This section contains information about the controls, LEDs, and connectors on the front of the server.
|1 VGA connector (optional)
|8 Network activity LED (green)
|2 Drive activity LED (green)
|9 Identification button/LED (blue)
|3 Drive status LED (yellow)
|10 System error LED (yellow)
|4 Pull-out information tab
|11 Front operator panel with optional pull-out LCD display
|5 USB 1 (USB 2.0 with Lenovo XClarity Controller management)
|12 Rack release latches
|6 USB 2
|13 2.5-inch drive bays
|7 Power button/LED (green)
1 VGA connector (optional):
- When the optional front VGA connector is in use, the rear one will be disabled.
- The maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz.
2 Drive activity LED (green):
Each hot-swap drive comes with an activity LED, and when this LED is flashing, it indicates that the drive is in use.
3 Drive status LED (yellow):
These LEDs are on SAS or SATA hard disk drives and solid-state drives. When one of these LEDs is lit, it indicates that the drive has failed. When this LED is flashing slowly (one flash per second), it indicates that the drive is being rebuilt. When the LED is flashing rapidly (three flashes per second), it indicates that the controller is identifying the drive.
4 Pull-out information tab:
This tag contains network information such as MAC address, which is available with a pull on the tab.
5 6 USB connectors:
5 USB 1: USB 2.0 with Lenovo XClarity Controller management.
Connection to XClarity Controller is primarily intended for users with a mobile device running the XClarity Controller mobile application. When a mobile device is connected to this USB port, an Ethernet over USB connection is established between the mobile application running on the device and the XClarity Controller.
Select Network in BMC Configuration to view or modify USB 2.0 with Lenovo XClarity Controller management settings.
Four types of settings are available:
Host only mode
In this mode, the USB port is always solely connected to the server.
BMC only mode
In this mode, the USB port is always solely connected to XClarity Controller.
Shared mode: owned by BMC
In this mode, connection to the USB port is shared by the server and XClarity Controller, while the port is switched to XClarity Controller.
Shared mode: owned by host
In this mode, connection to the USB port is shared by the server and XClarity Controller, while the port is switched to the server.
6 USB 2: USB 2.0 or 3.0 (depending on the model).
7 Power button/LED (green):
Press the power button to turn the server on and off manually. This LED indicates power status of the server. See Front operator panel for more details.
8 Network activity LED (green):
When this LED is lit, it indicates that the server is transmitting to or receiving signals from the Ethernet LAN.
9 Identification button/LED (blue):
Press this button to visually locate the server among other servers. Use this LED to visually locate the server among other servers. XCC can also be used to turn this LED on and off.
10 System error LED (yellow):
When this yellow LED is lit, it indicates that a system error has occurred. This LED can be controlled by the XCC. Information provided from the LCD display of the front operator panel could also help isolate an error.
11 Front operator panel with optional pull-out LCD display:
This panel contains controls and LEDs that provide information about the status of the server. For information about the controls and LEDs on the front operator panel, see Front operator panel.
12 Rack release latches:
Press the latch on both sides in the front of the server to slide the server out of the rack.
13 2.5-inch drive bays:
Install 2.5-inch drives to these bays. See 2.5-inch hot-swap drive and drive backplane replacement for more details.