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Remove the server from rack

Follow instructions in this section to remove the server from the rack.


18 - 32 kg (39 - 70 lb)32 - 55 kg (70 - 121 lb)
Use safe practices when lifting.
Laser hazard
When laser products (such as CD-ROMs, DVD drives, fiber optic devices, or transmitters) are installed, note the following:
  • Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could result in exposure to hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable parts inside the device.
  • Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein might result in hazardous radiation exposure.

About this task

Make sure to have three people operate the server removal procedures to prevent injury.


  1. Loosen the two 2 screws located on the 1 rack latches to disengage it from the rack.
    Figure 1. Disengaging server from the rack

    Rack front

    Disengage server from the rack
  2. Hold the mounting ears on the front of the server; then, slide the server all the way out until it stops.
    Figure 2. Pulling out the server
    Pulling out the server
    1Mounting ears
  3. Remove the server from the rack.
    Make sure three people are lifting the sever by holding the lift points
    Figure 3. Lifting up the server

    Rack front

    Lifting up the server
    1Lift points
    Figure 4. Removing the server from the rack.

    Rack Front

    1. Press the release tabs to disengage the rails from the server.
    2. Carefully lift up the front end of the server slightly to detach the nailheads from the slots on the rails.
    3. With three people, lift up the serve to remove it from the rails completely. Place the server on a flat and sturdy surface.
After you finish

Carefully lay the server on a flat, static-protective surface.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube