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PowerEdge R820 Rack Server

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Expand your power and capacity to do more.

Manage data overload and expanding virtual environments with the extreme processing power and massive memory density of the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R820.

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Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family

    Processor sockets:
    4

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

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

    Form factor:
    2U rack

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®

Chipset

  • Intel C602

Memory*

  • Up to 3TB (48 DIMM slots) 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s

Storage

  • Maximum internal storage
    16TB

Drive Bays

  • Up to sixteen 2.5” hot-plug SAS, SATA, or SSD

    Hard drives:
    Hot-plug hard drive options:
    2.5” PCIe SSD, SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K), SAS 512e (15K)
    Self-Encrypting drives available

Slots

  • 7 PCIe slots:
    Two x16 half-length, full-height
    One x8 half-length, full-height
    Three x8 half-length, half-height
    One x8 half-length, full-height for the RAID controller

RAID Controllers

  • Internal controllers:
    PERC H310
    PERC H710
    PERC H710P
    External HBAs (RAID):
    PERC H810
    External HBAs (non-RAID):
    6Gbps SAS HBA

Communications

  • Broadcom® 5720 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
    Intel I350 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
    Intel X540 dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 x 1GbE (FCoE capability enabled on the 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 x 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE SFP+ with 2 x 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57840S quad-port 10GbE SFP+ Rack NDC (NPAR1.0, SRIOV, DCB, iSCSI and FCoE offloads and CEM)

Power

  • Titanium efficiency, hot-plug redundant 750W power supply
    Platinum efficiency, hot-plug redundant 750W or 1100W power supplies
    Auto-ranging power supplies

Availability

  • High-efficiency, hot-plug, redundant power supplies; hot-plug drive bays; TPM; dual internal SD support; hot-plug
    redundant fans; optional bezel; luggage-tag; ECC memory, interactive LCD screen; extended thermal support;
    ENERGY STAR® compliant, extended power range; Switch Agnostic Partitioning (SWAP)

Management

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

    Systems management:
    IPMI 2.0 compliant
    Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
    Dell OpenManage Power Center
    Dell OpenManage Connections:
    • Dell 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 R820 - Concentrated power and capacity

Concentrated power and capacity

Enhance data center application capacity by expanding your virtual environment using the massive memory footprint, I/O (input/output) options, processing power and flexible fabric choices of the PowerEdge™ R820.
PowerEdge R820 - Concentrated power and capacity
Peak server performance
Tap the improved, state-of-the-art processing power of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 and E5-4600 v2 product families and hyper-dense, 48-DIMM memory. Built using 22-nanometer process technology with up to twelve cores per processor, the Intel Xeon processor is designed for super-fast performance for compute-intensive tasks.
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Advanced I/O and virtualization
Help enhance your data center performance with the balanced, scalable I/O (input/output) capabilities of the PowerEdge™ R820 that include integrated PCIe Gen3-capable expansion slots.
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Flexible and scalable networking
Tailor your network throughput to match your application needs with features like switch independent partitioning that allow you to take full advantage of your additional I/O performance.
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Unrestrained production

Unleash your most demanding virtualization and scalable database applications with the efficient and easily managed PowerEdge R820 rack server.
PowerEdge R820 - Unrestrained production
Powerful systems management
Enjoy easy lifecycle manageability with intelligent hardware-driven systems administration, extensive power management and other innovative management tools.
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Improved operational efficiency
Help ensure high-level data center productivity, security and maintenance with next-generation reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features throughout the R820’s design.
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Versatile storage capacity and performance
Keep pace with exponential data growth and effectively manage your assets with flexible I/O (input/output) and storage options, including Express Flash PCIe technology in the PowerEdge R820 rack server.
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The new generation PowerEdge experience

Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation 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 lower your total cost of ownership.
Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment and to help you transition from platform to platform.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
Our end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell PowerEdge installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly—anytime, anywhere—with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.

Dell ProSupport
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. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.

Dell Training Services

Dell Education Services offers PowerEdge Server training courses designed to help you achieve more with your hardware investment. The curriculum is designed in conjunction with the server development team, as well as Dell’s technical support team, to ensure that the training delivers the information and practical, hands-on skills you and your team need to confidently deploy, manage and maintain your Dell Server solution. To learn more or register for a class today, click here.
Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolio
The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge server embedded management feature integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT Administrators efficiently manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in band or out of band, with or without a systems management software agent. Irrespective of the operating system or hypervisor you deploy, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller automates the most essential and frequently performed server management tasks to help your IT resources become more productive and your IT environment more cost-effective and well-maintained. Dell OpenManage also integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions you may already own, so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment. 

Solutions and Systems Management

  
Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
You face an expanding set of challenges for provisioning, managing and supporting end-user computing across your enterprise. Your IT team is not growing, but support requirements are more complex as you plan how best to migrate and update client systems, and secure new “smart” mobile devices.

With Dell DVS you can create a centralized end-user computing environment that streamlines desktop management and reduces maintenance burden on your IT staff. Now you can focus on important projects to improve IT services. Dell DVS solutions are completely integrated and tested solutions that are powered by advanced Dell PowerEdge rack and blade servers.

Dell’s purpose-built DVS solutions combine the performance, memory capacity and embedded hypervisor options in Dell PowerEdge servers with desktop virtualization software in optimized configurations. DVS solutions simplify deployments and accelerate your time-to-value. Dell DVS solutions deliver:
 
  • Simplified management: Centralized desktop management so you can support a wider range of end-user devices without incurring additional cost or complexity
  • Streamlined operations: Decoupling the operating system, applications and user data from devices reduces complexity and streamlines desktop maintenance and updates
  • Secure IP and data: Intellectual property and business data is secured and centralized reducing your vulnerabilities for data loss and unauthorized access to your network
  • Support for mobility: Provide secure access for smartphones and personal devices across your organization and externally to your contractors and partners


Dell DVS solutions are informed by more than 50,000 hours of testing and validated by implementations in organizations like yours so you can deploy with confidence.

Storage Options
With Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault, we have created a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of storage products, all of which are easy to deploy, manage and grow. Whether you use network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel (FC), Dell has a product that can meet your business needs and reduce the cost and complexity of storage.


The Value of Dell StorageThe Value of Dell Storage:
Dell’s open, standards-based solutions let customers of all sizes integrate new technologies without sacrificing performance or their existing IT investments.



Direct Attached StorageDirect-Attached Storage:
The Dell PowerVault MD storage family offers easy and economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers enabling high availability and scalability for demanding business applications.
 

Disk to Disk BackupDisk-to-Disk Backup
Due to expanding volumes of data that must be backed up and protected along with shrinking backup windows, many IT departments have moved to or added disk-based backups.
 

Network Attached StorageNetwork-Attached Storage
NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).



Object Based StorageObject-Based Storage
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.



Storage Area NetworkStorage Area Network
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation



Tape BackupTape Backup
Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup.
 

Unified StorageUnified Storage
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.
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