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Upgrade SATA drive on Dell Poweredge 1950, RAID 1, Ubuntu server

My current set up is a Dell PowerEdge 1950, two 250GB SATA drives, RAID 1, OS is Ubuntu server. Using it for running OTRS (open source help desk). I'd like to upgrade the drives to the maximum ...
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dell r710 hangs at bios screen

We have a used dell r710 system that will boot randomly , about 30% of the time. The rest of the time (warm boot or cold boot), the system hangs at the dell bios screen, with the white progress bar ...
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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 PowerEdge T110 II no boot device avaliabe

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 II with two TB SAS disk in RAID1 (Hardware Raid - Perc 200) and there is an Ubuntu server on it. Today we work like everyday, but from one second to another, the database ...
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Can I schedule machine boot via Dell iDRAC?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 with iDRAC 6 configured and accessible. I know we'll be losing power at some point this weekend and I have a time that I would like to power on the machine again. From ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 firmware upgrade bricked DRAC 5

We recently tried to upgrade the firmware on a DRAC 5 in a Poweredge 2950 with the latest "Update package for Red Hat Linux" as available here. This failed half way though with an error and ...
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Why won't a Dell PowerEdge R310 support 16GB RAM in a 4x 4GB RDIMM configuration?

I am trying to upgrade a Dell R310 from the 1GB RAM that it came with (1 stick - 1GB UDIMM - Hynix part number HMT112U7BFR8C) to 16GB using 4 x 4GB Dual Rank RDIMM 1333MHz memory modules purchased ...
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How to determine the Java version needed for different versions of DRACs

We have two different server machines in our workplace, they are: Dell - PowerEdge T620 - runs drac 7 (ver 1.35.35) Dell - PowerEdge 2950 - runs drac 5 (ver 1.65) Is it possible for me to ...
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poweredge 1950 iii disk options

I have a pair of poweredge 1950 iii boxes which I use for a VMware lab. They are loaded with 64 gb of ram (I discovered that this is actually supported), a pair of quad core cpus, and a pair of 300gb ...
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Windows Server 2008 occasional connection drops troubleshooting

I'm seeing occasional (2 or 3 times/day) "connection drops" on a Windows Server 2008 R2 physical server, running on a Dell R710. I use the term "connection drops" because I don't know how to describe ...
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Poweredge 1950 III hangs on boot

I have a Dell Poweredge 1950 3'rd generation server that hangs on boot. More specifically, it hangs on this image: The server has worked fine until recently. The status display reports no errors ...
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Is it possible to install Windows Server 2012 on a Dell PowerEdge with PERC S100 card?

According to Dell's own website, the Windows Server 2012 media driver "inbox" does not contain drivers for the Perc S100 controller that is in a Dell PowerEdge T110 II server we'd like to evaluate ...
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Can disk drives from a PV MD3220i be moved to a PE R420, and vice-versa?

I've read that some Dell hardware (mostly storage enclosures these days) are picky about drive firmware (i.e. Dell certified drives). But I can't find a definitive answer about swapping Dell-certified ...
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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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PowerEdge R210 Memory Upgrade

I have a Dell PowerEdge R210 II running with 2GB of memory. I wanted to upgrade the memory to 10GB as I am running ESXi on the machine. I purchased an ECC RAM (2 x 4GB) which allows me to get the RAM ...
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Linux won't boot after install for Dell PowerEdge 2850 in SCSI Mode

I was successfully able to install CentOS 6.5 x86_64 Minimal from CD, and setup software raid during the install steps, after having set the Dell PowerEdge 2850 to SCSI Mode which enabled CentOS to ...
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Dell PowerEdge - Add new disk to an existing RAID 5 array

I have a Dell PowerEdge with a RAID 5 array of 3 disks, and I want to add a fourth disk to it to expand the capacity of the volume. I don't want to reinitialize the whole RAID 5, because I want to ...
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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 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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How important is the CPU when building a CUDA system?

I'm just a clueless sysadmin and we need to put together a couple of machines specifically for users to use CUDA. We're looking at the Dell PowerEdge T620 and jamming four CUDA cards into the sucker. ...
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Expand VD in Raid PERC H710, Dell R720 mini

I have purchased Dell R720 server with PERC H710 Raid Controller. Initially I have configured RAID-10 with 6 SAS 300GB Drives. Installed Win2008 R2. Raid10: After deployment I come to add 2 more ...
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iDRAC login loop

I am trying to upgrade the iDRAC on my PowerEdge R710 but am unable to login to the Web Interface. After I enter the admin login and password in the web UI, it thinks about it for a while, and ...
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Dell R610 memory configuration for all 12 slots

I purchased 12 sticks of RAM on eBay to go into a Dell R610 server. The RAM is ECC REG PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 yet when I occupy all 12 slots with this ram I get the following error on boot: MEMORY ...
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Is Dell Poweredge 2950 faster than Dell Poweredge R820? [closed]

I have a 10 year old Dell Poweredge 2950 that will be replaced with a Dell Poweredge R820. Both of these machines are set up as a Virtual Machine Host Running Hyper-V. Both Operating Systems are ...
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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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Getting access to physical drives in ESXi v5.5 installation on Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6/i

I've acquired a Dell PowerEdge R710 server a few days ago, which includes a PERC 6/i RAID controller. The server is now fitted with a SATA SSD, one SAS drive and four SATA HDD's, all of which I would ...
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JBOD with PERC H810

I'm wondering if anybody has ever used Dell storage products like the MD3220 array in a JBOD configuration. From what I can tell only perc h810 will work for external JBOD but that is not terribly ...
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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 Power Edge R515 - Replacing a Bad Hard Drive in a RAID

I've ordered a new hard drive to replace a bad one in a Dell Power Edge R515. The manual covers obvious topics regarding physical replacing of hard drives, but I've never done this before on a ...
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Switch SATA disks in DELL PowerEdge R410

I need a 1U rackserver for hosting a website running on Windows Server and MS SQL. I plan to have a SSD drive for the system and SQL database and a large 1-2 TB standard SATA HDD for a lot of ...
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Dell PowerEdge SC1425 - Boot Error from USB

I'm new to hosting, and I got my first server a couple of days ago, and am having troubles. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu Server 12.04 from a USB Device I have, and when I attempt to boot, I get "Boot ...
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Installing ESXi on Dell Poweredge Server

We had two Dell Poweredge servers donated to us yesterday which I want to install ESXi on. I'm used to HP servers, but I understand that it is possible to buy Dell servers with ESXi pre-installed. ...
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Dell R710 Bios update - now does not display version [closed]

I was recently tasked with bringing two Dell R710's up to date with the latest BIOS and firmware patches. Both appeared to update fine, but after a reboot one is exhibiting some strange issues... ...
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Will VMware vSphere 5.5 work on a Dell Poweredge R300?

We just got a bunch of new Dell servers with current vSphere & vCenter versions (5.5, with possible future upgrade to 5.5U1). We'd like to add our older Dell R300 servers (Xeon 33xx series and ...
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Replacing Hard drives/RAID array Dell Poweredge 2900

I have a Dell Poweredge 2900 that I'm upgrading from 4x SATA 250GB Drives in a RAID 5 situation to 2x SATA 1TB Drives in a RAID 1 situation. The box is running Windows Server 2003, with a PERC5/i ...
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Dell PowerEdge 860 won't boot but gets power

I have a Dell PowerEdge 860. Got an 2008 R2 running on it. Here is the scenario I'm currently in: I can boot it up and work as usuall. But when I restart it, it just shuts down, doesn't reboot, and ...
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What is the meaning of “deassert” in this context?

The English majors over at Dell provided me with this error message provided by a PowerEdge 2950. CPU2 Status: Processor sensors for CPU2, IERR was deasserted I've Googled it, random forum posts ...
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Hyper V with a DELL MD3000 Poor I/O

Current build is 2 Dell R900 24core each 128GB ram - 8x 144GB 15k 2.5 SAS on a Perc 6i local - 15x 300GB 15K 3.5 SAS in a Raid5 DG 6 VG in the MD3000 using 2x Perc 5e HBA - OS Windows 2012 R2 ...
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Anyone know how to fix issues with omsa on red hat 5.1 that reports “No Controllers found”?

I've got a Red Hat 5.1 server 64-bit Dell 2950 with a PERC 5/i controller that until recently was working fine. On it I have an NRPE command check_openmange that started returning errors: ...
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Dell SAS 5/E vs Dell PERC 5/E

Purchased a MD1000 from craiglist, came with two SAS 5/E cards and cables. I dug out an old 2950, put server 2003 (32bit) on it, put in one of the cards, installed / updated firmware, etc. When I ...
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Check RAID rebuild status of R710?

How can I check the rebuild status of a RAID volume without booting into the PERC utility in CentOS via the command-line?
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Replacing a failed and degraded virtual disk on Dell T110 II RAID 1 PERC S300

We have a Dell T110 II server, factory installed with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Standard x64 Edition, running PERC S300 RAID Controller (1068E HBA). It came installed with RAID 1 on the 500GB ...
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Can Dell PE 1950 with SAS Controller take SATA drive? [closed]

I am a programmer (not an expert hardware engineer) trying to build a small hadoop cluster at home (at a cheaper price point) for processing some datasets of interest. I am getting these Dell PE ...
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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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Install CentOS on Dell poweredge t420

I have installed CentOS 6.5 on a Dell poweredge t420 and now, i try installing graphical drivers. I found dell driver for Red Hat ED 6 and follow instructions, but the Xorg configuration make an ...
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Disk recovery - virtual disks Raid 1

Have a DELL Poweredge T110 ii with a S100 embedded controller and I just replaced a failed disk. Its a simple mirrored pair and when I assigned the new disk as a Global Spare the rebuilding starts. ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720xd stuck in BIOS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720xd that gets stuck in the BIOS when booting. It successfully gets past the "configuring memory" and "configuring iDRAC" screens, but once it shows the "CPLD version : 103" ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 with E5430 Temperature

So I just picked up a few Poweredge 2950 servers and I have them set up with Windows Server 2012. I installed Core Temp to monitor CPU temperature. One server has a CPU operating temp of the following ...
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Static IP settings on Windows 2003 server not getting saved

We have a Dell PowerEgde 1950 server with Broadcom NetXtreme gigabit ethernet card, and we are facing a strange problem with static IP assignment. When we assign a static IP to this broadcom NIC, ...
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Share 2 servers resources within single virtual machine - possible?

I have two physical servers - Dell Power Egde R710. I installed vCenter Server in order to manage both of them, I have created a cluster and added my 2 ESXi (servers) hosts. I created a virtual ...