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Dell PowerEdge R810 Rack Server - System Overview


Up to four Intel Xeon processors are supported on the Dell PowerEdge R810. As one of the top tier performers in Dell's 11th generation PowerEdge server line, it's built for reliability, availability, and serviceability. There are also a number of new technologies supported on this system that are commonplace on the later generation servers.


Featuring the Intel 7500 chipset, the R810 can support either two Intel Xeon 7500 or 6500 series processors with up to eight cores and 3MB cache per core. In a four-processor configuration, Administrators can choose from up to four 130W Xeon E7-2800, E7-4800, or E7-8800 processors with up to ten cores using low voltage DIMMs (LVDIMM). Intel Xeon 6500 and 7500 processors cannot be upgraded to support a four processor configuration.


DDR3 ECC Registered DIMM (RDIMM) and Low Voltage DIMM (LVDIMM) modules can be installed on the R810 and supportmemory speeds of up to 1066MT/s. Usually in a two processor configuration, the other memory slots associated with CPU3 and CPU4 are not be accessible. Thanks to Dell's FlexMem Bridge, CPU1 and CPU2 can connect and utilize memory modules supported on the adjacent sockets typically supported by CPU3 and CPU4-without a CPU installed in those sockets. With all 32 memory slots loaded with 32GB memory modules, up to 1TB of memory is supported in either the two or four processor configuration. This is an excellent feature for memory-intensive applications.


Up to six 2.5-inch SAS, SATA, and nearline SAS HDDs and SSDs are supported on the system. Mixing of hard drive types is allowed with some restrictions. Two types of Flash memory storage are supported on the system. An optional SD card can be installed on the iDRAC6 module with an Enterprise license, and a fully redundant Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM) hosts the installed hypervisor, negating a potential single point of failure when used in mirror mode with two cards installed. There are several different integrated storage controllers offering mixed SSD and SAS RAID configurations, and plug into the dedicated internal SAS slot on riser one. There are also several external PERC RAID controllers supporting the full range of RAID options but only two additional PERC and SAS cards are allowed on the system when used in conjunction with the integrated storage controller.


Six PCIe 2.0 slots, plus one dedicated slot for the internal RAID controller, can be used to support additional NICs, external RAID controllers, or HBAs. The PCIe slots are supported on the system board and on two expansion-card risers. The R810 features an LOM with Embedded Gigabit Ethernet Controllers, with four ports standard. There's also two embedded dual-port LAN controllers with a PCIe 2.0 interface. Installing an optional NIC hardware key on the system board will activate additional functionalities on the integrated NICs. Expansion cards are not hot pluggable and the system should be powered off before adding or removing PCIe cards. An integrated Matrox G200 video subsystem is incorporated on the iDRAC6 to support 2D graphics.


Dell's OpenManage with Lifecycle controller enabled via the iDRAC6 controller provides comprehensive management features enabling Administrators to manage the server on-site or remotely. The embedded iDRAC module supports out-of-band systems management, deployment, and update using a standard browser. As mentioned above, an optional vFlash SD module can be installed on the iDRAC with an Enterprise license for maintaining server provisioning data.


The Dell PowerEdge R810 is an excellent choice for supporting a wide range of common business applications, highly virtualized environments, and data base applications. Featuring support for both two and four processors, 32 memory modules, and substantial storage, there's plenty of room to scale as your business grows.

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Dell PowerEdge R810 Rack Server - Specifications

  • Up to two, eight-core Intel® Xeon® processors 6500 series
  • Up to four, eight-core Intel® Xeon® processors 7500 series
  • Up to four, ten-core Intel® Xeon® processors E7-2800, E7-4800 and E7-8800 product family
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
  • 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™
  • VMware® vSphere™ ESX and ESXi
    Intel® E 7510
    Up to 1TB
    Up to 1066MHz DDR3
    32 DIMM slots: 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
  • VMware™ vSphere™ 5.0 (including VMware ESX® 5.0 or VMware ESXi® 5.0)
    Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:

  • 2.5” SATA SSD, SAS (10K, 15K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
  • Solid State Storage Cards:

  • Fusion-io® 160IDSS-160GB ioDrive PCIe solid state storage card
  • Fusion-io® 640IDSS-640GB ioDrive Duo PCIe solid state storage card
  • Maximum Internal Storage:

  • Up to 6TB
Drive Bays
    Hot-Swap options available:

  • Up to 6 2.5” SATA SSD, SAS, nearline SAS, or SATA drives
  • =
    6 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:

  • Five x8 slots
  • One x4 slot
  • One Storage x4 slot
RAID Controller

  • PERC H700 with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
  • PERC H200
  • External:

  • PERC H800 (6Gb/s) with 512MB of battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile 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
Network Controller
  • Two Dual-Port Broadcom® 5709c gigabit NICs
  • Emulex® OCe10102-FX-D CNA Standup HBA adapter
  • Emulex® OCE10102-IX-D CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter
    Optional NICs:

  • Broadcom®57710 Single Port 10GbE NIC, Copper CAT6 PCIe-8
  • Intel® DA 10GbE NIC, Dual Port, Optical, PCIe-8
  • Intel® 10GbE Single Port 10GbE NIC, Copper, PCIe-8
  • Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 5709 Gigabit NIC w/TOE & iSOE, Quad Port, Copper, PCIe-4, (low profile option)
  • Broadcom® 5709 Dual Port 1GbE NIC w/TOE PCIe-4, (low profile option)
  • Broadcom® 5709 Dual Port 1GbE NIC w/TOE iSCSI, PCIe-4, (low profile option)
  • Broadcom® NetXtreme® II 57711 10GbE NIC w/TOE & iSOE, Dual Port, SFP+, PCIe-8
  • Intel® Gigabit ET NIC, Dual Port, Copper, PCIe-4, (low profile option)
  • Intel® Gigabit ET NIC, Quad Port, Copper, PCIe-4, (low profile option)
  • Embedded Network Controllers:

  • Emulex® OCE10102-FX-D CNA stand up HBA adapter
  • Emulex® OCE10102-IX-D CNA iSCSI HBA stand up adapter
    Two redundant 1100W hot-plug power supplies
  • Hot-plug hard drives
  • Hot-plug redundant power
  • ECC memory
  • LCD screen
  • Dual Internal SD Modules
Graphics Card
    Matrox® G200eW w/ 8MB
    2U Rack
    Height: 8.64cm (3.40”)
    Width: 44.31cm (17.4”)
    Depth: 72.06cm (28”)
  • Dell™ OpenManage™
  • BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
  • iDRAC6 Express, Optional iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash
Rack Support
    Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post racks, static ReadyRails™ for 4-post and 2-post racks, and optional support for cable management arm

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