Installing the battery

Use this information to install a battery on the system board in the blade server.

The following notes describe information that you must consider when you are replacing the battery in the blade server:
  • You must replace the battery with a lithium battery of the same type from the same manufacturer.
  • To order replacement batteries, call 1-800-426-7378 within the United States, and 1-800-465-7999 or 1-800-465-6666 within Canada. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call your IBM marketing representative or authorized reseller.
  • After you replace the battery, you must reconfigure the blade server and reset the system date and time.
  • To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.

Statement 2
Graphic illustrating safety statement 2

When replacing the lithium battery, use only IBM Part Number 33F8354 or an equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module type made by the same manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.
Do not:
  • Throw or immerse into water
  • Heat to more than 100° C (212° F)
  • Repair or disassemble

Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.

To install the battery, complete the following steps:

Attention: Touching the battery on a metal surface, such as the side of the blade server, when you replace the battery can cause it to fail.
  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server or scalable blade complex is installed in a BladeCenter chassis, remove it. See Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter chassis for instructions.
  3. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface.
  4. If you are installing the battery in a blade server that is the bottom blade server in a scalable blade complex, disassemble the blade complex (see Disassembling a scalable blade complex for instructions).
  5. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an expansion unit for instructions).
    Note: Optional expansion units are not supported when a IBM MAX5 expansion blade is installed.
  6. If an IBM MAX5 expansion blade is installed, remove it (see Removing an IBM MAX5 expansion blade for instructions).
  7. Open the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  8. Follow any special handling and installation instructions that come with the battery.
  9. Locate the battery socket on the system board.
  10. Orient the battery so that the positive (+) side faces in towards the center of the blade server.
  11. Tilt the battery so that you can insert it into the bottom of the socket.
  12. As you slide the battery into place, press the top of the battery into the socket.
    Graphic illustrating installing the battery
  13. If you removed a plastic cover from the battery holder, use your fingers to install the battery cover on top of the battery connector.
  14. If the blade server is part of a scalable blade complex, assemble the scalable blade complex (see Assembling a scalable blade complex for instructions).
  15. Install the IBM MAX5 expansion blade if you removed one (see Installing an IBM MAX5 expansion blade for instructions).
  16. Install the optional expansion unit, if you removed one from the blade server (see Installing an expansion unit for instructions).
  17. Install the cover onto the blade server (see Installing the blade server cover for instructions).
  18. Install the blade server or scalable blade complex into the BladeCenter chassis (see Installing a blade server in a BladeCenter chassis for instructions).
  19. Turn on the blade server, start the Setup utility, and reset the configuration (see Using the Setup utility for instructions).