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PowerEdge M640 Blade Server

Starting at $1,989.00 $1,989.00

As low as $60/mo.^ with Dell Business Credit

Flexible and efficient modular server

Deliver scalability and high density with a 2-socket, half-height modular blade server ideal for HPC, XaaS and virtualization.

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Processor

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

Operating System

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

Memoryi

DIMM Speed
Up to 2933MT/s

Memory Type
DIMM
RDIMM
LRDIMM

Memory Module Slots
16 DIMM slots (6 channels with 2 DPC / 1DPC / 1DPC)

Maximum RAM
DIMM 1TB
RDIMM 1TB
LRDIMM 2TB

Storage

Front Bays
Up to 2 x 2.5" SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 12.8TB

Storage Controllers

Internal controllers:
PERC9 H330, H730p, H740p, H840
Internal Dual SD Module (optional)

Software RAID
S140

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

Security

Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
Secure Erase
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)

Management

Embedded / At-the-Server
Chassis Management Controller (CMC)
iDRAC9
iDRAC Direct
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish

Consoles
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Center

Mobility
OpenManage Mobile

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

OpenManage Integrations
BMC Truesight
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter

OpenManage Connections
Micro Focus® Operations Manager I
Nagios® Core &
Nagios® XI

Power Supplies

M640 (M1000e chassis)
2700W Platinum
3000W Titanium
6 Hot Plug fans with redundancy
See PowerEdge M1000e chassis specification

M640 (VRTX chassis)
1100W Platinum
1600W Platinum
4 Hot plug fans with N+1 redundancy
See PowerEdge VRTX chassis specification

Ports

Network Options
2 x 10GE + 4 X 1GE
4 x 10GE

Front Ports
1 x Power button
1 x System ID / Status LED
1 x USB 2.0 MicroAB port with iDRAC management function
1 x USB 3.0 port

Slots

PCIe
See PowerEdge M1000e chassis specification
See PowerEdge VRTX chassis specification
8 x Gen3 low-profile cards for VRTX
5 x Low profile, half-length x8 PCIe Gen2 cards for VRTX
3 x Standard height, full-length x8 PCIe Gen2 cards for VRTX

Video Card
1 x VGA controller integrated with iDRAC

Chassis

See PowerEdge M1000e chassis specification
See PowerEdge VRTX chassis specification

Form Factor

2-socket Modular Blade Server

Dimensions & Weight

Height
198mm (7.79")

Width
50mm (1.98")
 
Depth
565mm (22.24")
 
Weight
6.4 kg (14.11 lbs.)

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.

High-performance modular compute with industry-leading density

High-performance modular compute with industry-leading density

Effectively meet dynamic business needs with the PowerEdge M640. This modular blade server is designed to scale out and enable increased performance – all inside a PowerEdge VRTX chassis. Get up to 16 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor dual-socket compute nodes in a single chassis. The M640 is an outstanding match for data center workloads that benefit from high density and power efficiency, and for multi-server and clustered architectures.

Optimized for:
  • High-performance computing (HPC)
  • Anything as a service (Xaas)
  • Virtualization
  • Private cloud/On-premises
Speed IT transformation with the PowerEdge portfolio

Speed IT transformation with the PowerEdge portfolio

Take the next step to modernize your data center with this modular compute platform. The PowerEdge M640 is a modular blade server built on a scalable business architecture that offers you choice and flexibility to meet performance demands easily.

  • Scale compute resources with Intel® 2nd Generation Xeon® Scalable processors.
  • Gain exceptional flexibility with a universal backplane and a choice of 2 x M.2 (BOSS) or dual SD cards.
  • Maximize storage with 16 DDR4 DIMM slots and support up to 1024GB maximum memory.
The New Generation of PowerEdge Servers

PowerEdge M640 Video

 
Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell EMC OpenManage intelligent automation enables you to spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on business-critical 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®.
  • Improve productivity with agent-free Dell EMC iDRAC9 for automated management.
  • Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to configure and prep servers rapidly and scalably.
Fortify your servers with integrated security

Fortify your servers with integrated security

A comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server helps 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 signed 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
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Education
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