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PowerEdge
C8000, C8220,
C8220X and C8000XD
Technical Guide
The Dell PowerEdge
C8000 series packs
up to eight
single-wide sleds,
four double-wide
sleds or a variety of
combinations for
the ideal mix.
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Table of contents
1 Series overview ....................................................................................................................................................................5
PowerEdge C8000 chassis ...............................................................................................................................................5
PowerEdge C8220 single-wide compute sled .............................................................................................................5
PowerEdge C8220X double-wide compute/GPU sled ...............................................................................................5
PowerEdge C8000XD double-wide storage sled ........................................................................................................5
New technologies ............................................................................................................................................................. 6
2 Series features ...................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Product comparison .......................................................................................................................................................... 7
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................................................... 9
3 Chassis and sled views and features .............................................................................................................................. 12
PowerEdge C8000 chassis ............................................................................................................................................. 12
PowerEdge C8220 single-wide compute sled ...........................................................................................................14
PowerEdge C8220X double-wide compute/GPU sled .............................................................................................16
PowerEdge C8000XD double-wide storage sled ..................................................................................................... 23
4 Processor ........................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Processor features ........................................................................................................................................................... 24
Supported processors ..................................................................................................................................................... 25
Processor configurations ............................................................................................................................................... 26
Processor installation ...................................................................................................................................................... 26
Chipset ............................................................................................................................................................................... 26
GPU support ..................................................................................................................................................................... 26
5 Memory .............................................................................................................................................................................. 27
Supported memory ......................................................................................................................................................... 27
Memory configurations .................................................................................................................................................. 27
Memory speed ................................................................................................................................................................. 28
6 Storage ............................................................................................................................................................................... 29
PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X MicroSD card reader ............................................................................................. 29
PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X hard drive cable routing ....................................................................................... 29
Internal storage ................................................................................................................................................................ 29
RAID configurations ......................................................................................................................................................... 31
Storage controllers ........................................................................................................................................................... 31
Optical drive ..................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Tape drive.......................................................................................................................................................................... 33
7 Networking and PCIe ...................................................................................................................................................... 34
Embedded NICs/LAN on Motherboard (LOM) ........................................................................................................... 34
PCIe support ..................................................................................................................................................................... 34
8 Power ................................................................................................................................................................................. 36
Power consumption and energy efficiency ................................................................................................................ 36
Power sleds and power supplies .................................................................................................................................. 37
System power supply throttling feature ...................................................................................................................... 38
9 Rack information .............................................................................................................................................................. 39
Static rails .......................................................................................................................................................................... 39
10 Operating systems and virtualization ........................................................................................................................... 40
Supported operating systems........................................................................................................................................ 40
Additional operating systems tested but not officially supported .......................................................................... 40
Supported virtualization ................................................................................................................................................. 40
11 Systems management ......................................................................................................................................................41
Server management .........................................................................................................................................................41
Embedded server management .....................................................................................................................................41
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Appendix A.
Additional specifications and options ................................................................................................... 42
System dimensions.......................................................................................................................................................... 42
System weight .................................................................................................................................................................. 43
Environmental specifications ........................................................................................................................................ 43
Video specifications ........................................................................................................................................................ 43
Power supply specifications .......................................................................................................................................... 44
USB peripherals ................................................................................................................................................................ 44
Appendix B.
Standards compliance ............................................................................................................................. 45
Appendix C.
Additional resources................................................................................................................................. 47
Tables
Table 1.
Table 2.
Table 3.
Table 4.
Table 5.
Table 6.
Table 7.
Table 8.
Table 9.
Table 10.
Table 11.
Table 12.
Table 13.
Table 14.
Table 15.
Table 16.
Table 17.
Table 18.
Table 19.
Table 20.
Table 21.
Table 22.
Table 23.
Table 24.
New technologies ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Comparison of PowerEdge C8220, C8220X and C8000XD ........................................................................ 7
Technical specifications ...................................................................................................................................... 9
PowerEdge C8000 features .............................................................................................................................. 13
Supported processors ....................................................................................................................................... 25
DIMMs supported ............................................................................................................................................... 27
Memory speed capabilities ............................................................................................................................... 28
Supported hard drives on the C8220 ............................................................................................................. 29
Supported hard drives on the C8220X ........................................................................................................... 30
Supported hard drives on the C8000XD ....................................................................................................... 30
RAID support ........................................................................................................................................................ 31
External RAID support ........................................................................................................................................ 31
Add-in cards supported by drive controller .................................................................................................. 32
Supported add-in NIC cards ............................................................................................................................ 35
Power tools and technologies ......................................................................................................................... 36
Power supply efficiency .................................................................................................................................... 37
PowerEdge C8000 power throttling .............................................................................................................. 38
PowerEdge C8000 chassis dimensions ......................................................................................................... 42
System weight ..................................................................................................................................................... 43
Environmental specifications ........................................................................................................................... 43
Supported video modes .................................................................................................................................... 44
Power supply specifications ............................................................................................................................. 44
Industry standard documents .......................................................................................................................... 45
Additional resources .......................................................................................................................................... 47
Figures
Figure 1.
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PowerEdge C8000 chassis front view ............................................................................................................ 12
PowerEdge C8000 chassis back view ............................................................................................................. 13
PowerEdge C8000 chassis controller board ................................................................................................. 13
PowerEdge C8220 sled front view ..................................................................................................................14
PowerEdge C8220 sled back view ................................................................................................................... 15
PowerEdge C8220 sled side view ....................................................................................................................16
PowerEdge C8220 sled interior view ..............................................................................................................16
PowerEdge C8220X sled front closed view ................................................................................................... 17
PowerEdge C8220X sled front open view ......................................................................................................18
PowerEdge C8220X sled back closed view ...................................................................................................19
PowerEdge C8220X sled side closed view .................................................................................................... 20
PowerEdge C8220X sled interior view ............................................................................................................ 21
PowerEdge C8220X top closed view ............................................................................................................. 22
PowerEdge C8000XD sled ............................................................................................................................... 23
PowerEdge C8000 power sled........................................................................................................................ 37
PowerEdge C8000 chassis dimensions ......................................................................................................... 42
PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide
1 Series overview
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ C8000 series is a 4U shared infrastructure for mixing and matching
compute, storage and graphics processing unit (GPU) sleds in one chassis. The C8000 chassis holds
a combination of the following resources to optimize workload performance:

Up to eight single-wide compute C8220 server sleds

Up to four double-wide C8220X compute/GPU sleds or C8000XD storage sleds

Up to two power sleds
PowerEdge C8000 chassis
The PowerEdge C8000 helps you speed up your most resource-intensive workloads by mixing and
matching compute, storage or GPU sleds in the same rack chassis. With the C8000, you can pack
more compute power in less space while saving energy. You get the cores, memory and I/O
expansion you need for peak workload performance while keeping a dense footprint.
PowerEdge C8220 single-wide compute sled
The PowerEdge C8220 single-wide compute sled features the dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600
or E5-2600 v2 product families with up to 12 cores each, 16 DIMM slots for up to 512GB of memory,
2.5-inch SATA/SAS/SSD drives for up to 2TB of storage, PCI Express® (PCIe) 3.0, and dual-port
embedded Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) controllers.
PowerEdge C8220X double-wide compute/GPU sled
The PowerEdge C8220x double-wide compute/GPU sled has up to two GPUs, two Intel Xeon
processor E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 product family processors with up to 12 cores each, 16 DIMM
slots, PCIe 3.0 and up to 8 x 2.5-inch or 4 x 3.5-inch hard drives.
With two of the fastest server processors available, and up to two of the most advanced GPUs
available in one sled, you can speed processing by an order of magnitude to see results faster. With
up to four additional cores, 10MB more cache, and a 17 percent increase in memory speeds,
E5-2600 v2 processors may boost performance by up to 40 percent over previous-generation
E5-2600 processors in Dell PowerEdge server platforms.
PowerEdge C8000XD double-wide storage sled
The PowerEdge C8000XD sled provides flexible, high-density local storage for big data, hosting and
high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The PowerEdge C8000XD storage sled is
available with up to 12 x 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SAS/SATA, or up to 24 x 2.5-inch SSD hot-plug drives.
Up to four storage sleds can be cascaded through mini SAS ports to deliver up to 192TB of storage
capacity to capacity-hungry applications.
When populated with highly reliable SAS drives, the PowerEdge C8000XD is ideally suited for
enterprise-level transactional applications such as modeling and simulation. With high capacity SATA
drives, the PowerEdge C8000XD can be optimized for reference and high-bandwidth data
applications such as disk-based backup, document imaging, and video surveillance. With highspeed SSDs, the PowerEdge C8000XD can be optimized to meet a high volume of real-time
demands, such as online transaction processes, database queries, hosting and cloud services.
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New technologies
Table 1 lists the new technologies for the PowerEdge C8000 series.
Table 1.
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New technologies
New technologies
Detailed descriptions
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600
and E5-2600 v2 product
families
The processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 product families have
embedded PCIe lanes for improved I/O performance. See the Processor
section for details.
Intel C602 series chipset
The Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chip is implemented on the
PowerEdge C8000 series.
1866MT/s DDR3 memory
Certain models of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family
support 1866MT/s memory. The PowerEdge C8000 series supports two
DIMMs per channel at 1866MT/s with these processors. See the Memory
section for details.
LRDIMM
This memory option, load reduced DIMM (LRDIMM), is designed with a
buffer chip (or chips) to replace the register to help minimize loading.
LRDIMMs can increase overall server system memory capacity and speed.
See the Memory section for more information.
Internal GPU support
The PowerEdge C8220X supports internal GPUs. See the Processor
section for details.
Advanced power
management
The PowerEdge C8000 supports advanced power monitoring and power
capping tools that can help manage power consumption. See the Power
section for details.
Dell Fresh Air cooling
Dell has tested and validated an integrated data center solution that
enables you to operate at higher temperatures or even chiller-less. See
the Power section for details.
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2 Series features
Run multiple workloads per rack or optimize workloads across racks. Shared chassis, power, and
cooling can save on the total cost of ownership (TCO). Refresh individual sleds instead of replacing
the whole chassis and extend the life of the hardware with less disruption.

With up to four additional cores, 10MB more cache, and a 17 percent increase in memory speeds,
Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors may boost performance by up to 40 percent in Dell
PowerEdge server platforms.

NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs can speed high-performance applications by up to 10 times, with up to
665 gigaflops of double precision performance and one teraflop of single precision performance
See Tesla™ M-Class GPU Computing Modules Accelerating Science.

2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drives, or 2.5-inch SSDs can boost storage density up to 192TB
per chassis

94 percent platinum-certified power supplies
Product comparison
Table 2 compares the features of the PowerEdge C8220, C8220X and C8000XD sleds.
Table 2.
Comparison of PowerEdge C8220, C8220X and C8000XD
Specification
PowerEdge C8220
PowerEdge C8220X
Processors
Intel Xeon processor
E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2
product families
Intel Xeon processor
E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2
product families
N/A
Form factor
4U rack
4U rack
N/A
Front side bus
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect
N/A
Sockets
2
2
N/A
Cores
4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 core
4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 core
N/A
L3 cache
10MB, 15MB, 20MB,
25MB or 30MB
10MB, 15MB, 20MB, 25MB
or 30MB
N/A
Chipset
Intel C602
Intel C602
N/A
DIMMs
16 x DDR3
RDDR3, LV RDDR3;
up to 1866MT/s
16 x DDR3
RDDR3, LV RDDR3;
up to 1866MT/s
N/A
Min/Max RAM
4GB/512GB
4GB/512GB
N/A
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PowerEdge C8000XD
Specification
PowerEdge C8220
PowerEdge C8220X
PowerEdge C8000XD
Hard drive bays
Up to 2 x 2.5” SATA/SSD
(hot-plug)
Up to 2 x 2.5” SATA
(hot-plug)
Up to 8 x 2.5” SATA/SAS
Up to 4 x 3.5” SATA/SAS
Up to 12 x 3.5” SATA/SAS
(hot-plug)
Up to 12 x 2.5” 15mm
SATA/SAS (hot-plug)
Up to 24 x 2.5” 9.5mm
SATA/SAS
Hard drive types
Default SATA and SSD
Default SATA, SSD, NLSAS
Default SATA, SSD, NLSAS
External drive bay
None
None
Embedded
hard-drive
controller
Intel C602 integrated
controller; optional
LSI 2008 6Gb SAS mezz
C602 integrated
controller; optional
LSI 2008 6Gb SAS mezz
N/A
Optional storage
controller
Optional add-in RAID:
LSI 9211-8i
LSI 9265-8i
LSI 9280-8e
LSI 9285CV-8e
Optional add-in RAID:
LSI 9211-8i
LSI 9265-8i
LSI 9285CV-8e
N/A
Availability
N/A
N/A
N/A
Systems
management
BMC, IPMI 2,0 compliant;
iKVM, virtual media, Intel
Node Manager 2.0
compliant
BMC, IPMI 2,0 compliant;
iKVM, virtual media, Intel
Node Manager 2.0
compliant
BMC, IPMI 2,0 compliant;
iKVM, virtual media, Intel
Node Manager 2.0
compliant
PCIe slots
1 x16 PCIe 3.0 low-profile
riser slot
1 x8 PCIe 3.0
daughtercard mezzanine
slot
Compute configuration
2 x8 PCIe 3.0 low-profile
riser slots
1 x8 PCIe 3.0
daughtercard mezzanine
slot
GPU configuration
2 x16 PCIe 3.0
daughtercard slots
N/A
Embedded NIC
2x Intel I350 GbE
2x Intel I350 GbE
N/A
Power supplies
Provided by power sled:
hot-plug, redundant,
1400W power supply
(240V)
Provided by power sled:
hot-plug, redundant,
Platinum efficiency,
1400W power supply
(240V)
Provided by power sled:
hot-plug, redundant,
Platinum efficiency,
1400W power supply
(240V)
Power efficiency
Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
Fans
Provided by chassis fan
cage: 6 x 120mm
redundant, hot-pluggable
fans
Provided by chassis fan
cage: 6 x 120mm
redundant, hot-pluggable
fans
Provided by chassis fan
cage: 6 x 120mm
redundant, hot-pluggable
fans
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None
Specifications
Table 3 summarizes the product features for the PowerEdge C8000 chassis including the C8220
compute sled, the C8220X compute/GPU sled and the C8000XD storage sled. For the latest
information on supported features for the PowerEdge C8000 chassis, visit Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
Table 3.
Technical specifications
Feature
PowerEdge C8000, C8220, C8220X and C8000XD technical specifications
Chassis
4U rack mount, holds up to 8 single-wide sleds, or 4 double-wide sleds with up to 2
power sleds (PowerEdge C8000)
Sled types
Single-wide compute sled (C8220)
Double-wide compute/GPU sled (C8220X)
Double-wide storage sled (C8000XD)
Servers/storage per
chassis
Up to 8 (internal power) C8220 and up to 10 (external power) C8820 2-socket servers
Up to 4 (internal power) C8220X and up to 5 (external power) C8820X 2-socket
servers
Up to 4 (internal power) C8000XD and up to 5 (external power) C8000XD storage
1
expansion
Processor
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 product families
Processor sockets
2
Front side bus
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
Number of cores
4, 6, 8, 10 or 12
L3 cache
10MB, 15MB, 20MB, 25MB or 30MB
Chipset
Intel C602
DIMMs
C8220 and C8220X hold up to 512GB (16 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3
UDIMM (1333MT/s 1.35V), 4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 RDIMM (1600MT/s 1.5V and 1.35V)
PCIe slots
C8220:
 1 x16 PCIe 3.0 low-profile riser slot
 1 x8 PCIe 3.0 daughtercard mezzanine slot
C8220X:
 Compute configuration

2 x8 PCIe 3.0 low-profile riser slots
1 x8 PCIe 3.0 daughtercard mezzanine slot
GPU configuration
2 x16 PCIe 3.0 daughtercard slots
Drive controller
C8220 and C8220X: Intel C602, SATA or SSD only
RAID controller
C8220 and C8220X: LSI 2008 mezzanine, LSI 9211-8i (optional), LSI 9265-8i
(optional) ), LSI 9285CV-8e (optional)
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Feature
PowerEdge C8000, C8220, C8220X and C8000XD technical specifications
Hard drive bays
C8220: up to 2 x 2.5” SATA/SSD hot-plug drives
C8220X: up to 2 x 2.5” SATA hot-plug plus up to 8 x 2.5” SATA/SAS non-hot-plug
options; or up to 2 x 2.5" SATA/SAS non-hot-plug hard drives with GPUs; or 2 x 2.5”
hot-plug hard drives + 4 x 3.5” hard drive options
C8000XD: 24 x 2.5” or 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA or 24 x 2.5” SSDs
Hard drive types
C8220: 2 x 2.5” hard drive options
2.5” SATA SSD (eMLC): 100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
2.5” SATA SSD (MLC): 120GB, 160GB, 240GB, 300GB, 480GB, 600GB, 800GB
2.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K RPM): 500GB, 1TB
C8220X: 2 x 2.5” hot-plug hard drives + 8 x 2.5” or 4 x 3.5" non-hot-plug hard drive
options; 2 x 2.5” non-hot-plug hard drives (GPUs)
2.5” SAS 6Gb (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
2.5” SAS 6Gb (15K): 146GB, 300GB
2.5” NL SAS 6Gb (7.2K): 500TB, 1TB
2.5” SATA SSD (eMLC): 100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
2.5” SATA SSD (MLC): 120GB, 160GB, 240GB, 300GB, 480GB, 600GB, 800GB
2.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
3.5” SAS 6Gb (15K): 300GB, 600GB
3.5” NL SAS 6GB (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
3.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
C8000XD: 12 x 3.5” SATA/SAS HDDs hot-plug; 12 x 2.5” 15mm SATA/SAS HDDs or
hot-plug; or 24 x 2.5” 9.5mm SATA/SAS HDDs non-hot-plug
2.5” SAS 6Gb (10K): 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
2.5” SAS 6Gb (15K): 146GB, 300GB
2.5” NL SAS 6Gb (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
2.5” SATA SSD (eMLC): 100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
2.5” SATA SSD (MLC): 120GB, 160GB, 240GB, 300GB, 480GB, 600GB, 800GB
2.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB
3.5” 6Gb SAS (15K): 300GB, 600GB
3.5” NL 6GB SAS (7.2K): 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
3.5” Enterprise SATA (7.2K): 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
NIC/LOM
2 x GbE: Intel i350
1 x 100Mb Ethernet dedicated management port
Power supply
4 hot-plug 1400W power supplies through 2 single-wide power sleds
Availability
Hot-plug hard drives
Hot-plug, redundant power through the power sled
ECC memory
Single device data correction (SDDC)
Fans
6 x 120mm, redundant, hot-plug fans through the chassis fan cage
USB
2 external
Remote management
Per sled or chassis: Embedded IPMI 2.0 BMC with 1X 10/100 Mbps RJ45 connector
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Feature
PowerEdge C8000, C8220, C8220X and C8000XD technical specifications
Operating systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
®
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V )
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 SP1 (includes Hyper-V)
®
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1
®
®
®
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
®
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0
®
®
Optional embedded hypervisors:
®
®
Citrix XenServer 5.6 SP2
Microsoft Hyper-V, a server role in Microsoft Windows Server operating systems
®
®
VMware vSphere ESXi™ 5.5
Services
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Data Center Consulting Services
Rack Integration (U.S. only, not available in China)
Rack Design Verification
Configuration Services/CFI
Onsite Deployment
Online Self Dispatch
Basic Support
ProSupport for IT
ProSupport for Data Center
4-Hour Support
Keep Your Hard Drive
Enterprise Wide Contract
IT Advisory Service
Remote Advisory Service
Certified Data Destruction
Specialized Onsite Services
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3 Chassis and sled views and features
The PowerEdge C8000 is a 4U rack-mounted chassis that supports the C8220, a single-width
compute sled, the C8220X, a double-width compute sled, and the C8000XD, a double-width
storage sled. The PowerEdge C8000 chassis is available in two versions: internal and external power.
The PowerEdge C8000 internal power configuration includes two internal power sleds that house
up to two 1400W power supplies; power sleds are located in the middle of the chassis.
An external, 3U, half-length, power distribution unit (PDU) supports the PowerEdge C8000 external
power configuration for up to four chassis.
PowerEdge C8000 chassis
A Dell PowerEdge C8000 system consists of the enclosure, fans with fan cage, and a variation of the
C8220, C8220X and C8000XD sleds. Access to the sled bays is from the front of the PowerEdge
C8000. The front also has the power and event indicator, chassis identification indicator, a thermal
sensor that monitors the inlet ambient temperature, an Ethernet connector, and the NIC link/activity
indicator.
Figure 1.
PowerEdge C8000 chassis front view
On the back of the PowerEdge C8000 are a power and event indicator, a chassis identification
indicator, chassis fans and their fault indicators.
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Figure 2.
Figure 3.
PowerEdge C8000 chassis back view
PowerEdge C8000 chassis controller board
Table 4 lists the features on the PowerEdge C8000 chassis. For additional chassis-feature
information, see the Dell PowerEdge C8000 Hardware Owner’s Manual on
Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
Table 4.
PowerEdge C8000 features
Feature
Description
Sled bays
Holds up to 5 C8220X compute sleds, 10 C8220 compute sleds,
5 C8000XD sleds or 2 power sleds.
Power/event indicator
Indicates the power and health status of the system.
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Feature
Description
Chassis identification
indicator
Indicates when the chassis ID signal is generated.
Thermal sensor
Monitors the inlet ambient temperature.
NIC link/activity indicator
Indicate network activity and status.
Ethernet connectors
Embedded 10/100 Mbit NIC connector.
Fan fault indicators
Indicates when a fan is in normal operation or in failure.
PowerEdge C8220 single-wide compute sled
The front of the C8220 includes USB connectors, mezzanine card expansion slot, PCIe expansion
slot, release latch, power button and indicator, video connector, serial connector, dedicated
management port, Ethernet connectors and the sled ID indicator as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4.
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PowerEdge C8220 sled front view
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Figure 5 shows the back of the C8220 sled.
Figure 5.
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PowerEdge C8220 sled back view
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Figure 6 is the side view of the C8220 sled.
Figure 6.
PowerEdge C8220 sled side view
Figure 7 shows the inside of the C8220 sled.
Figure 7.
PowerEdge C8220 sled interior view
PowerEdge C8220X double-wide compute/GPU sled
The front of the C8220X includes USB connectors, hard drive bays, mezzanine card expansion slot,
PCIe expansion slot, release latch, power button and indicator, video connector, serial connector
dedicated management port, Ethernet connectors and the sled ID indicator as shown in Figure 8.
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Figure 8.
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PowerEdge C8220X sled front closed view
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Figure 9 shows how the C8220X sled can be opened.
Figure 9.
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PowerEdge C8220X sled front open view
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Figure 10 shows the back view of the C8220X sled.
Figure 10. PowerEdge C8220X sled back closed view
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The PowerEdge C8000 server enclosure includes three pairs of hot-pluggable fan modules that
provide the system with redundant cooling source. Each fan module contains two separate cooling
fans. All three fan modules must be installed at all times to ensure proper cooling. Figure 11 shows a
fan cage from a Dell PowerEdge C8220X double-wide compute sled in vertical position, with one
fan removed from the cage.
Figure 11.
PowerEdge C8220X sled side closed view
The embedded server management logic in the system controls and monitors the speed of the fans.
A fan failure or temperature that is too high in the system results in a notification from the BMC.
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Figure 12 shows the interior view of the C8220X sled.
Figure 12. PowerEdge C8220X sled interior view
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Figure 13 shows the top view of the C8220X sled.
Figure 13. PowerEdge C8220X top closed view
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PowerEdge C8000XD double-wide storage sled
The front of the C8220XD includes external mini SAS connectors, hard drive bays, release latch and
the power button and indicator, as shown in Figure 14.
Figure 14. PowerEdge C8000XD sled
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4 Processor
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 product families are at the heart of a flexible and
efficient data center to meet your diverse needs. The PowerEdge C8000 series is designed to deliver
the best combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost effectiveness. From
virtualization and cloud computing to design automation or real-time financial transactions, you’ll
be delighted by better than ever performance. I/O latency is dramatically reduced with Intel
Integrated I/O, which helps you to eliminate data bottlenecks, streamline your operations and
increase your agility.
Processor features
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family has powerful new features and improves upon
many of the capabilities of the predecessor Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 series:

With up to four additional cores, 10MB more cache, and a 17 percent increase in memory speeds,
E5-2600 v2 processors may boost performance by up to 40 percent in Dell PowerEdge server
platforms.

Support for DDR3 1866MT/s memory provides faster connections throughout the system.

Up to 16 DIMM slots and support for up to 32GB DIMMs enable memory capacity of 512GB Dell’s
exclusive Fault Resilient Memory technology provides a protected memory zone for a hypervisor
without consuming half of the total RAM in the system.

In combination with Fault Resilient Memory, E5-2600 v2 processors offer Failsafe Virtualization
for unsurpassed industry protection for virtual machines.

Intel Secure Key and Intel OS Guard deliver faster and more secure encryption.

Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller virtualization (APICv) improves virtualization
performance by reducing virtual machine (VM) exits, thereby reducing overhead required to
service every APIC interrupt.

Intel Integrated PCIe 3.0 provides up to 40 lanes per socket.

Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers up to double the boost of the previous generation
turbo technology.

Intel Data Direct I/O (DDIO) allows I/O traffic to skip the main system memory and be directed
straight to the processor cache, which can provide a significant reduction in latency as well as
allowing memory to remain in a low-power state.

Intel Advanced Vector Extensions offer up to double the floating point operations per clock
cycle by doubling the length of registers, which can be useful in the large-number calculations
that are integral to many technical, financial and scientific computing problems.

Dell Processor Acceleration Technology (DPAT), enabled through the BIOS, minimizes transition
duration when the processor functions in turbo mode, thereby decreasing jitter and allowing for
lesser latency.
For more information on the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 product families, visit
Intel.com.
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Supported processors
The PowerEdge C8000 supports up to two processors with up to 12 cores per processor. Table 5
lists the processors supported by the PowerEdge C8000. For the latest information on supported
processors, visit Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
Table 5.
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Supported processors
Model
Clock
speed
Maximum
TDP
Cache
Cores
QPI
speed
Maximum
memory
speed
Turbo
E5-2697v2
2.7GHz
130W
30M
12
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2695v2
2.4GHz
115W
30M
12
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2690
2.9GHz
135W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2690v2
3.0Ghz
130W
25M
10
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2680
2.7GHz
130W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2680v2
2.8Ghz
115W
25M
10
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2670
2.6GHz
115W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2670v2
2.5GHz
115W
25M
10
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2667v2
3.0GHz
130W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2665
2.4GHz
115W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2660
2.2GHz
95W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2660v2
2.2GHz
95W
25M
10
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2650L
1.8GHz
70W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2650Lv2
1.7GHz
60W
25
10
8.0GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2650
2.0GHz
95W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2650v2
2.6GHz
95W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2643
3.3GHz
130W
10M
4
6.4GT/s
1066MT/s
Yes
E5-2643v2
3.3GHz
130W
15MB
6
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2640
2.5GHz
95W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
1333MT/s
Yes
E5-2640v2
2.0GHz
95W
20M
8
7.2GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2637
3.0GHz
80W
5M
2
8.0GT/s
1333MT/s
Yes
E5-2637v2
3.5GHz
130W
10M
4
8.0GT/s
1866MT/s
Yes
E5-2630L
2.0GHz
60W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
1333MT/s
Yes
E5-2630Lv2
2.4GHz
60W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2630
2.3GHz
95W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
1333MT/s
Yes
E5-2630v2
2.6GHz
80W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
1600MT/s
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Clock
speed
Maximum
TDP
Cache
Cores
QPI
speed
Maximum
memory
speed
Turbo
E5-2620
2.0GHz
95W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
1333MT/s
Yes
E5-2620v2
2.1GHz
80W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
1600MT/s
Yes
E5-2609
2.4GHz
80W
10M
4
6.4GT/s
1066MT/s
NA
E5-2609v2
2.5GHz
80W
10M
4
6.4GT/s
1333MT/s
NA
E5-2603
1.8GHz
80W
10M
4
6.4GT/s
1066MT/s
NA
E5-2603v2
1.8GHz
80W
10M
4
6.4GT/s
1333MT/s
NA
Model
Processor configurations
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X are available in single- or dual-processor configurations. Both
processors must be matching in the dual-processor configuration.
Note: In single-processor configurations, the PCIe x8 mezzanine connector is inactive.
Processor installation
For information on processor installation, see the Dell PowerEdge C8220 Hardware Owner’s Manual
and the Dell PowerEdge C8220X Hardware Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
Chipset
The Intel C602 chipset is implemented on the PowerEdge C8000. For more information, visit
Intel.com.
GPU support
The C8220X supports graphics processing unit (GPU) technology, which provides accelerated
performance for a variety of applications including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and HPC
implementations. The PowerEdge C8220X supports the following GPUs and coprocessors.

NVIDIA Tesla K10, K20 and NVIDIA GRID K2 GPU computing module

Intel Xeon Phi™ coprocessor 5110P and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 7120P
The C8220X supports up to two NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU computing modules. NVIDIA Tesla K20
GPUs are PCIe, double-wide, full-form factor computing modules. The K20 GPU supports up to
5GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. Companion processors to the CPU in the server, Tesla GPUs
accelerate parallel processing applications by up to 10 times, with up to 665 gigaflops of
double-precision performance and 1 teraflop of single precision performance, ECC memory error
protection, and L1 and L2 caches.
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5 Memory
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X use DDR3 memory to provide a high-performance, high-speed
memory interface capable of low latency response and high throughput. The PowerEdge C8220
and C8220X support low-voltage (LV) ECC DDR3 memory modules, registered DIMMs (RDIMM), and
load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMM).
The system contains 16 memory sockets split into two sets of eight sockets, one set per each
processor. Each eight-socket set is organized into four channels with two memory sockets per
channel.
Supported memory
The DDR3 memory interface consists of four channels, with up to two DIMMs per channel. The
system supports 4GB, 8GB or 16GB RDIMMs and 32GB LRDIMMs. The memory mode depends on
how the memory is populated in the system.
The PowerEdge C8220 and PowerEdge C8220X support the DIMMs listed in Table 6. For the latest
information on supported memory, visit Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
Table 6.
DIMMs supported
Capacity
(GB)
Speed
(MT/s)
Type
Ranks per
DIMM
Data
width
SDDC support
Voltage
4
1333
UDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1333
RDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1600
RDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1600
RDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.5
4
1866
RDIMM
1
x8
Advanced ECC
1.5
8
1333
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
8
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.5
8
1600
RDIMM
1
x4
All modes
1.35
8
1866
RDIMM
1
x4
All modes
1.5
16
1066
RDIMM
4
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1333
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.5
16
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1866
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.5
32
1333
RDIMM
4
x4
All modes
1.35
Memory configurations
For more information on memory configuration, see the Dell PowerEdge C8220 Hardware Owner’s
Manual and the Dell PowerEdge C8220X Hardware Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
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Memory speed
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X support memory speeds of 1866MT/s, 1600MT/s, 1333MT/s,
and 1066MT/s depending on the DIMM types installed and the configuration. All memory on all
processors and channels run at the same speed and voltage. By default, the systems run at the
highest speed for the channel with the lowest DIMM voltage and speed. The operating speed of the
memory is also determined by the maximum speed supported by the processor, the speed settings
in the BIOS and the operating voltage of the system.
Table 7 lists memory configuration and performance details based on the population of the number
and type of DIMMs per memory channel.
Table 7.
DIMM type
UDIMM
RDIMM
LRDIMM
DIMM 1
Memory speed capabilities
DIMM 2
Maximum GB/
channel
Maximum speed
(MT/s)
1.5V
DIMMs
1.35V
DIMMs
SR
Empty
4GB
1866
1333
SR
SR
8GB
1600
1333
SR or DR
Empty
16GB
1866
1333
SR
SR
16GB
1600
1333
SR or DR
DR
32GB
1600
1333
QR
Empty
32GB
1066*
800*
QR
SR, DR, or QR
64GB
800*
800*
QR
Empty
32GB
1866
1600
QR
QR
64GB
1600
1600
*Although the C8220 and C8220X support DIMM speeds of 800MT/s and 1066MT/s, you can
only purchase these systems with DIMM speeds of 1333MT/s, 1600MT/s and 1866MT/s on
Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
For information on memory mirroring and sparing configurations, see the Dell PowerEdge C8220
Hardware Owner’s Manual and the Dell PowerEdge C8220X Hardware Owner’s Manual on
Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
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6 Storage
To accommodate various drive options, the PowerEdge C8220, C8220X, and C8000XD support a
variety of optional drives and drive types. The C8220 supports up to 2 x 2.5-inch SATA/SSD
non-hot-plug drives located in the back of the sled. The C8220X has more flexibility and
accommodates 2 x 2.5-inch SATA/SSD/SAS hot-plug drives, plus 2 x 2.5-inch SATA/SSD
non-hot-plug drives located in the back of the sled, and 8 x 2.5-inch or 4 x 3.5-inch drives located
on the top of the sled.
The C8000XD storage sled accommodates up to 12 x 2.5-inch SATA/SSD/SAS SSD hot-plug,
12 x 3.5-inch SATA/SAS/SSD hot-plug, or 24 x 2.5-inch SSD non-hot-plug drives.
In addition, the PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X have a MicroSD slot located on the PCIe riser for
loading an embedded hypervisor.
PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X MicroSD card reader
The PCIe risers on the PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X include a MicroSD card reader slot. Cards
installed in this slot can be used for storing an embedded hypervisor.
PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X hard drive cable routing
To facilitate easier and cleaner cable routing, the SAS/SATA signals in the C8220 and C8220X are
routed through each sled to the chassis midplane. Configurations that use the onboard controller
are cable-less to avoid clutter and additional cost. Hard drive controller connectors are provided
near the expansion slots to facilitate easier connection between the controller and system board.
Internal storage
The PowerEdge C8220, C8220X and C8000XD system supports a variety of drive types, capacities,
and quantities depending on the number of sleds installed.

Support for 7.2K, 10K, and 15K RPM 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SAS drives

Support for 7.2K RPM Enterprise 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA

Hard drives must use the specific drive carrier for the PowerEdge C8220, C8220X, and C8000XD
Supported hard drives
Table 8, Table 9, and Table 10 list the hard drive options for the C8220, C8220X and C8000XD. For
additional information, see Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
Table 8.
Form
factor
2.5”
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Supported hard drives on the C8220
Type
Speed
(rpm)
Capacities
Enterprise SATA
7.2K
500GB, 1TB
SATA SSD (MLC)
NA
120GB, 160GB, 240GB, 300GB,
480GB, 600GB, 800GB
SSD (eMLC)
NA
100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
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Table 9.
Form
factor
3.5”
2.5”
Supported hard drives on the C8220X
Type
Speed
(rpm)
Capacities
Enterprise SATA
7.2K
500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
Nearline SAS (6Gb)
7.2K
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
SAS (6Gb)
15K
300GB, 600GB
Enterprise SATA
7.2K
500GB, 1TB
Nearline SAS (6Gb)
7.2K
500GB, 1TB
SAS (6Gb)
10K
300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
SAS (6Gb)
15K
146GB, 300GB
SSD (eMLC)
NA
100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
SSD (MLC)
NA
120GB, 160GB, 240GB, 300GB,
480GB, 800GB
Note: Only two 2.5-inch SATA or SSD non-hot-plug hard drives with GPUs.
Table 10.
Form
factor
3.5”
2.5”
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Supported hard drives on the C8000XD
Type
Speed
(rpm)
Capacities
Enterprise SATA
7.2K
500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
Nearline SAS (6Gb)
7.2K
2TB, 3TB, 4TB
SAS (6Gb)
15K
300GB, 600GB
Enterprise SATA
7.2K
500GB, 1TB
Nearline SAS (6Gb)
7.2K
500GB, 1TB
SAS (6Gb)
10K
300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
SAS (6Gb)
15K
146GB, 300GB
SSD (eMLC)
NA
100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
SSD (MLC)
NA
120GB, 160GB, 240GB, 300GB,
480GB, 600GB, 800GB
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RAID configurations
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220XD support RAID configurations, but only as a user-configurable
option. See the available RAID options in Table 11.
Table 11.
RAID support
Controller
Supported RAID levels
Embedded Intel C602 chipset based SATA
RAID 0, 1, 10, 5
LSI 2008 mezzanine
RAID 0,1, 10
LSI 9211-8i PCIe Card
RAID 0, 1, 10
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i SGL PCIe card
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Storage controllers
The C8220 and C8220X support an external RAID controller that connects to the C8000XD.
Table 12.
External RAID support
Controller
Supported RAID levels
LSI 9280-8e SGL PCIe card (external ports for DWS connection)
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
LSI 9285CV-8e
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Onboard controller
The embedded controller is included in the Intel C602 chipset.

Storage controller: Intel AHCI SATA

Supported protocols: SATA only

Cache: None

Battery: None

RAID level: RAID 0, 1, 5

RAID spans: 10

Device Type: Onboard controller

PCI Interface: x4 DMI

Ports: 6

Interface type: Routed through motherboard to midplane

Interfaces transfer rate: Up to 6Gbps on first two ports. Up to 3Gbps on remaining four ports.
LSI 9265-8i PCIe card
The LSI 9265-8i provides higher performance SAS drives and higher RAID levels with battery-backed
cache.

Storage controller: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i

Supported protocols: SATA and SAS

Cache: 1Gb DDR3 1333MT/s
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
Battery: LSI iBBU09

RAID level: RAID 0, 1, 5, and 6

RAID spans: 10, 50, and 60

Device type: PCIe add-in controller

PCI interface: PCIe 2.0 x8 lanes

Ports: 8

Interface type: Two x4 SFF8087 Mini-SAS connectors

Interfaces transfer rate: Up to 6Gbps per port
LSI 2008 mezzanine card
The LSI 2008 mezzanine card is a custom SAS host bus adapter (HBA) mezzanine card for the
PowerEdge C8000. This card provides higher performance SAS drives without higher RAID levels
and battery-backed cache.

Storage controller: LSI SAS 2008

Supported protocols: SATA and SAS

RAID level: RAID 0, 1

RAID spans: 10

Device type: PCIe mezzanine card

PCI interface: PCIe 2.0 x8 lanes

Ports: 8

Interface type: Two x4 SFF8087 Mini-SAS connectors

Interfaces transfer rate: Up to 6Gbps per port
Table 13 lists the supported add-in cards for the PowerEdge C8000 series.
Table 13.
Add-in cards supported by drive controller
Factory hard drive controller configuration
Card type
C8220
C8220X
C8220X
+GPU
LSI 2008 8-port SAS
Mezz
No
Yes
No
LSI 9265-8i
PCIe
Yes
Yes
No
LSI 9202 SAS HBA
PCIe
Yes
Yes
No
LSI 9211-8i SAS HBA
PCIe
Yes
Yes
No
LSI 9280-8e
PCIe
Yes
Yes
No
Mellanox ConnectX -2 dual-port QDR IB
Mezz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mellanox ConnectX-3 single-port FDR IB
Mezz
Yes
Yes
Yes
PCIe
Yes
Yes
No
®
®
®
QLogic single-port QDR IB QLE7340
Optical drive
The PowerEdge C8000 chassis does not support optical drives. If needed, any external USB 2.0
compliant drive can be used, although no specific vendors have been qualified.
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Tape drive
The PowerEdge C8000 chassis does not support an internal tape drive. External storage peripherals
are not directly validated with PowerEdge C8000, but customers can use any supported networkbased storage options validated with our network and fabric card matrix.
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7 Networking and PCIe
Embedded NICs/LAN on Motherboard (LOM)
One Intel I350 dual-port GbE controller is installed on the system board as an independent Ethernet
interface device. From a board perspective, the LOM refers to this controller.
The Intel Ethernet Controller I350 family builds on Intel’s history of delivering Ethernet products with
flexible design and in-box driver support. Run up to four 1Gb ports with enhanced power-saving and
market-leading flexible I/O virtualization including VMDq and SR-IOV. Intel’s software drivers and
support are unmatched for virtual or non-virtualized environments.

x4 PCIe 2.0 capable interface

Power 1W (max) with DMA coalescing, Smart Power Down (SPD), and Active State Power
Management (ASPM)

I/O virtualization
— Eight transmit and receive queue pairs per port
— Flexible port partitioning
— SR-IOV support

Stateless offloads
— TCP/UDP IPv4 checksum offloads
— IPv6 support for IP/TCP and IP/UDP receive checksum offload
— Tx TCP segmentation offload
— Jumbo Frame support up to 9.5KB
— Low latency Interrupts

Remote boot
— PXE 2.1 remote boot
— iSCSI boot

Wake-up support
— Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
— ACPI specification v2.0c
— Magic Packet wake-up enable with unique MAC address

IPv4 and IPv6 support

Supports teaming
PCIe support
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X support various PCIe expansion options:

C8820 sled
— 1 x16 PCIe 3.0 low-profile riser slot
— 1 x8 PCIe 3.0 daughtercard mezzanine slot

C8220X sled
— Hot-plug configuration
> 2 x8 PCIe 3.0 low-profile riser slots
> 1 x8 PCIe 3.0 daughtercard mezzanine slot
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— GPU configuration
>
2 x16 PCIe 3.0 daughtercard slots
For information on card installation, requirements, and slot priorities, see the PowerEdge C8220
Hardware Owner’s Manual and the PowerEdge C8220X Hardware Owner’s Manual on
Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
NIC cards
Table 14 lists the supported add-in NIC cards.
Table 14.
Supported add-in NIC cards
Card type
Interface
Intel 82559 dual-port 10GbE (SFP+)
PCIe 8x mezzanine slot
Mellanox ConnectX-2 dual-port QDR InfiniBand
®
Mezzanine
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port FDR InfiniBand
Mezzanine
Intel X520-DA dual-port 10GbE (SFP+)
Riser slot
Intel I350 quad-port 1GB low profile NIC
Riser slot
For the latest information on C8220 and C8220X supported PCIe expansion cards, visit
Dell.com/PowerEdgeC.
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8 Power
Lower overall system-level power draw is a result of Dell’s breakthrough system design. PowerEdge
servers maximize performance per watt through a combination of power and cooling, energy
efficient technologies, and tools. Additionally, PowerEdge servers have an extensive collection of
sensors that automatically track thermal activity, which helps regulate temperature thereby reducing
server noise and power consumption.
Power consumption and energy efficiency
With the rise in the cost of energy coupled with increasing data center density, Dell provides tools
and technologies to help you realize greater performance with less energy cost and waste. More
efficient data center usage can reduce costs by slowing the need for additional data center space.
Table 15 lists the tools and technologies Dell offers to help you achieve your data center goals by
lowering power consumption and increasing energy efficiency.
Table 15.
Power tools and technologies
Feature
Description
Tools for right-sizing
Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) is a tool that can help you determine
the most efficient configuration possible. With Dell’s ESSA, you can calculate
the power consumption of your hardware, power infrastructure, and storage.
ESSA can help you determine exactly how much power your server will use
at a given workload, and the PSU Advisor can help you choose the best,
most efficient PSU for your workload. Learn more at Dell.com/ESSA.
Industry compliance
The PowerEdge C8000 series is compliant with 80 PLUS certification.
Power monitoring
accuracy
PSU power monitoring improvements include:
 Dell’s power monitoring accuracy is currently 1%, whereas the industry
standard is 5%
 More accurate reporting of power
 Better performance under a power cap
Power capping
Use Dell’s systems management to set the power cap limit for your systems
to limit the output of a PSU and reduce system power consumption. Dell is
the first hardware vendor to leverage Intel Node Manager for circuit-breaker
fast capping.
Intel Node Manager is an embedded technology that provides individual
server-level power reporting and power limiting functionality.
Active power management
Thermal control of fan speed optimizes the thermal settings for your
environment to reduce fan consumption and lower system power
consumption.
Idle power enables Dell servers to run as efficiently when idle as when at full
workload.
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Feature
Description
Dell Fresh Air cooling
With the thermal design and reliability of Dell products, you can have the
capability to operate at excursion-based temperatures beyond the industry
standard of 35°C (95°F) without impacting your availability model. This
solution takes into account servers, networking, storage and other
infrastructure. Find additional information at Dell.com/FreshAir.
Find additional information at Dell.com/PowerAndCooling.
Power sleds and power supplies
The base redundant system consists of two power sleds with up to two 1400W power supplies in a
1+1 configuration. Each power sled installs up to two 1400W power supply modules capable of
delivering 2800W of power to the server enclosure at an input range of 200–240V.
Figure 15. PowerEdge C8000 power sled
Dell power supplies have achieved Platinum efficiency levels as shown in Table 16.
Table 16.
Form factor
Redundant 86 mm
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Output
1400W
Power supply efficiency
Class
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Efficiency targets by load
10%
20%
50%
100%
89.0%
93.0%
94.5%
92.0%
System power supply throttling feature
The PowerEdge C8000 supports a power supply throttling feature that protects the system if power
consumption exceeds the maximum for the supply (1400W). In configurations where power
consumption is greater than the maximum, redundancy is lost and the PowerEdge C8000 throttles
power consumption of the sleds to stay within the power budget. Performance is degraded in this
mode, but the system continues to operate. For example, if a power supply fails or is removed from
the enclosure so that the number of power supplies is less than the required number of power
supplies, the PowerEdge C8000 throttles all sleds in the enclosure until the failed power-supply
module is replaced. If three power-supply modules fail in a 2+2 configuration, the PowerEdge
C8000 throttles all the sleds in the enclosure. When the failed power-supply modules are replaced,
redundancy is restored, the enclosure exits power-throttling mode, and all sleds resume normal
operation.
Table 17.
Config
1+1
(2
power
sleds +
1 PSU)
2+0
(1
power
sled +
2 PSUs)
2+2
(2
power
sleds +
2 PSUs)
4+0
(2
power
sleds +
4 PSUs)
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Max
power
output
1400
2800
2800
5600
Chassis
power
limit
1400
2000
2800
4000
Single
PSU
NG
1400
1400
2800
4200
PowerEdge C8000 power throttling
Single
sled
service
1400
N/A
2800
2800
Min
sled
output
450
450
750
750
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Qty
4
4
4
4
Max
total
1800
1800
3000
3000
Throttle
Action in
case of 1
PSU failure
Action in
case of
servicing 1
power sled
1400
Process
the event
and
execute
the policy
for
emergency
throttling
Process
the event
but do not
execute
throttling
1400
Process
the event
and
execute
the policy
for
emergency
throttling
N/A
2600
Process
the event
and
execute
the policy
for
emergency
throttling
Process
the event
but do not
execute
throttling
2600
Process
the event
and
execute
the policy
for
emergency
throttling
Process
the event
and
execute
the policy
for
emergency
throttling
9 Rack information
Rack installation components such as rails are provided with the PowerEdge C8000 rack kit. The kit
components consist of a static rail system. A cable lacing bar can be used at the front of the system.
Static rails
Static rails for four-post racks include:

Support for tool-less installation in 19-inch EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round
hole four-post racks including all Dell 42xx and 24xx racks (APC racks are also supported)

Rail depth: 602 mm

Square-hole and round-hole rack adjustment range: 582 mm–822 mm
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10 Operating systems and virtualization
The Dell PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X support a wide range of industry standard operating
systems and virtualization software.
Supported operating systems
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X support the following operating systems:

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 SP1 (includes Hyper-V)

Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0
Additional operating systems tested but not officially supported
The following operating systems have been tested on the PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X, but are
not officially supported:

CentOS 6 64-bit

Free BSD 8.2 64-bit

Ubuntu 11.4 64-bit
Supported virtualization
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X support the following virtualization hypervisors:

Citrix XenServer 5.6 SP2

Microsoft Hyper-V, a server role in Microsoft Windows Server operating systems

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5
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11 Systems management
Systems management support for the PowerEdge C8220, and C8220X, and C8000XD is provided by
third-party solutions only. No Dell OpenManage™ support is provided at this time.
Server management
Server management support for the PowerEdge C8220, and C8220X, and C8000XD is provided by
third-party solutions only. No Dell OpenManage support is provided at this time.
Embedded server management
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X support baseboard management controllers (BMC) that comply
with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v2.0.
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X BMC provide features for managing the server remotely or in
data center lights-out environments, including:

Ability to view hardware sensors (temperature, voltage, presence, error sensors)

Error alerts (server reset, critical sensor values) using email traps, paging, and more

Option to share embedded NIC Ethernet ports

IPMI 2.0 monitoring and management functionality

Server reset, reboot, power-on/off/cycle

Remote KVM-over-IP console support for up to three simultaneous users
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Appendix A. Additional specifications and options
System dimensions
Table 18 and Figure 16 detail the dimensions of the PowerEdge C8000.
Table 18.
PowerEdge C8000 chassis dimensions
Dimensions
Depth
813 mm (31.9 in)
Height
175 mm (6.9 in)
Width
Front: 481.4 mm (18.95 in), Back: 446.8 mm (17.6 in)
Figure 16. PowerEdge C8000 chassis dimensions
813 mm
175 mm
481.4 mm
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446.8 mm
System weight
Table 19 lists the weight of the C8000 chassis at maximum configuration as well as empty of any
hardware.
Table 19.
System weight
Maximum configuration
Empty chassis
102 kg (225 lb)
45 kg (100 lb)
Environmental specifications
Table 20 details the environmental specifications for the C8000 series. For the most up-to-date
information, see Dell PowerEdge C8000, C8220, C8220X, and C8000XD Getting Started with Your
System on Dell.com/Support/Manuals. For additional information about environmental
measurements for specific system configurations, see Dell.com/environmental_datasheets.
Table 20.
Environmental specifications
Temperature
Operating
10°C to 35°C (50°F 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 feet.
Storage
−40 C to 65 C (−40 F to 149 F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20 C per hour
o
o
o
o
o
Relative humidity
Operating
20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Storage
5% to 90% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Maximum vibration
Operating
0.26 Grms at 5Hz to 350Hz for 5 minutes in operational orientations
Storage
1.88 Grms at 10Hz to 500Hz for 15 minutes in all orientations
Maximum shock
Operating
One shock pulse in the positive z-axis (one pulse on each side of the system) of 31G for
2.6 ms in the operational orientation
Storage
Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y, and z axes (one
pulse on each side of the system) of 71G for up to 2 ms.
Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y, and z axes (one
pulse on each of the system) of 22G faired square wave pulse with velocity change at
200 in/second (508 cm/second)
Video specifications
The integrated baseboard management controller in the PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X
incorporates an integrated video subsystem connected to the PCIe interface of the C602 chipset.
This ATS2300-based logic supports only 2D graphics. The video device output is available as a rear
video port only. The integrated video core shares its video memory with the BMC 32 MB DDR2
application space memory. Table 21 lists the 2D graphics video modes supported by the C8000
system.
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Table 21.
Supported video modes
Resolution
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
32
1600 x 1200
60
32
Power supply specifications
Table 22 lists power supply specifications for the PowerEdge C8000.
Table 22.
Power supply specifications
Specification
1400W AC power supply
Current consumption
9.0A
Supply voltage
200–240VAC
Frequency
50/60Hz
Heat dissipation
6024.376 BTU/hour maximum
Maximum inrush current
Initial inrush current cannot exceed 55A (peak). Secondary
inrush current cannot exceed 25A (peak).
USB peripherals
The PowerEdge C8220 and C8220X support the following USB 2.0 compliant devices through the
two front ports:

DVD (bootable)

USB key (bootable)

Keyboard (only one USB keyboard is supported)

Mouse (only one USB mouse is supported)
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Appendix B. Standards compliance
The PowerEdge C8000 series conforms to the industry standards listed in Table 23.
Table 23.
Industry standard documents
Standard
URL for information and specifications
ACPI
Advance Configuration and Power
Interface Specification, v2.0c
acpi.info
Ethernet
IEEE 802.3-2005
standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.3.html
HDG
Hardware Design Guide Version 3.0
for Microsoft Windows Server
microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/pcdesign/desguide/serverdg.
mspx
IPMI
Intelligent Platform Management
Interface, v2.0
intel.com/design/servers/ipmi
DDR3 Memory
DDR3 SDRAM Specification,
Rev. 3A
jedec.org/download/search/JESD79-3C.pdf
LPC
Low Pin Count Interface
Specification, Rev. 1.1
developer.intel.com/design/chipsets/industry/lpc.htm
PCI Express
PCI Express Base Specification
Rev. 2.0 and 3.0
pcisig.com/specifications/pciexpress
PMBus
Power System Management
Protocol Specification, v1.2
pmbus.info/specs.html
SAS
Serial Attached SCSI, v1.1
t10.org
SATA
Serial ATA Rev. 2.6; SATA II, SATA
1.0a Extensions, Rev. 1.2
sata-io.org
SMBIOS
System Management BIOS
Reference Specification, v2.7
dmtf.org/standards/smbios
TPM
Trusted Platform Module
Specification, v1.2
trustedcomputinggroup.org
UEFI
Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface Specification, v2.1
uefi.org/specs
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Standard
URL for information and specifications
USB
Universal Serial Bus Specification,
Rev. 2.0
usb.org/developers/docs
Windows Logo
Windows Logo Program System
and Device Requirements, v3.10
microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx
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Appendix C. Additional resources
Table 24 provides a list of documents and websites that provide for more information on the Dell
PowerEdge C8000 series.
Table 24.
Additional resources
Resource
Description of contents
Location
Dell PowerEdge
C8000 Hardware
Owner’s Manual, Dell
PowerEdge C8000XD
Hardware Owner’s
Manual,
Dell PowerEdge
C8220 Hardware
Owner’s Manual,
Dell PowerEdge
C8220X Hardware
Owner’s Manual
This manual, available in PDF format, provides the
following information:
 Chassis features
 System Setup program
 System messages
 System codes and indicators
 System BIOS
 Remove and replace procedures
 Troubleshooting
 Diagnostics
 Jumpers and connectors
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
Dell PowerEdge
C8000, C8220,
C8220X, and
C8000XD Getting
Started With Your
System
This guide is printed and shipped with the system, and
is also available in PDF format on the Dell support site.
This guide provides information on the following:
 Initial setup steps
 Key system features
 Technical specifications
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
Dell PowerEdge 2420,
4220, and 4820 Rack
Enclosures Technical
Guide
This document provides details about the PowerEdge
rack enclosures.
Dell.com/Rack Guide
Rack Installation
Instructions
This printed document is provided with the rack kits.
The document provides the instructions for installing
the server in a rack.
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
Using the Baseboard
Management
Controller
This document is available in PDF format on the Dell
support site. This document provides information on
the BMC.
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
Information Update
This document is printed and shipped with the system,
and is also available in PDF format on the Dell support
site. This document provides information on system
updates.
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
Energy Smart Solution
Advisor
The Dell Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) enables
easier and more meaningful estimates to help you
determine the most efficient configuration possible.
Use ESSA to calculate the power consumption of your
hardware, power infrastructure, and storage.
Dell.com/ESSA
Power and cooling
technologies
Provides details for improving energy efficiency in the
data center.
Dell.com/PNC
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Resource
Description of contents
Location
Energy management
Provides information on Dell Fresh Air cooling
solutions.
Dell.com/FreshAir
Processor and chipset
Provides more information about the processors and
chipset.
Intel.com
Power distribution
unit
Provides help selecting a rack-based power
distribution unit.
DellPDU.com
Uninterruptible power
supply
Provides help selecting an uninterruptible power
supply model.
DellUPS.com
Volatility information
Contact your Dell sales representative.
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