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Install an A1 rearwall bracket (left)

Use this information to install an A1 rearwall on the left of the rear chassis.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • 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. Take the new part out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Prepare your server.
    1. Power off the server.

    2. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

    3. Record and disconnect any cables. See Internal cable routing.

    4. Remove any components that are impeding the procedure.

    5. Install any components that are required before installing or removing the component(s).

  3. Install an A1 rearwall bracket.
    Figure 1. A1 rearwall bracket installation
    A1 rearwall bracket installation

    1. Align the pin on the rearwall bracket and the pin slot on the left side of the rear chassis. Install the bracket to the chassis as shown.
    2. Install the three screws to secure the rearwall bracket.

After you finish

  1. Install a rear drive cage or riser assemblies.

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube