Removing an IBM MAX5 expansion blade

Use these instructions to remove an IBM MAX5 expansion blade from the BladeCenter HX5 blade server.

Note: To use a BladeCenter HX5 blade server that has tall heat sinks, you must install another IBM MAX5 expansion blade.

To remove an IBM MAX5, complete the following steps:

Graphic illustrating how to remove anIBM MAX5
  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. Remove the IBM MAX5 1-node scalability card (see Removing the IBM MAX5 1-node Scalability card for instructions).
  5. Remove the IBM MAX5:
    1. Press the blade server cover release on each side of the blade server and lift the IBM MAX5 from the blade server.
    2. Rotate the IBM MAX5 open; then, lift the IBM MAX5 from the blade server.
  6. If your BladeCenter HX5 blade server does not have tall heat sinks and you are not installing another IBM MAX5 expansion blade, complete the following steps:
    1. Locate the power sharing connector on the BladeCenter HX5 blade server and install the power jumper (see Blade server connectors - BladeCenter HX5).
    2. Remove the EMC gasket from the upper ridge of the Blade server connectors - BladeCenter HX5 blade server if one is installed.
  7. If you are instructed to return the IBM MAX5 expansion blade, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.