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Office environments in small and midsize businesses as well as enterprise remote and branch offices with limited IT resources.

PowerEdge FX2 Rack Server with PowerEdge FC630 Blade Servers

PowerEdge FX

Simply add or swap modular blocks of new PowerEdge compute or storage resources that neatly combine in a converged 2U rack chassis.

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

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

Drive Bays

Up 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

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

Single shared PERC8 with optional second redundant shared PERC8 available

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)


Redundant 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


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.

Product Configurations

Microsoft Windows Operating Systems: Windows XP S3, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Pro Enterprise, Server 2012 (Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, Foundation, Server Workgroup, Server Standard), Hyper-V Server 2012.

Linux Operating Systems: RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) (6.3, 6.4), CentOS (6.3, 6.4) Ubuntu (12.04 LTS, 13.04), SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) (11 SP2, SP3) (currently not available in native mode on VRTX) 

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


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 and M820 server nodes

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.