Thank you for the help. By posting the screenshots, I realized I had a typo in the file extension. .png vs .jpg
Once I double checked them all it now works.
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RAID recommendation for Hyper-V host
We are looking to purchase a Hyper-V host to consolidate a few of our physical servers. The two main servers would be our file server and an ERP system. The ERP system is supported on Hyper-V, however their recommended RAID is as follows:
Two drive Raid 1 for the OS
min. 4 drive Raid 1+0 for the data array (15k SAS)
Our ERP data size is around 400GB and our file server data size is around 700GB.
My thoughts were to put the virtual machines OS' on the two drive raid 1 array and the data drives for both our ERP and file server on the second array. At are current data usage, (4) 600GB 15k SAS drives would not be leaving us much more room for growth.
Should I add more drives to the second array or create a third array with less expensive drives since our file server doesn't require 15k drives.
RE: Printer Issue
I had a similar issue with a Cannon before. Check these two things.
- Make sure the printer doesn't require the UFR II driver rather than the PCL or PS.
- Also, I know it sounds dumb but verify the ip settings. I had an issue where the IP was getting dhcp but the default gateway was static and set to itself.
You could also try installing it on your pc (bypassing the printer server) as a test and see if you can get it to print successfully.
Hope that helps.
RE: Dell Perc H710 predicted failure
Update: I had to clear the foreign config on the new drives, however, Open Manage would not display the "are you sure you want to clear the foreign config" message. It just went to a blank page. I had to uninstall OM and upgrade to the current version, then I was prompted about firmware and driver versions. To be safe I upgraded those as well, with reboots in between, took another system image failed the "bad drive" popped in a new one and the rebuild began. Completed in about 5 hours. All is working well.
Thank again all.
RE: Sound System
If you are looking to do it yourself, I would contact Crutchfield Pro Advisor. A free service that will spec out the equipment for you. I have used them a handful of times in the past and the system they designed is still in use and works flawlessly. All we had to do was run the wires and mount the speakers. We have these systems in car dealerships and manufacturing plants. They recommended a 70V system using Atlas Sound speakers and Atlas Sound amp with a Sonos device as the audio source. We also had the volume control for each room. Our advisor was Tony.
RE: Hyper-V Manager Unable to connect to Hyper-V Host from Remote Workstation
Are both machines in the same domain? Has this worked in the past? Does the user you are logged in as have permissions on the Hyper-V host? What is the client os you are using Hyper-V Manager from?
Dell Open Manage Server
I had an older version of Dell OpenManage Server installed under Storage > Physical disks there was a column for Predicted Failure. All drives showed yes. Server is working fine and dual backups are successful each day. I contacted Dell and they first said to update the Open Manage Server software which I did. Now the new version does not have the Predicted Failure column at all. The tech is telling me that the new version will show you if you have a Predicted Failure but if you don't it will hide the column. Anyone run into anthing like this? Dell R210 Perc H200.
RE: Installing Hyper-V 2016
at HQ all on the same domain etc so I reinstall on KVM (XenServer at least)
It has been a while since I was testing this in a workgroup environment, but I had this link in my notes.
RE: MS Server 2012 R2 BMR backup failed to complete
@scottalanmiller Thank you for the suggestion. I will have to look into KVM.
AT&T Business Fiber install concerns
I have a strange situation with a client. They recently contacted me regarding an issue they are having with AT&T fiber install. They were on a old bonded T1 for voice and internet. AT&T contacted them stating they were discontinuing the service and they would need to upgrade to new fiber they would install all while saving a bit of money. The client agreed. It took them over a year to finally install the fiber in this client's suite. The box where the fiber terminates, a fiber to Ethernet media converter, and a AT&T provided router are all mounted in the suite on a wall. According to the client they never asked where it should go or for a dmarc location.
Client's lease is soon up and they are moving to the suite next door which is a different physical address with no access to previous suite. The client contacted AT&T to request a move of the circuit, however the sales rep stated there was no such thing as a move and that they would have to sign a new contract and at that point they would be able to cancel the previous without any term fees. Sales rep was pushy to get the contracted signed stating that if they wanted to meet the end of the month move deadline it needed to be submitted asap. Client agreed and signed. AT&T then came out and installed a second router off of the original media converter in the old suite and said, when you move simply take it with you. That is when the client involved us since it was not making sense to them.
I reached out to AT&T rep to discuss, he stated that he checked with the engineering department and they told him that the fiber termination box and media convert installed at the old physical address will service the next building as well and that a new one could not be installed at the new address.
I have heard of this in multi-tenant buildings where the drops are terminated in a demarc like a electrical room or maintenance room but never in an actual suite. I have a sneaking suspicion that this AT&T rep is either not being truthful or just bad at his job. I have a call scheduled with him later today to get more clarification. Unfortunately I am being brought into this situation mostly after the fact so all I have to go by is what the client is telling me.
Anyone have any experience with similar situations?
RE: CloudFlare Launches Privacy First DNS Service
Anyone using AT&T having issues using 18.104.22.168? It resolves to CloudFlare, however, ping latency is 1ms and a tracert only has one hop which is the 22.214.171.124. Seems like that IP is assigned to the onsite AT&T modem. Is it even worth trying to explain to an AT&T support rep? Seems like it may be a long phone call with no resolution.
Dell Perc H710 predicted failure
I have a Dell server with a Perc H710 drive. Has three virtual disks. Raid 1 os, single disk temp drive, and 3 disk Raid5 (I know, bad, but I didn't set it up) The Raid 5 has a disk marked with predicted failure. I have two new replacement drives and wanted to run my process by an extra pair of eyes.
I have read to fail the bad drive using open manage then pull and insert new drive and allow a rebuild, however, is that the best route? Couldn't I put in a new drive, mark it as a hot spare, wait for that process to complete, then pull the bad drive? Wouldn't that be a faster more reliable way?
Gsuite and Outlook Archiving
I had a user who is using Gsuite for email and Outlook. They used the Google Sync for Outlook to set up the profile and everything was working fine. They used the Archive function in Outlook to archive all emails prior to a specific date. At this point, Outlook removed those files from Gsuite and imported them to a pst archive in Outlook. The user then decided they didn't want this and selected all the folders/messages in the archive and dragged them back to the Inbox in Outlook. The result of this is a total mess. There are a bunch of empty folders in the trash that matches the folder structure, however no messages.
Has anyone run into this particular scenario? I am more looking for anyone who knows the general overview of what happens when messages/folders from an archive get dragged into an inbox in Outlook where the same folder structure already exists. Any insight is greatly appreciated while I try to sort this out.
HP Probook 430 G1 battery drain
Weird issue here, I have an HP Probook 430 G1 with an aftermarket battery. The battery holds a charge for what I think is a good amount of time, about 4-6 hours while I am using the laptop. The issue is once I shut down the computer. If I leave the battery in the laptop it will completely drain the battery. However, if I pull the battery out I can plug it back in a week later and the battery is still full and I get the full 4-6 hours out of it. I have verified that I am actually shutting down the pc, not sleep or hibernate. Anyone else have a similar issue or heard of such an issue?
Looking for recommendations on getting the best disk performance out of a SUPERMICRO SYS-5018D-MF. The server case can only hold two 3.5" or four 2.5" drives. Mobo has x2 Sata3 ports and x4 Sata2 ports. I need about 1TB of usable storage total. The use case is a general fileserver for about 10 users but it also will be running the Ubnt NVR as a separate vm so I wanted to optimize for disk writes.
I was thinking about going with (4) 2.5" drives in a RAID 10. Any thoughts on a better configuration?
Looking for recommendations on software that would allow me to distribute pdf and other electronic documents to external users via a web portal by either providing them a password or secure one-time download link. Requirements would be to track if they have viewed the document and downloaded it and also possibly limiting the number of views or downloads to a certain number. A plus but not a requirement would be to tie some sort of payment capture mechanism that would automate the release of the document once payment has been received. Open source would be great, but also considering hosted services.