Up to 32 blades in just 10U of rack space
Help improve efficiency and business continuity, and finish work fast with the exceptional computing density of the PowerEdge™ M420 Intel® Xeon® processor quarter-height blade.
First of its kind for Dell
Redefine processing density for your data center with the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M420, Dell’s first quarter-height blade server. Powered by the next-generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families with up to ten cores per processor, the two-socket M420 offers extremely high-performance density when deployed in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure.
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Help ensure long-term reliability with uninterrupted functionality through Dell’s no-compromise enterprise-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features.
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Outstanding operational efficiency
Simplify deploying, updating, monitoring and maintaining your PowerEdge servers with the Dell OpenManage™ portfolio that includes Dell’s exclusive Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller.
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Built for agile businessesUse the M420’s capacity and interconnect flexibility to help you better apply high-node-count density to a wide number of environments.
Build your high-density data center with the kind of asset flexibility that enables you to intelligently manage your intellectual property and other critical business resources.
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Combining the M420’s outstanding performance, density and efficiency into an individually serviceable quarter-height blade gives you an exceptional opportunity to build the ideal data center for your needs.
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Versatile M1000e blade enclosure
Take advantage of the shared power, cooling and networking infrastructure of the M1000e blade enclosure coupled with the Dell™ Chassis Management Controller to manage your M420 blades.
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The new generation PowerEdge experience
Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation of PowerEdge™ family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.
Improve operational efficiency with enhanced systems management
Global Services and Support
- Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s
2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8 ,10
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
VMware® vSphere® ESXi ™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
- Intel C602
- Up to 192GB (6 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
- Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor or one SD card dedicated for vFlash media support
Hot-plug hard drive options:Up to two 1.8” uSATA SSD drives (50GB and 200GB)
Enclosure I/O Modules
- M1000e Blade Enclosure
I/O Mezzanine Card Options
Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
Intel I350 quad-port
Brocade® BR1741M-k dual-port 10Gb CNA
QLogic® QME8262-k dual-port 10Gb KR CNA
Broadcom 57810S-k dual-port 10Gb KR
Intel Ethernet X520-x/k dual-port 10Gb
Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb
Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE KR blade
QLogic QME2662 (FC16)
Emulex® LPm16002B-D (FC16)
QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
Emulex LPe1205-M (FC8)
Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 SFF FDR10
- Internal controller: PERC H310
- Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Enclosure
- Form factor
One PCIe 3.0 x8 fully populated mezzanine card slot and switch modules yields 2 redundant I/O fabrics per blade
- Remote management
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)
IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage integrations and Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management
- Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
The Dell PowerEdge M420 is qualified in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis for ENERGY STAR® Enterprise Server designation
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks, Click here (In English).
Flexibility RedefinedOnly 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.
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
|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:
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.
|Network-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 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
|Tape 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 Storage |
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.