PowerEdge M1000e Blade Chassis

PowerEdge M1000e Blade Chassis
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure is the rock-solid foundation for Dell’s blade server
architecture, providing an extremely reliable, flexible and efficient platform for building any IT infrastructure.
The Dell PowerEdge M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure
is built from the ground up to combat data center
sprawl and IT complexity, delivering one of the most
energy efficient, flexible, and manageable blade server
implementations on the market.
Leading energy efficiency
The M1000e enclosure takes advantage of its worldclass design by coupling ultra-efficient power supplies
with large variable-speed fans and optimized airflow to
effectively cool the entire chassis while using less power.
Effortless scalability
Only Dell provides complete, scale-on-demand switch
designs. With additional I/O slots and switch options,
you have the flexibility you need to meet ever-increasing
demands for I/O consumption. Plus, Dell’s FlexIO modular
switch technology lets you easily scale to provide
additional uplink and stacking functionality — no need
to waste your current investment with a “rip and replace”
Easy-to-use, powerful management tools
The M1000e helps reduce the cost and complexity of
managing computing resources so you can focus on
growing your business or managing your organization
with features such as:
• Centralized Chassis Management Controller (CMC)
modules for redundant, secure access paths for IT
administrators to manage multiple enclosures and
blades from a single interface.
• Dynamic and granular power management so you
have the capability to set power thresholds to help
ensure your blades operate within your specific power
• Real-time reporting for enclosure and blade power
consumption, as well as the ability to prioritize blade
slots for power, providing you with optimal control
over power resources.
FlexAddress technology: the simple,
low-cost way to limit downtime
Dell’s patent-pending FlexAddress™ technology allows
any M-Series blade enclosure to assign the World Wide
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Name (WWN) or Media Access Control (MAC) address
of Fibre Channel, Ethernet and iSCSI controllers to an
M1000e blade slot instead of directly to the blade. By
removing the network and storage identity from the
server hardware, customers are now able to upgrade and
replace components or the entire blade server without
being forced to change the identity on the network or
rezoning switches. Unlike other solutions, which often
require separate management interfaces and proprietary
hardware, FlexAddress will work with any network and is
implemented directly from the integrated CMC by simply
selecting the chassis slots and fabrics that you want
to enable. FlexAddress delivers persistent network and
storage identities, equipping your data center to handle
predictable or even unplanned changes — add, upgrade,
or remove servers without affecting your networks.
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).
Built from the ground up to
combat data center sprawl
and IT complexity, the
PowerEdge M1000e delivers
one of the most energyefficient, flexible and
manageable blade server
products on the market.
M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure technical specifications
Form factor: 10U modular enclosure holds up to eight full-height, sixteen half-height, or thirty two quarter-height blade servers
44.0cm (17.3”) H x 44.7cm (17.6”) W x 75.4cm (29.7”) D
• Empty chassis only—98lb
• Chassis with all rear modules (IOMs, PSUs, CMCs, KVM)—176lb
• Max fully loaded with blades and rear modules—394lb
Power supplies
M1000e chassis supports up to six 2700W high-efficiency power supplies or up to six -48V DC 2700W power supplies.
Based on Dell’s Energy Smart technologies, the M1000e power supplies deliver greater levels of efficiency, even at low levels of utilization. Supported power
supply configurations include:
• 3+3 and 2+2 (grid redundancy)
• 2+1, 3+1, 4+2, and 5+1 (power supply redundancy)
• 2+0 and 3+0 (non-redundant mode)
The M1000e chassis supports dynamic power supply engagement (DPSE) mode, which if enabled, puts lightly loaded power supplies into standby mode, driving
up the utilization and the efficiency of the active supplies. Dell supports either 110–120V or 208–240V AC power supply input and supports a wide range of
power distribution options. Dell recommends 208–240V AC for all production environments.
Cooling fans
M1000e chassis comes standard with nine hot-pluggable, redundant fan modules:
• Based on Dell Energy Smart Technologies, M1000e fans are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency.
• The fans deliver low power consumption, but also use next generation fan technologies to ensure the lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to
cool the enclosure,
Input device
Front control panel with interactive graphical LCD:
• Supports initial configuration wizard
• Local server blade, enclosure, and module information and troubleshooting
Two USB keyboard/mouse connections and one video connection (requires the optional Avocent® iKVM switch to enable these ports) for local front “crash cart”
console connections that can be switched between blades.
Enclosure I/O
Up to six total blade I/O modules for three fully redundant fabrics that take
advantage of a fully passive midplane that can scale up to 8.4Tbps with current
technologies featuring 1/10Gb Ethernet to servers, 40Gb Ethernet to top-ofrack switches, Fibre Channel 8Gb, and InfiniBand QDR/FDR10/FDR. Dell’s blade
Ethernet devices also have FlexIO technology, providing on-demand uplink
scalability and investment protection unrivaled in the blade server market.
Dell™ PowerEdge™ M I/O Aggregator
Supports Active System Manager and CMC Aggregator GUI. 1/10 Gb Ethernet
connectivity with Zero touch FCoE and converged iSCSI deployment. 32 internal
10GE ports provide full redundancy to the M420 blade on fabric A.
Dell Force10 MXL 10/40Gb Ethernet Switch
Converged 1/10/40Gb Ethernet switch with up to 56-10GE ports (32 internal),
converged iSCSI and FCoE (transit to ToR), 320Gb stacking of up to 6 switches,
FlexIO technology, and PVST+ industry standard spanning tree. 32 internal 10GE
ports provide full redundancy to the M420 blade on fabric A.
Dell PowerConnect™ M8024-k 10Gb Ethernet Switch
Converged 1/10Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24-10GE ports (16 internal),
converged FCoE (transit to ToR), stacking of up to 6 modules, FlexIO technology,
and simple mode.
Dell M8428-k 10Gb Converged Network Switch
Converged 1/10Gb Ethernet switch with 24-10GE Ethernet ports (16 internal) and
4 native Fibre Channel ports, converged iSCSI and FCoE (FC breakout at blade
switch). Fibre Channel ports support 2Gb, 4Gb, and 8Gb.
Dell PowerConnect M6220 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 ports (16 internal), stacking of up to 12
switches, simple mode, and 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks
and FlexIO technology for up to four additional 10GbE uplinks.
Dell PowerConnect M6348 Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch
1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 48 ports (32 internal), stacking of up to 12
modules, simple mode, and 16 external fixed 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet RJ-45
ports to support 32 internal server GbE connections supplied by quad-port
Gigabit Ethernet adapters plus up to four 10Gb uplink ports.
One (standard) or a second optional (redundant) Chassis Management Controller(s) (CMC)
• Single, secure interface for inventory, configuration, monitoring, and alerting for the chassis and all components
• Multi-chassis management that allows up to nine chassis and 288 servers to be managed from a single, embedded, agent-less interface
• Automated and embedded one-to-many blade BIOS and firmware updates, independent of the operating system through the Integrated Dell Remote
Access Controller (iDRAC)
• One-to-many blade server BIOS capture and replication
• Real-time power/thermal monitoring and management
• Real-time system AC power consumption with resettable peak and minimum values
• System-level power limiting and slot-based power prioritization
• DPSE functionality to help lower overall system power consumption by ensuring power supplies run at their optimal efficiency points
• Fan speed control using Dell’s enhanced efficiency technologies to ensure fans are delivering optimal cooling while minimizing power consumption and
• Secure web (SSL) and command-line (Telnet/SSH) interfaces
• Multiple levels of user roles and permissions, including integration into Microsoft® Active Directory® Services and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
(LDAP) services for authentication
• Two 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet ports + one serial port
• Single point of connection from management network to iDRAC on each of the servers and the management interfaces on the integrated I/O modules
• Second Ethernet port supports daisy chaining of CMCs for improved cable management
Optional Integrated Avocent® keyboard, video and mouse (iKVM) switch
• Enables USB keyboard/mouse and video port on front control panel
Dell OpenManage™ Systems Management
• Dell OpenManage Server Administrator—monitoring agents and one-to-one management utilities
• Dell OpenManage Essentials—discover, inventory, monitor, and update M1000e chassis and blade servers
• Integration with third-party management solutions through Dell’s Certified Partner Program
• Remote management
storage options
Internal: Dell EqualLogic™ PS-M4110 Blade Array
External: Dell Compellent™, EqualLogic, and PowerVault™ storage
Rack support
RapidRails™ static rails for 4-post square hole racks; VersaRails™ static rails for 4-post square or unthreaded round hole racks
Dell 10Gb Gigabit Ethernet Pass-Through -k Module
Supports 16 x 10Gb copper RJ45 connections.
Cisco® Nexus™ B22DELL Fabric Extender (FEX)
16 internal 10GbE ports and 8 external 10GbE ports; provides 10GbE
connectivity to Cisco Nexus 5500 series infrastructure.
Cisco Catalyst® Blade Switch M 3032
Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks standard plus
two optional module bays, supporting 2 x 1Gb copper or optical SFPs each.
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch M 3130G
Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks, 64Gb (full
duplex) StackWise® Plus stacking ports plus two optional module bays,
each can support either 2 x 1Gb copper or optical SFPs.
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch M 3130X
Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks, 64Gb full
duplex StackWise Plus stacking ports, and support for two x2 modules for
up to a total of two 10Gb CX4 or SR/LRM uplinks.
Brocade® M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel Switch
Includes eight external SAN ports.
Dell 8Gb/4Gb Fibre Channel SAN Module NPIV Port Aggregator
Emulex® 8Gb or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
Mellanox® M4001Q QDR, M4001T FDR10, M4001Q FDR InfiniBand®
16 internal ports and 16 external QSFP+ ports in a single wide form factor.
Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel SAN I/O Module
24 × 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external
fabric ports). Zero footprint, hot-pluggable design with no additional fans
or power supplies. Dynamic Ports on Demand (PoD) and “pay-as-yougrow” port upgrades for 12-port configurations.
For more information about the M1000e Blade Chassis, see the PowerEdge M1000e Technical Guide.
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