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PowerEdge M520 Blade Server

intel® xeon™

Power, density and efficiency

Deliver extremely capable performance and exceptional value for your business applications with no-compromise enterprise-class features with the PowerEdge™ M520 Intel® Xeon® processor.

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Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families

    Internal interconnect
    Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

    Cache:
    2.5MB per core;

    Core options:
    4, 6, 8 ,10

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

    Virtualization options:
    Citrix® XenServer®
    VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®

Chipset

  • Intel C602

Memory*

  • Up to 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s

Storage

  • Hot-plug hard drive options:
    Up to two SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSD

    Maximum internal storage:
    Up to 2.4TB with 2 x 2.5” SAS (10K) 1.2TB hard drives

    USB ports
    2 front, 1 internal (with optional RIPS card)

I/O Mezzanine Card Options

  • Ethernet:
    Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
    Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb

    1Gb/10Gb adapters:
    Brocade® BR1741M-k dual-port 10Gb CNA
    QLogic® QME8262-k dual-port 10Gb KR CNA
    Broadcom 57810S-k dual-port 10Gb KR
    Intel Ethernet X520-x/k dual-port 10Gb
    Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb
    Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
    Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE KR blade

    Fibre channel:
    QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
    Emulex® LPe1205-M (FC8)

    InfiniBand:

    Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port FDR10
    Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port QDR

RAID Controllers


  • Internal controllers:

    PERC S110 (software RAID)
    PERC H310
    PERC H710
    PERC H710P

Communications

  • Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
    One dedicated for vFlash media support

Power

  • Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis

    Form factor

    Half-height blade

    Enclosure

    M1000e enclosure

Management

  • Remote management
    iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)

    Systems management
    IPMI 2.0 compliant
    Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
    Dell OpenManage Power Center
    Dell OpenManage integrations and Connections:
    • OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
    • OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
    • HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management

Regulatory

Solid performance

Process your general-purpose business applications with speed and efficiency with the hard-working, high-value PowerEdge™ M520 blade.
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Processing power
Put next-generation processing muscle to work in your blade environment with the PowerEdge™ M520. Powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families, the two-socket, half-height M520 deploys the right mix of performance and memory density for essential mainstream tasks.
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Consistently dependable
Help ensure long-term reliability with uninterrupted functionality through Dell™ no-compromise enterprise-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features.
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Outstanding operational efficiency
Simplify deployment and easily update, monitor and maintain your PowerEdge servers with the Dell™ OpenManage™ portfolio that includes the company's exclusive Integrated Dell™ Remote Access Controller (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller.
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Practical design
Take advantage of the M520’s capacity, reliability and flexibility to help you support effective business functionality.
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Intelligent data management
Build your data center with blades designed to apply flexible, advanced technology to your important business tasks.
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Workload flexibility
Balancing the M520's powerful processing with flexible and efficient operation offers you an exceptional opportunity to build the ideal data center for your business needs.
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Versatile M1000e blade enclosure
Take advantage of the shared power, cooling and networking infrastructure of the M1000e blade enclosure coupled with the Dell™ Chassis Management Controller to manage your M520 blades.
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The new-generation PowerEdge experience

Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation PowerEdge™ family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.

Improve operational efficiency with enhanced systems management

Streamline operations and help boost productivity to get the most out of every dollar spent. Manage your Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers in complex IT environments by automating the most essential server lifecycle management tasks: deploy, update, monitor and maintain. For more information, visit dell.com/openmanage.

Global Services and Support

Dell™ Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell™ Services team takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives while using established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help you lower your total cost of ownership.

Eine neue Dimension der Flexibilität

Nur die Dell Systeme der M Serie bieten FlexIO Snap-In-Skalierbarkeit bis hin zu den Switch-Verbindungen. Die FlexIO Technologie bildet die Grundlage des E/A-Subsystems der M1000e Serie und bietet die nötige Flexibilität zur Schaffung einer geeigneten Lösung für die aktuellen Anforderungen. Gleichzeitig gewährleistet die hohe Skalierbarkeit – Hinzufügen oder Ändern von Rechenzentrumsoptionen ist jederzeit möglich – eine zukunftsfähige Lösung.


Ethernet

Ethernet


Das Gehäuse der M Serie unterstützt ein breites Spektrum an modularen 1GbE-, 10GbE- und Enhanced Ethernet-Blade-Switches.

Die vollständig modularen PowerConnect™ und Force10™ Switches von Dell bieten ein hohes Maß an Flexibilität, mit Geschwindigkeiten zwischen 1 und 10 Gbit/s, flexiblen modularen Uplinks für unterschiedliche Medientypen und vielen weiteren nützlichen Funktionen. So finden Sie im PowerConnect und Dell Force10 Portfolio eine umfangreiche Auswahl an Switches, die selbst anspruchsvollsten Netzwerkanforderungen gerecht werden.

Für Cisco Catalyst Kunden bieten wir einige spezifische Ausführungen an, die von einfachen, unkomplizierten GbE-Modellen bis hin zu funktionsreicheren Modellen mit Stacking-Funktionalität oder 10GbE-Uplinks reichen. Die funktionsreicheren Switches verfügen über die VBS Technologie (Virtual Blade Switch) von Cisco. Diese ermöglicht das Verbinden von bis zu neun Switches zur Schaffung eines einzigen logischen Switches für die Vereinfachung der Rechenzentrumsverwaltung.


Fibre Channel


Die Brocade Fibre Channel-Switches mit 8 Gbit bieten optimale Anschlussmöglichkeiten an von Dell|EMC angebotene Fibre Channel-SAN-Speichersysteme. Der M5424 ist mit zwölf oder 24 Ports erhältlich und umfasst ein Softwarepaket für erweiterten Funktionsumfang und einfachere Verwaltung.

Für eine heterogene Integration in jedes beliebige Fibre Channel-Netzwerk kann der Brocade M5424 Fibre Channel-Switch sogar im Access-Gateway-Modus aktiviert werden. Der Access-Gateway-Modus basiert auf der NPIV Funktionalität (N_Port ID Virtualization). Er bietet die Vorteile der Kabelbündelung und die Kosteneinsparungen der Dell Blade-Lösungen der M Serie ohne zusätzliche Anforderungen in den Bereichen Verwaltung oder Konfiguration.

Fibre Channel

InfiniBand

InfiniBand


Für Hochleistungsdatenverarbeitung (HPC, High Performance Computing) oder andere Umgebungen, die maximale Bandbreite sowie möglichst kurze Latenzzeiten erfordern, bietet die M Serie InfiniBand™ Switches und Adapterkarten. Darüber hinaus finden Sie im Dell Portfolio gehäuseintegrierte Mellanox InfiniBand Switches mit vierfacher (QDR) und vierzehnfacher (FDR) Übertragungsrate und Geschwindigkeiten von bis zu 56 Gbit/s. Jeder Switch verfügt über 16 interne und acht externe Ports. Selbst für anspruchsvolle Anwendungen ist so jederzeit die erforderliche Verfügbarkeit und Redundanz gewährleistet.

  

FlexIO für die M Serie: schnelle Datenübertragung, genau dann, wenn Sie sie brauchen

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 Enterprise Deployment Services
Our end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell PowerEdge installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly—anytime, anywhere—with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.

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 with SupportAssist 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 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 Solutions
You 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:
 
  • Simplified management: Centralized desktop management so you can support a wider range of end-user devices without incurring additional cost or complexity
  • Streamlined operations: Decoupling the operating system, applications and user data from devices reduces complexity and streamlines desktop maintenance and updates
  • Secure IP and data: Intellectual property and business data is secured and centralized reducing your vulnerabilities for data loss and unauthorized access to your network
  • Support for mobility: Provide secure access for smartphones and personal devices across your organization and externally to your contractors and partners


Dell DVS solutions are informed by more than 50,000 hours of testing and validated by implementations in organizations like yours so you can deploy with confidence.

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.


The Value of Dell StorageThe 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 StorageDirect-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 BackupDisk-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 StorageNetwork-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 StorageObject-Based Storage
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.



Storage Area NetworkStorage Area Network
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation



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