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Install the system fan cage

Use this information to install the system fan cage.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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. 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).

  2. Align both sides of the system fan cage with the corresponding mounting posts in the chassis, press the system fan cage straight down into the chassis. Then, rotate the levers of the system fan cage to the front of the server to secure the system fan cage.
    Figure 1. System fan cage installation
    System fan cage installation

    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.

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