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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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Dell Latitude 2120 Netbook - Restore

We currently use Dell Latitude 2120 as our In-field Netbooks. One has been returned to us in a real mess and I thought the easiest option would be to "Restore to Factory Settings". Apparently that's ...
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Does Dell Permit 3rd Party Hard Drives on Perc 6/i?

I have various Dell servers (all 2950's) I would like to put some SSDs in. I have spoken to Dell on the phone and asked for a quote for 128GB SSDs for 2950's, they told me they don't sell them for ...
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Upgrading Dell Optiplex 380 with 8GB DDR3 RAM [closed]

I've Dell optiplex 380 machine and I've 32bit Windows 7 ultimate OS on it with DDR3 2*2GB RAM on it. I want to upgrade my machine to use 8GB RAM with 64bit windows 7 ultimate OS and want to install ...
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Dell 2950 - Can I mix SSD with spindle HDDs?

I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i controller inside it. I don't want to spark a debate about drive types and which is "better" etc etc. Just simply; I would like to put in 2x Cheetah 15.5k SAS ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 how use “raw” disk instead hardware raid Perc 5/i

I have Dell PowerEdge 1950 with hardware raid Perc 5/i. I want use software raid md/lvm. Is any way to totally disable this raid and see "raw" sata disks? I play alot with BIOS , enable SATA, ...
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Dell PowerEdge SC1425 - Fan control

Yesterday I received a second-hand Dell PowerEdge SC1425 1U server. The cooling fans are extremely loud and I would like to know if there is a way to slow them down -- I searched Google but wasn't ...
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Issues installing Server 2008 R2 on Dell Poweredge R510

I've got two newly delivered R510's and am trying to install Server 2008 R2 obtained from Microsoft BizSpark. I've burnt the ISO to a 16GB USB stick but although the install goes ahead when it comes ...
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control startup order of several servers

I'm looking for recommendations on how to control the startup order of a rack of machine should they all need to be booted back up. In more detail: Group1: DHCP/DNS/LDAP Server Group2: NFS ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Dell T410 Raid

I have a Dell T410 server with a RAID (Perc) card on it and 3 disks of 500GB. When I boot the server, I can see the configuration as Raid 5. But when I try to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I always see ...
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How to activate Dell OEM in Hyper-V?

I've been using hyper-v to create my base images for deployment to workstations. I create them on a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server running Windows Server enterprise 2008. The Dell OEM key does not ...
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What type of SAS/SATA cables do Dell SAS6/iR and SAS5/iR controller cards use?

I'm considering buying a bunch of these to upgrade our servers at work (with SATA drives, not true SAS). We are out of ports to plug disks into, and these cards are decently supported and cheap. The ...
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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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How to interconnect 2 switches (Cisco/Dell) with trunks

In order to migrate to a new rack inside the datacenter I have to replicate the VLAN setup between a Cisco Switch and a Dell PowerConnect Swithch. On the Dell Switch I have 2 VLANs : vlan 10 : WAN ...
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How to disable stacking mode (turn on standalone mode) on Dell PowerConnect 6248?

I know there's button on Dell 35xx that I can change the stacking status during the reboot. But on Dell 6248 I didn't find such function, nor did I find the way to disable in the manual. In Dell ...
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How do upgrade OpenManage from 6.5 to 7 in CentOS 6?

How do I upgrade OpenManage? When I download the rpm there are no scripts include in the tar file, and the Dell repo doesn't seem to have OpenManage 7?
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Installing ubuntu server as linux distro on dell server - what drivers will be missed

Dell (via USC) unpacks specific drivers for both RedHat and Suse to use after installation on its servers. As Ubuntu server isn't officially supported, this clearly isn't happening for Ubuntu. Is ...
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How can I adjust bandwidth limitations on a Dell 3448p? [duplicate]

I could use some advice on this. I have a full 1.5MB up/down No matter if one person is here or 10, max rate at any given port is about 150 KB. I can't for the life of me find any configurations ...
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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Error

I just started with MDT2012 recently in hopes of eventually getting away with using Ghost to deploy all of our department computers. When I test deploy in VirtualBox, it deploys the OS properly, but ...
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Etherchannel between Cisco 3750 and Dell 5424 and Dell 5324

I am putting in a Cisco 3750 as a core switch and have existing Dell 5424 & 5324 switches at the access level. I know some times incompatabilities in implementation of advanced features such as ...
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Upgrading Dell R5400 from Windows Server 2003 32Bit to Windows Server 2008 R2 [closed]

This is a newbie question... I have a client with a Dell R5400 machine. They are seeking additional services from us to upgrade their machine from Windows 2003 to Windows Server 2008R2 and also ...
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Force Dell iDracs and BMC's to use lanplus instead of lan interface

Is there a way to force my Dell BMCs and iDrac cards to only use the lanplus interface and not use the insecure "lan" interface. I understand that there are some "firewall" features in the IPMI spec. ...
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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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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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Dell Power Edge r610 and iDRAC Express [closed]

ON a Dell Power Edge R610 with integrated iDRAC Express, has anyone has real world problems accessing the iDRAC in the event of a system hang or crash of the operating system? I need to know because ...
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Cant access Dell BMC IPMI Over IP

I have Dell R210 with iDRAC BMC (new name for old BMC). Which is on-board feature with shared NIC (I believe). Server is on colocation and I didnt set it up before sent there... So I asked for the ...
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Dell Equallogic PS6100x network configuration

So we just picked up a new PS6100x and I'm wondering if I need to setup the ethernet channels myself or is it automatic? It's configured in an HA setup; dual controllers connected to redundant cisco ...
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stacking two Dell 8024 rack switches

two Dell powerconnect 8024 (8024, 8024F)- rackmount how can these be tied togeather? stacked.. this would be used as interface for dedicated LAN
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Dell Blades or C-Series Rack servers for datacenter virtualization project [closed]

We have customers infrastructure hosted on physical HP boxes across several racks and finally we are planning to migrate them to Vsphere.Data is stored on NFS SAN.It was suggested to use c-Series Dell ...
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Is it possible to install a virtual machine under Linux that looks like a Windows machine to IT? [closed]

I'm on a corporate network with a homogeneous Windows setup for all Dell workstations. They use KBOX to manage the workstations. I want to set up my machine to run several VMs under Linux instead, but ...
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Dell poweredge 1650 server blinking orange

I have an old server running for my application. I just checked that it has started flashing orange suddenly from blue. Does anyone know what does this mean?
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interference between redundant power supplies

I have a number of dell servers and two UPS. I plan to give two different input to servers from two different UPS, my question is: A short circuit of redundant powersupply unit (PSU1) will trip one ...
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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 MD1000 and an x4 SAS connector throughput / layout

I'm trying to get my head around how a multi lane x4 SAS connector works in a DAS system such as the Dell MD1000. I understand that each lane is 3Gbps, and that multiple hard drives can share a lane. ...
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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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dell poweredge 2850 backplane swap

I just ordered a dell poweredge 2850. I am wondering if it is possible to replace its backplane with the sata backplane of a dell poweredge 2950.
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DELL switch CAM table don't show MAC from different network

I'm solving problem with slow DHCP request/respons about 45 secs...toplogy is [L2] DELL 6248 -> [L2->L3] router (cisco) -> firewall Debian server with DHCP -> gateway to internet I think that problem ...
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Manage Dell workstations with OpenManage Essentials (OME)

How can I manage Dell workstations with OpenManage Essentials ? First, is it possible? Because iv read that only Dell servers can be managed with OME. I would like to inventory each Dell ...
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Equallogic ESXI 4.1 Slow read performance

We experience a slow read performance with a high read latency in vSphere/ESXi on our Equallogic iSCSI array (14x 750gb in RAID10). We checked already very much but cannot find anything. Setup: ...
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Possible rooted debian (wheezy) server?

The first symptom was that I couldn't connect on port 6667, thus falling of irc-servers (and was unable to connect to them again). After some tcpdumping etc. I couldn't figure out what caused this, ...
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Install Windows Server 2008 Core on a Dell Optiplex 790

Does anybody have experience installing Windows Server 2008 Core on a Dell Optiplex 790? When I connect to the machine with the Hyper-V Manager Administrator snap-in, and try to create and run a ...
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DELL DRAC & Ubuntu VPN Connection

I am trying to connect to a DELL DRAC card without success by Ubuntu VPN Connection Manager. I have these data: Protocol: PPTP SERVER IP PPTP: 1233.123.123.123 DRAC IP: 192.168.10.25 Subnet: ...
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Which type of RAM is supported in our servers?

I need to increase the RAM in our DELL servers. I tried using lshw to see what is already installed, but I cannot see if the RAM installed is a UDIMM or RDIMM. Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 28 bytes ...
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No partition found error when installing an OS on Dell Poweredge with RAID

I have three Dell 1850 rack servers: One has 3 GB of RAM and two 73GB HDD's. Two others have 6 GB RAM and each of them has two 73GB HDD's. I am currently trying to install an OS on them, but when ...
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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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Dell Poweredge 1950 with Perc 5i keeps losing raid config -> “Foreign Configuration Found”

The quick and dirty: the machine is a Dell Poweredge 1950, dual xeon quad cores, 8GB of ram, 2 2TB seagate SATAs in (supposed to be raid1) using a Perc 5i raid card. They are hot-swappable with a ...
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Dell's equivalents for HP's hpasmcli and hpacucli tools?

As per title. Basically what are Dell's online tools for checking or changing BIOS/RAID-controller level conf. For Linux.
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Very slow disk performance on Dell PowerEdge 2950 w/ PERC 6/i running RAID 10 [duplicate]

I recently set up a server running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 server - it has 6 500 gb 7200RPM SATA drives setup in a RAID 10 config. I am seeing extremely poor disk performance - the ...
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What's the difference between Dell ProSupport/Gold/Silver/MissionCritical/etc. warranties? [closed]

I'm having trouble finding any documentation on this, but I vaguely remember something about MissionCritical letting you demand them send a tech out "NOW!" before even commencing basic phone support ...
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Disable fan management on Dell Poweredge SC1425

I have Dell Poweredge SC1425 server that has a failed fan. This causes the server to increase the speed of the other fans to their maximum. The server is being used in a very cool place so I was ...