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Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c Server Node - System Overview


Dell PowerEdge MX740C server front detail

The MX7000 chassis is a 7U appliance designed to support several different compute nodes in the same chassis and will support up to 8x Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c server sleds. This new chassis is not necessarily a replacement for Dell’s M1000e modular blade chassis offering an easy to expand modular platform that could easily scale with additional server nodes or full chassis, but it does offer similar characteristics. The Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 chassis features what Dell calls a kinetic infrastructure, and lacking a mid plane, it is better able to support innovative new features as they become available. Featuring a composable architecture the MX7000 chassis will support several different generations, blade types, and workload configurations providing a high level of flexibility. Other Server Sleds Supported on the MX7000 Chassis MX840c – 4-socket compute node, plus 16x 2.5-inch bays Storage Sled – Up to 16x direct attached 12Gb/s SAS storage


The Dell PowerEdge MX740c is a full width server node supporting dual Intel Xeon scalable processors up to 205W and 28 cores each. Each processor also supports 6X memory channels in 12x slots. Cooling and power are handled at the chassis level with 5x rear fans and four front mounted fans, plus up to 6x 3000W PSUs. A total of 8x Dell MX740c server sleds can be supported in a single MX7000 chassis.


Dell EMC MX740C server node rear

With 12x DDR4 memory module slots per processor, there are 24x active memory module slots in a 2x processor configuration. Using Registered (RDIMM) memory modules, the sled will support up to 1.5TB or 3TB using load-reduced (LRDIMM) memory modules. Up to 6TB of persistent memory modules are supported too, for a maximum of 7.68TB per server node, when paired with RDIMM memory modules.


Six 2.5-inch storage bays on the front of the system can support either SATA, SAS or up to 6x NVMe PCIe SSD drives. There are also options for a dual M.2 PCIe card for a boot drive and a dual SD card module for support of a hypervisor.


Several different PowerEdge I/O modules mount in the back of the MX7000 chassis offering optimal I/O performance for a variety of applications.


Management of the system is handled by OpenManage Enterprise Modular edition at the chassis level, but each individual server sled is also accessible through the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller or iDRAC 9.0. iDRAC provides an intuitive browser-based interface to monitor and control various systems on the server node. The OpenManage Enterprise Modular applications provides an overview of system assets and the ability to drill down for more granular data.


As the newest member of Dell’s modular composable infrastructures, the Dell PowerEdge MX7000 chassis and Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c server sleds are a perfect fit for a growing business. With flexible compute and storage options, you can easily scale to support a variety of different workloads. The MX7000 chassis is also future-ready for next generation servers plus vSAN ready nodes.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c Server Node - Specifications

Processors - 2 Sockets
  • 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
  • Up to 28 cores per processor
  • 8x single-width or 4x double-width sleds
  • Double wide sleds in slots 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
  • 24x DDR4 DIMM slots
  • Transfer speed: 2933 MT/s, 2666 MT/s, 2400 MT/s
  • Maximum memory configuration:

  • RDIMM 1.5TB
  • NVDIMM-N 192GB
  • DCPMM 6.144TB
Drive Bays
    Front Bays

  • Up to 6x 2.5” Hot-swap SATA/SAS HDDs or SSDs, or NVMe PCIe SSD Drives
Power Supplies
  • MX7000 chassis: up to 6x 3000W; PSU and grid redundancy support
  • MX7000 chassis: 5x 80mm rear-accessible hot-swap fans
  • MX7000 chassis: 4x 60mm front-accessible hot-swap fans
Front Panel
    Front Ports

  • 1x USB 3.0 port external port
  • Right Control Panel Ear

  • Power button and LED indicators
  • 2 x USB Type-A
  • 1 x USB type Micro-AB
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • Left Control Panel Ear- 3 configurations

  • LCD with QuickSync
  • LCD without QuickSync
  • LED indicators only
Expansion Slots
  • Up to 48 PCIe Gen3 lanes per CPU with x16, x8 and x4 Bifurcation support
  • Two PCIe 3.0 x16 Mezzanine slots (Fabrics A and B)
  • One PCIe 3.0 x16 Mini-mezzanine slot (Fabric C)
    Length: 620.35mm (24.2 inches)
    Width: 250.2mm (9.8 inches)
    Depth: 42.14mm (1.65 inches)
    Weight: 9.5 kg (20.94 lbs)
  • Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC)
  • Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise Modular (OME-M)
  • iDRAC Service Module (iSM)

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