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Install an intrusion switch

Use this information to install an intrusion switch.

About this task

  • 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.

A video for this task is available at YouTube


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the intrusion switch to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the intrusion switch out of the package and place them on a static-protective surface.
  2. Insert the intrusion switch and push it in the direction as shown until it is fully seated.
    Figure 1. Intrusion switch installation
    Intrusion switch installation

  3. Connect the cable of the intrusion switch to the intrusion switch connector on the system board. For the location of the intrusion switch connector, refer to System board.