Now, look at this screenshot from Dell.com, we will find there are various Dell PowerEdge rack servers.
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.
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|
M640 (for PE VRTX)
M630 (for PE VRTX)
M830 (for PE VRTX)
M520 (for PE VRTX)
M620 (for PE VRTX)
M820 (for PE VRTX)
To make you learn clearly, I share you an infographic of Dell PowerEdge Server Naming Rules.