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Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd
Maximize storage performance and scalability

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Overview:

Ideal workloads:

  • Software-defined storage
  • Big Data server
  • HPC
  • Service providers: data tier

The PowerEdge R740xd delivers a perfect balance between storage scalability and performance. The 2U two-socket platform is ideal for software defined storage, service providers or as virtual desktop infrastructure.

Maximize performance and capacity

The scalable system architecture behind the R740xd with up to 24 NVMe drives creates the ideal balance between scalability and performance. The R740xd versatility is highlighted with the ability to mix any drive type to create the optimum configuration of NVMe, SSD and HDD for either performance, capacity or both. The R740xd is the platform of choice for software defined storage and is the foundation for VSAN or the PowerEdge XC.

  • Maximize storage performance with up to 24 NVMe drives and ensure application performance scales to meet demands.
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.
  • Simplify and accelerate ScaleIO or VMware vSAN™ deployments with validated, pre-bundled and tailored Ready Nodes.

Accelerate workloads with up to three double-width 300W GPUs, or up to six single-width 150W GPUs, or up to three double-width or up to four single-width FPGAs.

Automate systems management with OpenManage

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with OpenManage technology work at peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the R740xd is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.

  • Simplify management with the New OpenManage Enterprise console, with customized reporting and automatic discovery.
  • Take advantage of QuickSync 2 capabilities and gain access to your servers easily through your phone or tablet.

Ensure server security from factory to you

Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server life cycle. The R740xd leverages new security features built-into every new PowerEdge server strengthening protection so you can reliably and securely deliver accurate data to your customers no matter where they are. By considering each aspect of system security, from design to retirement, Dell EMC ensures trust and delivers a worryfree, secure infrastructure without compromise.

  • Rely on a secure component supply chain to ensure protection from factory to the data center.
  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
  • Protect your server from malicious malware with iDRAC9 Server Lockdown mode (requires Enterprise or Datacenter license)
  • Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.

Features:

Your innovation engine

The Dell PowerEdge R740xd, powered by 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, is the optimal server for GPU-based workloads.

Optimize flexibility and density

Benefit from scalable storage performance and data set processing with the PowerEdge R740xd server. This 2U, 2-socket platform brings you scalability and performance to adapt to a variety of applications. Choose up to 24 NVMe drives, or a total of 32 x 2.5” or 18 x 3.5” drives. As you scale your deployments, scale your productivity with embedded intelligence and automation from iDRAC9 and the entire OpenManage portfolio designed to simplify the IT lifecycle from deployment to retirement.

Ideal workloads:

  • Software-defined storage
  • Big Data server
  • HPC
  • Service providers: data tier

Accomplish IT transformation with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers

Transform your data center for modern applications and operations with the help of the R740xd. Storage performance and flexibility create the perfect balance for software-defined storage or data set processing and analytics.

  • Simplify deployment and easily scale from 3 to 1000+ nodes for software-defined storage with Dell EMC Ready Node for ScaleIO. 
  • Maximize storage performance with up to 24 NVMe drives and ensure application performance scales to meet demands.
  • Drive demanding workloads with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.

Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell automation and intelligent management mean you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on bigger priorities.

  • Help maximize uptime and reduce the IT effort to resolve issues by up to 72% with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.
  • Leverage existing management consoles with easy integrations for VMware vSphere, Microsoft System Center and Nagios.
  • Improve productivity with agent-free Dell iDRAC9 for automated, efficient management.
  • Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to fully configure and prep servers in rapid, scalable fashion.

Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

Dell provides a comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data.

  • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.
  • Use system erase of local storage to help ensure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers.
  • Automate updates that check file dependencies and proper update sequence, before deploying them independently from the OS/hypervisor.
  • Maintain control of server updates with intelligent, embedded authentication designed to allow only properly signed updates.

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 R740xd Specifications
Processors Up to two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Memory
  • 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2933MT/s, 3TB max
  • Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
  • Up to 12 Intel Optane DC persistent memory PMem, 6.14TB max, (7.68TB max with DPCMM + LRDIMM)
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllers
  • Internal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330, H750, HBA350i
  • External Controllers: H840, HBA355e, 12 Gbps SAS HBA
  • Software RAID:S140
  • Internal Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB
  • Internal Dual SD Module
Drive bays
  • Front bays: Up to 24 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), NVMe SSD max 184.32TB or up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 216TB
  • Mid bay: Up to 4 x 2.5”, max 30.72TB SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), or up to 4 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD, max 64TB
  • Rear bays: Up to 4 x 2.5”, max 30.72TB SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), or up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 32TB
Power supplies
  • Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, 750W 240VDC, 1100W, 1100W 380VDC 1600W, 2000W and 2400W, Gold 1100W -48VDC
  • Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy
  • Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy
Dimension
  • Height: 86.8mm (3.4”)
  • Width: 434.0mm (17.08”)
  • Depth: 737.5mm (29.03”)
  • Weight: 33.1kg (73lbs.)
Form Factor 2U rack server
Embedded management
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC REST API with Redfish
  • Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module (optional)
Bezel Optional bezel or security bezel
OpenManage Software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Manager
  • OpenManage Mobile
Integrations and Connections Integrations:
  • Microsoft System Center
  • VMware vCenter
  • BMC Truesight
  • Red Hat Ansible Modules

Connections:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • Micro Focus Operations Manager I
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
Security
  • TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • Secure Boot
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter)
  • System Erase
I/O & Ports
  • Network options: 4 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE or 4 x 10GbE or 2 x 25GbE
  • Front ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct Micro-USB, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (optional) 1 x VGA
  • Rear ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port, 1 x Serial, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x VGA
  • Video card: 2 x VGA
  • Riser options with up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots, maximum of 4 x 16 slots
Accelerator options Up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs, or up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs. GPU and FPGA options are available only on 24 x 2.5” drive chassis.
Supported operating systems
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server LTSC with Hyper-V
  • Oracle Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESXi
OEM-ready version availabe From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.

Support & Services:

Dell Technologies offers complete end-to-end services

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.


Proactive Management and Monitoring (no charge)

Consulting

Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. Dell employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. Dell gives you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.


Support Services


Support

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


Deployment

ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Residency Service provides ongoing transition assistance to accelerate adoption. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations to help you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.


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.


Documentation:

Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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