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Dell 1850 What version ESX can I use?

What version of ESX can I run on dell 1850? I have a chance to build a test lab with four 1850 servers and would like to run the latest version if I can. Thanks Knothead00
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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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Linux drivers for Dell PowerEdge Server?

I am looking at purchasing a Dell PowerEdge R720 with no OS on it. Then, I will likely put on Fedora Core or CentOS. My question is this, will the drivers on Dell's support site under the OS heading ...
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Hardware checks for Dell R820 Servers through Nagios using SNMP

We use Nagios for monitoring. Is there a way to create hardware checks using SNMP MIB for R820 servers running ESXi5.x on them? Right now we are using this python plugin: current python plugin But ...
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Server 2012 won't recognize raid harddrives [closed]

I'm trying to install server 2012 on a Dell Poweredge 1850. I have setup the raid. The logical drive is active and functioning. I have tried using the 2003 drivers and still the OS does not recognize ...
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Dell Optiplex 960 will boot from CD but not DVD media

Dell Optiplex 960, stock, BIOS A07, no BIOS updates available from Dell's web site. Has HDD connected to SATA0, and DVD-ROM connected to SATA1. Machine will not boot from any DVD+R or DVD-RW media in ...
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Why can't I change my iDRAC7 DNS name?

I have a Dell R620 server, with an iDRAC7 Enterprise license. The "DNS DRAC Name" is set to "idrac-NNXXXXN", where "NNXXXXN" is the service tag of the machine. Every time I type something new into ...
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Checking if a remote iDRAC is running iDRAC 6 or 7 via RACADM

I have about 50 remote remote servers with iDRACs that I need to inventory. I'm able to pull most of the information I need using RACADM, but one thing I'm unable to figure out how to access is ...
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DELL Server RAID Exception - Resyncing

Today they brought this old DELL server with 2 HDD initialized in RAID 1 Array. The server was used as a syslog aggregator for a long time and I was tasked to to some maintenance before we return the ...
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Problems installing windows server 2003 on a Dell PowerEdge 1800

I have a dell poweredge 1800 that I have set up to raid 5 and the array is fine, I then install the build and update utility from media it then prompts me for the open manage server administrator v6.5 ...
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Hddtemp and drivers

hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: DELL PERC 6/i Adapter: S.M.A.R.T. not available Does this mean I need to install some type of driver on my linux server to access that information?
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Dell PowerConnect SNMP stack member monitoring

I am looking to monitor a stack of Dell PowerConnect 6248p switches via SNMP. There is a stack of 3 switches that I want to monitor. Due to the stack being 1 logical unit it only has 1 IP, so when ...
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Turning Dell laptop network drivers on with no network cable plugged in?

I have a rather nonstandard installation - Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell Latitude E6520 laptop. I want the Windows DNS server to run when the laptop starts up, but it looks like the network ...
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Use racadm to persistently set the first boot device to PXE

This is what I have been doing: racadm -r <server> -u user -p password config -g cfgServerInfo -o cfgServerFirstBootDevice PXE racadm -r <server> -u user -p password serveraction ...
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VMware eSXi 5.1 on Dell R420 Poweredge [closed]

I am very new to VMware and its setup. Recently, my company purchased a Dell R420 server which has VMware eSXi 5.1 factory installed. It comes with 2 LOM NIC ports at the rear and from the Dell ...
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Monitoring servers using Dell OpenManage or IPMI

We have some Dell servers, 11th and 12th generation. These servers supports IPMI over LAN and Dell OpenManage. As I can see, I looks like I can get all the sensor data, from both OpenManage and IPMI. ...
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Getting packets from one port to another on a Dell PowerConnect 2824 switch

I have a dell PowerConnect 2824 and I have a cat 5 cable connected from port 1 to port 23. Port 1 is reserved for VLAN 1 (the only VLAN that can manage the switch) and port 18-23 belong to VLAN 112. ...
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Disable “System Memory Testing” via OMSA 6.4.0

Is it possible to disable system memory testing via OMSA 6.4.0? I can only find ways to do it using newer versions of OMSA; and I can't even see the setting in 6.4.0. I have quite a few machines that ...
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Is there a way to obtain a Dell server's RAID configuration/level using only winrm/wsman? (ESXi servers)

I've seen videos describing how to configure RAID using wsman/winrm commands run against a server's iDRAC, but I can't seem to find anything that will just give me the current configuration and RAID ...
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Adding foreign disk to Dell Poweredge 2950

I have 4 300G disks in a RAID5 configuration on a Dell Poweredge 2950 with PERC 5/i. I'm trying to replace one of the disks (it failed) with a disk from another identical server. I got a warning that ...
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Setting Up VLANS between a Dell PowerConnect 2824 and 2716

Goals: - Have two Dell switches trunked together with 1 cat5 cable. - Have VLANs of the same number/name passing traffic from switch to switch. - Not allowing any traffic from one VLAN to pass to a ...
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What is a BEV device?

I'm looking at the BIOS, Boot Manager, of a brand new Dell power edge T110 II and I'm trying to figure out how to get this machine to boot from USB flash drive. In the boot order screen I see the ...
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volume group not seeing new RAID size

I have added more drives to my Dell R510 Server, and I started raid background initialization and after 2 days, the tool is now reporting the new disk space. However my volume group is not seeing the ...
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Does a Dell PowerEdge 1850 have a way to get Molex 4 pin power?

I have a PCI card that needs 4 pin power hooked up to it and wondering if there is a way to supply it inside this server.
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Dell Switch acl to only allow port 80 and 443 to vlan

I'm not a network administrator, just wondering if the following acl is correct? or seems like it is correct. ACL only allow 10.0.0.0/24 to talk to 172.18.19.0/24 on port 443 configure ACL on ...
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How can I automate bios configuration on dell servers?

I have n amount of virgin dell custom servers (DCS24). These are refurbished machines and already delivered, so configuring the BIOS from the provider is not an option. iDRAC/BMC is available on these ...
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Dell PowerEdge 850 PSU FAN always on [duplicate]

I have a Dell PE 850 wich is used unfrequently. I've noticed that the PSU fan is always running as soon as I plug the power cord in. So I have several questions regarding this behaviour: 1.) Is it ...
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SATA disks instead of SAS - DELL 2950 [closed]

I have a DELL 2950 with a PERC5/i controller and a SAS backplane and my intention is to switch to SATA on the cheap. I don't even have drive trays. This backplane has SAS ports. I just bought 2 ...
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What are the iDRAC 7 default settings?

My company has purchased a server in one of our foreign offices. As this office is very far away, management has asked me to set it up remotely, to save on travel costs. The server (a PowerEdge T320) ...
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Will configuring a server with RAID 5 and (2*500gb) + (2*1TB) work?

I'm currently setting up a DELL server, which came with 2*500gb disk drives but is configured in RAID 1. I want to increase the total capacity of the disk storage to at least 1TB. Now with it being ...
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/dev/ipmi0 does not exist R710 SLES 11 SP2

I have been searching without success to find how to get ipmitool to work. It is dependent on /dev/ipmi0 existing, however in my case it doesn't. Here's some information that I think would be helpful: ...
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Dell Compellent SAN with ESXi 5.1 iSCSI

I have a Compellent SAN that I am trying to point to my ESXi server through iSCSI. In the Compellent UI: i've created a volume. It, of course, says the volume is offline until you map it to a server. ...
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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 ...