The RAID controller that came with your server has a RAID battery that allows RAID levels 5 and 6 to work properly. During transit this battery will sometimes discharge. Leaving the server running for 24-48 hours is enough time for the battery level to rise. If after this period your server still displays this error, please contact us for further assistance.
Please consult the VMware Compatibility Guide to determine if the server you are looking for will run the ESXi version you are planning to run.
The server has been installed with Windows Evaluation Edition, this edition does not accept product keys for the standard edition. The following command can be used to change the edition and activate with the key: "dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /AcceptEula /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX" (Replace XXXXX with your product key.)
If you have Windows server evaluation installed, you must activate it to allow for a 180 days of evaluation, after which you must buy a Windows server license to continue to use it.
At TechMikeNY we make sure to update the firmware on all servers, provided by the OEM, to the latest. Updating firmware when you receive the server will not be required.
If you cannot find a configuration already built on our site, you may use our configure to order listing, found here, to configure the server as you would like.
Heavy items such as servers, some networking equipment, and desktop computers must be shipped in separate boxes and as such cannot be combined in shipping. Placing more than one larger heavy item with another will most definitely result in shipping damage due to being too heavy and too bulky for any shipping carrier to handle safely. If you are looking to purchase a large quantity of an item contact us, and we may discuss freight shipping options
Yes, you may purchase any additonal drives you would like for your server, which can be found here. Your drives will be added to the server; if you'd like a certain RAID configured on the drives, just leave a note and we will gladly set that up for you.
Your server will include as many drive trays, as it has drives. All other bays on your server will have blanks put into them, which do not hold drives.
All items sold by TechMikeNY are thoroughly tested to ensure their functionality. They are inspected visually to ensure that no major dents or scratches are present on the item when they leave the warehouse. However, these are refurbished items (unless otherwise stated) and have signs of normal wear and tear.
For more infromation please refer to our TechMikeNY Inspection Checklist on our site.
By default all servers with drives in them will have a RAID configured on them depending on the number of drives.
- Servers with 1 drive will have a RAID 0
- Servers with 2 drives will have a RAID 1 between the 2 drives
- Server with more than 2 drives will have a RAID 1 between the first 2 drives and a RAID 0 or a RAID 5 with the remaining drives as allowed by the number of drives.
All orders are generally shipped within 1 business day of receiving orders, except for configure to order(CTO) orders, which may take up to 2 business days to ship. Depending on your selected shipping speed your order can take up to 5-7 business days, domestically, to reach your location.
For international shipping times please contact us for an accurate time to reach your location.
Yes, we ship outside of the United States.
Please note that certain countries have restrictions on certain items being shipped, so please contact us, before ordering to ensure that we will be able to process your order.
We currently accept all major credit cards, PayPal and wire transfer.
All Credit Card and PayPal orders are processed through Braintree.
All orders that have not yet been shipped may be cancelled at any time for a refund by contacting us.
All orders that have left the warehouse must be shipped back before receiving a refund.
Please note that orders shipped back must be returned in unopened condition. Otherwise a restocking fee may apply on the item.