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Cannot set MemOpMode or ProcVirtualization with syscfg.exe

When attempting to set MemOpMode or ProcVirtualization with syscfg.exe, I get the following error: C:\Users\EGr>syscfg --MemOpMode=AdvEccMode System Services or CSIOR disabled In the past, I ...
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Disable “System Memory Testing” via OMSA 6.4.0

Is it possible to disable system memory testing via OMSA 6.4.0? I can only find ways to do it using newer versions of OMSA; and I can't even see the setting in 6.4.0. I have quite a few machines that ...
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What is a BEV device?

I'm looking at the BIOS, Boot Manager, of a brand new Dell power edge T110 II and I'm trying to figure out how to get this machine to boot from USB flash drive. In the boot order screen I see the ...
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How can I automate bios configuration on dell servers?

I have n amount of virgin dell custom servers (DCS24). These are refurbished machines and already delivered, so configuring the BIOS from the provider is not an option. iDRAC/BMC is available on these ...
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BIOS updates for PowerEdge CS24-VSS

We have some PowerEdge CS24 servers that won't run Windows Server 2008. Both installer and cloned images promptly BSOD on boot with an error The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. I ...
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How To Change Dell Bios Settings Remotely?

I recently noticed at a clients that their Dell laptops appear to have SMART disabled in bios by default. I noticed this while swapping out a disk on a desktop which had failed without any warning.. ...
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How can I flash the BIOS on a Dell T5500?

I been given a Dell T5500 Workstation that used to be maintained by a gentleman that no longer works at the company I work for. The workstation has a BIOS admin password as well as a BIOS boot ...
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Should I use bios “Advanced ECC” in Dell PowerEdge R710 Bios with ECC DIMMs?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with dual Intel Xeon E5503 CPUs. It has 96GB(12x8GB) of ECC DIMMs. In its BIOS, memory is configured for "Advanced ECC". My question is if my DIMMs are already ECC, does ...
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No partition found error when installing an OS on Dell Poweredge with RAID

I have three Dell 1850 rack servers: One has 3 GB of RAM and two 73GB HDD's. Two others have 6 GB RAM and each of them has two 73GB HDD's. I am currently trying to install an OS on them, but when ...
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Problems with RAID1 array being recognised

I have put a new RAID card (UCS-51) into my Dell Precision T5400. I have connected this to 2 x 1TB SATA disks. I have configured a mirror array in the RAID bios. The array shows when I boot ...
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Change BIOS settings without a reboot Dell Power Edge 1850

I have a server that has "F1 to continue" option enabled on the BIOS. This is a problem, because I do not have easy physical access and I need to reboot occasionally. My question is, is there a tool ...
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Install Dell BIOS updates from bootable linux USB key

What's the best linux distribution to put on a USB key to install the dell BIOS updates? I tried fedora but it was missing some dependencies and didn't work. Any instructions or step-by-step ...
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“Unable to retrieve BIOS information”

While trying to update the BIOS' of PowerEdge 2950s to 2.6.5 from 2.2.6, I got this message, "Unable to retrieve BIOS information." These are remote servers so updating via boot-disk isn't feasible. ...
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How would you apply a BIOS update for a Dell M610 blade with VMware ESXi installed?

We've got a Dell M610 blade with VMware ESXi 4 installed and we need to update it's BIOS to the latest version. Unfortunately, Dell only makes available a Windows (.exe) and Linux (.bin) versions of ...
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Dell PowerEdge R410: System asks to press F1 or F2

We just installed an option card (PERC 6/i) into a brand-new Dell PowerEdge R410 and now the system does no unattended startup but instead asks me to press F1 to continue or F2 to enter system setup ...
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Deploy/Set BIOS password on Dell PowerEdge via script (R210, R410)

Does anybody know a way of setting the BIOS password on a Dell Poweredge R210 or R410 via a script? Ideally on Debian Linux, but any pointers are nice! There's a tool called DCU which most likely ...
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Dell PowerEdge: powersaving BIOS settings differences

I'm closing in on purchasing a Dell PowerEdge R710 rack server and am curious to know the difference between Dell's power saving bios setting and their performance bios setting. Should I be concerned ...
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Dell SC1435 always requires F1 at boot

I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1435 that has come back after doing duty at a partner site. I am trying to configure it for local use. The only problem I have with it is that every time it boots it always ...
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Changing DELL PE2950 Bios settings remotely

I'm trying to set up remote console redirection on a few Dell boxes and I was wondering if there were anyway to turn that on without rebooting the machine and going into the BIOS. Has anyone ever done ...
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How to enable VT extensions on a Dell inspiron 1545

I am trying to install a centos virtual host on my ubuntu laptop but I cannot enable the VT extensions in the BIOS. I have updated to the latest BIOS from Dell the processor is a core 2 duo so it ...