I had a reader email me with a few questions about Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX 2nd PERC, so I thought I’d write about it with the intent on helping others. If you have other blade-related questions (whether Dell or not) let me know and I’ll see what I can find.
The past few months have seen some long awaited new additions to Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX system. In an effort to prevent this from being an “all Dell” blog, I’ve held off writing about these new additions until today. In a quick summary, the new additions include: 2nd PERC, added support for VMware ESXi 5.5, added support for the M820 blade server and the ability to repurpose blade servers from the M1000e. Let’s dig into each of these.