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Dell R710 RAM Upgrade - Making sure I get this right

I have a Dell R710 that's refurbished (so no warranty or support by Dell) and currently has 48 GB of RAM in it (12x4GB). According to the smbiosDump in ESXi, it looks like this: # smbiosDump | egrep ...
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PERC H710P Mini handle multiple RAIDs?

I have a Dell R710 current with on RAID-0 setup and I have 12 disks in the server not being used. I was wondering if I could setup a second RAID (5 with hot spare) with these other disks. I couldn't ...
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iDRAC on Dell R710 and R720

I've called Dell twice to try and clarify this basic (or so I thought) question, but I've had two different answers so far. We have a Dell R710, and a Dell R720. Does DRAC come installed by default ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge R710 - how to assign IP address to 4 available NICs and iDRAC? [closed]

I have a DellPowerEdge R710 server, brand new, with no configuration. How can I assign the IP address to its 4 NICs and iDRAC? Thanks! I would like to install ESXi 5.5 on that server and be able to ...
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Should I install some OS on Dell EqualLogic PS4100 array to use it as storage only? [closed]

I have Dell PowerEdge Server R710 on which I installed ESXi. I also have a storage array, Dell EqulLogic PS4100. I would like to use my array as the storage only, I mean, using ESXi with vCenter ...
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Install ESXi for 2 servers on Dell Array

I have 2 Dell servers: PowerEdge R710, Dell PowerConnect Switch 6224 and an array: Dell EqualLogic PS4100. I need to install ESXi on my 2 servers. (Im just learning about VMWare, SANs, I have only ...
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How to connect to server with ESXi through the Internet? [closed]

I have a samll lab I can practice on. I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. I have a Dell Juniper JSRX210 H and a management laptop. I also have the Internet connection (I simply ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 ESXi installation [on which disk should I install?]

Im very new to the whole virtualization thing. I have a server that I can learn on, its Dell PowerEdge R710. I tried to install ESXi 5.5 on it. I booted from my CD with ESXi 5.5 I downloaded from ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 enters BIOS setup during each boot

Our Dell PowerEdge R710 enters BIOS setup during each boot. We have to press Esc to continue booting. How can we ensure that the server boots without user intervention? During POST the server does ...
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What does message “chassis marginal” mean from VMware ESXi 4.1 SNMP trap on a Dell PowerEdge R710 server?

Wanted to post this here in case anyone else has this issue. We have a Dell PowerEdge R710 running VMWare ESXi 4.1, we got an SNMP trap message via Nagios monitoring: SERVICE CHECK: ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu Server on Dell R710 with HW RAID disabled

I disabled Enable Controller BIOS control, then disabled HW RAID from the BIOS setup screen, then booted with a live Ubuntu Desktop 11 CD only to clear RAID's metadata based on the information on that ...
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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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Slow SMB/CIFS to/from Win2008R2 Server

Dell R710 w/ Intel 82576 gigabit NIC (latest Intel drivers). I'm setting up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & so far I've installed updates & configured the File Services & Web Server ...
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Running dset on CentOS PowerEdge R710

I noticed our PowerEdge R710 server running CentOS 5.4 had a glowing orange monitor, so I checked the logs in the DRAC: Mem ECC Warning: Memory sensor, transition to critical from less severe ( ...
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Interpreting SQLIO test results

I've been running a series of load tests on a dedicated DB SAN from a pre-production cluster (Dell R710 connecting to a dedicated RAID10 SAN over 2 gigabit ethernet connections), and I'm not sure if ...
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R710 - DRAC Configuration IPv4

* Resolved by rolling back to DRAC6_FRMW_WIN_R279926.EXE * Having an issue with a new R710 where I cannot enable IPv4 on the iDRAC card. I have tried enabling IPv4 and setting static IP, Gateway ...
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Dell R710 datacenter rack cooling - spacing?

We're mounting 30+ new Dell R710 servers in 42U racks at our colo facility. We believe they can be mounted directly on top of each other (in their own rails of course), without needing any spacing ...
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PERC 6/i RAID on Dell R710: Slow disk… RAID10 on single controller?

There are multiple questions here - but it starts with this: we've a Dell PowerEdge R710 with a PERC 6/i RAID controller (or controllers) in a RAID10 configuration. The system is running Ubuntu ...
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CentOS 5.2 not detecting Raid 1 on new Dell R710

I've tried recreating the RAID, but every time I get to the section of the installation where it asks which hard drive to use, it claims there are none available. I currently have two 300GB Seagate ...
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Dell R710 Mem ECC Warning: Memory sensor, transition to critical from less severe

I purchased a DELL R710 Server, and it consistently produces memory error warnings: "Normal","Tue Jan 18 2011 03:46:33","System Board SEL: Event Log sensor for System Board, log cleared was ...
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Dell R510 vs R710 [closed]

the Dell R510 and R710 can both hold regular configurations (e.g. X5650, 24 GB RAM, etc.) and these usually come out to about the same price. Is there a particular reason why one would choose the ...