Dell PowerEdge R720
- Different Chassis Types
- Mass Updates
- How to set IP Address
- How to install VMware ESXI 6.5
- Network Cards
- Power Supplies
- How to Rack
- How to Install Windows Server 2016
Different Chassis Types
How to set IP Address
How to install VMware ESXI 6.5
How to Rack
How to Install Windows Server 2016
Cloud Ninjas' Dell PowerEdge R720 Specifications
The R720 has three total bay count options. These are 8 Bay SFF, 8 Bay LFF, and 16 Bay SFF. The R720 supports hot-swap, which means that drives can be added or removed while the server is on. Power supplies for the R720 are also hot-swap.
8 Bay SFF
The 8 Bay SFF chassis supports a total of eight 2.5” SAS, SATA, or SSD drives. There is a total of two low-profile PCIe slots and four full-height PCIe slots.
8 Bay LFF
The 8 Bay LFF chassis support up to eight 3.5” SAS, SATA, or SSD drives. 2.5" drives can be installed by using a 2.5" to 3.5" drive converter. There is a total of two low-profile PCIe slots and four full-height PCIe slots.
16 Bay SFF
The 16 Bay SFF chassis supports a total of sixteen 2.5” SAS, SATA, or SSD drives. There is a total of two low-profile PCIe slots and four full-height PCIe slots.
The Dell PowerEdge R720 server is a dual processor system that accepts Intel Xeon E5-2600 or E5-2600v2 Processors. In order to use an E5-2600v2 processor, you may have to update your server’s BIOS. Each socket is an LGA2011 socket that supports up to 12 cores per socket. A total of 24 cores be installed.
Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series Processors
Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Series Processors
The Dell PowerEdge R720 Server has a total of 24 DDR3 DIMM slots. There are 8 memory channels that each consist of 3 DIMM slots.
Memory Types & Module Capacities
The R720 accepts either ECC Registered Memory (RDIMMs) or Load Reduced Memory (LRDIMMs). You can use capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Do note that 64GB modules can only be used with Load Reduced memory. Because of this, you can achieve a larger maximum RAM capacity.
With ECC Registered memory, a max size of 512GB can be reached with a configuration of sixteen 32GB modules. Load Reduced memory on the other hand can reach a max of 1.5TB of RAM with a configuration of twenty-four 64GB modules.
The R720 supports memory speeds of 1066MT/s, 1333MT/s, and 1600MT/s. 1866MT/s modules can be installed, but they will clock down to the true fastest speed of 1600MT/s.
The chassis you have will determine the form factor of drives you can install. If you have an 8 Bay SFF chassis or a 16 Bay SFF chassis, you can plug in 2.5" SAS/SATA drives into the backplane. If you have an 8 Bay LFF chassis you can install 3.5" SAS/SATA drives. With the 8 Bay LFF chassis you can install 2.5" drives, but you will need to utilize a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter. The R720 accepts SAS, SATA, and SSD drives. All chassis options support hot-swap drives, meaning you can remove and/or add drives while the machine is powered on.
|Type||Max Capacity (Per 2.5" Drive)||Speeds|
|SAS||2.4 TB||7.2k, 10k, or 15k|
|SSD||7.68 TB||3 GB/s or 6 GB/s|
|Type||Max Capacity (Per 3.5" Drive)||Speeds|
|SAS||16 TB||7.2k, 10k, or 15k|
|SSD||7.68 TB||3 GB/s or 6 GB/s|
How Many Power Supplies does the R720 Take?
The Dell PowerEdge R720 Server can hold a maximum of two hot-swap power supplies. Because the power supplies are hot-swap, you can remove one from the system while the server is powered on. This will only work as long as one power supply remains plugged in.
The R720 server has three power supply wattage options: 495W, 750W, and 1100W. All three options are great choices, but which one you choose depends on your application. Systems that have high end components generally require more power. Also, if the system is performing resource intensive tasks, then there will be more of a demand for power. In both cases, going with a 750W or 1100W PSU is the way to go.
An important thing to pay attention to when buying a power supply for you R720, is the voltage. R720 power supplies can be either 110V or 220V. If you purchase a 220V power supply, but only have a 110V connection, then the system will not power on. Most outlets in American homes are equipped with 110V connections, while homes in Europe use 220V connections. 220V connections are also commonly seen in data centers. Before purchasing a power supply for your server, find out what connection you need, and then make sure the PSU you purchase supports that connection.
|RAID Options||RAID Levels||Cache||Drive Speeds||PCIe Generation||RAID Hardware|
|S110 onboard software||0,1,5,10||None||3 Gb/s SATA
6 Gb/s SAS
|H310 Mini Mono||0,1,5,10,50||None||3 Gb/s SATA
6 Gb/s SAS
|H710 Mini Mono||0,1,5,6,10,50,60||512MB||3 Gb/s SATA
6 Gb/s SAS
|H710p Mini Mono||0,1,5,6,10,50,60||1GB||3 Gb/s SATA
6 Gb/s SAS
|H810 PCIe Adapter||0,1,5,6,10,50,60||1GB||3 Gb/s SATA
6 Gb/s SAS
Network Interface Card Options
|Dell Broadcom 5720 Quad Port 4x 1GbE RJ45|
|Dell Broadcom 57412 Quad Port 2 x 1GbE + 2 x 10 GbE RJ45 SFP+|
|Dell Broadcom 57416 Quad Port 2 x 1GbE + 2 x 10 GbE RJ45|
|Dell Broadcom 57800S Quad Port 2x 1GbE 2x 10GbE RJ45 SFP+|
|Dell Broadcom 57800-T Quad Port 2 x 1GbE + 2 x 10GbE RJ45|
|Dell Intel I350 Quad Port 4x 1GbE RJ45|
|Dell Intel I350/X540 Quad Port 2 x 1GbE + 2 x 10GbE RJ45|
|Dell Intel I350/X710 Quad Port 2 x 1GbE + 2 x 10GbE RJ45 SFP+|
|Dell Intel X710 Quad Port 4 x 10GbE SFP+|
|Dell Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 4x 1GbE RJ45|
|Dell Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 2 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Dell Broadcom 5720 Quad Port 4 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Dell Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+|
|Dell Intel I350 Dual Port 2 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Dell Intel I350-T2 Dual Port 2 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Dell Intel I350-T4 Quad Port 4 x 1GbE RJ45|
|Dell Intel X520-DA2 Dual Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+|
Supported Operating Systems:
The PowerEdge R720 supports a wide variety of operating systems which ranges from different distributions of Linux, VMware, and Windows Server. These operating systems are:
- ⦿ Citrix XenServer 6.0
- ⦿ Citrix XenServer 6.1
- ⦿ Citrix XenServer 6.2
- ⦿ Citrix XenServer 6.5
- ⦿ Citrix XenServer 7.0
- ⦿ Novell SuSE Lunix ES 11
- ⦿ Red Hat Ent Linux 5
- ⦿ Red Hat Ent Virtual3
- ⦿ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
- ⦿ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- ⦿ Suse Linux ES 10
- ⦿ SUSE Linux ES 12
- ⦿ VMware ESX 4.1
- ⦿ VMware ESXI 4.1
- ⦿ VMware ESXI 5.0
- ⦿ VMware ESXI 5.1
- ⦿ VMware ESXI 5.5
- ⦿ VMware ESXI 6.0
- ⦿ VMware ESXI 6.5
- ⦿ Windows Server 2008 R2
- ⦿ Windows Server 2008 x64
- ⦿ Windows Server 2008 x86
- ⦿ Windows Server 2012
- ⦿ Windows Server 2012 R2
- ⦿ Windows Server 2016
Technical Information Overview
The Dell PowerEdge R720 2U Rackmount Server is loaded with options and features which is great in terms of customization and scalability. With the great capabilities of the PowerEdge R720, it can be hard to navigate. Because of this we have group together manuals and guides directly from Dell, so you have all the information you need to configure, upgrade, or troubleshoot your Dell PowerEdge R720 Server.
Learn the ins and outs of your R720 with the Owner’s Manual: View PowerEdge R720 Owner’s Manual
Need help troubleshooting your R720? The R720 technical guide is a great place to start: View PowerEdge R720 Technical Guide
Setting Up Your System Using Lifecycle Controller
Configure and setup your R720 within Dell’s integrated Lifecycle controller: View PowerEdge R720 Lifecycle Controller Setup Guide
BIOS Upgrade EFI Download
Upgrade your PowerEdge R720's BIOS Via an EFI BIOS File: Download PowerEdge R720 BIOS Upgrade EFI File
Cloud Ninja One Year Warranty
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