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Install the front I/O module

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

About this task

Depending on the server model, the server might come with one of the following front operator panels:

Front I/O module without LCD display

1 Front operator panel without an LCD display

Front I/O module with LCD display

1 Front operator panel with an LCD display (called integrated diagnostics panel)
  • 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. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new part to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new part out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. (Optional) If you are replacing the integrated diagnostics panel, insert the diagnostics panel into the front I/O module. Ensure that the panel is fully seated into the assembly.
    Figure 1. Diagnostics panel installation
    Diagnostics panel installation

  3. Install the front I/O module.
    Figure 2. Front I/O module without the LCD display
    Front I/O module without an LCD display
    Figure 3. Front I/O module with the LCD display (integrated diagnostics panel)
    Front I/O module with the integrated diagnostics panel
    1. Insert the front I/O module into the front chassis.
    2. Install the screw to secure the front I/O module in place.

After you finish

  1. Connect the cables of the front I/O module to the system board assembly. See Internal cable routing.

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube