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  • Page 2 Netcool are registered trademarks of IBM in the United States. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.
  • Page 3 Thermal and acoustics..............................28 9 Operating systems and virtualization ........................... 30 Supported operating systems ............................30 Supported virtualization ..............................31 10 Dell OpenManage systems management ........................32 Systems management solutions ........................... 32 OpenManage systems management ........................... 33 Dell server management operations ..........................38 Appendix A.
  • Page 4 Figure 4. QRL code located on module .......................... 13 Figure 5. Blade network daughter card (NDC) ......................24 Figure 6. Dell systems management solutions ......................32 Figure 7. Systems management server lifecycle ......................38 Figure 8. Module dimensions ............................40 Figure 9.
  • Page 5 1.5 TB of RAM per node—12 TB of memory in just a single M1000e chassis—the M820’s remarkable computational capability and memory scalability can address even the toughest demands. With Dell’s Select Network Adapter, you can fully customize the I/O capabilities of the M820 to match the networking technology that’s right for your applications.
  • Page 6 A number of new technologies are featured on the PowerEdge M820 system, as detailed in Table 1. New technologies Detailed descriptions ® This new family of Intel processors has embedded PCI Express (PCIe) lanes for Intel Xeon processor improved I/O performance and additional new features. See the Processors E5-2600 product family section for details.
  • Page 7 PCI Express 3.0, a network daughter card (NDC), dual internal SD module, and Dell’s next-generation iDRAC solution known as iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller. The PowerEdge M820 is a replacement for the M910 system. Table 2 compares the features of both systems. For the latest information on supported features, visit Dell.com.
  • Page 8 Management Controller (CMC) 3.x Connections iDRAC7 Express for Blades with Lifecycle Controller (standard option) Table 3 lists the technical specifications for the PowerEdge M820 blade server. For the latest information on supported features, visit Dell.com. Feature Technical specification Form factor;...
  • Page 9 Embedded hypervisor One dedicated for vFlash media support For more information about the Dell blade solution, see the PowerEdge M1000e Technical Guide or the M1000e Blade Chassis Specification Sheet on Dell.com. GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating...
  • Page 10 The Dell PowerEdge M820 implements a new module design that supports up to 48 DIMMS and four processors. The M820 is a full-height blade server that requires a PowerEdge M1000e chassis to operate. It occupies one slot vertically in the M1000e for a maximum of 8 blade servers in one M1000e chassis.
  • Page 11 The M820 module shown in Figure 3 supports up to 48 DIMMS, four processors, and many other features that are described in this guide. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 12 Dell M820 Systems Owner’s Manual For additional system views, see the Support.Dell.com/Manuals. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 13 Quick Resource Locator (QRL)—a model-specific Quick Response (QR) code that is located on the server (see Figure 4). Use your smartphone to access the Dell QRL application to learn more about the server. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 14  Contact Dell directly (by link) to get in touch with technical support and sales teams and provide feedback to Dell These codes provide an easy way to retrieve the critical support information you need when you need it, making you more efficient and effective in managing your hardware.
  • Page 15 The Dell PowerEdge M820 features the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family, offering an ideal combination of performance, power efficiency, and cost. These processors provide high performance no matter what your constraint is—floor space, power, or budget—and on workloads that range from the most complicated scientific exploration to crucial web-serving and infrastructure applications.
  • Page 16 E5-4603 2.0GHz 10MB 6.4GT/s Dell PowerEdge M820 Systems For information on processor installation and configuration, see the Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals. The Intel C600 chipset is implemented on the PowerEdge M820. For more information, visit Intel.com. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 17 Increase your uptime and reduce data loss, due to Dell’s focus on reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features. RAS aids in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of faults that require service, increasing your memory reliability.
  • Page 18 SR DIMMs, DR DIMMS should be placed in the lowest DIMM slots, followed by the SR DIMMs. Dell PowerEdge M820 For more information on memory configuration and population, see the Systems Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 19 ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ RDIMM ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 20 This feature helps to optimize power/performance and can also be used to Memory thermal prevent DIMMs from overheating. throttling Dell PowerEdge M820 For information on memory mirroring and sparing configurations, see the Systems Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals. Memory RAID is not supported. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 21 Express Flash PCIe SSD is a new option that can provide vastly accelerated performance over previous technologies. Dell Express Flash drives use PCIe lanes to connect directly to the processor and chipset and are easily accessible by hot-plug drive bay.
  • Page 22 The PowerEdge M820 has an option to support up to two Express Flash PCIe SSD drives with the PCIe SSD backplane configuration. This backplane configuration may be selected at purchase, but may not be upgraded later. Dell provides highly capable RAID options for you to ensure that your data remains safe. Dell’s RAID controller options offer impressive performance improvements.
  • Page 23 Mini form factor    Embedded on motherboard PCIe 2.0    Local support for self-encrypting disk (SED)  UEFI browser       Supports SATA hard drives through the SAS backplane. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 24 LOM integration with the system, including BIOS integration and shared port for manageability while providing the flexibility of a modular card. The PowerEdge M820 supports two custom network daughter cards (NDC), as part of Select Network Adapters family, to house the complete LOM subsystem. There are two form factors of Select Network Adapters—one for blade servers and one for rack servers.
  • Page 25 Adapters is fast and easy. System management integration features include the following:  Pre-boot: Use the Dell Lifecycle Controller graphical user interface (GUI) to set configuration such as bandwidth allocation or firmware revision level. Post-boot: Agent-free out-of-band or high-speed in-band connection over LOM through the ...
  • Page 26 Qlogic QME8262-k 2P 10Gb Brocade BR1741M-k 2P 10Gb QLogic QME2572 2P 8Gb FC4/FC8 adapters Emulex LPe1205-M 8GB Mellanox QDR CX-3 40Gb Infiniband Mellanox FDR CX-3 56Gb For the latest information on supported mezzanine cards for the M820, visit Dell.com. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 27 Table 15 lists the tools and technologies Dell offers to help you achieve your data center goals by lowering power consumption and increasing energy efficiency.
  • Page 28 Thermal control of fan speed optimizes the thermal settings for your environment to reduce fan consumption and lower system power consumption. Idle power enables Dell servers to run as efficiently when idle as when at full workload. With the thermal design and reliability of Dell products, you can have the capability to operate at excursion-based temperatures.
  • Page 29 M820 reliable under a wide range of operating environments as shown in Table 24. The acoustical performance of the PowerEdge M820 is reflected in Table 16. The addition of some components can cause an increase in fan speed and acoustical output. Contributors to acoustical output can include: ...
  • Page 30 The Dell PowerEdge M820 supports a wide range of industry-standard operating systems and virtualization software. Table 17 lists the operating systems supported on the M820. For the latest information on supported operating systems, see Dell.com/OSsupport. Operating System Platform Edition Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2...
  • Page 31 FI/DIB Citrix XenServer v6.0 — Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 — FI = factory install; DIB = drop in box vSphere Fault Tolerance is supported with these versions No OpenManage support; drop-in-box license registration card only PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 32 Dell systems management solutions include a wide variety of tools, products, and services that enable you to leverage an existing systems management framework. As shown in Figure 6, Dell systems management solutions are centered around OpenManage server management, featuring iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller.
  • Page 33 OpenManage simplifies the lifecycle of deploying, updating, monitoring, and maintaining your Dell PowerEdge servers. The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller is the heart of the generation of Dell PowerEdge server embedded management functionality. In addition to enabling agent-free management, iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller provides remote access to the system—whether or not there is a functioning operating system running on the server.
  • Page 34 Enterprise is available for the PowerEdge M820, and Dell also offers an option of iDRAC7 Express for Blades. A detailed feature comparison for iDRAC7 Enterprise and iDRAC7 Express for Blades is shown in Table 21.
  • Page 35 For customers that continue to use agent- based solutions, Dell provides OpenManage Server Administrator. The Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) agent gives you a comprehensive, one-to-one systems management solution for both local and remote servers and their storage. OMSA can help simplify single-server monitoring with a secure command-line interface (CLI) or Web-based management graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Page 36 Dell blade chassis. The CMC is a hot-pluggable module inserted in the back of a Dell blade chassis. It provides a secure interface that enables an administrator to inventory, perform configuration and monitoring tasks, remote power on/off blades, and enable alerts for events on servers and components in the blade chassis.
  • Page 37  Dell Update Packages—The Dell Update Packages (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a standard package format that updates a software element on a Dell server such as the BIOS, a driver, firmware and other software updates. ...
  • Page 38 OpenManage Server Administrator.  Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIBus—This connection provides event monitoring capabilities to monitor Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell EqualLogic systems. It allows event monitoring, automatic event correlation, and launching device consoles from the Netcool/OMNIbus console.
  • Page 39 Machine Manager (SCVMM) Replace parts: Maintain  Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Dell Systems For additional detailed information on Dell’s systems management portfolio, see the Management Overview Guide on Support.Dell.com/Manuals. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 40 544.95mm 568.45mm The weight of a maximum-configured M820 blade server is 14.5 kg (31.9 lb). The Dell PowerEdge M820 iDRAC7 incorporates an integrated video subsystem. The graphics ® controller is the 2D Matrox G200. The video frame buffer (16MB) is contained within the iDRAC RAM (256MB) device.
  • Page 41 For additional information about environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see Dell.com/environmental_datasheets. Table 24 details the environmental specifications for the M820. Fresh Air: temperature, humidity, altitude de-rating Continuous 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) at 10% to 80% relative humidity with 26°C (78.8°F) maximum operation dew point (maximum wet bulb temperature).
  • Page 42 –15.2m to 3048m (–50 ft to 10,000 ft) Storage –15.2m to 12,000m (–50 ft to 39,370 ft) Airborne contaminant level Class G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985 USB peripherals are supported through the front USB ports. They are USB 2.0 compliant. PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 43 System Management BIOS Reference www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios/ Specification, v2.7 www.trustedcomputinggroup.org Trusted Platform Module Specification, v1.2 UEFI www.uefi.org/specs Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Specification, v2.1 www.usb.org/developers/docs Universal Serial Bus Specification, Rev. 2.0 Windows Logo www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx Windows Logo Program System and Device Requirements, v3.10 PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 44 Table 26 provides a list of documents and websites that provide for more information on the Dell PowerEdge M820. Resource Description of contents Location PowerEdge M820 This manual is provided in HTML format on the CD Support.Dell.com/Manuals Systems Owner’s provided with the M820 system, and also in HTML and Manual PDF format at the Dell support site.
  • Page 45 (UPS) Volatility Contact your Dell Sales Representative. information Dell Enterprise White paper that explores the mechanisms of, people’s www.dell.com/downloads/g Acoustics reaction to, language of, and Dell’s work to control noise lobal/products/pedge/en/ac from Enterprise products. oustical-education-dell- enterprise-white-paper.pdf PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...
  • Page 46 PowerEdge M820 Technical Guide...

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