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Dell PowerEdge R710 Rack Server - System Overview

Description

Dell's PowerEdge R710 is an 11th generation rack server and offers reduced power consumption along with Dell's integrated systems management tools including iDRAC6 with Lifecycle Controller. It offers many features for Administrators to manage the system on-site or remotely with an Enterprise upgrade key. Like all Dell Systems, once you dial-in the management features and system layout, that knowledge easily translates to the next Dell server you purchase.

Performance

The Dell R710 is a 2u, two-socket server that features the Intel 5520 chipset to support one, or two Intel Xeon quad-core or six-core Xeon 5500 or 5600 series processors with 2MB cache per core.

Memory

Each processor supports nine memory slots. With two processors, that's 18 memory slots total. Up to 288GB of DDR3 memory, operating at speeds of up to 1333MT/s can be installed on the system. Administrators can choose a hypervisor from the industry leaders, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft, which can be installed on the embedded hypervisor using a secure SD card.

Storage

Administrators can choose from several different storage options depending on your need for storage or performance. 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives are supported, including an optional flex-bay expansion to install a half-height tape backup (TBU) drive. The system supports either eight 2.5-inch or six 3.5-inch drives. SAS, SATA, and nearline SAS drives are supported for up to 18TB of internal storage.

Expansion

There are four PCIe 2.0 expansion slots plus one storage slot. Administrators can install a range of internal and external RAID controllers in addition to non-RAID external HBAs. For video, an integrated Matrox G200 modules supports up to 8MB cache. Networking is handled by four BroadCom NetXtreme II 5709 gigabit Ethernet NICs with failover and load-balancing.

Management

Systems management is covered by Dell OpenManage and Microsoft System Center Essential (SCE). Remote management is handled by the iDRAC6 module embedded on the system board with an upgrade to iDRAC6 Enterprise.

Summary

Designed for versatility and performance, the R710 offers enhanced virtualization capabilities, excellent energy efficiency, and Dell's powerful suite of management tools for simplified systems management. Featuring a large compliment of memory and storage, this system is deal for database and virtualization.

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Dell PowerEdge R710 Rack Server - Specifications

Processor - 2 Socket
  • Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 and 5600 series
  • Six-core Intel® Xeon®
  • Quad-core Intel® Xeon®
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows® Small Business Server 2011
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V v2)
  • Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
  • Virtualization options:

  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • Microsoft Hyper-V through Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • VMware® vSphere® ESX™ and ESXi™
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
Chipset
    Intel 5520
Memory
    Up to 288GB
    Up to 1333MHz DDR3
    18 DIMM slots: 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
  • CCitrix® XenServer®
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, with Hyper-V™
  • VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
Storage
    Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:

  • 2.5” SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
  • 3.5” SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
  • Maximum Internal Storage:

  • Up to 18TB
  • Note: solid state Fusion-io PCIe storage cards are also supported
Drive Bays
    Hot-Swap options available:

  • 8 x 2.5” Hard Drive Option
  • 6 x 3.5” Hard Drive Option
  • Optional flex bay expansion to support half-height TBU
  • Up to 6 3.5” drives without optional flex bay
  • Up to 8 2.5” SAS or SATA drives with optional flex bay
  • Peripheral bay options:

  • Slim optical drive bay with choice of DVD-ROM, Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or DVD + RW
Slots
    4 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:

  • Two x8 slots
  • Two x4 slots
  • One x4 Storage slot
RAID Controller
    Internal:

  • PERC H200 (6Gb/s)
  • PERC H700 (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
  • SAS 6/iR
  • PERC 6/i with 256MB battery-backed cache
  • External:

  • PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB Non-Volatile cache
  • PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache
  • PERC 6/E with 256MB or 512MB of battery-backed cache
  • External HBAs (non-RAID):

  • 6Gbps SAS HBA
  • SAS 5/E HBA
  • LSI2032 PCIe SCSI HBA
Communications
    Optional add-in NICs:

  • Dual Port 10GB Enhanced Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 (FcoE Ready for Future Enablement)
  • Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
  • Intel PRO/1000 VT Quad Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
  • Intel 10GBase-T Copper Single Port NIC, PCI-E x8
  • Intel Single Port Server Adapter, 10Gigabit, SR Optical, PCI-E x8
  • Broadcom® BMC57710 10Base-T Cooper Single Port NIC, PCI-E x8
  • Broadcom® BMC5709C IPV6 Gigabit Copper Dual Port NIC with TOE and iSCSI Offload, PCI-E x4
  • Broadcom® BMC5709C IPV6 Gigabit Copper Dual Port NIC with TOE, PCI-E x4
  • Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 57711 Dual Port Direct Attach 10Gb Ethernet PCI-Express Network Interface Card with TOE and iSCSI Offload
  • Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Broadcom 10GbE NIC, Broadcom Dual Port 10GbE SFP+
  • Brocade® CNA Dual-port adapter
  • Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-IX-D
  • Emulex® CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter OCE10102-FX-D
  • Brocade® CNA (1020) Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Optional add in HBAs:

  • Qlogic® QLE 2462 FC4 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
  • Qlogic® QLE 220 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
  • Qlogic® QLE 2460 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA
  • Qlogic® QLE2562 FC8 Dual-channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
  • Qlogic® QLE2560 FC8 Single-channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
  • Emulex® LPe-1150 FC4 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E x4
  • Emulex® LPe-11002 FC4 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E x4
  • Emulex® LPe-12000, FC8 Single Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
  • Emulex® LPe-12002, FC8 Dual Port 4 Gbps Fiber Channel HBA, PCI-E Gen 2 x4
  • Brocade® FC4 and 8 GB HBAs
  • Emulex® OCE10102-IX-DCNA iSCSI HBA stand-up adapter
Power
    Energy Smart:

  • Two hot plug high efficient 570w PSU
  • High output two hot-plug 870W PSUs
Availability
  • Hot-plug hard drives
  • Hot-plug redundant power
  • Hot-plug redundant cooling
  • ECC memory
  • Spare Row
  • Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
  • iDRAC6
  • Tool-less chassis
  • Cluster support
Graphics Card
    Matrox G200
Chassis
    2U Rack
    Height: 8.64cm (3.40”)
    Width: 44.31cm (17.44”)
    Depth: 68.07cm (26.80”)
    Weight (maximum config): 26.1kg (57.54lb)
Management
  • Dell™ OpenManage™
  • Lifecycle Controller
  • iDRAC6 Enterprise (Optional)
  • vFlash (Optional)
  • Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2
Rack Support
    ReadyRails™ sliding rails for 4-post Racks:

    Support tool-less installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks NOTE: Threaded 4-post racks require the static ReadyRails™ kit or 3rd party conversion kits available through Dell Software & Peripherals

    Support full extension of the system out of the rack to allow serviceability of key internal components
    Support optional cable management arm (CMA)
    Rail depth without the CMA: 751 mm
    Rail depth with the CMA: 840 mm
    Square-hole rack adjustment range: 692-756 mm
    Round-hole rack adjustment range: 678-749 mm

    ReadyRails™ static rails for 4-post & 2-post Racks:

    Support tool-less installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant square or unthreaded round hole 4-post racks including all Dell 42xx & 24xx racks

    Support tooled installation in 19” EIA-310-E compliant threaded hole 4-post and 2-post racks
    Rail depth: 608 mm
    Square-hole rack adjustment range: 588-828 mm
    Round-hole rack adjustment range: 574-821 mm
    Threaded-hole rack adjustment range: 592-846 mm

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