Chassis Build and Design of Dell Power edge R220 server

The Dell PowerEdge R220 has a shortdepth 15.5” chassis and quiet-office acoustics.The chassis was designed to be largely tool-less. The hard drive carriers released by pulling up on the blue pin and sliding the carrier out. But thehard drive is not hot swap, this was an easy-to-use design. The hard drive screws had rubber grommets and the screws attach to the hard drive tray to ensure they are there when a hard drive is added. One can also see nice touches like the latching cable guide (in black with the arrow below) to make cable management easier.

Front-panel features and indicators:

Power-on indicator, power button: The power-on indicator lights when the system power is on. The power button controls the power supply output to the system.

Video connector: Allows us to connect a VGA display to the system

Health indicator: If the system is on, and in good health, the indicator lights solid blue. The indicator blinks amber if the system is on or in standby, and any error exists

NMI button: Used to troubleshoot software and device driver errors when running certain operating systems. This button can be pressed using the end of a paper clip.

Temperature indicator: The indicator blinks amber if the system experiences a thermal error.

Hard-drive indicator: The indicator blinks green to indicate hard-drive activity.

Electrical indicator: The indicator blinks amber if the system experiences an electrical error.

System identification button: The identification buttons on the front and back panels can be used to locate a particular system within a rack. When one of these buttons is pressed, the system status indicator on the front and the back of the system flashes until one of the buttons is pressed again. Press to toggle the system ID on and off.

System status indicator: Lights blue during normal system operation. Lights amber when the system needs attention due to a problem.

System service tag: A slide-out label panel that allows you to record system information such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC address, and so on as per the need.

Optical drive (optional): One optional slim SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD +/-RW drive.

USB connectors (2): Allow us to connect USB devices to the system. The ports are USB 2.0-compliant.

Back-panel features and indicators:

The rear of the Dell PowerEdge R220 on rental has a number of ports on the back. There were legacy VGA and serial ports. Two USB 3.0 ports provided more modern connectivity. The R220 also had front I/O for VGA and USB to aid in the use of KVM carts in the datacenter. One can see two Broadcom based gigabit Ethernet ports. One unusual feature was the eSATA port which can be used for external expansion for those that shun the use of NAS storage. Finally the 80 Plus Silver power supply had a nice feature on the rear I/O panel: a cable management clip. That black clip on the right side of the image helps keep the cabling more organized which is important in the datacenter.

Serial connector: Allows us to connect a serial device to the system

PCIe expansion card slot: Allows us to connect one low-profile PCI Express expansion card.

iDRAC7 Enterprise port (optional): Dedicated management port for the iDRAC7 Enterprise card.

eSATA: Allows us to connect additional storage devices.

vFlash media card slot (optional): Allows us to connect the optional vFlash media card.

Video connector: Allows us to connect a VGA display to the system

Ethernet connectors (2): Two integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC connectors.

USB connectors (2): Allow us to connect USB devices to the system. The ports are USB 3.0-compliant.

System status indicator: Indicates the status of the system. Lights blue during normal system operation. Lights amber when the system needs attention due to a problem.

Power supply : 250 W AC power supply.

System identification button: The identification buttons on the front and back panels can be used to locate a particular system within a rack.

Retention clip or cable management clip: Secures the power cable.

Serverental has Dell PowerEdge R220 on rental with relatively well laid out design. There are a total of four fans cooling which spreads enough airflow around the short depth chassis. Underneath the CPU and memory shroud we can see the CPU socket, passive heatsink and four RAM slots that accept up to 32GB. The dual chassis fans provide redundancy in the event of a failure so that air will still move through the shroud. Next the CPU and memory is an internal USB type-A header. There is a single PCIe expansion slot in the chassis and plenty of room for most add-in networking or storage cards. Overall, the server was fairly easy to work with.

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