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Install the rack latches

Follow instructions in this section to install the rack latches.

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.


  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. Align the rack latch with the pin on the chassis. Then, press the rack latch onto the chassis and slightly slide it backward.
    Figure 1. Installing the rack latch
    Rack latch installation
  3. Install the screws to secure the rack latch on the side of the server.
    Figure 2. Installing the screws
    Screws installation
  4. Route the bundle cable for I/O connectors on the right or left latches as shown. Then, install the screws to secure the cable retainer.
    To avoid unnecessary damage to the bundle cable, ensure that it is routed and fixed on the upper frame of the cable retainer and does not cover the screw holes.
    Figure 3. Installing the cable retainer
    Cable retainer installation
  5. Connect the cables to the system board assembly. See Internal cable routing.

After you finish

  1. Install the air baffle. See Install the air baffle.

  2. Install the security bezel if you have removed it. See Install the security bezel.

  3. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube