Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX

Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX

Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX converges servers, storage and networking into a single, office-optimized chassis to manage and consolidate business applications.

The Dell EMC PowerEdge™ VRTX was designed to deliver IT simplicity, efficiency and agility to offices of all sizes, and specifically for remote offices and small and midsize businesses. VRTX’s compute power, shared storage capacity, and high availability capabilities, combined with VRTX’s robust systems management, make it a highly attractive platform for a wide range of workloads in a broad spectrum of industries.

Eliminate integration problems

PowerEdge VRTX can help solve hardware disparity, sprawl and lack of space through the convergence of servers, storage and networking into a 5U rackable desk-side chassis with the capacity to support up to four server nodes.

Eliminate integration problems with this pre-integrated, pre-tested, certified server, shared storage, networking, operating systems/hypervisor, and management for confident deployment and smooth ongoing operation.

With vast scalability available inside the chassis, additional servers and/or hard drives can be inserted without the need for more floor space or rack space, and without any additional cables.

VRTX’s feature-rich, 2-socket, half-height PowerEdge M520 and M620 server nodes are proven platforms and technologies that deliver exceptional flexibility and scalable performance.

With a choice of 12 3.5-inch or 25 2.5-inch hot-plug hard drives delivering up to 48TB, VRTX is equipped with massive shared storage options, keeping users ahead of the pace of data growth.

Integrate networking through the 1GbE internal switch module or an optional Ethernet pass-through module with 8 1GbE ports. Take advantage of flexible, expandable I/O with 8 PCIe slots—3 full-height/full-length and 5 low-profile/half-length. Capitalize with redundant 1100W AC power supplies, fans, blower modules, and chassis management controllers.

Full systems management capabilities

VRTX’s Chassis Management Controller (CMC) resolves the problems of systems management tool proliferation and complexity with converged management of server nodes, shared storage, networking and power in a unified tool, all in a single console.

The CMC’s intuitive, easy-to-use GUI can be used from a central location and works together with the full suite of Dell EMC OpenManage™ tools including iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller integrated within each server node. Embedded management in each server and in the VRTX platform allows IT administrators to manage Dell EMC hardware in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in-band or out-of-band, with or without a systems management software agent.

OpenManage integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions (such as Microsoft®, VMWare®, and BMC Software®), so users can maintain a single point of control and capitalize on the existing investment.

For remote management, OpenManage Essentials monitors and manages multiple VRTX systems in different locations and with the new GeoView® feature, OpenManage Essentials can be configured to show each system’s map location and health status.

CMC’s unified management console for VRTX server nodes, storage and networking can reduce complexity, enhance productivity, and help to enable maximum uptime, which in turn can reduce administration time and the cost of ownership.

Flexibility within a stable platform

VRTX is both flexible and stable. Flexible in its extensive hardware configurability and scalability, while consistent and uniform in performing systems management operations. These characteristics give users confidence that VRTX can readily adapt to accommodate new workload requirements while protecting existing investments in hardware, software, management tools and skills.

  • Optimised for office environments including acoustics
  • Converged servers, storage and networking
  • Supports up to four 2-socket, half-height M620 and M520 server nodes
  • Up to 8 PCIe slots
  • Up to 48TB storage capacity inside the chassis
  • Simplified systems management