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PowerEdge R740 Rack Server

POWEREDGE R740 RACK SERVER

  • Socket: Two socket server portfolio with a mix of features to maximize performance, scale to meet future demands and adapt to virtually any workload.

  • Accelerate your applications
    Maximize application performance with the optimal mix of accelerator cards, storage and compute power in a 2U, 2-socket platform optimized for VDI.

  • General-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration

  • Achieve IT transformation with the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio

  • Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

  • Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

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Features

General-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration

Maximize your application performance with the PowerEdge R740 server, which brings you the perfect balance of accelerator cards, storage and compute resources in a 2U, 2-socket platform. With a wide range of GPU and FPGA options, the R740 has the versatility to adapt to virtually any application and provides the optimum platform for VDI deployments. The R740 offers up to 16 x 2.5" or 8 x 3.5" drives and iDRAC9, so you can scale to meet demands and simplify the entire IT lifecycle.

Ideal workloads:

  • Cloud applications/Web tech
  • XaaS
  • HPC
  • Virtualization

Achieve IT transformation with the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio

The R740 is a general-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration. With its versatility, the R740 can help you transform your data center for VDI, artificial intelligence and software-defined storage (SDS).

  • Simplify and accelerate VMware vSAN™ deployments with validated, pre-bundled and tailored Ready Nodes.
  • Drive demanding workloads with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
  • Scale your VDI deployments with 3 double-width GPUs, supporting up to 50% more users when compared to R730.
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.

Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell EMC automation and intelligent management mean you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on bigger priorities.

  • Help maximize uptime and reduce the IT effort to resolve issues by up to 72%* with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.
  • Leverage existing management consoles with easy integrations for VMware® vSphere®, Microsoft® System Center and Nagios®.
  • Help improve productivity with agent-free Dell EMC iDRAC9 for automated, efficient management.
  • Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to fully configure and prep servers in rapid, scalable fashion.

Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

Dell EMC provides a comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data.

  • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.
  • Use system erase of local storage to help ensure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers.
  • Automate updates that check file dependencies and proper update sequence, before deploying them independently from the OS/hypervisor.
  • Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly designed updates to run.

Tech Specs & Customization

Processor
Processor
Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 28 cores per processor
Operating System
Operating System
Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi
Dimensions & Weight
Height
86.8mm (3.4")
Width*
434.0mm (17.1")
Depth*
737.5mm (29.0")
Weight
28.6kg (63.0lbs.)
Memory*
DIMM Speed
Up to 2933MT/s
Memory Type
RDIMM
LRDIMM
NVDIMM
DCPMM (Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory)
Memory Module Slots
24 DDR4 DIMM slots (12 NVDIMM or 12 DCPMM only)
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Maximum RAM
RDIMM 1.53TB
LRDIMM 3TB
NVDIMM 192GB
DCPMM 6.14TB (7.68TB with LRDIMM)
Management
Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC9
iDRAC Restful API with Redfish
iDRAC Direct
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module
Consoles
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Center
Mobility
OpenManage Mobile
Tools
Dell EMC RACADM CLI
Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
Dell EMC Update Catalogs
iDRAC Service Module
IPMI Tool
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services
OpenManage Integrations
BMC Truesight
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Editio
Microsoft® System Center
RedHat® Ansible® Modules
VMware® vCenter
OpenManage Connections
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
Micro Focus Operations Manager I
Nagios® Core
Nagios® XI
Ports
Network Options
4 x 1GbE
2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE
4 x 10GbE
2 x 25GbE
Front Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct USB
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0 (optional)
1 x VGA
Rear Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port
1 x Serial
2 x USB 3.0
1 x VGA
Storage Controllers
Internal Controllers
PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330
External Controllers
H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA
Software RAID
S140
Internal Boot
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB

Internal Dual SD Module
Accelerators
Accelerators
Up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs
Up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs
Storage
Front Bays
Up to 16 x 2.5" SAS/SATA/SSD, max 122.88TB
Up to 8 x 3.5" SAS/SATA, max 128TB
Security
Front Bays
Security
Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
Secure Erase
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
Power Supplies
Power Supplies
495W Platinum
750W Platinum
750W 240VDC* Platinum
1100W Platinum
1100W -48VDC Gold
1100W 380VDC* Platinum
1600W Platinum
2000W Platinum
2400W Platinum
750W Titanium
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy
Slots
PCie
8 x Gen3 slots (4 x16)
Video Card
1 x VGA
Bezel
Bezel
Optional LCD bezel or security bezel
Form Factor
Form Factor
2U Rack Server
Rack Support
Rack Support
ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole racks).
Recommended Support
Recommended Support
Choose Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.

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