Quickly tame challenging high-demand workloads with the M820’s no-compromise processing and enterprise-class features.
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 or E5-4600v2 product families
2 x 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, 12
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®
Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules yield three redundant I/O fabrics per blade.
Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
One dedicated for vFlash media support
Up to 3TB (48 DIMM slots) 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s
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
Dell Select Network Adapter options:
Broadcom® 57810S-k dual-port 10Gb KR blade NDC
Broadcom 57840 quad-port KR blade converged NDC
Intel X520-k dual-port 10Gb KR blade NDC
QLogic® QMD8262-k dual-port 10Gb NDC
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-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 dual-port FDR10
Supplied by Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis
Hot-plug hard drive options:
Up to four 2.5” SAS,SSD,or up to two Express Flash PCIe SSD
Maximum internal storage:
Up to 4.8TB with 2 x 2.5” SAS (10K) 1.2TB hard drives
Outstanding performance and scalability
Harness the exceptional processing power of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 and E5-4600 v2 product families in the four-socket, full-height PowerEdge M820 blade. Designed for high-end databases and dense data center environments, the Intel Xeon processor is at the heart of a flexible and efficient solution that enables you to quickly resolve your most demanding tasks.
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Intelligent systems management
Simplify deploying,updating,monitoring and maintaining your PowerEdge servers with the Dell™Open Manage™ portfolio.
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Enhanced I/O capabilities
The M820’s flexible Select Network Adapter and mezzanine card NIC options enable you to link to the networking technologies that serve your data center applications best.
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Fit for challenging environments
Wield tremendous computing power and flexibility for your critical core business applications or consolidated workloads with the PowerEdge M820.
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Efficient and reliable
Help ensure maximum availability and extended uptime for your blade systems with the M820’s redundant features and hot-swappable components.
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Versatile M1000e blade enclosure
Take advantage of the shared power, cooling and networking infrastructure of the M1000e blade enclosure with Dell Chassis Management Controller to manage your M820 blades.
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Only 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.
Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services* for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.
Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell EMC is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and service account management.
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations. Our complete suite of deployment services and professional certifications helps you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.
Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.
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.
Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolio
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.
|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.
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