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Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX Chassis

Transform your business with a data centre under your desk


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Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX integrates servers, storage, networking and management into a single office-optimised chassis. Increase efficiency by eliminating disparate hardware and multiple management tools with the scalable and easy-to-manage VRTX platform.

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Adapt and scale with an expandable, versatile platform

The PowerEdge VRTX was designed for remote-office and small-office environments with "under your desk" dimensions and quiet acoustics. The PowerEdge VRTX is built on a scalable business architecture so you can continually optimise your capacity and performance with future-proof compute, storage and networking options within a single chassis.

  • Scale as you grow, with up to four PowerEdge blade servers as well as 12x 3.5" or 24x 2.5" HDD and GPU accelerators within its compact chassis.
  • Mix and match the two-socket, half-height PowerEdge M630 and M640 server nodes and four-socket, full-height M830 based on your changing workload requirements.
  • Easily add more storage by connecting to up to four MD1200 (12x 3.5" drives) or MD1220 (24x 2.5" drives) disk arrays in redundant or capacity-based configurations.
  • Integrate networking through the 10GbE or 1 GbE internal switch module or an optional 1Gb Ethernet pass-through module.
  • Take advantage of flexible, expandable I/O with eight PCIe slots.
  • Keep operating expenses in check with energy efficienct Fresh Air validated configurations and standard power requirements.

Safeguard data with integrated security

Every PowerEdge server is made with a cyber-resilient architecture-, delivering security into all parts of a server's life cycle. Dell EMC considers each part of system security, from design to end of life, to ensure trust and deliver worry-free systems.

  • Maintain data safety with cryptogrpahically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
  • Prevent unauthorised or malicious change with Server Lockdown.
  • Wipe all data from storage media incuding hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.
  • Add another layer of protection with optional FIPS-certified self-encrypting drives (SED).

Enterprise-wide systems management

Dell EMC Chassis Management Controller (CMC) lets you mange server nodes, shared storage, networking and power in a single console. Acces CMC through an easy-to-use web interface that works with a variety of Dell EMC OpenManage tools including iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller. Choose to manage your VRTX with embedded agent-free management or inband.

  • Use the OpenManage Mobile app to receive and take action on hardware alerts at the server or from anywhere, at any time.
  • Streamline management in virtualised environments with OpenManage Integrations for VMWare vCentre of Microsoft System Centre.
  • Get rapid, at-a-glance identification of remote system locations and health status with Geoview.
Chassis Type 5U rack enclosure or tower
Blade Bays Up to four MD1200 or MD1220 disk arrays
Management Blades

Delivers comprehensive functionality yet simple and easy to use:

  • Uses Chassis Management Controller to manage all resources (server nodes, storage, networking and power)
  • Monitors up to 9 VRTX chassis from a single, consolidated CMC console
  • Offers both local and remote management
  • Available with either Enterprise or Express CMC licensing
  • Redundant CMC available
  • Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free systems management, fully support in the OpenManage product portfolio.
Manufacturer Dell EMC
Part No. VRTX
End of Life? No
Depth 730 (rack)
Width 482 (rack)
Height 219 (rack)
Rack Units 5U
Weight [Kg] 68.70

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