PowerEdge T550 Tower Server

    PowerEdge T550 Tower Server

    Flexible two-socket tower server for enterprise workloads outside of the traditional data center. The Dell EMC PowerEdge T550 balances expandability and performance and offers advanced technologies such as accelerators to address enterprise-class workloads.



    Innovate at scale with an expandable tower server for enterprise workloads


    The Dell EMC PowerEdge T550, powered by the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is an enterprise- class tower server that offers advanced technologies and support for accelerators. The PowerEdge T550 provides office-friendly acoustics, ease of management and expandability for growth and performance. Powerful and versatile, the PowerEdge T550 addresses business critical workloads, cloud infrastructure, and database management as well as enterprise level requirements for data analysis, virtualization, and AI/ML/inferencing.


    Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with autonomous collaboration


    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.

    • Built-in telemetry streaming, thermal management, and RESTful API with Redfish offer streamlined visibility and control for better server management
    • Intelligent automation lets you enable cooperation between human actions and system capabilities for added productivity
    • Integrated change management capabilities for update planning and seamless, zero-touch configuration and implementation
    • Full-stack management integration with Microsoft, VMware, ServiceNow, Ansible and many other tools


    Protect your data assets and infrastructure with proactive resilience


    The Dell EMC PowerEdge T550 server is designed with a cyber-resilient architecture, integrating security deeply into every phase in the lifecycle, from design to retirement.

    • Operate your workloads on a secure platform anchored by cryptographically trusted booting and silicon root of trust
    • Maintain server firmware safety with digitally signed firmware packages
    • Prevent unauthorized configuration or firmware change with system lockdown
    • Securely and quickly wipe all data from storage media, including
    • hard drives, SSDs and system memory with System Erase

    PowerEdge T550 Tower Server Spec Sheet



    Technical Specifications


    Up to two 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 36 cores per processor


    •   16 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM 2 TB max, speeds up to 3200 MT/s

    •   Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

    Storage controllers

    •   Internal controllers: HBA345, PERC H345, PERC H355,

    PERC H745, PERC H755, S150, H755N, HBA355i

    •   Internal Boot: Internal Dual SD Module,

    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2): HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs, USB

    •   External PERC (RAID): PERC H840

    •   External HBAs (non-RAID): HBA355e

    Drive Bays

    Front bays:

    •   Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 120 TB

    •   Up to 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 240 TB

    •   Up to 24 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) max 360 TB

    •   Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SAS) max 120 TB

    •   Up to 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD) + 8 x 2.5-inch NVMe (SSD) max 240 TB

    Power Supplies

    •   600 W Platinum Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant

    •   700 W Titanium Mixed Mode (200-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant

    •   800 W Platinum Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant

    •   1100 W -48Vdc hot swap redundant (CAUTION: only works with -48Vdc to -60Vdc power input)

    •   1100 W Titanium Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant

    •   1400 W Platinum Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant

    •   1800 W Titanium Mixed Mode (200-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant

    •   2400 W Platinum Mixed Mode (100-240Vac or 240Vdc) hot swap redundant

    Cooling options

    Air cooling


    •   Standard (STD) fans/High performance (HPR) silver fans

    •   Up to eight hot swap fans


    •   Height – 459.0 mm (18.07 inches)

    •   Width – 200.0 mm (7.87 inches)

    •   Depth – 663.5 mm (26.12 inches) – without bezel

    680.5 mm (26.79 inches) – with bezel

    Form Factor

    5U tower server

    Embedded Management

    •   iDRAC9

    •   iDRAC Direct

    •   iDRAC Service Module

    •   iDRAC RESTful with Redfish

    •   Quick Sync 2 wireless module


    Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

    OpenManage Software

    •   OpenManage Enterprise

    •   OpenManage Power Manager plugin

    •   OpenManage SupportAssist plugin

    •   OpenManage Update Manager plugin


    OpenManage Mobile

    Integrations and Connections

    •   BMC Truesight

    •   Microsoft System Center

    •   OpenManage Integrations

    •   Red Hat Ansible Modules

    •   VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager

    •   IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

    •   IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition

    •   Micro Focus Operations Manager

    •   OpenManage Connections

    •   Nagios Core

    •   Nagios XI


    •   Cryptographically signed firmware

    •   Secure Boot

    •   Secure Erase

    •   Silicon Root of Trust

    •   System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)

    •   TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ

    Embedded NIC

    2 x 1 GbE LOM

    Network Options

    1 x OCP 3.0

    GPU Options

    Up to two double wide 300 W NVIDIA A40, or five single wide 70 W NVIDIA T4 accelerators


    Front Ports

    •   1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port (optional)

    •   1 x USB 2.0

    •   1 x USB 3.0

    Rear Ports

    •   1 x USB 2.0

    •   1 x iDRAC Direct (Micro-AB USB) port

    •   1 x Serial (optional)

    •   1 x USB 3.0

    •   2 x Ethernet

    •   1 x VGA

    Internal Ports

    •   1 x USB 3.0 (optional)


    Up to 6 x PCIe Gen4 slots

    Operating System and Hypervisors

    • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS

    • Citrix Hypervisor

    • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    • VMware ESXi



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