Front view of the system

Figure 1. Front view of 8 x 2.5-inch drive system
This image shows the front view of 8 x 2.5-inch drive system
  1. Left control panel
  2. Optical drive (optional)
  3. VGA port
  4. Right control panel
  5. Information tag
  6. Drive (8)
Table 1. Features available on the front of the systemItem 1 is the left control panel, contains system health and system ID, status LED, and optional iDRAC Quick Sync 2 (wireless) indicators. The status LED enables you to identify any failed hardware components. The Quick Sync 2 enables management of the system by using mobile devices. Item 2 is the optical drive (optional), contains one optional slim SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive. Item 3 is the video connector, enables you to connect a display device to the system. Item 4 is right control panel, contains the power button and USB port, iDRAC Direct micro port, and the iDRAC Direct status LED. Item 5 is hard drive slots, enables you to install hard drives that are supported on your system.
Item Ports, panels, and slots Icon Description
1 Left control panel N/A

Contains the system health, system ID, status LED, and the iDRAC Quick Sync 2 (wireless) indicator.

NOTE: The iDRAC Quick Sync 2 indicator is available only on certain configurations.
  • Status LED: Enables you to identify any failed hardware components. There are up to five status LEDs and an overall system health LED (Chassis health and system ID) bar. For more information, see the Status LED indicators section.
  • Quick Sync 2 (wireless): Indicates a Quick Sync enabled system. The Quick Sync feature is optional. This feature allows management of the system by using mobile devices called as OpenManage Mobile (OMM) feature. Using iDRAC Quick Sync 2 with OpenManage Mobile (OMM) aggregates hardware or firmware inventory and various system level diagnostic and error information that can be used in troubleshooting the system. For more information, see the iDRAC User's Guide available at www.dell.com/idracmanuals
2 Optical drive (optional) N/A One optional slim SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
3 VGA port video connector icon Enables you to connect a display device to the system. For more information, see the VGA ports specifications section.
4 Right control panel N/A Contains the power button, USB port, iDRAC Direct micro port, and the iDRAC Direct status LED.
5 Information tag

The Information tag is a slide-out label panel that contains system information such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC address, and so on. If you have opted for the secure default access to iDRAC, the Information tag also contains the iDRAC secure default password.

6 Drive (8) N/A Enables you to install drives that are supported on your system. For more information about drives, see the Drives section.