PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
A new era for blade servers
Help reduce the cost and complexity of managing blade resources with the PowerEdge™ M1000e blade enclosure.
Powerful management tools
Take charge of your blade environment with the integrated management tools that help make the M1000e one of the most effective blade-server products in the industry.
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Flexible remote management
Tailor your PowerEdge™ blade management with the Chassis Management Controller to best suit your needs over your entire blade infrastructure, in a single data center or around the world.
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Help increase capacity, lower operating costs and deliver better performance per watt with the PowerEdge™ M1000e.
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Grow with ease
Expand your data center with a flexible and scalable system designed to support future generations of blade technologies.
Extensive I/O with flexible scalability
Meet your growing data center performance demands with the advanced input/output (I/O) functionality and flexible scalability of the PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Enclosure.*
Simplified product integration
Limit your downtime with Dell™ FlexAddress, which can greatly streamline the process of integrating new servers and other components into the enclosure.*
The new-generation PowerEdge experience
Improve operational efficiency with enhanced systems management
Streamline operations and boost productivity to get the most out of every dollar spent. Manage your Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers in complex IT environments by automating the most essential server lifecycle management tasks: deploy, update, monitor and maintain. For more information, visit dell.com/openmanage
Global Services and Support
Dell™ Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives while using established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help you lower your total cost of ownership.
Only Dell M-Series provides complete, snap-in FlexIO scalability down to the switch interconnects. FlexIO technology is the foundation of the M1000e I/O subsystem that has the flexibility you need to design today’s solution and the scalability you require to add or change data center options to meet future demands.
The M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and Enhanced Ethernet blade switches.Dell’s fully modular Ethernet switches provide great flexibility, with choices of 1Gb to 10Gb speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types, and many other valuable features. This portfolio offers a selection of switches that can meet even the most extreme networking demands.
Brocade 16Gb Fibre Channel Switches provide powerful connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs, such as those offered by Dell/EMC. The M6505 includes 16 internal and 8 external fabric port options as well as a performance pack for enhanced features and management.
For heterogeneous integration into any Fibre Channel network, the Brocade M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel switch can even be enabled in Access Gateway mode. Based on N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solutions without separate management or configuration requirements.
For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers InfiniBand™ switches and adapter cards. Dell offers chassis-integrated fourteen data rate (FDR) InfiniBand switches from Mellanox, with speeds of up to 56Gbps. Each switch features 16 internal ports and 8 external ports to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.
10U modular enclosure holds up to sixteen half-height blade servers
44.0cm(17.3”)H x 44.7cm(17.6”)W x 75.4cm(29.7”)D
Empty Chassis only – 98lbs (44.5kg)
Chassis w/ all rear modules (IOMs, PSUs, CMCs, KVM) – 176lbs (79.8kg)
Max Fully loaded w/ blades and rear modules – 394lbs (178.7kg)
M1000e Chassis comes standard with 9 hot pluggable, redundant fan modules
Based on Energy Smart Technologies, M1000e fans are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency.
The fans deliver low power consumption, but also use next generation “low flow” technology to ensure the
lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to cool the enclosure
Front Control Panel with interactive Graphical LCD
Supports initial configuration wizard
Local server blade, enclosure, and module information and troubleshooting
Two USB Keyboard/Mouse connections and one Video connection (requires the optional Avocent iKVM switch
to enable these ports) for local front “crash cart” console connections that can be switched between blades
Environments needing to consolidate computing resources to maximize efficiency. Ultra dense servers, easy to deploy and manage, while minimizing energy and cooling consumption
1 (standard) or optional 2nd (redundant) Chassis Management Controller(s) (CMC) that provide:
Single secure interface for inventory, configuration, monitoring, and alerting for the chassis and all components Multi-chassis management capability allows up to nine chassis and 288 servers to be managed from a single, embedded, agent-less interface
Enables automated and embedded one-to-many blade BIOS and firmware updates, independent of the OS through iDRAC
Allows one-to-many blade server BIOS capture and replication
Real-Time Power/Thermal Monitoring and Management
Real-Time System AC Power Consumption with resettable peak and minimum values
System-level power limiting and slot-based power prioritization
Manages Dynamic Power Engagement functionality that can help to lower overall system power consumption by ensuring power supplies run at their optimal efficiency points
Manages fan speed control using Dell’s enhanced efficiency technologies to ensure fans are delivering optimal cooling while minimizing power consumption and airflow
Secure Web (SSL) and Command Line (Telnet/SSH) interfaces
Supports multiple levels of user roles and permissions, including integration into Microsoft® Active Directory® Services and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services for authentication 2 x 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet ports + 1 serial port
Provides single point of connection from management network to iDRAC on each of the blades and the management interfaces on the integrated I/O modules
2nd Ethernet port supports daisy chaining of CMCs for improved cable management
Optional Integrated Avocent® keyboard, video and mouse (iKVM) switch:
Enables USB keyboard/mouse and video port on front control panel
Dell OpenManage™ Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator—monitoring agents and 1:1 management utilities
Dell OpenManage Essentials—discover, inventory, monitor, and update M1000e chassis and blades
Integration with third-party management solutions through Dell’s Certified Partner Program Remote Management
Enclosure I/O Modules
Up to 6 blade I/O modules for 3 fully redundant fabrics that take advantage of a fully passive midplane that can scale up to 8.4Tbps with current technologies featuring 1/10Gb Ethernet to servers, 40Gb Ethernet to top-of-rack switches, 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel, and FDR/FDR10 InfiniBand. Dell’s blade Ethernet devices also have FlexIO technology, providing on-demand uplink scalability and investment protection unrivaled in the blade server market.
Dell™ Networking MXL 10/40Gb Ethernet Switch
Converged 1/10/40Gb Ethernet switch with up to 56-10GbE ports (32 internal), converged iSCSI and FCoE (transit to ToR), 320Gb stacking of up to 6 switches, FlexIO technology, and PVST+ industry standard spanning tree. 32 internal 10GE ports provide full redundancy to dense quarter-height blades on fabric A.
Dell PowerEdge™ M I/O Aggregator
1/10Gb Ethernet connectivity with zero touch FCoE and converged iSCSI deployment. 32 internal 10GbE ports provide full redundancy to dense quarter-height blades on fabric A. Supports Active System Manager and CMC Aggregator GUI.
Dell Networking M8024-k 10Gb Ethernet Switch
Converged 1/10Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 10GbE ports (16 internal), converged FCoE (transit to ToR), stacking of up to 6 modules, FlexIO technology, and simple switch mode.
Dell Networking M6348 Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch
1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 48 ports (32 internal), stacking of up to 12 modules, simple switch mode and 16 external fixed 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet RJ-45 ports to support 32 internal server GbE connections supplied by quad-port Gigabit Ethernet adapters plus up to 4 10Gb uplink ports.
Dell Networking M6220 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 ports (16 internal), stacking of up to 12 switches, simple switch mode, and 4 fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks and FlexIO technology for up to 4 additional 10GbE uplinks.
Dell 10GbE Pass-Through -k Module
Supports 16 10Gb connections.
Cisco® Nexus™ B22DELL Blade Fabric Extender (FEX)
16 internal 10GbE ports and 8 external 10GbE ports; provides 10GbE connectivity to Cisco Nexus series infrastructure.
Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel Switch
24 16Gb Fibre Channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external fabric ports). Zero footprint, hot-pluggable design with no additional fans or power supplies. Dynamic Ports on Demand (PoD) and “pay-as-you-grow” port upgrades for 12-port configurations.
Brocade® M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel Switch
24 8Gb Fibre Channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external fabric ports).
8/4Gb Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
Supports 16 8Gb or 4Gb Fibre Channel connections.
Mellanox® M4001T FDR10 and M4001F FDR InfiniBand® Switches
16 internal ports and 16 external QSFP+ ports in a single wide form factor.
Up to six 3000W high-efficiency power supplies, six 2700W high-efficiency power supplies or up to six -48V DC 2700W power supplies.
Based on Dell’s Energy Smart technologies, the M1000e power supplies deliver greater levels of efficiency, even at low levels of utilization. Supported power supply configurations include:
3+3 and 2+2 (grid redundancy)
2+1, 3+1, 4+2, and 5+1 (power supply redundancy)
2+0 and 3+0 (non-redundant mode)
The M1000e chassis supports dynamic power supply engagement (DPSE) mode, which if enabled, puts lightly loaded power supplies into standby mode, driving up the utilization and the efficiency of the active supplies. Dell supports either 110–120V or 208–240V AC power supply input and supports a wide range of power distribution options. Dell recommends 208–240V AC for all production environments.
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