Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are built to accommodate a variety of workload types including high-performance database applications. They are part of a secure and scalable compute platform that is the ideal foundation for on-premises, cloud, analytics, and software-defined data center initiatives. Scaling compute resources with Intel Xeon Scalable processors provides an increase in processing cores and an increase in bandwidth.
The PowerEdge rack server platforms support the Registered DIMM (RDIMM) and Load Reduced DIMM (LRDIMM) memory types. LRDIMM uses an internal buffer to isolate electrical loading from the host memory controller, enabling the use of quad-ranked DIMMs to increase overall memory capacity. For high-performance database configurations, we recommend the following memory resources on the physical servers:
1,536 GB (24 x 64 GB QR DDR4 2,666 MT/s LRDIMMs)
768 GB (24 x 32 GB DR DDR4 2,667 MT/s RDIMMs)
1,536 GB (48 x 32 GB DR DDR4 2,667 MT/s RDIMMs)
For information about bare-metal and virtualized infrastructure options in this Ready Stack, see Bare-metal versus virtualized infrastructure.
You can configure memory in various modes from within the BIOS. To provide an optimized memory performance, the default Optimizer Mode works best for most virtualization use cases. Mirror Mode, Single Rank Spare Mode, and Multi Rank Spare Mode are available for improved reliability and resiliency.
The following table lists the recommended adapters:
Table 6. Recommended network adapter and HBA
Broadcom 5720 DP 1 Gb + 57412 DP 10 Gb NetXtreme-E rNDC
Virtual workload and host communication
2 x Emulex LPe31002-M6-D DP 16 Gb/s FC
FC SAN connectivity for PowerEdge servers that connect to XtremIO X2 storage
PowerEdge servers support various BIOS configuration profiles that control the processor, memory, and other options. Dell EMC recommends that you:
For both PowerEdge server models, Dell EMC OpenManage systems management helps ensure peak efficiency by delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks.