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

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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: ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Xeon sockets and interoperability (upgrading)

So it looks like for the most part Xeon motheboard sockets are fairly standardized. If I order a new server with a Xeon proc would I be able to expect to upgrade to any processor in the Xeon family ...
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Get error (Repair Filesystem) 1 # when I install 4 new Hard drives in RedHat Linux 5 on a Dell PowerEdge 2900

I am using a Dell PowerEdge 2900 running RedHat 5. I had 4 drives in the system using RAID 5; I purchased and installed 4 more drives keeping the configuration the same. Set up the Virtual disks in ...
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Removing RAID on a DELL power-edge server

We have a Dell Power-edge T110 server, with either a PERC S100 or S300 raid controller (I suspect S100), and 2 x 500GB SATA hard discs. These discs are running in RAID-1 configuration, (either 1 or 2 ...
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what are the ways to retrieve Power measurements of a Dell cluster (lot of questions)

I have to get power measurements of a dell cluster (Linux OS) running a specific workload , with an interval of 1 second (retrieveing power values every second) . I can either use Windows or Linux as ...
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Dell DRAC console sessions won't time out

I've got a Dell DRAC 5 card connected to a PowerEdge 2900. I've used the console redirect successfully before, but presently the "console redirection" section shows "Active Sessions" = 2, so it won't ...
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SATA SSD in Dell Server

I have a Dell R815 (PDF LINK), which has 6 2.5" bays. I would like to put some Intel X25-E in the spare bays, but have been cautioned that they may not fit since they are SATA and the bays are ...
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Reconfiguring RAID 1 Array after Replacing RAID Controller

I just replaced the RAID controller in a PowerEdge 1850 is their a way to recreate the RAID config from the old RAID controller without having to wipe the drives and rebuild the array from scratch?
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RAID 5 setup not being noticed with Windows Server 2008 R2

I have just received a new DELL PowerEdge R310 Server and according to my job I need to set up all 4 500GB drives to run using the RAID 5 configuration. When I go into the controller configuration ...
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Can a failed SAS10K be hotswapped with a SAS15K?

I have a Dell Poweredge 1950 with 4 146Gb SAS 10K configured in RAID 10. One of em failed. Is it possible to hotswap it with a 146Gb+ SAS 15K (which i plan to nab from an unused HP proliant) ? If ...
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Disable hyperthreading from within Linux (no access to BIOS)

I have a system running a financial trading application at a remote facility. I do not have access to the ILO/DRAC, but need to disable hyperthreading. The system runs Intel Nehalem 3.33GHz X5680 ...
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Terrible Performance with SATA Drives on Dell PowerEdge, steps to troubleshoot?

I had asked this question earlier and the question went missing so here it is again. Bought a DELL Poweredge 2950 to use as in-house QA Server. Disk performance is beyond terrible, 1000-4000 ms ...
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Experience of replacing fans in Dell Poweredge 1850

I've recently aquired a Dell Poweredge 1850 (1U rackmount server). Spec wise, it's great for what I need it for (running VMWare with a few VMs, pfSense firewall etc). The problem is it's not going to ...
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Dell Poweredge 2600 RAID Transfer How-to

Help, please! Hardware: Dell Poweredge 2600 PERC 4/Di 4 SCSI Drives, 1 standalone 3 in a RAID 5 configuration OS: Windows 2000 Server In other words, a ...
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Will any SAS drive work in a Dell PowerEdge server?

If I bought a Dell 2950 or 2650, for example, and it has no drives in it (from say an auction). Will any SAS drive I get work in it? I ask because they vary so much in price. Some drives are $150 ...
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Slow open() system call on linux

We've been having problems with our Samba fileserver running on Debian Etch with Linux kernel 2.6.16. It's an old Dell PowerEdge 2650 server, but it's never had a problem like this before, and the ...
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DELL PowerEdge 2850 - How to change PEDC 4e/Di from RAID-0 to Raid-1?

SERVER : PE 2850 RC: PEDC 4e/Di Raid Config: Raid-0 (Current) Disk: 2 X 300GB I have very little in this server space, Recently I got a server PE 2850 and trying to change the RAID configuration ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server - Ethernet port semi-functional

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server: First it had Fedora 12 with Amahi Home Server on it, then I installed Windows Server 2003 Standard on top of it. The ethernet port worked for Fedora and Server 2003, but ...
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Do I have to buy a SAS hd from Dell to work with a PERC 5 in PE1950

Is it true that for SAS hd to work with a PERC 5 controller it must have a special firmware on it put in by Dell which forces you to buy a hd only from them. The hd that came with the server is a ...
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CentOS 5.2 not detecting Raid 1 on new Dell R710

I've tried recreating the RAID, but every time I get to the section of the installation where it asks which hard drive to use, it claims there are none available. I currently have two 300GB Seagate ...
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Dell R710 Mem ECC Warning: Memory sensor, transition to critical from less severe

I purchased a DELL R710 Server, and it consistently produces memory error warnings: "Normal","Tue Jan 18 2011 03:46:33","System Board SEL: Event Log sensor for System Board, log cleared was ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 III running XenServer with 2 VMs gets sluggish after a week and needs rebooted?

It has weird hangs and then random CPU spikes that do a ton at once. While remoted into the VMs I get an update all at once then it hangs for another 20 seconds. When it lets it go through I get a CPU ...
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Ubuntu PowerEdge T110

I just got a Dell PowerEdge T110 server. I moved the boot order to CD - HDD - NIC, then installed Ubuntu 10.10, Desktop Ed. I chose install alongside other OS (even though there was none), then chose ...
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Dell R510 vs R710 [closed]

the Dell R510 and R710 can both hold regular configurations (e.g. X5650, 24 GB RAM, etc.) and these usually come out to about the same price. Is there a particular reason why one would choose the ...
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Recommended Procedure and Toolset for Server Migration

Old dell poweredge 2800 with a 2 drive SCSI mirror on an Adaptec 39160 SCSI controller. (2) 146GB UW SCSI HDDs, (1 failed). New Dell T100 with PERCS300 controller & 3 Drive RAID 5. Best way to ...
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Dell Server Running Vmware. How do I know when mirrored RAID fails?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T710 w/ an integrated PERC H700 RAID controller. I am running two 500 gig hard drives off the machine in a mirrored raid. The entire machine is running VMWare ESXI 4 and I ...
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What's the right RAID Controller for my Dell Server?

I don't quite understand the significance of differences between the various Dell RAID controllers for my scenario, it would be great if you guys could help me choosing the right one. I don't want to ...
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Dell Poweredge SC1420 server - NOISE [closed]

Does anyone know if Dell Poweredge SC1420 server is very loud to put in a home closet?
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SATA drive not recognized when installing RHEL 5.1 on PowerEdge R410

Here's my setup: Dell R410 with Perc S100 (software) raid controller on an Intel ICH10R chipset The first problem is that the Perc S100 is only supported on windows. I'm trying to install RHEL 5.1. ...
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Can't find the 2nd CPU

Linux, Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS I have a (quite old) server (Dell PowerEdge 1650) with two CPUs. I have used it for over a year without any problems. One week ago the server crashed, I was unable to find ...
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Boot from CD on Dell PowerEdge 1850

I just purchased a refurbished DELL PowerEdge 1850. When I first turn it on, it automatically goes to the Intel Boot Agent to look for a PXE boot. I want to install Ubuntu 10 Server from the CD and ...
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RAID 10 Configuration: 6 x 146GB 15K RPM or 4 x 300 GB 15K RPM?

I am building a Windows 2008 R2 server which will host both Microsoft SQL databases and websites on IIS. Most likely a Dell R710. I want to go with a RAID 10 for a mix of security and speed. I don't ...
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Dell Power Edge 2850 running slow on 1 drive?

Would a dell poweredge 2850 running in a Raid 1 (mirroring) config run in a reduced performance state if one of the drives break? We're waiting on a replacement drive and getting numerous errors. Does ...