Dell PowerEdge R515 2U Rackmount Server

Dell Part #/MPN: PER515

DiscTech Item #: DEL-PER515-RF-2M

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Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, SCSI 80pin SCA-2 Hot-Swap, USB 1.1, USB 2.0, Ethernet RJ45, PCI, PCIe, SFP, SD, Riser

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Electrical Interface: SATA 300 - 3.0Gbps

On-Board Cache: 1GB

Bays/Ports/Slots: 8

U Height: 2U

Compatible Systems: Dell 11th Gen. R710/T610

Dell PowerEdge R515 Gen11 2U Rackmount Bare Bones / Chassis Only Server - No HDDs - Refurbished

Alt MPN: PER515

Note:NO HARD DRIVES or TRAYS included, please add to order as separate line item.

Dell PowerEdge R515
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 is a 2-socket 2U rack server well-suited for database, email, virtualization, workload consolidation and other applications requiring an immense amount of local storage.

Business value built-in
The PowerEdge R515 offers outstanding price for performance with AMD Opteron™ processors and enterprise-class features, including advanced systems management capabilities, an interactive LCD screen (8 hard drive model) as well as hot-swap hard drives and redundant power supplies for additional business data protection. The PowerEdge R515 also offers a choice of an 8 or 12 hard drive configuration delivering up to 25TB of internal storage space, making it ideally suited to meet the demands of the small- to mid-sized business or data center with superior stability, efficiency and long-term business value.

Designed to go the distance
You’ve told us you need a server manufacturer that inspires confidence through its reliability, availability, and quality of products. That is why we have designed the PowerEdge R515 for optimal reliability and ease of use, incorporating customer inspired features that range from robust metal hard-drive carriers and industrial-quality materials to embedded diagnostics and an interactive LCD screen.

Our reliability goals are simple: Deliver quality products that stand the test of time.

  • A Unified Server Configurator (USC) helps minimize downtime by offering embedded and persistent diagnostics with no media requirements.
  • A “one-touch” quality-control process enables single-person responsibility for an entire server build.
  • Every Dell server model is tested—and re-tested—before it leaves the factory.
  • Our operating system, application and software integration testing and validation helps to ensure that everything works together right out of the box.
  • A focus on product longevity provides fully supported product life cycles for better investment protection.

Efficient from the inside out
The PowerEdge R515 was designed to provide you with a multitude of time- and energy-saving options, not only inside the server, but outside as well.

On the outside of the PowerEdge R515 we have put all of the external ports, power supplies and LED lights or LCD screens in the same location as other PowerEdge servers for a familiar server-to-server usability and commonality, as well as for easy installation and deployment.

Inside the server, we have Energy Smart technologies to help you better manage power. This includes low-wattage processors, support for low-voltage DIMMs, and efficient fans that spin in accordance with server workload demands. Internal shrouding and logical component layouts aid with airflow direction helping to cool the server. And energy-efficient power supplies use power effectively without compromising business productivity.

Easy to manage
As an IT professional you do not have a lot of time to spend managing and maintaining your systems. That is why the Dell systems-management portfolio focuses on two core principles to make your life easier: simplicity and cost-effectiveness.

  • The optional Lifecycle Controller helps you perform system diagnostics, hardware configuration and system deployment in a pre-OS environment from an easy-to-use interface called the Unified Server Configurator (USC). This helps eliminate the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of CD/DVD media and helps get your server up and running fast.
  • An interactive LCD screen (8 hard drive model) on the front of the server allows for easy setup, monitoring and maintenance. Plain-language diagnosis and a programmable messaging system can help you address issues quickly to simplify day-today monitoring.
  • The Dell Management Console, which is included with every Dell server, provides you with a consolidated console view of your IT infrastructure.
  • Automated update notification from provides you with the latest updates for firmware, drivers and BIOS so your systems are always running at their best.

Dell Services
Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs, and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives while leveraging proven delivery methods, local talent, and in-depth domain knowledge for the lowest TCO.

  • L3: 8MB
  • PowerEdge R515 Technical Specification
    Standard Model NumbersPER515
    Alt MPNsR515
    Form Factor2U rack
    Processor Sockets2
    Front Side Bus or HyperTransportHyperTransport-3 Links
    ChipsetAMD (SR5670 and SP5100)
    I/O Slots3 PCIe G2 slots + 1 storage slot:
  • One x8 slot
  • Two x4 slots
  • One storage x4 slot
  • Drive Bays
  • 8 hard drive chassis: 2.5” or 3.5” SAS, SATA or SSD drives
  • 12 hard drive chassis: 2.5” or 3.5” SAS, SATA or SSD drives + 2x 2.5” internal cabled hard drives
  • Maximum Internal Storage24TB-37.8TB (depending on chassis)
    Hard Drives (Not Included)Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
  • 2.5” SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (10K)
  • 3.5” SAS (15K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
  • Remote ManagementOptional: iDRAC6 Express, iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash media (upgrade optional)
    Systems Management
  • Dell OpenManage™
  • BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
  • Lifecycle Controller enabled through optional: iDRAC6 Express, or iDRAC6 Enterprise and vFlash media
  • Unified Server Configurator
  • Rack SupportReadyRails™ sliding rails for 4-post racks with support for optional cable management arm or ReadyRails static rails for 4-post and 2-post racks
    Operating Systems
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows® Small Business Server 2011
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V v2)
  • Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Virtualization options:
  • Citrix® XenServer®
  • VMware® vSphere® ESX™ and ESXi™
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
  • Featured Database ApplicationMicrosoft SQL Server® solutions

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    Alternate MPNs: R515

    Weight: 37 lb

    Warranty: 2 Month DiscTech


    Condition Levels Explained

    These products have had NO problems or failures, they merely have some usage. The product has been professionally returned to excellent condition. These items have been fully tested, formatted (if appropriate) &repackaged. Hard drives are fully vetted for surface defects and wear, only healthy disks are approved for resale to our customers. Please see our refurbishing process for more details. Watch a video about our refurbishing process

    2 Month DiscTech Warranty

    Product Warranties Explained

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