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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 ...
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Dell Equallogic SAN - 4000 series to 6000 series connectivity issues

I have a 4000 series in production with two physical NICs and a group IP. I have a 6000 series in a DR site with four physical NICs and a group IP. 4000 series NIC1: 10.0.12.2 4000 series NIC2: ...
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Dell powerconnect 6224 vlan routing

I have a small network and I need help with routing .. . My VLANs VLAN 1010 SALES VLAN 1020 HR I have assigned the above vlans to a tagged port and I have added a default route to send the ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2900: raid/Linux conversion logistics

I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2900 (currently running windows) that I want to convert into a Linux server. But, it's got a hardware RAID controller and I want to be sure I don't destroy the configuration ...
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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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What is the % Energy Savings of a Dell energy efficient Power Supplies worth the extra cost? (I.e., what's the payback period)? [closed]

Dell offers an extra efficient power supply (PSU) with some products, such as their Optiplex 9010,which I'm considering buying. They say it's 90% efficient but don't explain exactly what that means ...
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Routing between two VLANs on Single Dell 6200 Switch

I want to be able to route between two vlans that I have created and I am not sure how to go about it. So I have created, VLAN 5 with IP Address 192.168.5.1/24 and VLAN 10 with IP Address ...
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What is the meaning of “deassert” in this context?

The English majors over at Dell provided me with this error message provided by a PowerEdge 2950. CPU2 Status: Processor sensors for CPU2, IERR was deasserted I've Googled it, random forum posts ...
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Access Dell server fault information via iDRAC 6 command line

I am monitoring status information on a collection of Oracle/Sun and Dell servers. With the Oracle/Sun servers I can issue one iLOM command (show -level all -output table /SP/faultmgmt) via SSH and ...
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Windows 2012 RTM Dell G1 1950 and MD3000 with a SAS5 controller?

Seems like a June 6th post by Dell states that the RTM version of Windows Server 2012 should have all the necessary drivers for a Dell G1 1950 -> SAS5 -> md3000 setup. Can anybody who's tried this ...
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is it fine to mix different sizes of memory devices on servers [closed]

I have Dell 00NH4P Server. dmidecode -t16 Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC Maximum Capacity: 288 GB Error Information Handle: Not Provided Number Of Devices: 18 and dmidecode -t17 | grep ...
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Backup using Dell powervault 124T

I connected my Dell PowerVault 124T to my Windows Server using SCSI cable, I set IP and Address mask for remote connection on my Dell device. I red on Dell page that Symantec Backup Exec is compatible ...
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Dell Open Manage message in Windows Event Log, should I be worried?

I have a Dell T110 server with a SAS 6i/R controller and two hard disks in RAID 1. Ocasionally a warning appears in the Windows Event Log with the following message: SAS port report: SAS wide port ...
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What are the ramifications of R720 Power Capping?

According to Dell's documentation (PDF) administrators can cap the new R720's at a certain Wattage. What are the ramifications of doing this? Will the server power off once it hits the cap? Is there a ...
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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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Dell PowerEdge R310 and T310 not allowing 6x 4GB RDIMM configuration

I have 6 identical Kingston KTD-PE313E/4G modules and trying to install to Dell PE R310 and T310 servers but with no luck. 4x DIMMs works but not 6x DIMMs. None of the modules are faulty. (I have ...
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Wake On Lan only works on first boot, not sequent ones [closed]

I have converted my old Dell Latitude D410 laptop to a server for tinkering. It is running an updated Debian Squeeze (6) with a Xen enabled kernel (I want to toy with virtual machines later on). I am ...
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Dell OpenManage On Ubuntu Server 12.04 Cannot Log In

I have a Dell Poweredge 2950 with 2X130GB and 2X2TB drives. I need to set them up in a RAID 1 array so that the 130GB Drives are mirrored and host the OS, while the 2TB drives are mirrored and are the ...
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PERC 5/i Enable alarm on disks failures

I'm trying to enable one the alarm of my server's raid controller PERC 5/i. Using this documentation, under the chapter Audible Alarm Warnings, it's explained that enabling an audible alarm is ...
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Virtual Disk Degraded

There is a physical DC with a Raid 1 Mirror, 2 Physical Disks, 500GB each. Dell Server Administrator is installed on the DC, and is reporting both physical disks are fine, online, in a good state etc. ...
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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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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 ...