Dell PowerEdge R710
The PowerEdge R710 is a mainstream Intel processor-based 2-socket, 2U rack server great for server rooms or corporate data centers and remote sites that require exceptional virtualization, systems management and energy efficiency.
Tech specs at a glanceProcessor:
Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series
Six-core Intel® Xeon®
Quad-core Intel® Xeon®
Up to 288GB (18 DIMM slots): 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3
Up to 1333MHz
Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
2.5" SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (10K, 15K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
Maximum Internal Storage:
Up to 18TB*
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Increased Virtualization PerformanceThe PowerEdge™ R710 is designed with 125 percent more memory capacity and more integrated I/O than the previous generation PowerEdge™ 2950 III. This increased capacity is crucial for virtualization performance and scalability. The R710 allows for quick virtualization deployment with embedded hypervisors from leading vendors using a secure digital (SD) card or internal USB.
Intel® VT FlexMigration integrates multiple generations of Intel Xeon processor-based servers, improving flexibility and investment protection.
New Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory offers higher bandwidth and lower power consumption than previous FBD or Double Data Rate (DDR2) technologies. Increased memory slots allow you to use smaller, less expensive dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) to meet computing needs and balance cost.
Simplified Systems ManagementThe next generation Dell OpenManage™ suite offers enhanced operations and standards-based commands designed to integrate with existing systems for effective control.
Lifecycle Controller is the engine for advanced systems management integrated on the server. Lifecycle Controller simplifies administrator tasks to perform a complete set of provisioning functions such as system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single intuitive interface called Unified Server Configurator (USC) in a pre-OS environment. This eliminates the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.
The new Dell™ Management Console (DMC), powered by Altiris from Symantec, delivers a single view and a common data source into the entire infrastructure. Dell Management Console is built on the Symantec™ Management Platform (formerly Altiris® Notification Server), an easily extensible, modular foundation that can provide basic hardware management or more advanced functions such as asset and security management.
Dell™ Management Console helps reduce or eliminate manual processes so less time and money are spent keeping the lights on and more time can be spent on strategic uses of technology.
The Dell™ Unified Server Configurator delivers a single access point for secure, efficient and user-friendly infrastructure management. Embedded and integrated into the system, it provides:
- Quick and consistent access
- Excellent flexibility
- Advanced capabilities
The PowerEdge™ R710 features Energy Smart™ technologies that are designed to reduce power consumption while increasing performance capacity. Energy efficient design features include efficient power supply units right-sized for system requirements, innovative system-level design efficiency, policy-driven power and thermal management, and highly efficient standards-based Energy Smart components. All these elements are designed to increase energy efficiency across our latest core data center servers while delivering the performance your business requires.
Tests by Dell engineers have shown that the processors in the comparable HP DL380 can run 17% hotter than the PowerEdge™ R710 due to lower airflow, far exceeding Intel® design specifications at any room temperature.
- Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 series processors
- Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server® 2011
Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows® Essential Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)2
Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
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.
- Intel 5520
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, with Hyper-V™
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)”
- Hot-Swap options available:
8 x 2.5” Hard Drive Option or 6 x 3.5” Hard Drive Option; Optional flex bay expansion to support half-height TBU
Up to six 3.5” drives without optional flex bay OR
Up to eight 2.5” SAS or SATA drives with optional flex bay
Peripheral bay options:
Slim optical drive bay with choice of DVD-ROM, Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or DVD + RW
- 4 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:
Two x8 slots
Two x4 slots
One x4 Storage slot
PERC H200 (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
PERC 6/i with 256MB battery-backed cache
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB Non-Volatile cache
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache
PERC 6/E with 256MB or 512MB of battery-backed cache
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
SAS 5/E HBA
LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA
- Optional add-in NICs:
Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FcoE Ready for Future Enablement)
Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
Intel PRO/1000 VT Quad Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
Intel 10GBase-T Copper Single Port NIC, PCI-E x8
Intel Single Port Server Adapter, 10Gigabit, SR Optical, PCI-E x8
Broadcom® BMC57710 10Base-T Cooper Single Port NIC, PCI-E x8
Broadcom® BMC5709C IPV6 Gigabit Copper Dual Port NIC with TOE and iSCSI Offload, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® BMC5709C IPV6 Gigabit Copper Dual Port NIC with TOE, PCI-E x4
Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 57711 Dual Port Direct Attach 10Gb Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE and iSCSI Offload
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Broadcom 10GbE NIC, Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+
Brocade® CNA Dual-port adapter
Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-IX-D
Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-FX-D
Brocade® CNA (1020) Dual Port Server Adapter
Optional add in HBAs:
Qlogic® QLE 2462 FC4 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE 220 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE 2460 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
Qlogic® QLE2562 FC8 Dual-channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Qlogic® QLE2560 FC8 Single-channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Emulex® LPe-1150 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E x4
Emulex® LPe-11002 FC4 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E x4
Emulex® LPe-12000, FC8 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Emulex® LPe-12002, FC8 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
Brocade® FC4 and 8 GB HBAs
Emulex® OCE10102-IX-DCNA iSCSI HBA stand-up adapter
- Energy Smart: Two hot plug high efficient 570w PSU OR high output two hot-plug 870W PSUs
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies):
2700W-5600W High Efficiency Online
Extended Battery Module (EBM)
Network Management Card
Continuous Operation: 10C to 35C, 10% to 80% relative humidity (RH).
10% of annual operating hours: 5C to 40C, 5% to 85%RH.
1% of annual operating hours: -5C to 45C, 5% to 90%RH.
For in-depth detail, check your user manual.
- Hot-plug hard drives
- Hot-plug redundant power
- Hot-plug redundant cooling
- ECC memory
- Spare Row
- Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
- Tool-less chassis
- Cluster support
- Matrox G200
- R710 physical dimensions:
Height: 8.64cm (3.40”)
Width: 44.31cm (17.44”)
Depth: 68.07cm (26.80”)
Weight (maximum config): 26.1kg (57.54lb)
Optional redundant cooling
ReadyRails™ sliding rails for 4-post Racks:
Support tool-less installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks NOTE: Threaded 4-post racks require the static ReadyRails™ kit or 3rd party conversion kits available through Dell Software & Peripherals
Support full extension of the system out of the rack to allow serviceability of key internal components
Support optional cable management arm (CMA)
Rail depth without the CMA: 751 mm
Rail depth with the CMA: 840 mm
Square-hole rack adjustment range: 692-756 mm
Round-hole rack adjustment range: 678-749 mm
ReadyRails™ static rails for 4-post & 2-post Racks:
Support tool-less installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks
Support tooled installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant threaded hole 4-post and 2-post racks
Rail depth: 608 mm
Square-hole rack adjustment range: 588-828 mm
Round-hole rack adjustment range: 574-821 mm
Threaded-hole rack adjustment range: 592-846 mm
- Dell™ OpenManage™
iDRAC6 Enterprise (Optional)
Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2
Environmental Operating Conditions
Typically configured 2.5” chassis in 23 ± 2 C ambient
Idle: LwA-UL = 5.5 bels, LpAm = 39 dBA
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Solutions and Systems Management
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|The Value of Dell Storage: |
Dell’s open, standards-based solutions let customers of all sizes integrate new technologies without sacrificing performance or their existing IT investments.
|Direct-Attached Storage: |
The Dell PowerVault MD storage family offers easy and economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers enabling high availability and scalability for demanding business applications.
|Disk-to-Disk Backup |
Due to expanding volumes of data that must be backed up and protected along with shrinking backup windows, many IT departments have moved to or added disk-based backups.
|Network-Attached Storage |
NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
|Object-Based Storage |
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.
|Storage Area Network |
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation
|Tape Backup |
Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup.
|Unified Storage |
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.