Removing an IBM MAX5

Use these instructions to remove an IBM MAX5.

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. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface.
  3. Remove the IBM MAX5 1-node scalability card (see Removing the IBM MAX5 1-node Scalability card for instructions).
  4. 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.
  5. Complete the following steps if you are not going to install another IBM MAX5 expansion blade:
    Note: To use a BladeCenter HX5 blade server that has tall heat sinks, you must install another IBM MAX5 expansion blade.
    1. Locate the power sharing connector on the BladeCenter HX5 blade server and install the power sharing cover (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.