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Dell EMC PowerEdge R750 Installation and Service Manual

Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) installation guidelines

The following are the recommended guidelines for installing Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) memory modules:
  • Each system supports maximum of one Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) memory module per channel.
    NOTE If two different Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacities are mixed, an F1/F2 warning is displayed as the configuration is not supported.
  • Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) can be mixed with RDIMM, LRDIMM, and 3DS LRDIMM.
    NOTE Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) cannot be mixed with 256 GB LRDIMM.
  • Mixing of DDR4 DIMM types (RDIMM, LRDIMM, and 3DS LRDIMM), within channels, for Integrated Memory Controller (iMC), or across sockets are not supported.
  • Mixing of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) operating modes (App Direct Mode, Memory Mode) is not supported.
  • If only one DIMM is populated on a channel, then the DIMM should always be populated in the first slot in that channel (white slot).
  • If a Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) and a DDR4 DIMM are populated on the same channel, always plug Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) on second slot (black slot).
  • If the Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) is configured in Memory Mode, the recommended DDR4 to Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity ratio is 1:4 to 1:16 per iMC.
  • Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) cannot be mixed with other capacities of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) or with NVDIMMs.
  • Mixing different capacities of RDIMMs and LRDIMMs are not allowed when Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) is installed.
  • Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) of different capacities are not allowed.
  • VMware ESXi boot takes longer time when higher capacity of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) are configured in App Direct Mode, This is Address Range Scrub (ARS). This is expected as background Address Range Scrub (ARS) is going on the interleave sets and needs to be completed prior the pMem datastore is mounted on ESXi.
  • In App Direct Mode (AP), sockets can be populated symmetrically or asymmetrically.
  • In Memory Mode (MM), sockets can be populated symmetrically.
  • Memory mode is not supported for the 6+1, 8+1 and 12+2 configurations irrespective of DDR to Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity ratio.
  • In VMware ESXI environment, if BPS goal is changed between App Direct Mode and Memory Mode, it is recommended to sanitize the Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) before creating a new goal.
  • Populate Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) in DIMM slot 1, unless Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) is the only DIMM in that channel, and then populate in DIMM slot 0.

For more information about the supported Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) configurations, see the Dell EMC Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) User's Guide at https://www.dell.com/support/home/products/server_int/server_int_poweredge.

Table 1. Supported Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) for dual processor configurationsThis table lists the supported Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) configurations for dual processor system.
Configuration Description per processor Memory population rules
RDIMMs or LRDIMMs Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS)
Configuration 1 4 x RDIMMs, 4 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS)

Processor1  {A1, 2, 3, 4}
Processor2  {B1, 2, 3, 4}

Processor1 {A5, 6, 7 ,8}

Processor2 {B5, 6, 7, 8}

Configuration 2 6 x RDIMMs, 1 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS)

Processor1  {A1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
Processor2  {B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

Processor1 {A7}

Processor2 {B7}

Configuration 3 8 x RDIMMs, 1 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS)

Processor1  {A1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}
Processor2  {B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}

Processor1 {A9}

Processor2 {B9}

Configuration 4 8 x RDIMMs, 4 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS)

Processor1  {A1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}
Processor2  {B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}

Processor1 {A9, 10, 11, 12}

Processor2 {B9, 10, 11, 12}

Configuration 5 8 x RDIMMs, 8 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS)

Processor1  {A1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}
Processor2  {B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}

Processor1 {A9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16}

Processor2 {B9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16}

Configuration 6 12 x RDIMMs, 2 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS)

Processor1 {A1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16}
Processor2 {B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16}

Processor1 {A5, 6}

Processor2 {B5, 6}

NOTE There are limited configurations available for dual socket servers with only one processor populated.
Table 2. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 1 - 4 x RDIMMs, 4 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of RDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 RDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
4 4 16 128 64 512 MM or AD
4 4 32 128 128 512 MM or AD
4 4 64 128 256 512 AD
4 4 16 256 64 1024 MM or AD
4 4 32 256 128 1024 MM or AD
4 4 64 256 256 1024 MM or AD
4 4 16 512 64 2048 AD
4 4 32 512 128 2048 MM or AD
4 4 64 512 256 2048 MM or AD
Table 3. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 1 - 4 x LRDIMMs, 4 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of LRDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 LRDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
4 4 128 128 512 512 AD
4 4 128 256 512 1024 AD
4 4 128 512 512 2048 MM or AD
Table 4. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 2 - 6 x RDIMMs, 1 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of RDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 RDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
6 1 16 128 96 128 AD
6 1 32 128 192 128 AD
6 1 64 128 384 128 AD
6 1 16 256 96 256 AD
6 1 32 256 192 256 AD
6 1 64 256 384 256 AD
6 1 16 512 96 512 AD
6 1 32 512 192 512 AD
6 1 64 512 384 512 AD
Table 5. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 2 - 6 x LRDIMMs, 1 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of LRDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 LRDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
6 1 128 128 768 128 AD
6 1 128 256 768 256 AD
6 1 128 512 768 512 AD
Table 6. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 3 - 8 x RDIMMs, 1 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of RDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 RDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
8 1 16 128 128 128 AD
8 1 32 128 256 128 AD
8 1 64 128 512 128 AD
8 1 16 256 128 256 AD
8 1 32 256 256 256 AD
8 1 64 256 512 256 AD
8 1 16 512 128 512 AD
8 1 32 512 256 512 AD
8 1 64 512 512 512 AD
Table 7. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 3 - 8 x LRDIMMs, 1 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of LRDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 LRDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
8 1 128 128 1024 128 AD
8 1 128 256 1024 256 AD
8 1 128 512 1024 512 AD
Table 8. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 4 - 8 x RDIMMs, 4 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of RDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 RDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
8 4 16 128 128 512 MM or AD
8 4 32 128 256 512 AD
8 4 64 128 512 512 AD
8 4 16 256 128 1024 MM or AD
8 4 32 256 256 1024 MM or AD
8 4 64 256 512 1024 AD
8 4 16 512 128 2048 MM or AD
8 4 32 512 256 2048 MM or AD
8 4 64 512 512 2048 MM or AD
Table 9. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 4 - 8 x LRDIMMs, 4 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of LRDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 LRDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
8 4 128 128 1024 512 AD
8 4 128 256 1024 1024 AD
8 4 128 512 1024 2048 AD
Table 10. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 5 - 8 x RDIMMs, 8 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of RDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 RDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
8 8 16 128 128 1024 MM or AD
8 8 32 128 256 1024 MM or AD
8 8 64 128 512 1024 AD
8 8 16 256 128 2048 MM or AD
8 8 32 256 256 2048 MM or AD
8 8 64 256 512 2048 MM or AD
8 8 16 512 128 4096 AD
8 8 32 512 256 4096 MM or AD
8 8 64 512 512 4096 MM or AD
Table 11. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 5 - 8 x LRDIMMs, 8 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of LRDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 LRDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
8 8 128 128 1024 1024 AD
8 8 128 256 1024 2048 AD
8 8 128 512 1024 4096 MM or AD
Table 12. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 6 - 12 x RDIMMs, 2 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of RDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 RDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
12 2 16 128 192 256 AD
12 2 32 128 384 256 AD
12 2 64 128 768 256 AD
12 2 16 256 192 512 AD
12 2 32 256 384 512 AD
12 2 64 256 768 512 AD
12 2 16 512 192 1024 AD
12 2 32 512 384 1024 AD
12 2 64 512 768 1024 AD
Table 13. Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) Configuration 6 - 12 x LRDIMMs, 2 x Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) per processor
Total No of LRDIMMs Total No of Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) DIMMs 1 LRDIMM capacity (GB) 1 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) capacity (GB) Total Standard Memory Capacity (GB) Total PM Capacity (GB) Supported Modes
12 2 128 128 1536 256 AD
12 2 128 256 1536 512 AD
12 2 128 512 1536 1024 AD

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