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Install the air baffle

Follow instructions in this section to install the air baffle.

About this task

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before you turn on the server. Operating the server with the air baffle removed might damage server components.


The illustrated air baffle is a standard air baffle. The installation method is the same for the GPU air baffle.

  1. Refer to Thermal rules to select the appropriate air baffle for your server.
  2. (Optional) If performance heat sinks are installed, install the air baffle fillers to fill the gaps between the heat sinks and the air baffle.
    The following illustration shows the air baffle upside down.
    Figure 1. Installing the air baffle filler
    Installing the air baffle filler
  3. Align the tabs on both sides of the air baffle with the corresponding slots on both sides of the chassis. Then, lower the air baffle into the chassis and press the air baffle down until it is securely seated.
    Figure 2. Installing the air baffle
    Installing the air baffle

After you finish

  1. Reconnect the cable of the RAID flash power module if you have disconnected it. See Internal cable routing.

  2. Reconnect the cables of the M.2 backplane if you have disconnected them. See Internal cable routing.

  3. Reinstall the GPU adapter if you have removed it. See Install a GPU adapter.

  4. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube