The DELL generation 13 servers are blazingly fast and capable servers. That’s has been well documented by now and more and more people are experiencing it themselves. These are my current preferred servers due to the best value in the market for hard core, no nonsense, high performance virtualization with Hyper-V.
They also have better boot/reboot speeds than the previous generations with UEFI. We noticed this during deployment and testing. So we decided to informally check how much things have improved.
Using the DELL DRAC8 We test the speed form Windows Server restart …
… over the various boot phases …
… to the visual appearance of the logon screen
So now let’s quickly compare this for a DELL PowerEdge R720 and a PowerEdge R730. Bothe with the same amount of memory, cards, controllers etc. None of these servers had VMS running or another workload at the time of restart.
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