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PowerEdge M620
Technical Guide
A feature-rich
2-socket blade server,
the PowerEdge M620
is designed for
maximum
performance with
extreme density.

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    PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide A feature-rich 2-socket blade server, the PowerEdge M620 is designed for maximum performance with extreme density.

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Thermal design ................................30 Acoustical performance ............................. 31 9 Operating systems and virtualization ........................... 32 Supported operating systems ............................32 10 Dell OpenManage systems management ........................34 OpenManage systems management ........................... 35 iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller ..........................35 Agent-based systems management ........................37 Dell consoles ................................

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    OpenManage connections with third-party consoles ..................39 Dell server management operations ........................40 Appendix A. Additional specifications .......................... 42 Appendix B. Standards compliance ..........................45 Appendix C. Additional resources ..........................47 Appendix D. System board block diagram ........................49 PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...

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    Table 26. Additional resources ............................47 Figures Figure 1. M620 front view ..............................11 Figure 2. M1000e chassis enclosure with M620 blades ....................12 Figure 3. M620 internal module view ..........................12 Figure 4. QRL code located on module ..........................14 Figure 5.

  • Page 6: System Overview

    The M620 delivers unprecedented memory density and superb performance with no compromise on enterprise-class features. Accomplish more Bring impressive new capabilities to your data center with the PowerEdge M620, which offers a ® memory capacity of up to 768GB of RAM along with scalable I/O capabilities. Powered by Intel ®...

  • Page 7: New Technologies

    New technologies A number of new technologies are featured on the PowerEdge M620 system, as shown in Table 1. Table 1. New technologies New technologies Detailed descriptions ® Intel Xeon processor This new family of Intel processors has embedded PCI Express...

  • Page 8: System Features

    2 System features Compared to the previous generation of Dell PowerEdge blade servers, the M620 has more memory, processor cores, and networking options than ever before. Features include DDR3 memory, PCI Express 3.0, a network daughtercard (NDC), dual internal SD module, and Dell’s next-generation iDRAC solution known as iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller.

  • Page 9: Specifications

    Specifications Table 3 lists the technical specifications for the PowerEdge M620 blade server. For the latest information on supported features, visit Dell.com/PowerEdge. Table 3. Technical specifications Feature Technical specification Form factor; enclosure Half-height blade; Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure Processors...

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    One dedicated for vFlash media support ® Earning ENERGY STAR 2.0 Server designation, the Dell PowerEdge M620 Blade Server is qualified in the Dell M1000e chassis. For more information about the Dell blade solution, see the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Technical Guide...

  • Page 11: Module Views And Features

    3 Module views and features The Dell PowerEdge M620 implements a new module design that supports up to 24 DIMMS and two processors. The M620 is a half-height blade server that requires a PowerEdge M1000e chassis to operate. It occupies one slot vertically in the M1000e for a maximum of 16 blade servers in one M1000e chassis.

  • Page 12: Figure 2. M1000e Chassis Enclosure With M620 Blades

    The chassis design of the M620 is optimized for easy access to components and for airflow for effective and efficient cooling. Figure 2 shows the M1000e chassis enclosure populated with M620 modules. Figure 2. M1000e chassis enclosure with M620 blades The M620 module shown in Figure 3 supports up to 24 DIMMS, two processors, and many other features that are described in this guide.

  • Page 13: Module Features

    Module features Table 4 lists the modules features for the M620 system. For additional information on these features, Dell PowerEdge M620 Systems Owner’s Manual see the on Dell.com/Support/Manuals. Table 4. Module features Feature Description USB connectors Two front-accessible USB connectors...

  • Page 14: M1000e Chassis Enclosure Features

     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: Processors

    4 Processors The Dell PowerEdge M620 blade server features the exceptional performance, value and power efficiency of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600v2 product family. With up to 12 cores and 30MB cache, E5-2600v2 processors have the capacity to deliver performance gains of up to 40% over previous-generation E5-2600 processors.

  • Page 16: Supported Processors

    Supported processors The M620 supports up to two processors with up to twelve cores per processor. Table 5 lists the Intel Xeon processors supported by the PowerEdge M620. For the latest information on supported processors, visit Dell.com/PowerEdge. Table 5. Supported processors...

  • Page 17: Chipset

    E5-2603v2 1.8GHz 6.4GT/s Dell PowerEdge M620 Systems For information on processor installation and configuration, see the Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals. Chipset The Intel C602 chipset is implemented on the PowerEdge M620. For more information, visit Intel.com. PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...

  • Page 18: Memory

    Single Device Disable Yes (with advanced Code (SDDC) ECC mode) Address parity *Although the M620 supports DIMM speeds of 800MT/s and 1066MT/s, you can only purchase this system with DIMM speeds of 1333MT/s and 1600MT/s on Dell.com/PowerEdge. PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...

  • Page 19: Memory Configurations

    Table 7 lists the DIMMs that are supported on the M620. For the latest information on supported memory, visit Dell.com/PowerEdge. Table 7. DIMMs supported Only Ranks Capacity Speed Data Type SDDC support Voltage (GB) (MT/s) width DIMM 1600 RDIMM Advanced ECC 1.35...

  • Page 20: Flexible Memory Configuration

    BIOS, and the operating voltage of the system. Table 8 lists the memory configuration and performance details for the M620, based on the population of the number and type of DIMMs per memory channel.

  • Page 21: Memory Ras Features

    ∞ ∞ ∞ *Although the M620 supports DIMM speeds of 800MT/s and 1066MT/s, you can only purchase this system with DIMM speeds of 1333MT/s, 1600MT/s and 1866MT/s on Dell.com/PowerEdge. Memory RAS features Reliability, availability and serviceability features help keep the system online and operational without significant impact to performance, and can decrease data loss and crashing due to errors.

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    This feature helps to optimize power/performance and can also be used to throttling prevent DIMMs from overheating. Dell PowerEdge M620 For information on memory mirroring and sparing configurations, see the Systems Owner’s Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals. Memory RAID is not supported. PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...

  • Page 23: Storage

    PERC H310, H710, H710P SATA SSD/HDD Express Flash PCIe SSD PCIe SSD Supported hard drives Table 11 lists the internal hard drives supported by the M620. For the latest information on supported hard drives, visit Dell.com/PowerEdge. Table 11. Supported hard drives Form Speed...

  • Page 24: Storage Controllers

    The PowerEdge M620 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.

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      Embedded on motherboard  PCIe 2.0    Local support for self-encrypting disk (SED)  UEFI browser         Supports SATA hard drives through the SAS backplane. PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...

  • Page 26: Networking And Mezzanine Cards

    LOM integration with the system, including BIOS integration and shared port for manageability while providing the flexibility of a modular card. The PowerEdge M620 supports one custom network daughtercard (NDC), as part of Select Network Adapters family, to house the complete LOM subsystem. There are two form factors of Select Network Adapters —...

  • Page 27: System Management Integration

    3. Four partitions per 10Gb port 4. Two partitions per 10Gb port. System management integration With M620, the job of deploying, updating, monitoring, and maintaining the Select Network Adapters is fast and easy. System management integration features include the following: ...

  • Page 28: Mezzanine Cards

    Mezzanine cards The M620 provides two PCIe 3.0 mezzanine connectors for add-in cards. The M620 has been designed to be PCIe 3.0 compliant in order to take full advantage of the processor capabilities. Table 14 lists the supported mezzanine cards for the M620.

  • Page 29: Power, Thermal And Acoustics

    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 30: Thermal Design

    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...

  • Page 31: Acoustical Performance

    Dell PowerEdge M620 Systems Owner's Manual on Dell.com/Support/Manuals. Acoustical performance The acoustical performance of the PowerEdge M620 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 32: Operating Systems And Virtualization

    The Dell PowerEdge M620 supports a wide range of industry-standard operating systems and virtualization software. Supported operating systems Table 17 lists the operating systems supported on the M620. For the latest information on supported operating systems, see Dell.com/OSsupport. Table 17.

  • Page 33: Table 18. Virtual Guest Operating System Support

    Not validated for use with AMD GPUs Supported virtualization One of the key features for virtualization on the M620 is the support for a failsafe hypervisor. By running the hypervisor on an optional SD card and installing a backup copy on the other mirrored SD card, you can protect against hardware failure and maximize virtualization uptime.

  • Page 34: Dell Openmanage Systems Management

    10 Dell OpenManage systems management Whether your IT environment consists of a few servers or a few thousand servers, Dell OpenManage systems management solutions provide comprehensive management for evolving IT environments. OpenManage is based on open standards and provides agent-based and agent-free server lifecycle management functionality for Dell PowerEdge servers.

  • Page 35: Openmanage Systems Management

    Dell PowerEdge servers. iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller is the heart of the second 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 —...

  • Page 36: Table 21. Feature Comparison For Idrac7 Enterprise And Idrac7 Express For Blades

    Enterprise is available for the PowerEdge M620, 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 37: Agent-based Systems Management

    Dell provides OpenManage Server Administrator. 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...

  • Page 38: Dell Consoles

    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 39: Integration With Third-party Consoles

     BMC Software — Dell and BMC Software work together to simplify IT by ensuring tight integration between Dell server, storage, and network management functionality and the BMC Software process and data center automation products.

  • Page 40: Dell Server Management Operations

    Dell server management operations Dell OpenManage systems management is centered on automating the server management lifecycle — deploy, update, monitor, and maintain. To manage an infrastructure properly and efficiently, you must perform all of these functions easily and quickly. iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller technology provides you with these intelligent capabilities embedded within the server infrastructure.

  • Page 41: Table 22. One-to-one And One-to-many Operations

    Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Maintain Replace parts:  Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Dell For additional detailed information on Dell’s systems management portfolio, see the OpenManage Systems Management Overview Guide on Dell.com/Support/Manuals. PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...

  • Page 42: Appendix A. Additional Specifications

    197.92mm 192.3mm 50.35mm 544.32mm 564.9mm The weight of a maximum-configured M620 blade server is 7.0 kg (15.4 lb). Video specifications The Dell PowerEdge M620 iDRAC 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 43: Table 24. Environmental Specifications

     Dell PERC H710 and H710P cards are not supported in dual-processor configurations.  When populating the blade slots in the enclosure with only PowerEdge M620 blades: — Dual-processor blade servers with PERC H310 cards cannot be mixed with single- processor blades.

  • Page 44: Usb Peripherals

    Relative humidity Operating See Dell Fresh Air for relative humidity information Storage 5% to 95% at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 33°C (91°F); atmosphere must be non-condensing at all times Maximum vibration Operating 0.26 Grms at 5Hz to 350Hz for 15 minutes Storage 1.54 Grms at 10Hz to 250Hz for 15 minutes...

  • Page 45: Appendix B. Standards Compliance

    Appendix B. Standards compliance The M620 system conforms to the industry standards in Table 25. Table 25. Industry standards documentation Standard URL for information and specifications ACPI acpi.info Advance Configuration and Power Interface Specification, v2.0c ENERGY STAR energystar.gov ENERGY STAR 2.0 for Computer Servers Ethernet standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.3.html...

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    Standard URL for information and specifications Windows Logo microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx Windows Logo Program System and Device Requirements, v3.10 PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...

  • Page 47: Appendix C. Additional Resources

    Appendix C. Additional resources Table 26 provides a list of documents and websites that provide for more information on the Dell PowerEdge M620. Table 26. Additional resources Resource Description of contents Location Dell PowerEdge Dell.com/Support/Manuals This manual, available in PDF format, provides the...

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    (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 M620 Technical Guide...

  • Page 49: Appendix D. System Board Block Diagram

    Appendix D. System board block diagram Figure 9. M620 system board block diagram PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...

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