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Remove the rear riser bracket

Use this information to remove the rear riser bracket.

About this task

For more riser brackets supported, see The overview of riser bracket types.

The riser bracket you want to remove might be different from the following illustrations, but the removal method is the same. The following takes the rear LP-FH riser bracket as an example.

  • 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 system.


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. If there is any PCIe adapter installed on the riser card, record the cable connections first. Then, disconnect all cables from the riser card.
  3. Remove the rear riser bracket.
    Figure 1. Rear riser bracket removal
    Rear riser bracket removal
    1. Press the two latches on both ends at the same time.
    2. Carefully lift it out of the chassis by the two latches.

After you finish

  1. If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

  2. Remove the rear wall bracket if you would like to install a non-LP-FH riser bracket.

    Figure 2. Rear wall bracket removal
    Rear wall bracket removal

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube