PowerEdge FX ArchitectureTechnical guidePowerEdge FX— Dell’srevolutionary approach toconverged infrastructure —combines blade densityand efficiency with the costadvantages of rack servers.

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Table of contents1 System overview . 6New technologies . 72 System features . 8Comparison of PowerEdge systems . 8Specifications . 93 Chassis views and features . 11KVM features. 11Chassis views . 12Back panel view and features . 13Internal chassis view . 154 Processor .18Processor features .18Supported processors .18Chipset . 205 Memory . 21Supported memory . 21DIMM speeds . 22Memory configurations . 23Memory RAS features. 236 Storage . 25Internal storage . 25PowerEdge RAID Controllers . 267 Networking and PCIe . 288 Power, thermal and acoustics . 30Power consumption and energy efficiency . 30Power supply units . 31Thermal and acoustics. 329 Rack, rails and cable management . 35Sliding and static rail systems . 3510 Operating systems and virtualization . 38Supported operating systems. 38Supported virtualization . 3911 Dell OpenManage systems management . 40Server Lifecycle Management . 40OpenManage systems management .4112 PowerEdge FC630 . 48Introduction . 48New technologies . 48Specifications . 49FC630 views and features . 51Processors. 532PowerEdge FX Architecture Technical Guide

Chipset . 53Networking and PCIe . 5313 PowerEdge FC430 . 54Introduction . 54New technologies . 55Specifications . 56FC430 views and features . 57Processors. 60Chipset . 60Networking and PCIe . 6014 PowerEdge FM120x4 .61Introduction .61New technologies . 62Specifications . 62FM120x4 views and features. 64Storage . 66Hard-disk backplane options . 66Supported SATA configurations . 66RAID support . 66Inside the FM120x4 . 67Processor features . 67Supported processors . 68Memory . 6815 PowerEdge FN I/O Aggregators . 70Introduction . 70FN I/O Aggregators and FX2 enclosure . 7116 PowerEdge FD332 storage block . 73Introduction . 73Specifications . 73Appendix A.Additional specifications . 77FX architecture componen