LABS GALLERY: Dell R710 PowerEdge Has Virtualization Squarely in Its Sights

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LABS GALLERY: Dell R710 PowerEdge Has Virtualization Squarely in Its Sights

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Front

This is the front view of the Dell R710 PowerEdge system in the rack with the bezel removed.

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Top

Here is an elevated view of the Dell R710 PowerEdge. The simple access to the top and a tool-less chassis make field maintenance easy.

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Top, No Cover

From the front, I've removed the heat shroud that normally covers the processors and memory.

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Fans

The large fans can be individually replaced.

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Power Supply

My system had dual, hot-swappable 870-watt power supplies. Lower-power options are also available.

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BIOS

Here is the traditional BIOS start screen—the default startup method for the system.

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UEFI

This screen shows UEFI as an optional method for initially booting the hardware system.

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UEFI in Action

Shown is the startup screen of the UEFI-based Lifecycle controller embedded system management software.

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Physical Security Configuration

Many functions in the embedded system mimic BIOS functions.

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Making Choices

Here's an example of making configuration choices for system startup options.

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Firmware

Here is where firmware management takes place for various hardware components.

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OS Deployment

UEFI provides options to help ease the installation of various commercial operating systems.

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Diagnostics

The embedded system management tool provides a number of system diagnostic tools.

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Memory Test

Here you see that the memory test completed successfully.

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