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Install the EDSFF drive backplane

Follow instructions in this section to install the EDSFF drive backplane.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.


Fasten the two screws to secure the drive backplane to the drive cage.
Figure 1. Installing the EDSFF drive backplane
Installing the EDSFF drive backplane
After you finish
  1. Reinstall the EDSFF drive cage assembly. See Install the EDSFF drive cage assembly.

  2. Reconnect the power and signal cables to the EDSFF drive backplane.

  3. Reinstall the EDSFF hot-swap drive or drive bay filler (if any). See Install an EDSFF hot-swap drive.

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube