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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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Dell iDRAC on dedicated NIC not accessible from the server itself

I have a Dell PE R720xd server with an enterprise iDRAC license. I have iDRAC configured to use the dedicated NIC. I can access iDRAC from anywhere except the actual server itself. I could ...
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What's eHTML5 in Dell iDRAC's virtual consoel plugin types?

Dell's PowerEdge R6525 iDRAC9 has the following virtual console types: ActiveX Java HTML5 eHTML5 I Googled and all eHTML5 results relate to Dell but found no definition of eHTML5.
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Create vdisk in PERC H710 Mini under Debian 11

I have a refurbished Dell R720 server with the PERC H710 Mini raid controller. I can assemble vdisks from physical disk in the BIOS. However, I'd like to create a vdisk without rebooting. I've ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 server install failing from live cd

I have two Dell servers in a lights out data centre that I am trying to upgrade to ubuntu 20.04. I am accessing the servers via idrac and mounting CD virtually from my laptop at home. ISO is ubuntu-...
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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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Static IP - Destination Host Unreachable

I'm a newbie to system administration. I've installed remotely a Dell server using iDRAC interface. Server's ip is 200.159.243.146 and everything is fine with it. Using this interface I've installed ...
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How to install iDRAC onto a r620 server, when I don't want iDRAC

I just bought a R620 server off of ebay. When I turn it on, the fans go up to 100%. It seems fans speeds are tied to iDRAC, and I'm not able to tolerate 100% fan usage due to noise constraints. ...
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iDRAC 9 Firmware Upgrade issue

When updating a Dell Poweredge R640 to the most recent Firmware version I am running into the following error: Unable to complete the firmware update operation because the specified firmware image is ...
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What is a software prefetcher (processor setting)?

Configuring the CPU(s) of a DELL Server (via iDrac) I have run accross the term software prefetcher. I have an idea that prefetching is to "fetch" in advance data from the memory in to the ...
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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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Accessing Dell server iDRAC console (jnlp) through multiple proxies on Linux

I have a server where SSH by root is disabled and SSHing in with LDAP credentials just hangs after receiving the MOTD. Specifically the step it hangs on: debug1: pledge: proc I'm trying to access the ...
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PowerEdge R320 iDRAC Initialization Error

I've had an R320 running happily for the past 9 months as a backup server. I decided it was time to make some changes which called for a fresh install of Windows, so I shut the server down plugged in ...
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Dell iDRAC6 virtual console viewer from GNU/Linux command line

I am annoyed that I have to launch a webbrowser just because I want to use the virtual console through the iDRAC6. I managed to download viewer.jnlp and I can start the viewer with: javaws viewer.jnlp ...
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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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Connecting to remote console on Dell iDRAC on R815 fails

The iDRAC's virtual console uses jnlp. I have installed: sudo apt-get install icedtea-netx Connecting to the iDRAC's webserver works using Firefox. When I click 'Launch Virtual Console' it starts the ...
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Set boot device / access console (Dell iDRAC 8) using modern Linux

I have a Dell PowerEdge R730xd which I can only access using the iDRAC 8 web interface. I'm unable to launch the Java (JNLP) virtual console, which might be necessary to fix the issue. I'm also unable ...
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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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Idrac 7 instance won't connect virtual media

I have a remote ubuntu server that I just tried to upgrade inplace and failed. So I fired up iDRAC to rebuild it from scratch but I can not attach a virtual ISO. I get a popup saying "virtual media ...
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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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Is there a way to check the status of a Dell R530 vbat from within Windows without shutting down the server?

Prior to my starting where I work now this configuration came to be. I would have advised against it for exactly this reason. We have a domain controller that no one ever set up the iDRAC on, since ...
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Can't access iDRAC9 Web UI

I have a PowerEdge R640 server. I was previously able to access the Web UI, but now I just get a never ending spinning wheel. I can ping the IP & SSH into it, but I'm not sure what to do once I'm ...
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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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Drives disconnected from RAID array without apparent reason

I have owned a Dell PowerEdge R720 for some time and have been using it as my personal NAS. Here is the RAID configuration (disks in the indicated order) : 2 x 146 GB disks in 15K in RAID 1 12 x 1 TB ...
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Reset iDrac Chassis Credentials from node

I have a blade server with 2 nodes. I cannot access the chassis drac web interface, since I received it configured with a username and password already configured, and the credentials I were given do ...
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Dell PowerEdge T320 - No BIOS Post / Stuck in iDrac

Figured this is worth asking here since I presently have a 60 lbs door stopper until I can figure this out - I recently picked up a Dell T320 off of eBay. I've never worked with iDrac before, so it ...
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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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Make Ansible module use /etc/ansible/hosts instead of IP address

I have this Dell iDRAC management module I'm trying to use. For some bizarre reason it seems to demand an IP address instead of a respecting the hosts: directive. Here's the example I have been given:...
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How to add disks to existing RAID-6

I'd like to double the size of an existing RAID-6. It currently contains 12 disks and I added 12 more. When I go through the IDRAC interface, I can only see options to add them as global hotspare. I ...
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iDrac 7 serial console commands

I know how to redirect iDrac 7 to Com2 on a Dell R620, however, despite being able to see post messages and BIOS through putty when connected to the serial port through a DB9 cable, I can't seem to do ...
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Can't connect to iDrac via putty

I have a Dell R620 server for which iDrac has become completely bricked. I have literally tried everything else and am wanting to flash it through TFTP, but, when I connect to the serial port from an ...
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Remove physical disk from virtual disk (RAID 0)

I have a few Dell PowerEdge T430 servers each with two physical disks configured as one RAID 0 virtual disk. In the OS the drive is partitioned for /boot and the rest is left for LVM (/home/, /var/, ...
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How to upgrade iDRAC firmware and BIOS of Dell PowerEdge R510?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 with iDRAC Enterprise: System Model: PowerEdge R510 System Revision: II Service Tag: 70BMGS1 Express Service Code: 15257000305 BIOS Version: 1.8.2 Firmware Version: 1....
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Dell DRAC -- idracadm7 find user by username

So for years we've been using the idracadm7 command to manage a couple of DRAC account passwords (for example, sam): INDEX=`idracadm7 -r dracIP -u root -p rootpasswd getconfig -u sam | grep Index | ...
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iDRAC 9 Enterprise SMTP alerts w/Office 365

I'm running a Dell PowerEdge T440 with iDRAC9 Enterprise. I'm attempting to setup SMTP alerts using Office 365. I have been unable to successfully send a test e-mail at all. I receive the error: ...
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iDRAC6 failure with no iDRAC options

Our server is a Dell Poweredge R610. There is no iDRAC installed, but I understand it still has iDRAC6 Express by default. When I boot the server, it says System Services Disabled and it won't let ...
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Reset Dell IDRAC 8

I recently imported a wrong SSL Certificate onto our IDRAC, now I get the following message on any computer when trying to log onto the console. How can I delete out the custom SSL certificate or ...
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Virtual Media, Uploading ISO to iDRAC5 with Command Line Interface results in connection and credentials errors

We're having a problem uploading a disk image to an iDRAC5 to boot a troubled server using the Virtual Media feature. Here is the scenario: Machine 1 and Machine 2 are far away. Machine 2 is ...
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Create a VPN across diffrent public networks

I have a bunch of 10 iDrac servers, distributed globally across different datacenters with public IPs. There are no firewalls for these servers. How can I bring them into a single network, so that all ...
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vFlash on PowerEdge R630 w/ 10-bay chassis

I have a PowerEdge R630 w/ a 10-bay chassis. I've ordered an IDSDM with dual SDcards for the primary operating system boot and root volumes. I also see an SDcard slot on the backplane. Is this the ...
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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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Unable to connect to iDrac8 over SSH

We are running Dell PowerEdge M630 servers. I have a few updates I need to make on the iDracs but I am unable to make a connection to ssh server. The server is running Integrated Dell Remote Access ...
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Dell iDrac with SSH Tunneling : administratively prohibited open failed

I've a problem to access to my iDrac interface over SSH. I want access to my iDrac WebUI by SSH Tunneling but I've this error : channel 6: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed My ...
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Connect to DRAC

This is really getting on my nerves. I installed a Drac 4 card on my Poweredge 2850 server and now no matter what I do, I can not connect to it. My router assigned a static IP for the card. I ...
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Dell R610 idrac upgrade

Recently I found out that iDrac has security issues here and according dell is not supposed to be connected to internet. I'm trying to upgrade it's firmware so I downloaded bootable iso from https://...
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How to check in ESXi CLI if DVD is inserted in to DVD-Drive?

I have ESXi 5.5, Dell R430, a DVD rom installed in it. How can I check the most easiest way, if a DVD is inserted into the DVD drive? The reason I want to know this, is that when the system is ...
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RACADM reboot to Lifecycle Controller

I am using RACADM to manage my Dell servers. I am familiar with the OneTimeBootSeq, but I do not see a way to force the server into the F10 Lifecycle Controller via this method. Is it possible to push ...
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Dell UEFI0023: Bios is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because it is not responding

After updating firmware on a Dell PowerEdge R730xd we received the following error message: UEFI0023: BIOS is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because the Management ...
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Dell 2950 stops at DRAC prompt prior to BIOS. How can I get it to boot from CD?

I have a Dell 2950 server that happens to have a currently broken Windows Server 2008 R2. When power cycled the normal Dell BIOS comes up. Pressing F2 results in the F2 prompt changing to "Entering ...
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