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Identifying the generation of your Dell PowerEdge server

To cover a range of server models, the PowerEdge servers are now be referred to using the generic naming convention and not their generation.

This topic explains how to identify the generation of a PowerEdge server that are referred to using the generic naming convention.


The R740 server model is a rack, two processor system from the 14th generation of servers with Intel processors. In the documentation, to refer to R740, generic naming convention YX4X server is used, where:

  • The letter Y (alphabet) denotes the type (form factor: Cloud (C), Flexible(F), Modular (M or MX), Rack(R), Tower(T)) of the server.

  • The letter X (digit) denotes the class (number of processors) of the server.

  • The digit 4 denotes the generation of the server.

  • The letter X (digit) denotes the make of the processor.

Table 1. PowerEdge servers naming convention and examples General naming convention used across Dell product documentation to refer to PowerEdge servers.

YX5X servers

YX4X servers

YX3X servers

PowerEdge R7515

PowerEdge M640

PowerEdge M630

PowerEdge R6515

PowerEdge R440

PowerEdge M830

PowerEdge R540

PowerEdge T130

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