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Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e Chassis - System Overview


The Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis is an energy efficient, flexible, and manageable blade server. The chassis is extremely well-designed and can house several generations of blade servers regardless of the supported processor.

Supported Blades

There are many dual- and quad-socket blade options to choose from, including:

Quarter-Height Blades:

Half-Height Blades:

Full-Height Blades:

Storage Blade – Half-Height, Double-Wide

  • PS-M4110

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M1000e enclosure front of system

The M1000e features a scalable design to tackle any workload. Along with a number of different blade options, the blade enclosure supports 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th generation blades. It can either offer support for up to 8x full-height blades, 16x half-height blades equivalent to 16x 1U servers, 32x quarter-height blade server modules, or a combination of blades. The system also features a range of I/O and switch options with Dell's FlexIO modular switch technology providing additional uplink and stacking functionality.

*Dell continues to update the hardware and software on this chassis to improve the blades, storage, and I/O modules supported on the system.


The blade enclosure offers 60% greater density and improved power consumption, all of which lower operational costs. With 32x quarter-height blades, the chassis offers 220% more computational density compared to a configuration using 1U servers. The quarter-height blades will require a full-size sleeve to install. Administrators have options for powering the enclosure including up to six 3000W or 2700W high-efficiency power supplies or up to six -48V 2700W DC power Supplies. Depending on your choice of power supply, it can be configured for 2+2 and 3+3 AC power redundancy; 2+1, 3+1, 4+2, and 5+1 power supply redundancy; and 2+0 and 3+0 non-redundant modes. Dynamic Power Supply engagement puts underutilized resources into standby mode increasing utilization and efficiency on the active systems. Power supplies require a 200+ volt AC input. There are several power distribution options including 20A, 30A, 60A single-phase, or 30A three-phase options.


The PowerEdge M1000e chassis takes advantage of its complex design by combining ultra-efficient power supplies with 9x large hot-plug redundant fan modules to optimize airflow and reduce power consumption. Dell's proprietary "low flow" technology uses the least amount of fresh air possible to cool the system while ensuring all components receive direct air flow.


Detail image of management panel on front of system

On the front of the chassis, there is a 2-inch color LCD panel and control pad that can be used to configure, monitor, and locally manage the system. The panel can help administrators to easily check alerts and status on the enclosure, blades, and rear-mounted I/O modules. To enable the two USB ports and video connection for a "crash cart" hookup, an optional Dell/Avocent iKVM Switch (integrated Keyboard and Mouse Controller) is needed.

With Dell's Chassis Management Controller (CMC), users can manage up to 9x PowerEdge M1000e chassis and up to 288 servers through a single, embedded, agent-less interface—from anywhere in the world. The enclosure can support two CMC modules for redundancy and features a stacking port to daisy-chain up to 9x enclosures. Blades can be managed individually or by enclosure using the CMC. CMC helps with automating Firmware and BIOS updates, power monitoring, management, and prioritization. The CMC also manages the fan speed to ensure sufficient cooling while idle and under load.

In addition, iDRAC is installed on each of the blades and on the integrated I/O modules. CMC provides a single point of connection from the management network to iDRAC, once again simplifying the complexities of managing the network.

Storage Options

Dell M1000e blade enclosure front detail image of system model designation

In most configurations, administrators will set up the system with external storage in combination with the limited onboard storage present on the server blades. The enclosure can be paired with a variety of external storage options from Dell's Compellent, EqualLogic and PowerVault storage lines for use as network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), internet SCSI (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel (FC). Internal storage is provided by Dell's EqualLogic PS-M4110 blade array, offering enterprise-class storage in a double-wide, half-height blade array that can be installed in any slot on the enclosure chassis.


The Dell M1000e can be configured to support any workload or multiple workloads in the same chassis. With compatibility among several different blades, the enclosure can support full-height blades, half-height blades, quarter-height blades, or a mix of these form factors. For data centers, this system consolidates servers and simplifies management with embedded features that add value while reducing operational costs.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e Chassis - Specifications

Enclosure I/O Modules
    Up to 6 blade I/O modules for 3 fully redundant fabrics that take advantage of a fully passive midplane that can scale up to 8.4Tbps with current technologies featuring 1/10Gb Ethernet to servers, 40Gb Ethernet to top-of-rack switches, 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel, and FDR/FDR10 InfiniBand. Dell's blade Ethernet devices also have FlexIO technology, providing on-demand uplink scalability and investment protection unrivaled in the blade server market.

    Dell™ Networking MXL 10/40Gb Ethernet Switch
    Converged 1/10/40Gb Ethernet switch with up to 56-10GbE ports (32 internal), converged iSCSI and FCoE (transit to ToR), 320Gb stacking of up to 6 switches, FlexIO technology, and PVST+ industry standard spanning tree. 32 internal 10GE ports provide full redundancy to dense quarter-height blades on fabric A.

    Dell PowerEdge™ M I/O Aggregator
    1/10Gb Ethernet connectivity with zero touch FCoE and converged iSCSI deployment. 32 internal 10GbE ports provide full redundancy to dense quarter-height blades on fabric A. Supports Active System Manager and CMC Aggregator GUI.

    Dell Networking M8024-k 10Gb Ethernet Switch
    Converged 1/10Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 10GbE ports (16 internal), converged FCoE (transit to ToR), stacking of up to 6 modules, FlexIO technology, and simple switch mode.

    Dell Networking M6348 Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch
    1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 48 ports (32 internal), stacking of up to 12 modules, simple switch mode and 16 external fixed 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet RJ-45 ports to support 32 internal server GbE connections supplied by quad-port Gigabit Ethernet adapters plus up to 4 10Gb uplink ports.

    Dell Networking M6220 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
    1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 ports (16 internal), stacking of up to 12 switches, simple switch mode, and 4 fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks and FlexIO technology for up to 4 additional 10GbE uplinks.

    Dell 10GbE Pass-Through -k Module
    Supports 16 10Gb connections.

    Cisco® Nexus™ B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender (FEX)
    16 internal 10GbE ports and 8 external 10GbE ports; provides 10GbE connectivity to Cisco Nexus series infrastructure.

    Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel Switch
    24 16Gb Fibre Channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external fabric ports). Zero footprint, hot-pluggable design with no additional fans or power supplies. Dynamic Ports on Demand (PoD) and "pay-as-you-grow" port upgrades for 12-port configurations.

    Brocade® M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel Switch
    24 8Gb Fibre Channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external fabric ports).

    8/4Gb Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
    Supports 16 8Gb or 4Gb Fibre Channel connections.

    Mellanox® M4001T FDR10 and M4001F FDR InfiniBand® Switches
    16 internal ports and 16 external QSFP+ ports in a single wide form factor.
Input Devices:
    Front Control Panel with interactive Graphical LCD:

  • Supports initial configuration wizard
  • Local server blade, enclosure, and module information and troubleshooting
  • Two USB Keyboard/Mouse connections and one Video connection (requires the optional Avocent iKVM switch to enable these ports) for local front "crash cart" console connections that can be switched between blades
Cooling Fans:
    M1000e Chassis comes standard with 9 hot pluggable, redundant fan modules

  • Based on Energy Smart Technologies, M1000e fans are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency.
  • The fans deliver low power consumption, but also use next generation "low flow" technology to ensure the lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to cool the enclosure
    10U modular enclosure holds up to sixteen half-height blade servers
    Height: 17.3 inch (44.0 cm)
    Width: 17.6 inch (44.7 cm)
    Depth: 29.7 inch (75.4 cm)
    Empty Chassis only – 98lbs (44.5kg)
    Chassis w/ all rear modules (IOMs, PSUs, CMCs, KVM) - 176lbs (79.8kg)
    Max Fully loaded w/ blades and rear modules - 394lbs (178.7kg)
    1 (standard) or optional 2nd (redundant) Chassis Management Controller(s) (CMC) that provide:

  • Single secure interface for inventory, configuration, monitoring, and alerting for the chassis and all components
  • Multi-chassis management capability allows up to nine chassis and 288 servers to be managed from a single, embedded, agent-less interface
  • Enables automated and embedded one-to-many blade BIOS and firmware updates, independent of the OS through iDRAC
  • Allows one-to-many blade server BIOS capture and replication
  • Real-Time Power/Thermal Monitoring and Management
  • Real-Time System AC Power Consumption with resettable peak and minimum values
  • System-level power limiting and slot-based power prioritization
  • Manages Dynamic Power Engagement functionality that can help to lower overall system power consumption by ensuring power supplies run at their optimal efficiency points
  • Manages fan speed control using Dell's enhanced efficiency technologies to ensure fans are delivering optimal cooling while minimizing power consumption and airflow
  • Secure Web (SSL) and Command Line (Telnet/SSH) interfaces
  • Supports multiple levels of user roles and permissions, including integration into Microsoft® Active Directory® Services and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services for authentication
  • 2 x 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet ports + 1 serial port
  • Provides single point of connection from management network to iDRAC on each of the blades and the management interfaces on the integrated I/O modules
  • 2nd Ethernet port supports daisy chaining of CMCs for improved cable management
  • Optional Integrated Avocent® keyboard, video and mouse (iKVM) switch

  • Enables USB keyboard/mouse and video port on front control panel
  • Dell OpenManage™ Systems Management

  • Dell OpenManage Server Administrator—monitoring agents and 1:1 management utilities
  • Dell OpenManage Essentials—discover, inventory, monitor, and update M1000e chassis and blades
  • Integration with third-party management solutions through Dell's Certified Partner Program
  • Remote Management

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