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

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Terrible Performance with SATA Drives on Dell PowerEdge, steps to troubleshoot?

I had asked this question earlier and the question went missing so here it is again. Bought a DELL Poweredge 2950 to use as in-house QA Server. Disk performance is beyond terrible, 1000-4000 ms ...
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Monitoring multiple remote Dell PowerEdge servers

We have a number of remote PowerEdge servers that we would like to monitor for hardware issues. Some of the servers are accessible by VPN while others are only accessible over the internet behind a ...
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PowerEdge 6650 disk issues

Here's a weird one I've been fighting for a while. I've got a old out-of-warranty Dell PowerEdge 6650 server with a PERC 3/DC RAID controller controlling four newer (maybe a year old) Fujitsu 136GB ...
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Orange / Amber flashing light on a Dell Poweredge 2450 / 2550?

This morning, I noticed this light was flashing on the Dell PowerEdge 2450 and 2550 that we have in our rack - No warnings as far as i can see on screen... Any ideas as to what it might be?
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Install HP drive in Dell PowerEdge 2950?

First, I do agree that what I'm asking here is certainly unsupported by either HP or Dell. I'm just exploring some options here. The scenario: We have a server, a Dell PowerEdge 2950, running SQL ...
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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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NIC teaming windows 2008 R2

Can assist me in NIC teaming on windows server 2008 standard R2 SP1 on the Dell PowerEdge R320 and R720 Server. I have done NIC teaming for load balancing on WinServer 2012 but unable to get it on ...
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Dell R700 RAID card for R210, will it work/fit? [closed]

Looking to improve output on VMware. Will Dell F2WGY Perc H700 Modular work in a R210 II server?
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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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ESXi 5.0 not showing RAID Health status (DELL PERC H200)

Hi we have installed VmWare ESXi 5.0 on brand new Dell T410 II. Hypervisor sees storage but we are somehow missing the Health status in VI client. We have PERC H200 in RAID 1. We shortly tried the ...
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What is the easiest way to run a boot level surface scan?

I have a PowerEdge 1850 running two SCSI Ultra 320 drives (10k 73gb). I am looking for recommendations on boot disks / methods to run a boot time surface scan. I would like to do this at boot time ...
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Will older Dell rails work on the newer 11G servers?

We have a Dell Poweredge 1950 that came with Dell Rapid Rails. These are the tool-less mounting rails for 4 post square hole racks. We have some new Dell Poweredge R610s on the way. We were hoping to ...
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R710 & MD1220 PERC questions

I'm purchasing a new database server (R710) with a direct attached storage (MD1220) device behind it. I'm not up to date on the latest RAID technologies and needed some advice. The MD1220 I've ...
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What kind of Ram for IIS sites that use a lot of memory?

I have a server where each site in IIS 7.5 stores all of it's settings in memory. So I tend to eat up a lot of RAM. I need to order a new server and I was wondering what kind of Memory configuration ...
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SATA SSD in Dell Server

I have a Dell R815 (PDF LINK), which has 6 2.5" bays. I would like to put some Intel X25-E in the spare bays, but have been cautioned that they may not fit since they are SATA and the bays are ...
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Dell Poweredge power management

I have a Dell Poweredge 840 and the moment it boots up it's fans are roaring full bore regardless of how little usage there is on it - idle speed is 100%. I am running windows server 2003 r2. The ...
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1950 Replacing drives in a predictive fail state

I have a Dell 1950 server with two 70Gb SAS drives. Both drives are showing an amber flashing light, and OpenManage displays both drives in a predictive fail state. Dell have sent me to two new ...
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New Dell PE R710 - Storage Question

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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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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Reset DELL iDRAC password without rebooting ESXi

For one of our machines we lost our root password for the iDrac7 Enterprise interface. The machine is running many virtual machines and turning them off would be a huge task. So, my question is: Is ...
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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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Can disk be purchased by user from vender other than Dell and add to Dell PowerEdge R720xd server after the server is purchased?

The following is the price of the 4TB NL-SAS drive offered by Dell for PowerEdge 720xd. 4TB 7.2K RPM Near-Line SAS 6Gbps 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive [$663.38] It seems to be too expensive. A similar ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 ESXi installation [on which disk should I install?]

Im very new to the whole virtualization thing. I have a server that I can learn on, its Dell PowerEdge R710. I tried to install ESXi 5.5 on it. I booted from my CD with ESXi 5.5 I downloaded from ...
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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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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 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 ...
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servers connected to a poweredge 6248 receive traffic for their 'neighbours'

In the network we have a few vlans but at the moment I was investigating vlan2 which carries the most traffic. When tcpdumping on the eth0.2 interface, I see a lot of packets arriving which are not ...
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Poweredge R710 configuring RAID 10 with one disk missing

I have ordered Poweredge R710 server with 4 diskas planning to configure them as RAID10. However I only got 3 disks delivered (4th will be delivered in 10 days). I am wondering can I create RAID10 ...
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How to find out if my Dell R210 server has iDRAC with shared network connection or dedicated?

My server is Dell R210 and it is colocated. I need to find out whether the iDRAC BMC on this particular box has dedicated ethernet connector or is it shared. Also - do I always need separate IP ...
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How IPMI works on Dell R210 server?

I have Dell R210 1U server (W2008R2 Enterprise).The box is currently in another country on colocation. I am thinking of moving it to another colocation. I was told that if my box supports IPMI I ...
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Disable fan management on Dell Poweredge SC1425

I have Dell Poweredge SC1425 server that has a failed fan. This causes the server to increase the speed of the other fans to their maximum. The server is being used in a very cool place so I was ...
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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 ...
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Do I have to buy a SAS hd from Dell to work with a PERC 5 in PE1950

Is it true that for SAS hd to work with a PERC 5 controller it must have a special firmware on it put in by Dell which forces you to buy a hd only from them. The hd that came with the server is a ...
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Boot from CD on Dell PowerEdge 1850

I just purchased a refurbished DELL PowerEdge 1850. When I first turn it on, it automatically goes to the Intel Boot Agent to look for a PXE boot. I want to install Ubuntu 10 Server from the CD and ...
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Installing VMWare ESXi 4 on Dell Poweredge T710 Server

I want to purchase a Poweredge T710 server to install ESXi 4 on it, and I am not sure about its compatibility. Can anyone inform me if it is supported? Thanks
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Remotely power on PowerEdge 2900

Is there a way to remotely power on a PowerEdge 2900. I can ping the ip address that the BMC was set to, but I don't know how to access it. I've used ports 80, 443, and 1311. What port should I be ...
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Does the PERC6i card support multiple RAID arrays?

I'm looking to expand storage with my PE 2950. It has a PERC6i card that currently runs two SAS drives in a RAID 10 configuration, used as my OS partition. I'd like to add a couple SATA drives ...
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Innaccessible Boot Device BSOD - 0x0000007B

I have a Dell Poweredge 1750 that until yesterday was booted up, and seemed ok. It then froze, and on restarting, was presented with BSOD - Innaccessible Boot Device - 0x0000007B Obviously, I've ...
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How to update X25-E SSD firmware in PowerEdge 2900 with PERC 5/i

How to update the X25-E SSD firmware in a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with aPERC 5/i RAID controller? In other words, how to make the two SSD's visible to a firmware boot disk as such, when the RAID ...
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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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Is There Anyway to Undo a Quick Initialize from a Perc6/i VD?

I stupidly fast initialized an existing Raid 5 Array Virtual disk with 10 Virtual Machines after creating a new Raid 5 Array. The VDs switched order on the list of the Perc Controller. According to ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd stuck in BIOS

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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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 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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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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Remote RAID Control in ESXi on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 Using OpenManage

I was wondering how one can add a drive into an existing RAID array while ESXi is still running. I have read that you are able to use Dell OpenManage to do this. I have installed OMSA 7.0 on the ...
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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 ...