PowerEdge R900

The PowerEdge R900 server, Dell's latest quad-core rack system, is designed to help organizations better deal with data center complexity.

The PowerEdge R900 server is the latest quad-core rack system from Dell.


Dell Inc.'s PowerEdge R900 rack server offers is the next generation of quad-core processors to help organizations better deal with data center complexity. The server was designed with data center virtualization and consolidation in mind for database apps such as Microsoft SQL Server.

PowerEdge R900 has several management tools, including:

  • The OpenManage suite of management tools, providing power and virtual machine monitoring via a single interface.
  • A PCI-based Dell Remote Access Card (DRAC5) designed to allow secure management, troubleshooting, repair and upgrading of servers from virtually anywhere.
  • Tool-less access and color-coded hot-plug internal components that provide ease of serviceability.
  • The R900 supports up to four quad-core 64-bit Intel Xeon processors 7300 sequence, with seven available I/O slots, 32 DIMM slots and up to 16 processing cores to deliver performance for virtual applications. It has up to 1.5 TB of internal storage, hot-plug redundant power supplies and hard drives, multiple RAID options (including support for RAID 6).

    In addition, the server has the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a locked-down internal USB port and a chassis intrusion sensor to help organizations manage security risks.

    System requirements: Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2 enterprise standard editions, Red Hat Linux Enterprise v4.5 and v5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SP2, VMware ESX Server, VMware Virtual Node.

    Pricing: Starts at $8,299.

    This was first published in January 2008

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