An animation of the procedure to remove a CMOD is available. See animation showing CMOD removal.
Caution - Airflow and temperature-related issues. For proper airflow and cooling, all CMOD slots must contain either a CMOD or a filler module. Do not operate the server with unoccupied CMOD slots.
Caution - The CMOD is not a hot-plug component.
Before You Begin
If you are replacing or removing a CMOD, you need a replacement module or a filler module.
This action produces a click sound and releases the handles.
Rotating the levers outward causes the pawls on the end of the levers to engage the sidewall of the chassis and pull the CMOD out of its internal connector.
Pull the CMOD out so that approximately 6 inches extends from the front of the chassis.
Caution - Potential physical harm or component damage. Because of the length and weight of the CMOD, one or more people should assist in the removal of the CMOD at this point.
Caution - Potential overheat condition. Unoccupied module slots disrupt air flow and temperature control within the server. Replace the module with a filler module or another CMOD.