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Dell PowerEdge M420

The Dell PowerEdge M420 quarter-height blade server delivers remarkable computational density with up to 32 individually serviceable nodes per chassis and no compromise on enterprise-class features.

Enjoy unprecedented computational density with the PowerEdge M420, capable of deploying 32 server nodes in just 10U of rack space. Scaling up to 20 processor cores and 192GB of RAM, the M420 combines processing power and memory capacity with tremendous I/O throughput, with up to four ports of 10GbE available in an exceptionally compact, individually serviceable form factor. From entry and mid-tier business applications to high node-count virtual environments and distributed workloads such as cloud or high-performance computing (HPC) environments, the M420 provides advantages for virtually any data center where a large number of computational nodes need to be deployed in minimal space.

pdf Details Specification
  • System FeaturesOpen or Close

    Form factor
    Quarter-height blade

    Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Enclosure

    Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families

    Internal interconnect
    Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4GT/s, 7.2GT/s, 8.0GT/s

    2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10

  • MemoryOpen or Close

    Up to 192GB (6 DIMM slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s

  • StorageOpen or Close

    Primary storage
    Hot-plug hard drive options: Up to two 1.8” uSATA SSD drives (50GB and 200GB)

    RAID controller
    Internal controller: PERC H310

  • Server ManagementOpen or Close

    Systems management
    IPMI 2.0 compliant
    Dell OpenManage Essentials
    Dell OpenManage Mobile
    Dell OpenManage Power Center

    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

  • OthersOpen or Close

    Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
    Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb

    1Gb/10Gb adapters:
    Brocade® BR1741M-k dual-port 10Gb CNA
    QLogic® QME8262-k dual-port 10Gb KR CNA
    Broadcom 57810S-k dual-port 10Gb KR
    Intel Ethernet X520-x/k dual-port 10Gb
    Intel I350 quad-port 1Gb
    Broadcom 5719 quad-port 1Gb
    Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 10GbE KR blade

    Fibre channel:
    QLogic QME2662 (FC16)
    Emulex® LPm16002B-D (FC16)
    QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
    Emulex LPe1205-M (FC8)

    Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 SFF FDR10


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