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Easily optimizing for dynamic workloads in small offices to large data centers, with just the right processing, storage and connectivity.

PowerEdge M420 Server

PowerEdge M420 Blade

Help improve efficiency and business continuity, and finish work fast with the exceptional computing density of the PowerEdge™ M420 Intel® Xeon® processor quarter-height blade.

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PowerEdge M520 Server

PowerEdge M520 Blade

Deliver extremely capable performance and exceptional value for your business applications with no-compromise enterprise-class features with the PowerEdge™ M520 Intel® Xeon® processor.

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PowerEdge M620

PowerEdge M620 Blade

Gain control over your most demanding workloads with the PowerEdge™M620 Intel® Xeon® processor blade server, an ideal blend of density, performance, efficiency and scalability.

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PowerEdge M905 Blade Server
PowerEdge M910 Rack Server

PowerEdge M910

Ideal for virtualization workloads or core applications, the PowerEdge™ M910 offers an excellent blend of performance, reliability and scalability in a high-density form factor.

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PowerEdge M915 Blade Server

PowerEdge M915 Blade

Help increase your data center efficiency, performance and flexibility with the PowerEdge™ M915 full-height blade server, with AMD processing, maximized bandwidth and enterprise-class manageability.

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GREAT FOR

Special purpose cloud, HPC, virtualization and small- or mid-tier general-purpose applications that benefit from high node count in a limited space.

Entry-level virtualization and mid-tier general-purpose business applications, such as email, web hosting and database management.

High-performance workloads, such as email, database, HPC and virtualization environments, requiring extreme processing, power efficiency and memory density.

The PowerEdge™ M910 is an Intel processor-based high-performance four-socket full-height blade server ideal for organizations that require maximum performance and scalability for core applications, while minimizing their power and physical space needs.

The PowerEdge™ M915 is an AMD processor-based 4-socket full-height blade server great for maximum I/O scalability and outstanding value in a reliable, high-performance blade server.

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families

Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

Cache
2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8 ,10
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families

Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

Cache:
2.5MB per core;

Core options:
4, 6, 8 ,10
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 product families

Internal Interconnect:
Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

Cache:
2.5MB per core;

Core options:
4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Quad-core Intel® Xeon®Intel® Xeon® processors 7500 and 6500 series 
Intel® Xeon® processors E7-2800, E7-4800 and E7-8800 product family
AMD Opteron™ 6100, 6200 and 6300 series processors

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Virtualization options:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware® vSphere® ESXi ™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

Virtualization options:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Virtualization options:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®

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)1
Microsoft® Windows® HPC Server 2008
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Sun® Solaris™

Virtualization Options:
Citrix® XenServer™
Microsoft® Hyper-V™ via Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)

For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit www.dell.com/OSsupport
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Oracle® Solaris™
Virtualization options:
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Hyper-V, a server role in Microsoft Windows Server operating systems
VMware® vSphere® and ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Oracle® Solaris™
Virtualization options:
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Hyper-V, a server role in Microsoft Windows Server operating systems
VMware® vSphere® and ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®

Chipset

Intel C602Intel C602Intel C602NVIDIA® MCP55Intel® E 7510AMD (SR5670 and SP5100)

Memory*

Up to 192GB (6 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/sUp to 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/sUp to 768GB (24 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s

Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 64GB DDR3 LRDIMM up to 1600MT/s (with Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family only)

24 DIMM slots

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

Support for up to 192GB* using 24x8GB DIMMs

Up to 1TB (32 DIMM slots) 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1333MT/s
Up to 1TB (32 DIMM slots) 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor or one SD card dedicated for vFlash media support

 

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*
VMware vSphere ESX and ESXi

Storage

Hot-plug hard drive options:

Up to two 1.8” uSATA SSD drives (50GB and 200GB)
Hot-plug hard drive options:
Up to two SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSD

Maximum internal storage:
Up to 2.4TB with 2 x 2.5” SAS (10K) 1.2TB hard drives

USB ports
2 front, 1 internal (with optional RIPS card)

Hot-plug hard drive options:
Up to two 2.5” PCIe SSD, SATA HDD/SSD, or SAS HDD/SSD

Maximum internal storage:
Up to 2.4TB with 2 x 2.5” SAS (10K) 1.2TB hard drives

USB Ports:
2 front, 1 internal

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

Maximum internal storage:

Up to 2.4TB per blade with 2 x 2.5” SAS (10K) 1.2TB hard drives
Hot-plug hard drive options:
2.5" SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K)

Maximum internal storage:
Up to 2.4TB per blade with 2 x 2.5” SAS (10K) 1.2TB hard drives

Enclosure I/O Modules

M1000e Blade Enclosure

RAID Controllers

Internal controller: PERC H310
Internal controllers:

PERC S110 (software RAID)
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P
Internal controllers:
PERC S110 (SW RAID)
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P
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
PERC H200 Modular (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 Modular (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache
PERC H200 Modular (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 Modular (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache

Power

Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade EnclosureSupplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis

Form factor

Half-height blade

Enclosure

M1000e enclosure
Supplied by Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure

Form Factor:
Half-height blade

Enclosure: 
Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Enclosure
Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade ChassisSupplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade ChassisSupplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

Chassis

Form factor
Quarter-height blade

USB ports
2 front

I/O slots

One PCIe 3.0 x8 fully populated mezzanine card slot and switch modules yields 2 redundant I/O fabrics per blade

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
Rack Support
Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

Availability
Hot-plug hard drives, ECC memory, redundant embedded hypervisor, Intel Xeon 7500 & 6500 series processors with enhanced RAS features
The PowerEdge M915 blade server fits in the PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure. A total of 8 full-height or 16 half-height blades can fit into every M1000e enclosure. Full-height and half-height blades can be mixed in M1000e enclosures with no limitations.

M915 Dimensions and Weight (blade only):
Height: 38.5 cm (15.2 in)
Width: 5 cm (2 in)
Depth: 48.6 cm (19.2 in)

Rack Support

Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

Management

Remote management
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)

Systems management
IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage integrations and Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management
Remote management
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)

Systems management
IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage integrations and Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management
Remote management
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)

Systems management
IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage integrations and Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems 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
Dell™ OpenManage™ software tools
Dell Management Console 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)
Out of Band alerting, status, inventory, and troubleshooting via Secure Web GUI / CLI (telnet/SSH)

Console Redirection
vMedia (virtual media) - Map optical or hard drives to the blade from remote workstations over a network
vKVM (virtual KVM) out-of-band remote console redirection-supports Java or ActiveX plug-ins IPMI 2.0 support
Remote Management

iDRAC6 Enterprise (standard)

System Management

BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell™ OpenManage™
Unified Server Configurator
Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
Chassis Management Controller

Regulatory

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PowerEdge M420 is qualified in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis for ENERGY STAR® Enterprise Server designation
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks, Click here (In English).
ENERGY STAR
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment


ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PowerEdge M520 is qualified in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis and Dell PowerEdge VRTX for ENERGY STAR® Enterprise Server designation
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks, Click here (In English).
ENERGY STAR
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PowerEdge M620 is qualified in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis and Dell PowerEdge VRTX for ENERGY STAR® Enterprise Server designation
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks, Click here (In English)
Energy star
Regulatory Model: FHB

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

Regulatory Model: FHB
Regulatory Type: FHB002
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
Regulatory Model: FHB
Regulatory Type:
FHB002

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

Slots

I/O mezzanine card options

Ethernet:

Broadcom® Quad Port 5719
Broadcom Dual Port Gb Ethernet with TOE (BCM-5709S)
Intel Quad Port Gb Ethernet
Broadcom Quad Port Gb Ethernet (BCM-5709S)
Intel Dual Port 10Gb Ethernet (BCM057711)

10Gb Enhanced Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters (CEE/DCB/FCoE):
Intel Dual Port 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet (FCoE ready for future enablement)
Emulex® Dual Port Converged Network Adapter (OCM10102-F-M)–supports CEE/DCB 10Gbe + FCoE
QLogic® Dual Port Converged Network Adapter (QME8142)–supports CEE/DCB 10Gbe + FCoE
QLogic Dual Port Converged Network Adapter (QME8242-k)–supports 10Gbe + NPAR

Fibre channel:
QLogic Dual Port FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (QME2572)
Emulex Dual Port FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA)


I/O slots

Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules yield three redundant I/O fabric

I/O Slots:
Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 redundant I/O fabrics per blade

I/O Mezzanine Card Options

Dell Select Network Adapter (NDC) options:

Broadcom® 57810S-k Dual Port 10Gb KR blade NDC
Intel X520-k Dual Port 10Gb KR blade NDC
QLogic® QMD8262-k Dual Port 10Gb NDC

 

Mezzanine card options:

Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual Port 10Gb CNA
QLogic QME8262-k Dual Port 10Gb KR CNA
Broadcom 57810S-k Dual Port 10Gb KR
Intel Ethernet X520-K Dual Port 10Gb
Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb
Broadcom 5719 Serdes Quad Port 1Gb
Mellanox® ConnectX-3 IB Dual Port FDR
Mellanox ConnectX-3 IB Dual Port QDR
QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
Emulex® LPe1205 (FC8)

Communications

Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
One dedicated for vFlash media support
Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
One dedicated for vFlash media support
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.
Two embedded Broadcom NetExtreme II Dual Port 5709S Gigabit Ethernet NICs with failover and load balancing.
TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft Server 2003 SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack. iSCSI Offload supported on Windows Server 2003 SP1 or higher, Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. Scalable Networking Pack for Windows 2003 is not required. Boot from SAN (iSCSI and FC) supported.

Optional add-in NICs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
Optional add-in HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
  • 2 x 1GbE dual Broadcom BCM5709S
  • 2 x 10GbE Broadcom BCM57712
Optional add-in NICs and HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options

Network Controller

Dell Select Network Adapter (NDC) options:

Broadcom® 57810S-k Dual Port 10Gb KR blade NDC
Intel X520-k Dual Port 10Gb KR blade NDC
QLogic® QMD8262-k Dual Port 10Gb NDC

 

Video Card

Integrated Matrox® G200ATI RN50 (32MB Memory)Matrox G200eW w/ 8MB memoryIntegrated Matrox G200eW w/ 8MB memory

Availability

Hot-plug hard drives, ECC memory, redundant embedded hypervisor

Drive Bays

Two 2.5” Hot-Swappable SAS/Solid State Drives
2.5" 500GB SATA
Hot-Swap options available:

Up to two 2.5" SAS or SSD drives
Hot-Plug options available:
Two 2.5” SAS/Solid State hot-swappable drives

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)
Temperature:

Operating: 10º C to 35º C (50º F to 96º F)
Storage: -40º C to 65º C (-40º F to 149º F)

Humidity:

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Vibration:

Operating: 0.26 Grms at 5-350Hz in operational orientations
Storage: 1.54 Grms at 10-250Hz in all orientations

Shock:

Operating: Half sine shock in all operational orientations of 31 G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10%
Storage: Half sine shock on all six sides of 71 G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2 ms +/- 10%

Altitude:

Operating: -15.2m to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage: -16 to 10,600m (-50 ft 35,000 ft)
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