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Dell EMC PowerEdge R540 Server

Built for versatility


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The PowerEdge R540 delivers the ideal balance of resources and affordability to adapt to a variety of application demands.
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Power your applications with the versatility of the R540

The PowerEdge R540 adapts to the demands of the modern data centre with the ideal value optimized design. Automatically optimise performance with one button application tuning and scale for future demands with up to 14 3.5" drives.

  • Scale compute resources with Intel Xeon Scalable processors delivering a 27% increase in processing cores and 50% increase in bandwidth over previous generation of Xeon processors.
  • Automatically optimise application performance with one-button tuning
  • Flexible storage with up to 14 3.5" drives.
  • Free up storage with boot optimised M.2 SSDs.

Intuitive systems management with intelligent automation

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are optimised for top efficiency and uptime, with intelligent automation that decreases time spent on the most common IT tasks. Combined with the agent-free management of the embedded iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, the R540 is easily and effectively managed.

  • Simplify data centre management with OpenManage Essentials to intelligently automate the entire life cycle management process - from bare-metal deployment, through configuration and updates, to ongoing maintenance.
  • Use the OpenManage Mobile app to take advantage of new wireless QuickSync 2 capabilities to efficiently perform management procedures at-the-server, across multiple servers within the data centre, or monitor server status and respond to alerts, anytime, anywhere.

Rely on PowerEdge with built-in security

Every PowerEdge server is made with a cyber-resilient architecture, building security into all parts of a server's life cycle. The R540 uses these new security features so you can reliably and securely deliver the right data to where your customers are, no matter where they are. Dell EMC considers each part of system security, from design to end of life, to ensure trust and deliver worry-free, secure systems.

  • Rely on a secure supply chain that protects servers from factory to the data centre.
  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
  • Prevent unauthorised or malicious change with Server Lockdown.
  • Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.
Part No. R540
Manufacturer Dell EMC
End of Life? No
Rack Units 2U
Depth 707.74
CPU Socket(s) Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 20 cores per processor
Memory Slot(s) 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666MT/s, 512GB max
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
Supported OS Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi
USB Port(s) Front: 1x USB 2.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct USB
Rear: 2x USB 3.0
Serial Ports Rear: 1x serial port