Dell PowerEdge M915 Details

Dell PowerEdge M915 Details

Processor-dense, cost-effective blade server with outstanding bandwidth


Help increase your data center efficiency, performance and flexibility with the PowerEdge™ M915 full-height blade server, with AMD processing, maximized bandwidth and enterprise-class manageability.

  • Outstanding processor performance and value: Achieve tremendous computational horsepower with up to 64 cores of AMD processors and 32 DIMMs of DDR3 memory.
  • Maximized bandwidth and flexibility: 10GbE networking options with all six I/O cards provide up to 12 ports of high-speed bandwidth delivery for maximized throughput.
  • Enterprise-class manageability: Intuitive chassis management enables time-saving one-to-many functionality for dense server deployments.

PowerEdge M915 Blade Server
  Processor Sockets
2 or 4
AMD OpteronTM  6100 and 6200 series processors
AMD (SR5670 and SP5100)

Up to 512GB (32 DIMM slots): 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 up to 1333MHz

  Operating Systems
Microsoft®  Windows Server®  2008 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®  )
Microsoft®  Windows Server®  2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V v2)
Microsoft®  Windows®  HPC Server 2008
Novell®  SUSE®  Linux®  Enterprise Server
Red Hat®  Enterprise Linux® 

Virtualization Options:
Citrix®  XenServerTM 
Microsoft Hyper-V®  through Microsoft Windows Server 2008
VMware®  vSphereTM  4.1 (including VMware ESX®  4.1 or VMware ESXiTM  4.1, or ESXi 5.0)

  Storage Options
Hot-plug Hard Drive Options:
2.5" SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K)

2 x 1GbE dual Broadcom BCM5709S
2 x 10GbE Broadcom BCM57712
Optional add-in NICs and HBAs: See I/O Mezzanine Card Options

  RAID Controllers
PERC H200 Modular (6Gb/s)
PERC H700 Modular (6Gb/s) with 512MB battery-backed cache

  Drive Bays
Hot-Plug options available:
Two 2.5” SAS/Solid State hot-swappable drives

  I/O Mezzanine Card Options
Fully populated mezzanine card slots and switch modules will yield 3 highly available, redundant I/O fabrics per blade
Dual-Port Broadcom Gb Ethernet w/ TOE (BCM-5709S
Dual-Port Intel 10Gb Ethernet
Dual-Port Broadcom 10Gb Ethernet (BCM-57711)
10Gb Enhanced Ethernet:
Dual-Port Intel 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet (10Gb Enhanced Ethernet – FcoE Ready)
Dual-Port Qlogic®  CNA QME8142 (10Gb Enhanced Ethernet + FCoE)
Brocade®  BR1741M-k Dual-Port Mezzanine CNA
Dual-Port Broadcom®  57712-k Converged Network Daughter Card (NDC) - Supports CEE/DCB 10GbE + NPAR + FCoE + iSCSI-TLV
Fibre Channel:
Dual-Port QLogic FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (QME2572)
Dual-Port Emulex FC8 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) (LPe1205-M)
Emulex®  8 or 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Pass-Through Module
Dual-Port Mellanox ConnectX Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand
  Power Supply
Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

Hot-plug hard drives, ECC memory, redundant embedded hypervisor

Integrated Matrox G200eW w/ 8MB memory

The PowerEdge M915 blade server fits in the PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure. A total of 8 full-height or 16 half-height blades can fit into every M1000e enclosure. Full-height and half-height blades can be mixed in M1000e enclosures with no limitations

M915 Dimensions & Weight (blade only)
Height: 38.5 cm (15.2 in)
Width: 5 cm (2 in)
Depth: 48.6 cm (19.2 in)

  Remote Management
iDRAC6 Enterprise (standard)

  Systems Management
BMC, IPMI 2.0 compliant
DellTM  OpenManageTM 
Unified Server Configurator
Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC6 Enterprise with optional vFlash
Chassis Management Controller

  Rack Support
Supplied by Dell’s M1000e Blade Chassis

  Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
Regulatory Model: FHB
Regulatory Type:FHB002