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PowerEdge R540 Rack Server

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Flexible by design

Adapt to a variety of application demands with a 2-socket, 2U rack server that offers an ideal balance of resources and affordability.

 
PowerEdge R540 Rack Server

 

Processor

  • Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 20 cores per processor

Memory*

  • 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666, 512GB max

Storage Controllers

  • Internal controllers: PERC H330, H730p, H740p, HBA330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240 GB

Drive Bays

  • Front drive bays: Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 120TB
    Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 3.5 SAS/SATA HDD
    Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW

Power Supplies

  • Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, and 1100W
    240HVDC 750W

Fans

  • Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option

Dimensions

  • Form factor
    2RU

    Chassis depth
    Max depth: 707.74 mm (w/bezel)
    Max depth: 693.81 mm (w/o bezel)

Embedded Management

  • IPMI 2.0 compliant
    iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Basic, Express, Enterprise)
    Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional

Bezel

  • Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

OpenManage Software

  • OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Mobile
    OpenManage Power Center

Security

  • TPM 1.2/2.0 optional
    Cryptographically signed firmware
    Secure Boot
    System Lockdown
    Secure erase

I/O and Ports

  • Network options
    2 x 1GE LOM
    (optional) OCP 2 x 10GE SFP+ or BaseT or 2 x 1GE

    Front ports
    Video, 1 x USB 2.0, available USB 3.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct USB

    Rear ports
    Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port

    PCIe
    Non rear storage config:
    1 x FH/FL + 1 x HH/HL (2U Right riser) slots + 3HH/HL slots
    Rear storage config:
    1 x HH/HL (1U Left Riser) + 1 x HH/HL (1U Right risers) slot or 1 x HH/HL (1U Left Riser) + 1 x FH/HL (1U Right riser)


Supported Operating Systems

  • Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    VMware® ESXi

Recommended Support

  • 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

Management

  • Embedded / At-Server
    iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
    iDRAC Direct
    iDRAC REST API with Redfish
    Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

    Consoles
    OpenManage Enterprise (available soon)
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Power Center

    Mobility
    OpenManage Mobile

    Tools
    iDRAC Service Module
    OpenManage Server Administrator
    OpenManage Storage Services
    Dell Repository Manager
    Dell System Update
    Dell Server Update Utility
    Dell Update Catalogs

    OpenManage Integrations
    Microsoft® Systems Center
    VMware® vCenter™
    BMC software (available from BMC)

    OpenManage Connections
    Nagios Core and Nagios XI
    Oracle Enterprise Manager
    HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)
Power your applications with a versatile 2-socket rack server

Power your applications with a versatile 2-socket rack server

Satisfy a variety of applications with the flexible PowerEdge R540. Its balanced combination of resources, expandability and affordability adapt to the changing demands of a modern data center. Optimize your application performance with one-button tuning. Scale for future requirements with up to 14 x 3.5" drives. Embedded diagnostics and SupportAssist help to maximize uptime without added effort, in a worry-free environment.

Ideal for:
  • Virtualization
  • Mail
  • Messaging
  • Video streaming
Achieve performance at scale with the PowerEdge portfolio

Achieve performance at scale with the PowerEdge portfolio

Our modern compute platforms are built to scale easily and take advantage of technologies that lift application performance. The PowerEdge R540 rack server combines affordably and versatility, so you can adapt to a variety of applications and meet future demands.
  • Scale compute resources with the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family that delivers a 27% increase in processing cores and 50% increase in bandwidth over the previous generation of processors.*
  • Optimize application performance with one-button tuning.
  • Enable storage flexibility with up to 14 x 3.5" drives.
  • Free up storage with boot-optimized M.2 SSDs.

Dell PowerEdge R540

Gain productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Gain productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell EMC OpenManage intelligent automation enables you to spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on business-critical priorities.
  • Help maximize uptime with proactive diagnostics and automated remediation that increase productivity up to 90%.*
  • Leverage existing management consoles with easy integrations for VMware® vSphere®, Microsoft® System Center and Nagios®.
  • Improve productivity with agent-free Dell EMC iDRAC9 for automated management.
  • Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to fully configure and prep servers rapidly and scalably.
Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

A comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server helps to protect your data.
  • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.
  • Use system erase of local storage to help ensure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers.
  • Automate updates that check file dependencies and proper update sequence, before deploying them independently from the OS/hypervisor.
  • Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly signed updates to run.

Dell EMC offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services* for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.
ProSupport Enterprise Suite

ProSupport Enterprise Suite

Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell EMC is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and service account management.
ProDeploy

ProDeploy

ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations. Our complete suite of deployment services and professional certifications helps you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.
Training and Certification

Training & Certification

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Consulting

Consulting

Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.
Financing and leasing

Financing and leasing

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