Dell PowerEdge T620 Technical Guide

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Table of contents
1 System overview ..................................................................................................................................................................5
Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................................5
New technologies ............................................................................................................................................................. 6
2 System features ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Comparison of PowerEdge systems ............................................................................................................................... 7
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
3 Chassis views and features .............................................................................................................................................. 11
Chassis views ..................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Chassis features ................................................................................................................................................................14
4 Processor ............................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Processor features ............................................................................................................................................................ 17
Supported processors ......................................................................................................................................................18
GPU support ......................................................................................................................................................................18
Chipset ................................................................................................................................................................................19
5 Memory .............................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Supported memory ......................................................................................................................................................... 20
Memory configurations ................................................................................................................................................... 21
Memory speed ................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Memory RAS features...................................................................................................................................................... 23
6 Storage ............................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Internal storage ................................................................................................................................................................ 24
External storage ............................................................................................................................................................... 25
Storage controllers .......................................................................................................................................................... 26
Optical drive ..................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Tape drive .......................................................................................................................................................................... 28
7 Networking and PCIe ...................................................................................................................................................... 29
Embedded NIC controller .............................................................................................................................................. 29
PCIe expansion ................................................................................................................................................................ 29
8 Power, thermal, and acoustics ....................................................................................................................................... 31
Power consumption and energy efficiency ................................................................................................................. 31
Power supply units .......................................................................................................................................................... 32
Thermal and acoustics.................................................................................................................................................... 33
9 Rack rails and cable management ................................................................................................................................ 36
Sliding rail system ............................................................................................................................................................ 36
Cable management arm................................................................................................................................................. 37
10 Operating systems and virtualization ........................................................................................................................... 38
Supported operating systems........................................................................................................................................ 38
Supported virtualization ................................................................................................................................................. 39
11 Dell OpenManage systems management .................................................................................................................... 40
Systems management solutions ................................................................................................................................... 40
OpenManage systems management ............................................................................................................................41
Dell server management operations ............................................................................................................................ 45
Appendix A.
Additional specifications and options ................................................................................................... 48
Chassis dimensions ......................................................................................................................................................... 48
Chassis weight.................................................................................................................................................................. 48
Environmental specifications ........................................................................................................................................ 49
Power supply specifications .......................................................................................................................................... 50
Rack rail specifications ................................................................................................................................................... 50
Video specifications ......................................................................................................................................................... 51
USB peripherals ................................................................................................................................................................. 51
Appendix B.
Standards compliance ............................................................................................................................. 52
Appendix C.
Additional resources................................................................................................................................. 53
Appendix D.
System board block diagram .................................................................................................................. 55
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New technologies ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Comparison of PowerEdge T610, T710, and T620 ......................................................................................... 7
Technical specifications ...................................................................................................................................... 8
Chassis features ...................................................................................................................................................14
Security features ..................................................................................................................................................16
Supported processors ........................................................................................................................................18
GPU cards supported .........................................................................................................................................19
Memory technologies supported .................................................................................................................... 20
DIMMs supported ................................................................................................................................................ 21
Memory speed capabilities ............................................................................................................................... 22
Memory RAS features ........................................................................................................................................ 23
Supported hard drives ....................................................................................................................................... 24
Supported external storage .............................................................................................................................. 25
RAID controllers ................................................................................................................................................. 26
Hard-drive backplane options ......................................................................................................................... 27
Tape devices supported .................................................................................................................................... 28
Supported NICs and HBAs ................................................................................................................................ 29
Additional supported PCIe expansion cards ................................................................................................. 30
Power tools and technologies .......................................................................................................................... 31
Power supply efficiency .................................................................................................................................... 33
Acoustical performance .................................................................................................................................... 35
T620 supported rack rail system ..................................................................................................................... 37
Primary operating system support .................................................................................................................. 38
Virtual guest operating system support ......................................................................................................... 39
Virtualization support ........................................................................................................................................ 39
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller functions and benefits ............................................................................41
Feature comparison for iDRAC7 Express and Enterprise ............................................................................ 42
One-to-one and one-to-many operations .................................................................................................. 46
Tower and rack chassis weight ........................................................................................................................ 48
Environmental specifications ........................................................................................................................... 49
Power supply specifications ............................................................................................................................. 50
Rail adjustability range ....................................................................................................................................... 50
Supported video modes ..................................................................................................................................... 51
Industry standard documents .......................................................................................................................... 52
Additional resources .......................................................................................................................................... 53
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Front view without bezel ................................................................................................................................... 11
Front view with bezel.......................................................................................................................................... 12
Rackable front view without bezel ................................................................................................................... 12
Back view .............................................................................................................................................................. 13
Internal view ......................................................................................................................................................... 13
Tower system with LCD panel .......................................................................................................................... 15
Rack system with VGA port ............................................................................................................................... 15
QRL code inside chassis cover ......................................................................................................................... 15
750W power supply unit ................................................................................................................................... 33
Sliding rails with optional CMA ........................................................................................................................ 36
Dell systems management solutions .............................................................................................................. 40
Systems management server lifecycle ........................................................................................................... 46
Tower and rack chassis dimensions ............................................................................................................... 48
T620 system board block diagram ................................................................................................................. 55
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ T620 is a feature-rich, 2-socket tower server with up to 24 DIMM slots,
storage capacity of up to thirty-two 2.5-inch or twelve 3.5-inch drive bays, and processing power
from the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family. 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.
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.
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.
The Dell OpenManage™ systems management portfolio includes the Integrated Dell Remote Access
Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller. Innovative embedded management features help IT
administrators manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local, and remote environments, operating
in-band or out-of-band, with or without a systems management software agent. OpenManage
solutions integrate with and connect to third-party systems management solutions so you can
maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment. OpenManage
solutions simplify the lifecycle of deploying, updating, monitoring, and maintaining your Dell
PowerEdge servers.
Table 1 summarizes the newest technologies used in the Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers.
New technologies
Detailed descriptions
Intel Xeon processor
E5-2600 product family
This new family of Intel processors has embedded PCI Express (PCIe) lanes for
improved I/O performance. See the Processor section for details.
Intel C600 series chipset
The Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chip is implemented on the T620 server.
1600MT/s DDR3
memory
Certain models of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors support 1600MT/s memory.
The T620 supports two DIMMs per channel at 1600MT/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™.
®
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.
The PowerEdge T620 is a direct replacement for the predecessor T610 system and a natural
transition system of the T710. Table 2 compares some of the features of the PowerEdge T620 to the
T610 and T710.
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 product family
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
Feature
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T710
PowerEdge T620
Dell OpenManage
Systems
Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management
Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or
Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console
(DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or
Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center
(requires iDRAC7 Enterprise
with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations
and Connections
iDRAC7 Express 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
Table 3 summarizes the specifications for each of the PowerEdge T620 features. For the latest
information on supported features, visit Dell.com.
Feature
PowerEdge T620 technical specification
Form factor
Tower (5U rack)
Processors
Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family
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: 2, 4, 6, 8
Chipset
Intel C600
Memory
1
PCIe slots
Up to 768GB (24 DIMM slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s
7 PCIe slots:
 Four x16 slots with x16 bandwidth, full-length, full-height
 Two x8 slots with x8 bandwidth, full-length, full-height
 One x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, full-length, full-height
Feature
PowerEdge T620 technical specification
RAID controller
Internal controllers:
PERC S110 (SW RAID)
PERC H310
PERC H710
PERC H710P
Hard drives
(hot-plug)
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
Intel Dual Port 1GbE LOM
Power supply
Auto-ranging 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
External HBAs (RAID):
PERC H810
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
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Dell OpenManage
Systems Management
(Agent-free or with
OpenManage Server
Administrator [OMSA]
Agent)
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle
Controller)
 OpenManage Integrations and Connections:
-
®
OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter™
®
®
®
®
Connections for HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli Netcool and CA
Network and Systems Management
 iDRAC7 Express with Lifecycle Controller (standard option)
-
Rack support
Upgrade to iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller
Upgrade to 8GB vFlash media or 16GB vFlash media for iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller
Trial evaluation available for IDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller
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).
Feature
PowerEdge T620 technical specification
®
®
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
®
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V v2)
®
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
®
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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
®
®
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Operating systems
Optional embedded hypervisors:
®
®
Citrix XenServer
VMware vSphere including ESX™ and 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
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.
Some of the new 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
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. 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 2 shows the optional bezel on the front of the T620 tower chassis.
Figure 3 shows the front view of the rackable T620 chassis without a 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 5 is an internal view of the T620 showing processor heat sinks and associated DIMM slots.
For additional system views, see the Dell PowerEdge T620 Owner’s Manual on
Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
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 Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
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 thirty-two 2.5-inch or up to twelve 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
Feature
Description
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.
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.
The front control panel for a rack server has a VGA port to support a monitor.
A useful feature included with Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers is the Quick Resource Locator
(QRL)—a model-specific Quick Response (QR) code that is located inside the T620 chassis cover
(see Figure 8). Use your smartphone to access the Dell QRL app to learn more about the server.
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
 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.
The PowerEdge servers have the features listed in Table 5 to help ensure the security of your data
center.
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 un-authorized 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.
The Dell PowerEdge T620 features the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, which offers
an ideal combination of performance, power efficiency, and cost. These processors provide high
performance no matter what your constraint is—floor space, power, or budget—and on workloads
that range from the most complicated scientific exploration to crucial web-serving and
infrastructure applications. In addition to providing raw performance gains, improved I/O is also
made possible with Intel Integrated I/O, which can reduce latency by adding more lanes and
doubling bandwidth. This helps to reduce network and storage bottlenecks, unleashing the
processor’s performance capabilities.
The new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family not only adds new features, but also
improves upon many features of the predecessor Intel Xeon processor 5600 series, including:
 Up to two additional cores and up to 8MB more last level cache
 More memory—six additional DIMMs and support for up to 32GB DIMMs, which increases
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
memory capacity from 288GB to 768GB
Intel Integrated I/O has support for up to 80 lanes of PCIe 3.0, which can reduce latency
Faster connections are provided throughout the system with support for DDR3 1600MT/s
memory and 8.0GT/s QPI
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 for addressing very complex problems or
dealing with large-number calculations, which are integral to many technical, financial, and
scientific computing problems
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers up to double the boost than the
previous-generation turbo technology
Continued improvements to both Intel TXT and AES-NI help to better protect systems and data
For more information on the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, visit Intel.com.
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.
Model
Speed
TDP
Cache
Cores
QPI
Turbo
E5-2690
2.9GHz
135W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2680
2.7GHz
130W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2670
2.6GHz
115W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2667
2.9GHz
130W
15M
6
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2665
2.4GHz
115W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2660
2.2GHz
95W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2650L
1.8GHz
70W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2650
2.0GHz
95W
20M
8
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2643
3.3GHz
130W
10M
4
8.0GT/s
Yes
E5-2640
2.0GHz
95W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
Yes
E5-2637
2.0GHz
80W
5M
2
6.4GT/s
Yes
E5-2630
2.0GHz
95W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
Yes
E5-2630L
2.0GHz
60W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
Yes
E5-2620
2.0GHz
95W
15M
6
7.2GT/s
Yes
E5-2609
2.4GHz
80W
10M
4
6.4GT/s
NA
E5-2603
1.8GHz
80W
10M
4
6.4GT/s
NA
For information on processor installation and configuration, see the Dell PowerEdge T620 Owner’s
Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
The T620 supports graphics processing unit (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.
GPU card
NVIDIA
®
ATI™
FirePro™
Model
Length
Height
Width
Heatsink
Power
consumption
C2075
247.65mm
111mm
Double
Active
215W
Q6000
247.65mm
111mm
Double
Active
204W
V7800
242mm
111mm
Single
Active
150W
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
 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.
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.
The Intel C600 chipset is implemented on the PowerEdge T620. For more information, visit
Intel.com.
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 1600 MT/s, providing high performance in a variety of applications.
High memory density means there is no compromise when it comes to virtualization.
Increase your uptime and reduce data loss due to Dell’s focus on reliability, availability, and
serviceability (RAS) features. 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.
Table 8 lists the memory technologies supported by the T620.
Feature
UDIMM
RDIMM
LRDIMM
Register
No
Yes
Yes
Buffer
No
No
Yes
Frequencies*
800, 1066, 1333, or
1600MT/s
800, 1066, 1333, or
1600MT/s
1066 or 1333MT/s
Ranks supported
1 or 2
1, 2, or 4
4
Capacity per DIMM
2 or 4GB
2, 4, 8, 16, or 32GB
32GB
Maximum DIMMS per channel
2
3
3
DRAM technology
x8
x4 or x8
x4
Temperature sensor
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 of 800MT/s and 1066MT/s, you can only purchase this system with DIMM
speeds of 1333MT/s and 1600MT/s on Dell.com.
Table 9 lists the DIMMs supported by the T620. For the latest information on supported memory,
visit Dell.com.
Capacity
(GB)
Speed
(MT/s)
Type
Ranks per
DIMM
Data
width
SDDC support
Voltage
2
1333
RDIMM
1
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
2
1600
UDIMM
1
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
2
1600
RDIMM
1
X8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1333
RDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1333
RDIMM
1
x4
All modes
1.35
4
1600
UDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1333
UDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
4
1600
RDIMM
2
x8
Advanced ECC
1.35
8
1333
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
8
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1333
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
16
1600
RDIMM
2
x4
All modes
1.35
32
1333
LRDIMM
4
x4
All modes
1.35
32
1333
RDIMM
4
x4
All modes
1.35
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 4 memory channels per processor, with
each channel supporting up to 3 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
Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
The T620 supports memory speeds of 1600MT/s, 1333MT/s, 1066MT/s, and 800MT/s depending on
the DIMM types installed and the configuration. All memory on all processors and channels run at
the same speed and voltage. By default, the systems run at the highest speed for the channel with
the lowest DIMM voltage and speed. The operating speed of the memory is also determined by the
maximum speed supported by the processor, the speed settings in the BIOS, and the operating
voltage of the system.
Table 10 lists memory configuration and performance details for the T620 based on the population
of the number and type of DIMMs per memory channel.
DIMM
type
UDIMM
RDIMM
DIMM 0
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
Number
of
DIMMs
Speed (MT/s)
800*
1066*
1333
1600
SR
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
DR
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
SR
SR
2
∞
∞
∞
∞
SR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
∞
DR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
∞
SR
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
DR
1
∞
∞
∞
∞
QR
1
∞
∞
∞
SR
SR
2
∞
∞
∞
∞
SR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
∞
DR
DR
2
∞
∞
∞
∞
QR
SR
2
∞
∞
QR
DR
2
∞
∞
QR
QR
2
∞
∞
SR
SR
SR
3
∞
∞
∞
SR
SR
DR
3
∞
∞
∞
SR
DR
DR
3
∞
∞
∞
DR
DR
DR
3
∞
∞
∞
1
∞
∞
2
∞
∞
3
∞
∞
QR
QR
QR
QR
QR
QR
*Although the T620 supports DIMM speeds of 800MT/s and 1066MT/s, you can only purchase this system with DIMM
speeds of 1333MT/s and 1600MT/s on Dell.com.
Reliability, availability, serviceability (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.
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
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 Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
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).
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 4 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 4 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.
Table 12 lists T620 hard drive options. For additional information, see Dell.com/PowerEdge.
Form
factor
3.5”
2.5”
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 (3Gb)
7.2K
250GB, 500GB, 1TB
Nearline SAS (6Gb)
7.2K
500GB, 1TB
SAS (6Gb)
10K
300GB, 600GB, 900GB
SAS (6Gb)
15K
146GB, 300GB
SAS SSD (SLC, 6Gb)
N/A
200GB, 400GB
SATA SSD (MLC, 3Gb)
N/A
100GB, 200GB
Express Flash
PCIe SSD (SLC)
N/A
175GB, 350GB
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.
The T620 supports the external storage devices types listed in Table 13. For additional information,
visit Dell.com/Storage.
Device type
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
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.
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.
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
Table 15 lists the T620 backplane options and supported Dell PERC cards for the T620.
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 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.
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
The T620 32-drive bay chassis supports one slim 12.7mm optical drive and does not support a tape
device.
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.
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
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.
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
For information on card installation, card requirements, and slot priorities, see the Dell PowerEdge
T620 Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
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.
The T620 supports a variety of PCIe expansion cards. Table 17 lists the supported add-in NICs and
HBAs for the T620.
Type
Adapter
®
Broadcom 5719 4x1Gb Base-T
Broadcom 5720 2x1Gb Base-T
Intel I350 4x1Gb Base-T
1Gb/10Gb NIC
Intel I350 4x1Gb Base-T
Broadcom 57810S 2x10Gb SFP+
Broadcom 57810S 2x10Gb Base-T
Intel X540 2x10Gb Base-T
Intel X520 2x10Gb SPF+
Type
Adapter
®
Brocade BR1020 2x10Gb SPF+
®
QLogic QLE8262 2x10Gb SFP+
QLogic QLE2460 4Gb
QLogic QLE2462 4Gb
QLogic QLE2560 8Gb
FC4/FC8 HBA
QLogic QLE2562 8Gb
®
Emulex LPe12000 8Gb
Emulex LPe12002 8Gb
Brocade BR815 8Gb
Brocade BR825 8Gb
Table 18 lists additional PCIe expansion cards for the T620.
Type
Adapter
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.
Lower overall system-level power draw is a result of Dell’s breakthrough system design. PowerEdge
servers maximize performance per watt through a combination of power and cooling, energy
efficient technologies and tools. Additionally, PowerEdge servers have an extensive collection of
sensors that automatically track thermal activity, which helps regulate temperature thereby reducing
server noise and power consumption.
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.
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/calc.
Energy Smart Data Center Assessment is a Dell Services offering that uses
infrastructure and thermal analysis to help maximize system efficiency. Learn
more at Dell.com/EnergySmart.
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 include:
 Dell’s power monitoring accuracy is currently 1%, whereas the industry
standard is 5%
 More accurate reporting of power
 Better performance under a power cap
Power capping
Use Dell’s systems management to set the power cap limit for your systems
to limit the output of a PSU and reduce system power consumption. Dell is
the first hardware vendor to leverage Intel Node Manager for
circuit-breaker fast capping.
Feature
Description
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
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
With the thermal design and reliability of Dell products, you can have the
capability to operate at excursion-based temperatures beyond the industry
standard of 35°C (95°F) without impacting your availability model. This
solution takes into account servers, networking, storage, and other
infrastructure. Find additional information at Dell.com/FreshAir.
Rack infrastructure
Dell offers some of the industry’s highest-efficiency power infrastructure
solutions, including:
 Power distribution units (PDUs)
 Uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs)
 Energy Smart containment rack enclosures
Find additional information at: http://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.
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 the following power supply units:
 495W AC
 750W AC
 1100W AC
 1100W DC
Figure 9 shows a 750W power supply extended from the T620 chassis.
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.
Form factor
Redundant 86mm
Output
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%
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.
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 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.
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 is 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Table 22 lists the rack type supported by the T620 rails. The T620 does not support mounting in a
2-post rack.
System
T620
Rail
identifier
C2
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 Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
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
The Dell PowerEdge T620 supports a wide range of industry-standard operating systems and
virtualization software.
Table 23 lists the primary operating systems supported on the T620. For the latest information on
supported operating systems, see Dell.com/OSsupport.
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 10 SP4
x64
N/A
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
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.
Operating System
Platform
Edition
Microsoft Windows 20031
x86
Web
x86
Standard
Enterprise
x64
Standard
Enterprise
Datacenter
Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 with SP21
1
Not validated for use with AMD® GPUs
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.
Install version
Factory
options
Internal dual
SD module
install support
vSphere v4.1 U3
ESX Classic
DIB
No
vSphere v4.1 U3
ESXi Installable
DIB
No
vSphere v4.1 U3
ESXi Embedded
FI (v4.1 U2)
vSphere v5.0
ESXi
DIB
Yes
vSphere v5.0 U1
ESXi
FI/DIB
Yes
vSphere v5.1
ESXi
FI/DIB
Yes
XenServer v6.1
N/A
DIB
No
Enterprise Virtualization v3.1
N/A
DIB
No
Operating systems
1
Yes
VMware
Citrix
Red Hat
2
FI = factory install; DIB = drop-in-box
1
v4.1 U3 image is available from support.dell.com, either as an upgrade to v4.1 U2 or for a clean install
2
No OpenManage support; drop-in-box license registration card only
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 for 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.
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.
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 your Dell PowerEdge servers.
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.
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)
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.
Electronic
licensing
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.
iDRAC7
Enterprise
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
∞
∞
Encryption
∞
∞
∞
∞
IPv6
∞
∞
Auto-discovery
∞
∞
Auto-recovery
∞
∞
Web GUI
∞
∞
Remote CLI
∞
∞
Local/SSH CLI
∞
∞
Serial redirection
∞
∞
Remote configuration
∞
∞
Email alerts
∞
∞
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
∞
Feature (function)
Crash screen capture
1
iDRAC7
Enterprise
Feature (function)
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
iDRAC7
Express
∞
1
Requires OMSA agent on target server
®
®
Uses Microsoft ActiveX on Internet Explorer only
2
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.
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.
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.
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 PowerConnect™ 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 Support.Dell.com.
 Dell Management Console—Dell Management Console (DMC) offers sophisticated data center
management capabilities with comprehensive reporting features. DMC can perform basic
hardware management and can manage operating systems and applications using various
plug-ins from Symantec.
 Dell IT Assistant—Dell IT Assistant (ITA) is a console for managing Dell servers, storage arrays, and
other components distributed throughout a network. Dell IT Assistant allows for easy
identification of system issues through alerts, helping to reduce system downtime. Systems
administrators can easily monitor systems anywhere within their network using ITA. ITA is
supported on the T620, however, enhanced functionality is now available with OpenManage
Essentials.
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 your 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.
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
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.
 Dell Management Plug-in 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.
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 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. Figure 12 illustrates the various operations that can be performed during the
server’s 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.
Operation
One-to-one
 Lifecycle Controller GUI
 DTK
 SBUU
 Symantec Deployment Server
 Dell Management Plug-in for
VMware vCenter
 Dell KACE K1000 Appliance
 Lifecycle Controller Remote
Services
 BMC BladeLogic integration
with Lifecycle Controller
 Dell Server Deployment Pack
(DSDP) for Microsoft System
Center Configuration Manager and
Dell Lifecycle Controller
Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
 iDRAC7 with LifeCycle
Controller
 Lifecycle Controller GUI
 Repository Manager
 DUP
 SUU
 SBUU
 Dell Management
Plug-in for VMware
vCenter




 Dell Update Catalogs for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
 Dell Lifecycle Controller
Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
Deploy
Update
One-to-many
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage ITA
Dell Management Console
Lifecycle Controller Remote
Services
Operation
One-to-one
 iDRAC7
 OMSA
 Dell OpenManage Essentials
 Dell OpenManage ITA
 BMC ProactiveNet
Performance Management
 Dell OpenManage Power
Center
 Dell Management Console
 Dell Management Plug-in for
VMware vCenter
 BMC ProactiveNet
 Dell Server Management Pack
Suite for Microsoft System Center
Operations Manager (SCOM)
 iDRAC7
 Lifecycle Controller GUI
 Lifecycle Controller Remote
Services
Remediate:
 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
Monitor
Maintain
One-to-many

For additional detailed information on Dell’s systems management portfolio, see the Dell Systems
Management Overview Guide on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
Figure 13 details the dimensions of the Dell PowerEdge T620 chassis.
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.
Table 29 lists the weight of the T620 chassis at maximum configuration.
Chassis type
Tower
Rack
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)
1
Zc
Table 30 details the environmental specifications for the T620. For additional information about
environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see
Dell.com/environmental_datasheets.
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)
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
Table 31 lists power supply specifications for the PowerEdge T620.
Specification
1100W DC
1100W AC
32A
12A–6.5A
Current consumption
Supply voltage
-48V to -60V DC
100–240VAC
N/A
50/60Hz
Frequency
750W AC
495W AC
10A–5A
1
100–240VAC
6.5A–3A
1
100–240VAC
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
2
Heat dissipation (BTU/hr max)
Maximum inrush current
4416
4100
2843
3
2891
1908
55A
55A
55A
55A
4
1
Auto-ranging
Titanium efficiency
3
Platinum efficiency
4
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.
2
Table 32 lists the spacing dimensions for the T620 sliding rails.
Rail Adjustability Range (mm)
System
T620
Rail
Identifier
C2
Rail Type
Sliding
Square
Round
Rail Depth (mm)
Threaded
Min
Max
Min
Max
Min
Max
686
756
672
749
686
771
without
CMA
with
CMA
760
840
1
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.
Port
Back VGA port
Front VGA port
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 are supported through the front and back USB ports on the T620. These ports are
USB 2.0 compliant.
The Dell PowerEdge T620 conforms to the industry standards listed in Table 34.
Standard
ACPI
Advance Configuration and Power
Interface Specification, v2.0c
Ethernet
IEEE 802.3-2005
HDG
Hardware Design Guide Version 3.0
for Microsoft Windows Server
IPMI
Intelligent Platform Management
Interface, v2.0
DDR3 Memory
DDR3 SDRAM Specification,
Rev. 3A
LPC
Low Pin Count Interface
Specification, Rev. 1.1
PCI Express
PCI Express Base Specification Rev.
2.0 and 3.0
PMBus
Power System Management
Protocol Specification, v1.2
SAS
Serial Attached SCSI, v1.1
SATA
Serial ATA Rev. 2.6; SATA II, SATA
1.0a Extensions, Rev. 1.2
SMBIOS
System Management BIOS
Reference Specification, v2.7
TPM
Trusted Platform Module
Specification, v1.2
UEFI
Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface Specification, v2.1
USB
Universal Serial Bus Specification,
Rev. 2.0
Windows Logo
Windows Logo Program System and
Device Requirements, v3.10
URL for information and specifications
www.acpi.info
standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.3.html
www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/pcdesign/desguide/serverd
g.mspx
www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi
www.jedec.org/download/search/JESD79-3C.pdf
developer.intel.com/design/chipsets/industry/lpc.htm
www.pcisig.com/specifications/pciexpress
pmbus.info/specs.html
www.t10.org
www.sata-io.org
www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios
www.trustedcomputinggroup.org
www.uefi.org/specs
www.usb.org/developers/docs
www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx
Table 35 provides a list of documents and websites that provide for more information on the Dell
PowerEdge T620.
Resource
Description of contents
Location
This manual is provided in HTML format on the CD
provided with the T620 system, and also in HTML and
PDF format at the Dell support site. A printed version is
available in Asian languages as a customer-orderable
option. This manual provides information on the
following:
Support.Dell.com/Manuals









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 on the Dell support site. This
guide provides information on the following:
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
 Initial setup steps
 Key system features
 Technical specifications
This printed document is provided with the rack kits. The
document provides the instructions for installing the
server in a rack.
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
This printed document is provided with the rack kits. The
document provides the instructions for installing the
cable management arm on the rack.
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
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.
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
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
Resource
Description of contents
Location
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
This tool uses infrastructure and thermal analysis to help
maximize system efficiency.
Dell.com/EnergySmart
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
Provides details for improving energy efficiency in the
data center.
Dell.com/PNC
Provides information on Dell’s Fresh Air cooling solutions.
Dell.com/FreshAir
Provides updated information on which operating
systems are available on which PowerEdge systems.
Dell.com/OSsupport
Provides more information about the T620 processors
and chipset.
Intel.com
Provides more information on Dell PowerEdge RAID
controllers (PERC).
Dell.com/PERC
Provides help selecting a rack-based power distribution
unit (rPDU).
DellPDU.com
Provides help selecting an uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) model.
DellUPS.com
Contact your Dell sales representative.
Dell.com
White paper that explores the mechanisms of, people’s
reaction to, language of, and Dell’s work to control noise
from Enterprise products.
www.dell.com/downloads/g
lobal/products/pedge/en/ac
oustical-education-dellenterprise-white-paper.pdf