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PowerVault MD3000 Password Reset Console Password

I need to reset the password on a Dell PowerVault MD3000. I have the necessary password reset cable and am able to get to the point where I am prompted for the "password from Dell Technical Support" ...
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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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How are Dell Equallogic Snapshots different from a Clone as it relates to disk space consumption?

I have a volume that is 125GB in space. Each snapshot I have is 125GB, exactly. I thought snapshots only grabbed data that changed, using its pointers. If not what the difference between a snapshot ...
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How to send command to Dell 2850 gen II?

Sorry for a dumb question, but.. I need to reset DRAC password on this server. I've read (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/177/t/19316985) that I have to install OMSA in order to ...
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Is it possible to mount these pieces of equipment vertically, together? [on hold]

I have a Cisco 2811 and 2950 and a Dell PowerEdge R720 server. I have the 2811 and the 2950 in a wall mount that holds the two pieces of equipment vertically (the jacks are facing upwards). I'm ...
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Idrac 6 internet settings enabled to connect to internet via ssh [closed]

I just installed the idrac 6 enterprise into dell r410. I insert the cable on it. But there is no connection. Green light on !! Normally when i restart the server and when I use the normal connection ...
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Raid fault - Dell PowerEdge T11 II

The server is Dell PowerEdge T11 II PERC S100 Virtual Disk Management (Build: 2.0.0-0162) Disk 0 is set too Offline and gives message NOT SELECTABLE: Read error: There is small sound coming ...
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Multibit error encountered on Dell Server Memory

Dell OpenManage reported the following: Memory device status is critical Memory device location: DIMM_B2 Possible memory module event cause:Multi bit error encountered What does this mean? How bad ...
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Installing a Dell UPS Network Management Card

I have a network management card I need to install into our Dell UPS. Do I need to power-off the UPS first before installing the card, or can I just plug it in? The manual says it's as simple as ...
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DELL PE 2950/1950 IPMI iso from internet

I'm wondering if I could ask my IPMIs to load the OS ISO to boot from an Internet/HTTP URL? Have anyone already tried such a thing?
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Backup/recover Dell PERC RAID controller configuration?

I have a Dell server with the disks in RAID 10, using the PERC RAID controller in the server. I maintain the data data on the drives, but I'm worried about what would happen if there was an error ...
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Loose SATA power in Dell PowerEdge R300 [closed]

I would like to use software RAID in a Dell PowerEdge R300, but it has no molex or SATA power connectors inside, only non-standard plugs: one to take power from the PSU, and one that supplies it to ...
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PXE booting a Dell Precision M3800 for a WDS install

I'm trying to get a Dell M3800 Precision to PXE boot but the dongle I have isn't showing up in the BIOS. This is for a WDS install Plugged into a Windows machine it identifies itself as a "ASIX ...
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Resize NTFS System Partition on Perc 6/i RAID

I've inherited a Dell server that is running out of space on C:. I'd like to quickly and painlessly resize the C drive with partitioning software. However, the RAID card is causing me some troubles. ...
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Dell Poweredge 2970 - Cheap subsitute/compatible RAM for lab env? [closed]

I'm building a lab environment for virtualized routers, in prep for my next network cert. I have a Dell Poweredge 2970, but it only has 16G of RAM. I need to upgrade the RAM, to the max of 64GB, but ...
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replacing 3 drives out of 8 in a server [closed]

We have a Dell R510 server running SQL 2008 R2 with 8 x 300GB drives running Raid 5. We (just noticed) we had three bad drives with blinking lights so we powered down the server and replaced them ...
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Dell Replay Manager vs/Actifio or Veeam

I am not very familiar with SAN storage. The company I work for is evaluating a backup solution that will utilize two Dell Compellents. We currently have one Compellent, but are considering ...
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Dirty Cache Dell Equallogic Storage Array

has anyone ever run into a dirty cache issue with a Equallogic SAN. Even after replacement of the controller cards in the Equallogic Storage Array fails offline with a dirty cache. I have listed ...
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Replacing a failed and degraded virtual disk on Dell T110 II RAID 1 PERC S300

We have a Dell T110 II server, factory installed with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Standard x64 Edition, running PERC S300 RAID Controller (1068E HBA). It came installed with RAID 1 on the 500GB ...
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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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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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Remove all third-party drivers

Is there a way to un-DISM all drivers from Windows? Our images are injected with Dell's CAB driver packs, but with our new Optiplex 7020's we're getting a video error on bootup. We suspect there ...
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Is there a way to get Dell's lifecycle controller status from commandline?

Is there a way to get Dell's LifeCycle Controller status from command line? For instance, there's a way to schedule BIOS configuration, but there's no way to check afterwards whether those tasks have ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a LTO3 drive to LTO5 or LTO6?

We have a ML6000 Dell tape library with a LTO-3 drive (part number KU838). Can this drive support LTO-5 or LTO-6 via firmware upgrade? I could not find any information about this on Dell pages. Is ...
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NIC suddenly dissapped during Ubuntu Server do-release-upgrade, no longer appearing in lshw, dmesg, or lspci

We've got an aging Dell T300 server used as a utility box. It's been dependable despite being neglected--it was recently found to still be running Ubuntu Server 13.10, with an uptime approaching 1 ...
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GRUB hangs on emergency boot

I am trying to get a server going and was extremely excited when I found out it would automatically boot if the power just suddenly stopped. So if i were to unplug the server while it was still ...
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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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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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Dell PE2900 seeing only 1/2 ethernet controller

I have 2 ethernet controller on my dell poweredge 2900 : http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/pedge/en/pe2900_Spec_Sheet_Quad.pdf But I only see one on my linux system : $ ip addr 1: lo: ...
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Can a RAID array be moved from a HP P410i to a Dell Perc S100?

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 server with a HP P410i controller that failed miserably after a power spike. Can I move the RAID10 array to a Dell PowerEdge T310 with a Perc S100 controller without ...
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Can I use different backup tape brands for tape library?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420, and I ran out of backup tapes. I really need some quickly, but my supplier is out of them - and they are on back order till after Thanksgiving. I had been using Dell ...
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Adding Drives to Dell PERC 6/i Virtual Disk

We have a a server with a PERC 6/i controller. There is currently a single virtual disk on that controller, it's a RAID 5 disk with 4 physical drives. We'd like to add 3 drives to the virtual disk ...
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Dell R710 RAM Upgrade - Making sure I get this right

I have a Dell R710 that's refurbished (so no warranty or support by Dell) and currently has 48 GB of RAM in it (12x4GB). According to the smbiosDump in ESXi, it looks like this: # smbiosDump | egrep ...
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Max Size of Disks Supported by Controller

I am interested in purchasing (second hand) a Dell Poweredge 2950 2nd Gen server. However, the specs say it has a max storage size of 4.5tb. I am wondering if this means just what is available to ...
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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/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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Dell 12G R720 Hyper-V host virtual/physical NIC stops working

On the host 1 physical adapter is plugged into our network, on host itself I have Hyper-V role. I have created a external switch and binded it to the physical Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, box ...
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Establishing monitoring on nine Dell UPS that do not have management cards

Goal - Establish monitoring on nine Dell UPS that do not have management cards. • Dell UPS 1000W x 8 • Dell UPS 3750W x 1 Is it possible to daisy chain the USB or Serial (RS-232) ports on Dell ...
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Dell 5548P, MIB value for port security violation notification

Anyone have idea on MIB values(OID value) for Port security violation notification with dell 5548P switches.On Cisco its [1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.315.0], not sure whether i can use the same for montioring ...
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Trunking between dell 6248p and extreme summitX440 switch

Hi Guys I'm a little bit confused and I can't seem to find what's wrong with my configuration. When I use switchport mode access on both sides, I can get connectivity. After confirming that, I need to ...
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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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Driver corruption when deploying Dell Touchpad Drivers (with software) during imaging process

We're an sccm shop, and use it to deploy Windows. When deploying Dell laptops (multiple models), the touchpad drivers seem install properly, but the software doesn't. The resulting problem is that ...
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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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remote raid config/monitor with idrac enterprise?

I have two new machines t620 with both h710's and h800's (each connected to md1200's). iDRAC sees in the inventory the md1200 and h800 and the disks but the storage management section of idrac does ...
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Power management on a Dell R620 with iDrac7

I have set up a Dell R620 with iDRAC7 Enterprise - where I have bonded LOM1 and LOM2, and connected them to two different switches for failover. When the server is powered on, I can access the idrac ...
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Batch Query Dell Service Tags

Anyone know of a way to get a bunch of information for a list of service tags, does Dell have a section on their site for this? I would also be open to any Perl / Python libraries or *nix shell ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge R720 w/ PERC H710 Mini

Just picked up a Dell PowerEdge R720. I created a virtual disk with the PERC H710 Mini BIOS Configuration Utility 4.03-0002 and configured it for RAID 1. When I then go to try to install Windows ...
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Dell PowerEdge C1100 MRC failure DIMM replaced, new memory not recognized in previously failed slots

Dell PowerEdge C1100, BIOS Version DS993B22 as seen via BMC IPMI, all 18 memory slots are populated with 4 GB modules. The following memory errors occured: MRC Event: Memory sensor, MRC ...
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PC won't PXE boot to WDS/MDT with Dell Optiplex 755

I am trying to set up a basic MDT solution. I have set one up in the past at a previous job and it worked flawlessly, however here I'm running into a problem and am having no luck getting around it. ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1850 Amber Light

Update: I swapped my power supplies in the back and everything started powering up, fans RPM was monentarily higher than idle, with a blue light on front. Then the amber came back for a moment, then ...