PowerEdge R905 Rack Server

PowerEdge R905 Rack Server
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Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter
What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console?
What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter?
What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure?
With the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
  • Get deep-level detail from Dell servers for inventory, monitoring and alerting— all from within vCenter
  • Deploy BIOS and firmware updates to Dell servers from within vCenter
  • Build hardware and hypervisor profiles and deploy any combination of the two on bare-metal Dell PowerEdge servers without a preboot execution environment (PXE)
  • Automatically perform Dell-recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
  • Access Dell hardware warranty information online
And, to give you even more power, we deliver our plug-in as a virtual appliance. That makes it easier to deploy and configure and offers integration directly into the vCenter console, providing more information inside of vCenter itself — unlike many other vendors who provide only "link-and-launch" capabilities to point to their own proprietary consoles.
The combination of the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter and the revolutionary embedded management features offered by Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller in Dell PowerEdge servers gives you an unmatched level of integration between vCenter and your server hardware.
VMware®  vSphereTM  4 uses the power of virtualization to help transform data centers into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures. Dell is committed to driving complexity from enterprise computing, including virtual infrastructure. Together, Dell and VMware deliver efficient virtual infrastructure solutions that are fast to deploy and easy to manage, so you can:
  • Drive new levels of efficiency through consolidation and management automation
  • Increase IT control of the quality of service through service level automation
  • Achieve the flexibility to easily adapt to changing requirements

Microsoft SQL Server

Optimize for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Dell can provide a complete, integrated, tested and supported solution for SQL Server®  2005 Configurations including the servers, storage, operating system, systems management and range of available servers, as well as the SQL Server 2005 operating system itself, all geared toward delivering the performance, manageability, and value required in a database environment.

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Optimize for Oracle Database 10g

Dell works hand-in-hand with Oracle engineers to help ensure compliance with IT best practices. We provide solutions that integrate software, systems management, services, and storage from leaders in the industry: Dell, Oracle and EMC. The entire solution stack is pre-engineered, tested and validated, to provide customers with complete ready to use Oracle database solutions on Red Hat®  Linux®  or Microsoft®  Windows Server®  2008.

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Server Consolidation

Server Consolidation

Dell offers the tools, products and services needed to help address the key stages of server consolidation, including the critical first step of preparing a business analysis to determine an estimated return on investment.

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