Dell PowerEdge R540 Server

Customize Your Dell PowerEdge R540 Server

  • Processor

    The PowerEdge R540 has two LGA3647 processor sockets supporting Xeon Scalable processors. Select one or two matching processors.

    Xeon Scalable (Gen 1) | Intel Launch Date: Q3'17
    Xeon Scalable (Gen 2) | Intel Launch Date: Q2'19
    Xeon Scalable (Gen 2 Refresh) | Intel Launch Date: Q1'20

    • Silver

      8 cores, 3.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4215R
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 11 MB cache more info
      10 cores, 2.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4210R
      up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 13.75 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 2.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4214R
      up to 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache more info

      Gold

      8 cores, 3.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6250
      up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 35.75 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 3.6 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6256
      up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 33 MB cache more info
      16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
      up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache more info
      16 cores, 3.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6246R
      up to 4.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 35.75 MB cache more info
      20 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5218R
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 27.5 MB cache more info
      20 cores, 3.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
      up to 4.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 35.75 MB cache more info
      24 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5220R
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 35.75 MB cache more info
      24 cores, 2.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6240R
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 35.75 MB cache more info
      24 cores, 3.0 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6248R
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 35.75 MB cache more info
      26 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6230R
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 35.75 MB cache more info
      28 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6238R
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 38.5 MB cache more info
      28 cores, 2.7 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6258R
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 38.5 MB cache more info
    • Silver

      8 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4208
      up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 11 MB cache more info
      8 cores, 2.5 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4215
      up to 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 11 MB cache more info
      10 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4210
      up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 13.75 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4214
      up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache more info
      16 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4216
      up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache more info

      Gold

      4 cores, 3.8 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5222
      up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache more info
      8 cores, 3.3 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6234
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      8 cores, 3.6 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6244
      up to 4.4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      10 cores, 2.5 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5215
      up to 3.4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 13.75 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 2.7 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 3.3 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6246
      up to 4.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      16 cores, 2.3 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5218
      up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache more info
      16 cores, 2.8 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6242
      up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache more info
      18 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5220
      up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      18 cores, 2.6 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6240
      up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      18 cores, 3.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6254
      up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      20 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6230
      up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 27.5 MB cache more info
      20 cores, 2.5 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6248
      up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 27.5 MB cache more info
    • Silver

      4 cores, 2.6 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4112
      up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8.25 MB cache more info
      8 cores, 1.8 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4108
      up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 11 MB cache more info
      8 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4110
      up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 11 MB cache more info
      10 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4114
      up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 13.75 MB cache more info

      Gold

      4 cores, 3.6 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5122
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache more info
      6 cores, 3.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6128
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache more info
      8 cores, 3.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6134
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      8 cores, 3.5 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6144
      up to 4.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 25 MB cache more info
      10 cores, 2.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5115
      up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 13.75 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4116
      up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 2.3 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5118
      up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 2.6 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6126
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 3.0 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6136
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      12 cores, 3.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6146
      up to 4.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      14 cores, 2.2 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 5120
      up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache more info
      14 cores, 2.6 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6132
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache more info
      16 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6130
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache more info
      16 cores, 2.6 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6142
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache more info
      18 cores, 2.3 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6140
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      18 cores, 2.7 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6150
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      18 cores, 3.0 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6154
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache more info
      20 cores, 2.0 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6138
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 27.5 MB cache more info
      20 cores, 2.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6148
      up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 27.5 MB cache more info


    Memory

    The PowerEdge R540 has 16x DDR4 ECC memory slots (8x per processor) supporting DDR4 ECC 2666MHz and 2933MHz memory. Select up to 8x modules of matching memory per processor. Note that the Xeon Scalable processors have 6 memory channels per processor, thus we recommend selecting 6 memory modules per processor to occupy all memory channels for optimal performance. If you have a high memory count, go with 8 memory modules to occupy all the memory slots. We recommend selecting memory in multiples of 6 - occupying 6 DIMM slots and leaving the other 6 DIMM slots available for future upgrade.

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    Storage Backplane


    Storage

    Choose any combination of drives based on the storage form factor selected above. If you go above the maximum allowed drives, the configuration tool will notify you.

    Random Read
    4KB (IOPS)
    Random Write
    4KB (IOPS)
    Endurance DWPD
    5 Years
    Read Intensive (RI)200K30K1
    Mixed Use (MU)200K60K3
    Write Intensive (WI)200K60K3

    3.5-inch SAS Hard Drives

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    Graphics

    The PowerEdge R540 has x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots supporting up to 2x double width graphics cards. The chassis comes with a rear VGA connection by default. If the server will be running GPU intensive applications, additional graphics accelerators can be added.

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    Operating System


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    $ 4,325
  • ProcessorUp to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 20 cores per processor
    Memory16 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666MT/s, 512GB max
    Storage controllersInternal controllers: PERC H330, H730p, H740p, HBA330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240 GB
    External PERC (RAID): H840
    External HBAs (non-RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA
    Drive baysFront 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
    Power suppliesTitanium 750W
    Platinum 495W, 750W, and 1100W
    240HVDC 750W
    FansSix hot pluggable fans for N+1 redundancy
    SizingForm factor: Rack (2U)
    Chassis max depth: 693.81 mm (without bezel)
    Max depth: 707.74 mm (with bezel)
    BezelOptional LCD or security bezel
    Embedded / At-ServeriDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC Direct
    iDRAC REST API with Redfish
    Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module
    Consoles & MobileOpenManage Enterprise (available soon)
    OpenManage Essentials
    OpenManage Mobile
    OpenManage Power Center
    IntegrationsOpenManage integrations: Microsoft® System Center, VMware® vCenterTM, BMC Software
    ConnectionsNagios Core and Nagios XI, HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)
    ToolsDell 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
    SecurityTPM 1.2/2.0 optional
    Cryptographically signed Firmware
    Silicon Root of Trust
    Secure Boot
    System Lockdown
    System Erase
    I/O & PortsNetwork daughter card options: 2 x 1GE LOM (optional) OCP 2 x 10GE SFP+ or BaseT or 2 x 1GE
    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
    With Optional Riser: Non rear storage con g: 1xFH/FL + 1xHH/HL (2U Right riser) slots + 3 HH/HL slots
    Rear storage con g: 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 systemsCanonical® Ubuntu® LTS
    Citrix® XenServer®
    Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    VMware® ESXi
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Condition

New: Purchased new from a HPE/Dell/Supermicro authorized distributor. Never used. Ships in original manufacturer packaging.

Refurbished: Pulled from corporate environment in working condition. Tested upon arrival at our location and also after customization. Cosmetically grade A or B. Overall in good condition, but could have light scratches / scuffs. Ships in double-wall brown box with durable packaging material.