Maximized PCI Express 2.0 Expansion Is Finally Realized Within a Blade
The PowerEdge M610x is an Intel processor-based 2-socket, full-height blade server ideal for organizations with unique I/O or computational needs requiring industry-standard PCIe slots.
Improve Effectiveness, Operate Efficiently and Recover Valuable TimeWith the feature-rich Chassis Management Controller and flexible PCIe options, you can run business applications with efficient resources, consolidate your data center, ease data management and cut system maintenance times.
Unparalleled PowerEdge FlexibilityThe PowerEdge™ M610x with PCIe expansion module enables you to creatively incorporate a vast array of PCIe-based products into blade deployments, with enough power and cooling to efficiently deploy even the most feature-rich expansion card-based solutions.
- PCIe expansion module includes two full-length x16 PCIe Gen2 slots and two standard blade I/O (input/output) mezzanine cards.
- Supplemental power connectors enable maximum wattage for one 300 W dual-slot card or two 250 W single-slot cards.
- PCIe slots support everything from H-series external RAID controllers to general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs).
Communication between the host system and the Tesla processors is maximized by the x16 PCIe 2.0 bandwidth while the efficient Dell M1000e chassis powers and cools the solution to its maximum 247 W TDP.
Uncompromised PerformanceThe PowerEdge™ M610x is an energy-efficient, optimized full-height two-socket server for virtualization and database applications. Additional manageability features make it easy to use, manage and deploy.
- Ideal PCIe host server that features the reliability of two 2.5 inch serial attached SCSI (SAS) or solid-state drive (SSD) hot-swappable hard drives and the I/O (input/output) production of a dual-port embedded gigabit network interface card (NIC) and two additional network daughter cards.
Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series plus up to 192GB/s of Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory offer high performance with low power consumption for a variety of dense-environment workloads.
Efficiently powered and modularly cooled PCIe expansion module delivers up to 8GB/s of application production.
With the addition of the PCIe expansion module, the PowerEdge™ M610x blade server is an ideal solution for organizations that need maximum flexibility, performance and reliability.
Simplified System ManagementThe Chassis Management Controller (CMC) and embedded-system management features on the PowerEdge M610x enable you to spend more time on your business and less on maintaining your IT.
- Automated discovery — CMC automates configuration of new hardware through a one-to-many relationship and enables pre-provisioning of local area network/storage area network (LAN/SAN) resources.
- One-to-many deploy and update — CMC and Virtual Media File Share enables customers to quickly and simply deploy OS images and updates to one or many blades in a chassis without agents, additional software or using Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE).
- Proactive management — CMC provides immediate access to system status, issues and alerts through a single, easy-to-use interface plus one-click access to key functions to help quickly resolve any issues.
- Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series
Six-core Intel® Xeon®
Quad-core Intel® Xeon®
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)
Microsoft® Windows® HPC Server 2008
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Microsoft® Hyper-V™ through Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit www.dell.com/OSsupport.
- Intel® 5520
- Up to 192GB (12 DIMM slots) 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 up to 1333MT/s
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- Citrix XenServer
Microsoft Hyper-V through Microsoft Windows Server 2008
VMware vSphere ESX and ESXi
Hot-plug hard drive options:
2.5" SATA SSD, SAS(15K,10K), nearline SAS(7.2K), SATA(7.2K)
Solid State Storage Cards:
Fusion-io® 160 GB ioDrive PCIe solid state storage card
Fusion-io 640 GB ioDrive Duo PCIe solid state storage card
Fusion-io 320GB ioDrive Mono PCIe solid state storage card
Fusion-io 640GB ioDrive Mono PCIe solid state storage card
Fusion-io 1.28TB ioDrive Duo PCIe solid state storage card
Maximum Internal Disk Storage:
Up to 1.8TB using two 2.5" 900 GB hot-plug SAS hard drives
- Hot-Swap options available:
Up to two 2.5" SAS or SSD drives
PCIe Expansion Bay:
Two 2nd-generation full-length x16 slots with supplemental power for either two cards at 250 watt draws or one card at a 300 watt draw.
NVIDIA® Tesla™ M2050/M2070/M2070Q/M2075/M2090–448/512 core, double-width PCIe card with 3/6GB of ECC memory
ATI FirePro™ v7800P
Dell™ H800 PERC–Dual-port 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller with up to 512MB cache
Dell™ SAS 6/E HBA–Dual-port 6Gb/s SAS HBA
I/O Mezzanine Card Options
- Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 redundant I/O fabrics per blade.
1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet:
Broadcom® Dual Port 1Gb Ethernet with TOE (BCM-5709S)
Intel Quad Port 1Gb Ethernet
Broadcom Quad Port 1Gb Ethernet (BCM-5709S)
Intel Dual Port 10Gb Ethernet
Broadcom Dual Port 10Gb Ethernet (BCM-57711)
QLogic® Dual Port FC8 Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (QME2572)
Emulex® Dual Port FC8 HBA (LPe1205-M)
Emulex 8 or 4 Gb/s FC Pass-Through Module
10Gb Enhanced Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters (CEE/DCB/FCoE):
Intel Dual Port 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet (FCoE Ready for Future Enablement)
Emulex Dual Port CNA (OCM10102-F-M) supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
QLogic Dual-Port CNA (QME8142) supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual Port Mezzanine CNA
Mellanox® ConnectX®-2 Dual Port, Dual Data Rate (DDR) and Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand
- PERC H200 Integrated SAS Controller (6Gb/s)
- PERC H700 Modular RAID Controller (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache
- Two embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709 Gigabit Ethernet NICs with failover and load balancing.
TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack. iSCSI Offload supported on Windows Server® 2003 SP1 or higher, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5, and SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10. Scalable Networking Pack for Windows Server® 2003 is not required.
Boot from SAN (iSCSI and FC) supported
Optional add-in NICs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
Optional add-in HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
- Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis
- The PowerEdge M610x blade server fits in the PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure. A total of 8 full-height or 16 half-height blades can fit into every M1000e enclosure. Full-height and half-height blades can be mixed in M1000e enclosures with no limitations.
M610x Dimensions and Weight (blade only):
Height: 38.5 cm (15.2 in)
Width: 5 cm (2 in)
Depth: 48.6 cm (19.2 in)
Full-height blade fits inside the M1000e Blade Enclosure
Maximum of 8 per blade chassis
- Dell™ OpenManage™ software tools
- Integration with 3rd party management solutions via Dell’s Certified Partner Program
- BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
Designed to help reduce deployment time from hours to minutes
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)
Out of Band alerting, status, inventory, and troubleshooting via Secure Web GUI/CLI (telnet/SSH)
vMedia (virtual media) - Map optical or hard drives to the blade from remote workstations over a network
vKVM (virtual KVM) out-of-band remote console redirection-supports Java or ActiveX plug-ins
IPMI 2.0 support
Only Dell M-Series provides complete, snap-in FlexIO scalability down to the switch interconnects. FlexIO technology is the foundation of the M1000e I/O subsystem that has the flexibility you need to design today’s solution and the scalability you require to add or change data center options to meet future demands.
The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and Enhanced Ethernet blade switches.
Dell's fully modular PowerConnect™ and Dell Force10™ switches provide great flexibility, with choices of 1Gb to 10Gb speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect and Dell Force10 portfolio offers a selection of switches that can meet even the most extreme networking demands.
For Cisco Catalyst customers, Dell provides models that span from simple, no frills GbE to more capable models with stacking or even 10GbE uplinks. The more advanced switches feature Cisco's Virtual Blade Switch functionality, enabling you to interconnect up to nine switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying data center management.
Brocade 8Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. The M5424 includes 12-port and 24-port configurations as well as a performance pack for enhanced features and management.
For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, the Brocade M5424 Fibre Channel switch can even be enabled in Access Gateway mode. Based on N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solutions without separate management or configuration requirements.
For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers InfiniBand™ switches and adapter cards. Dell offers chassis-integrated quad data rate (QDR) and fourteen data rate (FDR) InfiniBand switches from Mellanox, with speeds of up to 56Gbps. Each switch features 16 internal ports and 8 external ports to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.
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