PERC (PowerEdge RAID Controller) is a Dell-branded RAID controller that is manufactured by LSI.

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Move Hardware RAID PERC H700 with 3 x 300GB SAS from failed Dell PowerEdge T410 to other T410 for Disk Clone

Move Hardware RAID PERC H700 with 3 x 300GB SAS from failed Dell PowerEdge T410 to other T410 3 x 300 GB SAS - Configured as a Spanned Volume Our goal at the moment is to get this up and running on ...
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How do I reconfigure my disk array on a Dell machine under Linux?

I have a Dell R620 with a PERC RAID controller (lspci shows "RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] (rev 05)"). I had placed a single disk in it, made it a ...
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PERC 5/i firmware on DELL PowerEdge 2950 cannot be updated

My DELL PowerEdge 2950 (Windows Server 2008 R2) OpenManage shows this warning. Firmware version is out of date. Firmware Version 5.0.2-0003 Minimum Required Firmware Version 5.2.2-0072 I ...
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Replacing RAID Control Battery DELL PowerEdge 2950

My DELL OpenManage Server Administrator shows 'Battery on Controller PERC 5/i Integrated state as Failed'. I purchased the RAID Controller Battery. But, Will it remove my RAID-5 Configuration if I ...
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PERC 5 no option to change learn cycle to Auto

To avoid WUG alerts I am changing all PERC battery learn cycles to warn. I am not able to figure out how to change the learn cycle from auto to learn on any of my PERC 5. The PERC 6, H700 & H800 ...
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PERC H310 - Multiple RAID 1 Arrays

Currently, I have a RAID 1 (using two 1TB disks) configured on PERC H310 controller on a PowerEdge T420 Server. It currently contains Windows Server 2012, a Hyper-v role, applications and SQL Server ...
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How to check Dell PERC H710 RAID drive status

I want to confirm that both the drives in our system are correctly added to the RAID 1 array on the server. The RAID card is a Dell PERC H710 controller. From the iDRAC interface, it shows one drive ...
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Dell PowerEdge T410 Raid 5 PERC S300 stuck on 0% while rebuilding

Edit: I upgraded Open Manage Server Administrator and now I receive the following message when I attempt to assign the new disk as a global hotspare: Caution Physical Disk 0:0:0: This ...
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Is there a linux monitoring utility for Dell PERC H700?

I'm looking for a utility to monitor my RAID 5 setup, the card is a Dell PERC H700 with the following chipset: [root@example.net ~]# lspci -v|grep LSI 03:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios ...
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Dell Precision T7600 OMSA Perc H710

Due to recent hardware failure in my RAID 5, I need to re-think my monitoring strategy. My inherited "servers" are a pair of Precision T7600 workstations running Auto DJ radio software that requires ...
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TRIM Support in PERC H310 Mini

I am running Debian 8 on a Dell PowerEdge R420. The OS is installed onto a INTEL SSDSC2BA800G3T SSD running the 5DV1DL03 firmware. The SSD is connected through a PERC - H310 RAID controller (fw ...
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Dell Poweredge 1950 III Test Server - Swapping Mirrored Disks

I have a test server (PE 1950 III). I would like to run both a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V environment with VMs as well as a ESXi 5.x environment with VMs. This is strictly for test. Its my ...
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Dell Perc 6/e Firmware

Working on a PowerEdge R210 with an attached MD1000 Powervault, i was just doing some basic upkeep on it when i noticed in the logs it was complaining about the Perc 6/e having incompatible firmware. ...
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T110 Perc S100 raid disk is not visible for OS setup, drivers are not found

Ok, so after a lot of research I have reached a dead-end. I'm having problems installing Win 2008 R2 64x OS on a Dell PowerEdge T110 II server with PERC S100 controller. I've created a RAID1 ...
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Dell H700 Passthrough drive in other server

We have a server that is configured in a Dell R510 using a RAID controller H700. The drives are presented individually to the OS. Each drive is configured as a 1-disk RAID0 array as the H700 doesn't ...
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Is there a supported Windows CIM/WMI provider for Dell PERC Generation 11 or later?

I have Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (version 7.4) for Windows installed on a 12th generation server with a PERC H710P. That machine has a root\cimv2\dell namespace which does not seem to ...
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Dell Power Edge 2950 SAS RAID configuration

I have been given a Dell Power Edge 2950 by the company I do service work for to use as a backup server. When I first got it there was a message saying "PCIe Training Error Slot 1". I managed to get ...
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Unable to see drives using PERC H310 in IT mode with PowerEdge R710

I flashed IT firmware to the PERC H310. I tried with the FW by DELL and LSI (version 20) and both of them didn't work. It looks like the controller is able to see the drives connected directly but ...
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ZFS on enterprise RAID pass-through, and ZFS on FreeBSD root

We've been running ZFS on top of a single hardware RAID on dell poweredge for years. I know most people are against this, but the snapshot/clone, compression and flexible partition of ZFS served us ...
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Perc H710 claims battery is faulty or discharged — twice

Bought a Perc H710 without battery for a Dell T420. Installed it, cabled it, etc. It's been running great for months. I later bought a backup battery (model #70K80) from a reasonably reputable ...
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Perc H200 in Dell T7600 workstation not showing drives in Server 2012 R2

I have a Dell T7600 workstation with Perc H200 controller card (did not come with the box previously, was installed after since the standard onboard card only does 3Gb/s connections). Anyway, the ...
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Perc H700 disk rebuild keeps going offline

I have a Dell Poweredge R710 with a Perc H700 Raid controller. It's in a RAID 6 configuration currently with 2 failed disks. It does boot to CentOS in it's currently degraded state. I would like to ...
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Upgrade Dell T320 Perc h310 Raid to h710 resulted in lost datastore

I am in trouble! So we bought this server a year and a half ago. Its a Dell T320. It came with a Perc h310 Raid card. I'll be honest I messed up the install. I didn't know about the SD cards and ...
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Dual R710/MD3400 SAS Connectivity

We've recently purchased 2 x Dell R710s and 2 x Dell MD3400 SAS storage devices with 12 2tb drives in each with 2 dual SAS connections from each server to 2 dual raid controllers on both MD3400s (I've ...
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Hyper-V CentOS 5.11 kernel: journal commit I/O error

Running CentOS i386 5.11 with Hyper-V I have found an issue where a newly installed (and updated via yum) box has corrupted itself the first warning was in the SSH session kernel: journal commit I/O ...
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Safe and beneficial to enable HD disk cache for disks in RAID, or not?

Dell Perc RAID cards (among others) allow you to set the disk cache policy to be either on (meaning, the individual hard disks use their built-in caches) or off (meaning, the individual disk caches ...
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Raid 50 on Dell Perc H700 Integrated Resynching state

I have Raid 50 configured on a Xenserver host with a Perc H700 card and a few weeks ago, replaced a disk which had failed. The raid had rebuilt and I am now checking the status of the array via ...
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Compatibility between Dell Perc H730 and Seagate Constellation 4TB drives?

I'm considering the purchase of a refurbished Dell R730xd with Perc H730 controller. Does anyone know if that controller will recognize and work with Seagate Constellation 4TB NL-SAS drives ...
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Infrequent input/output error - Linux server

Once in a while, we encounter input/output errors on one of our disks. Our server (DELL PowerEdge R720, Ubuntu 14.04) uses the Perc H710 Raid controller, and the disk that is producing the error is a ...
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Looking for “PERC H730P Mini” driver for Solaris 10

I can't find the driver for PERC H730P Mini for Solaris 10. The installation in a Dell PowerEdge R730xd fails with "no disks found". Isn't this controller supported? Where can I get a compatible ...
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Detection of consumer SSDs by enterprise disk controller in non-RAID configuration [closed]

We (a client) are considering [insisting on] using consumer grade SSDs (to keep the cost down) in some Dell R710 and HP Proliant D380 G5 servers. I've looked about and people report the P400 cards ...
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How can I get my Dell R300's PERC 5e RAID Controller Back Online?

Intro/Problem Hi everyone, I am in over my head here. I have a Dell R300 server running Windows Server 2003. It went down late last night and upon trying to restart it, I got the following Errors ...
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Adding New Drives to Dell R720 in RAID 1 Configuration w/ Dell Lifecycle Controller

I have a Dell R720 with two 136GB drives set up on an existing virtual disc running RAID 1. I've run out of room, purchased two additional 600GB SAS 15K drives I'd like to set up for RAID 1 also to be ...
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Monitor drives status on Dell servers from Linux without OMSA

I have some servers where, for various reasons, I cannot install the Dell OMSA toolset. Usually, I have hardware RAID configured for the disks (PERC). Also, most of my servers have an iDRAC ...
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3rd party HDDs in Dell Poweredge r805

I have a Dell Poweregde R805 Server that came with two 147GB 10K SAS drives. To stack up the storage on this machine, i purchased two SATA drives (HGST Travelstar Z7K500, 500GB, 7200RPM, SATA III). ...
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settings on a PERC H310 crossflashed to 9211-8i/IR

I'm using MegaRAID Storage Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2 and am trying to change some settings on the card. Sadly, the settings are missing entirely from the menu when I right-click on the ...
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Dell T-610 RAID 0 New Install

I have just received a Dell T610 with an integrated Perc 6 controller and a single working disk installed. I have ordered another disk and want to create a RAID-0 configuration. The data on the C ...
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Slow IO Performance with PERC H700/710 with current linux distributions

we noticed really bad write performance, on our new Dell R720 with Perc 710. Especially when it come to writing a lot of small files. The funny thing is that this bad performance only occurs on newer ...
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Pull out virtual disk and re-insert later?

I'm entirely new to RAID management and the Dell PERC H710, but finding myself having to work with one. Hoping to get some advice before I do anything foolish. My situation is that we have a ...
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Will a 3GB/s SAS RAID Controller (Dell PERC 6/i) support 12GB/s SAS HDDs?

will a 3GB/s SAS RAID Controller (Dell PERC 6/i) support 12GB/s SAS HDDs (Seagate ST2000NM0034)? And: Will this RAID Controller support the full size (2 TB) of the HDDs? Greetz from Austria, ...
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After power loss, my RAID config changed, some drives marked as foreign, but all data still there

I have a Perc 5/i in a Dell Precision 590. The controller DOES have a battery backup, and the controller reports that its status is healthy. There are five 1TB SATA drives connected to the controller. ...
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ESXi build with SSD's and storage sharing with HDD

So the plan is to convert 4 boxed servers into all virtual servers with a new server. The 4 servers now don't require much horsepower to do much, so only looking at the Xeon E5-2470 (8C, 2.4ghz, iirc) ...
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Poweredge R900 Perc 6/i

I have a Poweredge R900 server with Perc 6/i and a 3.5" x 5 backplane. I've been using (4) 600GB Dell SAS 15k drives in a RAID 10 configuration with no 5th drive. I just got around to adding a 5th ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 + 2xMD1000 DAS BAD sequential Write performance

Im assisting a customer which is stuck with a few old dell appliances. The following scenario : Dell PE R710 (4GB RAM, Windows Server 2008x64, Perc6i/6e, SAS4x) Dell PE 1950 (4GB RAM, Windows ...
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New Dell Perc 5/i battery shows as failed after installation

PROBLEM I am running into an issue where I Replaced the PERC 5/i RAID Controller battery of my Dell 2950 Rack server twice and in both instances the Server Administrator reports the battery as ...
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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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Why can't I create a Disk Group for a specific disk in PERC 6?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 server with a PERC 6 RAID Controller that needed some attention yesterday due to vmware ESXi first telling me it lost connection to one disk, then logging it lost ...
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Fixing RAID on PERC S100

I had 3 hard drives in this server. The controller read that disk 0:0 was READY (not online) and there were 2 Virtual Disks. (One was my VD and the other was a mysterious non-RAID VD that I assume ...
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Dell RAID controller and 36TB storage [closed]

I've been back and forth with Dell about their RAID cards for a PowerEdge R710 server. So far half the customer service people who I spoke too said it would work, the other half said no. My question ...
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PERC S100 status incorrect

PE T310 with a PERC S100, one RAID 5 array with three drives, status of the virtual disk is failed, but it boots and everything appears to work. All drives in Server Administrator are Online with a ...