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Unpredictable Boot Failure of Dell 2950 II

We recently purchased a refurbished Dell 2950 II to use as a development box in our lab. After installing the OS (Debian Wheezy) and booting for the first time, I received the following errors in the ...
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Server is assigned IP by GUID rather than MAC address in DHCP

I recently installed 8 new Dell PowerEdge c6220 II servers with dual 10G ports with CentOS 6. Each server has a DHCP reservation configured from a Microsoft 2003 DHCP server. I am using a Bootutil ...
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Linux won't boot after install for Dell PowerEdge 2850 in SCSI Mode

I was successfully able to install CentOS 6.5 x86_64 Minimal from CD, and setup software raid during the install steps, after having set the Dell PowerEdge 2850 to SCSI Mode which enabled CentOS to ...
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Dell T-420 with Perc 310 controller - how do controller channels map to physical drive bays

The Perc 310 has two SAS controller connectors, SAS-A and SAS-B. Each of these supports which has 4 internal mini-SAS, providing a total of eight lanes of PCI Express. Question is how do these two ...
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Which DRAC 5 P/N is needed/better for a PowerEdge 1950 III? [closed]

From my own research, I've seen two different P/Ns for DRAC5 cards. The two P/Ns I've seen are 0WW126/G8593. What is the difference and which would be best to use with my server?
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Dell H310 RAID controller in PowerEdge 2950 III

Is anyone able to confirm whether the Dell H310 RAID controller will happily live in a PowerEdge 2950 III? It's a PCI Express 2.0 8x card. I see reports of the H700 in the 2950, which is the same ...
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Replacement Alternative for Dell FY606 in a Poweredge T105

I have recently upgraded my Poweredge T105 server to use a SAS 6/ir RAID controller. Unfortunately, I did not realize at the time that adding the card would cause the BIOS to complain about a missing ...
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Problems installing windows server 2003 on a Dell PowerEdge 1800

I have a dell poweredge 1800 that I have set up to raid 5 and the array is fine, I then install the build and update utility from media it then prompts me for the open manage server administrator v6.5 ...
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Dedicated GPU in Dell PowerEdge C1100

We recently purchased a Dell PowerEdge C1100 off lease with the initention of using it for graphics processing. We installed an AMD HD 7000 series GPU in it that runs off of board power and it sends ...
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How do I install my drives in the PowerEdge 2850

Just purchased a "fully functional" PowerEdge 2850 server on Ebay, but, it arrived without any drives! So much for "fully functional"! Anyway, I have drives arriving today. I only have 4 caddies, but,...
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Dell Perc5/E not recognized in Dell Poweredge 1950

I'have ordered new Dell Perc5/E and new PCIe risers to my server Dell Poweredge 1950 III. I am trying to connect MD1000 to the server, but the server does not recognize Perc5/E, nothing to see in boot ...
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Dell PowerEdge 750 BIOS Update Caused Black Screen in Ubuntu 12.04

We've got a stack of Dell PowerEdge 750 servers that our boss bought at auction or something. Anyway, I've been trying to get them in working condition. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on one and then ...
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Dell Perc5/E and Poweredge 1950 PCI-X

Today I have been to my datacenter and could not put Perc5/E into PCI-X card, there is like 0,5mm difference in card length, so physically it does not fit. Do I need PCIe for this Perc? Btw. when ...
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Dell r900 and SFP+ HBA

I'm trying to pair up the parts and pieces to get an already purchased Dell Equallogic PS6010E going, with a couple existing Dell r900 servers for ESXi 5.0,and keep running into show-stoppers. The ...
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Will a PowerEdge 2970 still find HD's without RAID memory stick?

So, I purchased a refurb P/E 2970, but the RAID RAM stick is missing. When it boots, I get the error "RAID Adapter - Memory Error" (something like that). I've tried using the "Server Assistant" and ...
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Dell H710P, Non-Dell SSDs, and RAID Failures

As long as a non-Dell drive is recognized by the H710P controller, and I'm able to set it up in a RAID, will RAID errors with regard to the non-Dell drives be reported? I setup a RAID10 (16 x 256GB ...
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Poweredge 2900 Failed to boot utility partition

How to (re)install utility partition for a Dell Poweredge 2900? Where is installed this?
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Enable Dell PowerEdge 830 withoud CD Rom drive to boot unattended

I removed the cd rom drive from a Dell PowerEdge 830 Now it does not start unattended anymore. It boots normal, then halts at a line that says "strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup". F1 would work ...
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Dell Poweredge R710 Vmware Stand-by Mode slow to boot back up

I currently have Vmware ESXI 5 cluster with Dell Poweredge R710 hosts. I was told that its possible when a host goes into stand-by to have a "quick-boot" when it comes out. At this time I am waiting 7+...
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Dell PowerEdge R210 running VMware ESX 4.1 losing access to local disks

Every month of so, one of my server running VMware 4.1 became unresponsive. The only way to get it back up was to do a hard reboot. When this happened I could connect to VMware but was not able to do ...
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Connecting HP storageworks to Dell poweredge R720 [closed]

Can HP storageworks 1/8 G2 tape autoloader be connected to a Dell poweredge R720 server?
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Dell Poweredge 2900 SAS Raid 1 Data Consistency Check Failure

We have at work a Powerdge with two SAS drivers in a RAID1 configuration, it's been like this since way before I started but today we started getting disk access errors on the console so I took a look....
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Dell 2970 - HP 1/8 G2 autoloader keeps falling off LSI 2032 SCSI chain

I've a somewhat irritating problem with a Dell 2970 that has a HP 1/8 G2 autoloader (the Ultrium LTO 2 model) attached to the Dell/LSI 2032 non-RAID SCSI card. In essence, sometimes the autoloader/...
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Merging unallocated space to existing partition in Raid5

I have Dell PowerEdge Server T310 built with a Raid5 (3 x 300gb) Windows Server 2008 R2 SAS controller PERC H700. I have recently added a 4th drive 300gb thru Dell’s application “Openmanage”. The ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 PERC 6/i not recognising any drives

I've just recieved a second hand PowerEdge 2950 with a PERC 6/i raid controller and the sata disks that used to be in the machine. However when I power up the machine the controler will not see the ...
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Remote Power On and IPMI Poweredge 2950

I have a poweredge 2950 server with a drac card that supports ipmi that i have set to share the connection with one of the nics but has a separate ip address. It is running esxi as the os and I was ...
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dell idrac6 allow access to one IP address

I have a dell R410 with dell idrac6 (Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 - Enterprise) which is in a data center in another country. I configured my idrac with public ip address but I have to ...
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Where can I start to diagnose why I occasionally cannot connect to a server

I have a Dell Poweredge T310 with the default (free) NIC. I've got Ubuntu server 11.10 installed and I am running into a problem where at times I cannot connect to the server through any port. Whether ...
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OMSA killed DRAC

I used to be able to use both OMSA and DRAC at the same time on my PE1950. I've updated the OMSA recently and DRAC is not accessible right after starting "Systems Management Data Engine". Shutting ...
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How many VMs can I run? [closed]

My setup up: Dell PowerEdge M610 (6 Blades) Three of these: 2 x Intel Xeon E5540 8 Physical cores 16 Logical cores 16 GB of RAM Three of these: 1 x Intel Xeon E5640 4 Physical cores 8 Logical ...
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1 TB SATA HDD on a Dell Poweredge sc1420?

Can anyone tell me if I can use an standard 1 TB SATA HDD on a Dell Poweredge SC1420? Let's say this one: http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=61389&CatId=2459 ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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How to resolve Dell Poweredge 2850 boot error

In the POST sequence I get the error message 29160 at slot 2 0A:03:00 scsi controller config error. 02 I removed the CDrom drive, could this be the cause? Where do I look to find out whats going on?
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Adding a network card to Dell's PowerEdge R210

The PowerEdge R210 comes with 2 network slots out of the box (+ another one for iDRAC). Is there a way to add another card to have an extra gegabit ethernet slot?
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Dell PowerEdge Server - What is a Maser Daughter Card?

In the inventory of the components of the Dell PowerEdge server that we are wanting to procure, i see the following :- Maser Daughter Card - Quantity 1 Maser SW - Quantity 1 - Am assuming this ...
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Mid Sized Server - Tower - Dell PowerEdge 11G T410 - Usage CONS? [closed]

The configuration of this Dell PowerEdge 11G T410 consists of :- 1 CPU - Intel(R) Quad Core E5520 Xeon(R) CPU, 2.26GHz, 8M Cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI, Turbo 16GB Memory (4x4GB), 1333MHz, Dual Ranked ...
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Dell PE R710 Lifecycle Controller

How would one use the dell lifecycle controller on the new R710 Servers ? I have seen demos on youtube and it can install linux, windows from there without inserting the installation discs ? I am on ...
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Poweredge Sc1425 wont boot after install

I'm trying to install ESXi 4 on a PowerEdge SC1425. I have the Bios set as SATA drives as opposed RAID as the install doesn't detect the raid, I've told it to install on drive 0 and everyhting appears ...
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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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How do I make my dell 2850 recognize its raid volume?

OK I'm not very familiar with raid so I apologize in advance if I don't explain this properly. I have a Dell PE2850 I've been using for a few years as a web server. Recently it complained that one of ...
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RAID 5, 50 or 10 with HOT SPARE Possible…?

I want to go for a Larger storage capacity but getting confused to use RAID Level. As have to reach the required IOPS, still maintain reasonable redundancy and have at least 5TB of logical storage ...
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Does the Dell backplane affect the speed of the drives?

I've already checked the following questions but couldn't find an answer: Does the backplane on an HP server have any impact on the speed of the drives? 3rd party SSD drive in HP Proliant server only ...
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Dell C1100 flashing amber light, no video output

I've been colocating a Dell Poweredge C1100 (CS24-TY) for over a year now, without any issues. The server was pulled out of a working environment and sent to my house, but when booted the server has ...
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Server hangs with the following messages and on reboot starts to check file system automatically?

these were the messages on the system when i took the drac die+8be/8x98 dOithp+8XC4/8X168 dOidiUidEiEPPOP+8X8f/8Xb8 findibusiestigroup+8xSC5/8Xb28 tcpiestablishediopti0n$+8X43/8Xd8 thiCUPPEDtimSS+...
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DELLs iDRAC integrated VNC Server not working with encryption enabled

since I allready posted on two GitHub Communitys about this issue, I will try to keep this as short as possible. The GitHub Postings are added for reference at the end of the post. Im trying to ...