Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers
cbolt at datinggold.com
Fri Feb 5 16:53:55 CST 2010
I hope this isn't true. If so I will have to start looking into a new solution for our server purchases as this is unacceptable.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Tait" <philip at subaru.naoj.org>
To: Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2010 2:31:00 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers
I just received my first Gen11 server, R710, with H700 PERC. I removed
the supplied drives, and installed 4 Barracuda ES.2s. After doing a
"Clear Configuration" in the pre-boot RAID setup utility, I can perform
no operation with the drives - they are marked as "blocked".
Is Dell preventing the use of 3rd-party HDDs now?
Thanks for any enlightenment.
Philip J. Tait
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