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PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server

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Two-Socket, Half-Height, Memory-Dense, Enterprise-Class Server

The PowerEdge M710HD is an Intel processor-based 2-socket, half-height blade server with extensive I/O flexibility and robust memory scalability for virtualization and workload consolidation.

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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™ v 5.6 (embedded option available)
    • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, with Hyper-V™
    • VMware® vSphere™ Version 4.1 (including ESX v4.1/ESXi™ v4.1)

Storage

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

Drive Bays

  • Hot-Swap options available:

    Up to two 2.5" SAS or SSD drives

I/O Mezzanine Card Options

  • Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 redundant I/O fabrics per blade.

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

    10Gb Enhanced Ethernet & Converged Network Adapters(CEE/DCB/FCoE):
    Dual-Port Intel® 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet(FCoE Ready for Future Enablement)
    Dual-Port Emulex® Converged Network Adapter(OCM10102-F-M) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
    Dual-Port Qlogic® Converged Network Adapter(QME8142) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
    Dual-Port Qlogic® Converged Network Adapter(QME8242-k) - Supports 10GbE + NPAR
    Dual-Port Broadcom® 57712-k Converged Network Daughter Card(NDC) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + NPAR + FCoE + iSCSI-TLV
    Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CAN

    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-2™ Dual Data Rate(DDR) and Quad Data Rate(QDR) InfiniBand

RAID Controllers

  • PERC H200 Integrated SAS Controller (6Gb/s)

Communications

  • Four embedded Broadcom® 5709S Gigabit NIC with failover and load balancing.

    TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack. iSCSI Offload supported on Windows Server® 2003 SP1 or higher, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5, and SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 10. Scalable Networking Pack for Windows Server® 2003 is not required.

    Boot from SAN (iSCSI and FC) supported

    Optional add-in NICs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options
    Optional add-in HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options

Power

  • Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

Chassis

  • The PowerEdge M710HD blade server fits in the PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure. A total 16 half-height blades can fit into every M1000e enclosure. Full-height and half-height blades can be mixed in M1000e enclosures with no limitations.

    M710HD Dimensions and Weight (blade only):
    Height: 18.9 cm (7.4 in)
    Width: 5 cm (2 in)
    Depth: 48.6 cm (19.2 in)

Management

  • Dell™ OpenManage™ software tools
    • Integration with 3rd party management solutions via Dell’s Certified Partner Program
    • BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
    Altiris® Deployment Solution for Dell Blade Servers
    Designed to help reduce deployment time from hours to minutes

    Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)
    Out of Band alerting, status, inventory, and troubleshooting via Secure Web GUI / CLI (telnet/SSH)

    Console Redirection
    vMedia (virtual media) - Map optical or hard drives to the blade from remote workstations over a network
    vKVM (virtual KVM) out-of-band remote console redirection-supports Java or ActiveX plug-ins
    IPMI 2.0 support
PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server
PowerEdge M710HD - Improve Effectiveness, Operate Efficiently and Recover Valuable Time

Improve Effectiveness, Operate Efficiently and Recover Valuable Time

The PowerEdge™ M710HD blade server helps you run business applications efficiently, reduce your data center footprint, ease data management and trim system maintenance time.
PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - Flex Your Data Center Muscles

Flex Your Data Center Muscles

With massive I/O output, powerful core processing and ultrahigh-density memory, the PowerEdge M710HD blade server can take on your toughest data center workloads.

  • Flexible deployment achievable through multiple Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand® options (10 Gigabit Ethernet, Quad Data Rate InfiniBand, 8GB Fibre Channel and more)
  • Modular Available with Dual port 10GbE Network Daughter Card (NDC) with NIC partitioning (NPAR) 
  • Robust processing power from up to 12 Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series
  • Maximized RAM density with 18 DIMM slots for cost-efficient double data rate 3 (DDR3) memory scaling

The expanded addressable memory in a two-socket, half-height blade enables you to leverage more virtual machines from your existing hypervisor licensing, helping you save money and increase your virtualized deployments using existing resources.

PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - The Closest Thing To A Worry-Free Data Center

The Closest Thing to a Worry-Free Data Center

The PowerEdge M710HD blade server is designed to ease your mind and reduce your operating costs.

Enterprise-Class High Availability
Optional fail-safe embedded hypervisors and HDD fault tolerance through hardware RAID controller offer protective redundancy that safeguards your organizations data from loss or corruption.

Efficiency
Optimized airflow design coupled with high-efficiency fans and power supplies enables the Dell™ PowerEdge M1000e modular blade enclosure to effectively power and cool PowerEdge M710HD servers, while helping to reduce overall power draw. This enables you to reclaim kilowatt hours for use elsewhere in your data center.


Simplified System Management

Spend more time on your business and less on maintaining your IT with embedded system-management features on the PowerEdge M710HD and the Chassis Management Controller (CMC).

PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - Automated discovery
Automated Discovery
CMC automates configuration of new hardware through a one-to-many relationship and enables pre-provisioning of local area network/storage area network (LAN/SAN) resources.
PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - One-to-many deploy and update
One-to-Many Deploy and Update
CMC and Virtual Media File Share enable customers to quickly and simply deploy OS images and update to one or many blades in a chassis without agents, additional software or using Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE).
PowerEdge M710HD Blade Server - Proactive Management
Proactive Management
CMC provides immediate access to system status, issues and alerts through a single, easy-to-use interface plus one-click access to key functions to help quickly resolve issues.

Flexibility refedined

Only Dell M-Series provides complete, snap-in FlexIO scalability down to the switch interconnects. FlexIO technology is the foundation of the M1000e I/O subsystem that has the flexibility you need to design today’s solution and the scalability you require to add or change data center options to meet future demands.


Ethernet

Ethernet


The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and Enhanced Ethernet blade switches.

Dell's fully modular PowerConnect™ and Dell Force10™ switches provide great flexibility, with choices of 1Gb to 10Gb speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect and Dell Force10 portfolio offers a selection of switches that can meet even the most extreme networking demands.

For Cisco Catalyst customers, Dell provides models that span from simple, no frills GbE to more capable models with stacking or even 10GbE uplinks. The more advanced switches feature Cisco's Virtual Blade Switch functionality, enabling you to interconnect up to nine switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying data center management.


Fibre Channel


Brocade 8Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. The M5424 includes 12-port and 24-port configurations as well as a performance pack for enhanced features and management.

For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, the Brocade M5424 Fibre Channel switch can even be enabled in Access Gateway mode. Based on N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solutions without separate management or configuration requirements.

Fibre Channel

InfiniBand

InfiniBand


For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers InfiniBand™ switches and adapter cards. Dell offers chassis-integrated quad data rate (QDR) and fourteen data rate (FDR) InfiniBand switches from Mellanox, with speeds of up to 56Gbps. Each switch features 16 internal ports and 8 external ports to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.

 

FlexIO for M-Series: Delivering the speed you need, when you need it.

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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