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Windows Server 2008 occasional connection drops troubleshooting

I'm seeing occasional (2 or 3 times/day) "connection drops" on a Windows Server 2008 R2 physical server, running on a Dell R710. I use the term "connection drops" because I don't know how to describe ...
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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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Can disk drives from a PV MD3220i be moved to a PE R420, and vice-versa?

I've read that some Dell hardware (mostly storage enclosures these days) are picky about drive firmware (i.e. Dell certified drives). But I can't find a definitive answer about swapping Dell-certified ...
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IPMI sdr entity 8 (memory module) only showing 3 records?

I've got two Dell PE R710's - A has a single socket and 3 DIMMs in one bank B has both sockets and 6 (2 banks @ 3 DIMMs) filled The output from "ipmitool sdr entity 8" confuses me - according to ...
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Set iDRAC IP Address on Ubuntu 12.04 without Reboot?

We have a Dell PowerEdge R720XD server and want to setup iDRAC, but this is a production server so we need to do it without a reboot if possible. We just need to set the IP address on the iDRAC but ...
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DELL PowerEdge 2950 stuck on BIOS

My DELL PowerEdge 2950 is Stuck on BIOS 2.7 screen and does not advance at all, keyboard is not responding either. How should I troubleshoot this issue? Here is the screen
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Server is assigned IP by GUID rather than MAC address in DHCP

I recently installed 8 new Dell PowerEdge c6220 II servers with dual 10G ports with CentOS 6. Each server has a DHCP reservation configured from a Microsoft 2003 DHCP server. I am using a Bootutil ...
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How important is the CPU when building a CUDA system?

I'm just a clueless sysadmin and we need to put together a couple of machines specifically for users to use CUDA. We're looking at the Dell PowerEdge T620 and jamming four CUDA cards into the sucker. ...
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iDRAC login loop

I am trying to upgrade the iDRAC on my PowerEdge R710 but am unable to login to the Web Interface. After I enter the admin login and password in the web UI, it thinks about it for a while, and ...
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Dell R610 memory configuration for all 12 slots

I purchased 12 sticks of RAM on eBay to go into a Dell R610 server. The RAM is ECC REG PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 yet when I occupy all 12 slots with this ram I get the following error on boot: MEMORY ...
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Is Dell Poweredge 2950 faster than Dell Poweredge R820? [closed]

I have a 10 year old Dell Poweredge 2950 that will be replaced with a Dell Poweredge R820. Both of these machines are set up as a Virtual Machine Host Running Hyper-V. Both Operating Systems are ...
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Getting access to physical drives in ESXi v5.5 installation on Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6/i

I've acquired a Dell PowerEdge R710 server a few days ago, which includes a PERC 6/i RAID controller. The server is now fitted with a SATA SSD, one SAS drive and four SATA HDD's, all of which I would ...
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iDRAC on Dell R710 and R720

I've called Dell twice to try and clarify this basic (or so I thought) question, but I've had two different answers so far. We have a Dell R710, and a Dell R720. Does DRAC come installed by default ...
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JBOD with PERC H810

I'm wondering if anybody has ever used Dell storage products like the MD3220 array in a JBOD configuration. From what I can tell only perc h810 will work for external JBOD but that is not terribly ...
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Switch SATA disks in DELL PowerEdge R410

I need a 1U rackserver for hosting a website running on Windows Server and MS SQL. I plan to have a SSD drive for the system and SQL database and a large 1-2 TB standard SATA HDD for a lot of ...
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Dell PowerEdge SC1425 - Boot Error from USB

I'm new to hosting, and I got my first server a couple of days ago, and am having troubles. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu Server 12.04 from a USB Device I have, and when I attempt to boot, I get "Boot ...
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Installing ESXi on Dell Poweredge Server

We had two Dell Poweredge servers donated to us yesterday which I want to install ESXi on. I'm used to HP servers, but I understand that it is possible to buy Dell servers with ESXi pre-installed. ...
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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 860 won't boot but gets power

I have a Dell PowerEdge 860. Got an 2008 R2 running on it. Here is the scenario I'm currently in: I can boot it up and work as usuall. But when I restart it, it just shuts down, doesn't reboot, and ...
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What is the meaning of “deassert” in this context?

The English majors over at Dell provided me with this error message provided by a PowerEdge 2950. CPU2 Status: Processor sensors for CPU2, IERR was deasserted I've Googled it, random forum posts ...
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Hyper V with a DELL MD3000 Poor I/O

Current build is 2 Dell R900 24core each 128GB ram - 8x 144GB 15k 2.5 SAS on a Perc 6i local - 15x 300GB 15K 3.5 SAS in a Raid5 DG 6 VG in the MD3000 using 2x Perc 5e HBA - OS Windows 2012 R2 ...
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Dell SAS 5/E vs Dell PERC 5/E

Purchased a MD1000 from craiglist, came with two SAS 5/E cards and cables. I dug out an old 2950, put server 2003 (32bit) on it, put in one of the cards, installed / updated firmware, etc. When I ...
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Check RAID rebuild status of R710?

How can I check the rebuild status of a RAID volume without booting into the PERC utility in CentOS via the command-line?
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Can Dell PE 1950 with SAS Controller take SATA drive? [closed]

I am a programmer (not an expert hardware engineer) trying to build a small hadoop cluster at home (at a cheaper price point) for processing some datasets of interest. I am getting these Dell PE ...
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IDRAC6 network configuration need help (poweredge M1000e)

In my new laboratory, I have inherited the administration of a very-badly-previously-configured Dell Poweredge M1000e chassis, with 9 M610 blades installed. The chassis is intended to be used for HPC ...
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Install CentOS on Dell poweredge t420

I have installed CentOS 6.5 on a Dell poweredge t420 and now, i try installing graphical drivers. I found dell driver for Red Hat ED 6 and follow instructions, but the Xorg configuration make an ...
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Disk recovery - virtual disks Raid 1

Have a DELL Poweredge T110 ii with a S100 embedded controller and I just replaced a failed disk. Its a simple mirrored pair and when I assigned the new disk as a Global Spare the rebuilding starts. ...
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Static IP settings on Windows 2003 server not getting saved

We have a Dell PowerEgde 1950 server with Broadcom NetXtreme gigabit ethernet card, and we are facing a strange problem with static IP assignment. When we assign a static IP to this broadcom NIC, ...
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Share 2 servers resources within single virtual machine - possible? [duplicate]

I have two physical servers - Dell Power Egde R710. I installed vCenter Server in order to manage both of them, I have created a cluster and added my 2 ESXi (servers) hosts. I created a virtual ...
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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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PowerEdge R410 replace X5660 with E3-1270 v3

It's possible to replace a X5660 with a E3-1270 v3 in a PowerEdge R410?
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dell poweredge r210 II mix memory

I have Dell PowerEdge R210 II server with 4Gb of memory installed. And I also have 8Gb memory module. I replaced 4Gb with 8Gb – server is working ok. But mixing memory in different ways got error ...
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Drive fault was asserted DELL [closed]

i have a DELL PowerEdge 2950 Server whit raid for 3 HDD. A friend whit a HP Proliant server which has broken, come to my help, to save information from the hard drive only had. When i put on my server ...
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Why 10GbE card cannot negotiate 10Gbit with Windows 2012R2?

The Problem I've got four identical blade servers. I've got Windows Server 2012 R2 on one blade and Xen on all the others. On the Windows-hosted server (only) the 10GbE NICs cannot negotiate ...
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PowerEdge 2850 boot issue due to lost raid config

I have an older dell PowerEdge 2850 that has a boot issue when the server boots it comes up with the error pxe- e53 no boot filename received. I believe the raid card and memory where pulled and as ...
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Network traffic to server keeps dropping out

I have a production server that is responsible for controlling a factory. The server runs a number of control applications and a SQL server. The problem I have is that one of the applications that ...
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Dell T-420 with Perc 310 controller - how do controller channels map to physical drive bays

The Perc 310 has two SAS controller connectors, SAS-A and SAS-B. Each of these supports which has 4 internal mini-SAS, providing a total of eight lanes of PCI Express. Question is how do these two ...
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Dell PowerEdge Server - What is a Maser Daughter Card?

In the inventory of the components of the Dell PowerEdge server that we are wanting to procure, i see the following :- Maser Daughter Card - Quantity 1 Maser SW - Quantity 1 - Am assuming this ...
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Process running slow with logging in Dell R720 server

We bought a Dell R720 server and installed CentOS 6.3 on it. We have another older Dell server which also has CentOS 6.3 installed in it. When we ran a simple benchmark for disk performance the older ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 - how to assign IP address to 4 available NICs and iDRAC? [closed]

I have a DellPowerEdge R710 server, brand new, with no configuration. How can I assign the IP address to its 4 NICs and iDRAC? Thanks! I would like to install ESXi 5.5 on that server and be able to ...
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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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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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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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Should I use bios “Advanced ECC” in Dell PowerEdge R710 Bios with ECC DIMMs?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with dual Intel Xeon E5503 CPUs. It has 96GB(12x8GB) of ECC DIMMs. In its BIOS, memory is configured for "Advanced ECC". My question is if my DIMMs are already ECC, does ...
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Dell Poweredge 2850 wont turn on after CPU re-seat

I have been using a Poweredge 2850 for a while now and it's been fine. It was removed from the rack for about 24 hours (carefully, no knocks or bumps and was stored flat as it would have been in the ...
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2950 internal backup SATA drive

We have a Dell 2950 II with 4 76GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration, running ESXi and 5 virtual machines. The RAID controller is Perc5/i. There is a low transaction rate, so this gives us minimal ...
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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. ...