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  • PowerEdge VRTX Technical Guide

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    for office environments.

  • ii PowerEdge VRTX Technical Guide

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    January 2014 | Version 3.1

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    Table of contents

    1 System overview ..................................................................................................................................................................5 Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................................5 Specifications ...................................................................................................................................................................... 7

    2 System features .................................................................................................................................................................. 9

    3 Processors ..........................................................................................................................................................................14

    4 Memory ............................................................................................................................................................................... 15

    5 Storage ................................................................................................................................................................................ 16 Infrastructure ..................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Supported hard drives ...................................................................................................................................................... 17 PERC8 storage controller................................................................................................................................................ 17

    6 Networking .........................................................................................................................................................................18 Fabric A system management ........................................................................................................................................18 Fabric A pass-through cards ...........................................................................................................................................18 Fabric A switches .............................................................................................................................................................. 19

    7 PCIe Infrastructure ........................................................................................................................................................... 20 Supported PCIe cards ..................................................................................................................................................... 20

    8 Power, thermal and acoustics ........................................................................................................................................ 21 Power consumption and energy efficiency ................................................................................................................. 21 Power supply units .......................................................................................................................................................... 22 Thermal ............................................................................................................................................................................. 23 Acoustics ........................................................................................................................................................................... 23

    9 Rack, rails and cable management ............................................................................................................................... 26 Cable management ......................................................................................................................................................... 27

    10 Operating systems and virtualization ........................................................................................................................... 28 Supported operating systems ........................................................................................................................................ 28 Supported virtualization ................................................................................................................................................. 28

    11 Dell OpenManage systems management .................................................................................................................... 29 Systems management solutions ................................................................................................................................... 29 OpenManage systems management ........................................................................................................................... 30 Dell server management operations ............................................................................................................................ 38

    Appendix A. Additional specifications .......................................................................................................................... 40 Chassis dimensions and weight .................................................................................................................................... 40 Environmental specifications ........................................................................................................................................ 40 USB peripherals ................................................................................................................................................................ 42

    Appendix B. Standards compliance ............................................................................................................................. 43

    Appendix C. Additional resources ................................................................................................................................. 44

  • iv PowerEdge VRTX Technical Guide

    Tables

    Key technologies .................................................................................................................................................. 6 Table 1. Technical specifications ....................................................................................................................................... 7 Table 2. VRTX chassis features ......................................................................................................................................... 11 Table 3. VRTX security features ........................................................................................................................................ 12 Table 4. Supported hard drives ........................................................................................................................................ 17 Table 5. Power tools and technologies .......................................................................................................................... 21 Table 6. 1100W PSU specifications................................................................................................................................. 22 Table 7. 1100W PSU efficiency ........................................................................................................................................ 23 Table 8. Supported rack rail system ............................................................................................................................... 26 Table 9. Rail adjustability range ....................................................................................................................................... 26 Table 10. Primary operating systems support ..