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PowerEdge T620
Technical Guide
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Table of contents
1 System overview ................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Key technologies ................................................................................................................................................................ 7
2 System features .................................................................................................................................................................. 8
Comparison of PowerEdge systems .............................................................................................................................. 8
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................................................... 9
3 Chassis views and features .............................................................................................................................................. 12
Chassis views ..................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Chassis features ................................................................................................................................................................ 15
4 Processor ............................................................................................................................................................................18
Processor features ............................................................................................................................................................18
Supported processors ......................................................................................................................................................19
GPU support ..................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Chipset ................................................................................................................................................................................ 21
5 Memory .............................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Supported memory ......................................................................................................................................................... 22
Memory configurations .................................................................................................................................................. 23
Memory speed ................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Memory RAS features...................................................................................................................................................... 24
6 Storage ............................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Internal storage ................................................................................................................................................................ 26
External storage ............................................................................................................................................................... 27
Storage controllers .......................................................................................................................................................... 28
Optical drive ..................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Tape drive.......................................................................................................................................................................... 30
7 Networking and PCIe ....................................................................................................................................................... 31
Embedded NIC controller ............................................................................................................................................... 31
PCIe expansion ................................................................................................................................................................. 31
8 Power, thermal and acoustics ....................................................................................................................................... 33
Power consumption and energy efficiency ................................................................................................................ 33
Power supply units .......................................................................................................................................................... 34
Thermal and acoustics.................................................................................................................................................... 35
9 Rack rails and cable management ................................................................................................................................ 38
Sliding rail system ............................................................................................................................................................ 38
Cable management arm................................................................................................................................................. 39
10 Operating systems and virtualization ........................................................................................................................... 40
Supported operating systems........................................................................................................................................ 40
Supported virtualization ..................................................................................................................................................41
11 Dell OpenManage systems management .................................................................................................................... 42
Systems management solutions ................................................................................................................................... 42
OpenManage systems management ........................................................................................................................... 43
Dell server management operations ............................................................................................................................ 47
Appendix A.
Additional specifications and options ................................................................................................... 50
Chassis dimensions ......................................................................................................................................................... 50
Chassis weight.................................................................................................................................................................. 50
Environmental specifications ......................................................................................................................................... 51
Power supply specifications .......................................................................................................................................... 52
Rack rail specifications ................................................................................................................................................... 52
Video specifications ........................................................................................................................................................ 53
USB peripherals ................................................................................................................................................................ 53
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Appendix B.
Standards compliance ............................................................................................................................. 54
Appendix C.
Additional resources................................................................................................................................. 56
Appendix D.
System board block diagram .................................................................................................................. 58
Tables
Table 1.
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Table 35.
Key technologies ................................................................................................................................................... 7
Comparison of PowerEdge T610, T710 and T620 ......................................................................................... 8
Technical specifications ...................................................................................................................................... 9
Chassis features ................................................................................................................................................... 15
Security features .................................................................................................................................................. 17
Supported processors ........................................................................................................................................19
GPU cards supported ........................................................................................................................................ 20
Memory technologies supported .................................................................................................................... 22
DIMMs supported ............................................................................................................................................... 23
Memory speed capabilities ............................................................................................................................... 24
Memory RAS features ........................................................................................................................................ 24
Supported hard drives ....................................................................................................................................... 26
Supported external storage .............................................................................................................................. 27
RAID controllers ................................................................................................................................................. 28
Hard-drive backplane options ......................................................................................................................... 29
Tape devices supported .................................................................................................................................... 30
Supported NICs and HBAs ................................................................................................................................. 31
Additional supported PCIe expansion cards ................................................................................................. 32
Power tools and technologies ......................................................................................................................... 33
Power supply efficiency .................................................................................................................................... 35
Acoustical performance .................................................................................................................................... 37
T620 supported rack rail system ..................................................................................................................... 39
Primary operating system support .................................................................................................................. 40
Virtual guest operating system support ..........................................................................................................41
Virtualization support .........................................................................................................................................41
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller functions and benefits ........................................................................... 43
Feature comparison for iDRAC7 Express and Enterprise ............................................................................ 44
One-to-one and one-to-many operations .................................................................................................. 48
Tower and rack chassis weight ........................................................................................................................ 50
Environmental specifications ............................................................................................................................ 51
Power supply specifications ............................................................................................................................. 52
Rail adjustability range ....................................................................................................................................... 52
Supported video modes .................................................................................................................................... 53
Industry standards documents ........................................................................................................................ 54
Additional resources .......................................................................................................................................... 56
Figures
Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 3.
Figure 4.
Figure 5.
Figure 6.
Figure 7.
Figure 8.
Figure 9.
Figure 10.
Figure 11.
Figure 12.
Front view without bezel ................................................................................................................................... 12
Front view with bezel.......................................................................................................................................... 13
Rackable front view without bezel ................................................................................................................... 13
Back view ..............................................................................................................................................................14
Internal view .........................................................................................................................................................14
Tower system with LCD panel ..........................................................................................................................16
Rack system with VGA port ...............................................................................................................................16
QRL code inside chassis cover .........................................................................................................................16
750W power supply unit ................................................................................................................................... 35
Sliding rails with optional CMA ........................................................................................................................ 38
Dell systems management solutions .............................................................................................................. 42
Systems management server lifecycle ........................................................................................................... 48
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Figure 13. Tower and rack chassis dimensions ............................................................................................................... 50
Figure 14. T620 system board block diagram ................................................................................................................. 58
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1 System overview
Introduction
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ T620 is a feature-rich, two-socket tower server with up to 24 DIMM slots,
storage capacity of up to 32 2.5-inch or 12 3.5-inch drive bays, and processing power from the
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 product families. The T620 shines in its ability to
handle demanding workloads with up to 16 processor cores, high memory density, and high I/O
bandwidth. The T620 is an excellent platform for key applications such as business analytics and
intelligence, information management, customer relationship management, security management,
desktop virtualization, medical imaging, and graphical rendering.
Designed for demanding small- and medium-sized business environments and
enterprise data centers
The extensive 768GB memory footprint, large local storage capacity, and I/O flexibility of the
PowerEdge T620 make it an attractive platform for a wide range of applications and workloads,
including server consolidation and virtualization. The T620 features allow you to achieve space
savings, use your IT administrator’s time more efficiently, and minimize potential software licensing
fees.
The T620 is a flexible server with excellent energy efficiency and acoustical performance, allowing it
to be placed into quiet office settings. The T620 can also be rack-mounted and is fully compatible
with rack infrastructures. Businesses and organizations with remote offices need not worry, as the
T620 offers consistent worldwide support.
Safeguard your data and business
Features that protect data and help keep your server running are essential. The T620 and its large
storage capacity offer both software-based RAID and hardware RAID controller options to protect
critical business information. Features that help to keep your business up and running include
reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) options like hot-pluggable fans, disks, and power
supplies, along with redundant, failsafe hypervisors that minimize the need to take a server away
from productive work to replace parts.
Simplified systems management, without compromise
The Dell OpenManage™ systems management portfolio includes Integrated Dell Remote Access
Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller. This embedded feature helps IT administrators
manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in-band or outof-band, with or without a systems management software agent installed.
OpenManage iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller integrates and connects to leading third-party
systems management solutions (such as those from Microsoft, VMware and BMC Software), so users
can maintain a single point of control and capitalize on an existing systems management investment.
OpenManage simplifies the lifecycle of deploying, updating, monitoring and maintaining Dell
PowerEdge servers.
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Key technologies
Table 1 summarizes key technologies in Dell PowerEdge 12th-generation servers.
Table 1.
Key technologies
New technology
Detailed description
Intel Xeon processor
E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2
product families
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2 product families have advanced
features that deliver exceptional performance and value. See the Processor
section for details.
Intel C602 series chipset
The Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chip is implemented on the T620
server.
1866MT/s DDR3 memory
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family supports 1866MT/s
memory. The T620 supports two DIMMs per channel at 1866MT/s with these
processors. See the Memory section for details.
LRDIMM
This new 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.
Next-generation PERC
options
The T620 supports the new PERC controller cards with improved functionality
and faster performance. See the Storage section for details.
PERC S110 software RAID
solution
This new software RAID solution supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, and supports a
maximum of four hot-plug SATA hard drives or SATA solid-state drives (SSDs).
See the Storage section for details.
Express Flash drives
Dell Express Flash PCIe solid-state drives provide fast performance without
requiring processor resources or capturing DRAM. The T620 supports up to four
Express Flash drives. See the Storage section for details.
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle
Controller
The new embedded system management solution for Dell servers features
hardware and firmware inventory and alerting, in-depth memory alerting, faster
performance, a dedicated gigabit port, and many more features. See the Dell
OpenManage systems management section for details.
Internal GPU support
The T620 supports internal graphics processing units (GPUs) for virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI) and medical imaging. See the Processor section for details.
DC power supply
A new 1100W DC power supply option is available for the T620.
Advanced power
management
The T620 supports advanced power monitoring and power capping tools that
can help manage power consumption. See the Power, thermal and acoustics
section for details.
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, thermal
and acoustics section for details.
Failsafe hypervisors
The internal dual SD module enables Dell's unique failsafe virtualization
architecture, ensuring uptime by providing failover capability for embedded
®
®
hypervisors such as VMware vSphere ESXi™.
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2 System features
The Dell PowerEdge T620 can be used to consolidate the workload of multiple smaller or
previous-generation servers. In comparison, the Dell PowerEdge T620 offers more disk drive
options, more PCIe slots, PCIe 3.0, Express Flash PCIe solid-state drives, a larger memory footprint,
and optional internal graphics processing unit (GPU) support.
Comparison of PowerEdge systems
The 12th generation PowerEdge T620 is a direct replacement for the T610 system and a natural
transition system of the T710. Table 2 compares some of the features of the PowerEdge T620 to
those of the T610 and T710.
Table 2.
Comparison of PowerEdge T610, T710 and T620
Feature
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T710
PowerEdge T620
Chassis
Tower or 5U rack
Tower or 5U rack
Tower or 5U rack
Processors
Intel Xeon processors
5500 and 5600 series
Intel Xeon processors 5500
and 5600 series
Intel Xeon processor
E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2
product families
Internal interconnect
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect
Intel QuickPath
Interconnect
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and
UDIMM
Up to 192GB
12 x DDR3 RDIMM and
UDIMM
Up to 192GB
24 x DDR3 RDIMM, UDIMM,
and LRDIMM
Up to 768GB
Hard drive bays
(hot plug)
Up to 8 x 2.5” or 8 x 3.5”
Up to 16 x 2.5” or 8 x 3.5”
Up to 32 x 2.5” or 12 x 3.5”
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
6 PCIe 2.0
7 PCIe 3.0
6 PCIe 3.0 and 1 PCIe 2.0
Embedded NICs
2 x 1GbE with TOE
4 x 1GbE with TOE
2 x 1GbE Dual Port LOM
Power supplies
Hot-plug redundant
power supply units:
570W or 870W
Hot-plug redundant power Hot-plug redundant power
supply units:
supply units: 495W, 750W,
750W or 1100W
1100W or 1100W DC
Memory
1
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Feature
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T710
PowerEdge T620
Dell OpenManage
Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or
Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
Dell OpenManage
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or
Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center
(requires iDRAC7 Enterprise
with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations
and Connections
iDRAC7 Express with
Lifecycle Controller
(standard option)
Internal GPU
Not supported
Not supported
Up to 4 (single width or
double width)
Power efficiency
Gold
Gold
Titanium
Availability
Hot-plug drives, optional
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
Hot-plug drives, hot-plug
redundant cooling,
hot-plug redundant PSUs,
internal dual SD module
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
Specifications
Table 3 summarizes the specifications for each of the PowerEdge T620 features. For the latest
information on supported features, visit Dell.com/PowerEdge.
Table 3.
Technical specifications
Feature
PowerEdge T620 technical specification
Form factor
Tower (5U rack)
Processors
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 product families
Processor sockets
2 sockets
Internal interconnect
2 x Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links: 6.4GT/s, 7.2GT/s, 8.0GT/s
Cache
2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Chipset
Intel C602
Memory
1
Up to 768GB (24 DIMM slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s
7 PCIe slots:
PCIe slots
 4 x16 slots with x16 bandwidth, full-length, full-height
 2 x8 slots with x8 bandwidth, full-length, full-height
 1 x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, full-length, full-height
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Feature
PowerEdge T620 technical specification
RAID controller
Internal controllers:
PERC S110 (SW RAID)
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P
Hard drives
(hot-plug)
External HBAs (RAID):
PERC H810
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
Drive bay options:
 Up to 8 x 3.5” + 4 x Express Flash
 Up to 12 x 3.5”
 Up to 16 x 2.5” + 4 x Express Flash
 Up to 32 x 2.5”
Hard drive options:
 2.5” Express Flash, SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS
(7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
 3.5” nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K), SAS (15K)
 Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) available
Embedded NIC
Select Network Adapter options:
®
 Broadcom 5720 DP 1Gb NIC
 Broadcom 5719 QP 1Gb NIC
 Broadcom 57810 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ converged network adapter
 Broadcom 57810 DP 10Gb Base-T
 Intel Ethernet I350 DP 1Gb server adapter
 Intel X520 DP 10Gb DA/SFP+ server adapter
 Intel Ethernet X540 DP 10Gb Base-T server adapter
 Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE DA/SFP+
 Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE DA/SFP+
Power supply
Titanium efficiency 750W AC power supply
Auto-ranging Platinum efficiency 495W, 750W or 1100W AC power supply
1100W DC power supply
Availability
High-efficiency, hot-plug, redundant power supplies; hot-plug drive bays; TPM;
dual internal SD support; hot-plug redundant fan; optional bezel; information
tag; ECC memory; interactive LCD screen; extended thermal support; ENERGY
®
STAR compliant; switch independent partitioning
 OpenManage Essentials
 OMSA Agent
 OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle
Dell OpenManage
Systems Management
(Agent-free or with
OpenManage Server
Administrator [OMSA]
Agent)
Controller)
 OpenManage Integrations and Connections:



OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter
Connections for HP® Operations Manager, IBM® Tivoli® Netcool®
and CA Network and Systems Management
 iDRAC7 Express with Lifecycle Controller (standard option)

Upgrade to iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller
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Feature
PowerEdge T620 technical specification

Upgrade to 8GB vFlash media or 16GB vFlash media for iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller
Trial evaluation available for IDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller
Rack support
ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or
unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with
support for optional tool-less cable management arm. Rack mount model
available (must be ordered at time of initial purchase).
®
®
®
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V )
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
®
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
®
®
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
®
®
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Operating systems
Optional embedded hypervisors:
®
®
Citrix XenServer
VMware vSphere including ESXi
®
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit
Dell.com/OSsupport.
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
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3 Chassis views and features
The Dell PowerEdge T620 is a 5U rackable tower server. The T620 provides various storage options
including different drive types, internal and external storage controllers, and different chassis options
for the various hard drive configurations. Key features for the T620 chassis include:

Updated industrial design including a new LCD panel and bezel (optional security bezel available)

Support for persistent storage through internal USB and SD card slots

Front access for vFlash media reader

Front VGA port for rack-mount chassis

Front LCD panel for rack-mount chassis
Chassis views
The T620 is available in several configuration options, supporting up to 12 3.5-inch hard drives or up
to 32 2.5-inch hard drives. All of these options can be selected in a tower or rack configuration at
the time of purchase. A system, however, cannot be upgraded, reconfigured, or converted (for
example, from tower to rack) after point of purchase. For the latest configuration details, visit
Dell.com/PowerEdge. See the Storage section for details about the T620 hot-plug hard drive
options.
Figure 1 shows the front view of the 32-drive bay tower chassis without a bezel. Features on the
front panel include an interactive LCD control panel, USB connectors, a video connector, and a
vFlash media card slot.
Figure 1.
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Front view without bezel
Figure 2 shows the optional bezel on the front of the T620 tower chassis.
Figure 2.
Front view with bezel
Figure 3 shows the front view of the rackable T620 chassis without a bezel.
Figure 3.
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Rackable front view without bezel
Figure 4 shows the back of the T620 chassis. Features on the back panel include the system
identification light and button, serial connector, video connector, USB connectors, Ethernet
connectors, PCIe slots, and power supplies.
Figure 4.
Back view
Figure 5 is an internal view of the T620 showing processor heat sinks and associated DIMM slots.
Figure 5.
Internal view
For additional system views, see the Dell PowerEdge T620 Owner’s Manual on
Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
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Chassis features
Table 4 lists the features on the T620 chassis. For additional information on the T620 chassis
features, see the Dell PowerEdge T620 Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
Table 4.
Chassis features
Feature
Description
Power button and indicator
ACPI-complaint power button with an integrated green power LED
Front bezel
Covers the system’s front-loading hard drives; can be locked to prevent
hard drives from being removed
NMI button
Recessed non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button used to troubleshoot
software and device driver errors; use only if directed to do so by
qualified support personnel or by the operating system's documentation
System identification button
Buttons on the back and front of a system to help identify the unit in a
data center environment
Information tag
Slide-out label panel for recording system information
USB connectors
Six on the back panel; two on front panel
Video connector
Connects a monitor to the system
LCD control panel
Displays system ID, status information, and system error messages; two
navigation buttons to scroll through the menu on the LCD and one select
button
vFlash media reader
Supports one vFlash media card; functionality is activated only when
iDRAC7 Enterprise is enabled
Hard drives
Up to 32 2.5-inch or up to 12 3.5-inch, front-accessible,
hot-plug drives
Hard drive activity LEDs
Indicate the status and activity of the hard drives
Optical drive (optional)
Supports optional DVD drives; see the Storage section
Tape drive (optional)
See the Storage section
Video connector
One connector on front panel for rack mount
PCIe slots
Connects up to seven PCIe expansion cards
Power supply units
Up to two back-accessible, hot-plug power supplies
Power supply indicators
Indicate whether system has power
NIC indicators
Indicate network activity and status
Ethernet connectors
Choice of network connectors through the Select Network Adapter
family
Serial connector
Connects a serial device to the system
iDRAC7 Enterprise port
Dedicated management port for optional iDRAC7 Enterprise
Quick Resource Locator (QRL)
This code on the chassis can be scanned by a smartphone application to
access additional information and resources for the server, including
videos, reference materials, service tag information, and Dell contact
information.
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Front control panel
The T620 has two versions of the front panel depending on the orientation of the system. The front
control panel for a tower server has an LCD, which is an iDRAC-controlled graphics display that
provides system information through error codes.
Figure 6.
Tower system with LCD panel
The front control panel for a rack server has a VGA port to support a monitor.
Figure 7.
Rack system with VGA port
Quick Resource Locator
Dell PowerEdge 12th -generation servers include a Quick Resource Locator (QRL) — a modelspecific Quick Response (QR) code located inside the T620 chassis cover (see Figure 8). Use your
smartphone to access the Dell QRL app to learn more about the server.
Figure 8.
QRL code inside chassis cover
This QRL code allows you to:

View step-by-step videos, including overviews of system internals and externals, as well as
detailed, concise, task-oriented 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
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
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.
Security features
The PowerEdge servers have the features listed in Table 5 to help ensure the security of your data
center.
Table 5.
Security features
Security feature
Description
Cover latch
A tooled latch is integrated in the side cover to secure it to the rack chassis.
Front bezel
An optional metal bezel is mounted to the chassis front to provide the Dell ID. A
lock on the bezel protects unauthorized access to the hard drives and optical
drive. Although the bezel has an open area to allow access to the tape backup in
bay 2, the rest of the system remains locked. System status is viewable on the
LCD screen when the bezel is installed.
TPM
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is used to generate/store keys,
protect/authenticate passwords, and create/store digital certificates. It also
supports the Intel Xeon TXT functionality. TPM can also be used to enable the
BitLocker™ hard drive encryption feature in Windows Server 2008. TPM 1.2 is
supported. No TPM version is available for China or Russia.
Power-off security
BIOS has the ability to disable the power button function.
Intrusion alert
An internal switch is used to detect chassis intrusion.
Secure mode
BIOS has the ability to enter a secure boot mode through system setup. This
mode includes the option to lock out the power and NMI switches on the
control panel or set up a system password.
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4 Processor
The Dell PowerEdge T620 features the exceptional performance, value and power efficiency of the
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family. With up to 12 cores and 30MB cache, E5-2600 v2
processors have the capacity to deliver performance gains of up to 40% over previous-generation
E5-2600 processors. No matter your constraint — floor space, power or budget — E5-2600 v2
processors can help you achieve more computational horsepower, in the same footprint, with
better security and power efficiency.
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% increase in memory speeds,
E5-2600 v2 processors may boost performance by up to 40% in Dell PowerEdge server
platforms

Support for DDR3 1866MT/s memory provides faster connections throughout the system

Up to 24 DIMM slots and support for up to 32GB DIMMs enable memory capacity of 768GB
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 PCI Express 3.0 provides up to 40 lanes per socket

Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers up to double the boost than the previous-generation
turbo technology

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.

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 large-number calculations,
integral to many technical, financial and scientific computing problems.
For more information on the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, visit Intel.com.
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Supported processors
The T620 supports up to two processors with up to eight cores per processor. Table 6 lists the Intel
Xeon E5-2600 processors supported by the PowerEdge T620. For the latest information on
supported processors, visit Dell.com/PowerEdge.
Table 6.
Supported processors
Model
Speed
Cache
QPI
Cores
Turbo
TDP
E5-2697 v2
2.7Ghz
30M
8.0GT/s
12
Yes
130W
E5-2695 v2
2.4Ghz
30M
8.0GT/s
12
Yes
115W
E5-26901
2.9GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
8
Yes
135W
E5-2690 v21
3.0GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
10
Yes
130W
E5-2680
2.7GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
8
Yes
130W
E5-2680 v2
2.8GHz
25M
8.0GT/s
10
Yes
115W
E5-2670
2.6GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
8
Yes
115W
E5-2670 v2
2.5GHz
25M
8.0GT/s
10
Yes
115W
E5-2665
2.4GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
8
Yes
115W
E5-2667
2.6GHz
15M
8.0GT/s
6
Yes
130W
E5-2667 v2
3.0GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
8
Yes
130W
E5-2660
2.2GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
8
Yes
95W
E5-2660 v2
2.2GHz
25M
8.0GT/s
10
Yes
95W
E5-2650L
1.8GHz
20M
7.2GT/s
8
Yes
70W
E5-2650L v2
1.7GHz
25M
8.0GT/s
10
Yes
60W
E5-2650
2.0GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
8
Yes
95W
E5-2650 v2
2.6GHz
20M
8.0GT/s
8
Yes
95W
E5-2643
3.3Ghz
10M
8.0GT/s
4
Yes
130W
3.3GHz
15M
8.0GT/s
6
Yes
130W
2.5GHz
15M
7.2GT/s
6
Yes
95W
E5-2640 v2
2.0GHz
20M
7.2GT/s
8
Yes
95W
E5-2637
3.0GHz
5M
8.0
2
Yes
80W
E5-2637 v2
3.5GHz
10M
8.0GT/s
4
Yes
130W
E5-2630
2.3GHz
15M
7.2GT/s
6
Yes
95W
E5-2630 v2
2.6GHz
20M
7.2GT/s
6
Yes
80W
2.0GHz
15M
7.2GT/s
6
Yes
60W
2.4GHz
15M
7.2GT/s
6
Yes
60W
1
1
E5-2643 v2
E5-2640
1
E5-2630L
1
E5-2630L v2
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Model
Speed
Cache
QPI
Cores
Turbo
TDP
E5-2620
2.0GHz
15M
7.2GT/s
6
Yes
95W
E5-2620 v2
2.1GHz
15M
7.2GT/s
6
Yes
80W
E5-2609
2.4GHz
10M
6.4GT/s
4
No
80W
E5-2609 v2
2.5GHz
10M
6.4GT/s
4
No
80W
E5-2603
1.8GHz
10M
6.4GT/s
4
No
80W
E5-2603 v2
1.8GHz
10M
6.4GT/s
4
No
80W
1
1
1
Model available for the life of the system.
For information on processor installation and configuration, see the Dell PowerEdge T620 Owner’s
Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
GPU support
The T620 supports GPU technology, providing accelerated performance for a variety of applications
including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) medical imaging and graphical rendering
implementations.
The T620 supports up to four 300W, full-length, single- or double-wide GPU cards. Each GPU card
can support up to 6GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and is actively cooled. Each GPU card has one
or two power connectors to meet the high demand for power delivery. The power connectors are
located on the back of the card. See Table 7 for a list of supported GPU cards.
Table 7.
GPU card
GPU cards supported
Model
Length
Height
Width
Heatsink
Power
consumption
C2075
247.65mm
111mm
Double
Active
215W
K4000
241.3mm
111mm
Single
Active
80W
Q6000
247.65mm
111mm
Double
Active
204W
K20A
266.7mm
111mm
Double
Active
225W
ATI™ FirePro™
V7800
242mm
111mm
Single
Active
150W
AMD FirePro
W7000
243.3mm
111mm
Single
Active
127.7W
NVIDIA
®
GPU configuration options
GPU cards are installed in the PCIe x16 2.0 interfaces, which are slots 2, 4, 5 and 7; slots 5 and 7 only
work with two processors.
Note: You must select the GPU enablement kit at point of sale to install GPU or keep the system's
GPGPU capability. GPU enablement kit is not upgradable after point of sales.
With one processor installed, two GPU cards are supported with the following restrictions:

Slots 1, 2, 3 and 4 are available, therefore only two GPUs can be installed in slots 2 and 4

Since double-wide GPU cards occupy two slots, only two can be installed and slots 1 and 3 are
not available

RAID cards cannot be installed with two double-wide GPU cards
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
With single-wide GPU cards, the PERC H710, H710P, or H810 cannot occupy slots 1 or 3 (PERC
cards have batteries that would overheat if located beside a GPU card)
With two processors installed, four GPU cards are supported, with the restrictions:

Slots 2, 4, 5, and 7 are available

Since double-wide GPU cards occupy two slots, slots 1, 3, and 6 are not available

RAID cards cannot be installed with four double-wide GPU cards

With single-wide GPU cards, the PERC H710, H710P, or H810 cannot occupy slots 1, 3, or 6
(PERCs have batteries that would overheat if located beside a GPU card)
With PCIe SSDs, two GPU cards can occupy slots 5 and 7. Slot 2 is for a PCIe SSD expender card and
slot 4 cannot support a GPU card because of thermal restrictions.
Operating system support for GPUs
Some operating systems have not been validated to support GPUs. See Table 23 and Table 24 for
more information on operating system support of GPUs.
Chipset
The Intel C602 chipset is implemented on the PowerEdge T620. For more information, visit
Intel.com.
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5 Memory
More memory options are available than ever before with the Dell PowerEdge T620 — greater
capacities, higher frequencies,= and more flexibility. The T620 supports up to 768GB of memory
(24 DIMMs) and speeds up to 1866MT/s, providing high performance in a variety of applications. And,
high memory density means no compromise when it comes to virtualization.
Dell’s focus on reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features can help you increase your
uptime and reduce data loss. RAS aids in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of faults which require
service, increasing your memory reliability. System uptime is reinforced with RAS features like
memory mirroring, sparing and many others.
In addition to supporting existing unbuffered DIMMs (UDIMMs) and registered DIMMs (RDIMMs), the
T620 supports load reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs), which use a buffer to reduce memory loading and
provide greater density, allowing for the maximum platform memory capacity.
Supported memory
Table 8 lists the memory technologies supported by the T620.
Table 8.
Memory technologies supported
Feature
UDIMM
RDIMM
LRDIMM
Register
No
Yes
Yes
Buffer
No
No
Yes
Frequencies*
1600MT/s
1333, 1600 or
1866MT/s
1600 or 1866MT/s
Ranks supported
1
1, 2 or 4
4
Capacity per DIMM
4GB
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
Error Correction Code (ECC)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Single Device Disable Code
(SDDC)
Yes (with
advanced ECC
mode)
Yes
Yes
Address parity
Yes
Yes
Yes
*Although the T620 supports DIMM speeds lower than 1600MT/s, you can only purchase these systems with DIMM
speeds of 1600MT/s and 1866MT/s on Dell.com/PowerEdge.
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Table 9 lists the DIMMs supported by the T620. For the latest information on supported memory,
visit the PowerEdge memory page on Dell.com.
Table 9.
DIMMs supported
Capacity
(GB)
Speed
(MT/s)
Type
Ranks
per
DIMM
Data
width
SDDC support
Voltage
4
1866
RDIMM
1
X8
Advanced ECC
1.5
4
1600
RDIMM
1
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1600
UDIMM
1
X8
Advanced ECC
1.35
8
1866
RDIMM
1
x4
All modes
1.5
8
1600
RDIMM
1
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1866
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.5
16
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
32
1866
LRDIMM
4
x4
All modes
1.5
32
1600
LRDIMM
4
x4
All modes
1.35
32
1333
RDIMM
4
x4
All modes
1.35
Memory configurations
Flexible memory configurations are supported on the T620, ranging from capacities of 2GB
(minimum) to 768GB (maximum). The system supports up to 12 DIMMs per processor (up to
24 DIMMs in a dual-processor configuration). The T620 has four memory channels per processor,
with each channel supporting up to three DIMMs.
The T620 supports a flexible memory configuration, according to these basic rules:

Speed: If DIMMs of different speeds are mixed, all channels across all processors operate at the
slowest DIMM’s common frequency.

DIMM type: Only one type of DIMM is allowed per system: UDIMM, RDIMM, or LRDIMM. These
types cannot be mixed.
The following additional memory population guidelines apply to the T620:

Up to two quad-rank (QR) DIMMs and up to three dual-rank (DR) or single-rank (SR) DIMMs may
be populated per channel. Although an LRDIMM is physically a QR DIMM, logic on the LRDIMM
can make it appear as a DR DIMM to the system, allowing up to three LDRIMMs per channel.

DIMMs must be installed in each channel, starting with the DIMM farthest from the processor.

DIMMs should be installed with largest rank count to smallest. For example, if DR DIMMS are
mixed with SR DIMMs, DR DIMMS should be placed in the lowest DIMM slots, followed by the SR
DIMMs.
For more information on memory configuration, see the Dell PowerEdge T620 Owner’s Manual on
Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
Memory speed
The T620 supports memory speeds of up to 1866MT/s, depending on the DIMM types installed and
the configuration. The loading within a channel significantly affects memory speed.
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Table 10 illustrates the maximum achievable speed of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 and E52600 v2 product families based on memory loads.

Green boxes are defaults for performance per watt

White boxes (with lower voltage) can save power but will run at slower speeds

White boxes (with higher voltage) can be custom configured in the bios
Table 10.
DIMM
type
DIMM
rank
Memory speed capabilities
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 and E5-2600 v2
product families
DIMMs per channel (DPC)
1 DPC
1.35V
1.5V
2 DPC
1.35V
1866
1.5V
RDIMM
1R/2R
RDIMM
1R/2R
1600
1600
1600
1600
UDIMM
1R/2R
1600
1600
1600
1600
RDIMM
4R
1066
1333
1066
1066
LRDIMM
4R
LRDIMM
4R
1600
1.35V
1866
1600
1600
1.5V
1333
1066
1600
1866
1600
3 DPC
1333
1333*
1066
1333*
*For PowerEdge T620, the speed will clock down to 1066MT/s.
Memory RAS features
RAS features help keep the system online and operational without significant impact to performance,
and can decrease data loss and crashing due to errors. RAS aids in rapid, accurate diagnosis of faults
which require service. Table 11 describes the RAS features supported on the T620.
Table 11.
Memory RAS features
Feature
Description
Dense configuration
optimized profile
Increased memory reliability can be a result from this selectable platform profile
that adjusts parameters to reduce faults regarding refresh rates, speed,
temperature, and voltage.
Memory demand and
patrol scrubbing
Demand scrubbing is the ability to write corrected data back to the memory once
a correctable error is detected on a read transaction.
Patrol scrubbing proactively searches the system memory, repairing correctable
errors.
Recovery from single
DRAM device failure
Recovery from Single DRAM Device Failure (SDDC) provides error checking and
correction that protects against any single memory chip failure as well as multi-bit
errors from any portion of a single memory chip.
Failed DIMM isolation
This feature provides the ability to identify a specific failing DIMM channel pair,
thereby enabling the user to replace only the failed DIMM pair
Memory mirroring:
intra-socket
Memory mirroring is a method of keeping a duplicate (secondary or mirrored)
copy of the contents of memory as a redundant backup for use if the primary
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Feature
Description
memory fails. The mirrored copy of the memory is stored in memory of the same
processor socket.
Memory address parity
protection
This feature provides the ability to detect transient errors on the address lines of
the DDR channel.
Memory sparing (rank)
Memory sparing allocates one rank per channel as a spare. If excessive correctable
errors occur in a rank or channel, it is moved to the spare area while the operating
system is running to prevent the error from causing an uncorrectable failure.
Memory thermal
throttling
This feature helps to optimize power/performance and can also be used to
prevent DIMMs from overheating.
For information on memory mirroring and sparing configurations, see the Dell PowerEdge T620
Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
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6 Storage
With comprehensive storage options, the Dell PowerEdge T620 offers the choice of drive types,
internal and external storage controllers, and different chassis options depending on the drive
configuration.
Features such as Express Flash PCIe solid-state drives and CacheCade™ provide accelerated
performance over previous technologies. Express Flash drives use PCIe lanes to connect directly to
the processor and chipset. CacheCade uses Dell PERC storage controllers to accelerate
performance over hard drives or traditional solid-state drives (SSDs).
Internal storage
The T620 supports the following internal storage options:

3.5-inch options:
— 4 x 3.5-inch hot-plug hard drives
— 8 x 3.5-inch hot-plug hard drives
— 8 x 3.5-inch hot-plug hard drives plus four Express Flash PCIe SSDs
— 12 x 3.5-inch hot-plug hard drives

2.5-inch options:
— 16 x 2.5-inch hot-plug drive bays
— 16 + 16 x 2.5-inch hot-plug drive bays
— 16 x 2.5-inch hot-plug drive bays plus four Express Flash PCIe SSDs
— 32 x 2.5-inch hot-plug drive bays
Note: A system cannot be upgraded or reconfigured after point of purchase.
Supported hard drives
Table 12 lists T620 hard drive options. For additional information, see Dell.com/PowerEdge.
Table 12.
Form
factor
3.5”
2.5”
Supported hard drives
Type
Speed
(rpm)
Capacities
SATA (3Gb)
7.2K
250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
Nearline SAS (6Gb)
7.2K
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
SAS (6Gb)
15K
300GB, 600GB
SATA
7.2K
250GB, 500GB, 1TB
Nearline SAS
7.2K
500GB, 1TB
SAS
10K
300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
SAS
15K
146GB, 300GB
SAS SSD
N/A
200GB, 400GB
SATA SSD
N/A
100GB, 160GB, 200GB, 300GB
400GB, 480GB, 800GB
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Form
factor
Type
Speed
(rpm)
Capacities
PCIe SSD
N/A
175GB, 350GB, 700GB, 1.4TB
Express Flash drives
Express Flash drives use PCIe and SSD technologies to provide performance, scalability, and optimal
serviceability. Accelerated performance with high IOPs is made possible without requiring processor
resources or capturing DRAM. Also, Express Flash drives use a standardized 2.5-inch hot-plug form
factor that saves critical PCIe slot space by moving drives from the back to the front of the system
and allows a common management process for all drives.
The PowerEdge T620 has an option to support up to four 2.5-inch, hot-plug Express Flash drives
with capacities of 175GB or 350GB. These drives can be configured to RAID 0 or RAID 1 through the
OS RAID option.
Only the 8- or 16-drive bay chassis option supports Express Flash drives, and the T620 system must
also have two processors, six system fans, and one removable media storage device. For additional
configuration requirements, contact your Dell sales representative.
External storage
The T620 supports the external storage devices types listed in Table 13. For additional information,
visit Dell.com/Storage.
Table 13.
Device type
Supported external storage
Description
ML6000
TL4000
TL2000
124T
External tape
114X
LTO5 SAS
LTO4 HH SAS
LTO3-060 SCSI
RD1000 USB
PowerVault NAS
Supports connection to current PowerVault NAS products
PowerVault DAS
Supports connection to current PowerVault DAS (including JBOD and
RBOD enclosures) products
PowerVault SAN
Supports connection to current PowerVault SAN (including EqualLogic™
iSCSI, Dell|EMC arrays, and JBOD disk enclosures) products
PowerVault IDM
Supports connection to current PowerVault IDM (archive solutions,
deduplication, B2D and data protection appliances) products
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Storage controllers
Dell provides highly capable RAID options for you to ensure that your data remains safe. Dell’s RAID
controller options offer impressive performance improvements, including the following features:

FastPath™ I/O: This feature can help accelerate performance when operating on SSDs.

Split mirror: This function allows you to break mirrored disk connection in order to quickly
replace a drive.

Physical disk power management (Dimmer Switch™): This feature allows for power control of
spare or idle drives, which can save energy and operating expenses.
Supported RAID controllers
The newest line of PERC (PowerEdge RAID Controller) cards offers high I/O performance for
database applications and streaming digital media environments. The T620 supports the new
PERC 8 family of controllers, adapter form factor only, with improved functionality and faster
performance. The internal RAID controllers have a dedicated connection to the system board.
The T620 also supports the new software RAID solution that supports RAID 0, 1, 5,
and 10. The T620 supports the PERC cards listed in Table 14.
Table 14.
RAID controllers
Controller
Description
Features
RAID
modes
Form factor
Usage
model
PERC H810
External
Eight-port, external and
6Gp/s PCIe RAID
controller that supports
up to 192 SATA and SAS
hard drives or SSDs
Includes 1GB NV DDR3
cache, premium
performance and feature
set, security SED/EKMS,
and SSD as cache
0, 1, 10, 5,
50, 6, 60
Adapter
Premium
performance
PERC H710P
Internal
Eight-port, internal
6Gb/s PCIe RAID
controller that supports
up to 32 SATA and SAS
hard drives or SSDs
Includes 1GB NV DDR3
cache, premium
performance and feature
set, security SED/EKMS,
and SSD as cache
0, 1, 10, 5,
50, 6, 60
Adapter
Premium
performance
PERC H710
Internal
Eight-port, internal
6Gb/s PCIe RAID
controller that supports
up to 32 SATA and SAS
hard drives or SSDs
Includes 512MB DDR3
cache, advanced feature
set, security SED/EKMS
0, 1, 10, 5,
50, 6, 60
Adapter
Performance
PERC H310
Internal
Eight-port, internal
6Gb/s PCIe RAID that
supports up to 32 SATA
and SAS hard drives or
SSDs
Supports hot-plug drives,
expansion, pass-through
0, 1, 10, 5,
50
Adapter
Value
PERC S110
Software
RAID
3Gb/s SATA software
RAID controller that
supports up to 4 physical
disks or 8 virtual disks
Supports hot-plug SATA
drives (4 drive
maximum); no
expansion; Microsoft
Windows only
0, 1, 5, 10
System
boardembedded
SATA
Entry-level
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Table 15 lists the T620 backplane options and supported Dell PERC cards for the T620.
Table 15.
Hard-drive backplane options
Backplane options
Number of
hard drives
Controller
Drive types
8 x 3.5”
up to 4
PERC S110
SATA HDD/SSD
8 x 3.5"
8
PERC H310, H710, H710P
SATA HDD/SSD
SAS HDD/SSD
12 x 3.5"
12
PERC H310, H710, H710P
SATA HDD/SSD
SAS HDD/SSD
16 x 2.5"
16
PERC H310, H710, H710P
SATA HDD/SSD
SAS HDD/SSD
Dual 16 x 2.5”
16 + 16
Dual PERC H710P
SATA HDD/SSD
SAS HDD/SSD
Dual 16 x 2.5”
32
PERC H710P
SATA HDD/SSD
SAS HDD/SSD
4 x PCIe SSD
4
PCIe interface SSD card +
PERC H310, H710, H710P
Express Flash PCIe SSD
For more information about the latest PERC offerings, see Dell.com/PERC.
CacheCade
CacheCade is a technology that provides automated storage tiering on SSDs with the PERC H810
and H710. It works by detecting the most often accessed data and copying it over time to the
CacheCade SSD(s) where that cached data is accessed directly, instead of accessing the hard disk
drives. This can dramatically increase how your applications respond when they are under peak
traffic times and how they perform when response time is critical.
CacheCade provides cost-effective performance scaling for database-type applications that
perform lots of random reads, and saves the cost of adding extra drives.
Optical drive
The T620 8-drive and 16-drive bay chassis, without the Express Flash PCIe SSDs, support up to three
media bays through one of the following options:

Up to two SATA half-height DVD-ROM or DVD R/W drives, plus one SAS tape drive

Up to one SATA half-height DVD-ROM or DVD R/W drives, plus one internal Dell PowerVault™
RD1000 drive and one SAS tape drive
With the Express Flash PCIe SSDs, the T620 8-drive and 16-drive bay chassis can support one optical
drive, one RD1000, or one SAS tape drive.
The T620 12-drive bay supports one media bay through one of the following options:

Up to one SATA half-height DVD-ROM or DVD R/W drive

Up to one internal PowerVault RD1000 drive

Up to one SAS interface tape drive
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The T620 32-drive bay chassis supports one slim 12.7mm optical drive and does not support a tape
device.
Tape drive
The T620 supports a combination tape drive configuration—a single system with two drives (one
PowerVault LTO drive and one PowerVault RD1000 drive). Table 16 lists the types of internal tape
devices and the required interface cards for each device. For additional information, visit
Dell.com/Storage.
Table 16.
Tape devices supported
Tape devices
Interface cards
LTO5-140 SAS
Internal tape adapter
LTO4-120 HH SAS
Internal tape adapter
LTO3-080 SAS
Internal tape adapter
RD1000 SATA
Onboard SATA
External SAS tape
6Gb SAS HBA
External FC tape
FC HBA
External RD1000
USB
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7 Networking and PCIe
The Dell PowerEdge T620 offers balanced, scalable I/O capabilities, including six integrated PCIe
3.0-capable expansion slots and one dedicated storage controller slot. Networking options for the
T620 allow you to tailor your network throughput to match your application needs, enabling added
I/O performance.
Embedded NIC controller
The T620 system board has one embedded NIC controller. The Dual Port Intel GbE controller
I350-AM2 has the following features:

PCIe 2.0 (5.0GT/s)

Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)

RoHS, Halogen free
PCIe expansion
For information on card installation, card requirements, and slot priorities, see the Dell PowerEdge
T620 Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
PCIe slots
PCIe connectivity is integrated with the processor, and the number of processors in a system
impacts the number of PCIe slots and the bandwidth of each PCIe slot. The PowerEdge T620 offers
seven PCIe slots. For a T620 system with one processor, slots 1 through 4 are available. For a T620
system with two processors, all slots are available.
PCIe expansion cards
The T620 supports a variety of PCIe expansion cards. Table 17 lists the supported add-in NICs and
HBAs for the T620.
Table 17.
Type
Supported NICs and HBAs
Adapter
®
Broadcom 5719 4x1Gb Base-T
Broadcom 5720 2x1Gb Base-T
Intel I350 4x1Gb Base-T
Intel I350 4x1Gb Base-T
1Gb/10Gb NIC
Broadcom 57810S 2x10Gb SFP+
Broadcom 57810S 2x10Gb Base-T
Intel X540 2x10Gb Base-T
Intel X520 2x10Gb SPF+
®
Brocade BR1020 2x10Gb SPF+
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Type
Adapter
®
QLogic QLE8262 2x10Gb SFP+
®
®
Mellanox ConnectX -3 dual-port 40GbE QSFP+
Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE DA/SFP+
QLogic QLE2460 4Gb
QLogic QLE2462 4Gb
QLogic QLE2560 8Gb
QLogic QLE2562 8Gb
FC4/FC8 HBA
®
Emulex LPe12000 8Gb
Emulex LPe12002 8Gb
Brocade BR815 8Gb
Brocade BR825 8Gb
Table 18 lists additional PCIe expansion cards for the T620.
Table 18.
Additional supported PCIe expansion cards
Type
Adapter
PCIe bridge
PCIe bridge adapter for front-accessible, hot-plug
Express Flash PCIe SSDs
For the latest information on all supported add-in PCIe expansion cards for the T620, visit
Dell.com/PowerEdge.
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8 Power, thermal and acoustics
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, energyefficient 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 center space.
Table 19 lists the tools and technologies Dell offers to help you achieve your data center goals by
lowering power consumption and increasing energy efficiency.
Table 19.
Power tools and technologies
Feature
Description
Power supply units (PSU)
portfolio
Dell’s PSU portfolio includes intelligent features such as dynamically
optimizing efficiency while maintaining availability and redundancy. Find
additional information in the Power supply units section.
Tools for right-sizing
Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) is a tool that helps you determine the
most efficient configuration possible. With 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
Dell’s servers are compliant with all relevant industry certifications and
®
guidelines, including 80 PLUS, Climate Savers, and ENERGY STAR .
Power monitoring
accuracy
PSU power monitoring improvements:
 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.
Systems management
iDRAC7 Enterprise provides server-level management that monitors,
reports, and controls power consumption at the processor, memory, and
system level.
Dell OpenManage Power Center delivers group power management at the
rack, row, and data center level for servers, power distribution units, and
uninterruptible power supplies.
Active power management
Intel Node Manager is an embedded technology that provides individual
server-level power reporting and power limiting functionality. Dell offers a
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Feature
Description
complete power management solution comprised of Intel Node Manager
accessed through Dell iDRAC7 Enterprise and OpenManage Power Center
that allows policy-based management of power and thermals at the
individual server, rack and data center level.
Hot spare reduces power consumption of redundant power supplies.
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.
Fresh Air cooling
Rack infrastructure
With the thermal design and reliability of Dell products, certain
configurations have the capability to operate at excursion-based
temperatures beyond the industry standard of 35°C (95°F) up to 45°C (113°F)
for excursionary periods of time and up to a 26°C dew point at 90% relative
humidity; without impacting your availability model. Find additional
information at Dell.com/FreshAir.
Dell offers some of the industry’s highest-efficiency power infrastructure
solutions, including:
 Power distribution units
 Uninterruptible power supplies
 Energy Smart containment rack enclosures
Find additional information at: content.dell.com/us/en/enterprise/
power-and-cooling-technologies-components-rack-infrastructure.aspx.
Find additional information at Dell.com/PowerAndCooling and Power.com/PowerCenter.
Power supply units
Energy Smart power supplies have intelligent features, such as the ability to dynamically
optimize efficiency while maintaining availability and redundancy. Also featured are enhanced
power-consumption reduction technologies, such as high-efficiency power conversion and
advanced thermal-management techniques, and embedded power-management features,
including high-accuracy power monitoring. The T620 supports 495W AC, 750W AC, 1100W AC and
1100W DC power supply units.
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Figure 9 shows a 750W power supply extended from the T620 chassis.
Figure 9.
750W power supply unit
The PowerEdge T620 supports up to two AC or DC power supplies with 1 + 1 redundancy,
auto-sensing and auto-switching capability.
Dell PSUs have achieved Platinum and Titanium efficiency levels as shown in Table 20.
Table 20.
Form factor
Redundant 86mm
Output
Power supply efficiency
Efficiency targets by load
Class
10%
20%
50%
100%
495W AC
Platinum
82.0%
90.0%
94.0%
91.0%
750W AC
Platinum
82.0%
90.0%
94.0%
91.0%
750W AC
Titanium
90.0%
94.0%
96.0%
91.0%
1100W AC
Platinum
89.0%
93.0%
94.5%
92.0%
1100W DC
N/A
80.0%
88.0%
91.0%
88.0%
Thermal and acoustics
Optimized thermal management makes the PowerEdge T620 cool and quiet. Benefiting from smart
cooling fan speed control, the T620 can keep both high performance and low acoustics across a
wide range of ambient temperatures from 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) and to extended ambient
temperature ranges (see Table 30). A typically configured T620 is quiet enough for an office
environment, and a minimally configured T620 is quiet enough for a library.
Thermal design
The thermal design of the PowerEdge T620 reflects the following:

Multiple sensors are monitored for thermal feedback control: The PowerEdge T620
dynamically controls system cooling fan speed based on responses from all component
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temperature sensors, including processors, hard disk drives, DIMMs, storage cards, and the inlet
ambient temperature. The thermal control also detects and responds to hardware configuration.
The thermal management adjusts cooling according to what the system really needs, and draws
lower fan power draw and generates lower acoustical noise levels than servers without such
controls.

Environmental specifications: The optimized thermal management makes the T620 reliable
under a wide range of operating environments. Many configurations are compliant in expanded
operating temperature environments, but a few are not. For environmental specifications and for
configuration limitations on expanded operating temperature environments, see Table 30 in
Appendix A.
Acoustical design
The acoustical design of the PowerEdge T620 reflects the following:

Quiet library acoustics: The PowerEdge T620 is quiet enough for a library when minimally
configured or quiet enough for an office setting in a typical configuration.

Adherence to Dell’s high sound quality standards: Sound quality is different from sound power
level and sound pressure level in that it describes how humans respond to annoyances in sound,
like whistles, hums, and so on. One of the sound quality metrics in the Dell specification is
prominence ratio of a tone, which is listed in Table 21.

Configurable for low acoustics: The following are configuration considerations you should
make if acoustics are important to you:
— Storage devices:
> Because hard drive noise scales with spindle speed, the quietest option for rotational
storage media is a 7200-rpm SATA drive. The loudest option is a 15k SAS drive.
> Solid-state drives are even quieter than rotational drives because they have no sound
associated with spinning.
> Noise levels increase with the quantity of hard drives; using fewer hard drives will have a
lower acoustical output.
> PCIe SSD cards, such as Fusion-io, require more airflow for cooling, resulting in
significantly higher noise levels.
— Redundant fans: Fan noise from the non-redundant, two-fan system is lower than that of the
redundant, six-fan system.
— Impacts of cards:
> Quantity of PCIe cards: When more than two PCIe cards are installed, the system fan
speed/noise level will be higher.
> Types of PCIe cards: The fan speed/noise level will be higher if a GPU and PERC H710 is
installed.
— System Profile settings in BIOS and Thermal settings in iDRAC7 BIOS settings: Performance
Per Watt (DAPC or OS) may be quieter than Performance or Dense Configuration (iDRAC
Settings > Thermal > Max. Exhaust Temperature or Fan speed offset).
— Hot spare feature of power supply unit: In system default setting, the hot spare feature is
disabled; acoustical output from the power supplies is lowest in this setting.
— RAID Setup with PERC H310: A system configured as non-RAID will have a higher noise level
than a system configured as RAID.

Noise ramp and descent during bootup from power off: Fan speed noise levels ramp during
the boot process (from power off to power on) to add a layer of protection for component
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cooling in case the system does not boot properly. To keep the bootup process as quiet as
possible, the fan speed reached during bootup is limited to about half of full speed.
Table 21 details the acoustical performance for the T620.
Table 21.
Configuration
(23 ± 2°C
CPUs
ambient)
Minimum
Typical
1
2
Hard
drives
Power
supply
unit
1 x 3.5”
250GB
SATA
(7.2K)
1x
495W
8 x 2.5”
300GB
SAS (15K)
2x
750W
Acoustical performance
Memory
PCI cards
Operating
mode
Idle
1 x 2GB
4
1
2
LpA
(bels)
(dBA)
Prominent
3
tones
3.7
24
None
3.8
24
None
4.6
30
None
4.6
30
None
None
Stressed
8 x 4GB
LWA-UL
1 x PERC
H710
1 x 10GbE
NIC
Idle
5
4
Stressed
5
1
LWA-UL is the upper limit sound power levels (LWA) calculated per section 4.4.1 of ISO 9296 (1988) and measured in
accordance to ISO 7779 (2010).
2
LpA is the average A-weighted sound pressure level from the four bystander positions calculated per section 4.3 of
ISO9296 (1988) and measured in accordance with ISO 7779 (2010). The system is placed in a half rack enclosure (base of
system is 25 cm above reflective floor).
3
Prominent tone: Criteria of D.6 and D.11 of ECMA-74 11th ed. (2010) are followed to determine if discrete tones are
prominent. The system is placed in a half rack enclosure (base of system is 75 cm above reflective floor) and acoustic
transducer is at front bystander position, ref ISO 7779 (2010 Section 8.6.2).
4
Idle: Reference ISO 7779 (2010) definition 3.1.7; system is running in its operating system but no other specific activity.
5
Stressed processor: An operating mode per ISO 7779 (2010) definition 3.1.6. The software SPECPower at 50% loading is
activated to stress the processors.
For more information on Dell’s acoustical design, see the Dell Enterprise Acoustics white paper.
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9 Rack rails and cable management
The Dell PowerEdge T620 is a rackable tower server. The sliding rail system for the T620 provides
tool-less support for racks with square or unthreaded round mounting holes including all
generations of Dell racks. Compared to the T610 sliding rails that required adapter brackets, the
sliding rails for the T620 offer support for threaded hole racks with the ReadyRails II mounting
interface. The T620 supports only sliding rails; static rails not supported.
The optional cable management arm (CMA) can be mounted on either the left or right side of the
sliding rails without the use of tools for fast and easy deployment.
Sliding rail system
The sliding rail system allows you to fully extend the server out the rack for easy access for service.
The rails ship in the tool-less mounting configuration, but can be converted to the tooled
configuration very quickly and easily.
The sliding rails are available with or without the optional CMA. Figure 10 shows the sliding rails with
the optional CMA.
Figure 10.
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Sliding rails with optional CMA
Table 22 lists the rack type supported by the T620 rails. The T620 does not support mounting in a
two-post rack.
Table 22.
System
T620
Rail
identifier
C2
T620 supported rack rail system
Mounting interface
ReadyRails II
Rack types supported
Rail
type
Sliding
4-post
2-post
Square
Round
Thread
Flush
Center



X
X
For detailed information about static and sliding rails, see the Rack rail specifications section in
Appendix A. For more information on installing the T620 in a rack, see the Rack Installation
Instructions on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
Cable management arm
The optional CMA organizes and secures the cords and cables exiting the back of the server and
unfolds to allow the server to extend out of the rack without having to detach the cables. Some key
features of the T620 CMA include:

Large U-shaped baskets to support dense cable loads

Open vent pattern for optimal airflow

Ability to be mounted on either side

Use of hook-and-loop straps rather than plastic tie wraps to eliminate the risk of cable damage
during cycling

Low-profile fixed tray to both support and retain the CMA in its fully closed position

Ability to mount the CMA and tray without the use of tools, due to snap-in designs
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10 Operating systems and virtualization
The Dell PowerEdge T620 supports a wide range of industry-standard operating systems and
virtualization software.
Supported operating systems
Table 23 lists the primary operating systems supported on the T620. For the latest information on
supported operating systems, see Dell.com/OSsupport.
Table 23.
Primary operating system support
Operating system
Platform
Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
1
x32, x64
N/A
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
2
x64
N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
x64
N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
X64
N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4
x64
N/A
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
X64
(with Hyper-V
role enabled)
Standard
Data center
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
x64
Standard
Data center
x64
Standard
Premium Add-on
X86
Web
Standard
Enterprise
x64
(with Microsoft
Hyper-V role
enabled)
Web
Standard
Enterprise
Data center
x64
(with Hyper-V
role enabled)
Web
Standard
Enterprise
Data center
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
1
3
RHEL 5.7 is the minimum supported version. Current drop in box option is RHEL 5.8.
RHEL 6.1 is the minimum supported version. Current factory install is RHEL 6.3.
3
Not validated for use with GPUs
2
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Support of the operating systems listed in Table 24 is limited to a virtual environment as a guest
operating system. Please contact the software vendor for additional support or questions about
running the operating system in a virtualized environment.
Table 24.
Virtual guest operating system support
Operating System
Platform
Edition
Microsoft Windows 20031
x86
Web
x86
Standard
Enterprise
x64
Standard
Enterprise
Data center
Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 with SP21
1
Not validated for use with AMD® GPUs
Supported virtualization
One of the key features for virtualization on the T620 is the support for a fail-safe hypervisor. By
running a hypervisor on an optional SD card and installing a backup copy on the other mirrored SD
card, you can protect against hardware failure and maximize virtualization uptime.
Table 25 highlights the virtualization support for the T620.
Table 25.
Virtualization support
Install version
Factory
options
Internal dual
SD module
install support
vSphere v5.0
ESXi
DIB
Yes
vSphere v5.0 U1
ESXi
FI/DIB
Yes
vSphere v5.1
ESXi
FI/DIB
Yes
vSphere v5.5
ESXi
FI/DIB
Yes
XenServer v6.1
N/A
DIB
No
Enterprise Virtualization v3.1
N/A
DIB
No
Operating systems
VMware
Citrix
2
Red Hat
FI = factory install; DIB = drop-in-box
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11 Dell OpenManage systems management
Whether your IT environment consists of a few servers or a few thousand servers,
Dell OpenManage systems management solutions provide comprehensive management for
evolving IT environments. OpenManage is based on open standards and provides agent-based and
agent-free server lifecycle management functionality for Dell PowerEdge servers. OpenManage
solutions help you automate and streamline essential hardware management tasks.
The advanced management capabilities of Dell OpenManage also integrates into offerings from
other popular systems management solutions that you may already use, making Dell platforms easy
to manage and deploy in any IT environment. This ensures your IT services are available when your
business needs them. If you have already standardized on offerings from industry leaders, such as
BMC Software, Microsoft, Symantec™, VMware or other vendors, you can leverage OpenManage
integration and connections developed to use with your existing systems management framework
to efficiently manage Dell servers, storage, business-client PCs and network devices.
Start with a firm foundation for efficient hardware management using OpenManage tools, utilities
and management consoles. OpenManage systems management solutions consist of a combination
of embedded management features and software products that help you automate and simplify the
entire server lifecycle: deploy, update, monitor and maintain. OpenManage solutions are
innovatively designed for simplicity and ease of use to help you reduce complexity, save time,
achieve efficiency, control costs and empower productivity.
Systems management solutions
Dell systems management solutions include a wide variety of tools, products, and services that
enable you to leverage an existing systems management framework. As shown in Figure 11, Dell
systems management solutions are centered around OpenManage server management, featuring
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller.
Figure 11.
Dell systems management solutions
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OpenManage systems management
The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio includes powerful hardware and software
management tools and consoles. OpenManage simplifies the lifecycle of deploying, updating,
monitoring, and maintaining Dell PowerEdge servers.
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller is the heart of Dell’s second generation of Dell PowerEdge server
embedded management functionality. In addition to enabling agent-free management, iDRAC7 with
Lifecycle Controller provides remote access to the system—whether or not there is a functioning
operating system running on the server. These embedded features improve all aspects of a typical
server lifecycle. Table 26 describes the functions and benefits of iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller.
Table 26.
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller functions and benefits
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 the same
embedded management hardware
and firmware
Simplified and consistent maintenance
across server platforms
Dedicated
GigE port
(PowerEdge
rack and tower
systems)
Gigabit Ethernet replaces 10/100 on
predecessor iDRAC6
Fast throughput for better performance;
compatibility with setup for switches
Email alerts
Simplified, more informative, and
expanded 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
Enabled with iDRAC7 Enterprise
Allows for use of a non-Dell SD card
Enhanced power
management
Integration with Intel Node Manager
provides data center level power
monitoring and capping
(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)
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Feature
Electronic
licensing
Function
Benefit
Upgrades to iDRAC7 Express or
iDRAC7 Enterprise by software
licensing key and license portal (may
require installation of hardware option
for 300-500 series servers)
Digital license installed in factory; free 30day trial versions are available; uses a license
management portal versus paper-based
licenses and simplifies license management.
For most server models, embedded server
management and electronic licensing
enables feature enhancements that do not
require installation of additional hardware or
system downtime.
iDRAC7 feature comparison
iDRAC7 Enterprise is available for the PowerEdge T620, and Dell also offers an option of iDRAC7
Express. A detailed feature comparison for iDRAC7 Enterprise and iDRAC7 Express is shown in
Table 27.
Table 27.
Feature comparison for iDRAC7 Express and Enterprise
iDRAC7
Enterprise
Feature (function)
iDRAC7
Express
Local configuration with USC
∞
∞
IPMI 2.0
∞
∞
Embedded diagnostics
∞
∞
Local OS install
∞
∞
Local updates
∞
∞
Driver pack
∞
∞
Shared NIC (LOM)
∞
∞
Remote update
∞
∞
Power control
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
∞
IPv6
∞
∞
Auto-discovery
∞
∞
Auto-recovery
∞
∞
Web GUI
∞
∞
Remote CLI
∞
∞
Local/SSH CLI
∞
∞
Serial redirection
∞
∞
Remote configuration
∞
∞
Email alerts
∞
∞
Encryption
Crash screen capture
1
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iDRAC7
Enterprise
Feature (function)
iDRAC7
Express
SNMP alerts
∞
∞
Power monitoring
∞
∞
Comprehensive monitoring
∞
∞
Dedicated NIC 1Gbps (100MB in iDRAC6)
∞
Part replacement
∞
Backup and restore configurations
∞
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 video playback
∞
Boot record/playback
∞
Power capping
∞
Enterprise group power management
∞
Directory services (AD, LDAP)
∞
PK authentication
∞
Two-factor authentication
2
∞
∞
1
Requires OMSA agent on target server
®
®
Uses Microsoft ActiveX on Internet Explorer only
2
Agent-based management
Most systems management solutions require pieces of software, called agents, to be installed on
each node in order to be managed within the IT environment. Additionally, the same agent is often
used as a local interface into the hardware health and may be accessed remotely as a management
interface, typically referred to as a one-to-one interface. Dell provides OpenManage Server
Administrator for customers who continue to use agent-based solutions.
OpenManage Server Administrator
The Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) agent gives you a comprehensive, one-to-one
systems management solution for both local and remote servers and their storage. OMSA can help
simplify single-server monitoring with a secure command-line interface (CLI) or web-based
management graphical user interface (GUI). It can also be used to view system configuration,
inventory, health, and performance.
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Agent-free management
Because Dell PowerEdge servers have embedded server lifecycle management, in many cases, there
is no need to install an OpenManage systems management software agent into the operating
system of a Dell PowerEdge server. This greatly simplifies and streamlines the management footprint.
Dell consoles
The central console in a systems management solution is often referred to as the one-to-many
console. The central console provides a rapid view and insight into the overall health of all systems
in the IT environment. The Dell systems management portfolio includes several powerful consoles,
depending upon your needs, including the following:

Dell OpenManage Essentials: OpenManage Essentials (OME) is a recently released systems
management console that provides a comprehensive view of Dell systems, devices and
components in an enterprise network. It is used to monitor Dell PowerEdge servers, EqualLogic
and PowerVault storage, and Dell Networking switches; to update and configure Dell servers;
and to create asset reports. OpenManage Essentials also communicates health status alerts for
Dell servers, storage, and network devices to the Dell KACE™ K1000 service desk. OpenManage
Essentials is available as a no-charge software download from Dell.com/Support.
OpenManage systems management tools and utilities
Dell OpenManage systems management tools and utilities consist of the following:

Dell Repository Manager: The Dell Repository Manager (RM) is a standalone GUI-based
productivity tool that helps simplify the process of managing downloads and baseline BIOS,
firmware, and driver updates. Repository Manager can create deployment disks as well as create
and manage customized repositories.

Dell OpenManage Server Update Utility: The Dell Server Update Utility (SUU) is a DVD-based
application for identifying and applying BIOS and firmware updates to Dell PowerEdge servers.

Dell OpenManage Systems Build and Update Utility: The Dell System Build and Update Utility
(SBUU) provides one-to-one and one-to-many deployment and single-server update
capabilities in the pre-operating system environment.

Dell Update Packages: The Dell Update Packages (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a
standard package format that updates a software element on a Dell server such as the BIOS,
a driver, firmware, and other software updates.

Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit: The Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK) is a
CLI-based tool that includes a set of utilities for configuring and deploying Dell PowerEdge
systems, and can be used to build scripted, unattended OS installations to deploy large numbers
of servers in a reliable fashion.

RACADM: The RACADM command-line utility provides a scriptable interface that allows you to
locally or remotely configure iDRAC7.

IPMITool: IPMITool includes scriptable console application programs used to control and
manage remote systems using the IPMI version 1.5 and later protocol.
Integration with third-party consoles
Dell OpenManage easily integrates with several leading third-party consoles, including:

Dell Server Management Pack Suite for Microsoft System Center Operations
Manager (SCOM): This suite of server management packs enables several functions through
System Center Operations Manager, including in-band discovery and monitoring of racks and
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towers, out-of-band discovery and monitoring through iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller, as well
as performance and advanced monitoring.

Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft System Center Configuration
Manager (SCCM): This pack contains Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration (DLCI), which
integrates OpenManage functions in SCCM to manage the Dell PowerEdge servers, including
auto-discovery, operating system deployment and configuration of hardware elements, (RAID,
NIC, BIOS, iDRAC), OS and hypervisor agnostic updates, firmware management, and system
viewer utilities.

Dell Server PRO Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine
Manager (SCVMM): This pack manages Dell physical servers and hosts of virtual machines (VMs)
by using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager/System Center Essentials (SCOM/SCE)
and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). It provides guidance for remedial actions
based on alerts to best manage virtual machines and handle the impacts appropriately.

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter: This plug-in allows IT administrators to monitor,
provision, and manage the physical PowerEdge server hardware and firmware from a dedicated
Dell menu accessed through the VMware vCenter console using the same role-based access
control model as vCenter, combining physical server management.

BMC Software: Dell and BMC Software work together to simplify IT by ensuring tight integration
between Dell server, storage, and network management functionality and the BMC Software
process and data center automation products.
OpenManage connections with third-party consoles
Dell OpenManage provides connections with many third-party consoles, including:

Dell OpenManage Connection for Computer Associates Network and
Systems Management: This connection allows you to monitor PowerEdge servers and
PowerVault storage arrays from within the Computer Associates Network and Systems
Management (CANSM) console.

Dell OpenManage Connection for HP Operations Manager: This connection enables several
functions through HP Operations Manager, including auto-grouping, SNMP trap reception,
global health monitoring, and a context-sensitive launch of OpenManage Server Administrator.

Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIBus: This connection provides
event monitoring capabilities to monitor Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell EqualLogic systems. It
allows event monitoring, automatic event correlation, and launching device consoles from the
Netcool/OMNIbus console.
Dell server management operations
Dell OpenManage systems management is centered on automating the server management
lifecycle — deploy, update, monitor, and maintain. To manage an infrastructure properly and
efficiently, you must perform all of these functions easily and quickly. iDRAC7 with Lifecycle
Controller technology provides you with these intelligent capabilities embedded within the server
infrastructure. This allows you to invest more time and energy on business improvements and less
on maintenance.
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Figure 12 illustrates the various operations that can be performed during the server’s lifecycle.
Figure 12.
Systems management server lifecycle
Table 28 lists the products that are available for one-to-one and one-to-many operations, and
when they are used in the server’s lifecycle.
Table 28.
Operation
One-to-one and one-to-many operations
One-to-one
 iDRAC with Lifecycle
Controller GUI
 DTK
 SBUU
Deploy
One-to-many
 Symantec Deployment





 iDRAC7 with
Update





LifeCycle Controller
GUI
Repository Manager
DUP
SUU
SBUU
OpenManage
Integration for
VMware vCenter
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

Server
OpenManage Integration
for VMware vCenter
Dell KACE K1000
Appliance
Lifecycle Controller
Remote Services
BMC BladeLogic
integration with Lifecycle
Dell
OpenManage
Controller
Essentials
Lifecycle Controller
Remote Services

Dell Server Deployment Pack
(DSDP) for Microsoft System
Center Configuration Manager
and Dell Lifecycle Controller
Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
 Dell Update Catalogs for
Microsoft System Center
Configuration Manager
 Dell Lifecycle Controller
Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
Operation
One-to-one
One-to-many
 iDRAC7 with
 Dell OpenManage
Lifecycle Controller
 OMSA
Essentials
 BMC ProactiveNet
Performance Management
integration with Lifecycle
Controller
 Dell OpenManage Power
Center
Monitor

iDRAC7 with Lifecycle
Controller GUI
Maintain

Lifecycle Controller Remote
Services
 OpenManage Integration for
VMware vCenter
 BMC ProactiveNet
Performance Management
integration with Lifecycle
Controller
 Dell Server Management Pack
Suite for Microsoft System
Center Operations Manager
Remediate:
(SCOM)
 Dell Server PRO Management
Pack for Microsoft System
Center Virtual Machine
Manager (SCVMM)
Replace parts:
 Dell Lifecycle Controller
Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
For additional detailed information on Dell’s systems management portfolio, see the Dell
OpenManage Systems Management Overview Guide on Dell.com/Support/Manuals.
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Appendix A. Additional specifications and options
Chassis dimensions
Figure 13 details the dimensions of the Dell PowerEdge T620 chassis.
Figure 13. Tower and rack chassis dimensions
Chassis
type
Xa
Xb
Ya
Yb
Yc
Za
with
bezel
Za
without
bezel
Zb
Tower
217.9mm
304.5mm
434.5mm
443.5mm
471.5mm
15.9mm
0.0mm
659.9mm
692.8mm
Rack
482.4mm
434.5mm
217.9mm
n/a
n/a
37.3mm
21.4mm
638.5mm
671.4mm
1
Zb goes to the nominal back wall external surface where the motherboard I/O connectors reside.
Chassis weight
Table 29 lists the weight of the T620 chassis at maximum configuration.
Table 29.
Chassis type
Tower
Rack
Tower and rack chassis weight
Chassis configuration
Weight
8-drive bay
43.3Kg (95.5lb)
12-drive bay
45.0Kg (99.2lb)
16-drive bay
39.7Kg (87.6lb)
32-drive bay
41.8Kg (92.2lb)
3.5-inch drive bay
43.1Kg (94.8lb)
2.5-inch drive bay
39.9Kg (87.8lb)
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1
Zc
Environmental specifications
Table 30 details the environmental specifications for the T620. For additional information about
environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see
Dell.com/environmental_datasheets.
Table 30.
Environmental specifications
Fresh Air: temperature, humidity, altitude de-rating
Continuous
operation
10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) at 10% to 80% relative humidity with 26°C (78.8°F) maximum
dew point (maximum wet bulb temperature). De-rate maximum allowable dry bulb
temperature at 1°C per 300m above 950m (1°F per 547 ft above 3117 ft).
Expanded
operation
When operating in the expanded temperature range, system performance may be impacted,
and ambient temperature warnings may be reported on the LCD and in the System Event
Log.
≤ 10% of annual operating hours: 5°C to 10°C and 35°C to 40°C (with no direct sunlight on
the equipment) at 5% to 85% relative humidity with 26°C dew point (maximum wet bulb
temperature). Outside the standard operating temperature (10°C to 35°C), the system can
operate down to 5°C or up to 40°C for a maximum of 10% of its annual operating hours. For
temperatures between 35°C and 40°C (95°F to 104°F), de-rate maximum allowable dry bulb
temperature by 1°C per 175m above 950m (1°F per 319 ft above 3117 ft).
≤ 1% of annual operating hours: –5°C to 5°C and 40°C to 45°C (with no direct sunlight on
the equipment) at 5% to 90% relative humidity with 26°C dew point (maximum wet bulb
temperature). Outside the standard operating temperature (10°C to 35°C), the system can
operate down to –5°C or up to 45°C for a maximum of 1% of its annual operating hours. For
temperatures between 40°C and 45°C (104°F to 113°F), de-rate maximum allowable dry bulb
temperature by 1°C per 125m above 950m (1°F per 228 ft above 3117 ft).
Expanded operation restrictions:
 System must have six fans
 No cold startup below 5°C
 Maximum altitude for the operating temperature must be 3050m (10,000ft)
 Not supported:
 Express Flash PCIe SSD
 GPU
 LRDIMM
 130W 4-core, 135W and 150W processors
 Non-redundant power supplies
 Peripheral cards not qualified by Dell
 Peripheral cards greater than 25W
Temperature
Operating
See Fresh Air for temperature information
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
See Fresh Air for relative humidity information
Storage
5% to 95% at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 33°C (91°F); atmosphere must be
condensing at all times
Maximum vibration
Operating
0.26 Grms at 5Hz to 350Hz in all orientations
Storage
1.87 Grms at 10Hz to 500Hz for 15 minutes (all six sides tested)
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Maximum shock
Operating
Half sine shock in all operational orientations of 31G +/– 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms
+/– 10%
Storage
Half sine shock on all six sides of 71G +/– 5% with a pulse duration of 2ms +/–10%; square
wave shock on all six sides of 27G with velocity change at 235 in/sec or greater
Altitude
Operating
–15.2m to 3048m (–50 ft to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2m to 12,000m (–50 ft to 39,370 ft)
Airborne contaminant level
Class G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
Power supply specifications
Table 31 lists power supply specifications for the PowerEdge T620.
Table 31.
Power supply specifications
Specification
1100W DC
1100W AC
Current
consumption
32A
12–6.5A
-48V to -60V DC
100–240VAC
Frequency
N/A
50/60Hz
Heat dissipation
(BTU/hr max)
4416
4100
55A
55A
Supply voltage
Maximum inrush
4
current
1
750W AC
750W AC
Titanium
Platinum
10–5A
10–5A
200–240VAC
100–240VAC
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
2843
2891
55A
55A
495W AC
6.5–3A
1
100–240VAC
50/60Hz
1908
55A
1
Auto-ranging
Under typical line conditions and over the entire system ambient operating range, the inrush current may reach 55A per
power supply for 10ms or less.
4
Rack rail specifications
Table 32 lists the spacing dimensions for the T620 sliding rails.
Table 32.
Rail adjustability range
Rail Adjustability Range (mm)
System
T620
Rail
Identifier
C2
Rail Type
Sliding
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Square
Round
Rail Depth (mm)
Threaded
Min
Max
Min
Max
Min
Max
without
CMA
686
756
672
749
686
771
760
with
CMA
840
1
Video specifications
The Dell PowerEdge T620 iDRAC7 incorporates an integrated video subsystem connected to the
PCH through the PCIe and internal PCIe switch and PCIe to PCI-bridge. The graphics controller is
the 2D Matrox G200. The video frame buffer (16MB) is contained within the iDRAC RAM (256MB)
device. Front access video is available for rack mount chassis.
The T620 system supports the 2D graphics video modes listed in Table 33.
Table 33.
Port
Back VGA port
Front VGA port
Supported video modes
Resolution
Refresh rate (Hz)
Color depth (bit)
640 x 480
60, 70
8, 16, 32
800 x 600
60, 75
8, 16, 32
1024 x 768
60, 75
8, 16, 32
1152 x 864
60, 75
8, 16, 32
1280 x 1024
60
8, 16, 32
640 x 480
60, 70
8, 16, 32
800 x 600
60, 75
8, 16, 32
1024 x 768
60
8, 16, 32
USB peripherals
USB peripherals are supported through the front and back USB ports on the T620. These ports are
USB 2.0 compliant.
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Appendix B. Standards compliance
The Dell PowerEdge T620 conforms to the industry standards listed in Table 34.
Table 34.
Industry standards 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
USB
Universal Serial Bus Specification,
usb.org/developers/docs
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Standard
URL for information and specifications
Rev. 2.0
Windows Logo
Windows Logo Program System
and Device Requirements, v3.10
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microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx
Appendix C. Additional resources
Table 35 provides a list of documents and websites that provide for more information on the Dell
PowerEdge T620.
Table 35.
Additional resources
Resource
Description of contents
Location
PowerEdge T620
Owner’s Manual
This manual, available in PDF format, provides the
following information:
Dell.com/Support/Manuals









PowerEdge T620
Getting Started
Guide
Chassis features
System Setup program
System messages
System codes and indicators
System BIOS
Remove and replace procedures
Troubleshooting
Diagnostics
Jumpers and connectors
This guide is printed and shipped with the system, and is
also available in PDF format. This guide provides
information on the following:
Dell.com/Support/Manuals
 Initial setup steps
 Key system features
 Technical specifications
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
Cable
Management Arm
Installation
Instructions
This printed document is provided with the rack kits. The
document provides the instructions for installing the
cable management arm on the rack.
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
System
Information Label
The system information label documents the system
board layout and system jumper settings. Text is
minimized due to space limitations and translation
considerations. The label size is standardized across
platforms.
Inside the system chassis
cover
Quick Resource
Locator (QRL)
This code on the chassis can be scanned by a phone
application to access additional information and
resources for the server, including videos, reference
materials, service tag information, and Dell contact
information.
Inside the system chassis
cover
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Resource
Description of contents
Location
Energy Smart
Solution Advisor
The Dell online 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
Energy
management
Provides information on Dell’s Fresh Air cooling solutions.
Dell.com/FreshAir
Operating system
matrix for Dell
PowerEdge
systems
Provides updated information on which operating
systems are available on which PowerEdge systems.
Dell.com/OSsupport
Processor and
chipset
Provides more information about the T620 processors
and chipset.
Intel.com
Dell PowerEdge
RAID controllers
Provides more information on Dell PowerEdge RAID
controllers (PERC).
Dell.com/PERC
Power distribution
unit (PDU)
Provides help selecting a rack-based power distribution
unit (rPDU).
DellPDU.com
Uninterruptible
power supply
(UPS)
Provides help selecting an uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) model.
DellUPS.com
Volatility
information
Contact your Dell sales representative.
Dell.com/PowerEdge
Dell Enterprise
Acoustics
White paper that explores the mechanisms of, people’s
reaction to, language of, and Dell’s work to control noise
from enterprise products.
dell.com/downloads/global/
products/pedge/en/acoustic
al-education-dellenterprise-white-paper.pdf
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Appendix D. System board block diagram
Figure 14.
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T620 system board block diagram
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