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iDRAC 6 Express and Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS Server

I have a Dell R610 server with the iDRAC 6 Express remote management extention. The problem is that this thing is using the NIC1 interface in some kind of shared mode. Dell is talking about NIC ...
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OMSA on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I have Dell OMSA installed on a PE1850 running Ubuntu Server 10.04 (using these instructions, pretty strait forward: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2336772&postcount=54). However when ...
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How to use auto-discovery with iDRAC Enterprise?

All I want to do is: have "auto discovery" enabled on my iDRAC enterprise at the factory rack the server, cable iDRAC to dhcp-enabled management network have the iDRAC DHCP, find the "Provisioning ...
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Dell Management Packs in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2?

I recently set up SCOM in a small business network environment. The root management server is a Dell Poweredge 2950, and I'd like to use SCOM to monitor it using Dell's management packs. I've imported ...
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Should a Dell 5424 switch have an arp entry for every machine connected to it?

I've got a Dell 5424 with about 20 machines directly attached to it. I did a ping sweep of my network (and got answers from all 20), then went to the CLI of the switch and did show arp. To my ...
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Making a L3 Switch Pretend to be an L2 Switch

Note: I am not a network engineer. My background is coding but I'm just helping someone out with a small hardware upgrade. Basically, we're talking about a small network of 14 computers currently ...
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RAID 10 Configuration: 6 x 146GB 15K RPM or 4 x 300 GB 15K RPM?

I am building a Windows 2008 R2 server which will host both Microsoft SQL databases and websites on IIS. Most likely a Dell R710. I want to go with a RAID 10 for a mix of security and speed. I don't ...
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What key parts of a Linux server are worth chasing drivers for?

I have a spare Dell Poweredge 2800 server that had a couple of drives crash and has been inactive. I decided to bring it to life as an Asterisk server - experimenting with Asterisk and Linux. We ...
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7.2K Near Line SAS with Large RAID Controller Cache vs 10/15K SAS

I'm working on an application to capture a lot (10 million +) of really small blocks of data (16 bytes) every day. The data is not sequential (i.e lots of seeking about to write) and it's not a ...
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Issue with Dell Blade running ESX, trying to figure out the issue

Issue with Dell Blade running ESX, trying to figure out the issue. I have attached the BSOD that ESX puts out when the server freezes.
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SSD (Raid 1) vs SAS (Raid 10) Sql Server Hardware Recommendation?

Our current SQL Server Machine (which is about 6 years old): Box: Dell 2900 CPU: Xeon 5160 Dual Core RAM: 4GB HDD: 6x 15k RPM SAS drives in raid 10 Since it's 6 years old, the drives have been ...
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PowerEdge 2800 Server - PERC 4e/Di RAID — Installing Windows

Have the above server (got it for free) with the PERC 4e/Di raid controller inside (according to dell's site). I've downloaded the drivers to a floppy. The Windows Server 2003 Install disk recognizes ...
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Dell PowerEdge T105 server is dead, is power failure the likely cause?

Bought this 4 years ago, Dual Core AMD® Opteron™ 1210; 1.8GHz,2X1MB Cache Was running my own Apache server and some apps on Ubuntu. Now the server is dead. When I press the power button, there is no ...
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Replacing an ATA-100 hard drive

I was instructed to replace the hard drive in an old laptop, a Dell Latitude D505. I'm suspecting that there was a head crash when someone moved the laptop while it was turned on. In the ...
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Consistent Naming of 10gbps Interfaces on Dell Host

I have some Dell hosts in our environment. I would like to be able to provide consistent network interface naming across platforms. I know that biosdevname attempts to make the interfaces consistent ...
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Is Dell's server software bundle necessary? (Poweredge 2950 in my case)

Dell includes a fair amount of software with its servers, but I'm having a hard time determining from the documentation what each of them does, and whether or not I should install it. Dell's support ...
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How to see information about hard drives in Windows Server 2003 using Dell PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller

I just found out one of my servers are reporting hard drive error but I'm having problems extracting the information I want. I've downloaded Acronis Drive Monitor so I could see hard drive health and ...
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Dell OpenManage and Exchange 2010 SP1

I inherited an Exchange 2010 SP1 server from a previous sysadmin, and it was running on Dell hardware. However, I now suspect that the RAM is throwing out errors. The trouble is, the server does not ...
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How can I flash the BIOS on a Dell T5500?

I been given a Dell T5500 Workstation that used to be maintained by a gentleman that no longer works at the company I work for. The workstation has a BIOS admin password as well as a BIOS boot ...
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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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Anyone have any experience with SQL over iSCSI on Equallogic boxes?

Anyone have any experience with SQL over iSCSI on Equallogic boxes? I have heard their iSCSI outperforms the competition. Also they say that spanning connections works for 2Gbps. Any thoughts on ...
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Dell PowerEdge: powersaving BIOS settings differences

I'm closing in on purchasing a Dell PowerEdge R710 rack server and am curious to know the difference between Dell's power saving bios setting and their performance bios setting. Should I be concerned ...
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Dell SC1435 always requires F1 at boot

I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1435 that has come back after doing duty at a partner site. I am trying to configure it for local use. The only problem I have with it is that every time it boots it always ...
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What is the button on power supply of the Dell Optiplex 760 workstation for?

What is the button on power supply of the Dell Optiplex 760 workstation for? There is a small button near LED power indicatior - seems to do nothing when pressed.
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What do you use to Manage Dell Servers? [closed]

I am looking at managing a bunch of Dell Servers - I can use the Dell Management Console (which is made by Altiris) or the OpenManage IT Assistant which is made by Dell. Anyone have any feedback on ...
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can a DELL R610 DRAC been configured while Linux OS running?

I've a Dell R610 server up and running with RHEL5, with not much possibility of getting a reboot in the near future. The DRAC card was not setup in BIOS on the initial install. My question is there ...
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What is this Cable for? 4 Pin to 2 Pin from Riser to Perc in Dell R410

I got a new raid card for a R410 server since the S300 that came with it doesn't support raid with Linux (No work around for this if SAS from what I could find). The new card is the SAS H200. ...
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Finding out why Dell Controller is Degraded

I installed open manage on a couple of my PE 2950s for snmp monitoring of the RAID. All the checks seem to come back okay except for controllerState: [root@aMachine ~]# snmpwalk -v 2c -c ...
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WHat's the alternative to Dell for a small business?

Dell support and customer service used to be great - it's not anymore. The question is ... is there an alternative worth considering? I am talking work stations more than servers.
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Dell “identify server” light in FreeBSD?

Does anyone know of a way to turn on the identification light on a Dell rack-mount server. This is the light which you can switch on locally by pushing the (i) button on the front of the server which ...
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iDRAC6 Virtual Media native library cannot be loaded

When attempting to mount Virtual Media on a iDRAC6 IP KVM session I get the following error: I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and: $ javaws -version Java(TM) Web Start 1.6.0_16 $ uname -a Linux ...
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How To Change Dell Bios Settings Remotely?

I recently noticed at a clients that their Dell laptops appear to have SMART disabled in bios by default. I noticed this while swapping out a disk on a desktop which had failed without any warning.. ...
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How can I keep an offline disk mirror with a PERC 6/i?

I have a server (Dell PowerEdge 2950) with a PERC 6/i and six disks. Two of the disks are in a RAID-1 with a third as a hot spare. I have been asked to make a copy of the RAID-1 data on one of the ...
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Stacking two Dell PowerConnect 6248's: do I need one or two cables?

I'm planning on stacking Dell PowerConnect 6248 switches together. I know that I need one stacking module in each switch, but I'm uncertain about the cabling. Since I only have two switches, do I ...
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Server Won't Autonegotiate to 1Gb Interface

I'm having an issue where some of my servers are not autonegotiating to the 1GB/s speed from their 1Gb NIC interfaces. These servers are Dell R610s running RHEL 5 wired to a Cisco switch. I have ...
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Restrict IPMI access on Dell BMC and iDRAC to an allowed IP range

I'm trying to secure the iDRAC's and BMC's on some of my Dell servers (R210, R410, R510). I want to restrict access to IPMI commands to only a few IP addresses. I've successfully restricted access to ...
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DRAC for remote OS install w/o Virtual Media

I have a few DELL servers in a remote DC and our ISP has been very kind about doing OS installs for us. However, as we move to Production and multiple DC's I'd like to be able to do the ...
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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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Dell H700 Nagios warning problem

I've use nagios plugin check_dell_omreport.pl. Everything worked fine until recently. Now there is a problem, and I would like to consult. Perhaps someone could help. The problem is that Dell was ...
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Dell DRAC console sessions won't time out

I've got a Dell DRAC 5 card connected to a PowerEdge 2900. I've used the console redirect successfully before, but presently the "console redirection" section shows "Active Sessions" = 2, so it won't ...
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iDRAC 7 Enterprise does not work properly

I have problems with login to iDRAC via web browser to new DELL R320 server. I see this problem first time. On browser login screen looks uncomplete(Chrome, Firefox, IE) : I know where is login ...
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Dell VRTX get ip address of server attached to chassis

I wanted to know if there is any racadm command to get the ip address of the attached server's in a dell VRTX chassis. racadm getslotname will give the Host Name of the server but not the ip ...
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DELL OpenManage 7.3 on ESXi5.1

I installed Dell OpenManage 7.3 VIB on ESXi5.1 host. I assumed that VIB will load all DELL specific MIBs into OS. I enabled snmpd on that host as well, but when I am doing "snmpwalk" or "snmpget" I do ...
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VMWare Setup with 2 Servers and a DAS (DELL MD3220)

I am planning to use a VMWare based setup consisting of two VMWare servers (2 CPU, 256GB Memory) and a DAS (DELL MD3220 with 24x900GB disks). The virtual machines will be half running MS SQL databases ...
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T4300 raid support ICH9R chipset

I have a few old T4300s which I would like to repurpose as 2008 R2 file servers in smaller locations. These are configured with the Intel ICH9R raid controller for DATA drives. What if any ...
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R720 Lite-Touch Server 2008 64-bit Install Troubles

I am having trouble deploying Windows Server 2008 64-bit using Lite-Touch on a Dell R720. All goes well until Lite-Touch attempts to partition the hard drive. It then fails indicating that it cannot ...
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How to set a management IP on a Dell powerconnect 5524/5548 switch?

When you first power on a 5524, connected via the serial console, you are offered a setup wizard where you can enter the management IP/Net/Gateway and enter the admin password. HOWEVER, if you dont ...
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PDU With Configurable AMP Limit

I have a 20 AMP/120V circuit. The only device plugged into this circuit is a 1000 Watt Dell UPS. Right now several devices plug directly into the 1000 Watt UPS. I wanted to order a PDU to help ...
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Crucial C300 256GB SSDs in Dell M605 (or similar) Blade with Perc H700

Does anyone have any experience with 3rd party SSD drives in any of the Dell Blade range? I'm not prepared to pay dell £1000 for a 100GB SSD drive, when I can pick up 2x 256GB drives for £800! I've ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server - Ethernet port semi-functional

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server: First it had Fedora 12 with Amahi Home Server on it, then I installed Windows Server 2003 Standard on top of it. The ethernet port worked for Fedora and Server 2003, but ...