Web-scale hyperconverged appliances built on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, powered by Nutanix software

XC730xd-12C: 1-node, 2U appliance

Compute light/storage capacity node for XC Series clustersdoes not run workload VMs or virtual desktops



  • Industry-leading Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
  • Fast deployment and Nutanix Prism management GUI for virtual machines and storage
  • Predictable, linear scale-out of performance and capacity
  • Multi-hypervisor support through VMware, Nutanix AHV and Hyper-V
  • Worldwide Dell EMC hardware and software support


Tech Specs Fast Facts
Feature Description
Drive options 12 x 3.5” HDD and SSD
Simplify architectures Modular building blocks help eliminate system complexity
Drive maximum performance Advanced data tiering and local flash speeds application response times
Support all VM workloads All data, metadata and operations are distributed across the entire cluster
Efficiently scale the data center Expand infrastructure one node at a time to eliminate overprovisioning

XC Series web-scale hyperconverged appliances

Dell XC Series powered by Nutanix uses the same software design principles and hardware technologies as some of the largest search engines, online communities and consumer sites (Google, Facebook and Amazon).

Source: Based on internal Nutanix testing, September 2014.

Add nodes to an existing XC Series cluster in less than a minute.

Source: Based on internal Nutanix testing, September 2014.

In an active XC Series cluster, newly powered-on nodes are instantly discovered and can be added to the cluster within minutes while the cluster remains active.

Source: Based on internal Nutanix testing, September 2014.
Configurations and featuresXC730xd-12C

Form factor

2U, 1 node


Storage capacity node for cluster with any supported hypervisor. Does not run workload VMs or virtual desktops. AHV only.

Dell EMC PowerEdge server platform


Intel® Xeon® processors

Single or dual processor
E5-2620 v4

Drive slots

12 x 3.5”

SSD capacities

2 x 400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.9TB, 3.8TB (all flash configuration only) all flash version available with 12 x SSDs of the same capacity

HDD capacities

10 x 2TB, 4TB, 6TB or 8TB, max 60TB total capacity per node

Self-encrypting drives (SED)

SSD: 400GB, 800GB

Hypervisor option

AHV only

Data storage controller

Dell SAS HBA330


4 – 12 (single processor) x 16GB or 32GB RDIMMs or 4 – 24 (dual processor) 16GB or 32GB RDIMMs DDR4, installed in pairs


64GB to 768GB

Ethernet connectivity
(maximum 2 per appliance)

Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBASE-T and I350 1GBASE-T daughter card, or Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ and I350 1GBASE Dual Port daughter card

Hypervisor boot


License options

Nutanix Starter, Pro and Ultimate License

Software maintenance

Nutanix 1-5-year Software Maintenance/Assurance


1-5-year co-terminus ProSupport (4 hr. and NBD) or ProSupport Plus comprehensive XC Series support with Nutanix assist

Max total Ethernet ports



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