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PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

Hi.

I have a PowerEdge 1950 and I would like to install a domain controller.

  • The server has 4GB of memory, a RAID 6 / i controller and two 500GB disks in RAID 1:
    1. What Windows server does it support?
    2. What size of hard disks can I install?

 

Thank you

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Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

Hello, 

The 1950 will support Windows Server 2003, 03 x64, 2000, and SBS 2003 R2. The largest validated drives appear to be 4TB NL-SAS 3.5" drives.

 

EDIT: The spec sheets are what I referenced, and as Flash indicated, support for 2012R2 was added.

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pagudo.Diggia
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Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

Thank you.

  • Do you think I could make the server work with windows 2012 R2? That is the current functional level of the forest.
  • 4TB with NL-SAS disks, and with SATA disks?

 

Best regards

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Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

The largest validated SATA drive was 2TB. I would not expect 2012 R2 to work, considering that not even 08 or 08 R2 were tested.

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theflash1932
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Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

Servers 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, AND Server 2012 R2 ARE validated on the PowerEdge 1950 - see link below for drivers. (Public spec sheets are out of date.)

https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/poweredge-1950/drivers

Make sure you update your system firmware (BIOS, RAID, BMC, etc.) before installing 2012 R2.

Drive size depends on the controller!

PERC 6/I (which you do have) does NOT support pass-through (RAID only), and 2TB is the largest drive it will support - SAS or SATA.

SAS 6/iR (which you do not have) supports pass-through (non-RAID) … in RAID, 2TB is the largest drive it will support (SAS or SATA); in non-RAID, larger drives will work but it may be hit/miss if using non-certified/validated drive models.

Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

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APweb
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Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

No problem running Windows Server 2012 R2 on either PE1950 or 2950 (both Intel) or 2970 (AMD), have done so myself.

pagudo.Diggia
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Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

Thank you all for all your contributions.

Finally I installed W2012 R2 and I have not had any problem.

I have used two 500GB SSDs in RAID1 and the server performance is much higher than the server had with conventional disks.

I would like to install the DELL monitoring software to send me alerts if something goes wrong. What software and in what version should I install it?

Regards

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theflash1932
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Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

Latest version of OpenManage Server Administrator (Managed Node).

pagudo.Diggia
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Re: PowerEdge 1950 - windows version - Hard disk

Thank you very much @theflash1932  for your answer.

A question about the management software, what difference is there between "Dell EMC SupportAssist Enterprise Version" and "OpenManage Server Administrator (Managed Node)"?
 
Regards
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