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Install the fan cage assembly

Follow the instructions in this section to install a fan cage assembly.

About this task

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.
  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task. 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.

  • All fan modules must be removed from the fan cage when handling the fan cage assembly.


Depending on the specific configuration, the component might look different from the illustrations in this section.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. If necessary, install the FL PCIe adapter holder(s) or A2/L4 GPU air duct(s) to the fan cage depending on the specific configuration (see Install a FL PCIe adapter holder and Install an A2/L4 GPU air duct).
      This step is optional. Do this step if the removal or installation of the A2/L4 GPU air duct(s) or FL PCIe adapter holder(s) cannot be proceeded smoothly within the chassis.
  2. Install the fan cage.
    1. Align the fan cage assembly with the slots on both sides of the server, and lower it into the server.
    2. Push the fan cage release latches all the way down.
      Figure 1. Installation of a fan cage assembly

      Fan cage assembly installation

After you finish

  1. Reinstall all the fan modules (and fan filler, if necessary). See Install a fan module.

  2. Install the required A2/L4 GPU air ducts or FL PCIe adatper holders. See Install an A2/L4 GPU air duct and Install a FL PCIe adapter holder.

  3. Reinstall all the full-length GPU adapters, if necessary. See Install a FL GPU adapter.

  4. Reinstall the air baffle. See Install an air baffle.

  5. Reinstall all the flash power modules, if necessary. See Install a flash power module.

  6. Reinstall the server cover. See Install a server cover.

  7. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.