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What socket(s) does the aux power for a GPU come from in a PowerEdge T550?

Server: Dell PowerEdge T550 Tower Server PSU: Single, Hot Plug, Non-Redundant Power Supply (1+0), 1100W, Mixed Mode Titanium GPU: NVIDIA A40 Photos: https://www.reddit.com/user/bigboyserver/comments/...
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How to disable iDRAC status / alerts for absent PSU or input lost

I have a number of Dell PER740 servers running iDRAC 9 in a lab. As they are in a lab, I only need/want/have capacity for one power supply connected to each server. However, I cannot find a way to ...
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Dell PowerEdge t610 will not boot ESXI installer from USB

I downloaded the ESXI installer from VMWare for V8. I checked and the MD5 matches with what's listed on the download. I'm using a Mac to write the iso to a known working USB (using DD) The server will ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720XD - Fans Ramp Up When Video Card is Installed [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720XD with 2x Xeon E5-2640 v2 (16 cores total), 16 GB of RAM, and 2x 3 TB hard drives. I have Windows 10 running on the machine. When I connect a video card to the system, the ...
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RAID Disk shows foreign status after being removed and inserted into the wrong slot

First of all forgive me that my understanding of Dell RAID system is limited. I have a dell PowerEdge server with PREC H330 Mini controller with 6 of the 8 slot having a physical drive (each 2.182TB) ...
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Does vSphere ESXI Virtualization needs to be installed on root server or is it an application which can be installed inside an OS? [closed]

Recently I've bought Dell PowerEdge R620 Server. I am interested in running Windows Server 2022 as well as I am interested in running virtual machines using Virtualization. Now I know that Windows ...
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Using racadm to change from Dedicated to LOM1?

Is it possible to use racadm to change iDRAC config from the default dedicated port to one of the server's main NIC/LOM ports? There is relatively little in the documentation beyond configuring the ...
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How to activate HD indicator lights on Dell PowerEdge 710 in Linux

I have a particular drive that is failing (/dev/sdb) I need to replace the failed drive but I am not sure which it is... I should have documented what drives were in what slots and what their devs ...
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Dell R640 NVMe backplane connectors

I am trying to figure out the R640 NVMe backplane. How it looks right now. The goal is to use the NVMe drives in front bays and use HBA to connect to external enclosure. So I am trying to figure out ...
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Issue with idrac9 keyboard

I am using idrac9 virtualconsole (PowerEdge R440) with ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.4.0-65. The issue is, virtualconsole doesn't respond(across reboots) to keystrokes from virtual keyboard as well local ...
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Dell Poweredge R640 - System BIOS has halted

I'm running pfSense on a Dell Poweredge R640, but after upgrading to the latest bios, it has trouble booting. The attached picture says that LBR is not available. Any idea what that means and how to ...
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Dell PE RHEL 7 terrible performance

We have an 'old' Dell PE r740xd server with quite high specs, installed with rhel 7 (latest). Running ls -l on / can take minutes. Some specs: # lscpu Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): ...
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Upgrading T410 w/Perc 6i to Windows Server 2022

I have a PowerEdge T410 with a Perc 6/i configured with a Raid5 array. It is running Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and hosts several Hiper-V vms. Due to contractual obligations, we need to upgrade to ...
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ESXi: Changing Port for Management Network

I bought a 10 Gbps NIC and installed it in my Dell PowerEdge 540 that's running ESXi 6.7. I would like to use a port on the new NIC for my management network. I swapped the ethernet cable to the new ...
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How to remove a Raid 1 subgroup from a Raid 10 array?

I have a RAID 10 array with 3 subgroups of drives in RAID 1, like in the image below Raid 10 Is it possible to remove an entire subgroup (2 disks) without losing the entire Array? The RAID 10 will ...
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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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Dell R640 onboard SAS and SATA connectors

Dell R640 / R740 system boards have seven or eight onboard SATA and SAS connectors, presumably usable for connecting HDDs & SSDs without a PERC controller. In the "System board jumpers and ...
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How can I regain access to a RAID volume that I deleted from PERC in the Dell Life Cycle controller?

I'm using a Dell PowerEdge R820 with PERC H710 adapter I had RAID 0 configured across two 1TB SSDs, Drive A and Drive B. I recently bought a 5TB HDD, Drive C. Today, I was attempting to create a RAID ...
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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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ESXi does not show drives for second RAID controller with NVMe drives

I got a second RAID controller (AVAGO 9440-8i) to put in my Dell T440 server (first RAID controller is a H740P). I got the Broadcom U.2 enabler cable and two WD Gold 2TB drives. I've updated ESXi, the ...
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SUSE Linux ES 15 SP1 rebooting, how to find out why

I am managing a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 system and it will randomly reboot. A few months ago I opened a case with Dell support and we upgraded all firmware available for the system. The ...
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You have not defined a root partition / which is required for installation of Centos to continue

I am facing the following issue while doing an automated installation of Centos7 with kickstart.cfg I used the following options in the kickstart file zerombr clearpart --all --initlabel logvol / --...
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iDRAC: Does racadm have some kind of "echo" command?

I'm writing some scripts to automate the interaction with racadm sessions. Sometimes I need to show some info messages to the users, like Will retry in 30 seconds. For now I just use an unknown ...
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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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ESX hosts crash within same vcenter cluster

I have a vcenter cluster of 12 ESX hosts (ClusterA) and another cluster of 3 ESX hosts (ClusterB). All of these are a mix of poweredge r620s and r630s. Some of the hosts have hardware errors that can ...
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Dell PowerEdge R410: Format SAS NetApp drives to 512B sector size for use in RAID

Thanks for helping out. Some time ago I got two 400GB NetApp drives for use in my Poweredge server. I attempted for a while to get them to work but they would not join a RAID disk group. I found this ...
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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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Restoring Win server 2008 from full back up?

I'm having trouble of restoring win server 2008, can anyone help me. First of all, i got the Power Edge 2900 running raid 1 with 3 disk. Power outage happend, and 2 disks are gone -slot0 and slot1 (...
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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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Transferring RAM from Dell T110 to Dell T1650

I have a Dell T110 II with 32GB of RAM (4 sticks) and a Dell T1605 with 16GB of RAM (4 sticks). Would it be possible to take the RAM from the T110 and transfer it to the T1650? They appear to have the ...
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Dell R815 power button does not turn off

I have powered my R815 on/off using DRAC. That works fine. But today I had some physical maintenance, and wanted to use the power button. I can turn on the server using the button, but I cannot turn ...
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What is the impact of unbalanced memory on a Bulldozer Opteron server?

I have a PowerEdge R815 with quad Opteron 6272 and a faulty DIMM slot at A2. The system still boots with no DIMM installed there, but with warnings of an invalid memory configuration. I can silence ...
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How to disable LLDP agent on a NIC?

After two days of troubleshooting, I have figured out why my ESXi NIC teaming is failing. I have the following network topology (simplified): vmnic0 is currently set to unused on the ESXi virtual ...
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Changing RAID1 HDDs (Dell PowerEdge R430) to another identical server

I'm new with server configuration and infrastructure. If I have two identical servers (PowerEdge R430), one for spare without HDDs  (call it S1), and another online with the HDDs (S2). If I remove the ...
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Does the Dell PowerEdge R240 support booting from M.2 NVMe drives?

Did anybody try whether the Dell PowerEdge R240 (or the 14th generation in general) supports booting from M.2 NVMe disks inserted through some (non-Dell) PCIe-M.2-adapter card? Dells manual doesn't ...
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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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Why can't the GPUs communicate in a multi-GPU server?

This is a Dell PowerEdge r750xa server with 4 Nvidia A40 GPUs, intended for AI applications. While the GPUs work well individually, multi-GPU training jobs or indeed any multi-GPU computational ...
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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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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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Recover data from failed RAID 5 Dell Poweredge T710 Server [closed]

Very important data on RAID 5 array on poweredge T710 server - how can I get the data back? Willing to spend money to do it (eg buy a replacement system and swap the disks in), would prefer not to ...
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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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Embedded SATA on my PE R440

I purchased a PowerEdge R440 with embedded SATA and am wondering is it possible to set up a different RAID with the drives in them? i.e. RAID 1 for the 480GB drives and RAID 6 for the 12TB drives or ...
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Will 'Desktop' RAM work in a Rack Server?

I am very new to Rack servers and am exploring options for RAM. I am looking at the Dell PowerEdge R710 I have found this PDF which explains memory requirements. It however does not mention ECC, ...
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What does the TW mean in NANYA RAM?

I brought a used R710 which came with 32GB of ECC Nanya RAM, all of the RAM sticks are identical (NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG) 4GB RAM sticks, however, they have a number next to them that is different, e.g: ...
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Expanding RAID volume on PowerEdge

I have a PowerEdge T620 and R620 with RAID5 volumes on Perc H710P controllers. Can these be expanded in place with no data loss by adding additional drives? I have seen this demonstrated online, but ...
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iperf3 showing packetloss between 2 directly connected servers

I have 2 Dell PowerEdge-R620 servers with following configuration Processor: 2 X Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2637 v2 @ 3.50GHz RAM: 64GB Storage: 10 SAS drives (10K RPM) with RAID 10. NIC: QUAD Ports 2 X ...
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How do I get one Dell PowerEdge R720 network interface up?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720 and it only has one place in the back to plug in a network cable. But it has 5 possible network interfaces: picture of ip link show But they are all DOWN when i run ip ...

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