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Cloud Ninjas' Dell PowerEdge R240 Specifications
The Dell PowerEdge R240 server is a budget-friendly server that can handle demanding workloads. The R240 is designed for small businesses and service providers. The PowerEdge R240 comes in two possible chassis options: 4 Bay LFF cabled and 4 Bay LFF Hot swap.
4 Bay LFF Cabled
The 4 Bay LFF Cabled chassis for the PowerEdge R240 supports up to four 3.5" SAS/SATA drives. 2.5" HDDs and SSDs can be installed via a 2.5" to 3.5" drive converter. This chassis does not support hot swap drives which means that drives cannot be added or removed while the server is powered on. The rear of the chassis includes one low-profile PCIe slot, one full-height PCIe slot, a serial port, VGA port, an iDRAC dedicated LAN port, two 1GbE RJ45 Ethernet ports, two type A USB 3.0 ports, CMA port, a system ID button, and one cabled power supply.
4 Bay LFF Hot swap
The 4 Bay LFF Hot-swap chassis for the R240 server is the exact same as the 4 Bay LFF cabled chassis, except that it accepts hot-swap drives. Hot swap means that you can add or remove drives while the server is powered on. Just like the 4 Bay LFF cabled, the rear of this chassis includes one low-profile PCIe slot, one full-height PCIe slot, a serial port, VGA port, an iDRAC dedicated LAN port, two 1GbE RJ45 Ethernet ports, two type A USB 3.0 ports, CMA port, a system ID button, and one cabled power supply.
The Dell PowerEdge R240 server has a single CPU socket that accepts Intel Xeon E-2100, Intel Xeon E-2200, Intel Pentium, Intel Core i3, or Intel Celeron processors. A maximum of 8 CPU cores are supported.
Supported Intel Xeon E-2100 Processors
|E-2104G||SR3WV||4||3.2 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2124||SR3WQ||4||3.3 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2124G||SR3WL||4||3.4 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2126G||6||3.3 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2134||SR3WP||4||3.5 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2136||SR3WW||6||3.3 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2144G||SR3WM||4||3.6 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2146G||SR3WT||6||3.5 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2174G||SR3WN||4||3.8 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2176G||SR3WS||6||3.7 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2186G||SR3WR||6||3.8 GHz||12 MB|
Supported Intel Xeon E-2200 Processors
|E-2224||SRFAV||4||3.4 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2224G||SRFAW||4||3.5 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2226G||SRF7F||6||3.4 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2234||SRFAX||4||3.6 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2236||SRF7G||6||3.4 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2244G||SRFAY||4||3.8 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2246G||SRF7N||6||3.6 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2274G||SRFDE||4||4.0 GHz||8 MB|
|E-2276G||SRF7M||6||3.8 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2278G||SRFB2||8||3.4 GHz||16 MB|
|E-2286G||SRF7C||6||4.0 GHz||12 MB|
|E-2288G||SRFB3||8||3.7 GHz||16 MB|
Supported Intel Core i3 Processors
|i3-8100||4||3.6 GHz||6 MB|
|i3-9100||4||3.60 GHz||6 MB|
Supported Intel Celeron/Pentium Processors
|Celeron G4900||2||3.10 GHz||2 MB|
|Celeron G4930||2||3.20 GHz||2 MB|
|Pentium G5420||2||3.80 GHz||4 MB|
|Pentium G5500||2||3.80 GHz||4 MB|
The Dell PowerEdge R240 Server has a total of 4 DIMM slots. There is a total of two memory channels, each consisting of two DIMM slots. This system accepts DDR4 memory. ECC Unbuffered (ECC UDIMM) memory is the only type of memory that can be used with the R240. Capacities of 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB can be used with the PowerEdge R240. The R240 server allows for a maximum memory configuration of 64GB with 4x16GB ECC UDIMMs. The Dell R240 supports memory speeds of 2133MT/s, 2400MT/s, 2666MT/s. The processor you have installed will determine the max memory speed that you can use with your system. For example, if your processor supports a max memory speed off 2400MT/s and you install a 2666MT/s module, the module will clock down to 2400MT/s. 2666MT/s is the fastest possible speed for this system.
Supported Drives (2.5")
|Type||Speeds||Max Capacity (Per Drive)|
|SAS||7.2K, 10K, 15K||2.4TB|
Supported Drives (3.5”)
|Type||Speeds||Max Capacity (Per Drive)|
How Many Power Supplies does the R240 Support?
The Dell PowerEdge R240 server supports up to one cabled power supply. This system does not support hot-swap power supplies meaning that power supply units cannot be removed while the system is powered on.
Power Supply Options
There are two power supply options for the PowerEdge R240: Bronze 250W and Platinum 450W. For higher-end applications, it is best to go with the 450W option. For lower-end applications, the 250W option is fine.
|RAID Options||RAID Levels||Cache||Drive Speeds||PCIe Generation||RAID Hardware|
|S140 onboard software||0,1,5,10||None||6 Gb/s SATA/NVMe||N/A||Software|
|HBA330||Passthrough||None||6 Gb/s SAS/SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
|12Gbps SAS Ext. HBA||Passthrough||None||12 Gb/s SAS||PCIe 3.0||Hardware|
|H330||0, 1, 5, 10, 50||None||6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
|H730P||0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60||2 GB NV||6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
Systems Management Solutions
The Dell PowerEdge R240 Server utilizes the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 (iDRAC9), which allows you to easily manage your Dell server. The iDRAC9 web interface provides a variety of useful information and features, that make managing your Dell server an easy task. Features include, but are not limited to hardware monitoring, power control, remote console, control over system settings, firmware update control, storage management, and much more. You can access the iDRAC9 web interface, by setting the iDRAC IP in system setup, and searching the IP in a web browser.
Supported Operating Systems:
The PowerEdge R240 supports a wide variety of operating systems which ranges from different distributions of Linux, VMware, and Windows Server. These operating systems are:
- ⦿ Citrix XenServer 7.1
- ⦿ Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7
- ⦿ Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 8
- ⦿ Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 9
- ⦿ SUSE Linux ES 15
- ⦿ Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS
- ⦿ Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS
- ⦿ VMware ESXi 6.5
- ⦿ VMware ESXi 6.7
- ⦿ VMware ESXi 7.0
- ⦿ VMware ESXi 8.0
- ⦿ Window Server 2012 R2
- ⦿ Window Server 2016
- ⦿ Window Server 2019
Technical Information Overview
The Dell PowerEdge R240 is a powerful 1U rackmount server, that can handle almost anything you throw at it. It is loaded with features that expand the capabilities of the system. Learning about these features is the best thing you can do to fully take advantage of the perks of the R240. We have compiled a few guides that are useful for learning the ins and outs of the Dell PowerEdge R240 server.
Learn the ins and outs of the R240: View PowerEdge R240 Technical Guide
For all technical information regarding the PowerEdge R240, refer to the R240 technical specifications: View PowerEdge R240 Technical Specifications
Need a quick overview of the R240's specs? Check out the R240 spec sheet: View PowerEdge R240 Spec Sheet
Installation and Service Manual
Need help installing/replacing components or with using diagnostic's tools? The Installation and Service Manual is a fantastic resource: View PowerEdge R240 Installation and Service Manual
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 9 User's Guide
Everything you need to know about iDRAC 9, all in one place: View PowerEdge R240 iDRAC 9 User's Guide
Lifecycle Controller User's Guide
Navigate Lifecycle Controller with the Lifecycle Controller User's Guide: View PowerEdge R240 Lifecycle Controller Setup Guide
Dell Systems Management Overview
Learn about the R240's System Management Technologies: View PowerEdge R240 Dell System Management Overview Guide
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