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Seagate Constellation ES HDD firmware update using hdparm

I need to update firmware on my Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS branded as Dell Equallogic. Since I don't use this drive in a Dell Server but in my Apple Mac Pro the only possible way to do this ...
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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 ...
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Using Dell omconfig with Vyatta

We are running Vyatta Core 6.2, based on Debian Squeeze, on a Dell R710 server. I came across these instructions to install the command line Dell Management utilities: ...
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R720 Lite-Touch Server 2008 64-bit Install Troubles

I am having trouble deploying Windows Server 2008 64-bit using Lite-Touch on a Dell R720. All goes well until Lite-Touch attempts to partition the hard drive. It then fails indicating that it cannot ...
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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 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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Connecting HP storageworks to Dell poweredge R720 [closed]

Can HP storageworks 1/8 G2 tape autoloader be connected to a Dell poweredge R720 server?
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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 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 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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replacement drive cage for power edge R710

Hi I'm performance tuning a DB server its a Dell R710 there is a very significant I/O bottleneck. Unfortunately the server was purchased with the 6 x 3.5 inch sata configuration which doesn't give me ...
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VMware ESXi 5 licensing and hardware recommendation [closed]

I need to get visualization development machine where I will have a bunch of linux virtual machines that are not resource hungry. I expect that I would have around 10-15 virtual machines with 2-4 G ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Merging unallocated space to existing partition in Raid5

I have Dell PowerEdge Server T310 built with a Raid5 (3 x 300gb) Windows Server 2008 R2 SAS controller PERC H700. I have recently added a 4th drive 300gb thru Dell’s application “Openmanage”. The ...
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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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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 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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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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LSI Storage Manger for Windows PERC H700 Controller

I have a PERC H700 controller from Dell which appears to be a re-badged LSI 9260-16i raid card. I looked in the download link from LSI, but it only has the MegaRaid Storage Manager for Linux. MegaCLI ...
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Should I use bios “Advanced ECC” in Dell PowerEdge R710 Bios with ECC DIMMs?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with dual Intel Xeon E5503 CPUs. It has 96GB(12x8GB) of ECC DIMMs. In its BIOS, memory is configured for "Advanced ECC". My question is if my DIMMs are already ECC, does ...
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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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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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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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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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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 1950 with Perc 5i keeps losing raid config -> “Foreign Configuration Found”

The quick and dirty: the machine is a Dell Poweredge 1950, dual xeon quad cores, 8GB of ram, 2 2TB seagate SATAs in (supposed to be raid1) using a Perc 5i raid card. They are hot-swappable with a ...