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Dell PowerEdge R730 Gen13 - System Overview

Description

The PowerEdge R730 is a two-socket, 2U rack server ideal for mission-critical applications, enterprise level computing, and is used by professionals in the areas oil & gas exploration, financial analysis, 3D rendering, distribution rendering, and scientific applications. Designed to be highly scalable and energy efficient, the R730 offers top notch server consolidation, management features, and build quality in a 2U package. On site and remote system management options give administrators intuitive tools to access and maintain system health and deploy applications from virtually anywhere.

Performance

The R730 is designed to handle virtually any task, from general compute processing to high performance computing, which requires high bandwidth and enhanced networking.

The PowerEdge R730 supports two Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors or two Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors. When loaded with two of Intel's top of the line E5-2600 v4 processors, 44 cores and 88 virtual threads are available. With 24 DDR4 DIMM slots loaded with 64GB memory modules the R730 can house an impressive 1.5TB of memory. The R730 has the processing power, storage, and memory to deliver more, larger, and higher-performing virtual machines for both data centers and cloud platforms.

Two 300W dual-width GPUs can be installed to increase performance and processing power for graphics-intensive virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementations such as computer-aided design and manufacturing, in addition to research and development applications.

Using SQL Server 2012 Advisor in tandem with the PowerEdge R730 allows users to perform custom-build capacity planning and sizing for Microsoft SQL Server database deployments based on specific hardware, software, and availability requirements. Utilization of VMWare allows for the deployment and management of multiple virtual machine environments. Depending on your needs the system supports several operating systems including Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware, and Citrix XenServer. The R730 and its more powerful counterpart the R730xd are both SAP HANA certified appliances.

Serviceability

The beautiful yet compact design of the PowerEdge R730 chassis gives easy access to internal component and illustrates Dell's attention to detail. Blue touch points indicate removable components and make maintenance and upgrade a breeze. The CPU and DIMM sockets are laid out in a neat row in the center of the chassis and are kept cool by up to six hot plug fans. An easily removable plastic air shroud channels cool air over the system memory and processors and out the back of the system.

Management

The R730 can be monitored remotely via the OpenManage Mobile app or you can connect to the server directly with iDRAC8 Quick Sync. An optional quick Sync bezel allows Android devices equipped with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to access system health reports and logs with just a touch. VPN's can easily be deployed and monitored via a laptop connected to the server's embedded iDRAC8 management-console interface for robust system management.

Environmental

6 hot-plug fan modules handle heat distribution and overall system cooling allowing for high server functionality while maintaining low noise levels. Failed fans are easily removed and replaced without the use of any tools. While the fans may make some noise on initial start-up, once the system is up and running, it's surprisingly quiet, and rarely if ever kicks into overdrive.

Edward J Corrie of www.crn.com noted, "In terms of power consumption, efficiency was clearly in evidence throughout testing. We monitored the consumption of the R730's redundant hot-swap power supplies, which hovered around 86 watts during benchmarks and settled at 56 watts during idle times. Neither drew more than 113 watts at any time." (Source)

Flexibility

The R730 features seven PCI-e 3.0 slots, allowing for maximum scalability and expansion when used for high-performance computing. The internal hard drive bay holds up to 16 x 2.5" HDD, SAS, or SATA drives, or up to 8 x 3.5" HDD, SAS, or SATA drives. Depending on your configuration, the R730 can support up to 48TB of storage. Dell's tool-less chassis design along with hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant cooling, and hot-plug redundant power ensure components can be easily removed resulting in less downtime and ease of maintenance for your IT staff.

IT Creations can easily configure the Dell PowerEdge R730 to fit your unique system needs. If you order before 11:00 am PST we can have it configured and delivered the next day. For help configuring your own custom R730 system, or if you just have a few questions, give us a call at +1-800-237-0402 or start a chat session below.

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Dell PowerEdge R730 Gen13 - Specifications

Form Factor
    2U Rack Server
Processor
  • Intel® Xeon® E5 2600 v3 processors
  • or
  • Intel® Xeon® E5 2600 v4 processors

  • Both processors must be the same generation and model
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
  • VMware® ESX®
Chipset
    Intel C610 series chipset
Memory
  • DDR4 DIMMs at up to 2133MT/s (v3 processors)
  • or
  • DDR4 DIMMs at up to 2400MT/s (v4 processors)
  • Maximum RAM: Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32/64GB DDR4
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
Optional supported hypervisors
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012, with Hyper-V®
  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • VMware® vSphere® ESXiTM
Storage
    HDD: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS SSD: SAS, SATA
  • 16 x 2.5" - up to 29TB via 1.8TB hot-plug SAS hard drives
  • 8 x 3.5" - up to 64TB via 8TB hot-plug NL SAS hard drives
Drive Bays
    Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:
  • Up to 16 x 2.5" HDD: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS SSD: SAS, SATA
  • Up to 8 x 3.5" HDD: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS SSD: SAS, SATA
Expansion Slots
    Slot configuration #1:
  • Slot 1: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
  • Slot 2: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
  • Slot 3: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
  • Slot 4: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x16 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 5: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 6: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 7: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector)
  • Dedicated RAID card slot

  • Slot configuration #2:
  • Slot 1: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
  • Slot 2: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
  • Slot 3: Half Length, Half Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector) low profile bracket
  • Slot 4: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x16 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 5: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x8 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 6: Full Length, Full Height, PCIe Gen3 x16 (x16 connector)
  • Dedicated RAID card slot
RAID Controllers
    Internal:
  • PERC S130
  • PERC H330
  • PERC H730
  • PERC H730P

  • External:
  • PERC H830
Network Controller
    4 x 1Gb, 2 x 1Gb + 2 x 10Gb, 4 x 10Gb
Communications
  • Broadcom® 5719 quad-port 1Gb NIC
  • Broadcom 5720 dual-port 1Gb NIC
  • Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA
  • Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb Base-T network adapter
  • Intel® Ethernet I350 dual-port 1Gb server
  • Intel Ethernet I350 quad-port 1Gb server adapter
  • Intel Ethernet X540 dual-port 10GBASE-T server adapter
  • Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port 10Gb Direct Attach/SFP+ server network adapter
  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 40Gb Direct Attach/QSFP server network adapter
  • Emulex® LPE 12000, single-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPE 12002, dual-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPe16000B, single-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPe16002B, dual-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex OneConnect OCe14102-U1-D 2-port PIe 10GbE CNA
  • QLogic® 2560, single-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
  • QLogic 2562, dual-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
  • Qlogic 2660, single-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height
  • Qlogic 2662, dual-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height
Power
  • 1100W AC, 86 mm (Platinum)
  • 1100W DC, 86 mm (Gold)
  • 750W AC, 86 mm (Platinum)
  • 750W AC, 86 mm (Diamond)
  • 495W AC, 86 mm (Platinum)
Availability
  • ECC memory
  • Hot-plug hard drives
  • Hot-plug redundant cooling
  • Hot-plug redundant power
  • iDRAC8
  • Internal Dual SD Module
  • Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
  • Spare Rank
  • Tool-less chassis
  • Support for high availability clustering and virtualization
  • Proactive systems management alerts
  • iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
Chassis
    Dimensions: H: 8.73 cm (3.44 in.) x W: 44.40 cm (17.49 in.) x D: 68.40 cm (26.92 in.)
Management
  • Dell OpenManage portfolio of systems management solutions, including:
  • OpenManage Essentials console
  • iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC Quick Sync
  • OpenManage Mobile

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