Dell EMC Service Tag Lookup: How to find Warranty & Configuration Info

Every server and storage product sold by Dell has 2 unique identifiers: a serial number and a service tag number.

In most cases, the service tag is located on the front of the server or storage system. It is a small tag that tucks cleanly into the face of the system, and needs to be pulled out to display the service tag, the express service code, the date of manufacture, and a QR code (on more recent models) that will take ...

Continue Reading →

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 ...
Continue Reading →

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 ...

Continue Reading →

Los Angeles Data Center IT Asset Disposal

 

Disposal of IT Assets


When it comes time to upgrade your hardware, you need a service that guarantees a secure data erasure, and safely destroys all existing data on the systems you are migrating from.

Spectra has provided these services, and more for data centers and private equipment sellers for over 40 years.

We regularly decommission, and properly dispose of all IT assets: servers, storage, and networking equipment.  We provide local asset disposition service in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, ...

Continue Reading →

EMC VNX Unisphere: Work-Around for Blocked Adobe Flash

What a design flaw in Unisphere! EMC never saw this coming.

As you probably know since you are here, Adobe has disabled the use of the web extension, Adobe Flash, due to security vulnerabilities. Flash was a key component EMC built off of to access Unisphere. With Flash disabled, there are a ton of customer left stranded with no access to the operating system of their storage system.

Even as of today, EMC has not published an official solution for this problem, ...

Continue Reading →

Sell Us Your Used EMC Storage!

If you are looking to sell used EMC storage system, then look no further! We buy and sell all types of data storage systems and we will work with you to find the best offer for your equipment.

 


 

 

Our company is located in Orange County, California and we do business across North America. Contact us today if you would like more information about how ...

Continue Reading →

END OF LIFE Is NOT the End for your Storage System!

Though the major manufacturers (EMC, Hitachi, NetApp, IBM and HPE alike) will say otherwise, rest assured that EOL doesn’t = “dead.”  While it can vary from vendor to vendor, EOL is basically the point in the product’s life where the manufacturer has stopped selling it, and moves it to support-only. EOL just means you need to make an adjustment to the way your organization should approach hardware support and maintenance solutions when your renewal comes up.

If your objective is to ...

Continue Reading →

How to: Generate ISI Gather from EMC Isilon

When working with your support provider to troubleshoot an issue with your Isilon nodes, you may be asked to send your cluster’s log and configuration files. These files will help your support provider determine what is wrong. The file is large, often 1GB+, so it takes a few minutes to prepare it.

You’ll need to run an “ISI Gather” to collect this information. This process creates an archive file that contains all of your cluster’s log and configuration information.

To start this ...

Continue Reading →

EMC End-of-Serivce-Life (EOSL) Tracker – Updated!

Now updated for 2020!

The End of Service Life (EOSL) date denotes when EMC will discontinue all support of that specific model.

Just because the model is no longer sold by the manufacturer does not make it any less effective or reilable. There are a variety of options for you to extend the life of your equipment, and use that IT budget for things you actually need, not things EMC tells you that you need.

If you are planning on utilizing the machine ...

Continue Reading →
Page 1 of 2 12