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Install the front panel

Follow instructions in this section to install the front panel.

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.


  1. Locate the front panel slot based on the server front view of your configuration. See below for more details:
  2. Align the front panel with the slot on top of the drive bays and slide it in.
    Figure 1. Installing the front panel

    Installing the front panel
  3. Reconnect the front panel cable to system board as illustrated. See System-board connectors for more details.
    Figure 2. Connecting the front panel cable

    Front panel1 Front panel cableSystem board1 Front panel connector

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube