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PowerEdge R540 Rack Server

Starting at $1,279.00 $1,279.00

As low as $39/mo.^ with Dell Business Credit

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.

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Processor

Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 20 cores per processor

Operating System

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

Memoryi

DIMM Speed
Up to 2666MT/s

Memory Type
RDIMM
LRDIMM

Memory Module Slots
16 DDR4 DIMM slots
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Maximum RAM
RDIMM 512GB
LRDIMM 1TBi

Storage

Front Bays
Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 168TB
DVD-ROM, DVD+RW (optional)

Rear Bays
Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 28TB

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers
PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330

External Controllers
H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA
 
Software RAID
S140

Internal Boot
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480 GB

Internal Dual SD Modulei

Management

Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC9
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
iDRAC Direct
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module
 
Consoles
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Center

Mobility
OpenManage Mobile

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

OpenManage Integrations
BMC Truesight
Microsoft® System Center
RedHat® Ansible® Modules
VMware® vCenter

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

Power Supplies

495W Platinum
750W Platinum
750W 240HVDC Platinumi
1100W Platinum
1100W 380V HDC Platinumi
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option

Ports

Network Options
2 x 1GbE LOM +
(optional) LOM Riser 2 x 1GbE, or
2 x 10GE SFP+, or
2 x 10GE BaseT
 
Front Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct USB
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Video
 
Rear Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port
1 x Serial
2 x USB 3.0
1 x Video

Slots

PCle
Non-rear storage config
1 x full height/full length
1 x half height/half length (2U Right riser) slots
3 x half height/half length slots

Rear storage config
1 x half height/half length (1U left riser)
1 x half height/half length or 1full height/half length (1U right riser)

Bezel

Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

Form Factor

2U Rack Server

Dimensions & Weight

Height
86.8mm (3.41") 
 
Widthi
434mm (17.08'')

Depthi
703.76mm (27.71”)

Weight
29.68kg (65.43lbs.)

Rack Support

ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole racks).

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.

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 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements.
  • 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.
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
The New Generation of PowerEdge Servers
The New Generation of PowerEdge Servers
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 and reduce the IT effort to resolve issues by up to 72%* with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.
  • 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 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.
Consulting
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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.
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Support
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 a Technology Service Manager.
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