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Install a fan module

Follow instructions in this section to install a fan module.

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To avoid potential danger, make sure to read and follow the safety information.

  • S002
    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.
  • S017
    moving parts
    Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to make sure that you work safely.

  • Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the node; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.


  1. Align the fan module with the slot in the fan cage and make sure that the fan cable is on the same side of the connector of this fan slot.
  2. Install the fan module into the fan cage.
    1. Place the fan module into the slot; then, press it down into place.
    2. Connect the fan cable to the connector on the system board.


      Figure 1. Installation of a fan module
      Installing a fan


After this task is completed