RS540-E8-RS36-ECP is a 4U rack server that offers diverse RAID storage, exceptionally-high storage density, an optimized user experience. Engineered premium components for premium efficiency, RS540-E8-RS36-ECP is an ideal choice for datacenters and other high-performance enterprise applications.

Massstorage and flexibility in 4U and additional OS Kernal Disk

RS540-E8-RS36-ECP is equippedwith 36 SAS/SATA 3.5-inch disk drive bays (24 front + 12 rear), and 2.5″hot-swap HDD bays per enclosure. The hot-swappable design provides non-stophigh availability, making short work of maintenance. RS540-E8-RS36-ECP alsooffers great freedom when it comes to the choice of operating system drive typeand placement, with M.2 slot available, and two hot-swappable 2.5-inch SSDbays.

ASUSPIKE II & 12G SAS Integration

ASUSPIKE II offers the latest 12Gb/s SAS together with PCI-E 3.0 solution. WhileASUS latest 12Gb/s SAS doubles the data rate running at twice the speed of theprevious generation, PCI-E 3.0 offers high reliability and faster speedconnection. ASUS PIKE II meets user needs with support for 6Gb/s SATA and12Gb/s SAS storage and integrated RAID data protection. Just placing the PIKE IIcard can immediately enlarge the capacity, improve the performance, andstrengthen the signaling, making it the great upgrade option. Additionally, multipleHBAs allow multi-paths which improve over performance.


RS540-E8-RS36-ECP has highexpandability with 3+1 expansion ports in a configuration: that means one PCI-EGen3x16 slot, one PCI-E Gen3x8 slot, plus one PCI-E Gen3x8 slot OCP Mezzaninecard for OCP such as the OCP 10Gbit/s LAN card. This flexible expansion offersdiverse applications in storage and networking to meeting the demands of futureexpansion.

Premiumcomponents for premium efficiency

RS540-E8-RS36-ECP benefits frompremium components hand-chosen and carefully arranged by ASUS engineers toprovide premium efficiency. With ASUS Beat Thermal Chokes, Dr. MOS and 1+1Redundant 800W 80PLUS CRPS Platinum Power Supply, it delivers great durability and up to 94%power efficiency. The 1+1 Redundant 800W 80PLUS CRPS Platinum Power Supply design allows theserver to keep working even if one power supply requires maintenance, enablinguninterrupted operation. RS540-E8-RS36-ECP has durable 12k solid capacitorsthat are able to withstand up to 12,000 hours of high ambient temperatures.These 12K capacitors also boast lower equivalent series resistance (ESR) forincreased efficiency and minimal heat generation.

Easy diagnosticand deployment

RS540-E8-RS36-ECP has abuilt-in Q-code/port 80 LED display panel for simple monitoring of the entireboot process, from the early hardware-awakening stages to the launch of theoperating system and beyond. A bright power lamp on the rear lets you check theserver’s status instantly. RS540-E8-RS36-ECP also benefits from an exclusivetool-less rail kit design, easing deployment for systems administrators forincreased efficiency.

Userfriendly design

The server also carries anasset tag for fast identification. RS540-E8-RS36-ECP also offers great freedomwhen it comes to the choice of operating system drive type and placement, with bothM.2 slot for independent OS available.

Completeremote server management

With the Intelligent PlatformManagement Interface (IPMI) 2.0-compliant ASMB8-iKVM module in RS540-E8-RS36-ECPand you’ll be able to monitor, control and manage the server remotely. ASUSServer Web-based Management (ASWM) Enterprise has a simple and intuitiveweb-based graphical user interface. Save time and effort by flashing the BIOSremotely, use the new screen-recording function for quick and easytrouble-shooting and exploit the many efficiency benefits of one-to-manycentralized management afforded by ASWM Enterprise.

Behind the Design

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