Dell PowerEdge T550


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The PowerEdge T550, powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, offers advanced technologies such as accelerators to address data-intensive workloads outside the traditional data center.

Expandable tower server for enterprise workloads outside the data center

The PowerEdge T550, powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is designed to address data-intensive workloads.

• New chassis design offers higher performance technologies in a quieter, more management-friendly enclosure
• Ideal for traditional corporate IT, virtualization, databases and analytics, and AI/ML and inferencing
• Enterprise-class tower chassis that provides ease of management and expandability for growth and performance

Systems Management and Security Solutions

OpenManage systems management
The Dell Technologies OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT environment with tools and solutions to discover, monitor, manage, update, and deploy your PowerEdge infrastructure.
Intelligent Automation
PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.
Built-in security
PowerEdge servers are made with a cyber resilient architecture that builds in security at every phase of the product lifecycle, from the silicon root of trust and secured component verification, to signed firmware and drift detection, to BIOS recovery.


Up to two 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 32 cores per processor

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
Citrix® Hypervisor®
Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
RedHat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi®


Intel C620 series chipset


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


DIMM Speed
Up to 3200 MT/s

Memory Type

Memory Module Slots
16 DDR4 DIMM slots

Maximum RAM


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

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers
PERC H345, PERC H755, PERC H755N, HBA355i

External Controllers
PERC H840, HBA355e

Software RAID

Internal Boot
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2): HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240 GB or 480 GB
Internal Dual SD Module or Internal USB


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 / At-the-Server
iDRAC Service Module
iDRAC Direct
Quick Sync 2 wireless module

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Manager plugin
OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
OpenManage Update Manager plugin

OpenManage Mobile

iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
System Update Utility
Update Catalogs

OpenManage Integrations
BMC® Truesight
Microsoft® System Center
RedHat® Ansible® Modules
VMware® vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager

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

Power Supplies

600W Platinum 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant
800W Platinum 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant
1100W Titanium 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC or -48 V, hot swap redundant
1400W Platinum 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant
2400W Platinum 100–240 VAC or 240 HVDC, hot swap redundant
Hot swap power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to 8 fans with full redundancy


Network Options
2 x 1GbE LOM and OCP x16 Mezz 3.0 (optional)

Front Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct micro-USB (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 USB 3.0
1 x Serial (optional)
2 x Ethernet
1 x VGA

Internal Ports
1 x USB 3.0 (optional)


5 x PCIe Gen4 slots + 1 x PCIe Gen3 slot
3 x 16 Gen4 (x16 connector) full height, half length
1 x 4 Gen3 (x8 connector) full height, half length
2 x 16 Gen4 (x16 connector) full height, full length (optional)

Video Card
1 x VGA


Up to 8 fans with full redundancy


Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

Form Factor

5U Tower server

Dimensions & Weight

459.00 mm (18.07 in.)

200.00 mm (7.87 in.)

680.50 mm (26.79 in.) with bezel
663.50 mm (26.12 in.) without bezel

Max 44.48 kg (98.06 lbs.)i

Rack Support

System is optimized to fit into EIA-310 spec Racks. Dell does not offer specific rails for this platform.

Recommended Support

Choose 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.