Replacing the hot-swap hard disk drive backplane

Use this information to replace the hot-swap hard disk drive backplane.

You must turn off the server before installing simple-swap drives in the server. Before you install a simple-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drive, read the following information. For a list of supported hard disk drives, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the server, you need to turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To install the hot-swap hard disk drive backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Reconnect the cables to the replacement backplate.
    1. Connect the SAS/SATA controller signal cable to the backplane.
    2. Connect the power cable to the backplane.
    3. Connect the configuration cable to the backplane.
  2. Slide the backplate into the guide channels, making sure that any nearby wires or cables are not trapped or pinched.
  3. Press on the blue touch point firmly until the backplane is fully seated and clicks into place. The following illustrations shows the respective cable connections when the hot-swap drive backplane is connected to a redundant power supply or a fixed power supply.
    Note: Make sure the relevant cables pass through the cable clips.
    • Hot-swap backplane connected to fixed power supply:

    • Hot-swap backplane connected to redundant power supply:

  4. Install the cover (see Replacing the cover).
  5. Replace the hard disk drives.
  6. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
  7. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.