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

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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 failed....
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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 ...
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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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Limited Connection - Network Issue

I'm having issues with a Windows Server 2012 - Dell PowerEdge R300. Every time the server restarts the network adapter gets limited connection and does not work. I have to locally disable the network ...
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NUMA - all CPU's bound to node 0

I am running Dell PE 815 servers with two 16-core Opteron's, with four memory modules on each, OS - RHEL6, when I've started optimizing it for NUMA operation, found, that all cores are shown as bound ...
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Is the PERC H700 controller compatible with a Poweredge 1950 / 1950 III?

I am interested in breathing new life in my old Poweredge 1950/1950 III servers and was wondering if the PERC H700 controllers are compatible. Has anyone attempted such an upgrade and has it been ...
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Server freezes after installing Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on Dell R900

I tried this a week ago, and then went with CentOS, but decided I would rather be on Ubuntu server. So whenever I install Ubuntu server, after the install finishes and reboots, I remove the install ...
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Dell RAID controller and 36TB storage [closed]

I've been back and forth with Dell about their RAID cards for a PowerEdge R710 server. So far half the customer service people who I spoke too said it would work, the other half said no. My question ...
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Configure RAID with 6 drives on Dell PowerEdge 2850

I'm trying to configure 6 146MB discs in 3 pairs of 2 as RAID 1 on my PowerEdge 2850 Server. This is how far I get: ONLIN A00-00 ONLIN A00-01 ONLIN A01-00 ONLIN A01-01 ONLIN A02-00 ONLIN A02-01 ...
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Appropriate fan speed for a Dell PowerEdge T710

We have a DELL PowerEdge T710 in our office and it is really really noisy, the fans sound like vacuum cleaners! The discussion is whether the server is malconfigured and can be made more silent or if ...
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Dell OpenManage - Finding Information

I have a bunch of Dell servers with OpenManage installed. If I access the RAID manager screens when it goes through the BIOS check, I can view each individual disk and see any issues. Specifically I ...
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esxi host remote driver update?

We have a Power Edge R410 Server which is running on VmWare ESXi. Recently my boss has been making an update from 5 to 5.1 and the datastore has been gone. We try to recover and seems like the problem ...
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Best Practices for virtualizing servers onto the SAN?

Alright, so I want to start leveraging my SAN a little more than I have been, and at the same time, take advantage of ESXi. Currently, I've got an array of Dell PowerEdge 1955 blades connected to a ...
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Will VMware vSphere 5.5 work on a Dell Poweredge R300?

We just got a bunch of new Dell servers with current vSphere & vCenter versions (5.5, with possible future upgrade to 5.5U1). We'd like to add our older Dell R300 servers (Xeon 33xx series and ...
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Ip Conflict Event 4199

I have a Dell server, which after a reboot is unable to use the IP address it had prior to the reboot. and I see an error message like the one below: Error: The system detected an address conflict ...
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Save the Dell PowerEdge blue indicators

I'm staring at several racks of Dell Poweredge servers, which have behaved very well for us, but... The blue power indicators (LCD backlight on newer machines) fade out over time. I think I could ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd stuck in BIOS [closed]

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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Cabling for SAS drives in a Dell T420 with Perc H710

After having purchased a Dell T420 with SATA drives and without RAID, and discovering this was a mistake for performance reasons, I'm obtaining a Perc H710 PCI card and SAS drives. Now I'm stuck with ...
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What kind of Dell Perc H710 card is a “VM02C”?

A number of vendors (e.g., on eBay) sell a Perc H710 card they say is a part number VM02C. However, I can't find this in Dell's website, either by looking at every H710 card list in the parts area, or ...
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New Dell PE R710 - Storage

Dell PE R710, received from Dell in the following state : Windows Disk 0 1800GB ( Volume C & D ) Windows Disk 1 526 GB (Volume E ) Perc6i Integrated Raid Controller 6 x 500GB Nearline SAS ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge server acoustic noise

I'm currently searching for a server to put in my office. The mains specifications for this server is to make the less acoustic noise as possible and be rackable. I already tried an HP DL360 G3 and ...
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SD card for iDRAC 6 Enterprise - Dell vFlash or “normal” SD card?

I have got the built-in iDRAC 6 Express working on our Dell R610's, but I am about to get some iDRAC 6 Enterprise cards, which can be gotten fairly cheaply on eBay (around 20 USD at the time of ...
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my dell power edge 2900 power off after 1- 1.5 hours automatically

My Dell PowerEdge 2900, running Windows Server 2012 powers off after 1 - 1.5 hours automatically. Is a fan speed fault on the front panel is, but that should not stop the server. I swapped a ...
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Can the PowerEdge 2420 24U Rack Enclosure Be Completely Disassembled?

We have to relocate our existing Dell PowerEdge 2420 24U Rack Enclosure to another room in our office. Unfortunately, the door (to the new room) is too small for the Dell rack enclosure to fit ...
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Dell server doesn't accept new memory modules

I am trying to upgrade a Dell T110 II from the 2 GB RAM that it came with (1 stick - 2GB - Samsung part number M391B5773CH0) to 8 GB using 2 x 4 GB 1333MHz memory modules (Corsair CMV8GX3M2A1333C9). ...
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Slow writes Dell Server R720

I have a Dell R720 Server with PERC H310 hardware raid 5 and 4 x Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3300657SS 300GB hard drives. Windows Server 2008 R2. The reads look good, but the writes are painfully slow. ...
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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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Dell Poweredge 860 with CentOS eth0 link is down. Trying to configure a static IP

I decided to recycle an old server, Dell Poweredge 860 Service Tag: B21N5F1, that had vyatta (a what use to be open-source firewall os) firewall installed on it. I went ahead and did a clean install ...
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DELL 2950 Gen III + PERC 5i + SSDs

I have a Dell 2950 Gen III rack-mounted server sitting around here that I want to upgrade with SSDs. Since I haven't found anything related from Dell and just a few post that confirmed it'll work (and ...
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Raid fault - Dell PowerEdge T11 II

The server is Dell PowerEdge T11 II PERC S100 Virtual Disk Management (Build: 2.0.0-0162) Disk 0 is set too Offline and gives message NOT SELECTABLE: Read error: There is small sound coming ...
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Install of H700 controller in dell R610

We have just brought a refurbished dell R610 2 X 6 Core X5650, 96G Ram, SAS 6ir Raid Controller, 2 X Fujitsu MBC2073RC 2.5-Inch 15K 73GB SAS Hard Drive. We are going to also be installing additional ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 Hard drive size

I recently purchased a Dell Poweredge 2950 at an auction for a very low price, couldn't pass it up. It didn't come with any hard drives so I ordered 5 SATA caddy trays and I am curious what the ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2900 rom Batt

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900. I got the the Raid Controller battery warning that it had less than 24 hrs left on it. I replaced it with a new battery. However, after a week, the orange light at the ...
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PowerEdge 1800 1-3-2 beep fault

I had this fault arise, after checking the memory and as far as i can tell appears to be OK, I followed the Dell recommendation and replaced the main board, but the fault still appears? any help ...
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Cannot see all disks on Solaris 10 using on a Dell Perc5i Dual Channel Raid Controller

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 running Solaris 10 with 8 drives. I want to swap some of the drives out for new ones. My issue as of right now is that I only see half of them and there does not appear ...
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Replacing a failed drive - RAID 1

I have a Dell PowerEdge r310, MS Server 2008, RAID 1 setup. I had a two drives fail in the RAID 1 - leaving only one drive in a healthy state. Picture of disk management: I changed the primary ...
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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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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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Dell PowerEdge - Add new disk to an existing RAID 5 array

I have a Dell PowerEdge with a RAID 5 array of 3 disks, and I want to add a fourth disk to it to expand the capacity of the volume. I don't want to reinitialize the whole RAID 5, because I want to ...