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The Dell PowerEdge R230 server is a flexible and capable system that is great for businesses of all sizes. This 1U rackmount server has three chassis options to choose from: 2 Bay LFF Cabled, 4 Bay LFF Cabled, and 4 Bay LFF Hot-swap. The Dell R330 is a "pizza box" style chassis.
2 Bay LFF Cabled
The 2 Bay LFF cabled chassis for the PowerEdge R230 accepts up to two 3.5" SAS/SATA drives. 2.5" hard drives or solid state drives can be installed via a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter. There is no hot-swap version of this chassis, only a cabled version. This means that drives cannot be installed or removed while the system is running. In order to install new drives or remove old drives, you must open up the system and unplug the cable that connects to the drive. Once the cable is unplugged, then you can take out the drive. The rear of the 2 Bay LFF cabled chassis includes a serial connector, a VGA port, a removable vFlash card slot, a removable iDRAC LAN port, two 1GbE RJ45 Ethernet ports, two Type A USB 3.0 ports, one low-profile x8 PCIe 3.0 slot, one full-height x16 full-height PCIe 3.0 slot, and one cabled power supply unit.
4 Bay LFF Cabled & 4 Bay LFF Hot-swap
There are two versions of the R230's 4 Bay LFF chassis: 4 Bay LFF Cabled and 4 Bay LFF Hot-swap. Both chassis are exactly the same, other than how the drives connect to the backplane. The 4 Bay LFF Cabled chassis has cables that plug in directly to each drive. The system must be opened up in order to install or remove drives. For the 4 Bay LFF chassis, drive plug in directly to the backplane, and do not require a cable. You do not need to open the system to install hot-swap drives. For hot-swap drives, you can also add or remove drives while the system is powered on. You cannot do this with a cabled drive system. Both chassis support up to four 3.5" SAS/SATA drives. 2.5" hard drives or solid state drives can be installed via a 2.5" to 3.5" drive converter. Other than the storage layout, the 4 Bay LFF Cabled and Hot-swap chassis are identical to the 2 Bay LFF Cabled chassis. The rear of both of these chassis includes a serial connector, a VGA port, a removable vFlash card slot, a removable iDRAC LAN port, two 1GbE RJ45 Ethernet ports, two type A USB 3.0 ports, one low-profile x8 PCIe 3.0 slot, one full-height x16 PCIe 3.0 slot, and one cabled power supply unit.
The Dell PowerEdge R230 server has a single LGA1151 socket and supports Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 and E3-1200 v6 series processors. Intel Core i3 6100, Celeron G3900, Pentium G4500, and Pentium G4600 series processors are also supported. A maximum of 4 CPU cores is supported.
Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 Series
|E3-1220 v5||SR2LG||4||3.00 GHz|
|E3-1225 v5||SR2LJ||4||3.30 GHz|
|E3-1230 v5||SR2LE||4||3.40 GHz|
|E3-1235L v5||SR2LM||4||2.00 GHz|
|E3-1240 v5||SR2LD||4||3.50 GHz|
|E3-1240L v5||SR2CW||4||2.10 GHz|
|E3-1245 v5||SR2LL||4||3.50 GHz|
|E3-1260L v5||SR2LH||4||2.90 GHz|
|E3-1268L v5||SR2LQ||4||2.40 GHz|
|E3-1270 v5||SR2LF||4||3.60 GHz|
|E3-1275 v5||SR2LK||4||3.60 GHz|
|E3-1280 v5||SR2LC||4||3.70 GHz|
Intel Xeon E3-1200 v6 Series
|E3-1220 v6||SR329||4||3.00 GHz|
|E3-1225 v6||SR32C||4||3.30 GHz|
|E3-1230 v6||SR328||4||3.50 GHz|
|E3-1240 v6||SR327||4||3.70 GHz|
|E3-1245 v6||SR32B||4||3.70 GHz|
|E3-1270 v6||SR326||4||3.80 GHz|
|E3-1275 v6||SR32A||4||3.80 GHz|
|E3-1280 v6||SR325||4||3.90 GHz|
|E3-1285 v6||SR373||4||4.10 GHz|
DIMM slots & Memory Channels
The Dell PowerEdge R230 is a DDR4 based machine with four total DIMM slots. There are two memory channels, that each consist of two DIMM slots.
Supported Memory Types
ECC Unbuffered (ECC UDIMMs) are the only type of memory that is supported by the R230. Installing unsupported memory types can lead to many issues, such as boot failure.
Supported Memory Capacities
Module capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB are accepted by the R230 server. It is important to note, that only two 32GB modules can be installed. You are not able to fill up all four DIMM slots using 32GB modules.
A maximum RAM configuration of 64GB can be achieved via 4 x 16GB or 2 x 32GB modules. 64GB is the highest possible capacity that can be reached for the PowerEdge R230 server.
Supported Memory Speeds
The PowerEdge R230 server supports module speeds of 2133MT/s and 2400MT/s. The fastest speed that the installed modules can run at will be determined by the processor that is installed. If you have a E3-1200 v5 series processor installed, a maximum speed of 2133MT/s is supported. If a E3-1200 v6 processor is installed, then there is a maximum speed of 2400MT/s. If you installed a module with a speed that is higher than the maximum supported speed, that module will clock down to the max speed. For example, if your system has a max speed of 2133MT/s, and you install a 2400MT/s module, the module will clock down to 2133MT/s.
|Type||Speeds||Max Capacity (Per Drive) 2.5"|
|SAS||7.2K, 10K, 15K||2.4TB|
|SSD||3GB/s, 6GB/s, 12GB/s||7.68TB|
|Type||Speeds||Max Capacity (Per Drive) 3.5"|
|SSD||3GB/s, 6GB/s, 12GB/s||7.68TB|
Power Supplies Overview
There is only one power supply option for the PowerEdge R230 server: 250W cabled. There is no hot-swap version, which means that the installation/removal processor is a lot more involved and requires you to open up the chassis. There is also only support for one power supply unit, meaning there is no redundancy like there is in other 13th generation servers.
The Dell PowerEdge R230 server does not accept Mini Monolithic PERC RAID Controllers. Only PCIe RAID controllers can be installed into the Dell R230. Unlike the PowerEdge R330, there is no dedicated PCIe slot for the RAID controller, so you must use one of the PCIe slots on the riser.
|RAID Options||RAID Levels||Cache||Drive Speeds||PCIe Generation||RAID Hardware|
|S130 onboard software||0,1,5,10||None||6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
|H330||0,1,5,10,50||None||6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
|H730||0,1,5,6,10,50,60||1GB||6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
|H730P||0,1,5,6,10,50,60||2GB||6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
|H830||0,1,5,6,10,50,60||2GB||6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
Network Interface Card Options
The Dell PowerEdge R230 server has two 1GbE RJ45 LAN ports built into the motherboard. The R230 does not have a Daughter Card slot. If you want 10GbE speeds, additional network ports, and/or fiber connectivity (SFP+), you must install a PCIe network card into one of the R230's PCIe slots.
PCIe Network Cards
|Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 4 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 2 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Broadcom 57402 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+|
|Broadcom 57406 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE RJ45|
|Broadcom 57810 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE RJ45|
|Broadcom 57810 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+ CNA|
|Intel I350-T2 Dual Port 2 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Intel I350-T4 Dual Port 4 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Intel 57810S Dual Port 2 x 10GbE RJ45|
|Intel 57810S Dual Port 2 x 10GbE DA/SFP+|
|Intel X520-DA2 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE DA/SFP+|
|Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE RJ45|
|Intel X710-DA2 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE DA/SFP+|
|Intel X710-T4 Quad Port 4 x 10GbE RJ45 CNA|
|Intel X710-DA4 Quad Port 4 x 10GbE SFP CNA|
|Intel XL710-QD2 Dual Port 2 x 40GbE QSFP|
|Intel OPA Single Port 1 x 100Gb QSFP HFA|
|Brocade 815 Single Port 1 x 8Gb FC SFP+ HBA|
|Brocade 825 Dual Port 2 x 8Gb FC SFP+ HBA|
|Brocade 1020 Dual Port 2 x 10Gb SFP+ CNA|
|QLogic QLE2560 Single Port 1 x 8Gb FC HBA|
|QLogic QLE2562 Dual Port 2 x 8Gb FC HBA|
|QLogic QLE2564 Quad Port 4 x 8Gb SFP+ HBA|
|QLogic QLE2660 Single Port 1 x 16Gb SFP+ HBA|
|QLogic QLE2662 Dual Port 2 x 16Gb SFP+ HBA|
|QLogic QLE2690 Single Port 1 x 16Gb SFP+ HBA|
|QLogic QLE2692 Dual Port 2 x 16Gb SFP+|
|QLogic QLE2742L Dual Port 2 x 32Gb FC HBA|
|QLogic QLE8262 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+ CNA|
|Mellanox ConnectX-3 CX322A Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+|
|Mellanox ConnectX-3 CX324A Dual Port 2 x 40Gb QSFP HBA|
|Mellanox ConnectX-3 CX354A Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+|
|Mellanox ConnectX-3 Single Port 1 x 40Gb QSFP|
|Mellanox ConnectX-4 CX4121A Dual Port 1 x 25GbE SFP+|
|Mellanox ConnectX-4 CX456A Dual Port 1 x 100GbE QSFP|
|Mellanox ConnectX-5 Single Port 1 x 100Gb QSFP|
|Dell Emulex LPE12000 Single Port 1 x 8Gb SFP+ HBA|
|Dell Emulex LPE12002-E Dual Port 2 x 8Gb SFP+ HBA|
|Dell Emulex LPE15002B-E Dual Port 2 x 8GbE SFP+ HBA|
|Dell Emulex LPE16002 Dual Port 2 x 16GbE SFP+ HBA|
|Dell Emulex LPE35002 Dual Port 2 x 32Gb FC SFP+ HBA|
|Dell Emulex OCe14102-U1D Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP CNA|
|Dell Emulex OCe14102B-U1D Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+|
|Dell Emulex OCe14102B-N1D Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+ CNA|
|Chelsio T520-CR Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+ CNA|
Systems Management Solutions
The Dell PowerEdge R230 Server utilizes the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 (iDRAC8), which allows you to easily manage your Dell server. The iDRAC8 web interface provides a variety of useful information and features, that make managing your Dell server an easy task. Features include, but are not limited to hardware monitoring, power control, remote console, control over system settings, firmware update control, storage management, and much more. You can access the iDRAC8 web interface, by setting the iDRAC IP in system setup, and searching the IP in a web browser.
Supported Operating Systems:
The Dell PowerEdge R230 Server supports a wide variety of operating systems which ranges from different distributions of Linux, VMware, and Windows Server. The operating systems include, but are not limited to:
- ⦿ Citrix XenServer 7.0
- ⦿ Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
- ⦿ Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6
- ⦿ Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7
- ⦿ SUSE Linux ES 12
- ⦿ VMware ESXi 5.5
- ⦿ VMware ESXi 6.0
- ⦿ VMware ESXi 6.5
- ⦿ VMware ESXi 6.7
- ⦿ Window Server 2008 R2
- ⦿ Window Server 2012
- ⦿ Window Server 2012 R2
- ⦿ Window Server 2016
- ⦿ Window Server 2019 LTSC
Technical Information Overview
The Dell PowerEdge R230 is a powerful 1U rackmount server, that can handle almost anything you throw at it. It is loaded with features that expand the cababilities of the system. Learning about these features is the best thing you can do to fully take advantage of the perks of the R230. We have compiled a few guides that are useful for learning the ins and outs of the Dell PowerEdge R230 server.
Learn the ins and outs of the R230: View PowerEdge R230 Owner's Manual
Need a quick overview of the R230's specs? Check out the R230 spec sheet: View PowerEdge R230 Spec Sheet
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 User's Guide
Everything you need to know about iDRAC 8, all in one place: View PowerEdge R230 iDRAC 8 User's Guide
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