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Revolutionary approach to modular infrastructure for data centers

Simplicity. Efficiency. Flexibility.

Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2 – the foundation of the PowerEdge FX architecture – is a 2U enclosure with shared power, cooling, management and PCI connectivity. Mix and match modular blocks of PowerEdge compute or storage resources in the FX2 to tailor a solution to suit your unique requirements in just 3.5” of rack space. The FN I/O Module — purpose built for the FX2 — delivers choice for simplified network deployment and management, optimizing FX2 performance and enabling plug-and-play LAN/SAN convergence.

Shown below:
– FX2s enclosure with 2 x FC830 server nodes (each with 16 x 1.8" SSDs)
– FX2s enclosure with 2 x FC630 server node (each with 8 x 1.8" SSDs ) and 2 x FD332 storage blocks
– FX2s enclosure with 4 x FC430 server nodes (2 nodes with 1 x 1.8" SSDs and front-access Infiniband ports /2 nodes with 2 x 1.8" SSDs) and 2 x FD332 storage blocks

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PowerEdge FX2 enclosure

More choice, less complexity

  • Have a choice of management styles – rack or blade (CMC) at the server, chassis, or rack level
  • Accelerate and simplify deployment of server and storage resources with modular blocks
  • Daisy chain chassis to manage across your infrastructure

Right-size your IT

  • Avoid overprovisioning and add resources incrementally, only as required
  • Quickly and easily build scale-out computing environment
  • Implement an unprecedented level of IT infrastructure density, allowing more services using fewer resources, resulting in overall lower costs

Fit the infrastructure to the job

  • Tailor infrastructure precisely, with the right, power, storage and connectivity to meet specific workload needs
  • Easily fits the infrastructure to the workload with “bite-sized” modular blocks of computing resources that are readily deployed
  • Get more granularity ,resulting in better resource efficiency with unprecedented smaller chassis (2U) size
Tech Specs
FeaturePowerEdge FX2 technical specification

Chassis enclosure

"Form factor: 2U chassis in height

Server node options

"PowerEdge FC830: Full-width: up to 2 FC830 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FC630: Half-width: up to 4 FC630 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FC430: Quarter-width: up to 8 FC430 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FM120x4: Half-width: up to 4 FM120 per FX2 chassis
PowerEdge FD332 storage block: Half-width: up to 3 FD332 per FX2 chassis for support of up to 16 x SFF 2.5” storage devices"

Power supplies

Hot-plug PSUs: 2000W, 1600W or 1100W AC in 1+1 redundant or 2+0 non-redundant configurations

Cooling

8 hot-swappable fans provide cooling to the I/O components in the system

Communications

"2 pass-through module or choice of 3 FN I/O Modules:
Dell PowerEdge FN410s 4-ports SFP+ provides 4 ports of SFP+ 10GbE connectivity.Supports optical and DAC cable media.
Dell PowerEdge FN410t 4-port 10Gb Base-T provides 4 ports of 10GBASE-T connectivity.Supports cost effective copper media up to 100 meters.r]Dell PowerEdge FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet delivers up to 2 ports of 2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel bandwidth (NPG mode and full fabric services and 2 ports of SFP+10GbE.) Also delivers up to 4 ports SFP+ 10GbE (with reboot)"

I/O slots

"FX2s configuration: Up to 8 x PCIe 3.0 I/O expansion slots (low profile/half-length)

Systems management

"FX uses Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage all resources (server nodes and shared infrastructure) in a single web console. OpenManage portfolio for FX supports local and remote management, consistent with other PowerEdge products. CMC and iDRAC are available with either Enterprise or Express licensing to best suit specific management needs. Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free, automated systems management

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