Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Back panel features and indicators

Figure 1. Back panel features and indicators
This figure shows the back panel features of the system.
Table 1. Back panel features and indicatorsItem 1 is the serial connector that allows you to connect a serial device to the system. Item 2 is the vFlash media card slot that allows you to insert a vFlash media card. Item 3 is the iDRAC8 Enterprise port that is the dedicated management port. Item 4 are PCIe expansion card slots that enable you to connect PCI Express expansion cards. Item 5 are power supply unit (PSU1 and PSU2) that enables you to install up to two 350 W redundant AC power supply units. Item 6 are the USB connectors that allows you to connect USB devices to the system. The ports are USB 3.0-compliant. Item 7 are the ethernet connectors that has two integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC connectors. Item 8 is the system identification button on the front and back panels that can be used to locate a particular system within a rack. When one of these buttons is pressed, the LCD panel on the front and the system status indicator on the back flash until one of the buttons is pressed again. Press to toggle the system ID on and off. If the system stops responding during POST, press and hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to enter BIOS progress mode. Item 9 is the system identification connector that connects the optional system status indicator assembly through the optional cable management arm. Item 10 is the video connector that allows you to connect a VGA display to the system.
ItemIndicator, button, or connectorIconDescription
1Serial connectorserial connector iconEnables you to connect a serial device to the system.
2vFlash card slot (optional)Enables you to connect the vFlash card.
3iDRAC port (optional)Enables you to install a dedicated management port card.
4PCIe expansion card slots (2)Enables you to connect PCI Express expansion cards.
5Power supply unit (PSU1 and PSU2)Enables you to install up to two 350 W redundant AC power supply units.
6USB connectorsUSB 3.0 iconEnables you to connect USB devices to the system. These ports are USB 3.0-compliant.
7Ethernet connectorsEthernet connector iconEnables you to connect Integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC connectors.
8System identification buttonsystem identification iconEnables you to locate a particular system within a rack. The identification buttons are on the front and back panels. When one of these buttons is pressed, the LCD panel on the front and the system status indicator on the back flash until one of the buttons is pressed again.

Press the system identification button to turn the system ID on or off.

If the system stops responding during POST, press and hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to enter BIOS progress mode.

To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup), press and hold the button for more than 15 seconds.

9System identification connectorConnects the optional system status indicator assembly through the optional cable management arm.
10Video connectorvideo connector iconEnables you to connect a VGA display to the system.

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