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Install a fan module

Follow instructions in this section to install a hot-swap fan.

About this task

shock hazard
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a qualified service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the label is attached.
moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

  • Go over Installation Guidelines 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.

Following are the types of fans that are supported by this server.

Figure 1. Fan modules

Table 1. Fan module
  • Single Fan/Single Rotor Module
  • Single Fan/Dual Rotor Module
  • Dual Fan/Single Rotor Module
  • Dual Fan/Dual Rotor Module
  • Make sure to replace a defective fan module with another unit of the exact same type.
  • Do not mix single and dual rotor fan modules in the same unit of server.


Align the fan module over the fan slot in the fan cage assembly, and insert the fan module into the fan cage assembly until it clicks into place.
Figure 2. Installing a fan module

With power on, complete the replacement within 30 seconds to ensure proper operation.

After this task is completed

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.