Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers R540


Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers R540


In today’s digital innovations, modernizing your IT infrastructure is critical in boosting your operation speed, improving customer experiences, and driving competitive growth. Store sensitive data within dedicated on-premise infrastructure and deploy workloads needing scalability on public cloud with Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers – the foundation of modern hybrid data solution.

  • Scalable Business Structure
  • Intelligent Automation
  • Integrated Security
  • 34% increase in VMs/Node
  • Up to 170% more transactions per second
  • Up to 20.8x faster queries


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Use PowerEdge R540 and optimize the performance of a wide range of applications through a single button application tuning. Experience the flexibility to scale for future requirements with up to fourteen 3.5 inch drives capacity and the capability to maximize uptime through its SupportAssist function for a worry-free operation.


Scalable and Powerful Server
Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors deliver a 27% increase in processing cores and 50% increase in bandwidth.

Intuitive systems management with intelligent automation
From deployment to monitoring and maintenance, automate all phases of system management with OpenManage Essentials technology. Efficiently control your server whenever, wherever with OpenManage Mobile and Quick Sync 2 capabilities.

Integrated Security
Every PowerEdge server is made with a cyber-resilient architecture incorporating security into all parts of a server’s life cycle.

  • Ensure data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot
  • Prevent unauthorized or malicious alterations with Server Lockdown
  • Securely delete data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory with System Erase


Processor Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 20 cores per processor
Bezel Optional LCD bezel or security bezel
Dimensions & Weight
Form factor 2RU
Chassis depth Max depth: 707.74 mm (w/bezel)
Max depth: 693.81 mm (w/o bezel)
Drive Bays Front drive bays: Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 168TB
Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 3.5 SAS/SATA HDD max 28TB
Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
Embedded Management IPMI 2.0 compliant
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Basic, Express, Enterprise)
Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional
Fans Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
I/O and Ports
Network options 2 x 1GE LOM
+ (optional) LOM Riser 2 x 1GE or 2 x 10GE SFP+ or 2 x 10GE BaseT
Front ports Video, 1 x USB 2.0, 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)
Memory 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666 MT/s, 1TB* max
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
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 OpenManage Connections Nagios Core and Nagios XI
Oracle Enterprise Manager
HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)
OpenManage Software OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Center
Power Supplies Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, and 1100W, Bronze 450W 240HVDC 750W, 1100W 380 VDC
Security TPM 1.2/2.0 optional
Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
System Lockdown
Secure erase
Supported Operating Systems Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi
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


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