There are two versions of the FX2 chassis — the “switched” configuration, PowerEdge FX2s, supports up to 8 low-profile PCIe 3.0 expansion slots, and the “unswitched” FX2 configuration, a lower-cost alternative that does not offer expansion slots.
2 pass-through module or choice of 3 FN I/O Modules
Hot-plug PSUs: 2000W, 1600W or 1100W AC in 1+1 redundant or 2+0 non-redundant configurations
2U chassis in height
H: 8.68 cm (3.41 in)
W: 43.35 cm (17.06 in) without rack ears; 48.19 cm (18.97 in) with rack ears
D: 85.16 cm (33.52 in)
Server node options:
PowerEdge FC830: Full-width: up to 2 FC830 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FC630: Half-width: up to 4 FC630 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FC430: Quarter-width: up to 8 FC430 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FM120x4: Half-width: up to 4 FM120 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FD332 storage block: Half-width: up to 3 FD332 per FX2 chassis for support of up to 16 x SFF 2.5" storage devices
Delivers comprehensive functionality yet simple and easy to use:
Uses Chassis Management Controller to manage all resources (server nodes, storage, networking and power) with a unified management tool, presented in a single console
Offers both local and remote management
Available with either Enterprise or Express CMC licensing
Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free systems management, fully supported in the OpenManage product portfolio
Redefine data center agility with the revolutionary FX architecture. The FX2 modular 2U rack chassis allows you to incrementally add or swap compact, modular IT building blocks, including servers, storage and IO, to fit any computing environment.
The shared cooling, power, networking, management and PCIe expansion slots in the FX2 chassis service a wide range of server/storage combinations, enabling higher granularity and greater efficiency in your IT resource management.
The flexible multi-fabric IO design allows FX servers to efficiently handle all types of storage traffic — SAN, DAS and NAS — with a design optimized for the DAS/vSAN storage environments. The FX2 chassis also features a distinctive Dell EMC PCIe fabric that can free you from proprietary limitations and enable you to accelerate performance.
Manage FX servers individually as you would with traditional rack servers to integrate easily into your server management methodology, or choose managing FX servers collectively using Dell EMC Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage both servers and chassis components. View and manage up to 20 separate FX systems from a single CMC console for simplified collective management, using either the comprehensive Enterprise or entry-level Express CMC license options.
The FX architecture helps businesses grow more efficiently by simplifying data center provisioning and management. It gives IT managers a practical way to meet challenging business trends and respond to unpredictable workloads.
|Granular modularity provides IT resources in easily consumable “bite-sized” chunks, delivering greater flexibility to address workload needs and allowing you to budget just for the resources needed, as needed.|
|Innovative connectivity introduces incredible fabric flexibility for IO, storage and management, with IO aggregation that consolidates connectivity by as much as 8 to 1, greatly reducing hidden networking costs.|
|A complete portfolio addresses the full spectrum of enterprise computing, combining server offerings from microservers to 4-socket platforms with a high-density storage component to provide broad workload flexibility.|
Implement an unprecedented level of IT infrastructure density, allowing more services using fewer resources, resulting in overall lower costs and better workload performance to:
Choose Dell’s premium support service, ProSupport, for 24/7* direct telephone and online access to advanced-level technicians based in your region. Whether you have one office or hundreds around the world, protect your investments with this simple yet flexible approach.
|Easily manage your PowerEdge products with 3rd party plug-ins and the Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio, based on the agent-free integrated Dell EMC Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller* embedded in every server.|