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

  • Options & Services

    ThinkServer RD540Options & Services

    • ThinkServer 16GB DDR3-1600MHz ECC RDIMM (0C19535)

      ThinkServer 16GB DDR3-1600MHz ECC RDIMM (0C19535)

      Boost the capabilities of your ThinkServer and push the boundaries of productivity by adding memory. Error correcting code (ECC) provides greater data accuracy and system uptime by protecting against errors in memory. 

    • ThinkServer 1TB 7.2K 2.5-Inch Enterprise 6Gbps SATA Hot-Swap Hard Drive (0C19496)

      ThinkServer 1TB 7.2K 2.5-Inch Enterprise 6Gbps SATA Hot-Swap Hard Drive (0C19496)

      Choose enterprise-grade, hot-swap SATA drives for your ThinkServer when you demand high performance and reliability, with budget-friendly prices.

      Learn More
    • Lenovo 10Gbps Ethernet Dual-Port X540-T2 Server Adapter by Intel® (0C19497)

      Lenovo 10Gbps Ethernet Dual-Port X540-T2 Server Adapter by Intel® (0C19497)

      Leverage the full bandwidth potential of your network and scale your ThinkServer I/O to meet your growing IT infrastructure needs.

      Learn More
    • Lenovo ThinkServer Services

      Lenovo ThinkServer Services

      The Lenovo ThinkServer Services portfolio offers flexible solutions to ensure the reliability and availability of your Lenovo ThinkServer. You can choose just the right response time, duration, and optional features to meet your business needs and your budget. Flexible, reliable, and affordable, Lenovo ThinkServer Services offer the right solutions from small businesses to large enterprises.

    Protect Your ThinkServer With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Provides a comprehensive portfolio of services optimized to support and protect your ThinkServer investment.
    • Offers access to Lenovo-certified technicians who have been consistently recognized around the globe as best-in-class, as well as access to genuine Lenovo parts.

    Convenient & Flexible Upgrades

    • Offers up to 4-hour response time and 24x7 on-site service minimizing downtime on business-critical applications.
    • Provides access to advanced-level technicians, priority call routing, escalation management, and basic software support.

    On-Site Convenience & Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties offer fixed-term, fixed-cost protection to help you accurately budget for server expenses (up to 5 years).
    • Upgraded Warranty SLAs  maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    Other Available ThinkServer Services

    • Priority Technical Support offers direct access to advanced level technicians 24x7.
    • Keep Your Drive provides a convenient and secure way to retain your drive and confidential data if the drive must be replaced.
    • Asset Recovery delivers secure, documented disposition of IT assets and data, helping to mitigate the environmental and data security risks associated with end-of-life asset disposal.

    Learn more about Lenovo ThinkServer Services.

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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