PowerEdge T550 Tower Server

Intel® Xeon™
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Balances expandability and performance

Improved performance and expandability. Designed for business-critical workloads, cloud infrastructure, database management, AI/ML, and inference.

PowerEdge T550 Tower Server


Your Innovation Engine

Your Innovation Engine

The PowerEdge T550, powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, offers advanced technologies such as accelerators to address data-intensive workloads outside the traditional data center.
Expandable tower server for enterprise workloads outside the data center

Expandable tower server for enterprise workloads outside the data center

The PowerEdge T550, powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is designed to address data-intensive workloads.

• New chassis design offers higher performance technologies in a quieter, more management-friendly enclosure
• Ideal for traditional corporate IT, virtualization, databases and analytics, and AI/ML and inferencing
• Enterprise-class tower chassis that provides ease of management and expandability for growth and performance

Systems Management and Security Solutions

OpenManage systems management

OpenManage systems management

The Dell Technologies OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT environment with tools and solutions to discover, monitor, manage, update, and deploy your PowerEdge infrastructure.
Intelligent Automation

Intelligent Automation

PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.
Built-in security

Built-in security

PowerEdge servers are made with a cyber resilient architecture that builds in security at every phase of the product lifecycle, from the silicon root of trust and secured component verification, to signed firmware and drift detection, to BIOS recovery.

Dell Technologies offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services* for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.


Consulting 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.


Gain 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 a Technology Service Manager.


ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Residency Service provides ongoing transition assistance to accelerate adoption. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations to help you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.


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  • Up to two 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 32 cores per processor

Operating System

  • Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
    Citrix® Hypervisor®
    Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
    RedHat® Enterprise Linux
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    VMware® ESXi®


  • Intel C620 series chipset


  • Up to two double wide 300 W NVIDIA A40 or five single wide 70 W NVIDIA T4 accelerators


  • DIMM Speed
    Up to 3200 MT/s

    Memory Type

    Memory Module Slots
    16 DDR4 DIMM slots

    Maximum RAM
    RDIMM 1 TB


  • Front Bays
    Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 120 TB
    Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 240 TB
    Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 360 TB
    Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SAS) max 120 TB
    Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) + 8 x 2.5-inch NVMe (SSD) max 240 TB

Storage Controllers

  • Internal Controllers
    PERC H345, PERC H755, PERC H755N, HBA355i

    External Controllers
    PERC H840, HBA355e

    Software RAID

    Internal Boot
    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2): HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240 GB or 480 GB
    Internal Dual SD Module or Internal USB


  • Cryptographically signed firmware
    Secure Boot
    Secure Erase
    Silicon Root of Trust
    System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)
    TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ


  • Embedded / At-the-Server
    iDRAC Service Module
    iDRAC Direct
    Quick Sync 2 wireless module

    OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Power Manager plugin
    OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
    OpenManage Update Manager plugin

    OpenManage Mobile

    iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
    System Update Utility
    Update Catalogs

    OpenManage Integrations
    BMC® Truesight
    Microsoft® System Center
    RedHat® Ansible® Modules
    VMware® vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager

    OpenManage connections
    IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
    IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
    Micro Focus® Operations Manager
    Nagios® Core
    Nagios® XI

Power Supplies

  • 600W Platinum 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant
    800W Platinum 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant
    1100W Titanium 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC or -48 V, hot swap redundant
    1400W Platinum 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant
    2400W Platinum 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant
    Hot swap power supplies with full redundancy option
    Up to 8 fans with full redundancy


  • Network Options
    2 x 1GbE LOM and OCP x16 Mezz 3.0 (optional)

    Front Ports
    1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct micro-USB (optional)
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x USB 3.0

    Rear Ports
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port
    1 x USB 3.0
    1 x Serial (optional)
    2 x Ethernet
    1 x VGA

    Internal Ports
    1 x USB 3.0 (optional)


  • PCIe
    5 x PCIe Gen4 slots + 1 x PCIe Gen3 slot
    3 x 16 Gen4 (x16 connector) full height, half length
    1 x 4 Gen3 (x8 connector) full height, half length
    2 x 16 Gen4 (x16 connector) full height, full length (optional)

    Video Card
    1 x VGA


  • Up to 8 fans with full redundancy


  • Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

Form Factor

  • 5U Tower server

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height
    459.00 mm (18.07 in.)

    200.00 mm (7.87 in.)

    680.50 mm (26.79 in.) with bezel
    663.50 mm (26.12 in.) without bezel

    Max 44.48 kg (98.06 lbs.)*

Rack Support

  • System is optimized to fit into EIA-310 spec Racks. Dell does not offer specific rails for this platform.

Recommended Support

  • Choose 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. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.
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