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Reset DELL iDRAC password without rebooting ESXi

For one of our machines we lost our root password for the iDrac7 Enterprise interface. The machine is running many virtual machines and turning them off would be a huge task. So, my question is: Is ...
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1answer
85 views

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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Will VMware vSphere 5.5 work on a Dell Poweredge R300?

We just got a bunch of new Dell servers with current vSphere & vCenter versions (5.5, with possible future upgrade to 5.5U1). We'd like to add our older Dell R300 servers (Xeon 33xx series and ...
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1answer
82 views

Install ESXi for 2 servers on Dell Array

I have 2 Dell servers: PowerEdge R710, Dell PowerConnect Switch 6224 and an array: Dell EqualLogic PS4100. I need to install ESXi on my 2 servers. (Im just learning about VMWare, SANs, I have only ...
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1answer
513 views

How to connect to server with ESXi through the Internet? [closed]

I have a samll lab I can practice on. I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. I have a Dell Juniper JSRX210 H and a management laptop. I also have the Internet connection (I simply ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710 ESXi installation [on which disk should I install?]

Im very new to the whole virtualization thing. I have a server that I can learn on, its Dell PowerEdge R710. I tried to install ESXi 5.5 on it. I booted from my CD with ESXi 5.5 I downloaded from ...
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1answer
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Poor Disk Performance on VMs; Host using PERC H310 RAID 5

I have a Dell R620 running 5 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drives in a PERC H310 controller (which I am beginning to regret buying). I am getting awful read/write speeds on Linux ...
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353 views

What is a reliable stress-test tool for Dell R820 running VMware ESXi?

We have a Dell PowerEdge R820 running VMware ESXi that has had multiple CPU errors over the past two months. It was originally having an IERR on CPU1 and now is showing CPU Check errors for CPU3. I ...
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Dell 1850 What version ESX can I use?

What version of ESX can I run on dell 1850? I have a chance to build a test lab with four 1850 servers and would like to run the latest version if I can. Thanks Knothead00
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VMware ESXI 5, adding a new physical SSD and use in Host Cache Configuration

I have a DLL R515, and i just added an SSD to it. In vSphere, if i go to Configuration -> Storage Adapters -> and my "Dell PERC H700 Integrated" controller i see that there is a new row which says ...
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Should I install vanilla ESXi or the Dell customised version on a new cluster of R620

Pretty much as the title says, clearly there a pros from having the Dell customisations but what are the cons? Will it still work with VMware Update Manager and similar. This is for a cluster of many ...
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VMware eSXi 5.1 on Dell R420 Poweredge [closed]

I am very new to VMware and its setup. Recently, my company purchased a Dell R420 server which has VMware eSXi 5.1 factory installed. It comes with 2 LOM NIC ports at the rear and from the Dell ...
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1answer
295 views

Capacity Expansion on PERCH700 RAID-10

I have Dell Poweredge R710 server with PERC H700 Integrated RAID controller. Currently there are 4 SAS 300GB disks in RAID-10 array exposing single volume of 600GB. Server is running VMware ESXi 5.1. ...
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1answer
355 views

Dell r900 and SFP+ HBA

I'm trying to pair up the parts and pieces to get an already purchased Dell Equallogic PS6010E going, with a couple existing Dell r900 servers for ESXi 5.0,and keep running into show-stoppers. The ...
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1answer
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Disconnected Network Adapter on VMware - only power cycle solve this

I have a weird issue: On a VMware 5.1.0 installed on a Dell R620, the network adapter gets disconnected. Hitting the 'D' button for additional info, shows the following. I tried to reset the ...
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1answer
653 views

Dell Poweredge R710 Vmware Stand-by Mode slow to boot back up

I currently have Vmware ESXI 5 cluster with Dell Poweredge R710 hosts. I was told that its possible when a host goes into stand-by to have a "quick-boot" when it comes out. At this time I am waiting ...
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1answer
542 views

Dell PowerEdge R210 running VMware ESX 4.1 losing access to local disks

Every month of so, one of my server running VMware 4.1 became unresponsive. The only way to get it back up was to do a hard reboot. When this happened I could connect to VMware but was not able to do ...
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1answer
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ESX 3i Drive Assertion Fault on otherwise working system

The graphic (below) shows the fault I am seeing in VMWare Infrastructure Client, the drive0 light is also flashing. Not sure why, the other drive lights are green. Can't see any errors in the logs and ...
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1answer
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VMware ESXi 5 licensing and hardware recommendation [closed]

I need to get visualization development machine where I will have a bunch of linux virtual machines that are not resource hungry. I expect that I would have around 10-15 virtual machines with 2-4 G ...
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3answers
2k views

How do I upgrade an ESXi installation with the Dell Customized ISO?

We have a Dell Poweredge server running ESXi 4.1 U1 that was installed using Dell's customized ESXi ISO. Now we would like to upgrade to 4.1 U2 and upgrade any Dell specific bits that were installed. ...
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1answer
448 views

Remote RAID Control in ESXi on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 Using OpenManage

I was wondering how one can add a drive into an existing RAID array while ESXi is still running. I have read that you are able to use Dell OpenManage to do this. I have installed OMSA 7.0 on the ...
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2answers
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Remote Power On and IPMI Poweredge 2950

I have a poweredge 2950 server with a drac card that supports ipmi that i have set to share the connection with one of the nics but has a separate ip address. It is running esxi as the os and I was ...
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Monitoring Dell/HP Servers Running ESXi (Free)

What are you all doing to monitor ESXi servers that run the free edition? With the lack of SNMP support, it seems fairly limited to me. What'd I'd like to be able to do is get some type of alert when ...
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3answers
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ESXi 5.0 not showing RAID Health status (DELL PERC H200)

Hi we have installed VmWare ESXi 5.0 on brand new Dell T410 II. Hypervisor sees storage but we are somehow missing the Health status in VI client. We have PERC H200 in RAID 1. We shortly tried the ...
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1answer
342 views

VMware installation error on Dell PE R715

We have just purchased 2 x Dell Power Edge R715 with the PERC H700 raid contoller, each machine has 6 x 300GB SAS drives. I have set 2 drives up in raid 0 and 4 drives in raid 10 on each machine, but ...
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1answer
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VMWare ESXi and PERC H200, storage over 2TB

I need to create a 6TB RAID10 array for one of our applications. On our server, the Dell R515, we have (6) 2TB drives configured in RAID10. I know that VMWare only suppors 2TB per LUN. I'm ...
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5answers
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Dell Server Running Vmware. How do I know when mirrored RAID fails?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T710 w/ an integrated PERC H700 RAID controller. I am running two 500 gig hard drives off the machine in a mirrored raid. The entire machine is running VMWare ESXI 4 and I ...
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1answer
1k views

Installing VMware ESXi 4.1 on Dell PowerEdge T610 using UEFI

I would like to know if it is possible to install VMware ESXi 4.1 on Dell PowerEdge T610 but using UEFI (not BIOS)... I have seen some references on the net saying that ESXi 4.1 is UEFI aware OS ? ...
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1answer
730 views

Installing VMWare ESXi 4 on Dell Poweredge T710 Server

I want to purchase a Poweredge T710 server to install ESXi 4 on it, and I am not sure about its compatibility. Can anyone inform me if it is supported? Thanks
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4answers
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Installing ESXi on Dell Poweredge Server

We had two Dell Poweredge servers donated to us yesterday which I want to install ESXi on. I'm used to HP servers, but I understand that it is possible to buy Dell servers with ESXi pre-installed. ...
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Installing VMware ESXi 4.0 on Dell 1950: Cannot open vmkboot.gz

I am trying to install VMware ESXi 4.0.0 U1 on a Dell 1950 server via a bootable CD-ROM. I keep getting this error right at the start: Cannot open vmkboot.gz I checked that the CD-ROM drive is not ...