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Servers 101: How To Configure RAID on a Dell Server (Video)

Posted by Charlotte Boman on Jul 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Need to set up RAID on your Dell server? Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on how to enter the RAID configuration utility and set a basic single RAID array on a Dell server using a PERC 6/I controller. In this video we set up RAID on a Dell R710 but the steps will look the same on any other Dell server with the same controller.

Stay tuned for our HP video! 

Topics: Servers 101, ServerMonkey Videos

10 Questions Your IT Manager Should Be Able to Answer

Posted by Katherine Creeden on May 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Your IT manager runs the show. You count on your IT manager to protect your entire network and make sure its running quickly and efficiently at all times. Because businesses rely on their IT managers for so much, they should be able to easily answer key questions at the drop of a dime.

Topics: Servers 101

The Best IT Advice You're Not Taking

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Apr 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It seems like everyone thinks they’re an expert in some part of IT these days.

By simply Googling a term, a person becomes a genius and can recite the whole page they just read ten minutes prior and you wouldn’t know any different. Let’s stop that and listen to the real experts.

The Monkeys have compiled some of the best IT advice for you below.

Topics: Servers 101

3 Ways The IoT is Changing IT

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Feb 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The Internet of Things is taking over the world. Almost anything and everything can now be controlled by another device you own. With the Internet of Things’ omnipresence growing, homes will not be the only things changed. Businesses will also need some updating.

Topics: Servers 101

Will Passwords Become Obsolete?

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Jan 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Nowadays, the average person has 3 million passwords- an exaggeration, but it is beginning to feel like the truth. Every website, store, and building now requires you to have a login and password. Even while creating your new login and password, there are more caveats: password must be alphanumeric and contain uppercase, lowercase, and a symbol. As we move forward in our technologically advancing world, will the password soon become obsolete?

Topics: Servers 101

What Can I Use a Home Server For?

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Oct 15, 2015 10:30:00 AM

So you’re wondering what you can use a home server for… Maybe your company has an old server they need to get rid of, or maybe you’re just interested in learning more about servers. The Monkeys have created a list of things you can do!

Topics: Servers 101

Servers 101: 5 Things to Know Before You Buy a New Computer

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Aug 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You may be the person who waltzes into Best Buy and picks out the shiniest computer, but the Monkeys are here to stop you. We’ve come up with a list of things to take into consideration before you buy your next computer, so you buy the one that’s just right for you. Not too much computer, not too little computer, just right.

Topics: Servers 101

Servers 101: What is a dedicated server?

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Jul 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

We have one, does your business? A dedicated server is one that is fully committed to one business or purpose for their exclusive use. They’re often used when high traffic and/or resource intensive tasks need to be handled.

Topics: Servers 101

Servers 101: 5 Ways to Protect Your Password

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Jun 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The more accounts we create, the more passwords we need, the more forgetful we get. We know how easy it is to stick with the same password for all your accounts but don’t do it- it’s a trap! Don’t cut the corners and take the easy way out. The Monkeys have gathered some tips for you to protect your passwords and inevitably your accounts.

Topics: Servers 101

Servers 101: The Top 4 Basic Computer Tasks

Posted by Katherine Creeden on May 6, 2015 8:30:00 AM

The Monkeys have come up with several tips for you to keep in mind when setting up your computer. While we know there are more tips out there, these are our favorite. 


Topics: Servers 101


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