Features and Design
Right sized, flexible technology and enhanced business value
In addition, the R210 features a short 15.5 inch chassis to allow for flexible deployment almost anywhere. Built with cost effective RAID options to further protect your valuable data, the PowerEdge™ R210 is the ideal entry 1-socket 1U rack for small businesses and larger offices needing flexibility and manageability in a very small chassis.
Dell aims to add value to your business by including the features you need without a lot of the unnecessary extras. Our goal is to deliver value through tailored solutions based on industry standards, as well as purposeful, innovative design.
Simplified Systems Management
Simplified Systems Management
Dell Business SolutionsMake the most of your technology with innovative and progressive software solutions available from Dell, a single source for complete end-to-end IT needs.
Embedded ManagementThe Lifecycle Controller is the engine for advanced embedded management and is delivered as part of the optional iDRAC Express or iDRAC Enterprise in the new PowerEdge R210. The Lifecycle Controller is a chip that is integrated on the server. It helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing a complete set of provisioning functions such as system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration and diagnostics from a single intuitive interface called Unified Server Configurator (USC) in a pre-OS environment. This eliminates the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.
Integrated ManagementOpen, flexible, integrated - manage your infrastructure, not your management consoles. With the introduction of Dell™ Management Console powered by Altiris® from Symantec™ , Dell is doing for systems management what we did for computer hardware, taking a complex, proprietary industry technology and transforming it by delivering a simple, streamlined, modular solution best adapted to your specific management needs.
Windows Server 2008 FoundationOrganizations with up to 15 users looking for an affordable solution to support basic IT capabilities, such as file and print sharing, remote access and security, and running business applications now have a reliable solution to meet business needs – Windows Server® 2008 Foundation.
Strengthen your business with a genuine, dependable and affordable technology foundation for running your business applications as well as sharing information and resources.
Windows Small Business Server 2008A suite of products for businesses with up to 75 users or devices, Windows® Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) simplifies server installation and network management. It’s perfect for the transition from a peer-to-peer network to a server-based network. Regardless of the size of your network, Dell can further simplify your server software transition with factory installation on Dell PowerEdge servers optimized for Windows SBS 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server 2008A suite of products for businesses with up to 300 users or devices, Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 (Windows® EBS 2008) combines Microsoft® server products and technologies into a fully integrated, multi-server solution. It’s designed to simplify deployment and administration and offer great integration, enhanced security and automation.
Virtualization SolutionsDell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console? What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter? What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure?
With the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
Dell IT Consulting ServicesDell global infrastructure consulting services utilise skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver ROI and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From Data Center Optimisation to Server Virtualisation to Systems Management, our consulting services help you build a more efficient enterprise.
Dell Managed ServicesDell Managed Services is a modular set of lifecycle services designed to help customers automate and centrally configure, deploy, and manage their day-to-day data center operations. These services extend a customer’s existing on-premise IT infrastructure with off-premise cloud services designed to better address challenges with mobility, highly distributed organisations, security, compliance, business continuity and disaster preparedness.
Deploy: Our factory, remote and onsite installation services for servers make efficient use of your employees' time by helping to speed up activities like configuration, customisation and deployment, enabling delivery of systems that are ready to work right out of the box.
Operate: Dell can help optimise your data center operations, including storage, backup and virtual environments by focusing on remote monitoring, reporting and alerts, along with full remote management for storage and backup environments, freeing up IT resources.
Protect: Dell Data Center Backup Management services are available to assist you with reporting to help refine SLA requirements, to provide monitoring to improve process efficiency or for the full management of your backup environment.
Recovery and Recycling: Dell Asset Recovery and Recycling Services help you recover and dispose of owned or leased computer equipment, in a manner that follows EPA guidelines.
Dell ProSupportDell ProSupport is a suite of support services that enable you to build the solution that’s right for your organization. Choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. From the desktop to the datacenter, address everyday IT challenges such as unplanned downtime, mission critical needs, data and asset protection, support planning, resource allocation, software application management and more. From basic support to remote support servicesOptimize your IT resources by prescribing the right support model.
Dell Business Solutions
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter
What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console?
What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter?
What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure?
With the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
• Get deep-level detail from Dell servers for inventory, monitoring and alerting — all from within vCenter
• Deploy BIOS and firmware updates to Dell servers from within vCenter
• Build hardware and hypervisor profiles and deploy any combination of the two on bare-metal Dell PowerEdge servers without a preboot execution environment (PXE)
• Automatically perform Dell-recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
• Access Dell hardware warranty information online
And, to give you even more power, we deliver our plug-in as a virtual appliance. That makes it easier to deploy and configure and offers integration directly into the vCenter console, providing more information inside of vCenter itself — unlike many other vendors who provide only "link-and-launch" capabilities to point to their own proprietary consoles.
The combination of the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter and the revolutionary embedded management features offered by Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller in Dell PowerEdge servers gives you an unmatched level of integration between vCenter and your server hardware.
Drivers, Manuals & Support
From drivers and manuals to diagnostic tools and replacement parts, Dell Product Support has you covered!