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This article explains a Datto device's LEDs, as well as deciphers the blinking light and color patterns on Datto's four-bay set-top chassis.  

The blinking lights are only available on the four-bay chassis.

You can also see a similar article on the device boot process.

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Blinking Lights on a Four-Bay Set Top Chassis

This functionality is deprecated in Ubuntu 16.04 devices.

All Datto 4-bay devices (SIRIS, Alto, and DNAS) indicate their activity and status by displaying color patterns from an LED array just below the power button.

Facing the device, the right side indicates hard drive activity with blinking blue lights. The left side of the array indicates device status with the color patterns listed below.

  • Pulsing white while booting
  • Pulsing orange while trying to get a DHCP address
  • Solid blue when booted AND on the network AND unregistered
  • Solid green when registered and without errors
  • Blinking green and red (~0.5 seconds between each) when there is an agent with an error
  • Blinking green and purple (~0.5 seconds each) when there is Virtual Machine (VM) running
  • Blinking green, red, and purple (~0.5 seconds each) when there is VM running and an agent with an error
  • Pulsing purple during a round trip export
  • Pulsing yellow (three times during shutdown). The LED will power off when the shutdown cycle has taken over complete control of the system
Your device will perform a status check every five seconds during which the LEDs will appear inactive. Once complete, the LEDs will then display the appropriate status pattern.

Core themes:

  • Blinking LEDs switch between colors every 0.5 seconds
  • Pulsing LEDs fade between colors and indicate the device is changing states
  • Solid colors indicate steady states
  • Green is the base color of a registered device
  • Blue is the base color of an unregistered device

MicroATX and Mini-ITX Chassis

Device front: Blue light indicates power. Orange light indicates hard drive activity.

Device rear: Greet light indicates network activity. Orange light indicates link light.

 

SuperMicro 2U Chassis

Diagram Number/
LED Indicator
Color Condition Description
1 - System Alert/
Power Failure
Red On One or more PWR Modules Failure
  Off System Normal
2 - Overheat Red On System Overheat
  Off System Normal
3/4 -
LAN1 & LAN2
Green On Linked
  Blink LAN Activity
  Off Disconnected
5 - Hard Drive
Activity
Amber Blink Hard Drive Activity
  Off No Activity
6 - Power Green On System On
  Off System Off

 

Supermicro 2U XL Chassis

Diagram Number/
LED Indicator
Color Condition Description
1 - Power Green On System On
  Off System Off
2 - Hard Drive
Activity
Amber Blink Hard Drive Activity
  Off No Activity
3/4 -
LAN1 & LAN2
Green On Linked
  Blink LAN Activity
  Off Disconnected
5 - System Alert/
Power Failure
Red On One or more PWR Modules Failure
  Off System Normal
6 - Overheat Red On System Overheat
  Off System Normal

 

SuperMicro 3U Chassis

 

 

The i icon

Some Datto devices also have an i icon that can convey a number of different statuses.

Information LED
Status Description
 Continuously on and red An overheat condition has occurred. This may be caused by cable congestion
 Blinking red (1 Hz) Fan failure, check for an inoperative fan
Blinking red (0.25 Hz) Power failure, check for a non-operational power supply
Solid blue Local UID has been activated. Use this function to locate the server in a rack mount environment
Blinking blue Remote UID is on. Use this function to identify the server from a remote location

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