Two-Socket, Half-Height, Memory-Dense, Enterprise-Class Server
Designed for enterprise database and virtualization deployments, the PowerEdge™ M710HD features tremendous I/O (input/output) throughput, maximized memory density and robust processing power in a half-height, two-socket blade server with hot-swap serial attached SCSI (SAS) or solid-state drive (SSD) hard drives.
- All the memory density of a full-height PowerEdge M710 — 18 dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) — packed into an ultradense half-height blade
- Pervasive reliability and enterprise-class redundancy with hot-swap, fault-tolerant hard disk drives (HDDs) and optional fail-safe, redundant embedded hypervisors
- Flexible, robust throughput options for customers whose networking or bandwidth needs change and grow over time
- 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
Dell's fully modular Ethernet switches provide great flexibility, with choices of 1Gb to 10Gb speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. This portfolio offers a selection of switches that can meet even the most extreme networking demands.
Brocade 16Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. The M6505 includes 16 internal and 8 external fabric port options as well as a performance pack for enhanced features and management.
For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, the Brocade M5424 8Gb 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.
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 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 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 withSupportAssist 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 Enterprise Deployment Services
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* offers a full range of deployment services and professional certifications to help you get more out of your technology starting on day one. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.
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.
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
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 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 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 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.
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 Storage |
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.
Storage Area Network
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation
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 Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.