Dell PowerEdge R900
The PowerEdge R900 is an Intel processor-based 4-socket, 4U rack server that is ideal for virtualisation, RISC migration and compute-intense, business-critical applications.
- Intel® Xeon® processor 7200, 7300, and 7400 series
Six-core Intel® Xeon® processor 7400 series
Four-core Intel® Xeon® processor 7300 and 7400 series
Two-core Intel® Xeon® processor 7200 series
- Factory installable:
Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 SP2
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 R2 with SP2 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 R2 with SP2 Standard Edition
Red Hat Linux Enterprise v5.3
Red Hat® Linux® Enterprise v5, Advanced Platform
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10 EM64T SP2
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Standard
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Datacenter
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 R2
Red Hat Linux Enterprise v 4.5
Red Hat® Linux® Enterprise v5, Advanced Platform
Novell SUSE Linux 9 SP4
Novell SUSE Linux 10
VMware ESX 3.5 Standard edition
VMware ESX 3.5 Enterprise edition
VMware ESX(R) Server(™) 3.5 and 3.0.2+
- Up to 256GB (32 DIMM slots): 512MB/1GB/2GB/4GB/ 8GB FBD, 667MHz
Optional high availability features including memory sparing and mirroring
Optional 4GB Quad-rank (low power) DIMMs available
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- VMware ESXi 3.5
Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition
Citrix XenServer Dell Enterprise Edition
- Hard Drives:
2.5" SAS (10k rpm): 73GB* and 146GB*
2.5" SAS (15k rpm): 36GB* and 73GB*
3.5" SAS (10k rpm): 300GB* and 400GB*
3.5" SAS (15k rpm): 73GB* , 146GB* and 300GB*
Maximum Internal Storage:
2.0TB* hot-plug SAS (5 X 400GB)
External Storage Options:
PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI SAN Array
PowerVault MD3000 Modular Disk Storage Array
PowerVault MD1000 SAS external storage system
Optional Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (Qlogic and Emulex)
Optional Dell / EMC fibre channel and/or iSCSI external storage, including, Dell/EMC AX150, AX150i, CX300, CX3-10c , CX3-20, CX3-40, and CX3-80
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
PowerVault RD1000 Removable Disk Drive
PowerVault LTO Tape Drives
PowerVault Rackable Tape Drives
- Internal hard drive bays to support five 3.5" SAS hot-plug hard drives
Internal hard drive bays to support eight 2.5" SAS hot-plug hard drives
2.5" 500GB* SATA
Dedicated optical media bay for one Max 8X DVDRW, 8X DVD-ROM or 24X CD-RW/DVD drives
- 7 PCI-Express slots (four x8, three x4)
5 slots are full-height, full length, 2 slots are full-height, half length
Optional integrated RAID controller and remote access controller (no slots required)
- SAS/5E (optional): 8 port SAS non-RAID external controller for MD3000 x8 PCI-e
- Optional add-in PowerEdge Expandable RAID controllers:
PERC 6/E:SAS 3.0Gb ports with 256MB or 512 battery-backed cache for connectivity to SAS external storage system
PERC 6/i:SAS 3.0Gb ports with 256MB battery-backed cache for internal storage
- Four embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Gigabit5 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:
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 VT Quad Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x8
Intel PRO/1000 PF Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Optical, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE, Copper, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® NetXtreme™ 5722 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, PCI-E x1
Intel Single Port Server Adapter, 10Gigabit, SR Optical, PCI-E x8
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
- 1030 W (90V - 180 VAC) - 1570W (180 - 240 VAC) hot-plug auto-sensing redundant power (1+1)
Energy Smart® High efficient power supply units (90% efficient) are standard.
UPS (Uninterruptible Power supplies):
2700W-5600W High Efficiency Online
Extended Battery Module (EBM)
Network Management Card
- Integrated ATI-Radeon ES1000 with 32MB of SDRAM
- Form Factor: 4U Rack
Height: 6.8" (17.27 cm)
Width: 17.6" (44.70 cm)
Depth: 27.6" (70.10 cm)
Weight: 92lbs (41.73 kg), maximum configuration
Hot-plug, redundant cooling fans
USB mouse, USB keyboard, USB KVM dongle (optional)
Rear: Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 9-pin serial, video, GbE connection for DRAC, ID push button with blue/amber LED
Front: Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, LCD Panel with system alert scrolling display, 15-pin video, system power on/off button
Internal: One Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
- Integrated Base Management Controller (BMC) with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0 allows standards-based management through OpenManage tools or any other IPMI-compliant management tool. The BMC is responsible for monitoring the health of the server and components associated with the system board of the server
The optional DRAC 5 PCI-based management controller adds even more management capabilities above and beyond the embedded BMC management controller
Administrative users can use the controller for complete control of the server before, during, and after the operating system is installed and running, providing absolute remote control and potentially improving productivity - just as if they were sitting in front of the system. With Virtual Floppy and CD functionality, removable media is readily available to the user as if they were in front of the server. Remote security and authentication can now be managed through Active Directory integration. Continuous video support allows the administrator to have uninterrupted access to the remote console - even during reboot - helping ensure the quick identification of issues, even if they occur during the boot POST sequence
Automatic server recovery to restart systems when OS hung conditions occur (Watchdog timer)
Pre Executable Environment (PXE) Support to allow the system to boot over the network for OS installation
Wake-on-LAN (WOL) support to allow the server to be powered remotely
Environmental Operating Conditions
- Operating Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Storage Temperature: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 85% (non-condensing)
Storage Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Operating Vibration: 0.25G at 3Hz to 200Hz for 15 minutes
Storage Vibration: 0.50G at 3Hz to 200Hz 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: -16m to 3,048m (-50ft to 10,000ft)
Storage Altitude: -16m to 10,600m (-50ft to 35,000ft)
Outstanding Virtualization PerformanceDell’s most powerful Intel® server, the PowerEdge R900 is designed and optimized to provide outstanding virtualization performance.
The R900 is an optimum platform for data-demanding enterprise applications in a virtual environment and features:
- Intel® Xeon® 7400 series 6-core and 4-core processor technology
- Increased memory and I/O (input/output) capacities over the previous model
- Broad scalability
- An embedded hypervisor for simplified virtualization — Choose between VMware® ESXi™ 3.5 or Citrix® XenServer™ and then power up the server and begin migration of virtual machines within minutes with factory-integrated hypervisors.
An Ideal Server for RISC MigrationMigrating to an open x86 platform can reduce costs and improve overall management while providing an affordable foundation that scales easily for future needs. Dell’s premium-free systems management helps drive down costs and simplify RISC migration.
With up to 24 cores, the PowerEdge R900 moves well into the enterprise class of RISC/UNIX® proprietary-systems.
Power and Stability for Business-Critical ApplicationsDesigned to handle data and compute-intensive applications, the PowerEdge R900 is:
- Dell’s most powerful Intel-based system to date
- An outstanding choice for Oracle®, SQL® and other business-critical enterprise-class solutions
- Stable and efficient with Energy Smart® power supply units that provide 90 percent efficiency for improved performance per watt and maximum value
Simplified ManagementThe PowerEdge R900 helps simplify your IT infrastructure with:
- Improved monitoring capabilities in a single, easy-to-use interface with the Dell OpenManage™ suite of management tools featuring monitoring capabilities for power-sensitive and virtual environments
- Advanced security features, including the industry-standard Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a locked-down internal USB port and a chassis intrusion sensor to help protect critical data
- High availability thanks to hot-pluggable redundant power supplies and hard drives and multiple RAID options, including support for RAID-6
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.
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Dell Business Solutions
Make the most of your technology with innovative and progressive software solutions available from Dell, a single source for complete end-to-end IT needs.
Optimise for Microsoft SQL Server 2005Dell can provide a complete, integrated and supported solution for SQL Server 2005. Solutions include servers, storage, operating systems, and systems management, all geared toward delivering the performance, manageability, and value required in a database environment.
Optimise for Oracle Database 10gDell works in hand-in-hand with Oracle engineers to help ensure compliance with IT best practices. We provide solutions that integrate software, systems management, services, and storage from leaders in the industry: Dell, Oracle® and EMC® . The entire solution stack is pre-engineered, tested and validated. Oracle database solutions are available with Red Hat Linux® and Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating systems.
Server ConsolidationDell offers the tools, products and services needed to help address the key stages of server consolidation, including the critical first step of preparing a business analysis to determine an estimated return on investment.
Virtualisation SolutionsDell and VMware have collaborated to test and certify VMware Infrastructure 3 virtualisation software on Dell PowerEdgeTM server and Dell/EMC storage products to provide a comprehensive virtualisation solution. Built with leading technologies, the PowerEdge R900 delivers the performance required to efficiently host multiple virtualised workloads.