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Redundant Paths between DELL R720 and MD3420 in ESXi 5.5

We had some trouble configuring redundant paths between a DELL R720 and MD3420 storage connected via two LSI 12GB SAS-HBAs using ESXi 5.5. The datastore was accessible and worked fine, except for the ...
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Backing up data from DELL Perc4 LSI controller

We had a failure of a critical server this morning. Most likely the PSU failed, now we need to Backup the data to another system. The server in question is a DELL 2800, featuring a built-in PERC4E ...
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Where can I find the DRAC bulk configuration tool?

I need to reconfigure and reset the DRAC configuration on hundreds of servers. This document indicates the tool I need is called "RACT" or "AD with the Dell RAC Tool" The hyperlink in the document ...
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iDRACView on PowerEdge M915 fails to start

I have an M1000e enclosure with eight M915 blades. Hardware was recently unboxed and all settings are default. All nodes have iDRAC6 v3.65(Build 6) and seven of them are accessible through iDRACView ...
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Dell Openmanage Essentials (OME): Change DRAC passwords remotely?

I may be updating my DRAC passwords soon and I am wondering if OME is able to reach out to the DRAC and change the password. I used IT Assistant a long time ago and I am interested in maybe getting ...
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PERC H310 Raid 5 - Fault - Turn array into RAID 0

Yesterday one of the three Raid 5 disks I have configured into my DELL Server PERC H310 controller cannot be found anymore. I cannot replace the faulty driver now, so the thing I actually would like ...
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Cabling for SAS drives in a Dell T420 with Perc H710

After having purchased a Dell T420 with SATA drives and without RAID, and discovering this was a mistake for performance reasons, I'm obtaining a Perc H710 PCI card and SAS drives. Now I'm stuck with ...
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What kind of Dell Perc H710 card is a “VM02C”?

A number of vendors (e.g., on eBay) sell a Perc H710 card they say is a part number VM02C. However, I can't find this in Dell's website, either by looking at every H710 card list in the parts area, or ...
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How to choose the right rack and UPS?

I have two configurations: 10 Dell PE R720 servers, 2 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 4 Dell N3000 Switches, 1 N4000 switch 20 Dell PE R820, 1 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 2 Dell N3000 Switches, ...
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SD card for iDRAC 6 Enterprise - Dell vFlash or “normal” SD card?

I have got the built-in iDRAC 6 Express working on our Dell R610's, but I am about to get some iDRAC 6 Enterprise cards, which can be gotten fairly cheaply on eBay (around 20 USD at the time of ...
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Dell R420/R430 - will it fit in my client's rack?

Be gentle, first question... I'm wondering if a Dell R420 or R430 (they appear to be identical in size according to the Dell spec sheet - max 642mm deep with redundant PSU) will fit in my client's ...
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Unable to reset IPMI cipher using ipmitool: “Parameter Data does not match” – why?

In attempting to make some Dell server BMC's more secure, I followed the recommendations given elsewhere and disabled cipher 0, using the following command (ipmitool running on the host OS, which is ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 Hard drive size

I recently purchased a Dell Poweredge 2950 at an auction for a very low price, couldn't pass it up. It didn't come with any hard drives so I ordered 5 SATA caddy trays and I am curious what the ...
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How to make Dell PowerEdge R410 boot from two hard drives?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 with two SAS drives connected to the SAS controller and I would like that both of them can be in the boot sequence tried to boot. I would like to use md software RAID-1 in ...
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VCenter Adding Host - Error “conflicts with an existing datastore in the datacenter that has the same URL”

We have a new Dell VRTX box (2 Blades & Shared Storage). We are getting the above error when trying to add the second host. We've created shared storage(VDISK1) which both ESX hosts have access. ...
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iDRAC 6 Power Monitoring Not displaying

I recently bought a Dell R210ii with a iDRAC6 Enterprise card installed. Everything seems to be fine except there is no mention of power monitoring on the iDRAC website, only voltage status. ...
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dell R710 / R620 power-supply broken after firmware update

We datet up the firmware on a dell R710 and some weeks later on a DELL R620. In both cases the firmware update on one of the two power supplies failed and it didn't work any more (amber flashing). ...
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4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 shows as 2 TB with Dell PERC 6/i RAID controller

I just got 2 x HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 4 TB drives, for creating a RAID 1 array in a Dell Poweredge 2950 server with a PERC 6/i RAID controller. According to a Compatibility Summary from HGST, the ...
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R610 SAS6 Raid 1 Not Recognizing Replacement Drive

I have a Dell R610 with a SAS 6 controller. There's 2 drives (slot 0 and 1) setup in a raid 1. The drive in slot 0 failed and was replaced. However when I installed it (slot 0), the SAS6 controller is ...
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Swapping Perc 6/i with Perc 6/iR in Dell R710, invalid PCI card error

I've got an old Dell R710 with a Perc 6/i storage controller card plugged into the internal storage controller slot. I've tried to replace it with a Perc 6/iR (which according to my information can do ...
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Dell Optiplex 7010 Drivers do not install correctly during SCCM 2007 Deployment

I'm not sure if this the correct place to post this question, so if that's the case I'm sorry! I am currently working my way through SCCM 2007, as we are required to get all of the companies PCs up ...
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How are Dell Equallogic Snapshots different from a Clone as it relates to disk space consumption?

I have a volume that is 125GB in space. Each snapshot I have is 125GB, exactly. I thought snapshots only grabbed data that changed, using its pointers. If not what the difference between a snapshot ...
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How to send command to Dell 2850 gen II?

Sorry for a dumb question, but.. I need to reset DRAC password on this server. I've read (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/177/t/19316985) that I have to install OMSA in order to ...
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Is it possible to mount these pieces of equipment vertically, together? [closed]

I have a Cisco 2811 and 2950 and a Dell PowerEdge R720 server. I have the 2811 and the 2950 in a wall mount that holds the two pieces of equipment vertically (the jacks are facing upwards). I'm ...
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Idrac 6 internet settings enabled to connect to internet via ssh [closed]

I just installed the idrac 6 enterprise into dell r410. I insert the cable on it. But there is no connection. Green light on !! Normally when i restart the server and when I use the normal connection ...
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Raid fault - Dell PowerEdge T11 II

The server is Dell PowerEdge T11 II PERC S100 Virtual Disk Management (Build: 2.0.0-0162) Disk 0 is set too Offline and gives message NOT SELECTABLE: Read error: There is small sound coming ...
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DELL PE 2950/1950 IPMI iso from internet

I'm wondering if I could ask my IPMIs to load the OS ISO to boot from an Internet/HTTP URL? Have anyone already tried such a thing?
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Backup/recover Dell PERC RAID controller configuration?

I have a Dell server with the disks in RAID 10, using the PERC RAID controller in the server. I maintain the data data on the drives, but I'm worried about what would happen if there was an error ...
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Loose SATA power in Dell PowerEdge R300 [closed]

I would like to use software RAID in a Dell PowerEdge R300, but it has no molex or SATA power connectors inside, only non-standard plugs: one to take power from the PSU, and one that supplies it to ...
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PXE booting a Dell Precision M3800 for a WDS install

I'm trying to get a Dell M3800 Precision to PXE boot but the dongle I have isn't showing up in the BIOS. This is for a WDS install Plugged into a Windows machine it identifies itself as a "ASIX ...
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Dell Poweredge 2970 - Cheap subsitute/compatible RAM for lab env? [closed]

I'm building a lab environment for virtualized routers, in prep for my next network cert. I have a Dell Poweredge 2970, but it only has 16G of RAM. I need to upgrade the RAM, to the max of 64GB, but ...
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replacing 3 drives out of 8 in a server [closed]

We have a Dell R510 server running SQL 2008 R2 with 8 x 300GB drives running Raid 5. We (just noticed) we had three bad drives with blinking lights so we powered down the server and replaced them ...
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Is there a way to get Dell's lifecycle controller status from commandline?

Is there a way to get Dell's LifeCycle Controller status from command line? For instance, there's a way to schedule BIOS configuration, but there's no way to check afterwards whether those tasks have ...
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NIC suddenly dissapped during Ubuntu Server do-release-upgrade, no longer appearing in lshw, dmesg, or lspci

We've got an aging Dell T300 server used as a utility box. It's been dependable despite being neglected--it was recently found to still be running Ubuntu Server 13.10, with an uptime approaching 1 ...
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GRUB hangs on emergency boot

I am trying to get a server going and was extremely excited when I found out it would automatically boot if the power just suddenly stopped. So if i were to unplug the server while it was still ...
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Dell OpenManage Web Interface Inaccessible

We've installed all the Dell server admin tools on our Ubuntu 12.04 Server box using the following command: sudo apt-get install srvadmin-all All the omreport commands etc work as expected but we ...
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Unexplicable extreme slowness on Dell PowerEdge R320, fixed only by cold reboot

At this customer's site, there are two new Dell PowerEdge R320 servers with the following configuration: A single 6-core CPU 16 GB of RAM 2x500 GB SATA disks in a RAID 1 array The O.S. is Windows ...
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Dell PE2900 seeing only 1/2 ethernet controller

I have 2 ethernet controller on my dell poweredge 2900 : http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/pedge/en/pe2900_Spec_Sheet_Quad.pdf But I only see one on my linux system : $ ip addr 1: lo: ...
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Can a RAID array be moved from a HP P410i to a Dell Perc S100?

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 server with a HP P410i controller that failed miserably after a power spike. Can I move the RAID10 array to a Dell PowerEdge T310 with a Perc S100 controller without ...
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Can I use different backup tape brands for tape library?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420, and I ran out of backup tapes. I really need some quickly, but my supplier is out of them - and they are on back order till after Thanksgiving. I had been using Dell ...
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Why do the Link States on my Force10 S50N LACP differ?

I was wondering if my Force10 LACP Setup is OK? Specifically, I'm looking for an explanation for the Link States, and why they differ, and wondering if the differing Link States indicates a ...
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Dell R710 RAM Upgrade - Making sure I get this right

I have a Dell R710 that's refurbished (so no warranty or support by Dell) and currently has 48 GB of RAM in it (12x4GB). According to the smbiosDump in ESXi, it looks like this: # smbiosDump | egrep ...
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Max Size of Disks Supported by Controller

I am interested in purchasing (second hand) a Dell Poweredge 2950 2nd Gen server. However, the specs say it has a max storage size of 4.5tb. I am wondering if this means just what is available to ...
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Dell/Vmware - VIB/iDrac/OME/OMSA — how to tie them together?

I have vSphere Server with 2 Dell hosts (hypervisors) A: is a 710, with iDrac6 essentials. Vanilla VMware Esxi 5.1 install B: is a 720 with iDrac7 enterprise. Dell customized VMware Esxi 5.5 install ...
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Establishing monitoring on nine Dell UPS that do not have management cards

Goal - Establish monitoring on nine Dell UPS that do not have management cards. • Dell UPS 1000W x 8 • Dell UPS 3750W x 1 Is it possible to daisy chain the USB or Serial (RS-232) ports on Dell ...
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Dell 5548P, MIB value for port security violation notification

Anyone have idea on MIB values(OID value) for Port security violation notification with dell 5548P switches.On Cisco its [1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.315.0], not sure whether i can use the same for montioring ...
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Trunking between dell 6248p and extreme summitX440 switch

Hi Guys I'm a little bit confused and I can't seem to find what's wrong with my configuration. When I use switchport mode access on both sides, I can get connectivity. After confirming that, I need to ...
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remote raid config/monitor with idrac enterprise?

I have two new machines t620 with both h710's and h800's (each connected to md1200's). iDRAC sees in the inventory the md1200 and h800 and the disks but the storage management section of idrac does ...
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Power management on a Dell R620 with iDrac7

I have set up a Dell R620 with iDRAC7 Enterprise - where I have bonded LOM1 and LOM2, and connected them to two different switches for failover. When the server is powered on, I can access the idrac ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge R720 w/ PERC H710 Mini

Just picked up a Dell PowerEdge R720. I created a virtual disk with the PERC H710 Mini BIOS Configuration Utility 4.03-0002 and configured it for RAID 1. When I then go to try to install Windows ...