Before you begin, read "Safety" on page iii and "Installation guidelines" on page 23.
Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface.
Remove the IBM MAX5 1-node scalability card (see "Removing the IBM MAX5 1-node Scalability
card" on page 28 for instructions).
Remove the IBM MAX5:
Press the blade server cover release on each side of the blade server and lift the IBM MAX5
from the blade server.
Rotate the IBM MAX5 open; then, lift the IBM MAX5 from the blade server.
Complete the following steps if you are not going to install another IBM MAX5 expansion blade:
Note: To use a BladeCenter HX5 blade server that has tall heat sinks, you must install another IBM
MAX5 expansion blade.
Locate the power sharing connector on the BladeCenter HX5 blade server and install the
power sharing cover (see "Blade server connectors - BladeCenter HX5" on page 20).
Remove the EMC gasket from the upper ridge of the "Blade server connectors - BladeCenter
HX5" on page 20 blade server if one is installed.
Installing an expansion unit
Use these instructions to install an expansion unit or for the topmost blade server in a scalable blade
Attention: You cannot insert the blade server into the BladeCenter chassis until the cover is installed and
closed. Do not attempt to override this protection.
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