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Install the operator panel

Use this information to install the operator panel.

Before installing the operator panel, touch the static-protective package that contains the new operator panel to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new operator panel out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install the front I/O assembly, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Front I/O assembly installation
Front I/O assembly installation

  1. Align the slots in the operator panel with the raised grooves in the panel tray on top of the I/O expansion cage; then slide the operator panel forward until the operator panel clicks into place.
  2. Install the operator panel cable.
After installing the operator panel:
  1. Route all cables correctly. See I/O expansion cage cable routing.

  2. Install the I/O expansion cage. See Install the I/O expansion cage.

  3. Install the system fan cage assembly. See Install the system fan cage.

  4. Install the air baffle. See Install the air baffle.

  5. Install the top cover. See Install the top cover.

  6. Push up on the latches on the slide rails and push the server back into the rack.

  7. Tighten the two captive screws located on the front of the server to secure the server in the rack.

    Always secure the system in the rack if your are moving the rack.
  8. Connect all cables to the ports on the front of the server, including the management port, if necessary, and all PCIe adapter ports. The management port and PCIe adapter ports are located in the I/O expansion cage.

  9. Connect power cords to both power supplies, which are located at the rear of the server.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube