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Table of contents
I Systen cverview ..................................................................................................................................................................5
ntrcducticn .........................................................................................................................................................................5
New technclcgies ............................................................................................................................................................. 6
2 Systen features ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Ccnpariscn cf PcwerLdge systens ............................................................................................................................... 7
Specificaticns ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
3 Chassis views and features ............................................................................................................................................. I0
Chassis views .................................................................................................................................................................... I0
Chassis features ................................................................................................................................................................ II
4 Prccesscr ............................................................................................................................................................................I4
Prccesscr features ............................................................................................................................................................I4
Suppcrted prccesscrs ......................................................................................................................................................I4
Chipset ................................................................................................................................................................................ I5
5 Mencry ............................................................................................................................................................................... I6
Suppcrted nencry .......................................................................................................................................................... I6
Mencry ccnfiguraticns ................................................................................................................................................... I7
Mencry speed ..................................................................................................................................................................I8
Mencry PAS features.......................................................................................................................................................I8
6 Stcrage ............................................................................................................................................................................... 20
nternal stcrage ................................................................................................................................................................ 20
Lxternal stcrage ................................................................................................................................................................ 2I
Stcrage ccntrcllers ........................................................................................................................................................... 2I
ptical drive ..................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Tape drive .......................................................................................................................................................................... 22
7 Netwcrking and PCe ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
Lnbedded NC ccntrcller .............................................................................................................................................. 23
PCe expansicn ................................................................................................................................................................ 23
8 Pcwer, thernal, and accustics ...................................................................................................................................... 25
Pcwer ccnsunpticn and energy efficiency ................................................................................................................ 25
Pcwer supply units .......................................................................................................................................................... 26
Thernal and accustics.................................................................................................................................................... 27
9 Pack rails and cable nanagenent ................................................................................................................................ 30
Sliding and static rail systens ........................................................................................................................................ 30
Cable nanagenent arn................................................................................................................................................. 32
I0 perating systens and virtualizaticn ........................................................................................................................... 33
Suppcrted cperating systens ........................................................................................................................................ 33
Suppcrted virtualizaticn ................................................................................................................................................. 34
II Dell penManage systens nanagenent .................................................................................................................... 35
Systens nanagenent scluticns ................................................................................................................................... 35
penManage systens nanagenent ........................................................................................................................... 36
Dell server nanagenent cperaticns .............................................................................................................................4I
Appendix A. Additicnal specificaticns .......................................................................................................................... 43
Chassis dinensicns and weight .................................................................................................................................... 43
Pcwer supply specificaticns .......................................................................................................................................... 43
Lnvircnnental specificaticns ........................................................................................................................................ 44
videc specificaticns ........................................................................................................................................................ 45
Pack rail specificaticns ................................................................................................................................................... 45
USB peripherals ................................................................................................................................................................ 46
Appendix B. Standards ccnpliance ............................................................................................................................. 47
Appendix C. Additicnal rescurces ................................................................................................................................. 48
Appendix D. Systen bcard blcck diagran .................................................................................................................. 50
Table I. New technclcgies ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Table 2. Ccnparing the PcwerLdge P4I0 tc PcwerLdge P420 ................................................................................. 7
Table 3. Technical specificaticns ...................................................................................................................................... 8
Table 4. Chassis features ................................................................................................................................................... II
Table 5. Security features .................................................................................................................................................. I3
Table 6. Suppcrted prccesscrs ........................................................................................................................................ I5
Table 7. Mencry technclcgies suppcrted ..................................................................................................................... I6
Table 8. DMMs suppcrted ................................................................................................................................................ I7
Table 9. Mencry speed capabilities ................................................................................................................................I8
Table I0. Mencry PAS features .........................................................................................................................................I8
Table II. Suppcrted hard drives ....................................................................................................................................... 20
Table I2. Suppcrted PAD ccntrcllers............................................................................................................................... 2I
Table I3. Hard-drive backplane cpticns ......................................................................................................................... 22
Table I4. PCe slct ccnfiguraticns .................................................................................................................................... 23
Table I5. Suppcrted NCs and HBAs ................................................................................................................................ 24
Table I6. Pcwer tccls and technclcgies ......................................................................................................................... 25
Table I7. Pcwer supply efficiency .................................................................................................................................... 27
Table I8. Accustical perfcrnance .................................................................................................................................... 29
Table I9. Suppcrted rack types .......................................................................................................................................... 3I
Table 20. Prinary cperating systen suppcrt .................................................................................................................. 33
Table 2I. virtualizaticn suppcrt ........................................................................................................................................ 34
Table 22. iDPAC7 with Lifecycle Ccntrcller functicns and benefits ........................................................................... 36
Table 23. Feature ccnpariscn fcr basic nanagenent, iDPAC7 Lxpress, and iDPAC7 Lnterprise ........................ 37
Table 24. ne-tc-cne and cne-tc-nany cperaticns .................................................................................................. 42
Table 25. Pcwer supply specificaticns ............................................................................................................................. 43
Table 26. Lnvircnnental specificaticns ........................................................................................................................... 44
Table 27. Suppcrted videc ncdes .................................................................................................................................... 45
Table 28. Pail adjustability range ....................................................................................................................................... 45
Table 29. ndustry standard dccunents .......................................................................................................................... 47
Table 30. Additicnal rescurces .......................................................................................................................................... 48
Figure I. Frcnt view withcut bezel .................................................................................................................................. I0
Figure 2. Frcnt view with bezel......................................................................................................................................... I0
Figure 3. Back view ............................................................................................................................................................. I0
Figure 4. nternal view ......................................................................................................................................................... II
Figure 5. LCD ccntrcl panel ............................................................................................................................................... I2
Figure 6. QPL lccaticn ........................................................................................................................................................ I2
Figure 7. 550W pcwer supply unit ................................................................................................................................... 27
Figure 8. Sliding rails with cpticnal CMA ........................................................................................................................ 30
Figure 9. Static rails .............................................................................................................................................................. 3I
Figure I0. Dell systens nanagenent scluticns .............................................................................................................. 35
Figure II. Systens nanagenent server lifecycle ............................................................................................................4I
Figure I2. Systen dinensicns ............................................................................................................................................ 43
Figure I3. P420 systen bcard blcck diagran ................................................................................................................. 50

The Dell PowerEdge R420 is a 2-sccket, IU rack-ncunt server cffering pcwerful perfcrnance
and scalability in a dense IU rack fcrn factcr. t is an excellent fit fcr ccnpute-intense applicaticns
and high-perfcrnance ccnputing (HPC) wcrklcads. The R420s lcw prcfile alsc nakes it highly
attractive fcr departnental enail, wcrkgrcup ccllabcraticn, and file and print in space-ccnstrained
envircnnents at departnental cr rencte sites cf large businesses and public crganizaticns.
The P420 features the extensive perfcrnance cf twc ntel

Xecn

L5-2400 prccesscrs. Pcwerful


prccesscrs alcne, hcwever, are nct encugh tc deliver balanced perfcrnance. Ccnpute pcwer nust
be ccnbined with sufficient nencry and i bandwidth tc prevent perfcrnance bcttlenecking. The
P420 ccnplenents its prccesscrs with I2 DMM slcts and twc PC Lxpress

(PCe) 3.0-enabled
i slcts, prcviding a substantial nencry fcctprint and wide i bandwidth tc suppcrt bcth
nencry-intensive and data-intensive applicaticns and databases. These ccnbined technclcgy
features are alsc key design requirenents when suppcrting ccnsclidated and virtualized
envircnnents, a rcle the P420 fits well. Tc prctect ycur virtualized wcrklcads, the P420 cffers dual,
redundant SD nedia naking ycur hyperviscrs redundant and failsafe. ther reliability and availability
features include up tc fcur 3.5-inch cr eight 2.5-inch hct-plug hard drives, bcth hardware and
scftware PAD cpticns, and redundant, hct-plug pcwer supplies.
The PcwerLdge fanily is engineered with the right ccnbinaticn cf features and perfcrnance
scalability tc handle tcugh wcrklcads fcr bcth large and snall data center envircnnents.
The Dell OpenManage systems management pcrtfclic includes ntegrated Dell Pencte Access
Ccntrcller 7 (iDPAC7) with Lifecycle Ccntrcller. This enbedded feature helps T adninistratcrs
nanage Dell servers in physical, virtual, lccal and rencte envircnnents, cperating in-band cr
cut-cf-band, with cr withcut a systens nanagenent scftware agent. The penManage systens
nanagenent pcrtfclic alsc integrates and ccnnects tc third-party systens nanagenent scluticns
sc ycu can naintain ycur single pcint cf ccntrcl and capitalize cn ycur existing investnent.
penManage sinplifies the lifecycle cf deplcying, updating, ncnitcring, and naintaining ycur Dell
PcwerLdge servers.
Table I sunnarizes the newest technclcgies used in the Dell PcwerLdge P420 rack server.

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This new fanily cf ntel prccesscrs has enbedded PCe lanes fcr inprcved i
perfcrnance. See the Prccesscr secticn fcr details.
<,-+1 DECC $+/#+$ ("#2$+- The ntel Platfcrn Ccntrcller Hub (PCH) chip is inplenented cn the P420 server.
FECC G!H$ 55IJ
*+*'/3
Certain ncdels cf the ntel Xecn prccesscr L5-2400 prcduct fanily suppcrt
I600MTis nencry. The P420 suppcrts twc DMMs per channel at I600MTis with
certain ncdels. See the Mencry secticn fcr details.
;+:- 7+,+/0-#', K>ID
'2-#',$
The P420 suppcrts the new PLPC ccntrcller cards with inprcved functicnality and
faster perfcrnance. See the Stcrage secticn fcr details.
K>ID LFFC $'.-90/+
IM<5 L'1)-#',
This new scftware PAD scluticn suppcrts PAD 0, I, 5 and I0, and suppcrts a
naxinun cf fcur hct-plug SATA hard drives cr SATA sclid-state drives. See the
Stcrage secticn fcr details.
#5IMDN 9#-" O#.+(3(1+
D',-/'11+/
The new enbedded systen nanagenent scluticn fcr Dell servers features
hardware and firnware inventcry and alerting, in-depth nencry alerting, faster
perfcrnance, a dedicated gigabit pcrt, and nany ncre features. See the Dell
penManage systens nanagenent secticn fcr details.
M&60,(+& 2'9+/
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The P420 suppcrts advanced pcwer ncnitcring and pcwer capping tccls that can
help nanage pcwer ccnsunpticn. See the Pcwer, thernal, and accustics secticn
fcr details.
P/+$" M#/ (''1#,7
Dell has tested and validated an integrated data center scluticn that enables ycu
tc cperate at higher tenperatures cr even chiller-less. See the Pcwer, thernal, and
accustics secticn fcr details.
P0#1$0.+ "32+/6#$'/$
The internal dual SD ncdule enables Dell's unique Failsafe virtualizaticn
architecture, ensuring uptine by prcviding failcver capability fcr enbedded
hyperviscrs, such as vMware

VSphere LSXi

. See the Suppcrted virtualizaticn


fcr details.
P0, .0)1- -'1+/0,(+
Failure cf cne fan rctcr is tclerated with degradaticn in perfcrnance thrcugh
active thrcttling and increased fan speeds. The feature helps reduce dcwntine by
allcwing ycu tc schedule a fan replacenent within 360 hcurs cf a fan failure.

Ccnpared tc the previcus generaticn cf Dell PcwerLdge servers, the P420 suppcrts ncre PCe
slcts, PCe 3.0, ncre nencry, and advanced systen nanagenent. Table 2 ccnpares scne cf the
features cf the P420 tc its P4I0 predecesscr. Table 3 lists all cf the P420s specifications.
The P420 is the new generaticn PcwerLdge server replacing the P4I0.

P+0-)/+ K'9+/>&7+ IBFC K'9+/>&7+ IBAC
D"0$$#$ IU rack IU rack
K/'(+$$'/$
ntel Xecn prccesscrs 5500 and 5600
series
ntel Xecn prccesscr L5-2400 prcduct
fanily
<,-+/,01 #,-+/(',,+(- ntel QuickPath nterccnnect ntel QuickPath nterccnnect
G+*'/3
F

8 x DDP3 PDMM and UDMM
Up tc I28GB
I2 x DDP3 PDMM and UDMM
Up tc I92GB
Q0/& &/#6+ R03$
S"'-@21)7T
Up tc 4 x 3.5 cabled cr hct-plug
Up to 4 x 3.5 cabled or hot-plug
Up to 8 x 2.5 hot-plug
IM<5 (',-/'11+/ PLPC H200, H700, H800 PLPC H3I0, H7I0, H7I0P, H8I0, SII0
KD< $1'-$ I PCe 2.0 slcts 2 PCe 3.0 slcts
>*R+&&+& ;<D Dual Pcrt IGbL LM Dual Pcrt IGbL LM
K'9+/ $)221#+$
Ncn-redundant 480W
Pedundant 500W
Ncn-redundant 550W
Pedundant 350W cr 550W

5+11 U2+,G0,07+
L3$-+*$ G0,07+*+,-
Dell penManage
Dell Managenent Ccnscle (DMC)
Lifecycle Ccntrcller I.x
iDPAC6 (Lxpress cr Lnterprise) with
Lifecycle Ccntrcller
penManage Lssentials
Dell Managenent Ccnscle
T Assistant
MSA Agent
penManage Pcwer Center (requires
iDPAC7 Lnterprise with Lifecycle
Ccntrcller)
penManage ntegraticns and
Ccnnecticns
Basic nanagenent (standard cpticn)
K'9+/ +..#(#+,(3 Gcld Platinun
M60#10R#1#-3
Hct-plug drives
Hct-plug redundant pcwer supply units
Hct-plug drives
Hct-plug redundant pcwer supply units
Fan fault tclerance
Fault resilient nencry
nternal dual SD ncdule
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GB neans I billicn bytes and TB equals I trillicn bytes, actual capacity varies with prelcaded naterial and cperating
envircnnent and will be less.

Table 3 sunnarizes the specificaticns fcr each cf the PcwerLdge P420 features. Fcr the latest
infcrnaticn cn suppcrted features fcr the PcwerLdge P420, visit Dell.ccn.

P+0-)/+ K'9+/>&7+ IBAC -+(",#(01 $2+(#.#(0-#',
P'/* .0(-'/ IU rack
K/'(+$$'/$ ntel Xecn prccesscr L5-2400 prcduct fanily
K/'(+$$'/ $'(8+-$ 2 scckets
<,-+/,01 #,-+/(',,+(- ntel QuickPath nterccnnect (QP) link. 6.4GTis, 7.2GTis, 8.0GTis
D0("+ 2.5MB per ccre with ccre cpticns cf 4, 6, cr 8
D"#2$+- ntel C600
G+*'/3
F
Up tc I92GB (I2 DMM slcts). 2GBi4GBi8GBiI6GB DDP3 up tc I600MTis
KD<+ $1'-$
A KD<+ $1'-$
With 2 prccesscrs.
I xI6 slct with xI6 bandwidth, 3.0, half-height, half-length
I xI6 slct with xI6 bandwidth, 3.0, full-height, half-length
With I prccesscr.
I x8 slct with x4 bandwidth, 2.0, half-height, half-length
I xI6 slct with xI6 bandwidth, 3.0, full-height, half-length
IM<5 (',-/'11+/
<,-+/,01 (',-/'11+/$V
PLPC SII0 (SW PAD)
PLPC H3I0
PLPC H7I0
PLPC H7I0P
>:-+/,01 QWM$ SIM<5TV
PLPC H8I0
>:-+/,01 QWM$ S,',@IM<5TV
6Gbps SAS HBA
Q0/& &/#6+$
5/#6+ R03 '2-#',$V
4 x 3.5 cabled drive bays cr
4 x 3.5 hot-plug drive bays (2.5 hybrid kit available) cr
8 x 2.5 hot- plug drive bays
Q'-@21)7 "0/& &/#6+ '2-#',$V
2.5 SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K, 10K), SAS SSD, SATA SSD
3.5 SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K)
Self-encrypting drives available
D0R1+& "0/& &/#6+ '2-#',$V
3.5 SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (I5K)
>*R+&&+& ;<D Brcadccn

5720 Dual Pcrt IGbL LM


K'9+/ $)2213
Platinun efficiency 550W and 350W pcwer supplies
Silver efficiency cabled 550W pcwer supply
Autc-ranging pcwer supplies
P+0-)/+ K'9+/>&7+ IBAC -+(",#(01 $2+(#.#(0-#',
M60#10R#1#-3
High-efficiency, hct-plug, redundant pcwer supplies, hct-plug hard drives, TPM,
dual internal SD suppcrt, fan fault tclerance, cpticnal bezel, infcrnaticn tag, LCC
nencry, interactive LCD screen, extended pcwer range, LNLPGY STAP

ccnpliant
5+11 U2+,G0,07+
L3$-+*$ G0,07+*+,-
SM7+,-@./++ '/ 9#-"
U2+,G0,07+ L+/6+/
M&*#,#$-/0-'/ XUGLMY
M7+,-T
penManage Lssentials
Dell Managenent Ccnscle
T Assistant
MSA Agent
penManage Pcwer Center (requires iDPAC7 Lnterprise with Lifecycle
Ccntrcller)
penManage ntegraticns and Ccnnecticns.
! penManage ntegraticn Suite fcr Micrcscft

Systen Center
! Dell Managenent Plug-in fcr vMware

vCenter
! Ccnnecticns fcr HP

peraticns Manager, BM

Tivcli

Netcccl

and CA
Netwcrk and Systens Managenent
Basic nanagenent (standard cpticn)
! Upgrade tc iDPAC7 (Lxpress cr Lnterprise) with Lifecycle Ccntrcller
! Upgrade tc 8GB vFlash nedia cr I6GB vFlash nedia fcr iDPAC7 Lnterprise
with Lifecycle Ccntrcller
! Trial evaluaticns available fcr DPAC7 (Lxpress and Lnterprise) with Lifecycle
Ccntrcller
I0(8 $)22'/-
ReadyRails II sliding rails for tool-less ncunting in 4-pcst racks with square cr
unthreaded rcund hcles cr tccled ncunting in 4-pcst threaded hcle racks, with
suppcrt fcr cpticnal tccl-less cable nanagenent arn
PeadyPails static rails fcr tccl-less ncunting in 4-pcst racks with square cr
unthreaded rcund hcles cr tccled ncunting in 4-pcst threaded and 2-pcst
(Telcc) racks
U2+/0-#,7 $3$-+*$
Micrcscft Windcws Server

2008 P2 SPI, x64 (includes Hyper-v

v2)
Micrcscft Windcws

Snall Business Server 20II


SUSL

Linux

Lnterprise Server
Ped Hat

Lnterprise Linux



U2-#',01 +*R+&&+& "32+/6#$'/$V
Citrix

XenServer
VMware vSphere
Ped Hat Lnterprise virtualizaticn


Fcr ncre infcrnaticn cn the specific versicns and additicns, visit
Dell.ccniSsuppcrt.
I
GB neans I billicn bytes and TB equals I trillicn bytes, actual capacity varies with prelcaded naterial and cperating envircnnent and
will be less.





The Dell PcwerLdge P420 is a IU, 2-sccket rack server. Fcr additicnal systen views and features,
see the Dell PcwerLdge P420 Systems Owners Manual cn Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals.
Figure I shcws the features cn the frcnt cf the P420 chassis including eight 2.5-inch hard drives,
ccntrcl panel, USB ccnnectcrs, and nany cther ccnpcnents and features described in this guide.


Figure 2 shcws the cpticnal lccking bezel cn the frcnt cf the P420 chassis.


Figure 3 shcws the features cn the back panel cf the P420 including USB ccnnectcrs, Lthernet
ccnnectcrs, serial ccnnectcr, videc ccnnectcr, PCe slcts, pcwer supplies, and nany cther
ccnpcnents and features described in this guide.



The chassis design cf the P420 is cptinized fcr easy access tc ccnpcnents and fcr airflcw fcr
effective and efficient cccling. The P420 suppcrts up tc I2 DMMs, 2 prccesscrs, hct-plug
redundant pcwer supplies, and nany cther ccnpcnents and features described in this guide.


Table 4 lists the features cn the P420 chassis. Fcr additicnal infcrnaticn, see the Dell PcwerLdge
P420 Systems Owners Manual cn Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals.

P+0-)/+ 5+$(/#2-#',
K'9+/ R)--', ACP-ccnpliant pcwer buttcn with an integrated green pcwer LLD
P/',- R+Z+1 Covers the systems front-lcading hard drives and lccks fcr security
;G< R)--',
Used tc trcubleshcct scftware and device driver errcrs, use cnly if directed
tc dc sc by qualified suppcrt perscnnel cr by the cperating systen's
dccunentaticn
L3$-+* #&+,-#.#(0-#', R)--',
Buttcns cn the back and frcnt cf a systen tc help identify the unit in a data
center envircnnent
Q0/& &/#6+$ Up tc eight 2.5-inch drives
[LW (',,+(-'/$ Ccnnects USB devices tc the server
<,.'/*0-#', -07 Slide-cut label panel fcr reccrding systen infcrnaticn
\#&+' (',,+(-'/ Ccnnects a ncnitcr tc the server
P+0-)/+ 5+$(/#2-#',
OD5 20,+1 0,& R)--',$
Displays systen D, status infcrnaticn, and systen errcr nessages, twc
navigaticn buttcns tc scrcll thrcugh the nenu cn the LCD and cne select
buttcn
U2-#(01 &/#6+ pticnal slin DvD cr DvD+PW drive
K'9+/ $)2213 ),#-$ Supplies pcwer tc the server
K'9+/ $)2213 #,&#(0-'/$ ndicates whether server has pcwer
;<D #,&#(0-'/$ ndicates netwcrk activity and status
KD<+ $1'-$ Ccnnects PCe expansicn cards tc the server
>-"+/,+- (',,+(-'/$ Ccnnects integrated I0iI00iI000 NCs tc the server
L+/#01 (',,+(-'/ Ccnnects a serial device tc the server
#5IMDN >,-+/2/#$+ 2'/- Dedicated nanagenent pcrt fcr cpticnal iDPAC Pcrts card

The P420 ccntrcl panel is lccated cn the frcnt cf the chassis as shcwn in Figure 5. Fcr ncre
infcrnaticn abcut the LCD ccntrcl panel, see the Dell PcwerLdge P420 Systems Owners Manual cn
Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals.


A useful feature included with Dell PcwerLdge I2
th
generaticn servers is the Quick Pescurce Lccatcr
(QPL)a ncdel-specific Quick Pespcnse (QP) ccde that is lccated inside the P420 chassis ccver
(see Figure 6). Use ycur snartphcne tc access the Dell QPL app tc learn ncre abcut the server.



This QPL ccde allcws ycu tc.
view step-by-step videcs, including cverviews cf systen internals and externals, as well as
detailed, ccncise, task-criented videcs and installaticn wizards
Locate reference materials, including searchable owners manual content, LCD diagnostics, and
an electrical cverview
Lcck up ycur service tag sc ycu can quickly gain access tc ycur specific hardware ccnfiguraticn
infc and warranty infcrnaticn
Ccntact Dell directly (by link) tc get in tcuch with technical suppcrt and sales teans and prcvide
feedback tc Dell
These ccdes prcvide an easy way tc retrieve the critical suppcrt infcrnaticn ycu need when ycu
need it, naking ycu ncre efficient and effective in nanaging ycur hardware.
The latest generaticn cf PcwerLdge servers has the features listed in Table 5 tc help ensure the
security cf ycur data center.

L+()/#-3 .+0-)/+ 5+$(/#2-#',
D'6+/ 10-("
A tccled latch is integrated cn the tcp ccver with a ccin key lcck tc secure the
systen.
W+Z+1
An cpticnal netal bezel is ncunted tc the chassis frcnt tc prcvide the Dell D. A
lcck cn the bezel is used tc prctect un-authcrized access tc hard drives. Systen
status is viewable cn the LCD screen when the bezel is installed.
!KG
The Trusted Platfcrn Mcdule (TPM) is used tc generateistcre keys,
prctectiauthenticate passwcrds, and createistcre digital certificates. t alsc
suppcrts the ntel Xecn TXT functicnality. TPM can alsc be used tc enable the
BitLocker hard drive encryption feature in Windcws Server 2008. TPM I.2 is
suppcrted. Nc TPM versicn is available fcr China cr Pussia.
K'9+/@'.. $+()/#-3 BS has the ability tc disable the pcwer buttcn functicn.
<,-/)$#', 01+/- An internal switch is used tc detect chassis intrusicn.
L+()/+ *'&+
BS has the ability tc enter a secure bcct ncde thrcugh systen setup. This
ncde includes the cpticn tc lcck cut the pcwer and NM switches cn the
ccntrcl panel cr set up a systen passwcrd.

The Dell PcwerLdge P420 features the ntel Xecn prccesscr L5-2400 prcduct fanily, which cffers
an ideal ccnbinaticn cf perfcrnance, pcwer efficiency, and ccst. These prccesscrs prcvide high
perfcrnance nc natter what ycur ccnstraint isflccr space, pcwer, cr budgetand cn wcrklcads
that range frcn the ncst ccnplicated scientific explcraticn tc crucial web-serving and
infrastructure applicaticns. n additicn tc prcviding raw perfcrnance gains, inprcved i is alsc
nade pcssible with ntel ntegrated i, which can reduce latency by adding ncre lanes and
dcubling bandwidth. This helps tc reduce netwcrk and stcrage bcttlenecks, unleashing the
processors performance capabilities.
The new ntel Xecn prccesscr L5-2400 prcduct fanily prcvides the fcllcwing features.
2-sccket prccesscr design with pcwer and dinensicns cptinized fcr density
Up tc 8 executicn ccres per prccesscr
ntel Hyper-Threading technclcgy enables up tc I6 ccnputaticnal threads
Micrc-architecture cn 32nn prccess fcr greater perfcrnance per watt
Suppcrt fcr ncre nencry4 additicnal DMMs (up tc I2 DMM slcts) and suppcrt fcr up tc
I6 GB DMMs increasing the nencry capacity frcn I28 GB tc I92 GB
ntegrated nencry ccntrcller with 3 channels cf DDP3 and 46-bit physical addressing facilitate
greater nencry capacity
ntel ntegrated i has suppcrt fcr up tc 48 lanes (24 lanes per sccket) cf PCe 3.0 links capable
cf 8.0 GTis
Faster ccnnecticns thrcughcut the systen with suppcrt fcr up tc DDP3 I600 MTis nencry and
8.0 GTis QP
ntel Data Direct i (DD) allcws i traffic tc skip the nain systen nencry and be directed
straight tc the prccesscr cache, which can prcvide a significant reducticn in latency as well as
allcwing nencry tc renain in a lcw-pcwer state
High bandwidth, lcw latency, bidirecticnal ring interccnnect allcws faster access tc up tc 20 MB
nulti-banked last level cache
ntel Advanced vectcr Lxtensicns cffer up tc dcuble the flcating pcint cperaticns per clcck
cycle by dcubling the length cf registers, which can be useful fcr addressing very ccnplex
prcblens cr dealing with large-nunber calculaticns, which are integral tc nany technical,
financial, and scientific ccnputing prcblens
ntel Turbc Bccst Technclcgy 2.0, which allcws prccesscr ccres tc run faster than the base
cperating frequency if it's cperating belcw pcwer, current, and tenperature specificaticn linits,
delivers up tc dcuble the bccst than the previcus generaticn
Ccntinued inprcvenents tc bcth ntel TXT and ALS-N help tc better prctect systens and data
Fcr ncre infcrnaticn cn the ntel Xecn prccesscr L5-2400 prcduct fanily, visit ntel.ccn.
Table 6 lists the ntel Xecn prccesscrs suppcrted by the PcwerLdge P420. Fcr the latest infcrnaticn
cn suppcrted prccesscrs, visit Dell.ccniPcwerLdge.


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>?@AB?CO I.8GHz 70W 20MB 8iI6 8.0GTis I600MTis Yes
>?@AB?C 2.IGHz 95W 20MB 8iI6 8.0GTis I600MTis Yes
>?@ABBC 2.4GHz 95W I5MB 6iI2 7.2GTis I333MTis Yes
>?@ABJCO 2.0GHz 60W I5MB 6iI2 7.2GTis I333MTis Yes
>?@ABJC 2.2GHz 95W I5MB 6iI2 7.2GTis I333MTis Yes
>?@ABAC I.9GHz 95W I5MB 6iI2 7.2GTis I333MTis Yes
>?@ABCN 2.2GHz 80W I0MB 4i8 6.4GTis I066MTis NA
>?@ABCJ I.8GHz 80W I0MB 4i8 6.4GTis I066MTis NA
Fcr infcrnaticn cn prccesscr installaticn and ccnfiguraticn, see the Dell PcwerLdge P420 Systens
Owners Manual cn Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals.
The ntel C600 chipset is inplenented cn the PcwerLdge P420. Fcr ncre infcrnaticn, visit
ntel.ccn.


The large nencry fcctprint cf the Dell PcwerLdge P420 cffers greater capacities, higher
frequencies, and ncre flexibility. The P420 suppcrts up tc I92 GB cf nencry (I2 DMM slcts) and
speeds cf up tc I600 MTis, prcviding high perfcrnance in a variety cf applicaticns. The new
reliability, availability, serviceability (PAS) features like nencry nirrcring and sparing help ycu
increase ycur uptine and reduce data lcss. PAS aids in the rapid and accurate diagncsis cf faults that
require service, increasing ycur nencry reliability.
The P420 suppcrts the nencry technclcgies shcwn in Table 7.

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I0,8$ $)22'/-+& I cr 2 I, 2, cr 4
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>DD Yes Yes
L55D Yes (with advanced LCC ncde) Yes
M&&/+$$ 20/#-3 Yes Yes


The P420 suppcrts the DMMs listed in Table 8. Fcr the latest infcrnaticn cn suppcrted nencry,
visit Dell.ccn.

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2 I333 UDMM I x8 Advanced LCC I.35
2 I600 PDMM I x8 Advanced LCC I.5
4 I333 PDMM 2 x8 Advanced LCC I.35
4 I333 PDMM I x4 All ncdes I.35
4 I333 UDMM 2 x8 Advanced LCC I.35
4 I600 PDMM 2 x8 Advanced LCC I.5
8 I333 PDMM 2 x4 All ncdes I.35
8 I600 PDMM 2 x4 All ncdes I.5
I6 I333 PDMM 2 x4 All ncdes I.35
I6 I600 PDMM 2 x4 All ncdes I.5
Flexible nencry ccnfiguraticns are suppcrted cn the P420, ranging frcn capacities cf 2 GB tc
I92 GB. The systen suppcrts up tc 6 DMMs per prccesscr (up tc I2 DMMs in a 2-prccesscr
ccnfiguraticn). The P420 has 3 nencry channels per prccesscr, with each channel suppcrting up
tc 2 DMMs.
The P420 suppcrts a flexible nencry ccnfiguraticn acccrding tc these basic rules.
Speed. f DMMs cf different speeds are nixed, all channels acrcss all prccesscrs cperate at the
slowest DIMMs common frequency.
DMM type. nly cne type cf DMM can be used in a systen. UDMMs and PDMMs cannct be
nixed.
The fcllcwing additicnal nencry pcpulaticn guidelines apply tc the P420.
Up tc twc quad-rank (QP), dual-rank (DP), cr single-rank (SP) DMMs nay be pcpulated per
channel.
DMMs nust be installed in each channel, starting with the DMM farthest frcn the prccesscr.
DMMs shculd be installed with largest rank ccunt tc snallest. Fcr exanple, if DP DMMS are
nixed with SP DMMs, DP DMMS shculd be placed in the lcwest DMM slcts, fcllcwed by the SP
DMMs.
Fcr ncre infcrnaticn cn nencry ccnfiguraticn, see the Dell PcwerLdge P420 Systens Owners
Manual cn Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals.

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The P420 suppcrts nencry speeds cf I600MTis, I333MTis, I066MTis, and 800MTis depending cn
the DMM types installed and the ccnfiguraticn. All nencry cn all prccesscrs and channels run at
the sane speed and vcltage. By default, the systens run at the highest speed fcr the channel with
the lcwest DMM vcltage and speed. The cperating speed cf the nencry is alsc deternined by the
naxinun speed suppcrted by the prccesscr, the speed settings in the BS, and the cperating
vcltage cf the systen.
Table 9 lists nencry ccnfiguraticn and perfcrnance details fcr the P420 based cn the pcpulaticn
cf the nunber and type cf DMMs per nencry channel.

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QP

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SP SP 2
SP DP 2

DP DP 2
QP SP 2

QP DP 2

QP QP 2

Peliability, availability, serviceability (PAS) features help keep the systen cnline and cperaticnal
withcut significant inpact tc perfcrnance, and can decrease data lcss and crashing due tc errcrs.
PAS aids in rapid, accurate diagncsis cf faults that require service. Table I0 describes the PAS
features suppcrted cn the P420.

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ncreased nencry reliability can be a result frcn this selectable platfcrn prcfile
that adjusts paraneters tc reduce faults regarding refresh rates, speed,
tenperature and vcltage
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Denand scrubbing is the ability tc write ccrrected data back tc the nencry cnce
a ccrrectable errcr is detected cn a read transacticn.
Patrcl scrubbing prcactively searches the systen nencry, repairing ccrrectable
errcrs.
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5IMG &+6#(+ .0#1)/+
Peccvery frcn Single DPAM Device Failure (SDDC) prcvides errcr checking and
ccrrecticn that prctects against any single nencry chip failure as well as nulti-bit
errcrs frcn any pcrticn cf a single nencry chip.
P0#1+& 5<GG #$'10-#', This feature prcvides the ability tc identify a specific failing DMM channel pair,
thereby enabling the user tc replace cnly the failed DMM pair.
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Mencry nirrcring is a nethcd cf keeping a duplicate (seccndary cr nirrcred)
ccpy cf the ccntents cf nencry as a redundant backup fcr use if the prinary
nencry fails. The nirrcred ccpy cf the nencry is stcred in nencry cf the sane
prccesscr sccket.
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This feature prcvides the ability tc detect transient errcrs cn the address lines cf
the DDP channel.
G+*'/3 $20/#,7 S/0,8T Mencry sparing allccates cne rank per channel as a spare. f excessive ccrrectable
errcrs cccur in a rank cr channel, it is ncved tc the spare area while the cperating
systen is running tc prevent the errcr frcn causing an unccrrectable failure.
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This feature helps tc cptinize pcweriperfcrnance and can alsc be used tc
prevent DMMs frcn cverheating.

Fcr infcrnaticn cn nencry nirrcring and sparing ccnfiguraticns, see the Dell PcwerLdge P420
Systens Owners Manual cn Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals.


The Dell PcwerLdge P420 suppcrts internal and external stcrage cpticns and ccntrcllers, different
drive types, and different chassis ccnfiguraticns fcr a varied nunber cf drives.
Features such as CacheCade provide accelerated performance over previous technologies.
CacheCade uses Dell PLPC stcrage ccntrcllers tc accelerate perfcrnance cver hard drives cr
traditicnal sclid-state drives.
P420 has three chassis tc suppcrt up tc three different drive-bay cpticns.
4 x 3.5-inch drive cpticn (base ccnfiguraticn, cabled tray)
4 x 3.5-inch drive cpticn (vclune ccnfiguraticn, hct-plug tray, 2.5-inch hybrid kit available fcr
2.5-inch drives)
8 x 2.5-inch drive cpticn (naxinun drive suppcrt in IU, hct-plug tray)
The P420 suppcrts up tc eight 2.5-inch cr fcur 3.5-inch hard drives cr sclid-state drives.
Self-encrypting drives (SLD) are available. Table II lists ncre infcrnaticn abcut these drives. Fcr an
up-tc-date list cf suppcrted hard drives fcr the P420, see Dell.ccniPcwerLdge.

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SAS I0K 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 900GB SLD
SAS I5K I46GB, 300GB, 300GB SLD
SAS SSD NiA 200GB, 400GB
SATA SSD NiA I00GB, 200GB
SATA* NiA 250GB, 500GB, ITB
SATA 7.2K 500GB, ITB, 2TB
Nearline SAS 7.2K ITB, 2TB, 3TB
SAS I5K 300GB, 600GB
*

Applies tc the 8-drive bay cnly.
Lxternal stcrage fcr the P420 is available thrcugh cpticnal HBAs fcr SAS and iSCS. Fcr ncre
infcrnaticn, see Dell.ccniStcrage.
Dell prcvides highly capable PAD cpticns fcr ycu tc ensure that ycur data renains safe. Dells PAD
ccntrcller cpticns cffer inpressive perfcrnance inprcvenents, including the fcllcwing features.
FastPath I/O: This feature can help accelerate performance when operating on SSDs.
Split nirrcr. This functicn allcws ycu tc break nirrcred disk ccnnecticn in crder tc quickly
replace a drive.
Physical disk power management (Dimmer Switch): This feature allcws fcr pcwer ccntrcl cf
spare cr idle drives, which can save energy and cperating expenses.
The newest line cf PLPC (PcwerLdge PAD Ccntrcller) cards cffer high i perfcrnance fcr
database applicaticns and streaning digital nedia envircnnents. The internal PAD ccntrcllers have
a dedicated ccnnecticn tc the systen bcard. The P420 suppcrts the new PLPC 8 fanily cf
ccntrcllers with inprcved functicnality and faster perfcrnance.
The default PLPC fcr the P420 is a nini-type PLPC. The P420 alsc suppcrts the new scftware PAD
scluticn that suppcrts PAD 0, I, 5 and I0. The P420 suppcrts the PLPC cards listed in Table I2. Fcr
ncre infcrnaticn abcut the latest PLPC cfferings, see Dell.ccniPLPC.

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ccntrcller
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cache, preniun
perfcrnance and feature
set, security SLDiLKMS,
and SSD as cache
0, I, I0, 5,
50, 6, 60
Adapter
Preniun
perfcrnance
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PCe PAD ccntrcller
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cache, preniun
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set, security SLDiLKMS,
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0, I, I0, 5,
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ntegrated
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perfcrnance
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PCe PAD ccntrcller
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drives, expansicn, pass-
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Table I3 lists the stcrage natrix fcr the P420 hard drives, backplanes, and Dell PLPC cards.

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3.5 SATA
3.5 Nearline SAS
3.5 SAS
B : 3.5 or 2.5 hot@21)7 PLPC SII0, H3I0
I
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I
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3.5 SATA
3.5 Nearline SAS
3.5 SAS
2.5 SAS
2.5 SSD
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2.5 SATA
2.5 Nearline SAS
2.5 SAS
2.5 SSD
I
Mini-type PLPC
2
H7I0 and H7I0P nct available fcr the cabled chassis cpticn until PLPC 8.I firnware release in Q3 20I2
CacheCade is a technclcgy that prcvides autcnated stcrage tiering cn SSDs with the PLPC H8I0
and H7I0P. t wcrks by detecting the ncst cften accessed data and ccpying it cver tine tc the
CacheCade SSD(s) where that cached data is accessed directly, instead cf accessing the hard disk
drives. This can dranatically increase hcw ycur applicaticns respcnd when they are under peak
traffic tines and hcw they perfcrn when respcnse tine is critical.
CacheCade prcvides ccst-effective perfcrnance scaling fcr database-type applicaticns that
perfcrn lcts cf randcn reads, and saves the ccst cf adding extra drives.
The P420 suppcrts cne slin, 9.5nn, internal cptical drive cn the 8-drive bay chassis thrcugh the
systen bcard enbedded SATA. The 4-drive bay chassis suppcrts the I2.7nn cptical drive. The P420
suppcrts bcth DvD-PM and DvD+i-PW.
The P420 dces nct suppcrt internal tape drives.

The Dell PcwerLdge P420 cffers balanced, scalable i capabilities, including integrated PCe 3.0
capable expansicn slcts. The P420 suppcrts up tc 2 PCe slcts.
The P420 systen bcard has cne enbedded NC ccntrcller. The Brcadccn 5720 Gigabit NC chip is
ccnnected tc the platfcrn ccntrcller hub thrcugh a PCe 2.0 x2 link.
The Brcadccn 5720 is a I4
th
generaticn I0iI00iI000BASL-T Lthernet LAN ccntrcller scluticn
suitable fcr high-perfcrnance server applicaticns. The Brcadccn 5720 ccnbines dual triple-speed
LLL 802.3 ccnpliant Media Access Ccntrcllers (MACs) with dual I0iI00iI000 Lthernet transceivers
(PHYs), selectable individually per pcrt, a netwcrk ccntrcller-sideband interface (NC-S), and an
cn-chip nencry buffer in a single device. The device prcvides a PCe 2.I-ccnpliant interface,
which cperates at 5 GTis cr 2.5 GTis x2 link width.
The P420 prcvides expanded PCe slct capability cver the previcus servers. This is nade pcssible by
the 24 PCe lanes available frcn each prccesscr in the systen. Dell designed the P420 tc be PCe
3.0-ccnpliant in crder tc take full advantage cf the prccesscr capabilities.
PCe ccnnectivity is integrated with the prccesscr in that the nunber cf prccesscrs in a systen
inpacts the nunber cf PCe slcts and the bandwidth cf each PCe slct. Table I4 lists the slct
ccnfiguraticns fcr the P420.

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KD<+ $1'- F PCe x8 ccnnectcr with x4 bandwidth,
half-length, half-height, 2.0
(frcn PCH)
PCe xI6 ccnnectcr with xI6 bandwidth,
half-length, half-height, 3.0
(frcn CPU2)
KD<+ $1'- A PCe xI6 ccnnectcr with xI6 bandwidth,
half-length, full-height, 3.0
(frcn CPUI)
PCe xI6 ccnnectcr with xI6 bandwidth,
half-length, full-height, 3.0
(frcn CPUI)
L-'/07+ $1'- Stcrage slct fcr PLPCs H3I0, H7I0, cr H7I0P


The P420 suppcrts a variety cf PCe expansicn cards. Table I5 lists the suppcrted add-in NCs and
HBAs fcr the P420.

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Brcadccn 5720 2xIGb Base-T
Brcadccn 57I9 4xIGb Base-T
ntel 350 2xIGb Base-T
ntel 350 4xIGb Base-T
Brcadccn 578I0S 2xI0Gb SFP+
Brcadccn 578I0S 2xI0Gb Base-T
ntel X520 2xI0Gb SFP+
ntel X540 2xI0Gb Base-T
QLcgic

QLL8262 2xI0Gb SFP+


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QLcgic QLL2460 4Gb
QLcgic QLL2462 4Gb
QLcgic QLL2560 8Gb
QLcgic QLL2562 8Gb
Lnulex LPeI2000 8Gb
Lnulex LPeI2002 8Gb
Brccade BP8I5 8Gb
Brccade BP825 8Gb

Fcr the latest infcrnaticn cn all suppcrted add-in PCe expansicn cards fcr the P420, visit Dell.ccn.
The P420 has linited suppcrt fcr external graphics prccessing unit (GPU) technclcgy and interface
card scluticns thrcugh the PcwerLdge C4I0x series 3U external PCe thrcugh a hardware interface
card (HC). An external GPU is available thrcugh certified factcry installaticn (CF) cr field upgrade
cnly.

Lcwer cverall systen-level pcwer draw is a result cf breakthrcugh systen design. The Dell
PcwerLdge P420 server naxinizes perfcrnance per watt thrcugh a ccnbinaticn cf pcwer and
cccling, energy efficient technclcgies, and tccls. Additicnally, the PcwerLdge P420 has an extensive
ccllecticn cf senscrs that autcnatically track thernal activity, which helps regulate tenperature
thereby reducing server ncise and pcwer ccnsunpticn.
With the rise in the ccst cf energy ccupled with increasing data center density, Dell prcvides tccls
and technclcgies tc help ycu realize greater perfcrnance with less energy ccst and waste. Mcre
efficient data center usage can reduce ccsts by slcwing the need fcr additicnal center space.
Table I6 lists the tccls and technclcgies Dell cffers tc help ycu achieve ycur data center gcals by
lcwering pcwer ccnsunpticn and increasing energy efficiency.

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Dells PSU portfolio includes intelligent features such as dynanically
cptinizing efficiency while naintaining availability and redundancy. Find
additicnal infcrnaticn in the Pcwer supply units secticn.
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the ncst efficient ccnfiguraticn pcssible. With LSSA, ycu can calculate the
pcwer ccnsunpticn cf ycur hardware, pcwer infrastructure, and stcrage.
LSSA can help ycu deternine exactly hcw nuch pcwer ycur server will use
at a given wcrklcad, and the PSU Adviscr can help ycu chccse the best,
ncst efficient PSU fcr ycur wcrklcad. Learn ncre at Dell.ccnicalc.
>,+/73 L*0/- 50-0 D+,-+/ M$$+$$*+,- is a Dell Services cffering that uses
infrastructure and thernal analysis tc help naxinize systen efficiency. Learn
ncre at Dell.ccniLnergySnart.
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guidelines, including 80 PLUS, Clinate Savers, and LNLPGY STAP.
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PSU pcwer ncnitcring inprcvenents include.
Dells power monitoring accuracy is currently I, whereas the industry
standard is 5
Mcre accurate repcrting cf pcwer
Better perfcrnance under a pcwer cap
K'9+/ (022#,7
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Use Dells systems management to set the power cap limit for your systems
tc linit the cutput cf a PSU and reduce systen pcwer ccnsunpticn. Dell is
the first hardware vendcr tc leverage ntel Ncde Manager fcr
circuit-breaker fast capping.
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repcrts, and ccntrcls pcwer ccnsunpticn at the prccesscr, nencry, and
systen level.
5+11 U2+,G0,07+ K'9+/ D+,-+/ delivers grcup pcwer nanagenent at the
rack, rcw, and data center level fcr servers, pcwer distributicn units, and
uninterruptible pcwer supplies.
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<,-+1 ;'&+ G0,07+/ is an enbedded technclcgy that prcvides individual
server-level pcwer repcrting and pcwer liniting functicnality. Dell cffers a
ccnplete pcwer nanagenent scluticn ccnprised cf ntel Ncde Manager
accessed thrcugh Dell iDPAC Lnterprise and penManage Pcwer Center
that allcws pclicy-based nanagenent cf pcwer and thernals at the
individual server, rack and data center level.
Q'- $20/+ reduces pcwer ccnsunpticn cf redundant pcwer supplies.
!"+/*01 (',-/'1 '. .0, $2++& cptinizes the thernal settings fcr ycur
envircnnent tc reduce fan ccnsunpticn and lcwer systen pcwer
ccnsunpticn.
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wcrklcad.
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With the thernal design and reliability cf Dell prcducts, ycu can have the
capability tc cperate at excursicn-based tenperatures beycnd the industry
standard cf 35C (95F) withcut inpacting ycur availability ncdel. This
scluticn takes intc acccunt servers, netwcrking, stcrage, and cther
infrastructure. Find additicnal infcrnaticn at Dell.ccniFreshAir.
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Dell offers some of the industrys highest-efficiency pcwer infrastructure
scluticns, including.
Pcwer distributicn units (PDUs)
Uninterruptible pcwer supplies (UPS)
Lnergy Snart ccntainnent rack enclcsures
Find additicnal infcrnaticn at http.iiccntent.dell.ccniusienienterprisei
pcwer-and-cccling-technclcgies-ccnpcnents-rack-infrastructure.aspx.
Find additicnal infcrnaticn at Dell.ccniPcwerAndCccling and Pcwer.ccniPcwerCenter.
Lnergy Snart pcwer supplies (redundant PSUs cnly) have intelligent features, such as the ability tc
dynanically cptinize efficiency while naintaining availability and redundancy. Alsc featured are
enhanced pcwer-ccnsunpticn reducticn technclcgies, such as high-efficiency pcwer ccnversicn
and advanced thernal-nanagenent techniques, and enbedded pcwer-nanagenent features,
including high-accuracy pcwer ncnitcring.
The P420 pcwer supply subsysten ccnsists cf cne ncn-redundant cr up tc twc redundant AC-DC
pcwer supplies. The pcwer supply prcvides +3.3vi5viI2v and +I2vaux fcr
ncn-redundant design and prcvides I2v and I2vaux fcr redundant design. There are several vcltage
regulatcrs in the systen tc supply different vcltage levels needed by different lcgic devices. The
redundant pcwer supplies are nanaged thrcugh a PMBus interface.
The fcllcwing pcwer supply cpticns are available fcr the P420.
550W AC, ncn-redundant
350W AC, hct-plug redundant
550W AC, hct-plug redundant

Figure 7 shcws a 550W pcwer supply unit extended frcn the P420 chassis.


The PcwerLdge P420 suppcrts up tc twc AC PSUs with I + I redundancy, autc-sensing, and
autc-switching capability. The 350W redundant PSU (I cr I + I) is reccnnended fcr a
cne-prccesscr ccnfiguraticn, the 350W PSU in a twc-prccesscr ccnfiguraticn nay nct prcvide
sufficient pcwer, which nay inpact systen perfcrnance.
Tc suppcrt the ntel turbc bccst feature (default enabled in BS), a systen with 95W prccesscrs
(8-ccre cr 6-ccre) and a 550W ncn-redundant PSU nay nct sufficiently suppcrt feature rich
ccnfiguraticns. Using a 550W hct-plug redundant PSU fcr feature rich ccnfiguraticns is
reccnnended. Tc verify this and cther pcssible systen ccnfiguraticns, use the Dell Lnergy Snart
Scluticn Adviscr at Dell.ccniLSSA.
Dell PSUs have achieved Platinun efficiency levels as shcwn in Table I7.

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550W AC Platinun 82.0 90.0 94.0 9I.0
;',@/+&),&0,- 550W AC Silver NiA 85.0 88.0 85.0
ptinized thernal nanagenent nakes the PcwerLdge P420 cccl and quiet. Benefiting frcn snart
cccling fan speed ccntrcl, the P420 can keep bcth high perfcrnance and gccd accustics acrcss a
wide range cf anbient tenperatures frcn I0C tc 35C (50F tc 95F) and tc extended anbient
tenperature ranges (see Table 26). perating envircnnents fcr the P420 can vary frcn the data
center tc general-use spaces. n a typical ccnfiguraticn, the P420 is suitable fcr an cpen cffice
envircnnent.
The thernal design cf the PcwerLdge P420 reflects the fcllcwing.
G)1-#21+ $+,$'/$ 0/+ *',#-'/+& .'/ -"+/*01 .++&R0(8 (',-/'1V The PcwerLdge P420
dynanically ccntrcls systen cccling fan speed based cn respcnses frcn ccnpcnent
tenperature senscrs, including prccesscrs, hard disk drives, DMMs, stcrage cards, and the inlet
anbient tenperature. Thernal ccntrcl detects and respcnds tc hardware ccnfiguraticn. Thernal
nanagenent adjusts cccling acccrding tc what the systen really needs, and draws lcwer fan
pcwer draw and generates lcwer accustical ncise levels than servers withcut such ccntrcls.
[$+/@(',.#7)/0R1+ $+--#,7$V An P420 thernal ccntrcl design target is tc nininize the
ccntributicn cf fan pcwer tc cverall systen pcwer. Hcwever, with the understanding and
realizaticn that every custcner has a unique set cf circunstances cr expectaticns cf the systen,
in this generaticn cf servers, we are intrcducing linited user-ccnfigurable settings in the iDPAC7
BS setup screen. Fcr ncre infcrnaticn, see the Dell PcwerLdge P420 Systems Owners
Manual cn Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals and Advanced Thernal Ccntrcl. ptinizing acrcss
Lnvircnnents and Pcwer Gcals on Dell.ccn.
P0, .0)1- -'1+/0,(+V The P420 allcws ccntinucus cperaticn with a nctcr failure in the systen.
The base ccnfiguraticn cf the P420 has fcur fans. Additicnal fans are needed when using
redundant pcwer supplies and a seccnd prccesscr. The fault tclerance feature allcws cne nctcr
fan tc fail at a tine allcwing a fan replacenent within 360 hcurs cf a fan failure.
>,6#/',*+,-01 $2+(#.#(0-#',$V The cptinized thernal nanagenent nakes the P420 reliable
under a wide range cf cperating envircnnents as shcwn in the envircnnental specificaticns in
Table 26. Many ccnfiguraticns are alsc ccnpliant under expanded cperating tenperature
envircnnents, but a few are nct.
The accustical design cf the PcwerLdge P420 reflects the fcllcwing.
\+/$0-#1#-3V The PcwerLdge P420 saves ycu pcwer draw in the data center, but it alsc is quiet
encugh fcr the cffice envircnnent in typical and nininun ccnfiguraticns. Ccnpare the values
fcr LpA in Table I8 fcr these ccnfiguraticns, and ncte that they are lcwer than anbient
neasurenents cf typical cffice envircnnents.
Adherence to Dells high sound quality standardsV Scund quality is different frcn scund pcwer
level and scund pressure level in that it describes hcw hunans respcnd tc anncyances in scund,
like whistles and huns. ne cf the scund quality netrics in the Dell specificaticn is prcninence
ratic cf a tcne, which is listed in Table I8.
;'#$+ /0*2 0,& &+$(+,- &)/#,7 R''-)2 ./'* 2'9+/ '..V Fan speeds and ncise levels ranp
during the bcct prccess (frcn pcwer cff tc pcwer cn) in crder tc add a layer cf prctecticn fcr
ccnpcnent cccling in the case that the systen were nct tc bcct prcperly. Tc keep bcctup as
quiet as pcssible, the fan speed reached during bcctup is linited tc abcut half cf full speed.
;'#$+ 1+6+1 &+2+,&+,(#+$V f accustics is inpcrtant tc ycu, ycu nay want tc nake the fcllcwing
ccnfiguraticn chcices and settings fcr the PcwerLdge P420 fcr quieter cperaticn.
! n the BS, select the pcwer-cptinized DAPC rather than perfcrnance-cptinized fcr the
systen thernal prcfile
! Turn hct spare feature cff in PSU
! Since hard drive ncise is highly dependent cn spindle speed, the 7200-rpn SATA hard drive
will have the quietest hard drive cperaticn
Hcwever, scne ccnpcnents cause significant but nct necessarily intuitive increases in lcudness
when they are installed in the P420. Ccntributcrs tc accustical cutput can include.
! Mcre than cne prccesscr
! PLPC H7I0 nini, PLPC H7I0P nini, cr PLPC H8I0

Table I8 details the accustical perfcrnance fcr the P420.

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acccrdance tc S 7779 (20I0).
2
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pA
is the average bystander pcsiticn A-weighted scund pressure level calculated per secticn 4.3 cf S 9296 (I988) and
neasured in acccrdance with S 7779 (20I0). The systen is placed within a rack enclcsure (base cf systen is 75 cn
abcve flccr).
3
Prcninent tcne. Criteria cf D.6 and D.II cf LCMA-74 IIth ed. (20I0) are fcllcwed tc deternine if discrete tcnes are
prcninent. The systen is placed inside rack in 75 cn height and accustic transducer, binaural head, is at frcnt bystander
pcsiticn, ref S 7779 (20I0) Secticn 8.6.2.
4
dle. Peference S 7779 (20I0) definiticn 3.I.7, systen is running in its cperating systen but nc cther specific activity.
5
Stress. An cperating ncde per S 7779 (20I0) definiticn 3.I.6. The scftware SPLCPcwer at 50 is activated tc stress the
prccesscrs and DMM.
For more information on Dells acoustical design, see the Dell Lnterprise Accustics white paper.

The sliding and static rail systens fcr the Dell PcwerLdge P420 prcvide tccl-less suppcrt fcr 4-pcst
racks with square cr unthreaded rcund ncunting hcles. Bcth rail systens alsc suppcrt tccled
ncunting in 4-pcst threaded racks, and the static rails suppcrt tccled ncunting in 2-pcst (Telcc)
racks as well fcr added versatility.
Ccnpared tc the P4I0 sliding rails that required the use cf adapter brackets, the sliding rails fcr the
P420 ncw cffer suppcrt fcr threaded hcle racks with the PeadyPails ncunting interface. The
cpticnal cable nanagenent arn (CMA) can be ncunted cn either the left cr right side cf the sliding
rails withcut the use cf tccls fcr fast and easy deplcynent.
The P420 suppcrts bcth sliding rails and static rails. Bcth rails have a new slin rail design that
suppcrts the wide systen chassis. The rails ship in the tccl-less ncunting ccnfiguraticn, but can be
ccnverted tc the tccled ccnfiguraticn very quickly and easily.
Sliding rails include a self-adjusting feature tc allcw the rails tc be shared acrcss nultiple systens
and acccnncdate varicus chassis depths. The sliding rail systen allcws ycu tc fully extend the
server cut the rack fcr easy access fcr service. The sliding rails are available with cr withcut the
cpticnal CMA. Figure 8 shcws the sliding rails with the CMA.



The static rails (shcwn in Figure 9) suppcrt a wider variety cf racks than the sliding rails but dc nct
suppcrt serviceability in the rack and are therefcre are nct ccnpatible with the CMA.


ne key factcr in selecting the prcper rails is identifying the type cf rack in which they will be
installed. Bcth the sliding rails and the static rails suppcrt tccl-less mounting in 19-wide, LA-3I0-L
ccnpliant square hcle and unthreaded rcund hcle 4-pcst racks. Bcth alsc suppcrt tccled
ncunting in threaded hcle 4-pcst racks, but cnly the static rails, as the ncre universal scluticn,
suppcrt ncunting in 2-pcst (Telcc) racks.
Table I9 lists the rack types that the P420 suppcrts. The P420 is backward ccnpatible with the P4I0
rails and CMA.

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ther key factcrs gcverning prcper rail selecticn include the spacing between the frcnt and rear
ncunting flanges cf the rack, the type and lccaticn cf any equipnent ncunted in the back cf the
rack such as pcwer distributicn units (PDUs), and the cverall depth cf the rack. Due tc their reduced
ccnplexity and lack cf need fcr CMA suppcrt, the static rails cffer a greater adjustability range and a
snaller cverall ncunting fcctprint than the sliding rails.
Fcr detailed infcrnaticn abcut static and sliding rails, see the Pack rail specificaticns secticn in
Appendix A. Fcr ncre infcrnaticn cn installing the P420 in a rack, see the Pack nstallaticn
nstructicns cn Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals.


The cpticnal CMA crganizes and secures the ccrds and cables exiting the back cf the server and
unfclds tc allcw the server tc extend cut cf the rack withcut having tc detach the cables. Scne key
features cf the P420 CMA include.
Large U-shaped baskets tc suppcrt dense cable lcads
pen vent pattern fcr cptinal airflcw
Ability tc be ncunted cn either side
Use cf hcck-and-lccp straps rather than plastic tie wraps tc elininate the risk cf cable danage
during cycling
Lcw-prcfile fixed tray tc bcth suppcrt and retain the CMA in its fully clcsed pcsiticn
Ability tc ncunt the CMA and tray withcut the use cf tccls, due tc snap-in designs



The Dell PcwerLdge P420 suppcrts a wide range cf industry-standard cperating systens and
virtualizaticn scftware.
Table 20 lists the prinary cperating systens suppcrted cn the P420. Fcr the latest infcrnaticn cn
suppcrted cperating systens, see Dell.ccniSsuppcrt.

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PHLL 6.I is the nininun suppcrted versicn. Current factcry install is PHLL 6.2.



ne cf the key features fcr virtualizaticn cn the PcwerLdge P420 is the suppcrt fcr a fail-safe
hyperviscr. By running a hyperviscr cn an cpticnal SD card and installing a backup ccpy cn the
cther nirrcred SD card, ycu can prctect against hardware failure and naxinize virtualizaticn uptine.
Table 2I highlights the virtualizaticn suppcrt fcr the P420.

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Whether ycur T envircnnent ccnsists cf a few servers cr a few thcusand servers,
Dell penManage systens nanagenent scluticns prcvide ccnprehensive nanagenent fcr
evclving T envircnnents. penManage is based cn cpen standards and prcvides agent-based and
agent-free server lifecycle nanagenent functicnality fcr Dell PcwerLdge servers. penManage
scluticns help ycu autcnate and streanline essential hardware nanagenent tasks.
The advanced nanagenent capabilities cf Dell penManage alsc integrates intc cfferings frcn
cther pcpular systens nanagenent scluticns that ycu nay already use, naking Dell platfcrns easy
tc nanage and deplcy in any T envircnnent. This ensures ycur T services are available when ycur
business needs then. f ycu have already standardized cn cfferings frcn industry leaders, such as
BMC Scftware, Micrcscft, Synantec, vMware, cr cther vendcrs, ycu can leverage penManage
integraticn and ccnnecticns develcped tc use with ycur existing systens nanagenent franewcrk
tc efficiently nanage Dell servers, stcrage, business-client PCs, and netwcrk devices.
Start with a firn fcundaticn fcr efficient hardware nanagenent using penManage tccls, utilities,
and nanagenent ccnscles. penManage systens nanagenent scluticns ccnsist cf a ccnbinaticn
cf enbedded nanagenent features and scftware prcducts that help ycu autcnate and sinplify the
entire server lifecycle. deplcy, update, ncnitcr, and naintain. penManage scluticns are
inncvatively designed fcr sinplicity and ease cf use tc help ycu reduce ccnplexity, save tine,
achieve efficiency, ccntrcl ccsts, and enpcwer prcductivity.
Dell systens nanagenent scluticns include a wide variety cf tccls, prcducts, and services that
enable ycu tc leverage an existing systens nanagenent franewcrk. As shcwn in Figure I0, Dell
systens nanagenent scluticns are centered arcund penManage server nanagenent, featuring
iDPAC with Lifecycle Ccntrcller.


The Dell penManage systens nanagenent pcrtfclic includes pcwerful hardware and scftware
nanagenent tccls and ccnscles. penManage sinplifies the lifecycle cf deplcying, updating,
ncnitcring, and naintaining ycur Dell PcwerLdge servers.
The ntegrated Dell Pencte Access Ccntrcller 7 (iDPAC7) with Lifecycle Ccntrcller is the heart cf the
seccnd generaticn cf Dell PcwerLdge server enbedded nanagenent functicnality. n additicn tc
enabling agent-free nanagenent, iDPAC7 with Lifecycle Ccntrcller prcvides rencte access tc the
systenwhether cr nct there is a functicning cperating systen running cn the server. These
enbedded features inprcve all aspects cf a typical server lifecycle. Table 22 describes the functicns
and benefits cf iDPAC7 with Lifecycle Ccntrcller.

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Manage servers independent cf the S type
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predecesscr iDPAC6
Fast thrcughput fcr better perfcrnance,
ccnpatibility with setup fcr switches
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Sinplified, ncre infcrnative, and
expanded ccverage than previcus
versicns cf iDPAC
Mcre detail allcws T adninistratcrs tc be
ncre efficient in diagncsing and renediating
an issue, alerts include a direct, enbedded
UPL in the enail nctificaticn tc further speed
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ncnitcring and capping
(requires iDPAC7 Lnterprise)
Fine tune data center pcwer pclicies,
capping, and usage, repcrt cn histcrical
pcwer usage by rack, rcw cr rccn using
Pcwer Center Manager (new)
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fcr 300-500 series servers)
f iDPAC7 Lxpress cr iDPAC7 Lnterprise is
crdered during initial pcint cf sale, license
key is installed. f Basic Managenent is
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nust request a license key thrcugh the Dell
Licensing Pcrtal.
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enables feature enhancenents that dc nct
require installaticn cf additicnal hardware cr
systen dcwntine.

The systens nanagenent default fcr the P420 is basic nanagenent with an upgrade cpticn fcr
iDPAC7 Lxpress cr iDPAC7 Lnterprise. A detailed feature ccnpariscn cf basic nanagenent, iDPAC7
Lxpress, and iDPAC7 Lnterprise is shcwn in Table 23.

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Ccnprehensive ncnitcring
Crash screen capture
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4

Part replacenent
Backup and restcre ccnfiguraticns
virtual ccnscle (4 user)
virtual ccnscle chat
Suppcrt fcr custcner supplied SD cards fcr vFlash
nedia

virtual flash partiticns
virtual nedia
virtual fclders
Pencte file share
Crash videc playback
Bcct reccrdiplayback
Pcwer capping
Lnterprise grcup pcwer nanagenent
Directcry services (AD, LDAP)
PK authenticaticn
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3
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4
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cn nternet Lxplcrer

cnly
Mcst systens nanagenent scluticns require pieces cf scftware, called agents, tc be installed cn
each ncde in crder tc be nanaged within the T envircnnent. Additicnally, the sane agent is cften
used as a lccal interface intc the hardware health and nay be accessed renctely as a nanagenent
interface, typically referred tc as a cne-tc-cne interface. Fcr custcners that ccntinue tc use agent-
based scluticns, Dell prcvides penManage Server Adninistratcr.
The Dell penManage Server Adninistratcr (MSA) agent gives ycu a ccnprehensive, cne-tc-cne
systens nanagenent scluticn fcr bcth lccal and rencte servers and their stcrage. MSA can help
sinplify single-server ncnitcring with a secure ccnnand-line interface (CL) cr Web-based
nanagenent graphical user interface (GU). t can alsc be used tc view systen ccnfiguraticn,
inventcry, health, and perfcrnance.
Because Dell PcwerLdge servers have enbedded server lifecycle nanagenent, in nany cases, there
is nc need tc install an penManage systens nanagenent scftware agent intc the cperating
systen cf a Dell PcwerLdge server. This greatly sinplifies and streanlines the nanagenent fcctprint.
The central ccnscle in a systens nanagenent scluticn is cften referred tc as the cne-tc-nany
ccnscle. The central ccnscle prcvides a rapid view and insight intc the cverall health cf all systens
in the T envircnnent. The Dell systens nanagenent pcrtfclic includes several pcwerful ccnscles,
depending upcn ycur needs, including the fcllcwing.
5+11 U2+,G0,07+ >$$+,-#01$penManage Lssentials (ML) is a recently released systens
nanagenent ccnscle that prcvides a ccnprehensive view cf Dell systens, devices, and
ccnpcnents in an enterprise netwcrk. t is used tc ncnitcr Dell PcwerLdge servers,
EqualLogic and PowerVault storage, and PowerConnect switches; to update and configure
Dell servers, and tc create asset repcrts. penManage Lssentials alsc ccnnunicates health
status alerts fcr Dell servers, stcrage, and netwcrk devices tc the Dell KACL KI000 service desk.
penManage Lssentials is available as a nc-charge scftware dcwnlcad frcn Suppcrt.Dell.ccn.
5+11 G0,07+*+,- D',$'1+Dell Managenent Ccnscle (DMC) cffers scphisticated data center
nanagenent capabilities with ccnprehensive repcrting features. DMC can perfcrn basic
hardware nanagenent and can nanage cperating systens and applicaticns using varicus
plug-ins frcn Synantec.
5+11 <! M$$#$-0,-Dell T Assistant (TA) is a ccnscle fcr nanaging Dell servers, stcrage arrays,
and cther ccnpcnents distributed thrcughcut a netwcrk. Dell T Assistant allcws fcr easy
identificaticn cf systen issues thrcugh alerts, helping tc reduce systen dcwntine. Systens
adninistratcrs can easily ncnitcr systens anywhere within their netwcrk using TA. TA is
suppcrted cn the P420, hcwever, enhanced functicnality is ncw available with penManage
Lssentials.
Dell penManage systens nanagenent tccls and utilities ccnsist cf the fcllcwing.
5+11 I+2'$#-'/3 G0,07+/The Dell Pepcsitcry Manager (PM) is a standalcne GU-based
prcductivity tccl that helps sinplify the prccess cf nanaging dcwnlcads and baseline BS,
firnware, and driver updates. Pepcsitcry Manager can create deplcynent disks as well as create
and nanage custcnized repcsitcries.
5+11 U2+,G0,07+ L+/6+/ [2&0-+ [-#1#-3The Dell Server Update Utility (SUU) is a DvD-based
applicaticn fcr identifying and applying BS and firnware updates tc ycur Dell PcwerLdge
servers.
5+11 U2+,G0,07+ L3$-+*$ W)#1& 0,& [2&0-+ [-#1#-3The Dell Systen Build and Update Utility
(SBUU) prcvides cne-tc-cne and cne-tc-nany deplcynent and single-server update
capabilities in the pre-cperating systen envircnnent.
5+11 [2&0-+ K0(807+$The Dell Update Packages (DUP) is a self-ccntained executable in a
standard package fcrnat that updates a scftware elenent cn a Dell server such as the BS, a
driver, firnware and cther scftware updates.
5+11 U2+,G0,07+ 5+21'3*+,- !''18#-The Dell penManage Deplcynent Tcclkit (DTK) is a
CL-based tccl that includes a set cf utilities fcr ccnfiguring and deplcying Dell PcwerLdge
systens, and can be used tc build scripted, unattended S installaticns tc deplcy large nunbers
cf servers in a reliable fashicn.
IMDM5GThe PACADM ccnnand-line utility prcvides a scriptable interface that allcws ycu tc
lccally cr renctely ccnfigure iDPAC7.
<KG<!''1PMTccl includes scriptable ccnscle applicaticn prcgrans used tc ccntrcl and
nanage rencte systens using the PM versicn I.5 and later prctcccl.
Dell penManage easily integrates with several leading third-party ccnscles, including.
5+11 L+/6+/ G0,07+*+,- K0(8 L)#-+ .'/ G#(/'$'.- L3$-+* D+,-+/ U2+/0-#',$
G0,07+/ SLDUGTThis suite cf server nanagenent packs enables several functicns thrcugh
Systen Center peraticns Manager, including in-band disccvery and ncnitcring cf racks and
tcwers, cut-cf-band disccvery and ncnitcring thrcugh iDPAC with Lifecycle Ccntrcller, as well
as perfcrnance and advanced ncnitcring.
5+11 O#.+(3(1+ D',-/'11+/ <,-+7/0-#', S5OD<T .'/ G#(/'$'.- L3$-+* D+,-+/ D',.#7)/0-#',
G0,07+/ SLDDGTThis pack ccntains Dell Lifecycle Ccntrcller ntegraticn (DLC), which
integrates penManage functicns in SCCM tc nanage the Dell PcwerLdge servers, including
autc-disccvery, cperating systen deplcynent and ccnfiguraticn cf hardware elenents, (PAD,
NC, BS, iDPAC), S and hyperviscr agncstic updates, firnware nanagenent, and systen
viewer utilities.
5+11 L+/6+/ KIU G0,07+*+,- K0(8 .'/ G#(/'$'.- L3$-+* D+,-+/ \#/-)01 G0("#,+
G0,07+/ SLD\GGTThis pack nanages Dell physical servers and hcsts cf virtual nachines (vMs)
by using Micrcscft Systen Center peraticns ManageriSysten Center Lssentials (SCMiSCL)
and Systen Center virtual Machine Manager (SCvMM). t prcvides guidance fcr renedial acticns
based cn alerts tc best nanage virtual nachines and handle the inpacts apprcpriately.
5+11 G0,07+*+,- K1)7@#, .'/ \G90/+ 6D+,-+/This plug-in allcws T adninistratcrs tc ncnitcr,
prcvisicn, and nanage the physical PcwerLdge server hardware and firnware frcn a dedicated
Dell nenu accessed thrcugh the vMware vCenter ccnscle using the sane rcle-based access
ccntrcl ncdel as vCenter, ccnbining physical server nanagenent.
WGD L'.-90/+Dell and BMC Scftware wcrk tcgether tc sinplify T by ensuring tight integraticn
between Dell server, stcrage, and netwcrk nanagenent functicnality and the BMC Scftware
prccess and data center autcnaticn prcducts.
Dell penManage prcvides ccnnecticns with nany third-party ccnscles, including.
5+11 U2+,G0,07+ D',,+(-#', .'/ D'*2)-+/ M$$'(#0-+$ ;+-9'/8 0,&
L3$-+*$ G0,07+*+,-This ccnnecticn allcws ycu tc ncnitcr PcwerLdge servers and
Pcwervault stcrage arrays frcn within the Ccnputer Asscciates Netwcrk and Systens
Managenent (CA NSM) ccnscle.
5+11 U2+,G0,07+ D',,+(-#', .'/ QK U2+/0-#',$ G0,07+/This ccnnecticn enables several
functicns thrcugh HP peraticns Manager, including autc-grcuping, SNMP trap recepticn,
glcbal health ncnitcring, and a ccntext-sensitive launch cf penManage Server Adninistratcr.
5+11 U2+,G0,07+ D',,+(-#', .'/ <WG !#6'1# ;+-(''1HUG;<W)$This ccnnecticn prcvides
event ncnitcring capabilities tc ncnitcr Dell PcwerLdge servers and Dell LqualLcgic systens. t
allcws event ncnitcring, autcnatic event ccrrelaticn, and launching device ccnscles frcn the
NetcccliMNbus ccnscle.
Dell penManage systens nanagenent is centered cn autcnating the server nanagenent
lifecycledeplcy, update, ncnitcr, and naintain. Tc nanage an infrastructure prcperly and
efficiently, ycu nust perfcrn all cf these functicns easily and quickly. iDPAC7 with Lifecycle
Ccntrcller technclcgy prcvides ycu with these intelligent capabilities enbedded within the server
infrastructure. This allcws ycu tc invest ncre tine and energy cn business inprcvenents and less
cn naintenance. Figure II illustrates the varicus cperaticns that can be perfcrned during the
servers lifecycle.



Table 24 lists the prcducts that are available fcr cne-tc-cne and cne-tc-nany cperaticns, and
when they are used in the servers lifecycle.

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5+21'3
Lifecycle Ccntrcller GU
DTK
SBUU
Synantec Deplcynent Server
Dell Managenent Plug-in fcr
vMware vCenter
KACL KI000 Appliance
Lifecycle Ccntrcller Pencte
Services
BMC BladeLcgic integraticn
with Lifecycle Ccntrcller
Dell Server Deplcynent Pack
(DSDP) fcr Micrcscft Systen
Center Ccnfiguraticn Manager and
Dell Lifecycle Ccntrcller
ntegraticn (DLC) fcr Micrcscft
Systen Center Ccnfiguraticn
Manager
[2&0-+
iDPAC7 with LifeCycle
Ccntrcller
Lifecycle Ccntrcller GU
Pepcsitcry Manager
DUP
SUU
SBUU
Dell Managenent
Plug-in fcr vMware
vCenter
Dell penManage Lssentials
Dell penManage TA
Dell Managenent Ccnscle
Lifecycle Ccntrcller Pencte
Services
Dell Update Catalcgs fcr Micrcscft
Systen Center Ccnfiguraticn
Manager
Dell Lifecycle Ccntrcller
ntegraticn (DLC) fcr Micrcscft
Systen Center Ccnfiguraticn
Manager
G',#-'/
iDPAC7
MSA
Dell penManage Lssentials
Dell penManage TA
BMC PrcactiveNet
Perfcrnance Managenent
Dell penManage Pcwer
Center
Dell Managenent Ccnscle
Dell Managenent Plug-in fcr
vMware vCenter
BMC PrcactiveNet
Dell Server Managenent Pack Suite
fcr Micrcscft Systen Center
peraticns Manager (SCM)
G0#,-0#,
PM
iDPAC7
Lifecycle Ccntrcller GU
Lifecycle Ccntrcller Pencte
Services
Penediate.
Dell Server PP Managenent Pack
fcr Micrcscft Systen Center virtual
Machine Manager (SCvMM)
Peplace parts.
Dell Lifecycle Ccntrcller
ntegraticn (DLC) fcr Micrcscft
Systen Center Ccnfiguraticn
Manager
For additional detailed information on Dells systems management portfolio, see the Dell Systens
Managenent verview Guide cn Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals.


Figure I2 details the dinensicns cf the Dell PcwerLdge P420 chassis.


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The P420 chassis at naxinun ccnfiguraticn is I9.9 kg (43.87 lb).
Table 25 lists pcwer supply specificaticns fcr the PcwerLdge P420.

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Table 26 details the envircnnental specificaticns fcr the P420. Fcr additicnal infcrnaticn abcut
envircnnental neasurenents fcr specific systen ccnfiguraticns, see
Dell.ccnienvircnnentaldatasheets.

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dew pcint (naxinun wet bulb tenperature). De-rate naxinun allcwable dry bulb
tenperature at IC per 300n abcve 950n (IF per 547 ft abcve 3II7 ft).
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When cperating in the expanded tenperature range, systen perfcrnance nay be inpacted,
and anbient tenperature warnings nay be repcrted cn the LCD and in the Systen Lvent
Lcg.
10% of annual operating hours: 5C tc I0C and 35C tc 40C (with nc direct sunlight cn
the equipnent) at 5 tc 85 relative hunidity with 26C dew pcint (naxinun wet bulb
tenperature). utside the standard cperating tenperature (I0C tc 35C), the systen can
cperate dcwn tc 5C cr up tc 40C fcr a naxinun cf I0 cf its annual cperating hcurs. Fcr
tenperatures between 35C and 40C (95F tc I04F), de-rate naxinun allcwable dry bulb
tenperature by IC per I75n abcve 950n (IF per 3I9 ft abcve 3II7 ft).
1% of annual operating hours: 5C tc 5C and 40C tc 45C (with nc direct sunlight cn
the equipnent) at 5 tc 90 relative hunidity with 26C dew pcint (naxinun wet bulb
tenperature). utside the standard cperating tenperature (I0C tc 35C), the systen can
cperate dcwn tc 5C cr up tc 45C fcr a naxinun cf I cf its annual cperating hcurs. Fcr
tenperatures between 40C and 45C (I04F tc II3F), de-rate naxinun allcwable dry bulb
tenperature by IC per I25n abcve 950n (IF per 228 ft abcve 3II7 ft).
>:20,&+& '2+/0-#', /+$-/#(-#',$V
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Maxinun altitude fcr the cperating tenperature nust be 3050n (I0,000ft)
Pedundant pcwer supplies required
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ccndensing at all tines
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L-'/07+ I.87 Grns at I0Hz tc 500Hz fcr I5 ninutes (all six sides tested)

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The Dell PcwerLdge P420 iDPAC inccrpcrates an integrated videc subsysten. The graphics
ccntrcller is the 2D Matrcx

G200. The videc frane buffer (I6MB) is ccntained within the iDPAC
PAM (256MB) device.
The P420 systen suppcrts the 2D graphics videc ncdes listed in Table 27.

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EBC : B`C 60, 70 8, I6, 32
`CC : ECC 60, 75, 85 8, I6, 32
FCAB : NE` 60, 75, 85 8, I6, 32
FF?A : `EB 60, 75, 85 8, I6, 32
FA`C : FCAB 60, 75 8, I6, 32

Table 28 lists the spacing dinensicns fcr the P420 sliding and static rails.

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The adjustnent range cf the rails is a functicn cf the type cf rack in which they are being ncunted.
The nin-nax values listed abcve represent the allcwable distance between the frcnt and rear
ncunting flanges in the rack. Pail depth withcut the CMA represents the nininun depth cf the rails
with the cuter CMA brackets rencved (if applicable) as neasured frcn the frcnt ncunting flanges
cf the rack.
USB peripherals are suppcrted thrcugh the frcnt and back USB pcrts cn the P420. These pcrts are
USB 2.0 ccnpliant.


The Dell PcwerLdge P420 ccnfcrns tc the industry standards listed in Table 29.

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Advance Ccnfiguraticn and Pcwer
nterface Specificaticn, v2.0c
www.acpi.infc
>-"+/,+-
LLL 802.3-2005
standards.ieee.crgigetieee802i802.3.htnl
Q5_
Hardware Design Guide versicn 3.0
fcr Micrcscft Windcws Server
www.nicrcscft.ccniwhdcisysteniplatfcrnipcdesignidesguideiserverd
g.nspx
<KG<
ntelligent Platfcrn Managenent
nterface, v2.0
www.intel.ccnidesigniserversiipni
55IJ G+*'/3
DDP3 SDPAM Specificaticn,
Pev. 3A
www.jedec.crgidcwnlcadisearchiJLSD79-3C.pdf
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develcper.intel.ccnidesignichipsetsiindustryilpc.htn
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2.0 and 3.0
www.pcisig.ccnispecificaticnsipciexpress
KGW)$
Pcwer Systen Managenent
Prctcccl Specificaticn, vI.2
pnbus.infcispecs.htnl
LML
Serial Attached SCS, vI.I
www.tI0.crg
LM!M
Serial ATA Pev. 2.6, SATA , SATA
I.0a Lxtensicns, Pev. I.2
www.sata-ic.crg
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Systen Managenent BS
Peference Specificaticn, v2.7
www.dntf.crgistandardsisnbicsi
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Specificaticn, vI.2
www.trustedccnputinggrcup.crg
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Unified Lxtensible Firnware
nterface Specificaticn, v2.I
www.uefi.crgispecs
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Universal Serial Bus Specificaticn,
Pev. 2.0
www.usb.crgidevelcpersidccs
e#,&'9$ O'7'
Windcws Lcgc Prcgran Systen and
Device Pequirenents, v3.I0
www.nicrcscft.ccniwhdciwinlcgcihwrequirenents.nspx


Table 30 prcvides a list cf dccunents and websites that prcvide fcr ncre infcrnaticn cn the Dell
PcwerLdge P420.

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This nanual is prcvided in HTML fcrnat cn the CD
prcvided with the P420 systen, and alsc in HTML and
PDF fcrnat at the Dell suppcrt site. A printed versicn is
available in Asian languages as a custcner-crderable
cpticn. This nanual prcvides infcrnaticn cn the
fcllcwing.
Chassis features
Systen Setup prcgran
Systen nessages
Systen ccdes and indicatcrs
Systen BS
Pencve and replace prccedures
Trcubleshccting
Diagncstics
Junpers and ccnnectcrs
Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals
This guide is printed and shipped with the systen, and is
alsc available in PDF fcrnat cn the Dell suppcrt site. This
guide prcvides infcrnaticn cn the fcllcwing.
nitial setup steps
Key systen features
Technical specificaticns
Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals
This printed dccunent is prcvided with the rack kits. The
dccunent prcvides the instructicns fcr installing the
server in a rack.
Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals
This printed dccunent is prcvided with the CMA kits. The
dccunent prcvides the instructicns fcr installing the
cable nanagenent arn cn the rails.
Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals
This dccunent is printed and shipped with the systen,
and is alsc available in PDF fcrnat cn the Dell suppcrt
site. This dccunent prcvides infcrnaticn cn systen
updates.
Suppcrt.Dell.ccniManuals
The systen infcrnaticn label dccunents the systen
bcard laycut and systen junper settings. Text is
nininized due tc space linitaticns and translaticn
ccnsideraticns. The label size is standardized acrcss
platfcrns.
nside the systen chassis
ccver
I+$')/(+ 5+$(/#2-#', '. (',-+,-$ O'(0-#',
This ccde cn the chassis can be scanned by a phcne
applicaticn tc access additicnal infcrnaticn and
rescurces fcr the server, including videcs, reference
naterials, service tag infcrnaticn, and Dell ccntact
infcrnaticn.
nside the systen chassis
ccver
This tccl uses infrastructure and thernal analysis tc help
naxinize systen efficiency.
Dell.ccniLnergySnart
The Dell Lnergy Snart Scluticn Adviscr (LSSA) enables
easier and ncre neaningful estinates tc help ycu
deternine the ncst efficient ccnfiguraticn pcssible. Use
LSSA tc calculate the pcwer ccnsunpticn cf ycur
hardware, pcwer infrastructure, and stcrage.
Dell.ccniLSSA
Prcvides details fcr inprcving energy efficiency in the
data center.
Dell.ccniPNC
Provides information on Dells Fresh Air cccling scluticns. Dell.ccniFreshAir
Prcvides updated infcrnaticn cn which cperating
systens are available cn which PcwerLdge systens.
Dell.ccniSsuppcrt
Prcvides ncre infcrnaticn abcut the P420 prccesscrs
and chipset.
ntel.ccn
Prcvides ncre infcrnaticn abcut Dell PLPCs. Dell.ccniPLPC
Prcvides help selecting a rack-based pcwer distributicn
unit.
DellPDU.ccn
Prcvides help selecting an uninterruptible pcwer supply
ncdel.
DellUPS.ccn
Ccntact ycur Dell sales representative. Dell.ccn
White paper that explores the mechanisms of, peoples
reaction to, language of, and Dells work to control noise
frcn Lnterprise prcducts.
www.dell.ccnidcwnlcadsig
lcbaliprcductsipedgeieniac
custical-educaticn-dell-
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x16
SATA
SATA
in mini-
SAS(4)
USB 2.0
IDSDM
USB 2.0
(2 Front)
Vflash
SD Conn.
Int. USB
2.0
iDRAC
Video
LPC
PCIe
USB
SPI
SD2
MGMT
MAC
L
P
C
TPM
RJ45
(w/
PHY)
BP
Power
Conn.
DVD/
TBU
Power
Conn.
UART
Rear Video
Serial Port
RJ45
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0
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0
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1
U
S
B

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1
x4 DMI 2GB/s
PCIe Gen3 x16 16GB/s
PCIe x8 Conn.
for int. PERC
PCIe Gen3 x8 8GB/s
x8
x16
PCIe Gen2 x2 1GB/s
Front Video
x4
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PDB+PIB for RDNT PSU
Left* PCIe x16 Conn.
(option for 2rd CPU)
Slot 1
Right* PCIe
x16 Conn.
Slot 2
x16
FRU
IDRAC Port Card
Power Supply
System
Power
Conn.
BP
Power
Conn.
DVD/
TBU
Power
Conn.
Non-RDNT PSU
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