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Input/output connectors and devices

Use this information to locate the input/output connectors and devices.

See the documentation that comes with the BladeCenterĀ® unit for information about the input/output connectors.

The input/output connectors that are available to the blade server are supplied by the BladeCenter unit. The blade server has two selection buttons on the control panel: the media tray select button and the keyboard/video/mouse select button. See Blade server controls and LEDs for information about these buttons and their functions.

The Ethernet controllers on the blade server communicate with the network through the Ethernet-compatible I/O modules in the BladeCenter unit. Network signals to and from the blade server or any expansion cards are automatically routed to a same-network-interface I/O module through circuitry in the BladeCenter unit.