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PowerEdge M905 Blade Server

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Dell™ PowerEdge™ M905 Blade Server

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Four sockets, 24 DIMMS, no barriers — the Dell PowerEdge™ M905 delivers powerful performance in virtualized environments.

  • Tremendous RAM capacity
  • Massive, highly available and redundant I/O connectivity
  • Outstanding performance in virtual environments

PowerEdge M905 Blade Server
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Processor

  • Quad-core Intel® Xeon®

Operating System

Chipset

  • NVIDIA® MCP55

Memory*

  • 24 DIMM slots

    1GB/2GB/4GB ECC DDR2 667/800MHz Options

    Support for up to 192GB* using 24x8GB DIMMs

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

  • VMware Infrastructure 3, standard or enterprise; with VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
    Citrix XenServer Dell Express & Enterprise Editions*

Storage

  • Up to two Hot-Swappable Internal Drives:

    2.5" SAS (10K rpm): 73GB*, 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
    2.5" SAS (15K rpm): 36GB*, 73GB* or 146GB*
    25GB* or 50GB* Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Maximum Internal Storage:

    Up to 600GB* per blade via two 2.5" 300GB* hot-swappable SAS (10k rpm) hard drives

    External Storage:

    Dell/EqualLogic PS5000 Series
    PowerVault NX1950 Unified Storage Solution
    PowerVault MD3000i

    Dell/EMC products:

    Dell/EMC fibre channel and/or iSCSI external storage, including Dell/EMC CX300, CX3-10c , CX3-20, CX3-40, and CX3-80; CX4-120, CX4-240, CX4-480 and CX4-960

Drive Bays

  • Two 2.5” Hot-Swappable SAS/Solid State Drives
    2.5" 500GB SATA

I/O Mezzanine Card Options

  • Fully populated mezz card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics for each blade.

    Available options:

    1Gb & 10Gb Ethernet:

    Dual-Port Broadcom Gb Ethernet w/ TOE (BCM-5709S)
    Quad-Port Intel Gb Ethernet (82576)
    Quad-Port Broadcom Gb Ethernet (BCM-5709S)
    Dual-Port Broadcom 10Gb Ethernet (BCM-57711)
    Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA

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

    Dual-Port Qlogic® Converged Network Adapter (QME8142) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE

    Fibre Channel:

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

    Infiniband:

    Dual-Port Mellanox ConnectX Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand
    Dual-Port Mellanox ConnectX Dual Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand

RAID Controllers

  • SAS6/IR (Raid 0/1) hardware based
    CERC6/IR (Raid 0/1 w/ Cache)
    PERC 6i Modular (RAID 0/1 w/ battery-backed cache)
    PERC 6.2 Firmware

Communications

  • Four embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709 Gigabit Ethernet NICs with failover and load balancing TOE (TCPIP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003, SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack. iSCSI Offload supported on Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or higher, Red Hat® Linux® Enterprise 5, and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10. Scalable Networking Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is not required.

    Boot from SAN (iSCSI and FC) supported

    Optional add-in NICs:

    Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FcoE Ready for Future Enablement)
    See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
    Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
    Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter

    Optional add in HBAs:

    See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
    Fully populated mezz card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics for each blade.

Power

  • Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

Video Card

  • ATI RN50 (32MB Memory)

Chassis

  • The PowerEdge M905 blade server only fits in the M1000e blade enclosure. A total of 8 x M805/M905’s or 16 x M600/M605’s can fit into every M1000e enclosure. Full height and half height blades can be mixed in M1000e enclosures with no limitations.

    M905 physical dimensions:

    Height: 38.5cm (15.2 in)
    Width: 5cm (2 in)
    Depth: 48.6cm (19.2 in)
    Weight (Maximum Configuration): 11.1kg (24.5lb)

    Full height blade fits inside the M-1000e Blade Chassis
    Maximum of 8 per blade chassis

Management

  • Dell OpenManage™ software tools

    IT Assistant-manage multiple Dell servers from a single console
    OpenManage Server Administrator - 1:1 monitoring agents
    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) with:

    Out of Band alerting, status, inventory, and troubleshooting via Secure Web GUI / CLI (telnet/SSH)
    Remote Virtual Media (vMedia) and Virtual KVM (vKVM)
    vMedia (virtual media) Map media from remote workstation/network to the blade
    vKVM (virtual KVM) out of band remote console, supports Java or ActiveX plug-ins
    IPMI 2.0 support

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 10º C to 35º C (50º F to 95º F)
    Storage Temperature: -40º C to 65º C (-40º F to 149º F)
    Operating Relative Humidity (non-condensing twmax=29C): 8% to 80% non-condensing
    Maximum humidity gradient: 10% per hour, operational and non-operational conditions
    Storage Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing (twmax=38C)
    Operating Vibration: 0.26Grms at 10Hz to 350Hz for 15 minutes
    Storage Vibration: 1.54Grms Random Vibration at 10Hz to 250Hz for 15 minutes
    Operating Shock: 1 shock pulse of 41G for up to 2ms
    Storage Shock: 6 shock pulses of 71G for up to 2ms
    Operating Altitude: -16 to 3,048m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
    Storage Altitude: -16m to 10,600m (-50 ft to 35,000 ft)
Exceptional I/O Capability

Exceptional I/O Capability

The Dell PowerEdge M905’s exceptional I/O capacity is enhanced by its ability to deliver highly available, fully redundant I/O to the system motherboard on all three fabrics. This is critically important in data centers where high availability and redundancy are a must.
Increased RAM Capacity

Increased RAM Capacity

Memory is one of the critical components for heavy virtualization and high-end database needs. Dell’s new full-height four-socket M905 Blade Server delivers 24 DIMM slots to provide truly impressive memory capacity, up to 192 GB.
High-Performance Data Management

High-Performance Data Management

The Dell PowerEdge M905 Blade Server is designed to increase the overall efficiency and performance of your data management infrastructure by delivering tremendous system resources in a blade form factor.

The Dell PowerEdge M905 features robust network and virtualization capabilities including highly available I/O bandwidth that is fully redundant to the mother board level. With enhanced memory capacity, the four-socket PowerEdge M905 Blade Server is built to address critical business and IT needs such as:
  • Management of server resources
  • Control of server sprawl
  • Reduction of energy consumption and cooling costs inside your datacenter

Add the compact dimensions of the Dell M1000e enclosure and you have a potent server solution that’s compact, easy to deploy and easy to manage.

Optimized for Virtual Environments

Optimized for Virtual Environments

The Dell PowerEdge M905 Blade Server is a performance powerhouse in virtual environments featuring:
  • The newest generation of six-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
  • AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V) technology that serves as the foundation for driving near-native application performance in virtualized environments
  • An internal Secure Digital (SD) card for embedded hypervisors, designed to maximize virtualization performance
  • High memory capacity and truly redundant throughput capacities

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 and delivers the flexibility to design the solution to meet your requirements today, and the scalability to add or change options as warranted by your data center or future technologies in the future.

Ethernet

Ethernet


The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular Ethernet blade switches including PowerConnect and Cisco Catalyst.

Dell's fully-modular PowerConnect switches provide great flexibility with choices in models from 1Gb to 10GbE speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect portfolio, including the M6220 and M8024, offers a selection of switches for a variety of needs.

Spanning entry-level GbE to GbE with stacking and 10GbE uplinks – Cisco models include the Catalyst 3032, 3130G, and 3130X. The 3130 switches feature Cisco's Virtual Blade Switch functionality, enabling customers to interconnect up to 9 switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying the manageability of their data center.


Learn More about Ethernet Blade Switches
Learn More about Ethernet Blade Mezzanine Cards

Fibre Channel


Brocade 4Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to fibre channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. Models currently available include the M4424 and M5424.

For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, these Brocade FC Switches can be configured as in Access Gateway mode. Based on NPIV functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solution.

Learn More about Fibre Channel Blade Switches
Learn More about Ethernet Blade Mezzanine Cards
Fibre Channel

InfiniBand


For High-Performance Computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers two levels of InfiniBand switches. The industry’s first chassis-integrated Quad Data Rate IB switch is available in the Mellanox M3601Q, with speeds of up to 40Gbps. For Dual Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand infrastructures, the M-Series can be equipped with Cisco M7000E or Mellanox M2401G switches. Each switch features 16 ports in and 8 ports out to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.

Learn More about InfiniBand Blade Switches
Learn More about InfiniBand Blade Mezzanine Cards
Cisco InfiniBand

 

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


Learn More about M-Series Blade I/O Options
Reliable Protection for Your Data

Dell offers storage technology that can enable you to derive maximum value from your information infrastructure.

No other company knows more about storing and protecting information on Dell servers and storage arrays than Dell. Direct feedback from customers drives the design and development of a broad range of storage products for organizations of all sizes.
Storage Area Network (SAN)Storage Area Network (SAN):
A network of shared storage resources
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Network Attached Storage (NAS) Network Attached Storage (NAS):
A storage server that connects to a network
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Disk Storage ArraysDisk Storage Arrays:
Disk enclosures that connect to a server or network
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Tape AutomationTape Automation:
Automated tape systems for consolidated backup
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