Max Fully loaded w/ blades and rear modules - 394lbs (178.7kg)
Up to six 2700W hot-plug power supplies
Based on Dell’s Energy Smart technologies, the M1000e power supplies deliver greater levels of efficiency, even at low levels of utilization.
Supported power supply configurations include:
3+3 and 2+2 (AC redundancy)
3+1, 4+2, and 5+1 (power supply redundancy)
2+0 and 3+0 (non-redundant mode)
The M1000e chassis supports new Dynamic Power Supply Engagement functionality, which (if enabled) puts lightly loaded power supplies into standby mode, driving up the utilization and the efficiency of the active supplies.
Dell supports either 110–120V or 208–240V AC power supply input and supports a wide range of power distribution options. Dell recommends 208–240V AC for all production environments.
M1000e Chassis comes standard with 9 hot pluggable, redundant fan modules
Based on Energy Smart Technologies, M1000e fans are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency.
The fans deliver low power consumption, but also use next generation “low flow” technology to ensure the lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to cool the enclosure
Front Control Panel with interactive Graphical LCD
Supports initial configuration wizard
Local server blade, enclosure, and module information and troubleshooting
Two USB Keyboard/Mouse connections and one Video connection (requires the optional Avocent iKVM switch to enable these ports) for local front “crash cart” console connections that can be switched between blades
Enclosure I/O Modules
Up to six total blade I/O modules for three fully redundant fabrics that take advantage of a fully passive midplane that can scale up to 8.4 Tbps with current technologies featuring 1/10 Gb Ethernet to servers, 40Gb Ethernet to top-of-rack switches, Fibre Channel 8 Gb, and InfiniBand QDR/FDR10/FDR. Dell’s blade Ethernet devices also have FlexIO technology, providing on-demand uplink scalability and investment protection unrivaled in the blade server market.
DellTM PowerEdgeTM M I/O Aggregator Supports Active System Manager and CMC Aggregator GUI. 1/10 Gb Ethernet connectivity with Zero touch FCoE and converged iSCSI deployment. 32 internal 10GE ports provide full redundancy to the M420 blade on fabric A.
Dell Force10 MXL 10/40Gb Ethernet Switch Converged 1/10/40 Gb Ethernet switch with up to 56-10GE ports (32 internal), converged iSCSI and FCoE (transit to ToR), 320 Gb stacking of up to 6 switches, FlexIO technology, and PVST+ industry standard spanning tree. 32 internal 10GE ports provide full redundancy to the M420 blade on fabric A.
Dell PowerConnectTM M8024-k 10Gb Ethernet Switch Converged 1/10 Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24-10GE ports (16 internal), converged FCoE (transit to ToR), stacking of up to 6 modules, FlexIO technology, and simple mode.
Dell M8428-k 10Gb Converged Network Switch Converged 1/10 Gb Ethernet switch with 24-10GE Ethernet ports (16 internal) and 4 native Fibre Channel ports, converged iSCSI and FCoE (FC breakout at blade switch). Fibre Channel ports support 2Gb, 4Gb, and 8Gb.
Dell PowerConnect M6220 Gigabit Ethernet Switch 1 Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 ports (16 internal), stacking of up to 12 switches, simple mode, and 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks and FlexIO technology for up to four additional 10GbE uplinks.
Dell PowerConnect M6348 Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch 1 Gb Ethernet switch with up to 48 ports (32 internal), stacking of up to 12 modules, simple mode, and 16 external fixed 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet RJ-45 ports to support 32 internal server GbE connections supplied by quad-port Gigabit Ethernet adapters plus up to four 10Gb uplink ports.
Cisco® NexusTM B22DELL Fabric Extender (FEX) 16 internal 10GbE ports and 8 external 10GbE ports; provides 10GbE connectivity to Cisco Nexus 5500 series infrastructure.
Cisco Catalyst® Blade Switch M 3032 Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks standard plus two optional module bays, supporting 2 x 1Gb copper or optical SFPs each.
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch M 3130G Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks, 64Gb (full duplex) StackWise® Plus stacking ports plus two optional module bays, each can support either 2 x 1Gb copper or optical SFPs
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch M 3130X Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks, 64Gb full duplex StackWise Plus stacking ports, and support for two x2 modules for up to a total of two 10Gb CX4 or SR/LRM uplinks.
Brocade® M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel Switch Includes eight external SAN ports.
Dell 8Gb/4Gb Fibre Channel SAN Module NPIV Port Aggregator Emulex® 8Gb or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
Mellanox® M4001Q QDR, M4001T FDR10, M4001Q FDR InfiniBand® Switches 16 internal ports and 16 external QSFP+ ports in a single wide form factor.
Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel SAN I/O Module 24×16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external fabric ports). Zero footprint, hot-pluggable design with no additional fans or power supplies. Dynamic Ports on Demand (PoD) and “pay-as-you-grow” port upgrades for 12-port configurations.
Dell OpenManageTM System Management
Integration into 3rd party management solutions via Dell’s Preferred Partner Program
1 (standard) or optional 2nd (redundant) Chassis Management Controller(s) (CMC) which provide:
Single secure interface for inventory, configuration, monitoring, and alerting for the chassis and all components
Multi-chassis management capability allows up to 9 chassis to be managed from a single, embedded, agentless interface.
Real Time Power/Thermal Monitoring and Management
Real Time System AC Power Consumption with reset-able peak and minimum values
System level power limiting and slot based power prioritization
Manages Dynamic Power Engagement functionality
Manages fan speed control
Secure Web (SSL) and CLI (Telnet/SSH) interfaces
Supports multiple levels of user roles and permissions, including integration into Microsoft Active Directory Services
2 x 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet ports + 1 serial port
Provides single point of connection from management network to iDRAC on each of the blades and the management interfaces on the integrated I/O Modules
2nd Ethernet port supports daisy chaining of CMCs for improved cable management
Optional Integrated Avocent® keyboard, video and mouse (iKVM) switch
Enables USB and video port on front control panel
iKVM module has 2 x USB, video, and Analog Console Interface (ACI) ports
ARI port allows connectivity and seamless tiering via cat5 cables to Dell or Avocent KVM switches with Analog Rack Interface (ARI) ports.