Adapt to a variety of application demands with a 2-socket, 2U rack server that offers an ideal balance of resources and affordability.
Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 20 cores per processor
Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
Citrix® Hypervisor ®
Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Optional LCD bezel or security bezel
Up to 2666MT/s
Memory Module Slots
16 DDR4 DIMM slots
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module
OpenManage Power Center
Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
Dell EMC Update Catalogs
iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services
Microsoft® System Center
RedHat® Ansible® Modules
IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
Micro Focus® Operations Manager I
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Cryptographically signed firmware
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330
H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480 GB
Internal Dual SD Module*
Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 168TB
DVD-ROM, DVD+RW (optional)
Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 28TB
Non-rear storage config
1 x full height/full length
1 x half height/half length (2U Right riser) slots
3 x half height/half length slots
Rear storage config
1 x half height/half length (1U left riser)
1 x half height/half length or 1full height/half length (1U right riser)
2U Rack Server
ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole racks).
2 x 1GbE LOM +
(optional) LOM Riser 2 x 1GbE, or
2 x 10GE SFP+, or
2 x 10GE BaseT
1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct USB
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Video
1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port
1 x Serial
2 x USB 3.0
1 x Video
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