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Dell PowerEdge FC830 Rack Server - System Overview

Description

The Dell PowerEdge FC830 is a powerhouse featuring dense compute, memory, and storage. It's designed for medium to large-scale businesses running mission-critical applications, data base, or high-performance computing. It's also an excellent choice for large-scale virtualization.

Performance

Intel's C610 chipset supports E5-4600 v3 and E5-4600 v4 processors with up to 22 cores each! With two FC830s installed on the FX2, that's eight processors and 176 cores total in a 2u space.

Memory

The system board on the FC830 supports 48 DIMM slots, with each processor assigned 12 DIMM slots. Paired with an appropriate v4 processor, DDR4 LRDIMM memory modules offer transfer speeds of up to 2400MT/s. With a full complement of quad-rank 64GB LRDIMM modules installed on the systems, that adds up to an impressive 1.5TB of memory. Cut that in half if you plan on using RDIMM modules, which are only supported with dual rank 32GB modules.

Storage

Administrators have options when it comes to storage on the FC830. Choose from either an 8-bay chassis supporting up to eight 2.5-inch drives or a 16-bay version supporting up to 16 1.8-inch SSDs. SAS, SATA HDD/SSDs are supported including optional PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe drives. There are several PERC RAID controllers supported on the system offering the full range of RAID options.

Expansion

When installed in the FX2s chassis, the FC830 can access four PCIe 3.0 slots. When paired with two FD332 storage modules, a single FC830 sled has access to all eight PCIe slots on the FX2s chassis. With two FC830 modules installed on the FX2s chassis, each sled will have access to four PCIe modules which can be used for additional NICs or HBAs.

Management

The FX2 uses the Chassis Management Controller to manage nodes and system resources from a web interface. Two RJ-45 ports on the back connect to the external management network and also allow up to 20 FX2 chassis to be daisy-chained together for access to more shared resources. The OpenManage portfolio supports local and remote management for the FX2 system. All compute modules supported on the FX2 chassis feature Dell's iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller. Both iDRAC8 and CMC are available with Express and Enterprise licensing depending on your management needs.

Summary

The converged PowerEdge FX2-series offers a modular, scalable infrastructure to accommodate a wide range of common and mission-critical business applications. Featuring flexible virtualization and impressive VM density this system can easily scale up or out depending on your business needs and choice of compute and storage modules. With Dell's powerful management tools, it's easy to manage the system on site or remotely.


Supported Compute & Storage Modules

FC430 Compute Module

The FC430 is a quarter-width compute module that can support two Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors or a single E5-1600 v3 processor. Up to eight FC430 compute modules can be installed in the FX2 chassis for a maximum of 2TB of memory. The FC430 can also be used with the other compute modules or the FD332 storage sled supporting 16 additional drives. Two 1.8-inch bays up front supports either two 1.8-inch uSATA drives or an optional low-latency configuration that combines a 1.8-inch drive with two QSFP+ compact, hot-pluggable transceiver connectors for Ethernet or Infiniband connectivity. Each sled has access to one PCIe 3.0 slot on the FX2s chassis. With an optimal balance of memory and storage, this module is perfect for high-speed I/O for mainstream enterprise workloads, including mid-sized virtualization and database environments. The low-latency Infiniband configuration is ideal for High Frequency Trading and High Performance Computing.

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FC630 Compute Module

The FC630 is a half-width, two socket compute module that can support two Xeon E5-2600 v3 or v4 processors. Up to four FC630s can be installed in the FX2s chassis, or the FC630 can be used in conjunction with other compute modules or the FD332 storage module for Direct Attached Storage. 24 DIMM slots provide 1.5TB of memory and with four FC430 sleds installed in the FX2s, a maximum of 6TB of memory is available. Up front there's room for two 2.5-inch drives or a version that supports up to eight 1.8-inch SSDs. Each sled can access two PCIe 3.0 slots on the FX2s chassis. This unit is deal for large databases or highly virtualized environments.

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FD332 Storage Module (This module cannot be used with the FM120x4 miniservers)

Each compute module features its own hot-plug storage, either SAS or SATA HDDs or SSDs. For more storage, Administrators can install up to three FD332 storage modules for dense, scalable DAS. Each FD332 supports up to 16 hot-plug direct attached SFF drives either SAS or SATA SSDs or HDDS. An optional dual RAID controller provides split access to the supported drives. Depending on configuration up to three FD332s can be installed on the system with either the FC430 or FC630 compute sleds.

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FM120x4 Compute Module (for the FX2 chassis with no PCI module slots)

The FM120x4 is a half-width compute module designed specifically for the FX2 enclosure without any PCIe slots and is not compatible with the FX2s. Offering a cost effective option each compute sled features four microservers. With four FM120x4 modules installed on the FX2 chassis up to 16 microservers are available in each FX2 chassis. The FM120x4 is the only compute module that uses the Intel Atom C2000 System on a Chip (SoC) processor with up to eight cores. Each module supports four processors and each processor supports two DIMM modules, UDIMM only for 8 DIMMS per sled. Each processor also supports one 2.5-inch HD or two 1.8-inch SSDs. Communications are handled by the pass through, supporting up to two 1GB sockets per processors for 8 total. Only software RAID is supported. This system is a lower cost alternative to the FX2s and is ideal for static web hosting and light-weight processing. The FM120x4 compute module is not supported on the FX2s chassis.

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Dell PowerEdge FC830 Rack Server - Specifications

Processor - 4 Sockets
    Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 product family
    Cache: 2.5MB per core
    Core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 22
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
  • VMware® ESX®
Chipset
    Intel C610 series
Memory
    Up to 1.5TB
    Up to 2133MT/s DDR4
    48 DIMM slots: 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
Hypervisor Support
  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
Storage
    Hot-plug hard drive options:
  • PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD
  • SATA HDD/SSD
  • SAS HDD/SSD
  • Up to 16 x 1.8" SSD
  • Up to 8 x 2.5" SSD
Slots
    Access to 4 x PCIe 3.0 (x8) expansion slots (up to 8 for certain configurations)
RAID Controller
  • PERC S130 (SW RAID)
  • PERC H330
  • PERC H730
  • PERC H730P
Communications
    Blade NDC:
  • 2 x 10GbE
  • 4 x 10GbE
  • 4 x 1GbE
  • NDC mezzanine cards supported in FX2s chassis configuration:
  • Broadcom® 4 x 1GbE
  • Intel 4 x 1GbE
  • Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 2 x 10GbE
  • Emulex® 2 x 10GbE
  • Broadcom 2 x 10GbE
  • Intel 2 x 10GbE
  • Qlogic® FC8
  • Emulex FC8
Power
    Chassis level - FX2 hot-plug PSUs: 2000W or 1600W in 1+1 redundant, RAO (Redundancy Alerting Only) or 2+0 non-redundant configurations
Chassis
    Full-width - supports up to 2 sleds per PowerEdge FX2 enclosure

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