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Internal cable routing

See this section to do cable routing for specific components.

Follow below guidelines when connecting cables:
  • Turn off the server before you connect or disconnect any internal cables.

  • See the documentation that comes with any external devices for additional cabling instructions. It might be easier for you to route cables before you connect the devices to the server.

  • Cable identifiers of some cables are printed on the cables that come with the server and optional devices. Use these identifiers to connect the cables to the correct connectors.

  • Ensure that the cable is not pinched and does not cover any connectors or obstruct any components on the system board assembly.

  • Ensure that the relevant cables pass through the cable clips.

  • If the cable to be routed goes through the cable walls, make sure that the sponge cable clips are on open position.
    Figure 1. Open the sponge cable clips

Disengage all latches, release tabs, or locks on cable connectors when you disconnect cables from the system board assembly. Failing to release them before removing the cables will damage the cable ports on the system board assembly. Any damage to the cable ports might require replacing the system board assembly.
Disconnect cables by pressing the release latches

Disconnect cables by pinching the release latches