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Dell Poweredge 2900 SAS Raid 1 Data Consistency Check Failure

We have at work a Powerdge with two SAS drivers in a RAID1 configuration, it's been like this since way before I started but today we started getting disk access errors on the console so I took a ...
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Dell Poweredge 1950 For Hosting Website and Database

I know its always better to buy new hardware, but i've got what I think is a deal on a dell poweredge 1950 and am considering it for hosting a single website and database. Please excuse my lack of ...
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unable to log into DRAC5, stuck at logging in please wait

Dell 2950 III, DRAC5 I was able to previously log into to the DRAC but probably haven't done so in a year or so. I have three of those servers and I am unable to log into any of them remotely. I ...
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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 2970 - HP 1/8 G2 autoloader keeps falling off LSI 2032 SCSI chain

I've a somewhat irritating problem with a Dell 2970 that has a HP 1/8 G2 autoloader (the Ultrium LTO 2 model) attached to the Dell/LSI 2032 non-RAID SCSI card. In essence, sometimes the ...
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PERC 5 RAID disk with foreign data

I have a RAID array built with 5 SAS drives (RAID 5). I finally got in the last drive the other day, and, not surprisingly, it has some foreign config on it from the last array it was part of. So I ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 III running XenServer with 2 VMs gets sluggish after a week and needs rebooted?

It has weird hangs and then random CPU spikes that do a ton at once. While remoted into the VMs I get an update all at once then it hangs for another 20 seconds. When it lets it go through I get a CPU ...
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Poweredge 750 cannot startup after power failure

After a recent power failure my poweredge 750 powers on but just sits on the Dell A06 bios loading screen. I tried resetting the bios' memory by removing the battery and restarting after 15min to no ...
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How do I upgrade an ESXi installation with the Dell Customized ISO?

We have a Dell Poweredge server running ESXi 4.1 U1 that was installed using Dell's customized ESXi ISO. Now we would like to upgrade to 4.1 U2 and upgrade any Dell specific bits that were installed. ...
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Trying to make USB-to-Ethernet adapter work on CentOS 5

I have a SR9600 USB-to-Ethernet adapter and, when plugging it on a Dell server running CentOS 5, the lsusb listing doesn't even change -- nothing at all appears in dmesg. But the USB port on that ...
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Is it possible to boost my server's LAN bandwidth with two Ethernet ports?

Is it possible to boost my server's LAN bandwidth with two Ethernet ports? I have two Ethernet ports on my Dell PowerEdge SC1435 and I routed both eth0 and eth1 to my router, but for some reason I'm ...
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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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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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How to know the maximum capacity of memory/RAM of a server? [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge T410 and have installed 16Gb RAM for it. I don't know if I can extend it to 32Gb, 64Gb, ... RAM on this server corresponding to my customized configuration So my question ...
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Dell Poweredge 2850 with (2) attached Powervault 220s will not boot

I have a Dell Poweredge 2850, which has an additional PERC3 PCI RAID controller. The controller has two Powervault 220s's connected to it, each with 14 143GB drives. (Also has the built in PERC4 ...
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Experience of replacing fans in Dell Poweredge 1850

I've recently aquired a Dell Poweredge 1850 (1U rackmount server). Spec wise, it's great for what I need it for (running VMWare with a few VMs, pfSense firewall etc). The problem is it's not going to ...
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Dell PowerEdge T105 server is dead, is power failure the likely cause?

Bought this 4 years ago, Dual Core AMD® Opteron™ 1210; 1.8GHz,2X1MB Cache Was running my own Apache server and some apps on Ubuntu. Now the server is dead. When I press the power button, there is no ...
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Dell PowerEdge Server BitLocker Hotswap Hard disks

We have a Windows 2008 R2 Server running on a Dell PowerEdge R310 Server with Bitlocker enabled. There are two physical Hard disks configured as RAID 1. One of the disks recently started having an ...
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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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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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Dell PowerEdge 6850 Degraded HDD

Good Morning, We have a dell power edge 6850 with a degraded drive in the RAID array. I have never had to recover such an issue, so any help or advice would be welcome. Basically it hasn't affected ...
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Updating Dell PowerEdge firmware on Ubuntu?

The company I work for recently got hands on a batch of second hand PowerEdge SC1425 machines. We'd like to put these to good use. Our operating system of choice is Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit, which ...
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Reset DRAC to factory defaults

I put a DRAC that has not been used in a long time into a PowerEdge 1750 running CentOS 5.8. Because we run our DRACs on a separate network, we don't change the password from the default ...
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Email alerts when hard drive fails on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (PERC5I, SAS)?

I recently purchased a used Dell PowerEdge 2950. I setup the hard drives in RAID-5 configuration. I want to be able to get an email alert if one of the drives fails. I have been trying to determine ...
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What does “BP Drive 2” mean?

I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2850 server. The display on its front panel says, "BP Drive 2" and that display has an amber color. What does "BP Drive 2" mean?
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 PERC 6/i not recognising any drives

I've just recieved a second hand PowerEdge 2950 with a PERC 6/i raid controller and the sata disks that used to be in the machine. However when I power up the machine the controler will not see the ...
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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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How to choose the most optimal RAID settings on PE2950

I have some Dell PowerEdge 2950's with 4x 15k, 150GB Cheetah SAS drives in them. They are going to be VM hosts, CentOS running ESXi with Windows Server 2k8 guests. Some guests will be hosting IIS ...
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dell poweredge 2850 backplane swap

I just ordered a dell poweredge 2850. I am wondering if it is possible to replace its backplane with the sata backplane of a dell poweredge 2950.
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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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Remote Power On and IPMI Poweredge 2950

I have a poweredge 2950 server with a drac card that supports ipmi that i have set to share the connection with one of the nics but has a separate ip address. It is running esxi as the os and I was ...
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Dell poweredge 1650 server blinking orange

I have an old server running for my application. I just checked that it has started flashing orange suddenly from blue. Does anyone know what does this mean?
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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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dell idrac6 allow access to one IP address

I have a dell R410 with dell idrac6 (Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 - Enterprise) which is in a data center in another country. I configured my idrac with public ip address but I have to ...
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How to monitor RAID in Solaris 10 x86 on PowerEdge 2650 with PERC 3/Di

I have a PowerEdge 2650 with the PERC 3/Di RAID controller. The OS installed is Solaris 10 8/07 U4. Currently RAID is configured through the BIOS and it works fine, but I have no way to monitor ...
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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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Moving RAID 1 disks between servers

I'm replacing a Dell PowerEdge 2950 server (PERC 6/i) with a new PowerEdge R510 (PERC H700). The existing system has its system on a pair disks in RAID1. My intention is to re-use these disks on the ...
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Where can I start to diagnose why I occasionally cannot connect to a server

I have a Dell Poweredge T310 with the default (free) NIC. I've got Ubuntu server 11.10 installed and I am running into a problem where at times I cannot connect to the server through any port. Whether ...
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two 1u servers or one 2u server [closed]

I was task to propose new servers. Given a budget that I can purchase either two 1u servers or one 2u server, which one should I go for? eg. 1u -> server Dell R310, 2u server -> Dell R710 Any pro ...
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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 Power edge 2900 reinstallation [closed]

we are looking forward to upgrade our DELL power edge server to windows 2003 64bit operating system, however now it requires to start from scratch. unfortunately i do not have the driver or start up ...
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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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Monitoring Dell/HP Servers Running ESXi (Free)

What are you all doing to monitor ESXi servers that run the free edition? With the lack of SNMP support, it seems fairly limited to me. What'd I'd like to be able to do is get some type of alert when ...
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How do I replace hard drives in a Dell PowerEdge 1950

My Dell PowerEdge 1950 has 2x 3.5inch 146Gb SAS attached to a PERC 5/I Raid controller card in a raid1 configuration. I want to replace these with 2x 2TB SATA drives which the Dell documentation ...
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Slow SMB/CIFS to/from Win2008R2 Server

Dell R710 w/ Intel 82576 gigabit NIC (latest Intel drivers). I'm setting up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & so far I've installed updates & configured the File Services & Web Server ...
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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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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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Unknown issue, brings MySQL down and requires a full reboot of the server

Don't know if anyone may have any brainwaves with this one. We have a website that is quiet heavily used (delivers 4+ million pages a month). Runs on a Dell Poweredge server, and has run fine for ...
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w1228 romb batt < 24h

I just got this message on the front panel of one of our servers, a Dell PowerEdge 2900. I believe this means that the RAID controller card battery is nearly dead. The question that I have is what ...