Questions tagged [xserve]

Xserve is a line of rack mount computers used as servers introduced by Apple in 2002. Models include G4 and G5 based on PowerPC architecture , and Intel lines based on the Core-2 Intel Xenon processors

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How to disable Xserve power saving while running ESXi

I'm running Vmware ESXi 6.5 on an Xserve 3.1 and due to the power saving settings it puts the internal drives to sleep a short while after boot which prevents ESXi from saving settings. I've tried ...
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Apple Xserve (Early 2009): Has anyone installed PCIe SSD in PCI-E slot?

I am reconfiguring a working Apple Xserve (Early 2009) [Xserve3,1][model A1279][MB449LL/A] which does not currently have an SSD installed, neither the factory 128GB SATA, nor any aftermarket. I'm ...
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Xserve 1,1 and PCIe 1x Nvidia compatibility

I have a GeForce GT 610 that I have been trying to figure out how to get the Xserve to utilize. I have followed various guides and ideas to no luck. The screen on this card is always black and the ...
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Fans in overdrive but fails to boot

I have an Apple Xserve Intel Xserve3,1 with dual quad core cpu and 48gb ram. Today the system fans started going into hyperdrive (i.e. very fast and very high pitched) and was unresponsive to ...
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Run Windows natively on Xserve hardware?

I was given an old retired Xserve 2008 model. This model cannot officially run Mac OS X beyond Lion Server. I have tried the tricks to get later OS X versions to boot on it, and while it works, the ...
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KVM Suggestion?

I need to get a large rack mountable, 16 port or larger, cascadable, VGA KVM that works with Macs. I've tried the iogear GCS1716, which claims mac support, but refuses to display video from my xserves ...
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What happened to Apple made server racks? [closed]

Simply the question is, what happened to the the Apple made server racks? It is very disappointing to see Apple doesn't support the back-end hardware since 2009. I know there is a Server Mini, and OSX ...
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Xserve CPU Status LED's under Mountain Lion

I have a dual Xeon Xserve, and a nagging issue. The Xserves have 2 small 8 LED arrays on the front, which show real-time cpu utilization (one array per CPU). Under Lion, these LED's would not become ...
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Help with Mountain Lion installation on USB - Wont boot internally

I'm hoping you can help me out with a strange issue I've been dealing with the past few days. I recently purchased a 2008 Xserve. I've been trying to get Mountain Lion on it without much luck, ...
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How to get rid of all the .serverauth.$$ in the HOME directory on OS X?

How to prevent gettin lots of .serverauth.$$ files in the HOME directory on OS X 10.8? ($$ is a pid number).
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Is it possible to use the Xserve VPN service without using the DHCP service?

I'm working on a friend's network and he's currently got a cisco router handling DHCP. Does the Xserve VPN service require that the Xserve also be handling DHCP? Xserve 10.6.8
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The document “X” could not be autosaved. You don’t have permission

I have a Mac OSX Lion file share over the AFP protocol in our office and users are having trouble saving to it. Here's the process: Open an existing file on the server Make changes Save changes, ...
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Why does my Xserve simply eject Linux install CDs instead of reading / booting from them?

I have an Xserve G4, dual 1.33 GHz processors, 2 GB of RAM, 1 CD-ROM drive, 2 internal Hard Drives (read: Nowhere really to back them up to). I also have 1 EXTERNAL Hard Drive, Firewire, but just like ...
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What does an Xserve amber flashing LED indicate?

One of my Xserves has a amber flashing LED. I've pointed out the LED in question in the below image: What does this indicate and what do I need to do about it?
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Can I “fix” Xserves' IP addresses on a local network?

Home/office environment: 27" iMac with dual cores running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and 2 Xserves each with 2 quad cores running Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 Time capsule. Networking by ethernet Can I "fix" the IP ...
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How do I run an OS X command script on remote Xserves from a desktop OS X script?

The answer to an earlier question, Access and control home office network, iMacs, and Xserves, left me with a new problem. To review, I have a computing environment comprised of: 27" iMac with dual ...
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How to configure Xserve to go into sleep mode when Energy Saver setting don't work?

This question relates to an earlier question, but as it seems a unique and contained problem I thought it merited its own. To review I have a home office network comprised of: Time Capsule 27" iMac ...
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Access and control home office network, iMacs, and XServes

I have a home office network comprised of: 1 Time Capsule 2 27" iMacs with dual cores running Mac OS X 10.6.8 2 XServes each with 2 quad cores running Max OS X Server 10.6.8 I use the XServes ...
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Is it possible to cluster multiple Xservers in to one logical machine?

I have (3) 2009 2.26 Xserves and I am wondering if it is possible to tie them together so it acts as one computer?
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How to prevent warnings like No xauth data when doing ssh from OS X to other machines?

I get Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding. when I do ssh to other machines from my OS X machine which has X-server installed. echo $DISPLAY returns something ...
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Xserve display problems during installation

I've had to reinstalled OS X Server on 2 Xserve machines. The first went fine. See this link for some background. When I went to the second machine, everything seemed to go OK. As it takes 30 minutes ...
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Xserve(s): should I reinstall OS X

I have 2 Xserve servers running OS X Server 10.6.4 with the following hardware configuration: They each have Xserve RAID cards and drives. I have recently moved them from a data center, where they ...
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Mini display port cable and Thunderbolt cable compatibility

I need to run a Mini DisplayPort cable from a last generation Xserve to a circa late 2010 iMac so I can directly share the iMac's display while I set up the Xserve. Apple no longer carries Mini ...
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How can I operate 2 XServes and 2 iMacs from 1 keyboard and 1 mouse (both bluetooth)?

I have 2 Xserves and 2 iMacs. I would like to control them with 1 Apple wireless keyboard and one Apple Magic Mouse. I have seen a device from IOGear a Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter, which made ...
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Upgrading Xserve hard drives

Will 3Tb SATA hard drives work in Xserve (Model Xserve1,1) and allow all the space to be allocated.
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Xserve shuts itself off and boots at will

Okay, there's a lot of smart Mac guys here, so lets see if any of you can figure out this stumper. Our Xserve G4 (RackMac1,1) went incommunicado a few years ago was left in this state until I pulled ...