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Dell PowerEdge MX740c CTO Compute Sled

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Server Chassis


Intel Xeon Platinum

Intel Xeon Gold 6000

Intel Xeon Gold 5000

Intel Xeon Silver


12 DIMMs per processor (up to 24 DIMMs in a dual-processor configuration)
Need persistent DIMMs, contact us there are 12 slots enabled for NVDIMM-N or DCPMM

RAID Controllers

If you plan to connect this Compute Sled to a storage sled in the MX7000. You must select the H745p MX or the HBA330 MX to access those drives.
If you want to have multiple Compute Sleds to have access to the same Storage Sled. You Must select HBA330 MX controller.

Boot Option | Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS) (Optional)

Supports up to 2 M.2 SSD's
The PowerEdge MX740c supports either the optional IDSDM or the BOSS S-1 module but cannot support both simultaneously.
You must Select the BOSS Card as well if you choose this option.

Boot Option | Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM) (Optional)

Supports up to 2 microSD, The second microSD is for redundancy
The PowerEdge MX740c supports either the optional IDSDM or the BOSS S-1 module but cannot support both simultaneously.
You must Select the IDSDM Card as well if you choose this option.

Boot Option | vFlash (Optional)

vFlash is a dedicated microSD card on the iDRAC module and is connected to and controlled by iDRAC.
You must Select the iDRAC Card as well if you choose this option.
See the image above for the location of iDRAC.

HDD SFF (2.5") SAS Drives (Optional)

All SED Drives mixed into the list.

HDD SFF (2.5") SATA Drives (Optional)

All SED Drives mixed into the list.

SSD SFF (2.5") SAS Drives (Optional)

All SED Drives mixed into the list.

SSD SFF (2.5") SATA Drives (Optional)

All SED Drives Mixed in to the list.

SSD SFF (2.5") NVMe Gen 3 Drives (Optional)

Mezzanine Card for Fabric A

Mezzanine Card for Fabric B

Mini-Mezzanine Card for Fabric C (Optional)

If you choose a PERC controller, this Fabric C will be used and you will not need to select one here.

iDRAC Remote Options (Optional)

Default Dell IDRAC9 Express License

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (Optional)

ECS Warranty

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Dell PowerEdge MX740C CTO Compute Sled

The Refurbished PowerEdge MX740c and MX750c are two-socket, full-height, single-width compute sleds that offer impressive performance and scalability. The MX740c and MX750c are ideal for dense virtualization environments and can serve as a foundation for collaborative workloads. An MX7000 chassis can support up to eight MX740c and MX750c sleds. Mixing compute sleds of different generations is supported.

Key features include:

  • Single-width slot design
  • One or two CPU sockets
  • 24 or 32 DIMM slots of DDR4 memory (MX740c and MX750c)
  • Boot options include BOSS-S1 or Internal Dual SD Modules (IDSDM)
  • Up to six SAS/SATA SSD/HDD and NVMe PCIe SSDs
  • Two PCIe mezzanine card slots for connecting to network Fabric A and B
  • One PCIe mini-mezzanine card slot for connecting to storage Fabric C
  • iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller

A fully configurable single-width compute sled powered by up to two-28-core 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. A maximum of eight MX740c servers can be installed in the PowerEdge MX7000 chassis.

  • Flexible memory configurations from capacities of up to 1.5TB (RDIMM) or 3TB (LRDIMM); support up to 192GB NVDIMM for large in-memory applications
  • Supports up to 12 slots for Intel® OptaneTM DC persistent memory DCPMM (6.1TB) with a maximum total capacity of 7.68TB per server
  • Choice of optional M.2 Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) or Internal Dual microSD Module (IDSDM), to streamline operating system and data storage
  • Option of Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD for high performing direct attached storage requirements

Dell PowerEdge MX Series

Intelligently automate to accelerate operations

As with every PowerEdge server, embedded, agent-free integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) 9 with Lifecycle Controller (LC) simplifies server systems management. Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition (OME-Modular) provides comprehensive in-system management within the PowerEdge MX7000 server chassis. Delivering key abilities of OpenManage Enterprise systems management, OME-Modular unified web/RESTful API interface manages the entire PowerEdge MX environment, including computer, storage and networking.

  • Deploy, monitor, manage, configure, update, troubleshoot and remediate Dell EMC servers from any location, regardless of operating system or hypervisor presence or state.
  • Speed systems management performance with enhanced iDRAC9 processor, up to four times better performance over the prior generation.

Building blocks for the modern data center

Optimized for Dell EMC’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 IntelXeonScalable 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 IntelOptane 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.


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.

Product Information for Dell MX740c

Base Server Standard Capabilities

FeaturePowerEdge MX740c Technical specification
ProcessorOne or two 2nd Generation Intel™ Xeon™ Scalable Processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Intel® C628 Chipset with optional Intel® QuickAssist Technology
Memory24 DIMM slots in total; supports DDR4 RDIMMs, LRDIMMs; up to 2933 MT/s speed,
1.5TB maximum (RDIMM), 3TB maximum (LRDIMM)
Persistent Memory12 DIMM slots support NVDIMM-N; up to 2933 MT/s, 192GB maximum
Supports up to 12 slots for Intel® OptaneTM DC persistent memory DCPMM (6.1TB) with a maximum
total capacity of 7.68TB per server
ControllersInternal controllers: S140 Software RAID, HBA330 Internal SAS HBA, PERC H730P Adapter,
PERC H745P Adapter, HBA330 mini-mezzanine SAS HBA
Internal boot options: Choice of optional Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) (2 X M.2 SDDs)
or Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM)
Drive BaysFront: Up to 6 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SDD) or NVMe PCIe SSD
Power SuppliesMX7000 chassis: up to 6 3000W; PSU and grid redundancy support
FansMX7000 chassis: 5 rear and 4 front-accessible hot-swap fans
Dimensions (LxWxD)620.35mm (24.2 inches) x 250.2mm (9.8 inches) x 42.14mm (1.65 inches)
Embedded mgmtMX7000 chassis: OpenManage Enterprise Modular Edition (OME-Modular);
up to 2 redundant MX9002m management modules
Unified control: single management point for server, storage and networking
Intelligent automation: Operational template methodology and comprehensive RESTful API
Quick Sync 2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)/wireless module
On compute sled:
As every other PowerEdge server, the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) 9
with Lifecycle Controller (LC)
iDRAC Direct
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
OpenManage™ SWOpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Mobile (OMM)
OpenManage Power Center (OMPC)
Integrations & ConnectionsIntegrations:
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter™
BMC Software (available from BMC)
Ansible by Red Hat
Nagios Core and Nagios XI
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Microfocus Operations Manager (OM) and Operations Manager i (OMi)
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
SecurityTPM 1.2/2.0 (optional)
Cryptographically signed firmware
Silicon Root of Trust
Secure Boot
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
System Erase
Embedded NIC
Networking Options (NDC)MX7000 chassis Fabric options: up to 2 pairs redundant general purpose switch or pass-through modular bays
(Fabrics A and B); redundant pair of storage specific switch bays (Fabric C)
Up to 25GbE, 32Gbps Fibre Channel, 12Gbps SAS
GPU Options
Front Ports1 USB 3.0 port external port
Internal Ports1 x USB 3.0 internal port
VideoIntegrated VGA controller in iDRAC, VGA over LAN
PCIe2 PCIe 3.0 x 16 mezzanine slots (Fabric A and B)
1 PCIe 3.0 x 16 mini-mezzanine slot (Fabric C)
OSCanonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
Citrix Hypervisor TM
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi®
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ECS Warranty Information

Express Computer Systems (ECS) provides a 1 year parts warranty against defects in material or workmanship that will affect the products functionality. All refurbished items are tested prior to shipping to guarantee up-time upon arrival. If you are having issues with an item we provided please Contact Us and we will do our best to assist you.

What does our ECS warranty cover?
We offer 1 year warranty as standard and additional years can be added to fit your needs. Please reach out to a sales associate via the Contact Us page or live chat for more information on extended coverage options. During the coverage period if your product fails we will offer a Next Business Day replacement. If we are unable to replace the product we will refund its original selling price. Shipping costs and tax are not refundable. Express Computer Systems retains the right to decide whether the goods will be replaced or refunded.

What is not covered by our warranty?
Our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:

  1. accidents; misuse; carelessness; electrostatic discharge; shock; temperature or humidity beyond the specifications of the product; improper installation; operation; modification;
  2. any improper use that contravenes the instructions in the user manual;
  3. problems caused by other equipment. Our warranty is void if the product is returned with damaged, removed, counterfeit labels, or any modifications (including any component or external cover removal). Our warranties do not cover data loss or damages to any other equipment. In addition, our warranties do not cover incidental damages, consequential damages, or costs related to data recovery, removal, and installation.

Important notes:

  • Please ask for additional warranty/coverage that you may require in addition to the standard 1 ECS warranty prior to final purchase. Requesting additional warranty after your purchase can be denied.
  • FREE technical support is provided on purchased items via phone, email, or live chat.

About Express Computer Systems

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Every item we sell is tested on-site in our state-of-the-art hardware engineering lab. We use certified technicians to test every piece of equipment as well as updating all necessary firmware. The highest quality of testing and certification is guaranteed. We warranty all of our items we sell. Ask us today about warranty for a specific item.