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PowerEdge M-Series Blade Servers
All M-Series Blade Servers require a M1000E enclosure with 220VA Power On-site

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

PowerEdge M420 Server

New PowerEdge M420 Blade Server

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

New PowerEdge M520 Blade Server

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 M620

PowerEdge M620

Gain control over your most demanding workloads with the PowerEdge™ M620 blade server, an ideal blend of density, performance, efficiency and scalability.

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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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PowerEdge M915 Blade Server

PowerEdge M915

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.

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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.

High-performance workloads, such as email, database, HPC and virtualization environments, requiring extreme processing, power efficiency and memory density.

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

The PowerEdge™ M915 is an AMD processor-based 4-socket full-height blade server great for maximum I/O scalability and outstanding value in a reliable, high-performance blade server.

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 and E5-2600 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, 12
Intel® 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
AMD Opteron™ 6100 series processors

Processor Sockets

2 or 4

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® 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 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.

Chipset

Intel C602Intel C602Intel C602Intel C602AMD (SR5670 and SP5100)

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) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s

Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 64GB DDR3 LRDIMM up to 1600MT/s (with Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family only)

Up to 3TB (48 DIMM slots) 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/sUp to 512 GB (32 DIMM slots): 1 GB/2 GB/4 GB/8 GB/16 GB DDR3 up to 1333MHz

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

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

 

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:
Up to two 2.5” PCIe SSD, 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

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
Hot-plug hard drive options:
2.5" SATA SSD, SAS (15 K, 10 K)

Maximum Internal Storage:
Up to 2 TB11 per blade

External Storage:
For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage.

Enclosure I/O Modules

M1000e Blade Enclosure

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
Dell Select Network Adapter (NDC) 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

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

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

InfiniBand:
Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port FDR10
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port FDR
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port QDR
Dell 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
Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics per blade.

Ethernet:

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

Fibre Channel:

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

Infiniband:

Dual-Port Mellanox ConnectX Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand

RAID Controllers

Internal controller: PERC H310
Internal controllers:

PERC S110 (software RAID)
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P
Internal controllers:
PERC S110 (SW RAID)
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P
Internal controllers:
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P
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

Power

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

Form factor

Half-height blade

Enclosure

M1000e enclosure
Supplied by Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure

Form Factor:
Half-height blade

Enclosure: 
Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Enclosure
Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis

Enclosure
M1000e enclosure
Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

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

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
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)

Rack Support

Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

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
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
Remote Management

iDRAC6 Enterprise (standard)

System Management

BMC, IPMI 2.0-compliant
Dell™ OpenManage™
Unified Server Configurator
Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
Chassis Management Controller

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
ENERGY STAR®
The Dell PowerEdge M620 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

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
Regulatory Model: FHB
Regulatory Type:
FHB002
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment

Communications

Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
One dedicated for vFlash media support
Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
One dedicated for vFlash media support
  • 2 x 1GbE dual Broadcom BCM5709S
  • 2 x 10 GbE Broadcom BCM57712
Optional add-in NICs and HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options

Video Card

Integrated Matrox® G200Integrated Matrox G200eW w/ 8 MB memory

Availability

Hot-plug hard drives, ECC memory, redundant embedded hypervisor

Drive Bays

Hot-Plug options available:

Up to two 2.5” SAS or SSD drives
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