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Dell PowerEdge M710 Blade Server - System Overview

Description

Dell M710 server front of system with four drive bays

Dell's PowerEdge M710 is a foundational blade server, which essentially means this is a great first coice for populating your PowerEdge M1000e enclosure because it offers high performance processors, dense memory, and substantial storage. The M1000 blade enclosure provides a modular chassis to not only help your business grow with unparalleled efficiency, but you will also realize a faster ROI with shared power, cooling, and networking.

Performance

Intel's 5520 chipset supports a maximum of two Intel Xeon 5500 or Xeon 5600 series processors with up to six cores. With the 5500 series processors you get 8MB cache, while the 5600 series processors support 12MB cache. A two processor configuration supports 18 memory slots on the system board.

Memory

Each processor controls nine memory modules, for a total of 18 active memory sockets in a two processor configuration. Each processor supports three memory channels with up to three DDR3 registered (RDIMM) modules per channel for single-rank (1R) and dual-rank (2R) modules, or two RDIMMS per channel using quad-rank (4R) RDIMM modules. Unbuffered DDR3 DIMMs (UDIMM) are also supported. The Dell M710 blade server will support a maximum of 288GB using 16GB memory modules in all memory slots.

Storage

The Dell M710 server supports a maximum of four hot pluggable or non-hot pluggable SAS or SATA SSDs, SAS HDDs, or nearline SAS HDDs. Maximum internal storage for this platform is 4TB. Administrators have options when choosing an HD/RAID controller, including the PERC Modular H200 and the PERC Modular H700 controllers both of which feature 6Gb/s transfer speeds. The system also features an SD card slot for an embedded hypervisor. Optical drives are optional equipment.

Expansion

Dell M710 back of system showing QPI link

Four PCIe 2.0 mezzanine card slots are supported. Installing mezzanine cards in the blade server requires complimentary cards be installed in a corresponding M1000e I/O Module (IOM) with the same fabric technology. Several different network interface cards (NICs) are supported and offer dual and quad port connections with speeds of 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s. External storage arrays are also supported using HD/RAID controller mezzanine cards in the server blade chassis paired with the appropriate M1000e I/O Modules (IOM). Video is provided by an integrated Matrox G200 video card which is part of the integrated iDRAC6 management module.

Management

Management of the server is handles by the OpenManage suite of tools, which includes iDRAC6 with LifeCycle controller. iDRAC enables the server to be accessed remotely or in a data center lights out environment. Dell's Chassis Management Controller is a key feature of the M1000e enclosure and enables management of a single blade chassis, groups of blade chassis and multiple enclosures in the same data center or on the other side of the globe.

Summary

Dell PowerEdge M710 blade server delivers powerful performance in a full-height chassis. It's an excellent foundational server designed to support virtualization and data center applications.

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Dell PowerEdge M710 Blade Server - Specifications

Processor - 2 Socket
    Quad-core or six-core Intel® Xeon® processors 5500 and 5600 series
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)
  • Microsoft®¬†Windows®¬†HPC Server 2008
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
  • Oracle® Solaris™
  • Virtualization Options:

  • Citrix® XenServer™
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V™ through Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
  • VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
Chipset
    Intel® 5520
Memory
  • Up to 192GB
  • Up to 1333MHz ECC DDR3 memory
  • 18 DIMM slots: 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB
Storage
    Hot-plug hard drive options:

  • 2.5" SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K)
  • Maximum Internal Storage:

  • Up to 4TB per blade
Drive bays
    Four 2.5" SAS/Solid State hot-swappable drives
Embedded hypervisor
    Optional Embedded SD Media
Video
    Matrox® G200 with 8MB of cache
I/O mezzanine card options
    1Gb & 10Gb Ethernet:

  • Dual-Port Broadcom® Gb Ethernet w/ TOE (BCM-5709S)
  • Quad-Port Intel® Gb Ethernet (BCM-82576)
  • Quad-Port Broadcom® Gb Ethernet (BCM-5709S)
  • Dual-Port Broadcom® 10Gb Ethernet (BCM-57711)
  • Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA
  • 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet & Converged Network Adapters (CEE/DCB):

  • Dual Port Intel® 10GB Enhanced Ethernet Server Adapter
  • X520-DA2 (FcoE Ready for Future Enablement)
  • Dual-Port Qlogic® Converged Network Adapter (QME8142) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + FCoE
  • Fibre Channel:

  • Dual-Port QLogic® FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (QME2572)
  • Dual-Port Emulex® FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (LPe1205-M)
  • Emulex® 8 or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
  • InfiniBand:

  • Dual-Port Mellanox® ConnectX Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand
  • Dual-Port Mellanox® ConnectX Dual Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand
RAID Controller
  • PERC H200 Modular (6Gb/s)
  • PERC H700 Modular (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache; 512MB, 1GB Non-Volatile battery-backed cache
  • SAS 6/iR Modular
  • CERC 6/i Modular
  • PERC 6/i Modular with 256MB battery-backed cache
Power
    Supplied by Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
Chassis

    Form factor

  • Full-height blade
Management
    Systems management:

  • Dell™ OpenManage™
  • BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
  • Unified Server Configurator
  • Lifecycle Controller
  • iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
  • Remote Management: iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
  • Microsoft® System Center Essential (SCE) 2010 v2

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Dell PowerEdge M710 Blade Server - Documentation