Install the Server Into the Slide Rail Assemblies
Use this procedure to install the server chassis,
with mounting brackets attached, into the slide rail assemblies that are
mounted to the rack.
Caution - This procedure requires a minimum
of two people because of the weight of the server. Attempting this
procedure alone could result in equipment damage or personal injury.
Always load equipment into a rack from the bottom up so that the rack does not
become top-heavy and tip over. Extend the rack's antitilt bar to prevent the
rack from tipping during equipment installation.
Attach the rackmount hardware to the server and the rack.
See Install the Rackmount Hardware
and Attach Slide Rail Assemblies to the Rack.
the slide rails into the slide rail assemblies in the rack as far
- Position the server so that the
rear ends of the mounting brackets are aligned with the slide rail
assemblies that are mounted in the rack.
- Insert the mounting brackets into the slide rails, and then push the server into the rack
until the mounting brackets encounter the slide rail stops (approximately 12 inches,
or 30 cm).
Inserting mounting bracket into slide rail
Slide rail release lever
- Simultaneously pull down and
hold the slide rail release levers on each mounting bracket while
you push the server into the rack.
Continue pushing the server into
the rack until the slide rail locks (on the front of the mounting brackets)
engage the slide rail assemblies.
You hear an audible click when the slide rail locks are engaged.
Verify that the server is securely mounted in the rack and that the slide
rail locks are engaged with the mounting brackets before you install the
(Optional) If you chose to secure the slide rail assembly to the rack with
screws, insert the M4 mounting screws that are provided with the rail kit,
through the front left and right slide rail brackets and rack posts.
(Optional.) Attach the CMA.
See Prepare the CMA for Installation.
If you are not using the CMA, see Verify Operation of Slide Rails and CMA.