Skip to main content

Remove the system fan cage

Use this information to remove the system fan cage.

About this task

The system fan cage might impede your access to some connectors. You must remove the system fan cage before you route cables.

  • 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.


Figure 1. System fan cage removal
System fan cage removal

  1. Rotate the levers of the system fan cage to the rear of the server.
  2. Lift the system fan cage straight up and out of the chassis.
After you finish

Begin installing any options that you have purchased.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube