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OCCPManager
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Newly acquired PowerEdge 2950...lacking some hardware and any operating system

I recently acquired, in an auction, a PowerEdge 2950 and an IronPort device.  Neither device had the hard drives or memory.  I have since acquired all the necessary hardware to operate them...what I need now is an inventory of software to install and in what order to install them.  I have downloaded a few helpful items from Dell to upgrade the firmware on the NIC cards, etc...and all of that is now done.

So, what I need now is an inventory of software to get and what downloads from Dell I need.  I have Windows Server 2012 R2 but do not know where to go from there (I have a lot of PC experience but have very little server experience).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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theflash1932
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RE: Newly acquired PowerEdge 2950...lacking some hardware and any operating system

There isn't much else you need. 2012 R2 will have most of the drivers built-in, but you might review Device Manager and check here:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/poweredge-2950/drivers?os=w12r2

You should also install OpenManage Server Administrator on any Dell servers you manage (this also contains drivers for some management devices):

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=V1JDD&fileId=3365593125&os...

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