In pictures: Taking apart Hewlett-Packard's Proliant DL380 G5 server

We get up close and personal with the HP Proliant DL380 G5, one of the world's best selling servers.

The Systems Insight Display shows the current status of the DL380. Any component faults will result in an amber light.

The front LEDs are from left to right: UID, internal status, power, NIC1, NIC2. The UID light can be turned on remotely through iLO2 (Integrated Lights-Out), or by physically pressing the LED. This can be used to identify a server that needs attention. The internal status LED and the power LED shine green, amber, or red to indicate a normal, degraded or critical status, respectively. The NIC1 and NIC2 LED are activity lights for the matching network cards.

The front access ports can be used to plug a monitor and a USB device such as keyboard or a mouse, instead of a system administrator having to go around to the back.

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    the lights in front before power button keeps on ligthing red

    and have restarted the server but it keeps on coming back then the s erver stops its services

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