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Dell is a manufacturer of computer and networking equipment, for both SOHO and enterprise usage. In addition, Dell also offers consulting services. This is a generic tag to be used when no more specific tags are available.

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How are Serial Communications designed to be connected virtually on Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers?

Im trying to figure out what exactly can be configured by the first three settings on Dell PowerEdge R720 Server BIOS's Serial Communications Screen. Let me explain what (I think) I have understood: ...
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Fan management dell t5500

I have a dell T5500 than i run with linux mint 20.3. Recently one the fan start to have that issue that it starts to go full speed all the time. When running the command sensors to check on the ...
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RHEL 7.9 and OS compatibility with DELL server GEN 15 PowerEdge

we want to purchase the dell servers Gen 15 machines , total machines should be around 85 servers these servers should used for Hadoop cluster as data-node machines and the OS should be RHEL 7.9 ...
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RAM placement issue on R710

I have 16GB RAMs, each 2GB. I don't know how to place them in order. Please help me out. It shows error when I go to System Setup about DIMMs being incorrect.
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Dell Tower 7820 and No Boot Media Found on Every Other Reboot

So this is weird, it really makes no sense, but here it goes. So in our environment, we've been using USB media to image with a MECM-created WIM. On newer devices, sometimes drivers need to update. We'...
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Dell S5296F-ON: Are there any logs which can tell why so many dropped packets?

The Dell switch model info: # show version Dell EMC Networking OS10 Enterprise Copyright (c) 1999-2021 by Dell Inc. All Rights Reserved. OS Version: 10.5.2.3 Build Version: 10.5.2.3.316 Build Time: ...
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Is it possible to set up R730xd split zoning with HBA330 + PERC rather than 2x PERC?

For an r730xd configured with split zoning backplane (not the flex bay, im talking a 4/20 split zoning of the main backplane with the flex zone option) is it a supported configuration to use (for ...
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iDRAC9: The disk ID returned by "get storage.physicalDisk" cannot be recognized for boot sequence

I'm using iDRAC9 (v5.10.10.00) on PowerEdge R750. get storage.physicalDisk shows it has a disk AHCI.SL.6-1: racadm>> get storage.physicalDisk Storage.physicalDisk.1 [Key=Disk.Bay.0:Enclosure....
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Identify Dell FX2 blade location via Redfish?

I would like to identify the location of a particular blade within a Dell FX2 chassis using Redfish. I've looked in: /redfish/v1/Systems/System.Embedded.1 /redfish/v1/Chassis/System.Embedded.1 /...
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Dell iDRAC on dedicated NIC not accessible from the server itself

I have a Dell PE R720xd server with an enterprise iDRAC license. I have iDRAC configured to use the dedicated NIC. I can access iDRAC from anywhere except the actual server itself. I could ...
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Raid 5 with hot spare (17+1) somehow became Raid 5 without hot spare (18 + 0)? (Dell Poweredge T640)

So recently we have been having strange RAID storage server issues. The most recent issue I have no idea what could be going on. config is Raid 5; 17 + 1 (17 disk volume + 1 dedicated hot spare) A ...
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RAIDCORE Configuration SCSI Processor Device - Driver - After Instalation - DELL T150

I have purchased a DELL PowerEdge T150 server. During the installation of Windows (Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Standard, Version: 10.0.20348 Build 20348), Installer did not see a matrix with disks. ...
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How to get the last time a port was used on a Dell switch?

I'm currently planning a big "cleanup" on our network switches (Dell PowerConnect N2048P & N2024), so I want the get the last time a switch port was used. Since it's Dell, neither the ...
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Dell PowerEdge R410 freezing up

A PowerEdge R410 that was working fine for years started freezing up last week. It's running Ubuntu 20.04 and sometimes it will come back. When it did on a most recent freeze, the dmesg log shows the ...
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Booting Dell T320 through USB for UNRAID

I am trying to run UNRAID through the USB of a Dell T320 Server. The DELL T320 server has the latest BIOS (v2.9) and LIFE CONTROLLER versions. I first created a UNRAID bootable USB with UEFI mode and ...
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What's eHTML5 in Dell iDRAC's virtual consoel plugin types?

Dell's PowerEdge R6525 iDRAC9 has the following virtual console types: ActiveX Java HTML5 eHTML5 I Googled and all eHTML5 results relate to Dell but found no definition of eHTML5.
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Exchange not truncating Transaction Logs after successful Full-Backup

I'm using Dell Avamar native Exchange Agent to Full-Backup the Databases on a Stand-Alone Exchange 2013 Server (latest updates and patches). It uses VSS. It's not an Agent issue, since at the end of ...
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Dell Equallogic PS 6210 is not Booting up After Power Outage

Our EqualLogic PS 6210 is not booting up properly after the power outage, unfortunately it is not under warranty We can power it on, the disks are blinking and both controller is powered on (but ...
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Trying to convert a Dell T420 Single Drive to Redundant. Looking for validating my steps

I have a Dell T420 and read different ways to upgrade it to redundant PSU's. Details I saw on Dell's website a thread where a user asked how to upgrade to a redundant PSU versus the single 550psu. ...
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Dell PERC H750 compatibility with Debian

I've been using Debian on Dell servers for many years. For a long time I've been using the PERC H730P RAID controller, which is well supported by utilities like MegaCLI. Recently I've bought a R440 ...
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Get transceiver informations through SNMP on Dell switch

From Dell PowerSwitch N4000 Series, I want to get information about transceiver through SNMP, like Wavelength, Receive Power Example: # show interfaces tengigabitethernet 1/0/5 transceiver detail ...
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DELL VRTX - M620 Blade - Both NICs "Unidentified Network"

I have a DELL VRTX with two M620 Blades. I have an issue with one of the Blades. Both NICs come up with "Unidentified network". I got the server 2.5 years ago and run Hyper-V on the Blades. ...
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Amber light on Powervault md3060e

While doing maintenance on another server I noticed an amber light on one draw of a Powervault md3060e (linked to a Poweredge r720d). There is no amber light for the drives of the draw. Every drives ...
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DELL R320, Xeon E5-2450 v1, Oracle Linux 8 marks clocksource 'tsc' as unstable, random crashes under load

I recently acquired used Dell R320 with Xeon E5-2450 v1, all firmware's are updated to most recent versions using Lifecycle controller. On boot dmesg reports: microcode: microcode updated early to ...
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iDRAC not working at all

I have a Dell PowerEdge R620, and I figured it could use a firmware update. I updated the BIOS (to version 2.9.0) without any problems, and then I booted off of the platform-specific ISO (version 21....
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Recovering data from a Dell MD3220 array after both controllers have databases that were corrupt

I have been working on trying to restore data from an array created on a Dell MD3220 PowerVault storage unit. On the phone with Dell and another support group for weeks now and running into brick ...
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Can I use HD directly in SATA with Dell T440 Server?

Can i connect hd with operating system directly to SATA motherboard? It has a hot plug front panel, but I intend to plug the hard drive directly into the motherboard's SATA
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Dell R530 Broadcom NetXtreme tg3 nic limited to 12 MBytes/sec

I have an older Dell R530: Manufacturer Dell Inc. Model PowerEdge R530 CPU 16 CPUs x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz Memory 63.78 GB it has 8 NIC's, 3 of which are tg3, Broadcom ...
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Safe to do firmware updates for multiple items at same time using SUU on Dell server?

I've run SUU on an older production server that I recently became responsible for (PowerEdge R730) and it has many different firmware updates listed. Is it save to just click the upgrade button or ...
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what are the risks when mixing different DELL servers and how to know supported rhel versions

we are using the following DELL servers and this server is part of the cluster SERVER - R730 we want to add new servers as R740 to our cluster ( R740 is with Intel Xeon Silver 4110 8c Processor) so ...
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Dell Compellent clock skew too great

I received this alert from our Dell Compellent SC200: " Alert created on controller '12345' for object [internal ref: 'Global '] - [ProgressionTime]: Some Data Progression features, such as RAID ...
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10gig link transfer speed slow between dell chassis m1000e blades

I have a dell chassis m1000e. All blades are connected internally with Dellm8024 10gbit switch. I've SSD on blades. However, when i am testing the speed between the blades the maximum speed size is ...
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Dell server - Redfish power metrics

Im having a hard time with a single Dell r620 server, which is acting a bit weird when it comes to the redfish api. We have 10+ of the exact same r620, with same configuration, same bios/idrac/...
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Raid 10 - 6 Disk - Dell MD3200

I have 6 disk of 600GB. I'm using a Dell Storage MD3200 , where i have created a disk group ( RAID 10 ) with 6 disks. My disk slots parity are like this: SLOT 1 : 0 SLOT 4 : 1 SLOT 7 : EMPTY SLOT ...
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HDD with SSD Cache to RAID6?

We got 8 HDDs in our server (Dell PowerEdge R730), combined as a RAID6 array. Yesterday evening one of the drives failed, so we are looking now for a replacement. I've found the Seagate Exos E 10E2400 ...
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vCPU/pVCPU Calculation

I am trying to calculate the vCPU/pVCPU information in Dell PowerEdge MX740c using the Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Processor (SKU 6148) with Hyperthreading. Does this seems correct? pCPU Calculation (# ...
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H710p can't see physical disks

I'm trying to add a Dell h710p controller to a Dell T5600. I have the card in slot 1 and I have disabled the onboard controller. First I tried adding Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch ...
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PowerEdge R440 Mixed Memory configuration

I have one Dell PowerEdge R440 The server has 12 DIMM: 32GB 2Rx4PC4-266V-RB2-12(HMA84GR7JJR4N-VK) [A6]-[A5]-[A10]-[A4]-[A9]---CPU0---[A7]-[A1]-[A8]-[A2]-[A3] 32Gb 32Gb 32Gb ...
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Cascading Dell network switch with other brand: Network failure

I came up this puzzling issue today. Within the rack there is a Vigor3900 router connected to a 48port Dell switch. I cascaded it to a 24port unmanaged TP link one since we needed to cater for about ...
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E-mail reporting issue for RAID on DELL servers

On the server of one of our clients, we have a problem with the implementation of email reporting for RAID in the DELL server. I know that if such a server has an iDRAC port, such reporting can be ...
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Dell R610 ESXi not loading after VD deleted

I've got an R610 which had 3x RAID 1 arrays in it previously, with one degraded and inaccessible (has been for months). After rebooting, I was warned that VD00 was missing. Given I didn't care about ...
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Dell R720 - can't install any operating system

I am trying to install a host OS but whatever I try installing, it always fails with I/O related error. Looking at similar issues described on the internet, everything points to an imminent / existing ...
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choosing xeon cpu for webhosting stack

I'm planning to buy 2 new servers in order to create a HA cluster for a production enviroment featuring lamp stack through proxmox. i'm between del r340 and dell r540 the first is feraturing an 8c16t ...
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Checking Hard Disks working on Dell ESXi server using SNMP from Linux

I want to use SNMP, preferably over an SSH tunnel, to check whether the disks in my array are still working. There's 8 hard drives running behind a PERC controller on a Dell 730xd running ESXi v6. I'm ...
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Updating ESXi, vSphere general questions

I am clearly missing some basic understanding when it comes to the upgrading process for my virtual environment. When upgrading through the virtual stack, I understand that there are multiple ...
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Are Dell parts compatible with non-Dell hardware? [closed]

I could not find the answer... I'm about to buy this piece: https://www.dell.com/pt-br/work/shop/intel-x710-10gb-sfp-mezzanine-adaptador-e-porta-dupla-da-dell/apd/555-bdpg/equipamentos-de-rede Will ...
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Dell T420: can I replace the original non-redundant power supply with two redundant ones?

A Dell T420 bought in 2015 was originally configured with the single 550W non-redundant power supply. Replacement parts are cheap these days, and I'd like to replace the single P/S with dual ...
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PCIe - Training error on device - Link degraded, macLinkWidth = x16, negotiatedLinkWidth = x8

i've placed a pcie raid adapter card with onboard ssd's (AORUS RAID ADAPTOR built in with 4 x PCIe 3.0 512GB NVMe SSD) in a new (2020) Dell (Optiplex 7080). the system boots fine most times, but it ...
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SFP+ iSCSI Optic Transceiver: Dell VS Other

Out of curiosity, does anyone have any experience with Dell iSCSI SAN connected with SPF+ transceivers? My question is about what makes this: https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/10gb-iscsi-sfp-...
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Dell Power Edge R940 RAID Failure: the foreign configuration cannot be imported since the configuration is not complete

Dell Power Edge R940 RAID 5 Array BIOS version 2.3.10 PERC H740P Adapter Some of our guys pulled of all of our disks, one by one from the server while it`s worked, to rewrite theirs serial numbers. ...
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