Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


I recommend that you first try replacing the power cord, if that doesn't work try replacing the power supply.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 16, 2017 | 484 views


Resetting the power supplies isn't necessary. Once one of the ptwo power supplies fails, the second power supply automatically takes over. Also, there isn't a need to power down the system to change the supplies as long as you change them one at a time.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015 | 485 views


> it does detect it on controller initiation.

Even when the drive is not spinning, it will identify itself (manufacturer, capacity) when queried. So, it's possible that it "checks-in", but files/directories on it cannot be read.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on May 26, 2015 | 483 views


Check the IDE or SCSI cables for the hard drives and the dc drive and make sure there seated in there respected slots firm and don't move or work there way out.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015 | 324 views


Sounds like your disk is disconnected or crashed.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 10, 2014 | 461 views


Motherboard is toast!

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Mar 19, 2014 | 444 views


On page 7 and 8 there is a diagram about the different lights.

ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_poweredge/poweredge-xeo2600_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 27, 2014 | 274 views


  1. Can you access the Bios configuration on boot by pressing F2? Check the setting
  2. By load up do you mean your server software does not boot? use F10 on post from the utility partition main menu under Run System Utilities.
  3. Is the server working with RAID? Press CTRL + R and check the RAID
I am not going to say check all the cables because I am sure you will have already?!?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 01, 2013 | 131 views


Orange blinking light means a component failure.
I had a cooling fan failure and this caused the orange light. When there is a failed fan the other fans RPM is increased to compensate. Is the server fan noise excessive?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 01, 2013 | 359 views


If you have a RAID remove all the drives use some canned air in the RAID cage and replace the drives. Turn the unit on and listen to the drive(s). Are they spinning? Are they making a clanking sound? (bad) if both are bad you will have to replace them and restore from a backup.
If you have a single boot drive do the same thing listen. If you have spin but still fails check the sas or sata cable. Unplug it then plug it back in of both sides with the power off.
If still no good the drive might be bad and you will have to replace it and then restore from a backup.
Hope this helps.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013 | 46 views


It simply needs an os

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 30, 2013 | 124 views


Hello the homepage is here:

http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/ussoho1/Product/poweredge-xeo2600

Whats the fault ?

Does it show a code on screen ?

Good luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 29, 2012 | 149 views


The easiest way is use a KVM switch. It is not networking, but they are handy just for that reason. They it allows you to use 1 keyboard, 1 monitor, and 1 mouse for 2 or more machines.

Look for something like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817107419

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Oct 07, 2012 | 51 views


Yes. Verify that it is RAID 5 in your RAID config utility, and swap. It may take a larger drive, but you would lose the extra space. Util should indicate either way.

Best practice is to use identical.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 29, 2012 | 87 views


Iam wondering . how did you install OS in your Failed Hardware.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 11, 2012 | 40 views


Clear CMOS

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 06, 2012 | 184 views


Dell provides lifetime tech support for all PE servers. Call them at 800-945-3355 and give them the service tag or express service code from the server. If it can be done, they will tell you how.
Good luck!

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Mar 08, 2012 | 170 views


The PE26x0 series was many server-line generations ago, thus booting from USB devices was not available at that time, thus it will not work today either. This includes USB based bootable devices (i.e. bootable USB key, DVD ROM..etc).


Even with the latest BIOS A21 for the PE2650, there is no support for bootable USB devices.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Mar 06, 2012 | 347 views


Yes definitely, linux is mainly used as a server these days.
You can find much more information regarding Linux on Dell machines on the following web site: http://domsch.com/linux/
Hope it helps.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Dec 31, 2011 | 59 views

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