For detailed information about the control, connectors, and status LEDs on the front panel, see "Front
panel" on page 20.
The storage-drive bays are used to install 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch internal storage drives. Depending on the
model, your server supports one of the following storage-drive bay configurations:
• Five 3.5-inch-drive bays
• Fifteen 3.5-inch-drive bays
• Eight 2.5-inch-drive bays
• Sixteen 2.5-inch-drive bays
Note: For server models with fifteen 3.5-inch-drive bays, you can install 2.5-inch drives and 3.5-inch drives
into the same server. For more information, see "Installing a 2.5-inch drive into a 3.5-inch-drive bay" on
Metal protective shields
The metal protective shields are used to cover vacant storage-drive bays.
Attention: An unoccupied storage-drive bay without any other protection might impact the EMI integrity and
cooling of the server, which might result in overheating or component damage.