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1answer
73 views

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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2answers
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Dell 1850 What version ESX can I use?

What version of ESX can I run on dell 1850? I have a chance to build a test lab with four 1850 servers and would like to run the latest version if I can. Thanks Knothead00
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3answers
955 views

DELL OpenManage 7.3 on ESXi5.1

I installed Dell OpenManage 7.3 VIB on ESXi5.1 host. I assumed that VIB will load all DELL specific MIBs into OS. I enabled snmpd on that host as well, but when I am doing "snmpwalk" or "snmpget" I do ...
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3answers
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Hardware checks for Dell R820 Servers through Nagios using SNMP

We use Nagios for monitoring. Is there a way to create hardware checks using SNMP MIB for R820 servers running ESXi5.x on them? Right now we are using this python plugin: current python plugin But ...
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1answer
398 views

VMware eSXi 5.1 on Dell R420 Poweredge [closed]

I am very new to VMware and its setup. Recently, my company purchased a Dell R420 server which has VMware eSXi 5.1 factory installed. It comes with 2 LOM NIC ports at the rear and from the Dell ...
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1answer
412 views

Dell Compellent SAN with ESXi 5.1 iSCSI

I have a Compellent SAN that I am trying to point to my ESXi server through iSCSI. In the Compellent UI: i've created a volume. It, of course, says the volume is offline until you map it to a server. ...
3
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1answer
136 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 ...
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2answers
577 views

Shutting down Dell Server via iDRAC and UPS

does anybody know if it's possible to shut down a Dell Server via iDRAC card triggered by UPS? Background: The server hosts a ESXi which isn't (in the free version) able to shut down via UPS. But it's ...
3
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1answer
364 views

ESXi 5.1 on Poweredge 510 freezes after base-esx update

Background / Problem Just experienced an issue where an ESXi host was upgraded from 5.0 --> 5.1 perfectly fine. Then, I did a scan and remediated a patch (ESXi510-201210401-BG) Looking into the host ...
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1answer
591 views

VMWare Setup with 2 Servers and a DAS (DELL MD3220)

I am planning to use a VMWare based setup consisting of two VMWare servers (2 CPU, 256GB Memory) and a DAS (DELL MD3220 with 24x900GB disks). The virtual machines will be half running MS SQL databases ...
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0answers
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Equallogic ESXI 4.1 Slow read performance

We experience a slow read performance with a high read latency in vSphere/ESXi on our Equallogic iSCSI array (14x 750gb in RAID10). We checked already very much but cannot find anything. Setup: ...
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2answers
468 views

What is the oem-dell-he-esxi module?

I'm attempting to use the vSphere Update Manager for the first time to do an ESXi 4.1 to ESXi 5.0 upgrade. The server shipped with Dell's ESXi pre-installed, and when I attempt to do an upgrade to ...
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1answer
344 views

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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1answer
363 views

Dell OpenManage CIM module 6.5 for ESXi 4.1 support for Dell PowerEdge 1855 and 1955 blades

Anyone knows if Dell OpenManage CIM module 6.5 for ESXi 4.1 does support Dell PowerEdge 1855 and 1955 servers? Compatibility list does not show these models, it sounds quite strange to me as without ...
2
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2answers
219 views

Issue with Dell Blade running ESX, trying to figure out the issue

Issue with Dell Blade running ESX, trying to figure out the issue. I have attached the BSOD that ESX puts out when the server freezes.
3
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4answers
4k views

SAN choices for two server ESXi 4.0 cluster with vMotion and HA

I'm planning to move two separate vmware ESXi 4.0 hosts into a cluster to use the vMotion and HA capabilities of ESXi (essentials plus). Right now we have a dev vm host and a production vm host and ...
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6answers
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What are the most important aspects to consider when choosing a SAN for a small office virtualization project?

I am in the process of consolidating 6 physical servers running 6 different operating system flavors (don't ask) into two identical physical servers (Dell PowerEdge 2900), using the free VMware ESXi ...
5
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4answers
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Installing ESXi on Dell Poweredge Server

We had two Dell Poweredge servers donated to us yesterday which I want to install ESXi on. I'm used to HP servers, but I understand that it is possible to buy Dell servers with ESXi pre-installed. ...
5
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5answers
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How to grow a hardware Raid 5?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2970. Currently it runs as a ESXi server with a handful of VM's on it. I have 3 300GB drives plugged in to it, and 5 open trays across the front. It is setup as a hardware ...