PowerEdge R805 Rack Server

Intel® Xeon™
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Smarter path to virtualization

The Dell PowerEdge R805 was designed from the ground up for balanced virtualization performance.

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PowerEdge R805 Server

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Drive Bays

  • 2 x 2.5" Hard Drive Option: up to 2 SAS HDs (10K/15K) or SATA II (7.2K)
    Slim optical drive bay with choice of DVD-ROM or DVD/RW
    2.5" 500GB* SATA


  • 2U Rack-mountable chassis
    28.1" (71.3cm) D x 17.5" (44.4cm) W x 3.4" (8.6cm) H
    Rack Weight 44.6 lbs (20.3 Kg), maximum configuration

    Rack Support:

    4-post (Dell rack), 3rd party Versa rails, sliding rails and Cable Management Arm


  • Hot-plug hard drives
    Hot-plug redundant power
    Hot-plug redundant cooling
    ECC memory
    Spare Row
    Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
    DRAC 5
    Support for external tape device
    Tool-less chassis
    Cluster support



  • NVIDIA MCP55Pro + IO-55



  • Four PCI Express slots as follows:
    One x8 slot, full length, full height*
    Two x8 slots, half length, full height
    One x4 slot, half length, full height


  • OpenManage™

    Standard Baseboard Management Controller with IPMI 2.0 support

    Optional DRAC 5 for advanced capabilities

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

  • VMware® ESXi 4.1
    Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition
    Citrix XenServer Dell Enterprise Edition
    Microsoft HyperV via Microsoft Windows® Server 2008


  • Four embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 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. Also available 2 x 5708 + 2 x 5709 GBe embedded, or 2 x 5708 GBe + 2 x 57710 10GBe embedded.

    Optional add-in NICs:
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x1
    Intel PRO/1000 VT Quad Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x8
    Intel PRO/1000 PF Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Optical, PCI-E x4
    Intel 10Gigabit SFP+
    Broadcom® NetXtreme™ 5722 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, PCI-E x1
    Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE, Copper, PCI-E x4
    Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE and iSCSI Offload, Copper, PCI-E x4
    Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE only IPv6
    Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE IPv6, iSCSI boot, with iSCSI Offload
    Intel Single Port Server Adapter, 10Gigabit, SR Optical, PCI-E x8
    Intel 10GBASE-T
    Broadcom NetXtreme II 57710 Dual Port 10Gigabit 10GBase-T NIC
    Intel®Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
    Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
    Broadcom 10GbE NIC
    Brocade® CNA (1020) Dual Port Server Adapter

    Optional add in HBAs:
    Qlogic QLE 2462 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Qlogic QLE 220 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Qlogic QLE 2460 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Qlogic QLE 2560 Single Port 8 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Qlogic QLE 2562 Dual Port 8 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Emulex LPe-1150-E PCI-e Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Emulex LPe-11002-E PCI-e Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Emulex LPe-12000-E PCI-e Single Port 8 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Emulex LPe-12002-E PCI-e Dual Port 8 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
    Emulex® OCE10102-IX-D CNA iSCSI HBA stand-up adapter
    Brocade® FC4 and 8 GB HBAs

Graphics Card

  • Embedded ATI ES1000 video controller

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Temperature

    Operating 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
    Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.

    Storage –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20°C per hour

    Relative humidity

    Operating 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
    Storage 5% to 95% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

    Maximum vibration

    Operating 0.26 Grms at 5–350 Hz in operational orientations
    Storage 1.54 Grms at 10–250 Hz in all orientations

    Maximum shock

    Operating - One shock pulse in the positive z axis (one pulse on each side of the system) of 31 G for 2.6 ms in the operational orientation
    Storage - Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y, and z axes (one pulse on each side of the system) of 71 G for up to 2 ms


    Operating –16 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
    NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.

    Storage –16 to 10,600 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
Architected and Designed for Virtualization Performance

Designed for Virtualization

The Dell PowerEdge R805 rack server was designed from the ground up for balanced virtualization performance. The PowerEdge R805 is fine-tuned to provide virtualization performance with a carefully selected formula of processor technology, memory capacity and I/O (input/output) scalability. Featuring up to twice the memory and I/O scalability of previous-generation, standard 2U two-socket servers, the PowerEdge R805 helps remove the barriers to running memory and I/O-bound applications such as VMware® ESX Server. The PowerEdge R805 allows you to start migrating virtual machines within a few clicks of a mouse, streamlining deployment in virtualized environments.

Dell’s virtualization strategy is to help you manage your infrastructure with the tools you already have, which is why Dell workd with industry leaders to deliver an integrated solution for managing physical and virtual infrastructures.

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Smarter Path to Virtualization

Smarter Path to Virtualization

Smart foundations are designed to deliver exceptional performance. From initial design and deployment to ongoing support, Dell is focused on eliminating unnecessary steps in managing your virtual infrastructure. Dell offers fixed scope services that can deliver the expertise you need when and where you need it to help you quickly and efficiently deploy an optimized virtual infrastructure.

Dell’s server and storage platforms are engineered for virtual environments to help provide an optimal balance between performance and cost. Dell also partners with the leading providers of virtualization solutions to provide you with choice and flexibility in your virtualization deployments.

Learn More About Dell’s End-to-End Virtualization Solutions

Energy Efficient

An Energy-Efficient Virtualization Solution

Dell’s approach to optimization emphasizes energy efficiency at every level of the infrastructure. With high energy-efficient power supplies, memory, diskless configuration and the latest AMD™ processors*, the PowerEdge R805 is designed for businesses that want a combination of virtualization performance and low energy consumption. Together, the PowerEdge R805 and Dell’s PS5000 family of storage area network (SAN) arrays — built on EqualLogic™ virtualization technology — are engineered to provide an energy-efficient virtualized Internet SCSI (iSCSI) solution.


Learn More About Dell’s Energy-Efficient Virtualization Solutions
Dell ProSupport

Professional, Proactive Support

Dell ProSupport for IT is designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, Database Administrators and internal service desks or helpdesks. Features such as Fast-Track Dispatch, direct access to Dell Expert Centers, and customer-controlled severity levels were designed with your specific challenges in mind. With Dell ProSupport for IT, you are treated like the expert you are – allowing you to satisfy the needs of your internal customers while freeing up your time to focus on strategic IT projects.

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Support Services

Dell ProSupport — Faster, more reliable support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today. This new support portfolio is focused on your needs, time demands and budgets.

Need professional support services that take care of both you and your employees’ IT needs 7x24? Choose Dell ProSupport to get access to a certified technician in two minutes or less.

Got an IT staff? Choose Dell ProSupport for IT and get tech-to-tech support with Fast-Track Dispatch, along with 7x24 access to Dell-certified technicians.

 Dell ProSupport Service Model 
Dell ProSupportDell ProSupport for IT

Designed for organizations with limited or no dedicated IT staff.

Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, Database Administrators and internal Service Desks or helpdesks.


  • 7x24 direct break-fix hardware support for your employees
  • "How-to" support on popular software applications such as Norton AntiVirus, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Small Business Server, Intuit QuickBooks, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Access to a certified technician in two minutes or less


  • 7x24 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology – rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to help reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Mission Critical — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis* or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.Data Management and Protection
  • Keep Your Hard Drive helps you retain control of sensitive data
  • Hard Drive Data Recovery provides unlimited attempts to recover data from a failed hard drive
  • Certified Data Destruction wipes your hard drive clean and destroys data
Proactive Maintenance — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

Remote Advisory Options
— Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization, virus remediation and more.

Basic Hardware Support

Ideal for non-essential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support* for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service* following completion of phone-based troubleshooting

Customization and Set-Up

Go from factory to deployment with Dell server installation services. Our modular suite of installation services allows you to customize the right package of services needed to rapidly implement your new system.


Get the skills you need to keep pace in today's competitive IT environment with comprehensive training and certification courses. Dell offers a vast array of instructor-led classes and online training courses in a range of topics from server maintenance to in-depth technical overview of specific systems. 

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.