Power, density and efficiency
Deliver extremely capable performance and exceptional value for your business applications with no-compromise enterprise-class features with the PowerEdge™ M520 Intel® Xeon® processor.
- Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s
2.5MB per core;
4, 6, 8 ,10
- 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®
VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
- Intel C602
- Up to 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s
- 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
2 front, 1 internal (with optional RIPS card)
- I/O mezzanine card options
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
QLogic Dual Port FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (QME2572)
Emulex Dual Port FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules yield three redundant I/O fabric
PERC S110 (software RAID)
- Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
One dedicated for vFlash media support
- Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis
- Remote management
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)
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
- Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
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Dell and the Environment
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).
Put next-generation processing muscle to work in your blade environment with the PowerEdge™ M520. Powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families, the two-socket, half-height M520 deploys the right mix of performance and memory density for essential mainstream tasks.
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Help ensure long-term reliability with uninterrupted functionality through Dell™ no-compromise enterprise-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features.
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Outstanding operational efficiency
Simplify deployment and easily update, monitor and maintain your PowerEdge servers with the Dell™ OpenManage™ portfolio that includes the company's exclusive Integrated Dell™ Remote Access Controller (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller.
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Take advantage of the M520’s capacity, reliability and flexibility to help you support effective business functionality.
Build your data center with blades designed to apply flexible, advanced technology to your important business tasks.
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Balancing the M520's powerful processing with flexible and efficient operation offers you an exceptional opportunity to build the ideal data center for your business needs.
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Versatile M1000e blade enclosure
Take advantage of the shared power, cooling and networking infrastructure of the M1000e blade enclosure coupled with the Dell™ Chassis Management Controller to manage your M520 blades.
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The new-generation PowerEdge experience
Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation PowerEdge™ family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.
Improve operational efficiency with enhanced systems management
Global Services and Support
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 subsystem that has the flexibility you need to design today’s solution and the scalability you require to add or change data center options to meet future demands.
The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and Enhanced Ethernet blade switches.
Dell's fully modular PowerConnect™ and Dell Force10™ switches provide great flexibility, with choices of 1Gb to 10Gb speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect and Dell Force10 portfolio offers a selection of switches that can meet even the most extreme networking demands.
For Cisco Catalyst customers, Dell provides models that span from simple, no frills GbE to more capable models with stacking or even 10GbE uplinks. The more advanced switches feature Cisco's Virtual Blade Switch functionality, enabling you to interconnect up to nine switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying data center management.
Brocade 16Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. The M5424 includes 16 internal and 8 external fabric port options as well as a performance pack for enhanced features and management.
For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, the Brocade M5424 Fibre Channel switch can even be enabled in Access Gateway mode. Based on N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solutions without separate management or configuration requirements.
For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers InfiniBand™ switches and adapter cards. Dell offers chassis-integrated quad data rate (QDR) and fourteen data rate (FDR) InfiniBand switches from Mellanox, with speeds of up to 56Gbps. Each switch features 16 internal ports and 8 external ports 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.
Global Services and SupportDell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment to help you transition from platform to platform.
Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
Dell’s end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell Server installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly—anytime, anywhere—with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.
Dell Support Services
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center.
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|The Value of Dell Storage: |
Dell’s open, standards-based solutions let customers of all sizes integrate new technologies without sacrificing performance or their existing IT investments.
|Direct-Attached Storage: |
The Dell PowerVault MD storage family offers easy and economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers enabling high availability and scalability for demanding business applications.
|Disk-to-Disk Backup |
Due to expanding volumes of data that must be backed up and protected along with shrinking backup windows, many IT departments have moved to or added disk-based backups.
|Network-Attached Storage |
NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
|Object-Based Storage |
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.
|Storage Area Network |
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation
|Tape Backup |
Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup.
|Unified Storage |
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.