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Poor read performance on Dell Perc H200 RAID10 with (4) 1TB 7200rpm 64MB drives

I am seeing only 50MB/s reads: ensnare@box:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda [sudo] password for ensnare: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 4592 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2296.48 MB/sec Timing buffered disk ...
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Acknowledging a warning in DELL OpenManage

We have a DELL R510 server where we replaced all the hard drives with new but non-certified 3TB disks. Now OpenManage throws a warning for every hard disk as "non-critical", since it recognizes the ...
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Dell C1100 flashing amber light, no video output

I've been colocating a Dell Poweredge C1100 (CS24-TY) for over a year now, without any issues. The server was pulled out of a working environment and sent to my house, but when booted the server has ...
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iDRAC6 JViewer Unusable

I'm getting the following error when trying to launch the Virtual Console, but the Virtual Console Preview works fine (it displays a small preview about once a second). I've confirmed that my M610 ...
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The noise about R720xd server

Recently I get a R720xd server. But I found the IDRAC shows the six fans' speed are up to 6800 RPM. It is too noisy .I remember the R720 defalut fan speed only 2000+ RPM. Here are the hardware ...
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Monitoring PERC 6/i in vMware ESXi 5.5

I currently have a Dell Poweredge 2950 running ESXi 5.5. My datastore is four drives in RAID 5 configured in the PERC 6/i config utility on bootup. My question is, what do I do if/when one of these ...
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Printer outputting seemingly useless strings

Simple printing setup. 3 machines, 2 printers. One prints invoices, other prints misc documents. We use $300-400 range dell laser printers. Usually they work great. 3 times now, we have replaced ...
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Dell R420/R430 - will it fit in my client's rack?

Be gentle, first question... I'm wondering if a Dell R420 or R430 (they appear to be identical in size according to the Dell spec sheet - max 642mm deep with redundant PSU) will fit in my client's ...
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PERC H310 Raid 5 - Fault - Turn array into RAID 0

Yesterday one of the three Raid 5 disks I have configured into my DELL Server PERC H310 controller cannot be found anymore. I cannot replace the faulty driver now, so the thing I actually would like ...
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new hard drive on dell precision 490 not been detected [migrated]

I have been give an old computer dell precision 490 to run some tests on it and a new hard drive to install on it. But after placing the new hard drive and turning on the computer I get" Drive 0 not ...
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Add SATA HDDs to Dell PowerEdge 2950 (PERC6i) - Do HDD brands matter?

I'd like to add a couple SATA drives (1TB+ each) as RAID 10 to my PE 2950. Dell's website lists some 1TB drives that are quite expensive. Are there any advantages of using those over a HDD purchased ...
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PERC H200i “ignoring” some disks in RAID 10 resulting in slow IO

I have a Dell PE T710 with a PERC H200i that has a single array of 6x 500GB SATA disks +1 hot spare. This server (and its disks) have been running flawlessly for a few years. Today I began getting ...
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ProxMox with PERC 5/i RAID 5

I recently set up a dell 2950 III with ProxMox. I attached an external hard disk that is used to boot ProxMox and I would like to use the RAID 5 array to store data such as images and disks. How would ...
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Upgrade hard drives to larger size in a RAID 1 Setup on Dell T7500

I have a dell T7500 computer. I currently have 2 300GB drives in RAID1. I would like to replace these drives with 2 2TB drives that I have and keep the data that is currently installed on the drives....
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Disable internal Intel X710 LLDP agent

We do special hardware configurations that require the heavy use of LLDP. We have a few new racks of servers that all use the Intel X710 10Gb network card. LLDP suddenly stopped working. Our ...
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Can the Dell PowerEdge T320 boot from a USB stick in hard drive emulation mode?

I am trying to install FreeNAS on a Dell PowerEdge T320. I've followed the instructions here (http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/Burning_an_IMG_File) to write the .img file to four different USB sticks ...
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Dell SAS 6ir suddenly can't find boot devices

I have a Dell Poweredge R300 with a Dell SAS 6ir RAID Controller that's worked perfectly for years. It has two 500gb drives configured in RAID 1. We had a long power outage the other day that ...
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What's the top normal S.M.A.R.T. temperature for HGST Helium Ultrastar 8TB 7200 RPM SAS 12Gb/s enterprise drives?

I've just received new Dell R730xd 2U server with faceplate 12 * 3.5" drive bays + 4 * 3.5" mid-body tray, located above RAM modules & CPUs. I've plugged 16 * HGST Helium 8Tb 7200 RPM SAS 12Gb/s ...
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Find number of unused disk bays on a dell server running windows or ESXi

I have a project kicking off to implement a new backup solution across our estate of 1500 physical servers. One of the bits of info I need to get is how many drive slots are free on each server (so we ...
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Converting to Hardware Raid from default Software Raid, backplane 1 connector A0 is not connected Issue.

I have a newer Dell R330 server that came with three 128GB SSD's as well as a software raid S130. After setting up a Raid 1 with single hot spare, I realized that ESXI is not fully compatible with ...
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Dell OpenManage Web Interface Inaccessible

We've installed all the Dell server admin tools on our Ubuntu 12.04 Server box using the following command: sudo apt-get install srvadmin-all All the omreport commands etc work as expected but we ...
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RAID card issue with Dell Poweredge 860

Yesterday, I have gone to bed, and by the time I woke up (today), my server got locked up. I had to pull out the power in order to reboot it, but uppon rebooting, I got an error thrown on the screen: ...
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Are there any good reasons for disabling hardware-assisted virtualization?

We've had a number of servers from Dell recently, all of which have had hardware-assisted virtualization disabled in the BIOS. As far as I know hardware-assisted virtualization is a good thing - so ...
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Dell iDRAC Lifecycle Controller v2.21 - Support TLS 1.2?

Does Dell iDRAC Lifecycle Controller v2.21 support TLS 1.2? You should be able to (supposing default iDRAC and browser settings), in just a moment, get the answer by pointing your browser to the web ...
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Configuring jobqueue for Memory changes in Dell DRAC via commandline. Need FQDD for memory

Have a Dell R620 Server with iDRAC version 7. Has 128Gb of RAM/Memory. RAM/Memory is set in Mirror mode, so effective is 64Gb. Want to switch Memory mode to Optimizer so that 128Gb is available again. ...
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Monitor DELL hardware on VMware ESXi 5.5 server

Despite researching this topic quite a bit online (to be fair I'm not a full time sysadmin) I'm unable to figure this out. We have a bunch of VMWare ESXi 5.5 servers, some of which are integrated ...
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6/8-pin to SATA Power/4 pin Molex cable non-existent? [closed]

I'm having a hard time to find a cable that would convert 8 pin or 6 pin GPU power connector to multiple SATA power connectors. The ones I've found are working in reverse direction, such as: http://...
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Dell/Vmware - VIB/iDrac/OME/OMSA — how to tie them together?

I have vSphere Server with 2 Dell hosts (hypervisors) A: is a 710, with iDrac6 essentials. Vanilla VMware Esxi 5.1 install B: is a 720 with iDrac7 enterprise. Dell customized VMware Esxi 5.5 install ...
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iKVM is not working in Dell Blade M1000e Encloser

I have a problem now with our Dell Blade encloser m1000e. Recently i didnt get any display at all through iKVM via KVM switch. I have checked with separate monitor and KB but no luck. Also check with ...
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Laptops in a domain all randomly freezing for a few seconds last 14 days

We have a number Windows 7 x64 laptops Dell Latitude E5550 in a Windows domain. Cca 1-2(-3?) weeks ago all started to freeze randomly several times during a day for a few seconds. Freezing means ...
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Is it possible to replace the SATA CD-ROM to SATA HDD\SSD on my dell R610?

Like many people, I do not use a CD-ROM on my server is it possible to replace the SATA CD-ROM to SATA HDD\SSD on my dell R610? Thanks
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to a RAID 1 Configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 server running Windows Server 2008 R2. It is a DC (among many other things) and runs my home network, but after 4 years in operation I am starting to get worried about it'...
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When RAID 10 is SLOWER than RAID 1, why?

We have a new Dell 2950 with PERC 6/e and 14 external SAS 15K 73GB drives. An Oracle 11g database job takes 3 hours to run with the drives set as hardware RAID 10 (striped across 7 mirrored pairs). ...
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Dell R710 LifeCycle and iDRAC6 bad firmware flash

I have an R710 server that I need help with. Earlier today I wanted to update my BIOS and LifeCycle controller. I tried through the F10 System manager, but because my LifeCycle controller and iDRAC ...
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Using Dell Omreport on Dell attached storage

Hi I have a Dell Powervault 1220 mounted to a PERC H800 (/dev/sda) I'm really confused on how to use dells monitoring software, srvadmin. According to this question, I should use omreport. However, ...
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Dell Data Collector Manager not showing Storage Center

In one of our environments, Dell Enterprise Manager Data Collector doesn't seem to connect to my Storage Centre. The logs shows that "Storage Centre Controller Cannot connect to the configured ...
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Using Dell PERC H330 RAID controller with not-dell-certified SSDs

we think about replacing our Dell PowerEdge T100 (2009) with a Dell PowerEdge T330 for our small business. Up to 15 clients are using the MSSql Server, some fileshares and printers. The database size ...
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does dell have a utility to update all drivers and firmware for my server?

I installed Dell Openmanage Server Administrator, and while it'd show me version numbers of firmware, it wouldn't tell me they were out of date/an update was available. Does Dell have something that'...
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Mix HDD and SSD in same RAID 1 array

I have a Dell Poweredge R410 with Perc H200 controller. I would like to upgrade my 15k RPM arrays with SSD. Both disks are SAS 6Gbps. Will it work if I remove 1 of the 2 disks, replace by the SSD, ...
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How does Mezzanine network ports map to Blades Chasis?

We have Dell M420 Blades with Dell M1000e chasiss ,the backplane has four dell pass-through switches . On M420 we have Mezzanine card with 4 ethernet ports - From CMC i see that those Mezzanine 4 ...
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Unable to reset IPMI cipher using ipmitool: “Parameter Data does not match” – why?

In attempting to make some Dell server BMC's more secure, I followed the recommendations given elsewhere and disabled cipher 0, using the following command (ipmitool running on the host OS, which is ...
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Unexplicable extreme slowness on Dell PowerEdge R320, fixed only by cold reboot

At this customer's site, there are two new Dell PowerEdge R320 servers with the following configuration: A single 6-core CPU 16 GB of RAM 2x500 GB SATA disks in a RAID 1 array The O.S. is Windows ...
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Replace faulty Dell PERC 5/i controller without losing data

Is it possible to replace a 5/i controller without losing the data on the array? Can I import this as a foreign configuration? Any "gotchas" or tips to make this smoother?
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DRAC 4/I Console Redirection Applet Perpetually Stuck Connecting [closed]

The Problem Attempting to connect via the Java virtual console results in perpetual attempt at connecting, even though the applet otherwise loads properly and attempts to connect to the proper ...
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Will a Dell Equallogic PS-M4110 use both Fabric A1 and A2?

Does anyone know if this SAN when configured to run on Fabric A of a Dell M1000e should be able to work on either A1 or A2? I have one configured along with Force 10 - MXL 10/40 switches in Fabric A. ...
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What does “shared mode” really mean on a ninth-generation and later Dell server DRAC?

We have a number of Dell PowerEdge servers, ninth generation and later. According to Using the LAN and Serial Interfaces in Ninth-Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers: As an enhancement over ...
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Installing 2x16GB + 2x8GB ram in Dell R410?

In Dell's memory guide for the R410, they only give examples when using 16GB modules. So my question is, how do I install 2x16GB + 2x8GB modules when having 2 CPU's?
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How to install Windows 2012 on Dell server with S110 RAID?

I have a Dell server that has a S110 software RAID 1 mirror for the boot disks. When I run the Windows 2012 installer, no drives are found. I searched Dell for drivers but the only one I found for ...
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Xenserver, iSCSI and Dell MD3600i

I have a functional xenserver 6.5 pool with two nodes. It is backed by an iscsi share on a Dell MD3600i SAN, and this works fine. It was set up before my time. We've added three more nodes to the ...