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I have a Dell OptiPlex, new, that I cannot get to work with my ACER X233H monitor.... Input Not Supported.

Googling hasn't helped.

As the computer boots you can see things but then once W10 is about to boot video is lost... lest I go into safe mode.

Attempting with HDMI (computer doesn't support VGA or DVI).

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We purchased some new Dell PowerConenct N4032 switches and I want to configure them with SNMPv3 to talk to our Solarwinds product. However, I cant seem to find a solid post or instructions on how to do this. The solarwinds part all i need to do is give it the IP of the switch, but I'm lost on the switch configuration. I want it to be secure but i don't need anything complicated. I have never setup a V3 of SNMP.
.  This computer needs to host quickbooks, standard basic office apps will be installed and used on it; and other computers will sometimes remote desktop into it.   This computer is obviously overkill but we want Dell RAID 1 controller redundancy.  Is there a more reasonable Dell spec with real significant saving to be had.  I'm not just saying let's reduce quantity in these items to save a couple hundred bucks.  I'm thinking RAID redundancy but more like a $1000 dell tower.  PS - We do need the dual display port video card included.  Anyway, your thoughts?

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Running an intel HD Graphics 4000 driver on windows 10 I want to run 2 external monitors. I cannot seemed to get both of them running.
I am plugging into a DELL Eport Plus port replicator.   1 VGA  connectionand 1 DisplayPort connection.
However, VGA works but the Displayport connection doesn't.
I currently have a NVidia GeForce GT 610 graphics card (see attached image with available ports on adapter card). Will this card support three Dell UltraSharp 24" - U2412M monitors? If so, what type of extra connector do I need to support the third monitor?
Andy's VMware vSphere tip#6: [InstallationError] [Errno 28] No space left on device - updating from 6.5 U1 to 6.5 U2 (possible other versions as well!)

We were updating HPE Proliant Servers Generation 8 [G8], and it would appear as of writing HPE have still not released a Gen8 ESXi 6.5 U2 Image! So we had to use 6.5 U1 and updated to U2. [Please note always use the OEM version of ESXi for vendor servers, e.g. HPE, Dell, IBM/Lenovo, Fujitsu etc]

This might lead you to this VMware Kb -

But it does not appear to be anything to do with space on the device, and when you investigate there is plenty of storage space.

Here's a quick workaround..

 Install the vib manually, see here

1. cd /tmp

2. wget

3. esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-1.47.8285314.vib

Complete 6.5 U2 upgrade as normal.

4. esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20180502001-standard -d

I have a power edge 2950, i installed windows server 2016 on it to use it as a storage server, but i get the following message: ''E1211 romb Batt'' i have installed a new raid battery, but the problem persist.
Please advice.
I have a 117GB SSD drive that says it only has a few MB left.  When I run WinDirStat, it tells me that there's only ~30GB of files on the drive.  When I open Explorer, tell it to show me hidden files and folders, select everything, I get just about the same answer +/-2GB.  

Drive diagnostics seem to indicate that the drive is OK.  
Performance wise the drive seems to be doing OK with the transmission of data.

Right now I'm running some firmware updates on the Dell PC (Windows 10 Pro, 64bit) to see if anything kicks up there - so fare the tests seem to indicate that all is well.

This has real-world implications as, when running various applications like Quickbooks, errors are being thrown indicating that the drive doesn't have enough space for the application to operate.

What are your thoughts on what might be the problem?
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We have Dell power edge R730 server of CPU  Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 2.4GHz shipped with the Vmware ESXi6.0 U1 emdedded image on Flash Media how to upgrade it to Vmware ESXi 6.7, I am not having vcenter for this host, can you please suggest alternative way other than vcenter , thanks in advance.
The Dell 1210S projector will not work on our new laptops.  Is there a way to make the older projector work with the new laptops?
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According to one of our Sysadmins Dell is recommending that Flow Control be enabled on all connected switch ports on our Nexus switches
that host the Dell ESXi hosts (VMWare). i've never needed this before. Is it really needed? Can it cause any problems enabling it? Thanks. These are 10Gbps ports.
Dell OptiPlex 7050 mmf.  Can't use dual monitors.  The machine has 2 video ports, 1 hdmi and 1 Dell Video port.  I connect one monitor to the HDMI port with a straight HDMI cable and it works great.  I can connect the other monitor to the Dell video port with an Dell to HDMI cable and it works great.  However I can't get both monitors to work at the same time.  If I click on detect monitors I get a message that says no other monitors detected even when both are connected.  I get the same message no matter which monitor I start with.
User has Dell Inspiron 5040 Laptop
Windows 7 Home Premium - SP1

The Devices and Printers panel doesn't show any connected devices.  In addition, other control panels, such as Windows Update, freeze before displaying.

However, I was able to run a printer installer for a Brother Laser, and all the Apps Print - just nothing appears in Devices and Printers.

I ran the latest Cleaner, but there is no change.
I uninstalled MalwareBytes, and tried a system restore to 2 weeks ago, but the restore encountered an error.

Is there anything that can fix the Devices and Printers Control Panel?

Hello everyone and thank you for reading this.
I currently have three monitors on my desk.  Two Dell U2415 and one Dell U3011.  The 2415s are new and the 3011 seems to be failing after about 4 years.

My question: Is it feasible to use a high-end TV as a monitor?  I don't do gaming and so the refresh rate won't be an issue I don't think.  My work consists of building websites, doing graphic arts and doing a good bit of architectural drawings using AutoCad.

I'm looking at this TV
Client gave me a Dell XPS 13  #9365...
His kid spilled apple juice on it...
He bought a new laptop...gave this Dell to me...

If I can get it cleaned up I can keep it...

The apple juice got spilled on the keyboard and soaked thru...with the back off I can see the dried up apple juice
around the right side of the battery and right speaker...and along the front edge...

The top of the keyboard is clean and all the keys seem to move just would never guess that it got soaked with apple juice...
I took a few photos in the docx attachment...

So...the question is...what do you think the chances are of getting the apple juice cleaned out...???
How would you do it...???
I assume the keyboard would need to be replaced...
And getting all the parts out cleaned and re-assembled looks like a pretty big job...

thoughts and comments aDell-apple-juice.docxppreciated...
We are are a single site, single domain with 70 users. We still run our servers in house. I have a dedicated server running Exhange 2010. It's a Dell Powerdge T430 with 32GB RAM and 5 SAS disks on a single H710 controller card. One channel runs 2 x 136GB disks in a RAID 1 array that contains the OS, exchange program files and the logs. The other channel runs 3 x 300GB disks in a RAID 5 array that contains the information store.

The server is 4 years old now and i am planning to replace it in the next few weeks. When i get the new server i will be moving to exchange 2013. Why not Exchange 2016 i hear you ask? We only have CALS for 2013 and as this is probably the last exchange server we will have in house before moving over to the cloud it doesn't make sense to upgrade the licences.

I would appreciate some advice on the disk configuration for my new server. I'm inclined to go for a Dell T440 with 32GB RAM. However my disk choices last time were based on some best practice info that may well be obselete now and overkill for my set up. Can anybody advise whether for my level of users i could get away with 2 x decent SAS disks in a RAID 1 array to run everything or do i need still need to segment the logs and store even at my low level of usage?
In vCenter 6.5 appliance, 2 Dell R710 hosts with 6.0 i created a distributed LAG for iscsi. I added the hosts and their NICS to the group.  I then configured the iSCSI port groups to use the LAG as Active Uplink. After that, it seems that the Host Storage Adapter no longer can make an iSCSI connection.  I am confused on where the problem is and what to do next.

I installed Windows 10 Pro 64 1709 16299.125 on a Dell Optiplex 3010.
I removed all the partitions on the hard drive before it started (using the install DVD tools).
When done, there were two partitions.
Then I installed Windows.

The first time I did this, it seemed to work and I did quite a bit of work on the install (oops).
Then when I rebooted it, it wouldn't boot.
I tried bootrec, etc.  to no avail.  Nothing seems to fix this thing.

bootrec /fixboot gives access denied
I have read that 1709 has a problem in this regard and found instructions to deal with the issue.
But it talks about an EFI partition which doesn't seem present - at least with that name.

So, I have started over.
What should I be looking to do when the install is done in order to be able to boot thereafter?
The HD tests fine.
14 Hyper v hosts, managed via SCVMM running on a c7000 blade chassis with 10G interconnects - All intel CPU's, 192 GB RAM etc. Broadcom nics but vmq disabled.

Dell 10GB switch managing ISCSI to the chassis and SAN.

IBM v3700 with 2 expansion trays.
5x400GB SSD's in raid 10 for easy tier, 4 x raid raid 6 arrays of 10k disks. (lets call it 8 disks each array) 1 x large Raid 6 of Nearline drives.

The environment is well loaded and runs fine running a varying number of VM loads.

We monitor extensively all performance etc and know that there are no issues with CPU, memory or disk access etc UNTIL:

If a backup is misbehaving, someone is doing a high disk load activity or something like deploying a templated VM, all users across all VM's notice a slowdown or lockup.

DISK IO on the SAN is neligable, Ram usage, CPU Usage does not spike and there only a small increase in the amount of network traffic.

It seems like everything runs well, but just a small event can cause issues.

Looking for ideas, configuration changes or otherwise.
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Has anyone successfully installed and run esxi 6.0 U3 on a Dell R410? It is not on the HCL because is was not tested, but they say it might still work.
Server 2016 Standard with two running Hyper-V VM's. One running as the PDC and the other as the Exchange server. Months ago we had to turn off the original Exchange server because it was having problems and Dell didn't ship the operating system. To get exchange up and running  we installed a third VM using a trial version of Server 2016 Standard. This configuration has been running for months without any errors. To clarify VM's; 1. PDC, 2 Exchange (original), 3. Exchange2 (2016 trial version).

The VM running the trial version of Server 2016 (Exchange2) we want to power down and migrate the exchange server, or EDB to the original Exchange VM.

What is the best way to move the exchange server from one VM to the other? Ideally with the least or no downtime to end users? Is this possible?

As of now I've copied the EDB from Exchange2 and am thinking of using a tool to migrate this from EDB directly into the new server.
I have two dell servers with 3TB 10K SAS drives total in a RAID 6.  I was wondering if its possible to use ESXi between both servers in an HA setup (without a SAN present).
I have a server 2012 R2 which is having difficulties with Remote Web Access.

Either internally, externally or browsing the web site directly from IIS 6.2, we get the (Blue) Dell Remote Web Access Page, it has language at the top and the option to choose between desktop or mobile at the bottom.  However, there is no login box so we cannot access our company files.

This happens no matter which browser we use

I was hoping someone could help shed some light on the issue.  Thank you in advance
I have windows Server 2003 which was running on Dell poweredge R230.
improper shutdown cause the windows corrupted.Now when i start the server it detect hard disks RAM but also  give the message booti- 09 no target information.Then goes to start windows and for few seconds showed the blue screen then come up with a windows with Options to recover the system or normal boot.
I tried to recover but it failed and normal boot make the system to restart again.

SAS Drive =2

now i am in need to recover the system and data as its very important and all of the employees are waiting for the recovery.
I have a question about a RAID6 configuration with (8) 600GB 10K RPM drives on a Dell PE330.  The T330 chassis can accommodate up to (8) drives.

Phillip Elder suggested the following to a previous question titled "VM 101 Question!"  Posted on 2017-11-15:

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RAID 6 is just fine for a virtualization stack. Many questions answered here: Some Hyper-V Hardware & Software Best Practices.

Two RAID 6 logical disks: 75GB for host OS and balance to guest data (RAID 6 6x 900GB = ~3.5TB)

Once the host OS is in set up the second partition and once the Hyper-V Role is set up make sure to set the configuration and VHDX file setting to that partition.

I believe in order to setup each RAID6 logical volume it requires at least (4) drives.  So, how does the above recommendation make sense.  I am just trying to understand the premise.

Are we saying, setup  each RAIbD6 logical array with (4) 600Gbs disks which would provide approximately 1.2TB of storage each.  That does not make much sense to me if that is the case.  Placing hyper-v os on the first logical disk use no more than 100Gbs of storage.  Trying to make sense of this response.
I looked at the following article about RAID6 logical disks:






Since 1984, Dell has been delivering technology to fit your life.
Dell is in Enterprise, Home Office and Consumer sectors of the market, supplying a broad range of customizable desktops, laptops, notebooks, servers, storage, and network devices.