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 ...

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PURE STORAGE: Common Commands

Pure Storage systems can be a burden to administrate at times. If you don’t have the commands in a spot where you can easily access them, well, good luck. It can take a while to look up these up.

To help our wonderful PURE support clients, we have compiled a short list of commonly used show commands for PURE Storage systems,  which will mostly display detailed information about your system and its status. If there are any we ...

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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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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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HPE 3PAR 7000 End of Service Announcement: EOSL 2022

 

HPE will officially retire the 3PAR 7200 and 3PAR 7400 systems October 31, 2022.

 

After this date, HPE will not renew any maintenance contracts, or answer service calls on any 7000 series system. Your options are:

  1. Retire the system, and migrate to a new system
  2. Obtain 3rd party maintenance for your 3PAR 7000 series storage system.
  3. Run the machine with no support.

3PAR 7000 series was first launched in 2014 as HP’s first product line  after the acquisition of 3PAR systems. HP named the equipment ...

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Say Goodbye To NetApp Support: End of Service Life

 

It is never a matter of “if” but “when” NetApp announces End of Service or End of life for your storage systems. When that time comes, it is time to take a look at what your options are.

 

Let’s take a look at the difference between the 2 terms:

  1. Netapp End of Life: The product will not be receiving any new features, bug fixes or security updates after the announced date. The machine can still remain on NetApp Manufacturer Support, and will ...
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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, ...

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5 Simple Tips for Self-Maintaining Your IT Hardware

Maintaining your out-of-support IT systems can be an arduous task. The right personnel and the right tools for the job can ease the burden. After all, not everyone has the money carved out for maintenance contracts in their annual budget especially in these times.

 

 

Have you heard the saying: when you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras? Same principle ...

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HITACHI HUS: Replace a failed disk

Replacing a disk on a Hitachi AMS 2000 or HUS 100 series system is quite simple. These arrays are equipped with an automatic failover and copyback, so it is important to know how many hot spares you have in your array.

If this is a solitary failure in the array, that is a best-case scenario for a failed disk.

  • Look for confluence between the physical array, and your Hitachi Hitachi Storage Navigator terminal. The array should light up red on the disk ...
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