lebronl10
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Installing Server 2016 on PowerEdge R210

I'm trying to install Server 2016 on and R210 and is not detecting the hard drive, I've tried downloading the drive package from dell.com but nothing, i can't get it installed

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RE: Installing Server 2016 on PowerEdge R210

Hello

What storage/RAID controller are you using?

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Daniel Mysinger
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

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theflash1932
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RE: Installing Server 2016 on PowerEdge R210

Is this the R210 or R210 II? If the II, you cannot use the S-series controllers with 2016 (you shouldn't use them under any circumstances).

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lebronl10
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RE: Installing Server 2016 on PowerEdge R210

PERC S100.

I also tried installing 2012 R2 to see if the issues was compatibility but i can't install 2012 either

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RE: Installing Server 2016 on PowerEdge R210

PERC S100.

I also tried installing 2012 R2 to see if the issues was compatibility but i can't install 2012 either

The S100 is a driver-based controller. It does not use a generic driver that may be native to the operating system. The S100 driver must be installed manually or one of our OS installation utilities must be used to install the driver.

Windows 2012 and later operating systems are not supported with the S100. Some have been able to get the S100 to work on 2012 by using drivers designed for other operating systems. I do not recommend doing that, but if you want to try you can. Here is an article about the limitations of the S100 in regard to 2012 and later OS support. It also has our suggested method of disabling RAID functionality for use on unsupported operating systems:

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/os-applications/w/wiki/4311.dell-software-raid-controller-su...

Thanks

Daniel Mysinger
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer

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theflash1932
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RE: Installing Server 2016 on PowerEdge R210

S100 isn't on the spec sheet for the R210, but same idea. The S100 is also not compatible with 2012+. Turn it off. Never use S-series controllers. Ever.

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