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

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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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Dual R710/MD3400 SAS Connectivity

We've recently purchased 2 x Dell R710s and 2 x Dell MD3400 SAS storage devices with 12 2tb drives in each with 2 dual SAS connections from each server to 2 dual raid controllers on both MD3400s (I've ...
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Hyper-V CentOS 5.11 kernel: journal commit I/O error

Running CentOS i386 5.11 with Hyper-V I have found an issue where a newly installed (and updated via yum) box has corrupted itself the first warning was in the SSH session kernel: journal commit I/O ...
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Poweredge R710 USB 3.0 pcie card boot drive

Is it at all possible to boot the R710 from a pcie USB 3.0 card to have that as the boot up drive? And if thats possible which riser does it need to be installed in? Riser 1 or riser 2? Reason for ...
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Dell PowerEdge T410 - How do I build additional 3 drive Raid 5 and keep SBS 2011 running?

Dell PowerEdge T410 / Dell PERC 6/i 3 x 1TB SATA in Raid 5 array split as 2 drives (Drive 0  C: 128GB E:1847GB) (Drive 1  D: 20GB) Currently running SBS 2011 Standard. I would just ...
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Expanding Disk Space on PowerEdge R710

I want to expand the disk space on an R710 with a PERC H700 Integrated. It is currently configured with: 2 (3.5" SAS 6Gb/s 15000 RPM) drives in a RAID-1 For OS. 4 (3.5" SAS 6Gb/s 15000 RPM) drives ...
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What is the maximum drive size compatible with the H700 Raid controller for Dell Servers?

I am thinking of stuffing twelve 6 TB drives on my R510 server. I know the latest firmware for the H700 controller support more than 2 TB. However, there is no clear documentation on what is the ...
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Will a 12.28“ x 4.2” x .68" PCIe card fit in a Dell R510?

I am planning for a phone server and plan to get a Dell R510 to house two Asterisk 2400 series PCIE cards. (model 1AEX2406EF to be exact). I know the card is 12.28" x 4.2" x .68" (31.19 x 10.67 x 1.72 ...
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Compatibility between Dell Perc H730 and Seagate Constellation 4TB drives?

I'm considering the purchase of a refurbished Dell R730xd with Perc H730 controller. Does anyone know if that controller will recognize and work with Seagate Constellation 4TB NL-SAS drives ...
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R410 System Services Update Required

I'm in a process of upgrading our servers with more RAM, storage and H700 RAID controllers. The message on boot shows instead of the F10 option, and it reads 'System Services Update Required'. I've ...
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Install MegaCli to Monitor Perc 5/i in Nexentastor 3

I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i Raid controller that we've already installed Nexentastor 3 Community Edition on. We setup a raid-10 array that and put a ZFS pool on top of the hardware. As I ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge R720 w/ PERC H710 Mini

Just picked up a Dell PowerEdge R720. I created a virtual disk with the PERC H710 Mini BIOS Configuration Utility 4.03-0002 and configured it for RAID 1. When I then go to try to install Windows ...
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Infrequent input/output error - Linux server

Once in a while, we encounter input/output errors on one of our disks. Our server (DELL PowerEdge R720, Ubuntu 14.04) uses the Perc H710 Raid controller, and the disk that is producing the error is a ...
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Detection of consumer SSDs by enterprise disk controller in non-RAID configuration [closed]

We (a client) are considering [insisting on] using consumer grade SSDs (to keep the cost down) in some Dell R710 and HP Proliant D380 G5 servers. I've looked about and people report the P400 cards ...
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Dell PERC 4/DC (PowerEdge 2850) and ZFS

I understand that ZFS prefers to have as much data about the drives as possible, and that the best thing to do is turn off RAID. The hardware environment is a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with PERC 4/DC and ...
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PowerEdge T430 - BSOD after OS (Server 2008 R2) applied

I am trying to verify the PowerEdge T430 for deployment to our customers through MDT. I have setup the drivers in MDT appropriately for the model by downloading the drivers from Dell.com. When we run ...
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Can a RAID array be rebuilt through DRAC?

I have a Poweredge T610 and I was wondering if it is possible to completely erase and rebuild the RAID array remotely with DRAC
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Monitor drives status on Dell servers from Linux without OMSA

I have some servers where, for various reasons, I cannot install the Dell OMSA toolset. Usually, I have hardware RAID configured for the disks (PERC). Also, most of my servers have an iDRAC ...
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Dell PowerEdge R410 memory clocked down after upgrade

We have 4x R410 servers and looking at upgrading RAM in all of those. We've started with one and can't figure out why the memory is being clocked down. Old setup: Dual CPU Intel Xeon L5520 Bank 1: ...
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Replacing a failed and degraded virtual disk on Dell T110 II RAID 1 PERC S300

We have a Dell T110 II server, factory installed with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Standard x64 Edition, running PERC S300 RAID Controller (1068E HBA). It came installed with RAID 1 on the 500GB ...
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PowerEdge 1950 II fault server freezed

Server is a PowerEdge 1950 II 2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5345 @ 2.33GHz 8x DDR2 FB-DIMM - Synchrone 1024 Mo log says: Tue May 26 22:56:04 2015 Multi-bit memory errors detected on a memory ...
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Anyone know how to fix issues with omsa on red hat 5.1 that reports “No Controllers found”?

I've got a Red Hat 5.1 server 64-bit Dell 2950 with a PERC 5/i controller that until recently was working fine. On it I have an NRPE command check_openmange that started returning errors: ...
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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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Can we install RHEL5 on Poweredge r430?

We have a legacy software that needs RHEL 5.11 64bit to run. When I tried installing RHEL 5.11 I got the following error: No Drives Found: An error has occurred - no valid devices were found on which ...
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Dell Poweredge R410 does not recognize second CPU

I have a Dell Poweredge R410 with two CPUs installed. I tried everything but the second CPU does not get recognized by the BIOS or the Linux Operating System it has. Both CPUs are Intel Xeon E5602 ...
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Server 2012 R2 Activation errors - OEM_SLP

I have inherited a Dell Power Edge R320 server running for a client and it is complaining that it is not activated. I have gone through the activation process by phone using the automated service and ...
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Server 2012 on Poweredge 2850

I am trying to install Windows Server 2012 onto a Dell Poweredge 2850. I have configured the RAID array and there is a logical disk showing in the PERC 4/DC raid controller interface. Once I get to ...
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ESXi build with SSD's and storage sharing with HDD

So the plan is to convert 4 boxed servers into all virtual servers with a new server. The 4 servers now don't require much horsepower to do much, so only looking at the Xeon E5-2470 (8C, 2.4ghz, iirc) ...
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What can explain Hyperthreading bringing a server to its knees

In the last year I've had 2 brand new servers that I commissioned where their performance made them unusable. The both servers were Dell R620 servers with 1 processor. One had 6 cores and the other ...
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PowerEdge 2800 Server - PERC 4e/Di RAID — Installing Windows

Have the above server (got it for free) with the PERC 4e/Di raid controller inside (according to dell's site). I've downloaded the drivers to a floppy. The Windows Server 2003 Install disk recognizes ...
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Install a SATA SSD in hot swap server

I am trying to install a SATA SSD into a hot swappable server (Dell PowerEdge T320). The drive is not visible within the Windows 2008 R2. Server details: Dell T320 PowedEdge PERC H710 Raid ...
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OMSA on R300 running CentOS7

I recently purchased a dell R300 server off Ebay and don't know the setting to log into the iDRAC interface. I've played around in the boot sequence but there doesn't seem to be a configuration ...
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dell r710 hangs at bios screen

We have a used dell r710 system that will boot randomly , about 30% of the time. The rest of the time (warm boot or cold boot), the system hangs at the dell bios screen, with the white progress bar ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2009 reports: No boot device available [closed]

I accidentally swapped the hard drives and when it restarted it said no boot device available. Please help. I already tried - clean the RAM and and put it back it doesn't work.
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Network Cable is NOT unplugged Windows ARGH

Okay this is driving me NUTS. The server will sit with a Network Status of "Unplugged" for ages until it is rebooted. This seems to occur at random times (2am, 10pm, 8:30am, 3pm etc) it does once ...
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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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Install 2.5" SSD drives into PowerEdge 2950

I have a PowerEdge 2950 (not III) rack-mounted server with a 3.5" SAS backplane. I'd like to put one or two Intel X25-M drives into it for hosting of a few virtual servers on faster disk. Can this be ...
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Connecting a Powervault 220 to R805

I'm trying to connect a dell powervault 220 to a dell poweredge R805 I bought a PCI express SCSI Card for the 805 (Adaptec 29320LPE) and plugged the vault into it. The server sees the card because I ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 + 2xMD1000 DAS BAD sequential Write performance

Im assisting a customer which is stuck with a few old dell appliances. The following scenario : Dell PE R710 (4GB RAM, Windows Server 2008x64, Perc6i/6e, SAS4x) Dell PE 1950 (4GB RAM, Windows ...
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Does Dell Poweredge SC1425 need proprietary memory?

We have a Dell Poweredge SC1425 which we're trying to upgrade to serve as an emergency backup, and having no luck finding memory that works with it. The 2gb that's in there works fine - it's when we ...
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PowerEdge 2950: Can E2118 result in E1422

The past few days I've been setting up a used Dell PowerEdge 2950 server. It's been running fine until just now, when it suddenly stopped while running a fairly heavy task (svnadmin verify). The LCD ...
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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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Dell 1950: How to tell what generation it is?

The 1950 exists in Gen 1, Gen 2 and Gen 3 variants. This is important because the Gen 2 and 3 variants can take 64GB RAM while Gen 1 only 32 GB. I have looked high and low, and cannot find out how to ...
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iDRACView on PowerEdge M915 fails to start

I have an M1000e enclosure with eight M915 blades. Hardware was recently unboxed and all settings are default. All nodes have iDRAC6 v3.65(Build 6) and seven of them are accessible through iDRACView ...
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New Dell Perc 5/i battery shows as failed after installation

PROBLEM I am running into an issue where I Replaced the PERC 5/i RAID Controller battery of my Dell 2950 Rack server twice and in both instances the Server Administrator reports the battery as ...
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DRAC with External IP?

We have a Dell 1950 with a DRAC. The DRAC is assigned an external IP and we don't have access to the firewall to create any rules to secure it. Assuming the password is secure enough to avoid brute ...
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Dell Poweredge 2970 - Cheap subsitute/compatible RAM for lab env? [closed]

I'm building a lab environment for virtualized routers, in prep for my next network cert. I have a Dell Poweredge 2970, but it only has 16G of RAM. I need to upgrade the RAM, to the max of 64GB, but ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 with E5430 Temperature

So I just picked up a few Poweredge 2950 servers and I have them set up with Windows Server 2012. I installed Core Temp to monitor CPU temperature. One server has a CPU operating temp of the following ...
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Unsupported 3TB drives - should we expect any issues?

We recently purchased a number of 3TB drives, only to realize later it was for a Dell server with a PERC 6i, and that >2TB drives are not supported. Based on the amount we paid though, the restocking ...
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Dell PowerEdge: powersaving BIOS settings differences

I'm closing in on purchasing a Dell PowerEdge R710 rack server and am curious to know the difference between Dell's power saving bios setting and their performance bios setting. Should I be concerned ...