Four socket powerhouse for large scale-up analytics

Demand uncompromising performance

Ideal for mission critical database, real-time data, and analytics


PowerEdge 940 servers


  • Our highest performance server – built for extremely demanding workloads like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), e-commerce, and very large databases
  • Highly optimized design that packs traditional 4U feature set inside 3U chassis
  • Special performance optimized 2 socket configuration deliver 50% more QPI bandwidth compare to regular 2 socket server
  • Out of band management architecture facilitating rapid bare metal deployment and remediation regardless of OS state
  • Embedded SupportAssist reducing troubleshooting and downtime with embedded diagnostics and automated case creation

Automate Productivity

  • Get up to 4x performance improvement with common management tasks with iDRAC9’s new dual-core ARM processor (compared with iDRAC8)
  • Use the same next-generation of embedded automation to standardize BIOS and secure boot configuration, firmware updates, server asset inventory, health monitoring, and power/reset control across all PowerEdge servers
  • Proactive automated support embedded resolves issues up to 90% faster

Comprehensive Security

  • Fully signed firmware updates; embedded trust only allows authenticated code to run
  • Security lockdown that protects your server configuration and firmware (BIOS, iDRAC, & RAID) from malicious changes
  • Secure instant erase for HDDs, SSDs, NVMs
  • New, more secure unique default password
  • Redfish, new REST-based management API, is more secure and scalable than legacy IPM
FeaturePowerEdge R940 Technical Specification


Up to four 2nd-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS Citrix® XenServer®

Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V Red Hat® Enterprise Linux

SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server VMware® ESXi


48 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, up to 2666MT/s, 6TB max

Up to 12 NVDIMM, 384 GB Max

Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Drive Bays

Front drive bays: Up to 24 x 2.5” drives (up to 12 x NVMe), Max Storage 122 TB

RAID Controllers

Internal controllers: PERC S140, H330, H730P, H740P Boot optimized Storage Subsystem

External HBAs (RAID): H840

External HBAs (non-RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA

Data Protection Features

TPM 1.2/2.0 optional Cryptographically signed firmware

Secure Boot

System Lockdown

Secure erase


Platinum 1100W, 1600W, 2000W, 2400W, 336-

380VDC 1100W, Gold 48VDC 1100W

Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option 8 hot plugs fans with full redundancy


Optional LCD or Security bezel


IPMI 2.0 compliant

iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise) Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional

OpenManage Enterprise

OpenManage Mobile

OpenManage Power Center


Integrations: Microsoft® System Center, VMware® vCenter™, BMC Software

Connections: Nagios & Nagios XI, Oracle Enterprise Manager, HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli® Network Manager, CA Network and Systems Management


Form factor: Rack (3U)

Chassis depth: 777.05 mm


Network daughter card options: 4x 1Gb, 4x 10Gb, 2x 10Gb+2x 1Gb, or 2x 25Gb

Front ports: Video, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct USB

Rear ports: Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port

Video card: VGA, Up to 13 x Gen3 slots, (3 x8 + 10 x16)


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