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Asus RS540-E9-RS36-E Commercial Server Workstations



Double-sided high-capacity 4U storage server with support for up to 36 drives

  • Powered by the latest 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors
  • Outstanding high-capacity storage server with up to 36 drives in 4U system
  • A double-sided storage placement design with support for 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives in combination
  • Scale-up performance for outstanding computing with ASUS PIKE II 3000 cards and flexible I/O upgrade kit
  • High power efficiency with redundant 800W 80 Plus Platinum power supply
  • Exclusive thermal radar technology for energy efficiency - Reduces fan power-consumption by up to 20%
  • Tool-less rail kit to provide additional support and stability for server installation
  • Complete IT infrastructure management with ASMB9 out-of-band remote management and in-band ASUS Control Center

Outstanding high-capacity storage server

Outstanding high-capacity storage server

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.

Exclusive Thermal Radar Technology for Energy Efficiency Exclusive Thermal Radar Technology for Energy Efficiency

Accelerate your workloads

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.

Scale-up performance for outstanding computing

Scale-up performance for outstanding computing

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

Rack-optimized design for cooling efficiency

Rack-optimized design for cooling efficiency

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.

Exclusive Performance Boost technology

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.

Core Optimizer

Core Optimizer

Maximizes the processor frequency in multi-core operations, avoiding frequency shifting for reduced latency

Engine Boost

Engine Boost

Automatic power acceleration with an innovative voltage design to increase server overall performance

Workload Presets

Workload Presets

Preconfigured BIOS server profiles based on workloads and benchmarks for improved performance and efficiency

Exclusive Thermal Radar Technology for Energy Efficiency Exclusive Thermal Radar Technology for Energy Efficiency

Exclusive Thermal Radar technology for energy 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.

Comprehensive IT Infrastructure Management

Comprehensive IT infrastructure management

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.

Asset tag

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.

Tool-less rail kit

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.

Quick initialization guidance

Quick initialization guidance

RS540-E9-RS36-E provides instant system information during initialization and reports any unusual diagnostic results for more efficient IT operation and easy troubleshooting.

Visible Q-Code

Visible Q-Code

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.

MicroSD card support

MicroSD card support

A baseboard management controller (BMC) with microSD support facilitates remote OS updates via image files, log data tracking and video storage.


Processor / System Bus

2 x Socket P (LGA 3647)

1st and 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable Processor Family

*Refer to support page for more information

*Please refer to overview for details

UPI (10.4 GT/s)



Core Logic

Intel C621 Chipset


Total Slots : 16 (6-channel per CPU, 8 DIMM per CPU)

Capacity : Maximum up to 512GB RDIMM/Maximum up to 1024GB LRDIMM/Maximum up to 2048GB LR-DIMM 3DS

Memory Type :

DDR4 2933/2666

Memory Size :

32GB, 16GB, 8GB, 4GB RDIMM



* Refer to support page for more information

* Actual memory frequency differs from Intel CPU types and memory module. Please check Intel official site for more detail about the memory types supported by each CPU.

Expansion Slots

2 x PCI-E x16 (Gen3 x16 link), LP, HL(CPU1: Slot 6;CPU2:Slot 1)

4 x PCI-E x8 (Gen3 x8 link), LP, HL(CPU2: slot 2-5)

1 x OCP 2.0 Mezzanine (Gen3 x16 link)(CPU1: MezzPCIE1-2)


SATA Controller :

Intel C621

11 x SATA3 6Gb/s ports (8 by 2 Mini-SAS Connector)

2 x M.2 connector (2280/2260/2242) (SATA 6Gb/s & PCIe Gen3 x4 link)

Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise(RSTe) (For Linux/Windows)

(Support Software RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 )

SAS Controller :

ASUS PIKE II 3008 8-port SAS HBA card(Optional)

ASUS PIKE II 3108 8-port SAS HW RAID card

Drive Bays

24 x Front Hot-Swap 3.5/ 2.5" Storage Bays(BP w/Expander)

12 x Rear Hot-Swap 3.5/ 2.5" Storage Bays(BP w/Expander)

2 x Hot-Swap 2.5 Storage Bays(Rear)

2 x M.2(2280/2260/2242)(Support SATA/PCIe M.2,SATA/PCIe RAID)


1 x Dual Port Intel I350-AM2 Gigabit LAN controller + 1 x Mgmt LAN


Aspeed AST2500 with 64MB VRAM

Front I/O Ports

2 x USB 2.0 ports

Rear I/O Ports

2 x USB 3.0 ports

1 x VGA port

2 x RJ-45 GbE LAN ports

1 x RJ-45 Mgmt LAN port


Front Switch/LED:

1 x Power switch/LED

1 x Location switch/LED

1 x Reset switch

1 x HDD Access LED

1 x Message LED


* LAN3-4 for Mezzazine card use

Rear Switch/LED:

1 x Power switch

1 x Q-Code/Port 80 LED

1 x Message LED


1 x Location LED

OS Support

Please find the latest OS support from https://www.asus.com/event/Server/OS_support_list/OS.html

Management Solution

ASUS Control Center Enterprise (Optional)

Regulatory Compliance

CCC, CE, FCC(Class A)


615mm x 447mm x 176mm(4U)

24.21" x 17.6" x 6.92"

Form Factor



Net Weight : 27.73KG

Gross Weight : 36.1KG

Power Supply

1+1 Redundant 800W 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply (for 85W CPU and below)

Rating: 100-127Vac/200-240Vac,10A/5A ,50/60Hz, Class I


Operation temperature: 10~35

Non operation temperature: -40~70

Non operation humidity: 20%~90%(Non condensing)


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Warranty: 12 Month Return To Base

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