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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 ...
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Dell Open Manage physical disk failure predicted

I've installed the Open Manage Server Administrator on my Dell T100 to monitor RAID Controller and disks. From the Physical Controller report web page I see a table listing the two disks I have but ...
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Dell poweredge 1650 server blinking orange

I have an old server running for my application. I just checked that it has started flashing orange suddenly from blue. Does anyone know what does this mean?
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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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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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Is it possible to boost my server's LAN bandwidth with two Ethernet ports?

Is it possible to boost my server's LAN bandwidth with two Ethernet ports? I have two Ethernet ports on my Dell PowerEdge SC1435 and I routed both eth0 and eth1 to my router, but for some reason I'm ...
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upgrade windows server from 2003 to 2008

My PowerEdge 2900 server currently is a windows server 2003 thats configured as a RAID 5 Using PERC 6/i Integrated with 3 750GB Disks. Whats the best way or, the order of steps to upgrade it to ...
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How to choose the right rack and UPS?

I have two configurations: 10 Dell PE R720 servers, 2 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 4 Dell N3000 Switches, 1 N4000 switch 20 Dell PE R820, 1 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 2 Dell N3000 Switches, ...
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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 ...