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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EMC Isilon 410 Series END of SERVICE LIFE

DellEMC: End of Service life for the Isilon 410  Series on February 28, 2024.

After this date, DellEMC will no longer render maintenance or service on Isilon 410 models.

It is recommended to check your EMC support portal for any outstanding firmware upgrades as soon as possible!

Products affected:

  • Isilon X410
  • Isilon X210
  • Isilon NL410
  • Isilon S210

What is the difference between end of service, and end of life?

End of life is only a withdrawal from sales and marketing. Isilon X410, NL410, and S210 have been withdrawn from ...

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DELL EMC Announces VNX Storage End of Service


EMC has announced they will no longer be servicing the VNX Gen 2 storage systems after January 30th 2023. After this date, EMC will no longer provide parts or service for the VNX models listed below.

VNX 1st Gen systems (3150, 5100, 5300, 5700, 7500) were announced end-of-service-life in 2019.


EMC VNX Model  EOSL Date
VNXe1600 1/30/2023
VNX23200 1/30/2023
VNX5200 1/30/2023
VNX5400 1/30/2023
VNX5600 1/30/2023
VNX5800 1/30/2023
VNX7600 1/30/2023


Can you still use your VNX 5000 series storage even though it is End of Service? Absolutely!

It’s a common but ...

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5 Things to Consider: Hitachi Vantara Maintenance


Hitachi Vantara (recently rebranded from Hitachi Data Storage) is an industry leader in data storage solutions. When the factory warranty expires, you are left with 2 options:

  • Pay Hitachi Vantara’s lofty price tag
  • Obtain 3rd party support

Many maintenance organizations will write SLAs on storage systems they know absolutely nothing about. They are gambling that they will be able to find the expertise ...

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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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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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