Designed for Power EfficiencyThe Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e blade enclosure with the M610 delivers exceptional performance per watt. The M1000e enclosure takes advantage of thermal design efficiencies, such as ultraefficient power supplies, dynamic power-efficient fans and optimized airflow design that can efficiently cool the chassis to enable exceptional performance in a lower power envelope.
The Intel® Xeon® processor series is designed to adapt in real time to your software, enabling multiple tasks to be done simultaneously while boosting performance with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology as business usage demands it most. It proactively puts your server into lower power states using Intel® Intelligent Power Technology during periods of low demand, helping reduce operating costs.
This dynamic power management technology allows you to set high/low power thresholds to enable efficient energy management.
Increased Memory Capacity for I/O Intensive ApplicationsThe M610 is designed with 50 percent more memory capacity than the previous generation M600, a critical component to virtualization and database performance.
New Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory offers higher bandwidth and lower power consumption than previous FBD or Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) RAM technologies. The increased memory slots allow you to use smaller, less expensive dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) that meet your computing needs and increase your savings.
Virtualization PerformanceThe Dell™ PowerEdge™ M610 allows for quick virtualization deployment with embedded hypervisors from world-class vendors using a Secure Digital (SD) card or internal USB. Intel® VT FlexMigration integrates multiple generations of Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers, improving flexibility and investment protection. The M610’s enhanced memory capacity is crucial for virtualization performance while lower-cost memory configurations can help balance cost.
Simplified Systems ManagementThe next generation Dell™ OpenManage™ offers advanced operations and standards-based commands designed to integrate with existing systems for effective control.
The new Dell™ Management Console delivers a single view and a common data source into the entire infrastructure. Dell™ Management Console is built on Symantec™ Management Platform (formerly Altiris® Notification Server platform), an easily extensible, modular foundation that can provide basic hardware management to more advanced functions such as asset and security management. Dell™ Management Console helps reduce or eliminate manual processes so less time and money is spent “keeping the lights on” and can be redirected to more strategic uses of technology.
- Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series
Six-core Intel® Xeon®
Quad-core Intel® Xeon®
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)2
Microsoft® Windows® HPC Server 2008
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Microsoft® Hyper-V™ through 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
- Intel® 5520
- Up to 192GB (12 DIMM slots): 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB ECC DDR3
Up to 1333MHz
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, with Hyper-V™
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
- Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
2.5" SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
- Hot-Swap options available:
Up to two 2.5" SAS or SSD drives
I/O Mezzanine Card Options
Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics for each blade.
1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet:
Broadcom® Dual-Port 1Gb Ethernet with TOE (BCM-5709S)
Intel Quad-Port 1Gb Ethernet
Broadcom Quad-Port 1Gb Ethernet (BCM-5709S)
Broadcom Dual-Port 10Gb Ethernet (BCM-57711)
10Gb Enhanced Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters (CEE/DCB):
Intel Dual-Port 10GB Enhanced Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FcoE ready for future enablement)
QLogic® Dual-Port CNA (QME8142) (supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE)
QLogic Dual-Port CNA (QME8242-k) (supports 10GbE + NPAR)
Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA
QLogic Dual-Port FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (QME2572)
Emulex® Dual-Port FC8 Fibre Channel HBA (LPe1205-M)
Emulex 8 or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
Mellanox® ConnectX® Dual-Port Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand
Mellanox ConnectX Dual-Port Dual Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand
PERC H200 Modular (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 Modular (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache
SAS 6/iR Modular
CERC 6/i Modular
PERC 6/i Modular with 256MB battery-backed cache
- Two 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
Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA
Emulex® 8 or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
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.
- Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis
- Matrox G200
- The PowerEdge M610 blade server fits in the 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.
M610 Dimensions and Weight (blade only):
Height: 18.9 cm (7.4 in)
Width: 5 cm (2 in)
Depth: 48.6 cm (19.2 in)
Weight (Maximum Configuration): 5.2-6.4 kg (11.5-14.0 lb)
Full height blade fits inside the M1000e Blade Enclosure
Maximum of 8 per blade chassis
Dell™ OpenManage™ featuring Dell Management Console
Unified Server Configurator Lifecycle Controller
BMC, IPMI2.0 compliant
iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
Remote Management: iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
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.
PowerEdge™ M-Series Blades I/O Guide
The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular Ethernet blade switches including PowerConnect™ and Cisco® Catalyst.
Fully modular Dell PowerConnect switches provide great flexibility with choices in models from 1GbE 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 9 switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying the manageability of their data center.
Brocade 4 Gb and 8 Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to fibre channel storage area networks (SANs), such as those offered by Dell/EMC. Models currently available include the M4424 and M5424.
For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, these Brocade FC Switches can be configured as in Access Gateway mode. Based on NPIV functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell M-Series blade solution.
For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers two levels of InfiniBand 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 double 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.
Learn More about InfiniBand Blade Switches
Learn More about InfiniBand Blade Mezzanine Cards
FlexIO for M-Series: Delivering the speed you need, when you need it
By integrating our hardware, software and services, we can minimize your transition time and costs, help you improve your business productivity, and more quickly realize the return on your investment. Our new 11G servers have embedded diagnostics and a Lifecycle Controller that helps speed up problem isolation and recovery in the event of a failure — sometimes before you’re even aware an issue exists. And during the transition to a new platform or operating system, the embedded OS Lifecycle Controller is designed to direct the transition of your OS/server images in the most customized and cost-effective method possible.
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 customers 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 return on investment (ROI) and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-orientated plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes.
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 ImageDirect™, hardware customization and asset recovery, we've got what you need, when you need it.
Our factory, remote and onsite 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.
Hardware customization services can eliminate installation hassles by delivering systems that are ready to work right out of the box.
Dell Asset Recovery and Recycling Services help you recover and dispose of owned or leased computer equipment, in a manner that follows Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.
Dell ProSupport Services
Dell ProSupport is a comprehensive, configurable suite of support services designed to simplify and optimize your IT environment. From desktop to datacenter, Dell ProSupport addresses everyday and unique IT challenges through options such as same-day, next-business-day and mission-critical response services, asset and data protection, specialized onsite services, proactive maintenance and parts management, and remote advisory services — backed by global command centers and expert centers around the world.
Learn about the storage technology Dell offers that can enable you to derive maximum value from your information infrastructure.
Dell has the deep expertise and practical know-how needed to help you cost-effectively store and protect critical information on servers and storage arrays. Direct feedback from customers — fueled by the Dell direct model — drives the design and development of a broad range of Dell storage products for organizations of all sizes. Upon consulting with you to understand your operational objectives, Dell can design and deploy a custom storage solution and become a primary contact to assist you with your enterprise applications and information.
|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
|Disk Backup |
Disk-based backup and data protection
|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.