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Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server – Custom Configured


  • The Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server, with 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offers added flexibility for organizations seeking exceptional value.
  • Innovate at scale with challenging and emerging workloads- The new Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server is a 2U, dual-socket server that offers the best value for organizations seeking the latest processing, I/O, and storage capabilities.
  • Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with autonomous compute infrastructure – The Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio tames the complexity of managing and securing IT infrastructure. Using Dell Technologies’ intuitive end-to-end tools, IT can deliver a secure, integrated experience by reducing process and information silos in order to focus on growing the business. The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio is the key to your innovation engine, unlocking the tools and automation that help you scale, manage, and
    protect your technology environment.
  • Power your innovation with the Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server – The 2U 2-socket server that’s built for versatility and optimized for exceptional value:
      • Small IT Infrastructure
      • Light VM (virtual machine density)
      • Small Business Specific

Operating System and Hypervisors:

  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
    Citrix Hypervisor
    Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
    RedHat Enterprise Linux
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    VMware ESXi


  • Up to two 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 24 cores per processor


DIMM Speed:

  • up to 2933MT/s

Memory Type:

  • RDIMM 1 TB max

Memory Module Slots:

  • 16 DDR4 DIMM slots
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Maximum RAM:

  • RDIMM  1 TB


Front Bays:  

  • Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88 TB
    Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 128 TB
    Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 61.44 TB

Storage Controllers:

Internal Controllers:   

  • PERC H345, PERC H355, PERC H745, PERC H755, HBA355i

External Controllers: 

  • PERC H840, HBA355e

Software RAID

  • S150

Internal Boot:  

  • Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S1)
  • HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB
  • Internal Dual SD Module or USB


  • Cryptographically signed firmware
    Secure Boot
    Secure Erase
    Silicon Root of Trust
    System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)
    TPM 1.2/2.0FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ


Embedded / at-the-server 

  • iDRAC9
    iDRAC Service Module
    iDRAC Direct
    Quick Sync 2 wireless module


  • OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Power Manager plugin
    OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
    OpenManage Update Manager plugin


  • OpenManage Mobile


  • iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
    System Update Utility
    Update Catalogs

OpenManage Integrations:

  • Microsoft System Center,
  • VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager,
  • BMC Truesight,
  • Red Hat
  • Ansible Modules

OpenManage Connections:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
    IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
    Micro Focus Operations Manager I
    Nagios Core
    Nagios XI

Power Supplies:

  • 800 W Platinum Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant
    600 W Platinum Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant
  • 1100W -48Vdc hot swap redundant (CAUTION: only works with -48Vdc to -60Vdc power input)

Cooling Options:


  • Standard (STD) fans
    Up to five cabled fans


Network Options:

  • 1 x OCP 3.0 (optional)

Front Ports:    

  • 1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct (micro-AB USB) Port
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x VGA

Rear Ports:

  • 1 x USB 2.0
    1 x Serial (optional)
    1 x iDRAC ethernet port
    1 x USB 3.0
    1 x VGA

Internal Ports:

  • 1 x USB 3.0 (optional)



  • 3 x PCIe Gen4 slots + 1 x PCIe Gen3 slot
    • 3 x16 Gen4 low profile
    • 1 x8 Gen3 (x4 lane) low profile


  • Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

Form Factor:

  • 2U rack server

Dimensions & Weight:


  • 3.41 inches (86.8 mm)


  • 18.97 inches (482 mm)


  • 28.72 inches (721.69 mm) with bezel
    27.00 inches (685.78 mm) without bezel

OEM ready version available:

  • From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.


MPN: Dell EMC PowerEdge R550 Rack Server

Additional information

Dimensions 28.72 × 18.97 × 3.41 in