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tankman1989
04-10-2012, 07:34 AM
I have some Dell Poweredge 1950's that I'd like to know what generation they are. Does anyone know how to identify this? They are from 9/2006 if that needs to be known. Thanks a lot!

YeOldeStonecat
04-10-2012, 03:58 PM
I use this site so much to get a wealth of information via entering the service tag...I have it bookmarked
http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/04/ProductSelector

tankman1989
04-10-2012, 05:46 PM
I use this site so much to get a wealth of information via entering the service tag...I have it bookmarked
http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/04/ProductSelector

Yeah I use it a lot to but it doesn't list the generation even with the service tag ID. I had the ship date of the unit but their site didn't cover the production dates of the generations by model number. I was told my poweredge 1950 was a Gen 3 which made no sense when comparing it to this site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dell_PowerEdge_Servers#Generation_3

If anyone has any IBM servers or systems they need to look up this site is similar to the Dell site YOSC recommended above
IBM system lookup & warranty Info (http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gfAyMDd0d3A0uDUHMzA8 _A0IBANzNjIwN_A6B8JJK8hYWri4GnY2BAoIFJoIFBmBkB3cGp efrhIDvxmwGSN8ABHA30_Tzyc1P1C3IjKjx1HRUBE3TQ7Q!!/dl3/d3/L0lDU0lKSmdrS0NsRUpDZ3BSQ1NBL29Ob2dBRUlRaGpFS0lRQU JHY1p3aklDa3FTaFNOQkFOYUEhIS80QzFiOVdfTnIwZ0RFU1pJ SlJERVNaTUpRaUlrZmchIS83X0wwMjBHQUcwOTAzRTQwSTVGQ0 RHSDIwNEIyL1FvVXlMMTIwNDAwMjAvaWJtLmludi8xOTI1MjMw NTIxNDkvamF2YXguc2VydmxldC5pbmNsdWRlLnBhdGhfaW5mby 8lMGpzcCUwTG9va3VwVmlldy5qc3A!/)

tankman1989
04-10-2012, 05:56 PM
I just got an email from Dell regarding the generation. Even though the 1950 is a 9th generation server, there are "sub generations" for each server so that is why it is difficult to determine from the list. So Gen II it is! The only way they could tell is from the front bezel they tell me! How ridiculous is that, the only part of the server that is often removed or lost is the only part marked with the info. It really doesn't matter but I just found that odd.