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PowerEdge R540

Intel® Xeon™

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

 

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

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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.

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®

Memory*

  • 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 1TB*

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 Module*

Power Supplies

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height
    86.8mm (3.41") 
     
    Width*
    434mm (17.08'')

    Depth*
    703.76mm (27.71”)

    Weight
    29.68kg (65.43lbs.)

Bezel

  • Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

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.

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

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

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)

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

Rack Support

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