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Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server with 16G RAM DDR4 and 3 PCIe Gen4 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors , offers added flexibility for organizations seeking exceptional value


The Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server with 16G RAM DDR4 and 3 PCIe Gen4 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors

Offers added flexibility for organizations seeking exceptional value

Innovate at scale with challenging and emerging workloads

The new Dell PowerEdge R550 is a 2U, dual-socket server that offers the best value for organizations seeking the latest processing, I/O, and storage capabilities.

It lets you :

  • Add additional power and cores : It offers up to two 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 24 cores per socket
  • Choose faster memory: Supports up to 16 DDR4 RDIMMS at 2933 MT/sec
  • Improve throughput and reduce latency: With up to 3 PCIe Gen4 slots and 1 PCIe Gen3
  • Include flexible storage: Supports up to 16x 2.5” SAS/SATA hard drives or SSDs or up to 8x 3.5” SAS/SATA hard drives or SSDs
  • Support light duty virtualization and small IT infrastructure workloads

Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with autonomous compute infrastructure

The Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio tames the complexity of managing and securing IT infrastructure.

Using Dell Technologies’ intuitive end-to-end tools,

IT can deliver a secure, integrated experience by reducing process and information silos in order to focus on growing the business.

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio is the key to your innovation engine, unlocking the tools and automation that help you scale, manage, and protect your technology environment

  • Built-in telemetry streaming, thermal management, and RESTful API with Redfish offer streamlined visibility and control for better server management
  • Intelligent automation lets you enable cooperation between human actions and system capabilities for added productivity
  • Integrated change management capabilities for update planning and seamless, zero-touch configuration and implementation
  •  Full-stack management integration with Microsoft, VMware, ServiceNow, Ansible and many other tools for environments including on-premise, cloud, and edge

Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server

Built-in protection through a complete portfolio of solutions

From the silicon and supply chain all the way to asset retirement, know that your servers are safe and secure with innovative Dell EMC and Intel technologies.

We give you the confidence of cyber resilience with enterprise class security that minimizes risk for any organization, from small business to hyperscale.

  • Start strong with platform security features, even before the server is built, including Secured Component Verification and Silicon Root of Trust
  • Stay strong with continuous innovations that bolster cyber resilience, like OpenManage Secure Enterprise Key Manager and Automatic Certificate Enrollment
  • Outmaneuver threats with intelligence, automation, and recovery tools that include iDRAC9 Telemetry, BIOS live scanning, and Rapid OS recovery

Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Specifications

Processor : Up to two 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, with up to 24 cores per processor

Memory16 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM 1 TB max, speeds up to 2933 MT/s , Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Storage controllers :

Internal Controllers (RAID) : PERC H345, PERC H745, PERC H755, S150 ,

Internal Boot : Internal Dual SD Module or Boot Optimized

Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2) : HWRAID 2x M.2 SSDs or internal USB 3.0 ,

External PERC (RAID) : PERC H840 , 12 Gbps SAS

HBAa (non-RAID) : internal – HBA355i, external – HBA355e

Drive Bays : Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88 TB , Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 128 TB , Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 61.44 TB

Power Supplies : 1100 W DC/-48 – (-60) V , 600 W Platinum AC/240 V HVDC , 800 W Platinum AC/240 V HVD

Cooling Options : Air cooling

Fans : Standard (STD) fans , Up to five cold swap fans

Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Dimensions : Height  86.8 mm (3.41 inches) , Width 482 mm (18.97 inches) , Depth 721.69 mm (28.72 inches) with bezel , 685.78 mm (27.00 inches) without bezel

Form Factor : 2U rack server

Embedded Management :

  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Service Module
  • iDRAC Direct
  • Quick Sync 2 wireless module

Bezel : Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

OpenManage Software :

  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Manager plugin
  • OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
  • OpenManage Update Manager plugin

Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Integrations and Connections :

OpenManage Integrations : BMC Truesight , Microsoft System Center , Red Hat Ansible Modules , VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager

OpenManage Connections : IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus , IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition , Micro Focus Operations Manager , Nagios Core , Nagios XI

Security : Cryptographically signed firmware

  • Secure Boot
  • Secure Erase
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)
  • TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS
  • CC-TCG certified
  • TPM 2.0 China Nation

Rack Server with 16G RAM DDR4Embedded NIC : 2 x 1 GbE LOM

Network Options : 1 x OCP 3.0 (optional)

Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 GPU Options : Not supported

Front Ports : 1 x Dedicated iDRAC (Micro-AB USB) port , 1 x USB 2.0 , 1 x VGA

Rear Ports : 1 x USB 2.0 , 1 x Serial (optional) , 1 x USB 3.0 , 1 x VGA , 1 x iDRAC dedicated port

Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Internal Ports : 1 x USB 3.0 (optional)

PCIe : PowerEdge With 3 PCIe Gen4 slots and 1x Gen 3 PCIe slot

Operating System and Hypervisors :

  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESX

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