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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? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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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 ...
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Dell Replay Manager vs/Actifio or Veeam

I am not very familiar with SAN storage. The company I work for is evaluating a backup solution that will utilize two Dell Compellents. We currently have one Compellent, but are considering ...
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Dell PowerEdge C1100 MRC failure DIMM replaced, new memory not recognized in previously failed slots

Dell PowerEdge C1100, BIOS Version DS993B22 as seen via BMC IPMI, all 18 memory slots are populated with 4 GB modules. The following memory errors occured: MRC Event: Memory sensor, MRC ...
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Dirty Cache Dell Equallogic Storage Array

has anyone ever run into a dirty cache issue with a Equallogic SAN. Even after replacement of the controller cards in the Equallogic Storage Array fails offline with a dirty cache. I have listed ...
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PC won't PXE boot to WDS/MDT with Dell Optiplex 755

I am trying to set up a basic MDT solution. I have set one up in the past at a previous job and it worked flawlessly, however here I'm running into a problem and am having no luck getting around it. ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1850 Amber Light

Update: I swapped my power supplies in the back and everything started powering up, fans RPM was monentarily higher than idle, with a blue light on front. Then the amber came back for a moment, then ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a LTO3 drive to LTO5 or LTO6?

We have a ML6000 Dell tape library with a LTO-3 drive (part number KU838). Can this drive support LTO-5 or LTO-6 via firmware upgrade? I could not find any information about this on Dell pages. Is ...
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Remove all third-party drivers

Is there a way to un-DISM all drivers from Windows? Our images are injected with Dell's CAB driver packs, but with our new Optiplex 7020's we're getting a video error on bootup. We suspect there ...
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Is the installation order for Dell blades firmware updates important?

This weekend, we're going to be upgrading the firmware on our Dell Blades. We've complied a list of components and relative importance (i.e. Urgent, Recommended, Optional). My question is: does the ...
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How do I assign an IP address to a Dell UPS 2700w network interface card?

We have just installed a NIC into our Dell UPS 2700w and I can't find a way of configuring the card with a static IP address so that we can then access it over our network. We have installed the ...
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VLAN's between DELL 3548 and DELL 6248 (not using trunk)

I have a 6248 switch on one floor connected to 3 other floors in the building, all seems to be working but on one floor I would like to have a separate VLAN for a WIFI Access Point, and also boardroom ...
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Can a physical disk be moved from a PERC to a SAS controller non-destructively?

I have some disks attached to a PERC H800. Since it unfortunately does not have a proper passthrough/JBOD mode, each physical disk is mapped to a 1-disk RAID 0 virtual disk. My question is- can those ...
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Dell PowerConnect reboot - View unsaved changes?

We have two Dell PowerConnect 7024 on our site and, for scheduled electrical maintenance; we’ll have to switch them off for a couple of hours. This will be our first time doing this and, in order to ...
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setting up dell compellent array from command line

So we have a few compellent storage arrays. I have little knowledge of these things but I am improving. so my basic question is I want to configure the server via cli and make some script which does ...
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Are mixed disk types possible on a Dell Perc h710p? [closed]

The PERC 710P supports both SAS and SATA disks. I have a single RAID1 set and would like to add a RAID5 set built out of SATA disks for archival use, but I cannot confirm that a configuration like ...
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Dell R610 memory configuration for all 12 slots

I purchased 12 sticks of RAM on eBay to go into a Dell R610 server. The RAM is ECC REG PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 yet when I occupy all 12 slots with this ram I get the following error on boot: MEMORY ...
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Getting access to physical drives in ESXi v5.5 installation on Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6/i

I've acquired a Dell PowerEdge R710 server a few days ago, which includes a PERC 6/i RAID controller. The server is now fitted with a SATA SSD, one SAS drive and four SATA HDD's, all of which I would ...
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Dell OpenManage iDrac

I have installed OpenManage Essentials on a Windows 7 workstation with the assumption that nothing needed to be done on the actual server I am trying to manage. The server has an iDrac v7 component ...
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iDRAC on Dell R710 and R720

I've called Dell twice to try and clarify this basic (or so I thought) question, but I've had two different answers so far. We have a Dell R710, and a Dell R720. Does DRAC come installed by default ...
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Can the Dell PowerEdge T320 boot from a USB stick in hard drive emulation mode?

I am trying to install FreeNAS on a Dell PowerEdge T320. I've followed the instructions here (http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/Burning_an_IMG_File) to write the .img file to four different USB sticks ...
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Can I configure network cards with iDRAC?

We have a Dell R720 server. Can we use iDRAC to configure the network interfaces of the server? We have installed CentOS 6.5 on it.
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Recognizing Dell EquilLogic with Nagios

EDIT: All firmware and models are compatible, that is why nothing is posted about it. Okay, so there will be a lot here, so please bear with me. I've been working on this now for a few hours (reading ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to a RAID 1 Configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 server running Windows Server 2008 R2. It is a DC (among many other things) and runs my home network, but after 4 years in operation I am starting to get worried about ...