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What steps are necessary to apply an Enterprise license to an iDRAC7 that shipped with a different license?

I have an iDRAC7 that came with an Express License. I have purchased an Enterprise license. What do I need to do to activate the license on my iDRAC7?
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Is mcelog redundant if I'm using OpenManage as well?

I'm exploring whether it's worth deploying mcelog on physical RHEL machines. These machines are about 90% Dell and so we can see them in OpenManage and OM is configured to send alerts for various ...
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Does the Dell Equallogic PS5000E accept SSD drives?

I have an EQL PS5000E which with a recently expired support contract. I am running firmware 6.0.2 and given that this is an old array I don't plan to renew support. My VAR says that the PS5000E can ...
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Expanding Dell array on VMWare ESXi server

We need to expand an array (or add another array) on a dell server running ESX 3.5. The server is a PowerEdge 2950 with a PERC 6i Array controller. The physical disks have been added, but are still ...
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Dell PERC H700 and 8 disk slots : what are my options to increase disk fault tolerance?

We've got a Dell PowerEdge T510 which has 8 disk slots in the front. It is currently utilising 6 of these slots, and the disks are controlled by a PERC H700 controller. The disks are currently running ...
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Cheapest Way To Stack 48 Port Switch With My Dell 6248?

I have a Dell 6248 managed switch with 48 1 GB ports. I'm out of ports and would like to add an additional 48 1GB ports. The official Dell-Recommended solution is to get another 6248 and link the ...
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How do I secure a Dell Idrac card?

I'm trying to completely lock down a server which has to exist outside of a firewall/directly routed to the internet and whilst I have hardened the base OS to the best of my ability, I had a moment of ...
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Is it possible? - Have multiple DHCP ranges in a single subnet

I have a testing environment of 10 lightly-populated racks. I'll be installing a single 1 Gb switch in each rack with 10 Gb uplinks to a single central switch. What I would like to have is for DHCP ...
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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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Poweredge 1950 III hangs on boot

I have a Dell Poweredge 1950 3'rd generation server that hangs on boot. More specifically, it hangs on this image: The server has worked fine until recently. The status display reports no errors ...
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Insert hot-swappable disks into a running server? [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with a PERC 6/i card and 4 HDDs running a single RAID-10 array. I want to add an additional 4 HDDs into the server and create a new RAID-10 array on those disks, without ...
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DELL Server won't accept Corsair RAM

I've ordered DELL PowerEdge™ T110 II with 2GB RAM and Corsair 16GB 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Kit(2 X 8GB). By some reason the server works only with the original memory and won't accept the ...
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Disk status on Dell Powervault 1200 attached storage?

I have a RHEL box with direct attached storage (Dell Powervault 1200) containing 10 disks in RAID 10. There are two logical volumes set up on the server. I am wondering how to determine the health ...
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iDrac Express ethernet port doesnt look to be working

I got a Dell r620 server with iDrac 7 express. It has a dedicated NIC for the DRAC. If I connect any cable to it and to the router, the LED doesn't turn on, like when there is no physical connection. ...
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Dell PowerConnect 2848 Link Aggregation

I saw some similar posts but nothing like my problem. Thing is, I have a R210II server with NIC Teaming enabled, so 2 nics look like 1. So far so good, both ports of the teammed nics are connected to ...
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BIOS updates for PowerEdge CS24-VSS

We have some PowerEdge CS24 servers that won't run Windows Server 2008. Both installer and cloned images promptly BSOD on boot with an error The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. I ...
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IPMI console redirect (KVM) via java applet causes multiple keystrokes

I'm using a dell c6100 and can connect to the web based IPMI management tool, and I can get console redirection running via the java applet. But many keystrokes (especially enter) generate 2 or more ...
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Resize virtual disk raid 0 MD1000 Perc 5/e

I've created virtual disk raid 0 of total size 2TB (one physical hdd), what if I will want to add next 2TB hdd into my storage dell powervault MD1000? Can I resize my existing virtual disk without ...
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Dell PowerVault 122T change from Sequential Mode to Random mode - how?

I have 4 PowerVault 122T tape drives. Three of them say SEQ on the front lcd screen. One does not. I'm using Backup Exec 2010 R3 to restore data from old tapes. I have 2 tape drives connected to a ...
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Alternatives to a Replacement Key for Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server

So ... Dell says they don't sell the part. I've read elsewhere that they can be obtained through a VAR. Then there's the bust open the lock option. Is there an easier, less aesthetically damaging ...
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Ip Conflict Event 4199

I have a Dell server, which after a reboot is unable to use the IP address it had prior to the reboot. and I see an error message like the one below: Error: The system detected an address conflict ...
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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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SAS RAID Card not accepting disks

I have just purchased a Dell 6/IR SAS RAID card for a Dell SC1435 Poweredge Server that I bought a few months ago on eBay. When I got it, the SAS RAID card fitted (a 5/IR) was faulty and it was ...
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harddisk hot-plug issue for Dell PowerEdge R720

Now I have 2 SAS harddisk plugged to R720 and formed a RAID 1 array. What if I want to add more SATA harddisks to it without adding to the RAID, is it ok for me to add directly without reboot and ...
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Dell Perc5/E and Poweredge 1950 PCI-X

Today I have been to my datacenter and could not put Perc5/E into PCI-X card, there is like 0,5mm difference in card length, so physically it does not fit. Do I need PCIe for this Perc? Btw. when ...
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Windows 7 deployments via WDS result in oversized hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys files. How do I stop that?

The longer version: I have a stock Windows 7 image sitting in VMware Workstation that I use to create new VMs, to save time. I just snapshot and clone the stock image, and voila! a new Windows 7 VM. ...
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Beeping on Dell Poweredge Server (RAID Fault)

I've a Dell Poweredge 2850 that is beeping continuously - 2s beeps with 1s intervals. I'm sure this is because of a degraded RAID - but there's nothing in the Dell OMSA to say so. In fact, the PERC ...
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How-to configure Dell Drac5 and access to it

Help me please how to configure Dell Drac5 and How to access to it. Tried almost everything on google and still no idea, how Drac works. Will I be able to reboot my machine even without VNC or SSH ...
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MD1000 + PERC 5/E SATA III support? Interposer on sata?

Does Dell MD1000 + perc5/e support SATA 3 HDDs? Will I need interposer for my tray/caddy to support sata II/III hdds? Thanks in advance!
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Shutting down Dell Server via iDRAC and UPS

does anybody know if it's possible to shut down a Dell Server via iDRAC card triggered by UPS? Background: The server hosts a ESXi which isn't (in the free version) able to shut down via UPS. But it's ...
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Dell R210 eSata not recognizing Sata Drive

We have a Dell R210 with an external Sata connection. When connecting the Sata drive through the eSata connection, the server does not recognize the additional drive. What we have tried: Verified ...
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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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Will a PowerEdge 2970 still find HD's without RAID memory stick?

So, I purchased a refurb P/E 2970, but the RAID RAM stick is missing. When it boots, I get the error "RAID Adapter - Memory Error" (something like that). I've tried using the "Server Assistant" and ...
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T410 Memory upgrade Mixing Size&Clock

We have a Dell T410 server using : A4/B4 - A1/A1 - 2GB/2GB 1066mhz A2/A2 - 2GB/2GB 1066mhz A3/A3 - I have 2x4GB 1333mkz for upgrade to 16GB. But : A4/B4 - A1/A1 - 2GB/2GB 1066mhz A2/A2 - ...
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How to retrieve memory type (rdimm or udimm)?

i've some DELL servers, some have registered dimm memory, others have unbuffered dimm. Do you know any way to programaticaly get this info ? wmi class win32_physicalmemory doesnt seem to help on this ...
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Can I schedule machine boot via Dell iDRAC?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 with iDRAC 6 configured and accessible. I know we'll be losing power at some point this weekend and I have a time that I would like to power on the machine again. From ...
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Configuring RAID controller in Centos linux

I have leased a dell poweredge r210 server, it's default configuration is CentOS 5.x as OS and a hardware RAID 1 controller configured. I want to configure my hardware RAID but can't seem to figure ...
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Limited I/O Performance in Dell T410

We have a small number of Dell T410 and T710 systems. Each has a Dell SAS 6iR controller with 6 SATAII disks, 1x160GB OS and 5x3TB DATA disks. We have been having disk access speed issues all ...
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Dell Perc 6i raid5 array: replace drives and expand VD?

I have a Dell T300 with a Perc 6i, to which 3 500Gb drives are connected. The are assembled into a raid 5 ~1000Gb VD. This setup is working fine, however system is filling up and I would like to ...
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iscsi versus non-iscsi san?

We are considering adding a SAN. I have two choices right now, the Dell MD3000 and the Dell MD3000i, 15 x 146Gb san drives. Naturally the latest model is more expensive (2x as much), but can ...
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Which hardware gives us better redundancy, performance, and cost efficiency for a large Enterprise Cloud Solution? [closed]

We are going to build a Large Enterprise Cloud Solution and would like to know in which configuration we would have a better redundancy/performance and cost efficient. Here are 2 examples which we're ...
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ESXi 5.1 on Poweredge 510 freezes after base-esx update

Background / Problem Just experienced an issue where an ESXi host was upgraded from 5.0 --> 5.1 perfectly fine. Then, I did a scan and remediated a patch (ESXi510-201210401-BG) Looking into the host ...
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Can't get to Dell OMSA webpage on my server

I'm running CentOS 6.3 x64 on a Dell PowerEdge R520. I have run the following two commands as per This Wiki sudo wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash ...
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servers connected to a poweredge 6248 receive traffic for their 'neighbours'

In the network we have a few vlans but at the moment I was investigating vlan2 which carries the most traffic. When tcpdumping on the eth0.2 interface, I see a lot of packets arriving which are not ...
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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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Motherboard rejects identical hard drive, one works the other doesn't

I have an interesting situation. I have a Dell XS23-SB server that has four blades in it. The blades use Supermicro X7DWT motherboards, and interface with the sata drives through a backplane. I took ...
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Dell Powerconnect 7024 and iSCSI on Dell PS6000

I am setting up an iSCSI environment for a Windows Server. I will be using 2 Dell Poweconnect 7024s , 1 Dell PS6000, and a Windows Server (2008 R2). I have more experience in fiber switches and EMC ...
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Disk Activity Alert Windows SBS 2003 on Dell PowerEdge 830 with Raid

Background: I have a Dell PowerEdge 830 Server running Windows SB Server 2003. It has 4gbs of RAM and a ATA CERC SATA 6CH controller with 3 160gb drives in a Raid 5 configuration. The Problem I am ...
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Dell “Remote Access Configuration Utility” keeps prompting

One of our servers can never reboot without pausing at the BIOS prompt asking to "F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup utility". I have gone into Setup and there is nothing there to stop it prompting ...