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Can disk drives from a PV MD3220i be moved to a PE R420, and vice-versa?

I've read that some Dell hardware (mostly storage enclosures these days) are picky about drive firmware (i.e. Dell certified drives). But I can't find a definitive answer about swapping Dell-certified ...
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PowerEdge R210 Memory Upgrade

I have a Dell PowerEdge R210 II running with 2GB of memory. I wanted to upgrade the memory to 10GB as I am running ESXi on the machine. I purchased an ECC RAM (2 x 4GB) which allows me to get the RAM ...
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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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JBOD with PERC H810

I'm wondering if anybody has ever used Dell storage products like the MD3220 array in a JBOD configuration. From what I can tell only perc h810 will work for external JBOD but that is not terribly ...
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Can the Dell PowerEdge T320 boot from a USB stick in hard drive emulation mode?

I am trying to install FreeNAS on a Dell PowerEdge T320. I've followed the instructions here (http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/Burning_an_IMG_File) to write the .img file to four different USB sticks ...
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Does Dell server send LLDP packets?

We have some Dell PowerEdge R720 servers running CentOS 6.4. To identify where each server is connected to, we have installed lldpad and configured to send LLDP packet including hostname within the ...
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Hyper V with a DELL MD3000 Poor I/O

Current build is 2 Dell R900 24core each 128GB ram - 8x 144GB 15k 2.5 SAS on a Perc 6i local - 15x 300GB 15K 3.5 SAS in a Raid5 DG 6 VG in the MD3000 using 2x Perc 5e HBA - OS Windows 2012 R2 ...
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Install CentOS on Dell poweredge t420

I have installed CentOS 6.5 on a Dell poweredge t420 and now, i try installing graphical drivers. I found dell driver for Red Hat ED 6 and follow instructions, but the Xorg configuration make an ...
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Disk recovery - virtual disks Raid 1

Have a DELL Poweredge T110 ii with a S100 embedded controller and I just replaced a failed disk. Its a simple mirrored pair and when I assigned the new disk as a Global Spare the rebuilding starts. ...
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Share 2 servers resources within single virtual machine - possible? [duplicate]

I have two physical servers - Dell Power Egde R710. I installed vCenter Server in order to manage both of them, I have created a cluster and added my 2 ESXi (servers) hosts. I created a virtual ...
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2950 internal backup SATA drive

We have a Dell 2950 II with 4 76GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration, running ESXi and 5 virtual machines. The RAID controller is Perc5/i. There is a low transaction rate, so this gives us minimal ...
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Dell Poweredge 2650 RAC Issue

I just got a second hand Dell Poweredge 2650 and its working fine. I can access the embedded remote access controller via the Racadm.exe tool (Under wine) but the web based version of it (Which I ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 enters BIOS setup during each boot

Our Dell PowerEdge R710 enters BIOS setup during each boot. We have to press Esc to continue booting. How can we ensure that the server boots without user intervention? During POST the server does ...
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NVIDIA Tesla K20C in Dell PowerEdge R720xd — power cables

I am trying to put an NVIDIA Tesla K20C into a Dell PowerEdge R720xd. I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the power requirements of the card. First, here is a picture of two pages of the ...
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Drives not shown on a Dell r410 server

So I have just bought a Dell r410 server, without doing my investigation first. It seems that with the current RAID controller (perc s300) I can't install a linux system. It supports only Windows. So ...
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2 identical systems but different harddisk benchmarks results

I have 2 Dell pe2950 with a raid5 configuration. They are identical inconfiguration, however if I do a harddisk benchmark with ATTO Disk Benchmark I get very strange results. Both machines are of ...
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RAID 5 - DELL 2850 and others

I have installed Ubuntu on a DELL 2850 and I have configured an array of 5 disks (SCSI 73GB 10K) in RAID5. I wanted to simulate a drive error so in the middle of something I just took one of the ...
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Disable “System Memory Testing” via OMSA 6.4.0

Is it possible to disable system memory testing via OMSA 6.4.0? I can only find ways to do it using newer versions of OMSA; and I can't even see the setting in 6.4.0. I have quite a few machines that ...
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`arp -a` refreshes its cache, but windows has no connection

I've got a DELL PE 1950 running Windows 2008 R2 Std. Few days ago I lost connectivity to the server (in a rack) Troubleshooting at the console and the switch reveals seemingly good connection, but ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 Drive Bay not showing in SAS Configuration Utility

We have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 in RAID 1. Recently, the drive in Bay 0 began rapidly blinking green (I'm guessing twice per second, indicating "identifying drive"). When I open the SAS ...
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Are missing drivers causing performance issues on my server?

Apparently i have been experiencing slowness on my server:Dell power edge 2970. when am copying large data file from the C to external drive.I have upgraded my ram and do a check disk.The problem ...
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Dell OMSA Authentication Fail on Ubuntu

I am trying to log into an install of Dell OMSA 5 on a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS x64. OMSA is 32bit and is trying to load the 64bit pam modules for authentication. Whatever ...
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Capacity Expansion on PERCH700 RAID-10

I have Dell Poweredge R710 server with PERC H700 Integrated RAID controller. Currently there are 4 SAS 300GB disks in RAID-10 array exposing single volume of 600GB. Server is running VMware ESXi 5.1. ...
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PERC - Create RAID1 from single drive without losing data

I have a PowerEdge 2950. I have one 1TB drive with critical data on it that has been running alone for months, and I want to add a second 1TB drive and make a RAID1 out of these 2 drives, but without ...
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Remote Access Problems with DRAC 5 on Dell PowerEdge 1950

Today I received my first Dell PowerEdge 1950 server with a DRAC 5 card. On my local network I have static configurations on my Linux systems using this for instance: iface eth0 inet static ...
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New HDD swap in SAS 6 ir shows it is missing?

SETUP: Dell Poweredge T410 with Windows Server 2003, SAS 6 IR Raid-1. Both the original drives were Dell Certified Seagate Barracudas for enterprise, 250gb. The new HDD is a Seagate Barracuda 500gb, ...
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Maximum Disk Space Dell PowerEdge 2900 [closed]

What is the maximum disk space I can have for my Dell PowerEdge 2900. I know that the max for the OS partition is 2TB unless you do some special setup but for other volumes what is the max that I can ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS NIC Broadcast Multicast (Link is not up)

We have 3 Dell PowerEdge 2950 Servers. 2 x 3.2GHz 5060 Dual Core 16GB RAM 6x146GB Recently, one of the servers experienced a NIC failure so we decided to replace all the NICs on all three servers ...
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What does message “chassis marginal” mean from VMware ESXi 4.1 SNMP trap on a Dell PowerEdge R710 server?

Wanted to post this here in case anyone else has this issue. We have a Dell PowerEdge R710 running VMWare ESXi 4.1, we got an SNMP trap message via Nagios monitoring: SERVICE CHECK: ...
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Dell PowerEdge R410 Non hot plug HDD change to Hot plug

I got one question: Can I change Dell PowerEdge R410 from version non hot plug to version hot plug? I bought non hot plug version, but I need hot plug? What can I do now? Regards
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Using Dell omconfig with Vyatta

We are running Vyatta Core 6.2, based on Debian Squeeze, on a Dell R710 server. I came across these instructions to install the command line Dell Management utilities: ...
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replacement drive cage for power edge R710

Hi I'm performance tuning a DB server its a Dell R710 there is a very significant I/O bottleneck. Unfortunately the server was purchased with the 6 x 3.5 inch sata configuration which doesn't give me ...
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PERC 5 RAID disk with foreign data

I have a RAID array built with 5 SAS drives (RAID 5). I finally got in the last drive the other day, and, not surprisingly, it has some foreign config on it from the last array it was part of. So I ...
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Running dset on CentOS PowerEdge R710

I noticed our PowerEdge R710 server running CentOS 5.4 had a glowing orange monitor, so I checked the logs in the DRAC: Mem ECC Warning: Memory sensor, transition to critical from less severe ( ...
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Interpreting SQLIO test results

I've been running a series of load tests on a dedicated DB SAN from a pre-production cluster (Dell R710 connecting to a dedicated RAID10 SAN over 2 gigabit ethernet connections), and I'm not sure if ...
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Unknown issue, brings MySQL down and requires a full reboot of the server

Don't know if anyone may have any brainwaves with this one. We have a website that is quiet heavily used (delivers 4+ million pages a month). Runs on a Dell Poweredge server, and has run fine for ...
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Installing W2K8 R2 on a Dell Poweredge 2850

I'm a server novice and have been given a Dell 2850 (PERC 4e/Di). It has 3 blank HDs that I think are configured as RAID 5. I am trying to install W2K8 R2 SP1 on it. It doesn't have a DVD reader so I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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IBM BladeCenter HS12 upgrade?

I am about to buy a HS12 to replace a PE6950. Is this possible or comparable? It will be used for email service, visio, and MS Project. Currently it uses a lot of bandwidth and it's slow. Which HS12 ...
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Backplane Degraded on Dell Poweredge 2950 but non-critical?

My dell PE 2950 is today telling me that the Backplane is running in degraded mode but that the warning is non-critical. My question is, what is the actual problem here? How can i find out? The ...
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Slight network lag on Small Business Server 2008 R2

I recently upgraded a network from a SBS 2003 server to a SBS 2008 R2 Server. Both I and users have noticed a slight delay in network applications and browsing network drives on the new server. It is ...
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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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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 ...