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Remove the air baffle

If you intend to install memory modules in the compute node, you must first remove the air baffle from the compute node. Remove the air baffle by placing your fingers under the air baffle and lifting it out of the compute node.

About this task


Read Safety inspection checklist and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.


  1. If there is an M.2 backplane assembly installed on the air baffle, disconnect the M.2 cables from the M.2 backplane. See Step 3 in Remove the M.2 backplane assembly.
  2. Lift up the air baffle and set it aside.
    Figure 1. Air baffle removal
    Air baffle removal
After you finish
  • For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before you turn on the compute node. Operating the compute node without the air baffle installed might damage compute node components.

  • To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the compute node without an M.2 backplane assembly or an M.2 backplane assembly filler installed on the air baffle.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube