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Dell EMC PowerEdge T440
Regulatory Model: E30S Series
Regulatory Type: E30S002
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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.
Copyright © 2017 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.
2017 - 09
Rev. A00
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Contents
1 Dell EMC PowerEdge T440 overview............................................................................................................. 8
Supported configurations for the PowerEdge T440 system........................................................................................ 8
Front view of the system.................................................................................................................................................10
Status LED indicators.................................................................................................................................................14
System health and system ID indicator codes........................................................................................................ 16
Drive indicator codes..................................................................................................................................................17
Back view of the system..................................................................................................................................................18
NIC indicator codes....................................................................................................................................................19
Power supply unit indicator codes...........................................................................................................................20
Locating the Service Tag of your system...................................................................................................................... 21
2 Documentation resources............................................................................................................................ 22
3 Technical specifications............................................................................................................................... 24
System dimensions.......................................................................................................................................................... 25
Chassis weight................................................................................................................................................................. 26
Processor specifications................................................................................................................................................. 26
PSU specifications...........................................................................................................................................................26
System battery specifications........................................................................................................................................ 26
Expansion bus specifications..........................................................................................................................................26
Memory specifications.................................................................................................................................................... 26
Storage controller specifications....................................................................................................................................27
Drive specifications..........................................................................................................................................................27
Drives...........................................................................................................................................................................27
Optical drive................................................................................................................................................................27
Ports and connectors specifications..............................................................................................................................27
USB ports....................................................................................................................................................................27
NIC ports.....................................................................................................................................................................28
VGA ports................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Serial connector......................................................................................................................................................... 28
Internal Dual microSD Module or vFlash card.........................................................................................................28
Video specifications.........................................................................................................................................................28
Environmental specifications..........................................................................................................................................29
Standard operating temperature..............................................................................................................................30
Expanded operating temperature............................................................................................................................ 30
Expanded operating temperature restrictions........................................................................................................30
Particulate and gaseous contamination specifications...........................................................................................31
4 Initial system setup and configuration..........................................................................................................32
Setting up your system................................................................................................................................................... 32
iDRAC configuration........................................................................................................................................................ 32
Options to set up iDRAC IP address........................................................................................................................32
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Log in to iDRAC..........................................................................................................................................................33
Options to install the operating system.........................................................................................................................33
Methods to download firmware and drivers...........................................................................................................33
Downloading drivers and firmware.......................................................................................................................... 34
5 Pre-operating system management applications..........................................................................................35
Options to manage the pre-operating system applications........................................................................................35
System Setup...................................................................................................................................................................35
Viewing System Setup.............................................................................................................................................. 36
System Setup details.................................................................................................................................................36
System BIOS...............................................................................................................................................................37
iDRAC Settings utility................................................................................................................................................ 57
Device Settings..........................................................................................................................................................58
Dell Lifecycle Controller...................................................................................................................................................58
Embedded system management............................................................................................................................. 58
Boot Manager.................................................................................................................................................................. 58
Viewing Boot Manager..............................................................................................................................................58
Boot Manager main menu........................................................................................................................................ 59
One-shot BIOS boot menu.......................................................................................................................................59
System Utilities...........................................................................................................................................................59
PXE boot...........................................................................................................................................................................59
6 Installing and removing system components................................................................................................60
Safety instructions...........................................................................................................................................................60
Before working inside your system................................................................................................................................60
After working inside your system...................................................................................................................................60
Optional front bezel..........................................................................................................................................................61
Removing the front bezel.......................................................................................................................................... 61
Installing the front bezel.............................................................................................................................................61
System feet...................................................................................................................................................................... 62
Removing the system feet........................................................................................................................................62
Installing the system feet..........................................................................................................................................63
Caster wheels – optional................................................................................................................................................ 64
Removing caster wheels...........................................................................................................................................64
Installing caster wheels............................................................................................................................................. 65
System cover....................................................................................................................................................................66
Removing the system cover.....................................................................................................................................66
Installing the system cover........................................................................................................................................67
Air shroud..........................................................................................................................................................................68
Removing the air shroud...........................................................................................................................................68
Installing the air shroud............................................................................................................................................. 69
Drives.................................................................................................................................................................................70
Removing a drive blank............................................................................................................................................. 70
Installing a drive blank.................................................................................................................................................71
Removing a drive carrier........................................................................................................................................... 72
Installing a drive carrier..............................................................................................................................................73
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Removing the drive from the drive carrier..............................................................................................................74
Installing a drive into the drive carrier......................................................................................................................75
Removing a 2.5 inch drive from a 3.5 inch drive adapter......................................................................................76
Installing a 2.5 inch drive into a 3.5 inch drive adapter..........................................................................................77
Removing a 3.5 inch drive adapter from a 3.5 inch drive carrier..........................................................................78
Installing a 3.5 inch drive adapter into the 3.5 inch drive carrier..........................................................................79
Optical drives and tape drives........................................................................................................................................80
Removing the optical or tape drive blank............................................................................................................... 80
Installing the optical or tape drive blank...................................................................................................................81
Removing the optical drive cage or tape drive.......................................................................................................82
Installing the optical drive cage or tape drive.........................................................................................................83
Cabled drives....................................................................................................................................................................84
Removing the internal hard drive bay......................................................................................................................84
Installing the internal hard drive bay........................................................................................................................ 85
Removing a cabled drive...........................................................................................................................................86
Installing a cabled drive..............................................................................................................................................87
Drive backplane................................................................................................................................................................88
Removing a hard drive backplane............................................................................................................................90
Installing a hard drive backplane............................................................................................................................... 91
Backplane cable routing............................................................................................................................................ 93
System memory...............................................................................................................................................................96
General memory module installation guidelines......................................................................................................98
Mode-specific guidelines.......................................................................................................................................... 98
Removing a memory module.................................................................................................................................. 100
Installing a memory module......................................................................................................................................101
Cooling fans.....................................................................................................................................................................102
Removing the internal cooling fan..........................................................................................................................102
Installing the internal cooling fan............................................................................................................................ 103
Removing the external cooling fan ........................................................................................................................104
Installing the external cooling fan...........................................................................................................................105
Optional internal USB memory key.............................................................................................................................. 106
Replacing optional internal USB memory key....................................................................................................... 106
Expansion card holder....................................................................................................................................................107
Removing the expansion card holder.....................................................................................................................107
Installing the expansion card holder.......................................................................................................................108
Expansion cards..............................................................................................................................................................108
Expansion card installation guidelines.................................................................................................................... 108
GPU card installation guidelines.............................................................................................................................. 110
Removing a expansion card..................................................................................................................................... 110
Installing an expansion card...................................................................................................................................... 111
Optional IDSDM or vFlash card..................................................................................................................................... 113
Removing the MicroSD card....................................................................................................................................113
Installing the MicroSD card...................................................................................................................................... 113
Removing the optional IDSDM or vFlash card.......................................................................................................114
Installing optional IDSDM or vFlash card................................................................................................................114
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Processors and heat sinks..............................................................................................................................................115
Removing a processor and heat sink module........................................................................................................ 116
Removing the processor from the processor and heat sink module.................................................................. 117
Installing the processor into a processor and heat sink module.......................................................................... 119
Installing a processor and heat sink module..........................................................................................................122
Power supply units......................................................................................................................................................... 123
Removing a power supply unit blank......................................................................................................................124
Installing a power supply unit blank........................................................................................................................ 124
Removing a power supply unit................................................................................................................................125
Installing a power supply unit.................................................................................................................................. 126
Removing a cabled power supply unit................................................................................................................... 126
Installing a cabled power supply unit......................................................................................................................127
Power interposer board................................................................................................................................................. 128
Removing the power interposer board.................................................................................................................. 128
Installing the power interposer board.....................................................................................................................129
System battery............................................................................................................................................................... 130
Replacing the system battery................................................................................................................................. 130
Control panel assembly...................................................................................................................................................131
Removing the control panel assembly.................................................................................................................... 131
Installing the control panel assembly......................................................................................................................132
System board.................................................................................................................................................................. 134
Removing the system board................................................................................................................................... 134
Installing the system board......................................................................................................................................136
Entering the system Service Tag by using System Setup...................................................................................138
Restoring the Service Tag by using the Easy Restore feature............................................................................138
Trusted Platform Module...............................................................................................................................................138
Replacing the Trusted Platform Module................................................................................................................139
Initializing TPM for BitLocker users........................................................................................................................139
Initializing the TPM 1.2 for TXT users....................................................................................................................140
Converting the system from tower mode to rack mode...........................................................................................140
Converting the system from tower mode to rack mode ....................................................................................140
Updating BIOS.................................................................................................................................................................141
Restoring the Service Tag using Easy Restore............................................................................................................141
Manually update the Service Tag........................................................................................................................... 142
7 Using system diagnostics........................................................................................................................... 143
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics.............................................................................................................................143
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from Boot Manager.....................................................................143
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics from the Dell Lifecycle Controller..............................................143
System diagnostic controls..................................................................................................................................... 144
8 Jumpers and connectors ........................................................................................................................... 145
Jumpers and connectors ..............................................................................................................................................145
System board jumper settings................................................................................................................................ 145
Disabling forgotten password..................................................................................................................................146
System board jumpers and connectors........................................................................................................................147
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9 Getting help............................................................................................................................................... 149
Contacting Dell............................................................................................................................................................... 149
Accessing system information by using QRL..............................................................................................................149
Quick Resource Locator for T440.......................................................................................................................... 150
Receiving automated support with SupportAssist ................................................................................................... 150
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Dell EMC PowerEdge T440 overview
The PowerEdge T440 is a dual-socket, 5U rackable tower server that supports up to:
• Two Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family processors
• Sixteen DIMM slots supporting up to a total of 16 x 64 GB = 1024GB of memory
• Five PCIe Gen 3 expansion cards, plus a dedicated PERC slot
• 4 or 8 x 3.5 inch SAS/SATA-hard drive or SSD, or 16 x 2.5 inch SAS/SATA drive bays (up to 12 Gbps SAS and 6 Gbps SATA)
• Redundant power supply units (PSUs)
• Cabled power supply units (PSUs)
Topics:
• Supported configurations for the PowerEdge T440 system
• Front view of the system
• Back view of the system
• Locating the Service Tag of your system
Supported configurations for the PowerEdge T440
system
The Dell EMC PowerEdge T440 system supports the following configurations:
1
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Figure 1. Supported configurations for a PowerEdge T440 system
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Front view of the system
The front panel view of the systems.
Figure 2. Front panel view of a 4 x 3.5 inch cabled drive system
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Figure 3. Front panel view of a 8 x 3.5-inch hot swappable drive system
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Figure 4. Front panel view of a 8 x 3.5-inch hot swappable drive system in rack mode
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Figure 5. Front panel view of a 16 x 2.5-inch hot swappable drive system
Table 1. Front panel features
Item Components - Indicator,
Button, or Connector
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 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
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Item Components - Indicator,
Button, or Connector
Icon Description
system ID button. You can also use the system ID button to reset iDRAC and
to access BIOS using the step through mode.
3 Status LED indicator panel N/A Indicate the status of the system. For more information, see the Status LED
indicators section.
4 Information tag N/A The Information Tag is a slide-out label panel that contains system information
such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC address, and so on. If you have opted for
secure default access to iDRAC, the Information tag also contains the iDRAC
secure default password.
5 USB port 2.0 The USB ports are 4-pin, 2.0-compliant. These ports enable you to connect
USB devices to the system.
6 USB port 3.0 The USB port is USB 3.0 compliant.
7 Optical drive bay N/A Enable you to install drives that are supported on your system. For more
information about drives, see the Technical specifications section.
8 Drive slot N/A Enables you to install TBUs for 8x and 16x backplane configurations, or drive
blank in the empty drive slot to maintain proper system cooling.
9 Physical drives N/A 3.5 inch drives and 2.5 inch drives/SSDs.
10 Rack ear N/A Enables you to convert the tower system to a rack system.
Related link
Status LED indicators
Technical specifications
Status LED indicators
NOTE: The indicators display solid amber if any error occurs.
Figure 6. Status LED indicators
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Table 2. Status LED indicators and descriptions
Icon Description Condition Corrective action
Health indicator The indicator turns solid blue if the
system is in good health.
None required.
The indicator blinks amber:
• When the system is turned on.
• When the system is in standby.
• If any error condition exists. For
example, a failed fan, PSU, or a
drive.
Check the System Event Log or system messages for the
specific issue. For more information about error
messages, see the Dell Event and Error Messages
Reference Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals >
OpenManage software.
The POST process is interrupted without any video
output due to invalid memory configurations. See the
Getting help section.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Related link
Getting help
Expansion card installation guidelines
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System health and system ID indicator codes
The system health and system ID button is located on the front panel of your system.
Figure 7. System health and system ID buttons
Table 3. 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 for specific error messages. For more information about
error messages, see the Dell Event and Error Messages Reference
Guide at Dell.com/openmanagemanuals > OpenManage software.
Related link
Getting help
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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 8. 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 4. 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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Back view of the system
The back panel view of the system shows the features available on the back of the server, such as the system identification button, power
supply sockets, iDRAC storage media, NIC ports, and USB and VGA ports. A majority of the expansion card ports can be accessed from the
back panel. The hot swappable and cabled power supply units are accessible from the back panel.
Figure 9. Back view of the system with optional redundant cooling fan
Table 5.
Item Ports, panels, or slots Icon Description
1 Power supply unit (2) N/A For more information about the PSU configurations, see the Technical
Specifications section
2 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
3 NIC port (2) The NIC ports are integrated on the system board provide network
connectivity. For more information about the supported configurations,
see the Technical specifications section.
4 USB 2.0 port (4) The USB ports are 4-pin, 2.0-compliant. These ports enable you to
connect USB devices to the system.
5 USB 3.0 port (2) 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 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.
9 External cooling fan
(optional)
N/A Enables you to connect an optional redundant cooling fan.
10 PCIe expansion card slot(6) 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.
Related link
Technical specifications
Expansion card installation guidelines
NIC indicator codes
Each NIC on the back of the system 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 10. NIC indicator codes
1 link LED indicator 2 activity LED indicator
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Table 6. 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. The indicator shows whether power is
present or if a power fault has occurred.
Figure 11. AC PSU status indicator
1 AC PSU status indicator/handle
Table 7. 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.
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Power indicator codes Condition
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.
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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Documentation resources
This section provides information about the documentation resources for your system.
Table 8. 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
• Drive specifications
• Ports and connectors specifications
• Video specifications
• Environmental specifications
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System dimensions
Figure 12. Details the dimensions of the PowerEdge T440 system
Table 9. Dimensions of PowerEdge T440 system
Xa Xb Ya Yb Yc Za Zb Zc
218 mm (8.58
in)
307.9 mm
(12.12 in)
430.3 mm
(16.94 in)
464.362 mm
(18.28 in)
471.333 mm
(17.37 in)
(with bezel)
37.065 mm
(1.45 in)
(without bezel)
21.165 mm
(0.83 in)
538.4 mm
(21.19 in)
573.636 mm
(22.58 in)
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Chassis weight
Table 10. Chassis weight
System configuration Maximum weight
4 x 3.5 inch drive system 23.9 Kg (52.69 lb)
8 x 3.5 inch drive system 29.5 Kg (65.03 lb)
16 x 2.5 inch drive system 27.7 Kg (61.06 lb)
Processor specifications
The PowerEdge T440 system supports up to two Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family processors.
PSU specifications
The PowerEdge T440 system supports the following AC redundant power supply units (PSU).
Table 11. PSU specifications
PSU Class Heat dissipation
(maximum)
Frequency Voltage
1100 W AC Platinum 4100 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
495 W AC Platinum 1908 BTU/hr 50/60 Hz 100–240 V AC, autoranging
NOTE: This system is also designed to connect to the IT power systems with a phase to phase voltage not exceeding 230 V.
System battery specifications
The PowerEdge T440 system supports CR 2032 3.0-V lithium coin cell system battery.
Expansion bus specifications
The PowerEdge T440 system supports five PCI express (PCIe) generation 3 expansion cards.
Memory specifications
The PowerEdge T440 system supports DDR4 registered DIMM slots (RDIMMs) and load-reduced DIMM slots (LRDIMMs). Supported
memory bus frequencies are 1866 MT/s, 2133 MT/s, 2400 MT/s, and 2666 MT/s.
CPU1 supports up to 10 DIMM slots and CPU 2 supports up to 6 DIMM slots.
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Table 12. Memory specifications
Memory module sockets Memory capacity Minimum RAM Maximum RAM
Sixteen 288-pin
• 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB single
rank or dual rank (RDIMMs)
• 64 GB quad rank (LRDIMMs)
8 GB with dual processors
(minimum one memory module
per processor)
• Up to 512 GB RDIMM
• Up to 1 TB LRDIMM
Storage controller specifications
The T440 system supports:
• Internal storage controller cards: PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H740P, H730P, H330, and S140
• HBA330, 12Gbps SAS HBA, and BOSS-S1
• External storage controller cards: PERC H840
• 12Gbps SAS HBA
Drive specifications
Drives
The PowerEdge T440 system supports:
• Up to 4 x 3.5 inch cabled drives with drive adapter, internal, SATA, or Nearline SAS drives
or
• Up to 8 x 3.5 inch hot swappable drives with drive adapter, internal, hot swappable SAS/SATA drives
or
• Up to 16 x 2.5 inch hot swappable drives with drive adapter, internal, hot swappable SAS/SATA drives
Optical drive
The T440 system supports one optional slim SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD +/-RW drive.
Ports and connectors specifications
USB ports
The table provides information about the supported USB port specifications.
Table 13. USB specifications
System Front panel Back panel
PowerEdge T440
• One USB 2.0-compliant port
• One USB 3.0-compliant port
• Four USB 2.0-compliant rear ports
• Two USB 3.0-compliant rear ports
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NIC ports
The PowerEdge T440 system supports two Network Interface Controller (NIC) ports on the back panel each with 1 Gbps configuration.
NOTE: You can install up to six PCIe add-on NIC cards.
VGA ports
The Video Graphic Array (VGA) port enables you to connect the system to a VGA display. The T440 system supports one 15-pin VGA ports
on the back of the system.
Serial connector
The T440 system supports one serial connector on the back panel, which is a 9-pin connector, Data Terminal Equipment (DTE), 16550-
compliant.
Internal Dual microSD Module or vFlash card
The T440 system supports Internal Dual microSD module (IDSDM) and vFlash card. In 14th generation of PowerEdge servers, IDSDM and
vFlash card are combined into a single card module, and are available in these configurations:
• vFlash or
• IDSDM or
• vFlash and IDSDM
The IDSDM/vFlash card sits in the back of the system, in a Dell-proprietary slot. IDSDM/vFlash card supports three micro SD cards (two
cards for IDSDM and one card for vFlash). MicroSD cards capacity for IDSDM are 16/32/64 GB while for vFlash the microSD card capacity
is 16 GB.
Micro SD cards are supported only on IDSDM SD card slots.
Video specifications
The PowerEdge T440 system supports Matrox G200eR2 graphics card with 16 MB capacity.
Table 14. Supported video resolution options
Resolution Refresh rate (Hz) Color depth (bits)
640x480 60,70 8, 16, 32
800x600 60,75, 85 8, 16, 32
1024x768 60,75, 85 8, 16, 32
1152x864 60,75, 85 8, 16, 32
1280x1024 60,75 8, 16, 32
1440x900 60 8, 16, 32
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Environmental specifications
NOTE: For additional information about environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see Dell.com/
environmental_datasheets.
Table 15. 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 35°C (50°F to 95°F) with no direct sunlight on the equipment.
Maximum temperature gradient (operating and storage) 20°C/h (68°F/h)
Table 16. 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.
Table 17. Maximum vibration specifications
Maximum vibration Specifications
Operating 0.26 Grms at 5 Hz to 350 Hz (all three axes).
Storage 1.88 Grms at 10 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 min (all six sides tested).
Table 18. 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 19. Maximum altitude specifications
Maximum altitude Specifications
Operating 3048 m (10,000 ft)
Storage 12,000 m (39,370 ft)
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Table 20. 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 21. 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.
Expanded operating temperature
Table 22. Expanded operating temperature specifications
Expanded operating temperature Specifications
Continuous operation 5°C to 40°C at 5% to 85% RH with 29°C dew point.
NOTE: Outside the standard operating temperature (10°C to
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 to 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 to 45°C at 5% to 90% RH with 29°C dew point.
NOTE: Outside the standard operating temperature (10°C to
35°C), the system can operate down to –5°C or up to 45°C for a
maximum of 1% of its annual operating hours.
For temperatures between 40°C and 45°C, 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 in the System Event
Log.
Expanded operating temperature restrictions
• Do not perform a cold startup below 5°C.
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• The operating temperature specified is for a maximum altitude of 3048 m (10,000 ft).
• Two non-redundant power supply units are required.
• Two non-redundant system fans are required.
• Non-Dell qualified peripheral cards and/or peripheral cards greater than 25 W are not supported.
• GPU is not supported.
• Tape backup unit is not supported.
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 23. 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: The ISO Class 8 condition applies to data center
environments only. This air filtration requirement does 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 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.
NOTE: This condition applies to data center and non-data center
environments.
Table 24. Gaseous contamination specifications
Gaseous contamination Specifications
Copper coupon corrosion rate <300 Å/month per Class G1 as defined by ANSI/ISA71.04-2013.
Silver coupon corrosion rate <200 Å/month as defined by ANSI/ISA71.04-2013.
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 the 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 the Getting Started Guide that shipped with your system.
Related link
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/cmcmanuals
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.
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Log in to iDRAC
You can log in to iDRAC as:
• iDRAC user
• Microsoft Active Directory user
• Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) user
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 25. 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:
Table 26. 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
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Methods Location
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 link
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 link
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 link
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.
Sevice Tag Settings Enables you to configure service tag settings.
Related link
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 link
System BIOS Settings details
System Information
Memory Settings
Processor Settings
SATA Settings
Boot Settings
Network Settings
Integrated Devices
Serial Communication
System Profile Settings
System Security
Redundant OS Control
Miscellaneous Settings
iDRAC Settings utility
Device Settings
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.
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Option Description
Boot Settings Specifies options to specify the Boot mode (BIOS or UEFI). Enables you to modify UEFI and BIOS boot settings.
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
Installed Memory
Size
Displays the amount of DDR4 memory installed in the system.
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.
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Option Description
Memory Operating
Mode
Specifies the memory operating mode. The options available are Optimizer Mode, Single Rank Spare Mode, Multi
Rank Spare Mode, and Mirror Mode. This option is set to Optimizer Mode by default.
NOTE: The Memory Operating Mode option can have different default and available options based on
the memory configuration of your system.
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.
Snoop Mode Specifies the Snoop Mode options. The Snoop Mode options available are Home Snoop, Early Snoop, and
Cluster on Die. This option is set to Early Snoop by default. This field is available only when the Node Interleaving
is set to Disabled.
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.
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,and logical processor idling.
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.
NOTE: The standard and basic bin processors support lower link frequencies.
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Option Description
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 EnabledDisabled by default.
UPI Prefetch Enables you to get the memory read started early on DDR bus. The Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Rx path will
spawn the speculative memory read to Integrated Memory Controller (iMC) directly. This option is set to Enabled
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.
Configurable TDP Enables you to reconfigure the processor Thermal Design Power (TDP) levels during POST based on the power
and thermal delivery capabilities of the system. TDP verifies the maximum heat the cooling system is needed to
dissipate. This option is set to Nominal by default.
NOTE: This option is only available on certain stock keeping units (SKUs) of the processors.
x2APIC Mode Enables or disables the x2APIC mode. This option is set to Disabled by default.
Number of Cores
per Processor
Controls the number of enabled cores in each processor. This option is set to All by default.
Processor 64-bit
Support
Specifies if the processors support 64-bit extensions.
Processor Core
Speed
Specifies the maximum core frequency of the processor.
Process Bus Speed Displays the bus speed of the processor.
Processor n
NOTE: Depending on the number of CPUs, there might be up to n processors listed.
The following settings are displayed for each processor installed in the system:
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Option Description
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.
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 Mode 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 Enabled by default.
Write Cache Enables or disables the command for the embedded SATA drives during POST. This option is set to Disabled by
default.
Port n Sets the drive type of the selected device.
For AHCI Mode 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.
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Option Description
Option Description
Capacity Specifies the total capacity of the drive. This field is undefined for removable media
devices such as optical drives.
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 drive partitions larger than 2 TB.
• Enhanced security (e.g., UEFI Secure Boot).
• Faster boot time.
NOTE: You must use only the UEFI boot mode in order to boot from NVMe drives.
• 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 drive that is booted in the event of a 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 drive in the list is
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Option Description
attempted to boot. When this option is set to Enabled, all 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 Disabled by
default.
Boot Option
Settings
Configures the boot sequence and the boot devices.
BIOS Boot Settings Enables or disables BIOS boot options.
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is BIOS.
UEFI Boot Settings Enables or disables UEFI Boot options.
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. 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 Click Boot Option Settings > BIOS/UEFI Boot Settings > Boot Sequence.
3 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.
4 Click Exit, and then click Yes to save the settings on exit.
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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 optional Boot ROM of the
network controllers handles the network settings.
Viewing Network Settings
To view the Network 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 Network Settings.
Network Settings screen details
The Network Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
UEFI PXE Settings Enables or disables the device. When enabled, a UEFI PXE boot option is created for the device.
UEFI HTTP Settings Enables or disables the device. When enabled, a UEFI HTTP boot option is created for the device.
UEFI iSCSI Settings Enables you to control the configuration of the iSCSI device.
Table 27. UEFI iSCSI Settings screen details
Option Description
iSCSI Initiator Name Specifies the name of the iSCSI initiator in IQN format.
iSCSI Device1 Enables or disables the iSCSI device. When disabled, a
UEFI boot option is created for the iSCSI device
automatically. This is set to Disabled by default.
iSCSI Device1 Settings Enables you to control the configuration of the iSCSI
device.
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UEFI iSCSI Settings
You can use the iSCSI Settings screen to modify iSCSI device settings. The iSCSI Settings option is available only in the UEFI boot mode.
BIOS does not control network settings in the BIOS boot mode. For the BIOS boot mode, the option ROM of the network controller
handles the network settings.
Viewing UEFI iSCSI Settings
To view the UEFI iSCSI 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 Network Settings.
5 On the Network Settings screen, click UEFI iSCSI Settings.
UEFI iSCSI Settings details
The UEFI iSCSI Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
iSCSI Initiator
Name
Specifies the name of the iSCSI initiator (iqn format).
iSCSI Device1 Enables or disables the iSCSI device. When disabled, a UEFI boot option is created for the iSCSI device
automatically.
iSCSI Device1
Settings
Enables you to control the configuration of the iSCSI device.
Integrated Devices
You can use the Integrated Devices screen to view and configure the settings of all integrated devices including the video controller,
integrated RAID controller, and the USB ports.
Viewing Integrated Devices
To view the Integrated Devices 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.
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4 On the System BIOS screen, click Integrated Devices.
Integrated Devices details
The Integrated Devices screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
User Accessible
USB Ports
Configures the user accessible USB ports. Selecting Only Back Ports On disables the front USB ports; selecting
All Ports Off disables all front and back USB ports.
The USB keyboard and mouse still function in certain USB ports during the boot process, depending on the
selection. After the boot process is complete, the USB ports will be enabled or disabled as per the setting.
Internal USB Port Enables or disables the internal USB port. This option is set to On or Off. This option is set to On by default.
iDRAC Direct USB
Port
The iDRAC Direct USB port is managed by iDRAC exclusively with no host visibility. This option is set to ON or
OFF. When set to OFF, iDRAC does not detect any USB devices installed in this managed port. This option is set
to On by default.
Integrated RAID
Controller
Enables or disables the integrated RAID controller. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Embedded NIC1
and NIC2
NOTE: The Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options are only available on systems that do not have Integrated
Network Card 1.
Enables or disables the Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options. If set to Disabled, the NIC may still be available for
shared network access by the embedded management controller. The embedded NIC1 and NIC2 options are only
available on systems that do not have Network Daughter Cards (NDCs). The Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 option is
mutually exclusive with the Integrated Network Card 1 option. Configure the Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 option by
using the NIC management utilities of the system.
I/OAT DMA Engine Enables or disables the I/O Acceleration Technology (I/OAT) option. I/OAT is a set of DMA features designed to
accelerate network traffic and lower CPU utilization. Enable only if the hardware and software support the feature.
Embedded Video
Controller
Enables or disables the use of Embedded Video Controller as the primary display. When set to Enabled, the
Embedded Video Controller will be the primary display even if add-in graphic cards are installed. When set to
Disabled, an add-in graphics card will be used as the primary display. BIOS will output displays to both the primary
add-in video and the embedded video during POST and pre-boot environment. The embedded video will then be
disabled right before the operating system boots. This option is set to Enabled by default.
NOTE: When there are multiple add-in graphic cards installed in the system, the first card discovered
during PCI enumeration is selected as the primary video. You might have to re-arrange the cards in the
slots in order to control which card is the primary video.
Current State of
Embedded Video
Controller
Displays the current state of the embedded video controller. The Current State of Embedded Video Controller
option is a read-only field. If the Embedded Video Controller is the only display capability in the system (that is, no
add-in graphics card is installed), then the Embedded Video Controller is automatically used as the primary display
even if the Embedded Video Controller setting is set to Disabled.
SR-IOV Global
Enable
Enables or disables the BIOS configuration of Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) devices. This option is set to
Disabled by default.
Internal SD Card
Port
Enables or disables the internal SDMicroSD card port of the Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM). This option is set to
On by default.
Internal SD Card
Redundancy
Configures the redundancy mode of the Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM). When set to Mirror Mode, data is
written on both SDMicroSD cards. After failure of either card and replacement of the failed card, the data of the
active card is copied to the offline card during the system boot.
When Internal SD Card Redundancy is set to Disabled, only the primary SDMicroSD card is visible to the OS. This
option is set to Disabled by default.
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Option Description
Internal SD Primary
Card
When Redundancy is set to Disabled, either one of the SDMicroSD card can be selected to present itself as mass
storage device by setting it to be primary card. By default primary SDMicroSD card is selected to be SD Card 1. If
SD Card 1 is not present, then the controller will select SD Card 2 to be the primary SDMicroSD card.
OS Watchdog
Timer
If your system stops responding, this watchdog timer aids in the recovery of your operating system. When this
option is set to Enabled, the operating system initializes the timer. When this option is set to Disabled (the
default), the timer does not have any effect on the system.
Memory Mapped
I/O above 4 GB
Enables or disables the support for the PCIe devices that need large amounts of memory. Enable this option only
for 64-bit operating systems. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Memory Mapped
I/O above Base
When set to 12 TB, the system will map MMIO base to 12 TB. Enable this option for an OS that requires 44 bit
PCIe addressing. When set to 512 GB, the system will map MMIO base to 512 GB, and reduce the maximum
support for memory to less than 512 GB. Enable this option only for the 4 GPU DGMA issue. This option is set to
56 TB by default.
Slot Disablement Enables or disables the available PCIe slots on your system. The slot disablement feature controls the configuration
of the PCIe cards installed in the specified slot. Slots must be disabled only when the installed peripheral card
prevents booting into the operating system or causes delays in system startup. If the slot is disabled, both the
Option ROM and UEFI drivers are disabled. Only slots that are present on the system will be available for control.
Table 28. Slot Disablement
Option Description
Slot 1 Enables or disables or only the boot driver is disabled
for the PCIe slot 1. This option is set to Enabled by
default.
Slot 2 Enables or disables or only the boot driver is disabled
for the PCIe slot 2. This option is set to Enabled by
default.
Slot 3 Enables or disables or only the boot driver is disabled
for the PCIe slot 3. This option is set to Enabled by
default.
Slot 4 Enables or disables or only the boot driver is disabled
for the PCIe slot 4. This option is set to Enabled by
default.
Slot 5 Enables or disables or only the boot driver is disabled
for the PCIe slot 5. This option is set to Enabled by
default.
Slot Bifurcation Allows Platform Default Bifurcation, Auto discovery of Bifurcation and Manual bifurcation Control. The default
is set to Platform Default Bifurcation. The slot bifurcation field is accessible when set to Manual bifurcation
Control and is grayed out when set to Platform Default Bifurcation or Auto discovery of Bifurcation.
Table 29. Slot Bifurcation
Option Description
Auto Discovery Bifurcation Settings Platform Default Bifurcation , Auto Bifurcation, and
Manual bifurcation
Slot 1 Bifurcation x4 Bifurcation
Slot 2 Bifurcation x4 Bifurcation
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Option Description
Option Description
Slot 3 Bifurcation x16 or x4 or x8 or x4x4x8 or x8x4x4 Bifurcation
Slot 4 Bifurcation x4 or x8 Bifurcation
Slot 5 Bifurcation x4 or x8 Bifurcation
Serial Communication
You can use the Serial Communication screen to view the properties of the serial communication port.
Viewing Serial Communication
To view the Serial Communication 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 Serial Communication.
Serial Communication details
The Serial Communication screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
Serial
Communication
Selects serial communication devices (Serial Device 1 and Serial Device 2) in BIOS. BIOS console redirection can
also be enabled, and the port address can be specified. This option is set to Auto by default.
Enables the COM port or Console Redirection options. This option is set to Off by default.
Serial Port Address Enables you to set the port address for serial devices. This option is set to Serial Device1=COM2, Serial Device
2=COM1 by default.
NOTE: You can use only Serial Device 2 for the Serial Over LAN (SOL) feature. To use console
redirection by SOL, configure the same port address for console redirection and the serial device.
NOTE: Every time the system boots, the BIOS syncs the serial MUX setting saved in iDRAC. The serial
MUX setting can independently be changed in iDRAC. Loading the BIOS default settings from within
the BIOS setup utility may not always revert the serial MUX setting to the default setting of Serial
Device 1.
External Serial
Connector
Enables you to associate the External Serial Connector to Serial Device 1, Serial Device 2, or the Remote Access
Device by using this option. This option is set to Serial Device 1 by default.
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Option Description
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for Serial Over LAN (SOL). To use console redirection by SOL,
configure the same port address for console redirection and the serial device.
NOTE: Every time the system boots, the BIOS syncs the serial MUX setting saved in iDRAC. The serial
MUX setting can independently be changed in iDRAC. Loading the BIOS default settings from within
the BIOS setup utility may not always revert this setting to the default setting of Serial Device 1.
Failsafe Baud Rate Specifies the failsafe baud rate for console redirection. The BIOS attempts to determine the baud rate
automatically. This failsafe baud rate is used only if the attempt fails, and the value must not be changed. This
option is set to 115200 by default.
Remote Terminal
Type
Sets the remote console terminal type. This option is set to VT100/VT220 by default.
Redirection After
Boot
Enables or disables the BIOS console redirection when the operating system is loaded. This option is set to
Enabled by default.
System Profile Settings
You can use the System Profile Settings screen to enable specific system performance settings such as power management.
Viewing System Profile Settings
To view the System Profile 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 System Profile Settings.
System Profile Settings details
The System Profile Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option Description
System Profile Sets the system profile. If you set the System Profile option to a mode other than Custom, the BIOS automatically
sets the rest of the options. You can only change the rest of the options if the mode is set to Custom.This option is
set to Performance Per Watt Optimized (DAPC) by default. DAPC is Dell Active Power Controller.Other options
include Performance Per Watt (OS), Performance, and Workstation Performance.
NOTE: All the parameters on the system profile setting screen are available only when the System
Profile option is set to Custom.
CPU Power
Management
Sets the CPU power management. This option is set to System DBPM (DAPC) by default. DBPM is Demand-
Based Power Management. Other options include OS DBPM, and Maximum Performance.
Memory Frequency Sets the speed of the system memory. You can select Maximum Performance, Maximum Reliability, or a specific
speed. This option is set to Maximum Performance by default.
Turbo Boost Enables or disables the processor to operate in the turbo boost mode. This option is set to Enabled by default.
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