Install a system fan
Use this information to install a system fan. You can install a hot-swap fan without powering off the server, which helps you avoid significant interruption to the operation of the system.
Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
When installing a system fan without powering off the server, do not touch the system fan cage.
To install a system fan, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- Touch the static-protective package that contains the new system fan to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new system fan out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
- Position the system fan above the system fan cage. The system fan connector on the bottom of the system fan should face the rear of the chassis. Press the system fan straight down until it is seated into place.Figure 1. System fan installation
After installing the system fan, complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.