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I have a new Dell R620 Server running Microsoft Sever 2012.  The server has 2 network adapters with 4 ports each.   I have Hyper-V running and I have 3 VMs.  Two of the VM's are each running on a single NIC and I'm seeing Ping Times of 1 to 2 MS.  For my account server I decided to setup a team one port from each adapter for redundancy but the ping times are much slower.  Usually around 4 to 5 MS.  I would have thought a team would be a little faster.  Is that not the case of do I need to change some configuration.

The Network adapters are Broadcom and Intel.  Should I just go with a single NIC like the other VM's for a little better speed or stick with the team.
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Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.
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Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Hello all,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3542 (windows 7) laptop that I had to replace the motherboard on.  It would not power up with the old motherboard and so I got a new motherboard and it power up great now.
Here is the issue, when I try to boot up I get a black screen that states No bootable devices
I checked the BIOS and the BIOS sees the hard drive correctly.  Ran diagnostics and everything passes fine.
In the BIOS the hard drive is set as AHCI (you cannot change this, it is the only option).
In the BIOS it is setup as UEFI.  BUT under UEFI it will not boot up to the CD-ROM unit.  When I change the UEFI to Legacy, I can boot up to the CD-ROM.  Also I can run startup repair and it sees the Windows partition.  If I boot up under Legacy, I get a BSOD of 0x0000007B within three seconds of showing the Windows splash screen.  Have gone through the bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr commands along with the bcdedit commands and nothing works.
Have also tried to do the power cycle with no power or battery.
Also booted up to the Minitools Partition program from CD and it finds the hard drive and the different partitions on the hard drive.
I have no ideal what to do next.
Please help.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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Ok - This is how my week is going, need to see if it is OK to uninstall Exchange 2013 from Server.

Created New VM and installed Exchange 2013
Got to the point but did not do it, where I recert the New Exchange and the old Exchange.
I did do a Domain Prep/ ADPrep so the Active Directory Accounts are there for the EX2013
I tried making a backup and it failed. Found out that the Dell Server has bad blocks on the Virtual Volume. Tried swapping Disks, still reports Bad Blocks on the virtual Volume from Dell and still cannot backup.
I then tried to Migrate from 1 ESXi Server to another, failed. (The VM is on local datastore)
Tried to perform VSphere Replication to the other ESXi Server- Sync is currently stuck at 19% for hours.

I am preparing to destroy the Volume created by the Dell RAID set, but before I do that, the 1000 Point Question:
Since Exchange 2013 currently does not have any mailbox's and Exchange07 isnt really talking to the 2013 Server yet, is it safe to uninstall Exchange 2013 at this point and remove from Domain?
If so, then I am going to Destroy the Volume after that, and install a new VM Exchange 2013 Server and use that one.
I am pretty sure that the only thing affected was Active Directory, which has the new Exchange Accounts.
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Hello - I have a server PER710 that I will use for a FTP server. I have c drive set on a RAID 1 and I'd like to have my FTP dir on my DELL Compellent SC220. How would I create a volume on Compellent and have it recognized on PER710 Server?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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We had a switch issue yesterday and since then, two hosts are unable to connect to our dell equalogics'. Six hosts are connected over iscsi with Dynamic Discovery with no problem. The other two hosts cannot connect to Dynamic or Static LUN's

I have rebooted the host, attempted rescans of HBA.

any thoughts. i have verified all CHAP credentials and everything are set correctly. the switch was replaced with the same exact switch configuration.
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What Dell Inspiron Laptops have the M.2 sata interface and will boot off of an NVME drive?
Thanks,
Alan
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Client's PC. Dell. Win 10 (originally upgraded from Win 7).

Comes up with the typical error "Automatic Repair" "Your PC did not start correctly"

I have tried three available restore points and the Advanced Options "startup repair".  No success.

Can't think of anything else to try, Apart from the Windows Reset option, but then the client loses all programs, although the data will be retained. Any ideas welcomed.
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Where within the Dell Open Manage Server Administrator do I need to go to search for and download the latest Dell server OS and BIOS updates?

Or does a different utility or program need to be installed on Dell servers to download and install the latest updates?
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Is there a Dell client system update for Dell servers that will download and install the latest drivers and BIOS updates for Server 2016 Dell servers similar to the Dell Client System Update for workstation which can be downloaded from the http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1960.dell-client-system-update website?

Where can this product for Dell servers be downloaded from?
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I'm installing a Dell PowerEdge R730 Server with 6 units of 2TB SAS drives on PERC H730 Mini controller. I created RAID-1 with 2 drives and installed Win2016 successfully on it. On the remaining 4 drives I created a RAID-5 virtual disk which came to about 6TB. When I boot to windows and go to Disk Management, I  see the 6TB RAID-5 volume split into 2 volumes of 2TB and 4TB respectively. The 2TB can be allocated but the 4TB is grayed out and can't be allocated. The boot is set to UEFI. I need to access the 6TB virual drive as a whole volume with NTFS, kindly advise
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NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
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NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Using Chrome ALL the text is quite distorted. Viewing the same page on IE looks great. I reinstalled Chrome and am still experiencing the problem. Dell Pro Support is stumped. I can't understand what is happening.
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I am reimaging some Dell Latitude 3350 laptops with the reimage/boot device given to me by my predecessor.  It works fine until I try to boot it up.  Then I get the infamous blue screen with a message indicating that this file is missing: \WIndows\system32\winload.efi

ANy thoughts?
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Just installed Dell Openmanage 8.5, which I've done many times before and I can't login

I've entered the FQDN, the IP address, two of the Administrator account names and passwords and they all fail.

Server is Win 2008 R2

I get either cannot resolve host name or connection error.
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I live in the dorms and am looking to start learning server administration. The only problem is it's all wifi and we don't have ethernet.

I bought a $30 wifi to ethernet adapter but it doesn't connect to the school's network and it only sometimes connects to a mobile phone.

I was thinking I could buy one of those USB adapters and install the driver (obviously it would be installed already on Ubuntu Desktop).

Would this work?

Also the device needs a Mac Address for the wifi network to accept it. Do these USB devices have Mac Addresses?
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I have custom the CFS URL filtering on my new Sonicwall TZ300. It works fine from LAN to WAN.

Try to customize the same setting from my WLAN to WAN but it doesn't block those prohibted URLs as expected. Any idea ? Is there a place in Sonicwall to check where it is passed or blocked ?

Thx

CFS
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Hello -

I have swapped out bays 0 and 1 with SSD Drives (850 EVO) and using existing drives 2, 3 4, and 5. I am in the process of setting up RAID on the server. I selected Ctrl + R, got into RAID config screen, selected disk group/controller and pressed F2. I was able to create new VD. I selected RAID 1 and selected all availiable disk I want into RAID 1 (0 &1). All looks like it accepted the change, however I have Disk 2, 3, 4, 5 that I'd like to put into a RAID 10. I cannot select F2 on those drives. It is not letting me configure a new device group. I do not wan to proceed in installing my OS Server 2012 and not have the remainder of disk setup in a RAID. ANy reason why this is not allowing me to setup?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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what are the BIOS settings on a Dell PC to be able to power it on when it's off?

When we build new computers I want to start making this change in case one is off.
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The problem scenario is that we have a test environment infrastructure that has a Dell PowerEdge R270 with 10Gbit NIC installed and is directly attached to NAS storage with a bandwidth of 10Gbit between the server and NAS. We have a Nexus 2248TP Fabric 1Gbit switch that broadcast traffic for the Standard 1Gbit Port Groups that are configured within the datacenter.  We created a new Standard Virtual Machine Port Group and configured the vmnic at 10Gbit.  If I vMotion one of the VMs from one of the Standard 1Gbit port groups, to the Standard Virtual Machine Port Group that is configured with the vmnic at 10Gbit, the ports on Nexus 2248TP Fabric 1Gbit switch will transfer from Up to Shutdown state.  I suspect the root cause to be the 1Gbit Nexus switch.   If someone can help me confirm, it would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Lipotech
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Hello All,

I am having issues creating an image using Acronis True Image 2013 for the new Dell Optiplex 5050 with Windows 10. First, the operating system will not boot if i take Secure Boot and UEFI mode off. I am unsure if this is the cause of the error i receive but when i am creating the image the error i receive is, "error creating file". I've made sure that the external drive that i am putting the image on is in the right file format but this is the first time i am encountering this error message. I've tried changing the settings in the BIOS but no setting changes seem to work.

Any help is appreciated, even if there might be a better way to image these machines.


Thanks!
JB
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Say, we have a Dell mouse and the M/N number is WM514 and the CMIT ID is 2012D18091.
Kindly suggest offerings in Microsoft or alternate brands available in South Africa.
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Hi all. I'm trying to find out how to do routing with this switch but cannot see anything in the documentation. I'm worried i've made a horrible mistake purchasing 2 of these to connect ESXI hosts to a physical SAN.
Does anyone know if this is possible / have any documentation on this?
Thanks very much.
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I have seen scattered info but nothing definitive and that has step-by-step instructions.  The obvious hurdles are:
-How do you install Windows when it won't recognize the RAID Array in the Windows installation?
-Can you partition a C: drive at 100GB and a D: drive at 3.9TB? If so how?
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What is the default username & password for a Dell SonicWALL TZ600 router?
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We have a  Dell C3765dnf network printer that has a problem with the network cables easily detaching.

We have tried several brand new network cables and none of these network cables stay attached (even if the tab on the network cable is pulled out).

Currently the network cabled attached to this network cable has had to be taped in.

What can be done to fix this issue so we can tightly attach a network cable that won't become detached?
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I want to get an optiplex - 3050? 5050? to use as a 'server' in a workgroup running win 10. I want that machine to have RAID 1 (enabled in the bios / running intel matrix storage software) I don't see dell offering that setting on their website as you build the machine to buy it.  So the 2 drives you include are JBOD.

I'll have to image the hard drive, configure the array in bios then restore the image?

is there a way to get them to build it as raid 1? or is that a sign that the machines don't support hardware raid?

I do see this page:  http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/rc1133626/sln155274/how-to-configure-raid-on-a-dell-desktop-pc?lang=en

that says most desktops can do this... and then tell you how to do it yourself.  vague.
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Dell

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.