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Dell PowerEdge M520
12th Generation Blade Server
Dell PowerEdge M520 Blade Servers

The Dell PowerEdge M520 2-socket, half-height blade server delivers an extraordinary balance of value and performance for mainstream business applications, with no compromise on enterprise-class features.  Enjoy excellent performance and exceptional value with the Dell PowerEdge M520’s well-balanced processing capabilities and memory capacity in a compact half-height blade form factor. With up to 16 processor cores and up to 12 DIMMs of RAM, the scalability and performance of the M520 makes it a natural fit for general business applications such as e-mail and databases, as well as mid-tier virtual environments.

  • Up to 12 DIMMs
  • Mainstream performance
  • Hot-pluggable hard drives and hardware RAID
  • Impressive systems management capabilities
  • Leverages M1000e enclosure
Dell PowerEdge M520
Technical Specifications
Form Factor:
Half-height blade; Dell™ PowerEdge™ M1000e Blade Enclosure
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 product family
Chipset: Intel C600 Series 
Processor sockets: 2
Internal Interconnect: Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI): 6.4GT/s, 7.2GT/s, 8.0GT/s
Cache: 2.5MB per core; core options: 2, 4, 6, 8
Up to 384GB (12 DIMM slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s
RAID Controllers:
Internal controllers: PERC S110 (software RAID), PERC H310, PERC H710, PERC H710P
Primary Storage:
Hot-plug hard drive options: Up to 2 x 2.5” Express Flash PCIe SSD, SATA HDD/SSD, or SAS HDD/SSD
USB Ports:
2 front, 1 internal (with optional RIPS card)
Two Broadcom® 5720 1Gb Dual Port LOMs (4 x 1Gb ports)
I/O Options:
Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 1Gb
Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb
1Gb/10Gb adapters:
Brocade® BR1741M-k Dual Port 10Gb CNA
QLogic® QME8262-k Dual Port 10Gb KR CNA
Broadcom 57810S-k Dual Port 10Gb KR
Intel Ethernet X520-x/k Dual Port 10Gb
Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb
Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 1Gb
Fibre channel:
QLogic QME2572 (FC8)
Emulex® LPe1205-M (FC8)
Mellanox® ConnectX®-3 Dual Port FDR10
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Dual Port QDR
Power Supplies and Fans:
Supplied by Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
Remote Management:
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller for Blades (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)
Systems Management:
IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials and Dell Management Console
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage Connections:
• OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
• Dell plug-in for VMware® vCenter™
• HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool® , and CA Network and Systems Management
Supported Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
Virtualization options:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware® vSphere® ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
Embedded Hypervisor:
Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor or One SD card dedicated for vFlash media support

More information can be found on the official Dell PowerEdge M520 Specs PDF.

PowerEdge M520

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