Purpose-Built with a Focus on Reliability
We’ve designed the Dell PowerEdge R910 for reliability, incorporating features such as Intel® advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) capabilities; redundant power supplies; remote IDRAC6 connectivity; and embedded diagnostics. Internal Dual SD Module provides failover at the hypervisor—a reliability feature designed with direct input from Dell customers.
Our focus on reliability starts with product design and ends only when we’ve delivered by following a proven set of processes with rigorous validation. With the PowerEdge R910, we work to ensure reliability through:
- Employing robust validation and testing processes to ensure peerless product design
- Verifying that each supplier meets Dell’s stringent quality standards
- Utilizing robust, durable industrial materials to enable longer product lifecycles
- Introducing a Unified Server Configurator (USC), which helps to minimize downtime by offering embedded and persistent diagnostics with no media required
- Incorporating customer-inspired features, such as dual internal SD modules that provide failover at the hypervisor
- Implementing a "one-touch" quality-control process designed to ensure that one person is responsible for the entire server build
- Ensuring that every fully configured Dell server is tested—and retested—before it leaves the factory
Intelligent Platforms, Connected Foundations
By listening to and focusing on our customers, Dell delivers innovation that matters and value that lasts.
Virtualization, consolidation, unifying fabrics, networking and storage upgrades are driving the need for more robust network pipes, and servers have to be able to provide the connectivity to drive this need for bandwidth. The PowerEdge R910 is available with a 2x10GbB LOM option to meet those demands. This delivers the bandwidth for applications and value without limiting scalability by integrating 10Gb capabilities on a riser.
A Complete Management Portfolio
The PowerEdge R910 is simple to deploy, manage and maintain, saving you time and money to focus on what matters most—your people and business.
Efficient InfrastructureCustomers can build an efficient and scalable server infrastructure with standard x86 server technologies. The PowerEdge R910 is the building block for a standard efficient infrastructure.
- Dell’s focus is on helping customers reduce cost with a server created to help simplify daily operations, maximize infrastructure, and streamline deployment.
- Dell LifeCycle Controller was developed to help customers implement an effective process for deployment and comprehensive server management.
- This Dell innovation allows customers to simplify initial set up and configuration of new servers by auto-discovery and initial security configuration of system service processor with the already collected and available drivers, helping reduce time and potential error or disruption.
Dell provides choice with open standard server solutions based on Intel® Xeon® architecture combined with Linux® , and providing all the required characteristics—performance, scalability, reliability, security, and support options to help reduce data center operations costs.
The PowerEdge™ R910 is in line with the 11th Generation PowerEdge™ portfolio behavioral specifications featuring the same system design commonality and serviceability true to the entire portfolio. Dell PowerEdge servers are engineered with all external ports, power supplies, and LED lights in the same location for familiar user experience, as well as easy installation and deployment.
Dell provides a server foundation giving customers the peace of mind and quiet confidence to run their businesses.
- Up to four, eight-core Intel® Xeon® processors 7500 series
Up to four, ten-core Intel® Xeon® processors E7-2800, E7-4800 and E7-8800 product family
- 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®
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® E 7510
- Up to 2TB (64 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1333MT/s
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- VMware vSphere ESX and ESXi
- Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
2.5" SATA SSD, SAS (10K, 15K), 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 16TB
For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage.
- Hot-Swap options available:
Up to sixteen 2.5” SATA SSD, SAS, nearline SAS, or SATA drives
- Up to 10 PCIe G2 slots:
Standard: 7 PCIe Gen2 slots (2 x4, 4 x8, 1 x16) *Note:slot5 is x4 PCIe Gen1 slot
Optional: 10 PCIe Gen2 (6 x4, 4 x8)
One Storage x8 slot
- Internal Controllers:
PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
SAS 5/E HBA
LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA
- 1GbE or 10Gb embedded NIC options with iSCSI offload
4-port (4 x 1GbE) Embedded NIC Broadcom 5709c
4-port (2 x 10Gb + 2 x 1GbE) Embedded NIC Broadcom 57711 + Broadcom 5709c
- Embedded NICs:
1GbE or 10Gb embedded NIC options with iSCSI offload
Broadcom® 5709c 4-port (4 x 1GbE) Embedded NIC or
Broadcom 57711 4-port (2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE) Embedded NIC + Broadcom 5709c
Broadcom 57710 Single Port 10GbE NIC, Copper CAT6 PCIe-8
Intel DA 10GbE NIC, Dual Port, Optical, PCIe-8
Intel 10GbE Single Port 10GbE NIC, Copper, PCIe-8
Broadcom NetXtreme® II 5709 Gigabit NIC with TOE & iSOE, Quad Port, Copper, PCIe-4, (low profile option)
Broadcom 5709 Dual Port 1GbE NIC with TOE PCIe-4, (low profile option)
Broadcom 5709 Dual Port 1GbE NIC with TOE iSCSI, PCIe-4, (low profile option)
Broadcom NetXtreme® II 57711 10GbE NIC with TOE & iSOE, Dual Port, SFP+, PCIe-8
Intel Gigabit ET NIC, Dual Port, Copper, PCIe-4, (low profile option)
Intel Gigabit ET NIC, Quad Port, Copper, PCIe-4, (low profile option)
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 BR1020
QLogic QLE2660 FC16 Single Port, PCIe 3.0 x4
QLogic QLE2662 FC16 Dual Port, PCIe 3.0 x4
- Internal Controllers:
PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1G Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
PERC H200 (6Gb/s)
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1G Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
PERC 6/E6Gbps SAS
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
SAS 5/E HBA
LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA
Hot plug redundant PSUs
4 x 750W (Energy Smart PSU )(or) 4 x 1100W (High Output PSU)
- Hot-plug hard drives, Hot-plug redundant power, Hot plug redundant fans, ECC memory, Internal dual SD Module, redundant cooling
- Matrox® G200eW w/ 8MB
- 17 cm (6.80") H x 42 cm (16.60") W x 79 cm (31.02") D
172.6 H x 482 W x 753 D (mm)
Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post racks, static Ready Rails™ for 4-post and 2-post racks, and optional support for cable management arm
1U/2U Rail Attachment Brackets
- Dell™ OpenManage™
BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant, iDRAC6 Express
Unified Server Configurator
Lifecycle controller enabled via optional: iDRAC6 Express, iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash
Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2
|The 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: |
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-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 |
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.
|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 |
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 is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.
Please contact your Local Partner for further information.
LifeCycle Controller Embedded Management
The Lifecycle Controller is the engine for advanced embedded management and is delivered as part of the optional iDRAC Express or iDRAC Enterprise in the PowerEdge R910. The Lifecycle Controller is a chip that is integrated on the server. It helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing a comprehensive set of provisioning functions such as system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single, intuitive interface called the Unified Server Configurator (USC) in a pre-OS environment. This can eliminate the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.
Dell Management Console
Open, 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 it did for computer hardware—taking a complex, proprietary industry technology and transforming it by delivering a simple, streamlined, modular solution easily adapted to your specific management needs.
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? With the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
And, to give you even more power, we deliver our plug-in as a virtual appliance. That makes it easier to deploy and configure and offers integration directly into the vCenter console, providing more information inside of vCenter itself — unlike many other vendors who provide only "link-and-launch" capabilities to point to their own proprietary consoles.
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.
Optimize for Oracle Database 11g
Dell works 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 some of the 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 2008 operating systems.
Microsoft Exchange 2007
Does your business depend on robust messaging capabilities? Exchange 2007 is the right tool for the job and Dell is the right partner to deliver a complete user-to-datacenter solution. Use our Exchange Advisor tool, validated reference architecture, and interoperability testing to build an Exchange environment unique to your infrastructure.