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


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 2nd Generation 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 2933MT/s; up to 192 DIMMS per chassis for up to 24.5TB max memory.
  • Supports up to 12 slots for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM (6.1TB) with a maximum total capacity of 7.68TB per server.
  • 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.
  • Scale compute resources with second-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements.
  • 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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  • Up to two 2nd Generation Intel®™ Xeon(R)™ Scalable processors, with up to 28 cores per processor
    TDP: 70-205W

    Intel® C628 Chipset with optional Intel® QuickAssist Technology


  • DIMM Speed
    Up to 2933 MT/s

    Memory Type

    Memory Module Slots
    24 DDR4 DIMM slots
    12 slots enabled for NVDIMM-N
    12 slots enabled for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM

    Maximum RAM
    RDIMM 1.5TB
    NVDIMM-N 192GB
    Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM 6.1TB (total capacity of 7.68TB per server)

Storage Controllers

  • Internal controllers:
    PERC HBA330, H730P, H745P, HBA330 mini-mezz

    Software RAID:

    Internal Boot:
    Choice HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs or
    Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM)

Power Supplies

  • Up to 6 x 3000W; PSU and grid redundancy support (MX7000 chassis)
    5 rear- and 4 front-accessible hot-swap fans with full redundancy (MX7000 chassis)

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height
    42.14mm (1.65'')

    250.20mm (9.85'')

    620.35mm (24.42") (handle closed)

    9.5kg (20.94lbs.)


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

I/O and Ports

  • Network options
    Up to 2 pair redundant general-purpose switch or pass-through module bays (Fabrics A and B); redundant pair of storage specific switch bays (Fabric C)
    Up to 25GbE, 32Gbps Fibre Channel, 12Gbps SAS

    Front Ports
    1 x USB 3.0

    Rear Ports
    1xUSB 2.0 management port to iDRAC
    1xUSB 3.0 + USB 2.0 for IDSDM

    Internal Ports
    1 x USB 3.0

Supported Operating Systems

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

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.


  • MX7000


  • Front Bays
    Up to 6 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) or NVMe PCIe SSD


  • PCIe
    2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 mezzanine slots (Fabric A and B)
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 mini-mezzanine slot (Fabric C)

    Video Card
    Integrated VGA controller in iDRAC, VGA over LAN


  • Embedded / At-the-Chassis

    OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition
    Quick Sync 2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)/wireless module

    Embedded / At-the-Server – Compute Sled
    iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC Direct
    iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish

    OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Power Center

    OpenManage Mobile (requires OM Enterprise or OM Essentials)

    Dell EMC Repository Manager
    Dell EMC System Update
    Dell EMC Server Update Utility
    Dell EMC Update Catalogs
    iDRAC Service Module
    OpenManage Server Administrator
    OpenManage Storage Services

    OpenManage Integration
    BMC® Truesight
    Microsoft® System Center
    RedHat® Ansible®
    VMware® vCenter

    OpenManage Connections
    IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
    IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
    Micro Focus® Operations Manager i (OMi)
    Nagios® Core
    Nagios® XI

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