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    Help With PCI configuration on R720

    Hello everyone, At our kids' charity association, we've set up an old DELL R720, upgraded to the latest firmware, as a Home LAB to teach IT skills to kids. Here's our current setup on the R720: - Dual CPU: Xeon E5-2660 (95W) - 80 GB RAM - Dual PSU 1100W - (01:00.0, 01:00.1, 01:00.2, 01:00.3)...
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    Dell R720 and PC3L 12800R memory modules

    Hi, I'm negotiating a purchase of a Dell R720 with the following specs: Dell R720 SFF with 16x 2.5" bays 2x Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 128Gb RAM Perc H710 Mini Raid Card The RAM memory is supposed to be PC3 10600R, but I can change it to PC3L 12800R memories, and I'm trying to understand what are...
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    Dell R720 Disconnecting UEFI Drivers

    Hello everyone!, I recently picked up a Dell R720 and have fired it up for the first time.. The screen was black, reading the words "Initializing firmware interfaces" "Initialization complete" "Lifecycle controller: Collecting System Inventory..." I also saw, for a quick moment, it saying...
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    R720 PCIe Limit?

    Hi everybody, long time viewer, first time poster... I'm running into a weird problem with the Ableconn PEXM2-130 Dual PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDs Carrier (ASMedia ASM2824 Switch) I just bought where it only recognizes one of the NVMe drives unless I unplug the disk shelf attached to the LSI 9207-8e...
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    R720 - iDRAC cannot initialize (MB replaced)

    Hi, Few weeks ago, I tried to update my system via WM Ware OMSA. After 3 hours of ... nothing happening anymore, I restarted server. Since this time, the server display on boot "Alert! iDRAC not responding." and reboot. At second reboot, I'm still having the error but the server boot. (FAN are...
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    Questions on updating iDRAC firmware safely (R720)

    Good evening all. I picked up an R720 last month with an iDRAC7 active Enterprise license and would like to update the iDRAC firmware. The current firmware version is: 1.57.57 (Build 04), last updated Oct 2 09:17:51 2014 I see the latest version is: iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller v.
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    Networking Services don’t auto-start on boot up - Dell R720 w/ proxmox (Warning: Beginner User)

    I’m working on a home server project using a Dell R720 to serve as a NAS, PLEX server, and torrent grabber. This is my first server ever and my first experience in networking, server hardware, and Linux. Because of this, I do not know how to carry out the three functions listed out above so I’m...
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    e5-2696v2 R720 Voltage is out of range

    Hi, Trying to install 2696v2 CPU's in R720 SFF but with no luck. No boot and getting "VCORE PG voltage is outside of range." error. I've tried resetting nvram, updated everything to the latest firmware, botting with just single cpu, nothing helps. Motherboard is 0X3D66 PWB: 4T3JF REVA00(2)...
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    Why does ZFS hate me and what am I doing wrong?

    Hey folks, I have been piecing together a server/enclosure setup for my home backup and media serving needs but having nothing but trouble with Freenas (specifically ZFS). I put the post in this forum because I am assuming it has something to do with my LSI9207 / SA120 / R720 since it just...
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    MD1200 vs SA120

    Hey Guys, I have purchased a Dell R720 server (unfortunately it was the 2.5" drive variety which has 16 slots) and I have a BUNCH of Enterprise SAS and Normal Sata 3.5" drives already in my possession. I was actually hoping to just use the R720 as my storage platform instead of adding any...