PowerEdge R740xd2 Rack Server

Intel® Xeon™

Enterprise Content Server

Deliver fast response times and help maximize uptime for streaming media and other data-intensive workloads in a high-capacity 2U design.

PowerEdge R740xd2 Rack Server



  • Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 22 cores each

Operating System

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

    For specifications and interoperability details see Dell.com/OSsupport


  • 16 DDR4 RDIMM slots, up to 2666MT/s, 512GB max
    Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Storage Controllers

  • Internal Controllers:
    PERC H730P, H330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140

    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem:
    HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB or 480GB

    12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID):
    Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)

Drive Bays

  • Front drive bays:
    Up to 24 x 3.5” SAS/ SATA (HDD) max 336TB, or up 16 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) plus up to 8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD) max 285.44TB

    Rear drive bays:
    Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/ SATA (HDD) max 28TB or up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD) drives max 15.36TB

    Note 2.5” drives use hybrid carrier to fit in 3.5” drive bay.


  • Form factor: Rack (2U)
    Chassis Width: 448mm*
    Chassis Depth: 810mm*
    Chassis Weight: 40kg

    *These metrics do not include the PSU handle, rack latches or the bezel.


  • Optional security bezel


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

I/O and Ports

  • Networking Options:
    2 x1GbE BaseT LOM + (optional LOM riser) 2 x 1Gb BaseT or 2 x10GbE SFP+ or 2x 10GbE  BaseT or 2x 25GbE SFP+

    Front ports:
    1 x USB 3.0, 1 managed (micro-usb), dedicated IDRAC Direct USB.

    Rear ports:
    Video, serial, iDRAC dedicated LAN, 2 x USB 3.0 

    Internal ports:
    1 x USB 3.0

    Video card:

    Up to 5 x Gen3 slots (x16)


  • Platinum: 750W or 1100W
    HVDC:  750W or 1100W
    Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
    6 fans with N +1 redundancy


  • Embedded / At-the-Server
    iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC Direct
    iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish

    OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Power Center

    OpenManage Mobile

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

    OpenManage Integrations
    Microsoft® System Center
    VMware® vCenter™
    BMC Truesight (available from BMC)
    Red Hat Ansible

    OpenManage Connections
    Nagios Core & Nagios XI
    Micro Focus Operations Manager i (OMi)
    IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
Respond effectively to data growth

Respond effectively to data growth

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 helps you plan for future growth with large internal storage and cost-efficient drive capacities. Deliver two-socket compute performance with flash and fast networking options to meet streaming demands. Simplify management of large data sets with automated administration and front-serviceable drives. The R740xd2 lets you keep your data safely on-premise with built-in security, even as you scale capacity.

Ideal workloads:
  • Video surveillance
  • Content delivery network (CDN)
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces (S2D) and vSAN
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Hadoop
Bring compute closer to storage

Bring compute closer to storage

The R740xd2 addresses increasing capacity and business demands with flexible storage and performance resources in a space-saving design.

  • Scale up to 26 3.5” drives (364TB) in a 2U rack server and scale out up to 520 3.5” drives (7.2PB) in a 42U rack.
  • Deliver two-socket performance with up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and up to 44 cores.
  • Tier data with a combination of 2.5” SSDs and 3.5” HDDs in a hybrid configuration*.
  • Help eliminate bottlenecks with fast networking options and up to 16 DIMMS of memory.
  • Easily expand with up to 5 PCIe slots.
Streamline management across your data center

Streamline management across your data center

Reduce the time required to manage mid-to-large scale environments.
  • Automate and unify server and internal storage management across your PowerEdge infrastructure with OpenManage Enterprise.
  • Rapidly deploy configurations matching unique workload requirements on multiple bare-metal servers.
  • Provide full lifecycle management including health status, firmware updates and automated issue resolution.
  • Use OpenManage Integrations to manage within VMware vCenter, Microsoft System Center, and BMC Truesight.
  • Easily deploy OpenManage Ansible Modules utilizing Red Hat Ansible.
Deliver uptime and data security

Deliver uptime and data security

Fortify server operations with high availability features and a cyber-resilient architecture. Easily protect, detect and recover from cyber attacks with layers of security embedded in every server.
  • Minimize disruptions with 24 front-serviceable, hot-swappable, validated drives that offer enterprise-class reliability and extensive warranty options.
  • Protect your data or media from theft or unauthorized access with secure passwords, alerts and event logging.
  • Help ensure that only authenticated, signed firmware is running on the server including storage drives and RAID controllers.

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