Install a fabric connector

Use this information to install a fabric connector.

Before you install a fabric connector, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines and Safety to ensure that you work safely.

  2. If the compute node is installed in a chassis, remove it (see Remove a compute node for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface.
  4. Obtain a long shank #1 Phillips screwdriver.
  5. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover for instructions).

To install a fabric connector, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
Figure 1. Fabric connector installation
Graphic illustrating installing a fabric connector.

  1. Locate the connector on system board for fabric connector (see System-board connectors for instructions).
  2. Orient the fabric connector on the system board.
  3. Using a long shank #1 Phillips screwdriver, tighten the four captive screws to secure the fabric connector.
    Attention: Make sure that the fabric connector is secure, but do not overtighten the screws to avoid damaging the connector.
After you install the fabric connector, complete the following steps:
  1. Install the compute node cover onto the compute node (see Install the compute node cover for instructions).
  2. Install the compute node into the chassis (see Install a compute node for instructions).