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FixIT: Dell System Fails to Power on After Power Supply Replacement

When any maintenance issues arise in your data center, the CentricsIT FixIT experts are here to help. With this rare and unexpected Dell server issue, CentricsIT walks you through how to fix your Dell system when you've replaced a failed power supply with a known new/good one of the same part number, but your Dell system fails to power on. You know your power supply is good, and all power supply lights are green. So, your Dell system not powering on doesn’t make any sense. You know the issue doesn’t lie in the hardware you just replaced, so you need to turn to another avenue to find the solution. The Problem Causing Your Dell System to Fail to Power On? Firmware This issue does not occur often. But, when it [...]

FAQ: Dell-EMC Merger

Dell is merging with EMC – how does this affect you? As of October 12 2015, Dell announced it would be merging with EMC. The Dell-EMC merger has been named the biggest technology merger in history with a price tag set at $67 billion. With such a large deal at hand, we must assume that some changes will be made as the companies form this new epic technology conglomerate. There are many questions to be answered, and CentricsIT is here to try and bridge some of those gaps. What will be the name of the company after the merge? Earlier this month, while speaking at the EMC World in Las Vegas, Dell CEO Michael Dell revealed that the new name will be Dell Technologies. How long should I expect for the transition [...]

FixIT: USB Ports Not Working in Dell PER610 and 710 Models

Here at CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. When any IT maintenance issue arises in your data center, we are here to help. If there is an error code you can't fix, let us assist you in our monthly FixIT column. This month, we're focusing on the Front Panel USB ports not working in Dell PER610 and 710 models. This error has a simple solution for addressing the problem. If you determine that you do not have a functioning USB port, check the BIOS settings. There will be an option to enable or disable the ports; check to make sure none of the ports are disabled. If all of the ports are turned on, you can disable all and turn them back on to see if the ports just needed [...]

How We See IT: Dell 13th Generation PowerEdge

You spoke, Dell listened. Dell is launching its 13th generation PowerEdge servers. Dell has integrated several innovative features into its next line of servers and is breaking the mold with future-ready technology. This server comes equipped with the XL program—a resource for a better understanding of your hardware. The PowerEdge server is great for businesses looking for an option with unparalleled storage density, great flexibility, and dramatically faster performance speed. Features and Capabilities The Dell PowerEdge can bring you powerful solutions designed to propel your business to the next level. As the latest and greatest, you can count on the most advanced system for the PowerEdge thus far. This includes state-of-the-art performance options designed to increase speed and versatility. The first of the 13th generation of servers include: PowerEdge R730xd [...]

How We See IT: Dell PowerEdge R820

The Dell PowerEdge R820 is a high-performance server created for dense virtualization and scalability for database applications. It is a 4-socket, 2U rack server, and is a leading performer at running an extensive list of applications and virtualizing environments for enterprises large and small. The Dell PowerEdge is designed with concentrated power to enhance the application capacity in the data center. This is done by expanding your virtual environment by using the PowerEdge's memory footprint and I/O options, as well as using its processing power and flexible fabric choices. Features and Capabilities The Dell PowerEdge R820 features an Intel® Xeon® processor from the E5-4600 product family. There is up to 3 TB of memory available and 16 TB of internal storage. It is compliant with IPMI 2.0 and operates with [...]