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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.

This page serves as an in depth technical resource and interaction point for technologies relevant to the Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation of Servers:

Contents: Wiki Articles - White Papers - Videos - Blogs - Forum & Chats - Links

Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Server Notable Technologies:

  • Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers ship in a variety of form factors:
    • Tower - T620, T420, T320, T20
    • Rack -  New R920, R820, R720, R720xd, R620, R520, R420, R320, C6220
    • Blade - M820, M620, M520, M420
    • Shared Infrastructure - Dell PowerEdge VRTX
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Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers Wiki Articles   

Systems Management



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12th Generation PowerEdge Features
Third Party Studies - Dell PowerEdge 12 Generation Servers
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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

  • 0:00-7:15 - Hot spare demo on a Dell R720
  • 7:15-8:50 - Graphing out details of hot spare power savings

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.

  • 0:00-2:52 - Dell Select Network Adapter Benefits
  • 2:53-4:14 - Broadcom Select Network Adapters
  • 4:15-5:20 - Intel Select Network Adapters
  • 5:21-6:25 - Qlogic Select Network Adapters


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.