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
Tag Archives: iDRAC
New iDRAC License Adds New Features Like Telemetry Streaming To Your Blade Servers
One very important consideration for choosing your blade server is the type of embedded management license you need. I’ve seen organizations attempt to save money by going with the low end license offering for systems management only to find out it doesn’t include a crucial feature. One such feature is the ability to see trends and get early warnings from a server before it alerts. In this blog post I’m going to talk about the iDRAC license options for Dell EMC blade servers including a comparison of the different license versions and why you may want them.
Dell Releases HTML5 and Redfish Support for iDRAC
With the launch of the new Intel CPUs, today Dell released the newest update of their iDRAC (integrated Dell Remote Access Controller) software which includes support for HTML5 (in other words, no more JAVA!!) Continue reading
5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Dell Blade Servers
Recently I’ve had to do a lot of “why Dell” presentations and it occurred to me there are a few things about Dell blade servers that many people, including Dell customers, may not know about.
Understanding Dell’s integrated Remote Management
Dell’s integrated Remote Access Controller, or iDRAC, is a great tool, but you need to make sure you purchase the version that best meets your needs. In this blog post, I’ll help clarify the pro’s and con’s of each as well as provide you an eval key to help you see what you may be missing.
A First Look at Dell’s FX Architecture
Today Dell announced a new server architecture that combines characteristics of both rack servers and blade servers into a new architecture, known as PowerEdge FX. Today I’ll give you a first look into the platform. First off – according to Dell’s Product Development team, this platform was not designed to replace Dell’s blade server portfolio. Instead it was created to help bridge the gap between blade servers and rack servers. As you look at this new infrastructure, you may ask is it really a “blade server?” I’ve always claimed if it shared power, cooling and networking, it’s a “blade server” however I’ll let you form your own opinion. Continue reading
PowerEdge VRTX CMC Licensing Details
As I noted in my original posting of the PowerEdge VRTX, the Chassis Management Controller, or CMC, is available with an “Express” license and an “Enterprise” license. To help you determine which would be best suited for your environment, check out the chart below.