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Oh, no I lost your number! SEDs Save Data

The loss of data is a concern for pretty much everyone. It can affect you and your business in many ways. Inability to find data can affect being able to call people, treat patients, produce products, fill orders, send invoices, and much more. Taking measures to keep this from happening is a prudent step toward avoiding downtime and having peace of mind. One effective step you can take…

TechTip #16: How to Configure a PERC H730

To start in order to access the raid configuration utility you will need to boot the system and during POST press Ctrl+R when POST references the PowerEdge Expandable Raid Controller. Virtual Disk Management Once booted into the configuration utility you will initially be greeted by the Virtual DiskManagement screen which is where all of the disk groups and virtual disks created on…

TechTip #15: How to Import and Export IDRAC Licenses

Welcome to this week's How To blog on how to import and export IDRAC licenses! We appreciate you stopping by our blog and hope you find the information that you are looking for. First, you are going to login to the IDRAC from a browser using the default username and password.  Username: root Password: calvin Once you are logged in, you will click on the "licenses"…

TechTip #14: How to Optimize the Memory Layout for Dell PowerEdge R710

Today, we are going to be going over optimized memory layouts for the Dell R710 server. The Dell R710 runs memory in a triple channel configuration and can be run in a single and dual processor setup. For an ideal setup you would run sets of three sticks for each processor and match across both processors as well. So you would be populating A1, A2, A3 and B1, B2, B3 with the same sticks and fo…

TechTip #13: How to Differentiate Between DAS, NAS, and SAN Storage Systems

Today we’re going to be going over the key differences between DAS, NAS and SAN storage devices.DAS storage: DAS stands for Direct Attached Storage and covers storage devices that are directly cabled to or internally within your computer system. Examples of DAS devices would be IDE, SATA, and SAS drives. DAS will work as block level storage and has to be initialized and formatted within your OS fo…

TechTip #12: How to Create Your Own Dell Update Repository

Today, we’re going to go through the process of creating your own update repository for Dell servers-Generation 11 and up. To start, you’re going to need a standalone computer that you will use as the CIFS file share computer. You’re also going to need all of the update files which can be found as a downloadable ISO from dells driver pages. These pages have the firmware for all generation 11-13…