PowerEdge MX740C Compute Sled

Feature-rich, highly efficient, modular server

Flexible and dense compute resources for virtualization, collaborative and software-defined workloads in a 2-socket, single-width sled.

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PowerEdge MX740c Compute Sled

Tech Specs & Customization


Up to two 2nd Generation Intel®™ Xeon(R)™ Scalable processors, with up to 28 cores per processor
TDP: 70-205W

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
Citrix® Hypervisor™
Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi®


DIMM Speed
Up to 2933 MT/s 

Memory Type

Memory Module Slots
24 DDR4 DIMM slots
12 slots enabled for NVDIMM-N 
12 slots enabled for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM

Maximum RAM
Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM 6.1TB (total capacity of 7.68TB per server)

Storage Controllers

Internal controllers:
PERC HBA330, H730P, H745P, HBA330 mini-mezz

Software RAID:

Internal Boot:
Choice HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs or 
Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM)

Power Supplies

Up to 6 x 3000W; PSU and grid redundancy support (MX7000 chassis) 
5 rear- and 4 front-accessible hot-swap fans with full redundancy (MX7000 chassis)

Dimensions & Weight

42.14mm (1.65”)

250.20mm (9.85”)

620.35mm (24.42″) (handle closed)

9.5kg (20.94lbs.)


Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
Secure Erase
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
TPM 1.2/2.0 optional

Recommended Support

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Intel® C628 Chipset with optional Intel® QuickAssist Technology


Embedded / At-the-Chassis
OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition
Quick Sync 2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)/wireless module

Embedded / At-the-Server – Compute Sled
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller 
iDRAC Direct 
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish 

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Power Center 

OpenManage Mobile (requires OM Enterprise or OM Essentials)

Dell Technologies Repository Manager
Dell Technologies System Update
Dell Technologies Server Update Utility
Dell Technologies Update Catalogs
iDRAC Service Module 
OpenManage Server Administrator 
OpenManage Storage Services

OpenManage Integration 
BMC® Truesight 
Microsoft® System Center
RedHat® Ansible® 
VMware® vCenter

OpenManage Connections
IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
Micro Focus® Operations Manager i (OMi)
Nagios® Core
Nagios® XI

Form Factor

7U Chassis, single-width compute sled


Front Bays
Up to 6 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) or NVMe PCIe SSD


2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 mezzanine slots (Fabric A and B)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 mini-mezzanine slot (Fabric C)

Video Card
Integrated VGA controller in iDRAC, VGA over LAN


Network Options
Up to 2 pair redundant general-purpose switch or pass-through module bays (Fabrics A and B); redundant pair of storage specific switch bays (Fabric C)
Up to 25GbE, 32Gbps Fibre Channel, 12Gbps SAS

Front Ports
1 x USB 3.0 

Rear Ports
1xUSB 2.0 management port to iDRAC
1xUSB 3.0 + USB 2.0 for IDSDM

Internal Ports
1 x USB 3.0

Product Details

Building blocks for the modern data center

Optimized for Dell Technologies’s PowerEdge MX kinetic infrastructure ecosystem, the PowerEdge MX740c server, with dense compute, large memory capacity and rich set of storage subsystem options, delivers the flexibility and agility needed in today’s software-defined data centers.

  • Single-width; up to eight sleds per PowerEdge MX7000 chassis.
  • One or two, up to 28-core 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors per sled, up to 448 cores per chassis.
  • Up to 24 DDR4 DIMMs slots, 3TB max memory and speeds up to 2933MT/s; up to 192 DIMMS per chassis for up to 24.5TB max memory.
  • Supports up to 12 slots for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory DCPMM (6.1TB) with a maximum total capacity of 7.68TB per server.
  • Up to six 2.5″ drive bays for SAS/SATA (HDD/SDD) and NVMe PCIe SSD support plus optional M.2 boot.
PowerEdge MX7000

Dynamically provision to maximize workload performance and drive efficient infrastructure

Disaggregate and granularly reassign resources with the PowerEdge MX architecture to maximize utilization and minimize overprovisioning and stranded infrastructure. PowerEdge MX740c fully configurable, no compromise compute provides impressive performance in compact customizable configurations for workload optimization.

  • Scale compute resources with second-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements.
  • Flexible memory configurations from capacities of 8GB to 3TB; RDIMMs and LRDIMMs for reduced memory loading and greater density.
  • High performance Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD delivers exceptional endurance in demanding enterprise environments.
PowerEdge MX740c Compute Sled

Intelligently automate to accelerate operations and effectiveness

Deploy and provision PowerEdge MX servers faster and automate daily operations with agent-free lifecycle management. Unify and simplify management of compute, storage and fabric with Dell Technologies OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition within the MX7000 chassis.

  • Up to four times more performance with integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 (iDRAC9) for easy lifecycle management from deploy to retirement*.
  • Sixteen fewer steps and 30% time savings to perform basic server setup using Android or Apple mobile device with Quick Sync 2* .
  • Full Lifecycle Management of more than 5,000 nodes within 611 chassis over 7 continents simultaneously on a single OpenManage Enterprise console* .
Task Automation

Future-proof infrastructure to avoid technology and architectural disruption

Designed to support future generations of compute sleds regardless of processor/chipset architecture and I/O needs, the PowerEdge MX responsive design helps eliminate the uncertainty of planning for emerging workload and data center needs. Industry leading thermal architecture, unique no mid plane design, forward thinking mechanical design and control algorithms for dense configurations allows for emerging technologies to easily integrate with existing infrastructure.

  • Multi-generational assurance for at least three sever processor microarchitecture generations.
  • More effective cooling and more disruptive fabric upgrades with the no mid plane design – direct compute to I/O connections.
  • Simplified storage capacity, up to 118 2.5” direct-attached SAS hot-serviceable drives in a single MX7000 chassis when paired with PowerEdge MX5016s storage sled.
PowerEdge MX740c Compute Sled

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