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Reading Time: 4 minutes If you have tried to apply the VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3 patch on a DellEMC PowerEdge server, you may have some kind of performance issues. The vCenter become very slow and some basic operations, including vMotion are very very slow (also more than 100 times!).

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Dell Compellent storage is an interesting solution and, before the EMC acquisition, was the main storage product in Dell portfolio. Veeam Backup and Replication offers different type of primary storage integration to improve and offload the backup process using storage snapshots (and limiting VMware snapshots only for the time needed to take a storage snapshot).

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Dell Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) is a new option for the installation of the hypervisor part, in a virtualization enviroment, or more important in a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) host! The dual SD option was already present in all PowerEdge, also in previous generations, and was a good choice to separate the hypervisor from the disks or simple use diskless based solutions. And was a good option for vSphere ESXi when servers were only used as a compute nodes.

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Dell Technologies World 2019 event is finished and it’s time to make a recap of what’s happened. You can start watching the three general sessions, available online with also a full transcript. There are some really important informations not only about the products, but also about the vision. Also there are different interviews available to learn more.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Dell(EMC) World event has been renamed last year in the Dell Technologies World Conference and has become a very very huge event and this year will be probably bigger than ever. Dell Technologies is the “umbrella” that includes all those companies: Dell, the new DellEMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, VirtuStream, VMware.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) enables centralized, automated patch and version management for VMware vSphere and offers support for VMware ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and virtual appliances. For ESXi hosts it can manage both the update and the upgrade workflows, but can also be powerful for adding custom VIB package, like for example new drivers. Usually it takes the updated files from the VMware repository, but you can also add custom repositories (or depots).

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Dell Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) is a new option for the installation of the hypervisor part, in a virtualization enviroment, or more important in a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) host! The dual SD option was already present in all PowerEdge, also in previous generations, and was a good choice to separate the hypervisor from the disks or simple use diskless based solutions. And was a good option for vSphere ESXi when servers were only used as a compute nodes.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dell EMC has probably a storage portfolio too rich and with some overlaps, due to the EMC acquisition, and I was quite sure that the Dell PowerVault MD storage series was destined for early obsolescence to be replaced by the Compellent series. But obviously, I was wrong. Dell EMC announced a new PowerVault line: Dell EMC PowerVault ME4. As the previous PowerVault MD series, also the new PowerVault ME4 (very strange name) is targeted for the specific SMB market.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Converged infrastructure operates by grouping multiple information technology (IT) components into a single, optimized computing package. Components of a converged infrastructure may include servers, data storage devices, networking equipment and software for IT infrastructure management, automation, and orchestration. Using converged systems is a way to use a building block approach for the IT infrastructure:

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dell EMC OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) is a complementary tool that provides a comprehensive, one-to-one systems management solution in two ways: from an integrated, web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) and from a command line interface (CLI) through the operating system. Usually, you should add it to each bare metal system, unless you are using other management tools. But also if you are using Open Manage Essential (OME) or similar, OMSA provide some unique and powerful features, like the access to the BIOS settings.

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