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Dell PowerEdge M830 Blade Server - System Overview


Dell M830 server front top of system

Dell's PowerEdge M830 is a full-height blade server that supports up to 48 DIMMS of DDR4 memory when powered by a maximum of four Xeon processors. It's designed for compute-intensive workloads, highly virtualized environments, and mission-critical database applications.


Using Intel's Xeon E5-4600 v4 processors, the M830 server supports 83% more processing cores than the previous generation M820. Xeon E5-4600 v3 processors are also supported but offer less cores than the v4 processors. Administrators can start out with just two processors or load all CPU sockets with a maximum of four processors.


In a four processor configuration the M830 blade server will support 48 DIMMs, total, of DDR4 memory offering a 28% gain in performance over DDR3 memory modules. Each processor on the M830 blade supports 12 memory modules. With just two processors, this server will support 24 DIMMs and easily scale to support more memory by adding additional processors. A maximum of 3TB of memory is available with four processors running 64GB memory modules running at transfer speeds of up to 2400MT/s. Of course transfer speeds are dependent on the choice of CPU and memory configuration.


Data-intensive workloads are no match for the Dell M830. Storage options include 12 x 1.8-inch SSDs or up 4 x 2.5-inch HDDs, and an option supporting 2 x 2.5-inch SSD or HDD with 2 x 2.5-inch PCIe SSDs. Supported drive types include SAS and SATA SSDs and HDDs. HD storage is handled by the integrated S130 software RAID controller or your choice of optional PERC RAID controllers featuring the full range of RAID options. An optional internal Dual SD Module offers redundant hypervisor supporting a mirrored configuration with two cards or it can be used with a single card without redundancy.


PowerEdge M830 server 4 bay front elevation

The server blade is housed in either the Dell M1000 enclosure or the VRTX shared infrastructure platform. Cooling, networking, and power are handled at the enclosure level. The system features 2 x PCIe 3.0 slots for expansion cards. With I/O intensive workloads, the system can support up to 24 10GbE ports connected to three redundant low-latency fabrics. Integrated video is provided by a Matrox G200 supported on the iDRAC8 module, sharing 12MB application memory.


Dell's Chassis Management Controller (CMC) allows Administrators to manage blades individually or collectively, in more than one chassis and more than one location on your network. Agent-free management is provided by iDRAC8 which resides on the system board of the M830 blade server and provides real-time management of the system and internal storage devices. OpenManage with Lifestyle Controller helps Administrators deploy, update, and support automation on demand, improving efficiency and automatically updating inventory.


Blade systems offer flexibility, reliability, and efficiency with a smaller hardware footprint and a lower total cost of ownership with shared power, cooling, and management features. The M830 blade server is designed to meet growing IT demands with a scalable architecture and rapid access to additional storage in the form of network attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN). This server is a great addition to your M1000e enclosure or shared infrastructure VRTX offering generous memory and storage with four-processor performance. This is an ideal platform for extreme virtualization and database applications that require low-latency and high-throughput.

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Dell PowerEdge M830 Blade Server - Specifications

Processor - 4 Socket
    Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 product family
    2 x Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4 GT/s, 8.0 GT/s, 9.6 GT/s

  • 2.5MB per core
  • Core options: 6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22
Operating System (Dell recommends Windows 10 Pro)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
  • VMware® ESX®
  • Optional hypervisors:

  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • VMware vSphere® ESXi
    Intel C610 series chipset
    Up to 3TB
    Up to 2400 MT/s DDR4 memory
    48 DIMM slots: 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
Embedded Hypervisor (Optional)
    VMware vSphere® ESXi™ using redundant internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor
    Hot-plug hard drive options:

  • PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD
Drive Bays
  • 12 x 1.8” SSD
  • 4 x 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD
  • 4 x 2.5” SAS HDD/SSD
  • 2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD and 2 x 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD
  • 2 x 2.5” PCIe SSD and 2 x 2.5” SAS HDD/SSD
I/O Mezzanine Card Options
  • Broadcom® 5719 quad-port 1Gb NIC
  • Broadcom 5720 dual-port 1Gb NIC
  • Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA
  • Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb Base-T network adapter
  • Intel Ethernet I350 dual-port 1Gb server adapter
  • Intel Ethernet I350 quad-port 1Gb server adapter
  • Intel Ethernet X540 dual-port 10GBASE-T server adapter
  • Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port 10Gb Direct Attach/SFP+ server network adapter
  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 40Gb Direct Attach/QSFP server network adapter
  • Emulex® LPE 12000, single-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPE 12002, dual-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPe16000B, single-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPe16002B, dual-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex OneConnect OCe14102-U1-D 2-port PCIe 10GbE CNA
  • Emulex OneConnect OCe14102-U1-D 2-port PCIe 10GbE CNA
  • QLogic® 2560, single-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
  • QLogic 2562, dual-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
  • Qlogic 2660, single-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height
  • Qlogic 2662, dual-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height
RAID Controller
  • PERC S130 (SW RAID)
  • PERC H330
  • PERC H730
  • PERC H730P
    Two Dell Select Network Adapters using:

  • Broadcom 5720 1Gb Quad Port KR Blade Network Daughter Card
  • QLogic 57840S 10Gb Quad Port KR Blade Network Daughter Card
  • QLogic 57810S-k Dual port 10Gb KR Blade Network Daughter Card
  • Emulex OneConnect OCm14102-U4-D, Dual Port 10GbE, KR CNA Network Daughter Card
  • Emulex dual-port 10GB KR Blade Network Daughter Card
  • Intel i350 Quad Port 1 Gigabit, KR Blade Network Daughter Card
  • Intel x520-k dual-port 10Gb KR Blade Network Daughter Card
    Chassis level – PowerEdge M1000e 2700W Platinum and 3000W Titanium PSU options
Graphics Card
    Video type Matrox® G200 (integrated with iDRAC8)
    Video memory: 16MB shared with iDRAC8 application memory
    Full-height blade with up to 8 nodes in a M1000e chassis; up to 2 nodes in VRTX converged infrastructure
    Height: 15.2 inch (197.92 mm)
    Width: 2 inch (50.35 mm)
    Depth: 19.2 inch (564.9 mm)
    Systems management:

  • IPMI 2.0 compliant
  • Dell OpenManage Essentials
  • Dell OpenManage Mobile
  • Dell OpenManage Power Center
  • Remote management:

  • iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
  • iDRAC8 Express (default)
  • iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
  • 8GB vFlash media (upgrade)
  • 16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
  • Dell OpenManage Integrations:

  • Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
  • Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
  • Dell OpenManage Connections:

  • HP Operations Manager
  • IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
  • Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager

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