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Dell PowerEdge R540
14th Generation 2U Rackmount Servers
Dell PowerEdge R540 Servers

The PowerEdge R540 delivers the versatility and flexibility to power a variety of applications. With a balanced set of resources, expandability and affordability the R540 adapts to the demands of the modern data center with the ideal value optimized design. Automatically optimize performance with one button application tuning and scale for future demands with up to 14 3.5” drives. 

  • Scale compute resources with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements. 
  • Automatically optimize application performance with one-button tuning. 
  • Flexible storage with up to 14 3.5” drives. 
  • Free up storage with boot optimized M.2 SSDs.
Dell PowerEdge R540
Technical Specifications
Form Factor:
2U Rackmount Server
Processors:
Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 20 cores per processor
Memory:
16 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666MT/s, 1TB max
Storage Controllers:
Internal controllers: PERC H750, H350, H740P, H730P, H330
External controllers: HBA355e, H840, 12Gb/s Ext SAS HBA
Software RAID: S140
SAS Host Bus Adapters: HBA350i, HBA330
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB or 480GB
Internal Dual SD Module²
Drive Bays:
Front drive bays: Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 192TB
Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 3.5 SAS/SATA HDD max 32TB
Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
Power Supplies:
Platinum 495W, 750W, 750W 240V HVDC3, 1100W, 1100W 380V HVDC3
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to six fans
Embedded Management:
iDRAC9
iDRAC Direct
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module
Bezel:
Optional LCD bezel or security bezel
OpenManage Software:
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Manager
Integrations and Connections:
OpenManage integrations: Microsoft® System Center, VMware® vCenter™, BMC Truesight, Red Hat® Ansible® Modules
Connections: Nagios® Core and Nagios® XI, IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus Micro Focus Operations Manager I
Tools:
Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC Update Package
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services
Security:
TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
Cryptographically signed firmware
Silicon Root of Trust
Secure Boot
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
System Erase
I/O & Ports:
Network options: 2 x 1GbE LOM + (optional) LOM Riser 2 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE SFP+ or 2 x 10GbE 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
With Optional Riser: Non-rear storage config: 1xFH/FL + 1xHH/HL (2U Right riser) slots + 3 HH/HL slots
Rear storage config: 1xHH/HL (1U Left Riser) + 1xHH/HL (1U Right risers) slot or 1xHH/HL (1U Left Riser) + 1x 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

More information can be found on the official Dell PowerEdge R540 Specs PDF.

PowerEdge R540

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