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PowerEdge R420 Rack Server

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Density and performance

Get an energy-efficient, dense 1U server for your applications with the PowerEdge™ R420, featuring next-generation processing and flexible I/O options.

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PowerEdge R420 Rack Server

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Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families

    Processor sockets:
    2

    Internal interconnect:
    Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) link: 6.4GT/s; 7.2GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

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

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®

Memory*

  • Up to 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s

RAID

  • Internal controllers:
    PERC S110 (SW RAID)
    PERC H310
    PERC H710
    PERC H710P

    External HBAs (RAID):
    PERC H810

    External HBAs (non RAID):
    6Gbps SAS HBA

Drive Bays

  • Up to eight 2.5” hot-plug SSD, SAS, or SATA or up to four 3.5” hot-plug SAS, SATA, or SSD

Chassis

  • Form factor:
    1U rack

Availability

  • High-efficiency, hot-plug, redundant power supplies; hot-plug hard drives; TPM; dual internal SD support; fan fault tolerance; optional bezel; luggage tag; ECC memory, interactive LCD screen; ENERGY STAR® compliant

Power

  • Platinum efficiency 550W and 350W power supplies
    Silver efficiency cabled 550W power supply
    Auto-ranging power supplies

Chipset

  • Intel C602

Storage

  • Maximum internal storage:
    Up to 16TB

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

    Cabled hard drive options:
    3.5” SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K)

Slots

  • 2 PCIe slots:

    With two processors:
    One x16 PCIe slot with x16 bandwidth, half-length, half-height
    One x16 PCIe slot with x16 bandwidth, half-length, full-height

    With one processor:
    One x8 PCIe slot with x4 bandwidth, half-length, half-height
    One x16 PCIe slot with x16 bandwidth, half-length, full-height

Network Controller

  • Embedded NIC:
    Broadcom® 5720 Dual Port 1Gb LOM

    I/O adapter options:

    1Gb Ethernet:

    Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1Gb NIC
    Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 1Gb NIC
    Intel I350 Dual Port 1Gb stand-up adapter
    Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb stand-up adapter

    10Gb Converged Ethernet:
    Brocade® BR1020 Dual Port 10Gb CNA
    QLogic® QLE8262 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+
    Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10Gb Base-T CNA
    Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA

    10Gb Ethernet:
    Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ server adapter
    Intel X540 Dual Port 10Gb Base-T adapter

    FC8/FC4 HBA:
    QLogic QLE2460 4Gb Single Port FC HBA
    QLogic QLE2462 4Gb Dual Port FC HBA
    QLogic QLE2560 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
    QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
    Emulex® LPe-12000-E 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
    Emulex LPe-12002-E 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
    Brocade 815 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
    Brocade 825 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA

Management

  • Remote management:
    Basic management (default)
    iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC7 Express (upgrade), iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade) 8GB vFlash media (upgrade), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade)

    Systems management:
    IPMI 2.0 compliant
    Dell OpenManage™ Essentials and Dell Management Console
    Dell OpenManage Power Center
    Dell OpenManage Connections:
    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

Regulatory

PowerEdge R420 Server

Feature-packed density

Tailor specific configurations to your applications and user requirements with the cost-effective, next generation PowerEdge™ R420.
PowerEdge R420 Server — Feature-packed density
High-performance computing
Address mainstream applications with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families — designed to be a foundation for flexible and efficient data centers that scale readily to meet growing needs, The high-density design of the R420 pairs one- or two-socket configurations with up to 12 dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) to support both consolidated and virtualized environments.
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Scalable I/O features
Support both memory-intensive and compute-intensive applications and databases with flexible I/O bandwidth that features PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0-enabled expansion slots.
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Versatile storage options
Configure your storage options to suit your needs. The PowerEdge™ R420 helps enable you to target your requirements with up to eight drives.
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Operational efficiency

Leverage the R420’s compact 1U chassis and wide array of reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features to help fuel your business growth.
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Right-sized computing
Put the PowerEdge™ R420 to work for you where opportunities abound but space is limited.
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Intelligent systems management
Simplify deploying, updating, monitoring and maintaining your PowerEdge™ servers with the Dell™ OpenManage™ portfolio.
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Outstanding server reliability
Take advantage of PowerEdge™ RAS features that help ensure fast, highly available service from your R420 server.
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The new generation PowerEdge experience

Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation of PowerEdge family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.

Improve operational efficiency with enhanced systems management

Streamline operations and help boost productivity to get the most out of every dollar spent. Manage your Dell PowerEdge servers in complex IT environments by automating the most essential server lifecycle management tasks: deploy, update, monitor and maintain.

Global Services and Support

Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives while using established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help you lower your total cost of ownership.
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Global Services and Support

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment to help you transition from platform to platform.

Dell Support Services
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* offers a full range of deployment services and professional certifications to help you get more out of your technology starting on day one. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.
Dell Training Services
Dell Education Services aims to complement your relationship with Dell as a trusted partner by offering Education Services for our own products, for industry leading infrastructure solutions and for the ongoing development of your organization. It is a global organization with local representation, classrooms and web-based training available worldwide.

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