Disassembling a scalable blade complex

If the scalable blade complex came preassembled, you must disassemble it to add components to each of the blade servers in the scalable blade complex.

Note: This procedure assumes that you are disassembling a scalable blade complex to install components in each of the blade servers but that you will assemble the blade server back into a scalable blade complex. If you are disassembling the scalable blade complex to use the blade servers as independent, stand-alone blade servers, see Disassembling a scalable blade complex.

To disassemble a scalable blade complex, complete the following steps.

  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Remove the cover from the topmost blade server (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  3. If a blade expansion unit is installed, remove it (see Removing an expansion unit).
  4. Stand the blade servers upright on a clean, flat work surface, with the 2-node scalability card facing up.
  5. Release the lower handles (rotate the lower handles down) to allow the blade servers to sit flat on the work surface

    Graphic illustrating 2 servers on a flat surface with lower handles open.
  6. Remove the 2-node scalability card (see Removing the 2-node scalability card for instructions).
  7. Press the blade server cover release on each side of the blade server and lift the topmost blade server from the bottom blade server as shown in the following illustration.

    Graphic illustrating how to disassemble a scalable blade complex