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 Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 20 cores per processor
Optional LCD bezel or security bezel
Max depth: 707.74 mm (w/bezel)
Max depth: 693.81 mm (w/o bezel)
Front drive bays: Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 168TB
Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 3.5 SAS/SATA HDD max 28TB
Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
IPMI 2.0 compliant
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Basic, Express, Enterprise)
Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
2 x 1GE LOM
+ (optional) LOM Riser 2 x 1GE or 2 x 10GE SFP+ or 2 x 10GE BaseT
Video, 1 x USB 2.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct USB
Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port
Non rear storage config:
1 x FH/FL + 1 x HH/HL (2U Right riser) slots + 3HH/HL slots
Rear storage config:
1 x HH/HL (1U Left Riser) + 1 x HH/HL (1U Right risers) slot or 1 x HH/HL (1U Left Riser) + 1 x FH/HL (1U Right riser)
Embedded / At-Server
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
iDRAC REST API with Redfish
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module
OpenManage Power Center
iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services
Dell Repository Manager
Dell System Update
Dell Server Update Utility
Dell Update Catalogs
Microsoft® Systems Center
BMC software (available from BMC)
Nagios Core and Nagios XI
Oracle Enterprise Manager
HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)
OpenManage Power Center
Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, and 1100W, Bronze 450W
240HVDC 750W, 1100W 380 VDC
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TPM 1.2/2.0 optional
Cryptographically signed firmware
Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Internal controllers: PERC H330, H730p, H740p, HBA330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240 GB
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