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Dell EMC PowerEdge FC640 Server - System Overview


Dell FC640 server node for Dell FX2 chassis front of system

The modular design of the Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2 chassis enables you to scale infrastructure at will with additional compute, memory, or storage—it's like a mini blade enclosure. Power, cooling, network communications, and management are handled by the FX2 chassis. The FX2 chassis is also backwards compatible and can support the previous generation server sleds like the FC630 server node running Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors. Up to four Dell EMC PowerEdge FC640 server nodes are supported in a single 2U FX2 chassis. It can be used in combination with other compatible server nodes like the FC440, FC630, FC830 or the FD332 Storage modules, each of which can support a different workload. Server sled configurations include quarter-width, half-width, and full-width compute sleds and the half-width, half-height storage module.


Performance on this system is substantial. It supports one or two first or second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, including processors with up to 28 cores. The Xeon Scalable processors support six memory channels each, for improved throughput over the previous generation FC630 server sled, which supported dual Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors with a maximum of 22 cores, and only 4 memory channels.


There are 16 memory module slots on the system board with each processor supporting eight memory modules. Both registered (RDIMM) and load-reduced (LRDIMM) memory modules are supported on the Dell FC640 server, with RDIMMs providing the highest capacity at 2TB using 128GB memory modules in all 16 slots. The previous generation FC630 server sled has a total of 24 memory slots but with E5-2600 v4 memory modules it on supports four memory channels with three modules per channel, and a maximum capacity of 1.5TB. This system will also support the Apache Pass (AEP) Optane memory modules. Outfitted with four FC640 server nodes, the Dell FX2 chassis will support a maximum of 8TB in a 2U chassis.


A maximum of 12.8TB of storage is supported on the system when outfitted a maximum of two PCIe SSDs. Also supported are SAS and SATA hard disk drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD). NVMe drives are also supported but require an optional Universal Backplane. An internal dual SD module is perfect for hosting your OS or hypervisor in a RAID using mirror mode. Additional storage for the FX2 enclosure is provided by the PowerEdge FD332 storage module supporting up to 16x 2.5-inch drives per chassis. Up to three FD332 storage modules can be combined in a Dell FX2 chassis with a single Dell FC640 server node.


Dell EMC FC640 server node for Dell FX2 chassis rear of system

There are two FX2 chassis to choose from one of which offers up to eight PCIe 3.0 expansion slots to support a variety of external hardware, including HD controllers for attached storage and faster network interface cards (NICs). Network communications are handled by the FX2 enclosure with a choice of two pass-through modules or a choice of three FN I/O modules that provide up to two to four ports and connection speeds of SFP+ 10GbE.


Dell's Chassis Management Controller, or CMC, is supported on the FX2 chassis, which communicates with the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8.0 on the Dell EMC FC640 server node. iDRAC Essentials 8.0 with Lifecycle controller comes standard on the system but can also be upgraded to support additional functionality with an Express or Enterprise license. The CMC manages all resources including server nodes, storage, networking, and power.


Designed for use in Dell's FX2 2U enclosure, the Dell EMC PowerEdge FC640 server module provides dual Intel Xeon Scalable processor supporting significantly improved performance, and up to 2TB of memory. You can install up to four of these compute sleds in the FX2 chassis to support up to eight processors, a maximum of 8TB of memory—all in a 2U chassis. Each chassis is like a mini server cluster. Up to 20 individual FX2 chassis can be daisy-chained together providing an exceptionally scalable infrastructure. This system is ideal for a variety of high-performance applications.

FX2 Shared Infrastructure Platform

poweredge FX2 chassis front perspective

Dell's PowerEdge FX2 is a 2U converged infrastructure platform that offers the easy deployment of a rack server with the performance of a mini blade enclosure in a 2u rack space. There are two FX2 chassis. One with no PCIe slots, the FX2, and another which supports eight PCIe slots, the FX2s. Both are compatible with the PowerEdge FC430, PowerEdge FC630, PowerEdge FC830, and the FD332 storage block. However, the PowerEdge FM120x4 is designed specifically for the FX2 with no PCIe slots and cannot be used with the FD332 storage block.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge FC640 Server - Specifications

Processor - 2 Sockets
  • 1st Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors - Up to two Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
  • 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors - Up to two Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
    Memory Type

  • Registered (RDIMM), Load-Reduced (LRDIMM)
  • Memory Speed

  • Gen 1 Intel Xeon Scalable Processors - 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, RDIMMS/ LRDIMMS speeds up to 2666MT/s
  • Gen 2 Intel Xeon Scalable Processors - 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, RDIMMS/ LRDIMMS speeds up to 2933MT/s
  • Maximum Memory Capacity

    Gen 1 Intel Scalable Processors

  • RDIMM: 1TB
  • Gen 2 Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

  • RDIMM: 1TB
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllers
    Internal controllers:

  • Software RAID S140
  • PERC H330
  • H730P
  • HBA330
  • Boot Optimized Storage System

    Internal Dual SD Module

Drive bays


  • Up to 2 x 2.5 SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), NVMe SSD max 12.8TB
Power supplies

    PowerEdge FX2 enclosure: Platinum rated:

  • 1600W
  • 2000W
  • 2400W
    Form factor: Rack (2U)
    Max depth: 715.5 mm
    Hot plug fans with full redundancy

    Dimensions (L x W x D)

  • 40.3 mm x 211 mm x 535.8 mm
Embedded / At-Server
  • iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC REST API with Redfish
  • Chassis Management Controller (CMC)
Consoles and Mobile
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Essentials
  • OpenManage Mobile
  • OpenManage Power Center
Integrations and connections

  • Microsoft® System Center
  • VMware® vCenter™
  • BMC Software
  • Connections:

  • Nagios & Nagios XI
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • HP Operations Manager
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • IBM Tivoli® Network Manager
  • CA Network and Systems Management
  • Dell EMC Repository Manager
  • Dell EMC Update Package
  • Dell EMC System Update
  • Dell EMC Server Update Utility
  • iDRAC Service Module
  • OpenManage Server Administrator
  • OpenManage Storage Services
  • TPM 1.2/2.0 optional
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Secure Boot
  • System Lockdown
  • System Erase
  • Silicon Root of Trust
I/O & Ports
    Network daughter card options:

  • 2 x 10GE + 2 x 1GE
  • 4 x 10GE
  • Video card:

  • VGA controller integrated with iDRAC
  • PCIe

  • See enclosure specifications
Supported Operating Systems
  • Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
  • Oracle® Linux
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware vSphere®

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