Dell PowerEdge R550 Rack Server

The R550 is a rack server designed for data centers and enterprise environments that require high performance, scalability, and reliability. It offers a balance of processing power, storage capacity, and expandability to meet the demands of modern applications and workloads.


Dell PowerEdge R550

Rack Server

The PowerEdge R550 is a rack server designed for data centers and enterprise environments that require high performance, scalability, and reliability. It offers a balance of processing power, storage capacity, and expandability to meet the demands of modern applications and workloads.

Here are some key features and specifications of the Dell R550:

Processor Options

The server supports a range of Intel Xeon Scalable processors, including both Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum series. These processors provide excellent performance and are suitable for a wide range of applications.


The supports DDR4 memory modules with a maximum capacity of up to 1.5 TB. It has 24 DIMM slots, allowing for easy memory expansion to meet the needs of memory-intensive workloads.

Dell PowerEdge R550

Storage Options

The server offers flexible storage configurations, including multiple 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive bays. It supports both SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and SATA (Serial ATA) drives, providing options for high-performance and high-capacity storage.

RAID Support

The supports various RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations to enhance data protection and performance. It includes integrated RAID controllers for easy management of storage arrays.

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The server comes with multiple integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports for network connectivity. It also supports additional network adapters for higher bandwidth requirements.

Expansion Slots

The features multiple PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) expansion slots, allowing for the installation of additional hardware components such as graphics cards, storage controllers, or networking cards.

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Management and Monitoring

provides comprehensive management tools for monitoring and controlling the server. These tools enable administrators to efficiently manage hardware components, monitor system health, and perform remote management tasks.

Redundancy and Reliability

The server is designed with redundant power supplies and cooling fans to ensure high availability and minimize system downtime. It also includes features like ECC (Error-Correcting Code) memory and built-in diagnostics for enhanced reliability.

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Operating System Support

This is compatible with various operating systems, including Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, and more.

Overall, the Dell Rack Server is a versatile and powerful solution for data centers and enterprise environments. It provides excellent performance, scalability, and reliability to support a wide range of applications and workloads.

Additional information



Up to two 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 24 cores per processor


• 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM 1 TB max, speeds up to 2933 MT/s
• Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Storage controllers

• Internal Controllers: PERC H345, PERC H355, HBA355i, PERC H745, PERC H755, S150
• Internal Boot: Internal Dual SD Module, USB, Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2): HWRAID 2x M.2 SSDs
• External PERC (RAID): PERC H840
• External HBA (non-RAID): HBA355e

Drive Bays

Front bays:
• Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88 TB
• Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 128 TB
• Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 61.44 TB

Power Supplies

• 600W Platinum Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant
• 800W Platinum Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant
• 1100W -48Vdc hot swap redundant (CAUTION: only works with -48Vdc to -60Vdc power input)

Cooling Options

Air cooling


• Standard (STD) fans
• Up to five cabled fans


• Height – 86.8 mm (3.41 inches)
• Width – 482 mm (18.97 inches)
• Depth – 721.69 mm (28.72 inches) with bezel
685.78 mm (27.00 inches) without bezel

Form Factor

2U rack server

Embedded Management

• iDRAC9
• iDRAC Direct
• iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
• iDRAC Service Module
• Quick Sync 2 wireless module


Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

OpenManage Software

• OpenManage Enterprise
• OpenManage Power Manager plugin
• OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
• OpenManage Update Manager plugin


OpenManage Mobile

Integrations and Connections

OpenManage Integrations
• BMC Truesight
• Microsoft System Center
• Red Hat Ansible Modules
• VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager
OpenManage Connections
• IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
• IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
• Micro Focus Operations Manager
• Nagios Core
• Nagios XI


• Cryptographically signed firmware
• Secure Boot
• Secure Erase
• Silicon Root of Trust
• System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)
• TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ

Embedded NIC

2 x 1 GbE LOM

Network Options

1 x OCP 3.0 (optional)

GPU Options

Not supported


Front Ports
• 1 x Dedicated iDRAC (Micro-AB USB) port
• 1 x USB 2.0
• 1 x VGA
Rear Ports
• 1 x USB 2.0
• 1 x Serial (optional)
• 1 x iDRAC ethernet port
• 1 x USB 3.0
• 1 x VGA
Internal Ports
• 1 x USB 3.0 (optional)


3 x PCIe Gen4 slots + 1 x PCIe Gen3 slot
• 3 x16 Gen4 low profile
• 1 x8 Gen3 (x4 lane) low profile

Operating System and Hypervisors

• Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
• Citrix Hypervisor
• Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
• VMware ESXi
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