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Server health monitoring software [closed]

Hey all! I am looking for some software to monitor the health status of our servers. Our environment is a pretty typical mix of HP/Dell running Microsoft Server and VMware vSphere. We are currently ...
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Dell Perc 6/i and 3TB drives?

Does the dell Perc 6/i controller support 3TB drives?
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Dell PowerEdge Server - What is a Maser Daughter Card?

In the inventory of the components of the Dell PowerEdge server that we are wanting to procure, i see the following :- Maser Daughter Card - Quantity 1 Maser SW - Quantity 1 - Am assuming this ...
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How do I migrate disks from one Dell PE 2850 to another?

I had a Dell PE 2850 die and I need to move its SCSI disks over to another PE 2850. These disks were in RAID1. I tried moving them over and just hoping the PERC would do the right thing, but it ...
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Anyone have any experience with SQL over iSCSI on Equallogic boxes?

Anyone have any experience with SQL over iSCSI on Equallogic boxes? I have heard their iSCSI outperforms the competition. Also they say that spanning connections works for 2Gbps. Any thoughts on ...
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dell 2T 7.2k nearline SAS 6Gbps- ingress/egress throughput

I would like to know, how to calculate sustained read and write speeds supported. I don't have access to machine/drive, but need to define specs to purchase one. What all things would it be ...
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replacing failed hard disk in raid 1 on dell emc cx300 [closed]

how can I replace failed disk in slot 12 in raid 1 on san dell emc cx300 I HAD Configured the san with hot spare hard disk in slot 13. Is it enough to remove it from it's slot an put instead of it ...
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What are the functional differences in iLO 4 and iDRAC 7? [closed]

What are the functional differences in iLO 4 and iDRAC 7? Mainly in the working, features and what we can do with them. Please give a formal difference between them. It would be really helpful if you ...
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Updating Dell PowerEdge firmware on Ubuntu?

The company I work for recently got hands on a batch of second hand PowerEdge SC1425 machines. We'd like to put these to good use. Our operating system of choice is Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit, which ...
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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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Set 802.1Q tagged port on VLAN1 on Dell PowerConnect switch

I'm having big troubles when adding this Dell switch to my network. Here we use several VLANs to segment traffic. All switches (3com and DLink mostly) have configured the same VLANs, most ports are ...
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Dell PowerVault MD3200i dm-multipath configuration and performance snags in Debian 6.0 (squeeze)

I'll be using this iSCSI target for a couple of Debian-based KVM virtual machine hosts. Each of the target's redundant controllers has 4 ethernet ports; likewise for the initiators. I use two switches ...
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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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Beginner SAS and server questions

I am a c++ programmer and database administrator looking to expand my knowledge of server administration and maintenance. I have read the Wikipedia pages and several other documents I found by ...
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What's the right RAID Controller for my Dell Server?

I don't quite understand the significance of differences between the various Dell RAID controllers for my scenario, it would be great if you guys could help me choosing the right one. I don't want to ...
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Switch SATA disks in DELL PowerEdge R410

I need a 1U rackserver for hosting a website running on Windows Server and MS SQL. I plan to have a SSD drive for the system and SQL database and a large 1-2 TB standard SATA HDD for a lot of ...
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Dell SSD options and 3rd party SSDs in Dell hardware

Anyone have any experience with Dell's SSDs? We're looking at using them for a machine running a key value database like Tokyo Tyrant. They're expensive as well as being pretty small. Only 25/50GB ...
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Upgrading RAID 5 array drives in a DELL 2950 with Perc 6i controller

We currently have a DELL 2950 with 4 x 400Gb 10krpm SAS drives in RAID 5, and one of those drives has failed. Not having any identical spares (don't slap me, it's not my fault), and not being able to ...
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R610 redundant power supply

We are installing Dell Poweredge R610 servers with redundant powersupply's: High Output Power Supply Redundant, 717W So each server has two power supplies. I'm trying to figure out whether ...
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SATA Drive Replacement on Dell PowerEdge R410

I just talked to our Dell rep about purchasing some PowerEdge R410s and R510s and he made a comment that the SATA drives are 'special' and can't be replaced by aftermarket drives because of some ...
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Perc 5/i and 3TB drives?

Any way to get a Dell Perc 5/i controller to recognize 3TB drives?
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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 ...
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Dell PE2950 - slow IO rates for writing and reading locally

I'm having a serious issue with dell server PE2950. The server has really slow IO rates, so slow that I'm not able to use it anymore I tried few things to solve this: changing disks to new disks ...
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Running Dell R710 or R5400 on Windows 7

Is it possible to run a Dell R710 or R5400 on Windows 7 instead of Windows Server 2008? My Dell rep was unsure about the RAID controller. I have some processing services that I really need to move my ...
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What is the root cause of a Hard Drive “ticking” sound after 15 min of being on?

In my office there is a laptop dell inspiron 1420 with HD of 100GB of space. The computer is about a year old, and the hard drive has a weird and annoying ticking sound. The ticking sound starts ...
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Issue with Intel i350 NIC

We are frequently facing an issue where one of the network interface(Intel Ethernet Controller i350) goes down often with the kernel log having some call trace and an error saying: [202323.307358] ...
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How to tell a disk failure in RAID1

I have an old Dell poweredge R200 in collocation which has 2 hard disks in RAID 1. I am wondering how should I know if one one the disks is failed?
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Dell R710 Mem ECC Warning: Memory sensor, transition to critical from less severe

I purchased a DELL R710 Server, and it consistently produces memory error warnings: "Normal","Tue Jan 18 2011 03:46:33","System Board SEL: Event Log sensor for System Board, log cleared was ...