PowerEdge M640 Blade Server

Intel® Xeon™
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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.

Flexible and efficient modular server



  • Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor


  • 16 DIMMs in total; Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM/AEP
    Up to 6 channels with 2 DPC / 1 DPC / 1 DPC
    Up to two 2.5” NVME PCIe SSD
    DDR4 speeds up to 2666 MT/s 16 x 32GB RDIMM

Storage Controllers

  • Internal controllers:
    Software RAID S140, PERC9 H330, H730P

    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem:
    HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240 GB
    Internal Dual SD Module optional

Drive Bays

  • Front:
    Up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HD/SSD) max 12.8TB

Power Supplies

  • 2700W and 3000W for M1000e
    1100W and 1600W for VRTX


  • Hot plug fans with full redundancy

Dimensions & Weight

  • Chassis depth:
    544.32 mm (handle push-in), 564.87 mm (Handle pull out)

Embedded Management

  • Chassis Management Controller (CMC)
    IPMI 2.0 compliant
    Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC 9) with Lifecycle Controller

OpenManage Software

  • OpenManage Essentials (OME)
    OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA)

I/O and Ports

  • Network daughter card options
    2 x 10GE + 4 X 1GE, 4 x 10GE

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

    Rear ports:
    2 x PCIe 3.0 (x8) mezzanine cards for M1000e
    2 x PCIe 2.0 (x8) switch mezzanine cards for VRTX

    Video card:
    VGA controller integrated with iDRAC
    8 Gen3 low-profile cards for VRTX
    3 standard height, full-length x8 PCIe Gen2 cards for VRTX
    5 low profile, half-length x8 PCIe Gen2 cards for VRTX

Supported Operating Systems

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

Recommended Support

  • 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


  • Embedded / At-the-Server
    iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
    iDRAC Direct
    iDRAC REST API with Redfish
    Chassis Management Controller (CMC)

    OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Power Center

    OpenManage Mobile

    iDRAC Service Module
    OpenManage Server Administrator
    OpenManage Storage Services
    Dell Repository Manager
    Dell System Update
    Dell Server Update Utility
    Dell 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)
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 M1000e chassis. Get up to 16 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
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® Xeon® Scalable processor that delivers a 27% increase in cores and a 50% increase in bandwidth over the previous generation.*
  • 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.
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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.

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  • 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.

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