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Dell EMC PowerEdge FC430 Server Sled
Quarter-width, 1U, 2-socket high-density server sled with the right balance of performance, memory and I/O

Dell EMC PowerEdge FC430 Server Sled

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A quarter-width, two-socket FX architecture server, the Dell PowerEdge FC430 offers the ultimate in shared infrastructure density with the option for smaller, physicallydiscrete servers. With the perfect balance of performance, memory and high-speed I/O to rapidly deliver resources to applications, the FC430 is ideal for mainstream enterprise workloads, including midsized virtualization and database environments, and is an excellent choice for distributed environments needing higher levels of reliability. With the ability to host applications in smaller, physically discrete servers, the FC430 can help minimize the scope of potential system failures.

Optimize for workload

The FC430 offers choices:

  • Two 18-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors, or a singlesocket Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3 alternative
  • Two 1.8-inch drives or one 1.8-inch drive with a front-access mezzanine port Mellanox InfiniBand connection.

All configurations have up to 8 DIMMs of memory and a dual port 10Gb LOM for networking. Each FC430 has access to one PCIe 3.0 expansion slot.

Implement higher reliability

One of the FC430’s distinguishing features is its quarter-width size. It can run multiple applications as a virtualized environment, or house the operations of different clients as a dedicated host. Either way, it offers the benefit of higher reliability through physical separation; one server failing does not disrupt the operation of virtual machines or clients running on other servers.

Right-size your IT

React at the speed of business with the highly flexible FX architecture. Add resources to the chassis at the single server level or add one or more fully loaded 2U enclosures. An FX2 chassis fully loaded with eight FC430s has 224 cores and 48 DIMMs of memory available for processing — all in a dense 2U space.

Innovative management with intelligent automation

The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio simplifies and automates server life-cycle management — making IT operations more efficient and Dell servers the most productive, reliable and cost effective. Dell’s agent-free integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller makes server deployment, configuration and updates automated and efficient. Using Chassis Management Controller (CMC), an embedded component that is part of every FX2 chassis, you’ll have the choice of managing FC430 server nodes individually or collectively via a browser-based interface.

OpenManage Essentials provides enterprise-level monitoring and control of Dell and third-party data center hardware and works with OpenManage Mobile to provide similar information on smart phones. OpenManage Essentials now also delivers server configuration management capabilities that automate bare-metal server and OS deployments, replication of configurations, and ensures ongoing compliance with set system configurations.


Compact powerhouse for compute applications

The PowerEdge FC430 helps you run multiple application and virtualized instances in one chassis. Thanks to its quarter-width size you can accomocate up to eight FC430 servers in one FX chassis, delivering the high compute density needed for web serving and web tech, dedicated hosting and other business applications.

Increase reliability in your hosting application as the physical separation helps isolate any issues or failures to one sled without affecting the operation of other sleds in the FX2.

With up to 224 processing cores, the FC430 is a powerhouse for mid-tier and SMB apps.

Boost performance with highly flexible, scale-out storage blocks

Rapidly scale dense Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and Software-Defined Storage (SDS) applications in your FX infrastructures with the 1U FD332 storage module. Create a storage environment that supports balanced data growth on an as-needed basis. Avoid overprovisioning by scaling your storage needs to the workloads you are running. With support for SAS and SATA HDD/SSDs you can readily adapt to the performance needs of your applications.

Sustain your business and grow with intelligent automation

Make IT operations more efficient and your FX infrastructure more productive and reliable with Dell EMC systems management. Take advantage of OpenManage systems management portfolio used across other PowerEdge servers with the FX2, or leverage the embedded chassis management.

  • Perform automated deployments, updates and configurations with agent-free iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller.
  • Simplify with the new OpenManage Enterprise console, with custom reports and automatic discovery.
  • Enable easy collective or individual server management with the embedded Chassis Management Controller (CMC).

Technical Specifications:

Dell EMC PowerEdge FC430 Specifications
Form factor Quarter-width – supports up to 8 sleds per PowerEdge FX2 enclosure
  • Height: 4.25 cm (1.67 in)
  • Width: 10.27 cm (4.04 in)
  • Depth: 45 cm (18.89 in)
  • Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family
  • Processor sockets: 2
  • Cache: 2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18
  • Chipset: Intel C610 series
Memory Up to 256GB (8 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s
I/O mezzanine cards Access to 1 x PCIe 3.0 (x8) expansion slots
RAID controllers Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID)
Primary storage Hot-plug hard drive options: Up to 2 x 1.8" uSATA SSDs
Optional adapters Optional NICs and HBAs
Power supplies Chassis level – PowerEdge FX2 hot-plug PSU: 2000W, 1600W AC in 1+1 redundant or 2+0 non-redundant configurations
Video card
  • Video type Matrox G200 (integrated with iDRAC8)
  • Video memory: 16MB shared with iDRAC8 application memory
Systems management
  • FX uses Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage all resources (server nodes and shared infrastructure) in a single web console
  • OpenManage portfolio for FX supports local and remote management, consistent with other PowerEdge products
  • CMC and iDRAC are available with either Enterprise or Express licensing to best suit specific management needs
  • Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free, automated systems management
Operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • VMware ES

Support & Services:

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Support Services


Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and a Technology Service Manager.

Deployment Services


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Training & Certification

Training & Certification

Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.


Dell EMC PowerEdge FC430 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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