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Customers seeking a simple, fast, cool and dense modular-server solution with uncompromised performance.

PowerEdge M420 Server

PowerEdge M420

Help improve efficiency and business continuity, and finish work fast with the exceptional computing density of the PowerEdge™ M420 quarter-height blade.

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PowerEdge M520 Server

PowerEdge M520

Deliver extremely capable performance and exceptional value for your business applications with no-compromise enterprise-class features with the PowerEdge™ M520.

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PowerEdge M630

New PowerEdge M630

Accelerate workloads with a half-height, 2S blade server that offers greater memory bandwidth and double the SSD capacity of prior generations.

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PowerEdge M820 Blade Server

PowerEdge M820

Power through tough workloads in dense data center environments with the exceptional performance and scalability of the 4-socket PowerEdge™ M820 blade.

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Special purpose cloud, HPC, virtualization and small- or mid-tier general-purpose applications that benefit from high node count in a limited space.

Entry-level virtualization and mid-tier general-purpose business applications, such as email, web hosting and database management.

IT as a service (XaaS) providers and private clouds running business processing, decision-support, analytics and database workloads.

Core business workloads, such as ERP, CRM and decision support, as well as consolidated applications in broad, large-node virtual environments.

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families

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

Cache
2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8 ,10
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families

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

Cache:
2.5MB per core;

Core options:
4, 6, 8 ,10
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product familyIntel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 or E5-4600v2 product families

Processor Sockets:
2

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

Cache
2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
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®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
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®
Microsoft Windows Server® 2008/2012 R2 (with Hyper-V® enabled)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (with Hyper-V enabled)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 Datacenter (with Hyper-V enabled
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (with Hyper-V enabled)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2 x64/x86 (with Hyper-V enabled
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
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 C602Intel C602Intel C610 series chipsetIntel C602

Memory*

Up to 192GB (6 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/sUp to 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/sUp to 768GB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 up to 2133MT/sUp to 3TB (48 DIMM slots) 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor or one SD card dedicated for vFlash media support

 

Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™
Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
One dedicated for vFlash media support

Storage

Hot-plug hard drive options:

Up to two 1.8” uSATA SSD drives (50GB and 200GB)
Hot-plug hard drive options:
Up to two SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSD

Maximum internal storage:
Up to 2.4TB with 2 x 2.5” SAS (10K) 1.2TB hard drives

USB ports
2 front, 1 internal (with optional RIPS card)
Hot-plug hard drive options: PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD, SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSD
4 x 1.8” SSD
2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD
Hot-plug hard drive options:
Up to four 2.5” SAS,SSD,or up to two Express Flash PCIe SSD

Maximum internal storage:
Up to 4.8TB with 2 x 2.5” SAS (10K) 1.2TB hard drives

Enclosure I/O Modules

M1000e Blade EnclosureEthernet, Fibre Channel, and Infiniband

I/O Mezzanine Card Options

Ethernet:
Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
Intel I350 quad-port

1Gb1Gb/10Gb adapters:
Brocade® BR1741M-k dual-port 10Gb CNA
QLogic® QME8262-k dual-port 10Gb KR CNA
Broadcom 57810S-k dual-port 10Gb KR
Intel Ethernet X520-x/k dual-port 10Gb
Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb
Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE KR blade

Fibre channel:
QLogic QME2662 (FC16)
Emulex® LPm16002B-D (FC16)
QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
Emulex LPe1205-M (FC8)

InfiniBand:
Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 SFF FDR10
Ethernet:
Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb

1Gb/10Gb adapters:
Brocade® BR1741M-k dual-port 10Gb CNA
QLogic® QME8262-k dual-port 10Gb KR CNA
Broadcom 57810S-k dual-port 10Gb KR
Intel Ethernet X520-x/k dual-port 10Gb
Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb
Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE KR blade

Fibre channel:
QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
Emulex® LPe1205-M (FC8)

InfiniBand:

Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port FDR10
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port QDR
2 x PCIe 3.0 (x8) mezzanine cardsDell Select Network Adapter options:
Broadcom® 57810S-k dual-port 10Gb KR blade NDC
Broadcom 57840 quad-port KR blade converged NDC
Intel X520-k dual-port 10Gb KR blade NDC
QLogic® QMD8262-k dual-port 10Gb NDC

1Gb/10Gb adapters:

Brocade® BR1741M-k dual-port 10Gb CNA
QLogic QME8262-k dual-port 10Gb KR CNA
Broadcom 57810S-k dual-port 10Gb KR
Intel Ethernet X520-K dual-port 10Gb
Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb
Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE KR blade

Fibre channel:

QLogic QME2662 (FC16)
Emulex® LPm16002B-D (FC16)
QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
Emulex LPe1205-M (FC8)

InfiniBand:

Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port FDR10

RAID Controllers

Internal controller: PERC H310
Internal controllers:

PERC S110 (software RAID)
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P
Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730PInternal controllers:
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P

Power

Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade EnclosureSupplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis

Form factor

Half-height blade

Enclosure

M1000e enclosure
Chassis level – M1000e 2700W Platinum and 3000W Titanium PSU optionsSupplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis

Enclosure
M1000e enclosure

Chassis

Form factor
Quarter-height blade

USB ports
2 front

I/O slots

One PCIe 3.0 x8 fully populated mezzanine card slot and switch modules yields 2 redundant I/O fabrics per blade

Form factor: Half-height blade with up to 16 nodes in a M1000e chassis; up to 4 nodes in VRTX converged infrastructure
H:197.9 mm (7.8 in) x W:50.35 mm (2 in) x D:544.32 mm (21.4 in)
USB ports
2 front

I/O slots
Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules yield three redundant I/O fabrics per blade.

Form factor
Full-height blade

Management

Remote management
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)

Systems management
IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage integrations and Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management
Remote management
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)

Systems management
IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage integrations and Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management
Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant;
Dell OpenManage Essentials;
Dell OpenManage Mobile;
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller,
iDRAC8 Express (default), iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
Dell OpenManage Integrations:
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager
Remote management
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)

Systems management
IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage integrations and Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management

Regulatory

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PowerEdge M420 is qualified in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis for ENERGY STAR® Enterprise Server designation
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks.
ENERGY STAR
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PowerEdge M520 is qualified in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis and Dell PowerEdge VRTX for ENERGY STAR® Enterprise Server designation
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks.
ENERGY STAR
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PowerEdge M820 is qualified in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis for ENERGY STAR® Enterprise Server designation
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks.
ENERGY STAR

Communications

Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
One dedicated for vFlash media support
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

Drive Bays

4 x1.8” SSDs, 2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD’s

Video Card

Video Type :Integrated Integrated Matrox G200 with iDRAC8
Video Memory: 16 MB shared with iDRAC8 application memory
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