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Dell PowerEdge R430 Server - System Overview


Dell's PowerEdge R430 server features the latest technology to increase performance while reducing power usage and operational costs. This high-density, two-socket rack server is virtualization-ready and suitable for a variety of common compute tasks including surveillance, site security, web serving, or as a solid base for a PowerEdge deployment.


Dell R430 4-bay LFF chassis front image

Either one or two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3, or E5-2600 v4 processors can be installed. Embedded PCIe lanes offer improved I/O and DDR4 memory modules deliver impressive performance. A dual SD card module provides Failsafe Hypervisor support and offers full redundancy on many virtualized tasks and workloads.


In a two processor configuration the server will support a maximum of twelve DIMM modules and a maximum capacity of 384GB using 32GB registered DIMM modules (RDIMMs). A single processor will support up to 256GB of memory using eight DIMM slots, while the second processor controls the remaining four memory slots. This enables SMBs to get the most out of the system with a single processor configuration and minimal expenditure. DDR4 memory also offers 15% greater bandwidth and uses 30% less power than the previous generation DDR3 memory modules.


To ensure maximum flexibility and optimize performance for a variety of uses, the system is compatible with both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SAS, SATA, and Nearline SAS SSDs and HDDs. Four chassis options offer flexibility and include:

Dell R430 4-bay top view no cover panel
  • 10 x 2.5-inch hot-plug drives
  • 8 x 2.5-inch hot-plug drives
  • 4 x 3.5-inch hot-plug drive
  • 4 x 3.5-inch cabled drives


In addition to DDR4 DIMMs and multiple storage options, two PCIe 3.0 slots support additional external devices. This system is virtualization ready with a built-in PERC S130 controller supporting basic RAID configurations. Optional PERC controllers are supported and can provide the full range of RAID options. The Gen3 PCIe slots on this system deliver twice the throughput compared to Gen2 PCIe slots.


iDRAC8 (integrated Dell Remote Access Controller) with LifeCycle Controller provides easy to use automation tools for health status, configuration, and system updates. As with all Gen 13 PowerEdge servers, iDRAC8 is standard equipment and provides administrators with on-site, on-cloud, and remote access. Dell's OpenManage software, another component of Dell's management engine, delivers even more tools to make management simple, painless, and accessible.


Overall the Dell R430 server is among the best-of-the-best when it comes to utilization of compute power and reduced power consumption. Virtualization-ready, this 1U server is small yet powerful and delivers impressive numbers when used for high-performance computing tasks. Multiple chassis configurations, PCIe 3.0 slots, and DDR4 memory offer performance options to administrators and the ability to adapt as your business grows.

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Dell PowerEdge R430 Server - Specifications

Processor - 2 Sockets*
    Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family
    • Internal interconnect: Up to 9.6GT/s
    • Cache: 2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16
    Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family
    • Internal interconnect: Up to 9.6GT/s
    • Cache: 2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20
    *Both processors must be the same generation and model
Operating System
  • 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®
    Intel® C610 series chipset
  • DDR4 DIMMs at up to 2133MT/s (v3 processors)
  • or
  • DDR4 DIMMs at up to 2400MT/s (v4 processors)
  • Maximum RAM: Up to 384GB (12 DIMM slots total): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
Hypervisor Support
  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008, with Hyper-V
  • VMware® vSphere
    SAS, SATA, Nearlline SAS, SSD
Drive Bays
    Multiple R430 chassis available:
  • 10 x 2.5" hot-plug drives
  • 8 x 2.5" hot-plug drives
  • 4 x 3.5" hot-plug drives
  • 4 x 3.5" cabled drives
    2 PCIe 3.0
RAID Controllers
  • PERC S130
  • PERC H330
  • PERC H730
  • PERC H730P

  • External:
  • PERC H830
Network Controller
    4 x 1GbE LOM
    Optional add-in NICs, HBAs
    450W, 550W PSU
  • ECC memory
  • Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
  • Spare Rank
  • Hot-plug hard drives
  • Hot-plug redundant power
  • iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
  • Support for HA clustering
  • Virtualization-ready
  • Internal Dual SD Module (Failsafe Hypervisor)
  • TPM 1.2
Graphics Card
  • Video Type: Integrated Matrox G200 with iDRAC8
  • Video Memory: 16MB shared with iDRAC8 application memory
    1U Rack
    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) iDRAC Quick Sync

  • 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

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