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Install a fan cage (lower tray)

The lower fan cage is in the lower compute tray that is accessed from the front of the server. Fan cages are keyed and each can be used only in one type of Upper/lower compute tray. Numbers on the fan cages are right-side up when the compute tray is installed in the chassis. Install the lower fan cage by connecting the fan cage electrical connector, inserting the fan cage in the lower compute tray, and pushing it backward until it locks in place.

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
Make sure that all server power cords are disconnected from their power sources before performing this procedure.

Complete the following steps to install a lower fan cage:

Figure 1. Lower fan cage installation
Upper fan cage installation

  1. Make sure that the area where the fan cage installs is clear and that cables are routed to allow fan cage insertion.
  2. Make sure that the compute tray release levers are open and perpendicular to the tray.
    To prevent damage to components, lower the fan cage straight down when inserting it in the tray.
  3. Position the fan cage in the compute tray, making sure that no cables are in the way; then, insert the fan cage part way into the tray.
  4. Connect the cable to the connector 1 in the underside of the fan cage.
  5. Insert the fan cage fully down into the tray, making sure that you do not pinch any cables.
    Make sure the that fan cage goes beneath all tabs on the tray when pushing it backward. The fan cage must be pushed fully back until it is against the tray bulkhead along its entire length.
  6. Slide the fan cage back into the tray with the fan cage under the tabs on the tray (2 in above illustration). Push the fan cage backward until it locks in place. If the fan cage does not move into place freely, make sure that no cables are obstructing its movement.

After you have installed the lower fan cage:

  1. Close the compute tray release levers.

  2. Install the lower compute tray; then, install the front cover. See Install a compute tray and Install the front cover.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube