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How to speed up boot sequence on a Dell PowerEdge 1950

Everytime I had to reboot one of the Dell PowerEdge 1950 we have, there are very long tests and with them the boot sequence becomes incredibly long. Is there a way to turn off all these tests (or at ...
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Will Power Edge Servers and Cisco Routers Power on when given power?

This post mentioned that servers can be powered on when given power (useful for remote power up by PDU). Does anyone know if Dell PowerEdge servers have this options (particularly 2950 and 2850s). ...
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How do I unlock Dell T610 case?

I've just got a Dell PowerEdge T610 server. The case is locked and looks like it needs a flattish key to open. Two circular ended keys came with the server, but they fit the front of the case, not the ...
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Bizarre file system errors, SBS2003

As a follow up to this question. I've been able to do further testing, and here is what I've found. I'm also working with Dell support on this, here is the email to them. This is not an actual file ...
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Hyper-V on Dell PowerEdge T-105

I am not a hardware expert and am seeking help from them. I bought a Dell PowerEdge T105 server to run a Hyper-V setup for my Dev work. I did not want the OS from them as I already have the OS. So ...
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Identify Dell Server Motherboard

I have a Dell Poweredge 2850 server and yesterday it died. It seems like motherboard is the culprit. I'm trying to get a replacement now, but that is where it gets a little bit confusing. If I enter ...
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Disable failed power supply warning LED on front of Power Edge 1850

I have a Dell PE 1850 that has recently been re-purposed as a non-essential TFTP server. It is currently running Centos 5.4 with no GUI. It has redundant PSUs, however I only need one connected ...
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Dell PowerEdge Storage Upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade the U320 SCSI hard drives on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 (400 Mhz Front Side Bus) for larger capacity hard drives. Unfortunately, the U320 SCSI drives only come in a maximum size of ...
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Disk Timeouts on a Front-End Exchange Server 2003 in DMZ

I have two front end exchange 2003 servers, both are VMs, and both are on different physical Linux boxes running vmware server in my dmz. A few days ago, all my Nagios alerts timed out for one of ...
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Does the PERC6i card support multiple RAID arrays?

I'm looking to expand storage with my PE 2950. It has a PERC6i card that currently runs two SAS drives in a RAID 10 configuration, used as my OS partition. I'd like to add a couple SATA drives ...
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dell powerEdge 2650 server 2003 instalation

Hi: I have a Poweredge 2650 running Centos5. I am trying to change to Windows XP or Server 2003 ? Here is my problem. I know this is a newbie question. The server will not boot from the WS2003 setup ...
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Switch SATA disks in DELL PowerEdge R410

I need a 1U rackserver for hosting a website running on Windows Server and MS SQL. I plan to have a SSD drive for the system and SQL database and a large 1-2 TB standard SATA HDD for a lot of ...
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Temperamental remote desktop… over LAN?

this is a bit of a shot in the dark, but maybe somebody has experienced this before and can help... I have a feeling it's probably something very simple, but I just don't have the experience to ...
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SATA Drive Replacement on Dell PowerEdge R410

I just talked to our Dell rep about purchasing some PowerEdge R410s and R510s and he made a comment that the SATA drives are 'special' and can't be replaced by aftermarket drives because of some ...
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PowerEdge 6650 disk issues

Here's a weird one I've been fighting for a while. I've got a old out-of-warranty Dell PowerEdge 6650 server with a PERC 3/DC RAID controller controlling four newer (maybe a year old) Fujitsu 136GB ...
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Does anyone know if “SATA II” drives are compatible with a Dell SAS 5i/R?

I want to buy some cheaper HDs for our server (it will have practically zero HD access) but I plan to put them into a RAID 1 config, just for peace of mind. Our server is a second-hand PowerEdge 860, ...
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Innaccessible Boot Device BSOD - 0x0000007B

I have a Dell Poweredge 1750 that until yesterday was booted up, and seemed ok. It then froze, and on restarting, was presented with BSOD - Innaccessible Boot Device - 0x0000007B Obviously, I've ...
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How to make Server bootable CD?

I need to upgrade firmware in two RAID controllers on my Dell PowerEdge 1950 server running Win2008 64bit, this is required to be done from DOS because the driver gives me an error " You cannot ...
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Help with video streaming configuration is needed

my client got Dell PowerEdge 1950 server with 6GB ram and quadcore cpu installed. There is Flash Media Server 3.52 running on the server on Win2008. External storage Dell MD1000 connected to this ...
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PowerEdge Server with a *single* x64 Opteron… bad idea?

I'm currently taking stock of our server before we add a new one. I wasn't involved in its purchase (before my time) but the more I learn about its specifications the more concerned I am. Note: ...
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How can I set a custom text on the LCD display on Dell PowerEdge servers

Does someone know a way of showing custom text there? Using the omconfig script from Dell does not work for me for some reason, but I don't want to install 80MB of Java and webserver and whatever ...
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Orange / Amber flashing light on a Dell Poweredge 2450 / 2550?

This morning, I noticed this light was flashing on the Dell PowerEdge 2450 and 2550 that we have in our rack - No warnings as far as i can see on screen... Any ideas as to what it might be?
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Dell PowerEdge: powersaving BIOS settings differences

I'm closing in on purchasing a Dell PowerEdge R710 rack server and am curious to know the difference between Dell's power saving bios setting and their performance bios setting. Should I be concerned ...
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Poweredge 2650 is it 64 bit capable?

I'm trying to figure out whether a poweredge 2650 server is 64 bit capable? It has 2xIntel xeon processors @ 3.2ghz L2:512kb L3:1MB I believe manufactured sometime in 2004. cat /proc/cpuinfo ...
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How to update X25-E SSD firmware in PowerEdge 2900 with PERC 5/i

How to update the X25-E SSD firmware in a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with aPERC 5/i RAID controller? In other words, how to make the two SSD's visible to a firmware boot disk as such, when the RAID ...
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Are there any tricks for installing a hot swap drive in a Poweredge 2900

I just bought a bought a couple of new drives from Dell for a Poweredge 2900 server. I installed them in the hot swap caddy and am attempting to install. My understanding is I can just remove the ...
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Does Dell Poweredge SC1425 need proprietary memory?

We have a Dell Poweredge SC1425 which we're trying to upgrade to serve as an emergency backup, and having no luck finding memory that works with it. The 2gb that's in there works fine - it's when we ...
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Poweredge 2650 RAC Card setup

I have a Poweredge 2650 with RAC 3.37 installed. Recently acquired the server and I have found some difficulty in setting up the RAC. On booting normally you can setup the IP, Gateway, Netmask and ...
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Dell OpenManage Server Administrator - doesn't display storage devices

I'm running CentOS 5 on a Dell PowerEdge R200. I have installed OpenManage Server Administrator specifically to monitor the HDDs (x2 250GB RAID1) in the machine and alert of any issues or failures. I ...
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Install 2.5" SSD drives into PowerEdge 2950

I have a PowerEdge 2950 (not III) rack-mounted server with a 3.5" SAS backplane. I'd like to put one or two Intel X25-M drives into it for hosting of a few virtual servers on faster disk. Can this be ...
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Are PERC 5/i RAID controller drivers available and easily installed on Ubuntu 9.04?

We are looking to migrate a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with PERC 5/i RAID controller from an aging Windows 2000 Server installation to a modern Linux distro, probably Ubuntu 9.04. I have come across some ...