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Dell Hybrid Cloud System (DHCS) for Microsoft

Engineered, delivered, configured and deployed by Dell EMC, the DHCS for Microsoft provides a turnkey, pre-packaged hybrid cloud solution that accelerates IaaS time to value

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DHCS for Microsoft

  • DHCS for Microsoft is the industry’s first integrated cloud solution validated with Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Platform System Standard
  • Accelerated time-to-value using an optimized, modular Dell engineered and deployed infrastructure as its foundation
  • Consistent Azure experience using Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Platform System Standard
  • Private and public cloud integration management, this provides the scalability and elasticity of the public cloud with the control and security of private cloud
  • Automated, non-disruptive and dependency-aware quarterly updates that save time and improve IT responsiveness
  • Multiple flexible and scale-ready payment solutions, grow and scale your cloud your way
  • Microsoft Azure and Azure Services for Backup, Site Recovery and Operational Insights to protect and control your cloud
  • DHCS is available in 20 countries
  • Dell ProSupport and Professional Services, including Dell Managed Cloud Services and Dell Cloud Dedicated remotely managed solutions are also available
Lifecycle Management & Operation Tech Specs
Lifecycle Management and Operation

Lifecycle management

Custom update scripts for DHCS

Logical Infrastructure

Hypervisors

Microsoft Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V

Storage virtualization and resource pooling

Microsoft Storage Spaces

Elastic Infrastructure

Non-disruptive hardware replacment

Yes

Non-disruptive patches and updates

Yes, using custom update scripts

Cloud Admin Framework

Licensing model

Microsoft Licensing agreement

Single control panel

Yes - WAP

Network isolation support

Yes - VLAN isolation of tenants

Usage metering

Yes - SCOM, Azure Operational Insights (AOI)

Distributed machine log analysis/reporting

Yes - System Center, AOI

Log monitoring and reporting

Yes - System Center, AOI

Resolution and remediation

Yes - System Center

Auto-remediation policies

Yes - System Center

Alerting and notification

Yes - System Center

Lifecycle management

Yes - DHCS Deployment UI

Cloud infrastructure validation

Yes - DHCS Deployment UI

Cloud infrastructure software update/upgrade

Yes - DHCS Deployment UI

Orchestration Capabilities

Compute deployment

Yes - DHCS deployment UI

Storage deployment

Yes - DHCS Deployment UI

Backup/DR

Yes - DPM, Azure Backup,

Network deployment

Yes - DHCS Deployment UI

Performance assurance

Yes - System Center

Workload/Application Services

Database as a service

Yes - SQL, MySQL

File system as a service

Yes - MS file services

BU/Rest/DR as a service

Yes - Azure Site Recovery

Time series DB as a service

Yes - Microsoft Runbooks

Messaging as a service

Yes - Azure Service

Networking Features

Tenant isolation

Yes - VLAN Control

Security/Identity Federation

RBAC support

Yes - Active Directory

Identity management options

Yes - Active Directory

Tenant security model

RBAC

Multi-tenant support

Yes - WAP Tenant Portal

Workload Management

IaaS template support

Yes

PaaS template support

Yes - Web Platform Installer Gallery

SaaS template support

Yes - Web Platform Installer Gallery

Workload portability

Yes, to another DHCS, CPS-P or Microsoft Azure implementation

Data portability

Yes, to another DHCS, CPS-P or Microsoft Azure implementation

Elasticity Management

RBAC resource pools

Yes

Deployment auto-provisioning/deprovisioning

Yes - Provision DHCS deployment UI

Scaling: auto-provisioning/deprovisioning

Yes - Provision DHCS deployment UI

Cloud Federation Services

Federation model

Yes - ADFS

Federation policies

Yes

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Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft technical specifications

Cloud platform

Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
Windows Azure Pack

Deployment and Operations

Dell Automation and Config. Verification for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard

Cloud management

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
Microsoft Azure Pack

Systems management

Dell iDRAC 7 Remote Access Server Management
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell Server Management Suite
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center

Compute

Up to 4 Dell PowerEdge C6320 servers:
• 4 dual processor compute nodes per 2U shared infrastructure, up to 16 compute nodes total
• Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 v4 family, 8/10 cores, up to 320 cores total
• 128/256GB memory (2133MT/s) per node
• 2 x 600GB 10K SAS HDD (boot)
• PERC H330 controller
• Network I/O: 1GbE Intel i350 (Mezz slot), 10GbE LOM, Intel 82599ES, dual port

Storage

2 x Dell PowerEdge R730 servers with Microsoft Storage Spaces - DSMS 730:
• Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 v4 family, 8/10/12 cores
• Memory up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s
• 2 x 600GB 10K SAS HDD (boot)
• PERC H330 controller
• Network I/O: Intel X520 2 x 10GbE, 2 x 1GbE (PCIe)
• Controller: up to 4 x Dell 12Gbps SAS HBA
Dell Storage:
• DSMS 1400: 2x2, 2x3, 2x4 configs
• DSMS 1420: 2x2, 2x3 configs
• Capacity: 32TB-128TB
• Drive options: 3.5” SAS 7.2K 2TB, 4TB; 2.5” SAS 10K 1.2TB, 2.5” SAS SSD 400GB, 800GB

Networking

2 x Dell Networking S4048 10GbE

Power and physical rack

Deep Rack:
• 2x PDU, 3 phase, 208 volts, NEMA L21-30P, vertical
• 2x PDU, 3 phase, 400 volts, IEC 309 16A 3P+N+PE, IEC 309 20A 3P+N+E, vertical
Standard Rack
• 4x PDU, single phase, 230 volts, IEC 309 32A 2P+E, horizontal• 4x PDU, single phase, 220 volts, NEMA L6-30P horizontal

Scalability

Supports 100-400 VMs
Compute and Storage can be scaled independently

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Azure Back-up Azure Site Recovery
Azure Operational Insights

Scale Ready Payment Solutions

Cloud Flex Pay: Deploy Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft in a flexible, cost-effective way
Pay As You Grow: Acquire technology now, payments increase as your business grows
Provision and Pay: Cyclical plan, deploy, pay process
Scale on Demand: Payments based on actual usage

Dell Support

Dell ProSupport Plus, 3yr support on hardware and software
Dell Deployment and Installation

Dell Professional Services

Dell Cloud Assessment
Data Center Transformation Workshop
Dell Cloud Transformation Services
Dell Hybrid Cloud Consulting
Dell Application Migration Services

Hypervisors

Microsoft Hyper-V

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Top of rack management

2 x Dell EMC Networking S4048 redundant ToR switches

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S4048

  • 48 dual-speed 1/10GbE (SFP+) ports and six 40GbE (QSFP+) uplinks (totaling 72 10GbE ports with breakout cables) with OS support
  • 44Tbps (full-duplex) non-blocking switching fabric delivers line-rate performance under full load with sub 600ns latency
  • I/O panel to PSU airflow or PSU to I/O panel airflow
  • Supports the open source ONIE for zero-touch installation of alternate network operating systems
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
  • Low power consumption
  • User port stacking support for up to six units managed as one logical device
  • Embedded Open Automation Framework adds VM awareness automated configuration and provisioning capabilities to simplify the management of virtual network environments
Feature Description
Line-rate ports 48 x 10GbE SFP+ ports or 72 10GbE ports with breakout cables
40GbE ports 6 x 40GbE QSFP+ ports
Switching and routing Full L2/L3

Compute nodes

Up to 4 Dell EMC PowerEdge C6320 servers and 4 to 16 total compute nodes

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PowerEdge C6320

The PowerEdge C6320 provides an optimized compute and storage platform for HPC and scale-out workloads with up to four independent two-socket servers with flexible 24 x 2.5” or 12 x 3.5” high-capacity storage in a compact 2U shared infrastructure platform.

  • Up to 44 cores per node
  • Dynamic drive assignment
  • Dual-port Intel 82559ES 10GbE LOM
  • Embedded systems management automation with the iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller

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Tech Specs
Feature Description
Chassis 4 dual processor compute nodes per 2U shared infrastructure, up to 16 compute nodes total
Processor Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family: dual processors, 8/10 cores, up to 320 cores total
Memory 128GB, 256GB (2133MT/s) per node
Boot drives 2 x 600GB 10K SAS HDD
Drive and RAID controllers PERC H330
Network I/O 1GbE: Intel I350 1GbE (mezz slot); 10GbE: LOM, Intel 82599ES, dual port
FeaturePowerEdge C6320 technical specification

Form factor

2U rack mount

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family
Up to 4 x 2-socket servers; up to 22 cores per processor
Intel C612 chipset

Memory

16 DIMM slots for up to 512GB per node: 8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 DIMM (up to 2400MT/s)

Primary storage

Maximum internal storage: 72TB SATA3 or 48TB NL-SAS

Drive bays and hard drives

24 x 2.5” or 12 x 3.5” hard drive options
24 x 2.5” hard drive option with variable drive allocation
Supports 7.2K, 10K, 15K RPM 2.5” and 3.5” SAS
Supports 7.2K RPM 2.5” and 3.5” SATA
2.5” SATA (7.2K): 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
2.5” SAS (7.2K): 1TB, 2TB
2.5” SAS (10K): 600GB, 1.2TB
2.5” SAS (SAS12): 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
2.5” SATA SSD: 120GB, 160GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 960GB
2.5” SAS SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
3.5” SATA (7.2K): 1TB, 4TB, 6TB

Connectivity

Intel 82599ES 10GbE dual-port SFP+

USB ports

1 external rear port

I/O slots

1 x16 PCIe 3.0 half-height, half-length
1 x8 PCIe 3.0 mezzanine

I/O adapter options

1GbE:
Intel Powerville I350 dual-port 1GbE (PCIe adapter)
Intel Powerville I350 dual-port 1GbE PCIe (mezzanine)
10GbE: Mellanox ConnectX®-3 Pro dual-port 10GbE SVP+ (mezzanine)
10GbE:
Intel X540 Dual Port 10GbE 10Base-T (mezzanine)
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro dual-port 10GbE SFP+ (mezzanine)
InfiniBand:
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI single-port FDR/40GbE QSFP+ (PCIe adapter)
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI dual-port FDR/40GbE QSFP+ (PCIe adapter)
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI single-port FDR/40GbE QSFP+ (mezzanine)

Drive and RAID controllers

Intel C612 chipset SATA: AHCI SATA drives, RAID: 0, 1, 5, 10
PERC H330: SATA and SAS drives, x8 PCIe 3.0, RAID: 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 (optional)
PERC H730: SATA and SAS drives, x8 PCIe 3.0, RAID: 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, 60 (optional)
LSI® SAS 2008 Controller 6Gbs: mezzanine (optional), RAID: 0, 1, 10, JBOD (optional)
SATA DOM boot device (64Mb)
SAS SSD boot device (120Mb)

Power supplies

Dual hot-plug redundant high-efficiency 1400W or 1600W power supplies (200-220 VAC, 240 VDC)

Fans

Shared cooling with quick-disconnect 4x 60mm speed fans

Operating systems

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

Hypervisors

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (with Hyper-V® enabled)
VMware® vSphere® ESXi®

Systems management

Remote managment:
iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC8 Express (default)
iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade option)
Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage Mobile

Dimensions and weight

H: 8.68 cm (3.42 in), W: 44.8 cm (17.6 in), D: 79.0 cm (31.1 in)
Weight (maximum configuration) 41 kg (90.4 lbs)
Weight (empty) 15.1 kg (33.3 lbs)

Services (Availability varies by region. Please contact your sales representative for details.)

Data Center Consulting Services Rack Integration (U.S. only, not available in China)
Rack Design Verification Configuration Services/CFI Onsite
Online Self Dispatch
Basic Support
ProSupport Plus
ProSupport Flex for Data Center
4-Hour Support
Keep Your Hard Drive
Support Assist: Proactive Automated Support
Enterprise Wide Contract IT
Remote Advisory Service
Certified Data Destruction
Specialized Onsite Services

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Data Protection Manager support

Up to 3 Dell EMC PowerEdge R730xd servers

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PowerEdge R730xd

  • Mainstream 2-socket, 2U rack server that offers highly dense, flexible storage options, including in-box storage tiering
  • Designed for the scale-out storage efficiency demanded by today’s XaaS providers, Hadoop/Big Data users and co-location hosting
  • Offers industry-leading cost-effective 100TB storage footprint for future scale-out
  • Great database server with 1M+ IOPS in a 24 drive, dual-PERC configuration
  • Best NAS/file server with integrated caching/tiering capabilities
  • Excellent UCC, SharePoint and Exchange server in low-cost, high-capacity local drive configurations

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Tech Specs
Feature Description
Processor Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family: dual processors, 8/10/12 cores
Memory 48GB, 64GB, 96GB memory (2133MT/s)
Boot drives 2 x 600GB 10K SAS HDD
Drive and RAID controllers PERC H330
Network I/O Intel X520 2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE (PCIe)
Controller Up to 4 x Dell 12Gbps SAS HBA
FeaturePowerEdge R730xd technical specification

Form factor

2U rack mount

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family

Cache

2.5MB per core
Up to 22 cores

Chipset Intel

Intel C610 series chipset

Memory

Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s

I/O slots

Up to 6 x PCIe 3.0 plus dedicated PERC slot

RAID controllers

Internal controllers: PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P
External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Drive bays

Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:
Up to 16 x 3.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD) + 2 x 2.5” drives
Up to 18 x 1.8” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD) + 8 x 3.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD) + 2 x 2.5” drives
Up to 26 x 2.5” + 2 x 2.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD), PCIe SSD drives

Maximum internal storage

Up to 81TB using 18 x 1.8” 960GB SATA SSD + 8 x 3.5” SATA or NL-SAS HDD
Up to 46.8TB using 24 x 2.5” 1.8TB SAS HDD + 2 x 2.5” 1.8TB SAS HDD
Up to 131.6TB using 12 x 3.5" 8TB NL-SAS HDD + 4 x 3.5" 8TB NL-SAS + 2 x 2.5" 1.8TB SAS HDD or SSD

Embedded NIC

4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10+2GbE, 4 x 10GbE NDC

Power supplies

Titanium* efficiency 750W AC power supply; 1100W DC power supply; Platinum* efficiency 495W, 750W, 1100W AC power supply

Availability

ECC memory, hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant cooling, hot-plug redundant power, internal dual SD module, single device data correction (SDDC), spare rank, tool-less chassis, support for high availability clustering and virtualization, proactive systems management alerts, iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller

Systems management

Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage Mobile
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management:
DRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC8 Express (default)
iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade)
16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
iDRAC Quick Sync
Dell OpenManage Integrations:
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager
IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager

Rack support

ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm.

Operating systems

Microsoft Windows Server® 2008/2012 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
Optional embedded hypervisors:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™

Dimensions

H: 8.73 cm (3.44 in.) x W: 44.40 cm (17.49 in.) x D: 68.40 cm (26.92 in.)

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. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.

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File server support for Microsoft Storage Spaces

Dell Storage with Microsoft Storage Spaces (DSMS): 2 x PowerEdge R730 servers (DSMS 730), Dell PowerVault MD1400 (DSMS 1400) or MD1420 (DSMS 1420)

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DSMS 730

  • Software-defined storage solution based on Microsoft® Storage Spaces, part of the Microsoft Windows Server® operating system that lets you virtualize direct-attached storage
  • Comprised of validated and tested components
  • Comprised of Dell’s award winning 13th generation enterprise class servers and direct-attached storage hardware
  • Scale-out file server (SOFS) design for customers with varying workloads including Private Cloud (with Microsoft Azure), VDI, SQL and Hyper-V®
  • Converged DSMS configurations available
  • Fully supported Dell EMC solution

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Feature Description
Processors Select Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family
Internal controller PERC H330
Systems management iDRAC8
Operating system Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition and Datacenter Edition
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DSMS 1400, DSMS 1420

DSMS 1400 (PowerVault MD1400)

  • Offers the flexibility of 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives with specially designed carriers
  • Uses a 12Gb SAS HBA
  • Uses the same hot-swappable drives, fans and power supplies as PowerEdge 13th generation servers to minimize cost of spares

DSMS 1420 (PowerVault MD1420)

  • Supports 24 2.5-inch hard drives in a 2U form-factor
  • Uses a 12Gb SAS HBA
  • Uses the same hot-swappable drives, fans and power supplies as PowerEdge 13th generation servers to minimize cost of spares
Feature Description
DSMS 1400 configurations options 2x2, 2x3, 2x4
DSMS 1420 configurations options 2x2, 2x3
Max capacity 32TB to 128TB
Drive options 3.5” SAS (7.2K): 2TB, 4TB; 2.5” SAS (10K): 1.2TB; 2.5” SAS SSD: 400GB, 800GB

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