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Questions tagged [dell-perc]

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

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Dell R415 S300 raid card, need linux installed, but it's windows only. Can it work without raid? [duplicate]

I ended up getting a free R415, but the S300 raid card is windows only from what I've found, and it keeps showing no hard drives detected when trying to install Ubuntu or any other flavor or Linux. I ...
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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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Flashing (R530 onboard) Dell PERC H730 mini to IT mode?

Can I flash the firmware of the onboard PERC H730 mini (rebranded LSI) in a Dell R530 server? Right now, I have it in pass-through mode, which works fine, but FreeBSD doesn't get any SMART data. With ...
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Is there anyway to manage HDD behind a Dell PERC H330 controller?

I recently took over ownership of a PowerEdge T330 in my company. With this server, I realize that the previous administrator did not install many of the drivers and/or management tools. I was tasked ...
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Dell MD1220 Split Bus not working

I'm not at all familiar with Dell server products. We recently purchased 2 r710s to use in split mode with a MD1220. Each host runs its own H810. Cabling: Server 1: From port 0 on the H810 to the ...
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Will I lose data on the disk if I add it to a RAID array on a PERC 6/i?

I am trying to figure out if I can move disks from a Linux software RAID to a hardware RAID on PERC 6/i - and preserve the existing data on the disks. Is it possible to preserve the existing data?
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Upgrading firmware for a PERCH700 RAID card on an old Dell Studio XPS 9100 desktop, running CentOS 7.5 [closed]

I run a home media server on an older Dell XPS studio 9100 desktop with a Dell PERC H700 RAID card. I've been trying to upgrade firmware on the perc card and I haven't been able to, always get: [...
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Dell MD1220 RAID issue

This is probably going to be the stupidest question of the day, but I have to ask it because I can't seem to find an answer anywhere else. With that said: It is my understanding that EMM 0 serves ...
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Boot issue with Debian Stretch 9.4 (amd64) on Dell R710

I'm hoping someone has seen this and can assist. This is more of an annoyance than a true issue. I have a Dell R710 stacked with Debian 9.4 (amd64). The physical unit has the following ...
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Confusion over RAID controllers for Dell R620 - what will work?

I have a (remotely located) R620 server with an H310 PERC controller (Described as "405-1110 : H310 Adapter, low profile", part R1DNH - What I've got is definitely a PCIE card. First question - What ...
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Dell R610, Perc 6/i SSD SATA drive slow speed

Before buying an SSD for the server I've tried to use SSD from my notebook: SSD disk (TRANSCEND 2.5" SSD370S 128 gb SATA III MLC TS128GSSD370S) has speed at my notebook 350-400 MB/s. I installed it ...
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RAID5 FOREIGN DRIVE ISSUE [closed]

I have Dell PowerEdge R620 Server on which Vmware Esxi host is running but yesterday 2 HDD showing missing and foreign state. Dell powerEdge R620 Foreign configuration found on adapter. Press any ...
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Powervault: MD1200 EMMs in an MD3200 enclosure?

I have two MD1200 EMMs (Dell part #3DJRJ). Can I use them in an MD3200 enclosure (which is available at an economical price than an MD1200 enclosure). If it would work, would I lose any functionality?...
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How to add a dedicated OS SSD on PowerEdge R230 with no bays open?

I have an R230 with a PERC H730 card that I need to set-up as RAID 10 with 4 x 3.5" HDD's. I also need the OS to be separate from the RAID array - on a single SSD of some type. What's the best way ...
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PERC H700 SMART stats in Windows

Is there any way to get detailed SMART stats for the drives behind a Dell PERC H700 on Windows. OpenManage and MegaCLI can get me some info, but not the full list of SMART stats. I didn't have any ...
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PERC, Caching with SSDs

We have a few servers with PERC H710s, we're moving to SSDs and I wonder, is caching needed given that we're not using spinning disks? Our general setup is as follows 2 X 2TB SSD in RAID 1 Read ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu Server on PowerEdge R330 (Hardware RAID1)

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS on a hardware RAID-1 setup on a new Dell PowerEdge R330 Server. I'm using a bootable USB made by Rufus-2.18. (I'm a newb to server setups, so ...
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Dell PowerEdge R820 with a PERC H710 Raid Controller

I just did a planned disks replacement on our Dell PowerEdge R820 with a PERC H710 Raid Controller. Which I have done quite a few times before without any issues, but tonight I am running into a very ...
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Are Dell PERC H200 H700 RAID cards supported by “.deb” based Linux distros?

For a Dell PowerEdge T310 that I haven't yet, I was wondering if its RAID cards are supported by distributions using ".deb" packages like Debian or Ubuntu. On Dell's web site, I could only find ...
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Using older SAS drives on percH310 RAID as hot spare

Recently got a dell T320 with a percH310 controller, and I've decided to put the OS on a raid 5 of 3x300GB 15k SAS drives but would like a hot spare, we have a spare 15k 300GB sas drive which has been ...
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Dell T430 not seeing new drive

We have a new Dell power edge T430 with a 1TB SATA HD, and we are trying to add a second 1TB HD. However, the drive does not seem to be recognised by any part of the system. On booting, if I hit ^R ...
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Grub2 Does Not Recognize Filesystem on Fresh CentOS 7 Install

I'm installing CentOS7 on a Dell r510 server with UEFI. There is RAID 10 setup on it via a PERC 6i RAID controller. The proper drive space seems to be recognized with CentOS without issue, and is ...
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Identification of a Failing Drive on a PERC H700

I need some expert assistance. I have home LAB ESX box where I'm using a Dell PERC H700 raid card with RAID 6 on ports 0-5 & RAID1 on ports 6-7. The last few nights when my backups run I get ...
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Failed to attach storage on server

Server Datasheet: Dell R710 RAM : 32 GB Local storage 0 : Sata SSD 1 TB Local storage 1 : SAS Dell-perc Raid 1 (1 TB total) XEN Server 7.1 What is happened? After shutdown the Xen hypervisor is ...
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How to upgrade Dell Perc H310 to Dell Perc 6i in Dell R420

Due to events beyond my control, a Dell R420 server my (non-profit) organization relies on as an applications server was built using a Dell PERC H310 raid controller. This is much too slow for the ...
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Single disk failure on RAID10 making data unavailable

I have an odd situation here. I have a Dell R620 with the PERC H310 mini controller. There are 2 RAID arrays, a 2 disk mirror for the OS and a 6 disk RAID 10 for the DATA drive. When a single disk ...
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Perc H700: Rebuild RAID array manually

I have a RAID 10 array on Perc H700 RAID controller in a R510 lab server. One of the disks in the RAID array failed. Since it's a lab box and I don't need to worry about down time, I just shut it down,...
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Cannot bring new disk drive in dell R610 online

So, I added new drive to Dell R610 and in BIOS management RAID management cannot place it, the only option I have available is HOT SPARE online option are greyed out. As a HOT SPARE DISK is unusable. ...
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Does R710 with PERC H700 auto rebuild single drive in raid 5?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC H700 Integrated BIOS Configuration Utility 2.02-0025.1 I have a raid 5 setup, and recently I noticed one of the hard drives blinking amber/green, which ...
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Dell OMSA Predicted Failure column is missing

I have a PowerEdge R210 II with OMSA 8.4 installed. When I go to check the HD status, under Storage>PERC H200 Adapter>Virtual Disks, I have the two (dell) HD but only with the columns up to "Revision",...
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T110 - Raid 1 - Rebuilding remains at 0% after switching from 1 hd

Dell T 100 Server PERC S 100 Controller Raid 1 with 2 Hds Physical Disks   ID 0: 0 Status OK Name Physical Disk 0: 0 State Online Bus Protocol SATA Media HDD Revision 02.03B05 Failure Predicted No ...
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Expanding hardware raid array in CentOS

I added a few drives and expanded my array using Dell's OpenManage utility. I was able to scan the device to show the correct size of /dev/sda. This is on a CentOS 6 system. I went into parted and was ...
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Change to a different model of RAID controller: SAS 6/iR to PERC 5/i

I've been running a PowerEdge 1950 Generation III with the Dell SAS 6/iR and a RAID 1 array of two SATA SSDs. Since that RAID controller has no battery I wanted to upgrade to the Dell PERC 5/i which ...
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windows-server-2003 missing logical drives after HBA SAS card was replaced

Both servers run windows-server-2003 x64 in a Active/Standby Microsoft Cluster with shared Disk Resources. Server1 Server2 Server1 suffered hardware issues needing HBA SAS card replaced. Disk ...
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Dell r510 esxi raid 10 disk failure: lost config

I had a server go offline yesterday complaining of disk failure. I re-seated the disks in the set and all of the light went green. I rebooted the machine only to find that now it won't boot into esxi. ...
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How to install ZFS on Dell Poweredge server and Dell disk array without using the RAID controller

How to set up ZFS using a Dell Poweredge and disk arrays (DAS). I am completely new to this and have the following questions: Does the RAID card need to be configured? (e.g. virtual device) Do I ...
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New DELL R330 - No support for Server 2008 R2?

I just bought a new Dell R330 with and H330 RAID controller. When I try to install Server 2008 R2, the installation program cant find my Raid setup. The Raid is up & running and if I try Server ...
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Recover missing RAID 1 virtual drive on Dell Perc h330 controller

Ok, I added a couple of new HDDs to a Dell t430 server. I went to configure the new drives in a RAID1 array in the RAID controller. I think my mistake is I went in through "Lifecycle management" ...
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Dell PowerEdge T130 with S130 RAID Controller - Driver for Windows Server 2016 nonexistent

So I have Dell PowerEdge T130 tower server, and I wish to install Windows Server 2016 Essentials on it. When I configure RAID in Dell Lifecycle Controller everything is fine, but when I try to run ...
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best raid level for backup server

I'm building a Centos 7 server to hold Postgres backups (using Barman). The Dell PowerEdge server has a Perc-8 controller (H710P), and there are 12each 3TB 7200rpm SAS drives available for a raid set ...
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Raid drives continue to fail perc 6

SERVER: Dell T410 Raid Controller: Perc 6/i What is the best way to diagnose root cause of failed drives? Back story: So I had a 4-drive Raid 10 + 1 hot spare setup. This setup worked for years, ...
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Raid 10 recovery on Dell Server - Perc 6/i

I have a Raid 10 setup on Dell Perc 6/i controller with 4 drives + hot spare. While server was off, new drive was added yesterday in drive 1 slot that was empty for last 2 months. After turning ...