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

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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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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 ...
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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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Dell OpenManage Web Interface Inaccessible

We've installed all the Dell server admin tools on our Ubuntu 12.04 Server box using the following command: sudo apt-get install srvadmin-all All the omreport commands etc work as expected but we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Will any SAS drive work in a Dell PowerEdge server?

If I bought a Dell 2950 or 2650, for example, and it has no drives in it (from say an auction). Will any SAS drive I get work in it? I ask because they vary so much in price. Some drives are $150 ...
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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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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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Rackspace - typical power for a server

I'm trying to get some rackspace and buy an appropriate server. I've got a quote for 1/4 cabinet which includes 0.5kw of power. How do I know how much power my server will use...(e.g. I've looked on ...
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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 ...
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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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iDRAC Enterprise vs iDRAC Express on Dell Server

I have a Dell PowerEdge server with iDRAC6 Express and a PERC 6/iR (LSI 1068e) SAS RAID Controller. I'm a bit confused about what this means. Is it possible to login remotely to change bios/RAID ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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Adding nearline SAS disks to a controller with SAS disks

I have a Dell Poweredge 840 server that currently has a pair of hot swappable 146Gb SAS disks attached to a SAS 5IR controller, configured as RAID 1. I have two spare slots to add two add more ...
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wakeup on lan support

I am looking to setup WOL on a set of servers. These are Dell PowerEdge R210 servers running Centos 6.0. I searched the BIOS and I couldnt find the WOL option. My power management in BIOS has only ...
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Dell Poweredge Disk Issue

System will boot with no errors, but will only get so far into Windows (safe mode, normal) before it locks up (but still accepts mouse input). Tried a live disk to boot from, and I can copy just ...
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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 ...