• Data center rack protection against earthquakes

    A SearchDataCenter.com member recently asked: I am looking for the industry best practices regarding California data center rack protection against earthquakes. Many locations bolt the racks to the floor. Has there been any studies or industry acceptance of seismic isolation platforms? What is the...

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  • Send expiring domain password reminder to users- Help with software solution?

    At my company we are now supporting an internal change-password policy (60 days). Since implementing, our helpdesk is regularly flooded with user call-ins who have expired passwords. This is because many of them do not know when it will expire. Windows only alerts via the Logon UI from a local...

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  • Mainframe DB Connections

    What technology would you use to connect open systems to Mainframe Databases?

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  • Thin Provisioning ?

    Interested in any feedback regarding the viability of Thin Provisioning ( via FC SAN attached, not NAS)in a large scale environment. Items of specific interest related to Win2k03,AIX Oracle/MSSQL What vendors solution are you using? Has it worked as expected? Has the added value of T.P overcome any...

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  • Physical and logical security for new datacenter

    Am looking for best practice recommendations for implementing both physical and logical security for a new data center build. This request for help was originally submitted to the Research Assistant on WhatIs.com.

    ResearchAssistant855 pointsBadges:
  • Backups to disk across GB ethernet – what’s your speed limit?

    We don't have a SAN yet. We're trying to improve backup and disaster recovery time windows so we have been testing backups to disk using the following: Windows 2003 Server Dell PowerEdge server 2GB RAM 2xXeon P4's Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 (backup file size set to 1GB each) SATA hardware RAID...

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  • Prefabricated data centers — pros and cons?

    I was wondering if you have heard much about the market’s acceptance of the prefabricated data center concept? What are some of the fears, concerns or obstacles for this becoming the thing of the future that many are predicting.

  • 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:
  • Need a network card for a MAC G3

    Hey, any MAC people out there? I have a client who has an ancient MAC G3 running OS 8.5. I have limited experience with Apple hardware, and have handled the diagnostic over the phone so far. From what I am able to determine the Ethernet port on the computer has died (Cables work on another system,...

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  • On BT network, which DLSUs connect to which DMSU in North East England

    I would like to know the System X hierarchy with regard to which DLSUs are connected to which DMSU in the North East of England. I'm aware that this information is available to BT wholesale customers in the NIPP documentation. Can someone please extract the relevant data for me. Thanks....Bernie

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  • Can anyone confirm

    I recently read a paper writen by the CIO of Intel in which he seemed to imply that the standard warranty for servers is four years. Can anyone confirm this. Please Jim4522

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Network design

    our new office has 5 rooms each room had a a patchpanel where all the lan points in that room are terminated. I am planning to put a managed switch in each of thoose 5 places, this will be connected to the main server room thru 5 fiber channels. My doubt may sound silly .. but im confused.. how do...

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  • Improving I/O performance on SQL Server 2000

    I have SQL Server 2000 SP4 running on an Intel Xeon 2.33 GHz CPU with a 2GB RAM server. We have a total of eight workstations connected to this server, and Performance Monitoring says that the Avg. Disk Queue Length is at about 20 when all users are working concurrently. My tempdb logs are at 500MB...

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  • What is the default user & password for the IBM Infoprint 32 Ethernet card?

    What is the default user & password for the IBM Infoprint 32 Ethernet card?

    RDROTAR5 pointsBadges:
  • SUNWCuser

    How do I install SUNWCuser when it is not on the Solaris 10 DVDs?

    Brow56795 pointsBadges:
  • System i and Windows virtualization

    We have an system i 520 with integrated windows server (no harddisk) connected to an NWS via an ixa adapter. I would like to run several virtual servers on this system but have been told that VmWare ESX is not supported on this configuration. Does anybody know if this is possible or if there is any...

    Ronin4745 pointsBadges:
  • Network Drop

    Hello, I am gowind to run a network drop using Cat 5E 350MHz CMR cable running from a guest house to the main house. The guest house has a Linksys router from which point i will run the Cat 5E around the outside of the house, drop down and burry in pvc pipe to main house, totaling roughly about 300...

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  • Dealing with 30 kW heat load blade server

    How do you deal with a 30 kW heat load blade server?

  • 5250 Green Screen Session not timing out after QINACTITV system value on V5R2 machine

    Does anyone know why a green screen session would not time out after the time value set in the system value QINACTITV? It just started 2 weeks ago and no new PTFs have been applied in over a year to thei V5R2 partition.

    Lovemyi2,310 pointsBadges:
  • Static electricity in the datacenter

    im frequently hit with static while working in data centre whereby the flooring covered by carpet. im worry it may affect my servers and my health. how do i avoid from getting hit again? wats is the best solution availble to avoid or overcome this scenario?

    Jayanthi10 pointsBadges:

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