I am looking for some pointers and things to look out for when installing Unraid on a Dell Power Edge T420.
I picked up these two servers for a killer deal off of Facebook Marketplace. Will iDRAC continue to work after installing Unraid? I also read some things about needing to flash the Raid Controller. Does anyone here any experience with that, and if so is it a risky endeavor?
Any insights are appreciated!
I did find out that these were used to mine the crypto Chia, so I expect to replace all the hardrives overtime as they go out.
—————— Server A —————— Make/model: Dell PowerEdge T420 Service Tag: 4RM4P22 CPU: Xeon E5-2440 Memory: 32GB OS: Windows Server 2019 Standard Storage: About 14.5TB 2 x 1TB Dell SATA 2 x 2TB Dell SAS 2 x 2TB Dell SATA 1 x 2TB Toshiba 1 x 2TB Hitachi SATA 1 x 500GB Toshiba SATA (connected to internal SATA port) (current OS location) Also has a dedicated iDRAC Enterprise port.
—————— Server B —————— Make/model: Dell PowerEdge T420 Service Tag: 2Y59J02 CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2440 Memory: 32GB OS: Windows Server 2019 Standard Storage: About 14.3TB 2 x 3TB Dell SAS 1 x 300GB Dell SAS (current OS location) 1 x 2TB Toshiba SATA 1 x 1TB Dell SATA 1 x 1TB Seagate SATA 2 x 1TB Dell SAS 2 x 1TB Seagate SATA (connected to internal SATA ports) ——————