Hyper-converged infrastructure

PowerEdge server (R730xd shown)

Scalable storage and compute built on the industry leading hypervisor


Dell and VMware vSAN

  • Clusters server direct-attached SSDs and HDDs to create a shared storage pool for VMware environments
  • Scale-out converged compute and storage — purchase an additional server, get both
  • Granular scalability of performance and capacity
  • R730xd provides great scalability across the total storage, memory and processing
  • Managed within vCenter administration, and works with most vSphere features


Feature Description
Server R730xd provides up to 24 DIMMs and 28 drives per host for flexible scale
Hypervisor vSAN ties directly into the vSphere hypervisor, the current industry leading hypervisor
vSphere support Support for vSphere features like High Availability, vMotion, and Storage vMotion
Central administration Administered through the VMware vCenter console along with the rest of the vSphere environment

PowerEdge R730xd

  • Mainstream 2-socket, 2U rack server that offers highly dense, flexible storage options, including in-box storage tiering
  • Designed for the scale-out storage efficiency demanded by today’s XaaS providers, Hadoop/Big Data users and co-location hosting
  • Offers industry-leading cost-effective 100TB storage footprint for future scale-out
  • Great database server with 1M+ IOPS in a 24 drive, dual-PERC configuration
  • Best NAS/file server with integrated caching/tiering capabilities
  • Excellent UCC, SharePoint and Exchange server in low-cost, high-capacity local drive configurations
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Form factor 2U rack server
Processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family
Memory Up to 768GB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 up to 2133MT/s
I/O slots Up to 6 x PCIe 3.0 plus dedicated PERC slot
Embedded NIC 4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10+2GbE, 4 x 10GbE NDC
FeaturePowerEdge R730xd technical specification

Form factor

2U rack mount


Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family


2.5MB per core
Up to 22 cores

Chipset Intel

Intel C610 series chipset


Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s

I/O slots

Up to 6 x PCIe 3.0 plus dedicated PERC slot

RAID controllers

Internal controllers: PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P
External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Drive bays

Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:
Up to 16 x 3.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD) + 2 x 2.5” drives
Up to 18 x 1.8” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD) + 8 x 3.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD) + 2 x 2.5” drives
Up to 26 x 2.5” + 2 x 2.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD), PCIe SSD drives

Maximum internal storage

Up to 81TB using 18 x 1.8” 960GB SATA SSD + 8 x 3.5” SATA or NL-SAS HDD
Up to 46.8TB using 24 x 2.5” 1.8TB SAS HDD + 2 x 2.5” 1.8TB SAS HDD
Up to 131.6TB using 12 x 3.5" 8TB NL-SAS HDD + 4 x 3.5" 8TB NL-SAS + 2 x 2.5" 1.8TB SAS HDD or SSD

Embedded NIC

4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10+2GbE, 4 x 10GbE NDC

Power supplies

Titanium* efficiency 750W AC power supply; 1100W DC power supply; Platinum* efficiency 495W, 750W, 1100W AC power supply


ECC memory, hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant cooling, hot-plug redundant power, internal dual SD module, single device data correction (SDDC), spare rank, tool-less chassis, support for high availability clustering and virtualization, proactive systems management alerts, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller

Systems management

Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage Mobile
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management:
DRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC8 Express (default)
iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade)
16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
iDRAC Quick Sync
Dell OpenManage Integrations:
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager
IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager

Rack support

ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm.

Operating systems

Microsoft Windows Server® 2008/2012 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
Optional embedded hypervisors:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™


H: 8.73 cm (3.44 in.) x W: 44.40 cm (17.49 in.) x D: 68.40 cm (26.92 in.)

Recommended support

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.

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