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We have a customer with an existing traditional 3-node VMware cluster in one geographical site running VMware Essentials + with an embdedd PSC & vCenter, they have recently purchased another physical site in a different geographical location and we will be installing a Dell VXrail G-Series 3-node cluster running VMware Standard. The idea is to eventually migrate the existing VMware workload across to the VXrail cluster once the old site is ready for decommission, but for the time being we want the two sites running side by side & managed by one vCenter instance for ease of management. Both sites will be linked with a site-to-site VPN connection until the old site is decommissioned properly.

My questions surround the vCenter element of everything. According to VXrail documentation, you have two options:-

- Use existing "customer-supplied" vCenter
- Use Dell EMC VXrail vCenter upon installation

My questions are:-

1.) If we join the VXrail to existing vCenter at the old site, can we simply migrate everything across to the VXrail cluster when ready? (Downtime is not an issue so I'm not really concerned about using features such as vMotion etc. if they aren't available options)

2.) If we are able to migrate the existing vCenter across to VXrail, would it be possible to change the IP address? (subnets will change). I've read documentation confirming this isn't possible.

3.) According to VXrail documentation, the built-in vCenter option is not very scalable and is…
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Our laserjet 5si printer is  20 years old, but the boss loves it. Over 500,000 pages have been printed and it still works very well and print cartridges are practically free.,

I  have set up our SamsComputer which is new  Dell Inspiron windows 10 pro desktop.  

I cannot connect it to the 5si printer because this  computer's windows 10 does not have a printer driver for any model of laserjet 5. Refreshing the driver list with the  printer update button added a dozen printers, but still no Laserjet 5 entries.

Strangely, about 5 months ago I installed JanesComputer which is a different model Inspiron desktop, and had absolutely no trouble connecting to that same printer. (It continues to work just fine.)

The HP website's most recent download is from 2002, and does not work.  

If found several potential drivers at other websites,  but I am reluctant to use  non HP sources.

I am  getting desperate, so I tried copying the repository driver from JanesComputer to SamsComputer c:\BobsTemp\prnhp001.inf.  I use "have disk" and pointed it to the .inf file.  That  showed laserjet 5/5m, which I selected.  The install then failed with an file not found message, but it did not name the fmissing file.

I
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I have a Dell Precision 3400 that's about 10 years old. In recent months sometimes when I boot up no video is sent to the monitor.
If I reboot it once it always starts displaying. What's the likely problem? Could I solve it with a new graphics card?
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I am ordering a new server.  It will be Win 2016 and only be used as a DC.  It will have three drives.

My question is should it be Raid 0 or Raid 1?
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Hi,

We have vmware 5.5 version with an dell equallogic as the storage. Most of our VM's are thick provisioned. I want to delete some old thick provisioned VMs. I tried  deleting some thick VM's from Vcenter but when looking on the equallogic I did not see the decrease in storage size. Is there a simple way of reclaiming this storage on the equallogic?

Thank you.
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my laptop is a dell e6500 and the OS is win 7 64 bit and I use Pinnacle Studio 21 plus.  I am creating a small video and wish to add a counter.  Please see following eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIRxAcIvFSg&t=146s.  In the video track when I right click on a graphics  it does not list the "Open Effects Editor" and in the next screen has a "AddOns" on the top ribbon, and then a selection is made on the dropdown list;  but my software does not show all this.
Hope  the experts can please  advise how to remedy this.  thank u n regards
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I have an issue of requiring more space on my primary partition.  I have a Dell 410T, 4 x 300GB 10K RPM SAS 6Gbps 2.5in Hot=Plug Hard Drive, PERC H700 Adapter RAID Controller 512 MB, RAID 5, Total of 837 GB 40 GB Primary partition on C: and 794 GB on D (525 GB Free). I would like to shrink D and expand C by 60 GB.  The server is running preinstalled software.  Is there a way I can do this without destroying the existing disk structure?
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 came up with an error E1810 HD 0 Fault  error I purchased a Hard Drive from server supply and the drive was suppose to be the exact same one however I received the drive and I'm running in to  a few issues that I need to get clarification on replacing. The difference between the old and the new harddrive is the firmware versions The old harddrives have firmware T211 the new drive I received from server supply is T107. I'm trying to determine the correct process in order to accomplish getting this harddrive  getting added to the array and replacing the failed harddrive. What would be the correct process I was going to https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=N36TG&fileId=3368488753&osCode=WNET&productCode=poweredge-2950&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AS
Download the tool make usb bootable drive and then boot the server up with the usb drive and have it search for the seagate drive in order to upgrade the Firmware on the drive to T211. Is this the correct procedure in order to prevent any problems with having to rebuild the array and risk having to set everything backup again. Please let me know thank you
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My laptop is a Dell E6500 Lattitude and the OS is win 7 64 bit.  I am trying to add an ext HD with its own power source, 500 gigs or 1T depending on the pricing. Can the experts please suggest the model that is compatible.  The laptop will not be lugged around but stay at home.     thanks and regards
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System Chassis AlertBattery FailureHi
I have DELL T320 Tower Server. When I opened OPENMANAGE SERVER ADMINISTRATOR this morning, I see the message that "System board battery has failed".
Does this indicate that I have to replace CR2032 battery on the MB?

Thanks.
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I am trying to set up a LAB where I am running multiple ESXI servers on a Dell poweredge 710. I got VMware workstation installed but the problem is getting the networking figured out. I have 8 network connections and manually mapped each card to a bridge adapter. I was trying to emulate a different network but this has failed miserably. In fact I cut it down to just bridged network "replicate physical network state". I am unable to get two connections that work. Adding to this what is weird is I have two hosts installed in VMware workstation. I can ping both of them but I can only access one of them via web page. I tried this while being directly connected to the server and it works. I do want to do this without being logged directly to the server. Any help would be appreciated. I was looking at doing this with hyper v or even Linux. Any suggestions?

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I have dell t620 with a perc h710. It is configured raid five with 6 930g sas drives with a capacity of 4.5t.

A few days ago i saw on a reboot the there was a foreign config on the drives. as the os was booting properly i cleared the foreign config.

After hat I noticed that the virtual drive is in a degraded status. Drives 1-5 are online but drive 0  appears unassigned with a status of "ready". the only option the controller gives me is to set it up as a hot spare. I tried that and it set up that way but it wont integrate to the basic drive. How do I get it to reintegrate?


Thanks
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Hi,

I need to replace a six year old Dell Poweredge T620 server.  I was thinking about replacing it with another Poweredge T630, with this CPU:  Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v4 2.2GHz,25M Cache,8.0 GT/s QPI,Turbo,HT,10C/20T (85W) Max Mem 2133MHz.  I want to use Hyper-V but I'm not sure if I should use RAID or if there really is a big enough performance advantage for the extra cost.  I was thinking about going RAID10 using the PERC H730 RAID Controller with 1GB NV Cache but is that a good idea to have the VHDX and host all on the same RAID10?

Would there be performance problems if I just had two stand alone SSDs?  One would have the host Windows Server 2019 and the VMs would be on the second SSD.  I understand that the speed difference between stand along drives and RAID10 (with 4 drives) is 4 times faster the read and 2 times the write.  But with the SSDs being so fast now, is it necessary to go with RAID10 for a small office?  I will be running an Active Directory/Application VM and a Remote Desktop VM.  There are a total of 15 users and 5 of them will occasional work on the Remote Desktop VM.  Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions, recommendations and criticisms!
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This is a real doozie! Dell T7500 workstation. Began with both front fans ramping up slowly from normal slow speed to full on. The computer seemed to operate normally. POST said the fan was defective. I replaced every fan in the unit except or the one in the power supply. No change. I replaced the video card with an unused Nvidia Quadra 4000. No change. I unplugged the hard drive. No change. At this point I am a bit desperate. I spoke to a technician that said the motherboard was the trouble. I then replaced the MB with a tested used one. Again...same problem. The ONLY components left is the power supply and the ram memory. So, I had an unused DEll identical part number PS available. After install? You guessed it. Same problem. Then the last thing I tried was a tested cpu that had identical numbers and specs. Again, a waste of time and money. ONLY the ram is left. I tested it using the long test and it shows as OK. Where do I turn at this point?
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I have a Dell Server running W 2008 R2.
It's on a LAN with 8 pcs running W7Pro and W10Pro.

If I go on ANY of the PCs and try to Map a Network Drive, I  see only THREE (of the Eight PCs) but NOT the Server.

I can Ping the Server from any of the PCs and the Server responds (but wont connect).

It's obviously a setting on the Server but I don't know where to look.

Can anyone give me some pointers?

Thanks,

Biggles
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we have been using clonezilla for a long time for imaging desktops and notebooks of the same model and has worked well.  we recently bought a few new dell optiplex 7060 and the system works fine.  it's all configured and ready for imaging.  however, clonezilla doesn't see any local storage.  i have also tried acronis disk director (linux) and paragon (WinPE) - neither of which are seeing local storage.  it only sees the 8gb flash drive it is booting off of.  any ideas as to why it isn't seeing the local storage?
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I have an issue with a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server running SBS 2008 where Dell OpenManage application fails to open (see below).

Any ideas how i can troubleshoot as i am receiving monitoring info via 3rd party application using SNMP however it would be good to access the GUI via OpenManage

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I'm helping someone with a Dell XPS 13-9350 laptop video problem.

If he installs Windows 10 1809 to an empty drive, the internal monitor works.  The video driver used is the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.  The laptop has the latest BIOS (from 1/2019) installed.

The problem occurs when the Intel HD 520 driver, whether from Microsoft (through Windows Updates), Intel, or from Dell.  When any of those is installed, the internal display goes blank and we can't get it back.  It does work in Safe Mode, though.

I had him add a USB-VGA adapter, and it works when the HD 520 driver is installed, but the internal panel is still blank.  We've been through the Windows and Intel control panel settings (resolution, single monitor/extend/clone, resolution) with no success.  Both Intel and Microsoft's control panels detect both monitors.  When I connect remotely and am in the Extend mode, I see both displays, even though nothing comes up on the physical display.

I'm having him try to prevent the Windows Basic Display Adapter from updating, but I don't know if that will be successful.  If it is, it has the problem that the external adapter doesn't work with that driver.

The laptop does not have an additional (Nvidia or ATI) video card installed.

This has occurred with two different motherboards.  I'm presuming that it is a software issue.

I'm presuming that it's not the display panel as it works with the Basic driver.

I've seen a number of similar comments online, but …
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I have a Dell All=In-One Optiplex 3030.  I got a message on my backup of the hard drive (external backup) that the device would not mount.  I turn the computer on and the starting Windows comes up and then turns black.  I even tried to start it with a Windows disk.  I get to the loading files and then it reverts back to Starting Windows and the screen goes black.  I ran a diagnostic on the entire system and the hard drive is fine.  Any other suggestions?  This computer is crucial but most importantly the data on it.  Also I would be satisfied if there was a way I could just get the data off of it.  This is urgent!!
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New Dell Optiplex Windows 10. Everything works fine except every time try to install a printer it crashes the print spooler and install. Print spooler then stays in a non-running state even after a reboot. Can manually turn on but as soon as try reinstalling the printer it crashes again.

Have run sfc, chkdsk, windows updates, latest printer software, disable antivirus, deleting the printer queue in windows explorer

Any ideas
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I had one of the office users get a new computer recently, a Dell Optiplex 3050, with an i5-6500 3.2GHz CPU with 8 GB ram & a Samsung 500GB 860 EVO SSD, running Win7 pro. Her old computer was an Optiplex 3010, with a Pentium G2030 3 GHZ CPU, 8 GB ram & a Samsung 500GB 850 EVO SSD, also running Win7 pro.
She claims old computer ran circles around this one & I'm wondering how can that be? Looking at both SSDs, the older one was slightly faster, but I can't imagine it being that much faster? Both run MS Office, Quickbooks & a couple of web based programs.
I've seen the article on this site for optimizing, but since both computers are set up pretty much the same, why the difference?
THanks!
What can I do to remedy this?
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Adding more storage to my Dell PowerEdge 2970 Server 2008 R2
this server is running a RAID5 using three 300GB  SAS drives (DISKS 0, 1 and 2)
PERC 5 integrated controller card

I just purchased five hard drives SAS, I'd like to create a second RAID5 with these five drives and use them in (DISKS 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
I inserted two of these new drives in slots 3 and 4 (I have not booted in the PERC 5 controller yet)
When I go to Dell OpenManager I see one of the new drives in Enclosure listed (I attached a pic), I see the other new drive in a second enclosure (I attached a pic)

Question:
Is it possible to use these five new drives an one RAID5 ?
enclosure-slot3.jpg
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I replaced the internal battery for the Dell Latitude E5570.   The laptop was fine all throughout the charge and removal of the plug for 4 enjoyable hours of battery life until bed.  However, today the screen flickers like either the cable is loose from me poking around and replacing the battery or the screen is about to go.   Just thinking I type, I'm going to run a hardware dignostics on the video but what could have I have possibly loosen up to create the flicker.  PS.  It seems as if it's not a loose cable and the screen is in fact going out.  The screen is no longer flickering.   Actually, it flickers when I execute applications, minimize/maximaize things but not when typing.  Basically,  thing get flicker crazy when the mouse is involved.   I see this getting worse through time.  Thoughts?
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Dell R710 - PERC H700 Integrated Driver.

We formatted this server for the purpose of converting it into a Domain Controller for one of our other locations, (replacing a server that died) running Windows 2008 Server R2.

Once we installed Dell OpenManage it kept indicating that the current version (4.05.01.64) is older that the required version (4.31.1.64) of the controller, see image.

PERCH700
I already have the version 4.31.1.64 installed as you can see from the image but OpenManage isn't seeing.
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How to copy an image from a Dell N3048P switch over to another switch.
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