PowerEdge M610x Blade Server

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Maximized PCI Express 2.0 Expansion Is Finally Realized Within a Blade

The PowerEdge M610x is an Intel processor-based 2-socket, full-height blade server ideal for organizations with unique I/O or computational needs requiring industry-standard PCIe slots.

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PowerEdge M610X Blade Server





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  • Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series Quad and Six-Core 60W, 80W, and 95W TDP options

    Processor Sockets


Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V v2)
    Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Oracle® Solaris™
    Virtualization options:
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft Hyper-V through Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    VMware® vSphere® ESX™ and ESXi™
    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®


  • Up to 192GB (12 DIMM slots) 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 up to 1333MT/s

Drive Bays

  • Hot-Swap options available:
    Up to two 2.5" SAS or SSD drives

    PCIe Expansion Bay:
    Two 2nd-generation full-length x16 slots with supplemental power for either two cards at 250 watt draws or one card at a 300 watt draw.

    GPGPU Options:
    NVIDIA® Tesla™ M2050/M2070/M2070Q/M2075/M2090–448/512 core, double-width PCIe card with 3/6GB of ECC memory
    ATI FirePro™ v7800P

    SAS/PERC Options:
    Dell™ H800 PERC–Dual-port 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller with up to 512MB cache
    Dell™ SAS 6/E HBA–Dual-port 6Gb/s SAS HBA


  • The PowerEdge M610x blade server fits in the PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure. A total of 8 full-height or 16 half-height blades can fit into every M1000e enclosure. Full-height and half-height blades can be mixed in M1000e enclosures with no limitations.

    M610x Dimensions and Weight (blade only):
    Height: 38.5 cm (15.2")
    Width: 5 cm (2")
    Depth: 48.6 cm (19.2")
    Full-height blade fits inside the M1000e Blade Enclosure
    Maximum of 8 per blade chassis

    Rack Support

    Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis


  • Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis

RAID Controllers

    • PERC H200 Integrated SAS Controller (6Gb/s)
    • PERC H700 Modular RAID Controller (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache


  • Intel® 5520


  • Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
    2.5" SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), Near Line SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
    3.5" SAS (15K, 10K), Near Line SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)

    Solid State Storage Cards:
    Fusion-io® 160GB ioDrive PCIe solid state storage card
    Fusion-io® 640GB ioDrive Duo PCIe solid state storage card
    Fusion-io® 320GB ioDrive Mono PCIe solid state storage card
    Fusion-io® 640GB ioDrive Mono PCIe solid state storage card
    Fusion-io® 1.28TB ioDrive Mono PCIe solid state storage card

    Maximum Internal Storage:
    Up to 1.2TB per blade

    External Storage:
    For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage.


  • 2 PCIe Gen2 x16 slots:
    Max Wattage: 2x250 watt or 1x300 watt


  • Dell OpenManage® software tools
    Integration with 3rd party management solutions via Dell’s Certified Partner Program

    Altiris® Deployment Solution for Dell Blade Servers
    Designed to help reduce deployment time from hours to minutes

    Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)
    Out of Band alerting, status, inventory, and troubleshooting via Secure Web GUI / CLI (telnet/SSH)

    Console Redirection
    vMedia (virtual media) - Map optical or hard drives to the blade from remote workstations over a network
    vKVM (virtual KVM) out-of-band remote console redirection-supports Java or ActiveX plug-ins
    IPMI 2.0 support

    Remote Management

    iDRAC6 Enterprise (standard)

    Systems Management

    BMC, IPMI2.0 compliant
    Dell™ OpenManage™ featuring Dell Management Console
    Unified Server Configurator
    Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional Vflash

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

  • Citrix XenServer
    Microsoft Hyper-V through Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    VMware vSphere ESX and ESXi


  • Two embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709 Gigabit Ethernet NICs with failover and load balancing.

    TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack. iSCSI Offload supported on Windows Server® 2003 SP1 or higher, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5, and SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10. Scalable Networking Pack for Windows Server® 2003 is not required.

    Boot from SAN (iSCSI and FC) supported

    Optional add-in NICs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options

    Optional add-in HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options

Systems Management

  • BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
    Dell™ OpenManage™
    Unified Server Configurator
    Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash

I/O Mezzanine Card Options

  • Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 redundant I/O fabrics per blade.
    1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet:
    Broadcom® Dual Port 1Gb Ethernet with TOE (BCM-5709S)
    Intel Quad Port 1Gb Ethernet
    Broadcom Quad Port 1Gb Ethernet (BCM-5709S)
    Intel Dual Port 10Gb Ethernet
    Broadcom Dual Port 10Gb Ethernet (BCM-57711)

    Fibre Channel:

    QLogic® Dual Port FC8 Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (QME2572)
    Emulex® Dual Port FC8 HBA (LPe1205-M)
    Emulex 8 or 4 Gb/s FC Pass-Through Module

    10Gb Enhanced Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters (CEE/DCB/FCoE):

    Intel Dual Port 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet (FCoE Ready for Future Enablement)
    Emulex Dual Port CNA (OCM10102-F-M) supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
    QLogic Dual-Port CNA (QME8142) supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
    Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual Port Mezzanine CNA


    Mellanox® ConnectX®-2 Dual Port, Dual Data Rate (DDR) and Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand

Improve Effectiveness, Operate Efficiently and Recover Valuable Time

With the feature-rich Chassis Management Controller and flexible PCIe options, you can run business applications with efficient resources, consolidate your data center, ease data management and cut system maintenance times.
PowerEdge M610x - Unparalleled PowerEdge Flexibility

Unparalleled PowerEdge Flexibility

The PowerEdge™ M610x with PCIe expansion module enables you to creatively incorporate a vast array of PCIe-based products into blade deployments, with enough power and cooling to efficiently deploy even the most feature-rich expansion card-based solutions.
  • PCIe expansion module includes two full-length x16 PCIe Gen2 slots and two standard blade I/O (input/output) mezzanine cards.
  • Supplemental power connectors enable maximum wattage for one 300 W dual-slot card or two 250 W single-slot cards.
  • PCIe slots support everything from H-series external RAID controllers to general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs).
Now, a single M610x, equipped with a GPGPU card, can perform over 400 Gigaflops of double-precision computations, for demanding, floating-point intensive workloads. Communication with the host system is maximized by the x16 Gen2 PCIe bandwidth while the efficient Dell™ M1000e chassis powers and cools the solution.

Communication between the host system and the Tesla processors is maximized by the x16 PCIe 2.0 bandwidth while the efficient Dell M1000e chassis powers and cools the solution to its maximum 247 W TDP.


PowerEdge M610x - Uncompromised Performance

Uncompromised Performance

The PowerEdge™ M610x is an energy-efficient, optimized full-height two-socket server for virtualization and database applications. Additional manageability features make it easy to use, manage and deploy.
  • Ideal PCIe host server that features the reliability of two 2.5 inch serial attached SCSI (SAS) or solid-state drive (SSD) hot-swappable hard drives and the I/O (input/output) production of a dual-port embedded gigabit network interface card (NIC) and two additional network daughter cards. 
  • Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series plus up to 192GB/s of Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory offer high performance with low power consumption for a variety of dense-environment workloads.

  • Efficiently powered and modularly cooled PCIe expansion module delivers up to 8GB/s of application production.

With the addition of the PCIe expansion module, the PowerEdge™ M610x blade server is an ideal solution for organizations that need maximum flexibility, performance and reliability.

PowerEdge M610x - Simplified System Management

Simplified System Management

The Chassis Management Controller (CMC) and embedded-system management features on the PowerEdge M610x enable you to spend more time on your business and less on maintaining your IT.
  • Automated discovery — CMC automates configuration of new hardware through a one-to-many relationship and enables pre-provisioning of local area network/storage area network (LAN/SAN) resources.
  • One-to-many deploy and update — CMC and Virtual Media File Share enables customers to quickly and simply deploy OS images and updates to one or many blades in a chassis without agents, additional software or using Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE).
  • Proactive management — CMC provides immediate access to system status, issues and alerts through a single, easy-to-use interface plus one-click access to key functions to help quickly resolve any issues.

Flexibility Redefined

Only Dell M-Series provides complete, snap-in FlexIO scalability down to the switch interconnects. FlexIO technology is the foundation of the M1000e I/O subsystem that has the flexibility you need to design today’s solution and the scalability you require to add or change data center options to meet future demands.



The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and Enhanced Ethernet blade switches. 

Dell's fully modular Ethernet switches provide great flexibility, with choices of 1Gb to 10Gb speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. This portfolio offers a selection of switches that can meet even the most extreme networking demands.

Fibre Channel

Brocade 16Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. The M6505 includes 16 internal and 8 external fabric port options as well as a performance pack for enhanced features and management.

For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, the Brocade M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel switch can even be enabled in Access Gateway mode. Based on N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solutions without separate management or configuration requirements.

Fibre Channel

poweredge M1000e - InfiniBand


For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers InfiniBand™ switches and adapter cards. Dell offers chassis-integrated fourteen data rate (FDR) InfiniBand switches from Mellanox, with speeds of up to 56Gbps. Each switch features 16 internal ports and 8 external ports to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.

FlexIO for M-Series: Delivering the speed you need, when you need it.

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment and to help you transition from platform to platform.

Dell ProSupport
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus withSupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* offers a full range of deployment services and professional certifications to help you get more out of your technology starting on day one. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.

Dell Training Services
Dell Education Services offers PowerEdge Server training courses designed to help you achieve more with your hardware investment. The curriculum is designed in conjunction with the server development team, as well as Dell’s technical support team, to ensure that the training delivers the information and practical, hands-on skills you and your team need to confidently deploy, manage and maintain your Dell Server solution. To learn more or register for a class today, click here.
Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolio

The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge server embedded management feature integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT Administrators efficiently manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in band or out of band, with or without a systems management software agent. Irrespective of the operating system or hypervisor you deploy, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller automates the most essential and frequently performed server management tasks to help your IT resources become more productive and your IT environment more cost-effective and well-maintained. Dell OpenManage also integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions you may already own, so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment.

Solutions and Systems Management

Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
Dell Desktop Virtualization SolutionsYou face an expanding set of challenges for provisioning, managing and supporting end-user computing across your enterprise. Your IT team is not growing, but support requirements are more complex as you plan how best to migrate and update client systems, and secure new “smart” mobile devices.

With Dell DVS you can create a centralized end-user computing environment that streamlines desktop management and reduces maintenance burden on your IT staff. Now you can focus on important projects to improve IT services. Dell DVS solutions are completely integrated and tested solutions that are powered by advanced Dell PowerEdge rack and blade servers.

Dell’s purpose-built DVS solutions combine the performance, memory capacity and embedded hypervisor options in Dell PowerEdge servers with desktop virtualization software in optimized configurations. DVS solutions simplify deployments and accelerate your time-to-value. Dell DVS solutions deliver:

Storage Options

With Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault, we have created a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of storage products, all of which are easy to deploy, manage and grow. Whether you use network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel (FC), Dell has a product that can meet your business needs and reduce the cost and complexity of storage.

ValueThe Value of Dell Storage:

Dell’s open, standards-based solutions let customers of all sizes integrate new technologies without sacrificing performance or their existing IT investments.
Direct-Attached Storage Direct-Attached Storage:

The Dell PowerVault MD storage family offers easy and economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers enabling high availability and scalability for demanding business applications.
Disk backup Disk-to-Disk Backup

Due to expanding volumes of data that must be backed up and protected along with shrinking backup windows, many IT departments have moved to or added disk-based backups.
Network-Attached Storage Network-Attached Storage

NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
Object-Based Storage Object-Based Storage

The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.
Storage Area Network Storage Area Network

A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation
Tape Backup Tape Backup

Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup.
Unified Storage Unified Storage

Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.
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