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dell hard drive space help

i have a server a Dell poweredge 2800 that has 4 146gb drived in and all green, in system manager i only see a total of 146gb of space? They are running out of spce. I think they aded the fourth drive but why do we not see it, any help would be great
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wgray05Commented:
What is the RAID configuration? Also, do you have a hot spare configured?
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
not sure i work in computr security not a hardware guy how can I tell any help would be awesome :) thanks
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uescompCommented:
You could check if you have the dell management tools loaded onto the server to look at your raid configuration and check if the hotspare is configured.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i do not see dell management tools?
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Go to http://support.dell.com and put in your Service Tag.  When your system pops up, go to the available downloads for it.  You are looking for

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator

Alternately, reboot your server, and then during the POST, go into the RAID configuration.  As this will mean your server is offline, it is not the best solution.

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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
the only issue is this is production andthey have almost no space left so Cant install anaything.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
To add...install OMSA 6.4 (works with 2800)

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&releaseid=R289069&SystemID=PWE_PNT_2800&servicetag=&os=WNET&osl=en&deviceid=2331&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=15&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=36&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=430273

Then in the web interface, expand system, storage, then the controller on the left and click on virtual disks.  You can also expand the connector (likely 0) then enclosure and select physical disks.  This will show all the physical disks and their status.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i download and try to open with ie and i juuts get a bunch of word and txt?
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i have ie 6
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i also checked compatability and my server is not listed i have a poweredge 2800
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i downloaded tried to install and says this syetm is not supported?
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
This version will work on the 2800 (as should 6.4) but should be ok with IE6:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/sysman/OM_5.1_ManNode_WIN_A00.exe

Download and run to extract files, then run C:\Openmanage\windows\setup.exe.  Choose Custom install and make sure Storage Management is installed.  

Problem is this must be installed on C:, so you will need a minimum of 150MB to install it, and it should not require a reboot on a 2800.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Go to Disk Management (right-click My Computer, Manage) and tell us exactly what you see there.  This together with what you will see in OMSA, will help us tell you exactly what you have and what your options are.

In OMSA, you will be going to Storage, PERC, Virtual Disks ... tell us what Virtual Disks you have and their information.  Then go to Storage, PERC, Backplane/Enclosure, Physical Disks and give us the information for each disk there.  (Screenshots would be best.)
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
OMSA 6.4 works on 2800; I just installed on my server.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it absolutely does - I have it running on many of mine - however it is not working for him.  He has IE6 and may not have SP2.  If he said it doesn't work on his, I'm not going to try and force it down the server's throat.  
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