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Save the Dell PowerEdge blue indicators

I'm staring at several racks of Dell Poweredge servers, which have behaved very well for us, but... The blue power indicators (LCD backlight on newer machines) fade out over time. I think I could ...
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Dell switches, LAG config, ports stay lit when device powered off

I have two Dell switches configured in a stack (with stacking cables). I have four ports on each unit in the stack configured in two separate LAGs as follows: Unit 1/P1: LAG1 Unit 1/P2: LAG1 Unit ...
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Inter-connecting 2 Switches on separate racks

I have 2 Dell N4032 switches installed on separate server racks. They are inter-connected on Port 23 and 24. Servers in Rack1 can ping Switch1, Servers in Rack2 can ping Switch2. However, they cannot ...
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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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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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Poweredge 2850 linux USB boot

I'm fairly new to configuring servers. I've done a few on basic desktops, but this Dell Poweredge 2850 is a whole different story. So please bare with me. I've made a bootable usb for Centos 6.5 OS ...
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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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VCenter Adding Host - Error “conflicts with an existing datastore in the datacenter that has the same URL”

We have a new Dell VRTX box (2 Blades & Shared Storage). We are getting the above error when trying to add the second host. We've created shared storage(VDISK1) which both ESX hosts have access. ...
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Listing all WMI classes with winrm/wsman

Is there a way to pull all WMI information from a system with a single winrm command? I can run commands such as winrm enum wmicimv2/win32_computersystem, which will give me information like: ...
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Basic QoS policy for Dell 6248 switches

My cisco edge router tags all incoming packets as IP precedence 0, 3, and 5 depending on their priority. How can I add a matching QoS configuration on the switch so that packets are prioritized ...
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Q-BRIDGE-MIB representation of ports on Dell PowerConnect 6248

I have a Dell PowerEdge 6248 with a 2x10Gb uplink module. I'm trying to make sense of the representation of the ports from the following snmp output: Q-BRIDGE-MIB::dot1qVlanStaticUntaggedPorts.4081 = ...
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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 ...
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Strange behavior with Dell Openmanage 8.2 and server 2008 R2 64bit and degraded RAID

I recently had to rebuild a domain controller [DC02] due to AD database being corrupted and not repairable. Additionally, this server had a degraded RAID [RAID 1] due to a hard drive failure. I had to ...
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Wyse/Thinos Deployment Questions

New to Thinos environment, I have managed to install WDM with IIS ftp deploy a Citrix ICA connection using WNOS.ini config file. This has left me with a few questions about my deployment. I have ...
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iDRAC8 cannot sent emails; Settings configured

Ive updated the iDRAC 8 I have on a Dell PowerEdge R730 but when I try to send alert emails from it, it fails. The message is (rough translation): RAC0225: Failed test of sending email. Really ...
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Dell r730 + Dell 12Gb SAS + Centos 7 + netvault 9.2 quantum superloader 3 not found

In the above configuration Netvault does not find the library attached to the sas controller. What driver should I see with lsmod for the SAS card? I have: ... mpt3sas 195379 0 ...
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NUMA - all CPU's bound to node 0

I am running Dell PE 815 servers with two 16-core Opteron's, with four memory modules on each, OS - RHEL6, when I've started optimizing it for NUMA operation, found, that all cores are shown as bound ...
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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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How can I automatically save the Dell iDRAC boot capture videos?

The Dell iDRAC automatically records video of the last three boot sequences on the server. These videos can be played back via the iDRAC web interface. The web interface also offers a "save" button to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Dell PowerVault 122T change from Sequential Mode to Random mode - how?

I have 4 PowerVault 122T tape drives. Three of them say SEQ on the front lcd screen. One does not. I'm using Backup Exec 2010 R3 to restore data from old tapes. I have 2 tape drives connected to a ...
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SAS RAID Card not accepting disks

I have just purchased a Dell 6/IR SAS RAID card for a Dell SC1435 Poweredge Server that I bought a few months ago on eBay. When I got it, the SAS RAID card fitted (a 5/IR) was faulty and it was ...
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Dell Equallogic SAN - 4000 series to 6000 series connectivity issues

I have a 4000 series in production with two physical NICs and a group IP. I have a 6000 series in a DR site with four physical NICs and a group IP. 4000 series NIC1: 10.0.12.2 4000 series NIC2: ...
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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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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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DELL iDrac 6 sensors data monitoring

Hi i was trying to get sensors data directly form iDrac card but no success. SNMP: iDrac6 is offering only SNMP traps. Racadm: in some versions of iDrac it was possible to get sensors data but when ...
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Western Digital 1TB SATA and PE 860 using SAS 5 Problem Writing to Drives RAID1

I've got a Dell PE 860 that I recently took out of service to re-purpose. I upgraded the memory from 2GB to 8GB, and replaced 2 80GB WD 7200RPM SATA drives with 2 1TB WD 5400RPM SATA drives. Installed ...
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Cannot connect to Dell Powervault MD3220i

We have bought a brand new PowerVault MD3220i but while configurating the system somehow it disconnected and stop giving response. I can still ping the machine, which means network interface still ON ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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ThinOS Remote Shadow - Attempt Failed

Trying to connect to ThinOS thin client from WDM getting this error message. Error A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or ...
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Dell Disk Group Configuration for Microsoft Business intelligence

I'm looking to configure a couple of 12-core 64GB Dell R430s for business intelligence using Microsoft Analysis Services (and SQL Server in the night time). One will be production, and the other will ...
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Dell NetVault Backup with TL1000 can eject media after job?

I have installed a Server (Windows Server 2008 R2) with a Dell TL1000 tape library (8 tapes) (SAS connected to HBA). The software Dell NetVault is installed, configured, and working properly. It's ...
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Route some rule on App Rules to second wan on Dell Sonicwall TZ215

Im using Dell sonicwall TZ215 with firmwire SonicOS Enhanced 5.9.0.4-127o and have 2 wan connection. The question is, is it possible to route some rule on App rules to second wan? I'm already try ...
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LACP between 3 vendor switch stacks

i have 3 vendors: Dell, HP and Cisco and their switches: Dell 8132F HP A5120 Cisco 2960-S On every pair of switches is defined stack: Dell = Peer-link (MLAG, not really a stack) HP = IRF Cisco = ...
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Dell vFlash Health: Critical. Is it toast?

I have just bought a dell R610 server which had a vFlash card included. Upon trying to initilize the dell vFlash I get the message that the health of the vFlash card is critical and it couldn't ...
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Popped in replacement harddrive in RAID 1 configuration; Seeing I/O but the drive is not recognized by OS or RAID controller

CentOS 5.11; Dell PowerEdge R410; Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated Blades RAID Controller. Have two drives, both in a RAID 1 array. First drive failed. Pulled it out and popped in a new drive (same brand ...
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PowerEdge 1950 II fault server freezed

Server is a PowerEdge 1950 II 2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5345 @ 2.33GHz 8x DDR2 FB-DIMM - Synchrone 1024 Mo log says: Tue May 26 22:56:04 2015 Multi-bit memory errors detected on a memory ...
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setting up dell compellent array from command line

So we have a few compellent storage arrays. I have little knowledge of these things but I am improving. so my basic question is I want to configure the server via cli and make some script which does ...
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Dell MUMC: How to shut down servers if any one of two UPSes loses power?

We have here two Dell R720 running ESXi (managed with vCenter). Each is connected to the same PowerVault MD3660i storage array. However the two servers are powered by different UPSes. One UPS (UPS1) ...
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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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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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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 ...