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Dell EMC PowerEdge R650XS Server - System Overview


Offering the tools to address a number of different workloads like virtualization, use in scale-out database, and high-performance compute, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R650XS Server is perfect for scale-out cloud and data center use. With up to 32 cores per processor, it offers medium virtual machine or virtual desktop infrastructure density, and with 4 to 10 hybrid storage bays can be used for software-defined storage node workloads. Intel’s 3rd generation processors provide greater memory density with more memory channels, and offer PCIe 4.0 for improved I/O and NVMe storage bandwidth.

Dell PowerEdge R650XS front drive bays


Processors are limited to 32 cores on this system which also happens to be the license threshold for VMware ESXI vSphere. With 2x 32-core processors, Administrators can maximize their ability to create virtual machines without additional expenditures. 2x CPUs from the 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable family of processors are supported on this system providing 8x memory channels per socket with 16x active memory module slots with both processors installed.


With 16x memory module slots divided between the CPU sockets, and 8x memory channels per socket, each memory module has the full bandwidth of the memory channel for maximum performance. Memory speeds of up to 3200MT/s are supported depending on CPU and memory modules installed on the system. Only Registered DIMM modules are supported providing a maximum of 1TB of memory at capacity.


There are three storage options available with 2x small form factor options providing 8x or 10x hot-swap SAS/SATA/NVMe drive bays. There is also a 3.5-inch drive bay chassis with room for 4x LFF drives in front. All configurations also support an optional rear 2.5-inch drive cage that offers support for 2x SAS/SATA/NVMe drives. The optional rear mounted drives can be used for up to 15.38TB of additional storage or to support the OS. The OS can also be hosted using a Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem, or BOSS, which features one or two M.2 drives that can be used in mirror mode for redundancy. An internal dual SD card module or IDSDCM can also be installed to support an OS in mirror mode with two cards or without redundancy using just one card. Additional storage for Dell’s Integrated management system can be found on the IDSDCM module flash card.

Dell PowerEdge R650XS rear ports


In addition to the embedded network interface controller offering dual 1GbE ports, there is also a mezzanine slot for an OCP 3.0 card. The OCP card provides additional ports and connection speeds for network communications without using any of the 3x PCIe 4.0 PCIe slots. GPUs are not supported on the Dell R650XS Server.


Management of the server is through the integrated Dell Remote Management Controller 9.0, or iDRAC 9.0. iDRAC enables Administrators to connect remotely to the server using a standard browser. Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio offers more tools to manage the system and automate common tasks with a power manager, SupportAssist plugin, and Update Manager plugin.


Delivering 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor support, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R650XS Server provides powerful performance in a 1U chassis for cloud and data center applications. It is designed to provide tailored scalability for certain applications to maximize licensing costs without over provisioning. Ideal for medium-duty workloads this platform delivers dual socket performance with 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 1TB of memory and flexible hybrid storage options up front.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge R650XS Server - Specifications

Processor - 2 Socket
  • Up to 2x 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
  • 10nm technology, CPU TDP up to 205W
  • Up to 32 Cores, 64 threads
  • 16x DDR4 DIMM slots
  • 8-channel memory architecture per processor
  • Maximum memory RDIMMs: 1TB
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
  • Speed: 3200/2933 MT/s
    10x Hot-Swap Drive Bays

  • Up to 4x 3.5" SATA/SAS (HDD/SSD) max 64TB
  • Up to 8x 2.5" SATA/SAS/NVMe (HDD/SSD) max 61.44TB
  • Up to 10x 2.5" SATA/SAS/NVMe (HDD/SSD) max 76.8TB
  • Rear Drive Bays

  • Up to 2x 2.5" SATA/SAS/NVMe (HDD/SSD) max 15.36TB
GPU Options
  • Not supported
Expansion Slots
  • Up to 3x PCIe Gen4 slots
  • Internal Controllers: PERC H345, PERC H745, PERC H755, PERC H755N, HBA355i, S150
  • Internal Boot: Internal Dual SD Module, Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSSS1): HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs, USB
  • External PERC (RAID): PERC H840, HBA355e
    Front Ports

  • 1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x VGA
  • Rear Ports

  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Serial (optional)
  • 2 x Ethernet
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x VGA
OS Compatibility
  • Windows 11 Pro for business
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESXi
System Fans
  • Standard (STD) fans, high-performance SLVR fans or high performance GOLD fans
  • Up to 7x cabled fans
Power Supply
  • 600 W DC/240 V
  • 600 W Platinum AC/100 - 240 V
  • 800 W DC/240 V
  • 800 W Platinum AC/100 - 240 V
  • 1100 W DC/-48–(-60) V
  • 1100 W DC/240 V
  • 1100 W Titanium AC/100 - 240 V
  • 1400 W DC/240 V
  • 1400 W Platinum AC/100 - 240 V
Embedded Management
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Service Module
  • iDRAC Direct
  • Quick Sync 2 wireless module

  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Manager plugin
  • OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
  • OpenManage Update Manager plugin
  • Mobility

  • OpenManage Mobile
  • Tools

  • iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
  • IPMI
  • System Update Utility
  • Update Catalogs
  • Integrations

  • BMC Truesight
  • Microsoft System Center
  • RedHat Ansible Modules
  • VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager
  • Connections

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
  • MicroFocus Operations Manager
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
    Height: 1.68" (42.8mm)
    Width: 18.97" (482mm)
    Depth: 28.92" (734.95mm)-without bezel Depth: 29.47" (748.79mm)-with bezel
    Weight: 41.05lb (18.62kg)

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