Installing the control panel

Use these instructions to install the control panel in the blade server.

The blade server has a control panel that provides controls and information LEDs for the blade server (see Blade server controls and LEDs). The following illustration shows how to install the control panel.

Graphic illustrating the control panel

To install the control panel, complete the following steps:

  1. Locate the control-panel connector on the blade server (see Blade server connectors).
  2. Touch the static-protective package that contains the control panel to any unpainted metal surface on the BladeCenter unit or any unpainted metal surface on any other grounded rack component in the rack in which you are installing the control panel for at least two seconds; then, remove the USB module from its package.
  3. Orient the control panel so the cable aligns with the control-panel connector and the control panel is positioned at the front of the blade server.
  4. Use your fingers to install the control-panel cable into the control-panel connector on the blade server.
  5. Install the bezel assembly (see Installing the bezel assembly).
  6. Install the optional expansion unit, if you removed one from the blade server to replace the battery (see Installing an optional expansion unit for instructions).
  7. Install the cover onto the blade server (see Installing the blade server cover).
  8. Install the blade server into the BladeCenter unit (see Installing the blade server in a BladeCenter unit).