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PowerEdge R720xd Rack Server

intel® xeon™

Outstanding storage capacity in a 2-socket 2U rack server.

Easily scale for massive data growth with the excellent storage capacity, memory density and I/O capabilities of the PowerEdge™ R720xd rack server.

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Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 product family

    Processor Sockets:
    2

    Internal Interconnect:
    2 x Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links; 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

    Cache:
    2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V®)
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Virtualization options:
    Citrix® XenServer®
    VMware® vSphere® ESXi ™
    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®

Chipset

  • Intel C602

Memory*

  • Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s

Storage

  • Maximum Internal Storage:
    50TB

    Hot-plug hard drive options:
    2.5” SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K), SAS 512n (15K)
    3.5” SAS (15K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
    Self-encrypting drives available

Drive Bays

  • Up to twenty-six 2.5” drives or up to twelve 3.5” drives plus two 2.5” drives

Slots

  • 6 PCIe slots:
    Two x16 full-length, full-height
    One x8 full-length, full-height
    Three x8 half-length, half-height

Communications

  • Broadcom® 5720 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
    Intel I350 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
    Intel X540 dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 x 1GbE (FCoE capability enabled on the 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 x 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE SFP+ with 2 x 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57840S quad-port 10GbE SFP+ Rack NDC (NPAR1.0, SRIOV, DCB, iSCSI and FCoE offloads and CEM)

Power

  • Platinum efficiency 495W, 750W or Platinum+ efficiency 1100W power supplies
    Auto-ranging power supplies

Availability

  • High-efficiency PSU; hot-plug redundant PSU; hot-plug drive bays; TPM/No-TPM; dual internal SD support; hot-plug redundant fan; optional bezel; luggage-tag; ECC memory, extended thermal support; ENERGY STAR® compliant, extended power range; Switch Agnostic Partitioning (SWAP)

Management

  • Remote Management:
    iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC7 Express (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade option)
    8GB vFlash media (upgrade option), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade optional)

    Systems Management:
    IPMI 2.0 compliant
    OpenManage™ Essentials
    OpenManage Power Center
    OpenManage Connections:
    • Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
    • Dell plug-in for VMware® vCenter™
    • HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management

Rack Support

  • ReadyRails II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm
    ReadyRails static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded and 2-post (Telco) racks

RAID

  • Internal controllers:
    PERC H310
    PERC H710
    PERC H710P

    External HBAs (RAID):
    PERC H810

Regulatory

Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolio
The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge server embedded management feature integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT Administrators efficiently manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in band or out of band, with or without a systems management software agent. Irrespective of the operating system or hypervisor you deploy, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller automates the most essential and frequently performed server management tasks to help your IT resources become more productive and your IT environment more cost-effective and well-maintained. Dell OpenManage also integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions you may already own, so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment. 

Solutions and Systems Management

  
Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
You face an expanding set of challenges for provisioning, managing and supporting end-user computing across your enterprise. Your IT team is not growing, but support requirements are more complex as you plan how best to migrate and update client systems, and secure new “smart” mobile devices.

With Dell DVS you can create a centralized end-user computing environment that streamlines desktop management and reduces maintenance burden on your IT staff. Now you can focus on important projects to improve IT services. Dell DVS solutions are completely integrated and tested solutions that are powered by advanced Dell PowerEdge rack and blade servers.

Dell’s purpose-built DVS solutions combine the performance, memory capacity and embedded hypervisor options in Dell PowerEdge servers with desktop virtualization software in optimized configurations. DVS solutions simplify deployments and accelerate your time-to-value. Dell DVS solutions deliver:
 
  • Simplified management: Centralized desktop management so you can support a wider range of end-user devices without incurring additional cost or complexity
  • Streamlined operations: Decoupling the operating system, applications and user data from devices reduces complexity and streamlines desktop maintenance and updates
  • Secure IP and data: Intellectual property and business data is secured and centralized reducing your vulnerabilities for data loss and unauthorized access to your network
  • Support for mobility: Provide secure access for smartphones and personal devices across your organization and externally to your contractors and partners


Dell DVS solutions are informed by more than 50,000 hours of testing and validated by implementations in organizations like yours so you can deploy with confidence.

Storage Options
With Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault, 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 StorageThe 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 StorageDirect-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 BackupDisk-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 StorageNetwork-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 StorageObject-Based Storage
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.



Storage Area NetworkStorage Area Network
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation



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