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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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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 chassis m1000e slow iso upload to blades

i have access to the CMC portal and when i access any of the blades via idrac and try to mount/attach an iso for system install the speed is extremely slow, for example 500 meg file would take almost ...
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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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Missing UEFI Boot Path Security on Dell Precision 3620

So we are in an academic environment, and to protect our machines, all of them have a BIOS password enabled. We also "thought" this would automatically enable "UEFI Boot Path Security&...
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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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Connecting Dell R430 to HP StorageWorks MSA60 Storage Array?

I have a R430 1U server, and I'd like to expand it's storage past the available drives with a MSA60 due to the low cost. I'm wondering if all I need is a PCI-E SAS Controller for the R430, and then ...
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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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Unisphere dynamic pools. Does this mean I can lose more than 1 disk with a raid 5 configuration and 20 drives or how are spare space extents treated?

So emc has implemented dynamic pools which do away with hot spares and instead uses some drive extents as spare space on each drive. When a drive fails, the contents are copied into this spare space (...
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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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CentOS7 install does not see network cards or raid controller on Dell R630

I am trying to set up CentOS7 on a Dell R630. I got two systems, on the first it worked with no issue and on the second one when we get to the networking and disk portion it shows as if there is no ...
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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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NVme cache disk with Dell R620

I have a Dell R620 server, to improve the I/O performance (and latency) of my SAS 15K disks I want to connect an NVme disk with a pcie3 adapter and then use it as a cache disk. How can I do that? ...
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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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Dell R640 running RHEL 6 omconfig causing server hang during reboot

We use puppet to apply BIOS settings to all Dell server, R640, R740. Due to some legacy application requirements, R640 has to use BIOS boot mode but when we run omconfig command to apply settings we ...
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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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What is the function of an identity pool with respect to storage?

I'm reading about identity pools in Dell's OpenManage Enterprise and it seems largely the same as the references in other storage material I've seen. I've had trouble finding more conceptual ...
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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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Activate Windows 10 when OEM key is missing

We are offboarding a hundred plus Dell Latitude E7470 and 7480 model laptops by reimaging them with base Windows 10 Pro, and about a quarter of them fail to activate Windows 10 Pro due to not having a ...
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Dell SNMP enterprise MIB returns no data - PowerEdge R720xd

I have a Ubuntu Dell server that returns no SNMP Data for MIB SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises. Has anyone have any idea on how to troubleshoot this? I've spent quite a time and yet haven't fixed. I've ...
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What might cause a DELL R610 with PERC H700 Virtual Disk to disappear after an OS install/reboot?

Problem I have a Dell R610 Server that I am trying to upgrade with some new disks and a new operating system. The server has a PERC H700 RAID Controller with firmware 12.0.7.001 (which is the latest I ...
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Multicast Connection within the same Vlan

I'm trying to resolve a multicast connection issue with my system. I have been solely focused on looking at the configuration of my primary switch. I have another working multicast configuration in my ...
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Apache2 eating all the system RAM

I'm serving on Images ( JPG|JPEG|PNG ) from an apache server. after sometime, the system cache becomes sooo populated that no other programs are able to run -- like recently I noticed that one of the ...
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Dell Poweredge R710 “System Services update required”

We just bought a refurbished R710 and upon trying to boot into the system services, it said that system services was disabled, so we booted into the iDRAC6 configuration utility and enabled the system ...
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Getting OOPS when trying to install Rhel 7.8 on dell laptop

I've upgraded a Dell Inspiron 15 to 32GB RAM, so I could use Red Hat on it. However, when I try to boot from a USB that contains rhel 7.8 DVD ISO, I get the following OOPS: Can rhel 7 be installed on ...
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Redundant L2 Uplink (OS10)

I am trying to design a redundant uplink to a service provider from a pair of Dell S4112 switches running OS10. We a getting two uplink connections from the service provider, but they cannot be ...
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Supermicro server hangs on boot with disks in HBA

I have a "homemade" Supermicro server with an X9D board in an 836 chassis that has two SSDs with freenas installed. It has a pass-through backplane, with 4 SATA HDDs running via the Intel C606 ...
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Dell R730xd - Best way to configure storage for simultaneous use with ZFS & Hardware RAID

I recently purchased a Dell R730xd that came with an H730 RAID card. I would like to bring an existing 6 disk ZFS pool to this server as well as create an additional 6 disk hardware RAID. Is it ...
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RAID - What happens if I import foreign configuration from newly inserted disk into an exisitng raid

Does the existing RAID fail if I import the foreign configuration from newly insert disk? Say I have a RAID 10 with 4 drives and I insert the 5th drive and its in Foreign state. Does it destroy my ...
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iDrac7 can't watch boot sequence

I have a few oldish Dell PowerEdge servers which I'm planning to recommission as DR servers. I'm able to access one of them currently via it's idrac card and the virtual console seems to work ok. ...
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How to update PERC H700 when used in a Dell R410 server?

I have a PERC H700 running in a Dell R410 server which works fine. However when I try to update the firmware using the Dell package I get a message "This update package is not compatible with your ...
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How to populate one 8gb and one 16gb dimm in a Dell R230?

The Dell R230 User Manual page 57 states about mixing dimms with different capacities: When mixing memory modules with different capacities, populate the sockets with memory modules with the ...
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Dell R230, unable to boot from USB

I have a Dell R230. I'm trying to install FreeNAS 11.3 and use an USB stick as boot medium. I tried three different USB sticks (all of which work for booting on other computers): - Kingston DTSE9 G2 ...
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iDrac 8 how to unmount virtual CD after enterprise evaluation ran out?

I have a Dell R230. I used the iDrac8 Enterprise Evaluation License to mount the Windows server iso for installation (it's larger than a regular DVD). Now the Enterprise Evaluation License has run out ...
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Cant make VmWare ESXI bootable

I am trying to boot Vmware ESXI on my dell PowerEdge 2950. But I can't seem to find an iso that works. when I use etcher I get missing partition table. Please help me
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Dell R720 and Ubuntu display issues

Dell R720 Matrox G200 Embedded Graphics 2x Nvidia GRID K1 Ubuntu Server 19.10 After pure install, display is 640x480, but after installing nvidia-340 drivers, gdm does not start. K1 GPUs don't have ...
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Dell PowerEdge R630 memory upgrade, will this work?

Current configuration: 4x64GB LRDIMM, 2400MT/s, Quad Rank, x4 Data Width We have a lot of these available: 32GB RDIMM, 2400MT/s, Dual Rank, x4 Data Width My question: Will we see a negative ...
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Installed 6.x ESXi on Dell R710 from bootable USB

I have a bootable USB plugged into the internal drive for ESXi, and when looking at the harddrive space, it only show the 32GBs on the usb. The question is, how do I use local server resources such as ...
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Installing ESXI on Dell PowerEdge 710

I'm trying to installing ESXI on my Dell PowerEdge 710 that has 6.6 BIOS version. I'm attempting to flash the software using the internal USB, and everytime it starts to install whether using BIOS or ...
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When was new hardware added Centos 7

On Centos 7, is there a way to find out when was a new hardware added? My vendor says they added a new nic card on our Dell servers but now I am not sure which ones were done. Hope there is some log ...
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R210 vs R210II rails

I have an R210II (Service tag 8C04HY1), which unfortunately does not have rails that I need. I've found rack rails at https://www.dell.com/en-nz/work/shop/dell-readyrails-1u-static-rails-for-2-4-post-...

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