I have inherited two aged Dell PowerEdge 2650 servers. My goal is to get more acquainted with server hardware and setup, using these two machines. I can't get out of the door!
Each machine is identical to the other, and I am starting with just one at a time. I went to Dell's support site and downloaded all of the drivers and utilities and made a configuration boot disk. Setup and the BIOS/RAID BIOS doesn't seem to think there are any drives in the system, there are five. The error produced reads;
"Unable to determine boot device. Drives may not be initialized. Initialize using the BIOS utility, or check if the disks are connected properly."
How does one initialize the drives? There is nothing in the BIOS that is even close to resembling that choice option.