Removing a blade server

To remove a blade server, open the release handles and slide it out of the BladeCenter S chassis.

  • To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the BladeCenter S system without a blade server, expansion unit, or blade server filler installed in each blade server bay. Install a blade server, expansion unit, or filler within one minute of the removal of a blade server.
  • Note the bay number. Reinstalling a blade server into a different bay from the one from which it was removed could have unintended consequences. Some configuration information and update options are established according to bay number.

Illustration showing the removal of a blade server from a BladeCenter S chassis

  1. Shut down the blade server operating system; then, shut down the blade server. See the documentation that comes with your blade servers for the procedure to shut down the operating system.
  2. Open the release handles (rotate the top handle up and the bottom handle down) to disengage the blade server from the BladeCenter S chassis.
  3. Slide the blade server out of the blade server bay.