Hardware Thread, Disabling PCI express fibre card in the Bios on Dell 1950? in Technical; Hi there,
I am running a Dell 1950 series 3 with an emulex fibre card in it running against a ...
16th September 2009, 03:23 PM #1
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Disabling PCI express fibre card in the Bios on Dell 1950?
I am running a Dell 1950 series 3 with an emulex fibre card in it running against a SAN. I need to disable a fibre card so that i can install vmware esx safely onto the local storage. I need to make sure that the fibre card is disabled as I do not want to install ESX on the wrong partition over the top of our production data. Normally i would just unplug the fibre cable from the back of the server but it is located at the other end of the m62 (an hours drive away!).
Is there a way i can do this remotely? The server has a DRAC remote access card in it.
18th September 2009, 09:52 AM #2
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I do not think this is possible. I have just spoken to Dell Gold support and they didnt know how to do it. I spotted a video on the net on a HP DL server and they set the IRQ number to disabled but on the Dell servers you can only cycle the numbers!
Instead i went onto the SAN and moved the host machine out of the storage group so it could no longer see the drives/luns on the SAN. I dropped the host machine back into the group once i had finished!
Just thought i would keep everyone posted.
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