Dell PowerEdge Servers EOSL (End of Service) 2022 Update

DELLEMC Poweredge End of Service Life

After EOSL date, DellEMC will no longer service the corresponding server.

This list will be updated as more models are announced end-of-service.

SPECTRA offers flexible end-of-service support solutions for your Dell Server that fits all budgets!


MFR Family Model  EOSL DATE
Dell PowerEdge R940 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R840 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R740 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R640 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R540 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R440 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R340 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R240 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R930 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R830 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R730 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R630 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R530 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R430 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R330 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R230 TBD
Dell PowerEdge R920 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R820 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R720 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R620 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R520 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R910 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R810 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R710 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R610 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R510 May 2019
Dell PowerEdge R410 May 2019

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Easy maintenance tasks for your DellEMC Isilon Nodes

Good maintenance practices are a must if you want  maximize your DELLEMC Isilon’s uptime.   There are other benefits to routine maintenance besides the obvious benefit of uptime: it can offer performance advantages.

In this post, we are giving you some simple steps to help maintain the integrity and speed of your EMC Isilon clusters.

4 Basic Maintenance Procedures:

  • Inspect the physical environment.  Monitor temperature, humidity, and power distribution unit (PDU) statistics in the area where your Isilons are ...
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White label vs Back Line Support: What is the Difference?

In this post we will talk about the differences between backline and white label support as it pertains to enterprise-level IT equipment like servers, storage and networking equipment. The two terms are very similar and often used interchangeably, but have some key differences to note as well.

White label support

Selling third party maintenance is an easy and profitable way to provide value to the your customers. When you sell used hardware, it will typically come with 30 or 90 days warranty, ...

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NetApp OnTap SysConfig Commands – Gathering hardware information


The sysconfig command in Data OnTap provides the user a physical-system view of all the hardware in the storage system.

*Please note: this will not show logical units, only physical.

This command can be useful for a number of purposes, but namely: You can see total disk shelves and disks connected to the system, Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (also referred to as the NIC – Network Interface Controller), and internal componentry like processors and memory within the filer.

Sysconfig is often confused with ...

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Thinking of buying Used IT Equipment? It’s not what you think.

This post will focus on the used server market, its portrayal in the marketplace and what to look for in a used IT hardware reseller.

In the world of IT sales, the word “gray market” is thrown around with nonchalance by sales reps at large manufacturers and large reseller partners alike. The term is misapplied, and purposely used to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt. Some sales reps will even go as far as to refer to used IT hardware as stolen/counterfeit ...

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Rack Server Vs Blade Server: Which should you get?

Organizations with intense compute needs are often faced with the decision: Rack server or blade server. This post will take a look at key differences between the 2 systems, and advantages of each. Of course, your mileage may vary depending on your application. This post is designed as a wide-angle view of each type of system.

Let’s kick it off with rack servers.

Often called chassis server,  here are examples of rack servers: ...

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Router vs. Switch: What is the difference?

Many people use the words router and switch inter-changeably. While the are similar, the reality is, they are different beasts. In this post we will keep this short and sweet, and look at a few key differences that set them apart.

The OSI Model

We first need to consider the 7-layer network architecture model, also called the OSI model. The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model is 7 individual layers that computing systems use to communicate. It was the earliest standardized model for ...

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VMWARE vSphere Essentials vs Essentials Plus: Do you need to Upgrade?

VMWare provides a bare metal hypervisor that allows you to partition your physical server into 2 or more virtual servers. This installs a layer between the bios and the operating system, and allows you to run multiple servers with multiple different types or versions of Operating systems.

bare metal hypervisor

VMWARE is designed to work with Intel/AMD based servers, like the Dell PowerEdge, and the HP ...

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Why Buy Maintenance for your IT Equipment?

You’ve worked hard to get your network and IT environment up and running and it’s running well. So, you can just leave things as-is and expect smooth sailing, right? The answer isn’t so straightforward.


To make the most out of your IT investment, it’s important to monitor and maintain it.

Think about it like this: routine maintenance on your car will only cost you a minimal amount to have a professional look through everything. However, not doing so over time can lead ...

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Limitations of buying used EMC storage – 5 Things to Consider

EMC storage is one of the most expensive investments that a business can make, and it’s not just a 1-and-done either. It will need to be refreshed when it gets too old.

It’s not uncommon for businesses to spend 5 to 6 figures on an EMC storage system, which is why some might consider buying a used system instead.

While it is a fantastic way to put tens of thousands back into your budget, there are limitations and precautions to be aware ...

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