If you are familiar with Dell PowerEdge servers, you'll love the R760. It's both a beauty and a beast, serving as the 2U counterpart to the 1U PowerEdge R660. This 16th-generation, 2U rackmount server supports two 4th-generation Intel Xeon processors, with up to 56 cores and 128 threads per CPU. It also accommodates up to 8TB of RAM via 32 DIMM slots. Designed for mixed workloads, databases, and VDI, the server can house up to 24 NVMe drives. Additionally, it supports platforms that are compatible with the new EDSFF E3.S SSDs. Notably, these E3.S SSDs are the only Gen5 form factors supported by this Dell server, as the U.2 slots are limited to Gen4.
Up to two 4th-gen Intel Xeon Scalable chips with up to 56 cores each.
Optional: Intel QuickAssist Tech.
32 DDR5 DIMM slots.
Supports RDIMM with max 8 TB.
Speeds up to 4800 MT/s.
Only works with registered ECC DDR5 DIMMs.
Internal: PERC H965i, H755, H755N, H355, HBA355i.
Boot: BOSS-N1 with HWRAID for 2 x M.2 NVMe SSDs or USB.
Software RAID: S160.
Up to 12 x 3.5-inch drives (max 240 TB).
Up to 8 x 2.5-inch drives (max 122.88 TB).
Up to 16 x 2.5-inch drives (max 245.76 TB).
Up to 24 x 2.5-inch drives (max 368.64 TB).
Up to 2 x 2.5-inch drives (max 30.72 TB).
Up to 4 x 2.5-inch drives (max 61.44 TB).
2800 W Titanium: 200—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap and redundant
2400 W Platinum: 100—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap and redundant
1800 W Titanium: 200—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap and redundant
1400 W Platinum: 100—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap and redundant
1100 W Titanium: 100—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap and redundant
1100 W LVDC: -48 — -60 VDC, hot swap and redundant
800 W Platinum: 100—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap and redundant
700 W Titanium: 200—240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap and redundant
Optional Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)
Note: DLC is a rack solution and requires rack manifolds and a cooling distribution unit (CDU) to operate.
Standard (STD) fans/High performance Silver (HPR) fans/ High performance Gold (VHP) fans
Up to 6 hot plug fans
Height: 86.8 mm (3.41 inches)
Width: 482 mm (18.97 inches)
Depth: 772.13 mm (30.39 inches) with bezel, 758.29 mm (29.85 inches) without bezel
2U rack server
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
iDRAC Service Module
Quick Sync 2 wireless module
Optional LCD bezel or security bezel
CloudIQ for PowerEdge plug-in
OpenManage Enterprise Integration for VMware vCenter
OpenManage Integration for Microsoft System Center
OpenManage Integration with Windows Admin Center
OpenManage Power Manager plugin
OpenManage Service plugin
OpenManage Update Manager plugin
Microsoft System Center
OpenManage Integration with ServiceNow
Red Hat Ansible Modules
VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager
Cryptographically signed firmware
Data at Rest Encryption (SEDs with local or external key management)
Secured Component Verification (Hardware integrity check)
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)
TPM 2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ
2 x 1 GbE LOM card (optional)
1 x OCP card 3.0 (optional)
Note: The system allows either LOM card or an OCP card or both to be installed in the system.
Up to 2 x 350 W DW and 6 x 75 W SW
1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port
1 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x Dedicated iDRAC Ethernet port
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x VGA
1 x Serial (optional)
1 x VGA (optional for Direct Liquid Cooling configuration)
1 x USB 3.0 (optional)
Up to eight PCIe slots:
Slot 1: Various configurations
Slot 2: Various configurations
Slot 3: 1 x16 Gen4 Low profile, Half length
Slot 4: 1 x8 Gen4 Full height, Half length
Slot 5: Various configurations
Slot 6: 1 x16 Gen4 Low profile, Half length
Slot 7: Various configurations
Slot 7 SNAPI: 1 x16 Gen5 Full height, Half length
Slot 8: Various configurations
Operating System and Hypervisors:
Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Note: For specifications and interoperability details, see Dell.com/OSsupport.
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A Closer Look at the Build
The Dell PowerEdge R760 is a server designed for 2U rackmount configurations. It measures 3.41 inches in height and 18.97 inches in width. The depth can vary—30.39 inches with the bezel attached and 29.85 inches without it.
The front panel offers various connectivity options, including a Micro-AB USB port dedicated to the iDRAC management controller, a USB 2.0 port, and a VGA video output.
The server comes with 24 bays for 2.5-inch drives, occupying the entire front section. Drives can be easily removed by pressing the release buttons and pulling out the caddies. Each drive bay features status and activity LEDs. Additionally, a service tag is located at the lower right corner for quick identification.
The rear panel includes Ethernet ports for iDRAC remote management, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, and another VGA output.
Additional Rear Features:
Most models also feature NVMe BOSS boot drives at the back, which are externally accessible and come with an integrated RAID controller.
Inside the server, the PCB is mostly covered by airflow shrouds and risers. Air circulation is facilitated by six 4cm fans.
CPU and Memory:
The server houses dual Xeon CPUs, each equipped with large heatsinks and special extensions that position them close to the cooling fans. Each CPU is accompanied by 16 DIMM slots, allowing the server to support up to 8TB of RAM when fully populated. The system can also be configured with eight PCIe slots.
The PowerEdge R760 is equipped with two hot-swappable, redundant power supplies. These are rated between 700 and 2,800 watts and come with either 80 Plus Platinum or Titanium certifications.
The R760 can be configured for both air and direct liquid cooling (DLC). Some CPU options, like the Intel 8470Q, are exclusively available with DLC. Dell collaborates with several certified partners to offer a range of liquid cooling solutions, depending on your specific needs.
The Dell PowerEdge R760 employs Dell's iDRAC remote management controller. The initial dashboard screen provides a comprehensive view of the system's health, a log of recent activities, and a summary of tasks. In the System section, you'll find various categories, each marked with a status indicator. The Power subsection gives you the current status of each power supply, along with a historical record of power usage. Moving on to the Memory section, it offers status updates for each memory slot and details about the type of memory installed. The Maintenance area includes a lifecycle log that captures major system events. Within Maintenance, the SupportAssist feature allows for easy tracking of service requests, an integration we find quite useful. Lastly, the Storage section delivers an in-depth look at storage configurations and provides an overall summary.
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