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Install the server to rails

About this task


18 - 32 kg (39 - 70 lb)32 - 55 kg (70 - 121 lb)
Use safe practices when lifting.
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.
mechanical lift required
The weight of this part or unit is more than 55 kg (121.2 lb). It takes specially trained persons, a lifting device, or both to safely lift this part or unit.
  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.
  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.
  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.
  1. Lift the server and place it on a table. Two lifting options are available:

    For two-person lift, remove the following components beforehand:

    • All the power supply units
    • All the storage drives

    Otherwise, lift the server with three people or a lifting device.

    Make sure two people are lifting the server with hands positioned as illustrated.
  2. Remove the inner rails from the intermediate rails.

    • Pull the inner rails all the way out until they stop.
    • Lift the lock latches, and pull the inner rails to disengage them from the intermediate rails.
    There are two pairs of lock latches on the rails. Lift the second pair of latches to proceed to slide the inner rails out.
    • Remove the inner rails.
  3. Align the slots on the inner rail with the corresponding T-pins on the side of the server; then, slide the inner rail forwards until the T-pins lock into place with the inner rail.
  4. Repeat the previous step on the other rail.
  5. Install the server to the rack.

    • Align both rear ends of the inner rails with the openings in the intermediate rails, and make sure the two pairs of rails mate correctly. Then, carefully slide the server into the rack until the rails snap into place.
    • Lift the lock latches to proceed to slide the server in.
    1. There are two pairs of lock latches on the rails.

    2. Slide the server all the way out and all the way back in to make sure the rails are working smoothly.

  6. Reinstall all the components that were removed previously.
  7. (Optional) Secure the server to the rack.
    Make sure to secure the screws when shipping on rack.

    Use either flat-head, hex socket, or Phillips driver for the following instruction.
    • Insert and tighten an M6 screw to the hole between the two mounting pins on both sides.

    • Open the rack release latches, and tighten the captive screws clockwise with a Phillips screwdriver.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.