• Need help configuring IBM BladeCenter H via Qlogic 6502 FC switches to IBM DS3400 storage array…

    I could use any help with configuring the above SAN solution. There is one BladeCenter H chassis with ten HS21 blades; two Cisco 20-port FC switch modules for the BladeCenter; two QLogic 6502 FC switches, and a dual controller IBM DS3400 storage array with ten 450 GB SAS drives. HBAs are Emulex 4GB...

    Richardbgilliland5 pointsBadges:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium version roles

    We just installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium and only have 2 roles available -  Application Server and Web Server. Are or will the other roles be available

    ITKE350,905 pointsBadges:
  • Data center fire suppression — what do you use?

    What do you use as your method of data center fire suppression? Water-based? Waterless agents? What led you to your decision?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • What type of cable is suitable for an RS-485 interface?

    This is a serial specification and as such is going to be dependent partially on electronics.  Cat 6 is better balanced than Ccat 5, and I am a big fan of shielded systems for a variety of reasons.  I would suggest, however, that you discuss this with the active supplier.  Cabling is backwards-...

    NetworkingATE1,545 pointsBadges:
  • Will a hot row facing a wall cause hot spots?

    I am currently in the process of planning a new pod in my datacenter. To maximize space, my plan calls for a hot row which faces a wall. Will this cause hot spots, or will it act similarly to hot row containment, and actually improve flow of return air?

    Gary505 pointsBadges:
  • Backup of large amount of data

    I need some suggestions on a backup procedure. Here's what I am backing up to a 3.5 TB fileserver (RAID 5). 200 GB of application and document files from an application server. About 200 GB each on four medical imaging workstations. 100 GB of SQL database files from a SQL Server 100 GB of backed up...

    EyeT35 pointsBadges:
  • new data centers

    where can I find large data centers with heavy power?

    Brspiral5 pointsBadges:
  • Tier 3 Data Center Specifications

    Is it a standard practice that the raised floor and false ceiling height should be more than 2 feets for Tier 3 Data Center. Will it have any impact on power utilisation?

    Sripathy6n5 pointsBadges:
  • Clean Installation of Vista, XP and Ubuntu

    I have xp, vista 32bit, vista 64bit, ubuntu and opensolaris. I want to install all 5. 1. What should be primary and logical drives 2. What is the order I should install them 3. What is the boot manager, I should use 4. Can I install vista 32bit, and 64bit both

    Djayawardane5 pointsBadges:
  • Staging Server

    What is a staging server? In what context it is used?

    Jaideep Khanduja9,330 pointsBadges:
  • Flywheel UPS

    How does flywheel UPS work? Is there a diagram available to view?

  • Network cabling requirements for high-speed data transfer

    What are the networking cabling requirement to cater high speed data transfer between the clients to the network backbone?

  • Data center power design

    Our Data center has a 10,000A (6.5 MVA @220/380V, 60 Hz) rated capacity parallelling switchgear to supply critical load. However, the demand load is calculated @ 7.8 MVA. Our Electrical Consultant recommended a 4-2000KVA capacity prime generator, single paralleling digital switchgear(PSG). My...

  • Access 2007 on an Xserve Server

    Is this possible to take a MS Access Db and run it on the Xserve Server

    DarrylH5 pointsBadges:
  • Network CAT5 cable issue…

    I had my new house pre-wired with CAT5. I have been running my home pc wireless to date, but now the adapter has pooped out. I bought push down connectors and wired them according to the "A" standard (both ends the same), and connected it to the router. My pc tells me there is limited connectivity,...

    Ddoig15 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center Cooling suggestions

    What is the best method of Data Center cooling? We currently have a 10 ton unit blowing air from above and a 5 ton unit blowing below. We spent $100,000 on these new units and duct work 3 years ago and now they are maxed out. We do use the hot and cold isle method. Since we continue to add more...

    Batman471,050 pointsBadges:
  • Blade server purchasing

    As Anne Skamarock warns in her latest book, "A fully populated blade system may require more cooling and power than a fully loaded rack system." Have you recently investigated investing in a new blade system? Were you surprised by the price comparisons with rack systems? Did this influence your...

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • Designing a PMO for Maximum Effectiveness

    I was reading the answer to the question “What is the appropriate design for a project management office (PMO) for maximum effectiveness in the short-, mid- and long-term?” at:  http://expertanswercenter.techtarget.com/eac/expertAnswer/0,295208,sid63_gci1157387,00.html The slides seem to be...

    Deby5 pointsBadges:
  • Managing Physical server leases

    I have worked in the Windows server administration field for 10 ten years.  I have recently moved to the asset management team.  My main task is to review about 3,000 server leases.  When the lease is time to expire, I look at the utilization stats and determine if they could be moved to a VM or...

    2pugsandme5 pointsBadges:
  • Poweredge 2800 No longer boots

    One of the servers I manage is a 4.5TB Poweredge 2800 with a powervault 220s running Windows Server 2003 that no longer will boot and is about 10 months out of warranty. I started having some minor problems last week that I assumed were software related but then I did a reboot of the server after...

    Kooch5 pointsBadges:

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