Dell PowerEdge R905 4U Rackmount Server

Dell Part #/MPN: PER905

DiscTech Item #: DEL-PER905-RF-2M

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Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, SCSI 80pin SCA-2 Hot-Swap, Fibre Channel - Internal - Arbitrated Loop ASA II, USB 2.0, Ethernet RJ45, PCIe, SFP, SD

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Electrical Interface: SAS-2 Serial Attached SCSI v2 - 6.0Gbps

On-Board Cache: 512MB

Bays/Ports/Slots: 8

U Height: 4U

Compatible Systems: Dell 10th Gen. 2950 / 6950

Dell PowerEdge R905 Gen10 4U Rackmount Bare Bones / Chassis Only Server - No HDDs - Refurbished

Alt MPN: PER905

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

Dell PowerEdge R905
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ R905 was designed for architected performance and streamlined virtualization deployment.

Flexible, stable, scalable server solution with good price performance for balanced virtualization performance.

Architected for Performance, Virtualization Ready
The Dell PowerEdge R905 is architected for performance and streamlined virtualization deployment. The PowerEdge R905 is fine-tuned to provide robust performance with the ideal formula of processor technology, memory capacity, and I/O scalability. Featuring the latest AMD Opteron™ processors, twice the memory and I/O scalability of previous-generation standard 4U 4-socket servers, the PowerEdge R905 helps remove the barriers to running memory and I/O bound applications such as VMware® ESX.

The PowerEdge R905 further simplifies data centers by embedding the latest virtualization software from the leading vendor in the industry such as VMware® ESX, Citrix® XenServer™, or Microsoft® Hyper-V™. The PowerEdge R905 is designed to streamline deployment in virtualized environments, providing the capability to begin migrating live virtual machines within a few clicks of a mouse. The PowerEdge R905 also provides the performance scalability to address intensive database, enterprise application, and virtualization workloads. Dell’s strategy for virtual infrastructure is to manage it like everything else, with the tools you already use. That’s why we’re working with the leading management solution providers to offer an integrated solution for managing Dell physical and virtual infrastructures.

Energy-Efficient Virtualization Solution
The PowerEdge R905 drives great energy economy for standard 4U 4-socket systems. Utilizing 90% efficient power supplies, DDR2 SDRAM, and AMD Opteron™ 8000 Series Processors, Dell provides a holistic approach to energy efficiency from server to storage.

The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS6000S is a virtualized iSCSI SAN that combines intelligence and automation with fault tolerance to provide simplified administration, rapid deployment, enterprise performance and reliability, and seamless scalability. With Solid State Drives (SSD), the PS6000S array provides low-latency, high-IOPS transactional performance.

The PS6000S is an intelligent storage array that provides rapid installation, simple management, and seamless expansion. All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network topology, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional. A PS6000S can often be installed, configured and serving storage in less than 1 hour.

Supporting Your Unique Environment
The right support is not one-size-fits-all, so Dell ProSupport provides a flexible, reliable, and easy support model— empowering you to customize services to meet your unique business needs. For example, organizations with an IT team can take advantage of Dell ProSupport for IT. You get the tech-to-tech support you need and the ability to bypass phone-based troubleshooting with Fast Track Dispatch when you already know the problem.

Further maximize the availability and stability of your infrastructure through Dell ProSupport Proactive Maintenance with scheduled assessments, streamlined patch management, and detailed reporting. Additionally, Dell ProSupport Remote Advisory options can provide telephone access to technical expertise on applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, virtualization, and more.

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.

PowerEdge R905 Technical Specification
Standard Model NumbersPER905
Alt MPNsR905
Form Factor4U rack
ProcessorsUp to four Six-Core or Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ 8000 Series processors
Processor Sockets4
Front Side Bus or HyperTransport1,000MHz Bi-Directional HyperTransport
ChipsetBroadcom® HT-2100 and HT-1100 server
I/O Slots7 available PCI-E slots (2 x8 and 5 x4)
Drive Bays
  • 2.5” Hard Drive Option: up to 8 SAS HDs (10K/15K)
  • 3.5” Hard Drive Option: up to 5 SAS HDs (10K/15K)
  • Peripheral bay options: Slim optical drive bay with choice of DVD-ROM, Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or DVD + RW
  • Maximum Internal StorageUp to 5TB
    Hard Drives (Not Included)
  • 2.5” 6Gbs SAS (10K): 300GB, 600GB
  • 2.5’ SAS (10K rpm): 73GB, 146GB, 300GB
  • 2.5’ SAS (15K rpm): 36GB, 73GB, 146GB
  • 3.5’ SAS (10K rpm): 300GB, 400GB, 600GB
  • 3.5’ SAS (15K rpm): 73GB, 146GB, 300GB , 450GB
  • 3.5’ Near-Line SAS (7.2K rpm): 500 GB, 750GB, 1TB
  • 3.5” 2.0TB SATA
  • Remote ManagementBaseboard Management Controller with IMPI 2.0 support; optional DRAC5 (advanced capabilities)
    Systems ManagementDell™ OpenManage™
    Rack SupportRapidRails™/VersaRails™ sliding rail system & cable management arm
    Operating Systems
  • Microsoft® Windows® Essential Business Server 2008
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V™)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V™ v2)
  • Microsoft® Windows®  HPC Server 2008
  • Novell® SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
  • Sun® Solaris™
    Optional Embedded Hypervisor:
  • Citrix® XenServer™
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V™ via Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
  • VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)
  • Featured Database Application
  • Microsoft SQL Server® solutions
  • Oracle® database solutions

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    Alternate MPNs: R905

    Weight: 50 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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