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

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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 Firmware version is out of date.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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Dell R710 OS install [migrated]

I just bought a couple Dell R710s on Ebay for a home lab and want to install Debian as the main OS. Im new to dealing with server administration aside from Development stuff. I am wondering on where ...
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Dell R710/C1100 For a Rendering Farm? [closed]

I own a data center in Los Angeles and have an abundance of Dell R710 and C1100's that I have been renting as dedicated servers. I would like to deploy a rendering farm here as well. From what I have ...
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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 ...
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Xenserver 6.5 Remote Power On Hangs

After installing OMSA on both of my PowerEdge M620 blades running xenserver 6.5 I tried using the 'Power On' feature. In xencenter its showing that its trying to power on the server but no progress ...
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Force PCIe SSD to be /dev/sdb on linux install

Is there any options to force the PCIe SSD during install to be not /dev/sda? I was hoping to reserve the SSD to be limited to be only /var but the grub loader fails each time when I try to set the ...
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Can't get OMSA installed on Dell R610 w/ Centos 6

Trying to use the iDRAC racadm command to reset the login password for the iDRAC web gui. So I installed OMSA (found this link ...
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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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Dell DRAC vs IPMI

I currently have a Dell PE R610 with a DRAC card installed. I was looking at getting a Dell PE C6100 and the description says it has IPMI with dedicated NIC. I have my server in a co-location about ...
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How do I stop Dell R730xd fans from going full speed when Broadcom/QLogic NetXtreme 57711 PCI card added?

I have a pair of Broadcom NetXtreme 57711 10GbE cards. I put one in a Dell R710; it boots with the card fine, the OS (CentOS 7) recognizes it, and all seems well. However, when I put the other card ...
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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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Poweredge 2850 linux USB boot

I'm fairly new to configuring servers. I've done a few on basic desktops, but this Dell Poweredge 2850 is a whole different story. So please bare with me. I've made a bootable usb for Centos 6.5 OS ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge R310 not starting - no power except for DRAC

I have a Dell PowerEdge R310 server which has been running for a few years. This morning it suddently powered off and I can't get it to power on again. It has dual PSU and I have tried to reseat them ...
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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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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 ...