PowerEdge MX740c Compute Sled

Intel® Xeon™
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Feature-rich, highly efficient, modular server

Flexible and dense compute resources for virtualization, collaborative and software-defined workloads in a 2-socket, single-width sled.

PowerEdge MX740c Compute Sled



  • One or two Intel™ Xeon™ Scalable Processor
    Up to 28 cores per processor
    Maximum Thermal Design Power (TDP): 205W


  • 24 DIMMs in total; supports DDR4 RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, NVDIMM-Ns
    Maximum capacity (NVDIMM-N): 192GB
    Maximum capacity (RDIMM): 768GB
    Maximum capacity (LRDIMM): 3TB
    Up to 6 channels with 2 DPC
    DDR4 speeds up to 2667 MT/s

Storage Controllers

  • Internal controllers:
    S140 Software RAID, HBA330 Internal SAS HBA, PERC H730P Adapter, PERC H745P Adapter, PERC HBA330 mini-mezzanine

    Internal boot options:
    Choice of Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS) (2 X M.2 SDDs) or Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM)

Drive Bays

  • Front:
    Up to 6 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HD/SDD) or NVMe SSD

Power Supplies

  • Up to 6 x 3000W; PSU and grid redundancy support (MX7000 chassis)


  • 5 rear- and 4 front-accessible hot-swap fans (MX7000 chassis)

Dimensions & Weight

  • Full width enclosure:
    250.2 mm (9.85 inches) width (x)
    42.14 mm (1.65 inches) height (y)
    620.35 mm (24.42 inches) depth (z)
    9.5 kg (20.94 lbs.) maximum weight

Embedded Management

  • MX7000 chassis:
    OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition (OME-Modular); running on up to 2 redundant MX9002m management modules
    Unified control; single management point for server, storage and networking
    Intelligent automation: Operational template methodology and comprehensive RESTful API
    Quick Sync 2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)/wireless module

    On the compute sled:
    As every other PowerEdge server, the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) 9 with Lifecycle Controller (LC)
    iDRAC Direct
    iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish

OpenManage Software

  • OpenManage consoles:
    OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Mobile (OMM)
    OpenManage Power Center OMPC)

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

    OpenManage Connections:
    Nagios Core and Nagios XI
    Oracle Enterprise Manager
    Microfocus Operations Manager (OM) and Operations Manager i (OMi)
    IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus


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

I/O and Ports

  • Front ports:
    Management LED (1 USB 2.0 MicroAB port with iDRAC management function
    1 USB 3.0 port external port

    Front buttons/indicators:
    Power button
    System status LED
    Hard disk status LED

    1 x USB 3.0 internal port
    1 x USB 2.0 management port to iDRAC
    1 x USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 for IDSDM

    Video Card:
    Integrated VGA controller in iDRAC, VGA over LAN

Supported Operating Systems

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


  • PowerEdge MX7000 chassis: 7U modular enclosure with 8 full width slots for combination of compute and storage sleds


  • Intel® C628 Chipset with optional Intel® QuickAssist Technology


  • Tools:
    iDRAC Service Module
    OpenManage Server
    OpenManage Storage Services
    Dell EMC Repository Manager
    Dell EMC System Update
    Dell EMC Server Update Utility
    Dell EMC Update Catalogs

I/O Expansion Slots

  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x 16 mezzanine slots (Fabric A and B)
    1 PCIe 3.0 x 16 mini-mezzanine slot (Fabric C)

Enclosure I/O Modules

  • Up to 2 pair redundant general purpose switch or pass-through bays (Fabrics A and B); redundant pair of storage specific switch bays (Fabric C)
    Up to 25GbE, 32Gbps Fibre Channel, 12Gbps SAS
Building blocks for the modern data center

Building blocks for the modern data center

Optimized for Dell EMC’s PowerEdge MX kinetic infrastructure ecosystem, the PowerEdge MX740c server, with dense compute, large memory capacity and rich set of storage subsystem options, delivers the flexibility and agility needed in today’s software-defined data centers.
  • Single-width; up to eight sleds per PowerEdge MX7000 chassis.
  • One or two, up to 28-core Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors per sled, up to 448 cores per chassis.
  • Up to 24 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 3TB max memory and speeds up to 2666MT/s; up to 192 DIMMS per chassis for up to 24.5TB max memory.
  • Up to six 2.5” drive bays for SAS/SATA (HDD/SDD) and NVMe PCIe SSD support plus optional M.2 boot.
Dynamically provision to maximize workload performance and drive efficient infrastructure

Dynamically provision to maximize workload performance and drive efficient infrastructure

Disaggregate and granularly reassign resources with the PowerEdge MX architecture to maximize utilization and minimize overprovisioning and stranded infrastructure.  PowerEdge MX740c fully configurable, no compromise compute provides impressive performance in compact customizable configurations for workload optimization.
  • Powerful, latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor family that deliver 27% more cores and 50% increase in bandwidth over the previous generation of processors*.
  • Flexible memory configurations from capacities of 8GB to 3TB; RDIMMs and LRDIMMs for reduced memory loading and greater density.
  • High performance Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD delivers exceptional endurance in demanding enterprise environments.
Intelligently automate to accelerate operations and effectiveness

Intelligently automate to accelerate operations and effectiveness

Deploy and provision PowerEdge MX servers faster and automate daily operations with agent-free lifecycle management. Unify and simplify management of compute, storage and fabric with Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition within the MX7000 chassis. 
  • Up to four times more performance with integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 (iDRAC9) for easy lifecycle management from deploy to retirement*.
  • Sixteen fewer steps and 30% time savings to perform basic server setup using Android or Apple mobile device with Quick Sync 2* .
  • Full Lifecycle Management of more than 5,000 nodes within 611 chassis over 7 continents simultaneously on a single OpenManage Enterprise console* .
Future-proof infrastructure to avoid technology and architectural disruption

Future-proof infrastructure to avoid technology and architectural disruption

Designed to support future generations of compute sleds regardless of processor/chipset architecture and I/O needs, the PowerEdge MX responsive design helps eliminate the uncertainty of planning for emerging workload and data center needs. Industry leading thermal architecture, unique no mid plane design, forward thinking mechanical design and control algorithms for dense configurations allows for emerging technologies to easily integrate with existing infrastructure.
  • Multi-generational assurance for at least three sever processor microarchitecture generations.
  • More effective cooling and more disruptive fabric upgrades with the no mid plane design - direct compute to I/O connections.
  • Simplified storage capacity, up to 118 2.5” direct-attached SAS hot-serviceable drives in a single MX7000 chassis when paired with PowerEdge MX5016s storage sled.

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