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

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Can I install linux has the host in a dell poweredge server (r710)? [closed]

I might have a deal on dual six core poweredge server and I'm about to go test its performance but I'm wondering few things which I can't find answers for, and I can't test them before buying the ...
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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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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 R510 backplane/LSI RAID card

I've been tasked to price up and order a new server. My plans are for a Dell Poweredge R510 with the 8 HDD option, an LSI 9265-8i RAID card, two Dell 600GB 15k 3.5" SAS drives in RAID 1, and six Intel ...
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what difference do different NICs make?

I am in the process of buying a dell server hosting a database and a web application and a low volume website. I am wondering what differences do the NICs make? Dell is quoting me with a Broadcom ...
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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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What means “BP Bottom Temp” [closed]

I am administering a legacy Dell Poweredge 2650 Server. I am doing a routine maintenance check using Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. When navigating to System > Main System Chassis > ...
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Do all PowerEdge servers have thermal CPU protection?

Cant seem to find anyhting about it. I could test it tho, but a quicky for anyone having the answer. Do all PowerEdge servers have a upper CPU temp limit for shutting down? I'm currently playing with ...
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Dell PowerEdge r710 figuring how to test my Power Connect 6224 Fiber Ports [closed]

Hi i have been trying to figure out why i cannot view my power connect via fiber. I have connected it to my fiber card not sure what card it is at the moment but besides the point all im trying to do ...
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What is the difference between Dell Bios and Dell firmware?

On the Dell Support site, looking on the available downloads for my old server, I see both Dell Bios Update - Optional 5/23/2008 A07 and Dell-Firmware - Recommended 9/4/2007 A.04, A04 What is ...
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Create image of 2008 R2

I'm trying to create an image of a Dell PowerEdge T320 server that can be used for future backups in case anything occurs with this server. Originally I tried to create a bartPE and use ghost32.exe in ...
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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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Should I install some OS on Dell EqualLogic PS4100 array to use it as storage only? [closed]

I have Dell PowerEdge Server R710 on which I installed ESXi. I also have a storage array, Dell EqulLogic PS4100. I would like to use my array as the storage only, I mean, using ESXi with vCenter ...
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Dell Power Edge 2950 upgrade from 4GB to 32GB - says no memory

I removed the original 4 x 1GB memory from our Dell Poweredge 2950 server (we have 2 Xeon quadcore processors). I then added 8 x 4GB RAM. When booting, the server gives a message saying no memory ...
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Dell Poweredge 1800 hangs on bios screen [closed]

I recently inherited a Dell Poweredge 1800 server and I'm trying currently to get it working. It's been offline for over a year now and I've no idea what might have been/what is wrong. I tried booting ...
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Is Dell Poweredge 2950 faster than Dell Poweredge R820? [closed]

I have a 10 year old Dell Poweredge 2950 that will be replaced with a Dell Poweredge R820. Both of these machines are set up as a Virtual Machine Host Running Hyper-V. Both Operating Systems are ...
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Dell Power Edge R515 - Replacing a Bad Hard Drive in a RAID

I've ordered a new hard drive to replace a bad one in a Dell Power Edge R515. The manual covers obvious topics regarding physical replacing of hard drives, but I've never done this before on a ...
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VMware eSXi 5.1 on Dell R420 Poweredge [closed]

I am very new to VMware and its setup. Recently, my company purchased a Dell R420 server which has VMware eSXi 5.1 factory installed. It comes with 2 LOM NIC ports at the rear and from the Dell ...
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two 1u servers or one 2u server [closed]

I was task to propose new servers. Given a budget that I can purchase either two 1u servers or one 2u server, which one should I go for? eg. 1u -> server Dell R310, 2u server -> Dell R710 Any pro ...
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heatsink holder on motherboard cracked [closed]

I have an old Dell Poweredge 830 server. I just moved about 250 miles, and in that process broke something in the server. After some issues with the CPU fan not slowing down I realized that one of ...
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VMware ESXi 5 licensing and hardware recommendation [closed]

I need to get visualization development machine where I will have a bunch of linux virtual machines that are not resource hungry. I expect that I would have around 10-15 virtual machines with 2-4 G ...
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Poweredge 6800 operating system [closed]

Can I put Ubuntu 14.04 LOS on this? Dell site says only Windows 2003 server? KVM board blocks any upgrades by blocking the USB and CDROM device from working?
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dell poweredge r900 hard drive max limit [closed]

Hey all I am in the market to buy a home server and ive been looking at different configurations and found the R900 having the best bang for the buck. However it concerns me that it states on dells ...
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Does Dell PowerEdge R710 support Win 2012 Server [closed]

Is it possible to install win 2012 server on Dell power edge R710...? Explain
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RAM Warning R815 DELL [closed]

I tried to set a R815 DELL server with 192GB capacity. The problem is that when I turned on the server the following warning message appeared : warning : the installed memory configuration is not ...
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Dell PowerEdge t710 raid configuration for newbie

My company bought a Dell PowerEdge t710 server with: 48 GB ram 4x4 GB ethernet ports. RAID 5 for PERC H700 4 x 1TB, SATA, 3.5-in, 7.2K RPM Hard Drive (Hot Plug) My job is to configure Hyper-V ...
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Drive fault was asserted DELL [closed]

i have a DELL PowerEdge 2950 Server whit raid for 3 HDD. A friend whit a HP Proliant server which has broken, come to my help, to save information from the hard drive only had. When i put on my server ...
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Dell Poweredge DRAC through VGA and keyboard? [closed]

I recently purchased a used PowerEdge C1100 on ebay. It supposedly has DRAC. I'm a complete newb when it comes to these things. I figured it'd be somewhat like a normal PC :P I'm finding that a ...
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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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Unable to install ESX on Dell Poweredge R415 [closed]

An ISO to install ESX on a Dell Poweredge server has been downloaded and copied to an external hard drive. Boot from USB was enabled as follows: F2 (Entering System Setup) Boot Settings USB Flash ...
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How to know the maximum capacity of memory/RAM of a server? [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge T410 and have installed 16Gb RAM for it. I don't know if I can extend it to 32Gb, 64Gb, ... RAM on this server corresponding to my customized configuration So my question ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 - how to assign IP address to 4 available NICs and iDRAC? [closed]

I have a DellPowerEdge R710 server, brand new, with no configuration. How can I assign the IP address to its 4 NICs and iDRAC? Thanks! I would like to install ESXi 5.5 on that server and be able to ...