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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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Can I recover a RAID 5 array if two drives have failed?

I have a Dell 2600 with 6 drives configured in a RAID 5 on a PERC 4 controller. 2 drives failed at the same time, and according to what I know a RAID 5 is recoverable if 1 drive fails. I'm not sure if ...
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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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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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diagnose dell poweredge r210 II not booting with qlogic hba

Dell doesn't "officially" support QLogic HBAs in their cheaper servers like R210 or R310. They support it with R410 upwards. But "official support" is a dubious concept anyway, at least for real men ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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PowerEdge 2800 RAM Upgrade FAIL

I have been trying to upgrade the RAM on my Dell PowerEdge 2800 unsuccessfully, likely because I do not know enough about RAM. The RAM I got a hold of is labeled 2GB 2RX4 PC2-5300P-555-12-xx. When ...
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Any trick to connect to the DRAC console from a mac?

I have two Dell PowerEdge 2950 with DRAC5 cards, and I'm a mac user, running Snow Leopard. Is there any trick to benefit from the remote console capability? I am open to any suggestion, including ...
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Can I recover data from a RAID5 after accidental changed of disk order? [closed]

An intern yesterday accidentally changed the disk order, now we get there error, "Following containers have missing required members and cannot be configured. Container #0 RAID-5" Then no boot device ...
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Dell Perc5/E not recognized in Dell Poweredge 1950

I'have ordered new Dell Perc5/E and new PCIe risers to my server Dell Poweredge 1950 III. I am trying to connect MD1000 to the server, but the server does not recognize Perc5/E, nothing to see in boot ...
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Alternatives to a Replacement Key for Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server

So ... Dell says they don't sell the part. I've read elsewhere that they can be obtained through a VAR. Then there's the bust open the lock option. Is there an easier, less aesthetically damaging ...
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How can I get WMI to return info on physical disks in Dell Poweredge server with RAID enabled?

I'm using WMI to gather stats on some of our servers, and I'm trying to get details of the physical disks that are installed in each server. The servers are various Dell PowerEdge models. Windows' ...
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Dell PowerEdge 750 BIOS Update Caused Black Screen in Ubuntu 12.04

We've got a stack of Dell PowerEdge 750 servers that our boss bought at auction or something. Anyway, I've been trying to get them in working condition. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on one and then ...
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Dell PowerEdge R510 SATA drives appearing as SAS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with the following: PERC H700 2 x 500GB cabled SATA drives (RAID 1) 6 x 3 TB SAS hot swap drives (5 in RAID 6) I was testing an online expansion of the RAID array ...
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Install existing SSL certificate on Dell iDRAC7

I've got some servers with iDRAC7 Enterprise and I want to add my existing wildcard SSL certificate for my domain so that when I load the iDRAC webpage I get a valid certificate. I've tried the ...
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Disable hyperthreading from within Linux (no access to BIOS)

I have a system running a financial trading application at a remote facility. I do not have access to the ILO/DRAC, but need to disable hyperthreading. The system runs Intel Nehalem 3.33GHz X5680 ...
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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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Online expansion PERC700 RAID6 server

I have a Dell PowerEdge r510, with 5 HDDs in a RAID6 configuration. I'd like to add a 6th disk (and, in the future, more) to grow the hardware RAID configuration. I have a logical volume, in which ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge SC1425 - Fan control

Yesterday I received a second-hand Dell PowerEdge SC1425 1U server. The cooling fans are extremely loud and I would like to know if there is a way to slow them down -- I searched Google but wasn't ...
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Dell Perc5/E and Poweredge 1950 PCI-X

Today I have been to my datacenter and could not put Perc5/E into PCI-X card, there is like 0,5mm difference in card length, so physically it does not fit. Do I need PCIe for this Perc? Btw. when ...
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How do I unlock Dell T610 case?

I've just got a Dell PowerEdge T610 server. The case is locked and looks like it needs a flattish key to open. Two circular ended keys came with the server, but they fit the front of the case, not the ...
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Best way to execute a command after Linux system halt

Problem: The SSDs in our servers require a power cycle (i.e. off/on, not reset/warm reboot) after a firmware update. Thoughts: Using 'ipmitool chassis power cycle' I can cycle the server's power. ...
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Dell r900 and SFP+ HBA

I'm trying to pair up the parts and pieces to get an already purchased Dell Equallogic PS6010E going, with a couple existing Dell r900 servers for ESXi 5.0,and keep running into show-stoppers. The ...
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Will a PowerEdge 2970 still find HD's without RAID memory stick?

So, I purchased a refurb P/E 2970, but the RAID RAM stick is missing. When it boots, I get the error "RAID Adapter - Memory Error" (something like that). I've tried using the "Server Assistant" and ...
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Dell SCCM 2012 Integration and deployment packs - Do they support Windows Server 2012 yet?

I am looking to migrate my dev SCCM 2012 SP 1 install from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. I have been looking at the documentation for the Dell integration packs and want to ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 RAID Battery - what kind?

What kind of battery do I need for a Dell PowerEdge 1950 RAID? I am seeing an error code W1228 on the front which means <24 hours for the RAID battery. Per the Dell manual it says I need to ...
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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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Escape windows repair install and start in normal boot?

I have a corrupted file in the OS (running a poweredge t410, windows server 2003 RT). Booting up in safe mode shows it stopped at acpitabl.dat. Google results led me to believe that the update.sys ...
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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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Disconnected Network Adapter on VMware - only power cycle solve this

I have a weird issue: On a VMware 5.1.0 installed on a Dell R620, the network adapter gets disconnected. Hitting the 'D' button for additional info, shows the following. I tried to reset the ...
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How do I get individual SCSI drives to show up as primary/secondary drives?

I am working on decommissioning an old server for a client. The server is an older Dell PowerEdge 1600sc with four SCSI drives. Two are stand-alone, and the other two are in RAIDx (not sure the actual ...
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Slow parity initialization of RAID-5 array on HP Smart Array P411 controller

On 29th October 2011, I built a RAID-5 array using 4 x 146.8GB Seagate SAS ST3146855SS drives running at 15k connected to a PowerEdge R515 with HP Smart Array P411 controller running Windows 2008 (so ...
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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 H710P, Non-Dell SSDs, and RAID Failures

As long as a non-Dell drive is recognized by the H710P controller, and I'm able to set it up in a RAID, will RAID errors with regard to the non-Dell drives be reported? I setup a RAID10 (16 x 256GB ...
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Do 1 TB Velociraptor SATA drives work smoothly in a Dell PowerEdge RAID setup? [closed]

We're looking at using velociraptor 10k SATA drives in a Dell Poweredge R720. The late-2012 1 TB WD velociraptors seem like a great fit for our situation (need 10s of TBs of storage in a 2.5" format ...
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Why my 15K SAS HDD drives are so slow? [closed]

I have a DELL PE2950 III 2x 3.0GHz Quad Core 32GB RAM. The card is a Perc 6i SAS dual channel Raid controller w/256mb of cache and BB. The hard disks are 5 x 146GB 15k 3G SAS dell drives ...
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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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Create image of 2008 R2

I'm trying to create an image of a Dell PowerEdge T320 server that can be used for future backups in case anything occurs with this server. Originally I tried to create a bartPE and use ghost32.exe in ...
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How To Get Notified When Hard Drives Fail In Dell PowerEdge Servers

I have a Dell PowerEdge R415 and R515 and wondering how I can be alerted remotely when a hard drive fails in either server? Both are running RAID, so I need to be notified, so I can swap out the ...
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Swap entire disk set between Dell poweredge servers

I have a dell poweredge R610 which has 2 x 140 gb harddrives mirrored (hardware) running a high cpu intensive application in windows 2008 R2. We recentely purchased a new dell poweredge R610 which has ...
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How to set up Dell OMSA tools on Debian 6 (Squeeze) (PE2950)

I assume I have set up them up incorrectly or am missing a library or dependency. When I log into the OMSA web interface I can't see anything Also, omreport tells me nothing; root@box:~# omreport ...
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Poweredge 2900 Failed to boot utility partition

How to (re)install utility partition for a Dell Poweredge 2900? Where is installed this?
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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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Dell Server Running Vmware. How do I know when mirrored RAID fails?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T710 w/ an integrated PERC H700 RAID controller. I am running two 500 gig hard drives off the machine in a mirrored raid. The entire machine is running VMWare ESXI 4 and I ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 getting PCIe Degraded Link Width Error : Internal Storage Slot

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 getting a "PCIe Degraded Link Width Error : Internal Storage Slot" its out of warranty so I can't harass Dell about it, thought i'd see if anyone here has experienced ...