Dell Poweredge™ / Microsoft Windows Server® OS Support Matrix

Source Dell TechCenter.

This PDF shows the entire Dell Poweredge™ / Microsoft Windows Server® OS Support Matrix.

You can download the document here.

Dell supported NICs for KDNET in Windows Server 2012

Dell published a blogpost today, where they listed all of their supported Network Cards for KDNET (Kernal Debugging over Network).

To find the list of cards please click here.

Dell PowerEdge Servers and Windows Server 2012R2 – Hyper-V Storage Quality of Service

Original post from Dell TechCenter global.

Microsoft has added a number of new features and capabilities to Windows Server 2012R2, as well as updated many as well.

Dell PowerEdge servers, such as the Dell PowerEdge R620 and R720, support Windows Hyper-V, and Dell also offers the Hyper-V role installed (if selected during purchase) when a server has a factory-installed OS (http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2013/11/21/the-top-5-reasons-to-buy-a-dell-factory-installed-oem-operating-system-when-you-purchase-a-new-dell-server.aspx ).

Dell PowerEdge servers can take full advantage of these new capabilities. Storage QOS was developed to prevent any single VM or set of VMs from taking over all the storage bandwidth used by the VHDs in a server.

Read the complete blog here.

Dell and Microsoft clustered Storage Spaces on PowerEdge VRTX

Dell recently published a blog, where they explained Clustered Storage Spaces support with PowerEdge VRTX. Please be aware that Dell not supports Storage Spaces on VRTX because it’s uses a shared RAID Controller.

To read more about the requirements for Storage Spaces please consult MSDN and read blogpost “How to Configure a Clustered Storage Space in Windows Server 2012

Please remember, if you want to run your cluster on a shared RAID (maybe for Hyper-V) or Direct Attached Storage you need to configure it in Windows registry. You can find my PowerShell Script, to configure it here.

To read the original Dell TechCenter blogpost, please click here.

Edit note:

Thank you Paul giving me advice on my mistake 🙂