PERC Utility Program for Windows

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I have several Dell PowerEdge servers and I'm used to Hewlett Packard Proliant servers, so excuse this possibly dumb question.

With an HP ProLiant server, I can use the BIOS-based RAID controller utility to setup the RAID arrays.  I can also install HP disk array management software (ADU: Array Disk Utility) that let's me do the same thing via Windows, so I don't need be at the console to reboot the server to check the RAID status, etc.

With these Dell PowerEdge servers I can create the array's using the BIOS utility, but I can't find any sort of Windows software that let's me check, monitor, the arrays without rebooting the software.  Dell's website is lousy for this, all I can find are the PERC Drivers and Firmware, not utility software.


These are the controllers in question:

Dell PERC 4e/Di
Dell PERC 5i
Adaptec 2410SA
Adaptec 2610SA
Adaptec 1430SA



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Use Dell OpenManage to do it.

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DOSA - Dell OpenManage Server Administrator
leakim971Multitechnician
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Hello markgoodall,

What you need is : Dell OpenManage Server Assistant
Normally you have this CD in the box when you buy you dell server.
http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19275336.aspx

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What OS are you using on the servers.  What you need is the dell openmanage application that will have a an array section.  Tell me the OS and I will send the link to you

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Dell OpenManage Server Administrator

A security-rich Web tool, Dell OpenManage Server Administrator can help you to manage individual servers and their internal storage arrays from virtually anywhere, at anytime. OpenManage Server Administrator is available at no additional charge.

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/sitelets/solutions/management/server_monitor?c=us&l=en&cs=555#openmanagecert

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The O/S are a variety of 32bit and mostly 64bit:
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Web Server 2008 R2
etc
leakim971Multitechnician
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No problem, all on the same cd. 2008 on the latest of course...

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No Dell CD's anywhere. Will have to try online.............
leakim971Multitechnician
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Yes. We give you some links.

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