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Remove the server from rack

Follow instructions in this section to remove the server from the rack.


18 - 32 kg (39 - 70 lb)32 - 55 kg (70 - 121 lb)
No weight on shelf
Do not place any object on top of a rack-mounted device unless that rack-mounted device is intended for use as a shelf.

About this task

Make sure to have three people operate the server removal procedures to prevent injury.


  1. Loosen the two thumbscrews located on the front of the server to disengage it from the rack.
    Figure 1. Disengaging server from the rack

    Rack front

    Disengage server from the rack
  2. Hold the mounting ears on the front of the server; then, slide the server all the way out until it stops.
    Figure 2. Pulling out the server
    Pulling out the server
    1Mounting ear
  3. Remove the server from the rack.
    Make sure three people are lifting the sever by holding the lift points
    Figure 3. Lifting up the server

    Rack front

    Lifting up the server
    1Lift point
    1. Press the release tabs to disengage the rails from the server.
    2. Carefully lift up the front end of the server slightly to detach the nailheads from the slots on the rails.
    3. With three people, lift up the serve to remove it from the rails completely. Place the server on a flat and sturdy surface.
      Figure 4. Removing the server from the rack.

      Rack Front

      1Release tab
After you finish

Carefully lay the server on a flat, static-protective surface.