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Red Hat installation on HP ProLiant does not detect hard drive

I have an HP ProLiant BL460C Gen8 having real hardware RAID. I am trying to install Red Hat Enterprise x86_64 bit on an HP ProLiant (iLO 4) server with an Array of 2 hard drives configured as RAID1. ...

control a server before the OS loads

I have a Dell Poweredge R430 server running Ubuntu server 16.04.1, On the Ubuntu I have KVM running some virtual machines, I need to have the maximal control over the server by a remote connection, ...

Can a virtual machine act as a business server? [closed]

I'm new to server setup and have read a bit about the basics of a business server. What I've read is about having physical server rooms with Tower/Rack/Blade servers. My question is, is a physical ...

What “access rights” could be blocking access to a gitlab repository?

I'm trying to setup gitlab (6.5.1) on a fresh clean server. Everything appears to work, but git is unable to push to any project. Following the commands from the newly created project page and pushing ...

x3250 M4 reboots when you remove a usb device like keyboard or mouse

Following the installation of Windows 7 in our test server IBM x3250 m4,(Can you install windows 7 on an IBM x3250 M4 server?), the server reboots everytime a usb device is removed..if it is attached ...

How to split the Siebel 7.8 file system?

A little background information In each Siebel server there is a special folder called the "Siebel file system", a repository of unstructured content used by Siebel applications which contains ...

Is it viable to run very lightweight services straight off a Raspberry Pi 2?

If computers were much simpler, there would be less points of failure which in turn might improve stability and simplify maintenance. This got me thinking - for a smallish team of about 25 people, ...

Multiple Microsoft Windows servers on single IP

I have 2 physical servers where each server is running Microsoft windows server and each is hosting multiple websites. Is it possible to run both servers on same IP address? and how is it done?

Handling highly CPU intensive process on server

I have a Windows server machine on Amazon EC2 (m4.2xlarge) which handles web requests, does some processing using an app A and returns the results. Problem is, this app A is highly CPU intensive and ...

What would be the best method to provide my server environment as a software package to be installed on a different server?

I have some software running on my AWS cloud and I would like to be able to offer this software package as an on-premise solution so that anyone can configure it on their own servers. What would be ...

ZFS 100TB hardware setup

We received a quote for the following server setup : Intel Xeon E5-2609V2 2 x WD RE 2TB SATA III 34 x WD RE 4TB SAS II 32 GB memory (ECC) LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i bulk, 8 x SATA III/SAS II internal ...

New server - all log files archived after first night

I recently set up two virtual servers running Ubuntu 16.04. After my basic configuration of the servers (ufw, fail2ban, sshd config) I disconnected from the servers. The next day I reconnected via ...

Resources invitation policy in Kolab 3.4

When anybody reserves a resource, it's automatically accepted. I'd like it to be manually accepted by the owner of the resource, so I do: Create "fool" resource in kolab-webadmin with email fool@...

Ideal Varnish & nginx setup to ensure cache consistency across multiple instances

Looking for the ideal setup involving nginx as our top layer load balancer that distributes load across multiple Varnish instances. What is the best way to distribute this load? One way would be to ...

Windows 2000 Server Recovery after HDD crash

I have here a Windows 2000 Server that I am desperately trying to resurrect after a HDD crash. The HDD crashed with the Seagate BSY Bug. After unblocking the firmware via the TTL/Serial port, we ...

Windows Server 2008 Certificate Authority setup

Help!!! Our Root CA expired on 2/28/2014 and the original server has been reloaded with an OS. I am in dire need as many of our external sites are now not working - no surprise! I have not ...

nginx deny user agent causes error when not encapsulated in quotes

I'm trying to deny some user agents I constantly see probing my nginx web server. If I have this in my .conf file ## Block http user agent - morpheus fucking scanner ## if ($http_user_agent ~* ...

Servers, cloud and network

I need so help so I have few questions. I work in small company and we are going to be buying one or two servers for our needs. We are in area that isn't well equip with internet (only ADSL or WiMAX) ...

Advice on DL380 G5 RAM, and why the DIMMS I have aren't supported

I have 3x DL380 G5 servers that were second hand retired ones. One of the servers, I populated with 4x 4GB DIMMs, and 4x 1GB DIMMs. Everything was working away merrily, and I decided to purchase some ...

What user accounts are necessary on the domain controller pc?

2012 R2 environment When a server is created to be a domain controller, it can be setup using the domain\administrator account when is attached to the domain. The machine will also have the default ...

Assigning a Static WAN IP to a LAN Device using OpenWRT

I ordered 2 static IPs from my ISP. One of them is the main WAN IP I use for my LAN. The Other WAN IP I need to assign to a server that needed to be separate from my LAN. So I have created a DMZ and ...

Jenkins configure from command line?

Is it possible to setup a Jenkins from command line in more detail? So far I just install Jenkins and Plugins wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/redhat-stable/jenkins....

Backup of one server into another and vice versa

we have 2 servers one at head office and another at branch. HO------10.10.10.20 and BO----10.10.10.30 we run accounting software on both the servers. 10.10.10.20 produces the backup of 200 mb per day ...

Hardware Drivers on Servers, update or not?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about whether or not to update hardware drivers (such as NICs or RAID controllers). I have always followed the motto, "If it aint broke, dont fix it." ...

Installing Exchange Server 2013 Filtering Management Service Error 2201

I'm currently trying to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 x64 machine. The setup goes smoothly until the step "Mailbox role: Transport service". There, the setup hangs ...

MS SQL-Server 2014 and SQL Server Data Tools

How do I install SQL Server Data Tools for MS SQL-Server 2014? In previous versions of MS-SQL-Server those tools come with the regular installation-package for the server itself. For SQL-Server 2014 ...

Simple Email Server for POP3 Access

I would like to set up a simple email server on my Linux VPS which will receive email for a variety of domains and accounts in my control. The whole idea behind this is to replace the Google Apps ...

HP Microserver AMD Raid controller

I have a HP N54L Microserver which i have been using successfully with Windows Server 2012. I only have the one hard drive in but want to add another in RAID 1 and then another two much larger drives ...

assessing the security concerns for running an own email server [closed]

I'm working at a small research center that has to manage a lot of things independently on a tight budget. One of these is all things IT infrastructure, including web and email hosting. Though I've ...

Should I be concerned about our server setup?

I work for a company of about 50 people. Our two servers (identical) are custom built with these specs: Xeon E3-1270 V3 Intel Entry Server Board 32 GB DDR3 ECC 2x 256 GB SSD RAID1 (for System) 4x 1TB ...

Is it possible to update existing SQL Server 2014 Express with Advanced Services RTM to SP1 using the SP1 SQLEXPRADV_x64.exe?

I'm creating an installer that configures a SQL Server instance, and I'm trying to allow for it to update an existing installation if it is RTM. I tried with /Action=Upgrade with no success. Same ...

How to connect a Mac laptop to a server via the serial port?

I'm a applications guy trying to set up a Dell c6100 server that doesn't boot. We'll have physical access tomorrow. The box has a serial connector for console access. We'll have a MAC laptop. Are ...

How to configure a server for self hosting? [closed]

I have a machine, the guy I got it from gave me this specifications : HP Server/Workstation Proliant DL360 G5 DualCore Intel Xeon 5130 4096 Byte 292,00 GByte The building I want to set it up to, if ...

Best practice for setting up a small fileserver for my group? [closed]

My R&D group are setting up our network and development environment. We have a dedicated 'kitchen sink' server machine, running Using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS as the distribution. which is going to run ...

Nginx setting server gives installation page

I'm trying to set up Nginx for the first time and in following a tutorial I have come to the point that I'm getting the Welcome page to Nginx. I removed the last two includes in the /etc/nginx/nginx....

Simple instructions for setting up Seafile in Windows 2008 R2 on AWS?

I need to setup a corporate alternative to DropBox. After a bit of research, Seafile looks like a good bet. Also, I will need to host my file server in the cloud. Eventually I will want to by a low-...

How can I run Apache Tomcat and Node.JS servers at the same time?

I'll give you an example of what I want: Let's pretend my domain is domain.com for now. My server machine is a Linux (Ubuntu). I'm currently running Tomcat as my server on ports 80 and 8080. I have ...

How can I automate bios configuration on dell servers?

I have n amount of virgin dell custom servers (DCS24). These are refurbished machines and already delivered, so configuring the BIOS from the provider is not an option. iDRAC/BMC is available on these ...

Exchange 2007: Storage Build out Suggestion

I'm in the process of rebuilding an exchange environment. The previous admins did not setup the storage or systems properly. Without going into too much detail, there is no storage in the environment, ...

Looking for tool to create server configuration [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that will help me to define some configuration for example in JSON file or something containing what to install and how to setup the whole environment like install nginx, ruby, ...

How to restore windows server raid 1 setup?

I have a machine that was running software windows raid 1. Somehow, after restart raid configuration failed and now two drives are separate volumes. I can't find an option to restore raid ...

Can data center remote hands service install new network card?

Long story short: I'm co-locating a standard server box in a data center in a faraway foreign country. I need to install a specialized network card that isn't sold or included by the OEM. I'd like to ...

Hyper-V Snapshot Management Plan

So I have a few servers running Hyper-V (they are 2008R2 Servers). This is mainly for a Test Environment, and im basically looking for a way to keep "States" of a Server (Lets pretend each VM is a ...

Why is /tmp not written to /var

My CentOS 6.5 server has the following setup; $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/dv1 8.0G 713M 6.7G 10% / /dev/mapper/vg00-usr 9.9G 2.5G ...

Webserver - Memory-bound or CPU-bound? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites I'm installing a social network using Zend Framework & MySql, with lots of plugins & queries. I want ...

How to copy system/apps settings from one server to another?

I have an instance of Windows Server 2012 running my website. This instance is 100% configured, with every single detail and fix I ever needed to perform. The problem is that now due to financial ...

Use IP address or FQDN [closed]

I am preparing servers infrastructure consisting MYSQL , LDAP , PHP and FTP. I have all servers have static public and private IP(LAN). Now while configuring SSL i am facing problem of FQDN. For ...

serving same content from domain and subdomain

On apache server I set up a domain.com and a subdomain media.domain.com. I need the media subdomain to serve exact same files. I added inside sites-available/domain.com following <VirtualHost *:80&...

Use 1 executable file to be distributed accross 100 client PROS and CONS guys? [closed]

for easy updates of our internal system I'm planning to use just 1 exe located at the server and just put a shortcut in my clients pointed at the exe in the server. PROS and CONS guys? Server 2008 R2 ...

Does it make sense to have a server dedicated to login? [closed]

Since the login process itself involves an expensive hash, it also makes this part of any app vulnerable to (D)DOS attacks. Is it a good idea to put the login portion of the app on it's own dedicated ...
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