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Is There Anyway to Undo a Quick Initialize from a Perc6/i VD?

I stupidly fast initialized an existing Raid 5 Array Virtual disk with 10 Virtual Machines after creating a new Raid 5 Array. The VDs switched order on the list of the Perc Controller. According to ...
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DELL FS12-SC PERC 6/i replacement with JBOD support? [closed]

I have 3 DELL FS12-SC servers with a bunch of 3TB drives (issue number 1, the perc 6/i doesn't appear to support 3TB drives). I'm setting up a ceph cluster and need to run the drives in JBOD mode. The ...
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Getting access to physical drives in ESXi v5.5 installation on Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6/i

I've acquired a Dell PowerEdge R710 server a few days ago, which includes a PERC 6/i RAID controller. The server is now fitted with a SATA SSD, one SAS drive and four SATA HDD's, all of which I would ...
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Raid 5-Disk Faulty [closed]

I have the following Raid-5 Configuration with one disk faulty. http://i62.tinypic.com/2z6rxck.png I need to do a swap out. Not sure with the current configuration if it will affect the other disks, ...
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Are there any Windows 7 applications that can veiw RAID status on a PERC 6/e?

I am trying to troubleshoot an MD1000 that is plugged into a PERC 6/e that is in a Precision T3600 running Windows 7. Windows can see, use, and push and pull data on the RAID 50 array on the MD1000, I ...
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Dell PE 2950 PERC 6/i Controller. How to add 2TB local SATA as a Raw Disk Mapping to ESXi 5.1 VM

Dell PE 2950, PERC 6/i Controller. - ESXi 5.1 installed/Boot from USB drive - 2 x 1 TB SAS drives in RAID 1 - Datastore1 - 1x 2TB SATA drive set as RAID 0 We wish to host all our VMs from ...
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upgrade windows server from 2003 to 2008

My PowerEdge 2900 server currently is a windows server 2003 thats configured as a RAID 5 Using PERC 6/i Integrated with 3 750GB Disks. Whats the best way or, the order of steps to upgrade it to ...
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PERC 6/i will not find my SATA drives

I got a PERC 6/i for our build-system machine running ESXi 5.0update1. The hardware is a MSI X79A-GD65 with Intel X79 chipset, Extreme i7 CPU. I also got a SFF8484->4xSATA cable and connected it to 4 ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 PERC 6/i not recognising any drives

I've just recieved a second hand PowerEdge 2950 with a PERC 6/i raid controller and the sata disks that used to be in the machine. However when I power up the machine the controler will not see the ...
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PERC 6/i | ext4 | raid5 | 4 disks - improve write performance

I am running several fileservers using this controller, filesystem and disk setup. All of them are suffering from poor write performance, once the 256MB BBU Write Cache is full i get really high ...
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Dell PERC6/i - Converting from RAID 5 to RAID 6 - Possible?

I have a PowerEdge 2900 III with a PERC 6/i Controller. The PERC has 2 arrays, each one with 3 hard drives and each hard drive is the same size/speed (146GB 15K rpm SAS). I would like to delete the ...
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Dell PERC 6/i configuration SAS/SATA

What limitations are there to the configuration of SAS/SATA drives on a PERC 6/i raid controller. Can I have 2 virtual disks - RAID 1 SAS and RAID 5 SATA, or the other way around? Does it matter that ...
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PERC 6/i RAID on Dell R710: Slow disk… RAID10 on single controller?

There are multiple questions here - but it starts with this: we've a Dell PowerEdge R710 with a PERC 6/i RAID controller (or controllers) in a RAID10 configuration. The system is running Ubuntu ...
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Dell Poweredge R410 replace PERC S100 with PERC 6i

I want to replace the PERC S100 RAID Controller with a PERC6i to be able to use 4 SAS harddrives instead of only SATA drives. What exactly do I need for this, what I've got so far: PERC6i PCIe x8 ...
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PERC 6i With external Enclosure Raid Questions

Okay so I am buying some used hardware on ebay and found a few poweredge servers for a good price. These servers come with a PERC 6i card and 4x 146gb internal SAS drives. I want to purchase a 8 Bay ...
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Can I do a Raid 5 with a SAS6i/R?

I have a PowerEdge 2970 server with a: SAS6i/R Integrated Controller for PowerEdge 2950/2970, x6 Backplane ...
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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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Recover data from PERC 6/i RAID5 array using software RAID

I have 4 hard drives from a RAID5 array from a Dell server that suffered physical damage to the PERC 6/i RAID controller card. The 4 disks themselves are undamaged and I've created 4 disk images ...
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Dell Perc 6i with FreeBSD 8.1 errors with mfi0: COMMAND xxxxxxxx TIMEOUT AFTER xxx SECONDS

We've recently bought two Dell PowerEdge R710 servers with Perc 6i controllers and 6x 135GB SAS Drives. We'd done some pretty extensive testing on a Dell PowerEdge R510 server with a Perc 6i and 4x ...
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Dell 2950 Perc 6/i “physical disk” and “Enclosure(Backplane)” under Connector 1 in OMSA tree- Troubleshoot help

Just looking for someone who might know why this could occur... In OMSA, on my Dell 2950, there usually is only one "Physical Disks" child under "Enclosure (Backplane)" in the tree view. Currently, ...
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Dell Perc 6/i Raid Monitoring on Linux 2.6.32-2x kernels

I am running an LSI raid (Dell Perc 6/i) on my Ubuntu 10.04 server. I want to monitor the raid array but it seems that there is no software for it. The raid drivers are part of the kernel, but I dont ...
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perc 6/i monitoring with megacli on non dell mobo

I currently have a perc 6/i sitting in my GA-G41M-ES2L running ubuntu server 10.04. While I am able to use my array, and everything works fine, I am unable to use megacli to get monitoring output. ...
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Dell PERC 6/i RAID Performance Testing

We recently received a new Dell R710 with a PERC 6/i RAID controller and six 15k SAS drives. I have been doing some performance testing using hdparm and seeker on two different configurations and I'm ...
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What is the difference between the intergrated perc controller and the addon perc controller on a Dell 610

I'm looking at the Dell 610. It comes with a PERC 6/I integrated controller card, whats the difference between this and the available add on card which is a PERC6E Raid Controller ? My goal is to ...
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Can I move a one drive RAID 0 array on a PERC 6 to another server?

We have a Dell Poweredge 2970 with a PERC 6/i RAID controller. We have a one drive RAID 0 array (we wanted to add the drive as a JBOD but the PERC forces you to create an array to access it from the ...
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What is this Cable for? 4 Pin to 2 Pin from Riser to Perc in Dell R410

I got a new raid card for a R410 server since the S300 that came with it doesn't support raid with Linux (No work around for this if SAS from what I could find). The new card is the SAS H200. ...
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Is mismatched firmware on drives in a raid-6 a bad thing?

I recently expanded a raid-1 to a raid-6 with six drives. I ordered all four of the new drives from the same place, and all of them were advertised to be the same drives as the original two--Seagate ...
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Dell Perc 6/i Raid Controller Battery Missing

I noticed when I installed the Dell OpenManage that the battery on my Raid controller is missing. Is this something that is critical? What does the battery do?
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Does the PERC6i card support multiple RAID arrays?

I'm looking to expand storage with my PE 2950. It has a PERC6i card that currently runs two SAS drives in a RAID 10 configuration, used as my OS partition. I'd like to add a couple SATA drives ...
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Do dell perc 6i cards support online expansion of a raid 1 array when both drives have been replaced with larger ones?

Do Dell perc 6i cards support online expansion of a raid 1 array when both drives have been replaced with larger ones? For example the the Logical Drive 0 (LDO) has two member 73gb drives. We have ...
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256MB vs. 512MB RAID, is there a big difference?

Just got off the phone with Dell, who told me that there's not much difference from 256MB to 512MB on their Perc6 controllers. I'm aiming for a very fast MySQL server with 4 data disks in RAID10 15k, ...
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What is PERC6i?

What is PERC6i? I understand that it's a type of hard drive or raid controller, what makes it special or is it just a brandname controller?
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Cloning old RHEL 4.3 on Dell Poweredge 2850 to PE2950 with SAS PERC6i

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with a PERC 4 controller and SCSI drives. I need to clone that to a PE2950 with a PERC6i with SAS drives. I've used the DKMS package along with the latest driver on ...