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Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerabilities

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer.  Malicious programs can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs obtaining passwords, logon details and what was once thought to be […]

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Remaining Rated Write Endurance 0%

My Dell PowerEdge R630 users have reported slowdowns. Investigating did not show any issues. After a support request with Dell it was mentioned that the SSD drives I’m using are known to exhibit issues of slowdowns due to timing problems. This has been addressed with a firmware upgrade. The drives being used are configured in a RAID10 under the PERC […]


Reset Equallogic to Default Settings

While its fresh on / in my mind I will share with you. It was time to reset my Dell, Equallogic Storage Array. I am in the middle of troubleshooting some issues and its for the best. The steps are simple so I will just put them out here. Sorry no frills. To reset the Dell, Equallogic Storage […]

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Dirty Cache – Dell, Equallogic Storage Array

Dirty Cache – Dell, Equallogic Storage Array I hope you never encounter such an issue, but if you found yourself searching for a method to get online you’re in luck. Symptoms: Equallogic Storage Array  no longer responds to pings iSCSI attached volumes have all gone offline Unable to access the Equallogic Storage Array using SAN HQ […]

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Dell Equallogic PS Series – Undocumented Commands

Disclaimer: The following set of commands are used by Internal staff at Dell EqualLogic. These commands are for use only by EqualLogic Technical Support personnel. Do not use a support command without instruction from Technical Support Now for the fun commands you’ve been looking for: Launch Support Mode support exec bash To enter a BASH shell […]

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Disable hyper-threading on a Poweredge R720xd

I was asked to disable hyper-threading on one of our Dell PowerEdge R720XD servers. Looking in the BIOS it doesn’t stand out as an option however it does exist. You simply need to select the logical processor setting and set its value to disable and this will in turn disable hyper-threading, because it will only report one logical […]