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Install the M.2 backplane and M.2 drive

Use this information to install the M.2 backplane and M.2 drive.

About this task

Attention
  • 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.

Procedure

  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the M.2 backplane and M.2 drive to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the M.2 backplane and M.2 drive out of the package and place them on a static-protective surface.
    Note
    The M.2 backplane you want to install might be different from the following illustrations, but the installation method is the same.
  2. Adjust the retainer on the M.2 backplane to accommodate the particular size of the M.2 drive you wish to install. See Adjust the retainer on the M.2 backplane.
  3. Locate the M.2 drive slot on the M.2 backplane.
    Note

    For some M.2 backplanes that support two identical M.2 drives, install the M.2 drive in slot 0 first.

    Figure 1. M.2 drive slot
    M.2 drive slot

    • 1 Slot 0
    • 2 Slot 1
  4. Install the M.2 backplane onto the chassis.
    Figure 2. M.2 backplane installation
    Installing the M.2 backplane onto the chassis

    1. Align the notch of the M.2 backplane with the pin on the chassis, and then place down the M.2 backplane.
    2. Tighten the screw to secure the M.2 backplane.
  5. Install the M.2 drive on the M.2 backplane.
    Figure 3. M.2 drive installation
    Installing the M.2 drive on the M.2 adapter

    1. Insert the M.2 drive at an angle of approximately 30 degrees into the connector.
    2. Rotate the M.2 drive down until the notch 1 catches on the lip of the retainer 2.
    3. Slide the retainer forward (toward the connector) to secure the M.2 drive into place.
  6. Connect the cables to the M.2 backplane and processor board. See M.2 drive backplane.
After you finish
  1. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.
  2. Use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to configure the RAID. For more information, see: Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager portal page

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube