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Working inside the server with the power on

You might need to keep the power on with the server cover removed to look at system information on the display panel or to replace hot-swap components. Review these guidelines before doing so.

The server might stop and data loss might occur when internal server components are exposed to static electricity. To avoid this potential problem, always use an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding systems when working inside the server with the power on.
  • Avoid loose-fitting clothing, particularly around your forearms. Button or roll up long sleeves before working inside the server.

  • Prevent your necktie, scarf, badge rope, or hair from dangling into the server.

  • Remove jewelry, such as bracelets, necklaces, rings, cuff links, and wrist watches.

  • Remove items from your shirt pocket, such as pens and pencils, in case they fall into the server as you lean over it.

  • Avoid dropping any metallic objects, such as paper clips, hairpins, and screws, into the server.