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PowerEdge FX Chassis

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Customize at the workload level

Tailor infrastructure to the job with compact blocks of server, storage and networking that neatly combine in the PowerEdge FX2 2U rack chassis.

 
 
PowerEdge FX Chassis

 

Power Supplies

  • Hot-plug PSUs: Platinum rated – 2400W or 2000W, or 1600WAC in 1+1 redundant, redundancy alerting only, 2+0 non-redundant configurations.

Fans

  • 8 hot-swappable fans provide cooling to the I/O components in the system

OpenManage Software

  • OpenManage Enterprise(Available soon)
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Mobile
    OpenManage Power Center

Integrations and Connections

  • OpenManage Integrations:
    Microsoft® System Center
    VMware® vCenter™
    BMC Software(available from BMC)

    OpenManage Connections:
    Nagios Core and Nagios XI
    Oracle Enterprise Manager
    HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)

I/O and Ports

  • 2 pass-through module or choice of 3 FN I/O Modules:
    Dell PowerEdge FN410s 4-ports SFP+ provides 4 ports of SFP+ 10GbE connectivity. Supports optical and DAC cable media.
    Dell PowerEdge FN410t 4-port 10Gb Base-T provides 4 ports of 10GBASE-T connectivity. Supports cost effective copper media up to 100 meters.
    Dell PowerEdge FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet delivers up to 2 ports of 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel bandwidth (NPG mode and full fabric services and 2 ports of SFP+10GbE.) Also delivers up to 4 ports SFP+ 10GbE (with reboot).

Supported Operating Systems

  • Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
    Oracle® Linux
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    VMware vSphere®

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.

Chassis

  • Form factor:
    2U chassis in height

    Dimensions:
    H: 8.68 cm (3.41 in)
    W: 43.35 cm (17.06 in) without rack ears; 48.19 cm (18.97 in) with rack ears
    D: 85.16 cm (33.52 in)


    Server sled options

    PowerEdge FC830: 4-socket, full-width 1U server sled, up to 2 FC830 per FX2 chassis
    PowerEdge FC640: 2-socket, half-width 1U server sled; up to 4 FC640 per FX2 chassis
    PowerEdge FC630: 2-socket, half-width 1U server sled, up to 4 FC630 per FX2 chassis
    PowerEdge FC430:
    2-socket, quarter-width 1U server sled, up to 8 FC430 per FX2 chassis
    PowerEdge FD332 storage block: Half-width: up to 3 FD332 per FX2 chassis for support of up to 16 x SFF 2.5" storage devices, up to 48 SFF devices in an FX2 chassis

Management

  • Uses Embedded Chassis Management Controller to manage all resources (server nodes, storage, networking and power) with a unified management tool, presented in a single console 

    Offers both local and remote management
    Available with either Enterprise or Express CMC licensing

    Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free systems management, fully supported in the OpenManage product portfolio

I/O Expansion Slots

  • Two versions of the FX2 chassis: one supports up to 8 low-profile/half-length PCIe 3.0 expansion slots, and the other, a lower-cost alternative that does not offer expansion slots.
Optimize for your workloads with the ultimate dense scale-out infrastructure

Optimize for your workloads with the ultimate dense scale-out infrastructure

Easily and rapidly scale the resources your organization requires with the modular FX architecture. At the foundation, the FX2 chassis combines the density and efficiencies of blades with the simplicity and cost advantages of rack-based systems. Build the configuration of compute, storage and networking that meets your unique needs.

Perfect for performance environments:

  • Large data centers
  • Virtualization
  • Software-defined storage
  • Clustered database
  • Big data analytics
  • Anything as a service (XaaS)
  • Private cloud
PowerEdge FX Chassis

Scale incrementally with powerful blocks of resources

The FX2 features shared, redundant power and cooling; I/O fabric; and management infrastructure to service flexible blocks of compute and storage resources.

  • Comes in 2U rack mount form factor that can be configured to hold 4 half-width, 8 quarter-width sleds or 2 full width sleds.
  • Supports up to eight low-profile PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 expansion slots.
  • Hosts redundant, quad-port pass-through GbE or 10GbE I/O modules. Option to replace these modules with FN I/O aggregators designed to add functionality and simplicity, reduce cost.
Sustain your business and grow with intelligent automation

Sustain your business and grow with intelligent automation

Simplify building and managing your data center with Dell EMC systems management tools. Dell EMC’s OpenManage systems management portfolio, used across other PowerEdge servers, can be used with the FX2, or leverage embedded chassis management.

  • Perform automated deployments, and updates 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).
Protect with built-in PowerEdge security

Protect with built-in PowerEdge security

Secure and harden your FX environment with the PowerEdge server cyber-resilient architecture. Use integrated features that consider each aspect of system security, from design to retirement, to ensure trust and deliver worry-free, secure systems.

  • Rely on a secure supply chain that protects servers from factory to the data center.
  • Protect configurations and firmware from malicious changes with Server Lock-down.
  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware and Secure Boot.
  • Wipe all data from storage media quickly and securely with System Erase.
PowerEdge FC830

PowerEdge FC830

Full-width, 1U, 4-socket server sled, with dense compute and memory scalability and a highly expandable storage subsystem, that is ideal for application and virtualization environments at both midsize and large enterprises.
PowerEdge FC640

PowerEdge FC640

Half-width, 1U, 2-socket server sled, with flexibility and performance with best-in class density, that is a perfect candidate for virtualization, server consolidation, scale-out, private and hybrid cloud environments.
PowerEdge FC630

PowerEdge FC630

Half-width, 1U, 2-socket server sled, with high-performance computational density, that is designed for enterprises looking for a powerful workhorse for IT infrastructure.
PowerEdge FC430

PowerEdge FC430

Quarter-width, 1U, 2-socket high-density server sled with optional InfiniBand configuration, with the right balance of performance, memory and I/O, that is an excellent choice for data centers that need to run mid-tier applications
PowerEdge FD332

PowerEdge FD332

Half-width, 1U, 12Gb SAS storage module with up to 16 direct-attached small form factor (SFF) storage devices.
PowerEdge FN IO Module

Dell EMC PowerEdge FN IO Module

I/O aggregator/switching module simplifies network connectivity and reduces cabling by as much as 8-to-1.

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ProSupport Enterprise Suite

ProSupport Enterprise Suite

Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell EMC is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and service account management.
ProDeploy

ProDeploy

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Training and Certification

Training & Certification

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Consulting

Consulting

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Financing and leasing

Financing and leasing

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