PowerEdge C6420

Intel® Xeon™
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Dense, performance-optimized compute node

Drive demanding HPC and scale-out workloads with a flexible platform that offers up to 4 dual-socket servers and high-capacity storage in a 2U rack.

PowerEdge C6420 Cloud Server



  • Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors 2nd Generation up to; 205W processors and 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


  • 16 DIMM slots with max of 1024GB with options for 16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 2933MT/s, 8/128GB in 2666MT/s up to 3TB per node , RDIMMs and LRDIMMs ECC Registered DDR4

Drive Bays

  • Hard Drives:
    300/600/900GB 2.5" 15K 12Gb SAS Drives
    600GB/1.2TB/1.8TB 2.5" 10K 12Gb SAS Drives
    1TB/2TB 2.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS Drives
    1TB/2TB/4TB/8TB/10TB 3.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS/ 6Gbps SATA Drives

    Solid State Drives:
    120GB 2.5" 6Gbps SATA Boot SSD
    480GB/960GB/1.92TB/3.84TB 6Gbps SATA Read Intensive SSDs
    960GB/1.92TB/3.84TB 12Gbps SAS Read Intensive SSDs
    240GB/480GB/960GB/1.92TB 6Gbps SATA Mixed Use SSDs
    400GB/480GB/960GB/1.6TB/1.92TB 12Gbps SAS Mixed Used SSDs
    400GB/800GB 12Gbps SAS Write Intensive SSDs

    FIPS-140 Self Encrypting Hard Drives:
    1.2TB 2.5" 10K 12Gb SAS FIPS-140 SED
    2TB 2.5" 7.2K 12Gb SAS FIPS-140 SED
    4TB/8TB 12Gbps SAS FIPS-140 SED

    NVMe Drives:

    800GB/1.6TB Mixed Use 2.5” NVMe SSDs and PCIe adapter cards

Dimensions & Weight

  • (LxWxD):
    86.8mm x 448mm x 790mm

    Weight (Maximum system configuration):
    3.5” Direct Backplane Chassis: 43.62 Kg
    2.5” Direct/Expander/NVMe Backplane Chassis: 41.46 Kg
    No Backplane Chassis: 34.56 Kg

    Form Factor:
    Rack (2U)

Data Protection

  • PowerEdge Secure Boot, System Erase, System Lockdown, Drift Detection, BIOS and OS Recovery, Active Directory/LDAP, two-factor authentication (TFA), SSH with Public Key Authentication (PKA), TLS 1.2, SNMP v3, Self-Encrypting and Instant Secure Erase (ISE) Drives


  • Rear ports: 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 Micro USB port for iDRAC Direct
    One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (low profile, half height and half length)
    One x8 PCIe Gen3 Mezzanine (for storage controller)
    One x16 PCIe Gen3 OCP Mezzanine (for network controller)
    One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (for M.2 Boot Device)
    One Display Port on the rear of the sled


  • Dual Hot-plug redundant and non-redundant 1600W AC Power Supply
    Dual Hot-plug redundant 2000W and 2400W AC Power Supply
    Cooling options: Air Cooling, Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)

RAID Controllers

  • S140 Software RAID with Intel C621 Chipset SATA controller (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
    RAID using PERC H330 Mezzanine (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50), PERC H730p Mezzanine (RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60)
    Non RAID: HBA330 Mezzanine, 12Gbps SAS LP PCIe HBA


  • Embedded / At-the-Server
    iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
    iDRAC Direct
    iDRAC REST API with Redfish
    Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

    OpenManage Enterprise (coming soon)
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Power Center

    OpenManage Mobile

    iDRAC Service Module
    OpenManage Server Administrator
    OpenManage Storage Services
    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 software (available from BMC)

    OpenManage Connections
    Nagios Core and Nagios XI
    HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)
    IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus (coming soon)
    IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition (coming soon)
Enable demanding workloads with powerful, highly dense and scalable computing
Enable demanding workloads with powerful, highly dense and scalable computing

Get an IT services platform that helps scale efficiently and predictably while drastically reducing complexity. The PowerEdge C6420 offers up to 4 independent hot-swappable 2-socket servers in a very dense 2U package. Plenty of compute, memory, storage, connectivity and chassis options let you configure servers for specific workloads.

Ideal for:

  • High-performance computing (HPC)
  • Analytics and big data
  • Web 2.0
  • Software-defined storage
  • Private cloud
  • Hyper-converged infrastructure



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