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

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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 ...
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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 ...