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Poweredge 1950 iii SO LOUD with 8gb fb-dimm stick [duplicate]

I understand that the 1950 family is pretty notorious for the fan speed sound like a jet engine taking off. I just flashed the bios to the latest version, and now it can support my 8x8gb FB-DIMMS! ...
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Dell Blade Server 'Voltage is outside of the allowable range'?

I have 16 Dell M610 blades running in an M1000E chassis, all has been fine since they were installed. However I have just been made aware of the following error messages in the DRAC on one of the ...
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Quieting down a Dell PowerEdge r710 [closed]

I run a Dell PowerEdge r710 server out of my house and I'm moving in with roommates in a couple weeks. Unfortunately I don't think they'll appreciate the ~70dBA it generates and I'm looking for ways ...
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emails from iDRAC6 express are failing

I have Dell R710 servers with iDRAC6 express. There is no dedicated NIC for the drac, so in the NIC selection it is set to shared. The IP, subnet, DNS and gateway are all good and the domain name is ...
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Dell Supplemental Pack Xenserver 6.5

I'm running xenserver 6.5 SP1 on my Poweredge M620. I want to take advantage of the remote host power on/off features but it looks like I need to install a Dell Supplemental Package. I've been ...
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How to find out if slot or memory bar is broken

Today my Dell T7400 suddenly started to beep at startup. I figured out is likely to be a memory issue. I have used all eight (RAM ) slots (8x2GB). By removing / adding bar by bar I was able to ...
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Are Dell PowerVault MD3200 EMMs compatible with the MD1200 chassis/midplane?

I have a Dell MD1200 chassis with PSUs, and I have yet to buy the EMM units. I was wondering if I could buy the MD3200 EMMs and have it function as an MD3200 or if I have to buy the MD1200 EMMs. I ...
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Perc H700 disk rebuild keeps going offline

I have a Dell Poweredge R710 with a Perc H700 Raid controller. It's in a RAID 6 configuration currently with 2 failed disks. It does boot to CentOS in it's currently degraded state. I would like to ...
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Poweredge 2850 linux USB boot

I'm fairly new to configuring servers. I've done a few on basic desktops, but this Dell Poweredge 2850 is a whole different story. So please bare with me. I've made a bootable usb for Centos 6.5 OS ...
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Dell NetVault Backup with TL1000 can eject media after job?

I have installed a Server (Windows Server 2008 R2) with a Dell TL1000 tape library (8 tapes) (SAS connected to HBA). The software Dell NetVault is installed, configured, and working properly. It's ...
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Poweredge R710 USB 3.0 pcie card boot drive

Is it at all possible to boot the R710 from a pcie USB 3.0 card to have that as the boot up drive? And if thats possible which riser does it need to be installed in? Riser 1 or riser 2? Reason for ...
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Expanding Disk Space on PowerEdge R710

I want to expand the disk space on an R710 with a PERC H700 Integrated. It is currently configured with: 2 (3.5" SAS 6Gb/s 15000 RPM) drives in a RAID-1 For OS. 4 (3.5" SAS 6Gb/s 15000 RPM) drives ...
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Route some rule on App Rules to second wan on Dell Sonicwall TZ215

Im using Dell sonicwall TZ215 with firmwire SonicOS Enhanced 5.9.0.4-127o and have 2 wan connection. The question is, is it possible to route some rule on App rules to second wan? I'm already try ...
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Raid 50 on Dell Perc H700 Integrated Resynching state

I have Raid 50 configured on a Xenserver host with a Perc H700 card and a few weeks ago, replaced a disk which had failed. The raid had rebuilt and I am now checking the status of the array via ...
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Intermittent server LAN drop

I've been trying to hunt down a network issue we've been having for a while. We have two Dell T310 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 on them. Quite a few users have complained that they get ...
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Compatibility between Dell Perc H730 and Seagate Constellation 4TB drives?

I'm considering the purchase of a refurbished Dell R730xd with Perc H730 controller. Does anyone know if that controller will recognize and work with Seagate Constellation 4TB NL-SAS drives (...
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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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Saving SonicWALL NAT Policies settings

I have a SonicWALL TZ model that I manage. Now in the [Network] --> [NAT Policies] there are some policies added that have their own checkbox in the [Enabled] column (the other ones have a green ...
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vlan tagging between l3 and l2 switches

I have three layer 2 swtiches, and 2 layer 3 switches. g40 on layer 3 switch (which is used to talk to a Layer2 dell switch). Is currently set up as an access port. I have a series of access points ...
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How can I get my Dell R300's PERC 5e RAID Controller Back Online?

Intro/Problem Hi everyone, I am in over my head here. I have a Dell R300 server running Windows Server 2003. It went down late last night and upon trying to restart it, I got the following Errors ...
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Dell vFlash Health: Critical. Is it toast?

I have just bought a dell R610 server which had a vFlash card included. Upon trying to initilize the dell vFlash I get the message that the health of the vFlash card is critical and it couldn't ...
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Selling my Used Servers online? [closed]

I am new here and doing a bit of research. I am running a startup which takes used technology, fixes it up and sells it online. I am looking for the best method/place to sell servers online, both ...
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Managed Switch Stability

Our office has been experiencing a series of rolling internet outages over the last couple of weeks which is driving everyone crazy. After isolating a few individual components, my current theory is ...
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Dell T-610 RAID 0 New Install

I have just received a Dell T610 with an integrated Perc 6 controller and a single working disk installed. I have ordered another disk and want to create a RAID-0 configuration. The data on the C ...
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How to update a Dell server when the Dell Server Update Utility ISO is 11GB?

We have a stack of old Dell R610s. we need to update the BIOS and drivers, but the servers have no OS on them, and the Dell downloads page only has windows executables for the various updaters. We ...
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iDRAC8 cannot sent emails; Settings configured

Ive updated the iDRAC 8 I have on a Dell PowerEdge R730 but when I try to send alert emails from it, it fails. The message is (rough translation): RAC0225: Failed test of sending email. Really ...
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Dell Blade DRAC remote: Unable to connect to RAC

I'm attempting to remotely administer a set of Dell blade servers: PE M600 and M605 with iDRAC5. On my Windows 8.1 laptop I installed DRAC Tools v7.3. I can successfully remotely manage the M1000e ...
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Will a 3GB/s SAS RAID Controller (Dell PERC 6/i) support 12GB/s SAS HDDs?

will a 3GB/s SAS RAID Controller (Dell PERC 6/i) support 12GB/s SAS HDDs (Seagate ST2000NM0034)? And: Will this RAID Controller support the full size (2 TB) of the HDDs? Greetz from Austria, ...
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What are the different Status options for Dell show copper-ports command?

When the below command is issued in a Dell N2024P/N3024F switch show copper-ports tdr The following output is generated Port Result Length Date Gi1/0/1 OK 0 - 10 Jan 1 00:00:...
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Dell r730 + Dell 12Gb SAS + Centos 7 + netvault 9.2 quantum superloader 3 not found

In the above configuration Netvault does not find the library attached to the sas controller. What driver should I see with lsmod for the SAS card? I have: ... mpt3sas 195379 0 ...
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Maximum power allowance for server rack

I have a server rack which consists of the following items 1) 1 x Cisco 3750V2 Layer 3 switch (24 ports) 2) 3 x Dell Power Edge R720 I am not sure which criteria I should be looking for to ...
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Connecting a Powervault 220 to R805

I'm trying to connect a dell powervault 220 to a dell poweredge R805 I bought a PCI express SCSI Card for the 805 (Adaptec 29320LPE) and plugged the vault into it. The server sees the card because I ...
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Is it possible to use Dell PERC H710 on a Dell R710/R610 server?

Dell ships R710 with older RAID card H700 which has LSI 2108 chip and ships R720 with H710 card which has LSI 2208 chip. LSI 2208 is much better with SSDs in terms of performance. I was wondering if ...
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Acknowledging a warning in DELL OpenManage

We have a DELL R510 server where we replaced all the hard drives with new but non-certified 3TB disks. Now OpenManage throws a warning for every hard disk as "non-critical", since it recognizes the ...
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DELL R320 boot with USB disk drive

I need to boot a DELL R320 server from a USB (3.0) disk drive with Ubuntu 14.04 Server. With a USB pen flash (LiveCD) it boots correctly but with the USB disk it says there is no bootable device. ...
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Dell T5810 SCCM Drivers for WinPE

So we just received some T5810's from Dell i am working on building a task sequence for in SCCM 2007. I am having trouble getting the correct drivers loaded for the image to install. I think i have ...
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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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NUMA - all CPU's bound to node 0

I am running Dell PE 815 servers with two 16-core Opteron's, with four memory modules on each, OS - RHEL6, when I've started optimizing it for NUMA operation, found, that all cores are shown as bound ...
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Cannot get OpenManage omreport for Dell running CentOS 7

I'm trying to get omreport on a Dell R710 running CentOS 7, but failing. The instructions at http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/omsa.html include a case for CentOS. They involve using wget to set ...
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Redundant Paths between DELL R720 and MD3420 in ESXi 5.5

We had some trouble configuring redundant paths between a DELL R720 and MD3420 storage connected via two LSI 12GB SAS-HBAs using ESXi 5.5. The datastore was accessible and worked fine, except for the ...
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Backing up data from DELL Perc4 LSI controller

We had a failure of a critical server this morning. Most likely the PSU failed, now we need to Backup the data to another system. The server in question is a DELL 2800, featuring a built-in PERC4E ...
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iDRACView on PowerEdge M915 fails to start

I have an M1000e enclosure with eight M915 blades. Hardware was recently unboxed and all settings are default. All nodes have iDRAC6 v3.65(Build 6) and seven of them are accessible through iDRACView ...
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PERC H310 Raid 5 - Fault - Turn array into RAID 0

Yesterday one of the three Raid 5 disks I have configured into my DELL Server PERC H310 controller cannot be found anymore. I cannot replace the faulty driver now, so the thing I actually would like ...
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Cabling for SAS drives in a Dell T420 with Perc H710

After having purchased a Dell T420 with SATA drives and without RAID, and discovering this was a mistake for performance reasons, I'm obtaining a Perc H710 PCI card and SAS drives. Now I'm stuck with ...
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What kind of Dell Perc H710 card is a “VM02C”?

A number of vendors (e.g., on eBay) sell a Perc H710 card they say is a part number VM02C. However, I can't find this in Dell's website, either by looking at every H710 card list in the parts area, or ...
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How to choose the right rack and UPS?

I have two configurations: 10 Dell PE R720 servers, 2 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 4 Dell N3000 Switches, 1 N4000 switch 20 Dell PE R820, 1 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 2 Dell N3000 Switches, ...
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SD card for iDRAC 6 Enterprise - Dell vFlash or “normal” SD card?

I have got the built-in iDRAC 6 Express working on our Dell R610's, but I am about to get some iDRAC 6 Enterprise cards, which can be gotten fairly cheaply on eBay (around 20 USD at the time of ...
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Dell R420/R430 - will it fit in my client's rack?

Be gentle, first question... I'm wondering if a Dell R420 or R430 (they appear to be identical in size according to the Dell spec sheet - max 642mm deep with redundant PSU) will fit in my client's ...
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Unable to reset IPMI cipher using ipmitool: “Parameter Data does not match” – why?

In attempting to make some Dell server BMC's more secure, I followed the recommendations given elsewhere and disabled cipher 0, using the following command (ipmitool running on the host OS, which is ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 Hard drive size

I recently purchased a Dell Poweredge 2950 at an auction for a very low price, couldn't pass it up. It didn't come with any hard drives so I ordered 5 SATA caddy trays and I am curious what the ...