Removing a power module

You can remove a power module while the BladeCenter S system is powered on. To remove it, open the release handle and slide the power module out of the power module bay.

  • To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the BladeCenter S system without a power module or power module filler in each power module bay. Install a power module or filler within one minute of the removal of a power module.
  • If you are removing a functioning power module, make sure that power LEDs on the remaining power modules are lit and the power management policy you have chosen supports the removal of the power module. If not, shut down the operating systems and turn off all of the blade servers, before you proceed. (See the documentation that comes with the blade server for instructions for shutting down the blade server operating system and turning off the blade server.)

Illustration showing the removal of a power module

  1. Disconnect the power cable.
  2. Open the release handle (rotate the handle down).
  3. Slide the power module out of the power module bay.
  4. If you are instructed to return the power module, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.