ThinkServer RD540


  • processorIntel® Xeon™ E3 Series Processors
  • Operating SystemWindows Server 2012 R2 Platform
  • Business PowerHighly-Efficient, Dense, 1U, Rack Server
  • ProfessionalRight Blend of Performance, Memory & I/O
  • ProfessionalPerfect for Mainstream & Virtualized Workloads

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  • Features

    ThinkServer RD540Features

    Balanced Design

    Created with the right balance of processing power, memory, I/O, and storage in a dense 1U form factor, the ThinkServer RD540 is an ideal mainstream server. Up to two Intel® Xeon® processors with up to 24 cores—significantly faster than previous-generation servers—and large memory capacity coupled with I/O and storage scalability, make the RD540 perfect for your line-of-business applications.

    Optimized for Virtualization

    Virtualization makes it faster and easier to deliver IT capabilities to your organization. With this blend of excellent performance, memory bandwidth, and powerful I/O choices, the RD540 is optimized for virtualization so you can deploy multiple virtual machines with confidence.

    Super Efficient

    The RD540 offers 80PLUS Gold power choices and an innovative spread-core board design that helps to lower thermal output. That adds up to a highly efficient 1U solution that doesn't compromise on performance. Also enjoy impressive power savings with Lenovo Smart Grid power management technology, which provides sophisticated, policy-based power capping tools to help you best manage power to changing server workloads.

    Lenovo rack server ThinkServer RD540
  • Tech Specs

    ThinkServer RD540Tech Specs

    ThinkServer RD540 Specs

    PDFThinkServer RD540 Datasheet

    PDFThinkServer OS and Virtualization Options Datasheet

    DescriptionThinkServer RD540
    Up to two 24-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Series
    Operating Systems Supported
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (including Hyper-V), Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (including Hyper-V), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 RS with SP1 (including Hyper-V), Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, VMware vSphere ESXi, Citrix XenServer
    Form Factor / Height
    1U Rack
    Up to 320GB DDR3 – 1600 MT/s via 20 slots (RDIMM, LVDIMM)
    Media bays
    1 x slim optical (except 8 x 2.5" configuration)
    Disk Bays
    Up to 4 x 3.5" or up to 8 x 2.5"
    Maximum Internal Storage
    Up to 16TB 3.5" chassis or up to 8TB 2.5" chassis
    RAID Support
    • ThinkServer RAID 500 Adapter (0, 1, 10, optional 5)
    • ThinkServer RAID 700 Adapter (0/1/10/5/50/6/60)
    • ThinkServer RAID 710 Adapter (0/1/5/6/10/50/60)
    8 redundant fixed fans
    Power supply
    Redundant hot-swap – 800 watt
    Network Interface
    • 2 x Integrated Gb Ethernet
    • 1 x Integrated Gb Ethernet (shared with ThinkServer Management Module)
    Expansion Slots
    • 1 x PCIe GEN3: LP x8 (populated with hardware RAID adapter)
    • 1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x16
    Intelligent Diagnostics Panel
    Systems Management
    • ThinkServer Management Module
    • Optional ThinkServer Management Module
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    (482 mm x 43 mm x 734 mm) or (19.0" x 1.7" x 28.9")
    Starting at (12 kg) or (26.5 lbs)

    Specifications may vary

RD540 at a Glance:
Form Factor
1U Rack
Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 Series
Memory Capacity
Up to 320 GB
Network Interface
3 x Integrated Gb Ethernet
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