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Hi, folks

I have few questions regarding VMware ESXi 6.5 and vCenter. I have VMware vSphere Essentials Plus license, two ESXi hosts PowerEdge R730 and shared DELL EMC storage. I implemented cluster and HA between them. I tested them and they are working properly.

Next, I have one physical server IBM x3300 M4 with VMware 6.0 with two virtual machines on own storage. My plan is to migrate virtual machines to shared storage and add IBM to cluster.

Can I add IBM server to vCenter because it is not the same hardware configuration as Dell servers?
Do I need to move virtual machines to shared storage, so HA can work? HA can not work if virtual machines will stay on IBM server?
Which method or tool you are recommending me to migrate virtual machines from IBM to Dell?

Thank you
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Hi,

I have a couple of 9260-8i raid HBA cards in different servers and would like to extend them beyond the default 8 drives.  The docs talk about an extender/expander hardware option but I've never gotten a clear idea of what it is, much less where to buy one.  

Thanks!

--Ben
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Hi

I have a HP MSA 1040 and I've accidentally added all disk to my raid 5 configuration when i should have had 1 warm spare. Can I remove the disk and add it as a spare
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Hi Experts,

On VSphere 6 Web Client, I have removed a virtual machine from inventory, deleted the datastore it was on and have detached the storage device. But the storage device still shows in the device list.

How can I permanently remove the device, so that it no longer shows in VSphere?

The datastore is no longer needed and I want to delete the volume from the SAN once all records are removed from VSphere.
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I have seen NAS has option to configurer as SAN.
Is it possible to use versa?

I have SAN Lenovo v3700 v2 to use as a SAN or fileserver to configure in Samsung NVR NR-8232-RM
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Hello, our Buffalo NAS (with 4x 2TB HDs) got attacked and the attacker deleted our RAID5 and started the build of a RAID0.  It got about 50% complete and we rebooted it.  Now we get the E14 error that the Array wont mount.

My understanding is that our data is gone but just thought I would double check to see if anyone else knows different.  Is there anyway to recover our data or at least some?  Thankfully this was only backed up data and not live data but could really use some of that data back.

Thanks in advance,
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I had this question after viewing how to reformat 520 byte/sector to 512 byte/sector.

I am having the same problem.  Can anyone assist with the links? They are no longer active. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I run a coaching and personal development business, and I have staff helping to run the coaching programs. All the coaching programs we run are videoed (so that we can keep records). We currently keep all the videos on many portable external hard disks. However the number of external hard disks has grown to an unmanageable number now and I would like to centralize the solution.

Requirements:
- Have at least 10 TB of storage space
- Backup capabilities available
- Restrict user access - configure user access for certain users to upload files to the storage but is unable to access/read/write to the storage
- Accessible remotely
- Less than $1000 cost over 3 years

I am currently thinking of setting up a dedicated desktop with owncloud.org. Does anybody know if this will work?  Or of a better solution that I can adopt?

Thanks
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Hi,

We bought new Dell PowerEdge R430 server. After configuring basic things, we connected to SAN storage. Host name was not detecting in Switch.

Last time this issue has been resolved by updating network driver (Qlogic). But this time unable to find the required driver over internet. Tried to copy the respective .inf file from the existing server but no luck.
 
We required network driver (QLogic BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet driver :: Version-7.13.57.103 ) for Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. If someone knows the exact link or any other feasible option to retrieve the installed driver from another server, please let me know.

Thanks in advance,
Regards,
Dinesh S
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We need to migrate about 60 VMs on 15TB of storage from one vCenter cluster to a new one. Both clusters will be on the same management / VM subnet (10.0.0.0/16 - latency < 1ms) - basically, we are just upgrading / replacing the hardware within the same physical datacenter because it is nearly five years old.

The old vCenter cluster consists of three hosts and a 3PAR SAN (7200). It is running vSphere 5.5 Standard.

The new vCenter cluster also will consist of three hosts and has a Nimble SAN (CS3000). It will run vSphere 6.5 (probably Enterprise Plus).

On each cluster, the SAN network (FC) is local to the cluster itself - so, one cluster cannot "see" the other cluster's SAN (each cluster has its own FC switches). The vMotion VMkernel network on the old cluster (192.168.100.0/24), however, could be made visible on the new cluster via vLAN (i.e. the new cluster could use that same subnet for its vMotion VMkernel, with three unique 192.168.100.x addresses).

What would be the easiest and best way to migrate VMs from the old cluster to the new? Ideally, we'd like to be able to storage-vmotion from the old to the new, but doubt that that would be possible (as the two clusters would not be able to see each others datastores - would they?)...

Br,
Hans
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What are the different methods that VMware can communicate with VMs stored on a Storage Area Network (SAN)?

Is iSCSI usually the best method for doing this?
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I'm looking for recommendations on a one to many hard drive duplicator.  Ideally, I would say it should make at least 10 drives at a time, maybe more.  

Have you used one?  What brand?  What did you like about it?
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I recently extended a virtual disk that is used for a red hat server in ESX1 6.  What do I need to do so the Red Hat OS recognizes the new storage?
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Hello!
 Have a client that had 2 drives fail on a HP 212 Smart Array which caused a rebuild.  Upon opening the U1 rack HP server (DL120 G6) I see the raid controlled circuit board looks a little brown, like its beginning to burn up.  The system with the replaced drives is operational and the server reinstall is completed.  For the extra $50 for the controller I don't mind replacing it, however, my concern is will replacing the controller wipe out the array config (3x1tb raid 5).  I don't want to go through the install again. The cables will stay in the same spot, and the array controller only has 1 connection which then branches out to the hard drives.
 Anyone know for certain if replacing the raid controller will be a safe and non-destructive swap?
 Thanks in advance.
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I've taken over a configuration of BareOS on Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie). Its a fresh install, using both file and Autochanger storage.

Everything looks correct and bconsole will talk with the changer (I can move, mount, unmout, label tapes etc.).

Problem: The backups will write to the autochanger's drive - but ONLY if the tape is manually mounted. If the drive is empty, the backup job will not pull a tape into the drive. It just stays queued indefinitely. If I move the tape to the dirve (even after the job is started) it runs fine.

The tapes are barcoded and labeled.

See pertinent config below:
bareos-dir.txt
bareos-sd.txt
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I assume I can use a 3TB drive to build ESXi 4.1 [update 3].  However, I did but it is only showing 740GB of space.
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Hello guys,

I´m trying to get some information from my LSI raid controller via MegaCLI - running on Windows server 2016...but all commands from help end with errors...
How to use MegaCli on windows properly? Im kinda lost... :(

Jiri
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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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I have a QNAP Turbo NAS TS-459, Firmware version 3.8.3 Build 20130426. Up to now it has been part of a Windows 2003 domain. However the domain controller has gone west and in Administration/Network Services/Microsoft Networking I'm trying to set it to a standalone server. The option is currently greyed out. I thought that if I disabled "file service for Microsoft networking" I could start over but every time I take the check mark out and hit "APPLY" the check mark reappears. Can anyone help?
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

going on site soon to see it, customer sent me pic of error ...

But data has been removed and it boots to windows
hdd-error-.JPG
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What is the difference between Cloud Hosting and Web Hosting? Which one is the most suitable for business at the beginner level.
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OST to PST - Convert OST to PST with A Reliable OST to PST Software -  OST2PSTYou cannot convert an OST file to a PST directly, There is security in place that ties the Exchange mailbox OST file, and MAPI profile together. You can Convert OST to PST file easily by use Third Party

check-saving-process.gifFreeware Download OST to PST converter to convert your OST files into PST format easily and flawlessly.

If you are wondering why would you need to migrate from OST to PST, imagine you are working in a company where you are using Outlook with an Exchange server. Now in case you plan to leave the organization, you won't be able to access the data contained in the OST file and the reason is very simple. The OST  (offline storage table) files can only be accessed by the same computer and with the same email profile which was configured earlier with the Microsoft Exchange server. And if you are no longer the part of exchange server you cannot open/access the Outlook file. The only thing you can do is that you can recover your mailbox data by converting OST file into PST format. Once the OST files are converted into PST format the MS Outlook can open the files with ease.

 

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Detailed way to Convert OST to PST file manually: http://expert-advice.org/2016/11/convert-ost-file-to-pst-file-manually/

Few more OST to PST conversion tools out there you can check:

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http://www.osttopstconverter.recoveryfix.com/
http://www.ost2.com/

Thanks,
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Hi there,

Can you please let us know how to configure a hot spare for the OS RAID?  We have 5 drives as part of the OS RAID and there is a hot spare, but we don't know how to configure it so that it can be used as a hot spare.  We're using Navisphere and it doesn't mention anything about a hot spare.  All of the drives are 146GB.

Thanks,
- Christian
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I am using Microsoft SQL Management Studio 2008 which is connecting to a SQL database of course.
There a backup that runs and puts *.bak files into a backup folder for storage.  I have the following questions.

1. Is it Ok to go into the SQL \ backup folder and manually delete the backup file - *.back ??
             Will this manual delete hurt the database. ?

2. Is there another way of deleting SQL backup files. ??
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Storage

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Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.