Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers and related solutions, first announced on February 27th, 2012 (wave 2 was announced on May 14th, 2012), were designed based on feedback from 7,700 customers across the world. Dell's new systems are optimized around customer workloads and introduce significant improvements in compute performance, systems management, power efficiency, and storage / memory density.
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Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Server Notable Technologies:
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Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers Wiki Articles
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Transitioning to the 12th Generation of Dell Systems Management
OpenManage Essentials Management Console
Dell License Manager / Dell Licensing Portal
IDRAC7 - agent-free discovery, monitoring, updates
Dell Lifecycle Controller 2
Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters for Dell PowerEdge Servers
Force 10 Virtual Network Architecture
Dell Equallogic PS6110 and PS4110 Series iSCSI SAN
Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Server Whitepapers:
Consolidating OLTP Workloads on Dell™ PowerEdge™ R720 12th generation Servers
Achieving a High Performance OLTP Database using SQL Server™ and Dell™ PowerEdge™ R720 with Internal PCIe SSD Storage
Dell™ PowerEdge™ R720xd Scalability for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases
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Dell Interactive Server Demo
Get a closer look inside the 12th Generation PowerEdge Server portfolio and exploree with the new Dell Interactive Rack, Tower and Blade 3D demo tool. Turn, spin, and pull out components of our servers.
Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Server Videos:
Virtualization & Networking - What's New with Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers?
Storage + GPU - What's New with Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers?
Systems Management + Power & Cooling - What's New with Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers?
Overview of the Dell PowerEdge R720xd - 6 PCI slots, up to 26 HDD, full length GPUs
Zac Cravens, Dell OEM Solutions Mechanical Lead, shows some of the new features in the R720xd. Learn more at
Dell Hot Spare Power Supply Demo - 12th Generation Servers - R720
Dell Select Network Adapters
Brian Payne, Dell Executive Director of PowerEdge Marketing discusses Select Network Adapters. Various Dell Networking partners join the conversation as well.
Introducing the Dell Quick Resource Locator for 12th Generation Servers
A new feature that allows easy access to interactive demos and information about 12th Gen servers online using QR codes and your smart phone
How-To Customize the LCD Display on Dell 12th Gen OEM Servers
Dell OEM enhanced the LCD Takeover capabilities with our Dell 12th Generation Servers. Andrew Wilks, Dell OEM Solutions Systems Engineer , walks through how to use the LCD Takeover SDK as well as various capabilities such as adding logos, color changes, and more.