Dell Poweredge R830 Server Designed For Scalable Database Applications

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With support for four processors, the Dell R830 server is just a step below Dell’s flagship PowerEdge R930 server, which also supports four processors. Dell’s commitment to well-engineered products is very clear with a logical chassis layout and the ability to run the server with either two or four processors using a unique processor expansion module that also includes integrated memory module slots supported by the additional processors.

 

 

Dell Poweredge R830 Server Designed For Scalable Database Applications

Small review of Dell Poweredge R830 Server

The Dell PowerEdge R830 is a 2U rack server that supports four processors and loads of memory. This is a foundational server ideally suited for dense virtualization, database, and in-memory applications.

There are a total of seven PCIe 3.0 slots supported on three separate risers that can be used to support additional NICs, HBAs, External RAID adapters, and the previously mentioned 1.6TB NVMe PCIe card. A network daughter card (NDC) provides network connectivity and Administrators can choose from 4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10GbE, or a 2 x Converged Network Adapter. An optional optical storage device and dual SD card module for hypervisor support are available.

Dell’s OpenManage Essentials works with Dell’s iDRAC8 Express with LifeCycle controller to manage the Dell’s R830 both on site and remotely. Upgrading to iDRAC enterprise will enable the dedicated management port and optional vFlash SD card slot. OpenManage leverages the iDRAC module to help manage third-party data center hardware and automate bare-metal server and OS deployments.

Advantage of Dell Poweredge R830 Server

With a two processor configuration the R830 will support up to 24 DDR4 load-reduced (LRDIMM) or registered (RDIMM) memory modules. With the addition of the CPU riser or PEM the system will support a total of four processors and up to 3TBs of memory using 64GB memory modules in all 48 DIMM slots.

This R830 comes configured for either eight or sixteen 2.5-inch storage bays. Choose from either SAS/SATA HDDs, SAS/SATA SSDs, Nearline SAS hard drives or a mix of drive types with hot data stored on faster SSDs and cold data stored on slower, less expensive HDDs. The system also supports a 1.6TB NVMe express flash PCIe card for use as a boot drive or mass storage device.

Video of Dell Poweredge R830 Server

Performance

This R830 comes configured for either eight or sixteen 2.5-inch storage bays. Choose from either SAS/SATA HDDs, SAS/SATA SSDs, Nearline SAS hard drives or a mix of drive types with hot data stored on faster SSDs and cold data stored on slower, less expensive HDDs. The system also supports a 1.6TB NVMe express flash PCIe card for use as a boot drive or mass storage device.

Conclusion

The Dell PowerEdge R830 rack server is a very well-engineered server ideal for data centers, dense virtualization or containers. With four processors and support for up to 3TB of memory, it’s an appropriate platform for in-memory applications like Oracle RAC and Microsoft SQL. The 2u form factor and dense architecture under the lid will also help save money where space is a premium.

Technical Specification

PROCESSOR – 4 SOCKET·         Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 product family

 

OPERATING SYSTEM·         Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2

·         Microsoft Windows Server 2012

·         Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server

·         Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

·         VMware vSphere® ESXi®

Optional embedded hypervisors:

·         Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V®

·         Citrix® XenServer®

·         VMware vSphere ESXi

 

CHIPSETIntel C612

 

MEMORYUp to 3TB
Up 2400MT/s DDR4, RDIMM, LRDIMM
48 DIMM slots: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
STORAGEUp to 16 x 2.5” SATA/SAS SSD, SAS HDD (15K, 10K), nearline SAS HDD (7.2K)

 

DRIVE BAYSUp to 16 x 2.5”

 

SLOTS7 PCIe slots:

·         2 x16 half-length, full-height

·         1 x8 half-length, full-height

·         3 x8 half-length, half-height

·         1 x8 half-length, full-height for the RAID controller

 

RAID CONTROLLERInternal controllers:

·         PERC H330

·         PERC H730

·         PERC H730P

External HBAs (RAID):

·         PERC H830

External HBAs (non-RAID):

·         12Gbps SAS HBA

 

AVAILABILITY·         Hot-plug hard drives

·         Hot-plug redundant power

·         Hot-plug redundant fans

·         ECC memory

·         Internal dual SD module

 

COMMUNICATIONS·         Broadcom® 5720 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)

·         Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)

·         Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE SFP+ with 2 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)

·         Intel I350 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)

·         Intel X540 dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 1GbE (FCoE capability enabled on the 10GbE ports)

 

POWER·         Platinum 750W AC, auto-ranging

·         Platinum 1600W AC, auto-ranging

 

CHASSIS2U Rack
Height: 8.68 cm (3.42 in)
Width: 43.4 cm (17.08 in)
Depth: 74.06 cm (29.16 in)
MANAGEMENTSystems management:

·         IPMI 2.0 compliant

·         Dell OpenManage Essentials

·         Dell OpenManage Mobile

·         Dell OpenManage Power Center

Remote management:

·         iDRAC8 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 SUPPORTReadyRails™ 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

 

 

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