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VMware installation error on Dell PE R715

We have just purchased 2 x Dell Power Edge R715 with the PERC H700 raid contoller, each machine has 6 x 300GB SAS drives. I have set 2 drives up in raid 0 and 4 drives in raid 10 on each machine, but ...
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PERC 6/i RAID on Dell R710: Slow disk… RAID10 on single controller?

There are multiple questions here - but it starts with this: we've a Dell PowerEdge R710 with a PERC 6/i RAID controller (or controllers) in a RAID10 configuration. The system is running Ubuntu ...
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Grub loading Error 22, on trying to boot second hand Dell 1950 server

I bought a Dell PE 1950 on Ebay, the post runs through showing the SAS 5 controller and two hard drives, but then it hangs at Grub loading ... Error 22. I want to put Windows web server 2008 on it, ...
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How To Get Notified When Hard Drives Fail In Dell PowerEdge Servers

I have a Dell PowerEdge R415 and R515 and wondering how I can be alerted remotely when a hard drive fails in either server? Both are running RAID, so I need to be notified, so I can swap out the drive....
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How do I reset or remotely access a Dell Power Edge 1955 blade chassis

I have recently acquired two Dell Power Edge 1855 chassis and a bunch of 1955 blades. One unit worked right away after being plugged in and cabled to the switch. The second one, however, does not ...
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Dell OpenManage says my firmware is too old?

My Dell OpenManage Server Administrator application has an alert and is telling me my firmware (and driver?) versions are not high enough. Should I be concerned / what issue might this cause? I ...
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Why is my server's SAS drive 147 GB when most are 146 GB or does that matter?

I need to replace a failed drive in my Dell server's RAID 1 configuration. I pulled the drive and it's a Hitachi Ultrastar 15000rpm / SAS 147 GB. The supplier I usually order from only has SAS 15k ...
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Which RAID controller for Dell Poweredge 1950?

I have a Dell 1950 config as per this service tag 1PLMP2J i.e. its only got the built in SAS controller, which I want to use in a RAID 1 config for the 2x SAS 146 HDD (and to add addional drives in ...
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Dell Poweredge R410 replace PERC S100 with PERC 6i

I want to replace the PERC S100 RAID Controller with a PERC6i to be able to use 4 SAS harddrives instead of only SATA drives. What exactly do I need for this, what I've got so far: PERC6i PCIe x8 ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 RAID Battery - what kind?

What kind of battery do I need for a Dell PowerEdge 1950 RAID? I am seeing an error code W1228 on the front which means <24 hours for the RAID battery. Per the Dell manual it says I need to ...
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PowerEdge 1955 Blade Switches - PowerConnect 5316m

I currently working on a project to expand my companies storage while virtualizing our infrastructure. One road block I'm running into at the moment is trying to figure out conceptually how the blade ...
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Windows Server 2008 occasional connection drops troubleshooting

I'm seeing occasional (2 or 3 times/day) "connection drops" on a Windows Server 2008 R2 physical server, running on a Dell R710. I use the term "connection drops" because I don't know how to describe ...
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Dell PowerEdge - Advanced ECC vs Optimized for 8GB RAM

We are buying new Dell R410 servers, and I'm trying to figure out the best RAM performance we can get. Dell offers the following choices: 8GB Memory (8x1GB), 1333MHz Single Ranked UDIMMs for 2 ...
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Install Windows 2000 Server on new Dell hardware

I'll be contacting Dell as well with this question but I was wondering if anyone has had any experience installing Windows 2000 Server on a new Dell Rack server? I'm looking at either the Dell ...
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After a week of smooth running, my Dell t310 servername reverted to the service tag and screwed everything up!

Has this happened to anyone else? Began having a tremedous amount of problems with our brand new Dell SBS 2011 T310 server and after nearly 15 hours will Dell support, they determined that the server ...
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How do I configure hardware raid in a Poweredge 2850?

I just bought a Dell Poweredge 2850 from Craigslist and for the most part I'm happy with it's $300 price-tag, but I cannot figure out where to configure the embedded hardware raid... I've seen online ...
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Adding a single 300Gb SCSI drive to poweredge 2850

I have a 2850 setup with 3 146Gb drives, two partitions 1 12GB system with server 2003 sp2 and 1 261Gb Data. I am strapped on disk space on the data partition having to push data around. I wanted to ...
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Will older Dell rails work on the newer 11G servers?

We have a Dell Poweredge 1950 that came with Dell Rapid Rails. These are the tool-less mounting rails for 4 post square hole racks. We have some new Dell Poweredge R610s on the way. We were hoping to ...
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Dell Poweredge 1850 Raid setup

I have a Dell PE 1850 that I am trying to get RAID setup on. During boot the system sees two hard drives at HBA 0 and 1 but then when it prompts me for Raid setup press Ctl-M and I do and enter the ...
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Can I do a Raid 5 with a SAS6i/R?

I have a PowerEdge 2970 server with a: SAS6i/R Integrated Controller for PowerEdge 2950/2970, x6 Backplane http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/cables/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=corp&...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 firmware upgrade bricked DRAC 5

We recently tried to upgrade the firmware on a DRAC 5 in a Poweredge 2950 with the latest "Update package for Red Hat Linux" as available here. This failed half way though with an error and ...
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Dell 2950 Ram Upgrade

We have a Dell 2950 III with 4x4GB of RAM and a single Xeon E5430 processor. We would like to upgrade with another 16GB of RAM (4x4GB) but can't determine whether we would need to add a second ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

Sorry about this silly question. I am more of a programmer than a system ad. One of my colleagues gave me a Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server which I would like to use for some number crunching and sql ...
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How do I migrate disks from one Dell PE 2850 to another?

I had a Dell PE 2850 die and I need to move its SCSI disks over to another PE 2850. These disks were in RAID1. I tried moving them over and just hoping the PERC would do the right thing, but it didn'...
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Location of Windows COA sticker on Dell PowerEdge R710

I'm asking somebody at a remote location to find the Windows Product key / Certificate of Authenticity for a Dell PowerEdge R710 that shipped with Windows Server 2008. Where should I ask them to look?...
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DELL Power edge 2900 reinstallation [closed]

we are looking forward to upgrade our DELL power edge server to windows 2003 64bit operating system, however now it requires to start from scratch. unfortunately i do not have the driver or start up ...
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Intsalling Linux on PowerEdge R410 via USB

I’m hoping someone can help me with the following issue. I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 and basically the Optical Drive has failed when I have been given the server. I have installed 2 SATA drives and ...
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Downloading Dell PowerEdge drivers as .inf

I'm using nLite to modify the Windows Server 2003 install media to include the drivers for the PowerEdge R410. I have downloaded all the drivers from Dell's website. All of the drivers I have ...
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Problems installing OS on Dell PowerEdge R410

I have inherited a Dell PowerEdge R410 and no disks. I have downloaded the Dell Systems Build and Update Utility for the R410 and booted from the optical drive. In the management console you have the ...
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Is there a centralised server management tool for dell systems?

I've heard of the OpenManage stuff, but from what I've read you need a windows app called "IT Assistant" to connect to all your OSMA agents on the servers. Is there an open source / *nix friendly ...
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iDRAC 6 Express unable to authenticate

I recently tried to use a Dell iDRAC 6 Express for the first time on a PowerEdge T310. I logged in using the default username and password and clicked around a few of the screens. Suddely the login ...
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R710 & MD1220 PERC questions

I'm purchasing a new database server (R710) with a direct attached storage (MD1220) device behind it. I'm not up to date on the latest RAID technologies and needed some advice. The MD1220 I've ...
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PowerEdge Servers - Is the HotSwap Caddy Required? [closed]

I have a: PowerEdge 2970 Server Currently has just 1 160GB 7.2K RPM Serial ATA 3Gbps 3.5-in HotPlug Hard Drive I need to add 1-2 more hardrives. I found this one: http://www.xbyte.com/ProductDesc....
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Windows Server 2003 can't find RAID array during install on Dell PowerEdge 2850

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003 Web Edition on a Dell Poweredge 2850. I've configured the RAID following these instructions: http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2007-August/...
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can I use US servers in Europe?

I have a couple of Dell Poweredge R200 coloed in the US and thinking to move some of them to Europe. I am wondering if this is possible without modification (regarding 110 vs 230 voltage difference)? ...
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add virtual drives (raid) without needing to reboot dell h700

Is it possible to add a virtual drive without needing to reboot the computer? Or actually what I really want, is some way to just pop in harddrives (using the hotswaps in the backplane), and start ...
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How can I upgrade my processor from X3065 to X3220?

I have a Dell Poweredge R200 server which has an ancient Xeon 3065 processor. I see in the servers specs that it can accommodate Xeon 3200 series, but not sure if I buy a bare-boned Xeon 3220 ...
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What is the life expectency of Dell Poweredge R200? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long do servers usually last? I know there are many factors involved to determine the life expectancy of a server. As far as I know it is guaranteed for 3 years but a ...
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What IP KVM suits me? [closed]

I have a single Dell poweredge R-200 server in collocation. I need to be able to monitor devices to be aware of any possible failures. I am particularly worried about my ageing hard disks. Some nice ...
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R610 redundant power supply

We are installing Dell Poweredge R610 servers with redundant powersupply's: High Output Power Supply Redundant, 717W So each server has two power supplies. I'm trying to figure out whether ...
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Dell Poweredge R710 memory mode

Dell Poweredge R710 offers 16GB memory (4x4GB) in Advanced ECC mode for two processes. Can I reconfigure it as Optimized mode in BIOS, even though apparently each socket only has two channels ...
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Can a Dell Poweredge R200 server be connected to HP D2600 Storageworks Disk Enclosure?

Can I setup a Dell Poweredge R200 server to use a HP D2600 Storageworks Disk enclosure by using a controller such as PERC 6e or the HP p412 / p410 (??) or other compatible controller in the Dell R200? ...
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Recover data from PERC 6/i RAID5 array using software RAID

I have 4 hard drives from a RAID5 array from a Dell server that suffered physical damage to the PERC 6/i RAID controller card. The 4 disks themselves are undamaged and I've created 4 disk images ...
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Performance gain on upgrading from Xeon quad core 1.6GHz to 3.1Ghz

What kind of performance gain can I expect to see when doubling my processor speed? I have a Dell 2950 with (2) quad core 1.6GHz processors and am considering upgrading to (2) quad core 3.1GHZ ...
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What kind of Ram for IIS sites that use a lot of memory?

I have a server where each site in IIS 7.5 stores all of it's settings in memory. So I tend to eat up a lot of RAM. I need to order a new server and I was wondering what kind of Memory configuration ...
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How do I replace hard drives in a Dell PowerEdge 1950

My Dell PowerEdge 1950 has 2x 3.5inch 146Gb SAS attached to a PERC 5/I Raid controller card in a raid1 configuration. I want to replace these with 2x 2TB SATA drives which the Dell documentation ...
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Fresh Debian Squeeze (6) Installation - Very High Ram Usage

We've got a new server provisioned, and are experiencing high ram usage, without information on the usage in either htop / top nor in a python memory script found (http://www.pixelbeat.org/scripts/...
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Why won't a Dell PowerEdge R310 support 16GB RAM in a 4x 4GB RDIMM configuration?

I am trying to upgrade a Dell R310 from the 1GB RAM that it came with (1 stick - 1GB UDIMM - Hynix part number HMT112U7BFR8C) to 16GB using 4 x 4GB Dual Rank RDIMM 1333MHz memory modules purchased ...
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Protecting an older Exchange server

I have a server on one of my networks that is running Exchange 2003. Yes, we will be upgrading to 2010 in about 6 months with new hardware and all, but for now I need to make sure this is stable and ...
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VMWare ESXi and PERC H200, storage over 2TB

I need to create a 6TB RAID10 array for one of our applications. On our server, the Dell R515, we have (6) 2TB drives configured in RAID10. I know that VMWare only suppors 2TB per LUN. I'm ...