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Meltdown and Spectre – My update experiences on Windows

I’m intending to keep adding to this post as I find out new things and update more devices. This is primarily to aid me in tracking things I’ve done, what’s changed, and what’s still to do. Hopefully others might find … Continue reading

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Replace SSL Certificate in Dell OpenManage Server Assistant 7.3

Dell OpenManager Server Assistant is hardware health monitoring and configuration software that can be installed onto PowerEdge servers. It is very useful as it lets you see details of the hardware, along with any faults, plus can be used to … Continue reading

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Dell PowerEdge Processor and Memory selector tool

Just found this, helps to ensure that your RAM doesn’t end up running slower than you expected: Dell PowerEdge Processor and Memory selector. Best of all it does include the latest Intel E5-2600v2 series CPUs, though it’s not using the … Continue reading

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Dell R720 E5-2690 and VMware EVC Mode Sandy Bridge

This isn’t actually specific to either a Dell PowerEdge R720 or an E5-2690 CPU, any system with an E5-2600 series CPU will likely be in scope of this post. The trick to getting your VMs to change their EVC mode … Continue reading

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VMware ESX 4.1 install onto Dell R720 via iDRAC 7 Enterprise

Bit of a fiddle as the ISO of ESX 4.1 update 2 does not contain any suitable network drivers for the R720. This causes it to fail. On other servers, at least the onboard NIC has been detected, so I’ve … Continue reading

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Just received new Dell R720 VMware hosts

Have just taken delivery of ten Dell R720 servers, spec as follows: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.90GHz CPUs (8 core, 20M cache, 8GT/s) 192GB RAM (1600MHz RDIMMs, 12 x 16GB sticks so will run at full speed) Emulex LPe12002-E … Continue reading

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Import Dell SNMP MIBs into HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)

Download the latest “Dell MIBs for Poweredge” (currently v6.5) from Dell’s support website. Extract the files and copy the .mib files onto your HP SIM server, into the following folder: C:\Program Files\HP\Systems Insight Manager\mibs Open a command prompt (I used an … Continue reading

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