Tag: dell

MegaCli for Debian / Ubuntu

Unfortunately LSI and Dell doesn’t provide the MegaCli tool as source or .deb package, therefor it is not possible (by default) to install MegaCli on Debian servers. I managed to get MegaCli working on a Debian server. Download MegaCli from LSI: # cd ~ # wget “http://www.lsi.com/downloads/Public/MegaRAID%20Common%20Files/8.00.46_Linux_MegaCLI.zip” Unpack the downloaded file: # unzip 8.00.46_Linux_MegaCLI.zip if […]

Dell server: limited to 256MB memory

Today I replaced a server with a Dell Poweredge 860, after installing Debian Squeeze and booting the server I noticed the server has only 256MB system memory. After some Googling I found out that ‘OS Install Mode‘ was set to On. Setting this mode to ‘Off’ in the BIOS solved the problem.

Dell R200: PCIe Training Error: Embedded I/O Bridge device 1

I work with a lot of Dell and HP servers, since a while I see the following error message on Dell R200 servers: PCIe Training Error: Embedded I/O Bridge device 1 It is an known Dell hardware problem, the PCI slot where the risercard is plugged into is malfunctioning, removing the riser card or any […]