• Data center cooling solutions

    I need to find a new solution for cooling in my data center. AC is getting very expensive. Are there cheaper alternatives? Is chilled water safe? How can I reduce the overall electricity usage in a Windows IDC?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Favorite/most-frightening server room DIY?

    Recently came across this gem: A hosting reseller (as best I can tell) lost the server case (?) and built their own replacement, stuffed in with hundreds of other servers. Any other server room kludges you've seen?

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • AS400 Security

    We need to limit access to the command line from our users. How do we limit the command line length ? Many of the customized menus to a/r, o/e functions have the full command line. We need to avoid modifying each menu source.

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  • AS/400 System Saves and Journals

    We use the following commands to do our weekly system save: SAVSYS, NONSYS, SAVDLO, SAV. Will this save system journals as well? Thanks in advace for your help.

    BaughOper0 pointsBadges:
  • using two way radios in data centers.

    Can two way radio frequencies interfere with servers? Are there two way radio's that operate outside of server frequencies?

    Bk5 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center Available

    Do you have companies that request information on locations for Data Centers/ Collocation Facilities. My Father-In-Law converted an old Mall into a business park/business center. He has been told that his facility would be an ideal location for a data center/collocation facility. Guess much of what...

    Tmoore5 pointsBadges:
  • Data center consolidation

    Have you gone through a data center consolidation within the past year, or do you plan to in the near future? What factors most justified your decision?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Checklist for managing risk of Data Center power shutdown

    We are planning to have a shutdown of power at data center to upgrade electrical power feeder. In doing so, we need to know the checklist to ensure risks associated during the initiative are minimized and controlled. We have hundreds of servers located at the data center that store appls and...

    Umihafiy10 pointsBadges:
  • Data center cooling efficiency improvement

    A SearchDataCenter.com reader wrote in with this question: 200 kVA is the load in our 25+ year-old 6,800 sq. ft. "data center" as measured from the UPS. · What should the theoretical cooling requirement (in tons of cooling) be using downdraft CRACs? · By what factor or amount might that cooling...

  • Cleaning solutions for raised floor data centers

    We received this question from a SearchDataCenter.com reader: We have a raised floor with Servers and HVAC equipment on it. It is brand new and I needed advice on cleaning the floor in terms of solutions, water, etc. We need to clean the dust by vacuuming but also need to clean the floor tiles....

    Leah Rosin575 pointsBadges:
  • Air conditioning suppliers

    We are planning to acquire 6 to 8 additional 20-30 ton dual sourced (chilled water and Gylcol) CRAC units for our data center. We will also need to purchase 150 tons (could be one gylcol unit or multiple smaller units) of gylcol capacity. We have historically dealt with the same manufacturer. I am...

    Charlie H5 pointsBadges:
  • Power Requirements for a new Building

    Does anybody have a recomendation of what to tell a landloard for incoming power requirements for a 1000 user + company. This would be new construction and I'm wondering if there is unique power requirements we should ask for beyond just having power for our server room.

    EastCoastGuy245 pointsBadges:
  • Stop Error (C000021a)

    I am receiving this stop error(C000021a) "windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly" with win 2000 server. Safe mode and Last Known Good Conf. works fine. Is there any solution without reformating the HDD? I have ERD with me. Will that help me? Any advise on this would be highly...

    BinooDas123410 pointsBadges:
  • Industry rating systems for data centers

    A reader wrote to SearchDataCenter.com to ask: Are there other industry recognized rating systems for DC reliability other than Uptime Institute's Tier classification program? Who actually can do the certifications?

    Leah Rosin575 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center Noise Levels

    Has anyone taken the time to check the dB level of their data center or server room ? I am wondering if there is a cheap/easy way to determine if the dB level is high enough to worry about ear protection.

    Dedward5 pointsBadges:
  • Staffing an enterprise level data center

    A SearchDataCenter.com member recently asked: What is best practice for staffing an enterprise level data center in terms of FTE numbers? Is there a model that states a minimum of 2 FTE's per shift for safety and then an FTE per number of monitors?

    HannahDrake190 pointsBadges:
  • iSeries NetServer Support for Windows Network Neighborhood

    I get iSeries NetServer Support for Windows Neighborhood work fine with OS/400 V5R1 by configuring NetServer through iSeries Navigator. However, the same operation does not work with OS/400 V4R2. Are there any PTFs that need to be applied? Your help is very much appreciated. Sincerely, OUMAROU

    Masquita0 pointsBadges:
  • problem with Index rebuild

    How can I rebuild the indexes online,after trucating/moving partitions tables,so that things has not come in unstable stage and continue keep responsing on same tables. As rebuild takes several minutes. So how could I manage the things when database is online with out interuption.

    Bulandshahr0 pointsBadges:
  • Changing the statement heap parameter on iSeries

    Hi, I would like to know how to change the statement heap parameter DB2 (stmtheap) on the AS/400. I tried the command GET DATABASE CONFIGURATION FOR database-alias (giving alias name as the AS/400 server name) but it returns the error "SQL0901N The SQL statement failed because of a non-severe...

    Sbkhole0 pointsBadges:
  • Windows XP using only NBNS, not DNS

    Situation is a system with XP Home, that was BADLY infested with spyware, viruses, etc. Hosts file was filled in with a large number of entries. After everything is cleaned up and the OS reinstalled with the "Repair" option, everything seems to work - except DNS. I can ping by IP address only,...

    Bobkberg1,070 pointsBadges:

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