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Install a system fan

Use this information to install a system fan.

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

To install a system fan, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. System fan installation
System fan installation

  1. Position the system fan above the system fan bay in the system fan cage. Make sure that the Airflow label on the top of the system fan points toward the rear of the server, and that the connector on the bottom of the system fan aligns with the connector on the chassis.
  2. Press the system fan straight down until it is seated firmly into place. You will hear a click with the system fan is seated firmly.
After installing the system fan:
  1. Install the air baffle. See Install the air baffle.

  2. Install the top cover. See Install the top cover.

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

  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube