Dell PowerEdge R710
The PowerEdge™ R710 is a mainstream Intel® processor-based 2-socket, 2U rack server great for server rooms or corporate data centres and remote sites that require exceptional virtualisation.
- Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 series processors
- Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server® 2011
Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows® Essential Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)2
Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
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
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-Swap options available:
8 x 2.5” Hard Drive Option or 6 x 3.5” Hard Drive Option; Optional flex bay expansion to support half-height TBU
Up to six 3.5” drives without optional flex bay OR
Up to eight 2.5” SAS or SATA drives with optional flex bay
Peripheral bay options:
Slim optical drive bay with choice of DVD-ROM, Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or DVD + RW
- 4 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:
Two x8 slots
Two x4 slots
One x4 Storage slot
PERC H200 (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
PERC 6/i with 256MB battery-backed cache
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB Non-Volatile cache
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of 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
- Optional add-in NICs:
Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FcoE Ready for Future Enablement)
Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
Intel PRO/1000 VT Quad Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
Intel 10GBase-T Copper Single Port NIC, PCI-E x8
Intel Single Port Server Adapter, 10Gigabit, SR Optical, PCI-E x8
Broadcom® BMC57710 10Base-T Cooper Single Port NIC, PCI-E x8
Broadcom® BMC5709C IPV6 Gigabit Copper Dual Port NIC with TOE and iSCSI Offload, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® BMC5709C IPV6 Gigabit Copper Dual Port NIC with TOE, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 57711 Dual Port Direct Attach 10Gb Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE and iSCSI Offload
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Broadcom 10GbE NIC, Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+
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® CNA (1020) Dual Port Server Adapter
Optional add in HBAs:
Qlogic® QLE 2462 FC4 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE 220 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE 2460 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE2562 FC8 Dual-channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Qlogic® QLE2560 FC8 Single-channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Emulex® LPe-1150 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E x4
Emulex® LPe-11002 FC4 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E x4
Emulex® LPe-12000, FC8 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Emulex® LPe-12002, FC8 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Brocade® FC4 and 8 GB HBAs
Emulex® OCE10102-IX-DCNA iSCSI HBA stand-up adapter
- Energy Smart: Two hot plug high efficient 570w PSU OR high output two hot-plug 870W PSUs
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies):
2700W-5600W High Efficiency Online
Extended Battery Module (EBM)
Network Management Card
Continuous Operation: 10C to 35C, 10% to 80% relative humidity (RH).
10% of annual operating hours: 5C to 40C, 5% to 85%RH.
1% of annual operating hours: -5C to 45C, 5% to 90%RH.
For in-depth detail, check your user manual.
- Hot-plug hard drives
- Hot-plug redundant power
- Hot-plug redundant cooling
- ECC memory
- Spare Row
- Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
- Tool-less chassis
- Cluster support
- Matrox G200
- R710 physical dimensions:
Height: 8.64cm (3.40”)
Width: 44.31cm (17.44”)
Depth: 68.07cm (26.80”)
Weight (maximum config): 26.1kg (57.54lb)
Optional redundant cooling
ReadyRails™ sliding rails for 4-post Racks:
Support tool-less installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks NOTE: Threaded 4-post racks require the static ReadyRails™ kit or 3rd party conversion kits available through Dell Software & Peripherals
Support full extension of the system out of the rack to allow serviceability of key internal components
Support optional cable management arm (CMA)
Rail depth without the CMA: 751 mm
Rail depth with the CMA: 840 mm
Square-hole rack adjustment range: 692-756 mm
Round-hole rack adjustment range: 678-749 mm
ReadyRails™ static rails for 4-post & 2-post Racks:
Support tool-less installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks
Support tooled installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant threaded hole 4-post and 2-post racks
Rail depth: 608 mm
Square-hole rack adjustment range: 588-828 mm
Round-hole rack adjustment range: 574-821 mm
Threaded-hole rack adjustment range: 592-846 mm
- Dell™ OpenManage™
iDRAC6 Enterprise (Optional)
Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2
Environmental Operating Conditions
Typically configured 2.5” chassis in 23 ± 2 C ambient
Idle: LwA-UL = 5.5 bels, LpAm = 39 dBA
Purposeful, Customer-Inspired DesignThe next generation Dell™ PowerEdge™ R710 is customer inspired. By listening and focusing on the details, we have delivered on your inspiration with simplicity of operation and innovative features.
The PowerEdge R710 takes advantage of Dell’s system commonality; when IT managers learn one system, they have learned the logic required to manage Dell’s next generation servers. The logical layout of components and power supply placement delivers a simple, straight forward installation and simplified redeployment in the future.
The new design features robust industrial materials including improved chassis, rails, cable management arms, hard drive carriers and latches. With the new PowerEdge R710 you get incredible system management from the aisle with enhanced multi-layer LCD and KVM access.
Increased Virtualization PerformanceThe PowerEdge R710 is designed with 125% more memory capacity and more integrated I/O . This increased capacity is crucial for virtualization performance and scalability. The R710 allows for quick virtualization deployment with embedded hypervisors from leading vendors via an SD card or internal USB.
Intel® VT FlexMigration integrates multiple generations of Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers, improving flexibility and investment protection.
New DDR3 memory offers higher bandwidth and lower power consumption than previous FBD or DDR2 technologies. Increased memory slots allows you to use smaller, less expensive DIMMs to meet computing needs and balance cost.
Simplified Systems ManagementThe next generation Dell OpenManage™ suite offers enhanced 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 or 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 more time can be spent on strategic uses of technology.
The Dell Unified Server Configurator delivers a single access point for secure, efficient and user-friendly infrastructure management. Embedded and integrated into the system, it provides quick and consistent access, excellent flexibility and advanced capabilities. With built-in driver installations, firmware updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics, the USC tool is a one-stop shop for operating system deployment.
The PowerEdge™ R710 features Energy Smart™ technologies that are designed to reduce power consumption while increasing performance capacity. Energy efficient design features include efficient power supply units right-sized for system requirements, innovative system-level design efficiency, policy-driven power and thermal management, and highly efficient standards-based Energy Smart components. All these elements are designed to increase energy efficiency across our latest core data center servers while delivering the performance your business requires.
Tests by Dell engineers have shown that the processors in the comparable HP DL380 can run 17% hotter than the PowerEdge™ R710 due to lower airflow, far exceeding Intel® design specifications at any room temperature.
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:
Storage Area Network
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.
Dell Business Solutions
Make the most of your technology with innovative and progressive software solutions available from Dell, a single source for complete end-to-end IT needs. Virtualization Solutions With the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can: 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.
Embedded ManagementWith the introduction of the latest PowerEdge™ servers, Dell now offers Embedded Management. Embedded Management houses the tools and enablement pieces directly on the server, allowing administrators to perform a complete set of provisioning functions such as operating system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single intuitive interface. This can eliminate the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate media. Embedded Management is designed to deliver zero-media “Instant On” integrated manageability through a single access point for infrastructure management functions that is secure, efficient and user-friendly for IT administrators.
Integrated ManagementOpen, 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 they 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.
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Optimize for Oracle Database 11gDell 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® 2003 operating systems.
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?
• 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
With the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
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.