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FX modular architecture components

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Modular solutions for any workload

Build the modular infrastructure you need for your workloads, one workload at a time with the PowerEdge FX platform.

 
 
FX Modular Architecture Components

 

 

Processor

  • FC830:
    Up to four Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 product family processor, with up to 22 cores per processor
    FC640:

    Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, with up to 28 cores per processor
    FC630:
    Up to two Intel® Xeon600 E5-2600 v4 processor, with up to 22 cores per processor
    FC430:
    Up to two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 processors, with up to 18 cores per processor
    FD332:
    N/A

Memory*

  • FC830:
    48 DDR4 DIMM slots,1.5TB max. Speeds up to 2400MT/s
    FC640:
    16 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 2TB max. Supports RDIMM / LRDIMM /AEP, speeds up to 2666MT/s
    FC630:
    24 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 1.5TB max, speeds up to 2400MT/s
    FC430:
    8 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 512GB max, with speeds up to 2400MT/s
    FD332:
    N/A

Storage Controllers

  • FC830:
    Internal controllers:

    Software RAID PERC S130, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P

    FC640:
    Internal controllers:

    Software RAID S140, PERC H330, H730P
    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem
    Internal Dual SD Module

    FC630:
    Internal controllers:

    Software RAID PERC S130, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P

    FC430:
    Internal controllers:

    Software RAID PERC S130

    FD332:
    Internal controllers:

    FD33xS (single PERC), FD33xD (dual PERC)

Drive Bays

  • FC830:
    Internal controllers:
    Software RAID PERC S130, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P

    FC640:
    Internal controllers:
    Software RAID S140, PERC H330, H730P
    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem
    Internal Dual SD Module
    12.8 TB max capacity

    FC630:
    Internal controllers:
    Software RAID PERC S130, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P

    FC430:
    Internal controllers:
    Software RAID PERC S130

    FD332:
    Internal controllers:
    FD33xS (single PERC), FD33xD (dual PERC)

Power Supplies

  • FC830, FC630, FC430, FD332:
    In PowerEdge FX2 chassis:
    2000W or 1600W in 1+1 redundant, RAO (Redundancy Alerting Only) or 2+0 non-redundant configurations

    FC640:
    In PowerEdge FX2 chassis:
    Platinum 1600W, 2000W, 2400W

Fans

  • FC830, FC640, FC630, FC430:
    Hot plug fans with full redundancy

    FD332:
    N/A

Dimensions

  • FC830:
    Form factor:
    Modular compute sled (1U)

    H: 427.6 mm (16.83 in)
    W: 40.3 mm (1.58 in)
    D: 538.1 mm (21.85 in)

    FC640:
    Form factor:
    Modular compute sled (1U)

    L: 40.3 mm
    W: 211 mm
    D: 535.8 mm

    FC630:
    Form factor:
    Modular compute sled (1U)

    L: 211.10 mm (8.31 in)
    W: 40.3 mm (1.58 in)
    D: 535.8mm (21.09 in)

    FC430:
    Form factor:
    Modular compute sled (1U)

    L: 102.7 mm (4.04 in)
    W: 40.4 mm (1.59 in)
    D: 480.36 mm (18.91 in)

    FD332:
    Form factor: Half-width – supports up to 16 small form factor 2.5” storage devices; Up to 3 FD332 storage blocks per PowerEdge FX2 chassis (configuration dependent)

    L: 210.9 mm (8.30 in)
    W: 40.1 mm (1.57 in)
    D: 523.6 mm (20.61 in)

OpenManage Software

  • OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Mobile
    OpenManage Power Center

Security

  • FC640:
    Cryptographically signed firmware
    Secure Boot
    Server Configuration Lock-down
    Secure instant erase

I/O and Ports

  • FC830:
    Network daughter card options:
    2 x 10GbE, 4 x 10GbE, 4 x 1GbE
    NDC mezzanine cards supported in FX2s chassis; 4 x 1 Gbe, 2 x 10GbE
    Video card:
    VGA controller integrated with iDRAC
    PCIe:
    See PowerEdge FX2 chassis specifications

    FC640:
    Network daughter card options:
    2 x 10GE + 2 x 1GE, 4 x 10GE
    Video card:
    VGA controller integrated with iDRACPCIe:
    See PowerEdge FX2 chassis specifications

    FC630:
    Network daughter card options:
    2 x 10GbE, 4 x 10GbE
    NDC mezzanine cards supported in FX2s chassis configuration:
    4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10GbE

    FC430:
    2 x LOM options: 2 x 10GbE or 2 x 1 GbE.
    In addition, they can support one of the PCIe slots, with the cards below.
    NDC options: 2 x 10GbE, 4 x 10GbE, 4 x 1GbE
    NDC mezzanine cards support in FX2s chassis configuration:
    4 x 1 GbE, 2 x 10GbE, 2 x 10GbE

    FD332:
    N/A

Supported Operating Systems

  • FC830, FC640, FC630, FC430:
    Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
    Oracle® Linux
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    VMware® vSphere®

    FD332:
    N/A

Recommended Support

  • Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.

Management

  • Embedded / At-Server
    iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
    iDRAC Direct
    iDRAC REST API with Redfish
    Chassis Management Controller (CMC)

I/O Expansion Slots

  • FC830, FC640, FC630, FC430:
    In PowerEdge FX2 chassis specifications

    FD332:
    N/A
PowerEdge FX-Scale incrementally

Scale incrementally with powerful blocks of computing resources

The FX compute sleds, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, deliver an exceptional amount of computing power in compact, scalable packages. They include:
  • FC830: 4S 1U server sled for mission-critical applications at midsize and enterprise data centers
  • FC640: 2S 1U server sled for dense XaaS in midsize and enterprise environments
  • FC630: 2S 1U server sled ideal for running business applications at midsize and large organizations
  • FC430: 2S 1U server sled, with optional InfiniBand, for data centers running mid-tier applications
PowerEdge FX-Boost performance

Boost performance with highly flexible, scale-out storage blocks

Rapidly scale dense direct attached storage (DAS) in your FX infrastructures with the 1U FD332 storage module. Create a storage environment that supports balanced data growth on an as-needed basis. Tailor your storage needs to the workloads you are running and avoid overprovisioning. Because it supports SAS and SATA HDD/SSDs you can readily adapt to the performance needs of your applications. When appropriate, you can create software defined storage environments with a combination of hard drives and solid state drives.
PowerEdge FX-Sustain your business

Sustain your business and grow with intelligent automation

Make IT operations more efficient, your FX infrastructure more productive and reliable with Dell’s system management. Take advantage of OpenManage systems management portfolio, used across other PowerEdge servers, with the FX2, or leverage the embedded chassis management.

  • Perform automated deployments, updates and configurations with agent-free iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller.
  • Simplify with the new OpenManage Enterprise console, with custom reports and automatic discovery.
  • Enable easy collective or individual server management with the embedded Chassis Management Controller (CMC).
PowerEdge FX

PowerEdge FC830

The FC830 is a powerful 1U 4S server sled with dense compute and memory scalability, a highly expandable storage subsystem. It excels at running a wide range of applications and virtualization environments for both mid-size and large enterprise data centers. It features:

  • Full-width, up to 2 sleds per FX2 chassis
  • Up to 4 22-core Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 v4 processors, up to 176 cores per chassis
  • 48 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 3TB max memory; up to 96 DIMMs per chassis, 6TB max memory
  • Up to 8 2.5" SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) ; support for NVMe PCIe SSDs
  • Dual port 10Gb/1Gb Select Network Adapter (SNA)

 

PowerEdge FC640

PowerEdge FC640

The FC640 is a flexible 1U 2S server with powerful processors, large memory capacity and highly scalable I/O. It is a perfect candidate for virtualization, server consolidation, scale-out, private and hybrid clouds. It features:
  • Half-width, up to 4sleds per FX2 chassis
  • Up to 2 28-core Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 224 cores per chassis
  • Up to 16 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 2TB max memory; up to 64 DIMMs per chassis, 8TB max memory
  • Up to two 2.5”SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD); support for NVMe PCIe SSDs
  • Optional support for up to2 NVMe PCIe SSDs
  • Up to 8 PCIe 3.0 expansion slots available via chassis
PowerEdge FC630

PowerEdge FC630

The FC630 is a 1U 2S server sled with powerful processors and a large memory footprint ideal for hosting virtualization environments or running business intelligence applications, databases and private clouds. It features:
  • Half-width, up to 4 sleds per FX2 chassis
  • Up to 2 22-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processors, up to 144 cores per chassis
  • Up to 24 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 1.5TB max memory; up to 96 DIMMs per chassis, 6TB max memory
  • Up to two 2.5" SAS/SATA (HDD/SDD),
  • Optional support for up to 2 NVMe PCIe SSDs
  • Dual- and quad-port 10Gb and quad-port 1Gb Select Network Adapter (SNA)
PowerEdge FC430

PowerEdge FC430

The FC430 is the perfect balance of power, memory and high-speed I/O for enterprise workloads like midsized virtualization and database environments. An InfiniBand version is ideal for extra-low latency workloads, like High-Frequency Trading and HPC. It features:

  • Quarter-width, supports up to 8 sleds per PowerEdge FX2 chassis
  • Up to 2 18-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processors, up to 228 cores per chassis
  • Up to 8 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 256GB max memory; up to 64 DIMMs per chassis, 2GB max memory
  • Two 1.8" SATA SSDs or one 1.8" SATA SSD (w/front IB Mezzanine port)
  • Dual-port 10Gb LOM

 

PowerEdge FD332

PowerEdge FD332

The FD332 storage block provides massive direct attached storage (DAS) capacity in scalable1U blocks. With FX servers, it drives flexible, scale out computing solutions and is an excellent option for dense vSAN environments. It features:

  • Half-width, support up to 3 modules per FX2 chassis (with 1 for processing)
  • Up to 16 hot-plug SFF 2.5" SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD); up to 48 SFF devices in a chassis
  • Optional dual RAID controller for split access and attach to 8 devices separately
  • 12Gbps SAS 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA 3.0
  • Single or dual controllers, RAID or HBA modes, or mix and match modes with dual controllers

 

PowerEdge FN-IO Module

Dell PowerEdge FN IO Module

The FN IO Module (FN IOM) is designed specifically for the FX2 chassis, simplifies cabling while optimizing server performance and instant plug-and-play connectivity. Supporting up to 2 FN IOMs per chassis, it includes up to 8 x 10GbE internal ports, plus redundant cooling fans and power supplies. There are 3 models:
  • FN410s 4-port SFP+ IO Module: 4 ports of SFP+ 10GbE connectivity, supports optical and DAC cable media
  • FN410t 4-port 10GBASE-T IO Module: 4 ports of 10GBASE-T connectivity, supports cost-effective copper media up to 100 meters
  • FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet IO Module: up to 2 ports of 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel2 plus 2 ports of SFP+ 10GbE; up to 4 ports SFP+ 10GbE (with reboot); NPG fibre

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