PowerEdge R900 Rack Server

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Outstanding virtualization performance

The PowerEdge R900 is an Intel processor-based 4-socket, 4U rack server that is ideal for virtualization, RISC migration and compute-intense, business-critical applications.

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Dell PowerEdge R900





PowerEdge R900 Rack Server

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  • Up to 4 Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors 7300 series:
    X7350, 2.93GHz, 1066MHz front side bus, 8MB cache
    E7330, 2.40GHz, 1066MHz front side bus, 6MB cache
    E7320, 2.13GHz, 1066MHz front side bus, 4MB cache
    E7310, 1.60GHz, 1066MHz front side bus, 4MB cache

    Up to 4 Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors 7200 series:
    E7220, 2.93GHz, 1066MHz front side bus, 8MB cache

Operating System


  • Up to 256GB* (32 DIMM slots): 512MB/1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB FBD, 667MHz
    Optional high availability features including memory sparing and mirroring

Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)

  • Microsoft HyperV via Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    VMware ESXi 3.5
    Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition
    Citrix XenServer Dell Enterprise Edition


  • Hard Drives:
    2.5" SAS (10k rpm): 73GB* and 146GB*
    2.5" SAS (15k rpm): 36GB* and 73GB*
    3.5" SAS (10k rpm): 300GB* and 400GB*
    3.5" SAS (15k rpm): 73GB* , 146GB* and 300GB*

    Maximum Internal Storage:
    2.0TB* hot-plug SAS (5 X 400GB)

Drive Bays

  • Internal hard drive bays to support five 3.5" SAS hot-plug hard drives
    Internal hard drive bays to support eight 2.5" SAS hot-plug hard drives
    2.5" 500GB* SATA

    Dedicated optical media bay for one Max 8X DVDRW, 8X DVD-ROM or 24X CD-RW/DVD drives


  • 7 PCI-Express slots (four x8, three x4)

    5 slots are full-height, full length, 2 slots are full-height, half length

    Optional integrated RAID controller and remote access controller (no slots required)

Drive Controllers

  • SAS/5E (optional): 8 port SAS non-RAID external controller for MD3000 x8 PCI-e


  • Four embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Gigabit5 Ethernet NIC with fail-over and load balancing
    TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack
    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
    Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE, Copper, PCI-E x4
    Broadcom® NetXtreme™ 5722 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, PCI-E x1
    Intel Single Port Server Adapter, 10Gigabit, SR Optical, PCI-E x8
    Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
    Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
    Broadcom 10GbE NIC


  • 1030 W (90V - 180 VAC) - 1570W (180 - 240 VAC) hot-plug auto-sensing redundant power (1+1)

Graphics Card

  • Integrated ATI-Radeon ES1000 with 32MB of SDRAM


  • Form Factor: 4U Rack
    Height: 6.8" (17.27 cm)
    Width: 17.6" (44.70 cm)
    Depth: 27.6" (70.10 cm)
    Weight: 92lbs (41.73 kg), maximum configuration

    Hot-plug, redundant cooling fans
    USB mouse, USB keyboard, USB KVM dongle (optional)


    Rear: Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 9-pin serial, video, GbE connection for DRAC, ID push button with blue/amber LED
    Front: Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, LCD Panel with system alert scrolling display, 15-pin video, system power on/off button
    Internal: One Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0


  • Integrated Base Management Controller (BMC) with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0 allows standards-based management through OpenManage tools or any other IPMI-compliant management tool. The BMC is responsible for monitoring the health of the server and components associated with the system board of the server

    The optional DRAC 5 PCI-based management controller adds even more management capabilities above and beyond the embedded BMC management controller

    Administrative users can use the controller for complete control of the server before, during, and after the operating system is installed and running, providing absolute remote control and potentially improving productivity - just as if they were sitting in front of the system. With Virtual Floppy and CD functionality, removable media is readily available to the user as if they were in front of the server. Remote security and authentication can now be managed through Active Directory integration. Continuous video support allows the administrator to have uninterrupted access to the remote console - even during reboot - helping ensure the quick identification of issues, even if they occur during the boot POST sequence

    Automatic server recovery to restart systems when OS hung conditions occur (Watchdog timer)

    Pre Executable Environment (PXE) Support to allow the system to boot over the network for OS installation

    Wake-on-LAN (WOL) support to allow the server to be powered remotely

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
    Storage Temperature: -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)
    Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 85% (non-condensing)
    Storage Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
    Operating Vibration: 0.25G at 3Hz to 200Hz for 15 minutes
    Storage Vibration: 0.50G at 3Hz to 200Hz for 15 minutes
    Operating Shock: 1 shock pulse of 41G for up to 2ms
    Storage Shock: 6 shock pulses of 71G for up to 2ms
    Operating Altitude: -16m to 3,048m (-50ft to 10,000ft)
    Storage Altitude: -16m to 10,600m (-50ft to 35,000ft)


  • FCC (U.S. only) Class A
    ICES (Canada) Class A
    CE Mark (EN 55022 Class A, EN55024, EN61000-3-2,
    VCCI (Japan) Class A
    BSMI (Taiwan) Class A
    C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand) Class A
    SABS (South Africa) Class A
    CCC (China) Class A
    MIC (Korea) Class A
    UL 60950
    CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950
    EN 60950
Outstanding Virtualization Performance

Outstanding Virtualization Performance

Dell’s most powerful Intel® server, the PowerEdge R900 is designed and optimized to provide outstanding virtualization performance.

The R900 is an optimum platform for data-demanding enterprise applications in a virtual environment and features:

  • Intel® Xeon® 7400 series 6-core and 4-core processor technology
  • Increased memory and I/O (input/output) capacities over the previous model
  • Broad scalability
  • An embedded hypervisor for simplified virtualization — Choose between VMware® ESXi™ 3.5 or Citrix® XenServer™ and then power up the server and begin migration of virtual machines within minutes with factory-integrated hypervisors.
Ideal Server for RISC Migration

An Ideal Server for RISC Migration

Migrating to an open x86 platform can reduce costs and improve overall management while providing an affordable foundation that scales easily for future needs. Dell’s premium-free systems management helps drive down costs and simplify RISC migration.

With up to 24 cores, the PowerEdge R900 moves well into the enterprise class of RISC/UNIX® proprietary-systems.
Power and Stability for Business-Critical Applications

Power and Stability for Business-Critical Applications

Designed to handle data and compute-intensive applications, the PowerEdge R900 is:
  • Dell’s most powerful Intel-based system to date
  • An outstanding choice for Oracle®, SQL® and other business-critical enterprise-class solutions
  • Stable and efficient with Energy Smart® power supply units that provide 90 percent efficiency for improved performance per watt and maximum value
Simplified Management

Simplified Management

The PowerEdge R900 helps simplify your IT infrastructure with:
  • Improved monitoring capabilities in a single, easy-to-use interface with the Dell OpenManage™ suite of management tools featuring monitoring capabilities for power-sensitive and virtual environments
  • Advanced security features, including the industry-standard Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a locked-down internal USB port and a chassis intrusion sensor to help protect critical data
  • High availability thanks to hot-pluggable redundant power supplies and hard drives and multiple RAID options, including support for RAID-6

Dell ProSupport - Designed to address the technology challenges you face today.

Dell™ ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 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 on-site* service 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
Enterprise-Wide Contract – Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

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, 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

Server Installation Services 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.


Comprehensive Training 
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.