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Install the M.2 backplane

Use this information to install the M.2 backplane.

shock hazard
Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.

To avoid a shock hazard:

  • Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet/source.
  • Connect any equipment that will be attached to this product to properly wired outlets/sources.
  • When possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables.
  • Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or structural damage.
  • The device 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.
Before you install the M.2 backplane:
  1. Read the Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

Complete the following steps to install the M.2 backplane.

Figure 1. M.2 backplane installation
M.2 backplane installation

Align the openings located at the bottom of the blue plastic supports at each end of the M.2 backplane with the guide pins on the system board; then, insert the backplane in the system board connector. Press down on the M.2 backplane to fully seat it.

After you install the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Reinstall the tray cover (see Install the tray cover).

  2. Reinstall the tray (see Install a DWC tray in the enclosure).

  3. Check the power LED on each node to make sure it changes from fast blink to slow blink to indicate both nodes are ready to be powered on.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube