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M420 Blade Server

The Dell PowerEdge M420 Blade Server is a quarter-height blade server that delivers unprecedented computational density, allowing up to 32 individually serviceable blade servers per chassis, with no compromise on enterprise-class features. Scaling up to 16 processor cores and 192GB of RAM, each M420 blade server couples processing power and memory capacity with tremendous I/O throughput, with up to four ports of 10Gb Ethernet available in a compact, individually serviceable form factor. From entry and mid-tier business applications, to high node-count virtual environments, and even distributed workloads such as cloud or High Performance Computing (HPC) environments, the M420 blade server provdies advantages for virtually any data center where a large number of computational nodes need to be delopyed in minimal space.

Dell PowerEdge M420 Blade Server Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications for Dell PowerEdge M420 Blade Server
Form Factor Quarter-height blade
Processors Intel® Xeon E5-2400 Series Product Family Processors
Internal Interconnect Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4GT/s, 7.2GT/s, 8.0GT/s
Cache 2.5MB per core
Core Options: 4, 6, 8
Memory Up to 192GB (6 DIMM slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s
Chipset Intel C600
Primary Storage Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
Up to 2 x 1.8" uSATA SSD drives
USB Ports 2 in Front
NIC/LOM Embedded Broadcom® 57810S-K Dual Port 10Gb LOM
RAID Controller Options Internal:
I/O Mezzanine Card Options Ethernet:
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
Fibre Channel:
QLogic QME2662 (FC16)
Emulex® LPm16002B-D (FC16)
QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
Emulex LPe1205-M (FC8)
Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 SFF FDR10
I/O Slots One PCIe 3.0 x8 fully populated mezzanine card slot and switch modules yields 2 redundant I/O fabrics per blade
Power Supplies and Fans Supplied by M1000e Blade Enclosure
Remote Management iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default)
iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade)
Systems Management IPMI 2.0 Compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials and Dell Management Console
Dell OpenManage Power Center

Dell OpenManage Connections:
OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell Plug-in for VMware® vCenter™
HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V® v2)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

Virtualization Options:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware® vSphere® ESX™ and ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
Embedded Hypervisor Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor or one SD card dedicated for vFlash media support