PowerEdge is the name that Dell has given to its server product line.

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Network Cable is NOT unplugged Windows ARGH

Okay this is driving me NUTS. The server will sit with a Network Status of "Unplugged" for ages until it is rebooted. This seems to occur at random times (2am, 10pm, 8:30am, 3pm etc) it does once ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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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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“Unable to retrieve BIOS information”

While trying to update the BIOS' of PowerEdge 2950s to 2.6.5 from 2.2.6, I got this message, "Unable to retrieve BIOS information." These are remote servers so updating via boot-disk isn't feasible. ...
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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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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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Slow disk performance on PowerEdge R720

Every few months PowerEdge with SSD (INTEL SSDSA2BW60) comes with results like: hdparm -tT /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 690 MB in 2.00 seconds = 344.84 MB/sec Timing buffered disk ...
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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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RAID 5 Array A00-01 is “optimal” but not showing when I boot from my RAID 1 Array A00-00 OS

This server was originally setup with RAID 1 mirrored drives for the C:\ primary partition where the Operating System was installed. And a RAID 5 array with 3 drives for the data partitions. The C: ...
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SQLIO IOPS Explanation

OK. We have a few PowerEdge Rack servers that we use for MSSQL. I have one server that has 3 raid arrays of RAID 1 that are SATA. I can run SQLIO and get close to 6,000 IOPS. How is this even remotely ...
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Dell PE 1950 no network connectivity while cable/connection seem good (windows 2008 std)

The title pretty much says it: The box seems to be connected to the network, but from within the OS (Windows 2008 Standard) there's no connectivity. A ping to the gateway returns a reply from local ...
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Centos 5.6 NFS client hangs on file/dir operation on mount, but 10+ other clients (same machine builds) all fine?

I've got an NFS server which is happily serving out files to 10 NFS clients (and has been doing so for 18 months+). I recently noticed that one of the clients has stopped working correctly, NFS ...
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Why I am the raid configuration tool is now allowing me to create RAID 10?

I have an older dell power edge 6800 server. I have upgraded it a bit and I want to utilize it. So I wadded some ram and some drives. it currently has 12 drives. 2 @ (146gb) 10 @ (300 gb) I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 2650 RAC Issue

I just got a second hand Dell Poweredge 2650 and its working fine. I can access the embedded remote access controller via the Racadm.exe tool (Under wine) but the web based version of it (Which I ...
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NVIDIA Tesla K20C in Dell PowerEdge R720xd — power cables

I am trying to put an NVIDIA Tesla K20C into a Dell PowerEdge R720xd. I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the power requirements of the card. First, here is a picture of two pages of the ...
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Save the Dell PowerEdge blue indicators

I'm staring at several racks of Dell Poweredge servers, which have behaved very well for us, but... The blue power indicators (LCD backlight on newer machines) fade out over time. I think I could ...
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Appropriate fan speed for a Dell PowerEdge T710

We have a DELL PowerEdge T710 in our office and it is really really noisy, the fans sound like vacuum cleaners! The discussion is whether the server is malconfigured and can be made more silent or if ...
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SSL certificate is reported as invalid by iDRAC7

I'm trying to install a wildcard certificate (*.my.example.com) to an iDRAC6 - this cerificate was provided by RapidSSL (a subsidiary of GeoTrust) and is used across our ubuntu/apache webservers and ...
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What Kind of adapter can I use for a 2.5" SSD into a Dell PowerEdge R320?

I'd purchased a a caddy like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR0L3U8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 assuming I would be able to front load this into the R320, but when I ...
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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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What RAID policies should be used for a XenServer host?

I have a server with a PERC6/i card and a RAID-10 array running XenServer 6.1 with 6x VMs, one of which is SBS 2008 and the rest are a mix of file server, video-on-demand and SQL database server. The ...
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Dell PowerEdge R510 SATA drives appearing as SAS

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with the following: PERC H700 2 x 500GB cabled SATA drives (RAID 1) 6 x 3 TB SAS hot swap drives (5 in RAID 6) I was testing an online expansion of the RAID array ...
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Online expansion PERC700 RAID6 server

I have a Dell PowerEdge r510, with 5 HDDs in a RAID6 configuration. I'd like to add a 6th disk (and, in the future, more) to grow the hardware RAID configuration. I have a logical volume, in which ...
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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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After a week of smooth running, my Dell t310 servername reverted to the service tag and screwed everything up!

Has this happened to anyone else? Began having a tremedous amount of problems with our brand new Dell SBS 2011 T310 server and after nearly 15 hours will Dell support, they determined that the server ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 - Remote Access Controller not showing in router status

I just received a Dell PowerEdge 1950 server that was pulled during a company wide IT upgrade. I got the system with blank hard drives, installed ubuntu Server on it. I am able to connect the ethernet ...
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omreport doesn't report faulty disk

I have a Redhat 4 running on a Dell Poweredge R310, with 2 1TB disks in RAID 0 (my OS sees it as a single big 2TB disk). One of the disks is starting to fail. I plan using the OMSA tools to monitor ...
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poweredge 2600 perc 5/i Unable to recover data

I am not sure how many others have worked on the system but I am here now. I have amateur functional knowledge of raid setups. About 2 months ago this system crashed (what i was told), windows server ...
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Using a non-validated SED on a Dell R720

We were given a Dell R720 a couple years ago, and the machine currently has standard 300GB 3.5" SAS 15k drives. Our RAID controller is a Perc H710. We need to update our disks to FIPS 140-2 ...
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Windows Server 2012 not starting when PCIe SSD disk installed

I have Dell Power Edge R905 server with Windows 2012 R2 installed. Everything works great until I install Plextor M6e SSD PCIe x2 card. With card inserted into PCIe x4 or PCIe x8 slot, system starts ...
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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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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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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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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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Can a Dell PERC S110 software RAID be ignored under Linux?

I would like to use the Dell PowerEdge R520's on-board 6-port SATA controller which allows up to 4 SATA drives, however the configurator requires you to enable the S110 software RAID for that, which ...
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Creating RAID5 on PowerEdge 2900. Have 4 Physical Disks, but only recognizes 3. Why?

I have a PowerEdge 2900, I also have 4 physical Disks (2-160GB & 2-750GB) in loaded in the top bay. When executing RAID5, the execution only recognizes 3 physical disk (not all four). Can you ...
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Can't power on remote Poweredge 1950 using DRAC 5

There was an issue with a build server this morning, so I decided to log in using the vSphere client to view the console, but no response. As it turned out, the server had simple turned itself off ...
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2 identical systems but different harddisk benchmarks results

I have 2 Dell pe2950 with a raid5 configuration. They are identical inconfiguration, however if I do a harddisk benchmark with ATTO Disk Benchmark I get very strange results. Both machines are of ...
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Disable “System Memory Testing” via OMSA 6.4.0

Is it possible to disable system memory testing via OMSA 6.4.0? I can only find ways to do it using newer versions of OMSA; and I can't even see the setting in 6.4.0. I have quite a few machines that ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS NIC Broadcast Multicast (Link is not up)

We have 3 Dell PowerEdge 2950 Servers. 2 x 3.2GHz 5060 Dual Core 16GB RAM 6x146GB Recently, one of the servers experienced a NIC failure so we decided to replace all the NICs on all three servers ...
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Moving Farm to co-location hosting - network settings requirements

I am moving my farm (2 Dell's R620) to a co-location hosting service. I am trying to figure out the secure way to have my network settings The requirements are: VM1 is the working HOST, includes: ...
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Enable memory interleaving (disable NUMA) on 4-way Dell PowerEdge R820

We have recently received a new Dell PowerEdge R820 system. It comes with 4 CPU sockets and 512GB of memory. By default it operates in NUMA mode (memory interleaving is disabled) and practically each ...
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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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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 ...