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So, want a laugh? Today, I burned a new iso with a retail copy of windows server 2012 r2, since previously I was using a trial copy. I also had a new key with extra drivers, just in case... Well, booted the disk, entered my key and.... It worked... Found all drives! No driver required or nothing! /facepalm... Media problem in the end... Sorted now though...


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I wouldn't eff with udev rules for this. Modify your install scripts (preseed or kickstart) to ignore /dev/sda. See: Consistent Install Disk Selection in RHEL Kickstart Also, is there any way you can run a network install. USB installation of the OS is fraught because of SCSI enumeration issues.


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I always had to do the following steps. Bear with me because I don't have a dell machine in front of me anymore. cd /opt/dell/srvadmin/etc # there is some auto*.sh file, I can't remember the name, run this it will ./auto*.sh srvadmin-services.sh restart # This may not be in your path, if not, there is a profile script in ...


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DRAC is the card. The generic name is BMC (baseboard management controller). IPMI is a set of standards that allows interrogating and controlling some parts of the server hardware and exposing them via a serial or Ethernet+IP interface. DRAC, besides IPMI, has also a web server and a ssh server. To have remote access on the server console and to mount ...


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DRAC is based on IPMI, so it will work approximately the same, but with fewer features. You will be able to get a remote console and change BIOS and firmware settings, update firmware, have alerts emailed to you, etc. All the most critical and basic stuff will work. In particular, the C6100 has what appears to be a very stripped down DRAC, which is also not ...


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Have you attempted to run the command from the console of the device (ie. over the drac via ssh or through the console via activex plugin and java console)? I'm not 100% on the command from a windows/rdp terminal, but you can run OpenManage commands via command line in Linux like this: omreport storage pdisk controller=0 Of course, this depends on your ...


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So after the chat in the comments I have some probably bad news. Dell hardware that ships with a server as a configured item - which IIRC those broadcoms where - is almost never comparable between generations. Dell tends to put custom firmware that hooks into all their management systems on these things. So the short of it is the part is probably not ...


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You're most likely encountering read errors on one of the remaining online drives. If you have Dell's OpenManage Server Administrator installed, you can use it to export a controller log, which should contain details about any errors that occurred during the rebuild process. Exporting a Controller Log in OpenManage Server Administrator: Expand theĀ StorageĀ ...


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So upon checking the boot sequence again I had only change 1 of the two options. I had changed the C drive to be first in boot order but I also had to change lower down that the raid was first boot device. Upon doing that vmware 5 booted up and I was able to reattach the datastore and all was right with the world. However, since I did it wrong the first ...


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I think that the motherboard power routing is seriously damaged. It happens, sometime. If your server is under support, call DELL for a motherboard replacement.


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Try removing both PS cables and press & hold the power button for a few seconds, then plug back the power chords and start the server.


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You need to chain the shelves together in order to span a disk between them. (Well at least you could with the 3000 and 3200 series I think. Windows storage spaces might help you get there. Rather than having two controller shelves, it is more common to have a single controller shelf such as the MD3400 and extra shelves attached to it via SAS. That ways its ...



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