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PERC (PowerEdge RAID Controller) is a Dell-branded RAID controller that is manufactured by LSI.

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Centos 7 - replace Perc 6i with H700

I've installed Centos 7 using a Dell Perc 6i using 1TB drives. I'm interested in replacing the 6i with a H700 to be able to use larger drives. I am looking to understand the process so that I can make ...
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PERC H740p single-disk RAID 0 versus JBOD/Pass-Through/eHBA/IT mode (For ZFS on Linux)

We have a server with PERC H740P mini (embedded) and a 2 disk RAID 1 with EXT4 for the OS (CentOS 7.8) and a 6 disk raidz2 ZFS on Linux setup for the data, all on the same controller. It's generally ...
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Differences between HW RAID and ZFS

Background I'm installing Proxmox Virtual Environment on a Dell PowerEdge R730 with a Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H730 Mini Hardware RAID controller and eight 3TB 7.2k 3.5" SAS HDDs. I ...
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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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DELL PERC status needs attention

if anyone is familiar with Dell PowerEdge Raid Controllers (PERC) that are in servers, I have a PERC H740P that when you go F2 into the BIOS then navigate to the PERC device it says STATUS: needs ...
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Consistent Dell raid device names

We have a Dell PowerEdge R740 server running CentOS7 with raid disks configured via PERC H730P Mini controller. On each reboot the device names (sda, sdb ...) for the vdisks are assigned out of the ...
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Updating the firmware on a PERC 6/i

I am re-installing a DELL PE2950 with an integrated PERC 6/i with 6 4TB SATA Drives. The PERC 6/i can only access 2TB of disk space with the firmware package 6.1.1-0047 currently installed. In various ...
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Dell R620 with PERC s110 and LSI Centos 8 not discovering RAID drives [closed]

I have acquired a Dell poweredge R620 that has a PERC S110. I am familiar with my Dell T420 that holds the PERC H710 (I beleive) and in bios F2 if you choose RAID mode you reboot and have access to ...
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Hardware compatibility: DELL PowerEdge + DELL PERC H200E + HP Ultrium 1760 LTO-4 SAS interface (or Tandberg BRSLA-0704-DC SAS)

I have a question about compatibility: DELL PowerEdge DELL PERC H200E HP Ultrium 1760 LTO-4 SAS interface and/or Tandberg Data BRSLA-0704-DC LTO4 SAS (LTO drivers) It should be assumed that the ...
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Restoring VD on Perc 6

PowerEdge server with PERC 6 RAID, two VD, RAID 1 with two drives (mirroring) on each. System went down and when it came back up the four drive status lights all showed green, but a message was ...
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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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Replace healthy drive in RAID 10 on PERC H730

I have a PowerEdge T630 of a few years with a hardware RAID 10 consisting of 4 1TB disks. Now I need to extend the storage, so I have ordered 4 additional 1 TB disks which i planned to add in a new ...
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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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Hyper-V non-raid physical disks stopped showing in host (was OK!) - DELL T630 / Windows Server 2019 / PERC H730 Adapter

I have a VM that was running fine with pass-thru disks. I ran some windows updates, shutdown, when rebooted today the VM will not start as it cannot see the disks. They are not shown under "Disk ...
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FIO Benchmarking - Inconsistent and Slower than Anticipated: Are my RAIDs Misconfigured?

TL;DR: I'm having some performance issues with my hypervisor storage. here are a bunch of test results from fio. Skip to the Results section to read about them and see my questions. Summary I ...
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Centos 8.1 installer cannot see SAS disks attached to Perc 6/i

How to get Centos 8.1 installer to see Perc 6/i attached SAS disks? The Dell t7400 hardware boots MS-Windows properly from Perc 6/i attached SAS disks. Dell Bios A11 shows 3 virtual drives at ...
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Where to get storcli64 for Linux from LSI MegaRAID now that Broadcom has taken over?

I need the Linux shell interface, storcli64 for the Dell PERC H700 (aka LSI MegaRAID) as explained here and here, but the download links all appear to be defunct. How can I get the appropriate files ...
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Dell H730 in HBA mode - Why are there issues with performance and SMART data? [duplicate]

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. In my ...
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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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LUKS high transfer rates followed by high io wait

I'm currently setting up a server on Proxmox VE. I wanted all drives to be encrypted so i chose to setup luks on all disks and on top of luks i set up LVM. Now when I'm transferring data from a fast ...
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Crucial MX500 new firmware rev M3CR032 causes RAID controller failures?

I've been using Crucial MX500 disks in Dell hardware for a while now (non-server class disk, I know, I know... we're cheap) with firmware M3CR023. But the latest batch arrives with revision M3CR032 --...
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Perc H710 on Windows 2016

Excuse me for a naive question. I just got R720 with 4x3T on RAID 5 using H710. In the server manager, I saw disk with 8T which I suppose is the virtual disk I set up using H710; In volumes, there is ...
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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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HDD SMART interpretation

I need your opinion if the drive below is failing. When I run "smartctl -a /dev/sda -d megaraid,1", 2 errors are posted at the end of the output, stating "Error: WP at LBA". I don't see anything ...
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Installing Dell R710 from Scratch

I am building a Dell R710 server from scratch. I am deploying a bootable USB on the internal usb port. The bootable usb contains esxi 6.x and I can't seem to configure the RAID controller from scratch....
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 with PERC 5/i - pxe-e53 boot [closed]

I have an old PE 2950 that I use for all my home automation needs. Work great since a while, but, I was trying to upgrade my harddrive and now I have problem. Here's my setup before : 1- RAID-5 ...
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CentOS 8, Dell PERC H330 RAID controller, no block device (most of the time)

We recently bought a New Dell R340XL Server and installed CentOS 8. We have one SSD for boot on the BOSS controller (as sda) and 4 HDDS on the PERC H330 in RAID 5 (as sdb). It worked fine for a few ...
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After replacing PERC H310 with PERC H710P the Dell BIOS (and Ubuntu installer) refuses to recognize any (non-raid) physical drives

We had a H310 Mini Mono controller in a completely non-raid configuration and had it replaced with a H710P controller. The controller is installed in a Dell Poweredge r620 system. We have 4 drives ...
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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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Cable for SFF-8087 to SAS drives

I have a bunch of 3.5" SAS hard drives that I removed from one of my raid enclosures that has a backplane and want to reuse those drives with a Perc H700 controller in a PC that is a full tower system ...
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Setup/configure MPIO in Windows Server 2016 with H810s and MD1200

I'm having a difficult time finding info out on the google for this one I have a Dell R710 with 2 PERC H810s in it running Windows Server 2016. I also have a MD1200 filled up with 3TB disks ...
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Upgrading RAID6 drives with larger capacity (Best practices)

I have been tasked with upgrading an existing RAID6 array with new disks. Currently we have a 6 disk setup with 1 hot-swap. This is inside a Dell R340 with a PERC H730 Mini controller. I have not been ...
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Linux: ZFS analog of pvmove - how to move data off from vdev?

I need to expand disk capacity of the server. The pool was started with 1Tb disk, then it was expanded with 2Tb disk. There is more than 1Tb free space, i.e. all data will easily fit 2Tb part, but it ...
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How to swap out all hard drives with new hard drives for a Dell R610 Server

We need to rebuild our Dell R610 servers by swapping out all the hard drives with new hard drives that have restored Windows backups on them. Our tentative plan to accomplish this is to use an ...
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Can a HP P2000 G3 SAN with SAS controller direct connect to a Dell PowerEdge Server with a Dell brand HBA [closed]

I am building a home rig and have recently acquired an HP P2000 G3 SAN with SAS controllers. I appreciate these are supposed to connect into a DL380 G7 or G8 with the HP branded SAS interface card (...
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How do I find the Dell controller and pdisk number given a serial number?

I need to blink a drive that I found out had SMART errors using smartmontools. I have omconfig installed and it looks like it can be used for blinking LEDs, but I don't know how to find the controller ...
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Can I plug a Dell Perc H200I card on the PCIe on a MSI h81m-e35 motherboard?

Context: I have a Dell Perc H200I card, which is a x8 PCIe card, that I want to flash to IT Mode. Sadly it can't be done on my Dell server as megarec command does not work. So I'm trying to do the ...
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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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Slow Single Thread Performance on Dell R620 and Windows Server 2019

I recently purchased some new to me r620 servers for a cluster. Mostly they will be doing heavy database transactions, but generally they will have Hyper-V vms doing a variety of work. It was during ...
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PERC H330 or Windows Storage Space on Raid 5

I'm trying to build a raid 5 array for our file server using the following: 1. Dell Poweredege R530 - server 2. Windows Server 2016 - OS 3. 3x 4TB SAS - Hard Drives 4. PERC H330 mini - embedded ...
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replace RAID controller and keep raid5 configuration

On my system I want to replace my RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] (rev 05) with a PERC H310. Will it be possible to import the existing RAID5 ...
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How can I add a single SAS drive to a Perc H700 on Dell R310 server WITHOUT loosing the data on it?

On a Dell R310 server with Perc H700 RAID controller. I have 1 virtual disk configured as Raid 1 but with only 1 physical SAS disk attached and the other missing. This virtual disk has been ...
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Online capacity expansion of RAID10 on PERC H830 Unavailable

Per updates notes on Firmware ver 25.3.0.0016 (link), the PERC H830 now supports online capacity expansion (OCE) of RAID10 volumes with less than 32 disks. Our card is at firmware 25.5.x. We have ...
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MD1000 - PERC 6/E Adapter - Maximum RAID group

I can not find information on the maximum RAID that PERC 6 / E Adapter can handle. We already have 2 RAID 5 of 5 HDD SAS, can I still add 5 HDD in RAID 5 (which will go up to 3 RAID 5 on the ...
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Is it possible to run multiple RAID arrays simultaneously on my single dell r720?

I am brand new to the world of servers and system admin., but I recently stumbled upon a used server in good condition: Dell Poweredge R720, 2x E5-2640 12 Cores (2.5 Ghz), 128GB RAM, 8.2TB of drives (...
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Dell Perc 6i - Move cable to other port, keep Virtual Drive?

Quick question. I have a Dell Perc 6i RAID controller and need to move the port cable from A to B (cable length issues). Can I just move the connector over and keep the RAID? Or will I have to ...
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Will exchanging a disk between two Dell Powervault MD1000s lead to data loss?

I have 2 servers, each with a Dell Powervault MD1000. I would like to take one disk from the first Powervault and relocate it to the second Powervault. When I reboot the server, enter the perc ...
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PERC H730 or H330

Would you get any any benefits going with the more expensive H730 vs H330? We are planning SSDs only. Would the 1 GB Write cache do any good in this case? Other than that the only difference I see is ...
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megacli commands return exit code: 0x00 with PERC H200

Megacli does not want to talk to a PERC H200 adapter on one of our systems. This is what happens (all commands run as "root"): megacli -AdpAllInfo -aAll Exit Code: 0x00 System description (I ...
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raid 5 over 12 disks and failed two hard can rebuild [duplicate]

i have installed 12 hard drives 4 TB Black Caviar make raid 5 and suddenly failed two drives at same time can rebuild raid if i replace failed drives with new drives. my data is still available or ...

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