Dell PowerEdge C5125 Microserver

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Highly efficient microserver in a shared-infrastructure chassis

Pack up to 12 Dell™ PowerEdge™ C5125 microservers in a 3U chassis to promote efficient power use and help lower costs.

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  • 1-socket, 2 or 4 cores per processor
    AMD® Phenom™ II X4, Athlon™ II X4, or Athlon II X2
    Phenom II X4 L2/L3 cache: 8MB, Athlon II X4/X2 L2 cache: 2MB


Operating System

  • Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x64
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 SP1
    Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1

    Virtualization Options:
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft® Server 2008 Hyper-V® R2 SP1


  • AMD SR5650+SP5100


  • 2GB/4GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM (1333 MT/s)
    4 DIMM slots for up to 16GB


  • 4 x 2.5” or 2 x 3.5” hard drive options
    2.5” SATA (7.2K RPM): 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
    3.5” SATA (7.2K RPM): 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB

Drive Controllers

  • Onboard AMD SP5100

RAID Controllers

  • None

Video Card

  • Integrated AST2050 with 128MB RAM
    Option: Y-cable features single VGA


  • 3U rack mount

    Dimensions and Weight
    Width: 44.8 cm (17.6 Inches)
    Depth: 75 cm (29.5 Inches)
    Weight Minimum/Maximum:19.3 kg (42.55 lb), 51.22 kg (99.21 lb)


  • Services (Availability varies by region. Please contact your sales representative for details.)

    Infrastructure Consulting Services
    Rack Integration (U.S. only, not available in China)
    Onsite Deployment
    Basic Support with Next Business Day response service
    ProSupport with Next Business Day or Same Day 4 hour response service
    Keep Your Hard Drive

    Server Management

    Embedded BMC with IPMI 2.0 support with 1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ45 connector via the chassis (dedicated) or 1 x NIC port (shared) on the individual sled


    Embedded Intel® 82576EB

    Hypervisors (Optional)

    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft® Server 2008 Hyper-V®

Just the Right Size

Get everything you want without buying more than you need with the PowerEdge™ C5125 microserver. This scale-out, highly serviceable, hyper-efficient microserver offers increased density to help save cost, energy, rack space and cabling.
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Efficiency never had so much clout

  • Cut costs: The PowerEdge C5125 packs up to 12 microservers in a 3U chassis, sharing power and cooling resources, using only a fraction of the cooling fans compared to a stack of 1U servers.
  • Save space: With 12 server nodes in a 3U chassis, the PowerEdge C5000 chassis has four times the density of three traditional single-socket 1U servers stacked together, enabling more computer power per U of rack space.
  • Simplify servicing: Power supplies, interconnects and servers are all cold-aisle accessible, enabling a hot-aisle containment layout that is designed to promote efficient cooling and a more pleasant working environment in your data center.
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Put your microserver to work

Each independent hot-plug server node in the PowerEdge C5125 is mounted on a small sled that slides vertically into the 3U PowerEdge C5000 chassis. 12 such nodes together provide four times the density of three traditional single-node 1U rack servers. The compact system is ideal for:
  • Hosting: Help maximize your productivity per square foot with high server-node density and a shared infrastructure that enables efficient cooling and cabling.
  • Web 2.0: Fill your need for a Web front-end or a login server with the PowerEdge C5125. Its high-density design is perfect for quickly serving up static Web sites.


Inside the PowerEdge C5125

You can literally see that the PowerEdge™ C5125 microserver is designed for efficiency. The PowerEdge C5000 3U chassis features an optimized shared infrastructure built for 12 compact AMD-powered C5125 microservers, with all the features you need to get the job done while helping cut costs, save space and simplify servicing.

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Processing options

Up to 4 cores of AMD Phenom™ II (8MB cache) or Athlon™ II (2MB cache) processors with thermal design power (TDP) as low as 25W

Memory options

4 DIMM slots for up to 16GB DDR3 UDIMM ECC; 2 DIMMs per channel

Drive options

2.5" SATA (max 4 per server)
3.5" SATA (max 2 per server)

Power supply

Dual hot-plug, high-efficiency 1400W
Dell PowerEdge C Services

Dell is dedicated to simplifying IT, and Dell™ Services can help you manage the complexities of growing and maintaining your hyperscale, high-performance and cloud computing data center environments. Dell’s broad portfolio of planning, implementation and support services can help accelerate your IT initiatives, so you can grow your business.

PowerEdge™ C Services are tailored to complement how you manage your data center. Options include:
  • Infrastructure Consulting Services — helping you optimize your data center.
  • Custom Rack Integration Services — helping to quickly add to your compute capacity.
  • Support Services — helping to ensure your data center stays running at the highest efficiency.
  • Expert-level Tech Support — providing fast and comprehensive troubleshooting and dispatch.


Whatever the situation, Dell can help you break through complexity by providing services and solutions to meet your exact data center needs.


Infrastructure Consulting Services

Dell's global infrastructure consulting services utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give you rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver ROI and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes.

Available Dell consulting services for the PowerEdge C server line include:
  • DC Planning and Management
  • Cloud Consulting
  • High-Performance and Cloud Computing Strategy
  • Networking
  • IT Strategy and Planning
  • Facilities Efficiency
  • Server Virtualization and Platform Optimization
  • Data Management
  • Supply Chain 
Configuration and Deployment Services

Dell configuration and deployment services don't follow the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. They're modular, so you get to choose what you need for your business. Through features such as flexible deployment options, configuration services and recycling services, we've got what you need, when you need it.

Our factory, remote and on-site installation services make efficient use of time by speeding up activities such as configuration and deployment, allowing you to focus more on improving your business.

Dell’s recycling service helps you dispose of computer equipment and materials in a manner that follows EPA guidelines, and keeps your data center environment clean.

Suggested Dell configuration and deployment services for the PowerEdge C server line include:
  • Hardware Configuration Services
  • Custom BIOS Setting
  • Rack Design Validation
  • Rack Integration and Deployment
  • On-site Installation
  • Asset Recovery
Dell Support Services

Dell support services are a comprehensive, configurable suite of service solutions designed to simplify and optimize your data center environment. Data center support services address everyday and unique IT challenges through options that maximize system uptime and are backed by global command centers and expert centers around the world.

Suggested Dell support services for the PowerEdge C server line include:
  • Basic Support (Next Business Day)
  • ProSupport™ for IT (Next Business Day or Same Day)
  • IT Advisory Services
  • Multivendor Hardware Support
  • On-site Parts
  • Dell Online Self Dispatch
  • Keep Your Hard Drive
  • Specialized On-site Services
  • Remote Advisory Services for Virtualization

Optimized for performance and efficiency

Dell PowerEdge™ C servers are available with certified software from Dell partners to create optimized, fully-supported solutions that include hardware, software, service and support. These offerings include powerful solutions for data analytics, business intelligence and cloud computing.

Dell | Aster Data Analytics Solution

Together, Aster Data and Dell deliver large-scale data warehousing and advanced analytics so you have all the information you need to make the best possible decisions. The combination of Aster Data software, Dell hardware, and joint services and support from the two companies  yields a powerful solution for big data analytics.

The Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications

Take the guesswork out of building and running efficient public and private clouds with a turnkey cloud solution. The Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications brings together optimized Dell hardware, Joyent software and joint services, so you can easily and quickly deploy and manage an elastic, on-demand cloud infrastructure with confidence, with as little or as much outside support as you want along the way.

The Dell | Canonical Cloud Solution

Dell and Canonical offer a powerful open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud that leverages Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, Standard Edition, powered by Eucalyptus on Dell PowerEdge C servers with joint service and support. It’s easy to use, compatible with other systems and software and as secure as they come.
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