Category: Hardware

Feb 14

Spectre and Meltdown – Revert back to a previous BIOS version (Dell)

Hi, with the microcode included in the BIOS updates released to address Spectre (Variant 2), CVE-2017-5715. Dell is advising that all customers should not deploy the BIOS update for the Spectre (Variant 2) vulnerability at this time. They have removed the impacted BIOS updates from our support pages and are working with Intel on a …

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Jan 30

Spectre and Meltdown – Intel identified the root cause…

Hi, just few days ago, Intel had received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates (reboot issues we reported Jan. 11). As of January 22, 2018, Intel did not recommend installing patches regarding reboot issues and unpredictable system behavior. Intel seems to have nailed the root cause of intermittent …

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Feb 08

Problem with LSI 12Gb SAS HBA card unknow with ESXi 5.1 & 5.5 (Dell)

You added a LSI 12Gb SAS card in your server (Dell R20, R630, R730 or others) and the card is unknown by the server? Here there is the solution, you can just follow the post step by step. 😉 The problem come from VMware. Basically, upgrading VMware ESXi firmwares (in 5.1 or 5.5) drops the …

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Nov 13

Test de l’ultrabook XPS sous Windows 8

Cette semaine, j’ai testé le dernier ultrabook de Dell « XPS Silver » doté du dernier système d’exploitation de Microsoft : Windows 8 (64 bits). Le but était par la même occasion de se familiariser avec la fonctionnalité « Synchroniser vos appareils » mais également d’expérimenter la réactivité de l’OS sur un disque dur SSD. Voici la description complète de la bête (configuration, temps …

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