PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server

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Two-Socket, Half-Height, Memory-Dense, Enterprise-Class Server

The PowerEdge M710HD is an Intel processor-based 2-socket, half-height blade server with extensive I/O flexibility and robust memory scalability for virtualization and workload consolidation.

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PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server





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PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server
PowerEdge M710HD - Improve Effectiveness, Operate Efficiently and Recover Valuable Time

Improve Effectiveness, Operate Efficiently and Recover Valuable Time

The PowerEdge™ M710HD blade server helps you run business applications efficiently, reduce your data center footprint, ease data management and trim system maintenance time.
PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - Flex Your Data Center Muscles

Flex Your Data Center Muscles

With massive I/O throughput, powerful core processing and ultrahigh-density memory, the PowerEdge M710HD blade server can take on your toughest data center workloads.
  • Flexible deployment achievable through multiple Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand® options (10 Gigabit Ethernet, Quad Data Rate InfiniBand, 8 Gb Fibre Channel and more)
  • Modular Network Daughter Card (NDC) for future integrated network connectivity options
  • Robust processing power from up to 12 Intel® Xeon® 5600 series cores
  • Maximised RAM density with 18 DIMM slots for cost-efficient double data rate 3 (DDR3) memory scaling
The expanded addressable memory in a two-socket, half-height blade enables you to leverage more virtual machines from your existing hypervisor licensing, helping you save money and increase your virtualised deployments using existing resources.
PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - The Closest Thing To A Worry-Free Data Center

The Closest Thing to a Worry-Free Data Center

The PowerEdge M710HD blade server is designed to ease your mind and reduce your operating costs.

Enterprise-Class High Availability
Optional fail-safe embedded hypervisors and HDD fault tolerance through hardware RAID controller offer protective redundancy that safeguards your organisations data from loss or corruption.

Optimised airflow design coupled with high-efficiency fans and power supplies enables the Dell™ PowerEdge M1000e modular blade enclosure to effectively power and cool PowerEdge M710HD servers, while helping to reduce overall power draw. This enables you to reclaim kilowatt hours for use elsewhere in your data center.

Simplified System Management

Spend more time on your business and less on maintaining your IT with embedded system-management features on the PowerEdge M710HD and the Chassis Management Controller (CMC).

PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - Automated discovery
Automated Discovery
CMC automates configuration of new hardware through a one-to-many relationship and enables pre-provisioning of local area network/storage area network (LAN/SAN) resources.
PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - One-to-many deploy and update
One-to-Many Deploy and Update
CMC and Virtual Media File Share enable customers to quickly and simply deploy OS images and update to one or many blades in a chassis without agents, additional software or using Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE).
PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - Proactive Management
Proactive Management
CMC provides immediate access to system status, issues and alerts through a single, easy-to-use interface plus one-click access to key functions to help quickly resolve issues.


  • Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series
    Six-core Intel® Xeon®
    Quad-core Intel® Xeon®

Operating System


  • Intel® 5520


  • Up to 288GB (18 DIMM slots): 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB ECC DDR3
    Up to 1333MHz

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

    • Citrix® XenServer™ v 5.6 (embedded option available)
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, with Hyper-V™
    • VMware® vSphere™ Version 4.1 (including ESX v4.1/ESXi™ v4.1)


  • Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
    2.5" SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K)

Drive Bays

  • Hot-Swap 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 redundant I/O fabrics per blade.

    1Gb & 10Gb Ethernet:
    Dual-Port Broadcom® Gb Ethernet w/ TOE(BCM-5709S)
    Quad-Port Intel® Gb Ethernet
    Quad-Port Broadcom® Gb Ethernet(BCM-5709S)
    Dual-Port Intel® 10Gb Ethernet
    Dual-Port Broadcom® 10Gb Ethernet(BCM-57711)
    Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA

    10Gb Enhanced Ethernet & Converged Network Adapters(CEE/DCB/FCoE):
    Dual-Port Intel® 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet(FCoE Ready for Future Enablement)
    Dual-Port Emulex® Converged Network Adapter(OCM10102-F-M) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
    Dual-Port Qlogic® Converged Network Adapter(QME8142) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
    Dual-Port Qlogic® Converged Network Adapter(QME8242-k) - Supports 10GbE + NPAR
    Dual-Port Broadcom® 57712-k Converged Network Daughter Card(NDC) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + NPAR + FCoE + iSCSI-TLV
    Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CAN

    Fibre Channel:
    Dual-Port QLogic® FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter(HBA)(QME2572)
    Dual-Port Emulex® FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter(HBA)(LPe1205-M)
    Emulex® 8 or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module 

    Dual-Port Mellanox® ConnectX-2™ Dual Data Rate(DDR) and Quad Data Rate(QDR) InfiniBand

RAID Controllers

  • PERC H200 Integrated SAS Controller (6Gb/s)


  • Four embedded Broadcom® 5709S Gigabit NIC with failover and load balancing.

    TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack. iSCSI Offload supported on Windows Server® 2003 SP1 or higher, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5, and SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10. Scalable Networking Pack for Windows Server® 2003 is not required.

    Boot from SAN (iSCSI and FC) supported

    Optional add-in NICs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
    Optional add-in HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options


  • Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis


  • The PowerEdge M710HD blade server fits in the PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure. A total 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.

    M710HD Dimensions and Weight (blade only):
    Height: 18.9 cm (7.4 in)
    Width: 5 cm (2 in)
    Depth: 48.6 cm (19.2 in)


  • Dell™ OpenManage™ software tools
    • Integration with 3rd party management solutions via Dell’s Certified Partner Program
    • BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
    Altiris® Deployment Solution for Dell Blade Servers
    Designed to help reduce deployment time from hours to minutes

    Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)
    Out of Band alerting, status, inventory, and troubleshooting via Secure Web GUI / CLI (telnet/SSH)

    Console Redirection
    vMedia (virtual media) - Map optical or hard drives to the blade from remote workstations over a network
    vKVM (virtual KVM) out-of-band remote console redirection-supports Java or ActiveX plug-ins
    IPMI 2.0 support

Flexibility Redefined

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 and delivers the flexibility to design the solution to meet your requirements today, and the scalability to add or change options as warranted by your data center or future technologies in the future.

PowerEdge M-Series Blades I/O Guide



The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular Ethernet blade switches including PowerConnect and Cisco Catalyst.

Dell's fully-modular PowerConnect switches provide great flexibility with choices in models from 1Gb to 10GbE speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect portfolio, including the M6220 and M8024, offers a selection of switches for a variety of needs.

Spanning entry-level GbE to GbE with stacking and 10GbE uplinks – Cisco models include the Catalyst 3032, 3130G, and 3130X. The 3130 switches feature Cisco's Virtual Blade Switch functionality, enabling customers to interconnect up to 9 switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying the manageability of their data center.

Learn More about Ethernet Blade Switches
Learn More about Ethernet Blade Mezzanine Cards

Fibre Channel

Brocade 4Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to fibre channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. Models currently available include the M4424 and M5424.

For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, these Brocade FC Switches can be configured as in Access Gateway mode. Based on NPIV functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solution.

Learn More about Fibre Channel Blade Switches
Learn More about Fibre Channel Blade Mezzanine Cards
Fibre Channel


For High-Performance Computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers two levels of InfiniBand switches. The industry’s first chassis-integrated Quad Data Rate IB switch is available in the Mellanox M3601Q, with speeds of up to 40Gbps. For Dual Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand infrastructures, the M-Series can be equipped with Cisco M7000E or Mellanox M2401G switches. Each switch features 16 ports in and 8 ports out to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.

Learn More about InfiniBand Blade Switches
Learn More about InfiniBand Blade Mezzanine Cards
Cisco InfiniBand

FlexIO for M-Series: Delivering the speed you need, when you need it

Learn More about M-Series Blade I/O Options

Dell can offer, via Local Partners, a wide range of Services to suit you and your business. Extensions to the parts or exchange warranty, upgrades to any service level required, International warranty, Installation Services, and other competitive items are available. Dell can also offer Custom Factory Integration (CFI) to customise hardware settings and add Asset Services.

Please contact your Local Partner for further information.

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