Dell PowerEdge R710
The PowerEdge R710 is a mainstream Intel processor-based 2-socket, 2U rack server great for server rooms or corporate data centers and remote sites that require exceptional virtualization, systems management and energy efficiency.
- Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 series processors
- Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2011
Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows® Essential Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™ )
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)*
Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit www.dell.com/OSsupport.
- Intel 5520
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, with Hyper-V™
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)”
- Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
2.5" SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (10K, 15K), Near Line SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
3.5" SAS (10K, 15K), nearline 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 18TB
For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage.
- Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane
Up to six 9 cm (3.5") SAS, SATA, Near-Line SAS drives without optional flex bay
Up to four 9 cm (3.5") SAS, SATA, Near-Line SAS drives with optional flex bay
Up to eight 6 cm (2.5") drives with optional flex bay
Peripheral bay options:
Slim optical drive bay with choice of DVD-ROM, Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or DVD + RW
- 2 PCIe x8 + 2 PCIe x4 G2 Or 1 x16 + 2 x4 G2
PERC H200 (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1G Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
PERC 6/i with 256MB battery-backed cache
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1G Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
PERC 6/E with 256MB or 512MB of battery-backed cache
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
SAS 5/E HBA
LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA
- Optional add-in NICs:
Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FcoE Ready for Future Enablement)
Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
Intel PRO/1000 VT Quad Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
Intel 10GBase-T Copper Single Port NIC, PCI-E x8
Intel Single Port Server Adapter, 10Gigabit, SR Optical, PCI-E x8
Broadcom® BMC57710 10Base-T Cooper Single Port NIC, PCI-E x8
Broadcom® BMC5709C IPV6 Gigabit Copper Dual Port NIC with TOE and iSCSI Offload, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® BMC5709C IPV6 Gigabit Copper Dual Port NIC with TOE, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 57711 Dual Port Direct Attach 10Gb Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE and iSCSI Offload
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Broadcom 10GbE NIC, Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+
Brocade® CNA Dual-port adapter
Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-IX-D
Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-FX-D
Brocade® CNA (1020) Dual Port Server Adapter
Optional add in HBAs:
Qlogic® QLE 2462 FC4 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE 220 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE 2460 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE2562 FC8 Dual-channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Qlogic® QLE2560 FC8 Single-channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Emulex® LPe-1150 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E x4
Emulex® LPe-11002 FC4 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E x4
Emulex® LPe-12000, FC8 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Emulex® LPe-12002, FC8 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Brocade® FC4 and 8 GB HBAs
Emulex® OCE10102-IX-DCNA iSCSI HBA stand-up adapter
- Energy Smart: Two hot plug high efficient 570w PSU OR high output two hot-plug 870W PSUs
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies):
2700W-5600W High Efficiency Online
Extended Battery Module (EBM)
Network Management Card
Continuous Operation: 10C to 35C, 10% to 80% relative humidity (RH).
10% of annual operating hours: 5C to 40C, 5% to 85%RH.
1% of annual operating hours: -5C to 45C, 5% to 90%RH.
For in-depth detail, check your user manual.
- Hot-plug hard drives
- Hot-plug redundant power
- Hot-plug redundant cooling
- ECC memory
- Spare Row
- Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
- Tool-less chassis
- Cluster support
- Matrox G200
- R710 physical dimensions:
Height: 9 cm (3.4")
Width: 44 cm (17.44")
Depth: 68 cm (27")
Weight (maximum config): 26.1kg (57.54lb)
Optional redundant cooling
Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post Racks:
Support tool-less installation in 48 cm (19") EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks
NOTE: Threaded 4-post racks require the static ReadyRailsTM kit or 3rd party conversion kits available through Dell Software & Peripherals
Support full extension of the system out of the rack to allow serviceability of key internal components
Support optional cable management arm (CMA)
Rail depth without the CMA: 751 mm
Rail depth with the CMA: 840 mm
Square-hole rack adjustment range: 692-756 mm
Round-hole rack adjustment range: 678-749 mm
Static ReadyRails™ for 4-post & 2-post Racks:
Support tool-less installation in 48 cm (19") EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks
Support tooled installation in 48 cm (19") EIA-310-E compliant threaded hole 4-post and 2-post racks
Rail depth: 608 mm
Square-hole rack adjustment range: 588-828 mm
Round-hole rack adjustment range: 574-821 mm
Threaded-hole rack adjustment range: 592-846 mm
1U/2U Rail Attachment Brackets
- Dell™ OpenManage™
iDRAC6 Enterprise (Optional)
Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2
Environmental Operating Conditions
Purposeful, Customer-Inspired DesignThe next generation Dell™ PowerEdge™ R710 is customer inspired. By listening and focusing on the details, we have delivered on your inspiration with simplicity of operation and innovative features.
In addition, Dell’s latest PowerEdge servers provide a graphical and interactive LCD for system health monitoring, alerting and control of basic management configuration right in the front of the server. Customers have an AC power meter and ambient temperature thermometer built into the server which they can monitor on this display without any software tools.
The new design features robust industrial materials including improved chassis, rails, cable management arms, hard drive carriers and latches. With the new PowerEdge R710 you get incredible system management from the aisle with enhanced multi-layer LCD and KVM access.
Increased Virtualisation PerformanceThe PowerEdge R710 is designed with 125% more memory capacity and more integrated I/O than the previous generation PowerEdge 2950 III. This increased capacity is crucial for virtualisation performance and scalability. The R710 allows for quick virtualisation deployment with embedded hypervisors from leading vendors via an SD card or internal USB.
Intel® VT FlexMigration integrates multiple generations of Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers, improving flexibility and investment protection.
New DDR3 memory offers higher bandwidth and lower power consumption than previous FBD or DDR2 technologies. Increased memory slots allows you to use smaller, less expensive DIMMs to meet computing needs and balance cost.
Simplified Systems ManagementThe next generation Dell OpenManage™ suite offers enhanced operations and standards-based commands designed to integrate with existing systems for effective control.
Lifecycle Controller is the engine for advanced systems management integrated on the server. Lifecycle Controller simplifies administrator tasks to perform a complete set of provisioning functions such assystem deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single intuitive interface called Unified Server Configurator (USC) in a pre-OS environment. This eliminates the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.
The new Dell Management Console, powered by Altiris from Symantec, delivers a single view and a common data source into the entire infrastructure. Dell Management Console is built on the Symantec™ Management Platform (formerly Altiris® Notification Server), an easily extensible, modular foundation that can provide basic hardware management or more advanced functions such as asset and security management. Dell Management Console helps reduce or eliminate manual processes so less time and money is spent keeping the lights on and more time can be spent on strategic uses of technology.
The PowerEdge™ R710 features Energy Smart™ technologies that are designed to reduce power consumption while increasing performance capacity. Energy efficient design features include efficient power supply units right-sized for system requirements, innovative system-level design efficiency, policy-driven power and thermal management, and highly efficient standards-based Energy Smart components. All these elements are designed to increase energy efficiency across our latest core data center servers while delivering the performance your business requires.
Tests by Dell engineers have shown that the processors in the comparable HP DL380 can run 17% hotter than the PowerEdge™ R710 due to lower airflow, far exceeding Intel® design specifications at any room temperature.
With Dell Compellent™, Dell EqualLogic™, Dell PowerVault™, and Dell/EMC, 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.
The Value of Dell Storage:
Storage Area Network
By integrating our hardware, software and services, we can minimise your transition time and costs, help you improve your business productivity and more quickly realize the return on your investment. Our new 11G servers have embedded diagnostics and a Lifecycle Controller that helps speed up problem isolation and recovery in the event of a failure — sometimes before you’re even aware an issue exists. And during the transition to a new platform or operating system, the embedded OS Lifecycle Controller is designed to direct the transition of your OS/server images in the most customised and cost-effective method possible.
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Dell ProManage™ services don't follow the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. They're modular so you get to choose what you need for your business. Through features like ImageDirect, hardware customisation and asset recovery, we've got what you need, when you need it.
Our factory, remote and on-site installation services for servers make efficient use of your employees' time by helping to speed up activities like configuration and deployment, allowing them to focus more on improving your business.
Hardware customisation services can eliminate installation hassles by delivering systems that are ready to work right out of the box.
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Embedded ManagementWith the introduction of the latest PowerEdge™ Servers, Dell now offers Embedded Management. Embedded Management houses the tools and enablement pieces directly on the server, allowing administrators to perform a complete set of provisioning functions such as operating system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single intuitive interface. This can eliminate the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate media. Embedded Management is designed to deliver zero media “Instant On” integrated manageability through a single access point for infrastructure management functions that is secure, efficient and user-friendly for IT administrators.
Integrated ManagementOpen, flexible, integrated - manage your infrastructure, not your management consoles. With the introduction of Dell™ Management Console powered by Altiris® from Symantec™ , Dell is doing for systems management what we did for computer hardware, taking a complex, proprietary industry technology and transforming it by delivering a simple, streamlined, modular solution best adapted to your specific management needs.
Optimise for Microsoft SQL Server 2005Dell can provide a complete, integrated and supported solution for SQL Server 2005. Solutions include servers, storage, operating systems, and systems management, all geared toward delivering the performance, manageability, and value required in a database environment.
Optimise for Oracle Database 11gDell works in hand-in-hand with Oracle engineers to help ensure compliance with IT best practices. We provide solutions that integrate software, systems management, services, and storage from leaders in the industry: Dell, Oracle® and EMC® . The entire solution stack is pre-engineered, tested and validated. Oracle database solutions are available with Red Hat Linux® and Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating systems.
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console? What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter? What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure?
The combination of the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter and the revolutionary embedded management features offered by Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller in Dell PowerEdge servers gives you an unmatched level of integration between vCenter and your server hardware.