Processor-dense, cost-effective blade server with outstanding bandwidth
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.
- AMD Opteron™ 6100 series processors
2 or 4
- 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
For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage.
- 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
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
- 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
- Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis
- 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)
Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis
- Remote Management
iDRAC6 Enterprise (standard)
BMC, IPMI 2.0-compliant
Unified Server Configurator
iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
Chassis Management Controller
Maximum workload performance
Powerhouse computingEnhance 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 performanceConsolidate 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
Throughput, throughput, throughputUnleash 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.
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.
Industry-leading power and cooling
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 subsystem that has the flexibility you need to design today’s solution and the scalability you require to add or change data center options to meet future demands.
The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and Enhanced Ethernet blade switches.
Dell's fully modular PowerConnect™ and Dell Force10™ switches provide great flexibility, with choices of 1Gb to 10Gb speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect and Dell Force10 portfolio offers a selection of switches that can meet even the most extreme networking demands.
For Cisco Catalyst customers, Dell provides models that span from simple, no frills GbE to more capable models with stacking or even 10GbE uplinks. The more advanced switches feature Cisco's Virtual Blade Switch functionality, enabling you to interconnect up to nine switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying data center management.
Brocade 8Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. The M5424 includes 12-port and 24-port configurations as well as a performance pack for enhanced features and management.
For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, the Brocade M5424 Fibre Channel switch can even be enabled in Access Gateway mode. Based on N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solutions without separate management or configuration requirements.
For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers InfiniBand™ switches and adapter cards. Dell offers chassis-integrated quad data rate (QDR) and fourteen data rate (FDR) InfiniBand switches from Mellanox, with speeds of up to 56Gbps. Each switch features 16 internal ports and 8 external ports to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.
FlexIO for M-Series: Delivering the speed you need, when you need it.
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 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.
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