Dell PowerEdge R550 Rack Server

The R550 Rack Server is a high-performance and scalable server designed for data centers and enterprise environments. It offers a combination of processing power, storage capacity, and expansion options to support a wide range of applications and workloads.

Dell PowerEdge R550

Rack Server

The Dell PowerEdge R550 Rack Server is a high-performance and scalable server designed for data centers and enterprise environments. It offers a combination of processing power, storage capacity, and expansion options to support a wide range of applications and workloads.

Key features and specifications of the PowerEdge R550 Rack Server include:

Processor Options

The server is powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which provide excellent performance and reliability for demanding workloads. It supports a variety of processor configurations, including single or dual processors, with options for different core counts and clock speeds.



The supports DDR4 memory modules, offering high-speed and large-capacity memory configurations. It has multiple memory slots and supports both Registered (RDIMM) and Load-Reduced (LRDIMM) memory modules, allowing for flexible memory configurations to meet your specific requirements.


Storage Options

The server offers a variety of storage options, including multiple hot-plug drive bays that can accommodate 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SAS, SATA, or Nearline SAS hard drives. It also supports solid-state drives (SSDs) for faster data access and improved performance.


Expansion Slots

The features multiple PCIe expansion slots, allowing you to add additional network interface cards (NICs), storage controllers, or other expansion cards to enhance the server’s capabilities and connectivity.



The server comes with integrated network connectivity options, including multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports and/or 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, depending on the specific configuration.


Management and Monitoring

The includes integrated management tools, such as iDRAC, which provides remote management capabilities for monitoring and controlling the server. It also supports OpenManage software for centralized management of multiple servers.

Redundancy and High Availability

The server is designed for reliability and availability, with features such as redundant power supplies and cooling fans, as well as support for RAID configurations for data protection.

Form Factor

This is a rack-mounted server, designed to be installed in standard server racks. It has a 1U form factor, which means it occupies a single rack unit of vertical space.

The Dell  Rack Server is a versatile and powerful server solution suitable for a wide range of applications, including virtualization, database management, web hosting, and high-performance computing (HPC). Its flexible configuration options and robust design make it a reliable choice for businesses and organizations with demanding IT requirements.



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 For specifications and interoperability details, see

OEM-ready version available

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