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Dell EMC PowerEdge T550
Flexible two-socket tower server for enterprise workloads outside of the traditional data center

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The Dell EMC PowerEdge T550 is designed to address enterprise-class workloads. Ideal for:

  • Business critical workloads
  • Database and Analytics
  • Virtualization
  • AI/ML and inferencing

The Dell EMC PowerEdge T550 balances expandability and performance and offers advanced technologies such as accelerators to address enterprise-class workloads.

Innovate at scale with an expandable tower server for enterprise workloads

The Dell EMC PowerEdge T550, powered by the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is an enterpriseclass tower server that offers advanced technologies and support for accelerators. The PowerEdge T550 provides office-friendly acoustics, ease of management and expandability for growth and performance. Powerful and versatile, the PowerEdge T550 addresses business critical workloads, cloud infrastructure, and database management as well as enterprise level requirements for data analysis, virtualization, and AI/ML/inferencing.

Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with autonomous collaboration

The Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio tames the complexity of managing and securing IT infrastructure. Using Dell Technologies’ intuitive end-to-end tools, IT can deliver a secure, integrated experience by reducing process and information silos in order to focus on growing the business. The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio is the key to your innovation engine, unlocking the tools and automation that help you scale, manage, and protect your technology environment.

  • Built-in telemetry streaming, thermal management, and RESTful API with Redfish offer streamlined visibility and control for better server management
  • Intelligent automation lets you enable cooperation between human actions and system capabilities for added productivity
  • Integrated change management capabilities for update planning and seamless, zero-touch configuration and implementation
  • Full-stack management integration with Microsoft, VMware, ServiceNow, Ansible and many other tools

Protect your data assets and infrastructure with proactive resilience

The Dell EMC PowerEdge T550 server is designed with a cyber-resilient architecture, integrating security deeply into every phase in the lifecycle, from design to retirement.

  • Operate your workloads on a secure platform anchored by cryptographically trusted booting and silicon root of trust
  • Maintain server firmware safety with digitally signed firmware packages
  • Prevent unauthorized configuration or firmware change with system lockdown
  • Securely and quickly wipe all data from storage media, including
  • hard drives, SSDs and system memory with System Erase


Your Innovation Engine

The PowerEdge T550, powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offers advanced technologies such as accelerators to address data-intensive workloads outside the traditional data center.

Expandable tower server for enterprise workloads outside the data center

The PowerEdge T550, powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, is designed to address data-intensive workloads.

  • New chassis design offers higher performance technologies in a quieter, more management-friendly enclosure
  • Ideal for traditional corporate IT, virtualization, databases and analytics, and AI/ML and inferencing
  • Enterprise-class tower chassis that provides ease of management and expandability for growth and performance

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 T550 Specifications
Processors Up to two 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 36 cores per processor
  • 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM 2 TB max, speeds up to 3200 MT/s
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage Controllers
  • Internal controllers: HBA345, PERC H345, PERC H355, PERC H745, PERC H755, S150, H755N, HBA355i
  • Internal Boot: Internal Dual SD Module, Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2): HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs, USB
  • External PERC (RAID): PERC H840
  • External HBAs (non-RAID): HBA355e
Drive Bays Front bays:
  • Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 120 TB
  • Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 240 TB
  • Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 360 TB
  • Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SAS) max 120 TB
  • Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) + 8 x 2.5-inch NVMe (SSD) max 240 TB
Power Supplies
  • 600 W DC/240 V
  • 600 W Platinum AC/100–240 V
  • 800 W DC/240 V
  • 800 W Platinum AC/100–240 V
  • 1100 W DC/-48–(-60) V
  • 1100 W DC/240 V
  • 1100 W Titanium AC/100–240 V
  • 1400 W DC/240 V
  • 1400 W Platinum AC/100–240 V
  • 400 W DC/240 V
  • 2400 W Platinum AC/100–240 V
Cooling Options Air cooling
  • Standard (STD) fans/High performance (HPR) silver fans
  • Up to eight hot swap fans
  • Height – 459.0 mm (18.07 inches)
  • Width – 200.0 mm (7.87 inches)
  • Depth – 663.5 mm (26.12 inches) – without bezel and 680.5 mm (26.79 inches) – with bezel
Form Factor 5U tower server
Embedded Management
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC Service Module
  • iDRAC RESTful with Redfish
  • Quick Sync 2 wireless module
Bezel Optional LCD bezel or security bezel
OpenManage Software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Manager plugin
  • OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
  • OpenManage Update Manager plugin
Mobility OpenManage Mobile
Integrations and Connections Integrations:
  • BMC Truesight
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Red Hat Ansible Modules
  • VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager


  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
  • Micro Focus Operations Manager
  • OpenManage Connections
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Secure Boot
  • Secure Erase
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)
  • TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ
Embedded NIC 2 x 1 GbE LOM
Network Options 1 x OCP 3.0
GPU Options Up to two double wide 300 W NVIDIA A40, or five single wide 70 W NVIDIA T4 accelerators
I/O & Ports
  • Front Ports:
    • 1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port (optional)
    • 1 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x USB 3.0
  • Internal Ports:
    • 1 x USB 3.0 (optional)
  • Rear Ports:
    • 1 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port
    • 1 x Serial (optional)
    • 1 x USB 3.0
    • 2 x Ethernet
    • 1 x VGA
PCIe Up to 6 x PCIe Gen4 slots
Supported Operating Systems
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESXi
OEM-Ready Version Available 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 T550 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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