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Install a system fan

Use this information to install a system fan.

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.

To install a system fan, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Figure 1. System fan installation
System fan installation

  1. Press the fan cage bracket to the front of the server.
  2. Position the system fan so that the airflow arrow on the fan points toward the rear of the server. Insert the fan into the bracket and push on top of the fan to make sure that the fan is fully seated.
    The correct airflow is from the front to the rear of the server.