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Dell PowerEdge C-Series Server Node 2U | C6420

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Dell PowerEdge C-Series Server Node 2U | C6420

Part Number: C6420


Enable demanding workloads with powerful, highly dense and scalable computing

Get an IT services platform that helps scale efficiently and predictably while drastically reducing complexity. The PowerEdge C6420 offers up to 4 independent hot-swappable 2-socket servers in a very dense 2U package. Plenty of compute, memory, storage, connectivity and chassis options let you configure servers for specific workloads.Ideal for:

  • High-performance computing (HPC)
  • Analytics and big data
  • Web 2.0
  • Software-defined storage
  • Private cloud
  • Hyper-converged infrastructure


Simplify your transformation with the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio

The PowerEdge C6420, with its flexible configurations, scale-out capabilities and overall efficiency – along with its embedded management software – is an ideal platform for Dell EMC high-performance offerings and hyper-converged solutions and appliances.

  • Features latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and up to 56 cores per node
  • Supports up to 3TB memory per node
  • Offers flexible I/O options including low-latency InfiniBand™ and next-generation Intel Omni-Path
  • Provides Direct Liquid Cooling options


Configuration Options


Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors including integrated Omni-Path fabric processors with up to 28 cores per processor and up to 205W processors.

Operating System

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


Intel® C620 Chipset SATA controller

Software RAID


DIMM Speed
Up to 2933MT/s

Memory Type

Memory Module Slots
16 DIMM slots / Sled, 8 DIMM / Socket
Options for 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs

Maximum RAM


Front Bays
Up to 24 x 2.5″ Direct Backplane configuration with up to 6 SAS/SATA drives per node
Up to 24 x 2.5″ Expander Backplane configuration with up to 12 SAS/SATA drives per node and two nodes per chassis
Up to 24 x 2.5″ NVMe Backplane configuration with up to 6 drives per node out of which two drives can be NVMe drive
Up to 12 x 3.5″ Direct Backplane configuration with up to 3 SAS/SATA drives per node

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers
PERC H330, H730p, HBA330

Internal Boot

Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS)
HW RAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB or 480GB


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


Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
iDRAC Direct
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Center

OpenManage Mobile

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

OpenManage Integrations
BMC® Truesight
Microsoft® System Center
RedHat® Ansible® Modules
VMware® vCenter

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

Power Supplies

1600W AC Platinum
2000W AC Platinum
2400W AC Platinum
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy and non-redundancy option
Cooling options: Air Cooling, Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC)


Network Options
1 x 1Gb Ethernet
1 x 10Gb Ethernet
1 x 25Gb Ethernet
1 x 40Gb Ethernet
1 x 100Gb Ethernet

Rear Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC micro-USB port
2 x USB 3.0


1 x 16 PCIe Gen3 riser
1 x 8 PCIe Gen3 Mezzanine
1 x 16 PCIe Gen3 OCP Mezzanine
1 x 16 PCIe Gen3 riser
1 x Display port on the rear of the sled

Form Factor

Up to 4 independent hot-swappable
2-socket C6420 sleds in a 2U C6400 chassis

Dimensions & Weight

86.80mm (3.4″)

448.00mm (17.6″)

790.00mm (31.1″)

43.60kg (96.2lbs.) 3.5” direct backplane chassis
41.50kg (91.4lbs) 2.5” direct/expander/NVMe backplane chassis
34.56xkg (76.2lbs) no backplane chassis
*Dimensions do not include bezel


View the full Spec Sheet from Dell EMC