Whether you’re getting started with your first PowerEdge M-Series blades or looking for tips to optimize a farm you already have, Blades Tech Articles and Answers is the destination to connect with resources and peers. Even if you’re not able to attend any of these three live ask-the-expert chats, you can still submit your questions ahead of time to the featured speaker by starting a thread on the bottom of these chat pages. Then check back at your convenience, and view the transcript to see what the attendees had to say.

Recent TechCenter Activities

  • Attendees at last week’s live chat Performance of Hyper-V VMs got an early peek into an upcoming white paper’s findings on driving and measuring performance of a quad socket, multi-core server with a Dell EqualLogic iSCSI array, Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2008 hosting multiple instances of the DVD Store online e-commerce test application.
  • Heard the letters HPCC but looking to find out what they stand for beyond just hundreds of servers lashed together? Check out the introduction to HPCC by Jeff Layton.
  • The TechCenter is now on Twitter for those of you looking to keep a closer watch on our chats and postings. And we’re going to use it to cover what we’re doing at VMworld next week.

Favorite of the Week

  • Guess what platform was recently certified under Microsoft’s Software Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) for running applications like Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Sharepoint? It’s ESX 3.5 Update 2!
  • As there are multiple package options to get OpenManage 5.4, some of our members started the OpenManage Downloads Explained page.

Getting to Know the Dell TechCenter

  • A destination for peer-to-peer sharing of best practices on Dell enterprise products
  • Technical discussions around solving business problems—design, not support
  • Open-ended and inviting contributions from the TechCenter staff
  • Dedicating three weeks toward featuring a customer-centered topic
  • Looking for ways to keep up with your areas of interest on the TechCenter? Check out the options on the Blog-Chat-RSS page and the video site walk-through
  • Dell TechCenter is also now on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DellTechCenter
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