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Dell EMC PowerEdge R940
Scale-up powerhouse for mission critical workloads

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Overview:

Ideal workloads:

  • In-memory and large, complex databases
  • Unix to Linux migration
  • ERP, CRM
  • Dense virtualization

The PowerEdge R940 is designed to power your mission critical applications and real-time decisions. With four sockets and up to 12 NMVe drives, the R940 provides scalable performance in just 3U.

Breathtaking performance for mission-critical workloads

The scalable business architecture of the Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 can deliver the most mission critical workloads. With automatic workload tuning for many workloads, configuration is quick. Combined with up to 15.36TB of memory and 13 PCIe Gen 3 slots, the R940 has all the resources to maximize application performance and scale for future demands.

  • Maximize storage performance with up to 12 NVMe drives and ensure application performance scales easily.
  • Optimized for software defined storage with a special 2-socket configuration delivering 50% more UPI bandwidth compared to a regular 2-socket server.
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.
  • Eliminate bottlenecks with up to 15.36TB of memory in 48 DIMMS, 24 of which can be Intel Optane persistent memory PMem.

Automate everyday tasks with Dell EMC OpenManage

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps deliver peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the PowerEdge R940 is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.

  • Simplify management with the 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.

Rely on PowerEdge with built-in security

Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server life cycle. The R940 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 worry-free, 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 EMC PowerEdge R940, powered by a 2rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, is the optimal rack server to address application performance and acceleration.

Maximize application performance and eliminate I/O bottlenecks

Empower your organization to make the best decisions fast using real-time data and analytics. The PowerEdge R940 supports 50% more NVMe drives than the R930, up to 48 DIMMs (24 of which can be Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMMs) and up to 15.36TB of memory. Make I/O bottlenecks a thing of the past and keep processor utilization at its peak.

Ideal workloads:

  • In-memory and large, complex databases
  • Unix to Linux migration
  • ERP, CRM
  • Dense virtualization

Transform IT with Dell EMC PowerEdge

The R940 is the foundation to transform your data center with modern applications for real-time data and analytics. Its massive resource footprint optimizes application performance and scales to meet your organization’s demands.

  • Maximize storage performance with up to 12 NVMe drives and ensure application performance scales easily.
  • Scale compute resources with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements. 
  • Drive data-intensive workloads like SQL and SAP HANA databases with Intel Optane DC persistent memory.
  • Expand with up to 13 PCIe Gen 3 slots.

Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell EMC 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 EMC 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.
  • Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly designed updates to run.

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 R940 Specifications
Processors Up to four 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 28 cores each
Memory
  • 48 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, up to 2933MT/s, 6TB max
  • Up to 12 NVDIMM, 384GB Max
  • Up to 24 Intel Optane DC persistent memory PMem, max 12.28TB, (15.36TB max with PMem and LRDIMM)
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllers
  • Internal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330
  • External Controllers: H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA, HBA355e
  • 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 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) with up to 12 NVMe PCIe SSD, max 184.32TB
Power supplies
  • Platinum 1100W, 1100W 380VDC, 1600W, 2000W, 2400W
  • Gold 1100W-48VDC
  • Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
  • 8 hot plugs fans with full redundancy
Dimension
  • Height: 86.8mm (3.4”)
  • Width: 434.0mm (17.08”)
  • Depth: 784.2mm (30.8”)
  • Weight: 49.9kg (110lbs.)
Form Factor 2U rack server
Embedded management
  • IPMI 2.0 compliant
  • iDRAC9, iDRAC Direct, iDRAC RESTful with Redfish
  • Quick Sync 2 wireless module (optional)
Bezel Optional bezel or security bezel
OpenManage Software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Center
  • 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 optional
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • Secure Boot
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter)
  • System Erase
I/O & Ports
  • Network Daughter Card Options: 4x 1GbE, 4x 10GbE, 2x 10GbE+2x 1GbE, or 2x 25GbE
  • Front ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct USB, 2 x USB 3.0, 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
  • PCIe: Up to 13 x Gen3 slots, (3 x8 + 10 x16)
Supported operating systems
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server LTSC with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Oracle 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 R940 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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