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ThinkServer RD540 Rack Server

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BALANCED DESIGN; OUSTANDING EFFICIENCY

  • 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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ThinkServer RD540 Features

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.
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ThinkServer RD540 Tech Specs

ThinkServer RD540 Specs

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DescriptionThinkServer RD540
Processor
Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 Series
Operating Systems Supported
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Novel SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
  • VMware ESXi
  • Citrix XenServer
  • *Hardware, BIOS or configuration limitations may exist. To verify complete OS compatibility and limitations, see the ThinkServer OS and Virtualization Options Datasheet, above.
Form Factor / Height
1U Rack Server
Memory
Up to 320GB / 20 slots (RDIMM, LVDIMM)
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe GEN3: LP x8 mechanical, x8 electrical (populated with hardware RAID adapter)
  • 1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x16 mechanical, x16 electrical
Media Bays
1 x Slim optical (except 8 x 2.5" configuration)
Storage Controller
  • ThinkServer RAID 500 Adapter (0/1/10/5*) *RAID 5 available only with optional upgrade key.
  • ThinkServer RAID 700 Adapter (RAID 0/1/10/5/50/6/60)
  • ThinkServer RAID 710 Adapter (0/1/10/5/50/6/60)
Disk Bays
  • Up to 4 x 3.5" hot swap
  • Up to 8 x 2.5" hot swap
Maximum Internal Storage
  • Up to 16TB (3.5" SATA)
  • Up to 12TB (3.5" SAS)
  • Up to 8TB (2.5" SATA)
  • Up to 7.2TB (2.5" SAS)
  • Up to 6.4TB SSD
Network Interface
  • 2 x Integrated Gb Ethernet
  • 1 x Integrated Gb Ethernet (shared with ThinkServer Management Module)
Cooling
7+1 Redundant fixed fans
Power
1+1 Redundant hot-swap: 800 watt
Diagnostics
Intelligent Diagnostics Panel
Management
ThinkServer Management Module
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17.16" x 1.71" x 28.37"
Weight
Starting at 26.5 lbs

    ThinkServer RD540 Options & Services

    COMING SOON: ThinkServer 16GB DDR3-1600MHz ECC RDIMM (0C19535)ThinkServer 1TB 7.2K 2.5-Inch Enterprise 6Gbps SATA Hot-Swap Hard Drive (0C19496)Lenovo 10Gbps Ethernet Dual-Port X540-T2 Server Adapter by Intel® (0C19497)Lenovo ThinkServer Services

    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. 

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

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

    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.

    COMING SOON: ThinkServer 16GB DDR3-1600MHz ECC RDIMM (0C19535)ThinkServer 1TB 7.2K 2.5-Inch Enterprise 6Gbps SATA Hot-Swap Hard Drive (0C19496)Lenovo 10Gbps Ethernet Dual-Port X540-T2 Server Adapter by Intel® (0C19497)Lenovo ThinkServer Services
    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.

    Summary
    Web price: 
    $3,405.00
    Ships in 5-7 business days
    RD540 at a Glance:
    Form Factor
    1U Rack
    Processor
    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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