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Install a node

Use this information to install a node.

Before you install a node, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Make sure all the removed components are installed, and all the disconnected cables inside the server are reconnected.


  1. To install the node into the node sleeve, complete the following steps.
    1. Align the node with the node sleeve and slide the node into place.
    2. Fasten the two thumbscrews.
    See Configuration Installation Guide for the bookshelf configuration, DIN rail configuration and wall-mounted configuration installation details if necessary.
    Figure 1. Node installation
    Node installation
  2. To install the node into the enclosure, complete the following steps.
    If the node is to be installed in an E1 Enclosure (1U 2-node), change the vital product data (VPD) for proper operation.See Change the VPD for E1 Enclosure configuration (trained technician only).
    1. Determine the node bay to install the node.
    2. Insert the node into the node bay until it stops.
      • E1 Enclosure (1U 2-node)

        Figure 2. Node installation
        Node installation
      • E2 Enclosure (2U 2-node)

        Figure 3. Node installation
        Node installation
    3. Align and insert the shipping bracket onto the front of the enclosure.
      Figure 4. Node installation
      Node installation
    4. Install the five screws and fasten the two thumb screws to secure the shipping bracket.
      Figure 5. Node installation
      Node installation
After you install a node, complete the following steps:
  1. Install the enclosure into rack if necessary.

  2. Reconnect power cords and all external cables.

  3. Turn on the server (see Power on the server).

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