Removing the 2-node scalability card

Use this information to remove the 2-node scalability card from a blade server.

To remove the 2-node scalability card, complete the following steps:

  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. Remove the cover for the topmost blade server (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  4. Stand the blade servers upright on a clean, flat work surface, with the scalability connector on the blade servers 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. Loosen each screw on the 2-node scalability card, using the provided 3/16" hex driver. Alternate the loosening of each screw until both screws are removed.
  7. Lift the 2-node scalability card off both blade servers and store the card in a safe place.

    Graphic illustrating alignment of 2-node scalability card with connector on blade server.
    Note: When you remove the 2-node scalability card, the BladeCenter HX5 blade servers are no longer scaled; each blade server operates independently in a chassis. You do not need to remove the scalability tray from the topmost blade server as long as you install the two blade servers in adjacent blade server bays. If you do remove the scalability tray, you must also install a cover on the bottom blade server.
  8. If you are instructed to return the 2-node scalability card, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.