Dell EMC Poweredge R6525 Server Review


Because of their flexible business architecture, intelligent automation, with integrated security, Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are able to run a wide variety of workloads, from cloud-native applications and virtualization to conventional applications and virtualization. The server’s objective is to find a happy medium while also incorporating innovative features that are suited to environments that require a great deal of computational power.

This computer system supports up to three PCI Express Gen4 expansion slots, and it is able to accommodate the OCP Mezz card. When it comes to storage, there are a few different backplane configurations that are feasible. Dell provides support for both of these alternate storage configurations in addition to the twin-SD card adaptor as well as the BOSS card with dual M.2 SSDs. Note that the initial version of the R6525 only supported Gen3 at front NVMe bays, but the server has now been updated to allow Gen4 in all bays. This means that users can now install Gen4 drives in whatever bay they choose. The use of a cabling kit makes it possible to make this improvement.

On the Dell PowerEdge R6525, management tasks are performed with the assistance of Open Manage. We have already gone into great detail regarding Open Manage; to provide a brief summary, this management system was built for PowerEdge servers in order to deliver what the company claims to be an effective and comprehensive solution by way of individualized, automated, but repeatable procedures.

We can see hot power supply units (PSUs) on either side of the server when we flip it around. This particular Dell server is distinct from the vast majority of other Dell servers because its power supply units (PSUs) are grouped together on a single side. Depending on the requirements of the user, the back of the chassis can be configured in a number of different ways.

In addition, the virtual console, location, information about the licence, facts about the BIOS, details about the firmware, and other information about the system in general are presented. Users are able to power down their servers inside a controlled manner, putting an end to all processes that are currently running and disconnecting all clients associated with the server, without having to use the physical power switch that is located on the server. This feature is known as “Graceful Shutdown.” In addition to a link that takes you to the dashboard, the primary tabs that run along the top of the screen are labeled System, Storage, Settings, Maintenance, & iDRAC Settings.