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

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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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Can I do a Raid 5 with a SAS6i/R?

I have a PowerEdge 2970 server with a: SAS6i/R Integrated Controller for PowerEdge 2950/2970, x6 Backplane ...
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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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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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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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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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Using Seagate 3TB drives with a Dell PERC 710 - do I have to worry about align and sector size?

I'm going to setup our new server with 8 3TB HDD from Seagate. They come, as far as I know, internally with 4K sectors. I've run this past weekend some burn-in tests on the disks, before setting them ...
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Dell PERC 5 - RAID-10 keeps rebuilding drive 2 every day

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with this card: RAID bus controller [0104]: Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID controller 5 [1028:0015] and six disks in a RAID-10. I replaced drive 2, because it didn't ...
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RAID 5 Array A00-01 is “optimal” but not showing when I boot from my RAID 1 Array A00-00 OS

This server was originally setup with RAID 1 mirrored drives for the C:\ primary partition where the Operating System was installed. And a RAID 5 array with 3 drives for the data partitions. The C: ...
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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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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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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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“Repair your computer” option missing when loading PERC drivers on Windows 2008 R2 install

I've got a Dell T310 server for which we have made volume backups of the system drive with Windows Backup. I'm trying to restore one of these, which means I need to boot from the Windows install CD. ...
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Disk recovery - virtual disks Raid 1

Have a DELL Poweredge T110 ii with a S100 embedded controller and I just replaced a failed disk. Its a simple mirrored pair and when I assigned the new disk as a Global Spare the rebuilding starts. ...
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Split a Dell PERC 6/i RAID-1 mirror to temporarily to add additional storage

I need to tidy some disk partitions in Windows Server 2012, but don't have enough storage space, and all drive bays are in use. I'd like to split the mirror, use one of the disks as temporary storage ...
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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 ...
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PERC - Create RAID1 from single drive without losing data

I have a PowerEdge 2950. I have one 1TB drive with critical data on it that has been running alone for months, and I want to add a second 1TB drive and make a RAID1 out of these 2 drives, but without ...
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Dell Perc 6i raid5 array: replace drives and expand VD?

I have a Dell T300 with a Perc 6i, to which 3 500Gb drives are connected. The are assembled into a raid 5 ~1000Gb VD. This setup is working fine, however system is filling up and I would like to ...
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PERC MegaRAID S.M.A.R.T. Status is not matching smartctl's - looking for clues what's wrong with the HDD

I'm getting strange SMART error from MegaCli on Dell R720xd and PERC H710P with five 4Tb SATA drives in RAID5 /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -aALL gives me some "Failure Seq Event Number" ...
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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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Dell PERC 6 - virtual drive goes offline because a drive went into the “ready” state

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with four drives, and this raid controller (Dell Perc 6/i): lspci -nn RAID bus controller [0104]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 [1000:0060] (rev 04) ...
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Why don't enterprise RAID controllers support migration from RAID 5 to RAID 10?

I've been doing some research on the possibility of live migration from RAID 5 to RAID 10 and I'm curious as to why it seems that most RAID controllers (particularly Dell's PERC controllers) don't ...
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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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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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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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What RAID policies should be used for a XenServer host?

I have a server with a PERC6/i card and a RAID-10 array running XenServer 6.1 with 6x VMs, one of which is SBS 2008 and the rest are a mix of file server, video-on-demand and SQL database server. The ...
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Resize virtual disk raid 0 MD1000 Perc 5/e

I've created virtual disk raid 0 of total size 2TB (one physical hdd), what if I will want to add next 2TB hdd into my storage dell powervault MD1000? Can I resize my existing virtual disk without ...
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Dell PowerEdge R510 SATA drives appearing as SAS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with the following: PERC H700 2 x 500GB cabled SATA drives (RAID 1) 6 x 3 TB SAS hot swap drives (5 in RAID 6) I was testing an online expansion of the RAID array ...
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Online expansion PERC700 RAID6 server

I have a Dell PowerEdge r510, with 5 HDDs in a RAID6 configuration. I'd like to add a 6th disk (and, in the future, more) to grow the hardware RAID configuration. I have a logical volume, in which ...
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Dell Perc H700 accidentally zeroes large portion of virtual disk

I upgraded RAM in 2 of our R610 servers. (1 has 6-SSD RAID5, the other 6-HDD RAID10) Upon restarting, the Perc H700 controller reported 1 virtual disk as expected, but then the machine would not ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Dell R220 and OpenBSD/pfsense

Just wondering if anyone has any experience running OpenBSD or pfsense on a Dell R220 (with either a PERC S110 or H310? I know I can do software based RAID in pfsense, however I've seen a few posts ...
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esxi host remote driver update?

We have a Power Edge R410 Server which is running on VmWare ESXi. Recently my boss has been making an update from 5 to 5.1 and the datastore has been gone. We try to recover and seems like the problem ...
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2950 internal backup SATA drive

We have a Dell 2950 II with 4 76GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration, running ESXi and 5 virtual machines. The RAID controller is Perc5/i. There is a low transaction rate, so this gives us minimal ...
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slow I/O on FreeNas 8.3.1 (PE1950 with Perc5i)

The System: Dell Poweredge 1950: Networking: Integrated Gigabit (Cat5e to gigabit switch) Memory: 6GB DDR2@667Mhz OS: FreeNAS 8.3.1-P2 RAID Controller: Perc 5/i RAID Configuration: RAID1 (2 x 2TB WD ...