PowerEdge C6100 Rack Server

intel® xeon™

Ultra-Dense Shared Infrastructure in a 2U Chassis

Scale-out environments such as HPCC, Web 2.0, gaming and cloud building, where high availability predominantly resides in the software layer.

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PowerEdge C6100 Rack Server





PowerEdge C Series Big Data Solution




  • Up to four 2-socket servers, 4 or 6 cores per processor
    Intel® Xeon® 5500/5600 product family, with L2/L3 cache: 4MB/8MB/12MB

Operating System

  • Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 11 x64 SP2
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 and HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1


  • Intel 5520


  • 2GB/4GB/8GB DDR3 (1333 MT/s), 16GB DDR3 (1066 MT/s), 12 DIMM slots for up to 192GB
    4GB/8GB/16GB low-volt DDR3 Samsung® Green Memory available

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

  • Citrix® XenServer®
    VMware® ESXi™
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V®


  • Hard Drives:

    24 x 2.5” or 12 x 3.5” hard drive options
    2.5” SAS (10K RPM): 146GB, 300GB, 600GB, 900GB
    2.5” SAS (15K RPM): 146GB, 300GB
    2.5” SATA (7.2K RPM): 500GB, 1TB
    2.5” SATA SSD (SLC): 100GB
    2.5” SATA SSD (MLC): 100GB, 200GB

    3.5” SATA (7.2K): 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
    3.5” SAS (15K): 300GB, 450GB, 600GB
    3.5” NL SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB

    Maximum Internal Storage:

Drive Bays

  • 24 x 2.5” hard drive option or 12 x 3.5” hard drive option


  • 1 PCIe x 8 mezzanine daughtercard slot and x 16 riser slot
    Mezzanine: Mellanox® ConnectX-2 40Gb/s dual-port QDR IB adapter (optional)
    Mezzanine: Intel 82599 dual-port 10GbE adapter (optional)

Drive Controllers

  • ICH10R

RAID Controllers

  • In PCIe slot: LSI 9260-8i add-in RAID controller (optional)
    In Mezzanine slot: LSI® 2008 6Gb SAS mezzanine (optional)


  • Onboard: Intel® 82576 – 2 x Gb Ethernet and 1 x 100Mb Ethernet dedicated management port
    Add-in: 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet card options
    QDR InfiniBand card options


  • Redundant 470W, 750W, 1100W, or 1400W power supplies


  • Full hot-plug serviceability of each independent server node; hot-plug hard drives; hot-plug redundant power supplies

    LSI 9260-8i controller with battery-backed cache

Video Card

  • Integrated AST2050 with 64MB RAM


  • C6100 physical dimensions:

    2U rack height with shared infrastructure
    Height 87.6mm (3.45”)
    Width 447.1mm (17.6”)
    Depth 805.2mm (31.7”)

    Rack Support:

    4-post tool-less


  • Services (Availability varies by region. Please contact your sales representative for details.)  

    Infrastructure Consulting Services
    Rack Integration (U.S. only)
    Onsite Deployment
    Basic Support, ProSupport for IT
    4-Hour Support
    Keep Your Hard Drive
    Enterprise Wide Contract
    Specialized Onsite Services

    Server Management

    Embedded BMC with IPMI 2.0 support with 1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ45 connector
    Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager compliant

    Hypervisors (Optional)

    Citrix® XenServer®
    VMware® ESXi™
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V®

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Acoustics:

    Typically configured 2.5” chassis in 23 +/- 2 C ambient
    Idle: LwA-UL = 7.0 bels, LpAm = 75dBA
Ultra-Dense, Flexible and Efficient Computing

Ultradense, flexible and efficient computing

The PowerEdge™ C6100 provides capacity, performance and flexibility in a very dense package. The highly efficient 2U rack chassis supports up to 12 x 3.5” or 24 x 2.5” hot-plug Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA) or solid-state drive (SSD) hard drives.

The PowerEdge C6100 features up to 94 percent efficient hot-plug redundant power supplies that can help you improve energy efficiency and lower operating costs by effectively reducing total power consumption. Plus, a shared infrastructure can help reduce floor space, power use and cooling, producing one of the most eco-friendly designs yet.

Best-in-class density without sacrifice

Increasing density shouldn't mean sacrificing critical features such as single-node serviceability and hot-plug hard-drive flexibility.

With four 2-socket server nodes in a 2U rack chassis, the PowerEdge C6100 offers maximum density with the convenience of both single-node serviceability and hot-plug 2.5" and 3.5" hard-disk drives. The result: an uncompromised, remarkably efficient server with twice the density capability of traditional 1U servers.
Best-in-Class Density Without Sacrifice

Ultimate Flexibility in a Standard 2U Chassis

The PowerEdge C6100 has the specialized features you need to run your hyperscale applications, while providing flexibility with open standards. The PowerEdge C6100 offers a number of flexible features in its standard 2U rack chassis, including:
  • Front-mounted 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hot-plug hard drives
  • Up to four discrete 2-socket nodes
  • x16 PCIe slot and x8 mezzanine slots
  • Hot-plug redundant power supplies
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0 dedicated management
Save Power & Increase Efficiency

Save Power & Increase Efficiency

By sharing power supplies, fans and backplanes, the PowerEdge C6100 effectively reduces the total amount of power consumed for energy efficiency and lower operating costs.

Dell Services and Support

Dell is dedicated to simplifying IT, and Dell Services can help you manage the complexities of growing and maintaining your hyperscale, high-performance and cloud computing environments. Dell’s broad portfolio of planning, implementation and maintenance services can help accelerate your IT initiatives and grow your business.

Dell Services can be tailored to complement how you manage your environment. Options include, but are not limited to, infrastructure consulting services to help you optimize your data center, custom rack integration to quickly add racks of compute capacity and expert level tech-to-tech phone support with fast-track dispatch. Whatever the situation, Dell can help you break through complexity with services and solutions tailored to your needs.

Dell ProConsult Infrastructure Consulting Services

Dell global infrastructure consulting services utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give you rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver ROI and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-orientated plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes.

Suggested Dell ProConsult services for the PowerEdge C server line:
  • Cloud Workshop
  • Cloud Assessment
  • Cloud Enablement

Dell ProManage Managed Services

Dell ProManage services don't follow the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. They're modular so you get to choose what you need for your business. Through features like flexible deployment options and asset recovery services, we've got what you need, when you need it.

Our factory, remote and on-site installation services for servers make efficient use of your employees' time by helping to speed up activities like configuration and deployment, allowing them to focus more on improving your business.

Dell Asset Recovery and Recycling Services help you recover and dispose of owned or leased computer equipment, in a manner that follows EPA guidelines.

Suggested Dell ProManage services for the PowerEdge C server line:
  • On-Site Deployment
  • Rack Integration

Dell ProSupport Services

Dell ProSupport is a comprehensive, configurable suite of support services designed to simplify and optimize your IT environment. From desktop to data center, Dell ProSupport addresses everyday and unique IT challenges through options such as next-business-day support, asset and data protection, specialized on-site services, proactive maintenance and parts management, and remote advisory services — backed by global command centers and expert centers around the world.
  • Basic Support
  • Dell ProSupport for IT
  • Enterprise Wide Contract
  • Self Parts Dispatch/Warranty Parts Direct
  • Keep Your Hard Drive
  • Specialized On-Site Services
  • Remote Advisory Services for Virtualization
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