Install a system fan
Use this information to install a system fan. You can install a hot-swap fan without powering off the server, which helps you avoid significant interruption to the operation of the system.
Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.
Before installing a system fan, touch the static-protective package that contains the new system fan to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new system fan out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
See Technical rules for system fans before you install system fans.
To install a system fan, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation and removal process is available at YouTube.
- Align the two holes in the system fan with the two pins on the chassis.
- Press the system fan down until it is seated correctly in the slot. Ensure that the fan connector is installed correctly to the connector on the system board.
After installing the system fan, complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.