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Install the rack latches

Use this information to install the rack latches.

About this task


Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the rack latches to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the rack latches out of the package and place them on a static-protective surface.
  2. On each side of the server, align the rack latch with the pin on the chassis. Then, press the rack latch onto the chassis and slightly slide it forward as shown.
    Figure 1. Rack latch installation
    Rack latch installation

  3. Install the two screws to secure the rack latch on each side of the server.
    Figure 2. Rack latch screws installation
    Rack latch screws installation

After you finish

  1. Install the ID label plate to the right rack latch as shown.

    Figure 3. ID label plate installation

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.