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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.
FX converged architecture - Tailor your data center to your workloads

Tailor your data center to your workloads

Redefine data center agility with the revolutionary FX architecture. The FX2 modular 2U rack chassis allows you to incrementally add or swap compact, modular IT building blocks, including servers, storage and IO, to fit any computing environment.
  • More choice, less complexity: Simplify building and managing data centers and private clouds by bringing advanced management technologies to modular infrastructure.
  • Right size your IT: Easily and rapidly scale the resources your workloads and business require.
  • Fit the infrastructure to the job: Tailor infrastructure precisely, with the right, power, storage and connectivity to meet specific workload needs.
FX converged architecture - Chassis flexibility boosts efficiency

Chassis flexibility boosts efficiency

The shared cooling, power, networking, management and PCIe expansion slots in the FX2 chassis service a wide range of server/storage combinations, enabling higher granularity and greater efficiency in your IT resource management.

The flexible multi-fabric IO design allows FX servers to efficiently handle all types of storage traffic — SAN, DAS and NAS — with a design optimized for the DAS/vSAN storage environments. The FX2 chassis also features a distinctive Dell EMC PCIe fabric that can free you from proprietary limitations and enable you to accelerate performance.
FX converged architecture - Choose your management

Choose your management

Manage FX servers individually as you would with traditional rack servers to integrate easily into your server management methodology, or choose managing FX servers collectively using Dell EMC Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage both servers and chassis components. View and manage up to 20 separate FX systems from a single CMC console for simplified collective management, using either the comprehensive Enterprise or entry-level Express CMC license options.

Simplify provisioning and management

The FX architecture helps businesses grow more efficiently by simplifying data center provisioning and management. It gives IT managers a practical way to meet challenging business trends and respond to unpredictable workloads.
FX converged architecture - Provision for virtually any workload

Provision for virtually any workload

Implement an unprecedented level of IT infrastructure density, allowing more services using fewer resources, resulting in overall lower costs and better workload performance to:

  • Provide highly available web services or dedicated hosting that need dense processing resources and discrete physical domains.
  • Drive business-critical applications, from business analytics to demanding high-performance computing (HPC), online transaction processing (OLTP), online analytical processing (OLAP) and anything-as-a-service (XaaS).
  • Run private clouds, databases and virtualization environments that require high-performance storage and server processing.

Dell EMC offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services* for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.
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

ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations. Our complete suite of deployment services and professional certifications helps you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.
Training and Certification

Training & Certification

Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.
Consulting

Consulting

Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.
Financing and leasing

Financing and leasing

Let the wealth of leasing and financing options from Dell Financial Services™ help you find opportunities in your organization regarding capital expenditures, operating expenditures and cash flow.
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