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- 2 hard drive base options:
8 x 2.5” Hard Drive Option: up to 8 SAS HDs(10K/15K)
5 x 3.5” Hard Drive Option: up to 5 SAS HDs(10K/15K)
2.5" 500GB* SATA
Peripheral bay options:
Slim optical drive bay with choice of DVD-ROM, Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or DVD + RW
- 4U Rack-mountable chassis
27.6" (70.1cm) D x 17.6" (44.70cm) W x 6.8" (17.27cm) H
Rack Weight 92lbs (37Kg), maximum configuration
4-post (Dell rack), 3rd party Versa rails, sliding rails and Cable Management Arm
- Hot-plug hard drives
Hot-plug redundant power
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
- PERC 6/I with 256MB of battery-backed cache
PERC 6/E with 256MB or 512MB of battery-backed cache
- Broadcom HT-2100 and HT-1100 server
- Hard Drives:
2.5 6Gbs SAS (10K): 300GB, 600GB
2.5 inch SAS (10K rpm): 73GB, 146GB*
2.5 inch SAS (15K rpm): 36GB, 73GB, 146GB*
3.5 inch SAS (10K rpm): 73GB, 146GB, 300GB, 400GB*
3.5 inch SAS (15K rpm): 73GB, 146GB, 300GB*
Maximum Internal Storage:
Up to 2.0TB* via five x 3.5" 400 GB hot-plug SAS hard drives
Disk Storage Options
Dell/EqualLogic PS5000 Series
PowerVault RD1000 disk-based backup system
PowerVault MD3000 Modular Disk Storage Array
PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI Disk Storage Array
PowerVault MD1000 SAS external storage system
External Backup Options:
PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000 Compact Tape Libraries
PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape Libraries
PowerVault 124T Autoloader
PowerVault LTO Tape Drives
PowerVault Rackable Tape Drives
Backup and Recovery Software:
Symantec® Backup Exec™ 11d
Symantec Backup Exec Quickstart
Yosemite® Backup 8.1
CommVault® Galaxy® Express 6.1
- 7 PCIe G1 slots:
Two x8 slots
Five x4 slots
Standard Baseboard Management Controller with IPMI 2.0 support
Optional DRAC 5 for advanced capabilities
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- Microsoft HyperV via Microsoft Windows Server 2008
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition
Citrix XenServer Dell Enterprise Edition
- Four embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Gigabit Ethernet NICs with failover and load balancing TOE (TCPIP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003, SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack. iSCSI Offload supported on Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or higher, Red Hat® Linux® Enterprise 5, and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10. Scalable Networking Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is not required.
Optional add-in NICs:
Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FcoE Ready for Future Enablement)
Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
Intel PRO/1000 PT Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x1
Intel PRO/1000 VT Quad Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x8
Intel PRO/1000 PF Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Optical, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® NetXtreme™ 5722 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, PCI-E x1
Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE, Copper, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE and iSCSI Offload, Copper, PCI-E x4
Intel Single Port Server Adapter, 10Gigabit, SR Optical, PCI-E x8
Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 57711 Dual Port Direct Attach 10Gb Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE and iSCSI Offload
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Broadcom 10GbE NIC, Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+
Brocade® CNA (1020) Dual Port Server Adapter
Optional add in HBAs:
Qlogic QLE 2462 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic QLE 220 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic QLE 2460 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Emulex LPe-1150-E PCI-e Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Emulex LPe-11002-E PCI-e Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Emulex® OCE10102-IX-D CNA iSCSI HBA stand-up adapter
Brocade® FC4 and 8 GB HBAs
- Embedded ATI ES1000 video controller
Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.
Storage –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour
Operating 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Storage 5% to 95% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Operating 0.26 Grms at 5–350 Hz in operational orientations
Storage 1.54 Grms at 10–250 Hz in all orientations
Operating - One shock pulse in the positive z axis (one pulse on each side of the system) of 31 G for 2.6 ms in the operational orientation
Storage - Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y, and z axes (one pulse on each side of the system) of 71 G for up to 2 ms
Operating –16 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.
Storage –16 to 10,600 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
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