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Install a front I/O module

Follow the instructions in this section to install a front I/O module.

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.


  1. Route the cables of the front I/O module through the corresponding hole in the chassis.
  2. Install the front I/O module.
    1. Align the tab on the top side of the front I/O module with the side of the corresponding hole in the chassis.
    2. Push in the front I/O module until it snaps into position.
      Figure 1. Installation of a front I/O module
      Front I/O module installation
  3. Carefully route the cable from the secured front I/O module along the cable clips; then, connect the cables to the corresponding connectors on the system board. See Front I/O module cable routing.

After this task is completed

  1. Reinstall all the PCIe adapters, if necessary. See Install a HL PCIe adapter.

    All fan modules must be removed from the fan cage when handling the fan cage assembly.
  2. Reinstall the fan cage assembly. See Install the fan cage assembly.

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Reinstall the front bezel. See Install a front bezel.

  9. Reinstall the security door. See Install the security door.

  10. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.