Dell PowerEdge M915

AMD Opteron

Processor-dense, cost-effective blade server with outstanding bandwidth

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Help increase your data center efficiency, performance and flexibility with the PowerEdge™ M915 full-height blade server, with AMD processing, maximized bandwidth and enterprise-class manageability.

  • Outstanding processor performance and value: Achieve tremendous computational horsepower with up to 64 cores of AMD processors and 32 DIMMs of DDR3 memory.
  • Maximized bandwidth and flexibility: 10GbE networking options with all six I/O cards provide up to 12 ports of high-speed bandwidth delivery for maximized throughput.
  • Enterprise-class manageability: Intuitive chassis management enables time-saving one-to-many functionality for dense server deployments.


Maximum workload performance

Input, process, analyze and report data on the same platform. Consolidate servers and scale-up during peak workloads. The PowerEdge™ M915 has the high-density core power you need for your most demanding tasks.
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Powerhouse computing

Enhance your data center performance with the PowerEdge M915 blade server. Up to 64 processor cores per blade give you the power to:
  • Quickly and confidently execute your mission-critical business applications
  • Run robust virtual machines (VMs) to help reap all the benefits of consolidation
  • Help increase database performance by running more tasks simultaneously

Boost business performance

Consolidate your data center with powerful AMD technology that is designed to:

  • Deliver 64-processor cores for optimal 4S performance with 2S value and provide the essential features needed to operate your consolidated infrastructure efficiently 
  • Allow you to monitor power and thermals at the processor level to assist with platform efficiency
Deploy vast pools of processor cores that can be directly assigned to virtualized servers. A PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure, fully loaded with eight PowerEdge M915s, employing up to 16-core AMD Opteron™ 6100, 6200 and 6300 series processors, can help achieve an impressive 512 cores per chassis or 51.2 cores per U.
PowerEdge M915 - throughput, throughput, throughput

Throughput, throughput, throughput

Unleash the potential of your consolidated VMs with more I/O throughput.
  • Maximizing both 10GbE and 1GbE port counts provides your virtualized applications with the dedicated bandwidth they need in input/output (I/O)-intensive environments.
  • Enabling a choice of fabric and vendor can enhance your flexibility to adopt and deploy networks at your own pace.
  • Up to six dual-port 10GbE network cards can bring the total aggregate throughput into a single server to an amazing 120 Gbps.
An integrated, flexible network daughter-card enables a choice of embedded network adaptors. Select either 1GbE network interface cards (NICs) or 10GB converged network adaptors (CNAs) to attach to M1000e I/O modules, such as the Dell™ M8428-k converged network switch. I/O traffic can then flow to your existing Dell or 3rd-party switching infrastructure.

Enterprise-class manageability and efficiency

Spend more time creating business value and less time planning, deploying and managing IT. You can also cut your power and cooling costs without forfeiting any performance.

PowerEdge M915 - enterprise-class manageability and efficiency

One-to-many updating

Chassis Management Controller and Lifecycle Controller simplify the update process for BIOS, firmware and drivers on a one-to-many basis, without additional software. Multi-chassis management provides one-console access to several blade enclosures.

Industry-leading power and cooling

Up to 92+ percent efficient*, fully redundant power supplies utilize minimal power without compromising productivity. High-efficiency fans and intuitive chassis airflow ducting drive enterprise-class cooling with minimal power draw.

Enterprise-class availability

Safeguard your organization from IT loss or corruption with data-protective redundancy through optional dual fail-safe embedded hypervisors and hard-drive fault tolerance, which is enabled by a hardware RAID (PERC) controller.


  • AMD Opteron™ 6100 series processors

    Processor Sockets

    2 or 4

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™)
    Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)
    Microsoft® Windows® HPC Server 2008
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux

    Virtualisation Options :

    Citrix ® XenServer™
    Microsoft ® Hyper-V™ through Microsoft ® Windows Server ® 2008 SP2, R2
    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.


  • AMD (SR5670 and SP5100)


  • Up to 512 GB (32 DIMM slots): 1 GB/2 GB/4 GB/8 GB/16 GB DDR3 up to 1333MHz


  • Hot-plug hard drive options:
    2.5" SATA SSD, SAS (15 K, 10 K)

    Maximum Internal Storage:
    Up to 2 TB11 per blade

    External Storage:
    For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage.

Drive Bays

  • Hot-Plug options available:

    Up to two 2.5” SAS or SSD drives

I/O Mezzanine Card Options

  • Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics per blade.


    Dual-Port Broadcom Gb Ethernet w/ TOE (BCM-5709S)
    Dual-Port Intel 10 Gb Ethernet
    Dual-Port Broadcom 10 Gb Ethernet (BCM-57711)

    10 Gb Enhanced Ethernet:

    Dual-Port Intel 10 Gb Enhanced Ethernet (10 Gb Enhanced Ethernet – FcoE-Ready)
    Dual-Port Qlogic ® CNA QME8142 (10 Gb Enhanced Ethernet + FCoE)
    Brocade ® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA

    Fibre Channel:

    Dual-Port QLogic FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) (QME2572)
    Dual-Port Emulex FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) (LPe1205-M)
    Emulex® 8 or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module


    Dual-Port Mellanox ConnectX Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand

RAID Controllers

  • PERC H200/(6 Gb/s)
    PERC H700/(6 Gb/s) with 512 MB battery-backed cache; 512 MB, 1 GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache


    • 2 x 1GbE dual Broadcom BCM5709S
    • 2 x 10 GbE Broadcom BCM57712
    Optional add-in NICs and HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options


  • Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

Video Card

  • Integrated Matrox G200eW w/ 8 MB memory


    Hot-plug hard drives, ECC memory, redundant embedded hypervisor


  • The PowerEdge M915 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.

    M915 Dimensions and Weight (blade only):
    Height: 38.5 cm (15.2 in)
    Width: 5 cm (2 in)
    Depth: 48.6 cm (19.2 in)

    Rack Support

    Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis


  • Remote Management

    iDRAC6 Enterprise (standard)

    System Management

    BMC, IPMI 2.0-compliant
    Dell™ OpenManage™
    Unified Server Configurator
    Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
    Chassis Management Controller

Flexibility redefined

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 (input/output) subsystem and delivers the flexibility to design the solution to meet your requirements today, and the scalability to add or change options as warranted by your data center or future technologies in the future.



The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular Ethernet blade switches including PowerConnect and Cisco Catalyst.

Dell's fully modular PowerConnect switches provide great flexibility with choices in models from 1GB to 10GbE speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect portfolio, including the M6220 and M8024, offers a selection of switches for a variety of needs.

Spanning entry-level GbE to GbE with stacking and 10GbE uplinks — Cisco models include the Catalyst 3032, 3130G and 3130X. The 3130 switches feature Cisco's Virtual Blade Switch functionality, enabling customers to interconnect up to 9 switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying the manageability of their data center.

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Brocade 4GB and 8GB fibre channel switches provide powerful connectivity to fibre channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. Models currently available include the M4424 and M5424.

For heterogeneous integration into any fibre channel network, these Brocade FC switches can be configured as in Access Gateway mode. Based on NPIV functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solution.

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Fibre Channel


For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers two levels of InfiniBand switches. The industry’s first chassis-integrated Quad Data Rate IB switch is available in the Mellanox M3601Q, with speeds of up to 40Gbps. For Dual Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand infrastructures, the M-Series can be equipped with Cisco M7000E or Mellanox M2401G switches. Each switch features 16 ports in and 8 ports out to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.

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