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Removing a 2-bay compute node

Use these instructions to remove a 2-bay compute node from the Flex System Enterprise Chassis.

To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the chassis without a compute node or compute node filler installed in each node bay. Install a compute node or filler within 1 minute of the removal of a compute node.
Before you remove a 2-bay compute node, complete the following tasks:
  1. Make a note of the bay number. Reinstalling a compute node into a different bay from the one from which it was removed can have unintended consequences. Some configuration information and update options are established according to bay number.
  2. Shut down the compute node operating system; then, shut down the compute node. See the documentation that comes with your compute node for the procedure to shut down the operating system. Compute node documentation is available from the Flex System compute nodes information page.

To remove a 2-bay compute node, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the release handles (rotate the left handle to the left and rotate the right handle to the right) to disengage the compute node from the chassis.

    Graphic showing removal of a 2-bay compute node
  2. Slide the compute node out of the node bay.