How To: Replacing A Failed PERC Card in a Dell Poweredge System

This blog will bring you through the process of replacing a failed PERC card in a Dell Poweredge system. This process is identical for the PERC5 and older, however, PERC4 and earlier controllers will use a different configuration utility. First, remove the failed card from the system and put the replacement card in. Power on the system. There are several different ways that a new card can beh…

Velocity Tech Solutions is here to Help You Achieve Ginormous Success

At Velocity Tech Solutions our purpose and passion is to help our customers achieve ginormous success through communication, education, and execution. As a technology company we strive to deliver the product, educate our customers on how IT can enable their business goals, and find extended value in their IT investment through offering refurbished options to stretch their budget. A little…

Buying Refurbished Hardware: The Economical, Reliable, and Overall Smart Choice

As a society, we hold a stigma that new products are substantially better than ones that we have had for just a few years. We see this trend with laptops, phones, cars, etc. But, the reality of the market is, you don’t need the newest of the new, this is just what the large corporations and their advertising teams want you to believe. There are many individuals that have found perfect happiness…

How To: Velocity's Guide to IDRAC Configuration and Usage

In this installment of the How To series by Velocity Tech Solutions, we take you through the steps to configure your IDRAC information so that it is accessible and then take you through how to access your IDRAC once it can be found in your network.Configuration: First, you need to configure your IDRAC IP information in order to make it accessible on your network by following these steps.For Gener…

Why You Should Use 3rd Party Maintenance For Your IT Assets

The short answer: MONEY. We all want to look like heroes and save our companies thousands of dollars each year but, more often than not, we become the goat, the butt of all jokes, the one who fell for the scam. You find out that in the long run the service is so bad that you end up spending more money per incident because you got what you paid for. However, most buyers who utilize…

How To: Run Onboard Diagnostics for the Dell Generation 11 and Up Servers

Built into the lifecycle controller; the Dell, generation 11 and up, servers come with onboard diagnostics that can be used to test almost all of the hardware within the system. The first thing you need to do in order to reach the onboard diagnostics is to boot into the lifecycle controller; to do this press f10 while the system is going through its POST process. It will start by saying, "press f…