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  • M1000e fans and the M610x...what's happening?

    Has anyone had a problem with the M610x causing all the fans in the chassis to ramp up to 14-15K RPM and stay there? We have M1000e with: M610x in slots (1&9) and (2&10) M600 in slots 3,4 5,6,7,8,11 & 12 M610 in slots 13 & 14 Chassis power capped at 5500W. 6 PSUs give 2360W each. Without...
  • Fiber connectivity on M1000e with 1 Gbps FC SAN and 8 Gbps FC SAN

    Hi, I have some questions regarding Fiber connectivity with a PowerEdge M1000e system. We are willing to install 2xM1000e with 2 SANs (8 Gbps FC), for virtualization. For a few months, the M1000e will have to access also to a 1Gbps FC SAN in addition to the new SANs. We were thinking of Brocade M5424...
  • Dell M1000e CMC

    Can any you please help me, how to reasign the IP Address to CMC 1 card. i have assigned the IP initially, but found the status of cmc1 is acquiring the IP. Thanking you!
  • The best way to turn on/off Dell blades ?

    Hi, I have a few blades(can't remember model) but they have a DRAC card, so I can remotely connect via telnet and turn them on. They are all running windows server 2008 and joined to a domain so I also can turn them off with the shutdown command and force them to shutdown. So ... what am I seeking...
  • Compatibility question on M8024 & M8024-k

    We have Broadcom 57711 Mezzanine cards installed in our blades (Socket B) on a M1000e chassis. The person who originally set this up was planning to use 10G PassThru modules to connect to our switches, having been told by someone that they would negotiate down to 1Gb. Wrong! So, the questions is, will...
  • Dell PowerEdge M1000E

    HI all, recently new to this technology, and need to power down all our equipment at the weekend which means also powering down the Dell PowerEdge M1000E Blade chassie, please can someone point use to the shutdown procedure. I have tried to find some documentation of this but not found anything, if there...
  • iDRAC 6 - setting asset tag

    I never had a use for setting the asset tag in the BIOS till recently, but we're now being asked to do so. Is it possible to do this using racadm commands in a server? I know how to do this for an M1000e, but haven't been able to figure out how to do this for the rest of my rack mount and blade...
  • IPMIDRV 1004 errors on Windows 2008 R2 - M600 blades

    Since updating firmware on all our M600 blades in order to attempt to resolve another issue ( http://www.delltechcenter.com/thread/4353610/M1000e+fans+and+the+M610x...what%27s+happening%3F), we have started to have problems with various network connections randomly dropping out - usually for about 10...
  • Linked on bladewatch.com

    This page and paper were linked on bladewatch - very cool. - http://bladewatch.com/2007/07/08/dell-or-hp-blades-a-comparison/
  • CMC GUI

    Is there a "simulation demo" for the CMC GUI? Like the simulator we have for the MD3000 mgmt GUI :-)
  • Blade Configuration Worksheet template

    Team, Anybody here has Blade Configuration Worksheet template? Thanks in advance.. Gilbert
  • m1000e, 4 x m8024's, 2 x NEXUS 5548P's, VMware and an EQL PS6510

    Hi All, First post here - a good one to get teeth into I think - Ive been scratching my head for a while trying to think of the best way to configure this! I should say, I didnt spec the kit....I have just been given it to get setup - so please, no comments saying "you shouldnt have bought that"...
  • Looking for some advice regarding a M1000e blade enclosure

    My company has recently purchased a M1000e blade enclosure with fabric a, b and c, it has 5 blades. fabric a is cisco ws-cbs3130G-S fabric b is cisco ws-cbs3130G-S fabric c is brocade M5424 8Gbps FC This is my first attempt at installing blade technologies. Can you recommend any documentation that would...
  • stacked m6220 vlan config

    I have 4 m6220 switches in an M1000e they are in simple mode. i have my internal port VLANs set up on my master switch but when i try to configure one of my Member switches i "Error! Failed to Set 'Untagged-VLAN' with 3"
  • FPGA Programming Capability on Dellâ„¢ PowerEdgeâ„¢ M1000e Blade Series

    We are using Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Series Servers for Financial Sector (HFT) and planning for HPC with FPGA Programming so anybody can suggest us the solution on same platform.
  • Discussion on BladeWatch.com

    A question about how the HP blades were ordered was raised on the BladeWatch.com page (from bladewatch.com): "N Lord Says: July 9th, 2007 at 11:51 am Dell “overlooks” the fact that you have to special order the HP blades to come in separate boxes. Most c-Class Bladesystems come already...
  • Setup M6220 & M8024

    Hello, we have here a new M1000e. In fabric A1/A2 are the M6220 switches installed, in fabric B1/B2 are the M8024 installed. If i now want to setup the switches, for example the M6220, i cant set an ip address. Under "Setup -> Networksetting" (sorry for the bad translation form German to...
  • M1000e Updates and fan speed

    Question came up yesterday in this chat from erson about updating the firmware simultaneously on both CMCs in a chassis. Recommended best practice would be to update only the standby CMC first and then make it active. Not only would that ensure the ability to “roll back” if there’s...
  • Question - iSCSI adapter with vSphere 4 on M805 blades

    So when I look at the storage adapters of my M805 blades from inside of vCenter Server I only see the Software iSCSI adapter. With the iSCSI features enabled on the 1Gb and 10Gb NICs in fabric A/B, shouldn't I be seeing a hardware adapter? Thanks! ~John
  • Flexaddress Technology

    in fact this is greatest idae from dell , but i have question , for instance if I enable flexaddress on all eight slots then I need install three servers more and rearrange the servers on the chassis , is still the server keep the same WWN .if server 1 was on slot 1 with enabled flex address then aftera...
  • Spare blade M6x0/M7x0 server

    Is it possible to have spare blade server in M1000e chassis? When one server fails, spare server takes role and IP address from failed server. We are not talking about virtualization. Each server has its own role. Is this possible and it’s a standard feature or you need something extra? Thanks...
  • m1000e NIC question

    My company has recently purchased a M1000e blade enclosure with fabric a, b and c, it has 5 blades. fabric a is cisco ws-cbs3130G-S fabric b is cisco ws-cbs3130G-S fabric c is brocade M5424 8Gbps FC This is my first attempt at installing blade technologies and I'm unsure of what a certain NIC is...
  • Server name on M1000e firmware 3.10

    Just updated one of my blad chassis to 3.10 and I have to say that I love the new interface. In the Server Overview all my ESXi server now show the server names instead of Slot01, 02, etc. This is a great and simple new feature. However, my one and only Windows 2008 Blade is still showing up as SLOT...
  • Interfacing M8024 blade switches

    I have a couple of questions that I have not been able to find a clear answer to. 1. Can an M8024 blade switch work in Fabric A either A1 or A2 slots, can the blades see a 1G port? 2. Can an M8024 work in B1 or B2 where only 1Gb mezanine cards are installed? 3. Can an M6220 with 2x SFP installed be connected...
  • Dell Chassis Configuration Worksheet

    Anyone has a template for Dell Chassis Configuration Worksheet? Can't find any on the documentation. Thanks in advance!