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Dell EMC PowerEdge R640
Installation and Service Manual
Regulatory Model: E39S Series
Regulatory Type: E39S001
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Notes, cautions, and warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
© 2017 - 2018 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other
trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.
2018 - 02
Rev. A02
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Contents
1 PowerEdge R640 system overview................................................................................................................ 8
Supported configurations for PowerEdge R640............................................................................................................8
Front view of the system.................................................................................................................................................10
Left control panel view............................................................................................................................................... 11
Right control panel view............................................................................................................................................ 14
Back view of the system................................................................................................................................................. 15
NIC indicator codes.................................................................................................................................................... 17
Power supply unit indicator codes............................................................................................................................17
Drive indicator codes.......................................................................................................................................................20
LCD panel.......................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Viewing Home screen.................................................................................................................................................21
Setup menu................................................................................................................................................................ 22
View menu.................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Locating the Service Tag of your system......................................................................................................................22
2 Documentation resources............................................................................................................................ 24
3 Technical specifications............................................................................................................................... 26
System dimensions.......................................................................................................................................................... 27
Chassis weight................................................................................................................................................................. 28
Processor specifications................................................................................................................................................. 28
PSU specifications...........................................................................................................................................................28
System battery specifications........................................................................................................................................ 28
Expansion bus specifications..........................................................................................................................................29
Memory specifications.................................................................................................................................................... 29
Storage controller specifications....................................................................................................................................29
Hard drive specifications.................................................................................................................................................29
Drives...........................................................................................................................................................................29
Optical drive................................................................................................................................................................30
Ports and connectors specifications............................................................................................................................. 30
USB ports................................................................................................................................................................... 30
NIC ports......................................................................................................................................................................31
Serial port.....................................................................................................................................................................31
VGA ports.................................................................................................................................................................... 31
IDSDM or vFlash card................................................................................................................................................32
Environmental specifications..........................................................................................................................................32
Standard operating temperature..............................................................................................................................33
Expanded operating temperature............................................................................................................................ 34
Particulate and gaseous contamination specifications..........................................................................................36
4 Initial system setup and configuration..........................................................................................................38
Setting up your system................................................................................................................................................... 38
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iDRAC configuration........................................................................................................................................................ 38
Options to set up iDRAC IP address........................................................................................................................38
Log in to iDRAC..........................................................................................................................................................39
Options to install the operating system.........................................................................................................................39
Methods to download firmware and drivers...........................................................................................................39
Downloading drivers and firmware.......................................................................................................................... 40
5 Pre-operating system management applications.......................................................................................... 41
Options to manage the pre-operating system applications.........................................................................................41
System Setup....................................................................................................................................................................41
Viewing System Setup.............................................................................................................................................. 42
System Setup details.................................................................................................................................................42
System BIOS...............................................................................................................................................................43
iDRAC Settings utility.................................................................................................................................................61
Device Settings.......................................................................................................................................................... 62
Dell Lifecycle Controller...................................................................................................................................................62
Embedded system management............................................................................................................................. 62
Boot Manager...................................................................................................................................................................62
Viewing Boot Manager..............................................................................................................................................62
Boot Manager main menu........................................................................................................................................ 63
One-shot BIOS boot menu.......................................................................................................................................63
System Utilities...........................................................................................................................................................63
PXE boot...........................................................................................................................................................................63
6 Installing and removing system components................................................................................................64
Safety instructions...........................................................................................................................................................64
Before working inside your system................................................................................................................................64
After working inside your system...................................................................................................................................64
Recommended tools........................................................................................................................................................65
Optional front bezel......................................................................................................................................................... 65
Removing the front bezel......................................................................................................................................... 65
Installing the front bezel............................................................................................................................................66
System cover....................................................................................................................................................................67
Removing the system cover..................................................................................................................................... 67
Installing the system cover....................................................................................................................................... 68
Backplane cover...............................................................................................................................................................69
Removing the backplane cover................................................................................................................................69
Installing the backplane cover.................................................................................................................................. 70
Inside the system..............................................................................................................................................................71
Air shroud.......................................................................................................................................................................... 74
Removing the air shroud........................................................................................................................................... 74
Installing the air shroud..............................................................................................................................................75
Cooling fans...................................................................................................................................................................... 76
Removing a cooling fan............................................................................................................................................. 76
Installing a cooling fan................................................................................................................................................77
System memory............................................................................................................................................................... 78
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General memory module installation guidelines......................................................................................................80
Mode-specific guidelines.......................................................................................................................................... 80
Removing a memory module....................................................................................................................................82
Installing a memory module...................................................................................................................................... 83
NVDIMM-N battery.........................................................................................................................................................84
Removing the NVDIMM-N battery..........................................................................................................................84
Installing the NVDIMM-N battery............................................................................................................................85
Processors and heat sinks.............................................................................................................................................. 85
Removing a processor and heat sink module.........................................................................................................86
Removing the processor from the processor and heat sink module................................................................... 87
Installing the processor into a processor and heat sink module...........................................................................88
Installing a processor and heat sink module........................................................................................................... 90
Expansion cards and expansion card risers.................................................................................................................. 92
Expansion bus specifications....................................................................................................................................92
Removing an expansion card riser............................................................................................................................97
Installing an expansion card riser..............................................................................................................................99
Removing an expansion card from the expansion card riser...............................................................................102
Installing an expansion card into expansion card riser......................................................................................... 105
M.2 SSD module.............................................................................................................................................................108
Removing the M.2 SSD module............................................................................................................................. 108
Installing the M.2 SSD module................................................................................................................................109
Optional IDSDM or vFlash card.....................................................................................................................................110
Removing the MicroSD card....................................................................................................................................110
Installing the micro SD card...................................................................................................................................... 111
Removing the optional IDSDM or vFlash card....................................................................................................... 111
Installing optional IDSDM or vFlash card................................................................................................................112
Network daughter card.................................................................................................................................................. 113
Removing the network daughter card....................................................................................................................113
Installing the network daughter card...................................................................................................................... 114
Integrated storage controller card.................................................................................................................................115
Removing the integrated storage controller card..................................................................................................115
Installing the integrated storage controller card.................................................................................................... 117
Drives................................................................................................................................................................................118
Removing a drive blank.............................................................................................................................................118
Installing a drive blank...............................................................................................................................................119
Removing a drive carrier..........................................................................................................................................120
Installing a drive carrier.............................................................................................................................................121
Removing the drive from the drive carrier............................................................................................................ 122
Installing a drive into the drive carrier....................................................................................................................122
Backplane........................................................................................................................................................................ 123
Removing the backplane ........................................................................................................................................ 124
Installing the backplane............................................................................................................................................125
Removing the 2.5 inch drive rear backplane.........................................................................................................126
Installing the 2.5 inch drive rear backplane............................................................................................................127
Cable routing...................................................................................................................................................................129
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SAS expander card.........................................................................................................................................................133
Removing the SAS expander card..........................................................................................................................133
Installing the SAS expander card............................................................................................................................134
Rear drive cage...............................................................................................................................................................135
Removing the rear drive cage.................................................................................................................................135
Installing the rear drive cage................................................................................................................................... 136
System battery................................................................................................................................................................137
Replacing the system battery..................................................................................................................................137
USB module.................................................................................................................................................................... 138
Removing the USB module..................................................................................................................................... 138
Installing the USB module....................................................................................................................................... 139
Optional internal USB memory key.............................................................................................................................. 140
Replacing optional internal USB memory key........................................................................................................ 141
Optical drive (optional)................................................................................................................................................... 141
Removing the optical drive...................................................................................................................................... 141
Installing the optical drive........................................................................................................................................142
Power supply units......................................................................................................................................................... 142
Hot spare feature......................................................................................................................................................143
Removing a power supply unit blank......................................................................................................................143
Installing a power supply unit blank........................................................................................................................144
Removing a power supply unit................................................................................................................................144
Installing a power supply unit..................................................................................................................................145
Removing a DC power supply unit......................................................................................................................... 146
Installing DC power supply unit...............................................................................................................................147
Wiring instructions for a DC power supply unit.................................................................................................... 147
System board..................................................................................................................................................................149
Removing the system board................................................................................................................................... 149
Installing the system board......................................................................................................................................150
Trusted Platform Module...............................................................................................................................................152
Upgrading the Trusted Platform Module...............................................................................................................153
Initializing TPM for BitLocker users........................................................................................................................154
Initializing the TPM 1.2 for TXT users....................................................................................................................154
Control panel...................................................................................................................................................................154
Removing the left control panel............................................................................................................................. 155
Installing the left control panel................................................................................................................................156
Removing the right control panel........................................................................................................................... 157
Installing the right control panel............................................................................................................................. 158
7 Using system diagnostics........................................................................................................................... 160
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics.............................................................................................................................160
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from Boot Manager.....................................................................160
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from the Dell Lifecycle Controller..............................................160
System diagnostic controls......................................................................................................................................161
8 Jumpers and connectors ........................................................................................................................... 162
System board jumper settings...................................................................................................................................... 162
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System board jumpers and connectors....................................................................................................................... 163
Disabling forgotten password....................................................................................................................................... 165
9 Getting help............................................................................................................................................... 166
Receiving automated support with SupportAssist ....................................................................................................166
Contacting Dell............................................................................................................................................................... 166
Documentation feedback...............................................................................................................................................167
Accessing system information by using QRL.............................................................................................................. 167
Quick Resource Locator for R640..........................................................................................................................167
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PowerEdge R640 system overview
The PowerEdge R640 is a 1U rack server that supports up to:
• Two Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family processors
• 8 x 2.5 inch hard drives or 4 x 3.5 inch hard drives on the front panel, or 10 x 2.5 inch hard drives on the front panel with optional
support for 2 X 2.5 inch hard drives on the back panel
• 24 DIMM slots
• Two AC or DC redundant power supply units
NOTE: All instances of SAS, SATA hard drives, SSDs, NVMe drives are referred to as drives in this document, unless specified
otherwise.
Topics:
• Supported configurations for PowerEdge R640
• Front view of the system
• Back view of the system
• Drive indicator codes
• LCD panel
• Locating the Service Tag of your system
Supported configurations for PowerEdge R640
The PowerEdge R640 system supports the following configurations:
1
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Figure 1. Supported configurations for PowerEdge R640
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Front view of the system
The front view displays the features available on the front of the system.
Figure 2. Front view of 8 x 2.5 inch drive system
Figure 3. Front view of 4 x 3.5 inch drive system
Figure 4. Front view of 10 x 2.5 inch drive system
Table 1. Features available on the front of the system
Item Ports, panels, and slots Icon Description
1 Left control panel N/A Contains the system health and system ID, status LED, and the
iDRAC Quick Sync 2 (wireless) indicator.
NOTE: The iDRAC Quick Sync 2 indicator is available only on
certain configurations.
• Status LED: Enables you to identify any failed hardware
components. There are up to five status LEDs and an overall
system health LED (Chassis health and system ID) bar. For more
information, see the Status LED indicators section.
• Quick Sync 2 (wireless): Indicates a Quick Sync enabled system.
The Quick Sync feature is optional. This feature allows
management of the system by using mobile devices. This feature
aggregates hardware or firmware inventory and various system
level diagnostic and error information that can be used in
troubleshooting the system. For more information, see the
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User’s Guide at
Dell.com/idracmanuals.
2 Optical drive (optional) N/A One optional slim SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
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Item Ports, panels, and slots Icon Description
NOTE: DVD devices are data only.
3 USB port (optional) The USB port is USB 3.0 compliant.
4 VGA port Enables you to connect a display device to the system. For more
information, see the Technical specifications section.
5 Right control panel N/A Contains the power button, USB port, iDRAC Direct micro port, and
the iDRAC Direct status LED.
6 Drive slots N/A Enable you to install hard drives that are supported on your system.
For more information about hard drives, see the Technical
specifications section.
Left control panel view
Figure 5. Left control panel with optional iDRAC Quick Sync 2.0 indicator
Table 2. Left control panel
Item Indicator or button Icon Description
1 Status LED indicators N/A Indicate the status of the system. For more information, see the
Status LED indicators section.
2 System health and system
ID indicator
Indicates the system health. For more information, see the System
health and system ID indicator codes section.
3 iDRAC Quick Sync 2
wireless indicator (optional)
NOTE: iDRAC Quick
Sync 2 wireless
indicator is available
only on certain
configurations.
Indicates if the iDRAC Quick Sync 2 wireless option is activated. The
Quick Sync 2 feature allows management of the system using mobile
devices. This feature aggregates hardware/firmware inventory and
various system level diagnostic/error information that can be used in
troubleshooting the system. You can access system inventory, Dell
Lifecycle Controller logs or system logs, system health status, and
also configure iDRAC, BIOS, and networking parameters. You can also
launch the virtual Keyboard, Video, and Mouse (KVM) viewer and
virtual Kernel based Virtual Machine (KVM), on a supported mobile
device. For more information, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access
Controller User's Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
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Status LED indicators
NOTE: The status LED indicators are always off and only turns on to a solid amber if any error occurs.
Table 3. Status LED indicators and descriptions
Icon Description Condition Corrective action
Drive indicator The indicator turns solid amber if
there is a drive error.
• Check the System Event Log to determine if the drive
has an error.
• Run the appropriate Online Diagnostics test. Restart
the system and run embedded diagnostics (ePSA).
• If the drives are configured in a RAID array, restart the
system, and enter the host adapter configuration
utility program.
Temperature
indicator
The indicator turns solid amber if the
system experiences a thermal error
(for example, the ambient
temperature is out of range or there is
a fan failure).
Ensure that none of the following conditions exist:
• A cooling fan has been removed or has failed.
• System cover, air shroud, memory module blank, or
back filler bracket is removed.
• Ambient temperature is too high.
• External airflow is obstructed.
If the problem persists, see the Getting help section.
Electrical indicator The indicator turns solid amber if the
system experiences an electrical error
(for example, voltage out of range, or
a failed power supply unit (PSU) or
voltage regulator).
Check the System Event Log or system messages for the
specific issue. If it is due to a problem with the PSU,
check the LED on the PSU. Reseat the PSU. If the
problem persists, see the Getting help section.
Memory indicator The indicator turns solid amber if a
memory error occurs.
Check the System Event Log or system messages for the
location of the failed memory. Reseat the memory
module. If the problem persists, see the Getting help
section.
PCIe indicator The indicator turns solid amber if a
PCIe card experiences an error.
Restart the system. Update any required drivers for the
PCIe card. Reinstall the card. If the problem persists, see
the Getting help section.
NOTE: For more information about the
supported PCIe cards, see the Expansion card
installation guidelines section.
System health and system ID indicator codes
The system health and system ID indicator is located on the left control panel of your system.
Figure 6. System health and system ID indicators
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Table 4. System health and system ID indicator codes
System health and system ID indicator code Condition
Solid blue Indicates that the system is turned on, system is healthy, and system
ID mode is not active. Press the system health and system ID button
to switch to system ID mode.
Blinking blue Indicates that the system ID mode is active. Press the system health
and system ID button to switch to system health mode.
Solid amber Indicates that the system is in fail-safe mode. If the problem persists,
see the Getting help section.
Blinking amber Indicates that the system is experiencing a fault. Check the System
Event Log or the LCD panel, if available on the bezel, for specific error
message. For more information about error messages, see the Dell
Event and Error Messages Reference Guide at Dell.com/
openmanagemanuals > OpenManage software.
iDRAC Quick Sync 2 indicator codes
iDRAC Quick Sync 2 module (optional) is located on the left control panel of your system.
Figure 7. iDRAC Quick Sync 2 indicators
Table 5. iDRAC Quick Sync 2 indicators and descriptions
iDRAC Quick Sync 2 indicator
code
Condition Corrective action
Off (default state) Indicates that the iDRAC Quick Sync 2
feature is turned off. Press the iDRAC Quick
Sync 2 button to turn on the iDRAC Quick
Sync 2 feature.
If the LED fails to turn on, reseat the left control panel
flex cable and check again. If the problem persists,
see the Getting help section.
Solid white Indicates that iDRAC Quick Sync 2 is ready
to communicate. Press the iDRAC Quick
Sync 2 button to turn off.
If the LED fails to turn off, restart the system. If the
problem persists, see the Getting help section.
Blinks white rapidly Indicates data transfer activity. If the indicator continues to blink indefinitely, see the
Getting help section.
Blinks white slowly Indicates that firmware update is in
progress.
If the indicator continues to blink indefinitely, see the
Getting help section.
Blinks white five times rapidly and
then turns off
Indicates that the iDRAC Quick Sync 2
feature is disabled.
Check if iDRAC Quick Sync 2 feature is configured to
be disabled by iDRAC. If the problem persists, see the
Getting help section. For more information, see
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's
Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals or Dell
OpenManage Server Administrator User’s Guide at
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals.
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iDRAC Quick Sync 2 indicator
code
Condition Corrective action
Solid amber Indicates that the system is in fail-safe
mode.
Restart the system. If the problem persists, see the
Getting help section.
Blinking amber Indicates that the iDRAC Quick Sync 2
hardware is not responding properly.
Restart the system. If the problem persists, see the
Getting help section.
Right control panel view
Figure 8. Right control panel
Table 6. Right control panel
Item Indicator or button Icon Description
1 Power button Indicates if the system is turned
on or off. Press the power
button to manually turn on or off
the system.
NOTE: Press the power
button to gracefully shut
down an ACPI-compliant
operating system.
2 USB port The USB ports are 4-pin, 2.0-
compliant. These ports enable
you to connect USB devices to
the system.
3 iDRAC Direct LED N/A The iDRAC Direct LED indicator
lights up to indicate that the
iDRAC Direct port is actively
connected to a device. For more
information, see the iDRAC
Direct LED indicator codes
section.
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Item Indicator or button Icon Description
4 iDRAC Direct port The iDRAC Direct port is micro
USB 2.0-compliant. This port
enables you to access the iDRAC
Direct features. For more
information, see the iDRAC
User’s Guide at Dell.com/
idracmanuals.
iDRAC Direct LED indicator codes
The iDRAC Direct LED indicator lights up to indicate that the port is connected and is being used as a part of the iDRAC subsystem.
You can configure iDRAC Direct by using a USB to micro USB (type AB) cable, which you can connect to your laptop or tablet. The
following table describes iDRAC Direct activity when the iDRAC Direct port is active:
Table 7. iDRAC Direct LED indicator codes
iDRAC Direct LED
indicator code
Condition
Solid green for two seconds Indicates that the laptop or tablet is connected.
Flashing green (on for two
seconds and off for two
seconds)
Indicates that the laptop or tablet connected is recognized.
Turns off Indicates that the laptop or tablet is unplugged.
Back view of the system
The back view displays the features available on the back of the system.
Figure 9. Back view of 2 x 2.5 inch drives with 1 PCIe expansion slot
Figure 10. Back view of system with 3 PCIe expansion slots
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Figure 11. Back view of system with 2 PCIe expansion slots
Figure 12. Back view of the system with full height riser
Figure 13. Back view of the system with 2 risers
Table 8. 2 X 2.5 inch drive system with 1 PCIe expansion slot
Item Ports, panels, or slots Icon Description
1 PCIe expansion card slot(s) N/A The expansion slot(s) enable you to connect PCI Express expansion
cards. For more information on the expansion cards that are supported
on your system, see the Expansion card guidelines.
2 Drive slots N/A Enable you to install hard drives that are supported on your system. For
more information about hard drives, see the Technical specifications
section.
3 Power supply unit (2) N/A For more information about the PSU configurations, see the Technical
Specifications section
4 NIC port (4) The NIC ports that are integrated on the network daughter card (NDC)
provide network connectivity. For more information about the supported
configurations, see the Technical specifications section.
5 USB 3.0 port The USB ports are 9-pin and 3.0-compliant. These ports enable you to
connect USB devices to the system.
6 VGA port Enables you to connect a display device to the system. For more
information, see the Technical specifications section.
7 Serial port Enables you to connect a serial device to the system. For more
information, see the Technical specifications section.
8 iDRAC9 Enterprise port Enables you to remotely access iDRAC. For more information, see the
iDRAC User’s Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
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Item Ports, panels, or slots Icon Description
9 CMA power port N/A The Cable Management Arm (CMA) power port enables you to connect
to the CMA.
10 System identification button The System Identification (ID) button is available on the front and back of
the systems. Press the button to identify a system in a rack by turning on
the system ID button. You can also use the system ID button to reset
iDRAC and to access BIOS using the step through mode.
NIC indicator codes
Each NIC on the back panel has indicators that provide information about the activity and link status. The activity LED indicator indicates if
data is flowing through the NIC, and the link LED indicator indicates the speed of the connected network.
Figure 14. NIC indicator codes
1 link LED indicator 2 activity LED indicator
Table 9. NIC indicator codes
Status Condition
Link and activity indicators are off The NIC is not connected to the network.
Link indicator is green and activity indicator is blinking green The NIC is connected to a valid network at its maximum port speed and
data is being sent or received.
Link indicator is amber and activity indicator is blinking
green
The NIC is connected to a valid network at less than its maximum port
speed and data is being sent or received.
Link indicator is green and activity indicator is off The NIC is connected to a valid network at its maximum port speed and
data is not being sent or received.
Link indicator is amber and activity indicator is off The NIC is connected to a valid network at less than its maximum port
speed and data is not being sent or received.
Link indicator is blinking green and activity is off NIC identify is enabled through the NIC configuration utility.
Power supply unit indicator codes
AC power supply units (PSUs) have an illuminated translucent handle that serves as an indicator and DC PSUs have an LED that serves as
an indicator. The indicator shows whether power is present or a power fault has occurred.
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Figure 15. AC PSU status indicator
1 AC PSU status indicator/handle
Table 10. AC PSU status indicator codes
Power indicator codes Condition
Green A valid power source is connected to the PSU and the PSU is operational.
Blinking amber Indicates a problem with the PSU.
Not illuminated Power is not connected to the PSU.
Blinking green When the firmware of the PSU is being updated, the PSU handle blinks green.
CAUTION: Do not disconnect the power cord or unplug the PSU when updating firmware. If
firmware update is interrupted, the PSUs do not function.
Blinking green and turns off When hot-plugging a PSU, the PSU handle blinks green five times at a rate of 4 Hz and turns off. This
indicates a PSU mismatch with respect to efficiency, feature set, health status, or supported voltage.
CAUTION: If two PSUs are installed, both the PSUs must have the same type of label; for
example, Extended Power Performance (EPP) label. Mixing PSUs from previous generations of
PowerEdge servers is not supported, even if the PSUs have the same power rating. This results
in a PSU mismatch condition or failure to turn the system on.
CAUTION: When correcting a PSU mismatch, replace only the PSU with the blinking indicator.
Swapping the PSU to make a matched pair can result in an error condition and unexpected
system shutdown. To change from a high output configuration to a low output configuration or
vice versa, you must turn off the system.
CAUTION: AC PSUs support both 240 V and 120 V input voltages with the exception of Titanium
PSUs, which support only 240 V. When two identical PSUs receive different input voltages, they
can output different wattages, and trigger a mismatch.
CAUTION: If two PSUs are used, they must be of the same type and have the same maximum
output power.
CAUTION: Combining AC and DC PSUs is not supported and triggers a mismatch.
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Figure 16. DC PSU status indicator
1 DC PSU status indicator
Table 11. DC PSU status indicator codes
Power indicator codes Condition
Green A valid power source is connected to the PSU and the PSU is operational.
Blinking amber Indicates a problem with the PSU.
Not illuminated Power is not connected to the PSU.
Blinking green When hot-plugging a PSU, the PSU indicator blinks green. This indicates that there is a PSU mismatch
with respect to efficiency, feature set, health status, or supported voltage.
CAUTION: If two PSUs are installed, both the PSUs must have the same type of label; for
example, Extended Power Performance (EPP) label. Mixing PSUs from previous generations
of PowerEdge servers is not supported, even if the PSUs have the same power rating. This
results in a PSU mismatch condition or failure to turn the system on.
CAUTION: When correcting a PSU mismatch, replace only the PSU with the blinking
indicator. Swapping the PSU to make a matched pair can result in an error condition and
unexpected system shutdown. To change from a High Output configuration to a Low Output
configuration or vice versa, you must turn off the system.
CAUTION: If two PSUs are used, they must be of the same type and have the same
maximum output power.
CAUTION: Combining AC and DC PSUs is not supported and triggers a mismatch.
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Drive indicator codes
Each drive carrier has an activity LED indicator and a status LED indicator. The indicators provide information about the current status of
the drive. The activity LED indicator indicates whether the drive is currently in use or not. The status LED indicator indicates the power
condition of the drive.
Figure 17. Drive indicators
1 Drive activity LED indicator 2 Drive status LED indicator
3 Drive
NOTE: If the drive is in the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode, the status LED indicator does not turn on.
Table 12. Drive indicator codes
Drive status indicator code Condition
Flashes green twice per second Identifying drive or preparing for removal.
Off Drive ready for removal.
NOTE: The drive status indicator remains off until all drives are
initialized after the system is turned on. Drives are not ready
for removal during this time.
Flashes green, amber, and then turns off Predicted drive failure.
Flashes amber four times per second Drive failed.
Flashes green slowly Drive rebuilding.
Solid green Drive online.
Flashes green for three seconds, amber for three seconds, and
then turns off after six seconds
Rebuild stopped.
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LCD panel
The LCD panel provides system information, status, and error messages to indicate if the system is functioning correctly or requires
attention. The LCD panel can be used to configure or view the system’s iDRAC IP address. For more information about error messages, see
the Dell Event and Error Messages Reference Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage software.
The LCD panel is available only on the optional LCD bezel. The optional LCD bezel is hot pluggable.
The statuses and conditions of the LCD panel are outlined here:
• The LCD backlight is white during normal operating conditions.
• When the system needs attention, the LCD backlight turns amber, and displays an error code followed by descriptive text.
NOTE: If the system is connected to a power source and an error is detected, the LCD turns amber regardless of whether the
system is turned on or off.
• When the system turns off and there are no errors, LCD enters the standby mode after five minutes of inactivity. Press any button on
the LCD to turn it on.
• If the LCD panel stops responding, remove the bezel and reinstall it. If the problem persists, see the Getting help section.
• The LCD backlight remains off if LCD messaging is turned off using the iDRAC utility, the LCD panel, or other tools.
Figure 18. LCD panel features
Table 13. LCD panel features
Item Button or display Description
1 Left Moves the cursor back in one-step increments.
2 Select Selects the menu item highlighted by the cursor.
3 Right Moves the cursor forward in one-step increments.
During message scrolling:
• Press and hold the right button to increase scrolling speed.
• Release the button to stop.
NOTE: The display stops scrolling when the button is released. After 45
seconds of inactivity, the display starts scrolling.
4 LCD display Displays system information, status, and error messages or iDRAC IP address.
Viewing Home screen
The Home screen displays user-configurable information about the system. This screen is displayed during normal system operation when
there are no status messages or errors. When the system turns off and there are no errors, LCD enters the standby mode after five
minutes of inactivity. Press any button on the LCD to turn it on.
1 To view the Home screen, press one of the three navigation buttons (Select, Left, or Right).
2 To navigate to the Home screen from another menu, complete the following steps:
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a Press and hold the navigation button till the up arrow is displayed.
b Navigate to the Home icon using the up arrow .
c Select the Home icon.
d On the Home screen, press the Select button to enter the main menu.
Setup menu
NOTE: When you select an option in the Setup menu, you must confirm the option before proceeding to the next action.
Option Description
iDRAC Select DHCP or Static IP to configure the network mode. If Static IP is selected, the available fields are IP,
Subnet (Sub), and Gateway (Gtw). Select Setup DNS to enable DNS and to view domain addresses. Two
separate DNS entries are available.
Set error Select SEL to view LCD error messages in a format that matches the IPMI description in the SEL. This enables you
to match an LCD message with an SEL entry.
Select Simple to view LCD error messages in a simplified user-friendly description. For more information about
error messages, see the Dell Event and Error Messages Reference Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage software.
Set home Select the default information to be displayed on the Home screen. See View menu section for the options and
option items that can be set as the default on the Home screen.
View menu
NOTE: When you select an option in the View menu, you must confirm the option before proceeding to the next action.
Option Description
iDRAC IP Displays the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses for iDRAC9. Addresses include DNS (Primary and Secondary), Gateway, IP,
and Subnet (IPv6 does not have Subnet).
MAC Displays the MAC addresses for iDRAC, iSCSI, or Network devices.
Name Displays the name of the Host, Model, or User String for the system.
Number Displays the Asset tag or the Service tag for the system.
Power Displays the power output of the system in BTU/hr or Watts. The display format can be configured in the Set
home submenu of the Setup menu.
Temperature Displays the temperature of the system in Celsius or Fahrenheit. The display format can be configured in the Set
home submenu of the Setup menu.
Locating the Service Tag of your system
You can identify your system using the unique Express Service Code and Service Tag. Pull out the information tag in front of the system to
view the Express Service Code and Service Tag. Alternatively, the information may be on a sticker on the chassis of the system. The mini
Enterprise Service Tag (EST) is found on the back of the system. This information is used by Dell to route support calls to the appropriate
personnel.
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Figure 19. Locating Service Tag of your system
1 information tag (front view) 2 information tag (back view)
3 OpenManage Mobile (OMM) label 4 iDRAC MAC address and iDRAC secure password label
5 Service Tag
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Documentation resources
This section provides information about the documentation resources for your system.
Table 14. Additional documentation resources for your system
Task Document Location
Setting up your system For more information about installing and securing
the system into a rack, see the rack documentation
included with your rack solution.
Dell.com/poweredgemanuals
For information about setting up and turning on the
system, see the Getting Started Guide document
that is shipped with your system.
Dell.com/poweredgemanuals
Configuring your system For information about the iDRAC features,
configuring and logging in to iDRAC, and managing
your system remotely, see the Integrated Dell
Remote Access Controller User's Guide.
Dell.com/idracmanuals
For information about installing the operating
system, see the operating system documentation.
Dell.com/operatingsystemmanuals
For information about understanding Remote
Access Controller Admin (RACADM)
subcommands and supported RACADM interfaces,
see the RACADM Command Line Reference Guide
for iDRAC.
Dell.com/idracmanuals
For information about updating drivers and
firmware, see the Methods to download firmware
and drivers section in this document.
To download drivers: Dell.com/support/drivers
Managing your system For information about systems management
software offered by Dell, see the Dell OpenManage
Systems Management Overview Guide.
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
For information about setting up, using, and
troubleshooting OpenManage, see the Dell
OpenManage Server Administrator User’s Guide.
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
For information about installing, using, and
troubleshooting Dell OpenManage Essentials, see
the Dell OpenManage Essentials User’s Guide.
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
For information about installing and using Dell
SupportAssist, see the Dell EMC SupportAssist
Enterprise User’s Guide.
Dell.com/serviceabilitytools
For understanding the features of Dell Lifecycle
Controller, see the Dell Lifecycle Controller User’s
Guide.
Dell.com/idracmanuals
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Task Document Location
For information about partner programs enterprise
systems management, see the OpenManage
Connections Enterprise Systems Management
documents.
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Working with the Dell
PowerEdge RAID controllers
For information about understanding the features
of the Dell PowerEdge RAID controllers (PERC),
Software RAID controllers, or BOSS card and
deploying the cards, see the Storage controller
documentation.
Dell.com/storagecontrollermanuals
Understanding event and error
messages
For information about checking the event and error
messages generated by the system firmware and
agents that monitor system components, see the
Dell Event and Error Messages Reference Guide.
Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage
software
Troubleshooting your system For information about identifying and
troubleshooting the PowerEdge server issues, see
the Server Troubleshooting Guide.
Dell.com/poweredgemanuals
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Technical specifications
The technical and environmental specifications of your system are outlined in this section.
Topics:
• System dimensions
• Chassis weight
• Processor specifications
• PSU specifications
• System battery specifications
• Expansion bus specifications
• Memory specifications
• Storage controller specifications
• Hard drive specifications
• Ports and connectors specifications
• Environmental specifications
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System dimensions
Figure 20. System dimensions
Table 15. Dimensions
System Xa Xb Y Za (with
bezel)
Za (without
bezel)
Zb* Zc
4 x 3.5 inch
or
10 x 2.5 inches
482.0 mm
(18.97
inches)
434.0 mm
(17.08 inches)
42.8 mm
(1.68 inches)
35.84 mm
(1.41 inches)
22.0 mm
(0.87 inches)
733.82 mm
(29.61 inches)
772.67
mm
(30.42
inches)
8 x 2.5 inch 482.0 mm
(18.97
inches)
434.0 mm
(17.08 inches)
42.8 mm
(1.68 inches)
35.84 mm
(1.41 inches)
22.0 mm
(0.87 inches)
683.05 mm
(26.89 inches)
721.91
(28.42
inches)
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Chassis weight
Table 16. Chassis weight
System Maximum weight (with all hard drives/SSDs)
PowerEdge R640 21.9 kg
(48.28 lbs)
Processor specifications
The PowerEdge R640 system supports two Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family processors.
PSU specifications
The PowerEdge R640 system supports up to two AC or DC power supply units (PSUs).
Table 17. PSU specifications
PSU Class Heat dissipation
(maximum)
Frequency Voltage
495 W AC Platinum 1908 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz 100–240 V AC, autoranging
750 W AC Platinum 2891 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz 100–240 V AC, autoranging
750 W AC Titanium 2843 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz 200–240 V AC, autoranging
750 W Mixed Mode
HVDC (for China
only)
2891 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz 100–240 V AC and 240 V DC
1100 W DC Gold 4416 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz –(48–60) V DC
1100 W Mixed Mode
HVDC (for China
and Japan only)
Platinum 4100 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz 100–240 V AC and 200–380 V DC
1100 W AC Platinum 4100 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz 100–240 V AC, autoranging
1600 W AC 6000 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz 100–240 V AC, autoranging
NOTE: If a system with 1100 W AC or HVDC PSU operates from 100 to 120V, the power rating per PSU is derated to 1050 W.
NOTE: If a system with 1600 W PSUs operates from 100 to 120 V, then the power rating per PSU is derated to 800 W.
NOTE: Heat dissipation is calculated using the PSU wattage rating.
NOTE: This system is also designed to connect to the IT power systems with a phase to phase voltage not exceeding 230 V.
NOTE: PSUs rated for 1600 W and higher require high-line voltage (200-240 V) to supply their rated capacity.
System battery specifications
The PowerEdge R640 system supports CR 2032 lithium coin cell system battery.
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Expansion bus specifications
The PowerEdge R640 system supports PCI express (PCIe) generation 3 expansion cards, which are installed on the system, using
expansion card risers. This system supports 1A, 2A, 1B, and 2B expansion card risers.
Memory specifications
The PowerEdge R640 system supports up to twenty four 288-pins RDIMMS, LRDIMMS and NVDIMM-Ns with speeds of 2666 MT/s,
2400 MT/s and 2133 MT/s with support for memory optimized operation.
Table 18. Memory specifications
DIMM type DIMM rank
DIMM
capacity
Single processor Dual processors
Minimum RAM Maximum RAM Minimum RAM Maximum RAM
LRDIMM Octa rank 128 GB 128 GB 1536 GB 256 GB 3072 GB
LRDIMM Quad rank 64 GB 64 GB 768 GB 128 GB 1536 GB
RDIMM Single rank 8 GB 8 GB 96 GB 16 GB 192 GB
RDIMM Dual rank 16 GB 16 GB 192 GB 32 GB 384 GB
RDIMM Dual rank 32 GB 32 GB 384 GB 64 GB 768 GB
NVDIMM-N Single rank 16 GB
Not supported
with single
processor
Not supported
with single
processor
RDIMM: 192 GB RDIMM: 384 GB
NVDIMM-N: 16 GB NVDIMM-N: 192 GB
NOTE: 8 GB RDIMMs and NVDIMM-N must not be mixed.
NOTE: Minimum of two CPUs are required for any configurations that support NVDIMM-N.
Storage controller specifications
The PowerEdge R640 system supports:
• Internal storage controller cards: PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H330, PERC H730P, PERC H740P, HBA330, S140, and Boot
Optimized Server Storage (BOSS-S1).
• External storage controller cards: PERC H840 and 12Gbps SAS HBA.
Hard drive specifications
The PowerEdge R640 supports SAS, SATA, Nearline SAS hard drives or solid state drives and an optional optical drive.
Drives
The PowerEdge R640 system supports SAS, SATA, Nearline SAS hard drives or SSDs.
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Table 19. Supported drive options for the PowerEdge R640 system
Ten drive systems with two rear drives Up to ten 2.5 inch, hot swappable SAS, SATA, SAS/SATA SSD, or Nearline SAS hard
drives with up to 2 x 2.5 inch hot swappable SAS, SATA, SAS/SATA SSD, or Nearline
SAS hard drives supported at the back of the system.
Eight drive systems Up to eight 2.5 inch, hot swappable SAS, SATA, SAS/SATA SSD, or Nearline SAS
hard drives
Four drive systems with two rear drives Up to four 3.5 inch, hot swappable hard drives with up to 2 x 2.5 inch hot swappable
SAS, SATA, SAS/SATA SSD, or Nearline SAS hard drives supported at the back of
the system.
Optical drive
Certain configurations of the system support one optional SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
NOTE: The optical drive is supported in both 4 x 3.5 and 8 x 2.5 inch hard drive systems.
Ports and connectors specifications
The PowerEdge R640 supports USB ports, NIC ports, VGA ports, serial connector, and an IDSDM/vFlash card that supports an optional
flash memory card and one internal dual SD module.
USB ports
The PowerEdge R640 system supports:
• USB 2.0-compliant port on the front panel
• Micro USB 2.0-compliant port in the front panel
NOTE: The micro USB 2.0-compliant port on the front panel can only be used as an iDRAC Direct or a management port.
• USB 3.0-compliant ports on the back panel
NOTE: One optional USB 3.0-compliant port on the front panel for 4 x 3.5 and 8 x 2.5 inch hard drive systems.
• Internal USB 3.0-compliant port
The following table provides more information about the USB specifications:
Table 20. USB specifications
System Front panel Back panel Internal
Four hard drive systems One 4-pin, USB 2.0-compliant
ports
Two 9-pin, USB 3.0-compliant
ports
N/A
One 5-pin micro USB 2.0
management port
N/A N/A
Eight hard drive systems One 4-pin, USB 2.0-compliant
ports
Two 9-pin, USB 3.0-compliant
ports
N/A
One 5-pin micro USB 2.0
management port
N/A N/A
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System Front panel Back panel Internal
Ten hard drive systems One 4-pins, USB 2.0-compliant
port
Two 9-pin, USB 3.0-compliant
ports
One 9-pin, USB 3.0-compliant
ports
One 5-pin micro USB 2.0
management port
N/A N/A
NIC ports
The PowerEdge R640 system supports four Network Interface Controller (NIC) ports on the back panel, which are available in the
following configurations:
• Four RJ-45 ports that support 10, 100 and 1000 Mbps
• Four RJ-45 ports that support 100 M, 1 G and 10 Gbps
• Four RJ-45 ports, where two ports support maximum of 10 G and the other two ports maximum of 1 Gbps
• Two RJ-45 ports that support up to 1 Gbps and 2 SFP+ ports that support up to 10 Gbps
• Four SFP+ ports that support up to 10 Gbps
• Two SFP28 ports that support up to 25 Gbps
NOTE: You can install up to three PCIe add-on NIC cards.
Serial port
The PowerEdge R640 system supports one serial port on the back panel. This port is a 9-pin connector, Data Terminal Equipment (DTE),
16550-compliant.
VGA ports
The Video Graphic Array (VGA) port enables you to connect the system to a VGA display. The PowerEdge R640 system supports one 15-
pin VGA port on the front and back of system.
Video specifications
The PowerEdge R640 system supports integrated VGA controller with 4 MB SPI capacity.
Table 21. Supported video resolution options
Resolution Refresh rate (Hz) Color depth (bits)
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
1440 x 900 60 8, 16, 32
1920 x 1200 60 8, 16, 32
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IDSDM or vFlash card
The PowerEdge R640 system supports Internal Dual SD module (IDSDM) and vFlash card. In the 14th generation of PowerEdge servers,
IDSDM and vFlash card are combined into a single module, and are available in the following options:
• vFlash or
• vFlash and IDSDM
The IDSDM/vFlash card can be connected in a Dell-proprietary PCIe x1 slot using a USB 3.0 interface to host. IDSDM/vFlash module
supports two MicroSD cards for IDSDM and one card for vFlash. The MicroSD card capacity for IDSDM are 16, 32, or 64 GB, while for
vFlash the MicroSD card capacity is 16 GB.
NOTE: There are two dip switches on the IDSDM/vFlash card for write-protection.
NOTE: One IDSDM card slot is dedicated for redundancy.
NOTE: It is recommended to use Dell branded MicroSD cards associated with the IDSDM/vFlash configured systems.
Environmental specifications
NOTE: For additional information about environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see Dell.com/
environmental_datasheets.
Table 22. Temperature specifications
Temperature Specifications
Storage –40°C to 65°C (–40°F to 149°F)
Continuous operation (for altitude less than 950 m or 3117
ft)
10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F) with no direct sunlight on the equipment.
NOTE: Maximum of 205 W, 28 core processor is supported in
systems with eight 2.5 inch processor direct attached PCIe SSD
drives, and three PCIe slot chassis.
NOTE: Certain configurations may have ambient temperature
restrictions. For more information see the Ambient temperature
limitations section.
Fresh air For information about fresh air, see Expanded Operating Temperature
section.
Maximum temperature gradient (operating and storage) 20°C/h (68°F/h)
Table 23. Relative humidity specifications
Relative humidity Specifications
Storage 5% to 95% RH with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point. Atmosphere must be
non-condensing at all times.
Operating 10% to 80% relative humidity with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point.
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Table 24. Maximum vibration specifications
Maximum vibration Specifications
Operating 0.26 Grms at 5 Hz to 350 Hz (all operation orientations).
Storage 1.88 Grms at 10 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 min (all six sides tested).
Table 25. Maximum shock specifications
Maximum shock Specifications
Operating Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y,
and z axes of 6 G for up to 11 ms.
Storage Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive and negative x, y,
and z axes (one pulse on each side of the system) of 71 G for up to 2 ms.
Table 26. Maximum altitude specifications
Maximum altitude Specifications
Operating 3048 m (10,000 ft)
Storage 12,000 m (39,370 ft)
Table 27. Operating temperature de-rating specifications
Operating temperature de-rating Specifications
Up to 35°C (95°F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300 m (1°F/547 ft) above 950 m
(3,117 ft).
35°C to 40°C (95°F to 104°F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/175 m (1°F/319 ft) above 950 m
(3,117 ft).
40°C to 45°C (104°F to 113°F) Maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/125 m (1°F/228 ft) above 950 m
(3,117 ft).
Standard operating temperature
Table 28. Standard operating temperature specifications
Standard operating temperature Specifications
Continuous operation (for altitude less than 950 m or 3117
ft)
10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) with no direct sunlight on the equipment.
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Expanded operating temperature
Table 29. Expanded operating temperature specifications
Expanded operating temperature Specifications
Continuous operation 5°C–40°C at 5% to 85% RH with 29°C dew point.
NOTE: Outside the standard operating temperature (10°C–35°C),
the system can operate continuously in temperatures as low as 5°C
and as high as 40°C.
For temperatures between 35°C–40°C, de-rate maximum allowable
temperature by 1°C per 175 m above 950 m (1°F per 319 ft).
≤ 1% of annual operating hours –5°C–45°C at 5% to 90% RH with 29°C dew point.
NOTE: Outside the standard operating temperature (10°C–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, de-rate maximum allowable
temperature by 1°C per 125 m above 950 m (1°F per 228 ft).
NOTE: When operating in the expanded temperature range, system performance may be impacted.
NOTE: When operating in the expanded temperature range, ambient temperature warnings may be reported on the LCD panel
and in the System Event Log.
Expanded operating temperature restrictions
• Do not perform a cold startup below 5°C.
• The operating temperature specified is for a maximum altitude of 3050 m (10,000 ft).
• 150 W/8 C, 165 W/12 C and higher wattage processor(TDP>165 W) are not supported.
• Redundant power supply unit is required.
• Non-Dell qualified peripheral cards and/or peripheral cards greater than 25 W are not supported.
• PCIe SSD is not supported.
• 3DX Point DIMMs and NVDIMMs-N are not supported.
• Rear installed drives are not supported
• Tape backup unit is not supported.
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Thermal restrictions
The following table lists the configurations required for efficient cooling.
Table 30. Thermal restrictions configuration
Configuration Number
of
processo
rs
Heatsink Processor/
DIMM blank
DIMM
blanks
Maximum number of
DIMM blanks
Fan
PowerEdge
R640 (2.5 inch
hard drives x
10)
1 One 1U standard heat
sink for CPU ≤ 165 W
Not required Required for
processor 1
11 blanks Five standard fans
One 1U 2-pipe heat sink
for CPU=200/205 W
and 150 W/165 W FO*
Required Eight high performance
fans
2 Two 1U standard heat
sink for CPU ≤ 165 W
Not required Eight standard fans
Two 1U 2-pipe heat sink
for CPU=200/205 W
and 150 W/165 W FO*
Required 22 blanks Eight high performance
fans
PowerEdge
R640 (2.5 inch
hard drives x 10
with NVMe
drives)
2 Two 1U standard heat
sink for CPU ≤ 165 W
Not required Required 22 blanks Eight high performance
fans
Two 1U 2-pipe heat sink
for CPU=200/205 W
and 150 W/165 W FO*
PowerEdge
R640
(2.5 inch hard
drives x 8)
(3.5 inch hard
drives x 4)
1 One 1U standard heat
sink for CPU ≤ 165 W
No Required for
processor 1
11 blanks Five standard fans
One 1U 2-pipe heat sink
for CPU=150 W/165 W
FO*
One 1U 2-pipe heat sink
for CPU=200/205 W
2 Two 1U standard heat
sink for CPU ≤ 165 W
Two 1U 2-pipe heat sink
for CPU=150 W/165 W
Yes Eight high performance
fans
Two 1U 2-pipe heat sink
for CPU=200/205 W
No Required 22 blanks Eight standard fans
Eight high performance
fans
NOTE: *165 W and 150 W FO includes Intel Xeon Gold 6146 and 6144 processors.
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Ambient temperature limitations
The following table lists configurations that require ambient temperature less than 35°C.
NOTE: The ambient temperature limit must be adhered to ensure proper cooling and to avoid excess processor throttling, which
may impact system performance.
Table 31. Configuration based ambient temperature restrictions
System Front Backplane Processor Thermal
Design Power
Processor Heat Sink Fan Type Ambient Restriction
PowerEdge R640 10 x 2.5 inch SAS/
SATA hard drives
8 x 2.5 inch SAS/SATA
hard drives
4 x 3.5 inch SAS/SATA
hard drives
200 W, 205 W 2 pipe 1U high
performance
High performance
fan
30°C
10 x 2.5 inch SAS/
SATA and NVMe
drives(4, 8, or 10)
165 W, 200 W, 205
W
2 pipe 1U high
performance
High performance
fan
30°C
Particulate and gaseous contamination specifications
The following table defines the limitations that help avoid any equipment damage or failure from particulate and gaseous contamination. If
the levels of particulate or gaseous pollution exceed the specified limitations and result in equipment damage or failure, you may need to
rectify the environmental conditions. Remediation of environmental conditions is the responsibility of the customer.
Table 32. Particulate contamination specifications
Particulate contamination Specifications
Air filtration Data center air filtration as defined by ISO Class 8 per ISO 14644-1 with a
95% upper confidence limit.
NOTE: This condition applies to data center environments only. Air
filtration requirements do not apply to IT equipment designed to be
used outside a data center, in environments such as an office or
factory floor.
NOTE: Air entering the data center must have the MERV11 or
MERV13 filtration.
Conductive dust Air must be free of conductive dust, zinc whiskers, or other conductive
particles.
NOTE: This condition applies to data center and non-data center
environments.
Corrosive dust
• Air must be free of corrosive dust.
• Residual dust present in the air must have a deliquescent point less than
60% relative humidity.
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Particulate contamination Specifications
NOTE: This condition applies to data center and non-data center
environments.
Table 33. Gaseous contamination specifications
Gaseous contamination Specifications
Copper coupon corrosion rate <300 Å/month per Class G1 as defined by ANSI/ISA71.04-1985.
Silver coupon corrosion rate <200 Å/month as defined by AHSRAE TC9.9.
NOTE: Maximum corrosive contaminant levels measured at ≤50% relative humidity.
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Initial system setup and configuration
Setting up your system
Complete the following steps to set up your system:
1 Unpack the system.
2 Install the system into the rack. For more information about installing the system into the rack, see your Rail Installation Guide at
Dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
3 Connect the peripherals to the system.
4 Connect the system to its electrical outlet.
5 Turn the system on by pressing the power button or by using iDRAC.
6 Turn on the attached peripherals.
For more information about setting up your system, see your Getting Started Guide shipped with your system.
Related links
iDRAC configuration
Options to set up iDRAC IP address
iDRAC configuration
The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) is designed to make system administrators more productive and improve the overall
availability of Dell systems. iDRAC alerts administrators to system issues, helps them perform remote system management, and reduces the
need for physical access to the system.
Options to set up iDRAC IP address
You must configure the initial network settings based on your network infrastructure to enable the communication to and from iDRAC.
You must use the default iDRAC IP address 192.168.0.120 to configure the initial network settings, including setting up DHCP or a static IP
for iDRAC. You can set up the IP address by using one of the following interfaces:
Interfaces Document/Section
iDRAC Settings
utility
See Dell Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals
Dell Deployment
Toolkit
See Dell Deployment Toolkit User’s Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Dell Lifecycle
Controller
See Dell Lifecycle Controller User’s Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals
CMC Web interface See Dell Chassis Management Controller Firmware User’s Guide at Dell.com/esmmanuals
Chassis or Server
LCD panel
See the LCD panel section
4
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Interfaces Document/Section
iDRAC Direct and
Quick Sync 2
(optional)
See Dell Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals
NOTE: To access iDRAC, ensure that you connect the Ethernet cable to the iDRAC direct port. You can also access iDRAC
through the shared LOM mode, if you have opted for a system that has the shared LOM mode enabled.
Log in to iDRAC
You can log in to iDRAC as:
• iDRAC user
• Microsoft Active Directory user
• Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) user
If you have opted for secure default access to iDRAC, the iDRAC secure default password is available on the back of the system
Information tag. If you have not opted for secure default access to iDRAC, then the default user name and password are root and
calvin. You can also log in by using Single Sign-On or Smart Card.
NOTE: You must have the iDRAC credentials to log in to iDRAC.
NOTE: Ensure that you change the default user name and password after setting up the iDRAC IP address.
For more information about logging in to the iDRAC and iDRAC licenses, see the latest Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User's
Guide at Dell.com/idracmanuals.
You can also access iDRAC by using RACADM. For more information, see the RACADM Command Line Interface Reference Guide at
Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Options to install the operating system
If the system is shipped without an operating system, install the supported operating system by using one of the following resources:
Table 34. Resources to install the operating system
Resources Location
Systems Management Tools and Documentation media Dell.com/operatingsystemmanuals
Lifecycle Controller Dell.com/idracmanuals
OpenManage Deployment Toolkit Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Dell certified VMware ESXi Dell.com/virtualizationsolutions
Supported operating systems on PowerEdge systems Dell.com/ossupport
Installation and How-to videos for supported operating systems on
PowerEdge systems
Supported Operating Systems for Dell PowerEdge Systems
Methods to download firmware and drivers
You can download the firmware and drivers by using any of the following methods:
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Table 35. Firmware and drivers
Methods Location
From the Dell Support site Dell.com/support/home
Using Dell Remote Access Controller Lifecycle Controller (iDRAC
with LC)
Dell.com/idracmanuals
Using Dell Repository Manager (DRM) Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Using Dell OpenManage Essentials (OME) Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Using Dell Server Update Utility (SUU) Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Using Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK) Dell.com/openmanagemanuals
Downloading drivers and firmware
Dell recommends that you download and install the latest BIOS, drivers, and systems management firmware on your system.
Prerequisite
Ensure that you clear the web browser cache before downloading the drivers and firmware.
Steps
1 Go to Dell.com/support/drivers.
2 In the Drivers & Downloads section, type the Service Tag of your system in the Enter a Service Tag or product ID box, and then click
Submit.
NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, select Detect Product to allow the system to automatically detect your Service
Tag, or click View products, and navigate to your product.
3 Click Drivers & Downloads.
The drivers that are applicable to your selection are displayed.
4 Download the drivers to a USB drive, CD, or DVD.
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Pre-operating system management applications
You can manage basic settings and features of a system without booting to the operating system by using the system firmware.
Topics:
• Options to manage the pre-operating system applications
• System Setup
• Dell Lifecycle Controller
• Boot Manager
• PXE boot
Options to manage the pre-operating system
applications
Your system has the following options to manage the pre-operating system applications:
• System Setup
• Dell Lifecycle Controller
• Boot Manager
• Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
Related links
System Setup
Dell Lifecycle Controller
Boot Manager
PXE boot
System Setup
By using the System Setup screen, you can configure the BIOS settings, iDRAC settings, and device settings of your system.
NOTE: Help text for the selected field is displayed in the graphical browser by default. To view the help text in the text browser,
press F1.
You can access system setup by using two methods:
• Standard graphical browser—The browser is enabled by default.
• Text browser—The browser is enabled by using Console Redirection.
Related links
System Setup details
Viewing System Setup
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Viewing System Setup
To view the System Setup screen, perform the following steps:
1 Turn on, or restart your system.
2 Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
NOTE: If your operating system begins to load before you press F2, wait for the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
Related links
System Setup
System Setup details
System Setup details
The System Setup Main Menu screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System BIOS Enables you to configure BIOS settings.
iDRAC Settings Enables you to configure the iDRAC settings.
The iDRAC settings utility is an interface to set up and configure the iDRAC parameters by using UEFI (Unified
Extensible Firmware Interface). You can enable or disable various iDRAC parameters by using the iDRAC settings
utility. For more information about this utility, see Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User’s Guide at
Dell.com/idracmanuals.
Device Settings Enables you to configure device settings.
Related links
System Setup
iDRAC Settings utility
Device Settings
Viewing System Setup
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System BIOS
You can use the System BIOS screen to edit specific functions such as boot order, system password, setup password, set the SATA and
PCIe NVMe RAID mode, and enable or disable USB ports.
Related links
System BIOS Settings details
Boot Settings
Network Settings
System Information
Memory Settings
Processor Settings
SATA Settings
Integrated Devices
Serial Communication
System Profile Settings
Miscellaneous Settings
iDRAC Settings utility
Device Settings
System Security
Viewing System BIOS
Viewing System BIOS
To view the System BIOS screen, perform the following steps:
1 Turn on, or restart your system.
2 Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
NOTE: If your operating system begins to load before you press F2, wait for the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
3 On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
System BIOS Settings details
The System BIOS Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Information Specifies information about the system such as the system model name, BIOS version, and Service Tag.
Memory Settings Specifies information and options related to the installed memory.
Processor Settings Specifies information and options related to the processor such as speed and cache size.
SATA Settings Specifies options to enable or disable the integrated SATA controller and ports.
NVMe Settings Specifies options to change the NVMe settings. If the system contains the NVMe drives that you want to
configure in a RAID array, you must set both this field and the Embedded SATA field on the SATA Settings menu
to RAID mode. You might also need to change the Boot Mode setting to UEFI. Otherwise, you should set this field
to Non-RAID mode.
Boot Settings Specifies options to specify the Boot mode (BIOS or UEFI). Enables you to modify UEFI and BIOS boot settings.
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Option Description
Network Settings Specifies options to manage the UEFI network settings and boot protocols.
Legacy network settings are managed from the Device Settings menu.
Integrated Devices Specifies options to manage integrated device controllers and ports, specifies related features and options.
Serial
Communication
Specifies options to manage the serial ports, its related features and options.
System Profile
Settings
Specifies options to change the processor power management settings, memory frequency.
System Security Specifies options to configure the system security settings, such as system password, setup password, Trusted
Platform Module (TPM) security, and UEFI secure boot. It also manages the power button on the system.
Redundant OS
Settings
Specifies the options to configure the Redundant OS settings.
Miscellaneous
Settings
Specifies options to change the system date and time.
System Information
You can use the System Information screen to view system properties such as Service Tag, system model name, and the BIOS version.
Viewing System Information
To view the System Information screen, perform the following steps:
1 Turn on, or restart your system.
2 Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
NOTE: If your operating system begins to load before you press F2, wait for the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
3 On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4 On the System BIOS screen, click System Information.
System Information details
The System Information screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Model
Name
Specifies the system model name.
System BIOS
Version
Specifies the BIOS version installed on the system.
System
Management
Engine Version
Specifies the current version of the Management Engine firmware.
System Service Tag Specifies the system Service Tag.
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Option Description
System
Manufacturer
Specifies the name of the system manufacturer.
System
Manufacturer
Contact
Information
Specifies the contact information of the system manufacturer.
System CPLD
Version
Specifies the current version of the system complex programmable logic device (CPLD) firmware.
UEFI Compliance
Version
Specifies the UEFI compliance level of the system firmware.
Memory Settings
You can use the Memory Settings screen to view all the memory settings and enable or disable specific memory functions, such as system
memory testing and node interleaving.
Viewing Memory Settings
To view the Memory Settings screen, perform the following steps:
1 Turn on, or restart your system.
2 Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
NOTE: If your operating system begins to load before you press F2, wait for the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
3 On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4 On the System BIOS screen, click Memory Settings.
Memory Settings details
The Memory Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Memory
Size
Specifies the memory size in the system.
System Memory
Type
Specifies the type of memory installed in the system.
System Memory
Speed
Specifies the system memory speed.
System Memory
Voltage
Specifies the system memory voltage.
Video Memory Specifies the amount of video memory.
System Memory
Testing
Specifies whether the system memory tests are run during system boot. Options are Enabled and Disabled. This
option is set to Disabled by default.
Memory Operating
Mode
Specifies the memory operating mode. The options available are Optimizer Mode, Single Rank Spare Mode, Multi
Rank Spare Mode, Mirror Mode, and Dell Fault Resilient Mode. This option is set to Optimizer Mode by default.
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Option Description
NOTE: The Memory Operating Mode option can have different default and available options based on the
memory configuration of your system.
NOTE: The Dell Fault Resilient Mode option establishes an area of memory that is fault resilient. This
mode can be used by an operating system that supports the feature to load critical applications or
enables the operating system kernel to maximize system availability.
Current State of
Memory Operating
Mode
Specifies the current state of the memory operating mode.
Node Interleaving Specifies if Non-Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA) is supported. If this field is set to Enabled, memory
interleaving is supported if a symmetric memory configuration is installed. If the field is set to Disabled, the system
supports NUMA (asymmetric) memory configurations. This option is set to Disabled by default.
Opportunistic Self-
Refresh
Enables or disables opportunistic self-refresh feature. This option is set to Disabled by default.
Persistent Memory This field controls Persistent Memory on the system.
Persistent Memory details
The Persistent Memory screen details can be found in the NVDIMM-N User Guide at Dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
Processor Settings
You can use the Processor Settings screen to view the processor settings, and perform specific functions such as enabling virtualization
technology, hardware prefetcher, logical processor idling, and opportunistic self-refresh.
Viewing Processor Settings
To view the Processor Settings screen, perform the following steps:
1 Turn on, or restart your system.
2 Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
NOTE: If your operating system begins to load before you press F2, wait for the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
3 On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4 On the System BIOS screen, click Processor Settings.
Processor Settings details
The Processor Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Logical Processor Enables or disables the logical processors and displays the number of logical processors. If this option is set to
Enabled, the BIOS displays all the logical processors. If this option is set to Disabled, the BIOS displays only one
logical processor per core. This option is set to Enabled by default.
CPU Interconnect
Speed
Enables you to govern the frequency of the communication links among the CPUs in the system.
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Option Description
NOTE: The standard and basic bin processors support lower link frequencies.
The options available are Maximum data rate, 10.4 GT/s, and 9.6 GT/s. This option is set to Maximum data rate
by default.
Maximum data rate indicates that the BIOS runs the communication links at the maximum frequency supported by
the processors. You can also select specific frequencies that the processors support, which can vary.
For best performance, you should select Maximum data rate. Any reduction in the communication link frequency
affects the performance of non-local memory accesses and cache coherency traffic. In addition, it can slow access
to non-local I/O devices from a particular CPU.
However, if power saving considerations outweigh performance, you might want to reduce the frequency of the
CPU communication links. If you do this, you should localize memory and I/O accesses to the nearest NUMA node
to minimize the impact to system performance.
Virtualization
Technology
Enables or disables the virtualization technology for the processor. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Adjacent Cache
Line Prefetch
Optimizes the system for applications that need high utilization of sequential memory access. This option is set to
Enabled by default. You can disable this option for applications that need high utilization of random memory
access.
Hardware
Prefetcher
Enables or disables the hardware prefetcher. This option is set to Enabled by default.
DCU Streamer
Prefetcher
Enables or disables the Data Cache Unit (DCU) streamer prefetcher. This option is set to Enabled by default.
DCU IP Prefetcher Enables or disables the Data Cache Unit (DCU) IP prefetcher. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Sub NUMA Cluster Enables or disables the Sub NUMA Cluster. This option is set to Disabled by default.
Logical Processor
Idling
Enables you to improve the energy efficiency of a system. It uses the operating system core parking algorithm and
parks some of the logical processors in the system which in turn allows the corresponding processor cores to
transition into a lower power idle state. This option can only be enabled if the operating system supports it. It is set
to Disabled by default.
X2APIC Mode Enables or disables the X2APIC mode. This option is set to Disabled by default.
Dell Controlled
Turbo
Controls the turbo engagement. Enable this option only when System Profile is set to Disabled.
NOTE: Depending on the number of installed CPUs, there might be up to four processor listings.
Number of Cores
per Processor
Controls the number of enabled cores in each processor. This option is set to All by default.
Processor Core
Speed
Specifies the maximum core frequency of the processor.
Processor n
NOTE: Depending on the number of CPUs, there might be up to four processors listed.
The following settings are displayed for each processor installed in the system:
Option Description
Family-Model-
Stepping
Specifies the family, model, and stepping of the processor as defined by Intel.
Brand Specifies the brand name.
Level 2 Cache Specifies the total L2 cache.
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Option Description
Option Description
Level 3 Cache Specifies the total L3 cache.
Number of Cores Specifies the number of cores per processor.
SATA Settings
You can use the SATA Settings screen to view the SATA settings of SATA devices and enable SATA and PCIe NVMe RAID mode on your
system.
Viewing SATA Settings
To view the SATA Settings screen, perform the following steps:
1 Turn on, or restart your system.
2 Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
NOTE: If your operating system begins to load before you press F2, wait for the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
3 On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4 On the System BIOS screen, click SATA Settings.
SATA Settings details
The SATA Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Embedded SATA Enables the embedded SATA option to be set to Off, AHCI, or RAID modes. This option is set to AHCI by default.
Security Freeze
Lock
Sends Security Freeze Lock command to the embedded SATA drives during POST. This option is applicable only
for AHCI mode. This option is set to Enable by default.
Write Cache Enables or disables the command for the embedded SATA drives during POST. This option is set to Disable by
default.
Port n Sets the drive type of the selected device.
For AHCI or RAID mode, BIOS support is always enabled.
Option Description
Model Specifies the drive model of the selected device.
Drive Type Specifies the type of drive attached to the SATA port.
Capacity Specifies the total capacity of the hard drive. This field is undefined for removable media
devices such as optical drives.
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Boot Settings
You can use the Boot Settings screen to set the boot mode to either BIOS or UEFI. It also enables you to specify the boot order.
• UEFI: The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a new interface between operating systems and platform firmware. The
interface consists of data tables with platform related information, also boot and runtime service calls that are available to the operating
system and its loader. The following benefits are available when the Boot Mode is set to UEFI:
– Support for hard drive partitions larger than 2 TB.
– Enhanced security (e.g., UEFI Secure Boot).
– Faster boot time.
• BIOS: The BIOS Boot Mode is the legacy boot mode. It is maintained for backward compatibility.
Viewing Boot Settings
To view the Boot Settings screen, perform the following steps:
1 Turn on, or restart your system.
2 Press F2 immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
NOTE: If your operating system begins to load before you press F2, wait for the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
3 On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4 On the System BIOS screen, click Boot Settings.
Boot Settings details
The Boot Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Boot Mode Enables you to set the boot mode of the system.
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode may prevent the system from booting if the operating system is not
installed in the same boot mode.
If the operating system supports UEFI, you can set this option to UEFI. Setting this field to BIOS allows
compatibility with non-UEFI operating systems. This option is set to UEFI by default.
NOTE: Setting this field to UEFI disables the BIOS Boot Settings menu.
Boot Sequence
Retry
Enables or disables the Boot Sequence Retry feature. If this option is set to Enabled and the system fails to boot,
the system re-attempts the boot sequence after 30 seconds. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Hard-Disk Failover Specifies the hard drive that is booted in the event of a hard drive failure. The devices are selected in the Hard-
Disk Drive Sequence on the Boot Option Setting menu. When this option is set to Disabled, only the first hard
drive in the list is attempted to boot. When this option is set to Enabled, all hard drives are attempted to boot in
the order selected in the Hard-Disk Drive Sequence. This option is not enabled for UEFI Boot Mode. This option
is set to Disable by default.
Boot Option
Settings
Configures the boot sequence and the boot devices.
BIOS Boot Settings Enables or disables BIOS boot options.
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Option Description
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is BIOS.
UEFI Boot Settings Enables or disables UEFI Boot options.
The Boot options include IPv4 PXE and IPv6 PXE. This option is set to IPv4 by default.
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is UEFI.
Choosing system boot mode
System Setup enables you to specify one of the following boot modes for installing your operating system:
• BIOS boot mode is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
• UEFI boot mode (the default), is an enhanced 64-bit boot interface.
If you have configured your system to boot to UEFI mode, it replaces the system BIOS.
1 From the System Setup Main Menu, click Boot Settings, and select Boot Mode.
2 Select the UEFI boot mode you want the system to boot into.
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode may prevent the system from booting if the operating system is not installed in the
same boot mode.
3 After the system boots in the specified boot mode, proceed to install your operating system from that mode.
NOTE: Operating systems must be UEFI-compatible to be installed from the UEFI boot mode. DOS and 32-bit operating systems
do not support UEFI and can only be installed from the BIOS boot mode.
NOTE: For the latest information about supported operating systems, go to Dell.com/ossupport.
Changing boot order
About this task
You may have to change the boot order if you want to boot from a USB key or an optical drive. The following instructions may vary if you
have selected BIOS for Boot Mode.
Steps
1 On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS > Boot Settings > UEFI/BIOS Boot Settings > UEFI/BIOS Boot
Sequence.
2 Use the arrow keys to select a boot device, and use the plus (+) and minus (-) sign keys to move the device down or up in the order.
3 Click Exit, and then click Yes to save the settings on exit.
Network Settings
You can use the Network Settings screen to modify UEFI PXE, iSCSI, and HTTP boot settings. The network settings option is available
only in the UEFI mode.
NOTE: The BIOS does not control network settings in the BIOS mode. For the BIOS boot mode, the option ROM of the network
controllers handles the network settings.
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