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

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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 ...
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RAM Warning R815 DELL [closed]

I tried to set a R815 DELL server with 192GB capacity. The problem is that when I turned on the server the following warning message appeared : warning : the installed memory configuration is not ...
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VMware ESXI 5, adding a new physical SSD and use in Host Cache Configuration

I have a DLL R515, and i just added an SSD to it. In vSphere, if i go to Configuration -> Storage Adapters -> and my "Dell PERC H700 Integrated" controller i see that there is a new row which says ...
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Dell PowerEdge r710 figuring how to test my Power Connect 6224 Fiber Ports [closed]

Hi i have been trying to figure out why i cannot view my power connect via fiber. I have connected it to my fiber card not sure what card it is at the moment but besides the point all im trying to do ...
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Server 2012 won't recognize raid harddrives [closed]

I'm trying to install server 2012 on a Dell Poweredge 1850. I have setup the raid. The logical drive is active and functioning. I have tried using the 2003 drivers and still the OS does not recognize ...
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Dell Poweredge DRAC through VGA and keyboard? [closed]

I recently purchased a used PowerEdge C1100 on ebay. It supposedly has DRAC. I'm a complete newb when it comes to these things. I figured it'd be somewhat like a normal PC :P I'm finding that a ...
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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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Should I install vanilla ESXi or the Dell customised version on a new cluster of R620

Pretty much as the title says, clearly there a pros from having the Dell customisations but what are the cons? Will it still work with VMware Update Manager and similar. This is for a cluster of many ...
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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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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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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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VMware eSXi 5.1 on Dell R420 Poweredge [closed]

I am very new to VMware and its setup. Recently, my company purchased a Dell R420 server which has VMware eSXi 5.1 factory installed. It comes with 2 LOM NIC ports at the rear and from the Dell ...
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Dell Power Edge 2950 - E211 SBE LOG DISABLE DIMM6

Any idea of what this error E211 SBE LOG DISABLE DIMM6 could mean? Anyone have experienced this? I know that it sound pretty obvious, that is the 6th bank of my memory, and guest what: I have ...
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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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Ubuntu blinks in DELL 2850

I have just installed Ubuntu (12.0.4 TLS for Servers) on a DELL poweredge 2850. During the installation, the process goes OK. However, as soon as I start the system normally (and the text font is ...
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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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PowerEdge 2900. Want to use as a SAS wiping server, and skip Raid configuration for each drive. Possible?

I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with 8 SAS slots in the front. I want to be able to load drives quickly without setting them up in RAID. We have a pile of about 50 SAS drives that need to be wiped. Is ...
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Adding foreign disk to Dell Poweredge 2950

I have 4 300G disks in a RAID5 configuration on a Dell Poweredge 2950 with PERC 5/i. I'm trying to replace one of the disks (it failed) with a disk from another identical server. I got a warning 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 PE 1950 no network connectivity while cable/connection seem good (windows 2008 std)

The title pretty much says it: The box seems to be connected to the network, but from within the OS (Windows 2008 Standard) there's no connectivity. A ping to the gateway returns a reply from local ...
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Replacing Hard drives/RAID array Dell Poweredge 2900

I have a Dell Poweredge 2900 that I'm upgrading from 4x SATA 250GB Drives in a RAID 5 situation to 2x SATA 1TB Drives in a RAID 1 situation. The box is running Windows Server 2003, with a PERC5/i ...
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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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Why is domU faster than dom0 on IO?

I have installed debian 7 on a physical machine. This is the configuration of the machine: 3 hard drives using RAID 5 Strip element size: 1M Read policy: Adaptive read ahead Write policy: Write ...
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Does a Dell PowerEdge 1850 have a way to get Molex 4 pin power?

I have a PCI card that needs 4 pin power hooked up to it and wondering if there is a way to supply it inside this server.
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Dell PowerEdge 2800 hangs during Post after Transport

I've moved a Dell PowerEdge 2800 to a new server room, now it hangs during Power On Self Test, failing to move the progress bar further than the "O" of "BIOS". No useful error messages, neither on the ...
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Dell PowerEdge 850 PSU FAN always on [duplicate]

I have a Dell PE 850 wich is used unfrequently. I've noticed that the PSU fan is always running as soon as I plug the power cord in. So I have several questions regarding this behaviour: 1.) Is it ...
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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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What are the iDRAC 7 default settings?

My company has purchased a server in one of our foreign offices. As this office is very far away, management has asked me to set it up remotely, to save on travel costs. The server (a PowerEdge T320) ...
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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, ...
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What RAID policies should be used for a XenServer host?

I have a server with a PERC6/i card and a RAID-10 array running XenServer 6.1 with 6x VMs, one of which is SBS 2008 and the rest are a mix of file server, video-on-demand and SQL database server. The ...
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Poweredge 1950 III hangs on boot

I have a Dell Poweredge 1950 3'rd generation server that hangs on boot. More specifically, it hangs on this image: The server has worked fine until recently. The status display reports no errors ...
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Insert hot-swappable disks into a running server? [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with a PERC 6/i card and 4 HDDs running a single RAID-10 array. I want to add an additional 4 HDDs into the server and create a new RAID-10 array on those disks, without ...
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Convert RAID 5 to RAID 10 without data loss

I have a Windows SBS 2011 server on a Dell R610 with RAID 5 configuration [3 disk]. Is there a way to convert it to RAID 10[4 or 6 disk] without losing anything or needing to re-install the whole OS ...
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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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BitLocker Setup requires the drive file system to be NTFS

We are running a new Windows 2008 R2 Server on Dell PowerEdge R620 Hardware. I am trying to enable BitLocker Encryption on the C Drive, I have already enabled the TPM from the BIOS. During the ...