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Server Hardware Requirements?

Question: Server Hardware Requirements?

I am looking to run SQL Server 2000 and Exchange 2003 on a Windows 2003 server and I need to buy a new server. I have approximately 75 users who will use Exchange and about 5-10 users who will use SQL. I was going to buy a server with dual Xeon processors, 2GB RAM & RAID 5.
I was told that I should not use RAID 5 and that I should use RAID 1.

My question is, why not RAID 5? I checked online and found that RAID 5 is recommeded for email and database servers, so why would I be told not to use RAID 5 and to use RAID 1?

Thanks,
Scott

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Answer: Server Hardware Requirements?

raid 5 uses multiple drives and it is hot swappable. If 1 drive dies, you can put a new one in and it will rebuild itself. it is fault tolerant. Raid 1 is mirroring. whatever data you have it, is copied to both drives, it is fault tolerant. Generally speaking, you get a lot better performance with raid 5. You could use raid 15 if you wanted, it is a where you mirror your raid 5. i personally would just use raid 5, depending how many disks you get

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Hi all,
I would like to know what are the minimum server hardware specifications for the following requirements:
25 concurrent users
print server (4 network printers)
Domain controller
backup server
Can someone help me please?
Thanks
janicagrech
 

Answer:Server Hardware Specifications vs Requirements

Are the 25 concurrent users just file and print users or are these Remote Desktop users?
 

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Hi,
I am looking to buy a server for my home and i dont really know what hardware i really need to do this.

Here is what i want to do.

I want a central location to store all of my files. I am a photographer and i end up with about 750GB - 1TB per year of data
I really only need the last 2 years of data available to share. the rest i would archive.

From this central location i want to be able access these files from any one of 3 machines - all running XP. I want all of my application to reside on these 3 machines such that the server is really just a storage device. I would like the server to act as a print server also, so i dont have to install printer software on each machine as i have now.

I have no interest in accessing any of these files outside of my little home network. I do not want this to be a web server either.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Andy
 

Answer:home server hardware requirements

You may want to consider a Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution. Buffalo's TeraStation http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1177693 would hold 1.5 Terabytes on a RAID 5 drive set for less cash than most servers. NAS is designed to do exactly what you want, just provide a file share for networked computers.

You can also attach external USB drives directly to it for backing up if you want to. It looks like it also supports a printer connection. You will have to install the printer software to each computer. This is always the case, just most servers will auto install it for you when you connect to the share.
 

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I have a Dell Poweredge 1750 with Intel Xeon 2.4 GHZ CPU's.

Does anyone know if the 2008 x64 OS can be installed on a system with Xeon 2.4 GHZ CPU's?

All the other stuff looks right like RAM, storage ect.

According to the MS web site it seems like it just lumps them all together. I guess the main thing is does the CPU have to be a specific 64 bit CPU or will it install on a 32 bit CPU.
Windows Server 2008 System Requirements

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows server 2008 x64 hardware requirements?

A Xeon is not a Itanium based CPU. So it falls under the catagory of the rest. It is above the 1.4GHz required for x64 you should be just fine.

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Hello I am in the process of configuring a terminal server and had a question on licensing that maybe you guys can straighten out for me. The terminal server will have a 16 core CPU and support up to 7 concurrent users. I was going to go with Windows Server 2008 R2 since I have experience with that version but looking at the licensing has me a bit confused. I see the standard version has a license for 1-4 CPUs and 5 CALs. Does this mean I would be limited to a 4 core cpu and only 5 concurrent users? What license would I need for my purposes?
 

Answer:Windows Server licensing requirements for terminal server?

The CALS that (used to) come with servers are just to cover Users/Devices authenticated against the server. RDS CALS are completely different and require their own configuration through the RDS (Terminal Services) licensing manager.
 

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Hello Hope Members,Let me introduce myself because this is my first post xD My name is Michael Roes living in the Netherlands 26 years, I am a student in application development, Finished a degree in ITYL v3 and have MCSA certification. Last year I have started a company with 2 partners. One of our key focusses are to organise Esport events, Gaming webshop and server rental. I am sending this post to ask you for support.Because we are organising Esport events on which we would like to hold Counter-Strike GO & Source tournaments. My questions are: -What are the minimum server requirements for a redundand (virtual) Counter-Strike GO and Source server?, capable for mass trafic. -What kind of license is needed to hold legit CS tournaments?-How do you recommend on how to roll out higher amount of (virtual) Game servers?On this server voice servers will also be deployed, TS3,Ventrillo and possibly Mumble, For these I can rarely find any information about requirements at all.We are planning on using Windows srv 2008 as an operating system and this piece of Hardware Link: http://www.supermicro.nl/products/system/2U/2027/SYS-2027GR-TRF-CG.cfm Could you please help us on any of these matters?I hereby thank you for your time and cooperation.Your sincerely, M.Roes

Answer:Server requirements Counter-Strike and Voice Server

-What are the minimum server requirements for a redundand (virtual) Counter-Strike GO and Source server?, capable for mass trafic.This is scaled by how many concurrent connections you will have to maintain. This info could be already readily available through contacting Valve Corporation.-What kind of license is needed to hold legit CS tournaments?For game licensing info, I'd contact Valve Corporation. For game events that i use to host, i bought multiple copies of the same game or friends who attended already owned legal copies of the game. At a game con I set up 8 computers once and had all 8 boxes of Unreal Tournament 99 with me just in case anyone questioned the legality of running 8 copies of the same game at the same time as for it could have been easily rolled out using the single game copy. Your project is on a much larger scale from my knowledge of lan parties.  -How do you recommend on how to roll out higher amount of (virtual) Game servers?The server linked looks nice, however how many people will be connecting to this at the same time, and are you familiar with setting up clusters to load balance?Lastly another thing to consider is not having all your eggs in 1 basket, that is not having all your servers located through a single location or pipe to the internet as for if someone wanted to DDoS you, you could be crippled quickly.

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Hello Hope Members,Let me introduce myself because this is my first post xD My name is Michael Roes living in the Netherlands 26 years, I am a student in application development, Finished a degree in ITYL v3 and have MCSA certification. Last year I have started a company with 2 partners. One of our key focusses are to organise Esport events, Gaming webshop and server rental. I am sending this post to ask you for support.Because we are organising Esport events on which we would like to hold Counter-Strike GO & Source tournaments. My questions are: -What are the minimum server requirements for a redundand (virtual) Counter-Strike GO and Source server?, capable for mass trafic. -What kind of license is needed to hold legit CS tournaments?-How do you recommend on how to roll out higher amount of (virtual) Game servers?On this server voice servers will also be deployed, TS3,Ventrillo and possibly Mumble, For these I can rarely find any information about requirements at all.We are planning on using Windows srv 2008 as an operating system and this piece of Hardware Link: http://www.supermicro.nl/products/system/2U/2027/SYS-2027GR-TRF-CG.cfm Could you please help us on any of these matters?I hereby thank you for your time and cooperation.Your sincerely, M.Roes

Answer:Server requirements Counter-Strike and Voice Server

-What are the minimum server requirements for a redundand (virtual) Counter-Strike GO and Source server?, capable for mass trafic.This is scaled by how many concurrent connections you will have to maintain. This info could be already readily available through contacting Valve Corporation.-What kind of license is needed to hold legit CS tournaments?For game licensing info, I'd contact Valve Corporation. For game events that i use to host, i bought multiple copies of the same game or friends who attended already owned legal copies of the game. At a game con I set up 8 computers once and had all 8 boxes of Unreal Tournament 99 with me just in case anyone questioned the legality of running 8 copies of the same game at the same time as for it could have been easily rolled out using the single game copy. Your project is on a much larger scale from my knowledge of lan parties.  -How do you recommend on how to roll out higher amount of (virtual) Game servers?The server linked looks nice, however how many people will be connecting to this at the same time, and are you familiar with setting up clusters to load balance?Lastly another thing to consider is not having all your eggs in 1 basket, that is not having all your servers located through a single location or pipe to the internet as for if someone wanted to DDoS you, you could be crippled quickly.

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Company recently switched from PAL to VPN. PC purchased without NIC. Am I correct in assuming that I will need one to set up the connection to the VPN?
 

Answer:VPN Hardware Requirements

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Hi
Could someone please tell me the minimum H/W requirements for the W7 beta.TIA.

Answer:Hardware requirements

It would be easier to update your My System Specs at the bottom of your post and then we could just give you some idea of what to expect.

So far people have been installing with fairly low specs but I would recommend at least Pentium 4 with at least 1Gig of memory and a Graphics card that supports DX10 to get the full Aero effects although it's not necessary to run Windows 7.

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I want to add a CD-R to my computer, but am not sure if the computer can handle it: IBM Aptiva, 233 Mhz, 256 MB RAM. I have two hard drives on one IDE cable, and a CD-ROM on another cable which has a connector free. Does this sound feasible?
 

Answer:CD-R Hardware Requirements

the system requirements should be posted on the cdr box , most cdrs want 400 mhz, but if you have a lot of ram and no backgroung programs running i.e. anti virus software are desktop pictures you may be fine
 

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Hi all, great to be here!Ok, I'm going to be as honest and forthcoming as i can about this.I currently have:Pentium Dual core E5700 CPUGe-force GT 630 128bt4GB DDR3 Ram550W PsuWhat i would like to know is can i play games that for eg have a min req of Core 2 Duo or above damage my hardware to any extent? Or is it simply not recommended? I know this may seem like an extreme newbie question or the like but honestly i am stressing quite badly about this and honestly have nobody at home or in my area i can ask and get an honest answer. I have been to a PC shop and they have recommended i upgrade to at least an i3 if i would like to play these games with no problems.Without being funny my finances will not permit this at this stage hence why i am still running a dual core, and as well i am not sure if they have my best interests at hand or are simply trying to make a sale.  I have bought 2 cheapish games which on the box it says the min requirements are a core 2 duo. Everything else is fine as far as i can tell, Gpu, Ram etc.  The games seem to run fine as far as i can tell with a decent framerate, and the only thing I've noticed is that my CPU fan seems to climb to higher Rpm while playing these games but as i don't know that much about about PC hardware I'm not sure if this is natural or if the CPU is now under excess stress which is causing the fan( a Venom Pico)  to run faster. The temperatures i "think" are still fine, CPU 40 - 45 ... Read more

Answer:Hardware Requirements

Good morning Jyscalus and welcome to CH Temp wise you should be OK. Just in-case you don't know depending on what socket your CPU is (model # of the MoBo) you can upgrade just the CPU.When you go to install the games they will do 1 of 2 things either install and play or it will not work. Just make sure your PC's fans and heatsinks ect are all clean and noise free to keep the temps as cool as possible. If the CPU fan is a retail box CPU fan / heatsink combo it should keep it fairly cool. If you want spend like 30 -40 bucks for a good copper heatsink with a good fan just to be sure. It is cheap insurance to give you piece of mind Hope this helps to answer your questions, Mike 

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I'm really interested in getting a couple WMV HD DVD's. But I'm concerned about the HW req. MS says a 2.4 Ghz processor or equivalent. Does that mean an Athlon 2400+ would be considered an equivalent? I only have a 1700+ OC'd to 1667 Mhz but I'm willing to upgrade the CPU provided it's socket A. When I downloaded a movie from Atomfilms that was supposed to be HD it told me that I had a 1667 Mhz CPU and that I needed a 2.4 Ghz. I noticed that 3200+ only run at 2.2 Ghz. It would suck to upgrade and get that inadequate CPU message.
 

Answer:WMV HD hardware requirements

i have 1gb of pc3200 ram a63 3000+ and a 6800gt and they play skippy,so i dont think your system has to much hope sorry
 

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I have a old desktop pc that has windows 98 on it, I don't use it because I have a newer laptop etc.
I was wondering about putting the Google OS on it and then putting a wifi stick thing in the back so it could be used for the internet.
The computer has 128MB of RAM, not sure about the processor, definitely less than 1GHz probably less than 500MHz. I think it is 16bit. I don't know what make the computer is, I think it was built by a local company.

What hardware limits does google OS have?
 

Answer:Google OS hardware requirements?

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Hi,

I want to buy a Server to be able to use XenServer with (~20-40) of VM-s running at the same time like XenApp, XenDesktop, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, etc. We would need a recommendation for the hardware specs for this server. Also it would be great to know the size of the server (how many U-s)!
We are not sure what is the number of NICs needed (we are not sure what is the speed impact of having multiple VM-s using the same NIC).
15 users will use this Server sometimes at the same time.

Thanks a lot.
 

Answer:XenServer Hardware requirements

daviain11 said:





Hi,

I want to buy a Server to be able to use XenServer with (~20-40) of VM-s running at the same time like XenApp, XenDesktop, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, etc. We would need a recommendation for the hardware specs for this server. Also it would be great to know the size of the server (how many U-s)!
We are not sure what is the number of NICs needed (we are not sure what is the speed impact of having multiple VM-s using the same NIC).
15 users will use this Server sometimes at the same time.

Thanks a lot.Click to expand...

id say a 486mhz with the mathco-processor and about 8mb's ram. hdd's won't be a concern at all, id run it all of usb thumb drives..
 

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I am planning to buy a new computer. My son wants to be able to hook up a camcorder ( not digital) or VCR to the computer and do video editing. I know that special software is required but what kind of hardware do you have to have to plug these things into your computer etc. Someone told me that you had to have a " live video card". I would appreciate your help.
 

Answer:Hardware Requirements for VHS Editing

Your going to need a video capture card.
Here's a list from pricescan, as you can see the prices go from 50 to 1800 dollars.
check out a few, note the requirements, etc, for each

http://www.pricescan.com/scripts/Q01013300.asp
 

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Are there hardware requirements for enabling graphics cards to function at all ?

I mean, the card's got to pysically fit into the PC and be electrically compatible, and have the power connectors (if applicable), but I'm concerned about the CPU and FSB, and other things that I don't know about.

I don't care if the card isn't working as optimally as it might, if it's working to the capacity of the rest of my system.

I have my eye on an Radeon X1950 Pro based card....(I have other PSUs an OCZ, Seasonic and Akasa allrated above 400W)

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30.July.2013

Compaq Presario S5160UK DT261A under XP/SP3
Processor - Celeron 2.7 GHz
Motherboard - MSI MS-6577 v2.1
RAM - 1GB + 512MB (1GB +1GB max) DDR PC2700
PSU - Octigen 300W model 10270PSOTG ('upgraded' from original Bestec 250W PSU [in 2011?])
Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card in AGP slot
 

Answer:Hardware requirements for graphics cards ?

I'd use the Radeon with the SeaSonic, the card should be fine in that 'board.
 

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I am thinking of buying a new computer in order to run flight simulator ! I would like to know what is the best flight simulator software and the hardware needed to run it ?
Thanks
Dave Morris

Ireland
 

Answer:Flight simulator hardware requirements ?

I think everybody will agree, Flight Simulator X is the very best Flight simulation program available right now for personal use.

http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorX/

Minimum requirements:
http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorX/product_info.html
 

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I have started making movies using footage I record while playing games.
Have been using Fraps 2.0

When playing the game I get a good 30 to 80 fps, but the moment I start recording using Fraps it drops to 7 - 15 fps.
This makes the movies look very bad and jerky.

I guess I need a hardware upgrade.
What is the single most important hardware component for recording movies?

Present System:
P4 2.8 HT 800FSB
ATI 9600Pro 128meg (can't be this as the games play well)
512meg 400DDR
Seagate 60gig 7200rpm
 

Answer:Making Movies - Hardware Requirements

There are actually two things as far as hardware. You need at least a Gig of RAM and RAID helps a lot too. But I am talking about doing movies using Adobe Premiere, so as far as just recording onscreen games I could be wrong.
 

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I was going to get the Lumia 925 today but in the store they told me that double core phones won't necessarily get the next windows phone versions. They said that some Nokia/Microsoft field representative had been in the store a week earlier and said like this.
Is there any info on the version after wp8.1? I don't want to get stranded like those who bought the Lumia 800.

Answer:Hardware requirements for the next windows phone (8.5 or 9)

Microsoft confirmed 36 month support cycle for windows phone 8.
Moreover there seems to be coming "something big" for wp8.1. So i don't think they will abandon wp8

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Hi, its been awhile since I bought a laptop and have not been keeping up with the latest. We are looking for a mid-price type laptop that we will use for business, email, do some graphic software etc any suggestions on what to look for and what brands are best and which ones to stay away from? thanks in advance...
 

Answer:Looking to buy a new Laptop, what are the current Hardware requirements to look for?

That's a matter of individual opinion but I would say you want a Intel Core 2Duo cpu and since you will no doubt have to have Windows Vista you want at least 2 gb ram and minimum 100 Gb hard drive ( as OS could be 25 gb) and a dvd-burner ( Vista is on a dvd). I only like HP or the Dell Small Business Division ( they still give you software cd's).
 

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Might want to keep this in mind before you spend all your cash.

http://www.customize.org/news/1562
 

Answer:Windows Vista hardware requirements

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I am looking to build a pfsense box for FIOS up to 50mbps and use Snort, Squid, and all the good addons. I am not sure what the hardware requirements I need should be. i was thinking about getting this: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1604496 would that be plenty?


HARD DRIVE:
Kingston SSD 16GB Hard Drive SSDNOW100S


MOTHERBOARD/CPU
SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SPA-HF-O Mini ITX Intel Atom D510 processor Server Motherboard

- Intel Atom 510 Dual Core processor
- Dual Intel 82574L Ethernet Ports
- PCI Express x16 slot
- Supports up to 4GB Ram DDR2 So-DIMM 667
- 6 SATA 3.0Gb/s ports which have built-in RAID support
- no fans needed, totally silent computer and cool computer
- Low Power Consumption
- Integrated IPMI 2.0

RAM:
Kingston 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) KVR667D2S5/2G:

POWER SUPPLY:
PICOPSU-150-XT With 102WPOWER Kit Includes Pico PSU 150W DC-DC ATX PSU & AC-DC Power Brick

CASE:
MINI-BOX M350 Universal MINI-ITX Computer Case Black 1X2.5INT Works With Pico PSU

- Black
- Mini-itx
- Plug USB drive right behind the front of the case (Can run OS from a usb stick)
- VESA mountable
- Comes with one hardware bracket if you wish to install a ssd drive
- Area for a 40mm fan if you want to run one
 

Answer:pfsense hardware requirements for snort and squid

Thats overkill, and should be fine for what you want and then some.
 

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I have an older laptop and was wondering if it is feasible to run Windows 7 Ultimate on it?
Specs below.
Thank you.
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz
CPU Mips = 2778.47
Memory = 1017520 kB
Display = Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
Audio = Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
Ethernet Card = Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
Built in Wireless

Answer:Windows 7 hardware specs - Requirements, reality, etc. ?????

Why don't you run the Windows7 Upgrade Advisor. That will tell you. In principle it should work. But don't expect a barnstormer.

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2 hardware requirements needed to setup a network of 10 pcs excepts the pc and NIC
 

Answer:2 hardware requirements needed to setup a network of 10 pcs

and one more thing what software is needed to visit a website like: http//www.devonrex.org?

thank you so much
 

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Answer:MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDOWS XP AND VISTA

Welcome to the CH forums.Please stop shouting at us - turn off Capslock.Remember these are the bare-bones minimum requirements and you shouldn't expect good performance from them especially if gaming.  e.g. recommend at least 1gb ram for XP and 2gb for Vista, the more you can afford the better performance you'll get.Vista        XPGood luck

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I had a helluva time struggling with getting my computer updated from the original build of Win10 (the 10240 RTM release) to the Anniversary Update (1607), to the point where it just would not happen, no matter what I tried. My computer was running the original release just fine. No crashes. No bizarre behavior (other than typing in Internet Explorer text fields being peculiarly slow in response). But what I was able to do was update my computer to version 1511, O/S build 10586.589. This is the build just prior to the AU 1607. It is installed, and I'm running just fine.

A Microsoft MVP tech had struggled to help me with my inquiries over on the Microsoft community... it was painful. He kept jumping to conclusions and wouldn't hear me out fully. I documented my struggles, and my success to 1511. He's now telling me that I should see the AU 1607 being offered to me when doing a manual check in Windows Update. Well, I don't. And he's of the opinion that if I'm not seeing it, that Windows has determined that my computer may not be compatible.

What?

Now, I'm running version 1511, build 10586.589 just fine. If the Win10 installer determined that my computer wasn't capable of running Win10, it would not have installed and would have informed me upfront, or failed miserably later on with no usable clue as to why. That did not happen.

So my question is this -- Was there ANY kind of hardware requirements change with the AU 1607 that might cause a computer already runni... Read more

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I have a laptop with Intel Core i7 CPU  Q720 @ 1.60 GHz, 1600 Mhz, 4 core(s), 8 Logical Processors and the software I want to use for editing states requirements :-  Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz or higher recommended) but also lists Intel Core 2 or i7 2.4 GHz required for AVCHD (2.66 GHz for AVCHD 1920).Help ! I am very much a beginner and have no idea if my laptop has the power etc to cope can someone tell me if mine laptop matches or is better than the requirements ?Sharleen

Answer:AVCHD video Editing Hardware Requirements

Hi Sharleen,Welcome to Computer Hope!You already mentioned the answer: QuoteIntel Core 2 or i7 2.4 GHz required for AVCHDYour Intel Core i7 is 1.60 GHz which is lesser than the recommended processor speed.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
 

Answer:Microsoft announces Vista hardware requirements

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If anyone know that would be awsome. I googled it and seriously can find a straight answer.

Answer:Does anyone know the minimun hardware requirements for playing a dvd on a computer.

I think a 500 MHz CPU and up, 128 MB of ram is the minium.

Im not positive though.

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I had a helluva time struggling with getting my computer updated from the original build of Win10 (the 10240 RTM release) to the Anniversary Update (1607), to the point where it just would not happen, no matter what I tried. My computer was running the original release just fine. No crashes. No bizarre behavior (other than typing in Internet Explorer text fields being peculiarly slow in response). But what I was able to do was update my computer to version 1511, O/S build 10586.589. This is the build just prior to the AU 1607. It is installed, and I'm running just fine.

A Microsoft MVP tech had struggled to help me with my inquiries over on the Microsoft community... it was painful. He kept jumping to conclusions and wouldn't hear me out fully. I documented my struggles, and my success to 1511. He's now telling me that I should see the AU 1607 being offered to me when doing a manual check in Windows Update. Well, I don't. And he's of the opinion that if I'm not seeing it, that Windows has determined that my computer may not be compatible.

What?

Now, I'm running version 1511, build 10586.589 just fine. If the Win10 installer determined that my computer wasn't capable of running Win10, it would not have installed and would have informed me upfront, or failed miserably later on with no usable clue as to why. That did not happen.

So my question is this -- Was there ANY kind of hardware requirements change with the AU 1607 that might cause a computer already runni... Read more

Answer:Any significant hardware requirements change with the AU 1607?

Some people are having issues upgrading to 1607 - it may be worth postponing/deferring upgrading until the bugs are ironed out. I'm not upgrading until the missing drives/RAW format bug is cured.

You could have a look at the HP support site to check you have the altest Windows 10 drivers, ask HP support if your PC is compatible and peruse/post on a relevant HP forum to check for problems. Also, check you have the latest PC BIOS and it supports Windows 10.

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Well I do work for a company which is looking to get into hosting game servers. What they are really looking into is being a player for when BF3 servers are needed. They claim to have some inside info, but wouldn't tell me what that meant.

So, they asked me to look into quoting some servers and getting some ideas for locations, configs, bandwidth, etc. So I decided to look into current BF2 requirements and everything seems fine. Hardware is too easy, I'm not sure of the amount of servers they'd want to run but from their past investments it's small to medium.

But I got to bandwidth requirements and it dropped my jaw. Take a look at these numbers and someone please tell me I am an idiot:

64 person BF2 servers requires 8 megabits upload and less download. Okay. With 80kb/sec per client times 64 = around 5 megabits upstream on the server side. So I suppose 8 megabits is safe.

So lets say 1 single Xeon server could host 4, 64 person servers, that would be 256 clients at 80kb/sec = almost 21 megabits per second.

Now while doing some research I found that other companies are renting servers for $2.00 a slot. So $128 a month for a 64 man server. How in gods name do they make money?

Considering a DS3 line runs anywhere from $3000-5000 a month and it could only handle maybe, 550 clients.

550 x $2 = $1100 a month income.
Bandwidth price would be $3000+.

I know I am out of my league on this one so somebody set me straight.

John
 

Answer:BF2 Server Requirements

Most of the companies renting out these servers aren't the same ones paying the big bandwidth bill. They may rent dedicated servers from another company or do colocation. The bigger game hosting companies may not actually do colocation or rent, but then they are also likely part of another company and still aren't the only division paying for the connectivity.
 

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A lot of small to mid range mobile now providing 4G in India. Why Lumia 640 not supporting 4G.
Due to this limitation I am unable to use JIO sim in India!

Answer:4G and VOLTE are related to hardware requirements or with patch/update can we get them?

Hi and welcome to windows central. Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Why Lumia 640 not supporting 4G. there were two variants of lumia 640 that were launched in India and globally, those being lumia 640 and lumia 640LTE. Because of your lack of awareness you ended up buying lumia 640 3g.
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Hello all,
 
I manage an IT company that specializes in Dental Technology.  We provide HIPAA compliant data security, and are a full service MSP in the Bay Area.
 
We recently have hired outside HIPAA compliance experts to come into our clients as a third party consultation, in order to address their clerical needs and policy & procedure booklets (we supply the HIPAA compliant solutions on the network, but don't address policies/procedures outside of the network). 
 
Recently, one of our offices proposed to us that we supply them a hardware firewall, which is something that we have always avoided by using Cisco businessclass router/firewalls.  We agree, for this particular office, that a hardware firewall should be in place, since it is one of our larger clients (40+ PC's).
 
We are looking for a firewall which will provide HIPAA-required audit trails of any breach attempt, malware infection, traffic data, and also to provide packet filtering.
 
Long story short - we are all totally new to firewalls, and could use any suggestions of companies and models to look into.
 
Thank you,
 
Dan
http://dminetworking.com

Answer:Hardware Firewall that meets HIPAA reportability requirements

Hello all,
 
I manage an IT company that specializes in Dental Technology.  We provide HIPAA compliant data security, and are a full service MSP in the Bay Area.
 
We recently have hired outside HIPAA compliance experts to come into our clients as a third party consultation, in order to address their clerical needs and policy & procedure booklets (we supply the HIPAA compliant solutions on the network, but don't address policies/procedures outside of the network). 
 
Recently, one of our offices proposed to us that we supply them a hardware firewall, which is something that we have always avoided by using Cisco businessclass router/firewalls.  We agree, for this particular office, that a hardware firewall should be in place, since it is one of our larger clients (40+ PC's).
 
We are looking for a firewall which will provide HIPAA-required audit trails of any breach attempt, malware infection, traffic data, and also to provide packet filtering.
 
Long story short - we are all totally new to firewalls, and could use any suggestions of companies and models to look into.
 
Thank you,
 
Dan
http://dminetworking.com
We primarily support Dental offices. I ALWAYS use Sonicwall: selections are based on their size and needs. Just go to this website and pick what best fits your needs:
 
http://www.sonicwall.com/us/en/
 
We normally go with the TZ Series.
 
Also their AP's are pain in the buttox so for ... Read more

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Hello all,
 
I manage an IT company that specializes in Dental Technology.  We provide HIPAA compliant data security, and are a full service MSP in the Bay Area.
 
We recently have hired outside HIPAA compliance experts to come into our clients as a third party consultation, in order to address their clerical needs and policy & procedure booklets (we supply the HIPAA compliant solutions on the network, but don't address policies/procedures outside of the network). 
 
Recently, one of our offices proposed to us that we supply them a hardware firewall, which is something that we have always avoided by using Cisco businessclass router/firewalls.  We agree, for this particular office, that a hardware firewall should be in place, since it is one of our larger clients (40+ PC's).
 
We are looking for a firewall which will provide HIPAA-required audit trails of any breach attempt, malware infection, traffic data, and also to provide packet filtering.
 
Long story short - we are all totally new to firewalls, and could use any suggestions of companies and models to look into.
 
Thank you,
 
Dan
http://dminetworking.com

Answer:Hardware Firewall that meets HIPAA reportability requirements

Hello all,
 
I manage an IT company that specializes in Dental Technology.  We provide HIPAA compliant data security, and are a full service MSP in the Bay Area.
 
We recently have hired outside HIPAA compliance experts to come into our clients as a third party consultation, in order to address their clerical needs and policy & procedure booklets (we supply the HIPAA compliant solutions on the network, but don't address policies/procedures outside of the network). 
 
Recently, one of our offices proposed to us that we supply them a hardware firewall, which is something that we have always avoided by using Cisco businessclass router/firewalls.  We agree, for this particular office, that a hardware firewall should be in place, since it is one of our larger clients (40+ PC's).
 
We are looking for a firewall which will provide HIPAA-required audit trails of any breach attempt, malware infection, traffic data, and also to provide packet filtering.
 
Long story short - we are all totally new to firewalls, and could use any suggestions of companies and models to look into.
 
Thank you,
 
Dan
http://dminetworking.com
We primarily support Dental offices. I ALWAYS use Sonicwall: selections are based on their size and needs. Just go to this website and pick what best fits your needs:
 
http://www.sonicwall.com/us/en/
 
We normally go with the TZ Series.
 
Also their AP's are pain in the buttox so for ... Read more

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Hello everyone,
I was thinking of taking advantage of the Dell XPS 15 9560's UHD monitor for watching movies, but it looks like there are numerous hardware and software requriements I have to meet first. The player I'm looking at specifies the following:

CPU: Core i7 / i5 processor for Intel 7th generation desktop (KabyLake-S) *, Core i7 / i5 processor for Intel 7th generation notebook (KabyLake-H) * U processor not supported
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 630 Built-in GPU for 7th Generation Processor
Main memory: 6 GB or more
External display: 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 or more) Display compatible with HDMI 2.0a (HDCP 2.2 required), HDR compatible (Playing back with HDR content when playing HDR content, HDR> SDR conversion)
Motherboard: Intel SGX compatible intel 200 series motherboard, HDCP 2.2 / HDMI 2.0a output compatible Intel internal GPU output compatible motherboard (for HDMI output)

Most of the things listed seem straightforward, but I don't know about Intel SGX, HDCP 2.2 / HDMI 2.0a,or HDR compatibility (although I don't believe that the XPS 15 is HDR-compatible, otherwise it would have stated so. Plus the monitor isn't 10-bit to my knowledge). Can anyone provide any further insight on this? Does the XPS 15 9560 meet these specifications?
For reference, here is the external player I was looking at, as it seems to be the only one on the market advertising UHD-playback capabilities: www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

Answer:Does the XPS 15 9560 meet the hardware requirements for playback of UHD blu-ray discs?

So from what I gathered on the manual, the answer is no.  It contains an Intel mobile 175 chipset, not the 200 series. It also outputs HDMI at 1.4a not 2.X and i'm not sure if the Nvidia 1050 mobile edition would handle it all.

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Do Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional have the same minimum hardware requirements? If no, could you please explain the differences...
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 2000 and XP minimum hardware requirements?

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R7-371t meets haardware requirements for  intel widi, install of intel widi fails due to graphics driver, whcih is apparently a custom driver and not the needed version. Can i get the latest standard Intel graphics driver for this model, will this be supported? Thanks,Mike

Answer:Intel WIFI support, hardware meets requirements, g...

This is the latest Acer Intel driver.VGAIntelVGA Driver10.18.10.3939124.8 MB2014/11/25Download Acer drivers are custom,proprietary drivers.If you already have this one, that's all Acer has.You can try Intel's latest and see if it works and doesn't cause problems.  

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Hi, I was thinking about building a gaming server, and hosting it, but I am not sure
What specs I should get. The requirements are to run a teamspeak 3 server, multiple mine craft servers (1-3 not more) and
Those servers will be 24/7
Maybe sometimes another game server (tf2 or gary's mod etc) so basically it will be max. Only 1 TS3, 3 mine craft server and 1 misc game server all at
Once, what specs would I need? No lag, I know I could simply get the best of everything but I am not rich, I don't have a budget yet,
I need to get an idea what the price range is for a server like that, and then I can make my budget.
Thank for any response

EDIT!!!!---->>> I am interested in buying dual socket but aim not sure if these are the correct processors->Xeon E3-1270 V2 or Xeon E3-1275 V2<- both have 3.5 ghz and 3.9 with turbo boost, I've read on another post that the ghz is important for the amount of players and because I have multiple running at the same time I need a higher ghz number. If there is a better processor out there and doesn't exceed 500$ a piece please let me know in addition to my top question. thx very much for your help
 

Answer:Gaming server requirements

Get a used Dell or HP server off eBay. Something with DDR3 RAM and SAS drives. You could have a very decent server for less than $600.
 

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I'm trying to figure out a problem on a 1,5 Ghz P4, 768MB RAM, Gforce 2 MX 64MB, 5400 HDD - Computer.

Is it possible that the graphic adapter is too old to display videos e.g. from YouTube fluently. The driver is up to date and the internet speed is sufficient.
CPU is going up to 100% usage.
My actual problem is that I wanna be sure it's worth to try a reinstall of Windows on this computer, because I don't know what the previous technician did to that pc or the users.
The hardware should comply to the minimum requirements, or?
 

Answer:Smooth playback of YouTube videos, minimum Hardware Requirements

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Microsoft has fed the tech community a steady diet of Windows 10 information this week. In addition to revealing a summer launch window across 190 countries, demonstrating a new biometric authentication process and providing some Xiaomi users with a custom...

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Answer:Microsoft reveals Windows 10 desktop and mobile hardware requirements

I see the a firmware requirement for "UEFI 2.3.1" and "Secure Boot Enabled". I'm guessing this will limit backward compatibility to older machines.

I don't know anything about UEFI (other than brief mentions hear and there) or how to check which version my machine has.
Tell me, why "Secure Boot Enabled" needs to be a requirement.

 

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I've been thinking for awhile, and I've decided to build a file server. I have enough spare parts; all I need now is a hard drive and a case. It would just kinda sit there, lonely, in the corner or in my closet or SOMEWHERE where it's gonna be safe and undisturbed, and hold backups of all my files.

Also, 3-4 of my friends and I sometimes hold our own little LAN parties at my house, just the few of us (We make our own custom maps for Battlefield: Vietnam that are small enough for the few of us. They're not great by any means, but they're still pretty fun)

Got a little off topic there...anyway, so this server would pull double duty as a file server and a dedicated BF: V server. I have the following parts, and I'd really appreciate if someone could tell me if this would be good and what I need to upgrade.

Processor: AMD Duron 1.8GHz
Motherboard: MSI KT6-V LSR (KT600 chipset)
Video: ATI Radeon 7200
RAM: Crucial 256MB DDR333
Hard drive: Undecided
Case: Undecided

Also, what kind of cooling is good? I'd like for it to be as silent as possible. I have a spare Coolermaster X-Dream III, but it is designed purely for silent running (i.e. not for silent cooling and low temps) and produces not-so-good temps. I'm concerned about running it 24/7. Could I get a really beefy heatsink, like an XP-90, and just run it without a fan or with a very low RPM fan? (or an SLK-9xx because I don't think the 90 will fit on a Socket A mobo...... Read more

Answer:What are the requirements for a game/file server?

The limitation of the specs of your fileserver is dictated by what BF V requires. You see a file server could be an old P-233 with 32 megs of ram and a 32gig HD, and that would probably store your files just fine. So the question is what are the requirement for BF V. Make that the basis of your specs.

As far as server software. You could just load windows xp on it and create a file share. Generally speaking Server OS's are not required for home use. Unless you want to dicate permissions, and create an AD out of several computer then there is no point.

Linux is always an options. SAMBA would provide connectivity between your windows box and the file share.

If you don't want to learn linux just use XP. Loading Windows 2000 server or 2003 server will not provide you with any real advantage.

Don't worry about leaving it on 24x7. It won't hurt anything as long as you have a little airflow through it. Remeber file transfering is mainly RAM intensive on a server. The only time your CPU would be at risk would be when you are running your BF server.
 

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I'm planning to buy a small box that I'm going to use as a server. The box will run either XP or Ubuntu. I'll use it just to run Apache on it on my local network, and host my projects there.

So, what are the minimum requirements for such machine? I was to spend as less as possible on this server.

Thanks.
 

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I haven't hosted a game server before (other than a LAN). However, after being able to use a server OS for 6+ months, I thought it would be a good idea to give it a try. I've gotten srcds to download the server files to my hard drive and host a LAN and I've been able to figure out how SteamCMD works.

Now, some obvious hurdles are my upload speed. here's my stats:
Download: 2085.8 KB/sec
Upload: 179.1 KB/sec
Enough said. (I'm with AT&T U-verse. So, if any uverse users can give some info about hosting a server, I'd be much appreciative.)

The other hurdle I have discovered (well, I'd like to verify it if anything) is that I would need to register my server on a domain:
http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Workshop_for_Dedicated_Servers
I can see where they'd want to do this as a means to keep their games from getting stolen (plus, SteamCMD requires a user name and password to download server data, which means Steam has to be shut down or offline). I liked the idea of using "workshop.vdf". However, I could never find information about where I was supposed to put it.
 

Answer:Source Dedicated Server Requirements

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Anyone have experience running a terminal server that can handle video streaming? 3D rendering (AutoCAD/SolidWorks/3DSM/other)? Curious to know what it would take, especially since this is a terminal server (multi-user environment). Probing the possibility of moving the local Engineering department up to a DC in Texas, and giving them ThinClients instead. Our buildings have direct fiber hookup to the net.

EDIT:
On another note, we experimented with an in-house server and a Rackspace server. Our IT Department office is fully gigabit, and of course the in-house server room is also gigabit. So from our office to the servers, we've got full gigabit connectivity. What we did was find a YouTube video with lots of movement (such as some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer thing). At Rackspace, we got two servers: one with a dual-core processor and 4 GB of RAM, and another with dual quad-core processors and 32 GB of RAM. Our in-house server has a dual-core processor with 4 GB of RAM.

We watched the video in fullscreen and regular viewing (not fullscreen) and compared every scenario. We found that the connection was decent on the in-house connection -- but our in-house servers are HP and have an onboard GPU capable of some degree of video and 3D acceleration. The low-end Rackspace server performed terribly in a 3D test of the Heaven 7 demoscene, and had very noticeable and obvious chugging (even with the non-fullscreen view) on the YouTube video. The high-end Rackspace ser... Read more

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Scenario is: server machine running Win Server 2003 Standard in a workgroup environment (there is no domain in our office, nor will one be set up) and approximately 20 client computers running Win98SE. Server will share a local folder accessible to all clients concurrently. That will be its only job. Is a separate CAL still required for each client computer if the server is operating in a workgroup environment?

I downloaded evalutation version from the M$ website and configured it for Per Server licensing with the standard 5 licenses. Thus far I have had at least 7 machines concurrently accessing the network share without any indication of EULA violation or problems with access. The licensing administration utility tells me I have 5 licenses installed yet 0 being used.

I know they are definitely required if the server were to be on a domain. Does the same hold true for a workgroup?

-uT

Answer:Server 2003 licensing requirements

Q: Why can I add more users log on to a Windows Server 2003 terminal server than I've bought per-user licenses?
A: Because Windows Server 2003 doesn't have very effective bookkeeping for per-user TSCALs. As you may recall, the addition of per-user licensing came fairly late in the day, in RC2, and so the TSCAL support wasn't included in each user's Active Directory object or otherwise. There is currently no definite timeline for a fix; the worst-case scenario is that the fix will be part of Longhorn, but Microsoft hopes to have it released before then. The lack of per-user TSCAL tracking or management does not mean that you can legally issue more licenses than you've paid for, just that your license server may do it if you're not careful to buy enough licenses.

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We are in the process of adding an additional server at work. I had placed the order today for everything, then, realized...

Do I have enough power? I do not know what breaker the gear is on now, or, how big the breaker is...

But, off the top of my head we will have:
2x dell sc440 servers
-core duo cpu's
-4gb ram
1 runs a sas controller/drive
1x dell PowerEdge t100
-core 2 duo
-4gb ram
2x internal hard drives
3 switches, router, modem, 3 1500va battery backups, kvm...

This gear is in an office with 2 other people, that have each their own computers, plus there are 4 printers also going.

Now, I am figuring a solid 10-15amps just for the server stuff. The breaker box is not far away, I am thinking just have a 20a outlet dropped directly behind the servers.

Is a 20a going to be enough? Anything else I should consider?
 

Answer:Determining power requirements for server & etc...

IBM actually has a power calculator, as does APC.

See if either of those helps, both get pretty darn specific.
 

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We are a Win2K SP4 shop running Citrix 1.8. We have about 25 Citrix users, though typically no more than 5 are logged in concurrently. I am seeking hardware requirements for the newest version of Citrix, which they call Presentation Server. Considering our specs, I'd like to know what we'd need as far as:

RAM
RAM per user
Disk Space
Processor / multi-processor
other associated software (i.e. IIS?)

Any info would be much appeciated.
 

Answer:Requirements for Citrix MetaFrame Pres. Server?

There are no hard and fast rules as you will probably know by now.

Again it is a function of money. The more money you spend the more robust it will be.

I am assuming you are talking avout Metaframe 1.8 and not XP as it was called.

RAM 2Gb
Disks SCSI = 3 x 35Gb 15k rpm 1 for O/s one for apps and one for page file.
Processor fast 3.0Ghz or greater
Nic's as fast as you can support.

That should suppport 25 users running office.n However I don't know what other apps you want to run.

Any more info for us ?

Been doing Citrix for 9 years now.
 

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Hiya

This spreadsheet shows what network ports are used by the system services utilized by the Microsoft Windows Server System products
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit

Microsoft Excel
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...e5-400f-45b6-9e1c-50968a0cc729&DisplayLang=en
Regards

eddie
 

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Hey experts,

I have a customer that is moving from a decentralized (netbook for each user, connecting over VPN) to a centralized Terminal Services approach (using Surface tablets to access a 2003 RDP server) for all of his sales staff.

There will be about 13-16 users who will be ditching netbooks and desktop PCs in exchange for exclusively connecting to their work desktops over 2003 RDP sessions from Surface tablets (and other Windows PCs).

They have two offices. The server will be at one location where about 75% of the users are housed, and the second location will be setup over point to point VPN to transmit traffic for pertinent needs. Their phone system (PBX for one location, with VOIP being used at the other office) is housed at one location with phone traffic being passed over a point to point to the other office.

The users who will be RDP'ing into the server will be using Office (Word/Excel) and 1-2 users may be using Quickbooks Enterprise as well. Internet browsing will also be likely done on a smaller scale.

I have not done such a large scale RDP setup for an office, and am curious about the following:

* What kind of cable internet connection would you recommend for each location? We are pretty much locked into going with Comcast Cable for this, and our choices are either 16/3, 27/7, 50/10, or 100/10. (Note: First number is down speed, second is up speed).

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Answer:Bandwidth & memory requirements for Server 2003 Terminal Services hosting?

Your disk I/O will hurt you more than that CPU but if they are going to be doing web browsing or outlook on it...have fun lol.

Also I'd pull a faster chip off ebay like an E5462 which is 2.8 vs the 2ghz yours currently has (I checked and they are $30 ea right now).

Assuming you've got a perc5/i in there like other 2900s I've worked on, I'd get a few 300GB 10k SAS disks and RAID10 them.
 

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I have started searching around for the correct docs on how to do this but haven't had much luck finding one that addresses what I'm trying to do.

I have an existing Windows 2000 server and am going to replace it with a server running Windows 2003 Server R2.

I would like to know the best way of doing that. Most of the docs I have seem talk about it as though you're keeping the same server hardware in place. That's not what I'm trying to do.

So, you don't have to go through all the steps I need to do. If you could just point me to the correct doc and give some helpful hints I would appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Help Needed To Migrate Windows 2000 Server To Server 2003 On New Hardware

Need to know what services you are running on the server to be able to help you further.
 

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I have a client with a web server running Windows 2000 Professional. They also have a server on the network running NT 4. They have been told that there is a device that will route requests to the NT server if the 2000 server is down that costs about $100. I have not heard of such an animal, and if anybody can shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it. The device should somehow, I suppose, automatically detect that the machine at IP address A is not responding, and route the web request to IP address B. Anybody?
Thanks,
Michael
 

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My VGA not support "Hardware T&L "requirements. I want play "Resident Evil 4" this games shows it wants "Hardware T&L " VGA requirements, so that mean i can't ply this game?

Answer:Is it essential "Hardware T&L "requirements

On-board graphics often dont support todays higher demand games. Go to the manufacturer and determine the minimum requirements for the game and see if your chipset supports them I doubt that they will.

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I have an alienware 14 and have received the new gears of war 4 as a gift, it says that I have to have   
2GB minimum video memory and recommends 4GB video memory and that I do not meet either of these requirements. how can I solve this problem. any help will be appreciated and as you can tell by my terminology I'm not very computer literate.

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Question: Server Hardware

Hi there, I've looked online but can't seem to find advice about which type of hardware you need for different servers. I guess for Exchange or SQL you'll need a number cruncher with 2 Processors and lots of Ram, but what do you need for a Fileserver and a Printserver?Any ideas?Thanks

Answer:Server Hardware

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okay, the budget is about 1500 Euro.
this thing will be doing the following:

- Webserver
- IRC
- FTP
- Gameserver (think BF: Vietnam and the llike with 24 player max orso)

what would be the best setup for this thing?
keep in mind it has to be one pc as we're not allowed to have more than one pc running as a server on the Business ADSL we've got.
 

Answer:Server, what hardware?

addendum: HDD's are all accounted for so we don't need those, nor do we need floppy drives or cd-rom drivers or a monitor
 

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Question: server hardware

I will like to build a File/FTP/Web Server using RAID 0 or +1. What would you recommend (e.g. make):Processor:Motherboard:Memory:RAID controller:Hard Drives:NIC (how many):Do I need a video card? Do I need a CD-R writer or or a DVD/CD?Do I need a Sound card?How can I get just terminal to attach to the server or do I need a proper PC client.Help much appreciate.loco

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I'm planning to build a new data server for my small business. Very small businesss. I don't need enterprise capabilities since we only have 5 client PCs in the network. I have a good idea of what I want in the system... except for the video card. The server won't be used as a workstation at all, so I don't need all of the features that are loaded on video cards that are found in every tech shop. I just want something simple. Can anyone recommend a brand and model?

Also, the following is a list of what I plan to put into the server. If anyone sees any mistakes that I might be making, please steer me in the right direction.

Abit KX7-333 mother board
Athlon XP 1900 CPU
Antec SX635 Mid Tower
350W Power Supply
512MB PC2700 DDR RAM
Standard Floppy
CD Writer (brand not yet determined)
3COM 56K Modem
Net Gear NIC
2 UDMA 133 7200 RPM 60 GB HDD
(maybe raid, but I'm not knowledgeable on the set up)
15-inch Monitor
Standard keyboard & mouse
NT 4.0 OS with SP6

I don't need sound of any kind.

Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:Need server hardware advice...

Howdy there Logie2...

Try going here www.pricewatch.com and look for the cheapest PCI card you can find ( just make sure that it has drivers for NT ), also I would upgrade NT to SP 6a...
 

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Hi i want to make a server the min requirements is SQL server Standard or Enterprise

RAM 1GB - 2GB, But in most cases 4GB + 30MB for Reporting Services + Analysis Services, 50-60MB for SQL Management Studio & its recommended each user connection takes 24KB

CPU 64Bit Proc Intel Xeon 3.4GHz

HDD Internal for the Min of 500GB

We will need Fibre connection to external storage array, Fibre cards in servers for connection to storage array, UPS & a Rack & the server should be cheap & upgradeable in future.
 

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Hey Guys and Gals:
I have a Compaq Prolaint ML370 server that does not want to turn on.
Seriously: YES! The power cable is connected and yes I press the Button!
The Leds on the mother board and Raid card are on but when I press the power button nothing goes on not even the main fan on the tower.
The interesting thing is that the power leds on the power connectors are off, but the server seems to be getting power.
Another crazy thing is that there are three small leds lights in the middle of the motherboard and when they go on everything seems to start going, but then they just turn off and the system does not turn on.
It seems like the system is not holding on to the power charge.
I have checked all the cabling and everything seems to be on correctly.....at least I thing they are...
If anyone can help, I would be very grateful...thanks a million!
The one and only grateful one......TASKWON....."smiling always fixes everything!"
 

Answer:Server hardware problem

Try a different power supply. How old is this server?
 

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My knowledge is quite limited but could anyone provide some insight and/or recommendation of the following type of servers (hardware). That is, should we looking to go for the RackMount servers or Blade? To provide some context, were essentially a small team of less than 15 people but looking to expand over the years, we trade daily and have a huge amount of data input. Server hardware is something we do not wish to go cheap (but within reason for a small shop like ours) on given how crucial it is, simply we want something that is effective and wont create any major headaches in the future.

Appreciate any guidance you can give:

Min Requirements (I've been told I have been misquoted - but this what I was told):
- Server is to have 8 or 16 cores (2 to 4 CPUs) using the fastest processor available and 4GB memory.
- Raid 1 with 2x15k hard drives and Raid 10 (1+0) array are required for log and data either via direct storage or SAN.

Recommendations made to us:

Rackmount: DL360 G7 Model 579240-421 (1 Xeon 5650/6Gb Mem)
Raid 10 of 4x15k 72Gb drives Model 512545-B21

Blade: BL460c G6 Model 595725-B21 (1 Xeon E5650/6Gb Mem) with HP SB40C Blade
Raid 10 of 4x15k 72Gb drives Model 512545-B21
 

Answer:Server Hardware Recommendations

What are you looking to do with the server.
 

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Am new and have been wondering for some time how you go about replacing a single processor on a server with a faster processor. Maybe even installing additional processors and upgrading the operating system for multiple processes

Answer:Hardware installation on a server

Good question. What motherboard is it running? That way I can try to find out some info on it.

I'm wondering if all the CPUs have to be identical, or would it run with different speeds... I am leaning toward identical, but I'd like to pull the specs to be sure.

I the server is only running a single processor, period, then changing it out would be just like changing a cpu on a PC.

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Hi,
I have to PC's of similar spec, and I can't decide which one is better to run game servers on like COD, COD4, UT2004 ect and a teamspeak server. Both run windows XP Pro
(This is only for a LAN btw)
First one is an old HP ProLiant Server ML 310 G1
It has a 2.80Ghz CPU
2gb RAM PC2100R
2 WD800 setup in RAID 0 (supposedly 7200 rpm but they are old now)
Intergrated 1gb/s network card.
Only has USB 1.0 ports
IDE Raid Controller
Also put page file on another intenral system disk

Or a Dell Optiplex GX270
2.6Ghz Pentium 4 With Hyper Threading.
1.5 Gb RAM DDR PC2700
PCI 1gb/s Network Card
WD5000 Harddrive (seems to get very hot short time, case has s*** airflow but nothing i can do about that)
Has USB 2.0
IDE
Overall the Optiplex seems the faster PC, but the harddrive although new (about 8 months old) is rather loud / cranky

The Proliant is about 6-7 years old atleast, but has more RAM and slightly faster CPU but with hyper threading on the optiplex, would the slightly faster cpu make any difference or not?. However even with the RAID setup, it still seems to have the harddrive as the limiting factor and is noticable secong lag every now and then.
EDIT: Also just bought a high speed usb memory stick, so was thinking i could use a program like eboostr to act as vista ready boost?

Also was thinking of switching the fast ram to the ProLiant server, would this help at all? currently it has ECC Ram, can you mix the too or not?
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I'm taking a college course in networking basics. I have an assignment that requires me to spec out a server for a small business network that supports less than 30 users. I have found sites where I can pick and choose servers and server hardware upgrades, but I don't know what is overkill or underkill.

Can anyone refer me to a site that offers guidelines to help me with my research?

Many thanks,
Logie
 

Answer:Server hardware specifications

Don't really know the exact info you need but try these links

Computer Bits

PC Mechanic

Practically Networked

World of Windows Networking
hope they offer some advice
 

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We're starting to plan a server migration. Mgmt wants us to follow procedures similar to a recovery process, which means they want us to restore a backup. We backup our servers a couple different ways. One is to a online hosted service and another is to tape using Symantec Backup Exec. The catch to this is that we're buying different hardware for the new server. Backup Exec has IDR to cover this; see link below. I wanted to ask if anyone has been through a similar process and if they would share the experience.

Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR) Restore | Symantec Connect

Answer:Migrate Server to New Hardware

Have you resolved this issue yet?
I would be happy to give you some more info on a VPS solution if you're considering that avenue.

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Hi,

I'm in need of some suggestions on what type of PC (hardware requirements) would be good to run versions of Windows Server. The PC would not be used for business purposes, purely for learning. All I need is for the PC to run Windows Server and run it without being too slow ie, I want an old PC to run Windows Server not a new one but I dont know what would be sufficient.

So if anyone can provide some suggestions, such as a PIII 700mhz, 256MB RAM etc it would be great.

Thank you.

Steve
 

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hai guys,
i want to know one thing, is there any hardware proxy server available. ie., some thing like display card, ethernet card like that.
iam asking this because, i am using wingate proxy server, there is often problem with it.
so i want to know, whether there is any hardware proxy material so that i can buy it and use it
reply me as early as possible
 

Answer:hardware proxy server

There are internet appliances that are very expensive that allow you to share a connection. Just get a Cable/DSL router and a switch chained to it if you need more ports.
 

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I am debating on Windows Home Server, Vista Home Premium, Windows 7.

I am building a another pc pretty much for a NAS and a tivo. I was thinking about getting WHS just to get used to servers and the remote access, but it only supports up to 3gigs. I was thinking about just getting Vista and sharing the 2 terabyte harddrives so I can get 4/8gigs of ram.

Also I was wondering what I would really need to run this.? I dunno what type of graphics card I would need to have a NICE 1080p display off my tv. I will give the specs I was thinking about buying. This will be hooked up to my Samsung 32" 1080p tv with a cheap wireless mouse and keyboard.

ASRock N68PV-GS AM2+ $50
AMD Kuma X2 7750 Black Edition $60
Radeon HD 4830 $90
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 $58.99
Samsung IDE 22X DVDR DVD Burner $24
Cooler Master 460W $35
Antec Three Hundred $60
x2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $198

The only problem I have with the build is the motherboard only has four sata ports...
 

Answer:Server/HTPC OS/hardware question

WHS is what you want then. You don't need to worry about memory requirements, as it would run just fine with even 1 GB of memory. WHS will work as a NAS, and stream your music and files to your Xbox as well.
 

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I of course could just build one from scratch, but this is a recommendation for a friend for his business and they have to have a vendor-bought system. Now, I realize this could turn into a whole lot of "I like Dell" and "I like HP" posts, so I'm going to clarify. I'm looking for a few good resources (websites) that review/compare pre-built Server systems. An example would be http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6883. READY GO.
 

Answer:Where can I find some server hardware reviews?

Good question, my anwser is that there are very few sites that do this.
 

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I want to launch a web site containing pictures and images, and using my own server to download and distribute the images, but this is a new field for me and would appreciate any help on software and hardware reqirements, i have been looking at windows 2003 sever but its a bit expensive, what are the alternatives, thanks in anticipation

Answer:help and advice for server hardware and software

I'd suggest that you forget completely about running your own server yourself, manually, and go for a managed server with a hosting company or a plain site hosted with a good web host.You don't learn server administration overnight and keeping the hardware and software configured and working 100% of the time, coupled with having to sort out DNS resolution and an IP address of your own so that people who type in your web site address actually get it loading up in their browsers is no small task.You also have other issues to consider. Not many ISP's will allow you to serve your own site using their service, for good reaon. You will more than likely have to invest in a substantial dedicated line to serve the site and if image transfer is going to be the mainstay of your site you will probably want to consider as fast a browadband line as you can get. Connect a number of browsers to your site at once, all requesting file downloads and what seems like a fast connection suddenly isn't.I used to be involved in network and systems admin but I certainly wouldn't dream of running my own web server when I can get excellent service from any one of a number of web hosting companies for either a single web account or for a managed server to run lots of sites on. A managed server is where your web host looks after the hardware and software (they manage it) and you get to use it to host websites on. They have the headaches while you use it for your webs. It's a fine arrangement and God bless... Read more

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Hi all
It's very difficult to get really good advice on this but I'm now trying to build the "Ultimate" HOME server machine.

Note the machine will be essentially used as a HOME (not a commercial / work) server so it doesn't need all the fancy gaming state of the art graphics cards etc.

What it DOES need is enough RAM and horsepower to run 4 Virtual servers, whilst also file and print sharing to a number of "remote" (actually a LAN) workstations.

A "Blade" type server would be OK in a commercial environment but my server needs to be a bit like a conventional workstation.

I need around 16GB RAM (seems hard to get a basic motherboard with enough memory slots these days), and a QUAD CPU. The I/O subsystem nust allow for around 8 drives and two DVD/CD units to be connected and have video output capability to drive 2 monitors (although most of the tine the monitors will probably be disconnected.

I need to have as well at least 2 but preferably 3 Network cards on it.

Most of the stuff I've looked at seems to be more geared to high performance gaming or running NASA's next Mars mission.

A SERVER doesn't need hideously expensive gear - but it does need the capability to have loads of memory and disk drives to be connected to it.

Any IT admins out there who use this type of stuff at work -- recommendations.

The ability to run 4 Virtual servers decently is essential so 16GB of RAM is the minimum -- Ideally I'd like 64GB but that's pro... Read more

Answer:Hardware for a good W7 HOME Server

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


The ability to run 4 Virtual servers decently is essential so 16GB of RAM is the minimum -- Ideally I'd like 64GB but that's probably like asking for the moon.


Jeez...I run a handful of ESXi servers at work and I usually put 24GB of RAM in those to run 10-12 concurrent Linux and Windows servers and that usually doesn't max out the RAM. So, I would have to imagine that 16GB of RAM is going to be more than enough for home use and 4 VM's.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


I need around 16GB RAM (seems hard to get a basic motherboard with enough memory slots these days), and a QUAD CPU. The I/O subsystem nust allow for around 8 drives and two DVD/CD units to be connected and have video output capability to drive 2 monitors (although most of the tine the monitors will probably be disconnected.


Quite a number of new mobo's support 16GB of RAM...it will just have to be a 4 x 4GB setup. Quad core CPU's are a dime a dozen. The I/O subsystem to allow that many drives will likely just involve adding on 1 additional controller card. And just about any modern video card can easily handle dual monitor support.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


I need to have as well at least 2 but preferably 3 Network cards on it.


Quite a number of mobos have 2 NIC's...You will... Read more

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I have a some lab software that we are setting up to run on a server, with the users running clients. Prior to that each user had the software on their personal PC or laptop.

Since setting up the server, the software is running much slower than previously. The computer acting as the server is a typical Dell P4 3.4 Ghz, 2GB ram, and a 250 GB hard drive.

What upgrades are necessary to run more efficiently? The software is used by about a dozen clients.

Additionally, how could I tell if the bottleneck is more of an internet issue or a hard drive speed (file transfer) issue?

Thanks,

Javaslinger
 

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This is more of a hardware / networking question. Here is what's going on.

Currently we have a Whatsup Gold Dell T400 server that just can't handle both WhatsUp and MSSQL. We are deciding to split the boxes up and get a R510 (Or T610, depends on the price our rep can get for us) for the SQL server and keep WhatsUp on the T400. The hardware requirements will be very much satisfied (1xQuad core, 8 gig ram, 300 gig 15k SAS drives, 64 bit Win2k8, dual GigE NICs) with the new server but I've never worked with SQL server that was as utilized as this one so here is my question:

What type of network congestion will this create being there will be a lot of traffic going between these two boxes? Since both boxes have GigE NICs, I'll probably be putting them on their own GigE switch since the rest of the network is 10/100 so I'm hoping that if there are any network problems they would be resolved.

I've heard of fiber channel but don't know what it is or if it would be worth the cost in this (as I would need fiber channel cards in both servers).

What is the best way to set this up? I guess I'm just looking for some insight from some SQL gurus.

Thanks.
 

Answer:MS SQL Hardware server setup questions

1 GB should be fine, i would break them off into their own VLAN if there is going to be a lot of broadcast traffic to cut down on congestion
 

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Greetings,
I am waist deep in home automation...trek homes you know. So I've of course ripped all my CD's for multi-zone multi-amp multi-soundcard music.

Now the final entertainment piece would be to rip all my DVDs for two reasons: 1 to protect my original DVDs from getting scratched (kids) and 2 so with the touch of a finger on my wi-fi touchpad I can load a movie sit back and relax.

I do not want to go the mult-Dvd disc changer. As with the multi-CD changers I see this as a dinasoaur.

With that Said:

Hardware: What would be the best quality video card for movie playing, HDTV etc. Estimated minimum Drive Requirements? 250GIG?

Server Config: Dell Dual drive raid server. 1 gig of ram. AMD chip? Harddrive sizes? Will of course take server recomendations from this wealth of knowledge.

Recomendations on Projectors?
 

Answer:Hardware and Software Question - DVD Server

KD,

As far as the "server" specs go, since you are apparently going to buy a Pre-Manufactured unit, eg, Dell, and obviously you don't want to limit your pleasure by anything as trivial as MONEY....Just buy the biggest most badass unit they offer.

And if it is specified as Multi-media, it "should" lean in the direction you want. As for the HD capacity...since you are talking about ARCHIVING all of you CD's and DVD's to Hard Disk, 250GB should be sufficient...for your FIRST hard drive !!! Go on from there.

As for projectors...as a friend of mine always says, "You never have to make excuses for buying the best." Pick up a magazine and check out the reviews.
 

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Hope this is the 'best' forum to post this query in, heres a little backstory and our thoughts so far:

Some friends and I are going to rent 1u in a data center for all our geeky needs; our 'needs' to start with are a bunch of websites (and databases), a VoIP server and a few dedicated game servers. We'll be running some form of *nix if that matters (seen some anti *nix specs regarding RAID?)

I was shocked how expensive 1u chassis can be, is there a big premium on this or should we look at renting 2u to save here? On the 1u front we don't need hotswap bays or a slim optical or anything flash, some decisions will be based on MB/CPU - more on that later.

Our 'dream' was to go straight to dual processor but it looks like we will have to be abit more economical; Im under the impression you can get a dual socket MB and run with 1 cpu, hopefully we could/would upgrade down the line if neccessary; we were looking at going Xeon not sure whats the best cache etc for our needs, what chipsets are good. Can you rely on built in raid (that isnt anti *nix)?

Storage isn't really an issue, we'll be using gigs rather than terabytes of data however we'd like to have 2+ harddrives for some form of RAID (important stuff will be backed up offsite). SATA will be fine I think, we won't be taxing the HDDs much.

We also dreamed of having alot of memory, which we can also add to later - does anyone have any advice on how memory... Read more

Answer:Building a 1u server - Hardware advice

What is your budget for this project? You may find it is more cost effective to buy a "gently used" 1U server off ebay rather than building your own.
 

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Hi all,

We have system for our work that uses a web/application server and a database server. Around 150 people use this application and the data stored are usually text, ms office documents, pdf files and images. Suppose that about 50 people are using the system at any given time, what do you think will need better hardware specs, the database server or the web/application server?

Could you give any recommendations for the hardware specs? Like cpu, ram? A friend of mine suggested that it would be good to use the nVidia Tesla GPU for parallel processing. Is this a good idea or is this going a bit overboard?

Thanks
 

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Hello, I was wondering if any of you could recommend some Hardware Specs and/or prebuilt model #'s (ex. Dell, HP) for a new work server. It will be supporting 20 users, 26 PC's, and 6 printers. I will be using the Windows Server 2K3 OS and it will be used in the following roles:

DNS Server
Primary Domain Controller (Active Directory)
Application Server (minimal)
File Server (currently converting all paper customer files to electronic)
WSUS Server
Printers will be networked through it

I would like to put the OS on a RAID 1 array, and Data/Files on a 500 Gb to 1 Tb RAID 5 or 10 (suggestions?) array. Also, I would appreciate suggestions on favorite backup software suites.





 

Answer:Server 2k3 Hardware & Specs Recommendation

You'd be well served (no pun intended) by any entry level server. I was running AD on dual P3 1ghzs for 100 people and it sailed along.

What's the budget?

I'm partial to dell 2950s - they're solid servers.

HP makes a nice server in the 380-385s are nice too.
 

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Hello there folks,

i recently bought myself a little server. Now i want to test it for high availability and endurance. What tool can be recommended? I normally use the linux tool stress, but this only gives me evidence for short time usage.
I would also like a tool which is os independent and that tests all installed components.

Does anybody know what Dell or HP uses for stability and high availability tests?

All information is very appreciated! Even if the solution is non-free!
 

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Hi

Does there exist some kind of hardware solution to proxy sever for home use? Where I live many of the online proxy server services are blocked and I'm a computer lay person. I need a solution which is very simple and effective (I think a hardware solution is both simple and effective). Could you please help me with it? Thanks.
 

Answer:hardware solution to proxy server

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I am looking for a solution where I can plug a USB device into it, configure it with an IP, then install software on a remote system and have the USB device show up as if it was plugged into that PC, then I would install the drivers for the device.

Is there such thing as this? Basically, I want to plug a USB device somewhere on the network, into a VM that is in our ESX environment, without having to physically attach it to one of the hosts then force the VM to not move. I want it to be software based at the VM end, but not require a computer at the device end.

I'm finding lot of stuff on Google, so I'll continue going through, but if anyone has used something like this before, it would be great to hear of it.

Edit: This looks like it may do what I want, but not much details.

http://www.siig.com/it-products/device-server/usb-over-ip/usb-over-ip-1-port.html
 

Answer:USB over IP hardware server, software client?

The siig one is terrible. I tried it with a client a while back, but had to replace it because it just wasn't reliable. I switched them to a Belkin network usb hub that has been pretty stable. The software isn't great and doesn't run as a service, so I have to leave a console session open to maintain the connection, though.
 

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I'm looking for any hardware recommendation for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Can be pre-build (Dell/HP) or something DYI. It will be development system with three databases (1st - 20 tables and 2nd - 50 tables and 3rd - 2 tables) and around 3000 new records each day overall.

Thanks for any suggestion.
 

Answer:Hardware recommendation for MS SQL Server 2008 R2

First of all, I would not go with a custom-built machine. If you're doing any production work, having a top-tier vendor with an on-site SLA and direct access to the exact identical parts throughout the warranty period is very important.

Few thoughts come to mind:
1. Will users be remoting into machine to use it, or interfacing with the data through a web/client application?
2. Is the database part of a vendor product? If so, what product? If this is part of a custom/homemade solution, what can you tell us about it?
3. What kinds of data will this be returning? Any embedded types, such as blobs? Any idea on column and row counts, both for the pool of data and some potential resultsets?
4. What is the network and infrastructure like going from user to database and back again?

Edit:
5. What is your budget? Do you have any existing business discounts with top-tier vendors?
6. What is your uptime and availability requirement?
7. Anyone familiar at your site with backup/rollback procedures of databases and transactions in SQL Server? If so, have you decided how to roll this in with existing backup procedures of your other data?
 

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hi! we have a project right now and we're supposed to configure hardware requirements for a fictitious company. i'm really not good at hardware so it would be really great if someone cud help! i'm not sure if i'll be able to put enough information here so anyone could understand..just reply if there's any important information that i missed... the "company" is supposed to be an international sports broadcasting company that would like to build a new library system for their stats and videos. we're supposed to work around the present hw and sw that they have and produce an efficient ( cheap but excellent ) specifications..they already have:-100-user license for a database server(Oracle 9i RDBMS)-50 Pentium 3 pc's running at 933 MHz-existing open-system architecture consisting of pc's connected thru WAN via TCP/IP and SPX/IPX, UNix and Windows2003 boxes and Novell Netware file serversthe "company" prefer that the proposed hardware follow the following specifications...SERVER:RDBMS- specifically supports Oracle RDBMS 9i- supports othermajor RDBMS (i.e. Informix, Sybase, etc) for future upgradeOS- supports Unix OR Windows2003 OR Novell Netware 4.11 higherCLIENT:OS- supports WindowsXP OR any Linux flavor OR MAC OS higherAPPLICATIONS- can accomodate Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, and Oracle DeveloperMULTIMEDIA- suports audio and video playbackNETWORK- supports TCP/IP and SPX/IPX network protocolthanks to anyone who could help. I like learning this stuff but i'm a... Read more

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I'm kind of at a loss. This server as been running ok now for 6 months but after moving it I am having all sorts of problems.

Looking for pointers on how to troubleshoot and/or narrow down the source of the error.

Answer:Win Server 2008 R2 BSOD's -- bad hardware?

Hi. I just read the posting instructions so here is some more information:

? OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Same
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail
? Age of system (hardware) - 15 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 15 months

? CPU AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition
? Video Card ATI Radeon HD 4250 (on board)
? MotherBoard Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3
? Power Supply - Strider 1000W

? System Manufacturer - Home Built
? Exact model number

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I have the opportunity to buy some hardware but I'm having a tough time finding out what the specs are of the equipment. I'm not real familiar with blade equipment so I might end up passing on this hardware, I'm looking at this hardware for office use but since there is so much I will probably resell some of it unless I get a major influx of business.

Can blade servers be used outside the "cage"? I don't see a PSU on these things so I'm wondering is a PSU can be rigged to attach to it by making an adapter with 12v & 5V rails. Basically getting either a regulated Bench PSU or modified computer PSU to a custom build connector to run the units.

The stats list that each of these have 2 Opteron 2.4 Ghz CPU's and 8000 series MOBO chipset, so it seems like these are pretty new CPU's? Can anyone help identify possible CPU's from this info?

Also, it says that the RAM available is 4x4GB 333MHz, 400Mhz speed, what does that mean? Which speed is that, I've seen other servers list that as well- My IBM has the same PC2-3200 4GB sticks that say 333Mhz on them but all info pn the net say 400Mhz. Any ideas?

This stuff is at an auction house and the only info available is the following:
3 Gigabit LAN adapters
2 AMD Opteron 2.4 GHz Number of Installed Processors 2
16gb installed - 4x4 GB DDR SDRAM - RAM Speed 333 MHz, 400 MHz Number of Memory Slots 8 x DIMMs
Motherboard Chipset AMD Opteron 8000
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Answer:Help identifying HP blade server hardware

tankman1989 said:





Can blade servers be used outside the "cage"? I don't see a PSU on these things so I'm wondering is a PSU can be rigged to attach to it by making an adapter with 12v & 5V rails. Basically getting either a regulated Bench PSU or modified computer PSU to a custom build connector to run the units.Click to expand...

Blades have proprietary ports. So unless you're hellbent on hacking something together, your answer is "no".

Honestly, I'd say skip this purchase. The extra cost to get this stuff working might exceed your budget. It's better to get something new, or at least has a warranty and SLA.
 

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Well my boss has decided to go crazy and has tasked me with trying to buy server hardware for a new Citrix farm he wants to implement.

The problem is the talks I have had with Citrix people I can't get ANY kind of help as far as number of users per server CPU, RAM requirements and things of that nature, this is making it difficult to tell my boss the hardware we should get.

I already know we want Raid 5 and a fair amount of storage (as citrix has to have the applications images loaded onto the server correct?), will multi processor help the number of users that can connect?

With this in mind and knowing we only use standard applications I.E. windows XP pro, Office 2003, and fery few other applications does anyone have a clue what type of servers I should be looking at? I.E. RAM requirements and CPU speed.

Is CPU speed directly proportional to the number of users who can connect to any given server? I know we are going to have some kind of load balencing solution for failover but I wanted to get some ideas on what to prep for.
 

Answer:Server Hardware for Citrix farm?

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So, I'm thinking of building a personal (file-)server. I have some ideas about what I should get, but seeing as I currently don't have money for building it, it's still in planning stage.

I'm thinking of building a RAID5 server, which runs on Linux (which distro, I do not yet know, but I'm considering later Ubuntu versions). While I say 'personal', I will still allow my family (and closest friends) access to it (maybe over LAN only, for security reasons, if this is possible).

Seeing as I have many, many large files, there is also a great need for disk space.

Therefore I am thinking of buying five hard disks (one terabyte each) for RAID5 (where one will be 'lost' for parity) and one small(ish) hard disk for the O/S to run from.

I also am thinking of running software RAID, so I am *not* going to use money on external RAID controller, unless absolutely necessary.


Requirements for hardware are:

Chassis: Must be able to house six hard drives and at least one CD/DVD rom drive. Does not need floppy. Must be able to install sufficient cooling. May or may not include PSU.

Motherboard: Integrated sound/graphics/network card. RAID5 support. DDR2 800MHz (or higher) RAM support. At least six SATA connectors. Also at least one IDE connector for CD/DVD rom drive.

CPU: Probably dual-core with decent frequency. Not sure what to say here. Obviously must be supported by mobo.

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Answer:Taking suggestions for personal server hardware

What did you deside on?
 

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I'm looking to build myself a new server for my home network. The catch is I also want it to act as my router and as such a hardware firewall. I'm looking for fast/gigabit ethernet if possible. It'll need at least 4 ethernet ports (Internet In + hookups to 3 computers).

Anyone have any suggestions, both hardware and software-wise? This is just in planning stages and I want some opinions. I have a copy of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (32-bit, from MSDN ages ago), and if I can use that that would be excellent. However Linux is fine as well.
 

Answer:Hardware Firewall/Router + File Server?

djBon2112 said:





I'm looking to build myself a new server for my home network. The catch is I also want it to act as my router and as such a hardware firewall. I'm looking for fast/gigabit ethernet if possible. It'll need at least 4 ethernet ports (Internet In + hookups to 3 computers).

Anyone have any suggestions, both hardware and software-wise? This is just in planning stages and I want some opinions. I have a copy of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (32-bit, from MSDN ages ago), and if I can use that that would be excellent. However Linux is fine as well.Click to expand...

First, I would recommend that you have your firewall as a dedicated device for security purposes. Every service you have running on machine increases its attack surface. For a security device such as a firewall, you want that to be as small as possible.

Second, unless you have a current MSDN subscription, your license of Windows Server 2003 is no longer valid. Also, the licensing restrictions for MSDN doesn't allow you to run it in a production environment. Basically, the only people allowed to use MSDN software in any way are people who have current MSDN subscription.
 

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Hey Everyone,I need some serious help, I have to write a paper for my computer literacy class and I'm not really understanding what she is looking for, I'm going to type out the assignment and any information anyone can give me that will help would be greatly appreciated!I must...Identify the hardware and software components involved in the use of the internet (include components on client and servers)How do these components provide access to information and interact or communicate with each other?Identify the network type and components that are activated when using the internet.HOw does the hardware and software configuration of the client matchine affect (or not affect) its ability to access the World Wide WEb?Identify the differneces between the internet and the world wide web?So much information and I just feel overwhelmed any help would be great thanks!!!!

Answer:Help with paper client/server hardware/software...

http://www.howstuffworks.com.Your request will most likely be ignored by others considering the fact we're here to aid people with computer problems and not with homework.

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Hi,
I'll appreciate some ideas on how to safely migrate an existing ATA Center installation across server Hardware. The capacity of the present ATA Center Server was sized for a Pilot deployment. Now we plan to move into full blown deployment. In-place
Hardware resource upgrade is not a likely option. Additionally, the motivation is not to do a fresh install of the server, more importantly not to start learning the environment afresh.
David

Akinzo

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Hi all,

I'm looking into buiding a small server system (2nd computer), in order to access my files when at school, share files and maybe host a small web site. Nothing fancy or ultra-mega performant. Not much applications would run on it, the OS and maybe some software firewall. It will be my first experience in networking.

I want a quite small hardware system, since space is an issue. Probably I'll build a custom case. I already have some parts from my previous (dead) computer: 40Gb IDE Western Digital HD, Asus A7V133-C mb, 256mb PC133 Kingston RAM, original Duron heatsink/ARX fan, Radeon 7000 32Mb, LAN PCI card, L&C (ever heard of L&C??? ) 350W PSU. I'd like to run Windows 2000 on the machine.

Here's the options I've looked at for now, all with the 40Gb HD, a micro-atx PSU and maybe a CD drive:

A- Start building from my a7v133 mobo (supports up to 1.3Ghz cpu). Buy a Duron or T-bird and install it. Most economical choice, but ATX board eats up much space. No onboard video nor LAN, so it has to have a graphic + LAn card, taking more place. Last resort system, but cheapest one too.

B- Dump the A7V133, LAN and Radeon. Use the money to help buy an A7N266-VM mobo (Micro-ATX), still with a Duron/T-bird, or an used Athlon XP + some RAM. Onboard graphics & LAN a biiiig advantage. Still, quite big, but manageable.

C- As above, but with a Mini-ITX board/CPU. Space-wise, the perfect solution for me, but a little bit more costy. Due to monetar... Read more

Answer:Hardware advices needed for a small server

Originally posted by jeece
Hi all,

IA- Start building from my a7v133 mobo (supports up to 1.3Ghz cpu). Buy a Duron or T-bird and install it. Most economical choice, but ATX board eats up much space. No onboard video nor LAN, so it has to have a graphic + LAn card, taking more place. Last resort system, but cheapest one too.Click to expand...

This would work best imo....most of my servers are cobbled together from spare parts
Originally posted by jeece
My questions:
1-Is RAM an important issue when building a server? (remember I don't want a cutting edge machine, but not a "bare minimum requirements" one too.) Click to expand...

Yes, RAM is important, but only as important as decent speed disks/processor. you should b e fin with 256Mb

Originally posted by jeece
2-What about processor speed? (would a Duron 850 do about the same job as a 1.2Ghz?) I heard CPU cache is an important factor, server-wise, so a T-Bird would be a better idea.Click to expand...

My file server is a dual 200mhz pentium pro. my webserver is a single 200mghz pentium pro. My game servers are all dual 350Mhz pII boxes.

Originally posted by jeece
3-Since I don't want a second monitor/keyboard/mouse for the server, could I plug 'em all on a kinda splitter/switchboard, so I could control both computers from the same devices? I'd prefer this solution to the "remote PC" software, so I could access the server's BIOS on boot, for example.Click to expand..... Read more

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Hey Everyone,I need some serious help, I have to write a paper for my computer literacy class and I'm not really understanding what she is looking for, I'm going to type out the assignment and any information anyone can give me that will help would be greatly appreciated!I must...Identify the hardware and software components involved in the use of the internet (include components on client and servers)How do these components provide access to information and interact or communicate with each other?Identify the network type and components that are activated when using the internet.HOw does the hardware and software configuration of the client matchine affect (or not affect) its ability to access the World Wide WEb?Identify the differneces between the internet and the world wide web?So much information and I just feel overwhelmed any help would be great thanks!!!!

Answer:Help with paper client/server hardware/software...

Please do your own work

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I am working on a network that has < 75 concurrent users that might possibly connect at the same time. I setup an extra computer with a new installation of Windows 7 Pro and installed Filezilla to run it as a FTP server.

This computer is for school use in 3 classroom labs and will have at most 75 students connecting to the FTP server. Realistically, probably 20 students will logon at the same time, with the transfers of small MS office files at different times, pictures, and other small files < 1MB.

Computer/Server specs are more or less 2Ghz Core Duo, 2GB Ram, 1 TB WD Green 5400 Drive, and OS 7200 Samsung F3 Drive. It seems like the biggest bottleneck is the network, of which I have no control over. I have the FTP files setup on the 5400 drive, not sure if a 7200 would help any if at all.

It has been running 1 day and so far so good, much better than the school provided solution that was being run by a non-reliable server. The school provided solution was on a full on server, but it was run by somebody else and was never consistently reliable with it only available about 25% of time. I do not have a raid setup, but I am going to use the built in windows backup to do a nightly backup of the windows and student files.

In summary I am doing the best I can with what I have. I am more or less wondering how much the hardware might be limiting things if at all or any recommendations to improve things without a complete rehaul. I am really unsure as to how much... Read more

Answer:File Server (FTP), is hardware sufficient for the workload?

You mention file size, but not the quantity. That said, your biggest bottle neck on the server will be the harddrive, but even then I wouldn't expect to see any issues. Now, granted, I would have used something like CentOS + vsftpd, but honestly for the work load 7 will do fine as well.

If you are looking at reliability options, then yes RAID is definitely recommended ( RAID isn't a backup solution ). But it's all a question of the needs of the business owners vs the resources they want to dedicate to it. If they are ok with the downtime between rebuilding and restoring the server in the case of catastrophic OS loss, then they can get away with cheaping out on the hardware.
 

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