Colocating mystery server [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 6 years ago. Improve this question My employer has tasked me with bringing a server over to a local web hosting facility. The server has vsphere pre-installed with numerous … Read more

Co-location: How to be sure the DC does not replace my server [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question I’m planning to purchase an expensive server and send it to a datacenter to co-locate. As this is my first server, there is … Read more

Measure ip/port traffic [closed]

It’s difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center. Closed 9 years ago. We have a small data center here in … Read more

colocation of a server

Hi I currently host my site we a hosting provider and that is going well, however they have just been sold and I want to use a server (either Poweredge 6850 or Poweredge 2950) which will be put inside a datacentre. Here is what I am needing more information about, or maybe more understanding. The … Read more

mini-SAS SFF-8087 xy connector and 24 hard drives? [closed]

It’s difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center. Closed 8 years ago. I have 24x drive 4U case with 4U … Read more

Did my colocation provider give me the wrong gateway given the address block?

I’m colocating a 1U server with a 1U pfsense firewall (first time doing this) and the datacenter gave me the following: IPv4 address block: x.x.x.225/28 Gateway: x.x.x.226 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.240 Using the available online subnet calculators, I see that my usable IP range is x.x.x.225 – x.x.x.238 The provider is giving me a single cable … Read more

Colocation server: where to install ESXi?

Sorry if this is a newbie question. I am colocating a 1U server and want to install ESXi on it. Given that a colo provider likely won’t allow a USB key sticking out of the server, what is the preferred way to install ESXi in production cases? Answer Most server motherboards are shipping with one … Read more

Rapid failover from one data center to another when the first goes down?

I’m building a global CDN and have a DNS service that will direct customers to the closest server. However I need rapid failover if one of the data centers e.g. Germany goes down users need to be instantly served from London. The DNS service I’m looking at provides DNS failover but it requires a low … Read more

Providing internet redundancy for our colocation provider

My company recently had an network outage at our colocation facility that is serving our main website. The outage was caused by an upstream switch failure. I was told by my ISP (who provides us with an air conditioned space, one rack, A/B power and a redundant internet connection) that the issue was caused by … Read more