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Dell Services can deliver the services you need to realize the full value of your IT investment. Complementing our award-winning products, these IT infrastructure services incorporate operational excellence, accountability and value.

By utilizing our best practices, proven processes and expertise in implementing standards-based technologies, we can help strengthen your IT infrastructure and enable you to adopt evolving technologies. Whether you need support, deployment, asset management, training, certification, planning or professional services – individually

or bundled as a total solution – you can count on Dell.

Strengthening Your IT Infrastructure Our planning services help integrate your new enterprise hardware into your existing or evolving IT infrastructure. We can provide guidance whether you’re adding a single or multiple servers, storage area network or high-performance

computing cluster.

We can also help you enhance the overall performance of your IT infrastructure and data center by consolidating s o f t w a r e a n d h a r d w a r e , d e v e l o p i n g a b u s i n e s s c o n t i n u i t y plan and migrating to standards-based technologies.

Simplifying Deployment

Dell simplifies implementation with comprehensive services that accelerate deployment of new hardware and IT solutions. During the initial system-build of your server, we can customize software and hardware to match your specific requirements. By helping you rapidly deploy new capabilities while minimizing disruptions, we can contribute to improved efficiencies and lower costs.

Our training services provide education and certification courses to help you better manage and use your new hardware so you can reap the full benefits of standards-based technologies.

Providing Award-Winning Service & Support Your server and storage infrastructure is central to your business, which is why you need a partner who can help

minimize downtime and keep your business-critical systems running efficiently. Our enterprise support services are designed to protect your entire enterprise or to focus on specific systems. These customizable services include hardware and software support with varied response levels,

account management and remote resolution.

We can also help you enhance the performance of your data center and provide managed IT solutions and asset management services for your enterprise, desktop and notebook environments.

The Dell Enterprise Command Centers (ECC) – which utilize industry-leading technologies and tools that speed up problem resolution – efficiently route spare parts and direct expert technicians to your site.

Services vary by region. For more information, please visit www.dell.com.

Dell PowerEdge 1855 Blade Server

FEATURES DellPowerEdge1855


Form factor Dimensions (H x W x D) Power supplies Input devices

7U enclosure holds up to ten blade servers 30.67cm (12.07") H x 44.60cm (17.56") W x 73.50cm (28.94") D Hot pluggable, non-redundant or optional 2+2 redundant power

Integrated Avocent® Analog or Digital Access keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) switch with seamless tiering into an external Avocent or Dell switch environment

Enclosure I/O modules

PowerConnect5316M Ethernet Switch, Ethernet Pass-Through, Fibre Channel Pass-Through, Brocade® Silkworm® 3014 Fibre Channel Switch, McDATA® 4314 Fibre Channel Switch or Topspin® InfiniBand Pass-Through



Up to two single-core 64-bit Intel® Xeonprocessors at up to 3.8GHz or up to two dual-core 64-bit Intel Xeon processors at 2.8GHz

Front side bus Cache Chipset Memory

800MHz Up to 2MB L2 per processor core Intel 7520

512MB/ 12GB ECC DDR-2 SDRAM; 16GB with availability of dual rank 4GB DIMMs


Dual Port I/0 cards

Optional Dell 2342M Integrated Fibre Channel daughtercard, powered by Qlogic, Intel Gigabit Ethernet daughtercard, or Topspin 4X Infiniband HCA daughtercard

Drive controller RAID controller Drive bays Maximum internal storage Hard drives4

Embedded single channel Ultra320 SCSI PERC 4/im for RAID 1 mirroring Two 1" Ultra320 hot-plug SCSI drives Up to 600GB

36GB, 73GB and 146GB (15,000 rpm) Ultra320 SCSI 73GB,146GB and 300GB (10,000 rpm) Ultra320 SCSI

Internal storage External storage options Input devices

10K/15K RPM SCSI drives Dell/EMC network storage or PowerVaultNAS storage

Each server blade has a port which supports an external USB CD or floppy drive. The CD can be used with Dell Server Assistant (DSA) to load an OS on a system and/or for application installation once the operating system is loaded. The CD or floppy can be used for a network operating system install, offline diagnostics or local BIOS/driver/agent updates. USB keyboard and mouse.

Tape backup options Integrated network controllers Availability

SAN-based or LAN-based backup Dual embedded Intel Gigabit5 NICs with teaming and failover support

ECC memory with two-way interleaving and SDDC (Single Device Data Correction) support; optional hot-plug redundant power, cooling and I/O modules; dual embedded NICs with failover and load balancing support; optional redundant Ethernet switches and other I/O technologies; validated for Dell/EMC SAN, Optional management redundancy with DRAC/MC

Video Remote management

ATI Radeon 7000 with 16MB DDR memory

Baseboard Management Controller with IPMI 1.5 compliance, access via network; DRAC/MC chassis management module with optional redundancy; Virtual Media; Active Directory Integration; Dynamic DNS

Systems management Operating systems

Dell OpenManage

M i c r o s o f t ® W i n d o w s S e r v e r 2 0 0 3 , S t a n d a r d x 6 4 E d i t i o n , E n t e r p r i s e x 6 4 E d i t i o n , S t a n d a r d E d i t i o n , E n t e r p r i s e E d i t i o n a n d W e b E d i t i o n ; R e d H a t ® E n t e r p r i s e L i n u x ® 3 a n d 4 ; S U S E ® L i n u x E n t e r p r i s e S e r v e r 9 6 ; V M w a r e ® E S X S e r v e r 2 . 5 a n d V i r t u a l N o d e

1 Sixty PowerEdge 1855 blade servers can reside in one 42U rack versus 42 1U PowerEdge 1850 servers. 2Based on comparison of U.S. hardware list pricing of 10 PowerEdge 1855 Blade servers and 1 PowerEdge 1855 chassis with 10 PowerEdge 1850 1U rack servers; each with 2.8GHz Intel Xeon processor, 512MB DDR-2 Memory, 36GB 15K SCSI hard drive, and DRAC as of 6/15/2005. 3 With availability of the dual ranked 4GB DIMMs scheduled for Q1 2005. 4 For hard drives, GB means 1 billion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less. 5 This term does not connote an actual operating speed of 1GB/sec For high speed transmission, connection to a Gigabit Ethernet server and network infrastructure is required.

6 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 does not include support for OpenManage or Dell/EMC. Support coming soon. Dell is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Dell, the Dell logo, PowerConnect, PowerEdge, PowerVault and OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc. Intel is a registered trademarks and Xeon is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. © Copyright 2005 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. For more information contact Dell. October 2005.

GET MORE PERFORMANCE AND VALUE. GET MORE OUT OF NOW. Visit www.dell.com for more information.

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