PowerEdge C6420

Intel® Xeon™

Dense, performance-optimized compute node


Drive demanding HPC and scale-out workloads with a flexible platform that offers up to 4 dual-socket servers and high-capacity storage in a 2U rack.

PowerEdge C6420 Cloud Server
Enable demanding workloads with powerful, highly dense and scalable computing
Enable demanding workloads with powerful, highly dense and scalable computing

Get an IT services platform that helps scale efficiently and predictably while drastically reducing complexity. The PowerEdge C6420 offers up to 4 independent hot-swappable 2-socket servers in a very dense 2U package. Plenty of compute, memory, storage, connectivity and chassis options let you configure servers for specific workloads.

Ideal for:

  • High-performance computing (HPC)
  • Analytics and big data
  • Web 2.0
  • Software-defined storage
  • Private cloud
  • Hyper-converged infrastructure



    simplify your transformation with the dell emc poweredge portfolio

    Simplify your transformation with the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio

    The PowerEdge C6420, with its flexible configurations, scale-out capabilities and overall efficiency – along with its embedded management software – is an ideal platform for Dell EMC high-performance offerings and hyper-converged solutions and appliances.

    • Features latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and up to 56 cores per node
    • Supports up to 512GB memory per node
    • Offers flexible I/O options including low-latency InfiniBand™ and next-generation Intel Omni-Path
    • Provides new Direct Liquid Cooling options*
    Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management
    Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

    Dell EMC automation and intelligent management mean you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on bigger priorities.

    • Help maximize uptime with proactive diagnostics and automated remediation that can increase productivity up to 90%*.
    • Leverage existing management consoles with easy integrations for VMware® vSphere®, Microsoft® System Center and Nagios®.
    • Help improve productivity with agent-free Dell EMC iDRAC9 for automated, efficient management.
    • Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to fully configure and prep servers in rapid, scalable fashion.
    Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection
    Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

    Dell EMC provides a comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data.

    • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.
    • Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly designed updates to run.
    • Use system erase of local storage to help insure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers.
    • Automate updates that check file dependencies and proper update sequence, before deploying them independently from the OS/hypervisor.


    • Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors including integrated Omni-Path fabric processors; up to 205W processors and 28 cores per processor

    Operating System

    • Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS Citrix® XenServer®
      Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server VMware® ESXi


    • 16 DIMM slots with max of 1024GB with options for 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB DDR4 2666MT/s RDIMMs and LRDIMMs ECC Registered DDR4

    Drive Bays

    • Hard Drives:
      300/600/900GB 2.5" 15K 12Gb SAS Drives
      600GB/1.2TB/1.8TB 2.5" 10K 12Gb SAS Drives
      1TB/2TB 2.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS Drives
      1TB/2TB/4TB/8TB/10TB 3.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS/ 6Gbps SATA Drives

      Solid State Drives:
      120GB 2.5" 6Gbps SATA Boot SSD
      480GB/960GB/1.92TB/3.84TB 6Gbps SATA Read Intensive SSDs
      960GB/1.92TB/3.84TB 12Gbps SAS Read Intensive SSDs
      240GB/480GB/960GB/1.92TB 6Gbps SATA Mixed Use SSDs
      400GB/480GB/960GB/1.6TB/1.92TB 12Gbps SAS Mixed Used SSDs
      400GB/800GB 12Gbps SAS Write Intensive SSDs

      FIPS-140 Self Encrypting Hard Drives:
      1.2TB 2.5" 10K 12Gb SAS FIPS-140 SED
      2TB 2.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS FIPS-140 SED
      4TB/8TB 12Gbps SAS FIPS-140 SED

      NVMe Drives:

      800GB/1.6TB Mixed Use 2.5” NVMe SSDs and PCIe adapter cards


    • (LxWxD):
      86.8mm x 448mm x 790mm

      Weight (Maximum system configuration):
      3.5” Direct Backplane Chassis: 43.62 Kg
      2.5” Direct/Expander/NVMe Backplane Chassis: 41.46 Kg
      No Backplane Chassis: 34.56 Kg

      Form Factor:
      Rack (2U)

    Data Protection

    • PowerEdge Secure Boot, System Erase, System Lockdown, Drift Detection, BIOS and OS Recovery, Active Directory/LDAP, two-factor authentication (TFA), SSH with Public Key Authentication (PKA), TLS 1.2, SNMP v3, Self-Encrypting and Instant Secure Erase (ISE) Drives


    • Rear ports: 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 Micro USB port for iDRAC Direct
      One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (low profile, half height and half length)
      One x8 PCIe Gen3 Mezzanine (for storage controller)
      One x16 PCIe Gen3 OCP Mezzanine (for network controller)
      One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (for M.2 Boot Device)


    • Dual Hot-plug redundant and non-redundant 1600W AC Power Supply
      Dual Hot-plug redundant 2000W and 2400W AC Power Supply
      Cooling options: Air Cooling, Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)

    RAID Controllers

    • S140 Software RAID with Intel C620 Chipset SATA controller (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
      RAID using PERC H330 Mezzanine (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50), PERC H730p Mezzanine (RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60)
      Non RAID: HBA330 Mezzanine, 12Gbps SAS LP PCIe HBA


    • Embedded / At-the-Server
      iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
      iDRAC Direct
      iDRAC REST API with Redfish
      Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

      OpenManage Enterprise (coming soon)
      OpenManage Essentials
      OpenManage Power Center

      OpenManage Mobile

      iDRAC Service Module
      OpenManage Server Administrator
      OpenManage Storage Services
      Dell EMC Repository Manager
      Dell EMC System Update
      Dell EMC Server Update Utility
      Dell EMC Update Catalogs

      OpenManage Integrations
      Microsoft® System Center
      VMware® vCenter™
      BMC software (available from BMC)

      OpenManage Connections
      Nagios Core and Nagios XI
      HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)
      IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus (coming soon)
      IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition (coming soon)

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    ProSupport Enterprise Suite

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    Training & Certification

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    Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.
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    Financing and leasing

    Acquiring the latest IT solutions shouldn’t be as complicated as running your business. With Dell Financial Services you can finance and purchase in the same place*. It’s quick, it’s easy and most important, it lets you keep the “flow” in your cash flow.