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Dell PowerEdge C6420
14th Generation 2U Rackmount Servers
Dell PowerEdge C6420 Servers

PowerEdge C6420 is ideal for high performance hyperscale workloads. With 4 nodes in a 2U FF, it maximizes density, scalability, and energy efficiency per U.  The C6420 server supports dynamic business needs in scale-out environments where performance and density go hand in hand. The PowerEdge C6420 supports up to 4 dual socket compute nodes in a 2U form factor and with Direct Liquid Cooling options, supports high wattage processors for even higher performance. NonVolatile Memory express (NVMe) drives and fabrics such as InfiniBand and Omnipath can be added for even higher scalability. This makes C6420 an ideal solution for hyperscale compute workloads requiring high scalability and high performance such as High Performance Computing (HPC), high performance data analytics, financial modeling and high frequency trading, SaaS/IaaS and web scale applications, visual effects rendering nodes, Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI), Software Defined Storage, etc.

  • High performance server for hyperscale workload
  • Maximizes density, scalability and efficiency
  • Ideal for HPC, high performance data analytics, high frequency trading and financial modeling, SaaS/IaaS, VFX render nodes, HCI and SDS

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Dell PowerEdge C6420
Technical Specifications
Enclosure Form Factor:
2U
Dimensions:
86.8mm x 448mm x 790mm
Weight: 3.5” Direct Backplane Chassis: 43.62 Kg 2.5” Direct/Expander/NVMe Backplane Chassis: 41.46 Kg No Backplane Chassis: 34.56 Kg
Processors:
Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 205W and 28 cores per processor (per node)
Storage:
One 120GB M.2 SATA RI SSD boot drive, One 16/32/64GB MicroSD card
Controllers: S140 Software RAID with Intel C620 Chipset SATA controller (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10) Hardware RAID using PERC H330 Mezzanine (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50), PERC H730p Mezzanine (RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60)
Non RAID: HBA330 Mezzanine, 12Gbps SAS LP PCIe HBA
Drive options:
Hard Drives:
300/600/900GB 2.5” 15K 12Gb SAS Drives 600GB/1.2TB/1.8TB 2.5” 10K 12Gb SAS Drives 1TB/2TB 2.5” 7.2K 12Gb SAS Drives 1TB/2TB/4TB/8TB/10TB 3.5” 7.2K 12Gb SAS/ 6Gbps SATA Drives
FIPS-140 Self Encrypting Hard Drives:
1.2TB 2.5” 10K 12Gb SAS FIPS-140 SED 2TB 2.5” 7.2K 12Gb SAS FIPS-140 SED 4TB/8TB 12Gbps SAS FIPS-140 SED
Solid State Drives:
120GB 2.5” 6Gbps SATA Boot SSD 480GB/800GB/960GB/1.6TB/1.92TB/3.84TB 6Gbps SATA
Read Intensive SSDs:
960GB/1.92TB/3.84TB 12Gbps SAS Read Intensive SSDs
NVMe Drives:
800GB/1.6TB Mixed Use 2.5” NVMe SSDs and PCIe add-in adapter cards
Power and cooling:
Dual Hot-plug fault tolerant redundant and non-redundant 1600W AC Power Supply
Dual Hot-plug fault tolerant redundant 2000W and 2400W AC Power Supply
Four dual rotor redundant, non-hot swappable fans
Air and Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) options
Chassis Options:
24 x 2.5” Direct Backplane with up to 6 SAS/SATA drives per C6420 sled
24 x 2.5” Expander Backplane with up to 12 SAS/SATA drives per C6420 sled and 2 C6420 sleds per C6400 chassis
24 x 2.5” NVMe Backplane with up to 2 SAS/SATA/NVMe drives and 4 SAS/SATA drives per C6420 sled
12 x 3.5” Direct Backplane with up to 3 SAS/SATA drives per C6420 sled
No Backplane option with no external drives per C6420 sled
Embedded Management:
BMC with Virtual Media and Console (default)
iDRAC 9 Enterprise
OpenManage Software:
OpenManage Essentials (OME)
Open Manage Server Administrator
OpenManage Server Enterprise
OpenManage Server Mobile
OpenManage Power Center
Integrations and connections:
OpenManage Integrations:
Microsoft® System Center, VMware® vCenter™, BMC Software
OpenManage Connections:
Nagios & Nagios XI, Oracle® Enterprise Manager™, HP® Operations Manager™, IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus™, IBM Tivoli Network Manager™, CA Network and Systems Management™
Security:
PowerEdge Secure Boot, System Erase, System Lockdown, Drift Detection, BIOS and OS Recovery, Active Directory/LDAP, two-factor authentication (TFA), SSH with Public Key Authentication (PKA), TLS 1.2, SNMP v3, Self-Encrypting and Instant Secure Erase (ISE) Drives
I/O & Ports:
Rear ports: 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 Micro USB port for iDRAC Direct
One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (low profile, half height and half length)
One x8 PCIe Gen3 Mezzanine (for storage controller)
One x16 PCIe Gen3 OCP Mezzanine (for network controller)
One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (for M.2 Boot Device)
Network cards:
One 1Gb Ethernet LOM port for systems management or shared with host

1Gb Ethernet
• Intel i350 1Gb Dual Port Ethernet LP PCIe Adapter
• Broadcom 5720 1Gb Dual Port Ethernet LP PCIe Adapter

10Gb Ethernet
• Intel X710 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ OCP Mezzanine Adapter
• Intel X710 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ LP PCIe Adapter
• Intel X550 Dual Port 10Gb BASE-T LP PCIe Adapter
• Intel X710 Quad Port 10Gb BASE-T LP PCIe Adapter
• Broadcom 57412 10Gb SFP+ LP PCIe Adapter
• Broadcom 57416 10Gb BASE-T LP LP PCIe Adapter
• QLogic 41162 Dual Port 10Gb BASE-T LP PCIe Adapter
• QLogic 41112 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ LP PCIe Adapter
• SolarFlare 8522 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ LP PCIe Adapter
• Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 10Gb Dual Port LP PCIe Adapter

25Gb Ethernet
• Broadcom 57414 Dual Port 25Gbps SFP28 PCIe LP Adapter
• QLogic 41262 Dual Port 25Gbps SFP28 LP PCIe Adapter
• Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx Dual Port 25Gbps SFP28 LP PCIe Adapter

40Gb Ethernet
• Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro Dual Port 40Gbps QSFP+ LP PCIe Adapter
• Intel XL710 Dual Port 40Gbps QSFP+ LP PCIe Adapter

100Gb Ethernet/InfiniBand / Omni-Path
• Mellanox ConnectX-4 Dual Port 100Gb QSFP+ LP PCIe Adapter
• Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI QSFP+ Single Port FDR LP PCIe Adapter
• Mellanox ConnectX-4 Single Port VPI QSFP28 EDR LP PCIe Adapter
• Mellanox ConnectX-4 Dual Port VPI QSFP28 EDR LP PCIe Adapter
• Intel Omni-Path Single Port Host Fabric Adapter 100 Series LP PCIe Adapter
• Dual port QSFP carrier card for processors with integrated Intel Omni-Path Fabric
Operating Systems:
Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi

More information can be found on the official Dell PowerEdge C6420 Specs PDF.

PowerEdge C6420

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