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Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c Compute Sled
Efficient, feature-rich modular server for software-defined workloads

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The Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c, designed for the PowerEdge MX kinetic infrastructure ecosystem, provides a flexible and dense two socket compute power for the modern data center. A flexible two-socket, single-width sled server ideal for dense compute. Designed for virtualization, software-defined storage, HCI, and big data.

A fully configurable single-width compute sled powered by up to two-28-core 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Each PowerEdge MX740c supports 24 DDR4 DIMM slots and up to six 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SDD) or Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs drives. A maximum of eight MX740c servers can be installed in the PowerEdge MX7000 chassis.

  • Flexible memory configurations from capacities of up to 1.5TB (RDIMM) or 3TB (LRDIMM); support up to 192GB NVDIMM for large in-memory applications
  • Supports up to 12 slots for Intel OptaneTM DC persistent memory PMem (6.1TB) with a maximum total capacity of 7.68TB per server
  • Choice of optional M.2 Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) or Internal Dual microSD Module (IDSDM), to streamline operating system and data storage
  • Option of Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD for high performing direct attached storage requirements

Intelligently automate to accelerate operations

As with every PowerEdge server, embedded, agent-free integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) 9 simplifies server systems management. Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition (OME-Modular) provides comprehensive insystem management within the PowerEdge MX7000 server chassis. Delivering key abilities of OpenManage Enterprise systems management, OME-Modular unified web/RESTful API interface manages the entire PowerEdge MX environment, including computer, storage and networking.

  • Deploy, monitor, manage, configure, update, troubleshoot and remediate Dell EMC servers from any location, regardless of operating system or hypervisor presence or state.
  • Speed systems management performance with enhanced iDRAC9 processor, up to four times better performance over the prior generation.

Securely run IT operations and workloads

PowerEdge servers deliver an immutable silicon-based chain of trust and combines it with comprehensive management tools to provide robust layers of security across hardware and firmware. The result is an integrated Cyber-Resilient Architecture that provides a hardened server design to protect, detect and recover from cyber-attacks.

  • Signed firmware updates using SHA-256 hashing with 2048-bit RSA encryption for signature for all key server components
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter license) to prevent unauthorized configuration or firmware changes to a server when using Dell EMC tools
  • System erase to, with proper authentication, securely and quickly erase data form local storage (HDD/SSD/NVMe) and embedded flash devices


Building blocks for the modern data center

Optimized for Dell EMC’s PowerEdge MX kinetic infrastructure ecosystem, the PowerEdge MX740c server, with dense compute, large memory capacity and rich set of storage subsystem options, delivers the flexibility and agility needed in today’s software-defined data centers.

  • Single-width; up to eight sleds per PowerEdge MX7000 chassis.
  • One or two, up to 28-core 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors per sled, up to 448 cores per chassis.
  • Up to 24 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 3TB max memory and speeds up to 2933MT/s; up to 192 DIMMS per chassis for up to 24.5TB max memory.
  • Supports up to 12 slots for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM (6.1TB) with a maximum total capacity of 7.68TB per server.
  • Up to six 2.5" drive bays for SAS/SATA (HDD/SDD) and NVMe PCIe SSD support plus optional M.2 boot.

Dynamically provision to maximize workload performance and drive efficient infrastructure

Disaggregate and granularly reassign resources with the PowerEdge MX architecture to maximize utilization and minimize overprovisioning and stranded infrastructure. PowerEdge MX740c fully configurable, no compromise compute provides impressive performance in compact customizable configurations for workload optimization.

  • Scale compute resources with second-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements.
  • Flexible memory configurations from capacities of 8GB to 3TB; RDIMMs and LRDIMMs for reduced memory loading and greater density.
  • High performance Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD delivers exceptional endurance in demanding enterprise environments.

Intelligently automate to accelerate operations and effectiveness

Deploy and provision PowerEdge MX servers faster and automate daily operations with agent-free lifecycle management. Unify and simplify management of compute, storage and fabric with Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition within the MX7000 chassis.

  • Up to four times more performance with integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 (iDRAC9) for easy lifecycle management from deploy to retirement.
  • Sixteen fewer steps and 30% time savings to perform basic server setup using Android or Apple mobile device with Quick Sync 2
  • Full Lifecycle Management of more than 5,000 nodes within 611 chassis over 7 continents simultaneously on a single OpenManage Enterprise console.

Integrate innovation to maximize longevity and minimize disruption

Designed to support future generations of compute sleds regardless of processor/chipset architecture and I/O needs, the PowerEdge MX responsive design helps eliminate the uncertainty of planning for emerging workload and data center needs. Industry leading thermal architecture, unique no mid plane design, forward thinking mechanical design and control algorithms for dense configurations allows for emerging technologies to easily integrate with existing infrastructure.

  • Multi-generational assurance for at least three sever processor microarchitecture generations.
  • More effective cooling and more disruptive fabric upgrades with the no mid plane design - direct compute to I/O connections.
  • Simplified storage capacity, up to 118 2.5” direct-attached SAS hot-serviceable drives in a single MX7000 chassis when paired with PowerEdge MX5016s storage sled.

Systems Management and Security Solutions

OpenManage systems management

The Dell Technologies OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT environment with tools and solutions to discover, monitor, manage, update, and deploy your PowerEdge infrastructure.

Intelligent Automation

PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.

Built-in security

PowerEdge servers are made with a cyber resilient architecture that builds in security at every phase of the product lifecycle, from the silicon root of trust and secured component verification, to signed firmware and drift detection, to BIOS recovery.

Technical Specifications:

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c Specifications
  • One or two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, up to 28 cores per processor
  • Intel C628 Chipset with optional Intel QuickAssist Technology
Memory 24 DIMM slots in total; supports DDR4 RDIMMs, LRDIMMs; up to 2933 MT/s speed, 1.5TB maximum (RDIMM), 3TB maximum (LRDIMM)
Persistent Memory
  • 12 DIMM slots support NVDIMM-N; up to 2933 MT/s, 192GB maximum
  • Supports up to 12 slots for Intel OptaneTM DC persistent memory PMem (6.1TB) with a maximum total capacity of 7.68TB per server
Availability ECC
Storage Controllers
  • Internal controllers: S140 Software RAID, HBA330 Internal SAS HBA, PERC H730P Adapter, PERC H745P Adapter, HBA330 mini-mezzanine SAS HBA
  • Internal boot options: Choice of optional Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) (2 X M.2 SDDs) or Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM)
Drive bays Front: Up to 6 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SDD) or NVMe PCIe SSD
Power supplies MX7000 chassis: up to 6 3000W; PSU and grid redundancy support
Fans MX7000 chassis: 5 rear and 4 front-accessible hot-swap fans
  • Height: 620.35mm (24.2 inches)
  • Width: 250.2mm (9.8 inches)
  • Depth: 42.14mm (1.65 inches)
Embedded management MX7000 chassis:
  • OpenManage Enterprise Modular Edition (OME-Modular);
  • Up to 2 redundant MX9002m management modules
  • Unified control: single management point for server, storage and networking
  • Intelligent automation: Operational template methodology and comprehensive RESTful API
  • Quick Sync 2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)/wireless module

On compute sled:

  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
OpenManage Software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Mobile (OMM)
  • OpenManage Power Center (OMPC)
Integrations and Connections Integrations:
  • Microsoft System Center
  • VMware vCenter
  • BMC Software (available from BMC)
  • Red Hat Ansible Modules


  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Microfocus Operations Manager (OM) and Operations Manager i (OMi)
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
Integrated Security
  • TPM 1.2/2.0 (optional)
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • Secure Boot
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter)
  • System Erase
Networking Options (NDC)
  • MX7000 chassis Fabric options: up to 2 pair redundant general purpose switch or pass-through modular bays (Fabrics A and B); redundant pair of storage specific switch bays (Fabric C)
  • Up to 25Gbe, 32Gbps Fibre Channel, 12Gbps SAS
  • Front ports: 1 USB 3.0 port external port
  • Internal port: 1 x USB 3.0 internal port
  • Video: Integrated VGA controller in iDRAC, VGA over LAN
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x 16 mezzanine slots (Fabric A and B)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x 16 mini-mezzanine slot (Fabric C)
Operating Systems and Hypervisors
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESXi
OEM-ready From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.

Support & Services:

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Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.

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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.

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Training & Certification

Training & Certification

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Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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