Remove the Scalability Assembly
- Halt and power down the server.
See Prepare to Power Off the Server.
- Remove the front door.
See Remove the Door.
- Remove trim panels to protect them from being scratched.
See Remove the Trim Panels to remove the following parts.
- Remove the two side trim panels.
- Remove trim panel standoffs.
Remove the standoffs nearest to the scalability card cage to protect them from
- Use an antistatic wrist strap to protect the equipment from ESD damage.
- Remove the scalability card cage.
See Remove the Scalability Card Cage.
- Loosen the four captive T20 Torx locking screws on the extraction levers at
the sides of the scalability assembly.
Use a socket extension if necessary.
- Press the retaining springs to unlock the extraction levers, then swing the extraction
levers to the open position.
- Unlock the scalability assembly from the midplane.
Pull both handles slowly and simultaneously to unlock the scalability assembly.
Caution - Pull both handles simultaneously. This action keeps the scalability assembly parallel to the
midplane. Pulling just one handle forces the scalability assembly at an angle to the
midplane and damages the connectors.
- Carefully slide the scalability assembly out of the cabinet.
Caution - There is very little clearance to the sides. Be very careful near the
connector sockets on the sides of the cabinet.
- Lift off the EMI panels from the sides of the scalability assembly.
- Fold the handles to the fully closed position and tighten the four captive
T20 locking screws on the handles.
Tighten the screws to 15 in-lb. See Torque Reference.
- Lift the scalability assembly off the slides and place it on a static-safe
- Place protective plastic covers on the connectors of the scalability assembly.
The covers are packaged separately with the replacement scalability assembly. Additional covers are
on the replacement scalability assembly. Do not remove them until you are ready
to install the replacement.