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Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2
Enterprise Content Server

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Ideal workloads:

  • Video surveillance
  • Content delivery network (CDN)
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces (S2D) and vSAN
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Hadoop

The PowerEdge R740xd2 is a high-capacity content server that has fast response times maximizes uptime. Designed for streaming media and data-intensive workloads. Large internal storage lets you keep your data safely on premise.

Respond effectively to data growth

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 gives you the capacity to grow and helps you save space in a 2U rack. Flexible storage and performance options help you meet increasing business and data demands.

  • Support large data sets like high-definition videos, SDS or large mailboxes with up to 26 3.5” drives.
  • Drive consistent performance results with up to two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
  • Balance performance and cost by choosing a combination of SSDs and HDDs.
  • Minimize delays with fast networking options and up to 16 DIMMS of memory.
  • Easily expand with up to 5 PCIe slots.

Simplify data center management

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on other priorities.

  • Rapidly deploy configurations with your unique requirements on multiple servers.
  • Provide full lifecycle management including firmware updates and automated issue resolution.
  • Show status and set alerts for all attached physical and virtual disks through a single interface.
  • Easily integrate with VMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center (SC).

Help maximize uptime and deliver comprehensive data center protection

Every PowerEdge server is made with a cyber-resilient architecture, delivering security into all parts of a server’s life cycle. The R740xd2 uses these features so you can reliably and securely deliver the right data to where your customers are, no matter where they are.

  • Minimize disruptions with 24 front-serviceable, hot-swappable, validated drives that offer enterprise-class reliability and extensive warranty options
  • Prevent unauthorized or malicious malware with iDRAC9 Server Lockdown mode (requires Enterprise or Datacenter license)
  • Maintain data safety across your server, storage drives and RAID controllers with authenticated, signed firmware


Respond effectively to data growth

The Dell PowerEdge R740xd2 helps you plan for future growth with large internal storage and cost-efficient drive capacities. Deliver two-socket compute performance with flash and fast networking options to meet streaming demands. Simplify management of large data sets with automated administration and front-serviceable drives. The R740xd2 lets you keep your data safely on-premise with built-in security, even as you scale capacity.

Ideal workloads:

  • Video surveillance
  • Content delivery network (CDN)
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces (S2D) and vSAN
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Hadoop

Bring compute closer to storage

The R740xd2 addresses increasing capacity and business demands with flexible storage and performance resources in a space-saving design.

  • Scale up to 26 3.5” drives (364TB) in a 2U rack server and scale out up to 520 3.5” drives (7.2PB) in a 42U rack.
  • Deliver two-socket performance with up to two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and up to 44 cores.
  • Tier data with a combination of 2.5” SSDs and 3.5” HDDs in a hybrid configuration.
  • Help eliminate bottlenecks with fast networking options and up to 16 DIMMS of memory.
  • Easily expand with up to 5 PCIe slots.

Streamline management across your data center

Reduce the time required to manage mid-to-large scale environments.

  • Automate and unify server and internal storage management across your PowerEdge infrastructure with OpenManage Enterprise.
  • Rapidly deploy configurations matching unique workload requirements on multiple bare-metal servers.
  • Provide full lifecycle management including health status, firmware updates and automated issue resolution.
  • Use OpenManage Integrations to manage within VMware vCenter, Microsoft System Center, and BMC Truesight.
  • Easily deploy OpenManage Ansible Modules utilizing Red Hat Ansible.

Deliver uptime and data security

Fortify server operations with high availability features and a cyber-resilient architecture. Easily protect, detect and recover from cyber attacks with layers of security embedded in every server.

  • Minimize disruptions with 24 front-serviceable, hot-swappable, validated drives that offer enterprise-class reliability and extensive warranty options.
  • Protect your data or media from theft or unauthorized access with secure passwords, alerts and event logging.
  • Help ensure that only authenticated, signed firmware is running on the server including storage drives and RAID controllers.

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 R740xd2 Specifications
Processors Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 22 cores each
  • 16 DDR4 RDIMM slots, up to 2933 MT/s, 1TB max
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllers
  • Internal Controllers: PERC H330, HBA330, H730P, H740P
  • External Controllers (RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA, HBA355e, HBA350i
  • Software RAID:S140
  • Internal Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB
  • Internal Dual SD Module
Drive bays
  • Front drive bays: Up to 24 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) max 384TB, or up 16 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) plus up to 8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD)2 max 317.44TB
  • Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) max 32TB or up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD) max 15.36TB
Power supplies
  • 750W Platinum
  • 750W 240VDC Platinum
  • 1100W Platinum
  • 1100W 380VDC Platinum
  • Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
  • 6 fans with N +1 redundancy
  • Height: 86.8mm (3.4”)
  • Width: 448.0mm (17.6”)
  • Depth: 810.0mm (31.9”)
  • Weight: 40.0kg (88.2lbs)
Form Factor 2U rack server
Embedded management
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Direct
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


  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • Micro Focus Operations Manager I
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
Tools Dell EMC RACADM CLI, Dell EMC Repository Manager, Dell EMC System Update, Dell EMC Server Update Utility, Dell EMC Update Catalogs, iDRAC Service Module, iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish, IPMI Tool, OpenManage Server Administrator, OpenManage Storage Services
  • 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:
    • 2 x 1GbE BaseT LOM + (optional LOM riser)
    • 2 x 1GbE BaseT or 2 x10GbE SFP+ or 2 x 10GbE BaseT or 2x 25GbE SPF+ or 2 x 16Gb Fibre Channel
  • Front ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 managed (micro-usb), dedicated IDRAC Direct USB
  • Rear ports: Video, serial, iDRAC dedicated LAN, 2 x USB 3.0
  • Internal ports: 1 x USB 3.0
  • Video card: VGA
  • PCIe: Up to 5 x Gen3 slots (3 x16 + 2 x4)
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 XenServer
  • 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 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


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


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.


Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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