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Removing and replacing blade server components

Use this information to remove and replace components in the blade server.

Replaceable components are of three types:
  • Tier 1 customer replaceable unit (CRU): Replacement of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM® installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.
  • Tier 2 customer replaceable unit: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty that is designated for your server.
  • Field replaceable unit (FRU): FRUs must be installed only by trained service technicians.

See Parts listing, Types 8014, 8028 and 1916 to determine whether a component is a Tier 1 CRU, Tier 2 CRU, or FRU.

For information about the terms of the warranty and getting service and assistance, see the Warranty and Support Information document.