Chapter 3. Installing optional devices
This section provides detailed instructions for installing optional hardware devices.
Before you install optional devices, read the following information:
v Read the safety information that begins on page v and "Handling static-sensitive
v Before you install optional hardware devices, make sure that the server is
v Observe good housekeeping in the area where you are working. Place removed
v Do not attempt to lift an object that you think is too heavy for you. If you have to
v Back up all important data before you make changes to disk drives.
v Have a small flat-blade screwdriver and a small Phillips screwdriver available.
v You do not have to turn off the system-board tray to install or replace hot-swap
v Blue on a component indicates touch points, where you can grip the component
v Orange on a component or an orange label on or near a component indicates
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devices" on page 24. This information will help you work safely.
working correctly. Start the server, and make sure that the operating system
starts, if an operating system is installed, or that an error message is displayed,
indicating that an operating system was not found but the server is otherwise
working correctly. If the server is not working correctly, see the Problem
Determination and Service Guide for diagnostic information.
covers and other parts in a safe place.
lift a heavy object, observe the following precautions:
– Make sure that you can stand safely without slipping.
– Distribute the weight of the object equally between your feet.
– Use a slow lifting force. Never move suddenly or twist when you lift a heavy
– To avoid straining the muscles in your back, lift by standing or by pushing up
with your leg muscles.
drives or hot-plug Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. However, you must shut
down the operating system and turn off the system-board tray before you remove
the system-board tray from a chassis or before you install simple-swap hard disk
to remove or install it, open or close a latch, and so on.
that the component can be hot-swapped, which means that if the server and
operating system support hot-swap capability, you can remove or install the
component while the server is running. (Orange can also indicate touch points on
hot-swap components.) See the instructions for removing or installing a specific
hot-swap component for any additional procedures that you might have to
perform before you remove or install the component.