RS540-E9-RS36-E offers an optimal balance of server storage utilization, performance and cost with a hybrid storage configuration that has capacity for up to 36 drives in a 4U system, plus two optional hot-swappable 2.5-inch SATA SSDs and two optional M.2 SSDs.
To effectively manage the storage demands of growing amounts of data, RS540-E9-RS36-E features a double-sided storage placement design with support for up to 24 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives in the front and 12 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives in the back, making it an adaptable architecture for diverse workloads. Two optional 2.5-inch SSDs enable in-server hybrid storage configurations, and two optional M.2 SSDs provide up to 2TB of additional OS storage.
RS540-E9-RS36-E is built upon a scalable system architecture and offers flexibility to meet performance demands.
– ASUS PIKE II 3000 cards: The latest SAS 12Gb/s solution for storage and integrated RAID data protection
– Flexible I/O upgrade kit for high-performance 10Gb/s connectivity with networking PCI-E and OCP Mezzanine cards
The rack-optimized RS540-E9-RS36-E supports 1+1 redundant 800W 80 Plus Platinum power supplies, which are 94% efficiency for AC to DC conversion, and allows your server to keep working even if one power supply requires maintenance, enabling uninterrupted operation.
ASUS servers feature exclusive Performance Boost technology to achieve the best server performance and agility by tuning servers to match the requirements of workloads, letting you gain greater control of your server environment. This technology improves workload throughput by maximizing processor frequency and boost power, ideal for time-sensitive applications such as financial services or data center operations. In the BIOS you can choose from pre-configured server profiles optimized for specific workloads, maximizing overall performance and reducing server-configuration time.
Maximizes the processor frequency in multi-core operations, avoiding frequency shifting for reduced latency
Automatic power acceleration with an innovative voltage design to increase server overall performance
Preconfigured BIOS server profiles based on workloads and benchmarks for improved performance and efficiency
RS540-E9-RS36-E features ASUS-exclusive Thermal Radar technology with ambient sensors placed in CPU, memory, NVMe, SSD, OCP mezzanine connector for internal and external temperature monitoring, and dynamic fan-curve adjustment, which lowers fan power consumption by up to 20% and reduces total cost of ownership — ideal for data centers with extreme workloads.
RS540-E9-RS36-E features an embedded iKVM module and is bundled with ASUS Control Center to provide comprehensive out-of-band and in-band management features for small and mid-size businesses.
The embedded ASMB9-iKVM module supports remote BIOS updates, fan control, standalone KVMs, video recording, and BSOD capture, providing around-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnostics — even if the operating system is down or offline — through a user-friendly, web-based graphical interface that works with all major browsers.
ASUS Control Center (ACC) is a centralized and integrated IT management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations and digital signage. ACC enables remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.
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The asset tag is a simple and useful feature conveniently located on the front panel of the server, providing easy access and the ability to record the system serial number, IP address and other essential information.
The convenient design of the rail kit allows administrators to easily install rails into the server rack without tools. It also comes with a metal stopping-bracket that can be installed to provide additional support and stability for the server.
RS540-E9-RS36-E provides instant system information during initialization and reports any unusual diagnostic results for more efficient IT operation and easy troubleshooting.
RS540-E9-RS36-E has a visible Q-Code/port 80 LED display for simple monitoring of the entire boot process, from power on through loading of the operating system.
A baseboard management controller (BMC) with microSD support facilitates remote OS updates via image files, log data tracking and video storage.