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I have dell poweredge R520 with four drives 600gb each in RAID 5. One of the drive is blinking green and amber this means predictive failure. I have VMware 6.0 running on it with several VMs. To change the drive do I have to just take it out and insert the new drive with the server up and running or I have to shutdown the server and then insert the new drive?
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I have a Dell PE2950 with a PERC 5/I controller with a Virtual Disk (VD1) consisting of  2 - 73GB SAS HDDs in RAID 1. I installed 2 - 300GB SAS HDDs and configured them as RAID 1 VD2. I have Paragon Partition Manager installed on the machine. My plan is to do a disk copy (with Paragon Partition Manager) of VD1 to VD2 and with partition resize selected.

My question is how do I replace VD1 with VD2 as the active boot drive?
Hi, folks

I have few questions regarding VMware ESXi 6.5 and vCenter. I have VMware vSphere Essentials Plus license, two ESXi hosts PowerEdge R730 and shared DELL EMC storage. I implemented cluster and HA between them. I tested them and they are working properly.

Next, I have one physical server IBM x3300 M4 with VMware 6.0 with two virtual machines on own storage. My plan is to migrate virtual machines to shared storage and add IBM to cluster.

Can I add IBM server to vCenter because it is not the same hardware configuration as Dell servers?
Do I need to move virtual machines to shared storage, so HA can work? HA can not work if virtual machines will stay on IBM server?
Which method or tool you are recommending me to migrate virtual machines from IBM to Dell?

Thank you
I need to know hardware information of a remote Dell PowerEdge R510.
I can access to this host through vSphere (VMware version: 4.1)
For example, I see 4 GB RAM (total), but I don't know if it's a single memory module or two.
Similarly, I see "Dell Serial Attached SCSI Disk" - capacity 227.25 GB, but I don't know if it is a single disk or a raid volume (and in case, what kind of RAID).
I need this to evaluate how can I upgrade hardware resources (maximum RAM and storage space), and which ESXi version could I install.
Thank you!

p.s. obviously, I have no iDRAC access.
This is using DELL Sonicwall NSA2600 to connect 2 network segments, first one using  a.a.0.0/24, and second using a.b.0.0/24.

This is about using the a application server (a.a.0.46). A group users connect VNC to this server for some simulation loads. These users located in a.b.0.0/24, and a firewall Access rule is defined to allow this segment to access for any-any port.

The problem is, VNC connections tend to be disconnected once in a while. Sometimes, user may face the problem to re-connect again. Users are using the VNC ports, such as, port 5909 for VNC session 9, port 5903 for VNC session 3, etc.

We did some testing by pinging this server, first from the same a.a.0.0/24 segment, and second from the a.b.0.0/24 segment. During the incident when user was kicked out from VNC, the pinging results from a.a.0.0/24 segment still remains at 1ms consistency. However, pinging results of a.b.0.0/24 are fluctuated up to 2000 ms and so.

These users only go through this DELL firewall, and the result is a lot different. Why?

Thanks for any suggestion.
When I boot up my Dell Latitude E5530 laptop, Windows Boot Manager screen appears after the Dell splash screen.   It says "Windows failed to start.   A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.   To fix the problem insert your windows  installation disc and restart your computer,etc."

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot Configuration Data for your PC is  missing or contains errors.

I do not have the original Windows disc.   If I download a disc image from Dell and put it on a USB stick, will this fix the problem?
When I go into the monitor's onscreen menu, it shows my resolution as 3840x2160, 30Hz (connected via DisplayPort).
Next to that it shows 3840x2160, 60Hz (maximum).
Based on the information I've been reading, it looks like the Mac Mini can't do anything over 3840x2160, 30Hz so that makes sense.
However, when I go into SYSTEM PREFERENCES > DISPLAYS and choose "Scaled" for the resolution, I get only the following options:
- 2560x1440 (low resolution)
- 2304x1296 (low resolution)
- 1920x1080 <- this one is marked
- 1504x846
- 1280x720
I have an abundance of cables but nothing allows me to get this thing to 4K.  Dell doesn't support Apple's OS so they don't want anything to do with it but I've been reading online that THIS monitor is supposed to be one of the recommendations online for a budget 4K monitor.
Any help would really be appreciated.

We bought new Dell PowerEdge R430 server. After configuring basic things, we connected to SAN storage. Host name was not detecting in Switch.

Last time this issue has been resolved by updating network driver (Qlogic). But this time unable to find the required driver over internet. Tried to copy the respective .inf file from the existing server but no luck.
We required network driver (QLogic BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet driver :: Version- ) for Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. If someone knows the exact link or any other feasible option to retrieve the installed driver from another server, please let me know.

Thanks in advance,
Dinesh S
We have a ESxi5.1 host with five VMs and require upgrades to 6.5. It has to be an in place upgrade.
I would appreciate if you could put me the steps to perform the upgrade.
This is a Dell PE730, i guess i have to use Dell iso image.
Hello Experts,

I have recently purchased a Dell Laptop XPS 9360. So far I reasonably happy with it. However, I'm having a problem changing the screen resolution from 1920 x 1080 to display resolution 3200 x 1800 pixels.

I know its possible because my boss has the same laptop and he is able to set his resolution to 3200 x 1800

Anyhelp will be greatly appreciated.


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I a private school's IT services.  They have three campuses in three different towns however all three have very similar infrastructure.  They have the same SonicWall NSA2600, Dell Enterprise Switches, and separate VLANs for Faculty, Students, Guest and Security cameras.  

The issue that I am having is when a classroom is assigned a project or task the requires the entire class to use their computers to access a single resource on the Internet.  I have a few examples with this but it doesn't seem to matter what the website is.  The first ten or so students to request the website will be able to resolve the web address and load the web page.  The remainder will end up with a connection timeout error trying to load the page.  And if those 10 or so who did load the page, if they hit refresh will get the same error as the rest.  If there is a break in the request to the page for about a minute it will load again.

They have a website hosted by GoDaddy and I have even contacted them to see if we were triggering any alarms or peaking any resources and they confirmed that we are not nor would they expect us to be with the account we have selected with them.  The error on the web browser "Connection Timeout Error"also does not coincide with  what would be witnessed had it been some kind of flood protection with them.

I have contacted SonicWall support and we have recreated the scenario at all three schools and review configurations on all three SonicWall devices to rule out …
When Im rebooting my server, All the Virtual Machines that i have created in the server are disappearing. Could you help me to fix this.

Im using Dell R 710

VMware ESXI host 5.5 Im using.
I am having a probelm with using local usb printers redirected for RDP session. I install the usb printer on the WYSE thin client Win 7 Embedded. The printer works. I then login to the RDP VM using use local resources with RDP session. The redirected printer shows up in the list of printers in the Virtual Machine (Win 10 pro). When selected to print it does not and just gets an error.

I then tried to share the printer on the thin client. I can connect to the printer and install while in the RDP session. It all works fine but as soon as you restart the VM, Thin Client or just logout the printer stops connecting.

Any ideas on using local usb connected printers. While logged into the RDP VM session?
I downloaded a Dell repair image for my Windows 7 pro but I cannot see how to burn the iso file to a USB drive.   It is too big for a DVD.
I used a USB stick that was previously created to allow recovery to boot my computer.   When I removed the USB stick and tried to boot the computer, the following message appeared:

Status 0xc000000f
An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"

I do not have the original Windows 7 Professional 64 bit disk, as it was not supplied by Dell when I bought the computer.

Please help ASAP, I am desperate!
Is it possible to remotely update BIOS/ firmware of my Dell R720 servers hosted in Data Centre ?

Is it sufficient to simply select BIOS and FIrmware from the category ? Should I alos need to select Chipset from the category ?

Can I upload a .iso file through iDRAC, or only x32 / x64 bit is supported ?

Hi All,

I have a Dell R710 server. I have populated all 18 slots with 4Gb RAM modules. The BIOS is showing 72GB if RAM at 800Mhz.
During Boot I get  the following Error/Warning

Unsupported memory config. DIMM mismatch across slots detected.
The following DIMMS should match in geometry DIMM A4, A5, A6
The following DIMMS should match in geometry DIMM B4, B5, B6

I'm not sure why I am getting the error.
I have read this:

Taken from here:'s%20Guide7_en-us.pdf

The memory speed of each channel depends on the memory configuration:
• For single or dual-rank memory modules:
– One and two memory modules per channel support up to 1333 MHz.
– Three memory modules per channel support up to 800 MHz.
• For quad-rank memory modules:
– One memory module per channel supports up to 1067 MHz.
– Two memory modules per channel are limited to 800 MHz, regardless of
memory module speed.

is this error because I am using 3 modules per channel and the speed has dropped to 800Mhz.
The bios is also running in optimizer mode and I cant change this mode (it is fixed)

Thanks in advance.
R+O writer works fine over the old Windows 7 computers, but is consistently slow changing screens in Windows 10.  There are 2 old computers (work fine), and 5 new Optiplex 3040 computers that have 3-10 second delays changing screens.  Network testing suggests no issue with transfer speeds reaching over 700Mbps on the Gigabit network.  I have tried compatibility modes all the way back to Windows XP.  No difference.  The latest drivers and Windows updates are installed.  Software support believes the network is at fault, but doesn't have any idea why as of yet.  If we move computers around, the problem moves with the Windows 10 computers, so the cabling isn't the issue.  Everything is on one network switch.  File transfers work fine on all computers.  The host computer for R+O writer is another Windows 10 Pro 64-bit computer.  All computers are running Norton Security 2017.  If we disable everything on the computers it still has the problem.  Here comes the kicker...  If I reboot the computers it works great for about 3-5 minutes!  Then it just suddenly slows down again.  Norton is loaded before we attempt to use it.  I have not removed Norton for testing purposes yet.  The only software installed is relating to R+O writer, Norton, or Firefox.
Hi people,

I hope you are doing well. I'm trying to this well, but problems again. I'm implementing HA in my infrastructure.

I'm using two VMware ESXi (Essential Plus licence) hosts and one Dell storage. I created a cluster and added hosts into the cluster. I had two errors regarding management redundancy and heartbeat datastore I remove them by adding additional settings, for this time.
Before I created HA, there is no warning on my servers.
When I created HA, I have a yellow triangle on them and the problem with isolation network.
How to solve an issue with isolation network?
What is best practice for configuring HA based on my infrastructure?

This is IP settings on Dell:
This is the configuration of ESXi VMkernels:
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My Dell VMware 5.5 servers were installed two year ago.  Do I need to download any patches and update the Vmware ? Should those patches be downloaded from Dell or Vmware website ? Can I simply install the latest patch or I need to install every patch one by one ? Any steps on updating the server ?

We are planning to buy DELL Precision 3620 workstation. We also plan to setup VMware ESXi 6.5 on this workstation. However, when asking whether this workstation supports ESXi or not, the vendor said they don't know. BTW, how to check whether this workstation is support ESXi or not? Knowing that there are 2 settings in CMOS, that mean the set is supported, isn't it?

Thanks in advance.
A friend has a Dell Inspiron 11 3162 that was acting up & once I got past the dog-chewed power cable, I found there's basically no disk space left on it! It appears that the HD is soldered to the mobo, so no upgrade options there. Looking at it with Treesize, the biggest space hogs are the WinSxS directory (4.2GB) & Origin Games (8.3GB). It has a couple of USB ports & a MicroSD & I planned on getting a 32 or 64 GB card or USB drive & set game preferences to use that for storage or would I need to re-install games to that location? Other than eating up one off the 2 available USB ports, any advantage to SD card vs USB drive?
Good Morning,

Fortunately, we have the server, drives, and all the hardware. Unfortunately, all of it was removed. An IT intern has tried to make several bootable USB and Discs for the server to boot off of, however, every time it goes to boot, it only goes into Windows 98 DOS. We'd really love to keep the server and wanted to get it to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard for some basic computing and storage needs. Also to mirror a NAS drive for redundancy.

I'm not sure how to just get it out of DOS and to boot from a USB or DVD. I've already tried to go into the boot menu and that also does not work, change the BIOS boot config, still goes to DOS.

Any future help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
We had 2 identical R620's both using K09CJ PercH310 Controller. Our main server went down with error "R620  A bus fatal error was detected on a component at bus 0 device 2 function 2" which turned out to be the K09CJ controller.  We took this controller out of our secondary server and our main R620 started working again.

However, we purchased a good K09CJ controller and put it in our secondary sever and it wont come up ?? What gives ??


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.