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PowerEdge R730xd Rack Server

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Redefining server-based storage flexibility.

Boost workload efficiency like never before with unprecedented PowerEdge in-chassis storage flexibility.

 
 

 

Accelerate your workloads

Maximize server-based storage flexibility and performance with the remarkable PowerEdge R730xd, part of the new 13th generation of PowerEdge servers. The R730xd offers an optimal balance of storage utilization, performance and cost with an optional in-server hybrid storage configuration that can support tiering and capacity for up to 28 drives in a 2S/2U system, including up to 18 x 1.8" SATA SSDs.

Flash storage anywhere, or everywhere: New flash-capable configurations mean fast data access for faster applications performance. Configurations include 1.8" SATA SSDs, 12Gb SAS SSDs and ultra-high-performance NVMe Express Flash PCIe drives that enable optional Dell Fluid Cache for SAN and SanDisk DAS Cache application acceleration technology.
  • Flexibly leverage SSDs to maximize application performance. With flexible zoning and dual PERC cards, you can now flexibly leverage SSDs to maximize performance in 4 SSDs + 20 HDDs, 8 SSDs + 16 HDDs or 12 SSDs + 12 HDDs.
  • Enhance database performance by using flash drives to cache "hot" data, while simultaneously having up to 48TB* of server-based storage with NL-SAS/SATA HDDs.
  • Increase concurrent usage and system response for OLTP applications by combining NVMe drives and Dell caching solutions.
  • Provide efficient, high-performance scale-out storage for IT-as-a-service (XaaS) providers, Big Data (Hadoop) users and co-location hosting by combining traditional hard drives and solid-state flash drives to ensure data is where it's needed, when it's needed.
PowerEdge r730xd Rack Server - Accelerate your workloads

Unified communications and collaboration

The PowerEdge R730xd with improved networking throughput and the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family delivers the performance necessary for your SharePoint, Lync, Exchange and consolidated collaboration environments.
  • Enable more, bigger and lower-cost mailboxes with 33 percent greater storage drive capacity than previous generations.
  • Improve response times with up to 15 percent greater memory bandwidth than earlier generations and help increase IO performance with the customizable throughput of Dell Select Network Adapters.
  • Enhance overall Exchange performance with 12Gb PERC9 RAID controllers, featuring double the cache and throughput over previous generations.
  • Optimize Lync performance and responsiveness in virtual environments by directly mapping more VMs to the increased number of physical processor cores.
PowerEdge r730xd Rack Server - Storage virtualization

Storage virtualization

The latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family, with up to 22 cores per socket, provides the cycles and threads necessary to support today’s diverse workloads in virtual environments, including virtualized local storage. To further enhance these deployments, the R730xd features:
  • DDR4 RAM that supports more, larger and higher-performance virtual machines per node, drawing up to 30 percent less power than previous-generation DDR3 RAM
  • Multi-mode RAID controllers with twice the storage bandwidth of previous generations
  • Compatibility with software defined storage (SDS) solutions, such as Microsoft Storage Spaces, VMware® Virtual SAN™ (vSAN) and OpenStack Ceph

Simplify and automate your IT management tasks

Manage your data center servers the way you want: individually, collectively, in-person, remotely or with your smartphone — it’s your choice. Consistent administration and 3rd-party integration ensure seamless management of PowerEdge servers.
Simplify administration
Simplify administration of PowerEdge servers with the embedded intelligence of the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller and with the robust, timesaving management features of the entire Dell OpenManage portfolio.
Lifecycle Controller
Lifecycle Controller provides deployment, update and support automation on demand to maximize data center efficiency and can automatically inventory, monitor and update any new Dell PowerEdge system added to the data center. It includes managed and persistent onboard storage that, when combined with its systems management capabilities, eliminates the need for traditional media-based system management tools and utilities.
Zero-touch automated deployment
Zero-touch automated deployment discovers and auto-configures Dell servers by using configuration files stored in designated locations on an internal network, which can reduce setup time and manual entry errors. Administrators can simply rack, cable and walk away.
Automated server updates
Automated server updates synchronize servers to firmware baselines stored at designated locations on an internal network to simplify firmware updates.
The Tech Support Report
The Tech Support Report, automatically maintained by iDRAC, is a continuously updated health and status report that monitors over 5,000 key system parameters and can help cut time needed to identify and resolve server issues.
PowerEdge r730xd Rack Server - Monitor and manage from anywhere

Monitor and manage from anywhere

Administer systems from your smartphone, laptop or at the system with both local and remote management options.
  • Use your smartphone with the OpenManage Mobile app to securely monitor remote systems, or connect to a server via Near Field Communications (NFC) to access a status report and logs using the iDRAC Quick Sync feature.
  • Use a USB memory stick to upload configurations files for BIOS, iDRAC, PERC, LAN on motherboard (LOM) and network interface card (NIC) updates with the iDRAC Direct feature.
  • Connect a laptop via USB to a specific server’s embedded iDRAC8 management-console interface for robust "at the system" management.

Accelerate IT service deployment

Streamline infrastructure provisioning, speed up workload deployment and simplify IT service delivery through the unified console and highly intuitive user interface of Active System Manager. Enhanced for the latest generation of PowerEdge servers, it features:
  • Template-based server and IO configurations, identity management and service migration capabilities
  • Fast workload deployment with an expanding out-of-box template library
  • Cloud enablement with support for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), including Red Hat and VMware solutions
PowerEdge r730xd Rack Server - Enabling the future-ready data center

Enabling the future-ready data center

Providing ample scale-out capacity with a versatile, multi-terabyte storage footprint, the R730xd delivers among the best cost-per-gigabyte performance in a 2U server. It also provides the availability and efficiency needed to power data centers yet to come, with features including:
  • Two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processors (22 cores max per CPU; 44 total max cores per server)
  • 24 DIMM slots supporting up to 1.5TB of memory
  • Redundant power supply units (PSUs)
  • Hot-plug and swappable PSUs, HDDs and fans
  • Dual SD card option for failsafe hypervisors
  • Fresh Air 2.0 configurations
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Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5 2600 v4 product family

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
    VMware® ESX®

Chipset

  • Intel C610 series chipset

Memory*

  • Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

  • Supported optional hypervisors:
    Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, with Hyper-V®
    VMware® vSphere® ESXiTM
    Citrix® XenServer®

Storage

  • SAS, SATA, nearline SAS, SSD, PCIe SSD:
    Up to 81TB with 18 x 1.8” 960GB SATA SSD = 8 x 3.5” SATA/nearline SAS HDD
    Up to 46.8TB with 24 x 2.5” 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDD + 2 x 2.5” 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDD
    Up to 131.6TB with 12 x 3.5 8TB nearline SAS HDD = 4 x 3.5 8TB nearline SAS + 2 x 2.5 1.8TB SAS HDD or SSD

Drive Bays

  • Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:
    Up to 18 x 1.8” SSD: SATA
    Up to 24 x 2.5” + 2 x 2.5” HDD: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS SSD: SAS, SATA, up to 4 NVMe Express Flash PCIe
    Up to 16 x 3.5” + 2 x 2.5” HDD: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS SSD: SAS, SATA

Slots

  • Slot 1: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
    Slot 2: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
    Slot 3: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
    Slot 4: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x16 (x16 connector)
    Slot 5: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector)
    Slot 6: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x16 (x16 connector)
    Dedicated RAID card

RAID Controllers

  • Internal:
    PERC H330
    PERC H730
    PERC H730P
    External:
    PERC H830

Network Controller

  • 4 x 1Gb, 2 x 10Gb

Communications

  • Broadcom® 5719 quad-port 1Gb NIC
    Broadcom 5720 dual-port 1Gb NIC
    Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA
    Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb Base-T network adapter
    Intel® Ethernet I350 dual-port 1Gb server adapter
    Intel Ethernet I350 quad-port 1Gb server adapter
    Intel Ethernet X540 dual-port 10GBASE-T server adapter
    Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port 10Gb Direct Attach/SFP+ server network adapter
    Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 40Gb Direct Attach/QSFP server network adapter
    Emulex® LPE 12000, single-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
    Emulex LPE 12002, dual-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
    Emulex LPe16000B, single-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
    Emulex LPe16002B, dual-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
    Emulex OneConnect OCe14102-U1-D 2-port PCIe 10GbE CNA
    QLogic® 2560, single-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
    QLogic 2562, dual-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
    Qlogic 2660, single-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height
    Qlogic 2662, dual-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height

Power

  • 1100W AC, 86 mm 13G (Platinum+)
    1100W DC, 86 mm 12G (Gold)
    750W AC, 86 mm 12G (Platinum)
    750W AC, 86 mm 12G (Diamond)
    495W AC, 86 mm 12G (Platinum)

Availability

  • ECC memory
    Hot-plug hard drives
    Hot-plug redundant cooling
    Hot-plug redundant power
    iDRAC8
    Internal Dual SD Module
    Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
    Spare Rank
    Support for high availability clustering and virtualization
    Proactive systems management alerts
    iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller

Chassis

  • H: 8.73 cm (3.44 in.) x W: 44.40 cm (17.49 in.) x D: 68.40 cm (26.92 in.)

Management

  • Dell OpenManage portfolio of systems management solutions, including:
    OpenManage Essentials console
    iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller

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Dell Support Services
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.

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ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* offers a full range of deployment services and professional certifications to help you get more out of your technology starting on day one. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.

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Improve security and performance while you store more data on less hardware across your data center. Our storage server portfolio brings you technologies like our industry-leading deduplication and compression algorithms, our patented high-performance Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS), and advanced, intelligent autotiering.

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You can optimize and modernize your network infrastructure, and evolve beyond proprietary architectures with our open, standards-based networking solutions, and ready paths to software defined networking (SDN). We’ve been delivering high-performance, reliable networking solutions for over a decade, and today we power some of the world’s most demanding enterprise and Cloud/Web 2.0 environments.

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