Dell VRTX chassis and blade compatibility

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  1. Airz

    Airz New Member

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    I'm looking to pickup a used VRTX chassis and I'm wondering if there are any differences in blade compatibility based on the age of the chassis? If I buy an older one would I be able to run the newer blades in it such as the M630 with v4 intel CPUs?
     
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  2. Spartacus

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    From Dell's site: Dell PowerEdge VRTX Chassis : Servers | Dell USA
    "Up to four hot-plug PowerEdge server nodes (4-socket M830 and 2-socket M640 or M630)"

    Pretty sure they're just like the m1000 just a dumb chassis with modular parts.
     
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  3. Airz

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    I did look at the Dell site but obviously that information is for the current version being sold. I'm hoping it's as you said and it's just a dumb enclosure but don't want to take the risk without being sure given they still aren't cheap even for the older chassis.
     
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  4. Spartacus

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    Is it still under warranty? (you can usually email dell support anyway, or even sales to see if its compatible)
     
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  5. Airz

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    I've not bought anything yet. Trying to get a good understanding of the platform before investing.
     
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    this question has crossed my mind before... subbing this thread to see if someone has a good answer.
     
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    Well I've taken the plunge and ordered one with M630p blades with E5 v4 processors so I know they will work. I'm not bothered about the M640 blades as they are to expensive for very little gain as I don't need masses of compute and I get the power advantages of the 14nm process with the v4s anyway.
     
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