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Dell EMC PowerEdge R540
Flexible by design

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Overview:

Ideal workloads:

  • Virtualization
  • Mail
  • Messaging
  • Video streaming

The PowerEdge R540 delivers the ideal balance of resources and affordability to adapt to a variety of application demands. Adapt to a variety of application demands with a 2-socket, 2U rack server that offers an ideal balance of resources and affordability.

Power your applications with the versatility of the R540

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.

Intuitive systems management with intelligent automation

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are optimized 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 center management with OpenManage Essentials to intelligently automate the entire server 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 Quick Sync 2 capabilities to efficiently perform management procedures at-the-server, across multiple servers within the data center, 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 center.
  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
  • Prevent unauthorized 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.

Features:

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

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

Gain productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell 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 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

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.

Systems Management and Security Solutions


OpenManage systems management

The Dell Technologies OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT environment with tools and solutions to discover, monitor, manage, update, and deploy your PowerEdge infrastructure.

Intelligent Automation

PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.

Built-in security

PowerEdge servers are made with a cyber resilient architecture that builds in security at every phase of the product lifecycle, from the silicon root of trust and secured component verification, to signed firmware and drift detection, to BIOS recovery.


Technical Specifications:


Dell EMC PowerEdge R540 Specifications
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
  • Internal Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB
  • Internal Dual SD Module
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
Fans Up to six fans
Dimension
  • Height: 86.8mm (3.41”)
  • Width: 434mm (17.08”)
  • Depth: 703.76mm (27.71”)
  • Weight: 29.68kg (65.43lbs.)
Form Factor 2U rack server
Embedded management
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC REST API with Redfish
  • Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module
Bezel Optional bezel or security bezel
OpenManage Software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Center
  • OpenManage Mobile
Integrations and Connections Integrations:
  • Microsoft System Center
  • VMware vCenter
  • BMC Truesight
  • Red Hat Ansible Modules

Connections:

  • Nagios Core & 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 Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server LTSC with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESXi
OEM-ready version availabe From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.

Support & Services:

Dell Technologies 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.


Proactive Management and Monitoring (no charge)

Consulting

Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. Dell employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. Dell gives you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.


Support Services


Support

Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell 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.


Deployment Services


Deployment

ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Residency Service provides ongoing transition assistance to accelerate adoption. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations to help you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.


Training & Certification

Training & Certification

Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.


Documentation:

Dell EMC PowerEdge R540 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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