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I have a blue vertical flashing light showing just above the Dell emblem. In the past there has been a solid light. I have checked on OpenManager which indicates all is well but I do not like unexplained changes on servers. Can anyone give me any guidance please? Thank you Ian

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    Chris Jan 10, 2011

    Hi Ian,

    I don't remember the exact layout of the poweredge lights as I've been working mostly with HP servers lately. Can you either snap a pic of the area around the blue light or describe the symbol below and beside so I can refresh my memory.

    BTW, none of us like unexplained changes with our servers...

    Chris

  • im47 Jan 10, 2011

    Hi. Thanks for your response. Unfortunately I cannot take a snap but my best description is that it is a vertical flashing light dead centre vertically, about an inch long just above the round Dell emblem at the top of the drilled holes in the Dell box and just below horizontally where the power switch is and the cd rom drive. I hope this helps

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Great thanks,

That's just a system indicator flash. Solid blue means on and normal, blinking means someone either turned on the system indicator in the management software or bumped the indicator switch on the back of the server. This was designed to make easier transitions from back to front when working with multiple servers in a rack. To turn the indicator off, just go to the back of the server and find the Ethernet and usb ports that are together. If the usb is the bottom and Ethernet port is the top then just to the right you should see a small blue blinking light and a button, pushing the button wil turn the blinking off.

Again, no worries this is just a "locator beacon" not an error message, if the light ever blinks yellow then you have an issue.

Hope this helps FixYa,

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    Many thanks Chris! from AlejandroE

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Mine on a PowerEdge 840 will blink amber when the front panel is removed. Intrusion detection. When I am working on it I place a piece of tape on the front button and it turns blue and stops that stuff.

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