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

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Poweredge R710 USB 3.0 pcie card boot drive

Is it at all possible to boot the R710 from a pcie USB 3.0 card to have that as the boot up drive? And if thats possible which riser does it need to be installed in? Riser 1 or riser 2? Reason for ...
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Dell PowerEdge T410 - How do I build additional 3 drive Raid 5 and keep SBS 2011 running?

Dell PowerEdge T410 / Dell PERC 6/i 3 x 1TB SATA in Raid 5 array split as 2 drives (Drive 0  C: 128GB E:1847GB) (Drive 1  D: 20GB) Currently running SBS 2011 Standard. I would just ...
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Expanding Disk Space on PowerEdge R710

I want to expand the disk space on an R710 with a PERC H700 Integrated. It is currently configured with: 2 (3.5" SAS 6Gb/s 15000 RPM) drives in a RAID-1 For OS. 4 (3.5" SAS 6Gb/s 15000 RPM) drives ...
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Will a 12.28“ x 4.2” x .68" PCIe card fit in a Dell R510?

I am planning for a phone server and plan to get a Dell R510 to house two Asterisk 2400 series PCIE cards. (model 1AEX2406EF to be exact). I know the card is 12.28" x 4.2" x .68" (31.19 x 10.67 x 1.72 ...
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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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Dell R710 LifeCycle and iDRAC6 bad firmware flash

I have an R710 server that I need help with. Earlier today I wanted to update my BIOS and LifeCycle controller. I tried through the F10 System manager, but because my LifeCycle controller and iDRAC ...
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dell poweredge 1850 drac 4 reset

I am having trouble resetting the drac credentials on a dell poweredge 1850. The drac being used is a drac 4/p. I have loaded windows and tried to run racadm racresetcfg from the dell drac tools but ...
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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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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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R410 System Services Update Required

I'm in a process of upgrading our servers with more RAM, storage and H700 RAID controllers. The message on boot shows instead of the F10 option, and it reads 'System Services Update Required'. I've ...
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PowerEdge T430 - BSOD after OS (Server 2008 R2) applied

I am trying to verify the PowerEdge T430 for deployment to our customers through MDT. I have setup the drivers in MDT appropriately for the model by downloading the drivers from Dell.com. When we run ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge R410 memory clocked down after upgrade

We have 4x R410 servers and looking at upgrading RAM in all of those. We've started with one and can't figure out why the memory is being clocked down. Old setup: Dual CPU Intel Xeon L5520 Bank 1: ...
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PowerEdge 1950 II fault server freezed

Server is a PowerEdge 1950 II 2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5345 @ 2.33GHz 8x DDR2 FB-DIMM - Synchrone 1024 Mo log says: Tue May 26 22:56:04 2015 Multi-bit memory errors detected on a memory ...
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Can we install RHEL5 on Poweredge r430?

We have a legacy software that needs RHEL 5.11 64bit to run. When I tried installing RHEL 5.11 I got the following error: No Drives Found: An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which ...
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Server 2012 R2 Activation errors - OEM_SLP

I have inherited a Dell Power Edge R320 server running for a client and it is complaining that it is not activated. I have gone through the activation process by phone using the automated service and ...
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Install a SATA SSD in hot swap server

I am trying to install a SATA SSD into a hot swappable server (Dell PowerEdge T320). The drive is not visible within the Windows 2008 R2. Server details: Dell T320 PowedEdge PERC H710 Raid ...
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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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OMSA on R300 running CentOS7

I recently purchased a dell R300 server off Ebay and don't know the setting to log into the iDRAC interface. I've played around in the boot sequence but there doesn't seem to be a configuration ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2009 reports: No boot device available [closed]

I accidentally swapped the hard drives and when it restarted it said no boot device available. Please help. I already tried - clean the RAM and and put it back it doesn't work.
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Connecting a Powervault 220 to R805

I'm trying to connect a dell powervault 220 to a dell poweredge R805 I bought a PCI express SCSI Card for the 805 (Adaptec 29320LPE) and plugged the vault into it. The server sees the card because I ...
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Cannot enable VMware EVC for Xeon E5-2630v3 (Haswell) on vSphere 6.0

I've got two DELL PowerEdge R730 servers loaded with a dual Xeon E5-2630v3 Haswell. When I installed VMware vCenter, I tried to create a Cluster with VMware vMotion EVC mode set to Haswell, since it's ...
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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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PowerEdge 2950: Can E2118 result in E1422

The past few days I've been setting up a used Dell PowerEdge 2950 server. It's been running fine until just now, when it suddenly stopped while running a fairly heavy task (svnadmin verify). The LCD ...
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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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DRAC with External IP?

We have a Dell 1950 with a DRAC. The DRAC is assigned an external IP and we don't have access to the firewall to create any rules to secure it. Assuming the password is secure enough to avoid brute ...
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Monitoring PERC 6/i in vMware ESXi 5.5

I currently have a Dell Poweredge 2950 running ESXi 5.5. My datastore is four drives in RAID 5 configured in the PERC 6/i config utility on bootup. My question is, what do I do if/when one of these ...
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NUMA - all CPU's bound to node 0

I am running Dell PE 815 servers with two 16-core Opteron's, with four memory modules on each, OS - RHEL6, when I've started optimizing it for NUMA operation, found, that all cores are shown as bound ...
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Is the PERC H700 controller compatible with a Poweredge 1950 / 1950 III?

I am interested in breathing new life in my old Poweredge 1950/1950 III servers and was wondering if the PERC H700 controllers are compatible. Has anyone attempted such an upgrade and has it been ...
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Server freezes after installing Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on Dell R900

I tried this a week ago, and then went with CentOS, but decided I would rather be on Ubuntu server. So whenever I install Ubuntu server, after the install finishes and reboots, I remove the install ...
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iDRACView on PowerEdge M915 fails to start

I have an M1000e enclosure with eight M915 blades. Hardware was recently unboxed and all settings are default. All nodes have iDRAC6 v3.65(Build 6) and seven of them are accessible through iDRACView ...
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Limited Connection - Network Issue

I'm having issues with a Windows Server 2012 - Dell PowerEdge R300. Every time the server restarts the network adapter gets limited connection and does not work. I have to locally disable the network ...
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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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Configure RAID with 6 drives on Dell PowerEdge 2850

I'm trying to configure 6 146MB discs in 3 pairs of 2 as RAID 1 on my PowerEdge 2850 Server. This is how far I get: ONLIN A00-00 ONLIN A00-01 ONLIN A01-00 ONLIN A01-01 ONLIN A02-00 ONLIN A02-01 ...
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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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Cabling for SAS drives in a Dell T420 with Perc H710

After having purchased a Dell T420 with SATA drives and without RAID, and discovering this was a mistake for performance reasons, I'm obtaining a Perc H710 PCI card and SAS drives. Now I'm stuck with ...
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What kind of Dell Perc H710 card is a “VM02C”?

A number of vendors (e.g., on eBay) sell a Perc H710 card they say is a part number VM02C. However, I can't find this in Dell's website, either by looking at every H710 card list in the parts area, or ...
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What can explain Hyperthreading bringing a server to its knees

In the last year I've had 2 brand new servers that I commissioned where their performance made them unusable. The both servers were Dell R620 servers with 1 processor. One had 6 cores and the other ...
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Slow writes Dell Server R720

I have a Dell R720 Server with PERC H310 hardware raid 5 and 4 x Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3300657SS 300GB hard drives. Windows Server 2008 R2. The reads look good, but the writes are painfully slow. ...
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How to choose the right rack and UPS?

I have two configurations: 10 Dell PE R720 servers, 2 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 4 Dell N3000 Switches, 1 N4000 switch 20 Dell PE R820, 1 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 2 Dell N3000 Switches, ...
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SD card for iDRAC 6 Enterprise - Dell vFlash or “normal” SD card?

I have got the built-in iDRAC 6 Express working on our Dell R610's, but I am about to get some iDRAC 6 Enterprise cards, which can be gotten fairly cheaply on eBay (around 20 USD at the time of ...
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Dell Poweredge 860 with CentOS eth0 link is down. Trying to configure a static IP

I decided to recycle an old server, Dell Poweredge 860 Service Tag: B21N5F1, that had vyatta (a what use to be open-source firewall os) firewall installed on it. I went ahead and did a clean install ...
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Dell server doesn't accept new memory modules

I am trying to upgrade a Dell T110 II from the 2 GB RAM that it came with (1 stick - 2GB - Samsung part number M391B5773CH0) to 8 GB using 2 x 4 GB 1333MHz memory modules (Corsair CMV8GX3M2A1333C9). ...
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Accessing iDRAC6 Express on DellR610

Hi I have just recently acquired a DellR610 to test configurations and experiment with. It has 2 X E5504, 12GB ram, and no drives at present. I am just trying to update the firmware and other things ...
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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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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 ...