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

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Dell PowerEdge 750 BIOS Update Caused Black Screen in Ubuntu 12.04

We've got a stack of Dell PowerEdge 750 servers that our boss bought at auction or something. Anyway, I've been trying to get them in working condition. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on one and then ...
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Dell PowerEdge R510 SATA drives appearing as SAS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with the following: PERC H700 2 x 500GB cabled SATA drives (RAID 1) 6 x 3 TB SAS hot swap drives (5 in RAID 6) I was testing an online expansion of the RAID array ...
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Install existing SSL certificate on Dell iDRAC7

I've got some servers with iDRAC7 Enterprise and I want to add my existing wildcard SSL certificate for my domain so that when I load the iDRAC webpage I get a valid certificate. I've tried the ...
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Disable hyperthreading from within Linux (no access to BIOS)

I have a system running a financial trading application at a remote facility. I do not have access to the ILO/DRAC, but need to disable hyperthreading. The system runs Intel Nehalem 3.33GHz X5680 ...
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upgrade windows server from 2003 to 2008

My PowerEdge 2900 server currently is a windows server 2003 thats configured as a RAID 5 Using PERC 6/i Integrated with 3 750GB Disks. Whats the best way or, the order of steps to upgrade it to ...
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Online expansion PERC700 RAID6 server

I have a Dell PowerEdge r510, with 5 HDDs in a RAID6 configuration. I'd like to add a 6th disk (and, in the future, more) to grow the hardware RAID configuration. I have a logical volume, in which ...
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Capacity Expansion on PERCH700 RAID-10

I have Dell Poweredge R710 server with PERC H700 Integrated RAID controller. Currently there are 4 SAS 300GB disks in RAID-10 array exposing single volume of 600GB. Server is running VMware ESXi 5.1. ...
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PERC - Create RAID1 from single drive without losing data

I have a PowerEdge 2950. I have one 1TB drive with critical data on it that has been running alone for months, and I want to add a second 1TB drive and make a RAID1 out of these 2 drives, but without ...
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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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Dell Perc5/E and Poweredge 1950 PCI-X

Today I have been to my datacenter and could not put Perc5/E into PCI-X card, there is like 0,5mm difference in card length, so physically it does not fit. Do I need PCIe for this Perc? Btw. when ...
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How do I unlock Dell T610 case?

I've just got a Dell PowerEdge T610 server. The case is locked and looks like it needs a flattish key to open. Two circular ended keys came with the server, but they fit the front of the case, not the ...
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Best way to execute a command after Linux system halt

Problem: The SSDs in our servers require a power cycle (i.e. off/on, not reset/warm reboot) after a firmware update. Thoughts: Using 'ipmitool chassis power cycle' I can cycle the server's power. ...
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Dell r900 and SFP+ HBA

I'm trying to pair up the parts and pieces to get an already purchased Dell Equallogic PS6010E going, with a couple existing Dell r900 servers for ESXi 5.0,and keep running into show-stoppers. The ...
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Will a PowerEdge 2970 still find HD's without RAID memory stick?

So, I purchased a refurb P/E 2970, but the RAID RAM stick is missing. When it boots, I get the error "RAID Adapter - Memory Error" (something like that). I've tried using the "Server Assistant" and ...
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Dell SCCM 2012 Integration and deployment packs - Do they support Windows Server 2012 yet?

I am looking to migrate my dev SCCM 2012 SP 1 install from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. I have been looking at the documentation for the Dell integration packs and want to ...
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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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New HDD swap in SAS 6 ir shows it is missing?

SETUP: Dell Poweredge T410 with Windows Server 2003, SAS 6 IR Raid-1. Both the original drives were Dell Certified Seagate Barracudas for enterprise, 250gb. The new HDD is a Seagate Barracuda 500gb, ...
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Escape windows repair install and start in normal boot?

I have a corrupted file in the OS (running a poweredge t410, windows server 2003 RT). Booting up in safe mode shows it stopped at acpitabl.dat. Google results led me to believe that the update.sys ...
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Maximum Disk Space Dell PowerEdge 2900 [closed]

What is the maximum disk space I can have for my Dell PowerEdge 2900. I know that the max for the OS partition is 2TB unless you do some special setup but for other volumes what is the max that I can ...
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Slow parity initialization of RAID-5 array on HP Smart Array P411 controller

On 29th October 2011, I built a RAID-5 array using 4 x 146.8GB Seagate SAS ST3146855SS drives running at 15k connected to a PowerEdge R515 with HP Smart Array P411 controller running Windows 2008 (so ...
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Dell Open Manage physical disk failure predicted

I've installed the Open Manage Server Administrator on my Dell T100 to monitor RAID Controller and disks. From the Physical Controller report web page I see a table listing the two disks I have but ...
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Dell H710P, Non-Dell SSDs, and RAID Failures

As long as a non-Dell drive is recognized by the H710P controller, and I'm able to set it up in a RAID, will RAID errors with regard to the non-Dell drives be reported? I setup a RAID10 (16 x 256GB ...
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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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Why my 15K SAS HDD drives are so slow? [closed]

I have a DELL PE2950 III 2x 3.0GHz Quad Core 32GB RAM. The card is a Perc 6i SAS dual channel Raid controller w/256mb of cache and BB. The hard disks are 5 x 146GB 15k 3G SAS dell drives ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS NIC Broadcast Multicast (Link is not up)

We have 3 Dell PowerEdge 2950 Servers. 2 x 3.2GHz 5060 Dual Core 16GB RAM 6x146GB Recently, one of the servers experienced a NIC failure so we decided to replace all the NICs on all three servers ...
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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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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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How to set up Dell OMSA tools on Debian 6 (Squeeze) (PE2950)

I assume I have set up them up incorrectly or am missing a library or dependency. When I log into the OMSA web interface I can't see anything Also, omreport tells me nothing; root@box:~# omreport ...
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Poweredge 2900 Failed to boot utility partition

How to (re)install utility partition for a Dell Poweredge 2900? Where is installed this?
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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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Dell Server Running Vmware. How do I know when mirrored RAID fails?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T710 w/ an integrated PERC H700 RAID controller. I am running two 500 gig hard drives off the machine in a mirrored raid. The entire machine is running VMWare ESXI 4 and I ...
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Moving Farm to co-location hosting - network settings requirements

I am moving my farm (2 Dell's R620) to a co-location hosting service. I am trying to figure out the secure way to have my network settings The requirements are: VM1 is the working HOST, includes: ...
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Enable Dell PowerEdge 830 withoud CD Rom drive to boot unattended

I removed the cd rom drive from a Dell PowerEdge 830 Now it does not start unattended anymore. It boots normal, then halts at a line that says "strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup". F1 would work ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge R410 Non hot plug HDD change to Hot plug

I got one question: Can I change Dell PowerEdge R410 from version non hot plug to version hot plug? I bought non hot plug version, but I need hot plug? What can I do now? Regards
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Dell PowerEdge T710, add a new hard disk, how to? [closed]

I have a virtual machine which needs more space. This VM runs and a PowerEdge T710 with Vmware EXSI 4. I would like to add this disk in the simplest was possible. I already got a normal desktop ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2900: raid/Linux conversion logistics

I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2900 (currently running windows) that I want to convert into a Linux server. But, it's got a hardware RAID controller and I want to be sure I don't destroy the configuration ...
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Ideal way to deploy SSL to blades/chassis

I have about 14 Dell M1000e chassis and corresponding 224 blades. I just received a wildcard SSL cert, but don't want to manually visit each administrative page to upload the cert/key. I understand ...
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ESX 3i Drive Assertion Fault on otherwise working system

The graphic (below) shows the fault I am seeing in VMWare Infrastructure Client, the drive0 light is also flashing. Not sure why, the other drive lights are green. Can't see any errors in the logs and ...
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dell poweredge pcie training error, what to do?

After telling the server to reboot, it is now displaying an “PCle training error: Internal Storage Slot” Then the next line was “System Halted!”. It will not boot. Recently a failed scsi hot swap ...
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Dell Poweredge R710 Vmware Stand-by Mode slow to boot back up

I currently have Vmware ESXI 5 cluster with Dell Poweredge R710 hosts. I was told that its possible when a host goes into stand-by to have a "quick-boot" when it comes out. At this time I am waiting ...
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Dell PowerEdge R210 running VMware ESX 4.1 losing access to local disks

Every month of so, one of my server running VMware 4.1 became unresponsive. The only way to get it back up was to do a hard reboot. When this happened I could connect to VMware but was not able to do ...
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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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Does Dell PowerEdge R710 support Win 2012 Server [closed]

Is it possible to install win 2012 server on Dell power edge R710...? Explain
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Dell PowerEdge R310 and T310 not allowing 6x 4GB RDIMM configuration

I have 6 identical Kingston KTD-PE313E/4G modules and trying to install to Dell PE R310 and T310 servers but with no luck. 4x DIMMs works but not 6x DIMMs. None of the modules are faulty. (I have ...
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Configuring vCenter alarm for loss of psu redudancy

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure a vCenter 5 alarm to monitor the loss of PSU redundancy of a host? I'm looking through the options to configure alarms and the Power State alarms on the ...
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What is the difference between Dell Bios and Dell firmware?

On the Dell Support site, looking on the available downloads for my old server, I see both Dell Bios Update - Optional 5/23/2008 A07 and Dell-Firmware - Recommended 9/4/2007 A.04, A04 What is ...
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Installing W2K8 R2 on a Dell Poweredge 2850

I'm a server novice and have been given a Dell 2850 (PERC 4e/Di). It has 3 blank HDs that I think are configured as RAID 5. I am trying to install W2K8 R2 SP1 on it. It doesn't have a DVD reader so I ...
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Dell R510 backplane/LSI RAID card

I've been tasked to price up and order a new server. My plans are for a Dell Poweredge R510 with the 8 HDD option, an LSI 9265-8i RAID card, two Dell 600GB 15k 3.5" SAS drives in RAID 1, and six Intel ...
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What are the ramifications of R720 Power Capping?

According to Dell's documentation (PDF) administrators can cap the new R720's at a certain Wattage. What are the ramifications of doing this? Will the server power off once it hits the cap? Is there a ...