Dell PowerEdge M915 The Dell™ PowerEdge™ M915 is a 4-socket full-height blade server ideal for mission-critical applications needing maximum I/O scalability and performance. Maximum workload performance Input, process, analyze and report data on the same platform; consolidate servers; and scale during peak workloads. With up to 64 processor cores, the Dell PowerEdge M915 offers you the performance you need to run your important business applications and workloads. Get the ability to run robust virtual machines (VMs), maximize the number of virtual machines being run per server, and reap all the benefits of consolidation. The M915 can also help increase database performance by taking advantage of the high processor core count to run more tasks simultaneously. Boost business performance The PowerEdge M915 offers robust AMD Opteron™ processors designed to: • Deliver up to 64 processor cores for optimal 4-socket performance with 2-socket value and provide the essential features needed to operate your consolidated infrastructure efficiently. • Give you the ability to monitor power and thermals at the processor level and assist with platform efficiency. • Offer vast pools of processor cores to be deployed, which is ideal for assignment to virtualized servers. A fully loaded M1000e chassis with eight PowerEdge M915 blade servers running up to 16-core AMD Operton 6100 and 6200 series processors can yield up to 512 processor cores per chassis or 51.2 cores per U. Throughput, throughput, throughput Unleash the potential of your consolidated VMs with more I/O throughput. • Maximizing both 10GbE and GbE port counts provides your virtualized applications the dedicated bandwidth they need in I/O-intensive environments. • Enabling the choice of fabric and vendor can enhance your flexibility to adopt and deploy networks at your own pace. • Using up to six dual-port 10GbE network cards can bring the total aggregate throughput into a single server to an amazing 120 Gbps. An integrated, flexible network daughtercard enables a choice of embedded network adapters. Select either GbE network interface cards (NICs) or 10Gb converged network adapters (CNAs) to attach to M1000e I/O modules, such as the PowerConnect M8428-k converged network switch. December 2011 I/O traffic can then flow to your existing Dell or third-party switching infrastructure. Enterprise-class manageability and efficiency Spend more time creating business value and less on planning, deploying and managing IT. Spend less money keeping the lights on and cooling servers, reclaiming more resources for strategic business needs. • One-to-many updating: The Chassis Management Controller and Lifecycle Controller simplify the update process for BIOS, firmware and drivers on a one-to-many basis without additional software. Multi-chassis management provides one console access to several blade enclosures. • Industry leading power and cooling: Efficient power supplies (fully redundant up to 92+%) utilize minimal power without compromising productivity. Highefficiency fans and intuitive chassis airflow ducting drive enterprise-class power consumption draw. • Enterprise-class high-availability: Dual optional failsafe embedded hypervisors and hard drive fault tolerance through the hardware RAID controller (PERC) offer data-protective redundancy that safeguards your organization from IT loss or corruption. Maximized performance and bandwidth for mission-critical workloads and applications Feature PowerEdge M915 technical specification Processors AMD Opteron™ 6100 and 6200 series processors Chipset AMD (SR5670 and SP5100) Memory1 Up to 512GB (32 DIMM slots): 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 up to 1333MHz Drive bays Two 2.5” SAS/solid state hot-swappable drives Storage1 Hot-plug hard drive options: 2.5” SATA SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K) Maximum internal storage: Up to 1.8TB per blade External storage: For information about Dell external storage options, visit Dell.com/Storage. RAID controller options PERC H200 (6Gb/s) PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB non-volatile battery-backed cache I/O mezzanine card options Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics per blade. Ethernet: Dual-Port Broadcom® Gb Ethernet with TOE (BCM-5709S) Dual-Port Intel® 10Gb Ethernet Dual-Port Broadcom 10Gb Ethernet (BCM-57711) 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet: Dual-Port Intel 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet (10Gb Enhanced Ethernet—FCoE Ready) Dual-Port QLogic® CNA QME8142 (10Gb Enhanced Ethernet + FCoE) Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA Fibre Channel: Dual-Port QLogic FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (QME2572) Dual-Port Emulex® FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (LPe1205-M) Emulex 8 or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module Infiniband: Dual-Port Mellanox® ConnectX Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand 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 Operating systems Virtualization options: Citrix® XenServer™ Microsoft Hyper-V through Microsoft Windows Server 2008 VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1, VMware ESXi™ 4.1, or ESXi 5.0) For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit Dell.com/OSsupport. Featured database applications Microsoft SQL Server® solutions (see Dell.com/SQL) Oracle® database solutions (see Dell.com/Oracle) Power supply Supplied by Dell PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Chassis Video Integrated Matrox® G200eW with 8MB memory Remote management iDRAC6 Enterprise (standard) Systems management BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant Dell™ OpenManage™ Unified Server Configurator Lifecycle Controller iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash media Chassis Management Controller Embedded hypervisor Optional Dual-Media Redundant Hypervisor For more information about the Dell blade solution, see the PowerEdge M1000e Technical Guide or the M1000e Blade Chassis Specification Sheet. 1 GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less. Dell Services Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs, and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. 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