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1 (standard) or optional 2nd (redundant) Chassis Management Controller(s) (CMC) that provide:
Single secure interface for inventory, configuration, monitoring, and alerting for the chassis and all components Multi-chassis management capability allows up to nine chassis and 288 servers to be managed from a single, embedded, agent-less interface
Enables automated and embedded one-to-many blade BIOS and firmware updates, independent of the OS through iDRAC
Allows one-to-many blade server BIOS capture and replication
Real-Time Power/Thermal Monitoring and Management
Real-Time System AC Power Consumption with resettable peak and minimum values
System-level power limiting and slot-based power prioritization
Manages Dynamic Power Engagement functionality that can help to lower overall system power consumption by ensuring power supplies run at their optimal efficiency points
Manages fan speed control using Dell’s enhanced efficiency technologies to ensure fans are delivering optimal cooling while minimizing power consumption and airflow
Secure Web (SSL) and Command Line (Telnet/SSH) interfaces
Supports multiple levels of user roles and permissions, including integration into Microsoft® Active Directory® Services and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services for authentication 2 x 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet ports + 1 serial port
Provides single point of connection from management network to iDRAC on each of the blades and the management interfaces on the integrated I/O modules
2nd Ethernet port supports daisy chaining of CMCs for improved cable management
Optional Integrated Avocent® keyboard, video and mouse (iKVM) switch:
Enables USB keyboard/mouse and video port on front control panel
Dell OpenManage™ Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator—monitoring agents and 1:1 management utilities
Dell OpenManage Essentials—discover, inventory, monitor, and update M1000e chassis and blades
Integration with third-party management solutions through Dell’s Certified Partner Program Remote Management
10U modular enclosure holds up to sixteen half-height blade servers
44.0cm(17.3”)H x 44.7cm(17.6”)W x 75.4cm(29.7”)D
Empty Chassis only – 98lbs (44.5kg)
Chassis w/ all rear modules (IOMs, PSUs, CMCs, KVM) - 176lbs (79.8kg)
Max Fully loaded w/ blades and rear modules - 394lbs (178.7kg)
M1000e Chassis comes standard with 9 hot pluggable, redundant fan modules
Based on Energy Smart Technologies, M1000e fans are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency.
The fans deliver low power consumption, but also use next generation “low flow” technology to ensure the
lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to cool the enclosure
Front Control Panel with interactive Graphical LCD
Supports initial configuration wizard
Local server blade, enclosure, and module information and troubleshooting
Two USB Keyboard/Mouse connections and one Video connection (requires the optional Avocent iKVM switch
to enable these ports) for local front “crash cart” console connections that can be switched between blades
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.
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