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Minimum OS partition size

I have a refurbished Dell Power edge R710 with PERS 6 running a new install of Server 2008 R2 with all current updates installed. The server manager shows a reserved 100mb partition and a 2047 GB ...
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how to increase 1 TB size diskspace for dell m600

I have dell poweredge m600 blade.Problem here the hard disk have 2 slot only and it raid mirror 1 to 1 .I want to increase diskspace to 1 TB for D drive. Currently hardisk volume is C is 200 Gb and D ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 fails to boot. BSOD w/ error “INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE”

I'm running Windows Server 2012 r2 on a Dell PowerEdge 2950. I've had it for several months now and it's been running fine, but a few days ago, it rebooted while I was out for whatever reason, and I ...
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Dell OpenManage web interface fails to start, service returns syntax error

I've installed Dell's Ubuntu OpenManage 7.4.0 package on a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, I cannot get the web interface to start. All other tools work as expected, including ...
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Cannot reinstall OpenManage 7.4 packages, claims dependencies are uninstallable

How the issue began Recently, whilst upgrading, OpenManage attempted to upgrade to version 8.3.0 and failed due to unmet dependencies with the message srvadmin-isvc : Depends: srvadmin-hapi (>= 8....
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Rebuilding VHD RAID array

We have a Dell PowerEdge R420 with a PERC H710 mini RAID controller card. The server has six physical disks split over two arrays; one RAID-1 array for the OS and one RAID-10 array for the data. This ...
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Can PNY Enterprise SSDs work in Dell R710 with Perc H700?

To improve the performance of a Dell R710 running CentOS 7.2 and being used as a MongoDB server, I'd like to add SSDs. The PNY Enterprise SSDs (specifically the 240GB EP7011) seem reasonably priced. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, Dell R320 & preseed install via “The Foreman”

After lots of trial & error I've finally given up on the "SATA RAID" the R320 provides, and resorted to using AHCI mode. Partitioning/Provisioning work fine, but on the next boot the machine ...
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RAID 5, 50 or 10 with HOT SPARE Possible…? [duplicate]

I want to go for a Larger storage capacity but getting confused to use RAID Level. As have to reach the required IOPS, still maintain reasonable redundancy and have at least 5TB of logical storage ...
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Does the Dell backplane affect the speed of the drives?

I've already checked the following questions but couldn't find an answer: Does the backplane on an HP server have any impact on the speed of the drives? 3rd party SSD drive in HP Proliant server only ...
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Dell C1100 flashing amber light, no video output

I've been colocating a Dell Poweredge C1100 (CS24-TY) for over a year now, without any issues. The server was pulled out of a working environment and sent to my house, but when booted the server has ...
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DELLs iDRAC integrated VNC Server not working with encryption enabled

since I allready posted on two GitHub Communitys about this issue, I will try to keep this as short as possible. The GitHub Postings are added for reference at the end of the post. Im trying to ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720 not recognizing RAID card

We recently bought a PowerVault MD3420 and I sent Dell the specs of the server I was going to use to connect it to. They sent me a card made by LSI instead of a PERC card for controlling the RAID ...
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Dell poweredge r620 Memory Population

In my Dell poweredge R620 server i install 8GB 12 Memory stick in slot B1-B12,but some memory stick not showing(B5,B6,B9,B10),server usable memory is 64gb now.Plz suggest me RAM accurate population. ...
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How do I configure the iDRAC on a static IP?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 in colocation. When I set it up at home, the machine was assigned two IP's from my router (using DHCP): one for the OS and one for the iDRAC. Now that the server is in ...
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Dell PERC RAID array how to ignore error

We have a Dell PowerEdge R720 with a PERC H710 Raid Array. It is configured into two disk groups, disk Group 0 which has the OS and the data, and Disk Group 1 which for reasons unknown to me is ...
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Dell PowerEdge T310 Drive Removal

I have a Dell PowerEdge T310 with a single WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0 hard drive connected to the front panal to a SAS 6i/R Integrated Controller. I have an identical WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0 that I use to ...
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Poweredge 1950 heat

Good evening, I have searched on DELL Poweredge manual and haven't found answers to my problem, I had bought a few months ago a Dell DRAC5 card to finally power on and off my Poweredge 1950 server ...
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Part numbers for rear drive mounts for R730xd?

I bought a refurbished R730xd without the rear 2.5" drives, and am now investigating how to add drives. The system does not appear to have come with the necessary mounting hardware to actually put ...
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Creating a 2nd virtual disk with PERC H700

I currently have just 1 virtual disk set up with raid 0 for my OS, and would like to create a 2nd virtual disk for just storage. Will I have any data loss/issues with the existing virtual disk by ...
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Kernel panic on Dell R710 Kernel 4.4.1

We are running Debian 7.9 server with kernel 4.4.1 on Dell R710 (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5670 @ 2.93GHz) and after some time (maybe once a month) server stop working and I see on a screen the kernel ...
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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. http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/...
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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 ...