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Front view

This section contains information about the controls, LEDs, and connectors on the front of the server.

The following illustration shows the controls, LEDs, and connectors on the front of the server.
Figure 1. Front view
Front view
Table 1. Components on the server front view
1 VGA connector4 Front operator panel
2 USB 2.0 connector (with Lenovo XClarity Controller)5 Simple-swap drive bays (numbering 0-3, matching SATA port 4-7 on system board, see System-board connectors)
3 USB 3.1 Gen1 connector6 Rack latches

1 VGA connector:

Connect a monitor to this connector.
  • When the front VGA connector is in use, the rear VGA connector will be disabled.
  • The maximum video resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz.

2 3 USB connectors:

Connect a USB device, such as a USB mouse, keyboard, or other device, to any of these connectors. Following are detailed descriptions of each connector:
  • USB 1: USB 2.0 with Lenovo XClarity Controller management

  • USB 2: USB 3.1 Gen1

4 Front operator panel

Front operator panel contains several LED and buttons, see Front operator panel for more information.

5 Simple-swap drives:

Install drives into these bays. See Install a simple-swap disk drive for more details.

  • When SATA drives are installed and connected to SATA connectors 4-7 on system board (without a RAID adapter installed), the drive number will be reported by RAID utility as drives 4, 5, 6, and 7 (different from drive bay number)

  • When SAS or SATA drives are installed and connected to RAID adapter, the drive number will be 0, 1, 2, and 3 (same as drive bay number)

  • Drive bay 2 and 3 are not available when the two-drive backplate is installed.

6 Rack latches:

Pull the latch on both sides in the front of the server to remove the server out of the rack.