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Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 Server

Purpose-built for high performance hyperscale workloads


PowerEdge C6420 is ideal for high performance hyperscale workloads. With 4 nodes in a 2U FF, it maximises density, scalability, and energy efficiency per U.

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Ideal server for high performance, hyperscale workloads

The C6420 server dynamic business needs in scale-out environments where performance and density go hand in hand. The PowerEdge C6420 supports up to 4 dual socket compute nodes in a 2U form factor and with Direct Liquid Cooling options, supports high wattage processors for even higher performance. Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) drives and fabrics such as InfiniBand and Omnipath can be added for even higher scalability. This makes C6420 an ideal solution for hyperscale compute workloads requiring high scalability and high performance such as High Performance Computing (HPC), high performance data analytics, financial modelling and high frequency trading, SaaS/IaaS and web scale applications, visual effects rendering nodes, Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI), Software Defined Storage, etc.

Intuitive system management with intelligent automation

With intelligent automation features, C6420 simplifies systems management and helps you free up precious IT skilled resources for business-critical activities. Designed for web-scale infrastructure, the C6420 does not forget management.

  • Basic management is available with a base BMC option including a virtual console & virtual media.
  • Optionally, leverage the integrated iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller and Redfish API for advanced management and scripting support.

Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server life cycle. The C6420 leverages new security features built-into every new PowerEdge server strengthening protection so you can reliably and securely deliver accurate data to your customers no matter where they are. By considering each aspect of system security, from design to retirement, Dell EMC ensures trust and delivers a worry-free, secure infrastructure without compromise.

  • Rely on built-in hardware root of trust and a secure component supply chain to ensure protection from factory to the data centre.
  • Maintain data safety with cyrptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
  • Prevent unauthorised or malicious change with Server Lockdown.
  • Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.
Part No. C6420
Manufacturer Dell EMC
End of Life? No
Height 86.8
Width 448
Depth 790
Weight [Kg] 43.62
CPU Socket(s) 2
Compatible CPU(s) Up to two Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 205W and 28 cores per processor
Memory Slot(s) 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMMs, speeds up to 2666MT/s
Memory Capacity 512 GB
Drive Bays Hard Drives:
300/600/900GB 2.5” 15K 12Gb SAS Drives
600GB/1.2TB/1.8TB 2.5” 10K 12Gb SAS Drives
1TB/2TB 2.5” 7.2K 12Gb SAS Drives
1TB/2TB/4TB/8TB/10TB 3.5” 7.2K 12Gb SAS/ 6Gbps
SATA Drives

FIPS-140 Self Encrypting Hard Drives:
1.2TB 2.5” 10K 12Gb SAS FIPS-140 SED
2TB 2.5” 7.2K 12Gb SAS FIPS-140 SED
4TB/8TB 12Gbps SAS FIPS-140 SED

Solid State Drives:
120GB 2.5” 6Gbps SATA Boot SSD
480GB/800GB/960GB/1.6TB/1.92TB/3.84TB 6Gbps SATA
Read Intensive SSDs:
960GB/1.92TB/3.84TB 12Gbps SAS Read Intensive SSDs

NVMe Drives:
800GB/1.6TB Mixed Use 2.5” NVMe SSDs and
PCIe add-in adapter cards
Supported OS Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi
USB Port(s) Rear ports: 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 Micro USB port for iDRAC Direct
PCI Slot(s) One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (low profile, half height and half length)
One x8 PCIe Gen3 Mezzanine (for storage controller)
One x16 PCIe Gen3 OCP Mezzanine (for network controller)
One x16 PCIe Gen3 riser (for M.2 Boot Device)

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