Installing the hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive backplane

Use this information to install the hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive backplane.

To install the replacement hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Align the sides of the hard disk drive backplane with the slots on the backplane bracket.
  5. Insert the hard disk drive backplane into the slots on the backplane bracket and push the hard disk drive backplane down until the backplane is fully seated.
    Note: You can reconnect the cables to the hard disk drive backplane before installing the backplane onto the brackets or you can connect the cables after you install the backplane, if that is easier for you.
    Figure 1. Backplane installation
    Backplane installation
  6. Reconnect the cables to the hard disk drive backplane.
  7. Reinstall the hard disk drives and filler panels.
  8. Install the cover (see Installing the cover).
  9. Slide the server into the rack.
  10. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
  11. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.