Removing the blade server cover

Use these instructions to open and remove the cover from a blade server or from the topmost blade server in a scalable blade complex.

To open and remove the blade server cover, 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. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the blade server with the bezel pointing toward you.
  4. Press the blade server cover release on each side of the blade server, topmost blade server in a scalable blade complex, or expansion unit, and lift the cover away from the blade server, as shown in the following illustration.

    Graphic illustrating how to open and remove the blade server cover
  5. Lay the cover flat or store it for future use.

Statement 12

The following label indicates a hot surface nearby.

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.