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Xen Dom0 could not find boot device (or any disk)

I have a brand new DELL server running SLES11 SP1 where I am trying to install my very first Xen Hypervisor. So I installed "Hypervisor and Tools" via YaST (excluding graphical elements), which ...
0
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0answers
277 views

Issue with Intel i350 NIC

We are frequently facing an issue where one of the network interface(Intel Ethernet Controller i350) goes down often with the kernel log having some call trace and an error saying: [202323.307358] ...
0
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1answer
81 views

Drives not shown on a Dell r410 server

So I have just bought a Dell r410 server, without doing my investigation first. It seems that with the current RAID controller (perc s300) I can't install a linux system. It supports only Windows. So ...
7
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1answer
289 views

Linux drivers for Dell PowerEdge Server?

I am looking at purchasing a Dell PowerEdge R720 with no OS on it. Then, I will likely put on Fedora Core or CentOS. My question is this, will the drivers on Dell's support site under the OS heading ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Hddtemp and drivers

hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: DELL PERC 6/i Adapter: S.M.A.R.T. not available Does this mean I need to install some type of driver on my linux server to access that information?
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0answers
21 views

volume group not seeing new RAID size

I have added more drives to my Dell R510 Server, and I started raid background initialization and after 2 days, the tool is now reporting the new disk space. However my volume group is not seeing the ...
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1answer
137 views

SATA disks instead of SAS - DELL 2950 [closed]

I have a DELL 2950 with a PERC5/i controller and a SAS backplane and my intention is to switch to SATA on the cheap. I don't even have drive trays. This backplane has SAS ports. I just bought 2 ...
0
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1answer
328 views

/dev/ipmi0 does not exist R710 SLES 11 SP2

I have been searching without success to find how to get ipmitool to work. It is dependent on /dev/ipmi0 existing, however in my case it doesn't. Here's some information that I think would be helpful: ...
0
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1answer
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Is mcelog redundant if I'm using OpenManage as well?

I'm exploring whether it's worth deploying mcelog on physical RHEL machines. These machines are about 90% Dell and so we can see them in OpenManage and OM is configured to send alerts for various ...
3
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1answer
108 views

Expanding Dell array on VMWare ESXi server

We need to expand an array (or add another array) on a dell server running ESX 3.5. The server is a PowerEdge 2950 with a PERC 6i Array controller. The physical disks have been added, but are still ...
0
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1answer
134 views

IPMI console redirect (KVM) via java applet causes multiple keystrokes

I'm using a dell c6100 and can connect to the web based IPMI management tool, and I can get console redirection running via the java applet. But many keystrokes (especially enter) generate 2 or more ...
2
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2answers
519 views

How can I keep an offline disk mirror with a PERC 6/i?

I have a server (Dell PowerEdge 2950) with a PERC 6/i and six disks. Two of the disks are in a RAID-1 with a third as a hot spare. I have been asked to make a copy of the RAID-1 data on one of the ...
0
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1answer
154 views

Configuring RAID controller in Centos linux

I have leased a dell poweredge r210 server, it's default configuration is CentOS 5.x as OS and a hardware RAID 1 controller configured. I want to configure my hardware RAID but can't seem to figure ...
0
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1answer
177 views

Dell PowerEdge 2900: raid/Linux conversion logistics

I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2900 (currently running windows) that I want to convert into a Linux server. But, it's got a hardware RAID controller and I want to be sure I don't destroy the configuration ...
2
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2answers
819 views

Server Won't Autonegotiate to 1Gb Interface

I'm having an issue where some of my servers are not autonegotiating to the 1GB/s speed from their 1Gb NIC interfaces. These servers are Dell R610s running RHEL 5 wired to a Cisco switch. I have ...
6
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4answers
135 views

control startup order of several servers

I'm looking for recommendations on how to control the startup order of a rack of machine should they all need to be booted back up. In more detail: Group1: DHCP/DNS/LDAP Server Group2: NFS ...
4
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1answer
702 views

How do upgrade OpenManage from 6.5 to 7 in CentOS 6?

How do I upgrade OpenManage? When I download the rpm there are no scripts include in the tar file, and the Dell repo doesn't seem to have OpenManage 7?
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2answers
105 views

Is it possible to install a virtual machine under Linux that looks like a Windows machine to IT? [closed]

I'm on a corporate network with a homogeneous Windows setup for all Dell workstations. They use KBOX to manage the workstations. I want to set up my machine to run several VMs under Linux instead, but ...
4
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3answers
4k views

Very slow disk performance on Dell PowerEdge 2950 w/ PERC 6/i running RAID 10 [duplicate]

I recently set up a server running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 server - it has 6 500 gb 7200RPM SATA drives setup in a RAID 10 config. I am seeing extremely poor disk performance - the ...
2
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1answer
2k views

can a DELL R610 DRAC been configured while Linux OS running?

I've a Dell R610 server up and running with RHEL5, with not much possibility of getting a reboot in the near future. The DRAC card was not setup in BIOS on the initial install. My question is there ...
1
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3answers
206 views

Which flavor of Linux would be best to install on an old Dell P3/P4 box? [closed]

I have a couple of old PCs sitting around and I thought I could turn them into web servers over my cable modem! I know there is always some issue with getting the right drivers for installing Linux, ...
0
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1answer
237 views

Adding a drive to a Dell Poweredge 2950

I'm trying to add a drive to a dell poweredge 2950 running RedHat, which already has two drives in RAID 1. The third drive is intended to be separate and without RAID. I've added a virtual drive ...
1
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1answer
268 views

unknown trap from Dell DRACs

I'm in the middle of an snmptrapd/snmptt deployment and I'm updating (via racadm) the configuration of all of my DRACs. All but 3 of them sent me an expected "IPMI Alert Test Configuration" trap ...
0
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2answers
239 views

Ubuntu Server 10.04 Lucid Lynx stops responding at exactly 10 minutes

I'm running ubuntu server lucid on a Dell Dimension 3000. I'm running headless and when I have a display plugged into the VGA, it's fine, so it must have something to do with the display drivers. When ...
4
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1answer
513 views

How to back up RAID (PERC) configurations?

At my site we have several RAID storage servers, mostly using Dell PERC cards. I was wondering if anyone is aware of a way to take automated backups of the PERC configuration? The reason I ask is that ...
2
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3answers
218 views

What key parts of a Linux server are worth chasing drivers for?

I have a spare Dell Poweredge 2800 server that had a couple of drives crash and has been inactive. I decided to bring it to life as an Asterisk server - experimenting with Asterisk and Linux. We ...
3
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7answers
4k views

Reliable way to check if a DRAC card is installed in Linux environment?

I have some Dell servers which I'm not sure if there are any DRAC cards installed (shame on me), and I'm trying to find a way to check it. Up to now, lspci and omreport reports nothing. dmesg | grep ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Xenserver 5.5 doesn't see RAID volume

I am trying to install Xenserver on a Dell precision 490 workstation. After booting into the install wizard and next-ed a few times, On the disk step, it only shows physical harddrive but not the RAID ...
1
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2answers
452 views

SCSI drives not showing up in Linux CentOS 4

So I have a poweredge 6650 with Perc 3 installed. on the first channel of raid controller I have 2x 73gb configured in raid 1. On the second channel I have two 300GB drives that are stand alone. The ...
2
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3answers
8k views

iDRAC6 Virtual Media native library cannot be loaded

When attempting to mount Virtual Media on a iDRAC6 IP KVM session I get the following error: I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and: $ javaws -version Java(TM) Web Start 1.6.0_16 $ uname -a Linux ...
6
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2answers
2k views

Do dell perc 6i cards support online expansion of a raid 1 array when both drives have been replaced with larger ones?

Do Dell perc 6i cards support online expansion of a raid 1 array when both drives have been replaced with larger ones? For example the the Logical Drive 0 (LDO) has two member 73gb drives. We have ...
8
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6answers
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What is the added value of installing Dell / HP / IBM / etc. supplied drivers?

I manage a couple of hundred Linux servers, most of which are HP, if they are not virtualized. Historically, we have installed the HP ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) since before I started working here. ...