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Is it possible to use Dell PERC H710 on a Dell R710/R610 server?

Dell ships R710 with older RAID card H700 which has LSI 2108 chip and ships R720 with H710 card which has LSI 2208 chip. LSI 2208 is much better with SSDs in terms of performance. I was wondering if ...
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Dell Kace1000 reset password issues

Following these instructions, and using the credentials netdiag/netdiag it returns the error: "Login Incorrect". At the login prompt, type netdiag. The password is netdiag. Note: On older ...
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Acknowledging a warning in DELL OpenManage

We have a DELL R510 server where we replaced all the hard drives with new but non-certified 3TB disks. Now OpenManage throws a warning for every hard disk as "non-critical", since it recognizes the ...
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DELL R320 boot with USB disk drive

I need to boot a DELL R320 server from a USB (3.0) disk drive with Ubuntu 14.04 Server. With a USB pen flash (LiveCD) it boots correctly but with the USB disk it says there is no bootable device. ...
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Dell T5810 SCCM Drivers for WinPE

So we just received some T5810's from Dell i am working on building a task sequence for in SCCM 2007. I am having trouble getting the correct drivers loaded for the image to install. I think i have ...
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How to convert a Dell Service Tag to an Express Service Code Using Excel [migrated]

I have all my Dell tags in Excel. I want to convert the short one to the long one. I need to convert the small code to a BigDecimal, can this be done in Excel. for Example: So Simple Typical ...
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Monitoring PERC 6/i in vMware ESXi 5.5

I currently have a Dell Poweredge 2950 running ESXi 5.5. My datastore is four drives in RAID 5 configured in the PERC 6/i config utility on bootup. My question is, what do I do if/when one of these ...
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NUMA - all CPU's bound to node 0

I am running Dell PE 815 servers with two 16-core Opteron's, with four memory modules on each, OS - RHEL6, when I've started optimizing it for NUMA operation, found, that all cores are shown as bound ...
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Cannot get OpenManage omreport for Dell running CentOS 7

I'm trying to get omreport on a Dell R710 running CentOS 7, but failing. The instructions at http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/omsa.html include a case for CentOS. The involve using wget to set ...
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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 ...