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Dell/EMC Power Edge AA23540 - AA23540 Servers

Achieve performance at scale with the PowerEdge portfolio

Our modern computing 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.


  • Up to two 2nd Generation  Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 20 cores per processor

Operating System

  • Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
    Citrix® Hypervisor ®
    Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    VMware® ESXi®


  • DIMM Speed
    Up to 2666MT/s

    Memory Type

    Memory Module Slots
    16 DDR4 DIMM slots
    Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

    Maximum RAM
    RDIMM 512GB


  • Front Bays
    Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 168TB
    DVD-ROM, DVD+RW (optional)

    Rear Bays
    Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 28TB

Storage Controllers

  • Internal Controllers
    PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330

    External Controllers
    H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA

    Software RAID

    Internal Boot
    Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):
    HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480 GB

    Internal Dual SD Module


  • Embedded / At-the-Server
    iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
    iDRAC Direct
    Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

    OpenManage Enterprise
    OpenManage Power Center

    OpenManage Mobile

    Dell EMC Repository Manager
    Dell EMC System Update
    Dell EMC Server Update Utility
    Dell EMC Update Catalogs
    iDRAC Service Module
    OpenManage Server Administrator
    OpenManage Storage Services

    OpenManage Integrations
    BMC Truesight
    Microsoft® System Center
    RedHat® Ansible® Modules
    VMware® vCenter

    OpenManage Connections
    IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
    IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
    Micro Focus® Operations Manager I
    Nagios® Core
    Nagios® XI

Power Supplies

  • 495W Platinum
    750W Platinum
    750W 240HVDC Platinum
    1100W Platinum
    1100W 380V HDC Platinum
    Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option


  • Network Options
    2 x 1GbE LOM +
    (optional) LOM Riser 2 x 1GbE, or
    2 x 10GE SFP+, or
    2 x 10GE 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


  • PCle
    Non-rear storage config
    1 x full height/full length
    1 x half height/half length (2U Right riser) slots
    3 x half height/half length slots

    Rear storage config
    1 x half height/half length (1U left riser)
    1 x half height/half length or 1full height/half length (1U right riser)


  • Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

Form Factor

  • 2U Rack Server

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height
    86.8mm (3.41")

    434mm (17.08'')

    703.76mm (27.71”)

    29.68kg (65.43lbs.)

Rack Support

  • ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole racks).