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Install the front I/O assembly

Use this information to install the front I/O assembly.

About this task

The following illustrates how to install the front I/O assembly with diagnostics panel. You can install other front I/O assemblies in the same way.

  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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. Touch the static-protective package that contains the front I/O assembly to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the front I/O assembly out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Install the front I/O assembly.
    Figure 1. Installation of the front I/O assembly
    Installation of the front I/O assembly

    1. Insert the front I/O assembly into the front chassis.
    2. Install the screws to secure the front I/O assembly in place.

After you finish

  1. Connect the front I/O cables to the system board. For detailed cable routing information, see Internal cable routing.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube