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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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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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Keyboard on remote console on Dell iDRAC on R815 fails

I launch the Virtual Console as described on https://serverfault.com/a/1023447/45704 This works, except the keyboard does not work. In other words: I can see the console, I can move the mouse. But if ...
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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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Allow multiple whitelisted subnets with iDRAC's IP filtering

Is it possible to allow access for more than one subnet in Dell's iDRAC9? I can only find a way to add a single subnet: https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/de/de/debsdt1/idrac9-lifecycle-controller-...
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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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Dell Precision 490 Shut Down by itself after exactly 1 hour

I have a Dell Precision 490 and i cleaned it with a Plower but after i cleaned it, It keeps shutting down by itself after 1 hour every time i turn it on, So i'm not able to use it since this issue ...
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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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'Foreign' state for brand new disk in Dell R730

Trying to install additional drives into my R730 Dell Poweredge (none have failed, just need more space) Inserted the disks and they all show as status 'Foreign' and the only option available is '...
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iDrac intermittent packet loss

We have some new Dell R230 and it has a weird issue. Some of the iDrac when pinging has replies but as soon as enter the creds and login then ICMP becomes Destination unreachable and so iDrac isn't ...
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2020: Why do people use expensive rack servers when desktop/mini pcs are way cheaper? [closed]

First of all, it's 2020... not 2010. A DELL R240 (The lowest end server) costs about $1500. A small/mini desktop pc which is at least 3x faster costs only $500 (Example the Intel NUC) Also to note:...
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Unable to enable cache disk in Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Okay, this is driving nuts: I have a Dell XPS 8910SE that was originally running Windows 10 Pro 1809. The OS disk was using Intel Rapid Storage Technology for a RAID1 array, and an m.2 SATA SSD as a ...
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Dell Optiplex 990 Bios Corrupted [closed]

I have an issue with dell optiplex 990, i am getting no bootable hard disk found error. Videos as below https://photos.app.goo.gl/6TocW3sAoM7RL8gV9 Problem: I tried to boot into USB drive which has ...
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Unresponsiveness with Dell R410 server but cannot identify issue

I'm experiencing an issue with a Dell R410 server whereby it randomly becomes unresponsive. Unresponsive = anything takes a long time to open, windows/applications freeze for a few seconds. This seems ...
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Windows Server 2016 Installation doesn't found Network adpter (Hard Drive Found!)

I have a just bought PowerEdge T640 server and i am trying to install Windows Server 2016 Standard. I have downloaded the Windows Server 2016 ISO and mount a bootable pendrive using Rufus. I boot the ...
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Iowait on single HDD drive slows/blocks operations on all other (SSD) drives on a DELL R620 w/ PERC H310 Mini Mono controller

As the Dell forums are a veritable disaster I'm trying here in case somebody has some hints for me here :) We have a system with 3 drives: SSD for the OS SSD containing a ZFS pool backing LXD ...
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Exception during the UEFI preboot environment. DellFormsProcessorDxe.efi

While booting a Dell PowerEdge r720, UEFI crashes, making it mostly unbootable. This exception occurs after pressing F2 to get to "F2 System Setup" which means getting to the menu to switch back to ...
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Dell PowerEdge R630 Server swap

Our pro support with Dell is coming up on expiration for our production Dell PowerEdge R630 servers. Rather than spend approx $20k to renew pro support, our project leads have suggested another ...
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Connecting SFF-8482 to SFF-8639

I've spent many hours trying to source cables that will connect my Dell H710P RAID card to a pair of NVMe enclosures that resemble 2.5" SSDs. Dell's OEM part #T3F4V to connect drives with the RAID ...
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Recomte control access on PowerEdge 1950

I have a server Dell PowerEdge 1950, I've just installed Debian 10 on it. Now I would like to use remote control access. I have configured it via Ctrl+E on server boot. In lan data I have put IP ...
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Dell R640 + NVMe drives

I have a Dell R640 server with two Dell SAS 600GB 10K drives and I am trying to add a Samsung DCT 983 NVMe drive. I can plug the drive and power lights are one, however, IDRAC9 does not detect it. ...
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Dell S3148 ACL to restrict IPs to Ports

Is there any way to Bind ip addresses to switch ports with an ACL, and not by MAC address? Like: Bind IP XXX.XXX.XXX.1, XXX.XXX.XXX.10 to Port 1 , Bind IP XXX.XXX.XXX.2, XXX.XXX.XXX.20 to Port 2 , ...
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Dell S-switches (S3124.S3048, S4048) and ntpq

We are using several Dell switches (S3124, S3048 and S4048, running OS9) in a network and want to use them as ntp-sources. That works fine, but none of these responds to NTP queries (ntpq -pn). What ...
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Changing subnet mask to /23 from /24 on local network

I have a 255.255.255.0 subnet mask (/24) can I change the subnet mask to 255.255.254.0 (/23) and not affect the hosts? The hosts are hard coded with no DHCP in this scope. Will I have to change the ...
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How exactly does vlan traffic flow through a layer 3 switch from one vlan to another on a default route?

I have an office that has a layer 3 Dell switch in routing mode connected to both a Cisco router & a Dell Sonicwall. The network has Vlan 1, 10, and 20. The connection to the internet sits ...
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switch Dell 3424P SSH enable mode failed

I have a Dell 3424P switch and I want to administrate it only by console and ssh. I can connect to the switch in ssh but I can't elevate my privileges. When I type enable, it responds : Cannot ...
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Starting servers after UPS shutdown when input power is restored

I have a rather simple UPS (Powerwalker VI series) that does not seem to have any sophisticated built-in configuration options. When the power is cut and servers detecting that event shut down after a ...
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Installing correct ethernet controller driver on Windows 10 Pro

I cloned a PC and it turned out to be a different model so many of the drivers need to be reinstalled without internet access. Currently trying to get the Ethernet Controller device driver installed. ...
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ESXI 6.7 Dell Poweredege SNMP

Is there a possibility to monitor a DELL R640 via SNMPGET? Installed VMWARE ESXI 6.7 DELL Customized. On my Debian Machine snmpwalk -O fn -m ALL -c public -v 2c ipaddress .1.3.6.1.4.1.674 but I ...
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Dell T7600 Second Set of PCIe x16 slots not enabled

According to Dell, the T7600 has an optional second set of PCIe x16 slots above the CPUs that are available only when the second CPU is installed. I have a second CPU installed (and I know its ...
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MPIO on Win Server 2k16 w/ EMC Unity

I have two Dell R630's running Windows Server 2016, slated to be Hyper-V hosts but not yet clustered, attached to an EMC Unity array via fibre channel through a pair of Brocade 300 SAN switches. The ...
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Mount the Vplex Virtual Volume ( LUN ) Xen Server

Hello ServerFault members, Please help me with this issue. I am in very strange situation with my Xenserver environment. I am trying to mount the Dell EmC ( Vplex LUN ) to the Xen server HA and when ...
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I can't conect to my R610 iDRAC web interface

I'm a complete networking idiot and I've fallen at the first hurdle. I have an R610 here, just hooked it all up and powered it on. Checked the iDRAC settings (made sure it was using the shared NIC, ...
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New to servers, just recieved an intransa va expandr

Intransa VA-EXPANDR 12 2 TB Disk array question. I received this 12 disk array along with a dell poweredge 2850. I would like to set up a RAID but i'm having trouble understanding how to hook up to ...
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Trying to assign static IP address, subnet, gateway and vlan id for esxi host through racadm

I am trying to prepare a script to assign Static IPv4 address for host. Usually I will take iDRAC console and I will update IP, subnet, GW and VLAN ID. But I have around 2500+ servers going forward to ...
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Equillogic group manager java error. ExitException: Your security settings have blocked

I want to start our equillogic group manager application to manage our storage. the problem is that when i start it, I get the error: ExitException: Your security settings have blocked an application ...
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Faulty RAID1 disk now shows as foreign

I have a Dell R320 that has two physical drives in a RAID1 array. The RAID controller is a PERC H310 Mini. During routine maintenance I discovered that one of them was showing as faulty. I had to ...

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