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Install the system fan cage

Use this information to install the system fan cage.

About this task

  • 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.


Figure 1. System fan cage installation
System fan cage installation

  1. Align the system fan cage with the mounting guides on both sides of chassis, and lower it into the chassis.
  2. Rotate the fan cage levers down until the fan cage clicks into place.
    If there are system fans installed in the system fan cage, ensure that the system fans are correctly connected to the system fan connectors on the system board assembly.

After you finish

  1. If you have removed the system fans, reinstall them. See Install a system fan.

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube