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Can Broadcom 57404 sfp28 cards be used for direct connect between 2 dell servers for migrating large hyperv vm’s and bypassing a switch?  One server 2012r2 the new server 2019.
Dell Latitude 7490
OS: Windows 10 version 1909

Issue: An external LCD does not show a picture when connected to the HMDI to VGA adapter.

In Intel display properties the second monitor appears.

In Device Manager, Monitor, the second LCD appears

I installed updated video drivers and will see what will happen, soon.

My next step is to just  remove the Intel drivers and see if the Microsoft drives allow me to see a picture on the external LCD.

I confirmed that the second LCD or monitor is appearing in Windows 10 display properties: I see two squares, one for each LCD.
Since the laptop is remote, I did not bother to make the external LCD the default monitor
I did not close the lid to see if the picture show on the external LCD

The 19 inch LCD is working correctly.

Changing the resolution of the external LCD did not help: I tried Windows 10 recommendation resolution
Note: Windows 10 scaling and layout is set to 100% ( I suspect this could be the root cause of the problem)

Other things I can try is to update Windows 10, may it is a bug in Windows 10 version 1903.

Research: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/external-display-and-audio-problem-windows-10-home/f7171a5c-13a9-48fe-96d5-fe6835184848

I will have to update the BIOS and run a hardware diagnostic test, before contacting Dell to…
Dell 2950 lost it's RAID configuration.  It has a Perc 6 i controller and an eight drive array.  The operator cleared a foreign configuration so that option is off the board.
 It was originally in a RAID 10 configuration.  All drives are showing as operational.  
I've already chastised the local IT guy for thinking a server would run for 11 years :(
What are the chances of putting all the drives into a RAID 10 configuration and having it operational? Other options?
 This was a domain controller in addition to several other programs.  The data for the other programs was backed up, however the IT guy didn't make a mirror backup of the server :(

Thanks in advance
Why does system time stop updating? I have a Dell Lattitude E6520 laptop and the system time (taskbar) stops updating after 4.5 hours since last time sync. Windows applications continue to run no problems or errors. To verify system time halt, I inserted the date/time in a Word doc and the date/time was also incorrect. Any suggestions as to why this is happening? is it a hardware or software problem?
I have a Dell Precision M6800 workstation Laptop.  It is older, but still an excellent functional laptop for use in our organization.  What I would like to do is upgrade the older Intel Centrino N-6300 wireless card it has.  I normally don't have trouble but this time I am having difficulty finding what wireless AC card is compatible.  I saw the AC-7260 but I was wondering if there was a better card?  Also the current card has 3 antenna cables connected to it but all these cards I look at have 2.  Which 2 cables would I use?  There are black, light gray and dark gray.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. I really appreciate it.
Dell Latitude E7470
Issue: Only the display audio appears in Device Manager, the Realtek audio never appeared
Solution: Install the Realtek drivers then restart the laptop.
What could of caused the Realtek drivers to be missing from Device Manager?
One of my clients received a brand new DELL Workstation along with a 3D pano Xray machine from a vendor. The Dell Workstation is equipped with a regular HDD installed with Windows 10 plus the necessary pano xray software, and a capture card. When we asked if they could provide a system with SSD instead, given how fast SSDs are compared with regular HDDs, the vendor declined to provide another system. They said that we could clone the HDD to an SSD.

I have never cloned a HDD to a SSD, so I need your expert opinion in figuring out any risks associated with this process, as I can't imagine that cloning from HDD to SSD is a risk free process. Aside of the risks during the cloning process, I am also concerned with side effects post cloning with the Windows Operating system during normal use (e.g possible blue screens, hardware errors, etc).

Should a clean install of the OS and application on a new SSD, rather than cloning, be advised, I would't mind doing the work (and the client wouldn't mind paying for it) as this would be a critical component of their business.

Hopefully some of you have enough experience in this particular area, and would be kind to provide feedback, tips and recommendations on how to go best about replacing a brand new HDD with a brand new SSD in a brand new DELL Workstation on W10

Thank you.

When using Outlook desktop, the application crashes and restarts if I open up a new mail window. For example, if my inbox is open and I open a new window for sent items. It does not happen if I open up multiple other window types such as tasks, calendar, notes while a mail (inbox/sent/drafts) window is open, only when I open multiple mail windows. I am running this on two Dell machines running Windows 10 Pro and it only occurs on one of the machines.
I am trying to work at home.

On my work computer, I have 2 monitors, set to "extend" these displays.

On my Windows 10 Pro laptop at home, I have the two monitors (the laptop screen), and an external Dell 24" monitor connected via HDMI.  These 2 monitors are set to "extend" these displays.

On my laptop, I remote (using Remote Desktop Connection) into my computer at work with the setting in Options \ Display tab set to "use all my monitors for the remote session".

I would think whatever appears on the left monitor (at work), would appear on the left monitor (which is my laptop screen at home), and whatever appears on the right monitor (at work), would appear on the rightt Dell monitor (at home).

Am I missing something here, because this is not working as I thought it should work?

Can i extend the RDP screen to use up both monitors at home?
I can't seem to make a magic packet turn on a Dell Windows 10 computer on my office domain.  I am trying to send the magic packet to the MAC address of the network card, from a computer on the same subnet.  I can ping the computer I want to wake, prior to shutting it down.  But wen I send the magic packet I can't wake it up.  I tested this on my home office network with a workgroup laptop computer, but having no luck at the office.

I have enabled Wake on Lan on the network card, accurately checked the MAC address from ipconfig /all and the Device Manager network card properties.  I've turned off fast start in Window 10 power options.  I've enabled Wake on LAN in the BIOS setting.

I must be missing something.  Any ideas?  The magic packet utility is from Depicus, and it's a simple GUI.  There is a space for MAC address, internet address (both the domain name or local i.p. address allow packet to be sent), subnet, local subnet/internet, and port.  I've tried port 7 and 9.  I'm stuck.

We are trying to repurpose a DELL PE T420 server with Server 2016 Standard. When you launch the installation it asks for drivers which should be on the installation disc but it will not recognize any of them. We have downloaded the drivers for OS deployment from the DELL site for this combination but it still will not recognize any of the drivers in that package. This server did not have iDRAC originally so that is not an option.
We are trying to setup Bit Locker on our new DELL Latitude 3301 and when I go to start it I get the error:-

Ths PC requires a startup option that isn't supported by BitLocker setup. Please contact your system administrator to turn on BitLocker.

I have done a little bit of googling and I have found there are some issues with certain Latitude's but this one isn't listed int he models. I have also tried to run the DELL TPM Utility 2.0 update but it says this laptop isn't compatible with the driver.

I have also run powershell.exe get-tpm and I get:-

TPMPresent :TRUE

Not sure where to go from here. We use DELL's across the board and this has always worked.

Thanks in advance,

I have a 2018 Dell T430 server. It has two redundant power supplies. One is plugged into a Cyberpower AVR1500. The other is plugged into a different Cyberpower AVR1500. Both are plugged into the back of the server with these white plastic U-shaped things, which are glowing yellow.

All of a sudden when I was using my computer, it stopped working, and I checked the server, and it was not working. The monitor and mouse, both plugged into the server via USB work. When I pressed the start button and hold it down for about three seconds, it will make a low-pitched whirring noise and then stop. There is a small rectangular window on the front which is yellow that keeps saying "an overcurrent fault defect on PSU1 I have tried it with just one cord plugged into the back at a time and both plugged into the wall outlet temporarily. They are now plugged back into the Cyberpowers. I have tried disconnecting everything except the monitor, and it will not start. The office did not seem to experience any type of surge and my other server did not turn off.

This is a doctor's office, and it is hard to see patients without the central server. I am able to log into the backup server and run Veeam and see everything, but I don't want to enter data if I am able to fix this one. I did order a PSU for the Dell overnight, but I find it weird that both power supplies would die at the same time.
OS: Windows 10 version 1903
Dell Latitude 7490
Issue: The wallpaper turned white, and one of the two external displays was not usable (Windows 10 only detected one LCD). Pressing Windows key and P did not present the option of selecting an extended display.

Setup:The laptop lid is closed and it is connected to a Dell WD15 docking station.

I opened reliability history and saw a reference to audio/video issue, under  the critical event section.

Workaround: The only way I could get the second display to re-appear is to restart the laptop.
I will have to look at the dump file later

Steps tried: Execute Dell Command Update ( in the past I updated the video card drivers and the BIOS, but that only lasted for about a month, maybe a Windows Update caused the issue, again). Maybe I should look for video issues in the release of Windows 10 version 1903.

My next course of action is to reload the laptop with Windows 10 version 1909

I am looking for a second opinion before I reload Windows 10, any opinions?

I was thinking of removing the Intel drivers and only use the generic drivers ( Microsoft Display drivers)
We are upgrading an Oracle Enterprise server from a Dell R810 with 4 attached MD1200's (sas2 w/6g bus) to a Dell R730 with three attached MD1420's (sas3 w/12g bus).  R810 has four cores with 4 cpu threads and the R730 has two physical cores (2.6 GHz) with 8 way cpu's (3.2 GHz).  Drives on both systems are 15k.  Ram in each is 256gb (of course, the ram in the r730 is faster).

Problem is that we're only seeing 10-15% performance lift in the new server.  We expected much more. Lastly, the drives in both machines are SED.

Any ideas on getting better Oracle performance?

Few Queries Regarding  Physical Memory Configuration on Virtual infra running with  vSphere 6.7

 Is it justified to use  Maximum allowed Physical  Memory on any Hardware Like We have Dell M630 running with 512 GB RAM while it can be enhanced Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s

What should be best practice to follow here by increasing resources Like RAM/CPU or if to add more Servers  with std configuration ?

What if We need to extract Slot wise memory Detail ?

 When Using smbiosDump  running individually on Esxi using SSH but not to get the same from multiple Esxi?

Tried to setup some function using script given below..


But when trying to run giving error like...
New-CimSession : The connection to the specified remote host was refused. Verify that the WS-Management service is
running on the remote host and configured to listen for requests on the correct port and HTTP URL

Need to fetch my existing /memory config /slot wise and best pretcie to use the Server with best available performance

Tried to locate the Hardware and Health tab form VC/Host Webclient [HTML5]..seems it is depreciated now in 6.7?

Please help to locate the required detail from multiple Host/Physical Boxes
I have Dell Latitude 5590 laptop.  It is Windows 10   64-bit.

I don't see docking station connector on the laptop.  Does it have docking station connector?  
There is a philips screw in bottom center of laptop.  Would opening this screw provide me access to the docking station connector?
For my home lab I'm curious as to the strengths and weaknesses of different Server Manufacturers that I'm contemplating buying off-lease.  HPE/HP for updates requires a service plan.. and paying $1500+ for the minimum service plan for a $500 server seems a bit excessive.
HP ProLiant DL380 G8
IBM/Lenovo X3650 M4
DELL PowerEdge R720

IBM/Dell's seem to be using LSI Raid controllers that I can use the Megaraid software on. Advanced ILO/IMM/IDRAC is something I'm looking at adding

I realize that this will be almost completely subjective but I'm looking for peers to share with their experiences so I can build out this lab making intelligent decisions. I've heard some bad news re: HP Proliants

I've had no issues with HP DL380G6 and IBM x3650M2 (had to upgrade the raid card to a 5015 for >2TB Support
Awaiting any and all recommendations/horror stories.

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720.

I did not remember the iDRAC Ip address.

How to find it physically?

My laptop is a Dell M4800 Precision Workstation. Windows 10,  32 ram, fast  processor, lots of HD storage left. Everything is extremely slow. It seems especially odd the the internet is also slow on this one machine even though it is on the same network as other machines that are having no problem. Our internet speed is 1000 up and down. Here are the steps I have taken so far: Dell diagnostics all complete with out error. Malware bytes does not detect any difficulties found. I am requesting the steps I need to take in order to find the source of my problem.
Taking a hard disk drive from one Dell Inspiron and inserting it in another Dell Inspiron

I don't think this can work, but might there be a way around it? Taking the hard disk from a Dell Inspiron 15,  5000 and inserting it in a Dell Inspiron 15 3000. The connections do not suit. I just want to be sure there is no way around this.
I have a Windows(ver. 1903) 10 Dell 9020 desktop.  
1. This computer is part of a domain
2. I have mapped several UNC (to the servers) drives from M to P
3. All of the drives function properly with the exception of the M drive
4. After mapping the M drive ( have tried both with an IP Address and a Computer Name) the drive functions properly.  I can view the contents of the drive.
5. HOWEVER, each time the computer is restarted the M drive is disconnected (I cannot see the drive in Windows explorer).  
6. All the other drives continue to function properly.
7. After the computer has restarted I can map the M drive again and it functions properly until restart.

Notes: a. I click to reconnect on restart
b. The M drive is mapped to a folder that goes to an Accounting program (in other words if the M drive is disconnected the Accounting program does not open.
c. Other computers on the network are able to use the M drive successfully.  It is only one computer.
d. I have used the netuse command "net use x: /delete" followed by "net use x: \\server\share" however the drive does not show in Windows Explorer.
e. I have browsed but the local group policy and the startup folder for anything related to override or disconnect the M drive

Please Advice
Thanks in Advance

We recently replaced Virtual infrastructure and have installed 2xDell PowerEdge R640 servers and 1 Storage.
The servers and SAN is connected with SAS connections.

During procuring these new servers, our core switch was a 1Gig switch, so I asked Dell to add 1Gig and 10Gig Lan cards.
On the ESX servers, I can see that there are 2 separate LAN cards and each of them have 4 Ports.

First card is a 1 Gig card which is connected to the 1Gig core switch at the moment.
(4xPorts of Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet BCM5720)

Second card is 10Gig card and none of the ports are connected.
(4xPorts of Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-T) Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet BCM5720 .

Now we are going to replace our core switch Core switch and the new core switch is a 10Gig switch

On the ESX server, I would like to remove the LAN cable connected to 1Gig port and connect it to the 10 Gig LAN port.

Firstly: Do I have to configure the same IP address that was setup on 1Gig port to 10 Gig Ports on the server.
Or do I need to set up a different IP address on the 10Gig card.

Secondly: If I have to configure the same IP address or different IP address, how do I configure the IP address.

Any help would be great and thanks in advance.
I have a Dell xps 8930. Update app has been bugging me about updating the Bios. I've done this before, several times, and several times it has left my W10 with corrupt system files. No problem, of course, with scannow. But I also read on one site that you should not update your bios unless you have a problem with the machine that no other measure can solve. The truth about bios updates, please? Thanks.
What is the difference between Dell PowerEdge FX2s and Dell PowerEdge FC830?
What are they used for?







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