Light path diagnostics

Use this information as an overview of light path diagnostics.

Light path diagnostics is a system of LEDs on the control panel and on various internal components of the blade server. When an error occurs, LEDs can be lit throughout the blade server to help identify the source of the error.

After you remove the blade server, you can press and hold the light path diagnostics switch for a maximum of 25 seconds to light the LEDs and locate the failing component. The following components have this feature:
  • Storage drives
  • Light path diagnostics panel
  • Microprocessors
  • Memory modules (DIMMs)