PowerEdge R510 Rack Server

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Multi-purpose, high-capacity value rack server

The PowerEdge R510 is an Intel processor-based 2-socket, 2U rack server ideal for department, branch or small business database tasks, email, virtualization, workload consolidation and core business applications with large, local storage needs.

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Right Sized, Flexible Technology and Business Value

Right Sized, Flexible Technology and Business Value

The R510 can serve the needs of small and medium businesses or corporate environments by providing an excellent platform for core business applications such as Microsoft® SQL Server® and Microsoft® Exchange.

A Short and Dense 24 Inch Chassis
The R510 includes a number of features designed to meet the needs of many IT environments:
  • Advanced systems management capabilities
  • Short and dense 24" chassis
  • High availability and redundancy features
  • Cost-effective RAID option
  • Large amounts of internal storage capacity
Add Value To Your Business
Dell™ aims to add value to your business by including the features you need for your unique IT environment. Our goal is to deliver value through tailored solutions based on industry standards, as well as purposeful, innovative design.

Purposeful Design

The PowerEdge™ R510 follows the 11th-generation PowerEdge™ portfolio behavioral specifications and features the same system design commonality and reliability true to the entire portfolio. All 11th-generation servers are built with user ease in mind.

    • We put all external ports, power supplies and LED lights in the same location for familiar user experience, as well as, easy installation and deployment.
    • In addition, the R510 is also available with different chassis options. Customers can choose from four-, eight- or 12-hard drive chassis. These different configurations enable you to choose the design and feature set that is most appropriate for your needs.
    • Robust, metal hard-drive carriers and organized cabling are designed to improve component access and airflow across the server.
    • The four-hard-drive chassis is more affordable, featuring LED diagnostic lights, a cabled power supply and cabled hard drives. The larger capacity 12-hard drive chassis offers hot-swappable hard drives and redundant power. The eight-hard drive chassis offers an interactive LCD display that aids in setup, location and diagnosis of the server.
    • The PowerEdge R510's purposeful design also provides quiet acoustics and an interactive LCD screen or LED light display (depending on chassis selected) positioned at the front of the server for ease of monitoring.
    • These different configurations enable you to choose the design and feature set that is most appropriate for your IT environment.

    Energy-Optimized Technology

    Energy Optimized Technology
    Included in the R510 are low-flow fans, designed to spin faster in accordance with server workload demands and help reduce unnecessary noise when possible.
    Energy Optimized Technology
    The logical layout of internal components aids in airflow direction, helping to keep the server cool.
    Power Management Features
    The R510 also can be configured to include features such as power capping, power inventory and power budgeting to aid in the management of power within your environment.

    Simplified Systems Management

    The Lifecycle Controller helps to deliver faster server deployment and update capabilities from a bare-metal pre-operating system (OS) environment

    Unified Server Configurator (USC) Interface
    • The Lifecycle Controller is a chip that is integrated on the server. It helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing a complete set of provisioning functions such as system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single intuitive interface called Unified Server Configurator (USC) in a pre-OS environment. This eliminates the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.
    Open Manage Portfolio
    • Also part of Dell's systems management portfolio is the Dell Management Console, part of OpenManage™ , which is included with every Dell server and provides IT managers with a single console view of their entire IT infrastructure.


    • Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series
      Six-core Intel® Xeon®
      Quad-core Intel® Xeon®


    • Intel 5500 chipset


    • Up to 128GB (8 DIMM slots) 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3
      Up to 1333MHz

    Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

    • VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)


    • Hard Drive Options:

      3.5" SATA(7.2K RPM): 160GB*, 250GB*, 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB*
      3.5" Near Line SAS(7.2K RPM): 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB*
      3.5" 6 Gps SAS(7.2K): 2TB*
      3.5" SAS(15K RPM): 146GB*, 300GB*, 450GB*, 600GB*
      3.5" SAS (10K RPM): 600GB*
      2.5" SAS (10K RPM): 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
      2.5" SATA SSD: 25GB*, 50GB*, 100GB*

      Maximum Internal Storage:

      Up to 12TB-37.8TB (depending on chassis)

    Drive Bays

    • Cabled or Hot-Swap options available:

      Cabled HD options:
      Up to four 3.5" SAS or SATA drives

      Hot-Swap HD options:
      Up to eight or twelve 3.5” SAS or SATA or 2.5” SAS or SSD drives


    • 3 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:

      One x8 slot
      Two x4 slots
      One Storage x4 slot

    RAID Controllers

    • Internal:

      PERC H200 (6Gb/s)
      PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1G Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
      SAS 6/iR
      PERC 6/i with 256MB battery-backed cache
      PERC S100 (software based, available for 4-HDD configuration)
      PERC S300 (software based, available for 4-HDD and 8-HDD configurations)


      PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1G Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
      PERC 6/E with 256MB or 512MB of battery-backed cache

      External HBAs (non-RAID):

      6Gbps SAS HBA
      SAS 5/E HBA
      LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA

    Network Controller

    • One Dual-Port Broadcom 5716 Gigabit NICs


    • Intel 10G Base-T Single Port NIC
      Broadcom® BMC5771 10 Base-T Copper Single Port NIC
      Intel PRO/ 1000 PT Single Port Adapter, Gigabit Ethernet NIC, PCIe x1
      Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCIe x4
      Intel Gigabit ET Dual Port Adapter, Gigabit Ethernet NIC, PCIe x4
      Broadcom® NetXtreme™ 5709 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, w/TOE PCIe x4
      Broadcom® NetXtreme™ 5709 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, TOE/iSCSI PCIe x4
      Intel PRO/1000 VT Quad Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCIe x4
      Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Adapter, Gigabit Ethernet NIC, PCIe x4
      Brocade® CNA Dual-port adapter
      Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-IX-D
      Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-FX-D
      Brocade® FC4 and 8 GB HBAs


    • 4 hard drive configuration:

      Non-redundant 480W power supply

      8 and 12 hard drive configruation:

      750W redundant and non-redundant hot-plug power supply


    • Hot-swap hard drives, redundant power, ECC memory, Quad-Pack LED or LCD screen (depending on chassis)

    Video Card

    • Matrox G200eW w/ 8MB


    • 4 and 8 HDD Chassis

      3.40 H x 17.19 W x 24.00 D (in)
      86.4 H x 436.6 W x 609.6 D (mm)

      12 HDD Chassis

      3.42 H x 17.53 W x 26.17 D (in)
      86.7 H x 445.2 W x 664.6 D (mm)

      Rack Support:

      ReadyRails™ sliding rails for 4-post racks with support for optional cable management arm, or ReadyRails™ static rails for 4-post and 2-post racks
      1U/2U Rail Attachment Brackets


    • Dell™ OpenManage™
      BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
      Lifecycle Controller enabled via optional: iDRAC6 Express, iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash
      Unified Server Configurator

    Environmental Operating Conditions

    • Acoustics:

      Typically configured 3.5" cable chassis in 23 ± 2 °C ambient
      Idle 4-HDD: LwA-UL = 5.4 bels; LpA = 40 dBA
      Idle 8-HDD: LwA-UL = 5.6 bels; LpA = 42 dBA




    With Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic, Dell PowerVault, and Dell/EMC, we have created a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of storage products, all of which are easy to deploy, manage and grow. Whether you use network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), Internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel (FC), Dell has a product that can meet your business needs and reduce the cost and complexity of storage.

    The Value of Dell Storage















    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















    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















    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















    Network-Attached Storage
    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















    Object-Based Storage
    The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.















    Storage Area Network















    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















    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
    Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file and block-level data.





































    Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment and to help you transition from platform to platform.

    Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
    Our end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell PowerEdge 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 ProSupport
    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. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.

    Dell Training Services

    Dell Education Services offers PowerEdge Server training courses designed to help you achieve more with your hardware investment. The curriculum is designed in conjunction with the server development team, as well as Dell’s technical support team, to ensure that the training delivers the information and practical, hands-on skills you and your team need to confidently deploy, manage and maintain your Dell Server solution. To learn more or register for a class today, click here.
    Embedded Management  

    Lifecycle Controller Enabled Embedded Management

    Embedded Management
    The Lifecycle Controller is the engine for advanced embedded management and is delivered as part of the optional iDRAC Express or iDRAC Enterprise in the PowerEdge R510. The Lifecycle Controller is a chip that is integrated on the server. It helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing a complete set of provisioning functions, such as system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single intuitive interface called Unified Server Configurator (USC), in a pre-OS environment. This eliminates the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.


    Dell Management Console

    Integrated Management
    Open, flexible, integrated manage your infrastructure, not your management consoles. With the introduction of Dell™ Management Console powered by Altiris® from Symantec™, Dell is doing for systems management what we did for computer hardware, taking a complex, proprietary industry technology and transforming it by delivering a simple, streamlined, modular solution best adapted to your specific management needs. 

                           Oracle Database 


    Optimize for Oracle® Database 11g
    Dell 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® 2008 operating systems. 

     Microsoft Exchange 2010 

    Microsoft Exchange 2010

    Does your business depend on robust messaging capabilities? Exchange 2010 is the right tool for the job and Dell is the right partner to deliver a complete user to data center solution. Exchange 2010 running on Dell's innovative hardware platform provides you with a superior messaging and collaboration solution.

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    Virtualization Solutions
    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.