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Hi to everyone. I bought a Dell m1000e with 3 psu and 7 blades, few switches on back, no MCM no kvi, 1 cables, i can start it up to test it ? i just have only one cable for one psu trugh my socket for 220v.

i try to start it, and the power supply has green light but on smal display from chassis say "cmc not present" whay should i do ?

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  • Hello

    dragosuk
    whay should i do ?

    Buy a CMC.

    A blade cannot power on without a functional CMC present. You only need a single CMC. A second CMC is only for the purpose of redundancy.

    dragosuk
    i just have only one cable for one psu trugh my socket for 220v.

    You may need additional power connectors as well. I don't know if it will power on a blade with a single PSU. You can review the M1000e manual to check the requirements.

    www.dell.com/support/home/product-support/product/poweredge-m1000e/manuals

    Thanks

    Daniel Mysinger
    Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

    Get support on Twitter @DellCaresPRO

  • thank you for quick reply, i will buy an used CMC but i see a lot of them didn't have that blue sd card. is any problem if that card is missing or not? if is missing i can buy a sd card and upload missing firmware or what is on the card ? what is the best advice? 

  • Hi, Im decided to buy a used CMC, pls let me know if the CMC is gonna work without the blue sd card from the back, i dont know for what that sd card is there, or if i can replace him if is missing, thank you

  • dragosuk
    pls let me know if the CMC is gonna work without the blue sd card from the back

    The removable flash media on the CMC is optional. You do not need it.

    Thanks

    Daniel Mysinger
    Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

    Get support on Twitter @DellCaresPRO

  • thank you for quick reply. i ordered 2 cmc and one ikvm  all 3 used from ebay . and one more cable for power supply.. i will let you know the next step. thank you