Dell PowerEdge R740 Technical Guide

Dell PowerEdge R740
Dell PowerEdge R740

The Dell PowerEdge R740 and R740xd are two socket, 2U rack servers designed to run complex workloads using highly scalable memory, I/O capacity and network options. The dellPowerEdge R740 and R740xd features the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family, up to 24 DIMMs, PCI Express® (PCIe) 3.0 enabled expansion slots, and a choice of network interface technologies to cover NIC and rNDC.
The dell PowerEdge R740 is a general-purpose platform capable of handling demanding workloads and applications, such as data warehouses,e-commerce, databases, and high-performance computing (HPC).
The PowerEdge R740xd adds extraordinary storage capacity options, making it well-suited for data- intensive applications that require greater storage, while not sacrificing I/O performance.

New technologyDetailed description
2nd Generation Intel®
Xeon® Processor Scalable
The 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family has advanced features that deliver
exceptional performance and value. See the Processors section.
Intel C620 series chipsetIntel® Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
>2933 MT/s DDR4 memorThe 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family supports up to 2933 MT/s memory. The
R740 and R740xd supports two DIMMs per channel at 2933 MT/s with select processors. See the Memory section for details.
Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memoryUp to 6 per CPU socket. Max 12 for 2S configuration.
• 256GB, 512GB per DIMM
• 1866, 2133, 2400, 2666 MT/s
• Up to 6.14TB max, (7.68TB max with DCPMM and LDRIMM)
iDRAC 9 with Lifecycle ControllerThe new embedded system management solution features hardware and firmware inventory and alerting, in-depth memory alerting, faster performance, a dedicated gigabit port and many more features. See the iDRAC section.
Wireless managementThe Quick Sync 2.0 will offer feature parity with the previous server generation NFC interface and improved user experience. To extend this Quick Sync feature to wide variety of Mobile OS’s with higher data throughput, the Quick Sync 2.0 version replaces the previous server generation NFC technology with wireless at-the-box system management.

System features

Compared to the previous generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, the R740 and R740xd have more drive bay options, more PCIe slots, next-generation RAID controllers and advanced system management.


• System features comparison
• Product specifications

FeaturePowerEdge R740/R740xdPowerEdge R730/R730xd
CPU2 x 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor familyIntel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family
Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI)Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI)Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
Memory• 24 x DDR4 RDIMM, LRDIMM
• 12 x NVDIMM
• 12 x DCPMM (Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory)
Disk drives• 3.5 -inch or 2.5 -inch 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA
• Up to 24 x NVMe
• 3.5 -inch, 2.5 -inch or 1.8 -inch 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA
• 4 x PCIe SSD with common slot
Storage controllersAdapters: HBA330, H330, H730P, H740P, H840, 12G SAS HBA
Mini Mono: HBA330, H330, H730P, H740P
Adapters: HBA330, H330, H730, H730P, H830 (ext)
Mini Mono: HBA330, H330, H730, H730P
PCIe slotsMax 8 x PCIe 3.0Max 7 x PCIe 3.0 or 6 x PCIe 3.0
USB portsFront:
• 1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct USB
• 2 x USB 2.0
• 1 x USB 3.0 (optional only for R740)
• 1 x Video
1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port
• 1 x Serial
• 2 x USB 3.0
• 1 x Video
Front: two ports (USB 2.0), one managed port
Rear: two ports (USB 3.0)
Internal: one port (USB 3.0)
Rack height2U2U
FeaturePowerEdge R740/R740xdPowerEdge R730/R730xd
Power supply• AC (Platinum): 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W,2000W, 2400W
• AC (Titanium): 750W
• DC: 1100W
• DC: 750 W Mixed Mode Platinum (for China only)
• AC: 750 W Mixed Mode Platinum
• Mixed mode/HVDC: 750W, 1100W
• AC: 495W, 750W, 1100W
• DC: 750W, 1100W
System managementLifecycle Controller 3.x, OpenManage,
QuickSync2.0, OMPC3, Digital License Key, iDRAC Direct(dedicated micro-USB port), Easy Restore, vFlash
Lifecycle Controller 3.x, OpenManage, QuickSync1.0, PM3, Digital License Key, iDRAC8, iDRAC Direct( dedicated micro-USB port), Easy Restore, vFlash
Internal GPU*3 x 300W (double-width) or 6 x 150W (singlewidth)• 2 x 300W (double-wide) or 4 x 150W (single-wide)
• Not supported on R730xd
• FPGAs not supported on the R730/xd.
Availability• Hot-plug drives
• Hot-plug redundant cooling
• Hot-plug redundant power supplies
• IDSDM support
• Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS)
• Hot-plug drives
• Hot-plug redundant cooling
• Hot-plug redundant power supplies
• IDSDM support

Product specifications

FeaturesTechnical Specification
Processor• Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
• Up to 28 cores per processor
Memory• 24 DDR4 DIMM slots
• Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, 3TB max
• Speeds up to 2933MT/s
• Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
• Up to 12 Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM, 6.14TB max, (7.68TB
max with DPCMM +LRDIMM)
Storage controllersInternal controllers:
• PERC H330
• PERC H730P
• PERC H740P
• Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem:
• HW RAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB or 480GB
External PERC (RAID):
• PERC H840 12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID):
• External – 12Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID)
• Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)
Drive baysFront drive bays: Up to 16 x 2.5″ SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88TB or up to 8 x 3.5″ SAS/SATA HDD max 128TB Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
Power supplies• Titanium 750W
• Platinum 495W, 750W, 750W Mixed Mode HVDC (for China only), 750 W Mixed Mode
240 V DC (For china only),1100W, 1600W, 2000W, and 2400W
• 1100W 380VDC (China and Japan only)
• Gold 1100W -48VDC
• Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy. Up to 6 hot plugs fans with
full redundancy
Dimensions• Form factor: Rack (2U)
• Height: 86.8mm (3.4”)
• Width: 434.0mm (17.08”)
• Depth: 737.5mm (29.03”)
• Weight: 28.6kg (63lbs.)
Embedded managementiDRAC9, iDRAC RESTful with Redfish, iDRAC Direct, Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional
BezelOptional LCD Bezel or Security bezel
OpenManage™ Software• OpenManage Enterprise
• OpenManage Mobile
• OpenManage Power Center
Integrations and connectionsIntegrations:
• Microsoft® System Center
• VMware® vCenter™
• BMC Truesight
• Red Hat Ansible
• Nagios Core & Nagios XI
• Micro Focus Operations Manager i (OMi)
• IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
• IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
Security• TPM 1.2/2.0, optional TCM 2.0
• Cryptographically signed firmware
• Secure Boot
• System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
• Secure erase
I/O & PortsNetwork daughter card options
• 4 x 1GbE
• 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE
• 4 x 10GbE
• 2 x 25GbE
Front ports:
• Video
• 2 x USB 2.0
• 1 x USB 3.0 (optional)
• 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct Micro-USB
Rear ports:
• Video, serial
• 2 x USB 3.0
• 1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port
Video card: VGA
Riser options with up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots, maximum of 4 x 16 slots
Accelerator optionsUp to three 300W or six 150W GPUs, or up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs.
Supported operating systems• Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
• Citrix® Hypervisor
• Oracle® Linux
• Microsoft Windows Server® LTSC with Hyper-V
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
• SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
• VMware® ESXi
Recommended supportDell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support
for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available.

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