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Drive business success with a data center under your deskThe PowerEdge VRTX modular infrastructure solution offers “under your desk” dimensions, ease of management and quiet acoustics so you can operate non-disruptively. Features such as Fresh Air validated configurations and standard power options help keep your operating expenses in check. Address a wide variety of workloads with future-proof compute, storage and networking options within a single chassis.
- Small and home office (SOHO) environments where data center access is not available
- Remote and branch offices (ROBO) that need local storage and have reduced network access
Adapt and scale with an expandable, modular solutionThe PowerEdge VRTX is built on a scalable business architecture so you can continually optimize your capacity and performance with versatile, swappable components.
- Up to four hot-plug PowerEdge server nodes (4-socket M830 and 2-socket M640 or M630)
- Up to 12 x 3.5" or 25 x 2.5" HDDs/SSDs internal storage
- Up to four MD1200 (12 x 3.5") or MD1220 (24 x 2.5") JBOD disk arrays
- GPU accelerators (within the chassis) and NVMe drive options (within the M640)
- 10GbE or 1GbE, or Ethernet pass-through module options
- Up to three full height and five low profile PCIe slots
Simplify management with intelligent automationDell EMC OpenManage intelligent automation enables you to spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on business-critical priorities. Plus, you can easily manage your VRTX components — networking, storage and servers — in a single console with the Chassis Management Controller (CMC).
Protect your business with integrated securityA comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server helps to protect your data.
- Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot
- Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down
- Scale safely on premise to help avoid security risks and rising cloud fees
Dell offers complete end-to-end services
ProSupport Enterprise SuiteGain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and service account management.
ProDeployProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations. Our complete suite of deployment services and professional certifications helps you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.
Training & CertificationEducation Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.
ConsultingConsulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x64, x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
VMware® vSphere ESXi
VMware vCenter Server 6.5
Also supports Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server.
- Up to 12 x 3.5in NLSAS, SAS, or SAS SSD hot-plug drives or
Up to 25 x 2.5in NLSAS, SAS, or SAS SSD hot-plug drives
Optional FIPS 140-2 certified self-encrypting drives (SED)
Integrated Ethernet Switch
Internal 1GbE 8-port pass-through module
Internal 1GbE 24-port switch
Internal 10GbE switch
Up to 2
single-wide actively cooled GPU accelerators (NVIDIA Quadro P4000)
- Form factors:
Tower or 5U rack enclosure
48.4cm (19.1in) H with system feet x 31.0cm (12.2in) W with system feet opened x 73.0cm (28.7in) D
Weight (empty) = 31.7kg (69.7lb)
Weight (maximum) = 74.8kg (164.9lb)
21.9cm (8.6in) H x 48.2cm (19.0in) W x 73.0cm (28.7in) D
Weight (empty) = 24.7kg (54.5lb)
Weight (maximum) = 68.7kg (151.5lb)
Server node options:
PowerEdge M630, M640 and M830 server nodes
- Redundant power supply units:
Supports up to four 1100W or 1600W AC power supply units (PSU) in 3+1 and 2+2 redundant configurations
VRTX comes standard with six hot-pluggable, redundant fan modules and four blower modules:
Based on Dell Energy Smart Technologies, VRTX fans and blowers are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency. Fans and blowers deliver low-power consumption and use next-generation fan technologies to ensure the lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to cool the enclosure.
- Single shared PERC8 with optional second redundant shared PERC8 available
- ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for 4-post racks with square, round, or threaded holes
I/O Expansion Slots
- 8 flexible PCIe slots:
3 full-height/full-length slots (150W) with double-wide card support (225W)
5 low-profile/half-length slots (25W)
- Delivers comprehensive functionality yet simple and easy to use:
Uses Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage all resources (server nodes, storage, networking, and power) with a unified management tool, presented in a single console
Monitors up to nine VRTX chassis from a single, consolidated CMC console
Offers both Local and Remote management
Is available with either Enterprise or Express CMC licensing for CMC
Redundant Chassis Management Controller is available
Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free systems
Management that are fully supported within the OpenManage product portfolio