PowerEdge FX2 Enclosure

Ideal for High Performance Dense-Computing environments

The Dell PowerEdge FX2 enclosure is the uniquely small modular foundation for the PowerEdge FX architecture, an extremely flexible and efficient platform for building an IT infrastructure that precisely fits your computing needs.

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Tech Specs & Customization

Form Factor



H: 8.68 cm (3.41 in)
W: 43.35 cm (17.06 in) without rack ears; 48.19 cm (18.97 in) with rack ears
D: 85.16 cm (33.52 in)

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

Power supplies

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


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


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
• Dell PowerEdge FN410t 4-port 10Gb Base-T provides 4 ports of 10GBASE-T connectivity. Supports cost effective
copper media up to 100 meters.
• 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)

Power supplies

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

Product details

Flexible configurations, more choice

The FX architecture’s innovative modular design supports IT resource
building blocks of varying sizes (compute, storage, networking and
management) so data centers have greater flexibility to construct
their infrastructures. The FX architecture includes the following
server nodes and storage block:

• PowerEdge FC830: 4-socket scale-up server with unprecedented
density and expandability
• PowerEdge FC630: 2-socket shared infrastructure workhorse
• PowerEdge FC430: quarter-width, 2-socket server with
outstanding density
• PowerEdge FM120x4: world’s first enterprise-class microserver
• PowerEdge FD332: ultimate dense direct-attached storage with
unprecedented flexibility
The FX2 chassis has two versions:
• PowerEdge FX2s: “switched” configuration supporting up to eight
low-profile PCIe 3.0 expansion slots
• PowerEdge FX2: lower-cost “unswitched” configuration that does
not offer expansion slots.

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.

The efficiencies of shared infrastructure

The FX2 enclosure allows servers and storage to share power, cooling, management and networking. It houses redundant power supply units (2000W, 1600W or 1100W) and eight cooling fans. The FX2’s compact flexible design, the FX2 lets you simply and efficiently add resources when and where you need them, so you can let demand and budget determine your level of investment.

Innovative management with intelligent automation

The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio simplifies and automates server lifecycle management — making IT operations more efficient and Dell servers the most productive, reliable and cost effective. Dell’s agent-free integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller makes server deployment, configuration and updates automated and efficient. Using Chassis Management Controller (CMC), an embedded component that is part of every FX2 chassis, you’ll have the choice of managing server nodes individually or collectively via a browser-based interface. OpenManage Essentials provides enterprise-level monitoring and control of Dell and third-party data center hardware, and works with OpenManage Mobile to provide similar information on smart phones. OpenManage Essentials now also delivers server configuration management capabilities that automate bare-metal server and OS deployments, replication of configurations, and ensures ongoing compliance with set system configurations.

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