Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers
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Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers

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PitchDell PowerEdge is a server line by Dell, following the naming convention for other Dell products: the PowerVault (data storage) and the PowerConnect (data transfer & switches).

Product features


Dell PowerEdge is a server line by Dell, following the naming convention for other Dell products: the PowerVault (data storage) and the PowerConnect (data transfer & switches). Below is an overview of current and former servers within Dell's PowerEdge product line. Different models are or were available as towers, 19-inch racks or blades. In the current naming scheme, towers are designated by T, racks by R, and blades by M (for modular). The 19" rack-servers come in different physical heights expressed in rack unit or U. Most modern servers are either 1U or 2U high while in the past the 4U was more common. Over the years, many different types of PowerEdge servers have been introduced and there was wide variety of product and family codes used within the PowerEdge name. Itanium servers The Dell Itanium-based servers were introduced before this new naming-convention was introduced and were only available as rack servers.
New naming convention Since the introduction of the Generation 10 servers in 2007 Dell has adopted a standardized method for naming their servers; the name of each server is now represented by a letter followed by 3 digits. The letter indicates the type of server: R (for Rack-mountable) indicates a 19" rack-mountable server, M (for Modular) indicates a blade server, whilst T (for Tower) indicates a stand-alone server. This letter is then followed by 3 digits.
  • The first digit refers to the number of sockets in the system: 1 to 3 for one socket, 4 to 7 for two sockets, and 8 or 9 for four sockets.
  • The middle digit refers to the generation: 0 for Generation 10, 1 for Generation 11, and so on.
  • The third digit indicates the make of the CPU: 0 for Intel or 5 for AMD.
For example: The Dell PowerEdge M610 is a two-socket server of the 11th generation using an Intel CPU whilst the R605 is a two-socket AMD-based rack-server of the 10th generation. Blade servers Since Generation 10 there are models for the M1000e enclosure. The blade-servers in Generation 8 and Generation 9 are using another enclosure that is not compatible with the current M1000e system. In form-factor there are two models: half-height and full-height. In an enclosure you can fit 8 full or 16 half-height blades (or a mix). Each server has two or four on-board NIC's and two additional Mezzanine card-slots for additional I/O options: 1 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet cards, Fibre Channel HBA's or InfiniBand slots. Apart from USB connectors a blade-server doesn't offer direct connections: all I/O goes via the midplane of the enclosure.


Problems that the product solves

Aging IT infrastructure


Ensure Security and Business Continuity

Characteristics (Rack server)


Intel, AMD

Form factor

1U, 2U, 4U

Number of models


Processor family

Xeon Scalable, Xeon E5, Xeon E3, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron, EPYC


up to 6 TB

Total storage capacity

up to 153 TB

Number of Hard Drives

up to 32

RAID support


Number of PSU


Power of PSU

up to 2400W

OEM Software




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