Dell PowerEdge R610 Specifications

PowerEdge R610
Technical Guide
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PowerEdge R610
server is engineered
to simplify data
center operations,
improve energy
efficiency, and lower
total cost of
ownership.
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Table of Contents
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Product Comparison ........................................................................................... 7
1.1
Overview .................................................................................................. 7
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Strong IT Foundation............................................................................... 7
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Customer-Inspired Design ......................................................................... 7
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Enhanced Virtualization ........................................................................... 7
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Energy Efficient .................................................................................... 7
1.1.5
Easy to Manage ..................................................................................... 8
1.1.6
Dell Services ........................................................................................ 8
1.2
Comparison ............................................................................................... 8
Key Technologies............................................................................................. 11
2.1
Overview ................................................................................................ 11
2.2
Detailed Information .................................................................................. 11
System Overview ............................................................................................. 12
Mechanical .................................................................................................... 15
4.1
Chassis Description..................................................................................... 15
4.2
Dimensions and Weight ................................................................................ 15
4.3
Front Panel View and Features ...................................................................... 15
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Back Panel View and Features ....................................................................... 16
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Power Supply Indicators ............................................................................... 16
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NIC Indicators ........................................................................................... 17
4.7
Internal Chassis Views ................................................................................. 17
4.8
Rails and Cable Management ......................................................................... 18
4.8.1
ReadyRails Sliding Rails ......................................................................... 18
4.8.2
ReadyRails Static Rails .......................................................................... 18
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Fans ...................................................................................................... 18
4.10 LCD Control Panel ...................................................................................... 18
4.11 Security .................................................................................................. 19
4.11.1
Cover Latch ....................................................................................... 19
4.11.2
Bezel ............................................................................................... 19
4.11.3
Hard Drive ......................................................................................... 19
4.11.4
TPM ................................................................................................. 19
4.11.5
Power Off Security ............................................................................... 20
4.11.6
Intrusion Alert .................................................................................... 20
4.11.7
Secure Mode ...................................................................................... 20
4.12 USB Key .................................................................................................. 20
4.13 Battery ................................................................................................... 20
4.14 Field Replaceable Units (FRU)........................................................................ 20
4.15 User Accessible Jumpers, Sockets, and Connectors ............................................... 20
Power, Thermal, Acoustic .................................................................................. 21
5.1
Power Efficiencies ..................................................................................... 21
5.2
Main Power Supply ..................................................................................... 21
5.3
Power Supply Specifications .......................................................................... 22
5.4
Heat Dissipation ........................................................................................ 22
5.5
Environmental Specifications......................................................................... 22
5.6
Power Consumption Testing .......................................................................... 23
5.7
Energy Smart Enablement ............................................................................ 24
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Energy Star Compliance ............................................................................... 24
5.9
Acoustics ................................................................................................ 24
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Processors .....................................................................................................
6.1
Overview ................................................................................................
6.2
Features .................................................................................................
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Supported Processors ..................................................................................
6.4
Processor Configurations ..............................................................................
6.4.1
Single Processor Configuration .................................................................
6.4.2
Processor Power Voltage Regulation Modules (EVRD 11.1) .................................
6.5
Processor Installation ..................................................................................
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Memory ........................................................................................................
7.1
Overview ................................................................................................
7.2
DIMMs Supported .......................................................................................
7.2.1
Memory Modes ....................................................................................
7.2.2
DIMM Population Rules ..........................................................................
7.3
Speed ....................................................................................................
7.4
DIMM Slots ...............................................................................................
7.5
Low Voltage DIMMs .....................................................................................
7.6
Mirroring .................................................................................................
7.7
Sparing ...................................................................................................
7.8
Memory Scrubbing......................................................................................
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Advanced ECC (Lockstep) Mode ......................................................................
7.10 Optimizer (Independent Channel) Mode ............................................................
7.11 Supported Configurations .............................................................................
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Chipset ........................................................................................................
8.1
Intel I/O Hub (IOH) ....................................................................................
8.2
IOH QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) ...................................................................
8.3
IOH PCI Express .........................................................................................
8.4
Intel I/O Controller Hub 9 (ICH9) ....................................................................
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BIOS ............................................................................................................
9.1
Overview ................................................................................................
9.2
Supported ACPI States .................................................................................
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I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) .........................................................................
10 Embedded NICs/LAN on Motherboard (LOM) .............................................................
11 PCI Slots .......................................................................................................
11.1 Overview ................................................................................................
11.2 PCI Riser Restrictions ..................................................................................
11.3 Quantities and Priorities ..............................................................................
11.4 PCI Card Dimensions ...................................................................................
12 Storage ........................................................................................................
12.1 Overview ................................................................................................
12.2 Internal Hard Disk Drives ..............................................................................
12.2.1
Hard Disk Drive Carriers .........................................................................
12.2.2
Empty Drive Bays .................................................................................
12.2.3
Diskless Configuration Support .................................................................
12.2.4
Hard Drive LED Indicators .......................................................................
12.3 RAID Configurations ....................................................................................
12.4 Storage Controllers ....................................................................................
12.4.1
SAS 6/iR ...........................................................................................
12.4.2
PERC 6/i ...........................................................................................
12.4.3
PERC H200 .........................................................................................
12.4.4
PERC H700 .........................................................................................
12.5 Optical Drives ...........................................................................................
12.6 Tape Drives .............................................................................................
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Video ...........................................................................................................
Rack Information .............................................................................................
14.1 Overview ................................................................................................
14.2 Rails ......................................................................................................
14.3 Cable Management Arm (CMA) .......................................................................
14.4 Rack View ...............................................................................................
15 Operating Systems ...........................................................................................
16 Systems Management ........................................................................................
16.1 Overview ................................................................................................
16.2 Server Management ....................................................................................
16.3 Embedded Server Management ......................................................................
16.4 Dell Lifecycle Controller and Unified Server Configurator .......................................
16.5 Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller..........................................................
16.6 iDRAC6 Express .........................................................................................
16.7 iDRAC6 Enterprise ......................................................................................
16.8 iDRAC6 Enterprise with Virtual Flash (vFlash) Media .............................................
17 Peripherals ....................................................................................................
Appendix A. Certifications .....................................................................................
A.1
Regulatory Certifications .............................................................................
A.2
Product Safety Certifications .........................................................................
A.3
Electromagnetic Compatibility .......................................................................
A.4
Ergonomics, Acoustics and Hygienics ...............................................................
Appendix B. Additional Information and Options ...........................................................
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Product Comparison to PowerEdge R510 and R710 .............................................. 8
Product Features Summary ........................................................................ 12
Power Supply Status ................................................................................ 16
Power Supply Specifications ....................................................................... 22
Environmental Specifications ...................................................................... 22
Power Consumption Testing ....................................................................... 23
Acoustical Performance ............................................................................ 24
Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Processor Series Features ........................................... 25
Supported Processors ............................................................................... 26
Supported Hard Drives.............................................................................. 38
Factory RAID Configurations ....................................................................... 39
Storage Card Support Matrix....................................................................... 42
Graphics Video Modes .............................................................................. 44
Supported Racks ..................................................................................... 46
Rail Adjustability Ranges and Depth ............................................................. 47
Unified Server Configurator Features and Description......................................... 52
Features List for Base Management Functionality, iDRAC, and vFlash ...................... 54
Product Safety Certifications ...................................................................... 57
Electromagnetic Compatibility Certifications ................................................... 58
Ergonomics, Acoustics and Hygienics............................................................. 59
Industry Standards .................................................................................. 60
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Internal Chassis View ..............................................................................
Control Panel .......................................................................................
Power Supplies ......................................................................................
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Product Comparison
1.1 Overview
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ R610 is a 2-socket 1U rack server that offers simplified management,
purposeful design, and energy efficiency that can help you better manage your enterprise IT
environment.
1.1.1
Strong IT Foundation
The Dell PowerEdge R610 is a key building block for today’s data center. Designed for versatility and
high performance, it provides many of the virtualization, system management, and energy-efficiency
features you need now and the scalability necessary to change as your business grows. This general
purpose Intel® processor-based server is ideal for corporate data centers and remote sites that
require a dense, highly available single- or dual-processor server at an excellent value.
1.1.2
Customer-Inspired Design
Dell PowerEdge 11th generation servers are designed to meet customer needs with excellent
reliability, security, and commonality to make the experience easier. We put all external ports,
power supplies, LCD screens, and LED lights in the same location for a familiar experience as well as
easy installation and deployment.
The PowerEdge R610 embodies the Dell PowerEdge 11th generation portfolio specifications. The R610
features robust metal hard drive carriers and organized cabling, designed to help improve component
access and airflow across the server. The R610 also has either an interactive LCD screen or an LED
display positioned on the front of the server for easy monitoring and troubleshooting.
1.1.3
Enhanced Virtualization
Featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, embedded hypervisors, and expanded memory footprint and I/O,
the Dell PowerEdge R610 delivers exceptional overall system performance and significant virtual
machine-per-server capacity. With optional factory-integrated virtualization capabilities, you get
tailored solutions—built with the latest technologies from Dell and our trusted partners—which allow
you to streamline deployment and simplify virtual infrastructures. Choose your hypervisor from
market leaders such as VMware®, Citrix®, and Microsoft®, and enable virtualization with a few mouse
clicks.
1.1.4
Energy Efficient
The PowerEdge R610 incorporates Energy Smart design using efficient power supply units, low-flow
fans, and a logical component layout of the internal components which aids airflow direction,
helping keep the server cool and reduce noise as much as possible. In addition, advanced thermal
control helps optimize performance while minimizing system power consumption. This provides
better energy efficiency with policy-driven power and thermal management and highly efficient
standards-based Energy Smart components.
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Easy to Manage
The PowerEdge R610 lets you devote more focus to running your business. The optional advanced
embedded systems management engine, Lifecycle Controller, automates common management
tasks, and gives you zero-media, low-touch deployment that is efficient, secure, and user-friendly.
Lifecycle Controller works with the standard iDRAC Express or optional iDRAC Enterprise to help
simplify administrator tasks by performing a comprehensive set of provisioning functions such as
system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration, and diagnostics from a single intuitive
interface called Unified Server Configurator (USC) in a pre-OS environment. This helps eliminate the
need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media. With Dell Lifecycle Controller
server deployment automation, the R610 can be up and running fast.
Also part of the Dell OpenManage™ portfolio is the Dell Management Console (DMC) which is included
with every Dell server and provides IT administrators with a consolidated console view of their IT
infrastructure.
1.1.6
Dell Services
Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs, and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT
and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team takes a holistic view of your needs
and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives while leveraging proven delivery
methods, local talent, and in-depth domain knowledge for the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).
1.2 Comparison
Product Comparison to PowerEdge R510 and R710
Table 1.
Feature
R510
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R610
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R710
Processor
Intel Xeon processor
5500 and 5600 series
Intel Xeon processor
5500 and 5600 series
Intel® Xeon® processor
5500 and 5600 series
Form Factor
2U rack
1U rack
2U rack
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Front Side Bus
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect (QPI)
6.4GT/s
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect (QPI)
6.4GT/s
Intel® QuickPath
Interconnect (QPI)
6.4GT/s
# Sockets
2
2
2
# Cores
2, 4, or 6
2, 4, or 6
2, 4, or 6
L2/L3 Cache
4MB, 8MB, and 12BM
4MB, 8MB, and 12MB
4MB, 8MB, and 12MB
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Chipset
Intel 5500
Intel 5520
Intel® 5520
DIMMs
8 DDR3
12 DDR3
18 DDR3
Min/Max RAM
1GB/128GB
1GB/192GB
1GB/288GB
Drive Bays
4 x 3.5‖, or
8 x 3.5‖ or 2.5‖, or
12 x 3.5‖ or 2.5‖ + 2 x
internal 2.5‖
6 x 2.5‖
4 x 3.5" with optional
flex bay,
6 x 3.5" without flex bay,
or
8 x 2.5‖
Hard Drive Types
SAS, SATA, and SSD
Hot-plug SAS and SATA,
nearline SAS and SSD
Hot-plug SAS and SATA,
nearline SAS and SSD
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R510
R610
R710
External Drive
Bay(s)
Four- and eight-drive
chassis: optional internal
SATA slimline optical
drives such as DVD-ROM
or DVD+RW
Twelve-drive chassis:
N/A
Optional internal SATA
slimline optical drives
such as DVD-ROM or
DVD+RW
Optional flex bay
expansion to support
half-height tape backup
unit
Embedded Hard
Drive Controller
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, PERC
H200, PERC H700, PERC
S100, PERC S300
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, PERC
H200, PERC H700
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, PERC
H200, PERC H700
Optional Storage
Controller
Non-RAID:
SAS 5/E
LSI 2032 (for tape backup
unit only)
6Gps SAS HBA
RAID:
SAS 6/iR
PERC 6/i
PERC 6/E
PERC H200
PERC H700
PERC H800
Software RAID:
PERC S100 (4-drive
chassis only)
PERC S300 (4- and 8drive chassis only)
Non-RAID:
SAS 5/E
LSI 2032 (for tape backup
unit only)
6Gps SAS HBA
RAID:
SAS 6/iR
PERC 6/i
PERC 6/E
PERC H200
PERC H700
PERC H800
Non-RAID:
SAS 5/E
LSI 2032 (for tape backup
unit only)
6Gps SAS HBA
RAID:
SAS 6/iR
PERC 6/i
PERC 6/E
PERC H200
PERC H700
PERC H800
Availability
Hot-plug hard drives,
redundant power,
quad-pack LED diagnostic
or LCD (with hot-plug
hard drive chassis),
memory mirroring
Hot-plug hard drives,
hot-plug redundant
power and cooling,
ECC memory,
Single Device Data
Correction (SDDC),
memory demand and
patrol scrubbing,
high-availability failover
cluster
Hot-plug hard drives,
hot-plug redundant
power and cooling,
ECC memory,
Single Device Data
Correction (SDDC),
memory demand and
patrol scrubbing,
high-availability failover
cluster
Server
Management
BMC, IPMI 2.0, Dell
OpenManage™
Optional: iDRAC6
Express, iDRAC 6
Enterprise, vFlash
iDRAC6 Express, BMC,
IPMI 2.0, Dell
OpenManage™
Optional: iDRAC6
Enterprise, vFlash
iDRAC6 Express, BMC,
IPMI 2.0, Dell
OpenManage™
Optional: iDRAC6
Enterprise, vFlash
I/O Slots
3 PCIe + 1 storage slot or
1 PCIe + 1 storage slot
2 PCIe x8 G2
2 PCIe x8 + 2 PCIe x4 G2
or
1 x PCIe x16 + 2 PCIe x4
G2
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R610
R710
RAID
SAS 6/iR and PERC H200:
RAID 0, 1
PERC 6/i and PERC H700:
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,
60
PERC S100: 0, 1, 5, 10
PERC S300: 0, 1, 5, 10
SAS 6/iR and PERC H200:
RAID 0, 1
PERC 6/i and PERC H700:
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,
60
SAS 6/iR and PERC H200:
RAID 0, 1
PERC 6/i and PERC H700:
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,
60
NIC/LOM
Broadcom® BCM5716
2 x iSCSI TOE
Optional: various NICs
available
Broadcom® BCM5709C
4 x iSCSI TOE
Optional: various NICs
available
Broadcom® BCM5709C
4 x iSCSI TOE
Optional: various NICs
available
USB
2 front, 2 back,
2 internal
2 front, 2 back,
1 internal
2 front, 2 back,
1 internal
Power Supplies
Four-drive chassis:
non-redundant, 480W
Eight-drive and twelvedrive chassis: hot-plug
redundant 750W
Two redundant hot-plug
high efficiency 502W or
two redundant hot-plug
high output 717W
Two redundant hot-plug
high efficiency 570W or
two redundant hot-plug
high output 870W
Fans
Four-drive chassis: four
non-redundant, non-hotpluggable fans
Eight-drive chassis: five
non-redundant, non-hotpluggable fans
Twelve-drive chassis:
five redundant, non-hotpluggable, dual-rotor
fans
Six dual-rotor fans (dual
processor configuration)
or
five dual-rotor fans
(single processor
configuration)
Five hot-plug fans
(default processor
configuration) or
four hot-plug fans (single
processor configuration)
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Key Technologies
2.1 Overview
Key features of the PowerEdge R610 include dual Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 series quad-core and
six-core processors, Intel® 5500 chipset I/O Hub (IOH) with QuickPath Architecture, DDR3 memory,
DIMM thermal sensors, PCI Express Generation 2, iDRAC with integrated video controller, dual-port
embedded Gigabit Ethernet controllers, Internal SD Module, iDRAC6 Express, and optional iDRAC6
Enterprise.
2.2 Detailed Information
The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series is designed specifically for servers and workstation
applications. The processor features quad-core and six-core processing to maximize performance and
performance/watt for data center infrastructures and highly dense deployments. The processor also
features the Intel Core™ micro-architecture and Intel 64 architecture for flexibility in 64-bit and 32bit applications and operating systems. See section 6 for more information.
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System Overview
For the latest information on supported features for the PowerEdge R610, visit Dell.com.
Table 2.
Product Features Summary
Feature
Technical Specification
Form Factor
1U rack
Processors
Dual-core, quad-core, or six-core Intel® Xeon® processors 5500 and
5600 series
Processor Sockets
2
Front Side Bus or
HyperTransport
Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
Cache
Up to 12MB
Chipset
Intel® 5520
Memory1
Up to 192GB (12 DIMM slots): 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3
800MHz, 1066MHz, or 1333MHz
I/O Slots
Two PCIe x8 Gen2
RAID Controller
Internal Controllers:
PERC H200 (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 (6Gb/s) (nonvolatile battery-backed cache:
512MB, 1GB)
SAS 6/iR
PERC 6/i (battery-backed
cache: 256MB)
External Controllers:
PERC H800 (6Gb/s) (non-volatile
battery-backed cache: 512MB, 1G)
PERC 6/E (battery-backed cache:
256MB, 512MB)
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gb/s SAS HBA
SAS 5/E HBA
LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA
Drive Bays
Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane,
up to six 2.5‖ SAS, SATA, or SSD Drives
Maximum Internal
Storage
6TB (with six 1TB NL SAS drives)
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2.5‖ SAS (15,000 rpm): 73GB,
146GB
2.5‖ SAS (10,000 rpm): 146GB,
300GB, 600GB
2.5‖ nearline SAS (7,200 rpm):
500GB, 1TB
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500GB
2.5‖ SATA SSD: 50GB, 100GB
2.5‖ SAS SSD: 149GB
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Technical Specification
Communications
Two dual-port embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5709C Gigabit
Ethernet NICs with failover and load balancing.
Optional 1GBe and 10GBe add-in NICs:
Broadcom® NetXtreme II® 57711 Dual Port Direct Attach 10Gb
Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE and iSCSI
Offload
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter and Intel® Gigabit ET Quad
Port Server Adapter
Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2
(FCoE Ready for Future Enablement)
Brocade® CNA Dual-port adapter
Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-IX-D
Emulex® OCE10102-IX-DCNA iSCSI HBA stand-up adapter
Optional add-in HBAs:
Brocade® 8 GB HBAs
Power Supply
One or two hot-plug high-efficiency 502W Energy Smart power
supplies or
One or two hot-plug 717W high-output power supplies
Availability
DDR3 memory, ECC, hot-plug hard drives, optional hot-plug
redundant power supplies, dual embedded NICs with failover and
load balancing support, optional PERC6/i integrated daughtercard
controller with battery-backed cache (or other controllers with
battery-backed cache or non-volatile cache), hot-plug redundant
cooling, toolless chassis, fibre and SAS cluster support, validated for
Dell/EMC SAN
Video
Integrated Matrox® G200 (8MB shared video memory)
Remote Management
iDRAC6 Enterprise (optional)
Systems Management
Dell™ OpenManage™
Rack Support
ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole
racks)
ReadyRails™ static rails for 2-post and 4-post racks
Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows® Essential Business Server 2008
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes
Hyper-V™)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)
Microsoft® Windows® HPC Server 2008
Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Sun® Solaris™
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Technical Specification
Operating Systems
Optional Embedded Hypervisors:
Citrix® XenServer™
Microsoft® Hyper-V™ through Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware
ESXi™ 4.1)
For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit
www.dell.com/OSsupport.
Featured Database
Applications
Microsoft® SQL Server® solutions (see Dell.com/SQL)
Oracle® database solutions (see Dell.com/Oracle)
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GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded
material and operating environment and will be less.
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4.1 Chassis Description
The PowerEdge R610 is a 1U rack-mount design that supports the following features:
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New LCD control panel, bezel, and hard-drive carriers
Toolless rack latches
Pull-out tray for customer labels
Embedded NIC 1 and iDRAC MAC addresses
Support for persistent storage:
o Internal USB and SD card slot
o One external vFlash media slot (on optional iDRAC6 Enterprise card)
Updated power supplies and removal process
4.2 Dimensions and Weight
Figure 1 details the dimensions and weight for the PowerEdge R610.
Xa
Xb
Y
Za
(With
Bezel)
Za
(Without
Bezel)
Zb
Zc
Max
Weight
482.44 mm
424.0 mm
42.6 mm
35.0 mm
21.0 mm
737.3 mm
772.0 mm
17.69 kg
Figure 1.
Chassis Dimensions
4.3 Front Panel View and Features
Figure 2 and Figure 3 show the front views of the PowerEdge R610.
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Figure 2.
Figure 3.
Front View
Front View (With Optional Bezel)
See the Front-Panel Features and Indicators section in the About Your System chapter of the
PowerEdge R610 Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com for more information.
4.4 Back Panel View and Features
Figure 4 shows the back view of the PowerEdge R610.
Figure 4.
Back View
See the Back-Panel Features and Indicators section in the About Your System chapter of the
PowerEdge R610 Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com for more information.
4.5 Power Supply Indicators
The PowerEdge R610 redundant power supplies have one status bi-color LED: green for AC power
present and amber for a fault as detailed in Table 3.
Table 3.
LED
Power Supply Status
Power Supply Status
AC Power is not present
AC Power is present
Fault of any kind is detected
DC Power is applied to the system
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See the Power Indicator Codes section in the About Your System chapter of the PowerEdge R610
Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com for more information.
4.6 NIC Indicators
See the NIC Indicator Codes section in the About Your System chapter of the PowerEdge R610
Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com for more information.
4.7 Internal Chassis Views
Figure 5 shows the internal view of the PowerEdge R610 server.
Figure 5.
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4.8 Rails and Cable Management
4.8.1
ReadyRails Sliding Rails
ReadyRailsTM Sliding Rails for 4-post racks support the following:
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Toolless installation in 19‖ EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks
including all generations of Dell racks
Full extension of the system out of the rack to allow serviceability of key internal components
Optional cable management arm (CMA) except on racks less than 1m in depth, including Dell
4200 and 2400 racks
Threaded 4-post racks require the ReadyRails™ static rails listed below or third-party offerings
available through Dell Software and Peripherals
ReadyRails Static Rails
ReadyRailsTM Static Rails for 4-post and 2-post racks support the following:
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Toolless installation in 19‖ EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks
including all generations of Dell racks
Tooled installation in 19‖ EIA-310-E compliant threaded hole 4-post and 2-post racks
See section 14 for more details.
4.9 Fans
Six dual-rotor 40 mm fans are mounted in a fan assembly that is located in the chassis between the
hard drive bay and the processors. Only five fans are populated in systems with a single processor
configuration. Each fan has a connector that plugs directly into the planar. The R610 fans cannot be
hot-swapped. There are six fan zones in the R610, with one zone for each system fan.
The Embedded Server Management logic in the system controls and monitors the speed of the fans. A
fan failure or over-temperature in the system results in a notification from iDRAC6.
The R610 Power Supply Units do not have any integrated fans; they are cooled by the system fans in
front of them. The system requires a power-supply blank (metal cover) in place of the empty power
supply slot. System fan speed is pulse-width modulated. Redundant cooling is supported.
To provide cooling when the system is off, both rotors in FAN_MOD1 run off Vaux power at a low speed
setting when the ambient air temperature in the power supply passes a pre-defined threshold. The
iDRAC controls the fan in AutoCool mode.
4.10 LCD Control Panel
The LCD control panel is located on the front of the system chassis to provide user access to buttons,
display, and I/O interfaces. See Figure 6. The control panel includes the following features:
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ACPI-compliant power button with an integrated green power LED (controlled by iDRAC6)
128x20 pixel LCD with controls:
o Two navigation buttons
o Select button
o System ID button
Non-maskable Interrupt (NMI) button (recessed)
Ambient temperature sensor
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Figure 6.
Control Panel
The LCD panel is a graphics display controlled by the iDRAC6. Both iDRAC6 and BIOS can send error
codes and messages to the display.
The system's LCD panel provides system information and status messages to signify when the system
is operating correctly or when the system needs attention.
BIOS has the ability to enter a secure mode through Setup, which locks the Power and NMI buttons.
When in this mode, the power button can still be used to turn on the server even when the power
button is disabled in System Setup.
For more information on the LCD panel, see the LCD Panel Features section in the About Your System
chapter in the PowerEdge R610 Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com.
4.11 Security
For additional information regarding the following security features, see the PowerEdge R610
Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com.
4.11.1 Cover Latch
The PowerEdge R610 comes with a coin lock entry latch on the top cover of the unit and provides
security for the entire system. The lock provides for toolless access to the chassis.
4.11.2 Bezel
A metal bezel is mounted to the chassis. A lock on the bezel is used to protect un-authorized access
to system peripherals and the control panel. System status on the LCD is viewable even when the
bezel is installed.
4.11.3 Hard Drive
The optional front bezel of the system contains a lock which secures the system hard drives. Some
hard drives can still be unplugged from the backplane with the bezel present, but they cannot be
removed from the chassis.
4.11.4 TPM
The TPM is used to generate and store keys, protect and authenticate passwords, and create and
store digital certificates. The TPM can also be used to store Microsoft® BitLocker™ keys for hard drive
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encryption features in Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008. TPM is enabled through a BIOS option and
uses HMAC-SHA1-160 for binding.
4.11.5 Power Off Security
The control panel is designed so the power switch cannot be accidentally activated. The lock on the
bezel secures the switch behind the bezel. In addition, there is a setting in the CMOS setup that
disables the power button function.
4.11.6 Intrusion Alert
A switch mounted on Riser 2 is used to detect chassis intrusion. When the cover is opened, the switch
circuit closes and indicates intrusion to the iDRAC6. When enabled, the software can provide
notification that the cover has been opened.
4.11.7 Secure Mode
BIOS has the ability to enter a secure boot mode through Setup. This mode includes the option to
lock out the power and NMI switches on the control panel or set up a system password.
4.12 USB Key
The port on the control panel is for an optional USB key and is located inside the chassis. Some
possible applications of the USB key are listed as follows:
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User custom boot and pre-boot OS for ease of deployment or diskless environments
USB license keys for software applications like eToken™ or Sentinel Hardware Keys
Storage of custom logs or scratch pads for portable user defined information (not hotswappable)
4.13 Battery
A replaceable coin cell CR2032 3V battery is mounted on the planar to provide backup power for the
Real-Time Clock and CMOS RAM on the ICH9 chip.
4.14 Field Replaceable Units (FRU)
The planar contains a serial EEPROM to contain FRU information including Dell part number, part
revision level, and serial number. The backplane storage enclosure processor (SEP) and the power
supply microcontrollers are also used to store FRU data.
4.15 User Accessible Jumpers, Sockets, and Connectors
See the Jumpers and Connectors chapter in the PowerEdge R610 Hardware Owner’s Manual on
Support.Dell.com.
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Power, Thermal, Acoustic
5.1 Power Efficiencies
One of the main features of the 11G family of servers is enhanced power efficiency. The R610
achieves higher power efficiency by implementing the following features:
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User-selectable power cap (subsystems throttle to maintain the specified power cap)
Improved power budgeting
Power-supply and voltage-regulator (VR) efficiency improvements
Use of switching regulators instead of linear regulators
Closed-loop thermal throttling
Increased rear venting and 3D venting
Pulse-width modulated (PWM) fans with an increased number of fan zones and configurationdependent fan speeds
Use of DDR3 memory (lower voltage compared to DDR2, UDIMM)
Processor VR dynamic phase shedding
Memory VR static phase shedding
Random time interval for system start
Ability for an entire rack to power on without exceeding the available power
BIOS Power/Performance options page
Active Power Controller (BIOS-based CPU P-state manager)
Ability to power down or throttle memory
Ability to disable a processor core
Ability to turn off embedded NICs or PCIe lanes when not being used
Option to run PCIe at Gen1 speeds instead of Gen2
5.2 Main Power Supply
The base redundant R610 system consists of two hot-plug 502W Energy Smart (energy efficient)
power supplies in a 1+1 configuration. A 717W high-output power supply is also available.
The power supplies connect directly to the planar. There is a power cable to connect between the
planar and the backplane. The R610 power supplies do not have embedded cooling fans; they are
cooled only by the system cooling fans.
Field replaceable unit (FRU) data is stored in the memory of the power supply microcontroller.
Additionally, the power supply firmware can be updated by the iDRAC over the PMBus.
In a single power supply configuration, the power supply is installed in PS1 location and a power
supply blank (metal cover) is installed in PS2 location for proper system cooling.
Figure 7.
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5.3 Power Supply Specifications
Table 4.
Power Supply Specifications
Feature
Specification
717 Watt (high output)
Wattage
502 Watt (Energy Smart)
Voltage
90-264 VAC, autoranging, 47-63 Hz
Maximum inrush current
Under typical line conditions and over the
entire system ambient operating range, the
inrush current may reach 55A per power
supply for 10ms or less.
5.4 Heat Dissipation
High output (717W) power supply: 2446.5 BTU/hr maximum
Energy Smart (502W) power supply: 1712.9 BTU/hr maximum
5.5 Environmental Specifications
Table 5.
Environmental Specifications
Temperature
Operating
10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum
temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Note: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the
maximum operating temperature is de-rated
1°F/550 ft.
Storage
-40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F) with a maximum
temperature gradation of 20°C per hour
Relative Humidity
Operating
20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum
humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Storage
5% to 95% (non-condensing) with a maximum
humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Maximum Vibration
Operating
0.26 Grms at 5–350Hz for 5 minutes in
operational orientations
Storage
1.54 Grms at 10–250Hz for 10 minutes in all
orientations
Maximum Shock
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Maximum Shock
Half sine shock on all six sides of 71G 5% with a
pulse duration of 2ms 10% Square wave shock on
all six sides of 27G with velocity change @ 235
in/sec or greater
Storage
Altitude
Operating
-16 to 3048m (-50 to 10,000ft) Note: For
altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum
operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550ft
Storage
-16 to 10,600m (-50 to 35,000ft)
5.6 Power Consumption Testing
Table 6.
Feature
Power Consumption Testing
Energy Smart Power Supply
High Output Power Supply
1
Dimensions
L-249 mm x W-65.5 mm x H-38.2 mm
Status Indicators
1 x bi-color Light Emitting Diode
Integrated Fans
None
IEC-C14
Fixed Input Plug
1
AC Cord Rating
15 Amps @ 120 VAC, 10 Amps @ 240 VAC
Input Voltage
90–264 VAC
Auto-ranging
Yes
Line Frequency
47–63 Hertz
Maximum Inrush Current
55 Amps per supply for 10 ms or less
Hot-Swap Capability
Yes
Output Power
502 Watts
717 Watts
Maximum Heat Dissipation
1712.9 BTU per hour
2446.5 BTU per hour
Efficiency (20% – 100%
Load)
86.5–90% @ 115 VAC
88–92% @ 230 VAC
85–88.5% @ 115 VAC
86.5–90.5% @ 230 VAC
Does not include the power supply handle or ejection tab
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5.7 Energy Smart Enablement
The 11G family of PowerEdge servers implements aspects of Dell’s Energy Smart strategy. This
strategy offers the following:
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Energy Smart components on a portfolio level, such as high-capacity and Energy Smart power
supplies
Systems with either a lowest power footprint configuration or a best performance per watt
configuration
Energy Smart components (such as DIMMs or hard drives) selected without cherry picking or
screening individual manufacturer’s components based on energy consumption
5.8 Energy Star Compliance
ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations can be accessed from the ENERGY STAR Compliance results
landing page on Dell.com.
5.9 Acoustics
The acoustical design of the PowerEdge R610 reflects adherence to Dell’s high sound quality
standards. Sound quality is different from sound power level and sound pressure level in that it
describes how humans respond to annoyances in sound, like whistles, hums, etc. One of the sound
quality metrics in the Dell specification is prominence ratio of a tone as shown in Table 7.
Table 7.
Acoustical Performance
Typical Configuration @ 23 ± 2 °C
CPUs
HDDs
Power
Supplies
2
4
2
Optical
Drive
1
Operating Mode
LWA-UL
(Bels)
LpA
(dBA)
Prominent
Tones
Idle
5.3
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None
Stressed
5.3
35
None
The acoustical specification for the R610 is Category II-D.
Definitions
Idle: Reference ISO7779 (1999) definition 3.1.7; system is running in its OS but no other specific
activity.
Stressed Processor: An operating mode per ISO7779 (1999) definition 3.1.6. The software
SPECPower_ssj2008 is utilized to stress the processors. SPECPower is set to 50% loading.
LwA – UL: The upper limit sound power level (LwA) calculated per section 4.4.2 of ISO 9296 (1988)
and measured in accordance to ISO 7779 (1999).
LpA: Average bystander A-Weighted sound pressure level. The system is placed in a rack with its
bottom at 25 cm from the floor. The acoustic transducers are at the four bystander positions, ref
ISO7779 (1999) Section 8.6.2.
Prominent tone: Criteria of D.5 and D.8 of ECMA-74 9th ed. (2005) are followed to determine if
discrete tones are prominent. The system is placed in a rack with its bottom at 75 cm from the floor.
The acoustic transducer is at front bystander position, ref ISO7779 (1999) Section 8.6.2.
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Processors
6.1 Overview
The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series 2S is the microprocessor designed specifically for
servers and workstation applications. The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series features quad-core
processing to maximize performance and performance/watt for datacenter infrastructures and highly
dense deployments. The Intel 5600 series features six-core processing, offering enhanced systemlevel performance, virtualization, and energy efficiency. The Intel Xeon processor 5500 and 5600
series also feature Intel’s Core™ micro-architecture and Intel 64 architecture for flexibility in 64-bit
and 32-bit applications and operating systems.
The Intel Xeon processor 5500 and 5600 series uses a 1366-contact Flip-Chip Land Grid Array (FCLGA) package that plugs into a surface mount socket. The PowerEdge R610 provides support for up to
two processors.
Table 8.
Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Processor Series Features
Feature
5500 Series
5600 Series
# Cores
4
6
Last Level Cache
8MB shared
12MB shared
Multi-processor support
1–2 Processors
1-2 Processors
Front Side Bus (FSB) (MHz)/
Link Frequency (GT/s)
Up to 6.4 GT/s
Up to 6.4 GT/s
Max Thermal Design Power
(TDP)
130W (workstation)
95W (server)
130W (workstation)
95W (server)
Max Frequency
>3GHz
>3GHz
Memory Controller
Integrated 3-channel DDR3
Integrated 3-channel DDR3
Process Technology
45nm
32nm
Intel® Trusted Execution
Technology
No
Yes
Intel® Advanced Encryption
Security- New Instructions
No
Yes
Intel® Virtualization
Technology
Yes
Yes
Intel® 64
Yes
Yes
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Feature
5500 Series
5600 Series
Intel® Hyper-Threading
Technology
Yes
Yes
Socket
LGA1366
LGA1366
6.2 Features
Key features of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 and 5600 series include:
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Two, four, or six cores per processor
Two point-to-point QuickPath Interconnect links at 6.4 GT/s
1366-pin FC-LGA package
32 nm and 45 nm process technology
No termination required for non-populated processors (must populate CPU socket 1 first)
Integrated QuickPath DDR3 memory controller 64-byte cache line size RISC/CISC hybrid
architecture
Compatible with existing x86 code base
MMX™ support—Execute Disable Bit Intel Wide Dynamic Execution
Ability to executes up to four instructions per clock cycle
Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) capability
Support for CPU Turbo Mode (on certain processors)—increases processor frequency if
operating below thermal, power, and current limits for streaming SIMD (Single Instruction,
Multiple Data) Extensions 2, 3, and 4
Intel 64 Technology Intel VT-x and VT-d Technology for virtualization support Enhanced Intel
SpeedStep® Technology
Demand-based switching for active processor power management as well as support for ACPI
P-States, C-States and T-States
Support for DDR3L, 1.35v DIMMs for even lower system power (5600 series)
Support for memory sparing (5600 series)
AES-NI (hardware encryption assist) for more efficient encryption for uses such as online
transactions SSL (5600 series)
Intel TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) provides hardware assisted protection against
emerging software attacks (5600 series)
6.3 Supported Processors
For the latest information on supported processors for the PowerEdge R610, visit Dell.com.
Table 9.
Model
Speed
Supported Processors
Power
Cache
Cores
QPI Speed
X5680
3.33GHz
130W
12M
6
6.4GT/s
X5670
2.93GHz
95W
12M
6
6.4GT/s
X5660
2.80GHz
95W
12M
6
6.4GT/s
X5650
2.66GHz
95W
12M
6
6.4GT/s
L5640
2.26GHz
60W
12M
6
5.86GT/s
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Model
Speed
Power
Cache
Cores
QPI Speed
X5677
3.46GHz
130W
12M
4
6.4GT/s
X5667
3.06GHz
95W
12M
4
6.4GT/s
E5640
2.66GHz
80W
12M
4
5.86GT/s
E5630
2.53GHz
80W
12M
4
5.86GT/s
L5630
2.13GHz
40W
12M
4
5.86GT/s
E5620
2.40GHz
80W
12M
4
5.86GT/s
L5609
1.86GHz
40W
12M
4
4.8GT/s
X5560
2.80GHz
95W
8M
4
6.4GT/s
E5530
2.40GHz
80W
8M
4
5.86GT/s
L5520
2.26GHz
60W
8M
4
5.86GT/s
E5507
2.26GHz
80W
4M
4
4.8GT/s
E5506
2.13GHz
80W
4M
4
4.8GT/s
E5503
2.00GHz
80W
4M
2
4.8GT/s
6.4 Processor Configurations
6.4.1
Single Processor Configuration
The PowerEdge R610 is designed so that a single processor placed in the CPU1 socket functions
normally. The system will halt during power-on self-test (POST) if a single processor is placed in the
CPU2 socket. If using a single processor, the R610 requires a heatsink blank in the CPU2 socket for
thermal reasons.
6.4.2
Processor Power Voltage Regulation Modules (EVRD 11.1)
Voltage regulation to the Intel Xeon processor 5500 and 5600 series 2S is provided by EVRD
(Enterprise Voltage Regulator-Down). EVRDs are embedded on the planar. Processor core voltage is
not shared between processors. EVRDs support static phase shedding and power management via the
PMBus.
6.5 Processor Installation
Refer to the Processors section in the Installing System Components chapter of the Dell PowerEdge
R610 Systems Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.dell.com for processor installation and removal
instructions.
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Memory
7.1 Overview
The PowerEdge R610 uses DDR3 memory, providing a high-performance, high-speed memory
interface capable of low latency response and high throughput. The R610 supports Registered ECC
DDR3 DIMMs (RDIMM) or Unbuffered ECC DDR3 DIMMs (UDIMM).
The system contains 12 memory sockets split into two sets of six sockets, one set per each processor.
Each six-socket set is organized into three channels of two memory sockets per channel.
Key features of the PowerEdge R610 memory system include:
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Registered (RDIMM) and Unbuffered (UDIMM) ECC DDR3 technology
Support for up to 192 GB of RDIMM memory (twelve 16 GB RDIMMs)
Support for up to 24 GB of UDIMM memory (twelve 2 GB UDIMMs)
64 data and eight ECC bits per channel
Support for 1066/1333 MHz single- and dual- rank DIMMs
Support for 1066 MHz quad-rank DIMMs
Support for 1.35V low voltage (LV) DIMMs with 5600 series processors
Support for single DIMM configuration (DIMM in socket A1 only)
Support for ODT (On Die Termination) clock gating (CKE) to conserve power when DIMMs are
not accessed (DIMMs enter a low power self-refresh mode)
I2C access to SPD EEPROM for access to RDIMM thermal sensors
Single Bit Error Correction
SDDC (Single Device Data Correction, x4 or x8 devices)
Support for Closed Loop
Thermal Management on RDIMMs and UDIMMs
Multi Bit Error Detection Support for Memory Optimized Mode
Support for Advanced ECC mode
Support for Memory Mirroring
Support for Memory Sparing with 5600 series processors
7.2 DIMMs Supported
The DDR3 memory interface consists of three channels with up to two RDIMMs or UDIMMs per channel
for single or dual rank and up to two RDIMMs per channel for quad rank. The interface uses 2 GB, 4
GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB RDIMMs. Also supported are 1 GB or 2 GB UDIMMs.
7.2.1
Memory Modes
The memory mode is dependent on how the memory is populated in the system, according to the
following configurations:
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Three channels per processor populated identically
Dual-processor configuration with the memory configurations for each processor being
identical
o Typically, the system will be set to run in Memory Optimized (Independent Channel)
mode in this configuration.
o This mode offers the most DIMM population flexibility and system memory capacity,
but offers the least number of RAS (reliability, availability, service) features.
o Memory modules are installed in numeric order for the sockets beginning with A1 or
B1.
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7.2.2
The first two channels per processor populated identically with the third channel unused
o Typically, two channels operate in Advanced ECC (Lockstep) mode with each other by
having the cache line split across both channels.
o This mode provides improved RAS features (SDDC support for x8-based memory).
o For memory mirroring, two channels operate as mirrors of each other (writes go to
both channels and reads alternate between the two channels).
o For Memory Mirroring or Advanced ECC Mode, the three sockets farthest from the
processor are unused and memory modules are installed beginning with socket A2 or
B2, proceeding in the following order: A2, A3, A5, and A6.
One channel per processor populated
o This is a simple Memory Optimized mode.
o Mirroring is not supported.
DIMM Population Rules
The following DIMM population rules apply:
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If DIMMs of different speeds are mixed, all channels will operate at the fastest common
frequency. RDIMMs and UDIMMs cannot be mixed.
If memory mirroring is enabled, identical DIMMs must be installed in the same slots across
both channels.
The third channel of each processor is unavailable for memory mirroring.
The R610 supports up to 12 DIMMs. DIMMs must be installed in each channel starting with the
DIMM slot farthest from the processor. Population order is identified by the silkscreen
designator and the System Information Label (SIL) located on the chassis cover.
DIMM slot population for each memory mode is listed as follows:
o Memory Optimized: [1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6]
o Advanced ECC or Mirrored: [2, 3], [5, 6]
o Quad Rank or UDIMM: [1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6]
7.3 Speed
The memory frequency is determined by a variety of inputs:
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Speed of the DIMMs
Speed supported by the processor
Configuration of the DIMMs
The memory speed of each channel depends on the memory configuration:
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For single- or dual-rank memory modules:
o One memory module per channel supports up to 1333 MHz
o Two memory modules per channel supports up to 1066 MHz
For quad-rank memory modules:
o One memory module per channel supports up to 1066 Mhz
o Two memory modules per channel are limited to 800 MHz, regardless of memory
module speed
If memory modules with different speeds are installed, they will operate at the speed of the slowest
installed memory module(s).
For quad-rank DIMMs mixed with single- or dual-rank DIMMs, the quad-rank DIMM must be installed in
the slot with the white ejection tabs (the first DIMM slot in each channel). There is no requirement
for the order of single- and dual-rank DIMMs.
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7.4 DIMM Slots
The PowerEdge R610 has 12 DIMM slots for memory. It does not have any riser cards for DIMM
population.
The first DIMM slot in each channel is color-coded with white ejection tabs for ease of installation.
The DIMM sockets are placed 450 mils (11.43 mm) apart, center-to-center to provide enough space
for sufficient airflow to cool stacked DIMMs.
7.5 Low Voltage DIMMs
With the introduction of the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series, low voltage (LV) DIMMs have been
added for selected memory configurations for the PowerEdge R610. Only this processor series
supports operating DIMMs at the lower voltage (1.35V, also referred to as DDR3L). The Intel Xeon
5500 processor series does not support low voltage operation. However, due to the backwardscompatible nature of low voltage DIMMs, they can be operated at 1.5V. Therefore, DDR3L DIMMs can
be used in systems with either processor series, and the platform will automatically choose the
appropriate operating voltage based on the processor populated. DDR3L DIMMs will be qualified and
available for use with Intel Xeon 5500 processor series mid-year 2011. Contact your Dell Sales
Representive or visit Dell.com for more information.
LV DIMMs operate at 1.35V, creating power savings vs. standard memory which operates at 1.5V. In
order to achieve power savings, all DIMMs in the system must be of the LV type. If the system detects
a mixture of standard and LV DIMMs, the BIOS will operate all memory at 1.5V. When operating at
the lower voltage, additional frequency and population restrictions can take effect. For example, 3
DIMMs per channel operation is not supported at low voltage.
The DDR3L standard is completely backwards-compatible at standard voltage. DDR3L DIMMs can
operate at 1.5V without any limitations beyond standard voltage DDR3 DIMMs. As part of the addition
of LV DIMMs, the platform has certain default behaviors. Whenever possible, if there is no
performance degradation, the platform will default to 1.35V operation when using DDR3L DIMMs. In
certain cases, where a configuration is populated that cannot support 1.35V or a performance
degradation would result, the platform defaults to 1.5V operation. There are also options to override
default voltage within allowed limits.
7.6 Mirroring
The R610 system supports memory mirroring if identical memory modules are installed in the two
channels closest to the processor (memory not installed in the farthest channel). Mirroring must be
enabled in the System Setup program. In a mirrored configuration, the total available system
memory is one-half of the total installed physical memory.
7.7 Sparing
Systems with the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series support memory sparing. Sparing requires identical
memory installed in all three channels. One of the three channels is considered the Spare Channel,
and two-thirds of the total installed memory is usable and is the amount reported during POST and in
BIOS setup.
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7.8 Memory Scrubbing
The R610 memory interface supports memory demand and patrol scrubbing, single-bit correction and
multi-bit error detection. Correction of a x4 or x8 device failure is also possible with SDDC in the
Advanced ECC mode. Additionally, correction of a x4 device failure is possible in the Memory
Optimized mode.
7.9 Advanced ECC (Lockstep) Mode
In this configuration, the two channels closest to the processor are combined to form one 128-bit
channel. This mode supports Single Device Data Correction (SDDC) for both x4- and x8-based memory
modules. Memory modules must be identical in size, speed and technology in corresponding slots.
7.10 Optimizer (Independent Channel) Mode
In Optimizer (Independent Channel) mode, all three channels are populated with identical memory
modules. This mode permits a larger total memory capacity but does not support SDDC with x8-based
memory modules.
A minimal single-channel configuration of 1 GB memory modules per processor is also supported in
this mode.
7.11 Supported Configurations
See the System Memory section in the Installing System Components chapter in the Dell PowerEdge
R610 Systems Hardware Owner's Manual on Support.dell.com.
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8
Chipset
The PowerEdge R610 planar incorporates the Intel® Xeon® 5500 processor series chipset for I/O and
processor interfacing. This chipset is designed to support the Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 processor
series family, QuickPath Interconnect, DDR3 memory technology, and PCI Express Generation 2. The
chipset consists of the Intel 5500 chipset I/O Hub (IOH) and ICH9.
8.1 Intel I/O Hub (IOH)
The planar uses the Intel 5500 chipset IOH to provide a link between the Intel Xeon processor series
5500 and 5600 processor(s) and the I/O components. The main components of the IOH consist of two
full-width QuickPath Interconnect links (one to each processor), 24 lanes of PCI Express Gen2, a x4
Direct Media Interface (DMI), and an integrated IOxAPIC.
8.2 IOH QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
The QuickPath Architecture consists of serial point-to-point interconnects for the processors and the
IOH. The R610 has a total of three QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links—one link connecting the
processors, and multiple links connecting both processors with the IOH. Each link consists of 20 lanes
(full-width) in each direction with a link speed of 6.4 GT/s. An additional lane is reserved for a
forwarded clock. Data is sent over the QPI links as packets.
The QuickPath Architecture implemented in the IOH and processors features four layers:
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Physical layer—This layer consists of the actual connection between components. It supports
Polarity Inversion and Lane Reversal for optimizing component placement and routing.
Link layer—This layer is responsible for flow control and the reliable transmission of data.
Routing layer—This layer is responsible for the routing of QPI data packets.
Protocol layer—This layer is responsible for high-level protocol communications, including the
implementation of a MESIF (Modify, Exclusive, Shared, Invalid, Forward) cache coherence
protocol.
8.3 IOH PCI Express
PCI Express is a serial point-to-point interconnect for I/O devices. PCIe Generation 2 doubles the
signaling bit rate of Generation 1 from 2.5 Gb/s to 5 Gb/s. Each of the PCIe Gen2 ports are
backwards-compatible with Gen1 transfer rates.
The IOH has 24 PCI Express lanes. The lanes are partitioned as two x2 PCI Express Gen2 ports and
eight x4 PCI Express Gen2 ports. The x2 ports can be combined as a x4 link; however, this x4 link
cannot be combined with any of the other x4 ports. Two neighboring x4 ports can be combined as a
x8 link, and both resulting x8 links can combine to form a x16 link.
8.4 Intel I/O Controller Hub 9 (ICH9)
ICH9 is a highly integrated I/O controller, supporting the following functions:
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Six x1 PCI Express Gen1 ports, with the capability of combining ports 1-4 as a x4 link (R610
uses the x4 link for storage, the other two x1 lanes go unused)
PCI Bus 32-bit Interface Rev 2.3 running at 33 MHz
Up to six Serial ATA (SATA) ports with transfer rates up to 300 MB/s (R610 supports one SATA
port for an optional internal optical drive)
Six UHCI and two EHCI (high-speed 2.0) USB host controllers, with up to 12 USB ports
Four external USB ports and one internal USB port
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Power management interface (ACPI 3.0b compliant)
Platform Environmental Control Interface (PECI)
I/O interrupt controller
SMBus 2.0 controller
Low Pin Count (LPC) interface to Super I/O, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and SPI-VU
Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) support for up to two devices (R610 BIOS is connected to the
ICH9 using SPI)
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9
BIOS
9.1 Overview
The R610 BIOS is based on the Dell BIOS core and supports the following features:
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Intel® Xeon® 5500 and 5600 processor series 2S support
Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) support
Processor Turbo Mode support
PCI 2.3 compliant
Plug and Play 1.0a compliant
MP (Multiprocessor) 1.4 compliant
Ability to boot from hard drive, optical drive, iSCSI drive, USB key, and SD card
ACPI support
Direct Media Interface (DMI) support
PXE and WOL support for on-board NICs
Memory mirroring support
SETUP access through <F2> key at end of POST
USB 2.0 (USB boot code is 1.1 compliant)
F1/F2 error logging in CMOS
Virtual KVM, CD, and floppy support
UEFI 2.1 support
Power management support, including DBS, Power Inventory, and multiple power profiles
Intel TXT (5600 series)
Intel AESNI (5600 series)
The R610 BIOS does not support the following:
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BIOS language localization
BIOS recovery after bad flash (can be recovered from iDRAC6 Express)
9.2 Supported ACPI States
The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface is a standard interface for enabling the operating
system to direct configuration and power management.
The Intel Xeon processor 5500 and 5600 series supports the following C-States: C0, C1, C1E, C3, and
C6. The R610 supports all of the available C-States.
9.3 I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit)
I2C is a simple bi-directional two-wire bus for efficient inter-integrated circuit control. All I2C-bus
compatible devices incorporate an on-chip interface which allows them to communicate directly with
each other via the I2C bus. This design concept solves the many interfacing problems encountered
when designing digital control circuits. These I2C devices perform communication functions between
intelligent control devices (e.g., microcontrollers), general-purpose circuits (e.g., LCD drivers,
remote I/O ports, memories) and application-oriented circuits.
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The PowerEdge R610 BIOS accesses the I2C through the ICH9 (Intel I/O Controller Hub 9). There are
two multiplexers (MUX) on the ICH9 I2C bus.
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One MUX (U_ICH_SPD) controls the DIMM SPDs through four split segments
The other MUX (U_ICH_MAIN) controls the clock buffers, TOE, and USB Hub through four split
segments.
BIOS controls both the MUXes through the two select lines using GPIO pins.
The clock chip, USB hub, and the front panel EEPROM device addresses are located on the IOH I2C
bus.
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10 Embedded NICs/LAN on Motherboard (LOM)
The PowerEdge R610 has embedded Gigabit Ethernet Controllers with TCP Offload Engine (TOE)
support. Two embedded Broadcom® 5709C dual-port LAN controllers are on the R610 planar as
independent Gigabit Ethernet interface devices. The following information details the features of the
LAN devices:
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x4 PCI Express Gen2 capable interface (controller operated at Gen1 speed)
Integrated MAC and PHY 3072x18 Byte context memory
64 KB receive buffer
TOE (TCP Offload Engine)
iSCSI controller (enabled through an optional hardware key)
RDMA controller (RNIC) (enabled post-RTS through an optional hardware key)
NC-SI (Network Controller-Sideband Interface) connection for manageability
Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
PXE 2.0 remote boot
iSCSI boot
IPv4 and IPv6 support
Bare metal deployment support
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11 PCI Slots
11.1 Overview
The R610 has two PCI Express risers. The two PCIe risers provide two PCI Express expansion slots,
which are detailed as follows:
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Two x8 PCIe Gen2 slots connected to the IOH
One x4 PCIe Gen1 slot for dedicated for the integrated storage controller card on the Riser 1
connected to the ICH9
Support for full-height, half-length (6.6‖ max length) PCIe cards
To ensure proper cooling, only one of the two expansion cards can have a power consumption of
greater than 15W (up to 25W maximum), not including the integrated storage controller.
The system does not support hot-plug or hot-removal of PCI Express cards.
For more information on installing expansion cards and expansion-card priority, see the Expansion
Cards and Expansion-Card Risers section in the Installing System Components chapter of the Dell
PowerEdge R610 Systems Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.dell.com.
11.2 PCI Riser Restrictions
The following PCI riser restrictions apply for the R610:
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The riser connectors on the planar do not support plugging in a standard PCI Express card.
Two R610 risers must be installed or the system will not power up.
11.3 Quantities and Priorities
Refer to the Expansion Cards and Expansion-Card Risers section in the Installing System Components
chapter of the Dell PowerEdge R610 Systems Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.dell.com.
11.4 PCI Card Dimensions
For information about PCIe slots and card dimensions, see the Expansion Cards and Expansion-Card
Risers section in the Installing System Components chapter in the Dell PowerEdge R610 Systems
Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com.
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12 Storage
12.1 Overview
The PowerEdge R610 has a single six-drive backplane that supports 2.5‖ drives. There are six hotswap capable Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial ATA (SATA) slots with two LED indicators per slot,
two Mini-SAS cable connectors for connecting the backplane to the integrated storage controller, and
a 14-pin power connector. Mixing SAS and SATA drives is supported.
12.2 Internal Hard Disk Drives
The R610 system supports up to six 2.5‖ hard disk drives. See Table 10 for information on supported
hard drives. For the most up-to-date information on supported hard drives, visit Dell.com.
Table 10.
Supported Hard Drives
Form Factor
Capacity
Speed
Type
2.5‖
80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 500GB
7.2K
SATA
2.5‖
500GB, 1TB
7.2K
NL SAS
2.5‖
146GB, 300GB, 600GB
10K
SAS
2.5‖
73GB, 146GB
15K
SAS
2.5‖
50GB, 100GB
N/A
SATA SSD
2.5‖
149GB
N/A
SAS SSD
The following additional guidelines apply for hard-drive configurations:
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Hard drives require the 2.5‖ hard-drive carrier
Up to six SAS or up to six SATA drives are supported
For SAS and SATA mixing:
o Two SAS and up to four SATA drives are allowed
o Two SAS hard drives must be installed in slots 0 and 1
Limited SAS and SSD mixing is supported
SSDs require the PERC 6/i or PERC H700 integrated storage controller card and cannot be
mixed with any other type of hard drive
12.2.1 Hard Disk Drive Carriers
Hard drives must use the Dell 2.5‖ drive carrier. See Figure 8.
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Figure 8.
Dell 2.5” Hard Drive Carrier
12.2.2 Empty Drive Bays
For the slots that are not occupied by drives, a carrier blank is provided to maintain proper cooling,
maintain a uniform appearance to the unit, and provide EMI shielding.
12.2.3 Diskless Configuration Support
The system supports diskless configuration with no storage controller (SAS 6/iR, PERC 6i, PERC H200,
or PERC H700) installed in the system. A 2.5‖ hard drive backplane is still installed in this
configuration.
12.2.4 Hard Drive LED Indicators
Each disk drive carrier has two LED indicators visible from the front of the system. One is a green LED
for disk activity and the other is a bicolor (green/amber) LED for status information. The activity LED
is driven by the disk drive during normal operation. The bicolor LED is controlled by the storage
enclosure processor (SEP) device on the backplane. Both LEDs are used to indicate certain conditions
under direction of a storage controller.
For more information, see the Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns section in the About Your System
chapter in the Dell PowerEdge R610 Systems Hardware Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com.
12.3 RAID Configurations
See Table 11 for information on factory RAID configurations. For information on additional
configurations, visit Dell.com.
Table 11.
Factory RAID Configurations
Non-Mixed Drives
All SATA, all SAS, or
all SSD
All 2.5” Drives
Config
Type
Configs
Description
Min HDD
Max HDD
No HDD
0
NZC
No controller/No hard drive
0
0
SAS or
SATA—No
RAID
1
MSS
Integrated SAS/SATA (SAS 6/iR,
PERC H200), No RAID
1
6
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Non-Mixed Drives
All SATA, all SAS, or
all SSD
All 2.5” Drives
Config
Type
SAS or
SATA—
RAID
SAS or
SATA
SSDs—
RAID
SATA
SSD—No
RAID
Configs
Description
Min HDD
Max HDD
2
MSSR0
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 0
(SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/i, PERC H200,
PERC H700)
1
6
3
MSSR1
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1
(SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/i, PERC H200,
PERC H700)
2
2
4
MSSR5
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 5
(PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
3
6
5
MSSR10
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 10
(PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
4
6
6
MSSR0/R0
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 0/RAID 0
(SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/i, PERC H200,
PERC H700)
1+1
6
7
MSSR1/R1
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1/RAID 1
(SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/i, PERC H200,
PERC H700)
2+2
2+2
8
MSSR1/R5
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1/RAID 5
(PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
2+3
2+4
9
MSSR1/R10
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1/RAID
10 (PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
2+4
2+4
10
MSSR6
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 6
(PERC 6/i, H700)
4
6
16
MSSR1
Integrated SSD RAID 1
(PERC 6/i, PERC H200, H700)
(SAS SSD with PERC H200, PERC
H700 only)
2
2
17
MSSR5
Integrated SSD RAID 5
(PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
(SAS SSD with PERC H700 only)
3
6
18
MSSR10
Integrated SSD RAID 10
(PERC 6/i, PERC H200, PERC H700)
(SAS SSD with PERC H200, PERC
H700 only)
4
6
19
MSS
Integrated SATA SSD, No RAID
(PERC H200)
1
1
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Mixed SATA + SAS
Min 2xSAS + 1xSATA
Max 2xSAS + 4xSATA
All 2.5” Drives
Config
Type
Configs
Description
SAS +
SATA—No
RAID
11
MSS-X
12
SAS +
SATA—
RAID
Min HDD
Max HDD
Integrated SAS/SATA (SAS 6/iR), No
RAID
3
6
MSSR0/R0-X
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 0/RAID 0
(SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/i, PERC H200,
PERC H700)
2+1
2+4
13
MSSR1/R1-X
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1/RAID 1
(SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/i, PERC H200,
PERC H700)
2+2
2+2
14
MSSR1/R5-X
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1/RAID 5
(PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
2+3
2+4
15
MSSR1/R10-X
Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1/RAID
10 (PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
2+4
2+4
Mixed SATA SSD +
SAS
Min 2xSATA SSD +
2xSAS
Max 2xSATA SSD +
4xSAS
All 2.5” Drives
Config
Type
SATA SSD
+ SAS—
RAID
Min HDD
Max HDD
Integrated SSD/SAS RAID 1/RAID 1
(PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
(SAS SSD with PERC H700 only)
2+2
2+2
MSSR1/R5-X
Integrated SSD/SAS RAID 1/RAID 5
(PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
(SAS SSD with PERC H700 only)
2+3
2+4
MSSR1/R10-X
Integrated SSD/SAS RAID 1/RAID 10
(PERC 6/i, PERC H700)
(SAS SSD with PERC H700 only)
2+4
2+4
Configs
Description
20
MSSR1/R1-X
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12.4 Storage Controllers
12.4.1
SAS 6/iR
The R610 internal SAS 6/iR HBA is an expansion card that plugs into a dedicated PCI Express x8 slot
(four lanes wired). It incorporates two four-channel SAS IOCs for connection to SAS or SATA hard disk
drives. It is designed in a form factor that allows the same card to be used in the PowerEdge R610
and PowerEdge T610.
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12.4.2
PERC 6/i
If you want an internal RAID solution, select the PERC 6/i or PERC H700. The PERC 6/i uses the LSI
1078 ROC (RAID on Chip) processor with a PCI Express host interface and DDR2 memory. A battery is
also available for backup.
12.4.3
PERC H200
The H200 SAS HBA is an expansion card that plugs into the dedicated internal SAS slot on Riser1. It
incorporates two four-channel 6 Gb/s SAS IOCs for connection to SAS hard disk drives. It is designed
in a form factor that allows the same card to be used in other 11G 2U rack-form factor platforms.
12.4.4
PERC H700
If you want an internal RAID solution, select the PERC H700 or PERC 6/i. The PERC H700 card has its
own processor with a PCI Express Gen2 host interface and DDR2 memory and installs into the
dedicated internal SAS slot on Riser1. A battery is also available for backup. It supports the internal 6
Gb/s backplane interface for internal storage options (SAS, SATA, or SSD HDD). The PowerEdge R610
supports both 256MB and 512MB cache options on the internal H700.
Table 12.
PERC
SAS/
SATA
SAS
HBA
SAS/
SATA
Storage Card Support Matrix
PowerEdge
R610
Support
Slot
Internal
Backplane
Storage
RAID (HDD,
SDD)
Yes—Max 1
Storage
slot
PERC 6/E
Adapter
(PERC H800)
External
SAS/SATA
Storage
Yes—Max 1
PERC 6/E:
(MD1000
and
MD1120)
PERC H800:
(MD1200
and
MD1220)
PCIe
slot
PERC 5/E
Adapter
Legacy
External
storage
Yes—Max 1
(MD1000)
PCIe
slot
SAS 6/iR
Integrated
(PERC H200)
Internal
Backplane
Storage (No
tape or SSD
support)
Yes—Max 1
Storage
slot
SAS 5/E
Adapter
(SAS 6G
HBA)
External
SAS (DAS,
tape)
Yes —Max 1
PCIe
slot
Product
Usage
PERC 6/i
Integrated
(PERC H700)
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X8
X8
X8
X8
X8
PCI
Bracket
IO
Con
RAID
Battery
Backup
No
X4
int
X4
int
0, 1, 5,
6, 10,
50, 60
Yes
Yes
X4
ext
X4
ext
0, 1, 5,
6, 10,
50, 60
Yes
Yes
X4
ext
X4
ext
0, 1, 5,
10, 50
Yes
No
X4
int
X4
int
0, 1
No
Yes
X4
ext
X4
ext
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SCSI
Product
Usage
PowerEdge
R610
Support
Slot
PCI
Con
PCI
Bracket
IO
Con
RAID
Battery
Backup
On planar
via chipset
Internal
slimline
SATA
Optical (no
HDD)
Yes—1 port
for Optical
N/A
N/A
N/A
1x
int
N/A
N/A
LSI 2032
Adapter
External
SCSI Tape/
Legacy
External
storage
Yes—Max 2
(No
internal
tape
backup
support)
PCIe
slot
Yes
1x
int
1x
ext
N/A
N/A
X4
12.5 Optical Drives
Optical drives are optional in all PowerEdge R610 systems and connect to the planar through the
SATA interface. The following internal slimline drives are available on the PowerEdge R610:
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DVD-ROM
DVD+RW
If an optical drive is not ordered with the system, a blank is installed in its place.
12.6 Tape Drives
External tape drives and tape libraries are supported. For more information on supported tape drives
and tape libraries, see http://www.dell.com/storage.
12.7 External Storage Support
External storage devices are supported. For more information, see http://www.dell.com/storage.
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13 Video
The PowerEdge R610 Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 (iDRAC6) incorporates an integrated
video subsystem, connected to the 32-bit PCI interface of the ICH9. This logic is based on the
Matrox® G200. The device only supports 2D graphics. The video device outputs are multiplexed
between the front and rear video ports. If a monitor is connected to the front video connector, it
will take precedence over the rear connection, thereby removing the display from the rear
connection. The integrated video core shares its video memory with the iDRAC6’s 128 MB DDR2
application space memory. This memory is also used for the KVM buffer. The resolutions supported
are listed in Table 13.
Table 13.
Resolution
Graphics Video Modes
Refresh Rate (Hz)
Color Depth
(bit)
640 x 480
60, 72, 75, 85
8, 16, 32
800 x 600
56, 60, 72, 75, 85
8, 16, 32
1024 x 768
60, 72, 75, 85
8, 16, 32
1152 x 864
75
8, 16, 32
1280 x 1024
60, 75, 85
8, 16
1280 x 1024
60
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14 Rack Information
14.1 Overview
The ReadyRails™ sliding and static rail systems for the R610 provide toolless support for racks with
square or unthreaded round mounting holes including all generations of Dell racks. The static rails
also offer tooled mounting support for 4-post threaded and 2-post (Telco) racks for added versatility.
The optional cable management arm (CMA) can be mounted on either the left or right side of the
sliding rails without the use of tools for fast and easy deployment.
The R610 is not compatible with any other Dell rails including previous generation rails, but it does
use the same static rails as the R710.
The CMA is not supported on racks that are less than 1 m in depth, including Dell’s 4200 and 2400
racks.
14.2 Rails
The rail offerings for the R610 consist of two types: sliding and static.
The sliding rails allow the system to be fully extended out of the rack for service and are available
with or without the optional cable management arm (CMA).
Figure 9.
R610 Sliding Rails with Optional CMA
The static rails support a wider variety of racks than the sliding rails but do not support serviceability
in the rack and are thus not compatible with the CMA.
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Figure 10. R610 Static Rails
One key factor in selecting the proper rails is identifying the type of rack in which they will be
installed. Both the sliding rails and the static rails support toolless mounting in 19‖-wide, EIA-310-E
compliant square hole and unthreaded round hole racks via the ReadyRails™ mounting interface, but
only the static rails, as the more generic or universal solution, support mounting in threaded hole
and 2-post (Telco) racks.
Table 14.
Supported Racks
Rack Types Supported
Product
R610
Rail
ID
Mounting Interface
Rail
Type
4-Post
2-Post
Square
Round
Thread
Flush
Center
A1
ReadyRails™
Sliding
√
√
X
X
X
A2
ReadyRails™/Generic
Static
√
√
√
√
√
Screws are not included in the static rail kit because the threaded racks are offered with a variety of
thread designations. Users must provide their own screws when mounting the static rails in threaded
or 2-post racks.
Other key factors governing proper rail selection include the spacing between the front and rear
mounting flanges of the rack, the type and location of any equipment mounted in the back of the
rack such as power distribution units (PDUs), and the overall depth of the rack. See Table 15.
Due to their reduced complexity and lack of need for CMA support, the static rails offer a greater
adjustability range and an overall smaller footprint than the sliding rails.
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Table 15.
Rail Adjustability Ranges and Depth
Rail Adjustability Range (mm)
Product
R610
Rail
ID
Mounting
Interface
Rail
Type
Rail Depth (mm)
Square
Round
Threaded
Min
Max
Min
Max
Min
Max
Without
CMA
With
CMA
A1
ReadyRails™
Sliding
692
756
678
749
—
—
768
887
A2
ReadyRails™/
Generic
Static
588
828
574
821
592
846
608
—
The adjustment range of the rails is a function of the type of rack in which they are being mounted.
The min-max values listed above represent the allowable distance between the front and rear
mounting flanges in the rack. Rail depth represents the minimum depth of the rail as measured from
the rack front mounting flanges when the rail rear bracket is positioned all the way forward.
14.3 Cable Management Arm (CMA)
The optional cable management arm (CMA) for the R610 organizes and secures the cords and cables
exiting the back of the server and unfolds to allow the server to extend out of the rack without
having to detach the cables. Some key features of the R610 CMA include:
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
Large U-shaped baskets support dense cable loads.
An open vent pattern allows for optimal airflow.
The CMA mounting is fully-reversible (can be mounted on either side) with no conversion
required.
Hook-and-loop straps are used rather than plastic tie wraps to eliminate the risk of cable
damage during cycling.
A low-profile fixed tray is provided to both support and retain the CMA in its fully closed
position.
The CMA and the tray mount without the use of tools using simple and intuitive snap-in
designs.
14.4 Rack View
The R610 sliding rails are a drop-in design, meaning that the system is installed vertically into the
rails by inserting the shoulder nuts on the sides of the system into the J-slots in the inner rail
members with the rails in the fully extended position. See Figure 11.
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Figure 11. R610 Mounted in the A1 Sliding Rails
The CMA can be mounted to either side of the rails without the use of tools or the need for
conversion, but it is recommended that it be mounted on the side opposite the power supplies to
allow easier access to the power supplies for service or replacement. See Figure 12.
Figure 12. R610 Mounted in the B1 Sliding Rails with the CMA
The R610 static rails essentially behave like a fixed shelf. The system is installed by first resting the
back of the system on the inner ledges of the rail front brackets, then pushing the system forward
while ensuring that the shoulder nuts on the sides of the system are properly engaged in the
horizontal slots on the rails. See Figure 13.
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Figure 13. R610 Mounted in the A2 Static Rails (2-post Center Mount Configuration)
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15 Operating Systems
For detailed information, see the following:


Operating System Support Matrix for Dell PowerEdge Systems on www.Dell.com
Dell PowerEdge R610 Systems Getting Started With Your System guide on Support.Dell.com
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16 Systems Management
16.1 Overview
Dell delivers open, comprehensive, and integrated solutions that help you reduce the complexity of
managing disparate IT assets. Combining Dell PowerEdge Servers with a wide selection of Dell
developed systems management solutions gives you choice and flexibility, so you can simplify and
save in IT environments of any size. To help you meet your server management demands, Dell offers
Dell OpenManage™ systems management solutions for:
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
Deployment of one or many servers from a single console
Monitoring of server and storage health and maintenance
Update of system, operating system, and application software
Dell offers IT management solutions for organizations of all sizes—priced and sized appropriately and
supported comprehensively.
16.2 Server Management
A Dell Systems Management and Documentation DVD and a Dell Management Console DVD are
included with the product. ISO images are also available. A brief description of available content:

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Dell Systems Build and Update Utility (SBUU): Dell Systems Build and Update Utility assists in
OS install and pre-OS hardware configuration and updates.
Server Update Utility (SUU): This DVD has an inventory tool for managing updates to
firmware, BIOS, and drivers for either Linux® or Microsoft® Windows® varieties.
OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA): The OpenManage Server Administrator tool
provides a comprehensive, one-to-one (one console to one server) systems management
solution, designed for system administrators to manage systems locally and remotely over a
network. OMSA allows system administrators to focus on managing their entire network.
Management Console: Dell IT Assistant (ITA) is also included, as well as tools to allow access
to our remote management products. These tools are Remote Access Service for iDRAC and
the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Utility.
Active Directory Snap-in Utility: The Active Directory Snap-in Utility provides an extension
snap-in to the Microsoft Active Directory. This allows you to manage Dell specific Active
Directory objects. The Dell-specific schema class definitions and their installation are also
included on the DVD.
Dell Systems Service Diagnostics Tools: Dell Systems Service and Diagnostics tools deliver the
latest Dell optimized drivers, utilities, and operating system-based diagnostics that you can
use to update your system.

eDocs: The section includes PDF files for PowerEdge systems, storage peripherals, and
OpenManage software.

Dell Management Console (DMC): The Dell Management Console is a systems management
console that enables systems administrators to discover and inventory devices on your
network. It provides functions such as health and performance monitoring of networked
devices, and patch management capabilities for Dell systems. DMC differs from the IT
Assistant management console (described above) in that with DMC, value-add plug-ins that
enable advanced functionality can be purchased and added to the base DMC product.
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16.3 Embedded Server Management
The PowerEdge R610 implements circuitry for the next generation of Embedded Server Management.
It is Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v2.0 compliant. The iDRAC (Integrated Dell
Remote Access Controller) is responsible for acting as an interface between the host system and its
management software and the periphery devices.
iDRAC6 provides features for managing the server remotely or in data center lights-out
environments.
Advanced iDRAC features require the installation of the optional iDRAC6 Enterprise card.
16.4 Dell Lifecycle Controller and Unified Server Configurator
Embedded management is comprised of interdependent pieces:
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
Dell Lifecycle Controller
Unified Server Configurator
iDRAC6
Dell Lifecycle Controller powers the embedded management features. It is integrated and tamperproof storage for system-management tools and enablement utilities (firmware, drivers, etc.).
Lifecycle Controller enables pre-OS server deployment, OS installation, platform updates, platform
configuration, and diagnostics capabilities.
Dell Unified Server Configurator (USC) is a graphical user interface (GUI) that aids in local server
provisioning in a pre-OS environment. To access the Unified Server Configurator, press the <F10> key
within 10 seconds of the Dell logo’s appearance during the system boot process. Current functionality
enabled by the Unified Server Configurator includes those shown in Table 16.
Table 16.
Unified Server Configurator Features and Description
Feature
Description
Faster O/S Installation
Drivers and the installation utility are embedded on system, so no
need to scour Dell.com
Faster System Updates
Integration with Dell support automatically directed to latest
versions of the Unified Server Configurator, iDRAC, RAID, BIOS, NIC,
and Power Supply
Update Rollback
Ability to recover to previous ―known good state‖ for all updatable
components
More Comprehensive Diagnostics
Diagnostic utilities are embedded on system
Simplified Hardware Configuration
Detects RAID controller and allows user to configure virtual disk and
choose virtual disk as boot device, eliminating the need to launch a
separate utility. Also provides configuration for iDRAC, BIOS, and
NIC/LOM.
16.5 Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller
The integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC6) provides IT Administrators comprehensive yet
straightforward management of remote servers, by delivering ―as if you are there‖ presence and
control. iDRAC6 helps users to save time and money by eliminating travel to the remote server(s),
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different country. iDRAC6 is a purchasable option and is available as three offerings: iDRAC6 Express,
iDRAC6 Enterprise, and Virtual Flash (vFlash) media:
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
iDRAC6 Express is most appropriate for SMB customers with limited remote management
needs.
iDRAC6 Enterprise is appropriate for large data center customers with distributed servers.
iDRAC6 with vFlash Media is provided for large enterprise customers with requirements for
system management automation.
16.6 iDRAC6 Express
The iDRAC6 Express is standard on the PowerEdge R610. In addition to providing a Lifecycle
Controller, the iDRAC6 Express offers the following key features:




Graphical web interface
Standard-based interfaces
Server Sensor monitoring and fault alerting
Secure operation of remote access functions including authentication, authorization, and
encryption
 Power control and management with the ability to limit server power consumption and
remotely control server power states
 Advanced troubleshooting capabilities
For more information on iDRAC6 Express features see Table 17.
16.7 iDRAC6 Enterprise
The optional iDRAC6 Enterprise card provides access to advanced iDRAC6 features. The iDRAC6
Enterprise connects directly to the R610 planar and is mounted parallel to the planar with stand-offs.
Key features for the iDRAC6 Enterprise include:
 Scripting capability with Dell’s racadm command line
 Remote video, keyboard, and mouse control with Virtual Console
 Remote media access with Virtual Media
 Dedicated network interface
16.8 iDRAC6 Enterprise with Virtual Flash (vFlash) Media
The iDRAC6 Enterprise can be upgraded by adding the vFlash Media card. This is an 8GB Dell branded
SD card that enables a persistent 256 MB virtual flash partition. The vFlash Media delivers the
following key features:
 Support for 8GB SD storage media

Can be used as a repository for a pre-OS image, eliminating the need to maintain a network
infrastructure for OS deployment

Can also be used for permanent diagnostics image for use after system failures, or permanent
failsafe image for periodic configuration changes
A more detailed feature list for iDRAC6 Express, iDRAC6 Enterprise, and vFlash Media is shown in
Table 17.
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Table 17.
Features List for Base Management Functionality, iDRAC, and vFlash
Feature
Base
Management
Functionality
iDRAC6
Express
iDRAC6
Enterprise
vFlash
Media
Interface and Standards Support



Web-based GUI



SNMP



WSMAN



SMASH-CLP





IPMI 2.0

Racadm commandline
Conductivity
Shared/Failover
Network Modes




IPv4




VLAN Tagging




IPv6



Dynamic DNS





Dedicated NIC
Security and Authentication
Role-based
Authority




Local Users




Active Directory



SSL Encryption



Remote Management and Remediation
Remote Firmware
Update




Server power
control




Serial-over-LAN
(with proxy)




Serial-over-LAN
(no proxy)



Power capping



Last crash screen
capture



Boot capture



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Feature
Base
Management
Functionality
iDRAC6
Express

iDRAC6
Enterprise
vFlash
Media


Virtual media


Virtual console


Virtual console
sharing


Serial-over-LAN

Virtual flash
Monitoring



Real-time Power
Monitoring



Real-time Power
Graphing



Historical Power
Counters











Sensor Monitoring
and Alerting

Logging Features
System Event Log
RAC Log
Trace Log
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17 Peripherals
The R610 supports the following USB devices:

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

DVD (bootable; requires two USB ports)
USB key (bootable)
Keyboard (only one USB keyboard is supported)
Mouse (only one USB mouse is supported)
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Appendix A.
Certifications
A.1 Regulatory Certifications
Regulatory compliance certificates can be located at the following sites:

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http://ausreactorprd01/reactor/xCertSearch.asp
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/about_dell/values/regulatory_compliance
/dec_conform?c=us&l=en&s=corp
A.2 Product Safety Certifications
The product has been certified and bears the Mark, as applicable, of the Product Safety authorities
as indicated in Table 18.
Table 18.
Product Safety Certifications
Country/Region
Authority or Mark
Argentina
IRAM
Belarus
BELLIS
Canada
SCC
China
CNCA or CCC
Croatia
KONCAR
European Union
CE
Germany
TUV
IECEE
IECEE CB
Israel
SII
Kazakhstan
OTAN – CKT
Kenya
KEBS
Kuwait
KUCAS
Mexico
NYCE or NOM
Moldova
INSM
Nigeria
SONCAP
Norway
NEMKO
Russia
GOST
Saudi Arabia
KSA ICCP
South Africa
NRCS
Taiwan
BSMI
Ukraine
UKRTEST or
UKRSERTCOMPUTER
United States
NRTL
Uzbekistan
STZ
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A.3 Electromagnetic Compatibility
The product has been certified and bears the Mark, as applicable, of the EMC authorities as indicated
in Table 19.
Table 19.
Electromagnetic Compatibility Certifications
Country/Region
Authority or Mark
Australia/New Zealand
ACMA or C-Tick
Class
Class A
Belarus
BELLIS
Class A
Bosnia & Herzegovina,
Montenegro, Serbia
KVALITET
Class A
Canada
ICES
Class A
China
CNCA or CCC
Class A
Croatia
KONCAR
Class A
European Union
CE
Class A
Israel
SII
Class A
Japan
VCCI
Class A
Kazakhstan
OTAN – CKT
Class A
Moldova
INSM
Class A
Norway
NEMKO
Class A
Russia
GOST
Class A
South Africa
SABS
Class A
South Korea
KCC
Class A
Taiwan
BSMI
Class A
Ukraine
UKRTEST or UKRSERTCOMPUTER
Class A
United States
FCC
Class A
Uzbekistan
STZ
Class A
Vietnam
ICT
Class A
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A.4 Ergonomics, Acoustics and Hygienics
The product has been certified and bears the Mark, as applicable, of the Ergonomics, Acoustics and
Hygienics authorities as indicated in Table 20.
Table 20.
Ergonomics, Acoustics and Hygienics
Country/Region
Authority or Mark
Belarus
BELLIS
Germany
GS
Russia
GOST
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Appendix B.
Additional Information and Options
The PowerEdge R610 system conforms to the industry standards detailed in Table 21.
Table 21.
Industry Standards
Standard
URL for Information and Specifications
ACPI
Advance Configuration and
Power Interface Specification,
v2.0c
http://www.acpi.info/
Energy Star
EPA Version 1.0 of the
Computer Server specification
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=archives.enterprise
_servers
Ethernet
IEEE 802.3-2005
http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.3.html
IPMI
Intelligent Platform
Management Interface, v2.0
http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/
DDR3 Memory
DDR3 SDRAM Specification,
Rev. 3A
http://www.jedec.org/download/search/JESD79-3A.pdf
LPC
Low Pin Count Interface
Specification, Rev. 1.1
http://developer.AMD.com/design/chipsets/industry/lpc.ht
m
PCI Express
PCI Express Base Specification
Rev. 2.0
http://www.pcisig.com/specifications/pciexpress/
PMBus
Power System Management
Protocol Specification, v1.1
http://pmbus.info/specs.html
SAS
Serial Attached SCSI, v1.1
http://www.t10.org/cgi-bin/ac.pl?t=f&f=sas1r10.pdf
SATA
Serial ATA Rev. 2.6;
SATA II, Extensions to SATA
1.0a, Rev. 1.2
http://sata-io.org/
SMBIOS
System Management BIOS
Reference Specification, v2.6
http://www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios/
TPM
Trusted Platform Module
Specification, v1.2
http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/resources/tpm_mai
n_specification
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Standard
URL for Information and Specifications
UEFI
Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface Specification, v2.1
http://www.uefi.org/specs/
USB
Universal Serial Bus
Specification, Rev. 2.0
http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/
Windows Logo
Windows Logo Program System
and Device Requirements,
v3.10
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.
mspx
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