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Table of contents
1 System overview..................................................................................................................................................................5
Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................................5
New technologies ............................................................................................................................................................. 6
2 System features ...................................................................................................................................................................7
Comparison of PowerEdge systems ...............................................................................................................................7
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
3 Chassis views and features............................................................................................................................................. 10
Chassis views.................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Chassis features ................................................................................................................................................................11
4 Processor............................................................................................................................................................................14
Processor features............................................................................................................................................................14
Supported processors......................................................................................................................................................14
Chipset................................................................................................................................................................................15
5 Memory...............................................................................................................................................................................16
Supported memory ..........................................................................................................................................................16
Memory configurations ...................................................................................................................................................17
Memory speed ..................................................................................................................................................................17
Memory RAS features.......................................................................................................................................................18
6 Storage...............................................................................................................................................................................20
Internal storage................................................................................................................................................................20
External storage ...............................................................................................................................................................20
Storage controllers...........................................................................................................................................................21
Optical drive ..................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Tape drive.......................................................................................................................................................................... 22
7 Networking and PCIe ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
Embedded NIC controller.............................................................................................................................................. 23
PCIe expansion ................................................................................................................................................................ 23
8 Power, thermal, and acoustics ...................................................................................................................................... 25
Power consumption and energy efficiency................................................................................................................ 25
Power supply units .......................................................................................................................................................... 26
Thermal and acoustics.................................................................................................................................................... 27
9 Rack rails and cable management ................................................................................................................................30
Sliding and static rail systems........................................................................................................................................30
Cable management arm................................................................................................................................................. 32
10 Operating systems and virtualization ........................................................................................................................... 33
Supported operating systems........................................................................................................................................ 33
Supported virtualization ................................................................................................................................................. 34
11 Dell OpenManage systems management.................................................................................................................... 35
Systems management solutions................................................................................................................................... 35
OpenManage systems management ........................................................................................................................... 36
Dell server management operations.............................................................................................................................41
Appendix A. Additional specifications.......................................................................................................................... 43
Chassis dimensions and weight.................................................................................................................................... 43
Power supply specifications .......................................................................................................................................... 43
Environmental specifications ........................................................................................................................................44
Video specifications ........................................................................................................................................................ 45
Rack rail specifications ................................................................................................................................................... 45
USB peripherals................................................................................................................................................................ 45
Appendix B. Standards compliance .............................................................................................................................46
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Appendix C. Additional resources................................................................................................................................. 47
Appendix D. System board block diagram..................................................................................................................49
Table 1. New technologies ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Table 2. Comparing the PowerEdge R310 to PowerEdge R320..................................................................................7
Table 3. Technical specifications...................................................................................................................................... 8
Table 4. Chassis features...................................................................................................................................................11
Table 5. Security features..................................................................................................................................................13
Table 6. Supported processors ........................................................................................................................................15
Table 7. Memory technologies supported.....................................................................................................................16
Table 8. DIMMs supported................................................................................................................................................17
Table 9. Memory speed capabilities................................................................................................................................18
Table 10. Memory RAS features .........................................................................................................................................18
Table 11. Supported hard drives .......................................................................................................................................20
Table 12. Supported RAID controllers...............................................................................................................................21
Table 13. Hard-drive backplane options ......................................................................................................................... 22
Table 14. PCIe slot configurations.................................................................................................................................... 23
Table 15. Supported NICs and HBAs................................................................................................................................ 24
Table 16. Power tools and technologies......................................................................................................................... 25
Table 17. Power supply efficiency .................................................................................................................................... 27
Table 18. Acoustical performance.................................................................................................................................... 29
Table 19. Supported rack types..........................................................................................................................................31
Table 20. Primary operating system support.................................................................................................................. 33
Table 21. Virtualization support ........................................................................................................................................ 34
Table 22. iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller functions and benefits........................................................................... 36
Table 23. Feature comparison for basic management, iDRAC7 Express, and iDRAC7 Enterprise........................ 37
Table 24. One-to-one and one-to-many operations .................................................................................................. 42
Table 25. Power supply specifications............................................................................................................................. 43
Table 26. Environmental specifications ...........................................................................................................................44
Table 27. Supported video modes.................................................................................................................................... 45
Table 28. Rail adjustability range....................................................................................................................................... 45
Table 29. Industry standard documents ..........................................................................................................................46
Table 30. Additional resources .......................................................................................................................................... 47
Figure 1. Front view without bezel .................................................................................................................................. 10
Figure 2. Front view with bezel......................................................................................................................................... 10
Figure 3. Back view............................................................................................................................................................. 10
Figure 4. Internal view.........................................................................................................................................................11
Figure 5. LCD control panel...............................................................................................................................................12
Figure 6. QRL location ........................................................................................................................................................13
Figure 7. 350W power supply unit................................................................................................................................... 27
Figure 8. Sliding rails with optional CMA ........................................................................................................................30
Figure 9. Static rails..............................................................................................................................................................31
Figure 10. Dell systems management solutions.............................................................................................................. 35
Figure 11. Systems management server lifecycle ............................................................................................................41
Figure 12. System dimensions ............................................................................................................................................ 43
Figure 13. R320 system board block diagram .................................................................................................................49
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The 1-socket Dell™ PowerEdge™ R320 rack server delivers powerful performance and
Enterprise-class high availability capabilities in a 1U chassis. The R320’s configuration flexibility,
increased internal storage, and straightforward systems management make it an excellent fit
for web hosting and serving, file and print serving, and other general purpose applications in
space-constrained locations.
The R320 features the scalable performance of the Intel®
Xeon®
processor E5-2400 product family
with Enterprise-class memory RAS features. This server complements its processors with six DIMM
slots and two PCI Express®
(PCIe) slots, providing a substantial memory footprint and wide I/O
bandwidth to support memory-intensive applications and databases as well as consolidation and
virtualization. For users not needing the Enterprise-class high performance of the Intel processor
Xeon E5-2400 product family, the T320 also supports the more price-sensitive Intel Xeon processor
E5-1410 and Intel Pentium®
processor 1400 product family.
Users selecting the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family can choose to implement
advanced memory protection capabilities (memory sparing and memory mirroring) previously not
seen in the 1-socket x86 server space. These capabilities are not possible with the Intel Xeon
processor E5-1410 and the Intel Pentiumprocessor 1400 product family. Regardless of the
processor type, you can take advantage of other high availability features offered on the R320. To
protect your virtualized workloads, the R320 offers redundant SD cards making your hypervisors
redundant and failsafe. Other reliability and availability features include hardware and software RAID
options, hot plug hard drives and hot plug power supplies.
The R320 features up to 100% more processor cores, enterprise-class RAS features including
memory sparing and memory mirroring, and 100% more internal hard drives than the
previous-generation R310. Network options span multiple third-party brands and adapter types
with 10GbE NIC, 10GbE FCoE, and Fiber Channel 8Gb HBA. The R320 delivers failsafe hypervisors
to protect virtualized workloads and is Fresh Air compliant, enabling it to operate in extended
temperature ranges. This not only helps to save energy costs but also allows the R320 to ride
through unforeseen events such as power brownouts. Its innovative, agent-free systems
management delivers no-compromise enterprise-class systems management for hassle-free
computing. These combined capabilities make the R320 an excellent fit for web hosting and serving,
file and print serving, and work group collaboration and productivity applications, especially where
the low-profile of a 1U chassis is desired.
The PowerEdge family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance
scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.
The Dell OpenManage™ systems management portfolio includes Integrated Dell Remote Access
Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller. This embedded feature helps IT administrators
manage Dell servers 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 third-party systems management solutions so you can maintain your single point of
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control and capitalize on your existing investment. OpenManage simplifies the lifecycle of
deploying, updating, monitoring, and maintaining your Dell PowerEdge servers.
Table 1 summarizes the newest technologies used in the Dell PowerEdge R320 rack server.
New technologies Detailed descriptions
New Intel processors
The new Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, the Intel Xeon
E5-1410 processor, and the Intel Pentiumprocessor 1400 product family offer new
features such as embedded PCIe lanes for improved I/O performance. See the
Processor section for details.
Intel C600 series chipset The Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chip is implemented on the R320 server.
Next generation PERC
options
The R320 supports the new PERC controller cards with improved functionality and
faster performance. See the Storage section for details.
PERC S110 software
RAID Solution
This new software RAID solution supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10, and supports a
maximum of four hot-plug SATA hard drives or SATA solid-state drives. See the
Storage section for details.
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle
Controller
The new embedded system management solution for Dell servers features
hardware and firmware inventory and alerting, in-depth memory alerting, faster
performance, a dedicated gigabit port, and many more features. See the Dell
OpenManage systems management section for details.
Advanced power
management
The R320 supports advanced power monitoring and power capping tools that can
help manage power consumption. See the Power, thermal, and acoustics section
for details.
Fresh Air cooling
Dell has tested and validated an integrated data center solution that enables you
to operate at higher temperatures or even chiller-less. See the Power, thermal, and
acoustics section for details.
Failsafe hypervisors
The internal dual SD module enables Dell's unique Failsafe Virtualization
architecture, ensuring uptime by providing failover capability for embedded
hypervisors, such as VMware
®
VSphere™ ESXi
®
. See the Supported virtualization
section for details.
Fault-tolerant fans
Failure of one fan rotor is tolerated with degradation in performance through
active throttling and increased fan speeds. The feature helps reduce downtime by
allowing you to schedule a fan replacement within 360 hours of a fan failure.
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Compared to the previous generation of PowerEdge R310, the R320 supports up to 100% more
processor cores, enterprise-class RAS features including memory sparing and memory mirroring,
100% more internal hard drives, innovative systems management delivered by iDRAC7 with Lifecycle
Controller, and is Fresh Air compliant. Table 2 compares some of the features of the R320 to its
R310 predecessor. Table 3 lists all of the R320’s specifications.
The R320 is the new generation PowerEdge server replacing the R310. Table 2 compares some of
the R320 features to the R310 features.
Feature PowerEdge R310 PowerEdge R320
Chassis 1U rack 1U rack
Processors
IntelXeonprocessors 3400 series
IntelCore
™
i3 processor 500 series
IntelPentium
®
G6950
IntelCeleron
®
G1101
Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family
Intel Xeon processor E5-1410
Intel Pentium processor 1400 product family
Internal interconnect Intel DMI Intel DMI 2.0
Memory
1
4 x 1333 DDR3 UDIMM or
6 x 1333 DDR3 RDIMM
Up to 32GB
6 x DDR3 RDIMM and UDIMM
Up to 96GB
Hard drive bays
(hot-plug)
Up to 4 x 3.5” cabled or hot-plug Up to 4 x 3.5” cabled or hot-plug
Up to 8 x 2.5” hot-plug
RAID controller
PERC 6/i, SAS6/iR, PERC6/E, S100,
S300, H200, H700, H800
PERC S110, H310, H710, H810
PCI slots 2 PCIe 2.0 slots 1 PCIe 3.0 slot and 1 PCIe 2.0 slot
Embedded NICs Broadcom
®
Dual Port 1GbE LOM Broadcom Dual Port 1GbE LOM
Power supplies
Non-redundant 350W
Redundant 400W
Non-redundant 350W
Redundant 350W
Redundant 550W
Dell OpenManage
Systems Management
Dell OpenManage
Dell Management Console (DMC)
Lifecycle Controller 1.x
iDRAC6 (Express or Enterprise) with
Lifecycle Controller
OpenManage Essentials
Dell Management Console
IT Assistant
OMSA Agent
OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7
Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller)
OpenManage Integrations and Connections
Basic management (standard option)
Power efficiency Silver Platinum
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Feature PowerEdge R310 PowerEdge R320
Availability
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant power supply
units
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant power supply units
Memory sparing and memory mirroring
Internal dual SD module
1
GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.
Table 3 summarizes the specifications for each of the PowerEdge R320 features. For the latest
information on supported features for the PowerEdge R320, visit Dell.com.
Feature PowerEdge R320 technical specification
Form factor 1U rack
Processors
Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family
Intel Xeon processor E5-1410
Intel Pentium processor 1400 Product Family
Processor socket 1 socket
Front side bus Intel DMI 2.0
Cache 2.5MB per core with core options of 2, 4, 6, or 8
Chipset Intel C600
Memory
1
Up to 96GB (6 DIMM slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s
PCIe slots
2 PCIe slots
 1 x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, 2.0, half-height, half-length
 1 x16 slot with x16 bandwidth, 3.0, full-height, half-length
RAID controller
Internal controllers:
PERC S110 (SW RAID)
PERC H310
PERC H710
External HBAs (RAID):
PERC H810
External HBAs (non-RAID):
6Gbps SAS HBA
Hard drives
Drive bay options:
4 x 3.5” cabled SAS or SATA drives or
4 x 3.5” hot-plug SAS, SATA or SSD drives (2.5” hybrid kit available) or
8 x 2.5” hot-plug SAS, SATA or SSD drives
Hot-plug hard drive options:
2.5” SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K, 10K), SAS SSD, SATA SSD
3.5” SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K)
Self-encrypting drives available
Cabled hard drive options:
3.5” SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K)
Embedded NIC Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1Gb LOM
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Feature PowerEdge R320 technical specification
Power supply
Platinum efficiency, 350W and 550W power supply
Bronze efficiency, cabled 350W power supply
Auto-ranging power supplies
Availability
High-efficiency, hot-plug, redundant power supplies; hot-plug hard drives;
TPM/No-TPM; dual internal SD support; optional bezel; information tag; ECC
memory; interactive LCD screen; extended power range; ENERGY STAR
®
compliant
Dell OpenManage
Systems Management
(Agent-free or with
OpenManage Server
Administrator [OMSA]
Agent)
 OpenManage Essentials
 Dell Management Console
 IT Assistant
 OMSA Agent
 OpenManage Power Center (requires iDRAC7 Enterprise with Lifecycle
Controller)
 OpenManage Integrations and Connections:
- OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft
®
System Center
- Dell Management Plug-in for VMware
®
vCenter™
- Connections for HP
®
Operations Manager, IBM
®
Tivoli
®
Netcool
®
and CA
Network and Systems Management
 Basic management (standard option)
- Upgrade to iDRAC7 (Express or Enterprise) with Lifecycle Controller
- Upgrade to 8GB vFlash media or 16GB vFlash media for iDRAC7 Enterprise
with Lifecycle Controller
- Trial evaluations available for IDRAC7 (Express and Enterprise) with Lifecycle
Controller
Rack support
 ReadyRails
TM
II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or
unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with
support for optional tool-less cable management arm
 ReadyRails static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or
unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded and 2-post
(Telco) racks
Operating systems
Microsoft Windows Server
®
2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V
®
v2)
Microsoft Windows
®
Small Business Server 2011
SUSE
®
Linux
®
Enterprise Server
Red Hat
®
Enterprise Linux
®
Optional embedded hypervisors:
Citrix
®
XenServer™
VMware vSphere™
For more information on the specific versions and additions, visit
Dell.com/OSsupport.
1
GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.
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The Dell PowerEdge R320 is a 1U, 1-socket rack server. For additional system views and features, see
the Dell PowerEdge R320 Systems Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
Figure 1 shows the features on the front of the R320 chassis including four 3.5-inch hard drives,
control panel, USB connectors, and many other components and features described in this guide.
Figure 2 shows the optional locking bezel on the front of the R320 chassis.
Figure 3 shows the features on the back panel of the R320 including USB connectors, Ethernet
connectors, serial connector, video connector, PCIe slots, power supplies, and many other
components and features described in this guide.
The chassis design of the R320 is optimized for easy access to components and for airflow for
effective and efficient cooling. The R320 supports up to 6 DIMMs, 1 processor, hot-plug redundant
power supplies, and many other components and features described in this guide.
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Table 4 lists the features on the R320 chassis. For additional information, see the Dell PowerEdge
R320 Systems Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
Feature Description
Power button ACPI-compliant power button with an integrated green power LED
Front bezel Covers the system’s front-loading hard drives and locks for security
NMI button
Used to troubleshoot software and device driver errors; use only if directed
to do so by qualified support personnel or by the operating system's
documentation
System identification button
Buttons on the back and front of a system to help identify the unit in a data
center environment
Hard drives Up to eight 2.5-inch drives
USB connectors Connects USB devices to the server
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Feature Description
Information tag Slide-out label panel for recording system information
Video connector Connects a monitor to the server
LCD panel and buttons
Displays system ID, status information, and system error messages; two
navigation buttons to scroll through the menu on the LCD and one select
button
Optical drive Optional slim DVD or DVD+RW drive
Power supply units Supplies power to the server
Power supply indicators Indicates whether server has power
NIC indicators Indicates network activity and status
PCIe slots Connects PCIe expansion cards to the server
Ethernet connectors Connects integrated 10/100/1000 NICs to the server
Serial connector Connects a serial device to the server
iDRAC7 Enterprise port Dedicated management port for optional iDRAC Ports card
The R320 control panel is located on the front of the chassis as shown in Figure 5. For more
information about the LCD control panel, see the Dell PowerEdge R320 Systems Owner’s Manual on
Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
A useful feature included with Dell PowerEdge 12th
generation servers is the Quick Resource Locator
(QRL)—a model-specific Quick Response (QR) code that is located inside the R320 chassis cover
(see Figure 6). Use your smartphone to access the Dell QRL app to learn more about the server.
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This QRL code allows you to:
 View step-by-step videos, including overviews of system internals and externals, as well as
detailed, concise, task-oriented videos and installation wizards
 Locate reference materials, including searchable owner’s manual content, LCD diagnostics, and
an electrical overview
 Look up your service tag so you can quickly gain access to your specific hardware configuration
info and warranty information
 Contact Dell directly (by link) to get in touch with technical support and sales teams and provide
feedback to Dell
These codes provide an easy way to retrieve the critical support information you need when you
need it, making you more efficient and effective in managing your hardware.
The latest generation of PowerEdge servers has the features listed in Table 5 to help ensure the
security of your data center.
Security feature Description
Cover latch
A tooled latch is integrated on the top cover with a coin key lock to secure the
system.
Bezel
An optional metal bezel is mounted to the chassis front to provide the Dell ID. A
lock on the bezel is used to protect un-authorized access to hard drives. System
status is viewable on the LCD screen when the bezel is installed.
TPM
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is used to generate/store keys,
protect/authenticate passwords, and create/store digital certificates. It also
supports the Intel Xeon TXT functionality. TPM can also be used to enable the
BitLocker™ hard drive encryption feature in Windows Server 2008. TPM 1.2 is
supported. No TPM version is available for China or Russia.
Power-off security BIOS has the ability to disable the power button function.
Intrusion alert An internal switch is used to detect chassis intrusion.
Secure mode
BIOS has the ability to enter a secure boot mode through system setup. This
mode includes the option to lock out the power and NMI switches on the
control panel or set up a system password.
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The Dell PowerEdge R320 features a variety of Intel processor options. The Intel Xeon processor
E5-2400 product family offers an ideal combination of performance, dependability, and cost. These
processors provide substantial performance and capacity for entry and mainstream workloads. In
addition to providing raw performance gains, improved I/O is also made possible with Intel
Integrated I/O, which can reduce latency by adding more lanes and doubling bandwidth. This helps
to reduce network and storage bottlenecks, unleashing the processor’s performance capabilities.
In addition to the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, the R320 also supports the Intel
Xeon E5-1410, which provide a balance of performance, value, and advanced features, and the Intel
Pentium processor 1400 product family, which is cost-efficient and provides the basic features.
The new Intel processors provide the following features:
 Up to 8 execution cores per processor
 Intel Hyper-Threading technology enables up to 16 computational threads
 Micro-architecture on 32nm process for greater performance per watt
 Support for more memory—up to 6 DIMM slots and support for up to 16GB DIMMs increasing
the memory capacity from 32GB to 96GB
 Integrated memory controller with 3 channels of DDR3 and 46-bit physical addressing facilitate
greater memory capacity
 Up to 24 PCIe 3.0 links capable of 8.0 GT/s
 Faster connections throughout the system with support for up to DDR3 1600MT/s memory and
8.0GT/s QPI
 Intel Data Direct I/O (DDIO) allows I/O traffic to skip the main system memory and be directed
straight to the processor cache, which can provide a significant reduction in latency as well as
allowing memory to remain in a low-power state
 High bandwidth, low latency, bidirectional ring interconnect allows faster access to up to 20MB
multi-banked last level cache
 Intel Advanced Vector Extensions offer up to double the floating point operations per clock
cycle by doubling the length of registers, which can be useful for addressing very complex
problems or dealing with large-number calculations, which are integral to many technical,
financial, and scientific computing problems
 Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which allows processor cores to run faster than the base
operating frequency if it's operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits,
delivers up to double the boost than the previous generation
 Continued improvements to both Intel TXT and AES-NI help to better protect systems and data
For more information on the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, visit Intel.com.
Table 6 lists the Intel Xeon processors supported by the PowerEdge R320. For the latest information
on supported processors, visit Dell.com/PowerEdge.
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Model Speed TDP Cache
Cores/
threads
Max
memory
speed
Turbo
Xeon E5-2470 2.3GHz 95W 20MB 8/16 1600MT/s Yes
Xeon E5-2440 2.4GHz 95W 15MB 6/12 1333MT/s Yes
Xeon E5-2430L 2.0GHz 60W 15MB 6/12 1333MT/s Yes
Xeon E5-2430 2.2GHz 95W 15MB 6/12 1333MT/s Yes
Xeon E5-2420 1.9GHz 95W 15MB 6/12 1333MT/s Yes
Xeon E5-1410 2.8GHz 80W 10MB 4/8 1333MT/s Yes
Xeon E5-2407 2.2GHz 80W 10MB 4/8 1066MT/s NA
Xeon E5-2403 1.8GHz 80W 10MB 4/8 1066MT/s NA
Pentium 1407 2.8GHz 80W 5MB 2/4 1066MT/s NA
Pentium 1403 2.6GHz 80W 5MB 2/4 1066MT/s NA
For information on processor installation and configuration, see the Dell PowerEdge R320 Systems
Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
The Intel C600 chipset is implemented on the PowerEdge R320. For more information, visit
Intel.com.
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The large memory footprint of the Dell PowerEdge R320 offers greater capacities, higher
frequencies, and more flexibility. The R320 supports up to 96GB of memory (6 DIMM slots) and
speeds of up to 1600MT/s, providing high performance in a variety of applications. The new
reliability, availability, serviceability (RAS) features like memory mirroring and sparing help you
increase your uptime and reduce data loss. RAS aids in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of faults that
require service, increasing your memory reliability.
The R320 supports the memory technologies shown in Table 7.
Feature UDIMM RDIMM
Register No Yes
Buffer No No
Frequencies 800, 1066, or 1333MT/s 800, 1066, 1333, or 1600MT/s
Ranks supported 1 or 2 1, 2, or 4
Capacity per DIMM 2 or 4GB 2, 4, 8, or 16GB
Maximum DIMMS per channel 2 2
DRAM technology x8 x4 or x8
Temperature sensor Yes Yes
ECC Yes Yes
SDDC Yes (with advanced ECC mode) Yes
Address parity Yes Yes
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The R320 supports the DIMMs listed in Table 8. For the latest information on supported memory,
visit Dell.com.
Capacity
(GB)
Speed
(MT/s)
Type
Ranks per
DIMM
Data
width
SDDC support Voltage
2 1333 RDIMM 1 x8 Advanced ECC 1.35
2 1333 UDIMM 1 x8 Advanced ECC 1.35
2 1600 RDIMM 1 x8 Advanced ECC 1.5
4 1333 RDIMM 2 x8 Advanced ECC 1.35
4 1333 RDIMM 1 x4 All modes 1.35
4 1333 UDIMM 2 x8 Advanced ECC 1.35
4 1600 RDIMM 2 x8 Advanced ECC 1.5
8 1333 RDIMM 2 x4 All modes 1.35
8 1600 RDIMM 2 x4 All modes 1.5
16 1333 RDIMM 2 x4 All modes 1.35
16 1600 RDIMM 2 x4 All modes 1.5
Flexible memory configurations are supported on the R320, ranging from capacities of 2GB to
96GB. The system supports up to 6 DIMMs per processor. The R320 has 3 memory channels per
processor, with each channel supporting up to 2 DIMMs.
The R320 supports a flexible memory configuration according to these basic rules:
 Speed: If DIMMs of different speeds are mixed, all channels across all processors operate at the
slowest DIMM’s common frequency.
 DIMM type: Only one type of DIMM can be used in a system. UDIMMs and RDIMMs cannot be
mixed.
The following additional memory population guidelines apply to the R320:
 Up to two quad-rank (QR), dual-rank (DR), or single-rank (SR) DIMMs may be populated per
channel.
 DIMMs must be installed in each channel, starting with the DIMM farthest from the processor.
 DIMMs should be installed with largest rank count to smallest. For example, if DR DIMMS are
mixed with SR DIMMs, DR DIMMS should be placed in the lowest DIMM slots, followed by the SR
DIMMs.
For more information on memory configuration, see the Dell PowerEdge R320 Systems Owner’s
Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
The R320 supports memory speeds of 1600MT/s, 1333MT/s, 1066MT/s, and 800MT/s depending on
the DIMM types installed and the configuration. All memory on all processors and channels run at
the same speed and voltage. By default, the systems run at the highest speed for the channel with
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the lowest DIMM voltage and speed. The operating speed of the memory is also determined by the
maximum speed supported by the processor, the speed settings in the BIOS, and the operating
voltage of the system.
Table 9 lists memory configuration and performance details for the R320 based on the population of
the number and type of DIMMs per memory channel.
DIMM
type
DIMM 0 DIMM 1
Number
of
DIMMs
Speed (MT/s)
800 1066 1333 1600
UDIMM
SR 1 ∞ ∞ ∞
DR 1 ∞ ∞ ∞
SR SR 2 ∞ ∞ ∞
SR DR 2 ∞ ∞ ∞
DR DR 2 ∞ ∞ ∞
RDIMM
SR 1 ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
DR 1 ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
QR 1 ∞ ∞
SR SR 2 ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
SR DR 2 ∞ ∞ ∞
DR DR 2 ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
QR SR 2 ∞
QR DR 2 ∞
QR QR 2 ∞
Reliability, availability, serviceability (RAS) features help keep the system online and operational
without significant impact to performance, and can decrease data loss and crashing due to errors.
RAS aids in rapid, accurate diagnosis of faults that require service. Table 10 describes the RAS
features supported on the R320.
Feature Description
Dense configuration
optimized profile
Increased memory reliability can be a result from this selectable platform profile
that adjusts parameters to reduce faults regarding refresh rates, speed,
temperature and voltage
Memory demand and
patrol scrubbing
Demand scrubbing is the ability to write corrected data back to the memory once
a correctable error is detected on a read transaction.
Patrol scrubbing proactively searches the system memory, repairing correctable
errors.
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Feature Description
Recovery from single
DRAM device failure
Recovery from Single DRAM Device Failure (SDDC) provides error checking and
correction that protects against any single memory chip failure as well as multi-bit
errors from any portion of a single memory chip.
Failed DIMM isolation This feature provides the ability to identify a specific failing DIMM channel pair,
thereby enabling the user to replace only the failed DIMM pair.
Memory mirroring:
intra-socket
Memory mirroring is a method of keeping a duplicate (secondary or mirrored)
copy of the contents of memory as a redundant backup for use if the primary
memory fails. The mirrored copy of the memory is stored in memory of the same
processor socket.
Memory address parity
protection
This feature provides the ability to detect transient errors on the address lines of
the DDR channel.
Memory sparing (rank) Memory sparing allocates one rank per channel as a spare. If excessive correctable
errors occur in a rank or channel, it is moved to the spare area while the operating
system is running to prevent the error from causing an uncorrectable failure.
Memory thermal
throttling
This feature helps to optimize power/performance and can also be used to
prevent DIMMs from overheating.
For information on memory mirroring and sparing configurations, see the Dell PowerEdge R320
Systems Owner’s Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
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The Dell PowerEdge R320 supports internal and external storage options and controllers, different
drive types, and different chassis configurations for a varied number of drives.
R320 has three chassis to support up to three different drive-bay options.
 4 x 3.5-inch drive option (base configuration, cabled tray)
 4 x 3.5-inch drive option (volume configuration, hot-plug tray; 2.5-inch hybrid kit available for
2.5-inch drives)
 8 x 2.5-inch drive option (maximum drive support in 1U, hot-plug tray)
The R320 supports up to eight 2.5-inch or four 3.5-inch hard drives or solid-state drives.
Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) are available. Table 11 lists more information about these drives. For an
up-to-date list of supported hard drives for the R320, see Dell.com/PowerEdge.
Form
factor
Type Speed
(rpm)
Capacities
Nearline SAS* N/A 500G, 1TB, 1TB SED
SAS 10K 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 900GB SED
SAS 15K 146GB, 300GB, 300GB SED
SAS SSD N/A 200GB, 400GB
SATA SSD N/A 100GB, 200GB
SATA* N/A 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
SATA 7.2K 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Nearline SAS 7.2K 1TB, 2TB, 3TB
SAS 15K 300GB, 600GB
* Applies to the 8-drive bay only.
External storage for the R320 is available through optional HBAs for SAS and iSCSI. For more
information, see Dell.com/Storage.
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Dell provides highly capable RAID options for you to ensure that your data remains safe. Dell’s RAID
controller options offer impressive performance improvements, including the following features:
 FastPath™ I/O: This feature can help accelerate performance when operating on SSDs.
 Split mirror: This function allows you to break mirrored disk connection in order to quickly
replace a drive.
 Physical disk power management (Dimmer Switch™): This feature allows for power control of
spare or idle drives, which can save energy and operating expenses.
The newest line of PERC (PowerEdge RAID Controller) cards offer high I/O performance for
database applications and streaming digital media environments. The internal RAID controllers have
a dedicated connection to the system board. The R320 supports the new PERC 8 family of
controllers with improved functionality and faster performance.
The default PERC for the R320 is a mini-type PERC. The R320 also supports the new software RAID
solution that supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The R320 supports the PERC cards listed in Table 12. For
more information about the latest PERC offerings, see Dell.com/PERC.
Controller Description Features
RAID
modes
supported
Form factor
Usage
model
PERC H810
External
Eight-port, external and
6Gp/s PCIe RAID controller
Includes 1GB NV DDR3
cache, premium
performance and feature
set, security SED/EKMS,
and SSD as cache
0, 1, 10, 5,
50, 6, 60
Adapter
Premium
performance
PERC H710
Internal
Eight-port, internal 6Gb/s
PCIe RAID controller
Includes 512MB NV
DDR3 cache, advanced
feature set, security
SED/EKMS
0, 1, 10, 5,
50, 6, 60
Integrated
mini-type
Performance
PERC H310
Internal
Eight-port, internal 6Gb/s
PCIe RAID
Supports hot-plug
drives, expansion, pass-
through
0, 1, 10, 5,
50
Integrated
mini-type
Value
PERC S110
Software
RAID
3Gb/s SATA software RAID
controller that supports up
to 4 physical disks or 8
virtual disks
Supports up to four
hot-plug SATA drives, no
expansion, Microsoft
Windows only
0, 1, 5, 10
System
board-
embedded
SATA
Entry-level
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Table 13 lists the storage matrix for the R320 hard drives, backplanes, and Dell PERC cards.
Backplane options Controller Drive types
4 x 3.5” cabled chassis PERC S110, H3101
, H7101, 2
3.5” SATA
3.5” Nearline SAS
3.5” SAS
4 x 3.5” or 2.5” hot-plug PERC S110, H3101
, H7101, 2
3.5” SATA
3.5” Nearline SAS
3.5” SAS
2.5” SAS
2.5” SSD
8 x 2.5" hot-plug PERC H3101
, H7101, 2
2.5” SATA
2.5” Nearline SAS
2.5” SAS
2.5” SSD
1
Mini-type PERC
2
H710 not available for the cabled chassis option until PERC 8.1 firmware release in Q3 2012
The R320 supports one slim, 9.5mm, internal optical drive on the 8-drive bay chassis through the
system board embedded SATA. The 4-drive bay chassis supports the 12.7mm optical drive. The R320
supports both DVD-ROM and DVD+/-RW.
The R320 does not support internal tape drives.
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The Dell PowerEdge R320 offers balanced, scalable I/O capabilities, including integrated PCIe 3.0
capable expansion slots. The R320 supports up to 2 PCIe slots.
The R320 system board has one embedded NIC controller. The Broadcom 5720 Gigabit NIC chip is
connected to the platform controller hub through a PCIe 2.0 x2 link.
The Broadcom 5720 is a 14th
generation 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet LAN controller solution
suitable for high-performance server applications. The Broadcom 5720 combines dual triple-speed
IEEE 802.3 compliant Media Access Controllers (MACs) with dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet transceivers
(PHYs), selectable individually per port, a network controller-sideband interface (NC-SI), and an
on-chip memory buffer in a single device. The device provides a PCIe 2.1-compliant interface,
which operates at 5GT/s or 2.5GT/s x2 link width.
The R320 provides expanded PCIe slot capability over the previous servers. This is made possible by
the 40 PCIe lanes available from each processor in the system. Dell designed the R320 to be PCIe
3.0-compliant in order to take full advantage of the processor capabilities.
PCIe connectivity is integrated with the processor and chipset. Table 14 lists the slot configurations
for the R320.
One processor
PCIe slot 1 PCIe x8 connector with x4 bandwidth; half-length, half-height, 2.0
PCIe slot 2 PCIe x16 connector with x16 bandwidth; half-length, full-height, 3.0
Storage slot Storage slot for PERCs H310 or H710
The R320 supports a variety of PCIe expansion cards. Table 15 lists the supported add-in NICs and
HBAs for the R320.
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Type Adapter
1Gb/10Gb NICs
Broadcom 5720 2x1Gb Base-T
Broadcom 5719 4x1Gb Base-T
Intel I350 2x1Gb Base-T
Intel I350 4x1Gb Base-T
Broadcom 57810S 2x10Gb SFP+
Broadcom 57810S 2x10Gb Base-T
Intel X520 2x10Gb SFP+
Intel X540 2x10Gb Base-T
QLogic
®
QLE8262 2x10Gb SFP+
Brocade
®
BR1020 2x10Gb SFP+
FC4/FC8 HBAs
QLogic QLE2460 4Gb
QLogic QLE2462 4Gb
QLogic QLE2560 8Gb
QLogic QLE2562 8Gb
Emulex LPe12000 8Gb
Emulex LPe12002 8Gb
Brocade BR815 8Gb
Brocade BR825 8Gb
For the latest information on all supported add-in PCIe expansion cards for the R320, visit Dell.com.
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Lower overall system-level power draw is a result of breakthrough system design. The Dell
PowerEdge R320 server maximizes performance per watt through a combination of power and
cooling, energy efficient technologies, and tools. Additionally, the PowerEdge R320 has an extensive
collection of sensors that automatically track thermal activity, which helps regulate temperature
thereby reducing server noise and power consumption.
With the rise in the cost of energy coupled with increasing data center density, Dell provides tools
and technologies to help you realize greater performance with less energy cost and waste. More
efficient data center usage can reduce costs by slowing the need for additional center space.
Table 16 lists the tools and technologies Dell offers to help you achieve your data center goals by
lowering power consumption and increasing energy efficiency.
Feature Description
Power supply unit (PSU)
portfolio
(redundant PSU only)
Dell’s PSU portfolio includes intelligent features such as dynamically
optimizing efficiency while maintaining availability and redundancy. Find
additional information in the Power supply units section.
Tools for right-sizing
Dell Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) is a tool that helps you determine
the most efficient configuration possible. With ESSA, you can calculate the
power consumption of your hardware, power infrastructure, and storage.
ESSA can help you determine exactly how much power your server will use
at a given workload, and the PSU Advisor can help you choose the best,
most efficient PSU for your workload. Learn more at Dell.com/calc.
Energy Smart Data Center Assessment is a Dell Services offering that uses
infrastructure and thermal analysis to help maximize system efficiency. Learn
more at Dell.com/EnergySmart.
Industry compliance
Dell’s servers are compliant with all relevant industry certifications and
guidelines, including 80 PLUS, Climate Savers, and ENERGY STAR.
Power monitoring
accuracy
(redundant PSU only)
PSU power monitoring improvements include:
 Dell’s power monitoring accuracy is currently 1%, whereas the industry
standard is 5%
 More accurate reporting of power
 Better performance under a power cap
Power capping
(redundant PSU only)
Use Dell’s systems management to set the power cap limit for your systems
to limit the output of a PSU and reduce system power consumption. Dell is
the first hardware vendor to leverage Intel Node Manager for
circuit-breaker fast capping.
Systems management
(redundant PSU only)
iDRAC7 Enterprise provides server-level management that monitors,
reports, and controls power consumption at the processor, memory, and
system level.
Dell OpenManage Power Center delivers group power management at the
rack, row, and data center level for servers, power distribution units, and
uninterruptible power supplies.
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Feature Description
Active power management
(redundant PSU only)
Intel Node Manager is an embedded technology that provides individual
server-level power reporting and power limiting functionality. Dell offers a
complete power management solution comprised of Intel Node Manager
accessed through Dell iDRAC7 Enterprise and OpenManage Power Center
that allows policy-based management of power and thermals at the
individual server, rack and data center level.
Hot spare reduces power consumption of redundant power supplies.
Thermal control of fan speed optimizes the thermal settings for your
environment to reduce fan consumption and lower system power
consumption.
Idle power enables Dell servers to run as efficiently when idle as when at full
workload.
Fresh Air cooling
(redundant PSU only)
With the thermal design and reliability of Dell products, you can have the
capability to operate at excursion-based temperatures beyond the industry
standard of 35°C (95°F) without impacting your availability model. This
solution takes into account servers, networking, storage, and other
infrastructure. Find additional information at Dell.com/FreshAir.
Rack infrastructure
Dell offers some of the industry’s highest-efficiency power infrastructure
solutions, including:
 Power distribution units (PDUs)
 Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
 Energy Smart containment rack enclosures
Find additional information at http://content.dell.com/us/en/enterprise/
power-and-cooling-technologies-components-rack-infrastructure.aspx.
Find additional information at Dell.com/PowerAndCooling and Power.com/PowerCenter.
Energy Smart power supplies (redundant PSUs only) have intelligent features, such as the ability to
dynamically optimize efficiency while maintaining availability and redundancy. Also featured are
enhanced power-consumption reduction technologies, such as high-efficiency power conversion
and advanced thermal-management techniques, and embedded power-management features,
including high-accuracy power monitoring.
The R320 power supply subsystem consists of one non-redundant or up to two redundant AC-DC
power supplies. The power supply provides +3.3V/5V/12V and +12Vaux for non-redundant design
and provides 12V and 12Vaux for redundant design. There are several voltage regulators in the
system to supply different voltage levels needed by different logic devices. The redundant power
supplies are managed through a PMBus interface.
The following power supply options are available for the R320:
 350W AC, cabled, non-redundant
 350W AC, hot-plug redundant
 550W AC, hot-plug redundant
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Figure 7 shows a 350W power supply unit extended from the R320 chassis.
The PowerEdge R320 supports up to two AC with 1+1 redundancy, auto-sensing, and
auto-switching capability.
To support Intel turbo boost feature (default enabled in BIOS), system with 95W processors (8-core
or 6-core) and 350W cabled PSU may not be sufficient to support feature rich configurations. For
feature rich configurations, using a 350W or 550W dual-redundant PSU is recommended in addition
to verifying energy efficiency configurations using the Dell Energy Smart Solution Advisor at
Dell.com/ESSA.
Dell PSUs have achieved Platinum efficiency levels as shown in Table 17.
Form factor Output Class
Efficiency targets by load
10% 20% 50% 100%
Redundant 51.3mm 350W AC Platinum 82.0% 90.0% 94.0% 91.0%
Redundant 51.3mm 550W AC Platinum 82.0% 90.0% 94.0% 91.0%
Non-redundant 350W AC Bronze N/A 85.0% 85.0% 85.0%
Optimized thermal management makes the PowerEdge R320 cool and quiet. Benefiting from smart
cooling fan speed control, the R320 can keep both high performance and good acoustics across a
wide range of ambient temperatures from 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) and to extended ambient
temperature ranges (see Table 26). Operating environments for the R320 can vary from the data
center to general-use spaces. In a typical configuration, the R320 is suitable for an open office
environment.
The thermal design of the PowerEdge R320 reflects the following:
 Multiple sensors are monitored for thermal feedback control: The PowerEdge R320
dynamically controls system cooling fan speed based on responses from component
temperature sensors, including processors, hard disk drives, DIMMs, storage cards, and the inlet
ambient temperature. Thermal control detects and responds to hardware configuration. Thermal
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management adjusts cooling according to what the system really needs, and draws lower fan
power draw and generates lower acoustical noise levels than servers without such controls.
 User-configurable settings: An R320 thermal control design target is to minimize the
contribution of fan power to overall system power. However, with the understanding and
realization that every customer has a unique set of circumstances or expectations of the system,
in this generation of servers, we are introducing limited user-configurable settings in the iDRAC7
BIOS setup screen. For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge R320 Systems Owner’s
Manual on Support.Dell.com/Manuals and “Advanced Thermal Control: Optimizing across
Environments and Power Goals” on Dell.com.
 Fan fault tolerance: The R320 allows continuous operation with a motor failure in the system.
The base configuration of the R320 has four fans. An additional fan is needed when using
redundant power supplies. The fault tolerance feature allows one motor fan to fail at a time
allowing a fan replacement within 360 hours of a fan failure.
 Environmental specifications: The optimized thermal management makes the R320 reliable
under a wide range of operating environments as shown in the environmental specifications in
Table 26. Many configurations are also compliant under expanded operating temperature
environments, but a few are not.
The acoustical design of the PowerEdge R320 reflects the following:
 Versatility: The PowerEdge R320 saves you power draw in the data center, but it also is quiet
enough for the office environment in typical and minimum configurations. Compare the values
for LpA in Table 18 for these configurations, and note that they are lower than ambient
measurements of typical office environments.
 Adherence to Dell’s high sound quality standards: Sound quality is different from sound power
level and sound pressure level in that it describes how humans respond to annoyances in sound,
like whistles and hums. One of the sound quality metrics in the Dell specification is prominence
ratio of a tone, which is listed in Table 18.
 Noise ramp and descent during bootup from power off: Fan speeds and noise levels ramp
during the boot process (from power off to power on) in order to add a layer of protection for
component cooling in the case that the system were not to boot properly. To keep bootup as
quiet as possible, the fan speed reached during bootup is limited to about half of full speed.
 Noise level dependencies: If acoustics is important to you, you may want to make the following
configuration choices and settings for the PowerEdge R320 for quieter operation:
- In the BIOS, select the power-optimized DAPC rather than performance-optimized for the
system thermal profile
- Turn hot spare feature off in PSU
- Since hard drive noise is highly dependent on spindle speed, the 7200-rpm SATA hard drive
will have the quietest hard drive operation
However, some components cause significant but not necessarily intuitive increases in loudness
when they are installed in the R320. Contributors to acoustical output can include:
- PERC H710 mini or PERC H810
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Table 18 details the acoustical performance for the R320.
Configuration
(23 ± 2°C
ambient)
CPU
Hard
drives
Power
supply
unit
Memory
PCI
card/HDD
controller
Operating
mode
LWA-UL
1
(bels)
LpA
2
(dBA)
Prominent
tones
3
Typical
x4 hot-plug
HDD chassis
1
(80W)
3 x 3.5“
300GB
SATA
(7.2K)
2 x
350W
4 x 4GB
1333Hz
1 x
Broadcom
Dual Port
1GbE
1 x PERC
H310 mini
Idle
4
4.8 28 None
Stress
5
5.1 30 None
Feature rich
x8 hot-plug
HDD chassis
1
(95W)
6 x 2.5”
300GB
SAS
(10K)
2 x
350W
6 x 8GB
1600Hz
1 x Intel
Quad Port
10GbE
1 x PERC
H710 mini
Idle
4
4.8 29 None
Stress
5
5.1 30 None
1
LWA-UL is the upper limit sound power levels (LWA) calculated per section 4.4.1 of ISO 9296 (1988) and measured in
accordance to ISO 7779 (2010).
2
LpA is A-weighted sound pressure level at front bystander position calculated per section 4.3 of ISO 9296 (1988) and
measured in accordance with ISO 7779 (2010) Section 8.6.2. The system is placed inside rack in 75 cm height.
3
Prominent tone: Criteria of D.6 and D.11 of ECMA-74 11th ed. (2010) are followed to determine if discrete tones are
prominent. The system is placed inside rack in 75 cm height and acoustic transducer, binaural head, is at front bystander
position; reference ISO 7779 (2010) Section 8.6.2.
4
Idle: Reference ISO 7779 (2010) definition 3.1.7; system is running in its operating system but no other specific activity.
5
Stress: An operating mode per ISO 7779 (2010) definition 3.1.6. The software SPECPower at 50% is activated to stress the
processors and DIMM.
For more information on Dell’s acoustical design, see the Dell Enterprise Acoustics white paper.
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The sliding and static rail systems for the Dell PowerEdge R320 provide tool-less support for 4-post
racks with square or unthreaded round mounting holes. Both rail systems also support tooled
mounting in 4-post threaded racks, and the static rails support tooled mounting in 2-post (Telco)
racks as well for added versatility.
Compared to the R310 sliding rails that required the use of adapter brackets, the sliding rails for the
R320 now offer support for threaded hole racks with the ReadyRails II mounting interface. The
optional cable management arm (CMA) can be mounted on either the left or right side of the sliding
rails without the use of tools for fast and easy deployment.
The R320 supports both sliding rails and static rails. Both rails have a new slim rail design that
supports the wide system chassis. The rails ship in the tool-less mounting configuration, but can be
converted to the tooled configuration very quickly and easily.
Sliding rails include a self-adjusting feature to allow the rails to be shared across multiple systems
and accommodate various chassis depths. The sliding rail system allows you to fully extend the
server out the rack for easy access for service. The sliding rails are available with or without the
optional CMA. Figure 8 shows the sliding rails with the CMA.
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The static rails (shown in Figure 9) support a wider variety of racks than the sliding rails but do not
support serviceability in the rack and are therefore are not compatible with the CMA.
One key factor in selecting the proper rails is identifying the type of rack in which they will be
installed. Both the sliding rails and the static rails support tool-less mounting in 19”-wide, EIA-310-E
compliant square hole and unthreaded round hole 4-post racks. Both also support tooled
mounting in threaded hole 4-post racks, but only the static rails, as the more universal solution,
support mounting in 2-post (Telco) racks.
Table 19 lists the rack types that the R320 supports. The R320 is backward compatible with the R310
rails and CMA.
Product
Rail
Identifier
Mounting Interface Rail Type
Rack Types Supported
4-Post 2-Post
Square Round Thread Flush Center
R320
A7 ReadyRails II Sliding    X X
A8 ReadyRails Static     
Other key factors governing proper rail selection include the spacing between the front and rear
mounting flanges of the rack, the type and location of any equipment mounted in the back of the
rack such as power distribution units (PDUs), and the overall depth of the rack. Due to their reduced
complexity and lack of need for CMA support, the static rails offer a greater adjustability range and a
smaller overall mounting footprint than the sliding rails.
For detailed information about static and sliding rails, see the Rack rail specifications section in
Appendix A. For more information on installing the R320 in a rack, see the Rack Installation
Instructions on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
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The optional CMA organizes and secures the cords and cables exiting the back of the server and
unfolds to allow the server to extend out of the rack without having to detach the cables. Some key
features of the R320 CMA include:
 Large U-shaped baskets to support dense cable loads
 Open vent pattern for optimal airflow
 Ability to be mounted on either side
 Use of hook-and-loop straps rather than plastic tie wraps to eliminate the risk of cable damage
during cycling
 Low-profile fixed tray to both support and retain the CMA in its fully closed position
 Ability to mount the CMA and tray without the use of tools, due to snap-in designs
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The Dell PowerEdge R320 supports a wide range of industry-standard operating systems and
virtualization software.
Table 20 lists the primary operating systems supported on the R320. For the latest information on
supported operating systems, see Dell.com/OSsupport.
Operating System Platform Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
1 x32
x64
N/A
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
2
x64 N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x64 N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 x64 N/A
Microsoft Windows Small Business
Server 2011
x64
Standard
Premium Add-on
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
R2 with SP1
x64
(with Hyper-V
role enabled)
Web
Standard
Enterprise
Data center
1
RHEL 5.7 is the minimum supported version. Current drop in box option is RHEL 5.8.
2
RHEL 6.1 is the minimum supported version. Current factory install is RHEL 6.2.
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One of the key features for virtualization on the PowerEdge R320 is the support for a fail-safe
hypervisor. By running a hypervisor on an optional SD card and installing a backup copy on the
other mirrored SD card, you can protect against hardware failure and maximize virtualization uptime.
Table 21 highlights the virtualization support for the R320.
Operating systems Version Options
VMware1
vSphere v4.1 U2 ESX Classic DIB
vSphere v4.1 U2 ESXi Installable DIB
vSphere v4.1 U2 ESXi Embedded FI
vSphere v5.0 U1 ESXi (one version) FI/DIB
Citrix XenServer 6.0 N/A DIB
FI = factory install; DIB = drop in box
1
vSphere Fault Tolerance is supported with these versions
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Whether your IT environment consists of a few servers or a few thousand servers,
Dell OpenManage systems management solutions provide comprehensive management for
evolving IT environments. OpenManage is based on open standards and provides agent-based and
agent-free server lifecycle management functionality for Dell PowerEdge servers. OpenManage
solutions help you automate and streamline essential hardware management tasks.
The advanced management capabilities of Dell OpenManage also integrates into offerings from
other popular systems management solutions that you may already use, making Dell platforms easy
to manage and deploy in any IT environment. This ensures your IT services are available when your
business needs them. If you have already standardized on offerings from industry leaders, such as
BMC Software, Microsoft, Symantec™, VMware, or other vendors, you can leverage OpenManage
integration and connections developed to use with your existing systems management framework
to efficiently manage Dell servers, storage, business-client PCs, and network devices.
Start with a firm foundation for efficient hardware management using OpenManage tools, utilities,
and management consoles. OpenManage systems management solutions consist of a combination
of embedded management features and software products that help you automate and simplify the
entire server lifecycle: deploy, update, monitor, and maintain. OpenManage solutions are
innovatively designed for simplicity and ease of use to help you reduce complexity, save time,
achieve efficiency, control costs, and empower productivity.
Dell systems management solutions include a wide variety of tools, products, and services that
enable you to leverage an existing systems management framework. As shown in Figure 10, Dell
systems management solutions are centered around OpenManage server management, featuring
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller.
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The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio includes powerful hardware and software
management tools and consoles. OpenManage simplifies the lifecycle of deploying, updating,
monitoring, and maintaining your Dell PowerEdge servers.
The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller is the heart of the
second generation of Dell PowerEdge server embedded management functionality. In addition to
enabling agent-free management, iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller provides remote access to the
system—whether or not there is a functioning operating system running on the server. These
embedded features improve all aspects of a typical server lifecycle. Table 22 describes the functions
and benefits of iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller.
Feature Function Benefit
Out of band
(OOB)
iDRAC7 offers real-time OOB
discovery, inventory, deployment
monitoring, alerting and updates for
servers and internal storage
Manage servers independent of the OS type
or status—even if an OS is not installed
Single code base
All server types have the same
embedded management hardware
and firmware
Simplified and consistent maintenance
across server platforms
Dedicated
GigE port
(PowerEdge
rack and tower
systems)
Gigabit Ethernet replaces 10/100 on
predecessor iDRAC6
Fast throughput for better performance;
compatibility with setup for switches
Email alerts
Simplified, more informative, and
expanded coverage than previous
versions of iDRAC
More detail allows IT administrators to be
more efficient in diagnosing and remediating
an issue; alerts include a direct, embedded
URL in the email notification to further speed
resolution
vFlash media Enabled with iDRAC7 Enterprise Allows for use of a non-Dell SD card
Enhanced power
management
Integration with Intel Node Manager
provides data center level power
monitoring and capping
(requires iDRAC7 Enterprise)
Fine tune data center power policies,
capping, and usage; report on historical
power usage by rack, row or room using
Power Center Manager (new)
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Feature Function Benefit
Electronic
licensing
Upgrades to iDRAC7 Express or
iDRAC7 Enterprise by software
licensing key and license portal (may
require installation of hardware option
for 200-500 series servers)
If iDRAC7 Express or iDRAC7 Enterprise is
ordered during initial point of sale, license
key is installed. If Basic Management is
ordered during initial point of sale, customer
must request a license key through the Dell
Licensing Portal.
For most server models, embedded server
management and electronic licensing
enables feature enhancements that do not
require installation of additional hardware or
system downtime.
The systems management default for the R320 is basic management with an upgrade option for
iDRAC7 Express or iDRAC7 Enterprise. A detailed feature comparison of basic management, iDRAC7
Express, and iDRAC7 Enterprise is shown in Table 23.
Basic
management
iDRAC7
Express
iDRAC7
Enterprise
Local configuration with Lifecycle Controller GUI ∞ ∞ ∞
IPMI 2.0 ∞ ∞ ∞
Embedded diagnostics ∞ ∞ ∞
Local OS install ∞ ∞ ∞
Local updates ∞ ∞ ∞
Driver pack ∞ ∞ ∞
Shared NIC (LOM)
1
∞ ∞ ∞
Remote update ∞
2
∞ ∞
Power control ∞
2
∞ ∞
Power monitoring ∞ ∞
Encryption ∞ ∞
IPv6 ∞ ∞
Auto-discovery ∞ ∞
Auto-recovery ∞ ∞
Web GUI ∞ ∞
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Basic
management
iDRAC7
Express
iDRAC7
Enterprise
Remote CLI ∞ ∞
Local/SSH CLI ∞ ∞
Serial redirection ∞ ∞
Remote config ∞ ∞
Email alerts ∞ ∞
SNMP alerts ∞ ∞
Comprehensive monitoring ∞ ∞
Crash screen capture
3
∞ ∞
Dedicated NIC 1Gbps (100MB in iDRAC6) ∞
4
Part replacement ∞
Backup and restore configurations ∞
Virtual console (4 user) ∞
Virtual console chat ∞
Support for customer supplied SD cards for vFlash
media
∞
Virtual flash partitions ∞
Virtual media ∞
Virtual folders ∞
Remote file share ∞
Crash video playback ∞
Boot record/playback ∞
Power capping ∞
Enterprise group power management ∞
Directory services (AD, LDAP) ∞
PK authentication ∞
Two-factor authentication
4
∞
1
Rack and tower systems only
2
Feature available with IPMI, not web GUI
3
Requires OMSA agent on target server
4
Uses Microsoft
®
ActiveX
®
on Internet Explorer
®
only
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Most systems management solutions require pieces of software, called agents, to be installed on
each node in order to be managed within the IT environment. Additionally, the same agent is often
used as a local interface into the hardware health and may be accessed remotely as a management
interface, typically referred to as a one-to-one interface. For customers that continue to use agent-
based solutions, Dell provides OpenManage Server Administrator.
The Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) agent gives you a comprehensive, one-to-one
systems management solution for both local and remote servers and their storage. OMSA can help
simplify single-server monitoring with a secure command-line interface (CLI) or Web-based
management graphical user interface (GUI). It can also be used to view system configuration,
inventory, health, and performance.
Because Dell PowerEdge servers have embedded server lifecycle management, in many cases, there
is no need to install an OpenManage systems management software agent into the operating
system of a Dell PowerEdge server. This greatly simplifies and streamlines the management footprint.
The central console in a systems management solution is often referred to as the one-to-many
console. The central console provides a rapid view and insight into the overall health of all systems
in the IT environment. The Dell systems management portfolio includes several powerful consoles,
depending upon your needs, including the following:
 Dell OpenManage Essentials—OpenManage Essentials (OME) is a recently released systems
management console that provides a comprehensive view of Dell systems, devices, and
components in an enterprise network. It is used to monitor Dell PowerEdge servers,
EqualLogic™ and PowerVault™ storage, and PowerConnect™ switches; to update and configure
Dell servers; and to create asset reports. OpenManage Essentials also communicates health
status alerts for Dell servers, storage, and network devices to the Dell KACE™ K1000 service desk.
OpenManage Essentials is available as a no-charge software download from Support.Dell.com.
 Dell Management Console—Dell Management Console (DMC) offers sophisticated data center
management capabilities with comprehensive reporting features. DMC can perform basic
hardware management and can manage operating systems and applications using various
plug-ins from Symantec.
 Dell IT Assistant—Dell IT Assistant (ITA) is a console for managing Dell servers, storage arrays,
and other components distributed throughout a network. Dell IT Assistant allows for easy
identification of system issues through alerts, helping to reduce system downtime. Systems
administrators can easily monitor systems anywhere within their network using ITA. ITA is
supported on the R320, however, enhanced functionality is now available with OpenManage
Essentials.
Dell OpenManage systems management tools and utilities consist of the following:
 Dell Repository Manager—The Dell Repository Manager (RM) is a standalone GUI-based
productivity tool that helps simplify the process of managing downloads and baseline BIOS,
firmware, and driver updates. Repository Manager can create deployment disks as well as create
and manage customized repositories.
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 Dell OpenManage Server Update Utility—The Dell Server Update Utility (SUU) is a DVD-based
application for identifying and applying BIOS and firmware updates to your Dell PowerEdge
servers.
 Dell OpenManage Systems Build and Update Utility—The Dell System Build and Update Utility
(SBUU) provides one-to-one and one-to-many deployment and single-server update
capabilities in the pre-operating system environment.
 Dell Update Packages—The Dell Update Packages (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a
standard package format that updates a software element on a Dell server such as the BIOS, a
driver, firmware and other software updates.
 Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit—The Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK) is a
CLI-based tool that includes a set of utilities for configuring and deploying Dell PowerEdge
systems, and can be used to build scripted, unattended OS installations to deploy large numbers
of servers in a reliable fashion.
 RACADM—The RACADM command-line utility provides a scriptable interface that allows you to
locally or remotely configure iDRAC7.
 IPMITool—IPMITool includes scriptable console application programs used to control and
manage remote systems using the IPMI version 1.5 and later protocol.
Dell OpenManage easily integrates with several leading third-party consoles, including:
 Dell Server Management Pack Suite for Microsoft System Center Operations
Manager (SCOM)—This suite of server management packs enables several functions through
System Center Operations Manager, including in-band discovery and monitoring of racks and
towers, out-of-band discovery and monitoring through iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, as well
as performance and advanced monitoring.
 Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft System Center Configuration
Manager (SCCM)—This pack contains Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration (DLCI), which
integrates OpenManage functions in SCCM to manage the Dell PowerEdge servers, including
auto-discovery, operating system deployment and configuration of hardware elements, (RAID,
NIC, BIOS, iDRAC), OS and hypervisor agnostic updates, firmware management, and system
viewer utilities.
 Dell Server PRO Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine
Manager (SCVMM)—This pack manages Dell physical servers and hosts of virtual machines (VMs)
by using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager/System Center Essentials (SCOM/SCE)
and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). It provides guidance for remedial actions
based on alerts to best manage virtual machines and handle the impacts appropriately.
 Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter—This plug-in allows IT administrators to monitor,
provision, and manage the physical PowerEdge server hardware and firmware from a dedicated
Dell menu accessed through the VMware vCenter console using the same role-based access
control model as vCenter, combining physical server management.
 BMC Software—Dell and BMC Software work together to simplify IT by ensuring tight integration
between Dell server, storage, and network management functionality and the BMC Software
process and data center automation products.
Dell OpenManage provides connections with many third-party consoles, including:
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 Dell OpenManage Connection for Computer Associates Network and
Systems Management—This connection allows you to monitor PowerEdge servers and
PowerVault storage arrays from within the Computer Associates Network and Systems
Management (CA NSM) console.
 Dell OpenManage Connection for HP Operations Manager—This connection enables several
functions through HP Operations Manager, including auto-grouping, SNMP trap reception,
global health monitoring, and a context-sensitive launch of OpenManage Server Administrator.
 Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIBus—This connection provides
event monitoring capabilities to monitor Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell EqualLogic systems. It
allows event monitoring, automatic event correlation, and launching device consoles from the
Netcool/OMNIbus console.
Dell OpenManage systems management is centered on automating the server management
lifecycle—deploy, update, monitor, and maintain. To manage an infrastructure properly and
efficiently, you must perform all of these functions easily and quickly. iDRAC7 with Lifecycle
Controller technology provides you with these intelligent capabilities embedded within the server
infrastructure. This allows you to invest more time and energy on business improvements and less
on maintenance. Figure 11 illustrates the various operations that can be performed during the
server’s lifecycle.
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Table 24 lists the products that are available for one-to-one and one-to-many operations, and
when they are used in the server’s lifecycle.
Operation One-to-one One-to-many
Deploy
 Lifecycle Controller
GUI
 DTK
 SBUU
 Symantec Deployment Server
 Dell Management Plug-in for
VMware vCenter
 KACE K1000 Appliance
 Lifecycle Controller Remote
Services
 BMC BladeLogic integration
with Lifecycle Controller
 Dell Server Deployment Pack
(DSDP) for Microsoft System
Center Configuration Manager
and Dell Lifecycle Controller
Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
Update
 iDRAC7 with LifeCycle
Controller
 Lifecycle Controller
GUI
 Repository Manager
 DUP
 SUU
 SBUU
 Dell Management
Plug-in for VMware
vCenter
 Dell OpenManage Essentials
 Dell OpenManage ITA
 Dell Management Console
 Lifecycle Controller Remote
Services
 Dell Update Catalogs for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
 Dell Lifecycle Controller
Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
Monitor
 iDRAC7
 OMSA
 Dell OpenManage Essentials
 Dell OpenManage ITA
 BMC ProactiveNet
Performance Management
 Dell OpenManage Power
Center
 Dell Management Console
 Dell Management Plug-in for
VMware vCenter
 BMC ProactiveNet
 Dell Server Management Pack
Suite for Microsoft System Center
Operations Manager (SCOM)
Maintain
 IPMI
 iDRAC7
 Lifecycle Controller
GUI
 Lifecycle Controller Remote
Services
Remediate:
 Dell Server PRO Management
Pack for Microsoft System Center
Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Replace parts:
 Dell Lifecycle Controller
Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft
System Center Configuration
Manager
For additional detailed information on Dell’s systems management portfolio, see the Dell Systems
Management Overview Guide on Support.Dell.com/Manuals.
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Figure 12 details the dimensions of the Dell PowerEdge R320 chassis.
Xa Xb Y
Za with
bezel
Za without
bezel
Zb
1
Zc
482.4mm 434.0mm 42.8mm 35.0mm 21.0mm 607.0mm
625.2mm with
cabled PSU
642.3mm with
redundant PSU
1
Zb goes to the nominal back wall external surface where the system board I/O connectors are located.
The R320 chassis at maximum configuration is 19.3 kg (42.55 lb).
Table 25 lists power supply specifications for the PowerEdge R320.
Specification Redundant 550W
1
Redundant 350W Non-redundant 350W
Current consumption 7.4A-3.7A 4.8A-2.4A 4.8A-2.4A
Supply voltage 100–240 VAC
1
100–240 VAC 100–240 VAC
1
Frequency 50/60Hz 50/60Hz 50/60Hz
Heat dissipation
(BTU/hr max)
2133 1356 1531
1
Auto-ranging
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Table 26 details the environmental specifications for the R320. For additional information about
environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see
www.dell.com/environmental_datasheets.
Fresh Air: temperature, humidity, altitude de-rating
Continuous
operation
10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) at 10% to 80% relative humidity with 26°C (78.8°F) maximum
dew point (maximum wet bulb temperature). De-rate maximum allowable dry bulb
temperature at 1°C per 300m above 950m (1°F per 547 ft above 3117 ft).
Expanded
operation
When operating in the expanded temperature range, system performance may be impacted,
and ambient temperature warnings may be reported on the LCD and in the System Event
Log.
≤ 10% of annual operating hours: 5°C to 10°C and 35°C to 40°C (with no direct sunlight on
the equipment) at 5% to 85% relative humidity with 26°C dew point (maximum wet bulb
temperature). Outside the standard operating temperature (10°C to 35°C), the system can
operate down to 5°C or up to 40°C for a maximum of 10% of its annual operating hours. For
temperatures between 35°C and 40°C (95°F to 104°F), de-rate maximum allowable dry bulb
temperature by 1°C per 175m above 950m (1°F per 319 ft above 3117 ft).
≤ 1% of annual operating hours: –5°C to 5°C and 40°C to 45°C (with no direct sunlight on
the equipment) at 5% to 90% relative humidity with 26°C dew point (maximum wet bulb
temperature). Outside the standard operating temperature (10°C to 35°C), the system can
operate down to –5°C or up to 45°C for a maximum of 1% of its annual operating hours. For
temperatures between 40°C and 45°C (104°F to 113°F), de-rate maximum allowable dry bulb
temperature by 1°C per 125m above 950m (1°F per 228 ft above 3117 ft).
Expanded operation restrictions:
 No cold startup below 5°C
 Maximum altitude for the operating temperature must be 3050m (10,000ft)
 Not supported:
- Peripheral cards not qualified by Dell
- Peripheral cards greater than 25W
Temperature
Operating See Fresh Air for temperature information
Storage –40
o
C to 65
o
C (-40
o
F to 149
o
F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 20
o
C per hour
Relative humidity
Operating See Fresh Air for relative humidity information
Storage 5% to 95% at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 33°C (91°F); atmosphere must be
condensing at all times
Maximum vibration
Operating 0.26 Grms at 5Hz to 350Hz in all orientations
Storage 1.87 Grms at 10Hz to 500Hz for 15 minutes (all six sides tested)
Maximum shock
Operating Half sine shock in all operational orientations of 31G +/– 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms
+/– 10%
Storage Half sine shock on all six sides of 71G +/– 5% with a pulse duration of 2ms +/–10%; square
wave shock on all six sides of 27G with velocity change at 235 in/sec or greater
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Altitude
Operating –15.2m to 3048m (–50 ft to 10,000 ft)
Storage –15.2m to 12,000m (–50 ft to 39,370 ft)
Airborne contaminant level
Class G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
The Dell PowerEdge R320 iDRAC incorporates an integrated video subsystem. The graphics
controller is the 2D Matrox®
G200. The video frame buffer (16MB) is contained within the iDRAC
RAM (256MB) device.
The R320 system supports the 2D graphics video modes listed in Table 27.
Resolution Refresh Rate (Hz) Color Depth (bit)
640 x 480 60, 70 8, 16, 32
800 x 600 60, 75, 85 8, 16, 32
1024 x 768 60, 75, 85 8, 16, 32
1152 x 864 60, 75, 85 8, 16, 32
1280 x 1024 60, 75 8, 16, 32
Table 28 lists the spacing dimensions for the R320 sliding and static rails.
Product
Rail
identifier
Rail type
Rail adjustability range (mm) Rail depth (mm)
Square Round Threaded without
CMA
with
CMA
Min Max Min Max Min Max
R320
A7 Sliding 681 868 667 861 681 883 720 845
A8 Static 608 879 594 872 604 890 622 —
The adjustment range of the rails is a function of the type of rack in which they are being mounted.
The min-max values listed above represent the allowable distance between the front and rear
mounting flanges in the rack. Rail depth without the CMA represents the minimum depth of the rails
with the outer CMA brackets removed (if applicable) as measured from the front mounting flanges
of the rack.
USB peripherals are supported through the front and back USB ports on the R320. These ports are
USB 2.0 compliant.
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The Dell PowerEdge R320 conforms to the industry standards listed in Table 29.
Standard URL for information and specifications
ACPI
Advance Configuration and Power
Interface Specification, v2.0c
www.acpi.info
Ethernet
IEEE 802.3-2005
standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.3.html
HDG
Hardware Design Guide Version 3.0
for Microsoft Windows Server
www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/pcdesign/desguide/serverd
g.mspx
IPMI
Intelligent Platform Management
Interface, v2.0
www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi
DDR3 Memory
DDR3 SDRAM Specification,
Rev. 3A
www.jedec.org/download/search/JESD79-3C.pdf
LPC
Low Pin Count Interface
Specification, Rev. 1.1
developer.intel.com/design/chipsets/industry/lpc.htm
PCI Express
PCI Express Base Specification Rev.
2.0 and 3.0
www.pcisig.com/specifications/pciexpress
PMBus
Power System Management
Protocol Specification, v1.2
pmbus.info/specs.html
SAS
Serial Attached SCSI, v1.1
www.t10.org
SATA
Serial ATA Rev. 2.6; SATA II, SATA
1.0a Extensions, Rev. 1.2
www.sata-io.org
SMBIOS
System Management BIOS
Reference Specification, v2.7
www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios
TPM
Trusted Platform Module
Specification, v1.2
www.trustedcomputinggroup.org
UEFI
Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface Specification, v2.1
www.uefi.org/specs
USB
Universal Serial Bus Specification,
Rev. 2.0
www.usb.org/developers/docs
Windows Logo
Windows Logo Program System and
Device Requirements, v3.10
www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/hwrequirements.mspx
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Table 30 provides a list of documents and websites that provide for more information on the Dell
PowerEdge R320.
Resource Description of contents Location
This manual is provided in HTML format on the CD
provided with the R320 system, and also in HTML and
PDF format at the Dell support site. A printed version is
available in Asian languages as a customer-orderable
option. This manual provides information on the
following:
 Chassis features
 System Setup program
 System messages
 System codes and indicators
 System BIOS
 Remove and replace procedures
 Troubleshooting
 Diagnostics
 Jumpers and connectors
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
This guide is printed and shipped with the system, and is
also available in PDF format on the Dell support site. This
guide provides information on the following:
 Initial setup steps
 Key system features
 Technical specifications
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
This printed document is provided with the rack kits. The
document provides the instructions for installing the
server in a rack.
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
This printed document is provided with the CMA kits. The
document provides the instructions for installing the
cable management arm on the rails.
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
This document is printed and shipped with the system,
and is also available in PDF format on the Dell support
site. This document provides information on system
updates.
Support.Dell.com/Manuals
The system information label documents the system
board layout and system jumper settings. Text is
minimized due to space limitations and translation
considerations. The label size is standardized across
platforms.
Inside the system chassis
cover
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Resource Description of contents Location
This code on the chassis can be scanned by a phone
application to access additional information and
resources for the server, including videos, reference
materials, service tag information, and Dell contact
information.
Inside the system chassis
cover
This tool uses infrastructure and thermal analysis to help
maximize system efficiency.
Dell.com/EnergySmart
The Dell Energy Smart Solution Advisor (ESSA) enables
easier and more meaningful estimates to help you
determine the most efficient configuration possible. Use
ESSA to calculate the power consumption of your
hardware, power infrastructure, and storage.
Dell.com/ESSA
Provides details for improving energy efficiency in the
data center.
Dell.com/PNC
Provides information on Dell’s Fresh Air cooling solutions. Dell.com/FreshAir
Provides updated information on which operating
systems are available on which PowerEdge systems.
Dell.com/OSsupport
Provides more information about the R320 processors
and chipset.
Intel.com
Provides more information about Dell PERCs. Dell.com/PERC
Provides help selecting a rack-based power distribution
unit.
DellPDU.com
Provides help selecting an uninterruptible power supply
model.
DellUPS.com
Contact your Dell sales representative. Dell.com
White paper that explores the mechanisms of, people’s
reaction to, language of, and Dell’s work to control noise
from Enterprise products.
www.dell.com/downloads/g
lobal/products/pedge/en/ac
oustical-education-dell-
enterprise-white-paper.pdf
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Coin
Cell
South
Bridge
PCIE
GEN
2
x1
PCIE x1
LPC
SATA
CPU1
USB 2.0
(2 Rear)
USB
x2
BroadCom
1GbE x 2
USB
x2
USB
USB
SATA (1)
Power Supply 1 Power Supply 2
System
Power
Conn.
DDR3 Memory
(1066/1333/1600 MHz)
QPI
DMI
PCIe x4
USB
1 2
PCIe
Gen2
x4
2GB/s
DMI
SATA
SATA
in mini-
SAS(4)
USB 2.0
IDSDM
USB 2.0
(2 Front)
Vflash
SD Conn.
Int. USB
2.0
iDRAC
Video
LPC
PCIe
USB
SPI
SD2
MGMT
MAC
LPC
TPM
RJ45
(w/
PHY)
BP
Power
Conn.
DVD/
TBU
Power
Conn.
UART
Rear Video
Serial Port
RJ45
USB
x1
USB
x1
x4 DMI 2GB/s
PCIe Gen3 x16 16GB/s
PCIe x8 Conn.
for int. PERC
PCIe Gen3 x8 8GB/s
x8
PCIe Gen2 x2 1GB/s
DVD
Front Video
x4
D
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1
D
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M
0
D
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D
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M
M
0
D
I
M
M
1
D
I
M
M
0
PDB+PIB for RDNT PSU
x16
FRU
IDRAC Port Card
Power Supply
System
Power
Conn.
BP
Power
Conn.
DVD/
TBU
Power
Conn.
Non-RDNT PSU
Left* PCIe
x8 Conn.(x4)
Slot 1
Right* PCIe
x16 Conn.
Slot 2
Front Panel

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