a long time?  So the power can't be too bad?

Is there a setting I should change? Stop getting these messages emailed to me.  Here's a sample of the email messages over a bunch of days.  Too many?
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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
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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.
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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.