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  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of biosdevname 0.6.0

    (Posted on behalf of Jordan Hargrave.) Biosdevname is a utility used to help map Linux Ethernet devices to their physical location in a system. Traditionally in Linux, ethernet devices have been named ethX, which may or may not correspond to the Lan-on-Motherboard (LOM) numbering in the system. Biosdevname...
  • Blog Post: Dell TechCenter Rockstar Interview #15: Marius Sandbu

    In this interview series we will introduce IT Professionals selected for this year’s Dell TechCenter (DTC) Rockstar Program. This program recognizes independent experts, Dell customers and employees for their significant positive impact on Dell TechCenter, blogs and social media when discussing...
  • Blog Post: Configuring timestamps in logs on DELL Force10 switches

    The following blog post is from Didier Van Hoye , a Technical Architect, Dell TechCenter Rockstar and avid blogger . When you get your Force10 switches up and running and are about to configure them you might notice that, when looking at the logs, the default timestamp is the time passed since the...
  • Blog Post: Dell User Forum Video Chats with the Experts

    Dell User Forum is next week in sunny Miami Florida, June 24-26 (register at www.delluserforum.com ) At Dell user Forum, you can test drive new features with the experts in the hands-on labs, learn about the future of the datacenter in keynotes, and get technical with our engineers in the breakout...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the New Dell Storage Compatibility Matrix

    Today, we are making some changes to the way we publish our compatibility matrix documents for our SC Series (Compellent), PS Series (EqualLogic) and FS Series storage array products. To date, we have maintained separate compatibility documents for Compellent and EqualLogic based solutions. FS8600 (Compellent...
  • Blog Post: Dell outperforms Cisco UCS in East-West network performance

    The growth of virtualization has led to a tremendous rise in network traffic between servers, commonly referred to as East / West traffic. Migration of heavily loaded virtual machines (VMs) between hosts can fill even today's 10 gigabit pipes. So, East / West traffic performance is increasingly important...
  • Blog Post: SR-IOV feature enhancements in VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5

    What is SR-IOV? SR-IOV is a standard that can present single PCIe device (this is called Physical Function) as multiple independent PCIe devices (each one is called Virtual Function) to Operating Systems and hypervisors. As VMware started supporting SR-IOV (Single Root IO Virtualization) feature...
  • Blog Post: Simplifying Dell Networking Technology with Dell’s QRL Code

    Introduced with Dell 12 th generation PowerEdge servers, Dell’s Quick Resource Locator (QRL) code has become a valuable resource providing you instant access to the information you need, when you need it most, including: How-to videos – concise and detailed step-by-step component...
  • Blog Post: Dell Networking at Networking Tech Field Day 2

    Dell Networking is very excited to host Networking Field Day 2 on Friday, October 28 from 4-6PM PT. Steve Foskett of Gestalt IT is leading a diverse group of networking bloggers for what will surely be a lively discussion on the latest in networking trends. During which, we will go in depth Dell &...
  • Blog Post: EqualLogic User Conference 2010 Sneak Peak

    The EqualLogic user conference is all set to kick-off next week on October 4th. The session schedule is out and let me tell you it is packed with tons of great topics. Let me give you a sneak peak into some of the session topics. We are going to kick things off on Monday with a Hands-on lab covering...
  • Blog Post: Featured Video of the Week: 10Gb Cabling Options

    It's that time of the week again...it's the new VIDEO OF THE WEEK!!!!!!! This week we have Jason Echols from Dell's Product Group team. Jason will be covering some of the newer cabling options for your 10Gb solutions. He also covers some of the older options, such as XFP and CX4 connections...
  • Blog Post: Dell Networking at Dell Storage Forum 2012 in London January 9-12, 2012

    The Dell Networking team is excited to take part in this year’s first Dell Storage Forum next week in London. Throughout the week, Dell will take customers through the Fluid Data architecture with demonstrations of our flexible platforms and highly scalable file systems. When paired with Dell’s...
  • Blog Post: Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers - What Customers are Saying + Dell TechCenter Resources

    Earlier today, Dell revealed the 12th Generation of PowerEdge servers at a San Francisco press conference led by Dell Chief Executive Officer, Michael Dell. At the press event, Dell shared how the new servers were designed with customer needs in mind, whether that means making servers less time consuming...
  • Blog Post: Cut campus network deployment time from days to hours

    Does this sound familiar? New user growth or business objective requires a new switch install. Whether the installation is a wiring closet or a rack, enter the traditional upgrade cycle: plan and budget ahead for what is needed; purchase; alert your users that the network will undergo maintenance for...
  • Blog Post: Converged Network Adapter works out of the box with RHEL 6.1

    Posted on behalf of Narayanan D from Dell's Enterprise Linux Engineering team Dell offers Qlogic, Emulex and Brocade converged network adapter (CNA) with PowerEdge servers. These Converged Network Adapters support simultaneous LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) Dell and its partners have ensured...
  • Blog Post: Solutions by Engineers for Engineers Present Dell Design Principles for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

    Meet Ryan Weldon , Dell Virtualization Solutions Engineering Hyper-V lead. He is helping Dell simplify IT with best practice for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V in Dell’s solution stack. He has put together a wiki page at the Dell TechCenter on a Hyper-V R2 lab configuration describing...
  • Blog Post: IPMI-KCS Interrupt Support on 12G Servers on Linux OSes

    Posted on behalf of Srinivas Gowda from Dell Linux Engineering Team Dell recently announced 12 th Generation PowerEdge Servers . It supports host of new features and Hardware. One such hardware feature is to use KCS interrupts for IPMI communication from Linux OS to Baseboard Management Controller...
  • Blog Post: Dell is Business Ready for 10 Gigabit Environments

    The Dell Virtualization Solutions Engineering team recently released Business Ready Configurations around Dell PowerEdge Blade Servers , EqualLogic Storage Arrays , and VMware vSphere 4 in a 10Gb environment. The accompanying Reference Architecture Guide provides step-by-step instructions on the deployment...
  • Blog Post: Scaling out your virtual infrastructure with multiple Dell vStarts

    This post was written by James Meeker, Global Product Marketing Manager - vStart Many users are faced with the challenge of scaling out their virtualized data center infrastructure. Our approach of providing virtualization building blocks called vStarts, is an innovative way to quickly stand up a...
  • Blog Post: My First SXSW Interactive - the Value of Social

    At first I was going to link-bait you with a title of "My awful SXSWi Experience" and then use sarcasm to tell my story. I've already seen enough of those, so decided to just tell an honest story of my experience and the value of connections made with real people in the real world. I've...
  • Blog Post: Dell and 10GbE at VMworld 2009 - Do not Confuse 10GbE as Unified Fabric.

    Let’s start off by stating that Unified Fabric is not 10GbE alone. Unified Fabric can be defined as a wire-once backbone that unifies computing and I/O resources. And this includes the complete integration of 10GbE, iSCSI , and FCoE . The main idea is that 10GbE can provide the infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Dell’s Approach to Network Virtualization: Converged Infrastructure with VxLAN, NVGRE, and OpenFlow

    This post was written by Geng Lin, CTO, Networking Business, Dell Inc. Recently the networking industry has seen some significant developments in virtual networking capabilities in hypervisor environments. In August, a team of companies led by VMWare announced a draft IETF (Internet Engineering Task...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 on Dell PowerEdge servers

    Dell has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 on Dell PowerEdge servers Starting June, 2013 The RHEL6.4 will have Dell OpenManage 7.3 support The RHEL 6.4 will be offered as a Factory Installed Operating System on Dell PowerEdge servers Red Hat Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Meaningful names for network devices in RHEL 6.1 on Dell systems

    Posted on behalf of Narayanan D from Dell's Enterprise Linux Engineering team. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 1 (RHEL 6.1) that is now available from Red Hat implements a new naming convention for network interfaces. The ‘biosdevname’ udev helper utility, developed by Dell and released...
  • Blog Post: The Latest In Ethernet Technology: Data Center Bridging (DCB)

    The following post was authored by Gary Gumanow (Product Marketing Senior Consultant, EqualLogic). At Interop Fall 2010 Dell is demonstrating the latest in Ethernet technology, Data Center Bridging (DCB), which are a recently ratified IEEE (eye-triple-e) group of standards to ensure quality of service...