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  • SBUU and m1000e iDRAC

    Looking at build options I see many ways to choose from. Considering - iDRAC already allows mounting of Virtual CD/DVDs - from ISOs on a share - Microsoft Auto Install Kit - (AIK) - also allows for Unattended install and Image capture and re-deploy - There are other Image capture deploy softwares like...
  • SAN booting for all the blades

    Hi we want to deployed on Dell PowerEdge M1000e modular blade server with 6 nos. Application servers (M610), 2 Nos. of Database [SQL] servers (M610) and 1 no. of Windows Server (UTM). We need to configure SAN booting for all the blades, except the UTM. can u provide me step by step procedure to configure...
  • iKVM versus iDRAC

    We are going to be building 5 @ M1000e enclosures (about 44 blades) I am new to the project and studying the technology before hardware is (soon) ordered. We are quoted. Question is - why would anyone choose the optional iKVM module when there is vKVM in the iDRAC. (BTW: there is a very nice demo at...
  • SNMP / WOL on DELL Poweredge 1955 Blades x10 system circa Jan 2008

    Hi All, Does anyone know the correct SNMP OID's for a DELL Poweredge 1955 Blade x10 chassis system for its main thermal and fan sensors? Or an internet resource that provide up to date mib's of the OID's for DELL servers? Also, has anyone successfully got WOL working on this series of DELL...
  • consolidate using Blade and iSCSI SAN

    I am working on a scenario to consolidate using Blade server, virtualization and iSCSI based SAN. The company would like to have following applications and servers on the network. Total number of network users presently is around 200 and is expected to increase will 10 % every year with more remote branch...
  • the Dell Blade server power requirements

    the New Dell Bade chassis just arrived. required 208V with the special power plug, my APC Smart UPS rack mount 3000 xl only provide 110. What can I do?
  • PowerEdge M1000e Blade Chassis Redundant Power Supplies

    3+1 has one redundant power supply. Does this mean that if any one of the 3 power supplies go out that the one redundant power supply will replace it? 3+3 had 3 redundant power supplies. Does the same variable support apply or is each redundant power supply designed to support a specific supply? Do I...
  • Virtualization network cabling.

    Hi, We have new M1000E Blade servers and 2 PS6000 series Equllogic SAN, which we will be using Xenserver to bring them in track. I have 2x 5424 switches in data center. I would lik to know how will be the network connection with all these equipments? whats the best way to have maximum performance according...
  • M1000e fans issue

    Good morning, I have a customer which states having an issue with his M1000e fans. The following is the e-mail he wrote: "We're using these servers for our Cinema 4D Render farm. As you can guess this means that the CPUs run at 100% for long periods of time. When nothing is rendering the fans...
  • Blade Power Calculator

    Hi, can i know if there is a simple power sizer for the blade encl+blade server? like in the form of an excel spreadsheet? ESSA is very slow and very buggy. There seems to be a bug that stops is to add more than 1 type of blades, adding a second blade would always cause a feedback to add an enclosure...
  • Running out of switch ports for SAN connections on a M1000e chassi.

    Dear all, This is my first post to this forum. We have a Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade chassi with 5 M710 blades and 1 M710HD half height blade. With this we currently have 3 Equal Logic PS6000XV SAN boxes which are currently connected directly to the chassis. We now need to install a fourth PS6000 box...
  • Dell M1000e Chassis question

    Question about specific view I am seeing. In the Properties page of each blade, in the section WWN/MAC Addresses, there is a display of port- fabric mapping. For a single slot on Fabric B1 and B2 I am seeing two Gigabit Ethernet connections with separate MAC addresses. How is this possible? Do I have...
  • Blade Chassis fans

    We have a new M1000e blade chassis in house - the first one for this location. I currently have two blades in the chassis. When I power one of the blades on, the fans go to max speed and it wants to try to blow the rack across the room. It only happens when this blade is on and it doesn't matter...
  • Configuration Switch M8024-K, Server M710HD and Red Hat 5.6

    Hello I have to configure a Red Hat 5.6 and NPAR is enabled in the NIC Broadcom 57712, Red Hat recognizes the 4 interfaces from eth0 to eth1 and I configure the Switch M8024-K with 4 Vlan. In the Switch M8024-K the interfaces of the Blade is the TenGiga 1/0/1 and was assigned in mode general to the 4...
  • CMC and HSRP?

    Hello.. Quick question... PowerEdge M1000e: my client is installing this blade center and we are configuring CMC. However as a default gateway we got 2 switches in HSRP. Is this supported? my tests indicate it is not but I would like to see if there is any documentation stating so... thank you!