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PowerEdge R715 Rack Server

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PowerEdge R715 2U Rack Server

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Well balanced for workload consolidation, virtualization, small to medium databases and other general business applications, the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R715 rack server offers an excellent balance of processor density, redundancy and value in a two-socket, 2U form factor. It features:

  • AMD Opteron™ processor for up to 32 processor cores
  • An internal, dual secure digital (SD) module for redundancy at the hypervisor level
  • An advanced systems management capability with the integrated Lifecycle Controller

PowerEdge R715 Rack Server
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Immediate performance, lasting value

Immediate Performance, Lasting Value

The PowerEdge™ R715 features AMD Opteron processor technology, designed to handle your most demanding workloads with superb stability, efficiency and long-term value.

Superb Reliability, Inspired by You

We've designed the PowerEdge™ R715 for optimal reliability and ease of use, incorporating customer-inspired features that range from robust metal hard-drive carriers and industrial-quality materials to embedded diagnostics and an interactive LCD screen. The PowerEdge™ R715 also includes an internal dual SD module to provide failover at the hypervisor level — another reliability feature designed with direct input from you.
Technology and design that go the distance

Technology and Design That Go the Distance

You've told us you need a server manufacturer that inspires confidence through its reliability, availability and quality of products. With this in mind, we’ve set a simple reliability goal: Deliver quality products that stand the test of time.

To help meet your needs in the data center and beyond, we're dedicated to improving server reliability processes by:

  • Utilizing robust, durable industrial materials to enable longer product life cycles
  • Introducing a Unified Server Configurator (USC), which helps to minimize downtime by offering embedded and persistent diagnostics with no media required
  • Improving redundancy generation over generation with features such as an internal dual SD module, which provides failover at the hypervisor level
  • Implementing a “one-touch” quality-control process to ensure that one person is responsible for the entire server build
  • Ensuring that every fully configured Dell™ server is tested — and re-tested — before it leaves the factory

Efficient for Your Environment

PowerEdge™ servers drive energy efficiency as a design standard without compromising the performance you need to meet cost and environmental goals. Our energy-efficient system design, built with Energy Smart technologies, can better help manage power in your specific environment.
Efficiency from the inside out

Efficiency From the Inside Out

The PowerEdge™ R715 features highly efficient fans that help to conserve energy by spinning in accordance with server workload demands. In addition, the internal shrouding and logical layout of the internal components aid with airflow direction, helping to cool the server.

Intelligent Power Management

The PowerEdge™ R715 includes power-management features, such as programmable voltage regulators, power-regulating processors and an interactive LCD screen for easy access to power-consumption information. These features can simplify and enhance power management within your environment.
Comprehensive, cost-effective management

Comprehensive, Cost-Effective Management

Dell™ systems management portfolio adheres to open standards, while focusing on the core principles you need: simplicity, cost-effectiveness and a holistic focus across the solutions stack.

Lifecycle Controller
Integrated on the server, the Lifecycle Controller helps administrators perform provisioning functions, such as diagnostics, hardware configuration and system deployment in a pre-OS environment — all from a single interface called the Unified Server Configurator (USC). This helps eliminate the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of CD/DVD media.

Interactive LCD Screen
The PowerEdge™ R715 features an interactive LCD screen positioned at the front of the server for easy setup, monitoring and maintenance. Plain-language diagnosis and a programmable messaging system can help users address issues quickly to simplify day-to-day monitoring.

Dell™ Management Console
Dell™ OpenManage™ systems management portfolio also includes the Dell Management Console, which is included with every Dell server and provides IT managers with a consolidated view of their entire IT infrastructure.

Processor

  • AMD Opteron™ 6100, 6200 and 6300 series processors

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
    Microsoft Windows® Small Business Server 2011
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
    Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Virtualization options:
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft Hyper-V through Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®

Chipset

  • AMD (SR5650, SR5670 and SP5100)

Memory*

  • Up to 512GB (16 DIMM slots) 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s

Storage

  • Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
    2.5" SAS SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K), SAA 512e (15K)

    Maximum Internal Storage:
    Up to 6TB*

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

Drive Bays

  • Hot-Swap options available:

    Up to six 2.5” SAS, SATA or SSD drives

Slots

  • 6 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:

    Five x8 slots
    One x4 slot
    One x4 Storage slot

RAID Controllers

  • Internal Controllers:

    PERC
    H200PERC
    H700

    External Controllers:

    PERC H800
    SAS 5/E with 512MB battery backed cache
    PERC 6/E with 512MB battery backed cache
    6GBs SAS HBA
    LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA

Network Controller

  • Two Dual-Port Broadcom 5709C Gigabit NICs (Total of 4x 1GbE ports)

Communications

  • Optional NICs:
    Broadcom® BMC57710 10Base-T Copper Single-Port NIC, PCIe x8
    Broadcom 5709 IPV6 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, with TOE PCIe x4
    Broadcom 5709 IPV6 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, TOE/iSCSI PCIe x4
    Broadcom NetXtreme® II 57711 Dual Port 10Gb Ethernet SFP+
    Broadcom NetXtreme II 5709 Gigabit Copper Quad-Port NIC with TOE and iSCSI offload, PCIe x4
    Intel® 10GBase-T Copper Single-Port NIC, PCIe x8
    Intel 10GB, Dual-Port SFP+, PCIe x8 NIC
    Intel Gigabit ET Dual-Port Server Adapter
    Intel Gigabit ET Quad-Port Server Adapter
    Brocade CNA BR1020

    Optional add-in Fibre Channel HBAs and CNA:
    QLogic® QLE2462 FC4 Dual-Port HBA
    QLogic QLE220 FC4 Single-Port HBA
    QLogic QLE2460 FC4 Single-Port HBA
    QLogic QLE2562 FC8 Dual-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
    QLogic QLE2560 FC8 Single-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
    QLogic QLE2660 FC16 Single-Port HBA, PCIe 3.0 x4
    QLogic QLE2662 FC16 Dual-Port HBA, PCIe 3.0 x4
    QLogic QLE8152 Dual-Port 10 Gbps FCoE CNA
    Emulex® LPe-1150 FC4 Single-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
    Emulex LPe-11002 FC4 Dual-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
    Emulex LPe-12000 FC8 Single-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4
    Emulex LPe-12002 FC8 Dual-Port HBA, PCIe 2.0 x4

Power

    • One hot-pluggable non-redundant 750W power supply
    • One hot-pluggable non-redundant 1100W power supply
    • Two hot-pluggable redundant 750W power supplies
    • Two hot-pluggable redundant 1100W power supplies

Availability

  • Hot-pluggable hard drives, Hot-pluggable redundant power supply, internal dual SD module, ECC memory, interactive LCD screen

Video Card

  • Matrox G200eW w/ 8MB

Chassis

  • Rack Chassis

    3.40 H x 18.99 W x 28.25 D (in)
    8.64 H x 48.24 W x 71.75 D (cm)

    Rack Support

    Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post racks and optional support for cable management arm

Management

  • Dell™ OpenManage™
    BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
    iDRAC6 Express, with optional upgrade to iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash

Regulatory

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment and to help you transition from platform to platform.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
Our end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell PowerEdge installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly—anytime, anywhere—with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.

Dell ProSupport
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center. Contact your Dell representative today for more information*.

Dell Training Services

Dell Education Services offers PowerEdge Server training courses designed to help you achieve more with your hardware investment. The curriculum is designed in conjunction with the server development team, as well as Dell’s technical support team, to ensure that the training delivers the information and practical, hands-on skills you and your team need to confidently deploy, manage and maintain your Dell Server solution. To learn more or register for a class today, click here.
Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolio
The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge server embedded management feature integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT Administrators efficiently manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in band or out of band, with or without a systems management software agent. Irrespective of the operating system or hypervisor you deploy, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller automates the most essential and frequently performed server management tasks to help your IT resources become more productive and your IT environment more cost-effective and well-maintained. Dell OpenManage also integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions you may already own, so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment. 

Solutions and Systems Management

  
Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
You face an expanding set of challenges for provisioning, managing and supporting end-user computing across your enterprise. Your IT team is not growing, but support requirements are more complex as you plan how best to migrate and update client systems, and secure new “smart” mobile devices.

With Dell DVS you can create a centralized end-user computing environment that streamlines desktop management and reduces maintenance burden on your IT staff. Now you can focus on important projects to improve IT services. Dell DVS solutions are completely integrated and tested solutions that are powered by advanced Dell PowerEdge rack and blade servers.

Dell’s purpose-built DVS solutions combine the performance, memory capacity and embedded hypervisor options in Dell PowerEdge servers with desktop virtualization software in optimized configurations. DVS solutions simplify deployments and accelerate your time-to-value. Dell DVS solutions deliver:
 
  • Simplified management: Centralized desktop management so you can support a wider range of end-user devices without incurring additional cost or complexity
  • Streamlined operations: Decoupling the operating system, applications and user data from devices reduces complexity and streamlines desktop maintenance and updates
  • Secure IP and data: Intellectual property and business data is secured and centralized reducing your vulnerabilities for data loss and unauthorized access to your network
  • Support for mobility: Provide secure access for smartphones and personal devices across your organization and externally to your contractors and partners


Dell DVS solutions are informed by more than 50,000 hours of testing and validated by implementations in organizations like yours so you can deploy with confidence.

Storage Options
With Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault, we have created a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of storage products, all of which are easy to deploy, manage and grow. Whether you use network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel (FC), Dell has a product that can meet your business needs and reduce the cost and complexity of storage.


The Value of Dell StorageThe 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 StorageDirect-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 BackupDisk-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 StorageNetwork-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 StorageObject-Based Storage
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.



Storage Area NetworkStorage Area Network
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation



Tape BackupTape 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 StorageUnified Storage
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.
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