Best Practices

Tools and Information to Make Your Job Easier

Applying best practices can greatly streamline and simplify systems management and upgrades. As long-time technology partners, Dell and Microsoft have accumulated massive amounts of learning that we put at your fingertips so you can avoid unexpected downtime and costs.

Keeping an Eye on Things

Deploy, monitor and update your entire database stack, from server to operating system, database to applications, with a single set of systems management tools from Dell.

Dell™ OpenManage™ Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center provides IT administrators with a portfolio of free-of-charge software tools designed to simplify and automate essential IT tasks, including server provisioning and updates of BIOS drivers and firmware.

Seamless integration of OpenManage functionality in System Center delivers:

  • Faster deployments, less time required for testing and no additional infrastructure requirements
  • Fewer management consoles to monitor
  • Optimized control of your IT environment — hardware, software and IT services

Learn more about Dell and Microsoft Systems Management Solutions.

Protecting Your SQL Server Solution


As the fuel that drives your business, data needs to be securely protected. Your Dell | SQL Server solution offers security that helps you sleep well at night.

Business Continuity for MS SQL Server and VMware on Dell Servers

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Updating and Optimizing Your SQL Server Solution

Update & Optimize

Your SQL Server database is only as good as the servers that run it. The Dell server portfolio helps maximize database performance and offers a level of scalability not possible with legacy systems.

Consolidating Dell PowerEdge 6650 Servers on a Dell PowerEdge R905

Achieve a High-Performance OLTP Database With SQL and PowerEdge R720

Consolidate and Virtualize SQL Server on Dell Servers and Storage

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Talk to Dell About SQL Server Solutions