Installing the blade server cover

Use these instructions to install and close the cover for a blade server or for the topmost blade server in a scalable blade complex.

Attention: You cannot insert the blade server into the BladeCenter chassis until the cover is installed and closed. Do not attempt to override this protection.

Statement 21
Graphic illustrating Safety Statement 21

Hazardous energy is present when the blade server is connected to the power source. Always replace the blade cover before installing the blade server.

To install and close the blade server cover, complete the following steps:

  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the blade server with the bezel pointing toward you.
  3. Lower the cover so that the slots at the rear slide down onto the pins at the rear of the blade server, as shown in the illustration. Before you close the cover, make sure that all components are installed and seated correctly and that you have not left loose tools or parts inside the blade server.

    Graphic illustrating closing the blade server cover
  4. Pivot the cover to the closed position, as shown in the illustration, until it clicks into place.
  5. Install the blade server or scalable blade complex into the BladeCenter chassis (see Installing a blade server in a BladeCenter chassis for instructions).