PowerEdge is the name that Dell has given to its server product line.

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DELL 2950 Gen III + PERC 5i + SSDs

I have a Dell 2950 Gen III rack-mounted server sitting around here that I want to upgrade with SSDs. Since I haven't found anything related from Dell and just a few post that confirmed it'll work (and ...
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Using DC S3700 SSD on Dell T320 w/PERC H710 [on hold]

Replacing an aging Dell T110 server with a T320. We want to make the leap to SSDs for a couple of databases, but am appalled at what Dell is charging for them! Does anyone have experience running ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell PowerEdge R220

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit for the first time in a Dell PowerEdge R220, using UEFI. At first the installation wouldn't see any disks. Then, I found this: Trouble Installing ...
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Install of H700 controller in dell R610

We have just brought a refurbished dell R610 2 X 6 Core X5650, 96G Ram, SAS 6ir Raid Controller, 2 X Fujitsu MBC2073RC 2.5-Inch 15K 73GB SAS Hard Drive. We are going to also be installing additional ...
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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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Dell R410 and X5690 wont boot

I have an R410 that we opened up to upgrade from 2 x E5520 to 2 x X5690. However after the upgrade network didnt work and we could not even get a monitor output. We tried swapping CPU positions and ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2900 rom Batt

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900. I got the the Raid Controller battery warning that it had less than 24 hrs left on it. I replaced it with a new battery. However, after a week, the orange light at the ...
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Dell Poweredge R200 wont boot and has flashing green and blue lights

My r200 just stopped working over the weekend and wont boot. The power indicator is flashing green indicating standby mode and doesn't seem to be able to get out of it. The 'i' indicator is flashing ...
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Cannot see all disks on Solaris 10 using on a Dell Perc5i Dual Channel Raid Controller

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 running Solaris 10 with 8 drives. I want to swap some of the drives out for new ones. My issue as of right now is that I only see half of them and there does not appear ...
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Replacing a failed drive - RAID 1

I have a Dell PowerEdge r310, MS Server 2008, RAID 1 setup. I had a two drives fail in the RAID 1 - leaving only one drive in a healthy state. Picture of disk management: I changed the primary ...
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Dell PE 830 with updated BIOS - 2 TB HDD

I was wondering if anyone had overcome the small disk limit on this server? Mine does not have a RAID controller and I wanted to install (2) 2 TB drives in it for storage and use the Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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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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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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Dell 2950 - extra AMP connector to power up HDDs

I am running 5 external HDDs in an enclosure that takes SATA cables + 2 AMP connectors. As I am not using any extra peripherals, I am sure that there is more than enough power in the 2950 to deliver ...
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How to solve performance problems with VMware ESXi 5.5 on old Dell PowerEdge 2900 hardware [closed]

I have a couple of old Dell PowerEdge 2900 servers that have come free and I would like to use them to host a mail server cluster. They are a bit old, but have been running workhorses for a while, ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge 1950 - Remote Access Controller not showing in router status

I just received a Dell PowerEdge 1950 server that was pulled during a company wide IT upgrade. I got the system with blank hard drives, installed ubuntu Server on it. I am able to connect the ethernet ...
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Appropriate fan speed for a Dell PowerEdge T710

We have a DELL PowerEdge T710 in our office and it is really really noisy, the fans sound like vacuum cleaners! The discussion is whether the server is malconfigured and can be made more silent or if ...
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Dell R710 RAM Upgrade - Making sure I get this right

I have a Dell R710 that's refurbished (so no warranty or support by Dell) and currently has 48 GB of RAM in it (12x4GB). According to the smbiosDump in ESXi, it looks like this: # smbiosDump | egrep ...
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CPU clarification in vCenter

So i'm running a lab on a Dell PE R410 2 X 4C 2.26Ghz, this evening I saw that vCenter is showing that the processor is @ 2.27Ghz. It's not that big of a deal but was curious as to why there is that ...
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Which port is the High-speed USB 2.0 port on a PowerEdge R900

I want to connect a relatively low-speed SSD to a PowerEdge R900 because I need something with a decent read/write speed (nothing over 35-40MB/s) and I was having trouble identifying which USB 2.0 ...
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Most effective method of soundproofing rackmount servers?

I'm running a 1u Dell Poweredge 1750 that is very loud even with the fans turned down. I need a good, hopefully cheap way to reduce the noise level without blocking airflow.
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Dell PowerEdge R220 fan speed high when idle, low under stress

A few days ago we got two new PowerEdge R220 servers. One is fine but the second one displays bizarre behaviour: If there's minimal load or network activity the fans spin at full speed. However once ...
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omreport doesn't report faulty disk

I have a Redhat 4 running on a Dell Poweredge R310, with 2 1TB disks in RAID 0 (my OS sees it as a single big 2TB disk). One of the disks is starting to fail. I plan using the OMSA tools to monitor ...
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SSL certificate is reported as invalid by iDRAC7

I'm trying to install a wildcard certificate (*.my.example.com) to an iDRAC6 - this cerificate was provided by RapidSSL (a subsidiary of GeoTrust) and is used across our ubuntu/apache webservers and ...
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Samsung 840 Pro SSDs in a Dell R720

We have a MySQL database server running on an Dell PowerEdge R720 (PERC H710 Mini RAID controller) ( (Ubuntu 12.04). We're considering upgrading the 2 x 146GB 15k SAS drives to Samsung 840 Pro SSDs. ...
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poweredge 2600 perc 5/i Unable to recover data

I am not sure how many others have worked on the system but I am here now. I have amateur functional knowledge of raid setups. About 2 months ago this system crashed (what i was told), windows server ...
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What means “BP Bottom Temp” [closed]

I am administering a legacy Dell Poweredge 2650 Server. I am doing a routine maintenance check using Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. When navigating to System > Main System Chassis > ...
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Install HP drive in Dell PowerEdge 2950?

First, I do agree that what I'm asking here is certainly unsupported by either HP or Dell. I'm just exploring some options here. The scenario: We have a server, a Dell PowerEdge 2950, running SQL ...
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What is the maximum drive size compatible with the H700 Raid controller for Dell Servers?

I am thinking of stuffing twelve 6 TB drives on my R510 server. I know the latest firmware for the H700 controller support more than 2 TB. However, there is no clear documentation on what is the ...
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Why I am the raid configuration tool is now allowing me to create RAID 10?

I have an older dell power edge 6800 server. I have upgraded it a bit and I want to utilize it. So I wadded some ram and some drives. it currently has 12 drives. 2 @ (146gb) 10 @ (300 gb) I ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge R720 w/ PERC H710 Mini

Just picked up a Dell PowerEdge R720. I created a virtual disk with the PERC H710 Mini BIOS Configuration Utility 4.03-0002 and configured it for RAID 1. When I then go to try to install Windows ...
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Dell PowerEdge C1100 MRC failure DIMM replaced, new memory not recognized in previously failed slots

Dell PowerEdge C1100, BIOS Version DS993B22 as seen via BMC IPMI, all 18 memory slots are populated with 4 GB modules. The following memory errors occured: MRC Event: Memory sensor, MRC ...
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Using a non-validated SED on a Dell R720

We were given a Dell R720 a couple years ago, and the machine currently has standard 300GB 3.5" SAS 15k drives. Our RAID controller is a Perc H710. We need to update our disks to FIPS 140-2 ...
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Is There Anyway to Undo a Quick Initialize from a Perc6/i VD?

I stupidly fast initialized an existing Raid 5 Array Virtual disk with 10 Virtual Machines after creating a new Raid 5 Array. The VDs switched order on the list of the Perc Controller. According to ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14 on PowerEdge doesn't boot on RAID

I have a Dell 1U PowerEdge 1950, and for some reason, we cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop edition on it. I know what you're thinking... why are you installing desktop? I have asked the same ...
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What Kind of adapter can I use for a 2.5" SSD into a Dell PowerEdge R320?

I'd purchased a a caddy like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR0L3U8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 assuming I would be able to front load this into the R320, but when I ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1850 Amber Light

Update: I swapped my power supplies in the back and everything started powering up, fans RPM was monentarily higher than idle, with a blue light on front. Then the amber came back for a moment, then ...
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Upgrade key not present?

I have a DELL PowerEdge R520. On boot, just after loading the RAID Controller, I get a weird message: "Upgrade Key Missing! An upgrade key was present on a previous power cycle, but it is not ...
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Unable to install ESX on Dell Poweredge R415 [closed]

An ISO to install ESX on a Dell Poweredge server has been downloaded and copied to an external hard drive. Boot from USB was enabled as follows: F2 (Entering System Setup) Boot Settings USB Flash ...
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Poweredge 6800 operating system [closed]

Can I put Ubuntu 14.04 LOS on this? Dell site says only Windows 2003 server? KVM board blocks any upgrades by blocking the USB and CDROM device from working?
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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dell poweredge r900 hard drive max limit [closed]

Hey all I am in the market to buy a home server and ive been looking at different configurations and found the R900 having the best bang for the buck. However it concerns me that it states on dells ...
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Windows Server 2012 not starting when PCIe SSD disk installed

I have Dell Power Edge R905 server with Windows 2012 R2 installed. Everything works great until I install Plextor M6e SSD PCIe x2 card. With card inserted into PCIe x4 or PCIe x8 slot, system starts ...