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Install the enclosure in a rack

To install the enclosure in a rack, follow the instructions that are provided below.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
  • Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  • Three trained technicians are needed to complete the enclosure installation/removal task.
    • Two technicians hold front and rear handles at both sides of the enclosure.

    • One technician protects cables from damage.

  • To install the rails into a rack, follow the instructions that are provided in the Rail installation Guide.
  • Ensure four handles are attached to the enclosure when moving the enclosure.
    Make sure all handle posts are secured before lifting.
    Figure 1. Attaching four handles
    Attaching four handles

After rails are installed successfully, complete the following steps to install the enclosure in a rack.


  1. Carefully put the enclosure into the rack and slide the enclosure until rear handles are near front rack rails; then, remove rear handles at both sides.
    Figure 2. Rear handle removal
    Rear handle removal
  2. Slide the enclosure farther into the rack until front handles are near front rack rails; then, remove front handles at both sides.
    Figure 3. Front handle removal
    Front handle removal
  3. Side the enclosure all the way back to the rack.
    Figure 4. Sliding the rack
    Sliding the rack
  4. Secure the enclosure to the rack with six screws; then, reinstall the EIA covers.
    Figure 5. EIA cover installation
    EIA cover installation
  5. Secure the two support brackets on the rear enclosure with eight screws.
    Figure 6. Support bracket installation
    Support bracket installation
  6. Reinstall eight screws (using the screwdriver contained in the manifold repair kit) to secure two manifolds.
    Figure 7. Manifold screw locations
    Manifold screw locations
After you finish
  1. Reinstall all power supplies back to the enclosure.

    Figure 8. Power supply installation
    Power supply installation
  2. Reinstall the blank filler.
    Figure 9. Blank filler installation
    Blank filler installation
  3. Reinstall the SMM2 support bracket and the SMM2.

    Figure 10. SMM2 support bracket installation
    SMM2 support bracket installation
    Figure 11. SMM2 installation
    SMM2 installation

    Reinstall manifold retention brackets that are retaining the manifolds (top enclosure position only).

    Figure 12. Retention bracket installation
    Retention bracket installation

    Align the drip sensor assembly with the enclosure and slide it into place.

    Figure 13. Drip sensor assembly installation
    Drip sensor assembly installation
  4. Reinstall all EMC shields.

    Figure 14. EMC shields installation
    EMC shields installation
    Figure 15. EMC shields installation
    EMC shields installation
  5. Install the tray (see Install a DWC tray in the enclosure).

    For safety, use the lift tool to install the tray into the rack.
  6. Install any other required components.
  7. Connect all required cables.
  8. Connect the enclosure to power.
  9. Write down new enclosure midplane serial number (for example: Y030UN34B063) and UUID (for example: 2E2B686CC6B311E2907C6EAE8B16A49E).
  10. Update the solution firmware to the latest level.
  11. Log in to the web interface.
  12. Go to System Information section, click on the Midplane VPD tab.
  13. Update the new enclosure midplane serial number and UUID onto the fan and power controller.
  14. Close the release handles on the tray in order to seat the nodes in the enclosure midplane connectors.
  15. Restart any nodes that you shut down. See the documentation that comes with the compute node for detailed instructions.
  16. The fan and power controller is powered-on automatically.