Dell PowerEdge R740 Rack Server

General-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration

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 up to three 300W accelerator cards or six 150W cards, 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:

  • VDI
  • Private cloud
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning

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.

Processor

Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor

Data Protection

TPM 1.2/2.0 optional Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
System Lockdown
Secure erase

Dimensions

Form factor: 
Rack (2U)

Chassis depth:
715.5 mm

Drive Bays

Front drive bays:
Up to 16 x 2.5” SAS/SATA/SSD, max 60TB
Up to 8 x 3.5” SAS/SATA, max 96TB

Memory*

24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666, 3TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Management

Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
iDRAC Direct
iDRAC REST API with Redfish
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module 

Consoles
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Power Center

Mobility
OpenManage Mobile

Tools
iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services 
Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
Dell EMC Update Catalogs

OpenManage Integrations
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter™
BMC software (available from BMC)

OpenManage Connections
Nagios Core and Nagios XI
HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)
IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition

Ports

Network daughter card options:
4 x 1GE or 2 x 10GE + 2 x 1GE or 4 x 10GE or 2 x 25GE

Front ports:
Video, 2 x USB 2.0, available USB 3.0, dedicated IDRAC

Direct Micro-USB Rear ports:
Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port

Video card:
VGA

PCIe:
Up to 8 x Gen3 slots, Up to 4 x16

Power

Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W, and 2000W
48VDC 1100W, 380HVDC 1100W, 240HVDC 750W (China/Japan)
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy High performance fans available

Storage Controllers

Internal controllers: 
PERC H330, H730p, H740p, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140

Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: 
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240 GB

External PERC (RAID): 
H840

12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID):
External- 12Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID) 
Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)

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