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Install the air baffle

Follow instructions in this section to install the air baffle.

About this task

Depending on the model, your server might not have an air baffle installed. The air baffle you want to install might be different from following illustrations, but the installation method is the same.

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

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding systems.


  1. If you need to install a RAID flash power module on the back side of the air baffle, install it first. See Install the RAID flash power module on the air baffle.
  2. Align the clips on the air baffle to the sockets on the cable walls.
    Figure 1. Air baffle installation
    Air baffle installation

  3. Lower the air baffle into the chassis and press the air baffle down until it is securely seated.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.