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Easily optimizing for dynamic workloads in small offices to large data centers, with just the right processing, storage and connectivity.

Poweredge FX2 Components

FX Architecture Components

Modular server, storage and networking blocks neatly combine in a compact, converged 2U rack chassis to redefine data center agility.

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Server PowerEdge fx2 chassis

FX Converged Architecture

Fit infrastructure to the job with modular server, storage and networking blocks that neatly combine in the FX2 converged 2U rack chassis.

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PowerEdge M1000e Modular Blade

PowerEdge M1000e

Enhance data center efficiency with the shared power, cooling, networking and management infrastructure of the PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Enclosure.

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PowerEdge M630

PowerEdge M630 Blade

Accelerate workloads with a half-height, 2S blade server that offers greater memory bandwidth and double the SSD capacity of prior generations.

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PowerEdge M830 Blade Server

PowerEdge M830 Blade

Accelerate application performance, convergence and time-to-value for data center or office workloads with manageable, high-density blades.

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PowerEdge VRTX Server

PowerEdge VRTX

PowerEdge VRTX integrates servers, storage, networking and management in a compact shared infrastructure optimized for office environments.

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GREAT FOR

Quickly adapt to changing workloads, including dedicated hosting, web serving, private clouds, analytics and data center virtualization.

Quickly adapt to changing workloads, including dedicated hosting, web serving, private clouds, analytics and data center virtualization.

Centralizing multiple blade servers into an enclosure that shares a single power, cooling, networking and management infrastructure for more efficient performance

IT as a service (XaaS) providers and private clouds running business processing, decision-support, analytics and database workloads.

Enterprise data centers to small, remote offices that require compact, easily managed, high-performance converged computing resources.

Remote offices and branch offices of large enterprises and organizations as well as small- and medium-business offices with limited IT resources.

Slots

There are two versions of the FX2 chassis — the “switched” configuration, PowerEdge FX2s, supports up to 8 low-profile PCIe 3.0 expansion slots, and the “unswitched” FX2 configuration, a lower-cost alternative that does not offer expansion slots.

Communications

2 pass-through module or choice of 3 FN I/O Modules

  • Dell PowerEdge FN410s 4-ports SFP+ provides 4 ports of SFP+ 10GbE connectivity. Supports optical and DAC cable media.
  • Dell PowerEdge FN410t 4-port 10Gb Base-T provides 4 ports of 10GBASE-T connectivity. Supports cost effective copper media up to 100 meters.
  • Dell PowerEdge FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet delivers up to 2 ports of 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel bandwidth (NPG mode and full fabric services and 2 ports of SFP+10GbE.) Also delivers up to 4 ports SFP+ 10GbE (with reboot).
Broadcom® 5719 quad-port 1Gb NIC
Broadcom 5720 dual-port 1Gb NIC
Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA
Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb Base-T network adapter
Intel® Ethernet I350 dual-port 1Gb server adapter
Intel Ethernet I350 quad-port 1Gb server adapter
Intel Ethernet X540 dual-port 10GBASE-T server adapter
Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port 10Gb Direct Attach/SFP+ server network adapter
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 40Gb Direct Attach/QSFP server network adapter
Emulex® LPE 12000, single-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
Emulex LPE 12002, dual-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
Emulex LPe16000B, single-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
Emulex LPe16002B, dual-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
Emulex OneConnect OCe14102-U1-D 2-port PCIe 10GbE CNA
QLogic® 2560, single-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
QLogic 2562, dual-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
Qlogic 2660, single-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height
Qlogic 2662, dual-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height
Two Dell Select Network Adapters using:
Broadcom 5720 1Gb Quad Port KR Blade Network Daughter Card
QLogic 57840S 10Gb Quad Port KR Blade Network Daughter Card
QLogic 57810S-k Dual port 10Gb KR Blade Network Daughter Card
Emulex OneConnect OCm14102-U4-D, Dual Port 10GbE, KR CNA Network Daughter Card
Emulex dual-port 10GB KR Blade Network Daughter Card
Intel i350 Quad Port 1 Gigabit, KR Blade Network Daughter Card
Intel x520-k dual-port 10Gb KR Blade Network Daughter Card

Power

Hot-plug PSUs: 2000W, 1600W or 1100W AC in 1+1 redundant or 2+0 non-redundant configurations

 

Up to six 3000W high-efficiency power supplies, six 2700W high-efficiency power supplies or up to six -48V DC 2700W power supplies.
Based on Dell’s Energy Smart technologies, the M1000e power supplies deliver greater levels of efficiency, even at low levels of utilization. Supported power supply configurations include:
• 3+3 and 2+2 (grid redundancy)
• 2+1, 3+1, 4+2, and 5+1 (power supply redundancy)
• 2+0 and 3+0 (non-redundant mode)
The M1000e chassis supports dynamic power supply engagement (DPSE) mode, which if enabled, puts lightly loaded power supplies into standby mode, driving up the utilization and the efficiency of the active supplies. Dell supports either 110–120V or 208–240V AC power supply input and supports a wide range of power distribution options. Dell recommends 208–240V AC for all production environments.
Chassis level – M1000e 2700W Platinum and 3000W Titanium PSU optionsChassis level – PowerEdge M1000e 2700W Platinum and 3000W Titanium PSU optionsRedundant power supply units:

100V-240V auto-sensing redundant power supplies support 2+2 (AC redundancy), and 3+1 and 2+1 (power supply redundancy) modes


Cooling

VRTX comes standard with six hot-pluggable, redundant fan modules and four blower modules:

Based on Dell Energy Smart Technologies, VRTX fans and blowers are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency. Fans and blowers deliver low-power consumption and use next-generation fan technologies to ensure the lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to cool the enclosure.

Chassis

Form factor:
2U chassis in height

Dimensions:
H: 8.68 cm (3.41 in)
W: 43.35 cm (17.06 in) without rack ears; 48.19 cm (18.97 in) with rack ears
D: 85.16 cm (33.52 in)

Server node options:
PowerEdge FC830: Full-width: up to 2 FC830 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FC630: Half-width: up to 4 FC630 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FC430: Quarter-width: up to 8 FC430 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FM120x4: Half-width: up to 4 FM120 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FD332 storage block: Half-width: up to 3 FD332 per FX2 chassis for support of up to 16 x SFF 2.5" storage devices
Form Factor: 10U modular enclosure holds up to sixteen half-height blade servers

44.0cm(17.3”)H x 44.7cm(17.6”)W x 75.4cm(29.7”)D

Weight: 

Empty Chassis only – 98lbs (44.5kg)    
Chassis w/ all rear modules (IOMs, PSUs, CMCs, KVM) - 176lbs (79.8kg)    
Max Fully loaded w/ blades and rear modules - 394lbs (178.7kg)

Cooling Fans:

M1000e Chassis comes standard with 9 hot pluggable, redundant fan modules

Based on Energy Smart Technologies, M1000e fans are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency.
The fans deliver low power consumption, but also use next generation “low flow” technology to ensure the
lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to cool the enclosure

Input Devices:

Front Control Panel with interactive Graphical LCD

Supports initial configuration wizard
Local server blade, enclosure, and module information and troubleshooting

Two USB Keyboard/Mouse connections and one Video connection (requires the optional Avocent iKVM switch
to enable these ports) for local front “crash cart” console connections that can be switched between blades
Form factor: Half-height blade with up to 16 nodes in a M1000e chassis; up to 4 nodes in VRTX converged infrastructure
H:197.9 mm (7.8 in) x W:50.35 mm (2 in) x D:544.32 mm (21.4 in)
Form factor: Full-height blade with up to 8 nodes in a M1000e chassis; up to 2 nodes in VRTX converged infrastructure

Blade Server Dimensions:
Height: 15.2 inch (197.92 mm)
Width: 2 inch (50.35 mm)
Depth: 19.2 inch (564.9 mm)
Form factors:

Tower or 5U rack enclosure

Tower configuration:
48.4cm (19.1in) H with system feet x 31.0cm (12.2in) W with system feet opened x 73.0cm (28.7in) D
Weight (empty) = 31.7kg (69.7lb)
Weight (maximum) = 74.8kg (164.9lb)

Rack configuration:
21.9cm (8.6in) H x 48.2cm (19.0in) W x 73.0cm (28.7in) D
Weight (empty) = 24.7kg (54.5lb)
Weight (maximum) = 68.7kg (151.5lb)


Server node options

PowerEdge M520, M620, M630, M820 and M830 server nodes

Management

Delivers comprehensive functionality yet simple and easy to use:
Uses Chassis Management Controller to manage all resources (server nodes, storage, networking and power) with a unified management tool, presented in a single console

Offers both local and remote management

Available with either Enterprise or Express CMC licensing

Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free systems management, fully supported in the OpenManage product portfolio
1 (standard) or optional 2nd (redundant) Chassis Management Controller(s) (CMC) that provide:
Single secure interface for inventory, configuration, monitoring, and alerting for the chassis and all components 
Multi-chassis management capability allows up to nine chassis and 288 servers to be managed from a single, embedded, agent-less interface
Enables automated and embedded one-to-many blade BIOS and firmware updates, independent of the OS through iDRAC
Allows one-to-many blade server BIOS capture and replication
Real-Time Power/Thermal Monitoring and Management
Real-Time System AC Power Consumption with resettable peak and minimum values
System-level power limiting and slot-based power prioritization
Manages Dynamic Power Engagement functionality that can help to lower overall system power consumption by ensuring power supplies run at their optimal efficiency points
Manages fan speed control using Dell’s enhanced efficiency technologies to ensure fans are delivering optimal cooling while minimizing power consumption and airflow
Secure Web (SSL) and Command Line (Telnet/SSH) interfaces
Supports multiple levels of user roles and permissions, including integration into Microsoft® Active Directory® Services and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services for authentication
2 x 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet ports + 1 serial port
Provides single point of connection from management network to iDRAC on each of the blades and the management interfaces on the integrated I/O modules
2nd Ethernet port supports daisy chaining of CMCs for improved cable management



Optional Integrated Avocent
® keyboard, video and mouse (iKVM) switch
Enables USB keyboard/mouse and video port on front control panel

 

Dell OpenManage™ Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator—monitoring agents and 1:1 management utilities
Dell OpenManage Essentials—discover, inventory, monitor, and update M1000e chassis and blades
Integration with third-party management solutions through Dell’s Certified Partner Program
Remote Management
Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant;
Dell OpenManage Essentials;
Dell OpenManage Mobile;
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller,
iDRAC8 Express (default), iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
Dell OpenManage Integrations:
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager
Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant;
Dell OpenManage Essentials; Dell OpenManage Mobile;
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller, iDRAC8 Express (default), iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade)

Dell OpenManage Integrations:
• Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™

Dell OpenManage Connections:
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
• Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager

Regulatory

Storage

External Storage Options:
For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage.
Hot-plug hard drive options: PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD, SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSD
4 x 1.8” SSD
2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD
Hot-plug hard drive options: PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD, SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSD

Enclosure I/O Modules

Up to 6 blade I/O modules for 3 fully redundant fabrics that take advantage of a fully passive midplane that can scale up to 8.4Tbps with current technologies featuring 1/10Gb Ethernet to servers, 40Gb Ethernet to top-of-rack switches, 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel, and FDR/FDR10 InfiniBand. Dell’s blade Ethernet devices also have FlexIO technology, providing on-demand uplink scalability and investment protection unrivaled in the blade server market.

Dell™ Networking MXL 10/40Gb Ethernet Switch
Converged 1/10/40Gb Ethernet switch with up to 56-10GbE ports (32 internal), converged iSCSI and FCoE (transit to ToR), 320Gb stacking of up to 6 switches, FlexIO technology, and PVST+ industry standard spanning tree. 32 internal 10GE ports provide full redundancy to dense quarter-height blades on fabric A.

Dell PowerEdge™ M I/O Aggregator
1/10Gb Ethernet connectivity with zero touch FCoE and converged iSCSI deployment. 32 internal 10GbE ports provide full redundancy to dense quarter-height blades on fabric A. Supports Active System Manager and CMC Aggregator GUI.

Dell Networking M8024-k 10Gb Ethernet Switch
Converged 1/10Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 10GbE ports (16 internal), converged FCoE (transit to ToR), stacking of up to 6 modules, FlexIO technology, and simple switch mode.

Dell Networking M6348 Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch
1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 48 ports (32 internal), stacking of up to 12 modules, simple switch mode and 16 external fixed 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet RJ-45 ports to support 32 internal server GbE connections supplied by quad-port Gigabit Ethernet adapters plus up to 4 10Gb uplink ports.

Dell Networking M6220 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 ports (16 internal), stacking of up to 12 switches, simple switch mode, and 4 fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks and FlexIO technology for up to 4 additional 10GbE uplinks.

Dell 10GbE Pass-Through -k Module
Supports 16 10Gb connections.

Cisco® Nexus™ B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender (FEX)
16 internal 10GbE ports and 8 external 10GbE ports; provides 10GbE connectivity to Cisco Nexus series infrastructure.

Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel Switch
24 16Gb Fibre Channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external fabric ports). Zero footprint, hot-pluggable design with no additional fans or power supplies. Dynamic Ports on Demand (PoD) and “pay-as-you-grow” port upgrades for 12-port configurations.

Brocade® M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel Switch
24 8Gb Fibre Channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external fabric ports).

8/4Gb Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
Supports 16 8Gb or 4Gb Fibre Channel connections.

Mellanox® M4001T FDR10 and M4001F FDR InfiniBand® Switches
16 internal ports and 16 external QSFP+ ports in a single wide form factor.

Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Infiniband

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family. Internal interconnect Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s; 9.6 GT/s Cache 2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 22

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v3 product family

Processor Sockets:
4

Internal interconnect
2 x Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI); 6.4 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s; 9.6 GT/s

Cache
2.5MB per core; core options: 6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
VMware® ESX®
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
VMware® ESX®

Optional hypervisors:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi
For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit Dell.com/OSsupport (in English)

Chipset

Intel C610 series chipsetIntel C610 series chipset

Memory*

Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/sUp to 3TB (48 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400 MT/s

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™
VMware vSphere® ESXi™ using redundant internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor

Drive Bays

4 x1.8” SSDs, 2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD’s12 x 1.8” SSD, 4 x 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSD, 2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD and 2 x 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSDUp to 12 x 3.5in NLSAS, SAS, or SAS SSD hot-plug drives or
Up to 25 x 2.5in NLSAS, SAS, or SAS SSD hot-plug drives

Integrated Ethernet Switch

10GbE and 1GbE internal switch module (standard) with 16 internal 1GbE ports and 8 external ports Ethernet pass-through module with 8 external ports (optional)

RAID Controllers

Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730PPERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730PSingle shared PERC8 with optional second redundant shared PERC8 available

Graphics Card

Video Type :Integrated Integrated Matrox G200 with iDRAC8
Video Memory: 16 MB shared with iDRAC8 application memory
Video type Matrox® G200 (integrated with iDRAC8)
Video memory: 16MB shared with iDRAC8 application memory

I/O Expansion Slots

8 flexible PCIe slots:
  • 3 full-height/full-length slots (150W) with double-wide card support (225W)
  • 5 low-profile/half-length slots (25W)

Product Configurations

Supported operating systems:

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x64, x86,
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
VMware® vSphere ESXi

Microsoft Exchange Support: 2007 SP1 Rollup 5 or later, 2010, Support for Database Availability Groups, Single Copy Clusters, Cluster Continuous Replication

SQL Server Support
: MS SQL Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005


SharePoint Server Support
: 2010, 2007

Rack Support

ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for 4-post racks with square, round, or threaded holes

Dell Training Services

Dell Education Services offers VRTX training courses designed to help you achieve more with your VRTX solution. The team works closely with the production team who created VRTX, 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 VRTX platform. Click here for more information.

For more information

For more information about VRTX, see the PowerEdge VRTX Technical Guide on Dell.com.

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