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Does the Dell backplane affect the speed of the drives?

I've already checked the following questions but couldn't find an answer: Does the backplane on an HP server have any impact on the speed of the drives? 3rd party SSD drive in HP Proliant server only ...
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Dell C1100 flashing amber light, no video output

I've been colocating a Dell Poweredge C1100 (CS24-TY) for over a year now, without any issues. The server was pulled out of a working environment and sent to my house, but when booted the server has ...
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Dell 2850 Server Not Working, Power button blinks [closed]

I got a 2850 server from a friend and the power button blinks and wont even start. I noticed it does not have a PCI Riser Card installed. Is this the problem? Thanks for all the help even if this ...
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Server hangs with the following messages and on reboot starts to check file system automatically?

these were the messages on the system when i took the drac die+8be/8x98 dOithp+8XC4/8X168 dOidiUidEiEPPOP+8X8f/8Xb8 findibusiestigroup+8xSC5/8Xb28 tcpiestablishediopti0n$+8X43/8Xd8 thiCUPPEDtimSS+...
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iDRAC6 JViewer Unusable

I'm getting the following error when trying to launch the Virtual Console, but the Virtual Console Preview works fine (it displays a small preview about once a second). I've confirmed that my M610 ...
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DELLs iDRAC integrated VNC Server not working with encryption enabled

since I allready posted on two GitHub Communitys about this issue, I will try to keep this as short as possible. The GitHub Postings are added for reference at the end of the post. Im trying to ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720 not recognizing RAID card

We recently bought a PowerVault MD3420 and I sent Dell the specs of the server I was going to use to connect it to. They sent me a card made by LSI instead of a PERC card for controlling the RAID ...
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Monitoring PERC 6/i in vMware ESXi 5.5

I currently have a Dell Poweredge 2950 running ESXi 5.5. My datastore is four drives in RAID 5 configured in the PERC 6/i config utility on bootup. My question is, what do I do if/when one of these ...
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Dell poweredge r620 Memory Population

In my Dell poweredge R620 server i install 8GB 12 Memory stick in slot B1-B12,but some memory stick not showing(B5,B6,B9,B10),server usable memory is 64gb now.Plz suggest me RAM accurate population. ...
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How do I configure the iDRAC on a static IP?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 in colocation. When I set it up at home, the machine was assigned two IP's from my router (using DHCP): one for the OS and one for the iDRAC. Now that the server is in ...
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T110 Perc S100 raid disk is not visible for OS setup, drivers are not found

Ok, so after a lot of research I have reached a dead-end. I'm having problems installing Win 2008 R2 64x OS on a Dell PowerEdge T110 II server with PERC S100 controller. I've created a RAID1 ...
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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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Dell Power Edge 2950 SAS RAID configuration

I have been given a Dell Power Edge 2950 by the company I do service work for to use as a backup server. When I first got it there was a message saying "PCIe Training Error Slot 1". I managed to get ...
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Dell PERC RAID array how to ignore error

We have a Dell PowerEdge R720 with a PERC H710 Raid Array. It is configured into two disk groups, disk Group 0 which has the OS and the data, and Disk Group 1 which for reasons unknown to me is ...
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Dell PowerEdge T310 Drive Removal

I have a Dell PowerEdge T310 with a single WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0 hard drive connected to the front panal to a SAS 6i/R Integrated Controller. I have an identical WDC WD2003FYYS-02W0B0 that I use to ...
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Poweredge 1950 heat

Good evening, I have searched on DELL Poweredge manual and haven't found answers to my problem, I had bought a few months ago a Dell DRAC5 card to finally power on and off my Poweredge 1950 server ...
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Part numbers for rear drive mounts for R730xd?

I bought a refurbished R730xd without the rear 2.5" drives, and am now investigating how to add drives. The system does not appear to have come with the necessary mounting hardware to actually put ...
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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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Creating a 2nd virtual disk with PERC H700

I currently have just 1 virtual disk set up with raid 0 for my OS, and would like to create a 2nd virtual disk for just storage. Will I have any data loss/issues with the existing virtual disk by ...
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Kernel panic on Dell R710 Kernel 4.4.1

We are running Debian 7.9 server with kernel 4.4.1 on Dell R710 (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5670 @ 2.93GHz) and after some time (maybe once a month) server stop working and I see on a screen the kernel ...
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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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Can the Dell PowerEdge T320 boot from a USB stick in hard drive emulation mode?

I am trying to install FreeNAS on a Dell PowerEdge T320. I've followed the instructions here (http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/Burning_an_IMG_File) to write the .img file to four different USB sticks ...
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Dell PowerEdge R200 won't boot, has flashing green and blue lights

My Dell PowerEdge R200 just stopped working over the weekend and won't boot. The power indicator is flashing green, indicating standby mode and doesn't seem to be able to get out of it. The "...
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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 SAS 6ir suddenly can't find boot devices

I have a Dell Poweredge R300 with a Dell SAS 6ir RAID Controller that's worked perfectly for years. It has two 500gb drives configured in RAID 1. We had a long power outage the other day that ...
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Installing PERC driver during CentOS install

I'm trying to install CentOS on a PowerEdge R720, and I'm running into some issues with installing drivers during setup. I've created a virtual disk consisting of a single SSD, but during install ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge Maximum Disk Size

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server which I am trying to setup as a NAS. I have not done any firmware upgrades to the RAID controller or anything like that. What I need to know is what the maximum ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell PowerEdge R220

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit for the first time in a Dell PowerEdge R220, using UEFI. At first the installation wouldn't see any disks. Then, I found this: Trouble Installing ...
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PERC H310 - Multiple RAID 1 Arrays

Currently, I have a RAID 1 (using two 1TB disks) configured on PERC H310 controller on a PowerEdge T420 Server. It currently contains Windows Server 2012, a Hyper-v role, applications and SQL Server ...
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Will a H310 Mini or a H200 support Samsung SSDs (840/850 Pros)?

I've been searching around and struggling to find out of a H310 Mini or a H200 will run Samsung 840/850 Pros. I know Dell have their officially branded SSDs, but unfortunately cost is a major issue ...
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Is a PERC310 Mini compatible with an R610?

I'm going to purchase an R610 soon which is sans RAID card. The spec sheet lists 2x PCIe x8 + 1 "storage x4" slot. However none of the X10 series cards are listed on the spec sheet. I presume that's ...
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Dell iDRAC 8, how can I backup the server profile to vFlash without getting “OEMDRV partition is in use”?

I'm preparing a PowerEdge T430 server for delivery to a customer. I wanted to configure automatic iDRAC/Lifecycle Manager profile backups onto the iDRAC vFlash card. When I try to perform a backup, it ...
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Perc H200 in Dell T7600 workstation not showing drives in Server 2012 R2

I have a Dell T7600 workstation with Perc H200 controller card (did not come with the box previously, was installed after since the standard onboard card only does 3Gb/s connections). Anyway, the ...
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Purpose of vent holes on the top of rackmount servers?

Edit: Because of the high number of downvotes on this question, I would appreciate if you could comment on why you think the question deserves so. I believe the question is clearly asking for the ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd outputs a typical fan noise

I've recently bought an R720xd and set it up with Win2012/Hyper-V. Well, the server was running without any issues for two weeks until a disk a failure. I have already requested for a replacement of ...
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Dell Poweredge 2800 Power Consumption

I am considering buying a Dell Poweredge 2800 Tower 2nd hand, while I have some experience with HP's competing server brand, the ProLiant Series, I am struggling to find out the server's realistic ...
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Can you have an MBR partition and a GPT partition on the same RAID 5 VHD in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a Power Edge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID 5 Array, recently i posted a question about expanding the array with other drives and was able to use OMSA to add additional drives to the array and then ...
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Troubleshooting NIC Logs by NETDEV WATCHDOG

I have a CentOS 6.6 server (Linux 2.6.32-504) running on a brand new Dell PowerEdge R320. Just the other day, I began noticing problems in /var/log/messages related to one of my NICs. Note: this is a ...
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PERC 5/i firmware on DELL PowerEdge 2950 cannot be updated

My DELL PowerEdge 2950 (Windows Server 2008 R2) OpenManage shows this warning. Firmware version is out of date. Firmware Version 5.0.2-0003 Minimum Required Firmware Version 5.2.2-0072 I ...
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Server is assigned IP by GUID rather than MAC address in DHCP

I recently installed 8 new Dell PowerEdge c6220 II servers with dual 10G ports with CentOS 6. Each server has a DHCP reservation configured from a Microsoft 2003 DHCP server. I am using a Bootutil ...
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Poor Disk Performance on VMs; Host using PERC H310 RAID 5

I have a Dell R620 running 5 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drives in a PERC H310 controller (which I am beginning to regret buying). I am getting awful read/write speeds on Linux ...
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Accessing iDRAC6 Express on DellR610

[Update: I had the ethernet cable in port 4 not port 1! Putting it in port 1 fixed the problem.] Hi I have just recently acquired a DellR610 to test configurations and experiment with. It has 2 X ...
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PowerEdge T410 with GeForce GTX 970 - Independent power source needed?

I am attempting to install a GeForce GTX 970 graphics card in our Dell PowerEdge T410 server for the purpose of rendering 3D graphics. After inserting the graphics card into the PCI-E slot it became ...
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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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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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dell poweredge t410 not found driver disk ubuntu server x64 or winserver 2008 x64

We have a Dell t410 Server with Windows Server 2008 x86. But the OS sees only 4 of available 16GB memory. So decided to install Windows Server 2008 x64 or Ubuntu Server x64. The problem is, when you ...
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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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785GB ioDrive Mono MLC PCIe Solid State Storage Card with Poweredge R730 [closed]

Has anyone used a 785GB ioDrive Mono MLC PCIe Solid State Storage Card with a PowerEdge R730.The chances are slim, Dell say they have never tested this. http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/...