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Install the air baffle

Use this procedure to install the air baffle.

Before you install the air baffle:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the corresponding compute node that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the compute node (see Remove a compute node from the enclosure).
  4. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover).

Complete the following steps to install the air baffle.

Figure 1. Air baffle installation
Air baffle installation

Align the air baffle tabs with the baffle slots on both sides of the chassis; then, lower the air baffle into the node. Press the air baffle down until it is securely seated.
  • For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before you turn on the node. Operating the node with the air baffle removed might damage node components.

  • Pay attention to the cables routed along the sidewalls of the node as they may catch under the air baffle.

After you install the air baffle, complete the following steps.
  1. Reinstall the compute node cover (see Install the compute node cover).

  2. Reinstall the compute node (see Install a compute node in the enclosure).

  3. Check the power LED to make sure it transitions between fast blink and slow blink to indicate the node is ready to be powered on.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube