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I have used Dell's FREE OpenManage software multiple times, but never http://www.bitcon.be/hp-oneview-for-free-yes-indeed/

Is above the recommended FREE software so I can view my HP DL380 server's raid rebuild status ?

If not, what is recommended ?
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Our current setup is:
-One single server (HP DL350G9) as dedicated hyperV host only for VDI (RD Virtualization Host) only
-Roles installed on physical box are: HyperV and Remote Desktop Connection Broker and RD Virtualization Host
-this hyperV host has 30 vm's with Windows10
-there is only one VDI collection
-inside virtual desktop collection setup \ Virtual Desktop Configuration \ Local storage is set for: Local and local virtual desktop creation location is set: D:\VDI

Q1: Is there a way to migrate current virtual desktop collection from physical host to vm ? without loosing existing 30 vm with windows 10?

Our goal is to move whole VDI setup as it is in to new cluster or other hyperv hosts.

Maciej Pepek
I have a bitlocker USB device which is not recognised on a windows 7 machine. The same USB port picks up other bitlocker USB devices or other peripherals, and the same mentioned bitlocker USB device is recognised by every other machine it is plugged into. Can you think of any techniques to get the machine to recognise it, it has been recognised by this machine it previously but in last 2 weeks or so - nothing.
I can't mount the volume in either centos or mate, can see it & the device but can't mount it... Any suggestions?
We have a Dell server running ESXi 6.5 connected to an iSCSI SAN using four paths on Round Robin, the SAN has dual controllers for failover but the iSCSI sessions are connecting to the failover path rather than the preferred primary path although there are no issues with the networking equipment via the preferred path.

I have attempted to make configuration changes via vCenter to get the iSCSI sessions back on to the preferred primary paths but it keeps reverting to the failover path causing an error light on our SAN (caused by error "Virtual Disk(s) Not On Preferred Path").  So in an attempt to correct this error light on our SAN, I've removed the static targets and the discovery targets on the ESXi server, removed the iSCSI sessions via SSH, then did a rescan.  The failover paths are still being reconnected after a rescan of the HBA's although those failover paths do not seem to be saved anywhere.  Why are failover paths being rediscovered

Dell PowerEdge R710 using Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 for iSCSI initiators
Dell MD3220i SAN
ESXi 6.5 connected to vCenter Server 6.5
Gigabit Ethernet connections between host and SAN
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I have a SAN Network isolated from the reset of the network and I have a Single Windows 2012 server I am using as a gateway for monitoring and updating.

I dont have any budget so using FreeProxy Internet Suite to route internet traffic and SMTP traffic for updates and monitoring alerts.

the issue I have is that the storage will not send using the Proxy and also DNS is not working for updates.

What is the best solution to all my Windows 2012 R2 Gateway machine to pass all traffic out keeping the network isolated.

Im needing to find a backup program that lets you select folders to backup from a hard drive on a Win7 machine to an external USB drive (sounds simple so far) but of the few i have tried that are free most seem to come with big restrictions or user interfaces that feel like unfinished software..  Some dont seem to do incremental backups unless you buy the paid version, just need something simple that works.. any ideas?
I have a Storage Spaces in two-way mirrors. I understand it should be able to sustain at most one single disk failure. My question is, once I identify the failed hard drive, can I simply unplug the failed hard disk and plug in the good hard disk without shutting down the server as I usually do on a hardware RAID1?  If not, what procedures do I need to do? Thanks in advance.
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A bank using san of HP MSA p2000 would like a affordable HA solution for its servers (physical /virtual , windows /Linux) at network and data level..
please help me determine the needed devices as well as needed software ,
My setup is: HP Proliant 360G8 server with a p222 adapter added. On this adapter I've connected a external HP Ultrium tape unit. On the server I run VMware Vshpere 5.5. I've setup three virtual servers (DC/Exchange, file/printer and remote access desktop server). The fileserver also functions as the backup server with Symantec BackupExec 14 running. I've connected the external tape unit to this machine in the virtual machine setup. In backup Exec I've configured backupjobs (one running daily, one for fridays; the daily one runs over the designated tape each week, the friday jobs run on five tapes so I can run back into time for 5 weeks). The jobs are complete backups of all three servers (including all data, system state and bricklevel backup of Exchange).

What I run into is that at least once a week the fileserver completly 'freezes'. This goes to the point that you can't even power off from the VMware consile and need to reboot the whole server to get everything working again. From the log files i see this happens at a point just after the backup finishes. On most occasions, but not on all, the P222 card is shown as 'dead' in VMWare manager.

What I have done so far is: installed both windows server and backup exec completly fresh (as a new virtual server). I've replaced the P222 with a new adapter. I've update the firmware on the P222 and the driver in VMWare (april 2017). But nothing changes this behavior.

After the server 'freezes' it is completely …
I have my Dell Disk Array out of the boxe and I need to connect to my Dell Open Manager but I'm facing a login page.
Can someone help me to get the default pass of Dell Open Manager??

Thanks in advance.

I have a Dell Precision T7600 with a H310 RAID Adapter. there are two Virtual Disks. One for the OS (Ubuntu) and another for data. Two months ago I replaced the data volume with four new Western Digital 5TB drives in a RAID 10. Suddenly, this volume is unavailable. When I go into the RAID Controller and look at Physical Disks all disks are present but all four WD disk show as Foreign. Under Virtual Disks, the data volume shows only two of the four disks. One says Ready, the second says Rebuild and the other are Missing.

It seems highly unlikely that two disks failed simultaneously. There haven't been any electrical anomalies and all the fans and temp sensors in diagnostics are normal. I re-seated all of the drives and RAID Controller connections and no change. I tried Importing, which fails.

The data on this volume is really important. What would be the best way to recover this RAID?

Thanks in advance
I recently got a new computer and tried to add some files to a USB drive to find it came up as "Write protected." I had never put a protection on it but I tried another one. Same thing. And another - every flash drive I try automatically comes up as write protected. I can't add or delete files or folders, and if I try to format it says: Formatting Drive D: (Or E:, it doesn't matter): The Disk is write protected.

I've gone through the process of trying to remove the protection through command line and DISKPART attributes clear readonly with no luck. Additionally, if I use any of these flash drives any another computer they come up without issue and are not write protected. That tells me it's something on the computer, but where? In Disk Management, perhaps?

More information:

New computer: Dell Precision 3620
Windows 10 - 1703 (Creator's Edition)
Flash Drive - Multiple types including Staples brand 16 GB and a Sandisk 64 GB

If you need any more info, please let me know.

Hi All,

We use Dynamics CRM 2011 with IE 11. If I want to write Javascript using Local Storage, can anyone tell me that it is working or not?

Need to build a brand new from scratch 2 host failover cluster with Server 2016. Only a DC and F&P server are needed. There is no domain in existence currently. Therefore what would be the best order of steps to do this?
The VMs are on shared storage.

e.g. this did not work.
Build host 1 with Hyper-V
Add a VM as a DC and create new domain.
Add host 1 into the new domain.
Build host 2 with Hyper V
Add host 2 into the domain.
Add the Fail over clustering to each host and configure the cluster (including building the F&P VM) using the domain.

I have done the above as a test with the DC being added as a highly available server into the cluster.
Host 1 'owns' it. As soon as host one is forcefully switched off, the domain shuts down with the DC on host 1 and the cluster disappears from the Failover Cluster Management console of host 2.

Should i have 2 independent DCs (one per host) instead so that when one dies the other keeps the cluster alive?

Is there a best practice?
A friend had an old Windows Home Server NAS with 4 drives. He experienced a power outage which seemed to wipe out his NAS (no UPS). He tried to access the drives in a caddy, but couldn't see any data (he thinks it was setup as mirrored or as RAID - not sure). For some reason he formatted the drives and attempted to recover the data (mostly family pics). When images are recovered they are not shown and look corrupted.

Is there anyway these can be recovered?

I bought an Acer 8th Gen core i5 8250u based laptop model A515-51G.

Does the laptop support M.2 SSD in the second SATA slot.

Can I have a configuration where I can install the OS from the SSD SATA slot and also have the 1 TB hard disk that comes with the laptop for storing data.

Does this model support dual SATA configuration?

Does this laptop support booting from the M.2 SSD SATA slot with the default hard disk as the data disk?

What is the size and specs. of the SSD that I can install in the second SATA slot and whether I can make it bootable?

Please reply asap for this question.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards,
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I got a server 2012 and backup scheduled to my iscsi target.
I thought normally windows server backup service keeps backup for about 30 days ? but when i went to recover files, i can go beyond 30 days .
1.  so just wondering how long does server keeps the backup by default before erasing the old one ?
2. can i schedule 2 backup instances ? for example : 1 backup for external harddrive and 2nd backup for iscsi target ?
3. can i do incremental backups in windows server backup services ? or does it only support full backups ?
I'm having trouble making hyperlinks work when we move the file folders to our archives. We're using Microsoft Office 2016.

I'm an auditor and as an organization we have moved to a paperless system where we produce reports which need to be sourced internally to other documents. The way we do that is to have a report with comments for each section or sentence that needs supporting documentation. It looks something like this:
 How we use hyperlinks to reference supporting documentation
Our problem is that when we are finished with an audit, we need to move the report and all the supporting documentation to various archives. That means that if the hyperlinks are absolute, (e.g. c:/users/michael/documents/filename.docx), the links will no longer work when we access the report from a different server or CD. Also, our audit files often have multiple folders within folders all within an overall audit folder, so I don't think a specific hyperlink base wouldn't work.

I've noticed that when I do hyperlinks while working remotely (VPNing into our servers from an audit site), the links sometimes automatically give a perfect relative link that will work regardless of where I move the audit folder (e.g. ..\..\SupportingDocs\Area4\Lorem Ipsum Doc B.pdf).

Is there any way to make MS Office default to creating those functional relative links? I know how to manually enter them in, but I can't train my colleagues to do that (I've tried).

We have a Dell PowerEdge T710 and there are a total of 8 x 450 GB (15k) SAS.  There are 2 Raid partitions:

- 2 hard Drives = Raid-1
- 6 hard drives = Raid-10

Someone else setup this server and I am not sure which hard drives are set for which raid partition.  I do not want to assume that hard Drive Slots '0' - '1' are set for Raid-1.  How can I verify?  Please see the attached picture.

Replace - 1
I know how big each partition is and I can see what is installed on each partition so I want to know which partition is in jeopardy.  My questions are:

1.  How can I find out which partition the bad hard drive is assigned to, the Raid-1 or the Raid-10?

2.  How can I replace the bad hard drive with a replacement hard drive without loosing the data?
I have a NetApp FAS 2520 running OnTAP 7 Mode and use it for my Hyper-V environment (storage for clustered Hyper-V hosts). I currently have a LUN mapped as a Cluster Shared Volume from the NetApp via iSCSI for my VHD and VM files. I have numerous separate LUNs mapped as volumes for my network shares (user files), SQL DBs and logs, SCCM repositories, etc. as I was guided by NetApp that this is the best way to set this up, likely because the initial thought was to use their backup and replication solution which we’re not using now.

I have recently switched my backup software to VEEAM. In using VEEAM, any of these VMs I’m backing up that have a LUN mapped to them for storage (file server, SQL server, etc.) need to use an add-on Windows Agent because of the non-virtual disk storage used.

So I’m wondering if there’s any negative impact in creating virtual disks in place of those mapped LUNs, moving the data to those, and then mapping those virtual disks as volumes so my VMs have all virtual storage and no longer need the VEEAM Windows Agent installed. Any thoughts on pros or cons of setting it up this way?
I need to replicate data between 2 IIS web servers and load balance between them. I was going to use DFSR but have seen Storage Replica is a new feature in Server 2016.

I have just set up storage replica between the 2 servers using the "New-SRPartnership" command.
Everything looks like it has worked correctly, but it seems I cannot access the drives on my secondary server.

My questions are:
1) Is this by design?
2) If i wanted to have the data available on both servers, is there a way to do this or do I have the wrong product.?

Thanks very much
Hello experts,
This customers simply does not want to work with windows 10...
its psycologycal ... has no cure...

the hp prodesk g3 is so small has no dvd drive ...
it has a ssd 256 Mb with win 10 ...

the customer has purchased a ssd 1 tera ...

we can replace it but how to install windows here ?
please your advice....
steps to follow if possible.






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.