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Dell SAS 6ir suddenly can't find boot devices

I have a Dell Poweredge R300 with a Dell SAS 6ir RAID Controller that's worked perfectly for years. It has two 500gb drives configured in RAID 1. We had a long power outage the other day that ...
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Installing PERC driver during CentOS install

I'm trying to install CentOS on a PowerEdge R720, and I'm running into some issues with installing drivers during setup. I've created a virtual disk consisting of a single SSD, but during install ...
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Dell PowerEdge Maximum Disk Size

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server which I am trying to setup as a NAS. I have not done any firmware upgrades to the RAID controller or anything like that. What I need to know is what the maximum ...
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ProxMox with PERC 5/i RAID 5

I recently set up a dell 2950 III with ProxMox. I attached an external hard disk that is used to boot ProxMox and I would like to use the RAID 5 array to store data such as images and disks. How would ...
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Will a H310 Mini or a H200 support Samsung SSDs (840/850 Pros)?

I've been searching around and struggling to find out of a H310 Mini or a H200 will run Samsung 840/850 Pros. I know Dell have their officially branded SSDs, but unfortunately cost is a major issue ...
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Is a PERC310 Mini compatible with an R610?

I'm going to purchase an R610 soon which is sans RAID card. The spec sheet lists 2x PCIe x8 + 1 "storage x4" slot. However none of the X10 series cards are listed on the spec sheet. I presume that's ...
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Dell iDRAC 8, how can I backup the server profile to vFlash without getting “OEMDRV partition is in use”?

I'm preparing a PowerEdge T430 server for delivery to a customer. I wanted to configure automatic iDRAC/Lifecycle Manager profile backups onto the iDRAC vFlash card. When I try to perform a backup, it ...
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Purpose of vent holes on the top of rackmount servers?

Edit: Because of the high number of downvotes on this question, I would appreciate if you could comment on why you think the question deserves so. I believe the question is clearly asking for the ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd outputs a typical fan noise

I've recently bought an R720xd and set it up with Win2012/Hyper-V. Well, the server was running without any issues for two weeks until a disk a failure. I have already requested for a replacement of ...
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Can you have an MBR partition and a GPT partition on the same RAID 5 VHD in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a Power Edge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID 5 Array, recently i posted a question about expanding the array with other drives and was able to use OMSA to add additional drives to the array and then ...
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Troubleshooting NIC Logs by NETDEV WATCHDOG

I have a CentOS 6.6 server (Linux 2.6.32-504) running on a brand new Dell PowerEdge R320. Just the other day, I began noticing problems in /var/log/messages related to one of my NICs. Note: this is a ...
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dell poweredge t410 not found driver disk ubuntu server x64 or winserver 2008 x64

We have a Dell t410 Server with Windows Server 2008 x86. But the OS sees only 4 of available 16GB memory. So decided to install Windows Server 2008 x64 or Ubuntu Server x64. The problem is, when you ...
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PowerEdge T410 with GeForce GTX 970 - Independent power source needed?

I am attempting to install a GeForce GTX 970 graphics card in our Dell PowerEdge T410 server for the purpose of rendering 3D graphics. After inserting the graphics card into the PCI-E slot it became ...
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785GB ioDrive Mono MLC PCIe Solid State Storage Card with Poweredge R730 [closed]

Has anyone used a 785GB ioDrive Mono MLC PCIe Solid State Storage Card with a PowerEdge R730.The chances are slim, Dell say they have never tested this. ...
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Mix HDD and SSD in same RAID 1 array

I have a Dell Poweredge R410 with Perc H200 controller. I would like to upgrade my 15k RPM arrays with SSD. Both disks are SAS 6Gbps. Will it work if I remove 1 of the 2 disks, replace by the SSD, ...
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Failed Dell PowerEdge T410: Move Hardware RAID PERC H700: 3 x 300GB SAS (1 faulty) to 2nd T410 for Disk Cloning & Boot

Failed Dell PowerEdge T410: Move Hardware RAID PERC H700: 3 x 300GB SAS (1 faulty) to 2nd T410 for Disk Cloning & Boot FYI - PRE QUESTION CONTEXT: We barely got the original T410 up once ...
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Dell Server Refuses to load drivers, or detect image/RAID

I have a Dell Poweredge T110 2, with a Perc H200 raid controller and running SBS2011. Recently one of the disks in the non-OS raid began to die, so we thought we'd upgrade to larger disks, so I ...
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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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DRAC 4/I Console Redirection Applet Perpetually Stuck Connecting [closed]

The Problem Attempting to connect via the Java virtual console results in perpetual attempt at connecting, even though the applet otherwise loads properly and attempts to connect to the proper ...
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What does “shared mode” really mean on a ninth-generation and later Dell server DRAC?

We have a number of Dell PowerEdge servers, ninth generation and later. According to Using the LAN and Serial Interfaces in Ninth-Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers: As an enhancement over ...
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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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Does disabling VT-d and interrupt remapping break MSI-X?

So I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 server running Debian Jessie which according to some docs has a faulty chipset: https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7014344 (Intel 5500 rev 13). The provided ...
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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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Dell 2970 with H700 and WD RED SAS-2 WD3001FYYG: Compatible? (YES)

we have an old 2970 and 5 SAS-2 WD3001FYYG 3TB SAS disks. We want to replace the PERC 6/i RAID Controller with the Dell H700. Is this a working setup? Can I simply replace the Perc 6/i with the ...
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DELL PowerEdge R710 RAM upgrade

I have the following configuration: 36GB MEMORY FOR 2CPU 6X4GB on bank #1 (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3) 6X2GB on bank#2 (A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, B6) Visualization of DIMM slots I have another 6x16GB ...
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Trouble with “Keyboard Failure” on Dell PowerEdge R410

I own some Dell PowerEdge Servers. One of these servers is a R410 which has some problems at the moment. I have already sent the server in the datacenter and tried to make a remote installation via ...
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Dell PowerEdge R210 eSata, Port Multiplier

According to some info i can find online that PowerEdge R210, the first R210 not the R210 II, is supposed to support port multipliers on its eSata port. And i found examples online of some set up ...
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How do I troubleshoot slow NIC on R610 Dell?

I recently set up 2 new R610 servers that I purchased. Summary: Both servers 100% same hardware Both installed with Centos 6.7 64bit Tested multiple switch ports, same slowness issue. Both same full ...
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Dell M620 Windows 2012R2 Boot from iSCSI to PS6000 Issue

All QLogic drivers are current. The iSCSI initiator connects to the target and volume (of course there is no OS yet) when testing the boot. I've read the Dell Configuring Windows Server 2012 for ...
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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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Centos 6.7 Emulex LPE12002 on Dell can see any targets/LUNS on HP EVA4400 SAN

As the title indicates -- I have a new Dell R730xd running Centos 6.7 with all updates loaded, etc. I also installed the Emulex utilities, etc. The issue is that nothing I try (reboot / ...
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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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How to Install Centos 6.7 on a new bare machine Dell R730xd

I am at wit's end! I have a brand new out of the box Dell R730xd. I am simply trying to install / boot Centos 6.7 onto it from a USB stick. I have downloaded (to my Mac) 3 flavors of Centos-6.7. ...
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Poweredge R210 Blinking Blue Light?

Dell Poweredge R210, blinking blue light on the front and the back, now normally this means someone tapped the i button on the front and put it into ID mode, but i tried tapping that button to get it ...
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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 Server Not loading BIOS

Please accept my apology in advance if I'm asking question in the wrong community. We have Dell server PowerEdge C6145. Few days back, after shutdown, it is unable to boot. Connected mouse/keyboard ...
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Centos 7 on Dell PowerEdge R510

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 and I want to install the latest version of CentOS on it (currently 7.1) so I can maintain the system with updates. RHEL is supported by Dell, so I assume CentOS can be ...
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Ethernet link goes down and comes back up on server reboot

We have a DELL R610 server connected to a DELL PowerConnect 5424 switch. This switch is connected to a DELL Equallogic SAN. The DELL R610 serves as a MySQL Database server, the SAN provides the data ...
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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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Poweredge 1950 iii SO LOUD with 8gb fb-dimm stick [duplicate]

I understand that the 1950 family is pretty notorious for the fan speed sound like a jet engine taking off. I just flashed the bios to the latest version, and now it can support my 8x8gb FB-DIMMS! ...
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Dell poweredge 2950 and 1950 will not see hard drive [closed]

I am trying to put in a sata drive into my dell poweredge 1950 generation 2 and my dell poweredge 2950 generation 3. The drive is a sata drive which should be supported in my module. I was wondering ...
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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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Hyper-V Guest VM disappeared after reboot

I just rebooted my machine running Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter and on reboot my most crucial VM simply disappeared. I have read this can be due to corruption in the symbolic link or XML file holding ...
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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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Detect network hardware causes iDRAC to disconnect

I have a Dell Poweredge R610 server which is connected to a 10.0.0.0/29 network. This server has iDRAC enterprise and the NIC selection set to shared with static IP address 10.0.0.6. I'm trying to ...
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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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Quieting down a Dell PowerEdge r710 [closed]

I run a Dell PowerEdge r710 server out of my house and I'm moving in with roommates in a couple weeks. Unfortunately I don't think they'll appreciate the ~70dBA it generates and I'm looking for ways ...
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How can i change disks from foreign state using OMSA

I added 4 disks in the PowerEdge T610 on connector 1 but they are in the foreign state. I upgraded the firmware to version 6.3.3.0002. Still, I could not get the function to clear foreign state. ...
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The difference in performance of different memory mount in dell poweredge R430

There are 3 servers R430 (S1, S2, S3). All of them have 2 procesors and 8*8GB of ram in slots A1-A4 and B1-B4. There is a need of extending memory. I've read dell recomendations ...