The M1000e chassis provides flexibility, power and thermal efficiency with scalability for future needs. The PowerEdge M1000e is designed to help customers be more efficient with time, power and cooling, investment, and system performance.
Power Supplies: M1000e chassis supports up to six 3000W high-efficiency power supplies, 2700W high-efficiency power supplies or up to six -48V DC 2700W power supplies. Based on Dell’s Energy Smart technologies, the M1000e power supplies deliver greater levels of efficiency, even at low levels of utilization.
Supported power supply configurations include: 3+3 and 2+2 (grid redundancy) 2+1, 3+1, 4+2, and 5+1 (power supply redundancy) 2+0 and 3+0 (non-redundant mode)
The M1000e chassis supports dynamic power supply engagement (DPSE) mode, which if enabled, puts lightly loaded power supplies into standby mode, driving up the utilization and the efficiency of the active supplies. Dell supports either 110–120V or 208–240V AC power supply input and supports a wide range of power distribution options. Dell recommends 208–240V AC for all production environments.
Cooling Fans: M1000e chassis comes standard with nine hot-pluggable, redundant fan modules: Based on Dell Energy Smart Technologies, M1000e fans are a breakthrough in power and cooling efficiency. The fans deliver low power consumption, but also use next generation fan technologies to ensure the lowest possible amount of fresh air is consumed to cool the enclosure.
Input Device: Front control panel with interactive graphical LCD: Supports initial configuration wizard Local server blade, enclosure, and module information and troubleshooting Two USB keyboard/mouse connections and one video connection (requires the optional Avocent® iKVM switch to enable these ports) for local front “crash cart” console connections that can be switched between blades.
Enclosure I/O Modules: iDRAC9 Up to six total blade I/O modules for three fully redundant fabrics that take advantage of a fully passive midplane that can scale up to 8.4Tbps with current technologies featuring 1/10Gb Ethernet to servers, 40Gb Ethernet to top-of-rack switches, Fibre channel 8Gb, and InfiniBand QDR/FDR10/FDR. Dell’s blade Ethernet devices also have FlexIO technology, providing on-demand uplink scalability and investment protection unrivaled in the blade server market.
Dell PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator Supports Active System Manager and CMC Aggregator GUI. 1/10 Gb Ethernet connectivity with Zero touch FCoE and converged iSCSI deployment. 32 internal 10GE ports provide full redundancy to the M420 blade on fabric A.
Dell Networking MXL 10/40Gb Ethernet Switch Converged 1/10/40Gb Ethernet switch with up to 56-10GE ports (32 internal), converged iSCSI and FCoE (transit to ToR), 320Gb stacking of up to 6 switches, FlexIO technology, and PVST+ industry standard spanning tree. 32 internal 10GE ports provide full redundancy to the M420 blade on fabric A.
Dell PowerConnect™ M8024-k 10Gb Ethernet Switch Converged 1/10Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24-10GE ports (16 internal), converged FCoE (transit to ToR), stacking of up to 6 modules, FlexIO technology, and simple mode.
Dell M8428-k 10Gb Converged Network Switch Converged 1/10Gb Ethernet switch with 24-10GE Ethernet ports (16 internal) and 4 native Fibre channel ports, converged iSCSI and FCoE (FC breakout at blade switch). Fibre channel ports support 2Gb, 4Gb, and 8Gb.
Dell PowerConnect M6220 Gigabit Ethernet Switch 1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 24 ports (16 internal), stacking of up to 12 switches, simple mode, and 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks and FlexIO technology for up to four additional 10GbE uplinks.
Dell PowerConnect M6348 Gigabit Ethernet Blade Switch 1Gb Ethernet switch with up to 48 ports (32 internal), stacking of up to 12 modules, simple mode, and 16 external fixed 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet RJ-45 ports to support 32 internal server GbE connections supplied by quad-port Gigabit Ethernet adapters plus up to four 10Gb uplink ports.
Dell 10Gb Gigabit Ethernet Pass-Through-k Module Supports 16 x 10Gb connections only
Cisco® Nexus™ B22DELL Fabric Extender (FEX) 16 internal 10GbE ports and 8 external 10GbE ports; provides 10GbE connectivity to Cisco Nexus 5500 series infrastructure.
Cisco Catalyst® Blade Switch M 3032 Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks standard plus two optional module bays, supporting 2 x 1Gb copper or optical SFPs each.
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch M 3130G Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks, 64Gb (full duplex) StackWise® Plus stacking ports plus two optional module bays, each can support either 2 x 1Gb copper or optical SFPs.
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch M 3130X Includes 4 x fixed copper 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet uplinks, 64Gb full duplex StackWise Plus stacking ports, and support for two x2 modules for up to a total of two 10Gb CX4 or SR/LRM uplinks.
Brocade® M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel Switch Includes eight external SAN ports.
Dell 8Gb/4Gb Fibre Channel SAN Module NPIV Port Aggregator
Emulex® 8Gb or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
Mellanox® M4001Q QDR, M4001T FDR10, M4001Q FDR InfiniBand® Switches 16 internal ports and 16 external QSFP+ ports in a single wide form factor.
Brocade M6505 16Gb Fibre Channel SAN I/O Module 24 × 16Gbps Fibre channel ports (16 internal server ports and 8 external fabric ports). Zero footprint, hot-pluggable design with no additional fans or power supplies. Dynamic Ports on Demand (PoD) and “pay-as-you-grow” port upgrades for 12-port configurations.
Management: One (standard) or a second optional (redundant) Chassis Management Controller(s) (CMC): Single, secure interface for inventory, configuration, monitoring, and alerting for the chassis and all components Multi-chassis management that allows up to nine chassis and 288 servers to be managed from a single, embedded, agent-less interface Automated and embedded one-to-many blade BIOS and firmware updates, independent of the operating system through the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) One-to-many blade server BIOS capture and replication Real-time power/thermal monitoring and management Real-time system AC power consumption with resettable peak and minimum values System-level power limiting and slot-based power prioritization DPSE functionality to help lower overall system power consumption by ensuring power supplies run at their optimal efficiency points Fan speed control using Dell’s enhanced efficiency technologies to ensure fans are delivering optimal cooling while minimizing power consumption and airflow Secure web (SSL) and command-line (Telnet/SSH) interfaces Multiple levels of user roles and permissions, including integration into Microsoft® Active Directory® Services and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services for authentication Two 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet ports + one serial port Single point of connection from management network to iDRAC on each of the servers and the management interfaces on the integrated I/O modules Second Ethernet port supports daisy chaining of CMCs for improved cable management
Optional Integrated Avocent® keyboard, video and mouse (iKVM) switch: Enables USB keyboard/mouse and video port on front control panel
Dell OpenManage™ Systems Management: Dell OpenManage Server Administrator—monitoring agents and one-to-one management utilities Dell OpenManage Essentials—discover, inventory, monitor, and update M1000e chassis and blade servers Integration with third-party management solutions through Dell’s Certified Partner Program Remote management