PowerEdge R715 2U Rack Server
The PowerEdge™ R715 is an AMD processor-based 2-socket, 2U rack server ideal for customers seeking value, systems management, and great price for performance in workload consolidation, virtualisation, medium databases and other applications.
Immediate Performance, Lasting ValueThe PowerEdge™ R715 features AMD Opteron processor technology, designed to handle your most demanding workloads with superb stability, efficiency and long-term value.
Superb Reliability, Inspired by You
Technology and Design That Go the DistanceYou've told us you need a server manufacturer that inspires confidence through its reliability, availability and quality of products. With this in mind, we’ve set a simple reliability goal: Deliver quality products that stand the test of time.
To help meet your needs in the data center and beyond, we're dedicated to improving server reliability processes by:
- Utilising robust, durable industrial materials to enable longer product life cycles
- Introducing a Unified Server Configurator (USC), which helps to minimise downtime by offering embedded and persistent diagnostics with no media required
- Improving redundancy generation over generation with features such as an internal dual SD module, which provides failover at the hypervisor level
- Implementing a “one-touch” quality-control process to ensure that one person is responsible for the entire server build
- Ensuring that every fully configured Dell™ server is tested — and re-tested — before it leaves the factory
Efficient for Your Environment
Efficiency From the Inside OutThe PowerEdge™ R715 features highly efficient fans that help to conserve energy by spinning in accordance with server workload demands. In addition, the internal shrouding and logical layout of the internal components aid with airflow direction, helping to cool the server.
Intelligent Power Management
Comprehensive, Cost-Effective Management
Dell™ systems management portfolio adheres to open standards, while focusing on the core principles you need: simplicity, cost-effectiveness and a holistic focus across the solutions stack.
Integrated on the server, the Lifecycle Controller helps administrators perform provisioning functions, such as diagnostics, hardware configuration and system deployment in a pre-OS environment — all from a single interface called the Unified Server Configurator (USC). This helps eliminate the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of CD/DVD media.
Interactive LCD Screen
The PowerEdge™ R715 features an interactive LCD screen positioned at the front of the server for easy setup, monitoring and maintenance. Plain-language diagnosis and a programmable messaging system can help users address issues quickly to simplify day-to-day monitoring.
Dell™ Management Console
Dell™ OpenManage™ systems management portfolio also includes the Dell Management Console, which is included with every Dell server and provides IT managers with a consolidated view of their entire IT infrastructure.
- AMD® Opteron® 6100 series processors based on AMD Opteron 6000 series platform
- Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2011
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2 SP2, x86/x64
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™ )
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)
Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
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 (SR5650, SR5670 and SP5100)
- Up to 512GB (16 DIMM slots) 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s
- Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
2.5" SATA SSD, SAS (10K, 15K), Near-Line SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
Maximum Internal Storage:
Up to 6TB
For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage.
- 6 hard drive chassis: 6 cm (2.5") SAS, SATA or SSD drives
- 6 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:
Five x8 slots (Three with x16 connectors)
One x4 slot
One x4 Storage slot
- Internal Controllers:
SAS 5/E with 512MB battery backed cache
PERC 6/E with 512MB battery backed cache
6GBs SAS HBA
LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA
- Two Dual-Port Broadcom 5709C Gigabit NICs (Total of 4x 1GbE ports)
- Optional NICs:
Broadcom® BMC57710 10Base-T Copper Single-Port NIC, PCIe x8
Broadcom 5709 IPV6 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, with TOE PCIe x4
Broadcom 5709 IPV6 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, TOE/iSCSI PCIe x4
Broadcom NetXtreme® II 57711 Dual Port 10Gb Ethernet SFP+
Broadcom NetXtreme II 5709 Gigabit Copper Quad-Port NIC with TOE and iSCSI offload, PCIe x4
Intel® 10GBase-T Copper Single-Port NIC, PCIe x8
Intel 10GB, Dual-Port SFP+, PCIe x8 NIC
Intel Gigabit ET Dual-Port Server Adapter
Intel Gigabit ET Quad-Port Server Adapter
Brocade CNA BR1020
Optional add-in Fibre Channel HBAs and CNA:
QLogic® QLE2462 FC4 Dual-Port HBA
QLogic QLE220 FC4 Single-Port HBA
QLogic QLE2460 FC4 Single-Port HBA
QLogic QLE2562 FC8 Dual-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
QLogic QLE2560 FC8 Single-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
QLogic QLE2660 FC16 Single-Port HBA, PCIe 3.0 x4
QLogic QLE2662 FC16 Dual-Port HBA, PCIe 3.0 x4
QLogic QLE8152 Dual-Port 10 Gbps FCoE CNA
Emulex® LPe-1150 FC4 Single-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
Emulex LPe-11002 FC4 Dual-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
Emulex LPe-12000 FC8 Single-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
Emulex LPe-12002 FC8 Dual-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
- One hot-pluggable non-redundant 750W power supply
- One hot-pluggable non-redundant 1100W power supply
- Two hot-pluggable redundant 750W power supplies
- Two hot-pluggable redundant 1100W power supplies
- Hot-pluggable hard drives, Hot-pluggable redundant power supply, internal dual SD module, ECC memory, interactive LCD screen
- Matrox G200eW w/ 8MB
- Rack Chassis
3.40 H x 18.99 W x 28.25 D (in)
8.64 H x 48.24 W x 71.75 D (cm)
Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post racks and optional support for cable management arm
- Dell™ OpenManage™
BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
iDRAC6 Express, with optional upgrade to iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash
|The 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 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 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 Storage |
Network 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 Storage |
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.
|Storage Area Network |
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation
|Tape 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 Storage |
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.
Please contact your Local Partner for further information.
Lifecycle Controller enabled embedded management
The Lifecycle Controller is the engine for advanced embedded management and is delivered as part of the iDRAC Express or optional iDRAC Enterprise in the PowerEdge R715. The Lifecycle Controller is a chip that is integrated on the server. It helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing a complete set of provisioning functions such as system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single intuitive interface called Unified Server Configurator (USC) in a pre-OS environment. This eliminates the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.
Dell Management Console
Open, flexible, integrated - manage your infrastructure, not your management consoles. With the introduction of Dell™ Management Console powered by Altiris® from Symantec™ , Dell is doing for systems management what we did for computer hardware, taking a complex, proprietary industry technology and transforming it by delivering a simple, streamlined, modular solution best adapted to your specific management needs.
Microsoft Exchange 2010
Does your business depend on robust messaging capabilities? Exchange 2010 is the right tool for the job and Dell is the right partner to deliver a complete user to datacenter solution. Exchange 2010 running on Dell's innovative hardware platform provides you a superior messaging and collaboration solution.
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console? What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter? What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure? With the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
And, to give you even more power, we deliver our plug-in as a virtual appliance. That makes it easier to deploy and configure and offers integration directly into the vCenter console, providing more information inside of vCenter itself — unlike many other vendors who provide only "link-and-launch" capabilities to point to their own proprietary consoles.
The combination of the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter and the revolutionary embedded management features offered by Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller in Dell PowerEdge servers gives you an unmatched level of integration between vCenter and your server hardware.