IBM server running Windows Server 2008 slow response and timeouts

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Alexander McLin, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. I have a IBM xSeries 346 server running Windows Server 2008 that I recently
    set up and connected to the internet. I deployed a website on it to confirm
    that everything is working..

    I noticed that when I try to connect to the IP address, the server seems
    slow in responding, sometimes it times out, then I hit refresh, and it
    connects after a few moments.

    Similar things happens when I try to FTP or remote connect to the server, it
    takes time to respond with timeouts.

    When I'm remote connecting, often the first time fails, but the second times
    works. It's almost as if the server was sleeping and needs time waking up to
    respond. Obviously that's not what we want!

    At first I thought it might be actually due to the work network
    configuration but I tried connecting to the server from the outside, from
    home and I get the same behavior for http, ftp, and remote connections.

    I wondered if it was the server's firewall but it is set to accept inbound
    connections of the above types.

    I've tried tweaking some settings, the firewall, and checked the power
    setting which has the server set to never sleep and the hd always running
    but I'm still seeing slow responses. Does anyone have any suggestions or
    idea on what's going on? I migrated to 2008 from 2003 so I'm still
    familiarizing myself with the system.

    Thank you
    Alex
     
    Alexander McLin, Apr 28, 2009
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  2. Hello Alexander,

    An unedited ipconfig /all can be helpful, from the problem server and your
    DNS server.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Apr 28, 2009
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  3. Thank you for your reply. Right now the server doesn't have a domain name
    attached, it's just an IP address.

    Your reply gave me a hunch so I went ahead and forced a repair on the
    connection, although the system reported it found nothing wrong with it. Now
    the connection is much better, speedy and the way it should be. I went ahead
    and switched the ethernet cable to the second network interface and
    reprogrammed it with the same IP address. It's speedy on that one as well.

    I'll keep an eye on it and see if it continue to perform well or experience
    the same issues. At this stage it appears that the first NIC was the root of
    the problem. But I'll send you the ipconfig file if issues return.

    Thanks again!
     
    Alexander McLin, Apr 29, 2009
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  4. Well seems like the behavior has returned. At first the server responded
    speedily after resetting the connection but now it's gradudually degraded
    and now I'm experiencing time outs and slow responses as before.

    Can I send the ipconfig /all directly to your email address? I'd prefer not
    to paste it into here if possible.

    Thank you, really appreciate your help

    Alex
     
    Alexander McLin, Apr 29, 2009
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  5. Hello Alexander,

    If your iprange is either 10.x.x.x, 172.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x, these are private
    ip ranges that are not accessible form the public network. So hopefully you
    work with them and not with any public ip in your private network. Servernames
    and domain names you can change, but keep the same format.

    Then there is the better option with posting here so others can also check
    them.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Apr 29, 2009
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  6. Here's the ipconfig /all information below. I hope it reveals something. The
    server is behind a private IP address. I've noticed an improvement but
    there's still delays. It's frustrating.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    ----

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Server
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
    #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-60-55-91-77
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    fe80::a954:c333:7e03:90b8%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.200(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 4.2.2.2
    4.2.2.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-60-55-91-76
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 8:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
    2001:0:4137:9e50:300d:12e1:3f57:fe37(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    fe80::300d:12e1:3f57:fe37%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
     
    Alexander McLin, Apr 30, 2009
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  7. Alexander McLin

    ricxon16 Guest

    Alexander McLin wrote on 04/28/2009 10:05 ET
    Sr. I need your help to install Windows 2008 on IBM xSeries 34

    Good morning Sir, my name is Ricxon, and I'm from Venezuela, now I have
    problem with an IBM xSeries 346 Server, I need to install Windows Server 200
    Enterprise, the installation wizard does not show the disk or partition,
    downloaded driver and no me have operated

    first install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and then upgrade to Windows Serve
    2008 but I think that there are no driver for Windows Server 2008

    however the web, I found that you have installed Windows Server 2008 on IB
    xSeries 346 servers

    I need your help to install Windows 2008 on IBM xSeries 34

    The controller is
    Adaptec AIC-7902B HostRAI

    thank
    Ricxon
     
    ricxon16, Sep 13, 2012
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