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PowerEdge R740 Rack Server

Starting at $3,999.00 $3,999.00

As low as $120/mo.^ with Dell Business Credit

Accelerate your applications

Maximize application performance with the optimal mix of accelerator cards, storage and compute power in a 2U, 2-socket platform optimized for VDI.

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Processor

Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 28 cores per processor

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi

Accelerators

Up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs
Up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs

Memoryi

DIMM Speed
Up to 2933MT/s

Memory Type
RDIMM
LRDIMM
NVDIMM
DCPMM (Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory)

Memory Module Slots
24 DDR4 DIMM slots (12 NVDIMM or 12 DCPMM only)
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Maximum RAM
RDIMM 1.53TB
LRDIMM 3TB
NVDIMM 192GB
DCPMM 6.14TB (7.68TB with LRDIMM)

Storage

Front Bays
Up to 16 x 2.5” SAS/SATA/SSD, max 122.88TB
Up to 8 x 3.5” SAS/SATA, max 128TB

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers
PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330

External Controllers
H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA

Software RAID
S140

Internal Boot
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB

Internal Dual SD Module

Security

Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
Secure Erase
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional

Management

Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC9
iDRAC Restful API with Redfish
iDRAC Direct
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

Consoles
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Center

Mobility
OpenManage Mobile

Tools
Dell EMC RACADM CLI
Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
Dell EMC Update Catalogs
iDRAC Service Module
IPMI Tool
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services

OpenManage Integrations
BMC Truesight
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Editio
Microsoft® System Center
RedHat® Ansible® Modules
VMware® vCenter

OpenManage Connections
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
Micro Focus Operations Manager I
Nagios® Core
Nagios® XI

Power Supplies

495W Platinum
750W Platinum
750W 240VDCi Platinum
1100W Platinum
1100W -48VDC Gold 
1100W 380VDCi Platinum
1600W Platinum
2000W Platinum
2400W Platinum
750W Titanium
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy

Ports

Network Options
4 x 1GbE
2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE
4 x 10GbE
2 x 25GbE

Front Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct USB
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0 (optional)
1 x VGA

Rear Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port
1 x Serial
2 x USB 3.0
1 x VGA

Slots

PCIe
8 x Gen3 slots (4 x16)

Video Card
1 x VGA

Bezel

Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

Form Factor

2U Rack Server

Dimensions & Weight

Height
86.8mm (3.4")

Widthi
434.0mm (17.1")

Depthi
737.5mm (29.0")

Weight
28.6kg (63.0lbs.)

Rack Support

ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole racks).

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.

General-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration

General-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration

Maximize your application performance with the PowerEdge R740 server, which brings you the perfect balance of accelerator cards, storage and compute resources in a 2U, 2-socket platform. With a wide range of GPU and FPGA options, the R740 has the versatility to adapt to virtually any application and provides the optimum platform for VDI deployments. The R740 offers up to 16 x 2.5” or 8 x 3.5” drives and iDRAC9, so you can scale to meet demands and simplify the entire IT lifecycle.

Ideal workloads:
  • Cloud applications/Web tech
  • XaaS
  • HPC
  • Virtualization
Achieve IT transformation with the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio

Achieve IT transformation with the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio

The R740 is a general-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration. With its versatility, the R740 can help you transform your data center for VDI, artificial intelligence and software-defined storage (SDS).

  • Simplify and accelerate VMware vSAN™ deployments with validated, pre-bundled and tailored Ready Nodes.
  • Drive demanding workloads with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
  • Scale your VDI deployments with 3 double-width GPUs, supporting up to 50% more users when compared to R730.*
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.
Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell EMC automation and intelligent management mean you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on bigger priorities.

  • Help maximize uptime and reduce the IT effort to resolve issues by up to 72%* with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.
  • Leverage existing management consoles with easy integrations for VMware® vSphere®, Microsoft® System Center and Nagios®.
  • Help improve productivity with agent-free Dell EMC iDRAC9 for automated, efficient management.
  • Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to fully configure and prep servers in rapid, scalable fashion.
Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

Dell EMC provides a comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data.

  • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.
  • Use system erase of local storage to help ensure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers.
  • Automate updates that check file dependencies and proper update sequence, before deploying them independently from the OS/hypervisor.
  • Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly designed updates to run.

Dell EMC offers complete end-to-end services

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.
Consulting
Consulting
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.
Support
Support
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 a Technology Service Manager.
Deployment
Deployment
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Residency Service provides ongoing transition assistance to accelerate adoption. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations to help you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.
Education
Education
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.
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