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Dell PowerEdge R815 Rack Server

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Value and performance in a four-socket, 2U rack server

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Ideal for virtualization, medium databases, high-performance computing (HPC) and other highly threaded applications, the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R815 is a four-socket, 2U rack server that offers an excellent balance of processor density, redundancy and value in a space-saving form factor.

  • Ability to scale up to 64 processor cores with AMD Opteron™ 6200 and 6300 series processors
  • Four-socket performance in a space-saving 2U form factor
  • Advanced systems-management capability with Lifecycle Controller

 

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Purpose-Built for Reliability

Purpose-Built for Reliability

The design of the PowerEdge™ R815 centers on reliability and ease of use, with features ranging from robust, metal-hard drive carriers and embedded diagnostics to an interactive LCD display and industrial-quality materials. The PowerEdge R815 also includes dual internal SD modules to provide failover at the hypervisor level — another reliability feature designed with direct input from Dell customers.
Server Reliability A Long-Term Goal

Server Reliability: A Long-Term Goal

Dell customers have told us they need a server manufacturer that inspires confidence through its reliability, availability and quality of products. By listening to and focusing on what our customers want, we’ve set a simple reliability goal: Deliver quality products that stand the test of time.


To help meet this goal, Dell is dedicated to improving reliability processes by:

  • Employing robust validation and testing processes for durable product design
  • Verifying that each supplier meets Dell’s stringent quality standards
  • Utilizing robust, durable industrial materials to enable long product lifecycles
  • Introducing a Unified Server Configurator (USC), which helps to minimize downtime by offering embedded and persistent diagnostics with no media required
  • Improving redundancy generation over generation with features such as dual internal SD modules that provide failover at the hypervisor level
  • 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, Connected Systems Management

Along with its adherence to open standards, Dell’s systems-management portfolio focuses on simplicity, efficiency, cost containment and cost reduction. Additionally, we’ve integrated our management solutions with third-party offerings to provide your organization with a holistic focus across the solutions stack.

Intelligent, Connected Systems Management
Integrated on the server, the Lifecycle Controller helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing a comprehensive set of provisioning functions such as system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration, and diagnostics in a pre-OS environment—all from a single, intuitive interface called the Unified Server Configurator (USC). This can help eliminate the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.
Intelligent, Connected Systems Management
The PowerEdge R815 also features an interactive LCD display positioned on the front of the server for easy setup, monitoring and maintenance. Plain-language diagnosis and a programmable messaging system can help users address issues quickly, while a color-based alert screen (blue for normal operation; amber for a problem) simplifies day-to-day monitoring.
Intelligent, Connected Systems Management
Dell’s OpenManage systems-management portfolio also includes the Dell Management Console, which is included with every Dell server, and provides IT managers with a consolidated view of their entire IT infrastructure.
Performance-Driven Technology

Performance-Driven Technology

  • Purpose-built to provide a reliable foundation, and balanced with next-generation AMD processors, advanced memory capacity and energy-efficient technologies, the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R815 offers an ideal combination of value and performance.
  • Featuring AMD Opteron processor technology, the PowerEdge R815 is designed to handle demanding workloads with outstanding speed, stability, efficiency and bottom-line value. The PowerEdge R815 offers an ideal solution for virtualization, medium to large databases, email, high-performance computing (HPC) environments and other highly threaded applications.
  • Dell aims to bring value to your business by including the features you need for your specific IT environment. Our goal is to deliver outstanding performance and value through tailored, intelligent platforms based on industry standards and purposeful, innovative design.

Efficient Infrastructure

Along with rising energy costs, limitations on space, power and cooling capacity present enormous challenges for IT. PowerEdge servers drive energy efficiency as a design standard while delivering the performance you need to meet cost and environmental goals. Our energy-efficient system design, built with Energy Smart technologies, can help to manage power in your specific environment.

Efficient Infrastructure - Energy-Efficient Interior
Energy-Efficient Interior: The PowerEdge R815 includes efficient high capacity fans that spin in accordance to server workload demands, helping to reduce unnecessary noise when possible. In addition, the internal shrouding and logical layout of the internal components aids with airflow direction, helping to keep the server cool.
Efficient Infrastructure - Efficient Power Management
Efficient Power Management: The PowerEdge R815 also includes power-management features such as volt regulators, power-regulating processors and an interactive LCD screen for easy access to power-consumption information. Along with the server’s internal design, these features can simplify and aid in the management of power within your IT environment.

Processor

  • AMD Opteron™ 6100, 6200 and 6300 series processors

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 R2
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Virtualization options:
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft Hyper-V through Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    VMware® vSphere® ESX™ and ESXi™
    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®

Chipset

  • AMD (SR5650, SR5670 and SP5100)

Memory*

  • Up to 1TB (32 DIMM slots) 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s

Storage

  • Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
    2.5" SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K), SAA 512e (15K)

    Maximum Internal Storage:
    Up to 6TB*

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

Drive Bays

  • Hot-Swap options available:

    Up to six 2.5” SATA SSD, SAS, nearline SAS, or SATA drives

Slots

  • 6 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:

    Five x8 slots
    One x4 slot
    One x4 Storage slot

RAID Controllers

  • Internal Controllers:

    PERC H200
    PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
    SAS 6/iR
    PERC 6/i with 256MB battery-backed cache

    External Controllers:

    PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB 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

Network Controller

  • Two Dual-Port Broadcom 5709C Gigabit NICs

Communications

  • Intel® 10GBase-T Copper Single-Port NIC, PCIe x8
    Intel Single-Port Server Adapter, 10 Gigabit, SR Optical, PCIe x8
    Broadcom® BMC57710 10Base-T Copper Single-Port NIC, PCIe x8
    Broadcom 10GbE NIC, Broadcom Dual-Port 10GbE SFP+
    Intel Gigabit ET Dual-Port Server Adapter
    Intel Gigabit ET Quad-Port Server Adapter
    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

    Optional add in Fibre Channel HBAs:
    QLogic® QLE2462 FC4 Dual-Port
    QLogic QLE220 FC4 Single-Port
    QLogic QLE2460 FC4 Single-Port
    QLogic QLE2562 FC8 Dual-Port, PCIe 2.0 x4
    QLogic QLE2560 FC8 Single-Port, PCIe 2.0 x4
    QLogic QLE2660 FC16 Single-Port, PCIe 3.0 x4
    QLogic QLE2662 FC16 Dual-Port, PCIe 3.0 x4
    Emulex® LPe-1150 FC4 Single-Port, PCIe x4
    Emulex LPe-11002 FC4 Dual-Port, PCIe x4
    Emulex LPe-12000, FC8 Single-Port, PCIe 2.0 x4
    Emulex LPe-12002, FC8 Dual-Port, PCIe 2.0 x4
    Brocade FC4 and 8 GB HBAs

Power

  • One hot-pluggable non-redundant 1100W power supply
    Two hot-pluggable redundant 1100W power supplies

Availability

  • Hot-plug hard drives, Hot-plug redundant power, dual SD modules, ECC memory, and an interactive LCD screen

Video Card

  • Matrox G200eW w/ 8MB

Chassis

  • Rack Chassis

    3.40 H x 18.99 W x 28.25 D (in)
    8.64 H x 48.24 W x 71.75 D (cm)

    Rack Support

    Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post racks, static ReadyRails™ for 4-post and 2-post racks, and optional support for cable management arm

Management

  • Dell™ OpenManage™
    BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
    iDRAC6 Express, with optional upgrade to iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash
    Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2

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Learn about the storage technology Dell offers 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--fueled by the Dell direct model--drives the design and development of a broad range of storage products for organizations of all sizes. Upon consulting with you to understand your operational objectives, Dell can design and deploy a custom storage solution and become a primary contact to assist you with your enterprise applications and information.

 

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Network Attached Storage (NAS) Network Attached Storage (NAS):
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Disk BackupDisk Backup :
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Tape Drives and Removable Disk DrivesTape Drives and Removable Disk Drives:
Tape and Removable Disk Drive devices used to back up and restore information
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Embedded ManagementLifecycle Controller enabled embedded management

Embedded Management
The Lifecycle Controller is the engine for advanced embedded management and is delivered as part of the iDRAC Express or optional iDRAC Enterprise in the PowerEdge R815. The Lifecycle Controller is a chip that is integrated on the server. It helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing a complete set of provisioning functions such as system 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.

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Integrated Management
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