Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How to Mute a Dell Server from Beeping

Q: We have a Dell Server running Windows Server 2003.  One of the drives failed, so it started beeping.  While we troubleshoot the drive we'd like to silence the beeping.
A: Open the Dell Server Administrator website typically hosted at https://<servername>:1311 - From there expand system, storage and click on the raid controller.  Now Click on Information/Configuration at the top.  From there look for "Controller Tasks" and in the drop down you should see "Disable Alarm" and "Quiet Alarm" as available options. Select one and click Execute Task.