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If you are managing a DELL Poweredge server, you might’ve noticed the following error message on the console during system startup. This will happen during PERC RAID Controller check. Memory/battery problems were detected. The adapter has recovered, but cached data was lost. Press any key to continue. For most part, when you press any key [...]

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Question: On my DELL PowerEdge server, in the front panel, I see this error message: W1228 Raid controller battery capacity <24hr error message. But, everything seems to be working fine on the server. What should I do to fix this issue? Is this something I should be worried about? Answer: In most situations, the solution [...]


How to View and Change DELL Server BIOS Settings

From DELL BIOS, you can view and changes several system settings. If you’ve not played around with these BIOS settings, just go to your system BIOS, view these settings to understand what they means. For most part, you don’t have to change any of these default settings. The screenshots below are from a DELL PowerEdge [...]


If you are running DELL servers, it is recommended to enable BIOS password. This is will prevent accidental changes done to DELL BIOS settings by others who get physical access to the server. You can setup two different types of passwords in DELL BIOS: System Password: This will be prompted before the system can boot [...]


If you’ve purchased a DELL server only with two disks in a RAID-1 configuration, you might want to add more disks later as your space requirement grows. This article explains how to create a new Virtual Disk in both RAID 0 a d RAID 1 configuration using PERC H700 Integrated BIOS Configuration Utility, based on [...]


Question: I installed VMWare ESXi 4.1 on a Dell Poweredge Server. I created a Virtual machine, and while installing Red Hat OS 6.1 64-bit, it gives the following error message. My server is a new Dell poweredge R710 server, which support 64-bit CPU. Why do I get this error message and How do I fix [...]


How to Fix DELL PowerEdge Server E1810 HDD 1 Fault error message

Question: On my DELL PowerEdge server, the front LCD displays “E1810 HDD 1 fault” error message. How do I fix this issue? Answer: The message itself is self explanatory as it says “HDD 1 fault” indicating that the hard drive #1 failed. Following are my recommendations on what you can do to fix this. Verify [...]


Question: How do I find out the DELL service tag and express code of a PowerEdge server that is running VMWare ESXi (or VMWare Server)? Answer: Depending on what you are running (i.e VMWare ESXi or VMWare Server), use one of the methods shown below to identify the DELL service tag. Method 1: Identify DELL [...]