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Dell PowerEdge R830 Gen13 Rack Server - System Overview


Dell R830 8-bay chassis front image

With support for four processors, the Dell R830 server is just a step below Dell’s flagship PowerEdge R930 server, which also supports four processors. Dell's commitment to well-engineered products is very clear with a logical chassis layout and the ability to run the server with either two or four processors using a unique processor expansion module that also includes integrated memory module slots supported by the additional processors.


The PowerEdge R830 features Intel's C612 chipset and will support either two or four E5-4600 v4 processors with data transfer speeds of up to 2400MT/s. Administrators can start out with just two processors, and by installing the optional processor expansion module (PEM) can add two additional processors and double the supported memory. Although, most customers will opt for the four processor configuration given there are plenty of two socket alternatives in the Gen13 PowerEdge line but nice to know you can start with two processors and add two more at a later date.


With a two processor configuration the R830 will support up to 24 DDR4 load-reduced (LRDIMM) or registered (RDIMM) memory modules. With the addition of the CPU riser or PEM the system will support a total of four processors and up to 3TBs of memory using 64GB memory modules in all 48 DIMM slots.


This R830 comes configured for either eight or sixteen 2.5-inch storage bays. Choose from either SAS/SATA HDDs, SAS/SATA SSDs, Nearline SAS hard drives or a mix of drive types with hot data stored on faster SSDs and cold data stored on slower, less expensive HDDs. The system also supports a 1.6TB NVMe express flash PCIe card for use as a boot drive or mass storage device.


Dell R830 Rack Server back detail image

There are a total of seven PCIe 3.0 slots supported on three separate risers that can be used to support additional NICs, HBAs, External RAID adapters, and the previously mentioned 1.6TB NVMe PCIe card. A network daughter card (NDC) provides network connectivity and Administrators can choose from 4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10GbE, or a 2 x Converged Network Adapter. An optional optical storage device and dual SD card module for hypervisor support are available.


Dell's OpenManage Essentials works with Dell's iDRAC8 Express with LifeCycle controller to manage the Dell's R830 both on site and remotely. Upgrading to iDRAC enterprise will enable the dedicated management port and optional vFlash SD card slot. OpenManage leverages the iDRAC module to help manage third-party data center hardware and automate bare-metal server and OS deployments.


The Dell PowerEdge R830 rack server is a very well-engineered server ideal for data centers, dense virtualization or containers. With four processors and support for up to 3TB of memory, it’s an appropriate platform for in-memory applications like Oracle RAC and Microsoft SQL. The 2u form factor and dense architecture under the lid will also help save money where space is a premium.

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Dell PowerEdge R830 Gen13 Rack Server - Specifications

Processor - 4 Socket
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 product family
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
  • VMware vSphere® ESXi®
  • Optional embedded hypervisors:

  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V®
  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • VMware vSphere ESXi
    Intel C612
    Up to 3TB
    Up 2400MT/s DDR4, RDIMM, LRDIMM
    48 DIMM slots: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
    Up to 16 x 2.5” SATA/SAS SSD, SAS HDD (15K, 10K), nearline SAS HDD (7.2K)
Drive Bays
    Up to 16 x 2.5”
    7 PCIe slots:

  • 2 x16 half-length, full-height
  • 1 x8 half-length, full-height
  • 3 x8 half-length, half-height
  • 1 x8 half-length, full-height for the RAID controller
RAID Controller
    Internal controllers:

  • PERC H330
  • PERC H730
  • PERC H730P
  • External HBAs (RAID):

  • PERC H830
  • External HBAs (non-RAID):

  • 12Gbps SAS HBA
  • Hot-plug hard drives
  • Hot-plug redundant power
  • Hot-plug redundant fans
  • ECC memory
  • Internal dual SD module
  • Broadcom® 5720 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
  • Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
  • Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE SFP+ with 2 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
  • Intel I350 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
  • Intel X540 dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 1GbE (FCoE capability enabled on the 10GbE ports)
  • Platinum 750W AC, auto-ranging
  • Platinum 1600W AC, auto-ranging
    2U Rack
    Height: 8.68 cm (3.42 in)
    Width: 43.4 cm (17.08 in)
    Depth: 74.06 cm (29.16 in)
    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 Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager
Rack Support
    ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm.

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