Dell Poweredge R630 Server Ultra Dense Virtualization

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With This platform provides improved storage capabilities, expandability for future expansion, and increased reliability and performance when compared to the previous generation. Hot-plug SSD’s, the latest Xeon processors, and expandable I/O capability make this server an superb choice for moderate to large scale businesses.

 

 

Dell Poweredge R630 Server Ultra Dense Virtualization

 

 

Small Review of Dell Poweredge R630 Server

The Dell PowerEdge R630 rack server consists of a very compact build that allows for a lot of flexibility and support for several distinct configurations. This includes an 8 drive system with as many as eight 2.5-inch bays; 10 drive systems with up to ten 2.5 inch bays (our setup); along with also a 24 drive system with as much as twenty-four 1.8 SATA SSDs. The R630 concentrates on ease of use when it comes to setup and packs all the attributes one requires in an enterprise-grade server such as redundant power supply units, hot-plug and swappable PSUs, cooling fans along with a double SD card option for failsafe hypervisors.

Using a 10-drive setup, all performance is on the left side of their R630 front panel. Located below are the diagnostic indicators, which light up to display error standing; the system health index, which blinks amber when it finds a system error; the miniature USB connector/iDRAC Immediate, which lets you connect USB devices to the R630 or provides access to the iDRAC Direct features; along with the power-on index and button. The NMI button (can be deciphered with the end of a paper clip) can be used to troubleshoot applications and non-recoverable errors that need immediate attention. Found in the center of the functionality area of the front panel is the System identification button (which is located on the back panel too). This button can be used to find a specific system within a rack.

As is true with all rack servers, nearly all the front panel real estate is taken up by the drive bays. In our 10 drive setup, this equates to either around ten 2.5 inch hot-swappable drives, even though users have the option to use six 2.5 hot-swappable drives or up to four NVMe devices.

The rear of this PowerEdge R630 provides access to a wide range of connectivity and expansion chance. On the left will be the next system identification mouse and button, iDRAC8 Enterprise interface, and serial, video, and USB 3.0 (two) connectors.

The four Ethernet connectors are located in the center of the back panel while the redundant power supplies are located on the far perfect. For the latter, users have the choice of choosing between 495W, 750W, or 1100W power supplies, based on their electricity requirements.

Advantage of Dell Poweredge R630 Server

There Are three PCIe slots to support additional expansion cards such as, embedded NIC’s featuring around 10GbE, and discretionary HD/RAID controllers for increased throughput and resilience. Installing one of Dell’s 12GBe PowerEdge HD/RAID controls adds 15 percent more bandwidth at double the throughput speed.

Video of Dell Poweredge R630 Server

Performance

“Best-in-class” New technologies on the Dell R630 platform gives you greater value for your buck and it still offers more than twice the performance of the previous generation R620. This program supports one or 2 Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors with up to 18 cores and 36 threads each or Intel’s E5-2600 v4 processors containing up to 22 cores and 44 threads.

Conclusion

As with many Dell PowerEdge options, the R630 is a flexible and feature-rich server platform. The PowerEdge R630 specifically is ideal for a vast range of use cases in software-defined surroundings where the nodes match a fixed configuration and generally remain inactive over the long haul. Users have the option of equipping the R630 using the hottest Intel E5-2600 v4 CPUs up to 1.5TB RAM and configurations up to 24 1.8″ SSDs (although our build was comprised of a 10-drive configuration). All this is intelligently packed into a little 1U form factor. Size certainly does not matter with the R630, however, because this server revealed some remarkable functionality during our Sysbench and SQL Server tests despite its modest physical footprint.

As mentioned previously, the R630 also has some fascinating configuration options, especially around NVMe SSDs. This allows for a generous number of high performance storage with 4 drive bays (up to 12.8TB based on 3.2TB versions) combined with six bays of more traditional storage options. For our tests, we built the R630 with dual Intel E5-2699 v4 processors, 24 x 32GB DDR4, one PM1725 3.2TB NVMe, and four Intel NVMe drives we’ve in the laboratory. As far as functionality goes, the R630 was able to pack a wallop in its little 1U form factor.

Technical Specification:

PROCESSORIntel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family

  • Internal interconnect: Up to 9.6GT/s
  • Cache: 2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family

  • Internal interconnect: Up to 9.6GT/s
  • Cache: 2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20

*Both processors must be the same generation and model

 

FORM FACTOR1U
OPERATING SYSTEM
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
  • VMware® ESX®

 

CHIPSETIntel C610 series chipset
MEMORY
  • 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s, DDR3 up to 2133MT/s
  • Memory Type: RDIMM, LRDIMM
  • Memory Module Sockets: 24
  • Minimum RAM: 4GB (one module)
  • Maximum RAM: Up to 1.5TB

 

EMBEDDED HYPERVISOR (OPTIONAL)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012, with Hyper-V®
  • VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
  • Citrix® XenServer®

 

STORAGE
  • HDD: SAS, SATA, nearline SAS SSD: SAS, SATA, PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD
  • 24 x 1.8″ SSD – up to 23TB via 0.96TB hot-plug SATA SSD
  • 10 x 2.5″ – up to 18TB via 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDD
  • 8 x 2.5″ – up to 14TB via 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDD

 

DRIVE BAYSInternal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:

  • Up to 24 x 1.8″ SATA SSD
  • Up to 10 x 2.5″ HDD: SAS, SATA, nearline SAS SSD: SAS, SATA, Up to 4 NVMe PCIe
  • Up to 8 x 2.5″ HDD: SAS, SATA, nearline SAS SSD: SAS, SATA

 

Slot2 CPUs, 3 slots

  • Slot 1: Half length, half height – PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 2: Half length, half height – PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 3: Half length, half height – PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector)

2CPUs, 2 slots

  • Slot 1: Half length, half height – PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 2: 3/4 length, full height – PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector)

1CPU, 2 slots

  • Slot 1: Half length, half height – PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 connector)
  • Slot 2: 3/4 length, full height – PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector

 

 

DEDICATED RAID CARD SLOTRAID Controllers Internal:

  • PERC S130 (SW RAID),
  • PERC H330
  • PERC H730
  • PERC H730P

External:

  • PERC H830

External HBAs (non-RAID):

  • 12Gbps SAS HBA

 

COMMUNICATIONS
  • Broadcom® 5719 quad-port 1Gb NIC
  • Broadcom 5720 dual-port 1Gb NIC
  • Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA
  • Broadcom 57810 dual-port 10Gb Base-T network adapter
  • Intel® Ethernet I350 dual-port 1Gb server adapter
  • Intel Ethernet I350 quad-port 1Gb server adapter
  • Intel Ethernet X540 dual-port 10GBASE-T server adapter
  • Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 dual-port 10Gb Direct Attach/SFP+ server network adapter
  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 dual-port 40Gb Direct Attach/QSFP server network adapter
  • Emulex® LPE 12000, single-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPE 12002, dual-port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPe16000B, single-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex LPe16002B, dual-port 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  • Emulex OneConnect OCe14102-U1-D 2-port PCIe 10GbE CNA
  • QLogic® 2560, single-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
  • QLogic 2562, dual-port 8Gb Optical Fibre Channel HBA
  • Qlogic 2660, single-port 16GB, Fibre Channel HBA, full height

 

AVAILABILITY
  • 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
  • Support for high availability clustering and virtualization
  • Proactive systems management alerts
  • iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller

 

CHASSISThe 24 x 1.8″ drive and 10 x 2.5″ drive configurations have the following dimensions:

  • H: 4.28 cm (1.68 in.)
  • W: 48.23 cm (18.98 in.)
  • D: 75.51 cm (29.72 in.)

The 8 x 2.5″ drive configuration has the following dimensions:

  • H: 4.28 cm (1.68 in.)
  • W: 48.23 cm (18.98 in.)
  • D: 70.05 cm (27.57 in.)

 

REMOTE MANAGEMENT
  • iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
  • iDRAC8 Express (default)
  • iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
  • 8GB vFlash media (upgrade)16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
  • iDRAC Quick Sync

 

 

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