PowerEdge FX Chassis

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Optimize for your workloads with the ultimate dense scale-out infrastructure

Optimize for your workloads with the ultimate dense scale-out infrastructure

Easily and rapidly scale the resources your organization requires with the modular FX architecture. At the foundation, the FX2 chassis combines the density and efficiencies of blades with the simplicity and cost advantages of rack-based systems. Build the configuration of compute, storage and networking that meets your unique needs.

Perfect for performance environments:

  • Large data centers
  • Virtualization
  • Software-defined storage
  • Clustered database
  • Big data analytics
  • Anything as a service (XaaS)
  • Private cloud

Scale incrementally with powerful blocks of resources

The FX2 features shared, redundant power and cooling; I/O fabric; and management infrastructure to service flexible blocks of compute and storage resources.

  • Comes in 2U rack mount form factor that can be configured to hold 4 half-width, 8 quarter-width sleds or 2 full width sleds.
  • Supports up to eight low-profile PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 expansion slots.
  • Hosts redundant, quad-port pass-through GbE or 10GbE I/O modules. Option to replace these modules with FN I/O aggregators designed to add functionality and simplicity, reduce cost.
PowerEdge FX Chassis
Sustain your business and grow with intelligent automation

Sustain your business and grow with intelligent automation

Simplify building and managing your data center with Dell EMC systems management tools. Dell EMC’s OpenManage systems management portfolio, used across other PowerEdge servers, can be used with the FX2, or leverage embedded chassis management.

  • Perform automated deployments, and updates with agent-free iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller.
  • Simplify with the new OpenManage Enterprise console, with custom reports and automatic discovery.
  • Enable easy collective or individual server management with the embedded Chassis Management Controller (CMC).

Protect with built-in PowerEdge security

Secure and harden your FX environment with the PowerEdge server cyber-resilient architecture. Use integrated features that consider each aspect of system security, from design to retirement, to ensure trust and deliver worry-free, secure systems.

  • Rely on a secure supply chain that protects servers from factory to the data center.
  • Protect configurations and firmware from malicious changes with Server Lock-down.
  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware and Secure Boot.
  • Wipe all data from storage media quickly and securely with System Erase.
Protect with built-in PowerEdge security
PowerEdge FC830

PowerEdge FC830

Full-width, 1U, 4-socket server sled, with dense compute and memory scalability and a highly expandable storage subsystem, that is ideal for application and virtualization environments at both midsize and large enterprises.

PowerEdge FC640

PowerEdge FC640

Half-width, 1U, 2-socket server sled, with flexibility and performance with best-in class density, that is a perfect candidate for virtualization, server consolidation, scale-out, private and hybrid cloud environments.

PowerEdge FD332

PowerEdge FD332

Half-width, 1U, 12Gb SAS storage module with up to 16 direct-attached small form factor (SFF) storage devices.

PowerEdge FN IO Module

Dell EMC PowerEdge FN IO Module

I/O aggregator/switching module simplifies network connectivity and reduces cabling by as much as 8-to-1.

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Form factor:
2U chassis in height

Dimensions:
H: 8.68 cm (3.41 in)
W: 43.35 cm (17.06 in) without rack ears; 48.19 cm (18.97 in) with rack ears
D: 85.16 cm (33.52 in)

Server Sled Options:
PowerEdge FC830:
4-socket, full-width 1U server sled, up to 2 FC830 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FC640: 2-socket, half-width 1U server sled, up to 4 FC640 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FD332 Storage Block: Half-width: up to 3 FD332 per FX2 chassis for support of up to 16 x SFF 2.5″ storage devices, up to 48 SFF devices in an FX2 chassis

Fans

8 hot-swappable fans provide cooling to the I/O components in the system

Integrations and Connections

OpenManage Integrations:
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter™
BMC Software(available from BMC)

OpenManage Connections:
Nagios Core and Nagios XI
Oracle Enterprise Manager
HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)

I/O Expansion Slots

Two versions of the FX2 chassis: one supports up to 8 low-profile/half-length PCIe 3.0 expansion slots, and the other, a lower-cost alternative that does not offer expansion slots.

I/O and Ports

2 pass-through module or choice of 3 FN I/O Modules:
Dell PowerEdge FN410s 4-ports SFP+ provides 4 ports of SFP+ 10GbE connectivity. Supports optical and DAC cable media.
Dell PowerEdge FN410t 4-port 10Gb Base-T provides 4 ports of 10GBASE-T connectivity. Supports cost effective copper media up to 100 meters.
Dell PowerEdge FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet delivers up to 2 ports of 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel bandwidth (NPG mode and full fabric services and 2 ports of SFP+10GbE.) Also delivers up to 4 ports SFP+ 10GbE (with reboot).

Management

Uses Embedded Chassis Management Controller to manage all resources (server nodes, storage, networking and power) with a unified management tool, presented in a single console

Offers both local and remote management
Available with either Enterprise or Express CMC licensing

Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free systems management, fully supported in the OpenManage product portfolio

OpenManage Software

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Center

Power Supplies

Hot-plug PSUs: Platinum rated – 2400W or 2000W, or 1600WAC in 1+1 redundant, redundancy alerting only, 2+0 non-redundant configurations.

Recommended Support

Dell 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. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.

Supported Operating Systems

Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Oracle® Linux
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware vSphere®

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