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R710 - DRAC Configuration IPv4

* Resolved by rolling back to DRAC6_FRMW_WIN_R279926.EXE * Having an issue with a new R710 where I cannot enable IPv4 on the iDRAC card. I have tried enabling IPv4 and setting static IP, Gateway ...
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VMware installation error on Dell PE R715

We have just purchased 2 x Dell Power Edge R715 with the PERC H700 raid contoller, each machine has 6 x 300GB SAS drives. I have set 2 drives up in raid 0 and 4 drives in raid 10 on each machine, but ...
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Why is my server's SAS drive 147 GB when most are 146 GB or does that matter?

I need to replace a failed drive in my Dell server's RAID 1 configuration. I pulled the drive and it's a Hitachi Ultrastar 15000rpm / SAS 147 GB. The supplier I usually order from only has SAS 15k ...
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Intsalling Linux on PowerEdge R410 via USB

I’m hoping someone can help me with the following issue. I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 and basically the Optical Drive has failed when I have been given the server. I have installed 2 SATA drives and ...
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Dell Poweredge R710 memory mode

Dell Poweredge R710 offers 16GB memory (4x4GB) in Advanced ECC mode for two processes. Can I reconfigure it as Optimized mode in BIOS, even though apparently each socket only has two channels ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server - Ethernet port semi-functional

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server: First it had Fedora 12 with Amahi Home Server on it, then I installed Windows Server 2003 Standard on top of it. The ethernet port worked for Fedora and Server 2003, but ...
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Decent GPU in Dell PowerEdge R910/R710

Does anyone know of getting a way of getting a powerful GPU (Graphics Process Unit) in Dell R910 or R710 Server? The R710 and R910 both has the capacity for a x16 Slot (R710 with an expansion module) ...
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Dell Poweredge SAS issue

I've got an open case with Dell, but I wanted to throw this out here. Brand new PE T610, PERC H200 controller, 32GB of memory I've got 8 drives in it currently. 2x 146GB and 6x 500GB. The first 4 ...
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PowerEdge Server with a *single* x64 Opteron… bad idea?

I'm currently taking stock of our server before we add a new one. I wasn't involved in its purchase (before my time) but the more I learn about its specifications the more concerned I am. Note: ...
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Force PCIe SSD to be /dev/sdb on linux install

Is there any options to force the PCIe SSD during install to be not /dev/sda? I was hoping to reserve the SSD to be limited to be only /var but the grub loader fails each time when I try to set the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dell OpenManage On Ubuntu Server 12.04 Cannot Log In

I have a Dell Poweredge 2950 with 2X130GB and 2X2TB drives. I need to set them up in a RAID 1 array so that the 130GB Drives are mirrored and host the OS, while the 2TB drives are mirrored and are 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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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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Dell PERC 6/i configuration SAS/SATA

What limitations are there to the configuration of SAS/SATA drives on a PERC 6/i raid controller. Can I have 2 virtual disks - RAID 1 SAS and RAID 5 SATA, or the other way around? Does it matter that ...
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dell PE 2950 inexplicable performance issues

I recently acquired 2 PE 2950s. They are identically configured, matching cards and firmware. The drive are also configured the same, seagate 15k 300gig in raid 10. writeback and adaptive readahead, ...
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Disable PCIe device on Dell R610

I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 system sitting in a co-location facility. It has four onboard NICs and a 2-port PCIe NIC in one of the slots. I'm usually working with HP servers, so I have the ability to ...
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Identify disks on an LSI SAS1068E controller

I'm trying to identify clearly which disk needs replacing in a RAID1 array. The controller shows it's PhysDisk 0 id=1. When opening up the machine how do I know for sure which disk this is? (Ideally ...
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Setting up a used Dell PowerEdge 1655mc

I recently acquired a used Dell PowerEdge 1655mc blade server with 6 functioning blade units. I need to wipe each of the blade units, reinstall them with fresh copies of Linux, and otherwise get this ...
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ProxMox with PERC 5/i RAID 5

I recently set up a dell 2950 III with ProxMox. I attached an external hard disk that is used to boot ProxMox and I would like to use the RAID 5 array to store data such as images and disks. How would ...
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DRAC 4/I Console Redirection Applet Perpetually Stuck Connecting [closed]

The Problem Attempting to connect via the Java virtual console results in perpetual attempt at connecting, even though the applet otherwise loads properly and attempts to connect to the proper ...
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Poweredge 2850 linux USB boot

I'm fairly new to configuring servers. I've done a few on basic desktops, but this Dell Poweredge 2850 is a whole different story. So please bare with me. I've made a bootable usb for Centos 6.5 OS ...
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Dell R710 LifeCycle and iDRAC6 bad firmware flash

I have an R710 server that I need help with. Earlier today I wanted to update my BIOS and LifeCycle controller. I tried through the F10 System manager, but because my LifeCycle controller and iDRAC ...
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Cannot enable VMware EVC for Xeon E5-2630v3 (Haswell) on vSphere 6.0

I've got two DELL PowerEdge R730 servers loaded with a dual Xeon E5-2630v3 Haswell. When I installed VMware vCenter, I tried to create a Cluster with VMware vMotion EVC mode set to Haswell, since it's ...
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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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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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When do Dell PowerEdge servers (R210II and R620) automatically shutdown due to over heating?

I've had a hell of a time trying to find out when and how a Dell PowerEdge server (in my case we have a bunch of R210IIs and R620s with iDRACs) deals with overheating. I don't want to wait for the CPU ...
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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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Slow open() system call on linux

We've been having problems with our Samba fileserver running on Debian Etch with Linux kernel 2.6.16. It's an old Dell PowerEdge 2650 server, but it's never had a problem like this before, and the ...
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Dell Power Edge Diags and Firmware Updates from a WinPE environment

I am looking for a way to upgrade all firmware on Dell PE servers from within a WinPe environment. We are a reseller and I already have an environment set up to transfer ownership of the servers to ...
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“Unable to retrieve BIOS information”

While trying to update the BIOS' of PowerEdge 2950s to 2.6.5 from 2.2.6, I got this message, "Unable to retrieve BIOS information." These are remote servers so updating via boot-disk isn't feasible. ...
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Which type of RAM is supported in our servers?

I need to increase the RAM in our DELL servers. I tried using lshw to see what is already installed, but I cannot see if the RAM installed is a UDIMM or RDIMM. Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 28 bytes ...
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Debian supported Dell Servers [closed]

I'm looking to buy a Dell server, I was ready to pick the Dell Poweredge 510, though I didn't find any resource saying that it supported Debian. One of my requirements is that Debian is supported, ...
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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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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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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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Dell Poweredge 2650 RAM Upgrade

I bought an old Dell Poweredge 2650 off ebay to use as a dev server, but I need to get more RAM for it. From what I understand there were 2 versions of the 2650 released, with the older version only ...
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Linking sub-domains to specific SANs

To most server managers, this may seem a very simple, and very stupid question! I'm not a server expert, but have been asked the question - not knowing the answer, I thought I'd improve my own ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 RAM Upgrade

We're looking to upgrade our existing 2GB x 2 RAM by adding 4x4GB RAM. Will the server encounter some problem or inefficiency by having 2 slots with 2GB and 4 slots with 4GB? Is it recommended all ...
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Wake on Lan for Dell Poweredge 2950?

I'm looking into the possibility of using Wake On Lan for a machine used in a test lab to run VMs. It doesn't really need to be on all the time, so it would be nice to be able to power it down when it'...
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Are there any tricks for installing a hot swap drive in a Poweredge 2900

I just bought a bought a couple of new drives from Dell for a Poweredge 2900 server. I installed them in the hot swap caddy and am attempting to install. My understanding is I can just remove the ...
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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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OMSA Add new disk and convert current single disk to RAID1

We got our new server last week, and unfortunately one of the two disks could not be delivered. Now we've got the second disk, and I want to install it and join it with the current disk to create a ...
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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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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 ...