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PowerEdge R550 Rack Server

Starting at $2,779.00 $2,779.00

2U value-optimized server for added versatility

Increase storage density with this cost-effective rack server. Designed for small business IT infrastructure and lightweight virtualization.

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Up to two 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 24 cores per processor

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
Citrix® Hypervisor®
Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
RedHat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi®


Intel C620A series chipset


Speed Up to 2933 MT/s

Memory Type

Memory Module Slots
16 DDR4 DIMM slots

Maximum RAM


Front Bays
Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 7.68 TB
Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 16 TB
Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 7.68.8 TB

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers
PERC H745, HBA355I, H345, H755

External Controllers
PERC H840, HBA355E

Software RAID

Internal Boot
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2): HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240 GB or 480 GB
Internal Dual SD Module or USB


Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
Secure Erase
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)
TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ


Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC Service Module
iDRAC Direct
Quick Sync 2 wireless module

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Manager plugin
OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
OpenManage Update Manager plugin

OpenManage Mobile

iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
System Update Utility
Update Catalogs

OpenManage Integrations
BMC Truesight
Microsoft System Center
RedHat Ansible Modules
VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager

OpenManage connections
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
Micro Focus Operations Manager
Nagios Core
Nagios XI

Power Supplies

1100 W DC/-48 - (60) V
1100W Titanium 100–240 VAC/ 240 VDC
800W Platinum 100–240 VAC/ 240 VDC
700W Titanium 200–240 VAC/240 VDC
600W Platinum 100–240 VAC/ 240 VDC 
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option


Network Options
2 x 1 GbE LOM and 1 x OCP 3.0 (optional)

Front Ports
1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port
1 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA

Rear Ports
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x Serial (optional)
2 x Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x VGA
1 x USB 3.0

Internal Ports
1 x USB 3.0


3 x Gen 4 PCIe slots, 1 x Gen3 PCIe slot

Video Card
1 x VGA


Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

Form Factor

2U rack server

Dimensions & Weight

86.8 mm (3.41 inches)

482.0 mm (18.97 inches)

685.78 mm (27 inches) – without bezel
721.69 mm (28.72 inches) – with bezel

24.8 kg (54.67 lbs.)

Rack Support

ReadyRails sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole racks)
ReadyRails static rails for 4-post and 2-post racks
Sliding rails with optional strain relief bar (SRB)

Recommended Support

Choose Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.


Dell Support

From drivers and manuals to diagnostic tools and replacement parts, Dell Product Support has you covered!

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

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