PERC PowerEdge RAID Controller types for Dell Servers

As Storage demands expand and processing loads grow, it becomes increasingly more difficult for administrators to achieve maximum performance from their applications. The newest line of Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) cards offer unmatched I/O performance for database applications, streaming digital media environments and storage intensive applications.

 

 

Key Features for the Series-10, 12Gb/s SAS PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC):

  • PCI-Express Gen3.0 support & 12Gb/s SAS (SAS 3.0) host interface
  • 8GB NV Flash Backed Cache on the H740P & H840
  • Significantly increased IOPs performance & throughput performance capability
  • Capable of RAID as well as Non-RAID (JBOD Mode) operations
Model Interface Support PCI Support SAS Connectors Cache Memory Size Write Back Cache RAID Levels Max Drive Support RAID Support
PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) Series 10
PERC H840 Adapter  12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 External 8GB NV Flash Backed Cache  0,1,5,6,10,50,60  255  Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA
 PERC H740P Adapter 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 8GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 32 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA Internal
S140 Software RAID 6Gb/s SATA N/A N/A No Cache No Cache 0,1,5,10 8  Software RAID – Windows Only
PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) Series 9
PERC H830 Adapter 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 External 2GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 255 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA
PERC H730P Adapter 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 Internal 2GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 32 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA
PERC H730P Mini Mono 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 Internal 2GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 32 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA
PERC H730P Mini Blade 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 Internal 2GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 32 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA
PERC H730 Adapter 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 Internal 1GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 32 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA
PERC H730 Mini Mono 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 Internal 1GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 32 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA
PERC H730 Mini Blade 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 1×4 Internal 1GB NV Flash Backed Cache 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 32 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA
PERC H330 Adapter 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 Internal No Cache No Cache 0,1,5,10,50 16 RAID, 32 Non-RAID Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA for R5/R50 performance with no controller cache
PERC H330 Mini Mono 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 Internal No Cache No Cache 0,1,5,10,50 16 RAID, 32 Non-RAID Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA R5/R50 performance with no controller cache
PERC H330 Mini Blade 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 Internal No Cache No Cache 0,1,5,10,50 8 Hardware RAID
6Gb/s SATA R5/R50 performance with no controller cache
S130 Software RAID 6Gb/s SATA N/A N/A No Cache No Cache 0,1,5,10 8 Software RAID – Windows Only
12Gbps SAS Ext. HBA 12Gb/s SAS PCI-Express 3.0 2×4 External No Cache No Cache No RAID Pass-Thru Only 255 No RAID Pass-Thru Only

 

Please check below link for list of legacy RAID Controllers:

Link : http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln292279/perc-poweredge-raid-controller-types-for-dell-servers?lang=en

 

 

How to license Windows server using command line utility

Error in Server manager: “Installation of the Proof of Purchase from the ACPI table failed. Error code: 0xC004F057”

PS: Even after performing the below steps user use to get the same message in server manager event log. To resolve this, we have to enter the below registry settings:

Using Regedit, traverse to the following location:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform

Add a new DWORD registry named “BiosPkeyOptions” & set the Value Data to “1”

 

The following error is being received “Installation of the Proof of Purchase from the ACPI table failed. Error code: 0xC004F057”.

This issue can occur due to the build process and key used when initially building the system at the factory. It appears to only occur with Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.

The solution is to re-register with the product key received when purchasing the server. This can be done by using slgmgr.vbs

The following will be done from an administrative command prompt

 

Enter slmgr /upk

 

A prompt will appear stating the product key was uninstalled

 

Enter slmgr /cpky

 

A prompt will appear stating the key was cleared from the registry

 

Enter slmgr /rearm

 

A prompt will appear saying the command was successful and a reboot is needed

 

Reboot the system.

Upon logging back into the system after a reboot, enter your product key using slmgr /ipk <product key here>

 

Installing the key is not enough. It needs to be activated.

To activate windows use slmgr /ato

 

slmgr /ato connects to Microsoft clearing house and activates the installed license key.

The error should no longer occur on the system and you should now be activated with the proper license key.