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

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Slow disk performance on PowerEdge R720

Every few months PowerEdge with SSD (INTEL SSDSA2BW60) comes with results like: hdparm -tT /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 690 MB in 2.00 seconds = 344.84 MB/sec Timing buffered disk ...
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What does “single-bit ECC errors were detected on the RAID controller” mean?

I have a Dell T7600 with a Perc H710P RAID controller and 4 attached 3TB drives. Over the past few months the RAID controller has been intermittently reporting errors on boot: "no boot device found", ...
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Dell iDRAC 6 Express; replace with used iDRAC 6 Enterprise for remote KVM & significant savings?

I just inherited three Dell R620 servers from another department and they only have iDRAC 6 Express. The physical dedicated iDRAC 6 card is present but not licensed. It appears that the only way to ...
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PowerEdge T110 ii and PERC H200 battery? [closed]

I'm confused. I have a PowerEdge T110 ii server with a PERC S100 card, sad to say, the S100 does not have drivers for Windows 2012 R2, Dell recommends you upgrade your PERC card or forget about the ...
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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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Install ESXi for 2 servers on Dell Array

I have 2 Dell servers: PowerEdge R710, Dell PowerConnect Switch 6224 and an array: Dell EqualLogic PS4100. I need to install ESXi on my 2 servers. (Im just learning about VMWare, SANs, I have only ...
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Why wont my Dell server use IBM ram?

I stumbled upon four pieces of 4GB PC2 5300F RAM from IBM (Part Number 43X5061). In my Dell Poweredge 1950 Rev 2 server there currently are two 512MB sticks, which appear to have the same ...
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Dell PowerEdge r720 - Retrieve system messages from OS

Is it possible at all? i am currently playing around with the new server and seen the nice blue light in front, connecting only one power supply created an alarming orange light with a message about ...
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Perc battery shown as missing

I replaced a failed battery in a Perc 5/i. The original and replacements are the same DLU8735 model. I couldn't find any special battery replacement procedures in the manual, so I just turned the ...
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Can a Dell PERC S110 software RAID be ignored under Linux?

I would like to use the Dell PowerEdge R520's on-board 6-port SATA controller which allows up to 4 SATA drives, however the configurator requires you to enable the S110 software RAID for that, which ...
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Creating RAID5 on PowerEdge 2900. Have 4 Physical Disks, but only recognizes 3. Why?

I have a PowerEdge 2900, I also have 4 physical Disks (2-160GB & 2-750GB) in loaded in the top bay. When executing RAID5, the execution only recognizes 3 physical disk (not all four). Can you ...
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Raid Controller not recognizing hdds after removal. Poweredge 6950

I have a Dell Poweredge 6950 running server 2012 with 4 hdds. 80gb raptor (with OS), 2 500gb WD black in raid 0 and a 1tb raptor. I shut off the server, removed the 2 hdds in raid and the 1tb raptor. ...
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What is 16GB RDIMM, 1600MT/s, Low Volt, Dual Rank, x4 Data Width used in (Dell R720xd memory)? [closed]

I want to check the price for "16GB RDIMM, 1600MT/s, Low Volt, Dual Rank, x4 Data Width [$229.60]" that is offered with Dell R720xd (Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v2 CPU). But the keyword of memory used by ...
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Can disk be purchased by user from vender other than Dell and add to Dell PowerEdge R720xd server after the server is purchased?

The following is the price of the 4TB NL-SAS drive offered by Dell for PowerEdge 720xd. 4TB 7.2K RPM Near-Line SAS 6Gbps 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive [$663.38] It seems to be too expensive. A similar ...
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Dell T300: micro code update warning

I picked up a Dell T300 server with an E5345 CPU and BIOS gives me a "Warning! No microcode update loaded for processor 0" I have to hit F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup. Upon continuing ...
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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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OMSA Add new disk and convert current single disk to RAID1

We got our new server last week, and unfortunately one of the two disks could not be delivered. Now we've got the second disk, and I want to install it and join it with the current disk to create a ...
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NIC teaming windows 2008 R2

Can assist me in NIC teaming on windows server 2008 standard R2 SP1 on the Dell PowerEdge R320 and R720 Server. I have done NIC teaming for load balancing on WinServer 2012 but unable to get it on ...
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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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When do Dell PowerEdge servers (R210II and R620) automatically shutdown due to over heating?

I've had a hell of a time trying to find out when and how a Dell PowerEdge server (in my case we have a bunch of R210IIs and R620s with iDRACs) deals with overheating. I don't want to wait for the CPU ...
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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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How to connect to server with ESXi through the Internet? [closed]

I have a samll lab I can practice on. I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. I have a Dell Juniper JSRX210 H and a management laptop. I also have the Internet connection (I simply ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 ESXi installation [on which disk should I install?]

Im very new to the whole virtualization thing. I have a server that I can learn on, its Dell PowerEdge R710. I tried to install ESXi 5.5 on it. I booted from my CD with ESXi 5.5 I downloaded from ...
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Can't power on remote Poweredge 1950 using DRAC 5

There was an issue with a build server this morning, so I decided to log in using the vSphere client to view the console, but no response. As it turned out, the server had simple turned itself off ...
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Dell R710 Bios update - now does not display version [closed]

I was recently tasked with bringing two Dell R710's up to date with the latest BIOS and firmware patches. Both appeared to update fine, but after a reboot one is exhibiting some strange issues... ...
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Dell R700 RAID card for R210, will it work/fit? [closed]

Looking to improve output on VMware. Will Dell F2WGY Perc H700 Modular work in a R210 II server?
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd stuck in BIOS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720xd that gets stuck in the BIOS when booting. It successfully gets past the "configuring memory" and "configuring iDRAC" screens, but once it shows the "CPLD version : 103" ...
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“power limit notification” clobbering on 12G Dell servers with RHEL6

Server: Poweredge r620 OS: RHEL 6.4 Kernel: 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64 I'm experiencing application alarms in my production environment. Critical CPU hungry processes are being starved of resources ...
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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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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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What does Embedded SATA Controller : ATA mean?

I have a Poweredge R510 server with a PERC H700 Integrated RAID controller that is exhibiting slower than expected disk speeds (RAID 1 and RAID 10 arrays) and I'm looking at the configuration of the ...
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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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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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New server causing weird noise in headphones and speakers; Is this electromagnetic interference? What's causing it?

I work for a small radio station that recently acquired a refurbished Dell PowerEdge 1950 server. After placing it in the server room along with several other servers and sound processing hardware ...
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Does Dell's PERC S100 RAID controller support hot-swapping?

I have a Dell Poweredge R310 w/ a PERC S100 RAID controller, and want to replace & add HDDs. The R310 backplane itself clearly supports hot-swapping, but I can't figure out if the PERC S100 ...
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LOM vs. NIC for iDRAC with Dell PowerEdge R720xd

I'm trying to get going with iDRAC 7 Express (no Enterprise license so we can't use the dedicated port). In the setup menu for iDRAC, it asks to choose which network interface to use for iDRAC. ...
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Poor Disk Performance on VMs; Host using PERC H310 RAID 5

I have a Dell R620 running 5 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drives in a PERC H310 controller (which I am beginning to regret buying). I am getting awful read/write speeds on Linux ...
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PowerEdge R905 - “The disk drive bay battery has failed”

I recently got an alert from a PE 905 which I manage: I1912 SEL Full. I checked the SEL via the DRAC web UI and saw the following message repeated about 50 times for today: "The disk drive bay ...
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What is a reliable stress-test tool for Dell R820 running VMware ESXi?

We have a Dell PowerEdge R820 running VMware ESXi that has had multiple CPU errors over the past two months. It was originally having an IERR on CPU1 and now is showing CPU Check errors for CPU3. I ...
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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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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 1950 strange reboot

I have Dell PowerEdge 1950 with debian which reboot without reason, and after reboot BIOS write that "previous shutdown was with error press f1 for continue". First of all, is it possible switch of ...
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RAID 5 Array A00-01 is “optimal” but not showing when I boot from my RAID 1 Array A00-00 OS

This server was originally setup with RAID 1 mirrored drives for the C:\ primary partition where the Operating System was installed. And a RAID 5 array with 3 drives for the data partitions. The C: ...
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Dell PowerEdge server crashed, how to repair? What happened? Information inside

I am currently in high school and run our school's website. This summer, our SysAdmin was diagnosed with cancer, and he went off for treatment, so I have been thrown into an interesting situation. ...
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Dell 1850 What version ESX can I use?

What version of ESX can I run on dell 1850? I have a chance to build a test lab with four 1850 servers and would like to run the latest version if I can. Thanks Knothead00
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SQLIO IOPS Explanation

OK. We have a few PowerEdge Rack servers that we use for MSSQL. I have one server that has 3 raid arrays of RAID 1 that are SATA. I can run SQLIO and get close to 6,000 IOPS. How is this even remotely ...
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Are memory-module blanks really important to have for a Dell PowerEdge T110 2 server? Or are they optional?

I have removed and installed ram-chips from laptops and desktops before, but this is the first time I am doing it on a server (Dell PowerEdge T110 2). The hardware manual cautions that a memory-module ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 PCIe Training Error — No PCIe cards inside

So I recently found myself an old PowerEdge 2950, and when I turned it on (after me almost having a heart attack by the sound of it starting up), during post it halted with an error of PCIe Training ...
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Linux drivers for Dell PowerEdge Server?

I am looking at purchasing a Dell PowerEdge R720 with no OS on it. Then, I will likely put on Fedora Core or CentOS. My question is this, will the drivers on Dell's support site under the OS heading ...