Dell PowerEdge FX Chasis Series

Tailor infrastructure to the job with compact blocks of server, storage and networking that neatly combine in the PowerEdge FX2 2U rack chassis.

Category : Dell Servers
Brand : Dell


Technical Specifications


Uses Embedded Chassis Management Controller to manage all resources (server nodes, storage, networking and power) with a unified management tool, presented in a single console 

Offers both local and remote management. Available with either Enterprise or Express CMC licensing

Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free systems management, fully supported in the OpenManage product portfolio

Power Supplies

Hot-plug PSUs: Platinum rated – 2400W or 2000W, or 1600WAC in 1+1 redundant, redundancy alerting only, 2+0 non-redundant configurations.


  • Form Factor 2U chassis in height
  • Dimensions:
    • 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 Sled Options
    • PowerEdge FC830: 4-socket, full-width 1U server sled, up to 2 FC830 per FX2 chassis
    • PowerEdge FC640: 2-socket, half-width 1U server sled, up to 4 FC640 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, up to 48 SFF devices in an FX2 chassis
    • PowerEdge FC430: 2-socket, quarter-with 1U server sled, up to 8 FC430 per FX2 chassis

Recommended Support

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.


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Features & Design

Optimize for your workloads with the ultimate dense scale-out infrastructure
Easily and rapidly scale the resources your organization requires with the modular FX architecture. At the foundation, the FX2 chassis combines the density and efficiencies of blades with the simplicity and cost advantages of rack-based systems. Build the configuration of compute, storage and networking that meets your unique needs.
Perfect for performance environments:
  • Large data centers
  • Virtualization
  • Software-defined storage
  • Clustered database
  • Big data analytics
  • Anything as a service (XaaS)
  • Private cloud

Scale incrementally with powerful blocks of resources

The FX2 features shared, redundant power and cooling; I/O fabric; and management infrastructure to service flexible blocks of compute and storage resources.

  • Comes in 2U rack mount form factor that can be configured to hold 4 half-width, 8 quarter-width sleds or 2 full width sleds.
  • Supports up to eight low-profile PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 expansion slots.
  • Hosts redundant, quad-port pass-through GbE or 10GbE I/O modules. Option to replace these modules with FN I/O aggregators designed to add functionality and simplicity, reduce cost.

Sustain your business and grow with intelligent automation

Simplify building and managing your data center with Dell EMC systems management tools. Dell EMC’s OpenManage systems management portfolio, used across other PowerEdge servers, can be used with the FX2, or leverage embedded chassis management.

  • Perform automated deployments, and updates with agent-free iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller.
  • Simplify with the new OpenManage Enterprise console, with custom reports and automatic discovery.
  • Enable easy collective or individual server management with the embedded Chassis Management Controller (CMC).

Protect with built-in PowerEdge security

Secure and harden your FX environment with the PowerEdge server cyber-resilient architecture. Use integrated features that consider each aspect of system security, from design to retirement, to ensure trust and deliver worry-free, secure systems.

  • Rely on a secure supply chain that protects servers from factory to the data center.
  • Protect configurations and firmware from malicious changes with Server Lock-down.
  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware and Secure Boot.
  • Wipe all data from storage media quickly and securely with System Erase.

PowerEdge FC830

  • Full-width, 1U, 4-socket server sled, up to 2 sleds per FX2 chassis
  • Up to four Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 product family processors with up to 22 cores per processor
  • 48 x DDR4 DIMMs slots, 3TB max. Supports RDIMM / LRDIMM
  • High-performance storage options include up to 8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA or NVMe PCIe SSD front-bay drives
  • Expand storage density with the FD332: Up to 16 x SFF storage devices per FD332 102.4TB max capacity
  • Ideal for application, database and virtualization environments at both midsize and large enterprises.

PowerEdge FC640

  • Half-width, 1U, 2-socket server sled, up to 4 sleds per FX2 chassis
  • Up to 2 28-core Intel® 2nd Generation Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 224 cores per chassis
  • 16 x DDR4 DIMMs slots, 2TB max. Supports RDIMM / LRDIMM, speeds up to 2933MT/s
  • High-performance storage options include up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA or NVMe PCIe SSD front-bay drives
  • Expand storage density with the FD332: Up to 16 x SFF storage devices per FD332 102.4TB max capacity
  • Ideal for virtualization, server consolidation, scale-out, private and hybrid cloud environments.

PowerEdge FC630

Half-width, 1U, 2-socket server sled, with high-performance computational density, that is designed for enterprises looking for a powerful workhorse for IT infrastructure.

PowerEdge FC430

  • Quarter-width, 1U, 2-socket high-density server sled, up to 8 sleds per FX2 chassis
  • Up to two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family with up to 18 cores per processor
  • 8 x DDR4 DIMMs slots, 256GB max. Supports RDIMM / LRDIMM
  • High-performance storage options include up to 2 x 1.8” uSATA (HDD/SSD)
  • Expand storage density with the FD332: Up to 16 x SFF storage devices per FD332 102.4TB max capacity
  • An excellent choice for data centers that need to run mid-tier applications, web technology as well as dense, small form-factor compute applications.

PowerEdge FD332

  • Up to 16 x hot-plug SFF storage devices per FD332 SATA HDD/SSD or SAS HDD/SSD, 102.4TB max capacity.
  • Ideal for Software-Defined Storage (SDS) environments including VMware vSAN Direct, enabling high performance, low latency operations

Dell EMC PowerEdge FN IO Module

  • Available in 3 models and up to 2 FN IOMs per chassis I/O aggregator/switching module simplifies network connectivity and reduces cabling by as much as 8-to-1.
  • FN410s 4-port SFP+ IO Module: 10GbE connectivity, supports optical and DAC cable media
  • FN410t 4-port 10GBASE-T IO Module: supports copper media up to 100 meters
  • FN2210s 4-port Combination Fibre Channel/Ethernet IO Module: up to 2 ports of 2/4/8Gbps FC plus 2 ports of SFP+ 10GbE; NPV Fibre Channel support

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