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Install the power distribution board

Follow the instructions in this section to install the power distribution board.

About this task

  • 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.

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top covers, or remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rails.

Firmware and driver download: You might need to update the firmware or driver after replacing a component.


  1. Align the bottom connector on the power distribution board to the corresponding connector on the system board assembly; then, push the power distribution board in until it is firmly seated.
    Figure 1. Installing power distribution board

    Installing power distribution board
  2. Connect the sideband and power cables to the power distribution board.
    See Power distribution board cable routing for more information on the internal cable routing.
    Figure 2. Connecting power distribution board cables

    Connecting power distribution board cables

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the rear top cover. See Install the rear top cover.

  2. Reinstall the front top cover. See Install the front top cover.

  3. Reinstall all the power supply units. See Install a hot-swap power supply unit.

  4. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube