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Using non-certified hard drives in Dell MD3220 storage array

I found a tutorial. Please read Flash Dell Firmware into Seagate Generic Drives. The procedure should be the same for your Toshiba drive as the same tools are used. Dell download page: Toshiba SAS ...
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'Foreign' state for brand new disk in Dell R730

The clear foreign config would be in the controller BIOS while you boot. F2 to enter. The screen should look that way; To quote someone; If you are in the Ctrl-R management screen, stay on the ...
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Why is omreport storage vdisk controller=0 inconsistant output across servers

It probably depends on different omreport or firmware versions. In general, be careful tailoring your script for very specific output, as any small change can break your parsing.
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Safe to do firmware updates for multiple items at same time using SUU on Dell server?

Yes, it's safe to perform all of the updates at once. The SUU will manage the installation of all updates. It will list which updates require a reboot after they have been installed. Yes, your RAID ...
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Acknowledging a warning in DELL OpenManage

Unfortunately, there is no way to both turn off these warnings, and still get any other hard drive alerts from Dell Open Manage. This is a major flaw in their system that they consider a "feature" to ...
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Cannot connect to OMSA on ESXi server

I think you don't access OMSA on the ESXi host directly. I think you need to install OMSA on a windows machine and access the OMSA service on the host from there: VMware ESXi 6 - OMSA-Installation. ...
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vCenter Email Alerts

Use Powercli - here's a basic reference - http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2010/12/managing-vsphere-alarms-with-powercli.html
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PERC 5/i firmware on DELL PowerEdge 2950 cannot be updated

Ran into the same issue. Seems to be a problem with the A08 version that is on Dell's site. Found following link to A09 file that worked for me. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/...
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Acknowledging a warning in DELL OpenManage

From Here is Edit C:\Program Files\Dell\SysMgt\sm\stsvc.ini and change NonDellCertifiedFlag=no
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Timeout connecting to OpenManage after updating to version 9.2 - possible SSL issue?

After looking further into the tomcat logs, I found a message that said Keystore was tampered with or password was incorrect in the callstack of an error when trying to initialize the protocol handler....
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How to stop OpenManage Enterprise from automatically checking firmware compliance?

If your baselines are rechecking compliance automatically, that's most likely because the catalog that those baselines are associated with is set to check for updates automatically, which will run a ...
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Find which physical disks are in virtual disk from CLI

You can find which physical disks are in your virtual disk with below command. omreport storage pdisk controller=1 vdisk=1
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How to set up OMSA on Dell T610 with Debian 12 based OS (Proxmox VE 8.0)

I managed to get this working on my R710 Proxmox VE 8.0.4 installation by following the instructions in the post - https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/dell-openmanage-on-proxmox-6-x.57932/post-574210.
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Create vdisk in PERC H710 Mini under Debian 11

apt install libncurses5 and srvadmin-services.sh restart and the wrong message about missing priviledges should go away, according to this link. After that omconfig storage vdisk -? is the subcommand ...
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How do I find the Dell controller and pdisk number given a serial number?

First, try using ledctl from the ledmon package. It is quite simple to use: Locate a drive: ledctl locate=/dev/sda Stop locating a drive: ledctl locate_off=/dev/sda If this doesn't work, on Dell ...
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Dell PowerEdge R820 with a PERC H710 Raid Controller

This may just be a side-effect of using non-validated drives with the PERC controller, or potentially from using an outdated version of OMSA. It's almost certainly just a software error though, given ...
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Anyone know how to fix issues with omsa on red hat 5.1 that reports "No Controllers found"?

For this failed: omreport chassis memory Memory Information Error : Memory object not found Stop srvadmin-services.sh: srvadmin-services.sh stop The following command can be used to clear ...
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Anyone know how to fix issues with omsa on red hat 5.1 that reports "No Controllers found"?

I ran into this on a host where a Nagios job was scheduled to check Openmanage. It would manifest as a large number of stale semaphores owned by Nagios. I put in a nightly cron job to find the stale ...
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Cannot login to OpenManage Server Administrator

I come across with the same problem.. What worked for me was, to use the username: .\Administrator which indicates the local domain. NOTE: If the server where SupportAssist Enterprise is ...
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Server 2008 R2 OMSA Hot Spare

If there is no data on the virtual drive simply delete it and re-create. This time when allocating hard drives, select all but one. Then at the final step you can select this as the hot spare. Hope ...
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Server 2008 R2 Virtual Disk Unallocated Space

The disk has to be GPT formatted to support volumes larger than 2 TB. If you haven't put anything on the volume yet, delete it. Then right click on Disk 3 and pick "Convert to GPT", or Initialize and ...
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Dell OMSA Predicted Failure column is missing

The Predicted Failure column is hidden by default unless at least one of the hard drives is currently in predictive failure state. This doesn't seem to be specifically mentioned in the official ...
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Dell OMSA HTTPS errors

As long as Dell doesn't provide OMSA updates that use newer SSL/TLS versions there isn't much you can do about it than using an older browser that still supports the old ciphers. For the few older ...
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Migrate/Extend raid1 volume to larger disks on Dell PowerEdge 2950 with perc 6/i - OMSA

It is not possible to directly expand the virtual disk with a perc6. Double check your backup and if it is fine, you can: Delete the virtual disk Create a new virtual disk, using RAID 1 Do not ...
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Issue with dell omsa packages on Centos 7

It seems that Dell doesn't want to fix their repo issue so the only solution that I have found is that post (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/177/t/19952237) yum remove ...
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How to get Dell iDrac FirmWare version from VmWare Esxi 4.x\5.x via SNMP?

I think you will have more luck polling the drac controller than the esxi host. Dell has even a technical white paper for Nagios agent less monitoring If you really need to get the info from the ...
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