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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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Problems installing OS on Dell PowerEdge R410

I have inherited a Dell PowerEdge R410 and no disks. I have downloaded the Dell Systems Build and Update Utility for the R410 and booted from the optical drive. In the management console you have the ...
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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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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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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 Server - What is a Maser Daughter Card?

In the inventory of the components of the Dell PowerEdge server that we are wanting to procure, i see the following :- Maser Daughter Card - Quantity 1 Maser SW - Quantity 1 - Am assuming this ...
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How do I migrate disks from one Dell PE 2850 to another?

I had a Dell PE 2850 die and I need to move its SCSI disks over to another PE 2850. These disks were in RAID1. I tried moving them over and just hoping the PERC would do the right thing, but it ...
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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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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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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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What's the right RAID Controller for my Dell Server?

I don't quite understand the significance of differences between the various Dell RAID controllers for my scenario, it would be great if you guys could help me choosing the right one. I don't want to ...
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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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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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R610 redundant power supply

We are installing Dell Poweredge R610 servers with redundant powersupply's: High Output Power Supply Redundant, 717W So each server has two power supplies. I'm trying to figure out whether ...
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SATA Drive Replacement on Dell PowerEdge R410

I just talked to our Dell rep about purchasing some PowerEdge R410s and R510s and he made a comment that the SATA drives are 'special' and can't be replaced by aftermarket drives because of some ...
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Disable PCIe device on Dell R610

I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 system sitting in a co-location facility. It has four onboard NICs and a 2-port PCIe NIC in one of the slots. I'm usually working with HP servers, so I have the ability to ...
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How to configure SCSI hard drives and RAID for Poweredge 2850 web server

I'm trying to set up a Poweredge 2850 as a web server, but as a server novice it's causing me some confusion. Its a virgin install so no data to be lost as yet, so I'd like to get the best ...
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dell poweredge r210 II mix memory

I have Dell PowerEdge R210 II server with 4Gb of memory installed. And I also have 8Gb memory module. I replaced 4Gb with 8Gb – server is working ok. But mixing memory in different ways got error ...
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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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Fresh Debian Squeeze (6) Installation - Very High Ram Usage

We've got a new server provisioned, and are experiencing high ram usage, without information on the usage in either htop / top nor in a python memory script found ...
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`arp -a` refreshes its cache, but windows has no connection

I've got a DELL PE 1950 running Windows 2008 R2 Std. Few days ago I lost connectivity to the server (in a rack) Troubleshooting at the console and the switch reveals seemingly good connection, but ...
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Bizarre file system errors, SBS2003

As a follow up to this question. I've been able to do further testing, and here is what I've found. I'm also working with Dell support on this, here is the email to them. This is not an actual file ...