Category: Dell-EMC

Dell-EMC Product Design & Administration

DECM-EA Overview

Earlier this week I defended the Dell EMC Certification Master – Enterprise Architect (DECM-EA) qualification at Dell Technologies World. Unfortunately, I did not pass. A combination of an old design and not being as well versed in Cloud-native technologies as I believed led to that result. My intention is to

Dell Technologies World – XIO X2 supports replication

Dell EMC has announced the XtremIO X2 will now support replication (metadata aware). This was always an annoying limitation of XtremIO, so it is great to see that hole plugged.

Dell Technologies World – PowerMax announced

Dell EMC has announced the next generation of the VMAX series: the PowerMax family.

Dell Technologies World – PowerEdge announcements

Dell EMC has announced the availability of the PowerEdge “xa” model (Xtreme Analytics, “xd” was Xtreme Density), where the ratio of CPU to GPU can be 1:1. They also previewed the new PowerEdge MX platform, which is slated to be released in 2H 2018. PowerEdge MX is taking the lessons

Dell Technologies World – HCI enhancements

Dell EMC has announced improvements to the VxRail and VxRack SDDC platforms.

XtremIO Firmware Upgrade

Recently I upgraded the XtremIO X-Brick in the RoundTower DemoLab to a later version. Dell-EMC requires you to open a ticket and schedule time for their support staff to do the upgrade for you. These are the steps required.

Add SSD Drives to XtremIO X-Brick

Recently I added additional SSDs to a Starter XtremIO X-Brick in the RoundTower DemoLab that was partially populated with drives. There are a series of steps you need to execute to bring the added storage online.

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