Simplify your IT infrastructure
The PowerEdge 2970 is an AMD processor-based 2-socket, 2U rack server for general business applications and is well-suited for customers seeking excellent security, manageability, and energy efficiency.
- Up to Six-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
- Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2
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, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)*
Microsoft® Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
- Broadcom HT-2100 and HT-1000 Server I/O Controllers
- AMD Memory Optimiser Technology
Up to 64GB (8 DIMM slots): 512MB/1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB ECC DDR2 SDRAM
Error Checking and Correction (ECC) and Single Device Data Correction (SDDC) technologies maintain system data integrity and help prevent single bit or multi bit errors on DIMMs.
Spare Bank support for enhanced data protection in the event of a DRAM chip failure. Requires 8 DIMMs populated to function.
- Hard Drives:
3.5" SATA (7.2K rpm) - 160GB* , 250GB* , 500GB* and 750GB*
3.5" SAS (10K rpm) - 73GB* , 146GB* , 300GB* and 400GB, 600GB
3.5" SAS (15K rpm) - 73GB* , 146GB* and 300GB*
3.5" Nearline SAS (7.2k rpm): 500GB, 750GB, 1TB*
2.5" 6Gbs SAS (10K): 300GB, 600GB
2.5" SAS (10K rpm): 36GB* , 73GB, 146GB* and 300GB*
2.5" SAS (15K rpm): 36GB, 73GB* and 146GB*
2.5" SATA II (7.2K rpm): 80GB, 120GB* and 250GB*
2.5" SSD 25GB, 50GB
Maximum Internal Storage:
Up to 6TB : 6 x 1TB* Nearline SAS (7.2K rpm)
Disk Storage Options:
PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI SAN Array
PowerVault RD1000 disk-based backup system
PowerVault NX1950 Unified Storage Solution
PowerVault MD3000 Modular Disk Storage Array
PowerVault MD1000 SAS external storage system
Dell/EMC AX150 and AX150i Networked Storage Array
Dell/EMC CX300 Networked Storage Array
Dell/EMC CX3-10c Networked Multi-protocol Storage Array
Dell/EMC CX3-20 Networked Storage Array
Dell/EMC CX3-40 Networked Storage Array
Dell/EMC CX3-80 Networked Storage Array
External Backup Options:
PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape Libraries
PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000 Compact Tape Libraries
PowerVault 124T Autoloader
PowerVault LTO Tape Drives
PowerVault Rackable Tape Drives
Backup and Recovery Software:
Symantec® Backup Exec™ 11d
Symantec Backup Exec Quickstart
Yosemite® Backup 8.1
CommVault® Galaxy® Express 6.1
- 8 x 2.5" Hard Drive Option
6 x 3.5" Hard Drive Option
Peripheral bay options: Floppy Drive, PowerVault 100T Tape Drive
Slim optical drive bay with choice of DVD-ROM or DVD-R/W
2.5" 500GB* SATA
- Three total:
Three PCI Express slots (1 x 8 full length, full height; 1 x 8 half length, full height, 1 x 4 half length, full height)
- Optional PERC 5/E or PERC 6/E
Optional integrated PERC 5/i or 6/i
- Dual embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Gigabit* Ethernet NIC with fail-over and load balancing.
TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack.
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 PT Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x1
Intel PRO/1000 PF Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Optical, PCI-E x4
Intel PRO/1000 Quad Port PCI-E x4
Intel 10Gigabit SFP+
Broadcom® NetXtreme™ 5721 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, PCI-E x1;
Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE, Copper, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE only IPv6
Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE IPv6, iSCSI boot, with iSCSI Offload
Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 57710 Dual Port 10Gigabit 10GBase-T NIC
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Broadcom 10GbE NIC
Brocade® CNA Dual-port adapter
Brocade® FC4 and 8 GB HBAs
Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-IX-D
Brocade® CNA BR1020
- Hot-plug hard drives
Hot-plug redundant power
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
PERC5/i integrated daughtercard w/ battery-backed 256MB DDR2 cache
High availability failover cluster support
Support for internal tape device or internal disk drive backup unit
- Embedded ATI ES1000 with 16MB memory
- 2U Rack-mountable chassis
29.31" (74.4cm) D x 17.5" (44.43cm) W x 3.4" (8.64cm) H with bezel attached
Rack Weight 52.5 lbs (23.8 Kg), maximum configuration
4-post (Dell rack), 3rd party Versa rails, sliding rails and Cable Management Arm
Standard Baseboard Management Controller with IPMI 2.0 support
Optional DRAC 5/i for advanced capabilities
Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2
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): 20% 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: 0.26G at 5Hz to 350Hz for 2 minutes
Storage Vibration: 1.54Grms Random Vibration at 10Hz to 250Hz for 15 minutes
Operating Shock: 1 shock pulse of 31G 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)
Balance of Features and SizeThe highly versatile AMD based Dell PowerEdge 2970 2-socket 2U rack server provides the optimal balance of server features and size. It gives businesses the ability to maximise server performance while keeping space and energy needs to a minimum. Designed to support most any type of enterprise application, including database, email and network infrastructure, it has the versatility that businesses require.
Use Energy OptimallyPower infrastructure and consumption already account for nearly half the cost of a typical data center and could soon be half of the typical overall IT budget. Dell also offers the PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 for customers seeking a highly energy efficient server; Dell is the only major server vendor to offer a complete lineup of these energy optimised servers. Due to its smart design, the PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 version provides up to 27% greater performance per watt when compared to the HP DL385 G2 and up to 18% when compared to the IBM x3655 *.
Protect Your Information
Since 2005, over 165 million personal information data records have been compromised in the US alone*. Dell recognises the growing importance of information security and is committed to ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Today’s PowerEdge servers are the most secure servers that Dell has ever produced.
The PowerEdge 2970 physically and logically locks down internal components, preventing unauthorised access. For example, customers deploying USB tokens can securely install them on the internal USB port. Hardware tokens and supporting software are available from many vendors and are often used to improve security through authentication and encryption.
Enhance PerformanceAs your business grows, the requirement for reliable, responsive server performance increases. The PowerEdge 2970 server helps you meet ever expanding application and data requirements. It includes the latest generation of AMD Opteron 64-bit Quad processor, as well as support for 8GB DIMMs allow enhanced performance as well as improved data and application consolidation. In addition to providing great all around performance, the Six-core AMD Opteron processors* particularly excel at floating-point intensive applications, such as those used by design and engineering departments.
Simplify ManagementComplex IT environments mean higher IT costs. The PowerEdge 2970 includes features which help to streamline and ease server deployment and consolidation tasks. Dell delivers fully assembled and highly tested machines that don’t require expensive integration services.
The PowerEdge 2970 also helps ease system administration with its choice of 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch drives, internal USB port, and an optional internal DVD.
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): |
A network of shared storage resources
|Network Attached Storage (NAS): |
A storage server that connects to a network
|Disk Storage Arrays: |
Disk enclosures that connect to a server or network
|Tape Automation: |
Automated tape systems for consolidated backup
|Tape Drives and Removable Disk Drives: |
Tape and Removable Disk Drive devices used to back up and restore information
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:
• Get deep-level detail from Dell servers for inventory, monitoring and alerting — all from within vCenter
• Deploy BIOS and firmware updates to Dell servers from within vCenter
• Build hardware and hypervisor profiles and deploy any combination of the two on bare-metal Dell PowerEdge servers without a preboot execution environment (PXE)
• Automatically perform Dell-recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
• Access Dell hardware warranty information online
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.
Dell ProSupportFaster, more reliable support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today. This new support portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets.
Need professional support services that take care of both you and your employees’ IT needs 7x24? Choose Dell ProSupport to get access to a certified technician in two minutes or less.
Got an IT staff? Choose Dell ProSupport for IT and get tech-to-tech support with Fast-Track Dispatch, along with 7x24 access to Dell-certified technicians.
|Dell ProSupport Service Model|
|Dell ProSupport||Dell ProSupport for IT|
|Designed for organisations with limited or no dedicated IT staff.|
|Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, Database Administrators and internal Service Desks or helpdesks. |
Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology – rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to help reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.
|SPEED OF RESPONSE||PROTECTION||PROACTIVE|
|Mission Critical - Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour onsite* service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.|
|Data Management and Protection ||Proactive Maintenance - Maximises the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.|
Remote Advisory Options - Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialised applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization and more.
|Basic Hardware Support|
Ideal for non-essential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support* for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.
|Customisation and Set-Up|
Server Installation Services
Go from factory to deployment with Dell server installation services. Our modular suite of installation services allows you to customise the right package of services needed to rapidly implement your new system.
Get the skills you need to keep pace in today's competitive IT environment with comprehensive training and certification courses. Dell offers a vast array of instructor-led classes and online training courses in a range of topics from server maintenance to in-depth technical overview of specific systems.
Dell and VMware have collaborated to jointly test and certify VMware Infrastructure 3 virtualisation software on the Dell PowerEdge 2970 and Dell/EMC storage products to provide a comprehensive virtualisation solution.
Enterprise Business Application
Dell understands every business has different messaging requirements. We can custom build a complete Exchange Server 2007 solution around your organisation's unique requirements, providing Unified Communications infrastructure, security, mobility, manageability and regulatory compliance.