A few weeks ago, there was a Dell blog post that provided an example of how to integrate Dell’s blade server platform running Dell’s SmartFabric Services with Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI.) Here are some of the key takeaways from that blog post. Continue reading
A Blog Post on Blade Servers Written by AI
Blade servers have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their high density, scalability, and flexibility. A blade server is a type of server that houses multiple blade modules, which are essentially self-contained servers with their own processors, memory, and storage. These modules are installed vertically in a chassis that provides power, cooling, and connectivity. Continue reading
Details of Network Partitioning on Dell PowerEdge Blade Servers
Network interface card partitioning (NPAR) allows users to minimize the implementation of physical Network interface cards (NICs) and separates Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) connections. NPAR improves bandwidth allocation, network traffic management, and utilization in virtualized and non-virtualized network environments. The number of physical servers may be fewer, but the demand for the NIC ports is more. This blog describes how to validate, enable, and configure NPAR on a Dell PowerEdge MX Platform through the server System Setup and the MX compute sled Server Templates within Dell Open Manage Enterprise – Modular (OME-M). Read the full blog here.
Dell Adds 100GbE Solution to the MX7000 Blade Server Platform
Dell has introduced two new products to enable 100GbE networking on the PowerEdge MX7000 blade server platform. These new additions will provide up to 400GbE per MX750c or MX760c blade server. Continue reading
What Would You Do if You Had Access to a Casino’s Datacenter?
I recently was reminded of the time I was left alone in a casino’s datacenter. It’s been nearly 13 years, so I thought I’d repost the article in its entirety. Enjoy. Continue reading
Backing Up the Dell PowerEdge MX7000 Settings and Configurations
As anyone knows, having a functional backup (and recovery) plan for your datacenter is vital to insuring data protection. While data protection of servers is a basic need, what about the infrastructure that supports it? In the blade server world, the infrastructure is the chassis, management and switches. In this post, I’ll discuss best practices for backing up the settings and configurations of the Dell PowerEdge MX7000 infrastructure. Continue reading
Dell Announces PowerEdge MX760c Blade Server
Today Dell Technologies announced the next generation of the PowerEdge blade server – the PowerEdge MX760c. In this blog post, I’ll highlight the details of this new blade server.
Cisco Announces UCS X210c M7 and UCS X410c M7 Blade Servers
As expected, I’m starting to see the blade server vendors unveil their next generations of product based in the 4th Generation Intel Xeon SP CPUs. It looks like Cisco was first to announce, as I haven’t seen any other blade server vendor announce. In today’s blog post, I’ll highlight what’s been released about Cisco’s latest announcements. Continue reading
Intel Announces 4th Generation Xeon Scalable CPU
Today Intel officially announced the 4th Generation Xeon CPU, formerly known as “Sapphire Rapids.” Here’s the list of all 47 CPU bins. Continue reading
2022 – Year in Review
As my final blog post of the year, I always like taking a look into my 2022 metrics. It’s fun to see what people search for, and where they come from, so here’s what I found. Before I begin, let me say thank you! I appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to read this simple little blog on blade servers. While I’d love to be the next ServeTheHome, I’m happy with continuing to provide blade server news as my little hobby. Continue reading