How to Identify the Naming of Your Dell PowerEdge Servers?

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Now, look at this screenshot from Dell.com, we will find there are various Dell PowerEdge rack servers.

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Except rack servers, there are also tower servers, modular servers, and others. SO, as there are various letters and numbers of the servers’ name, what are their meaning?

Below, I will introduce some naming rules of Dell PowerEdge servers. Let’s begin.

The naming of 10th -14th Generation of PowerEdge servers’ models generally consist of a letter(s) followed by three or four numbers.

Letters Naming Rule:

The name of Dell PowerEdge server begins with a letter:

– C = Cloud – Modular server nodes for hyper-scale environments

– F = Flexible – Hybrid rack-based sleds for rack-based FX2/FX2s enclosure

– M or MX = Modular – Blade servers and other items for the modular enclosure MX7000, M1000e and/or VRTX

– R = Rack-mountable servers

– T = Tower Servers

For example, the R540 begins with a “R”, so it is a rack server series.

For three number naming rules:

– The first number after the letter indicates the class of the system. With 1-3 being 1 CPU systems, 4 – 7 are 2 CPU systems, 8 can be 2 or 4 CPU’s and 9 is 4 CPU’s.

– The second number indicates the generation, with 0 for 10th generation, 1 for 11th generation, 2 for 12th generation, 3 for 13th generation and 4 for 14th generation. The newest R740 series is 14th generation series.

– The third number indicates the make of the CPU, 0 for Intel and 5 for AMD. However, we find the intel CPU is more popular than AMD CPU.

For example, the R740 model is a Rack 2 CPU system from the 14th generation of servers with Intel Processors.

dell r740-starting at $2230

For four number naming rules:

– The first number after the letter indicates the class of the system. With 1-5 defaulting to iDRAC Basic and 6 – 9 defaulting to iDRAC Express.

– The second number indicates the generation, with 0 for 10th generation, 1 for 11th generation, 2 for 12th generation, 3 for 13th generation and 4 for 14th generation.

– The third number indicates the number of CPUs, 1 for 1 CPU and 2 for 2 CPU’s.

– The fourth number indicates the make of the CPU, 0 for Intel and 5 for AMD.

For example, the R6415 model is a Rack 1 CPU socket system from the 14th generation of servers with AMD Processors.

Here shares you a table of the naming rules of Dell PowerEdge servers.

Generations Cloud Models Modular Models Rack Models Tower Models
14G C4140
C6420
FC640
M640
M640 (for PE VRTX)
MX740c
MX840c
MX5016s
R240
R340
R440
R540
R640
R6415
R740
R740xd
R740xd2
R7415
R7425
R840
R940
R940xa
T140
T340
T440
T640
13G C4130
C6320
FC430
FC630
FC830
FD332
FM120
M630
M630 (for PE VRTX)
M830
M830 (for PE VRTX)
R230
R330
R430
R530
R630
R730
R730xd
R830
R930
T30
T130
T330
T430
T630
12G C6220
C6220 II
C8000
C8220
C8220X
C8220XD
M420
M520
M520 (for PE VRTX)
M620
M620 (for PE VRTX)
M820
M820 (for PE VRTX)
R220
R320
R420
R420xr
R520
R620
R720
R720xd
R820
R920
T20
T320
T420
T620
11G C410x
C1100
C2100
C5000
C5125
C5220
C6100
C6105
C6145
M610
M610x
M710
M710HD
M910
M915
R210
R210 II
R310
R410
R415
R510
R515
R610
R710
R715
R810
R815
R910
T110
T110 II
T310
T410
T610
T710
10G   M600
M605
M805
M905
R200
R300
R805
R900
R905
T100
T105
T300
T605

To make you learn clearly, I share you an infographic of Dell PowerEdge Server Naming Rules.

dell server naming rule

Info: https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln294897/how-to-identify-which-generation-your-dell-poweredge-server-belongs-to?lang=en

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