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Dell PowerEdge M710 Blade Server

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Dell PowerEdge M710

The PowerEdge M710 is an Intel processor-based 2-socket, full-height blade server providing the bandwidth necessary for virtualization and performance-intensive business-critical applications.

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PowerEdge M710 Blade Server
Designed for Power Efficiency

Designed for Power Efficiency

The Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e blade enclosure with the M710 delivers outstanding performance per watt. The M1000e enclosure takes advantage of thermal design efficiencies, such as ultraefficient power supplies, dynamic power efficient fans and optimized airflow design that can efficiently cool the chassis to enable exceptional performance in a lower power envelope.

The Intel® Xeon® processor series is designed to adapt in real time to your software enabling multiple tasks to be done simultaneously, while boosting performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology as business usage demands it most. It proactively puts your server into lower power states using Intel® Intelligent Power Technology during periods of low demand, helping reduce operating costs.

The dynamic power management technology allows you to set high/low power thresholds to enable efficient energy management.
Increased Memory Capacity and I/O for High Performance Applications

Increased Memory Capacity and I/O for High-Performance Applications

Expanding to a full-height form factor enabled Dell to significantly increase the memory capacity of the M710 with 18 dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots and up to 144 GB of total RAM.

New Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory offers higher bandwidth and lower power consumption than previous Fully Buffered DIMM (FBD) or DDR2 RAM technologies. The numerous memory slots allow you to use smaller, less expensive DIMM to meet computing needs.
Virtualization Performance

Virtualization Performance

The Dell PowerEdge M710 allows for quick virtualization deployment with embedded hypervisors from world-class vendors with the use of 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. The M710’s enhanced memory capacity is crucial for virtualization performance, and value memory configurations help balance cost.
Simplified Systems Management

Simplified Systems Management

The next generation Dell OpenManage™ suite offers enhanced operations and standards-based commands designed to integrate with existing systems for effective control.

The new Dell Management Console, 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.

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 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 and advanced capabilities. With built-in driver installations, firmware updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics, the USC tool is a one-stop shop for operating system deployment.

Processor

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

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V v2) 
    Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008 
    Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Oracle® Solaris™


    Virtualization Options:
    Citrix® XenServer™
    Microsoft Hyper-V through Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    VMware® vSphere™ ESX and ESXi

Chipset

  • Intel® 5520

Memory*

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

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)

Storage

  • Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
    2.5" SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K)

Drive Bays

  • Hot-Swap options available:

    Up to four 2.5" SAS or SSD drives

I/O Mezzanine Card Options

  • Fully populated mezz card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics for each blade.

    Available options:

    1Gb & 10Gb Ethernet:
    Dual-Port Broadcom® Gb Ethernet w/ TOE(BCM-5709S)
    Quad-Port Intel® Gb Ethernet(82576)
    Quad-Port Broadcom® Gb Ethernet(BCM-5709S)
    Dual-Port Broadcom® 10Gb Ethernet(BCM-57711)
    Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA

    10Gb Enhanced Ethernet & Converged Network Adapters (CEE/DCB):
    Dual-Port Qlogic® Converged Network Adapter(QME8142) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
    Dual-Port Qlogic® Converged Network Adapter(QME8242-k) - Supports 10GbE + NPAR
    Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA

    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 

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

RAID Controllers

  • Internal:

    PERC H200 Modular (6Gb/s)
    PERC H700 Modular (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache
    SAS 6/iR Modular
    CERC 6/i Modular
    PERC 6/i Modular with 256MB battery-backed cache

Communications

  • Four embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709 Gigabit Ethernet NICs with failover and load balancing TOE (TCPIP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft® Windows Server 2003, SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack. iSCSI Offload supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or higher, Red Hat® Linux® Enterprise 5, and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10. Scalable Networking Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is not required.
     
    Boot from SAN (iSCSI and FC) supported

    Optional add-in NICs:

    Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FcoE Ready for Future Enablement)
    See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
    Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
    Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter

    Optional add in HBAs:

    See I/O Mezzanine Card Options

    Fully populated mezz card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics for each blade.

Power

  • Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

Video Card

  • Matrox G200 with 8MB of cache

Chassis

  • The PowerEdge M710 blade server only fits in the M1000e blade enclosure. A total of 8 x M710/M805/M905’s or 16 x M600/M610/M605’s can fit into every M1000e enclosure. Full height and half height blades can be mixed in M1000e enclosures with no limitations.

    M710 Dimensions and Weight (blade only):

    Height: 38.5cm (15.2in)

    Width: 5cm (2in)
     
    Depth: 48.6cm (19.2in)

    Weight (Maximum Configuration): 11.1kg (24.5lb)

    Full height blade fits inside the M1000e Blade Enclosure

    Maximum of 8 per blade chassis

Management

  • Dell™ OpenManage™
    Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC6 Enterprise
    vFlash
    Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2
Dell Services and Support

By integrating our hardware, software and services, we can minimize your transition time and costs, help you improve your business productivity, and more quickly realize the return on your investment. Our new 11G servers have embedded diagnostics and a Lifecycle Controller that helps speed up problem isolation and recovery in the event of a failure — sometimes before you’re even aware an issue exists. And during the transition to a new platform or operating system, the embedded OS Lifecycle Controller is designed to direct the transition of your OS/server images in the most customized and cost-effective method possible.

Dell ProConsult Infrastructure Consulting Services

Dell global infrastructure consulting services utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers 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 return on investment (ROI) and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-orientated plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes.


Dell ProManage Managed Services

Dell ProManage 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 like ImageDirect™, hardware customization and asset recovery, we've got what you need, when you need it.

Our factory, remote and onsite installation services for servers make efficient use of your employees' time by helping to speed up activities like configuration and deployment, allowing them to focus more on improving your business.

Hardware customization services can eliminate installation hassles by delivering systems that are ready to work right out of the box.

Dell Asset Recovery and Recycling Services help you recover and dispose of owned or leased computer equipment, in a manner that follows Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines
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Dell ProSupport Services

Dell ProSupport is a comprehensive, configurable suite of support services designed to simplify and optimize your IT environment. From desktop to datacenter, Dell ProSupport addresses everyday and unique IT challenges through options such as same-day, next-business-day and mission-critical response services, asset and data protection, specialized onsite services, proactive maintenance and parts management, and remote advisory services — backed by global command centers and expert centers around the world.

Virtualization Solutions
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter
What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console?
What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter?
What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure?

With the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
• Get deep-level detail from Dell servers for inventory, monitoring and alerting— all from within vCenter
• Deploy BIOS and firmware updates to Dell servers from within vCenter
• Build hardware and hypervisor profiles and deploy any combination of the two on bare-metal Dell PowerEdge servers without a preboot execution environment (PXE)
• Automatically perform Dell-recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
• Access Dell hardware warranty information online

And, to give you even more power, we deliver our plug-in as a virtual appliance. That makes it easier to deploy and configure and offers integration directly into the vCenter console, providing more information inside of vCenter itself — unlike many other vendors who provide only "link-and-launch" capabilities to point to their own proprietary consoles.

The combination of the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter and the revolutionary embedded management features offered by Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller in Dell PowerEdge servers gives you an unmatched level of integration between vCenter and your server hardware.

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