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Dell PowerEdge M805 Blade Server

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PowerEdge M805 Blade Server






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  • Up to Six-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
    Includes support for two 105W, 3.1GHz processors
    105W, 75W, 55W ACP options

Operating System


  • 16 DIMM slots
    1GB/2GB/4GB ECC DDR2 667/800MHz Options
    Support up to 128GB* using 16 x 8GB DIMMs

Drive Bays

  • Two 6 cm (2.5") Hot-Swappable SAS/Solid State Drives
    6 cm (2.5") 500GB SATA


  • The PowerEdge M805 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.

    M805 physical dimensions:
    Height: 39 cm (15.2")
    Width: 5 cm (2")
    Depth: 49 cm (19.2")
    Weight (Maximum Configuration): 11.1kg (24.5lb)

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


  • Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

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




  • Up to two Hot-Swappable Internal Drives:
    6 cm (2.5") SAS (10K rpm): 73GB*, 146GB* ,300GB* ,600GB*
    6 cm (2.5") SAS (15K rpm): 36GB*, 73GB* or 146GB*
    50GB* Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Maximum Internal Storage
    Up to 600GB* per blade via two x 6 cm (2.5") 300GB* hot-swappable SAS (10k rpm) hard drives

    External Storage:
    Disk Storage Options
    PowerVault™ NX1950 Unified Storage Solution

    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


  • 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

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*


  • 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.

Video Card

  • ATI RN50 (32MB Memory)

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)

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.
    Four PCIe x8 Mezzanine Card slots (optional)
    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 + FCoEDual-Port Broadcom Gb Ethernet w/ TOE (BCM-5709S)

    1Fibre 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


Exceptional I/O Capability

Exceptional I/O Capability

The Dell™ PowerEdge™ M805 helps ensure high availability and redundancy by delivering full fabric redundancy (on all three fabrics) for exceptional I/O capacity.
Increased RAM Capacity

Increased RAM Capacity

Memory is a critically important component to virtualization and database performance. Expanding to a full-height form factor enabled Dell to greatly increase the total memory capacity of the M805 with 16 dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots and up to 128 GB* of total RAM.
Enhanced Virtualization Performance

Enhanced Virtualization Performance

The Dell PowerEdge M805 blade server allows quick virtualization with software from leading industry vendors with an Secure Digital (SD) card for embedded hypervisors.

AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) technology with Rapid Virtualization Indexing enables hardware-based virtual memory management to speed the performance of many virtualized workloads, and tagged TLB facilitates more efficient.
High-Performance Processors

High-Performance Processors

Incorporating the latest business-class Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processors, the Dell PowerEdge M805 blade server delivers powerful performance in virtual and non-virtual environments.

Opteron processors enable:


  • Globally recognized stability and longevity
  • Exceptional performance
  • Energy efficiency
  • High levels of interoperability
  • Essential security and manageability


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 (input/output) 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.



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 1 Gb 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 nine switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying the manageability of their data center.

Fibre Channel

Brocade 8 Gb Fibre Channel switches provide powerful connectivity to FC storage area networks (SANs), such as those offered by Dell/EMC. M5424 models include both a 12-port and 24-port configuration.

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

Fibre Channel



For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers two levels of InfiniBand (IB) switches. The industry’s first chassis-integrated Quad Data Rate IB switch is available in the Mellanox® M3601Q, with speeds of up to 40 Gbps. 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 eight ports out to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.


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

Dell ProSupport - Designed to address the technology challenges you face today.

Dell™ ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 7x24 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

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.

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 on-site* service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.Data Management and Protection
  • Keep Your Hard Drive helps you retain control of sensitive data
  • Hard Drive Data Recovery provides unlimited attempts to recover data from a failed hard drive
  • Certified Data Destruction wipes your hard drive clean and destroys data
Enterprise-Wide Contract – Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Proactive Maintenance
- Maximizes 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 specialized 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

Customization 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 customize the right package of services needed to rapidly implement your new system.


Comprehensive Training 
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.

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



Network Attached Storage (NAS) Network Attached Storage (NAS):
A storage server that connects to a network



Disk Storage ArraysDisk Storage Arrays:
Disk enclosures that connect to a server or network


Tape AutomationTape Automation:
Automated tape systems for consolidated backup



Tape Drives and Removable Disk DrivesTape Drives and Removable Disk Drives:
Tape and Removable Disk Drive devices used to back up and restore information

Virtualization Solutions
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.

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