R740xd2 Rack Server PowerEdge

Dell PowerEdge R740xd2 Rack Server

The R740xd2 addresses increasing capacity and business demands with flexible storage and performance resources in a space-saving design.



Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 22 cores each

Operating System

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


Optional security bezel

Dimensions & Weight

Form factor: Rack (2U)
Chassis Width: 448mm*
Chassis Depth: 810mm*
Chassis Weight: 40kg

*These metrics do not include the PSU handle, rack latches or the bezel.

Drive Bays

Front drive bays:
Up to 24 x 3.5” SAS/ SATA (HDD) max 336TB, or up 16 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) plus up to 8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD) max 285.44TB

Rear drive bays:
Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/ SATA (HDD) max 28TB or up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD) drives max 15.36TB

Note 2.5” drives use hybrid carrier to fit in 3.5” drive bay.


16 DDR4 RDIMM slots, up to 2666MT/s, 512GB max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only


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

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Power Center

OpenManage Mobile

iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Server Administrator
Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
Dell EMC Update Catalogs

OpenManage Integrations
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter™
BMC Truesight (available from BMC)
Red Hat Ansible

OpenManage Connections
Nagios Core & Nagios XI
Micro Focus Operations Manager i (OMi)
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

I/O and Ports

Networking Options:
2 x1GbE BaseT LOM + (optional LOM riser) 2 x 1Gb BaseT or 2 x10GbE SFP+ or 2x 10GbE BaseT or 2x 25GbE SFP+

Front ports:
1 x USB 3.0, 1 managed (micro-usb), dedicated IDRAC Direct USB.

Rear ports:
Video, serial, iDRAC dedicated LAN, 2 x USB 3.0

Internal ports:
1 x USB 3.0

Video card:

Up to 5 x Gen3 slots (x16)


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

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers:
PERC H730P, H330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140

Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem:
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB or 480GB

12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID):
Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)

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