Dell PowerEdge R340 XL

This article describes the Dell PowerEdge R340 XL appliance, supported for OT sensors and on-premises management consoles.


Legacy appliances are certified but aren't currently offered as pre-configured appliances.

Appliance characteristic Description
Hardware profile E1800
Performance Max bandwidth: 1 Gbps
Max devices: 10,000
Physical Specifications Mounting: 1U
Ports: 8x RJ45 or 6x SFP (OPT)
Status Supported, not available as a preconfigured appliance

The following image shows a view of the Dell PowerEdge R340 front panel:

Photo of the Dell PowerEdge R340 front panel.

In this image, numbers refer to the following components:

  1. Left control panel
  2. Optical drive (optional)
  3. Right control panel
  4. Information tag
  5. Drives

The following image shows a view of the Dell PowerEdge R340 back panel:

Photo of the Dell PowerEdge R340 back panel.

In this image, numbers refer to the following components:

  1. Serial port
  2. NIC port (Gb 1)
  3. NIC port (Gb 1)
  4. Half-height PCIe
  5. Full-height PCIe expansion card slot
  6. Power supply unit 1
  7. Power supply unit 2
  8. System identification
  9. System status indicator cable port (CMA) button
  10. USB 3.0 port (2)
  11. iDRAC9 dedicated network port
  12. VGA port


Component Technical specifications
Chassis 1U rack server
Dimensions 42.8 x 434.0 x 596 (mm) /1.67” x 17.09” x 23.5” (in)
Weight Max 29.98 lb/13.6 Kg
Processor Intel Xeon E-2144G 3.6 GHz
8M cache
turbo (71 W
Chipset Intel C246
Memory 32 GB = Two 16 GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
Storage Three 2 TB 7.2 K RPM SATA 6 Gbps 512n 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive - RAID 5
Network controller On-board: Two 1 Gb Broadcom BCM5720
On-board LOM: iDRAC Port Card 1 Gb Broadcom BCM5720
External: One Intel Ethernet i350 QP 1 Gb Server Adapter Low Profile
Management iDRAC nine Enterprise
Device access Two rear USB 3.0
One front USB 3.0
Power Dual Hot Plug Power Supplies 350 W
Rack support ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in four-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes. Or tooled mounting in four-post threaded hole racks with support for optional tool-less cable management arm.

Dell PowerEdgeR340XL installation

This section describes how to install Defender for IoT software on the Dell PowerEdgeR340XL appliance.

Before installing the software on the Dell appliance, you need to adjust the appliance's BIOS configuration.


Installation procedures are only relevant if you need to re-install software on a preconfigured device, or if you buy your own hardware and configure the appliance yourself.


To install the Dell PowerEdge R340XL appliance, you need:

  • An Enterprise license for Dell Remote Access Controller (iDrac)

  • A BIOS configuration XML

  • One of the following server firmware versions:

    • BIOS version 2.1.6 or later
    • iDrac version or later

Configure the Dell BIOS

An integrated iDRAC manages the Dell appliance with Lifecycle Controller (LC). The LC is embedded in every Dell PowerEdge server and provides functionality that helps you deploy, update, monitor, and maintain your Dell PowerEdge appliances.

To establish the communication between the Dell appliance and the management computer, you need to define the iDRAC IP address and the management computer's IP address on the same subnet.

When the connection is established, the BIOS is configurable.

To configure the iDRAC IP address:

  1. Power up the sensor.

  2. If the OS is already installed, select the F2 key to enter the BIOS configuration.

  3. Select iDRAC Settings.

  4. Select Network.


    During the installation, you must configure the default iDRAC IP address and password mentioned in the following steps. After the installation, you change these definitions.

  5. Change the static IPv4 address to

  6. Change the static subnet mask to

    Screenshot that shows the static subnet mask.

  7. Select Back > Finish.

To configure the Dell BIOS:

This procedure describes how to update the Dell PowerEdge R340 XL configuration for your OT deployment.

Configure the appliance BIOS only if you didn't purchase your appliance from Arrow or if you have an appliance, but don't have access to the XML configuration file.

  1. Access the appliance's BIOS directly by using a keyboard and screen, or use iDRAC.

    • If the appliance isn't a Defender for IoT appliance, open a browser and go to the IP address configured beforehand. Sign in with the Dell default administrator privileges. Use root for the username and calvin for the password.

    • If the appliance is a Defender for IoT appliance, sign in by using XXX for the username and XXX for the password.

  2. After you access the BIOS, go to Device Settings.

  3. Choose the RAID-controlled configuration by selecting Integrated RAID controller 1: Dell PERC<PERC H330 Adapter> Configuration Utility.

  4. Select Configuration Management.

  5. Select Create Virtual Disk.

  6. In the Select RAID Level field, select RAID5. In the Virtual Disk Name field, enter ROOT and select Physical Disks.

  7. Select Check All and then select Apply Changes

  8. Select Ok.

  9. Scroll down and select Create Virtual Disk.

  10. Select the Confirm check box and select Yes.

  11. Select OK.

  12. Return to the main screen and select System BIOS.

  13. Select Boot Settings.

  14. For the Boot Mode option, select BIOS.

  15. Select Back, and then select Finish to exit the BIOS settings.

Install Defender for IoT software on the Dell R340

This procedure describes how to install Defender for IoT software on the HPE DL360.

The installation process takes about 20 minutes. After the installation, the system restarts several times.

To install the software:

  1. Verify that the version media is mounted to the appliance in one of the following ways:

    • Connect an external CD or disk-on-key that contains the sensor software you downloaded from the Azure portal.

    • Mount the ISO image by using iDRAC. After signing in to iDRAC, select the virtual console, and then select Virtual Media.

  2. In the Map CD/DVD section, select Choose File.

  3. Choose the version ISO image file for this version from the dialog box that opens.

  4. Select the Map Device button.

    Screenshot that shows a mapped device.

  5. The media is mounted. Select Close.

  6. Start the appliance. When you're using iDRAC, you can restart the servers by selecting the Consul Control button. Then, on the Keyboard Macros, select the Apply button, which will start the Ctrl+Alt+Delete sequence.

  7. Continue by installing OT sensor or on-premises management software. For more information, see Defender for IoT software installation.

Next steps

Continue understanding system requirements for physical or virtual appliances. For more information, see Which appliances do I need?.

Then, use any of the following procedures to continue: