Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers

What’s New with Dell PowerEdge 12th
Generation Servers?
The latest Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers are a direct response to the needs of today’s data centers. After listening closely to
customers, Dell produced a family of servers and systems management tools that help address the key challenges that IT
organizations face around the world. Think of them as servers designed by you, and engineered by Dell.
Dell PowerEdge servers help you accomplish more by improving system performance, increasing throughput capacity, and
turning data into insights faster. The Dell PowerEdge 12th generation server portfolio can span effectively from the edge of
your network to the core of your datacenter, and address a myriad of needs from the smallest business to even the largest of
organizations. PowerEdge platforms are designed in order to maximize available memory capacity as a priority, because
memory is a crucial component in getting more performance from a system. More memory means faster processing and
more effective virtualization environments.
Integrated, comprehnsive and easy-to-use
management tools enhance IT capabilities
to deploy, update, monitor and maintain
these systems throughout their lifecycle.
To further optimize overall system
performance, Dell has increased the I/O
capacity on PowerEdge servers to provide
greater flexibility and to address
bottlenecks in connectivity. More expansion slots open up the possibilities for faster data access. Dell’s new Select Network
Adapter family—a collection of modular network interface daughter cards available on our core performance systems—
even lets you choose the right integrated network without using up a valuable, additional PCI slot. You can pick between
multiple speeds, vendors and technology options—such as switch independent partitioning, which allows you to share and
manage bandwidth on 10GbE connections—and even upgrade your integrated network adapter later as your needs evolve.
Powering Dell’s newest PowerEdge servers are the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600, E5-2600, and E5-2400 families.
Designed to deliver the best combination of performance, built-in capabilities and cost-effectiveness, they power a wide
range of flexible and dynamic platforms built to address any workload, from simple edge-of-network infrastructure to
virtualization and cloud computing, to design automation or real-time financial transactions.
Dell has streamlined and automated the most common system administrator tasks by embedding second generation
systems management technology, Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller, into the
latest generation of PowerEdge servers. The Dell OpenManage™ systems management portfolio of tools simplifies
managing the server lifecycle of deployment, updates, monitoring, and maintenance. Using OpenManage solutions, IT
administrators can manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in-band or
out-of-band, with or without a systems management software agent.
Virtualization is one of the key design tenets for Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers. With powerful processors, large
memory footprints, high I/O bandwidth and flexible networking options, PowerEdge servers are a great solution for
organizations looking to consolidate the inevitable server sprawl that results from explosive growth, or wanting to centralize
their operations with a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, or just wanting to run more applications virtualized on a
single server hardware platform. With PowerEdge servers, choose from industry-leading hypervisors and take advantage of
the integration of Dell’s Virtual Integrated System (VIS) solution to enable complex virtualization environments in just a few
mouse clicks, managing both physical and virtual assets.
The latest PowerEdge servers also offer greater efficiency in terms of power and energy with many platforms offering classleading or industry-leading performance per watt—every component is optimized for the most efficient operation. Dell
servers are engineered for minimum power consumption and optimized to run at higher operating temperatures.
Dell is committed to provide secure, continual access to the IT services that power your business. With reliability, availability
and serviceability (RAS) features like hot-pluggable fans, disks and power supply units, even redundant failsafe hypervisors for
the virtualization environment, Dell PowerEdge servers keep your data center running with rock-steady reliability.
In addition, PowerEdge servers implement a number of security features to protect your servers and data from accidental
loss or malicious intrusions. You can authenticate the integrity of updates using digitally signed firmware, safeguard access
to passwords and certificates with iDRAC Credential Vault and protect access to data at rest with automatic encryption and
self-encrypting disks.
This guide describes what you need to know about the new features of Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers and the
major differences between previous generations of servers to help you successfully transition to the latest technology. The
following table provides a list of end-of-life PowerEdge systems and replacement systems.
End-of-life systems
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PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M710
PowerEdge M710HD
PowerEdge R610
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge T610
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PowerEdge T710
PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R310
PowerEdge R410
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge T310
PowerEdge T410
End-of-life systems will be discontinued beginning September 2012.
Replacement systems
Release date
PowerEdge M620
PowerEdge R620
PowerEdge R720
PowerEdge R720xd
PowerEdge T620
March 2012
PowerEdge R820
PowerEdge M420
PowerEdge M520
PowerEdge R320
PowerEdge R420
PowerEdge R520
May 2012
PowerEdge M820
PowerEdge T320
PowerEdge T420
June 2012
Important transition information
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New features of Dell PowerEdge 12 generation servers include:
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New Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family (4-socket, Sandy Bridge EP), E5-2600 product family
(2-socket, Sandy Bridge EN), E5-2400 product family (1- or 2-socket, Sandy Bridge EN), Xeon E5-1410
Processor and Pentium 1400 product family (1-socket only)
Enhanced memory scalability with load reduced DDR3 DIMM (LRDIMM) technology
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Support for PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0
PCIe x16 support for graphics processing unit (GPU) on R620, R720, T320, T420, and T620 for VDI or high
performance computing (HPC) implementations
Agent-free management with new iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
Digital license keys and 30-day trial evaluations available after point-of-sale for iDRAC7 with Lifecycle
Controller Express or Enterprise (series 300-900)
Dell Repository Manager for creating deployment disks and customized repositories
Next-generation RAID controllers with improved performance, non-volatile cache, and optional CacheCade™
capability
Integration of Intel Node Manager power management infrastructure
Dell’s failsafe virtualization redundant hypervisor infrastructure
PowerEdge Select Network Adapter infrastructure
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What’s New with Dell PowerEdge 12 Generation Servers?
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Switch independent partitioning technology
Dell Express Flash PCIe solid-state drives (SSD)
Updated rail kits and cable management arms
Improved energy efficiency
Previous-generation features that are not supported on the new systems include:
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iDRAC6
Previous generation of Intel processors
Previous generation of hard-drive carriers (blades)
Previous generation of rail kits and cable management arms
Previous generation of software images
Previous generation of RAID controllers
The following sections compare the features of similar current- and previous-generation PowerEdge servers.
PowerEdge rack servers
Designed for exceptional performance on a wide range of applications, the new series of PowerEdge rack servers feature an
increased memory footprint, the latest Intel Xeon processor E5 product families, powerful I/O, and expanded internal
storage capabilities.
PowerEdge R820
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Feature
PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R820
Chassis
2U rack
2U rack
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 6500, 7500,
E7-2800, E7-4800 and E7-8800 series
Intel Xeon processor E5-4600
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
32 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
48 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM, and LRDIMM
Hard drive bays
6 x 2.5” hot-plug
16 x 2.5“ hot-plug
RAID controller
PERC H200, H700, H800
PERC H310, H710, H710P, H810
Dual PERC option
Express Flash PCIe SSD
Not supported
Up to 4
PCI slots
7 PCIe 2.0
7 PCIe 3.0
Embedded NIC
4 x 1GbE with optional TOE
Select Network Adapter
minimum configuration: 4 x 1GbE
optional: 2 x 10GbE
Power supplies
Hot-plug, redundant 1100W AC
Hot-plug, redundant, common power supply
unit: 750W AC, 1100W AC, 1100W DC
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Feature
PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R820
Dell OpenManage Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
iDRAC7 Express with Lifecycle Controller
(standard option)
Internal GPU support
No
2 x 75W actively cooled GPUs
Power efficiency
Gold
Platinum
High Availability (HA)
Hot-plug drives
Redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Internal dual SD module
PowerEdge R720/R720xd
Feature
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge R720
PowerEdge R720xd
Chassis
2U rack
2U rack
2U rack
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and 5600
series
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600
product family
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
18 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
24 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM, and Load
Reduced DDR3 DIMM (LRDIMM)
24 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM, and
LRDIMM
Hard drive bays
8 x 2.5”, hot-plug or
6 x 3.5” hot-plug
16 x 2.5“ hot-plug or
8 x 3.5” hot-plug
24 x 2.5“ hot-plug + 2 x 2.5“ backaccess hot-plug or 12 x 3.5” hotplug+ 2 x 3.5” back-access hot-plug
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/E, H200,
H700, H800
PERC S110, H310, H710, H710P, H810
(external); supports multiple (2)
internal RAID controllers
PERC H310, H710, H710P, H810
(external); supports 1 internal RAID
controller
Express Flash PCIe SSD
Not supported
Up to 4
Not supported
PCI slots
4 PCIe 2.0
7 PCIe 3.0
6 PCIe 3.0
Embedded NIC
4 x 1GbE with optional TOE
Select Network Adapter
minimum configuration: 4 x 1GbE
optional: 2 x 10GbE
Select Network Adapter
minimum configuration: 4 x 1GbE
optional: 2 x 10GbE
Power supplies
Hot-plug, redundant: 570W, 870W
Hot-plug, redundant, common power Hot-plug, redundant, common power
supply unit: 495W, 750W, 1100W,
supply unit: 495W, 750W, 1100W,
1100W DC
1100W DC
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Feature
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge R720
PowerEdge R720xd
Dell OpenManage
Systems Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires
iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle
Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and
Connections
iDRAC7 Express with Lifecycle
Controller (standard option)
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires
iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle
Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and
Connections
iDRAC7 Express with Lifecycle
Controller (standard option)
Internal GPU support
No
2 x 300W or
4 x 150W
No
Power efficiency
Gold
Platinum
Platinum
High availability (HA)
Hot-plug drives
Redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Internal dual SD module
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Internal dual SD module
PowerEdge R620
Feature
PowerEdge R610
PowerEdge R620
Chassis
1U rack
1U rack
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and
5600 series
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
24 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM,
and LRDIMM
Hard drive bays
6 x 2.5” hot-plug
10 x 2.5“ hot-plug
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/E, H200, H700, H800
PERC S110, H310, H710, H710P, H810
Express Flash PCIe SSD
Not supported
Up to 2
PCI slots
2 + 1 PCIe 2.0
3 PCIe 3.0
Embedded NIC
4 x 1GbE with optional TOE
minimum configuration: 4 x 1GbE
optional: 2 x 10GbE
Power supplies
Hot-plug, redundant: 502W, 717W
Hot-plug, redundant, common power supply unit:
495W, 750W, 1100W, 1100W DC
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Feature
PowerEdge R610
PowerEdge R620
Dell OpenManage Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
iDRAC7 Express with Lifecycle Controller (standard
option)
Internal GPU support
No
1 x 75W
Power efficiency
Gold
Platinum
High Availability (HA)
Hot-plug drives
Redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Internal dual SD module
PowerEdge R520
Feature
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R520
Chassis
2U rack
2U rack
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and
5600 series
Intel Xeon processor E5-2400
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
8 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
Hard drive bays
12 x 3.5” or 2.5” hot-plug
8 x 3.5“ or 2.5” hot-plug
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, S100, S300, H200, H700,
H800
S110, H310, H710, H710P, H810
PCI slots
3 PCIe 2.0
4 PCIe 3.0
Embedded NIC
1 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
1 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
Power supplies
Non-redundant 480W AC
Redundant and non-redundant
hot-plug 750W AC
Non-redundant 550W AC
Hot-plug, redundant 495W AC, 750W AC,
1100W AC, 1100W DC
Dell OpenManage Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
Basic management (standard option)
Internal GPU support
No
No
Power efficiency
Gold
Platinum
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Feature
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R520
High Availability (HA)
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Hot-plug, redundant PSUs
Hot-plug drives
Fan fault tolerance
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Internal dual SD module
PowerEdge R420
Feature
PowerEdge R410
PowerEdge R420
Chassis
1U rack
1U rack
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and 5600 series
Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
8 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
Hard drive bays
4 x 2.5” or 3.5” hot-plug
4 x 3.5” cabled or hot-plug
8 x 2.5” hot-plug
RAID controller
SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/i, 6/E, H200, H700, H800,
S100, S300
PERC H310, H710, H710P, H810, S110
PCI slots
1 PCIe 2.0 + 1 storage slot
2 PCIe 3.0
Embedded NIC
1 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
1 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
Power supplies
Non-redundant 480W
Redundant 500W
Non-redundant 550W
Hot-plug, redundant 350W, 550W
Dell OpenManage Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
Basic management (standard option)
Internal GPU support
No
No
Power efficiency
Gold
Platinum
High Availability (HA)
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug, redundant PSU
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant power supply units
Fan fault tolerance
Fault resilient memory
Internal dual SD module
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PowerEdge R320
Feature
PowerEdge R310
PowerEdge R320
Chassis
1U rack
1U rack
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 3400 series
Intel Core® i3 processor 500 series Intel Pentium®
G6950
Intel Celeron® G1101
Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family
Intel Xeon processor E5-1400
Intel Pentium processor 1400 product family
Internal interconnect
Intel DMI
Intel DMI 2.0
Memory
4 x DDR3 UDIMM
6 x DDR3 RDIMM
6 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
Hard drive bays
4 x 3.5” cabled or hot-plug
4 x 3.5” cabled or hot-plug
8 x 2.5“ hot-plug
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, 6/E, S100, S300, H200, H700, H800
PERC S110, H310, H710, H810
PCI slots
2 PCIe 2.0
1 PCIe 3.0 and 1 PCIe 2.0
Embedded NIC
1 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
1 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
Power supplies
Non-redundant 350W
Hot-plug, redundant 400W
Non-redundant 350W
Hot-plug, redundant 350W
Dell OpenManage Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
Basic management (standard option)
Internal GPU support
No
No
Power efficiency
Silver
Platinum
High Availability (HA)
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Memory sparing and memory mirroring
Internal dual SD module
Dell continues to offer static rails (for lower-cost deployment) in addition to sliding rails (for in-rack serviceability) for
most rack-mount platforms. New slim rail sets introduced with Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers (1U and 2U)
offer improved installation with a new drop-in design, compatibility between more server models, the ability to
accommodate multiple chassis depths, and new native support for threaded-hole racks. All of these features combine
to deliver a more consistent experience.
PowerEdge tower servers
Driving innovative capabilities throughout the tower product line, the newest PowerEdge tower servers feature
enterprise-class high availability features along with increased memory capacity, greater I/O bandwidth and flexibility,
expanded internal storage capabilities, redundant failsafe hypervisors, support for optional internal GPUs, and the
latest Intel Xeon processors. For installation flexibility, the newest tower servers are also rackable.
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PowerEdge T620
Feature
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T710
PowerEdge T620
Chassis
Tower or 5U rack
Tower or 5U rack
Tower or 5U rack1
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and
5600 series
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and
5600 series
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
18 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
24 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM,
LRDIMM
Hard drive bays
8 x 2.5” hot-plug or
8 x 3.5” hot-plug
16 x 2.5” hot-plug or
8 x 3.5” hot-plug
32 x 2.5“ hot-plug or
12 x 3.5” hot-plug
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, 6/E, H200,
H700, H800
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, 6/E, H200,
H700, H800
PERC S110, H310, H710, H710P,
H810
Express Flash PCIe SSD
Not supported
Not supported
Up to 4
PCI slots
5 + 1 PCIe 2.0
6 + 1 PCIe 2.0
7 PCIe 3.0
Embedded NIC
2 x 1GbE LOM with TOE
4 x 1GbE LOM with TOE
2 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM with TOE
Power supplies
Hot-plug, redundant: 570W, 870W
Hot-plug, redundant: 1100W
Hot-plug, redundant, common
power supply unit: 495W, 750W,
1100W
Dell OpenManage
Systems Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center
(requires iDRAC7 Enterprise with
Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and
Connections
iDRAC7 Express for Blades with
Lifecycle Controller (standard
option)
Internal GPU support
Not supported
Not supported
Up to 4 single-width or
double-width cards
Power efficiency
Gold
Gold
Platinum
High Availability (HA)
Hot-plug drives
Optional redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Hot-plug drives
Optional redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant PSUs
Internal dual SD module
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T620 rackable version is available at time of initial order (not field convertible).
PowerEdge T420
Feature
PowerEdge T410
PowerEdge T420
Chassis
5U tower
5U rackable tower1
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and
5600 series
Intel Xeon processor E5-2400
product family
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Feature
PowerEdge T410
PowerEdge T420
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
8 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
Hard drive bays
6 x 3.5”or 2.5” hot-plug or cabled
16 x 2.5“ hot-plug or
8 x 3.5“/2.5” hot-plug or
4 x 3.5” cabled
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/E, H200, H700, H800,
S100, S300
PERC S110, H310, H710, H710P, H810
PCI slots
4 PCIe 2.0 + 1 PCIe 1.0
4 PCIe 3.0 + 2 PCIe 2.0
Embedded NIC
2 x 1GbE with optional TOE
2 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM with optional TOE
Power supplies
Non-redundant 525W
Hot-plug, redundant 580W
Non-redundant 550W
Hot-plug, redundant 495W, 750W, 1100W
Dell OpenManage Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
Basic management (standard option)
Internal GPU support
No
Up to 2 single-width or 1 double-width card
Power efficiency
Gold
Platinum
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant PSU
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant power supply units
Fan fault tolerance
Fault-resilient memory
Internal dual SD modules
High Availability (HA)
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Optional kit available for field conversion from tower to rackable unit.
PowerEdge T320
Feature
PowerEdge T310
PowerEdge T320
Chassis
5U tower
5U rackable tower1
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 3400 series
Intel Xeon processor E5-2400
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel DMI
Intel DMI 2.0
Memory
6 x DDR3 RDIMM or
4 x DDR3 UDIMM
6 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
Hard drive bays
4 x 3.5”or 2.5” hot-plug or cabled
16 x 2.5“ or
8 x 2.5”/3.5“ hot-plug or
4 x 3.5” cabled
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, SAS 6/iR, PERC 6/E, H200, H700, H800,
S100, S300
PERC S110, H310, H710, H710P, H810
PCI slots
5 PCIe 2.0
3 PCIe 3.0 + 2 PCIe 2.0
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Feature
PowerEdge T310
PowerEdge T320
Embedded NIC
2 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM with optional TOE
2 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM with optional TOE
Power supplies
Non-redundant 375W
Hot-plug, redundant 400W
Non-redundant 350W
Hot-plug, redundant 495W, 750W
Dell OpenManage Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
Basic management (standard option)
Internal GPU support
No
1 single-width or 1 double-width card
Power efficiency
Silver
Platinum
High Availability (HA)
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug, redundant PSU
Hot-plug drives
Soft redundant cooling
Hot-plug, redundant PSU
Fault resilient memory
Internal dual SD module
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Optional kit available for field conversion from tower to rackable unit.
PowerEdge blade servers
Designed for even the most-taxing environments, the latest PowerEdge blade servers present a range of capabilities from
unprecedented memory density and superb performance to exceptional density and new levels of efficiency, with no
compromise on enterprise-class features.
PowerEdge M820
Feature
PowerEdge M910
PowerEdge M820
Chassis; enclosure
Full-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
Full-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 6500 and 7500 series
Intel Xeon processors E7-2800, E7-4800, and
E7-8800 product family
Intel Xeon processor E5-4600
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
32 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
48 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM, and LRDIMM
Hard drive bays
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
4 x 2.5” hot-plug
Embedded NIC
4 x 1GbE LOM
2 Dual Port Select Network Adapters:
3 options of 4 x 10GbE
RAID controller
PERC H200, H700, S100
PERC H310, H710, H710P
Express Flash PCIe SSD
No
Up to 2
I/O
4 PCIe 2.0 x8 mezz. card slots
4 x PCIe 3.0 x8 mezz. card slots
Optional SD port
Yes (RIPS)
Yes (redundant hypervisor)
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Dell OpenManage Systems
Management
PowerEdge M910
PowerEdge M820
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with Lifecycle
Controller 1.x, Chassis Management Controller
(CMC) 3.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7 Enterprise
with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
iDRAC7 Express for Blades with Lifecycle Controller
(standard option)
PowerEdge M620
Feature
PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M710HD
PowerEdge M620
Chassis; enclosure
Half-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade
Enclosure
Half-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade
Enclosure
Half-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade
Enclosure
Processors
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and
5600 series
Intel Xeon processors 5500 and
5600 series
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
18 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
24 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM, and
LRDIMM
Hard drive bays
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
Embedded NIC
2 x 1GbE LOM
4 x 1GbE LOM
Dual Port Select Network Adapter:
3 options of 2 x 10GbE
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, SAS6/iR, PERC6/E, S100,
H200, H700
Embedded PERC H200
S110, H310, H710, H710P
Express Flash PCIe SSD
No
No
Yes
I/O
2 PCIe 2.0 x8 mezz. card slots
2 PCIe 2.0 x8 mezz. card slots
2 x PCIe 3.0 x8 mezz. card slots
Optional SD port
Yes (RIPS)
Yes
Yes (redundant hypervisor)
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x, Chassis
Management Controller (CMC) 3.x
Dell OpenManage
Systems Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x, Chassis
Management Controller (CMC) 3.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center
(requires iDRAC7 Enterprise with
Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and
Connections
iDRAC7 Express for Blades with
Lifecycle Controller (standard
option)
PowerEdge M520
Feature
PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M620
PowerEdge R420
PowerEdge M520
Chassis; enclosure
Half-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade
Enclosure
Half-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade
Enclosure
1U rack
Half-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade
Enclosure
Processors
Intel Xeon processors
5500 and 5600 series
Intel Xeon processor
E5-2600 product family
Intel Xeon processor
E5-2400 product family
Intel Xeon processors
E5-2400 product family
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Feature
PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M620
Internal
interconnect
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and
UDIMM
24 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM,
and LRDIMM
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and
UDIMM
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
Hard drive bays
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
4 x 3.5” cabled or hot-plug
8 x 2.5” hot-plug
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
Embedded NIC
2 x 1GbE LOM
Dual Port Select Network
Adapter, 3 options of 2 x
10GbE
1 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
4 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
RAID
PERC 6/i, SAS6/iR,
PERC6/E, S100, H200,
H700
S110, H310, H710, H710P
S110, H310, H710, H710P,
H810
S110, H310, H710, H710P
Express Flash
support
Not supported
Up to 2
Not supported
Not supported
I/O
2 PCIe 2.0 x8 mezzanine
card slots
2 x PCIe 3.0 x8 mezzanine
card slots
2 PCIe 3.0
2 x PCIe 3.0 x8 mezzanine
card slots
Optional SD port
Yes (redundant hypervisor
+ vFlash media)
Yes (redundant hypervisor
+ vFlash media)
Yes (redundant hypervisor +
vFlash media)
Yes (redundant hypervisor +
vFlash media)
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center
(requires iDRAC7 Enterprise
with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations
and Connections
iDRAC7 Express for Blades
with Lifecycle Controller
(standard option)
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center
(requires iDRAC7 Enterprise
with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations
and Connections
Basic management
(standard option)
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center
(requires iDRAC7 Enterprise
with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and
Connections
iDRAC7 Express for Blades with
Lifecycle Controller (standard
option)
Dell OpenManage
Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management
Console
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or
Enterprise) with Lifecycle
Controller 1.x, Chassis
Management Controller
(CMC) 3.x
PowerEdge R420
PowerEdge M520
PowerEdge M420
The PowerEdge M420 represents a new category, the 'quarter-height' blade. The M420 delivers unprecedented
computational density by allowing up to 32 independent and individually serviceable Enterprise-class server nodes to be
deployed in a single M1000e chassis. Its combination of performance, density, and efficiency makes it a perfect fit for data
centers that are space-constrained or simply wish to take advantage of the economic benefits that such density can provide,
and can handle such varied applications as mid-tier databases, high node-count virtual environments, or even distributed
workloads such as cloud computing or HPC.
Feature
PowerEdge M620
PowerEdge M520
PowerEdge M420
Chassis; enclosure
Half-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
Half-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
Quarter-height blade;
PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
Processors
Intel Xeon processor
E5-2600 product family
Intel Xeon processors E5-2400
product family
Intel Xeon processors E5-2400
product family
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
24 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM,
and LRDIMM
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
6 x DDR3 RDIMM
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Feature
PowerEdge M620
PowerEdge M520
PowerEdge M420
Hard drive bays
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
2 x 2.5” hot-plug
2 x 1.8” hot-plug
Embedded NIC
Dual Port Select Network Adapter,
3 options of 2 x 10GbE
4 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
2 x 10GbE Dual Port LOM
RAID
S110, H310, H710, H710P
S110, H310, H710, H710P
H310
Express Flash PCIe SSD
Up to 2
Not supported
Not supported
I/O
2 x PCIe 3.0 x8 mezzanine card
slots
2 x PCIe 3.0 x8 mezzanine card slots
1 x PCIe 3.0 x8 mezzanine card slots
Optional SD port
Yes (redundant hypervisor + vFlash
media)
Yes (redundant hypervisor + vFlash
media)
Yes (redundant hypervisor + vFlash
media)
Dell OpenManage
Systems Management
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires
iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle
Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and
Connections
iDRAC7 Express for Blades with
Lifecycle Controller (standard option)
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires
iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle
Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and
Connections
iDRAC7 Express for Blades with
Lifecycle Controller (standard option)
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires
iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle
Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and
Connections
iDRAC7 Express for Blades with
Lifecycle Controller (standard option)
Featuring Intel Xeon processors E5-4600, E5-2600 and E5-2400 product families, the new line of PowerEdge servers are
capable of handling the widest possible range of applications, everything from the edge-of-network to the most demanding
workloads at the core of your data center, all while being conscious that power efficiency and performance per watt are
crucial to modern IT organizations. The following table compares the latest and previous generations of Intel Xeon
processors supported by PowerEdge servers.
Processors for 1-socket servers
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Class
Advanced
Performanceoriented with
highest
functionality
and optimal
server ROI
Standard
Best balance of
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Feature
Intel Celeron,
Pentium & Core
i3 Processors
Intel Xeon
processors
3400 series
Intel Xeon
processors
1400 series
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Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
processors
processors
E5-2400
E5-1410
product family
Frequency
2.1–2.3GHz
Cores
8
Cache
Max DDR3
memory speed
20MB
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
1600MT/s
TDP
95W
Turbo/HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Frequency
Not available
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2.8GHz
1.9-2.4GHz
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Class
performance,
value, and
advanced
features
Basic
Cost-efficient
with basic
features
Low power
Focused on
energy
efficiency with
lowest power
and best
performance
per watt
Frequency
optimized
Ideal for HPC
and technical
computing
with the
highest
frequency
processor
offering
Feature
Intel Celeron,
Pentium & Core
i3 Processors
Intel Xeon
processors
3400 series
Intel Xeon
processors
1400 series
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Intel Xeon
processors
processors
E5-2400
E5-1410
product family
Cores
4
6
Cache
10MB
15MB
Max DDR3
memory speed
1333MT/s
1333MT/s
TDP
80W
95W
Turbo/HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Frequency
2.26–3.20GHz
1.86–2.26GHz
2.6-2.8GHz
1.8-2.4GHz
Cores
2
2–4
2
4
Cache
2–4MB
4MB
5MB
10MB
Not available
Max DDR3
memory speed
Up to 1333MT/s
800MT/s
1066MT/s
1066MT/s
TDP
Up to 73W
80W
80W
80W
Turbo/HT
No Turbo, no HT
No Turbo, no HT
No Turbo, no HT
No Turbo, no HT
Frequency
1.8-2.0GHz
Cores
6 to 8
Cache
Max DDR3
memory speed
Up to 20MB
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Up to 1600MT/s
TDP
60-70W
Turbo/HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Frequency
Cores
Cache
Max DDR3
memory speed
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
TDP
Turbo/HT
Processors for 2-socket servers
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Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
processors
processors
E5-2600 product
E5-2400 product
family
family
Class
Feature
Intel Xeon
processors
5500 series
Intel Xeon
processors
5600 series
Advanced
Frequency
2.66–2.93GHz
2.66–3.46GHz
2.0–2.9GHz
2.1–2.3GHz
Cores
4
6
8
8
Cache
8MB
12MB
20MB
20MB
Performanceoriented with
highest
functionality and
optimal server ROI
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Class
Standard
Best balance of
performance,
value, and
advanced features
Basic
Cost-efficient with
basic features
Low power
Focused on
energy efficiency
with lowest power
and best
performance per
watt
Frequency
optimized
Ideal for HPC and
technical
computing with
the highest
frequency
processor offering
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Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
processors
processors
E5-2600 product
E5-2400 product
family
family
Feature
Intel Xeon
processors
5500 series
Intel Xeon
processors
5600 series
QPI speed
6.4GT/s
6.4GT/s
8.0GT/s
8.0GT/s
Max DDR3
memory speed
1333MT/s
1333MT/s
1600MT/s
1600MT/s
TDP
95W
95–130W
95–135W
95W
Turbo/HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Frequency
2.26–2.53GHz
2.40–2.53GHz
2.0–2.5GHz
1.9-2.4GHz
Cores
4
4 to 6
6
6
Cache
8MB
12MB
15MB
15MB
QPI speed
5.86GT/s
5.86GT/s
7.2GT/s
7.2GT/s
Max DDR3
memory speed
1066MT/s
Up to 1333MT/s
1333MT/s
1333MT/s
TDP
80W
80W
95W
95W
Turbo/HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Frequency
1.86–2.26GHz
1.6–2.26GHz
1.8-2.4GHz
1.8-2.4GHz
Cores
2 to 4
4
4
4
Cache
4MB
Up to 12MB
10MB
10MB
QPI speed
4.8GT/s
4.8GT/s
6.4GT/s
6.4GT/s
Max DDR3
memory speed
800MT/s
1066MT/s
1066MT/s
1066MT/s
TDP
80W
80W
80W
80W
Turbo/HT
No Turbo, no HT
No Turbo, no HT
No Turbo, no HT
No Turbo, no HT
Frequency
2.13-2.40GHz
1.86-2.26GHz
1.8-2.0GHz
1.8-2.0GHz
Cores
4
4 to 6
6 to 8
6 to 8
Cache
Up to 8MB
12MB
Up to 20MB
Up to 20MB
QPI speed
Up to 5.86GT/s
Up to 5.86GT/s
Up to 8.0GT/s
Up to 8.0GT/s
Max DDR3
memory speed
Up to 1066MT/s
Up to 1333MT/s
Up to 1600MT/s
Up to 1600MT/s
TDP
60W
40-60W
60-70W
60-70W
Turbo/HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
2.93-3.60GHz
2.6-3-3GHz
4
2 to 6
12MB
Up to 15MB
6.4GT/s
8.0GT/s
Frequency
Cores
Cache
Not available for Intel
Xeon processors
5500 Series
QPI speed
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Class
Feature
Intel Xeon
processors
5500 series
Intel Xeon
processors
5600 series
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Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
processors
processors
E5-2600 product
E5-2400 product
family
family
Max DDR3
memory speed
Up to 1333MT/s
1600MT/s
TDP
95-130W
80-130W
Turbo/HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Processors for 4-socket servers
Class
Advanced
Performanceoriented with
highest
functionality and
optimal server ROI
Standard
Best balance of
performance,
value, and
advanced features
Basic
Cost-efficient with
basic features
Low power
Focused on
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Intel Xeon processors
6500/6700 series
E7 family
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Intel Xeon processors
E5-4600 product family
Frequency
2.0–2.6GHz
2.0–2.4GHz
2.4–2.7GHz
Cores
8
10
8
Cache
18–24MB
24–30MB
20MB
QPI speed
6.4GT/s
6.4GT/s
8.0GT/s
Max DDR3 memory
speed
1066MT/s
1066MT/s
1600MT/s
TDP
130W
130W
Up to 130W
Turbo/HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Frequency
1.86–2.0GHz
2.0–2.13GHz
2.4–2.2GHz
Cores
6
8
Up to 8
Cache
Up to 18MB
Up to 24MB
Up to 16MB
QPI speed
Up to 6.4GT/s
Up to 6.4GT/s
7.2GT/s
Max DDR3 memory
speed
Up to 1066MT/s
Up to 1066MT/s
1333MT/s
TDP
105W
105W
95W
Turbo/HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Frequency
1.73–1.86GHz
1.73–1.86GHz
2.0-2.2GHz
Cores
4
6
Up to 6
Cache
12MB
18MB
10-12MB
QPI speed
4.8GT/s
4.8GT/s
6.4GT/s
Max DDR3 memory
speed
800MT/s
800MT/s
1066MT/s
TDP
Up to 105W
Up to 105W
95W
Turbo/HT
No Turbo, no HT
No Turbo, no HT
No Turbo, no HT
Frequency
1.86GHz
2.13GHz
2.7GHz
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Class
energy efficiency
with lowest power
and best
performance per
watt
Frequency
optimized
Ideal for HPC and
technical
computing with
the highest
frequency
processor offering
Feature
Processors for 4-socket
th
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Intel Xeon processors
Intel Xeon processors
6500/6700 series
E7 family
Processors for 4-socket
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Intel Xeon processors
E5-4600 product family
Cores
Up to 8
10
8
Cache
Up to 24MB
30MB
20MB
QPI speed
5.86GT/s
6.4GT/s
8.0GT/s
Max DDR3 memory
speed
978MT/s
1066MT/s
1600MT/s
TDP
95W
105W
115W
Turbo/HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Frequency
2.93-3.60GHz
2.93-3.60GHz
2.9GHz
Cores
6
8
6
Cache
18MB
24MB
15MB
QPI speed
5.86GT/s
6.4GT/s
7.2GT/s
Max DDR3 memory
speed
978MT/s
1066MT/s
1333MT/s
TDP
130W
130W
130W
Turbo/HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo, HT
Turbo 2.0, HT
Providing accelerated performance for a variety of applications, including medical imaging, VDI and HPC
implementations, GPU technology is supported on a number of PowerEdge systems, as detailed in the following table.
PowerEdge
server
GPU card support
(maximum)
M610x
Up to 2 single-width or 1 double-width GPU
R620
1 single-width 75W actively cooled GPU
R720
Up to 4 single-width, full-length, 150W GPUs or 2 double-width, full-length, 300W GPUs
R820
Up to 2 single-width 75W actively cooled GPU
T320
1 single-width or 1 double-width actively cooled GPU with a total 200W combined power draw
T420
Up to 2 single-width or 1 double-width actively cooled GPU with a total 200W combined power draw
T620
Up to 4 double-width actively cooled GPUs with a total 200W combined power draw
With increased memory capacity and DIMM density, the new PowerEdge server line offers greater flexibility with
expandable memory options.
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Memory types supported
The following table lists the memory types supported by the new PowerEdge servers. See server comparison tables for
memory type availability for each server.
Feature
UDIMM
RDIMM
LRDIMM
Register
No
Yes
Yes
Buffer
No
No
Yes
Frequencies
800, 1066, or 1333MT/s
800, 1066, 1333, or 1600MT/s
1066 or 1333MT/s
Ranks supported
1 or 2
1, 2, or 4
4
Capacity per DIMM
2 or 4GB
2, 4, 8, 16, or 32GB
32GB
Maximum DIMMS per channel
2
3
3
DRAM technology
x8
x4 or x8
x4
Temperature sensor
Yes
Yes
Yes
ECC
Yes
Yes
Yes
SDDC
Yes (with advanced ECC mode)
Yes
Yes
Address parity
Yes
Yes
Yes
Memory frequency capabilities
The following table lists memory configuration and performance details for the new 2- or 4-socket processor-based
PowerEdge servers with 3 DIMMs per channel (R620, R720, R720xd, R820, M620, M820* and T620), based on the
population of the number and type of DIMMs per memory channel.
The next 3 memory frequency tables use the following acronyms: SR=single rank, DR=dual rank, QR=quad rank,
UDIMM=unbuffered DIMM, RDIMM=registered DIMM, and LRDIMM=load reduced DIMM.
DIMM
type
UDIMM
RDIMM
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Speed (MT/s)
# of
DIMMs
800
1066
1333
SR
1
∞
∞
∞
DR
1
∞
∞
∞
DIMM 0
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
1600
SR
SR
2
∞
∞
∞
SR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
DR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
SR
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
DR
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
QR
1
∞
∞
∞
SR
SR
2
∞
∞
∞
SR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
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type
800
1066
1333
1600
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
∞
QR
SR
2
∞
QR
DR
2
∞
QR
QR
2
∞
SR
SR
SR
3
∞
∞
SR
SR
DR
3
∞
∞
SR
DR
DR
3
∞
∞
DR
DR
DR
3
∞
∞
DIMM 1
DR
DIMM 2
QR
LRDIMM
Speed (MT/s)
# of
DIMMs
DIMM 0
QR
QR
QR
QR
QR
1
∞
∞
2
∞
∞
3
∞
*M820 does not support UDIMMs
The following table lists memory configuration and performance details for the new 1- or 2-socket processor-based
PowerEdge servers with 2 DIMMs per channel (M520, R320, R420, R520, T320, and T420), based on the population of
the number and type of DIMMs per memory channel.
DIMM
type
UDIMM
RDIMM
Speed (MT/s)
# of
DIMMs
800
1066
1333
SR
1
∞
∞
∞
DR
1
∞
∞
∞
DIMM 0
DIMM 1
1600
SR
SR
2
∞
∞
∞
SR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
DR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
SR
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
DR
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
QR
1
∞
∞
∞
SR
SR
2
∞
∞
∞
SR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
DR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
QR
SR
2
∞
∞
QR
DR
2
∞
∞
QR
QR
2
∞
∞
∞
The following table lists memory configuration and performance details for the new 2-socket processor-based
PowerEdge server with 1 DIMM per channel (M420), based on the population of the number and type of DIMMs per
memory channel.
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DIMM
type
RDIMM
DIMM 0
# of
DIMMs
SR
Speed (MT/s)
800
1066
1333
1600
1
∞
∞
DR
1
∞
∞
QR
1
∞
Networking options for the new PowerEdge server line allow you to tailor your network throughput to match your
application needs, enabling added I/O performance. The following tables list the supported I/O options.
Rack and tower server I/O support
Form
factor
Select
Network
Adapter
1Gb LOM
1Gb/10Gb
adapters
FC4/FC8
adapters
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Device name
Speed
R820
R720
R720xd
R620
R520
R420
R320
Broadcom® 5720
4P Base-T
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Intel I350
4P Base-T
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Broadcom 57800S
2P 1Gb Base-T
2P 10Gb SFP+
1Gb/s
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Broadcom 57800S
2P 1Gb Base-T
2P 10Gb Base-T
1Gb/s
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Intel X540
2P 1Gb Base-T
2P 10Gb Base-T
1Gb/s
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Broadcom 5720
2P Base-T
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
Intel I350
2P Base-T
1Gb/s
Broadcom 5720
2P Base-T
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Broadcom 5719
4P Base-T
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Intel I350
2P Base-T
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Intel I350
4P Base-T
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Broadcom 57810S
2P SFP+
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
Broadcom 57810S
2P Base-T
10Gb/s
∞
∞
Intel X520
2P SFP+
10Gb/s
∞
Intel X540
2P Base-T
10Gb/s
QLogic® QLE8262
2P SFP+
T620
T420
T320
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Brocade® BR1020
2P SFP+
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
QLogic QLE2460
4Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
QLogic QLE2462
4Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
QLogic QLE2560
8Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
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Form
factor
Device name
Speed
R820
R720
R720xd
R620
R520
R420
R320
T620
T420
T320
QLogic QLE2562
8Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Emulex® LPe12000
8Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Emulex LPe12002
8Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Brocade BR815
8Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Brocade BR825
8Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Blade server I/O support
Form factor
Select Network Adapter
10Gb/1Gb LOM
1Gb/10Gb adapters
FC4/FC8
Infiniband
Device name
Protocol
M820
M620
Broadcom 57810-k 2P
M520
M420
10Gb/s
∞
∞
Intel X520-k 2P
10Gb/s
∞
∞
QLogic QMD8262-k 2P
10Gb/s
∞
∞
Broadcom 57810S-k 2P
10Gb/s
Broadcom 5720 4P Base-T
1Gb/s
Intel I350 Serdes 4P
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Broadcom 5719 Serdes 4P
1Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Broadcom 57810S-k 2P
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Intel X520-x/k 2P
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
QLogic QME8262-k 2P
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Brocade BR1741M-k 2P
10Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
QLogic QME2572 2P
8Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Emulex LPe1205-M 2P
8Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
Mellanox® QDR CX-3
40Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
Mellanox FDR10 CX-3
40Gb/s
Mellanox FDR CX-3
56Gb/s
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
The latest generation of PowerEdge servers brings additional storage performance, reliability and capacity. New
PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller (PERC) cards feature non-volatile memory (NVM) in cache and can even
boost RAID performance further with CacheCade—the ability to use solid state disks (SSDs) as an expanded cache for
enhanced throughput. And with the addition of Dell’s Express Flash PCIe-SSDs to the PowerEdge lineup—a
front-accessible and hot-pluggable PCIe SSD technology—as well as increased internal storage capabilities on the
new PowerEdge rack and tower servers, you now have more storage technologies, options and capacities to choose
from than ever before.
The following table provides lists the end-of-life and replacement RAID controllers, and which RAID controllers the
new servers support.
RAID
controllers
M820
M620
M520
M420
R820
R720
R720xd
R620
R520
R420
R320
T620
T420
T320
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
PERC H810
replaces
PERC H800
PERC 6/E
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RAID
controllers
M820
M620
M520
PERC H710P
replaces
PERC H700
and
PERC 6/i
∞
∞
PERC H710
replaces
PERC H700
and
PERC 6/i
∞
PERC H310
replaces
PERC S300,
PERC H200
and
SAS 6/iR
∞
PERC S110
replaces
PERC S100
M420
R820
R720
R720xd
R620
R520
R420
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R320
T620
T420
T320
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Supported RAID controllers
The following table describes the RAID controllers supported by the new PowerEdge servers.
Features
RAID modes
supported
Form factor
Usage model
Includes 1GB NV cache, premium
performance and feature set, security
SED/EKMS, and SSD as cache
0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
Adapter, mini
(H810 is adapter
type only)
Premium
performance
PERC H710
Includes 512MB cache, advanced feature set,
security SED/EKMS, and SSD as cache
0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
Adapter, mini
Performance
PERC H310
Supports hot-plug drives, expansion, passthru
0, 1, 10, 5, 50
Adapter, mini
Value
PERC S110
(software RAID)
Supports hot-plug SATA drives (4 drive
maximum); no expansion; Windows only
0, 1, 5, 10
Motherboard
embedded SATA
Entry-level
Controller
PERC H710P
(internal)
PERC H810
(external)
Supported hard drives
The following table lists the hard drives supported by the new PowerEdge servers.
Hard drive
type
3.5" SATA
(7.2K, 3Gb)
3.5"
nearline
SAS (7.2K,
6Gb)
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Capacity
M820
M620
M520
M420
R720
R720xd
250GB
∞
∞
500GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
1TB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
2TB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
1TB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
2TB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
3TB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
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R620
R520 R420 R320 T620 T420 T320
∞
Hard drive
type
3.5" SAS
(15K, 6Gb)
Capacity
M820
M620
M520
M420
R820
R720
R720xd
R620
R520 R420 R320 T620 T420 T320
300GB
∞
∞
∞
600GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
250GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
2.5" SATA
500GB
(7.2K, 3Gb)
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
500GB
2.5"
nearline
1TB
SAS
(7.2K, 6Gb)
1TB
(SED)
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
300GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
600GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
900GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
900GB
(SED)
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
146GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
300GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
300GB
(SED)
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
2.5" SAS
SSD
(SLC, 6Gb)
200GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
400GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
2.5" SATA
SSD (MLC,
3Gb)
100GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
200GB
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
1TB
2.5" SAS
(10K, 6Gb)
2.5” SAS
(15K, 6Gb)
1.8" uSATA
SSD
∞
∞
50GB
∞
200GB
∞
PowerEdge Express Flash device support
The following table details the PowerEdge Express Flash PCIe-SSD device support on the new PowerEdge servers.
PowerEdge server
Express Flash supported
M620
2 front-access, hot-plug
M820
2 front-access, hot-plug
R620
2 front-access, hot-plug
R720
4 front-access, hot-plug
R820
4 front-access, hot-plug
T620
4 front-access, hot-plug
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The following table provides details on which operating systems are supported on the newest PowerEdge servers. For
further information on supported operating systems on new and previous generations of PowerEdge servers, visit
Dell.com/OSsupport.
Red Hat
Enterprise
®
1
Linux 6.2
Red Hat
Enterprise
2
Linux 5.8
Red Hat
Enterprise
Linux for
HPC
SUSE Linux
Enterprise
Linux 11 SP2
M820
∞
∞
∞
∞
M620
∞
∞
∞
M520
∞
∞
M420
3
∞
R820
∞
R720
Microsoft
®
Windows
Small
Business
Server 2011
Microsoft
Windows
Server
2008 SP2
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R720xd
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R620
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R520
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R420
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R320
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
T620
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
T420
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
T320
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Server
∞
SUSE Linux
Enterprise
Linux 10
SP4
®
Microsoft
Windows
®
Server
2008 R2 SP1
®
1
RHEL 6.1 is the minimum supported version except for the M420, T420 and T320. Current factory install is RHEL 6.2.
2
RHEL 5.7 is the minimum supported version except for the M420, T420 and T320. Current drop in box option is RHEL 5.8.
3
RHEL 6.2 is the minimum supported version.
Virtualization support
The following table highlights the virtualization support for the new PowerEdge servers. Support for Microsoft
Hyper-V™ falls under the OS support for the primary OS version Windows Server 2008.
VMware®
ESXi™
Embedded
v4.1 U2 (FI)
VMware
ESXi
Installable
v4.1 U2
VMware
ESX™
v4.1 U2
VMware
ESXi
v5.0 U1
(FI or DIB)
Citrix
XenServer™ 6.0
Red Hat
Enterprise
®
Virtualization
1
3.0
M820
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
M620
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
M520
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
M420
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R820
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R720
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R720xd
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R620
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R520
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R420
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
R320
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
T620
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Server
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®
∞
VMware®
ESXi™
Embedded
v4.1 U2 (FI)
VMware
ESXi
Installable
v4.1 U2
VMware
ESX™
v4.1 U2
VMware
ESXi
v5.0 U1
(FI or DIB)
Citrix
XenServer™ 6.0
Red Hat
Enterprise
®
Virtualization
1
3.0
T420
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
T320
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Server
®
FI= Factory Install; DIB=Drop-in-box
1
No OpenManage support; drop-in-box license registration card only.
Dell OpenManage systems management is designed to simplify, streamline and automate the most common tasks
that systems administrators perform throughout the server lifecycle of deployment, updates, monitoring and
maintenance. Leveraging the latest industry standard protocols , the Dell OpenManage portfolio delivers intelligent
management functionality embedded within the server itself, offers low-touch processes that require less time to
perform with fewer tools, and integrates with major third-party systems management solutions. Most OpenManage
tools are offered as software downloads available from Support.Dell.com.
Systems management transitions
The following table lists some key feature changes from the previous generation of Dell PowerEdge servers.
Previous generation
New generation
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 (iDRAC6)
Non-Blade server series 600-800: Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller
(iDRAC) 7 Express with Lifecycle Controller 2.x,upgradeable to iDRAC7 Enterprise
with Lifecycle Controller 2.x digital license key enablement and free trial
evaluation period for Enterprise.
Non-Blade server series 200-500: Basic Management is default, with iDRAC7
Express with Lifecycle Controller and iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller
and vFlash available as upgrades.
Blade servers: Default is iDRAC7 Express for Blades with Lifecycle Controller 2.x
upgradeable to iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller 2.x
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC 7 Express or Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller 2.x
IT Assistant (ITA)
OpenManage Essentials (OME) (new)
Chassis Management Controller (CMC) 3
Chassis Management Controller (CMC) 4
OpenManage Server Administrator 6.5 (OMSA)
OpenManage Server Administrator 7 (OMSA) or Agent-free management
Baseboard Management BIOS Binary (BBB)
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
—
OpenManage Power Center Management Console (new)
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
The iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller is the heart of the new generation of Dell PowerEdge server embedded
management. Besides enabling agent-free management, the iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller provides remote access
to the system—whether or not there is a functioning operating system running on the server. This embedded
management feature helps simplify and automate all aspects of server lifecycle management: deployment, updates,
monitoring, and maintenance.
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The following table describes the features and benefits of iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller.
Feature
Function
Benefit
Out of band (OOB)
iDRAC7 offers real-time OOB discovery, inventory,
deployment monitoring, alerting and updates for
servers and internal storage
Manage servers independent of the OS type or
status—even if an OS is not installed
Single code base
All server types have same embedded management
hardware and firmware
Simplified and uniform maintenance across server
platforms
Improved performance
The iDRAC7 has a faster processor, memory, video
compression offload and many other performance
improvements
A smoother, real-time, user experience for remote
management and less time performing common
management tasks
Dedicated GigE port
(rack and tower systems)
Gigabit Ethernet replaces 10/100 on iDRAC6
Faster throughput for better performance; better
compatibility with setup for switches
Email alerts
Simplified, more informative and greater coverage than
previous versions of iDRAC
More detail allows IT administrators to be more
efficient in diagnosing and remediating an issue;
alerts include a direct, embedded URL in the email
notification to further speed resolution
vFlash media
No longer a separate order feature; is included with
iDRAC7 Enterprise
Simplifies the ordering process and combines full
feature set to the iDRAC7 Enterprise; allows for use
of a non-Dell SD card
Enhanced power
management
Integration with Intel Node Manager provides data
center level power management (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise)
Fine tune data center power, policies, capping, and
usage; report on historical power usage by rack, row,
or room using Power Center Manager (new)
Upgrades to iDRAC7 Express or iDRAC7 Enterprise by
software licensing key and license portal
(may require installation of hardware option for 200500 series servers)
Server series 600-800: Digital license installed in
factory; free 30-day trial versions are available; uses a
license management portal versus paper-based
licenses and simplifies license management.
Server series 300-500: If iDRAC7 Express or iDRAC7
Enterprise is ordered during initial point of sale,
license key is installed. If Basic Management is
ordered during initial point of sale, customer must
request a license key through the Dell Licensing
Portal.
For most server models, embedded server
management and electronic licensing enables
feature enhancements that do not require installation
of additional hardware or system downtime.
Electronic licensing
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller licensing
The licensing for the iDRAC7 is now digital-key enabled in the new generation of Dell PowerEdge servers. In other
words, you can upgrade to a higher level with a license key. This also allows for a free 30-day trial license. In most
cases, no additional hardware is required to be installed. The following table highlights the key features for each
license level and compares to the features contained in the previous generation of Dell PowerEdge servers.
BMC
Basic
management
iDRAC6
Express
iDRAC7
Express
iDRAC7
Express for
Blades
iDRAC 6
Enterprise
iDRAC 6
Enterprise
with vFlash
iDRAC7
Enterprise
Local configuration with USC
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
IPMI 2.0
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Embedded diagnostics
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Local OS install
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Local updates
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Driver pack
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞2
Feature (function)
Encryption
Shared NIC (LOM)1
∞
∞
Dedicated NIC 1Gbps
(100MB in iDRAC6)
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iDRAC6
Express
iDRAC7
Express
iDRAC7
Express for
Blades
iDRAC 6
Enterprise
iDRAC 6
Enterprise
with vFlash
iDRAC7
Enterprise
IPv6
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Auto-discovery
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Auto-recovery
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Web GUI
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Feature (function)
BMC
Basic
management
Remote CLI
Local/SSH CLI
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Serial redirection
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Remote config
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
SNMP alerts
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Comprehensive monitoring
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Part replacement
∞
∞
Backup & restore configurations
∞
∞
∞
∞
Remote update
∞3
Email alerts
∞4
Virtual console (4 user)
∞
Virtual console chat
∞
Support for customer supplied SD
cards for vFlash media
∞
Virtual flash partitions
Virtual media
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Virtual folders
∞
Remote file share
Crash screen capture5
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Crash video playback
∞
Boot record/playback
Power control
∞
∞3
Power monitoring
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Power capping
∞
Enterprise group power
management
∞
Directory services (AD, LDAP)
∞
PK authentication
Two-factor authentication6
∞
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
Rack and tower systems only; 2Blade-to-chassis internal connection is 100MB; 3Feature available with IPMI, not web GUI; 4Single user; 5Requires
OMSA agent on target server; 6Uses Active-X on Microsoft Internet Explorer® only
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Agent-free server management
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With the launch of Dell PowerEdge 12 generation servers, Dell provides enhanced server monitoring functionality
that does not require installation of a software-based systems management agent within the host operating system.
The new agent-free monitoring capabilities now complete the agent-free server lifecycle management operations
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first available with Dell PowerEdge 11 generation servers: deployment, updates and maintenance.
Agent-free advantages
Now provides agent-free monitoring that includes
No software agent required to install or maintain
Monitors PERC and direct-attached storage (DAS)
Non-intrusive to software environment
Monitors NIC and CNA health, link status, and
performance
OS and hypervisor agnostic
Provides informative e-mail alerting, even if the operating
system is down
Uniform hardware monitoring and update procedures
across multiple OS types and hypervisors
Monitors hardware, firmware and BIOS inventory and
settings
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage Essentials is the latest console for monitoring the status of Dell servers, storage and switches.
OpenManage Essentials is an easy-to-install, one-to-many, management console designed to help IT administrators
simplify and automate the most essential management tasks. OpenManage Essentials provides a simple migration path
for customers who are currently using Dell IT Assistant.
OpenManage Essentials (OME)
OME improvements over IT Assistant
Monitors health status and events for Dell PowerEdge
servers, EqualLogic™ and PowerVault™ MD series storage
and PowerConnect™ switches
Includes agent-free health status and SNMP alerting for
PowerEdge servers with iDRAC7 and Lifecycle Controller,
as well as simplified alert action definition and activation,
and supports monitoring EqualLogic storage and
PowerConnect switches. Supports agent based BIOS,
firmware and driver updates for PowerEdge servers.
Agent-free updating will be available in 2H 2012.
Provides hardware-level control and management for
PowerEdge servers, blades and internal storage arrays
Allows for a simplified server patch process, multi-site
hardware patching (through integration with Repository
Manager) and compliance-driven/detected deviation
Allows hardware control of Microsoft Windows, Linux,
VMware, Hyper-V, and XenServer environments
Has improved monitoring functionality for VMware
environments and includes monitoring functionality for
Citrix XenServer environments
Enables deeper management and control of Dell blade
chassis, EqualLogic and PowerVault MD series storage,
and PowerConnect switches through context-sensitive
links and the launch of their respective elementmanagement tools
Supports EqualLogic storage and PowerConnect switches
Links or integrates with the following Dell solutions:
 Dell Repository Manager—allows precise control of
hardware updates
 OpenManage Power Center—optimizes power
consumption of your servers
 Dell KACE 1000 Management Appliance—
communicates Dell server, storage and switch health
status alerts to the KACE K1000 service desk
 Offers Dell ProSupport customers new proactive
management support, Dell Integrated Support
service, to isolate and speed resolution of issues and
increase infrastructure uptime.
Interfaces with many additional value-added services and
solutions
Provides easy-to-use and low-touch maintenance
Has a modern look and feel, quick GUI responsiveness,
supports a remote database during install and provides a
simplified upgrade to a remote database
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Power management
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With the launch of Dell PowerEdge 12 generation servers, Dell offers Dell OpenManage Power Center—a simple and
effective power management console. OpenManage Power Center provides a management platform to collect, sum,
and aggregate power usage across rack, row, and room with the ability to customize power-reduction policies that
can help maximize real-time power usage. Dell OpenManage Power Center leverages Intel Node Manager
instrumentation built in to every Dell PowerEdge server.
Monitored devices
PDU monitored
power (alternate)
Direct power
monitoring (limited)
Direct power monitoring and
capping (full capability)
New generation of PowerEdge servers*
Yes
Yes, standard
Yes with iDRAC7 Enterprise
Previous generation of PowerEdge racks
and towers
Yes
Yes with redundant
hot-plug power supply
Not supported
PowerEdge R210 II, T110 II
Yes
Not supported
Not supported
PowerEdge C, PowerConnect, Dell
EqualLogic, previous-generation Dell
servers, HP, IBM
Yes
Not supported
Not supported
*Power monitoring is supported on all blade servers and higher-end tower and rack servers (R620, R720, R720xd, R820) that have PMBus-enabled
PSUs. Power monitoring is supported on the R320, R420, R520, T320, and T420 servers if they have hot-plug power supplies.
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A useful feature included with Dell PowerEdge 12 generation servers is the Quick Resource Locator (QRL)—a modelspecific Quick Response (QR) code that is located inside server chassis cover. A QRL code allows you to:
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View step-by-step videos, including overviews of system internals and externals, as well as detailed, concise, taskoriented videos and installation wizards
Locate reference materials, including searchable owner’s manual content, LCD diagnostics, and an electrical
overview
Look up your service tag so you can quickly gain access to your specific hardware configuration info and warranty
information
Contact Dell directly (by link) to get in touch with technical support and sales teams and provide feedback to Dell
These codes provide an easy way to retrieve the critical support information you need when you need it, making you
more efficient and effective in managing your hardware. Use your smartphone to access the Dell QRL app to learn
more about a server. Try the following QRL code to learn more about the R720 rack server.
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This transition guide only provides an overview of the new PowerEdge systems and their supported features. For more
detailed system information, please see these additional resources:
 System information on Dell.com/PowerEdge
 System manuals on Support.Dell.com/Manuals
 Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) on Dell.com/ESSA
 PowerEdge Memory information on Dell.com/PowerEdge/Memory
 Memory tool on poweredgecpumemory.com
 Blade servers demos on Dell.com/PowerEdge
 Rack server demos on Dell.com/PowerEdge
 Technical Guides for all servers on Dell.com/PowerEdge
 Dell OpenManage systems management on Dell.com/OpenManage
 Dell PowerEdge RAID controllers on Dell.com/PERC
 Dell OpenManage Advisor Tool on Dell.com/openmanageadvisor
© 2012 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Dell, the DELL logo, the DELL badge, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, EqualLogic, PowerVault, and Dell
OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc. Intel Xeon, Pentium, Core, and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States
and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Internet Explorer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to
either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. This
document is for informational purposes only. Dell reserves the right to make changes without further notice to any products herein. The content
provided is as is and without express or implied warranties of any kind.
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